Monday, June 20, 2011

The 17 Day Diet Update #1

Today is Day 5 on the new plan and I've managed to lose 3.8 pounds.  Considering I started on the last Thursday, the weight loss is amazing.  As of yesterday, Krissy was at 3 pounds as well, so it is working for both of us.

Easiest part of the diet plan...eating all the vegetables.  The girls and I had already begun the expansion of vegetables in our lives.  Roasted or grilled asparagus is probably top of the hit parade. 

We do have to credit "Cooks Illustrated" for a lot of help in this department.  I've been receiving the Cooks Illustrated magazine for years and we all have their "The New Best Recipes" cookbook (which we all highly recommend).  Besides all the other recipes, they have a collection of great ways to change up your veggies.

Hardest part of the diet plan...I miss bread.  I'd love a sandwich and I'm not even that big of a fan of a sandwich or a piece of toast....whole wheat would be just fine.

But it helps knowing I only have to do this phase for 17 days.  I can do anything for 17 days.


  1. Great going!!! That's a great start.

    Yesterday was my weight watchers meeting and I've gained what you've lost. :( It will be a life long struggle.

    Oh - when I cut carbs at one point, it was really really difficult but after about a week or so, I truly lost all the carb cravings.

    When I started my weight loss journey, our ww group leader was giving us a paper clip for each pound lost. I have a paper clip chain on my bulletin board. It's a pretty neat visual. Maybe you could do too?

  2. okay, You may have put me over the edge to go out and just buy this book! I think i better do it today since i have about 30 lbs to lose! looking forward to your updates here. Congrats and good luck.

  3. Love catching up! The Minnesota trip looked grand and good luck on the diet! I'm going to research :) When is your Tawas adventure? Let's hope the weather is lovelier than today!

  4. Cooks I. is a great mag. I have gotten so many compliments on the stuff I make from that.
    I don't think that it has helped me lose weight though because I always have to try the dessert recipes. Ha :)