Day 21 of 28

Holy Cow….I’m almost done with the big experiment.  I had set an impossible goal of losing 15 pounds, wanting to be 190 in 28 days but I don’t think it is going to happen, not because the diet failed but because I didn’t do the diet justice.  As you know I’ve been said time and time again that I need to increase my fruit and vegetable intake and once I do that along with just simply exercising for 20-25 minutes 4 times a week it could have happened.  However, right now I’m happy that despite my lack of exercise and eating better I’m still below 200 pounds.  This morning despite stepping on the scale and seeing 198.3 pounds, I didn’t let it bug me but I’m letting it inspire me.  I figure being inspired and giving myself a Gibbs slap to the back of the head won’t hurt either but maybe get me back on track.

I’ve been distracted the last few days with a project outside of work and that has me rather occupied and I’ve slipped on exercising and barely remember to eat much less eat correctly.  This outside project is something that I’ve been working on for quite some time and had put it aside for the last month or two and suddenly the muse hit me and off I go again working on the project.

However seeing that I’m nearing the end of the experiment I can see that maybe I can do a lot better on these last 7 days of the diet.  Now today things aren’t moving along like I think they should be and I’m feeling kind of bloated so I opted for a smoothie this morning with spinach.  I like the spinach because it keeps things running smoothly and to be honest I’m doing it in anticipation of tonight.  A young woman who I recommended and endorsed to join the police academy is stepping down from the rank of Chief of our Explorer Group because she was accepted into the academy and will be starting in the academy next week is having a goodbye celebration as they name their new Explorer Chief of the post and so they are having a big blow out.  So I’m eating light and planning on exercising in anticipation to what I may consume at this event.

There are some who don’t think very highly of the Explorer group because it is a part of the Boy Scouts but it is great and I’ve seen it change some of the young kids in our group.  With a few exceptions I could see the explorers in our group go on to be good citizens in the community and even many of them becoming police officers.  It is a hard and too often thankless job that is a calling to some.  So as I type this I know that I’ve seen the young lady I recommended for the past 5 years and I’ve seen her change some but never as much as I have in the last year and the maturing is now setting in which made me proud to know she chose to change and become a responsible adult.

Okay I’ll get back to the diet.  So sorry to go so far off but I’ve never had any of them come to me before saying that they would like to use me as a reference and ask for my endorsement and support into the academy and so it touched me especially since she made it into the academy.

Okay so in anticipation to a possible bad night of eating, I’m planning on doing some walking at work on the treadmill or even out in the parking lot if it isn’t raining and this morning I’m having a Blueberry Smoothie that has spinach in it to get things moving along.  So I’m off to a good start but I will strive to do even better for these last few days so today I have to prepare for what may come tonight.

Just made it back a day later so let me finish wrapping up what happened on the day.

 

Menu:

Breakfast – blueberry/spinach smoothie

Lunch – crispy chicken tenders, Asian vegetables w/chicken pieces

Dinner – maybe 2 oz of brisket, potato salad, beans, rice, 3 pieces of cake

 

Well the day was going good until the captain decided to stick around for the festivities I mentioned above and by the time she left so I could go back there for some food, I barely got anything to eat thus why I had 3 pieces of cake.  She didn’t leave until about 2100 hours when most of the restaurants in the area are shut down and cake was almost the only thing left that was in abundance.  Yes I know that I shouldn’t have eaten those three pieces of cake but I was actually starving and if I had been able to go to the party at the back of the building when they were serving food then I might have eaten a little bit better but I guess beggers can’t be choosy.  I was just thankful that they had pity on me and realized that the captain didn’t really need two of us to man the phones so the main cook brought me the plate and I was so very thankful.  I would have loved to have more than two small pieces of meat but some people started taking home the food and he grabbed that for me.  I was lucky to eat but know that I’ll pay for it in the morning.

Days 19 and 20 of 28

Yeah I know I’ve been forgetting to post and have been so wrapped up in doing a project outside of work that it has taken a lot of my time.  Unfortunately I haven’t been playing very close attention to what I’ve been eating or more correctly what I haven’t been eating.  I still am struggling to eat more fruit and even more veggies and believe it or not these past couple of days I’ve been having eating enough protein.  I tend to get wrapped up on projects and tend to forget things including when to eat and then it hit me, I’m not losing anything but the few tenths of a pound that I might have gained the day before.

The best thing that I can say is that I’m still below 200 pounds but not by much but that is because I’ve been falling behind on eating correctly and have forgotten about doing the Rev Up Exercises which is really bad.  It is only 20 minutes but now that I’m getting 7 hours of sleep instead of 5 hours of sleep and that little bit of loss of time combined with my getting so caught up in the project makes it difficult for me to find time to exercise.  You see I’m terrible with time management but that doesn’t mean that I can’t improve.  So today I’m 199.3 which yes I know is quite heavy and I’ve been bouncing between 199.3 and 198.9 which isn’t great but it isn’t bad.

Let me to a quick run down of what I’ve eaten while I think I can still remember it.

Day 19

Breakfast – 2 eggs scrambled, coffee

Lunch – chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, cutie

Dinner – sirloin tip w/wine mushrooms, green beans

Snack – protein shake with milk

Snack – 2 celery stalks w/peanut butter

Day 20

Breakfast – 2 egg omelet w/cheese, diet soda

Lunch – chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, diet soda

Dinner – filet mignon, broccoli, hash browns

Snack – strawberries protein smoothie

Snack – 2 celery stalks w/peanut butter

Well as you can see I was staying pretty close to what I was supposed to eat but on day 19 I only had 10 oz of protein but on day 20 I was at 12 oz of protein thanks to the filet mignon.  No I didn’t strike it rich, my local grocery store has very small filet mignon and it lets me have a good meal at a cheap price.

Because I haven’t been exercising things don’t go as smoothly through me because I’m not doing any form of exercising.  A part of my excuse is the weather, thankfully we’ve been having some rain which we desperately need because we are in a drought situation.  So my walking I had done has been nipped but maybe I can get on the tread mill at work and walk for a bit though I hate walking on that thing.  I like being outside but I see that I’ve got to get things moving in more than one way if you know what I mean.

The good thing is that I’ve decided to use my head to record all events when I come into work so if the mean lady I relieve gets upset I will have it recorded.  I hope I don’t have to use it but at least it will be in my armory should I need it but lately the lady has been nice.  Because I’m so caught up mentally in my project that I don’t even have time to focus on what the lady may do or say to me and I’ve decided to do my best to let her comments roll off me.  I have too much to occupy me to worry about her so I will just let her rudeness pass me by.

Well I’ve got to wrap up for now because I’ve got to start on day 21.  Now I had set a goal of 190 and of course I know that it would be unrealistic to lose 15 pounds in 28 days and it probably isn’t going to happen because I’ve been very lax about this diet.  But the other day I was talking to another friend of mine who is exercising 5 or 6 days a week and has been doing that for the last 2 almost 3 months and has been on a very strict diet, not allowing her any alcohol, no condiments and no form of dairy products and in 2 1/2 months she has lost 14 pounds.  I think that is great.  However, I know that she weighs more than I do and she has been killing herself at her exercise class and restricting what she can eat so much that she said she would kill for a drink or something really sweet.  Then I look at this diet where I’m encouraged to have dairy even though it is non-fat products and I’ve even had a glass or two of wine and yes that is allowed in the diet but not to excess or too frequently and seeing that I had lost as of week 2 I had only lost 6 pounds in only 14 days with only doing exercising 4 times a week for about 25 minutes or taking a long hike, I think I’m much happier doing this.

Day 18 of 28

Well I’m back to where I was on Thursday morning so what I ate was worked off even without the extra exercising but that still doesn’t mean that I’m off the hook.

Well I woke up late simply because I managed to sleep 8 hours which is great.  So I grabbed a protein drink and then got ready to go for a walk.  3.53 miles later I felt good enough to do some yard work.  Okay the reality is that I was very upset because I found out that my supervisor’s boss is gunning for me and wants to put paper to me and get me out of the station.  The odd thing is that I’ve done everything to be nice and polite to her but then I found out that the woman who I relieve does not ever have anything positive in her life.  She complains about work, she complains about the customers, she complains about her life, she complains about her son and basically she is a very unhappy person and has been telling the big boss that my partner and I was making her life miserable.  Odd because we come in to work with smiles on our faces and actually like our job where all the other lady does is keep on threatening not to come back to work.  She needs to get a different job but until she does, she is determined to make everyone else’s life as miserable as she feels.  Yet other co-workers that she works with and others she come across all agree that she needs to someone to satisfy her really good and then maybe she will smile and won’t be angry with others who like their job.

So that was why I was walking so much, I needed to find a stress reliever and I guess that was why when I finished my walk I decided that I needed to do some much needed yard work.  Okay well the yard work was also needed because we’re expecting rain and our yard tends to flood because one of the neighbors put a cement barrier about 6 inches above ground which ruined the flow of water.  So we had to dig a ditch so the water could flow out of our yard.

I went to work with a hatchet trying to cut some of the grass back enough so that I could see the edge of the sidewalk and then the ants attacked but thank you poisons the ant issue was a thing of the past.  So then I could use the edger on the trench setting and I think that I’m ready for the rain because now there are deep enough trenches to help drain the rain water and decrease the flooding in my backyard.

Rev Up Exercises just didn’t get done today because I worked 3 hours on the lawn and I have probably more sore muscles and aches that I would if I had done the exercises but that’s okay because it was needed and left me feeling a little bit more satisfied especially now that it’s raining.

I still can’t believe how someone in a command position can be so bias and in our line of work we are supposed to get both sides of the story but she doesn’t want to listen to us so I’ll just keep on doing what I’m supposed to do and hope that Karma comes and smacks both ladies in the face.  So I’m doing my best not to be stressed especially since the woman telling the supervisor things about us is known to lie, guess that is why she hasn’t told the supervisor that she knows the supervisor’s husband in the biblical sense…come one Karma!!

So thanks for letting me vent and I’m doing my best not to let that factor upset me because I want to just focus on eating correctly and losing weight.  Now let’s see what I’ve eaten today.

 

Breakfast – protein drink – 3 oz protein, coffee with cream

Lunch – tuna sandwich on whole wheat bread, cuties (an orange) – 1 oz of protein

Dinner – burger from local chain, added another slice of cheese and meat pattie, bun, lettuce, tomato, 12 fries

Snack – 1/2 cup coffee

I’m not really sure how much I had on protein on the last meal but I’m going to estimate about 6 oz of protein and the bun and fries may have put me over but to be honest, at the time I didn’t really care.  I was busy doing things for 4 hours and have no idea how much energy I exerted but let’s put it this way, I was exhausted once I finished and decided I was not in the mood to cook and I wanted meat.  I’m sure I’m going to pay for it but that is life and sometimes you just have to give in and let things happen.

I have aches in my knees, feet and all I can say is that it was one heck of a workout and gave me satisfaction.

So what is the moral of the story, watch out at work and just realize that some people will never be happy but I can’t let that bring me down, which it usually doesn’t but today was sort of the exception.  Then the next moral is don’t wait until the last minute to make preparations for mother nature events.  At least my trenches should be wide enough and deep enough to help the water flow.  Wish I had enough energy to stay up and watch but after all of that work I’m going to sleep and should sleep well, and with the rain I think the mating/fighting cats who wander over to my yard and cry out under my window will probably be under cover tonight.  Wow, a good night of sleep.  Look out pillow, here I come!

Day 17 of 28

Well I’m trying to do this blogging in stages so I’m not so rushed at the end of the day which isn’t exactly easy considering most of the time I think of time as my nemeses… really it is my nemeses.

Okay one thing I didn’t list yesterday evening because I wasn’t thinking and I think that is what messed me up.  I had a small white chocolate mocha from Starbucks during one of our coffee runs.  Usually I pass but last night I was out of sweetener, and cream so silly me said okay to a Starbucks coffee which has 470 calories but here is the kicker, 59 grams of sugar.  What in the hell was I thinking?  I should have known better than to have a Starbucks coffee because I knew that it would be higher in calories and sugar than my own white chocolate mocha coffee.  At least I can control the calories count and sugar content that way.  I have my coffee, use sugar free white chocolate syrup, Stevia (I like it better than the other style  artificial sweeteners) and my one fault of heavy cream mixed with sugar free french vanilla creamer.  That last bit is always my downfall and yes I have had non-fat milk in my coffee but I like the fullness from the heavy cream and french vanilla creamer mixed together and know that I have to do something to burn off that intake.

Okay still getting up on scale for encouragement and was shocked to see that my missing meals and lack of doing Rev Up Exercises as well as my late night coffee run I gained 4/10 of a pound.  So instead of being depressed, I’m angry, really angry but only at myself for falling down on the job after a good day of smoothies.  In order to help remedy the problem, I plan on eating much better today, making sure I get the right amount of protein as well as fruit and vegetables…especially vegetables.  It rained very early this morning, not a lot but enough to make a mess of the trails that I was planning on hiking today so I think I will have to do the mall.  Oh No….not the mall!!!  Okay it is not for shopping because I really do hate shopping unless it is in a kitchen gadget store.

Speaking of gadgets…I bought the Orgreenic flip jack pan and I seasoned it this morning and when I went to wipe the oil out of the pan it was sticky so it left me doubting but since it worked for the white ceramic pan yesterday I thought why not try it but when I seasoned the white ceramic pan it is still smooth on the inside cooking surface.  After seasoning the Orgreenic pan the pan was sticky and as for wiping out the excess oil…well all it did was rip up the paper kitchen towel, that should have been a hint to me but I thought maybe I was wrong…boy was I wrong.  I then used the pan to cook some eggs planning on having a nice omelet with vegetables but that didn’t work out, my eggs stuck to the bottom of the pan and I was only able to get 1 egg and it was originally 2 eggs that I cracked in the pan.  So I was so upset I will have to make up for the loss of protein but did enjoy half a bagel with fat-free cream cheese and my coffee followed by water.  As a matter of fact I’m ready to drink a lot more water which is a good thing.

Breakfast – 1 egg scrambled, 1/2 whole wheat bagel with FF cream cheese

Lunch – chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, carrot sticks

Dinner – ham steak, green beans w/mushrooms

Snack – protein shake

Well I’m dramatically low on the protein count but I’m trying to increase the veggies but as you can see from this it is a work in progress.

I managed to walk 1 1/2 miles today but then headache set in from allergies.  I wish we would get a good rain and gets rid of the pollen, but all it does is mist and lightly rain but not enough to give me relief.

Tomorrow provided it doesn’t rain, I will be up early and walk and if it is raining then I’ll have to go back to the mall but before the stores open so I can avoid the crowds.  Okay well time to quickly hit the rack so I can grab some sleep.

 

Day 16 of 28

Well I made it through the day of shakes, excuse me….the day of smoothies and things went pretty well and I stepped on the scale this morning and found that I had lost 3 pounds from day 15.  So what does that mean, well it means that last week on day 8 I really didn’t follow the type of smoothies very well and by focusing yesterday on exactly what type of smoothie I was making, it obviously made a difference.

So that was a great way to start the day but things went downhill from there.  Oh I managed to get almost 8 hours of sleep which was great for me only it set me back further on my time factor.  So by waking up so late that meant that I wasn’t able to really have a breakfast so I had to do the next best thing, substitute things.  After my breakfast I seasoned two of my ceramic pans and used one a little later to cook my dinner.  Then I treated another pan, the ceramic flip jack pan and one side came out good and the other side of the pan was kind of messed up.  So going to re-season the flip jack pan tomorrow.

It was taking a bit longer than I had expected to season the pan which of course set me back further on time.  I then took a quick shower and started fixing my dinner.  I had defrosted a few chicken breasts and cut them up so I could use them in a Asian vegetables, oh yeah and they were cooked in the ceramic pan I had just seasoned earlier.  Well things didn’t stick initially and I mean initially because once I tossed the frozen vegetables in the pan it was hard to get things stirred around so after a few stirrings I added a little bit of water and voila!  Things really cooked fast so I then served up some of the chicken/veggie dinner into a dish and I started getting ready for work.

Luckily I managed to grab something quick to eat for lunch and once again found that I was violating things by rushing through my meals.  One of these days I will manage to get up early enough for me to really be more like regular people when it comes to my eating schedule.

This morning I tried all natural peanut butter and knew that it would slightly separate with some oil on the top but boy was I surprised at how much oil was there and I really had to work at mixing and not spilling it all over.  I will admit that it will take just a little bit of getting used to because I’m so used to eating regular peanut butter… you know the type with hydrogenated oils which allows it to stay smoother without separation but full of things rather unhealthy.  So I’m just going to have to get used to thinks like peanut butter.

So thankful that I stuck with the diet only I still need to focus on following it better.  I know that I ate more vegetables today which is good but I didn’t do the Rev Up Exercise and ended up doing some walking.  I’m hoping to do some exercising and possibly walking tomorrow but only time will tell and how well I can get up off my backside.  Okay so let’s see what I had today to eat.

 

Breakfast – 1 slice of whole wheat bread with 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter, coffee w/cream

Lunch – tuna fish sandwich with cheese

Dinner – Asian vegetables w/chicken and 8 whole wheat penne pasta noodles and pineapple chunks.

 

I was doing my best to avoid adding soy sauce to the Asian veggie chicken mix so I added some grated parmesan cheese to the mixture and it was a nice change and made things rather tasty.  Guess I got lucky because it was good.

I took a walk in the parking lot at work about an hour later and hopefully worked a little bit of dinner off but I need to do better tomorrow.

That is this day wrapped up.   Oh yeah and because I stuck with things, I lost 3 pounds from smoothie day so guess what…. That means that I have lost 9 pounds so far.  Now the object will be to eat well and exercise so I can avoid skipping meals and substituting protein drinks.

Day 15 of 28

Well I had some encouraging words given to me and guess what….I stuck with the Overnight Diet.

I had some time to really start thinking about things and realized that I’ve lost 6 pounds in two weeks.  Okay so many others have lost more weight at the end of the week according to the book but I’m not them and I’ve been watching what I eat prior to even starting the diet.  It seems that I’ve been on a diet off and on for so long that it is hard to remember that I started eating a bit better but because of my slips I’ve never gotten a handle on things.

So yes today is a shake (smoothie) day.

Woke up and was still debating what to do, I mean I knew I pretty much blew things last night because I was feeling bad so I slipped big times and had some Limoncello, okay 3 cordial glasses full which is a lot considering the sugar content in the liquor.  So that meant…guess what?  Okay I gained weight.  I went from 199.1 to 200.9 which is way too much but no one to blame but myself for that slip.

Well I slept in a tiny bit and got 7 hours of sleep which I figure is better than the 5 1/2 to 6 hours of sleep that I’ve been getting previously.  So this week I’m going to try and be a bit better.  So I’m going to wrap this up very quickly so I can get some sleep and not end up sleeping too late into the morning and losing time.

Getting right to it…I drank smoothies

Snack – coffee

Breakfast – protein drink made with non-fat milk

Lunch – Enchanted Blueberry smoothie

Dinner – Enchanted Blueberry smoothie

Snack – Enchanted Blueberry smoothie

 

Now before you say there I go messing up again I needed some coffee and the blueberry smoothies were only made for lunch and dinner.  However, because I started running behind on time, I just made it twice and poured it into an old empty juice container and ran off to work.  I sipped the smoothie most of the day when I would get hungry and follow it with some water.  I drank approximately 80 oz of water and no I wasn’t forcing myself.  I have a 20 oz container that I put my filtered water in and just drink and before I knew it, I had one with coffee and breakfast, then one before making my smoothies for lunch and dinner, then one at work while drinking my lunch/dinner and then another one after dinner/snack.

I have to admit that I really do love the Enchanted blueberry smoothie because it has spinach in it so I feel as if I’m getting some good stuff besides the tasty blueberries.  So yes I should have chosen smoothies from certain columns but the fact is I won’t mix my coffee into a smoothie and I don’t like too many of the smoothies from columns 1 or 2, so I will just have to make due.  Yes I know that it is supposed to give me more nutrients with the peppers and other stuff but I get extreme gas with them and nothing is worse than farting all day at work because having it upset my co-workers.  So much for being strict on the diet.

I know that I walked/hiked as a substitute for exercise on one of the days because it was vigorous workout and really got my heart rate going but I’m going to have to focus on doing the 4 weekly exercises and maybe including walks so things can really do their thing and start burning fat as I develop or should I better say reawaken my muscles.  I used to jog 5 miles a day 6 days a week and had very little body fat and lots of muscles so I guess they have just been hibernating.

Time for me to get to sleep so Thanks for the kind words of encouragement and hopefully I will be in a better mood tomorrow when I get to eat not drink food.

Day 14 of 28

Okay so I’m at the last of two weeks of the overnight diet.  I’m kind of at a loss as to whether or not this is a good diet for me or not.  Yeah it was great after day 1 where I got on the scale and lost 3.7 pounds, heck that was more than the woman used in the example in the book but that was the end of the rapid weight loss for me.  In the book the author describes that a mother went on the diet with her adult daughter and the mother lost 2 pounds after day 1 and by the end of the week she had lost 9 pounds.  So I thought that was great and what an inspiration it was and so I started this diet hoping that I would get almost as good results because I thought I could do it.

Unfortunately I’ve found too many instances where I didn’t really follow the book or her instructions.  I have a hard time eating some of the foods recommended, I love the dark green vegetables but can’t stand other veggies and that is a problem.  I only like certain fruits but being bad, I only liked them when I could add sweetener to them but I’m learning how to eat them without.  I love the different colored peppers but unfortunately they all give me extreme gas as do cucumbers and well I’m not a fan of a lot of veggies.  Good thing I’m not a vegetarian because I would probably starve, but like Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes) I’m not a vegetarian…I’m a desertarian meaning I love deserts…heck who doesn’t!  Don’t answer that because I really don’t want to know about those people….crazy!

Okay well let me go on and tell you how this day started at 199.1; see only 2/10 of a pound.  Frustration is starting to mount.

Well I did my best not to get upset but it is getting harder and harder to do if you know what I mean.  So I skipped breakfast because I had things to do…Yeah I know don’t skip breakfast but I wasn’t hungry and it is hard for me to eat when I’m not hungry.  So I got up and relaxed a little bit and then started doing my Rev Up Exercise for the day because I know that I will want to rush home tonight and see a show.  Okay I’ll admit that I’m an NCIS fan and we are getting at the end of the season and things are getting really good.  So knowing that I also need to get to bed relatively early so I can get up early to take my mother grocery shopping and then I have to leave early for work so that I can stop by the feed store on the way to work and pick up some food for our station rooster.  Yes we have a rooster who apparently got lost from his home about 5 years ago and he just adopted us.  At first there were 3 roosters and 1 hen and then 1 rooster and the hen disappeared.  Then we had two roosters and the one who is our mascot ended up pecking out the other rooster’s eye and taking off his cock’s comb which grew back but obviously not the eye.  Then eventually that rooster died about  3 years ago and now we only have our 1 station rooster.

So where was I….well no matter where, let me to ahead and list what I had for food today.

Breakfast – skipped

Lunch – ham steak sandwich w/grilled pineapple, ice cream

Snack – carrot sticks w/FF dip

Dinner – steak, broccoli, whole wheat pasta w/Alfredo sauce

 

Well except for the last bit of my lunch, I ate what I was supposed to eat with the exception of the ice cream.  But I wanted it and so I only hope that my eating so early in the day will not kill me.  Right now it is hard for me to believe that I’m going to do the protein smoothie thing again for another day.  It would be great if I knew that I could lose a couple of pounds but I really don’t see that happening.

So let me look back at how things have been for me for these last two weeks.  When I started this my weight was 205.1 which isn’t really so great.  My current weight is 199.1 meaning that in two weeks I lost 6 pounds.  Now that really isn’t bad but the only way that I found to actually lose the weight was for me to substitute a protein drink/smoothie in lieu of one of the meals which is not the way things are supposed to go.  I should have been losing weight.

Then I tried to isolate myself from this and started really thinking about what I was or more correctly what I wasn’t doing right.  I was doing my best to keep the protein level at 12 which is what it should be for my ideal weight.  So I actually was having to focus on not having too much or too little which was really getting to be a pain in the backside.

Next I was having a problem with not eating enough vegetables for my meals and as snacks.

Last but not least I was not eating very much fruit and I know that fruit is really helpful in not only curbing your appetite but it also has a sweetness that just can’t be beat.  Okay so it can be beat with artificial things and some natural things like….come on you know what I’m talking about……..CHOCOLATE!!!!!

This year I’ve been focused on trying to diet and not being able to make the snacks and treats for the crew at work as I have done in years past, of course they say it is good because they’re trying to diet but the moment someone brings up their kid’s chocolate candy the box will sell out in less than 8 hours which is quick considering our place is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  So no treats for the gang lately and feeling a little guilty about it plus I would maybe eat 1 or 2 an then I was done and had no desire to eat any of the treats.

Did I tell you that I exercised today?  Well I did just in case I forgot to mention it.  I guess I will have a lot of searching deep inside of me to do before tomorrow morning comes.  Six (6) pounds is a good amount to lose in 2 weeks and something that I should be proud of but it is hard to feel that way when so many people around me doing boot camp stuff and eating a lot more meals are lose weight at a more rapid pace.  I understand that for weight to stay off it should come off slowly but that is not the case with me.  Sometimes I can just have a slice of cake and will gain 3 pounds even after I go walking for 2 miles.  So I’m a bit of a loss for words on how to describe how discouraged I’m trying not to be.

So I’m going to wrap it up for the night and think about things, do I want to continue on the overnight diet and do the smoothie day tomorrow, do I want to eat regular tomorrow and maybe try to increase my exercising or do I want to try something different or even go back to more Paleo eating but including a whole lot more vegetables and some more fruit.

Trying to eat the correct and healthy way isn’t as easy as you might think and I have a few problems with ‘planks’ in the workout routines but I struggle through them and know that one day I will do them the allotted time period and will as good doing them as I one used to be.  Until then I will struggle through until things get better.

So a lot to think about as well as go home and play with my new camera that just arrived.

So good health and good thoughts to you.  May the scale show a weight loss to you the next time you step on it if your goal is to lose weight.