I am continuing to lose weight, averaging about 1 pound per day. I was about a week and a half into the diet before I found a scale that could record my weight and the first weigh in I was 396. Today I am 384 and I have enough data to estimate my total weight loss since starting the diet. I have lost at least 22 pounds. The number of pounds is an exact measurement but what does that mean in real life.
- My clothes fit better and I am able to wear some clothes I have not been able to wear for a few months
- I move better
- I am already not getting as winded going up and down the stairs and other activities.
- My shoes are lose, I may need to start wearing extra pairs of socks
- I am just about ready to punch a new hole into my belt.
The diet has not been all that bad. I have been eating flavorful home cooked meals 4oz of meat with vegetables and two fruits or bowls of berries for snacks. I have determined that my favorite berry is the blackberry, followed by blueberries. I am mostly eating grilled chicken, homemade taco meat, and grilled flank steak. I grill them up and then portion them out for the week. Fruits are apples and oranges. I am drinking lots of water and Crystal Light, all good stuff. The goal is 500 calories per day, I may be getting a bit more than that but I am still losing weight. I am also taking an herbal HCG supplement, and will continue to do so for another couple weeks. I was going to go off the HCG next week but decided to continue on a 40 day and not a 30 day schedule.
After I am done with phase 2 I go into phase 3. I can increase my calorie intake to 1500 per day and stay away from sugar, and carbs. That means no sweets, potatoes, bread, I can choose to start eating limited dairy but I am thinking I will not do that, other than butter to sauté things and some occasional cheese. I do this for 3 weeks.
Here is the cool part. I just described phase 2, where I currently am and phase 3. There is a phase 1 that lasts 2 days. It sounds crazy but it is recommended that a person spends the first phase of this diet eating all the fat and sugar they can manage. My two phase 1 days will fall on March 22nd and 23rd. Those are Powwow days! Epic win for Ikce! I will get to eat fry bread and everything else but only for two days, and then it is back to phase 2.
I am looking at going through 3 cycles of this diet. If I am losing 30 to 40 pounds per phase 2 I should be down 120 pounds + by June. I will also be losing weight in phase 3 but no as dramatically. My goal by then is to be less than 300 pounds. I may do a 4th run but I will see. My final target weight is between 200 and 250.
I am looking forward to my new life. I am already seeing glimpses of it. I am making a list of things I want to do.
- I want to dance again.
- Learn to scuba
- Learn to surf
- Learn a martial art of some kind OOO! HAH! OOO!
- Travel more, can’t learn to surf in Colorado
- Hiking and photographing
- Too many more to list
I am getting my life back and once I do I will not lose it again through inaction and poor choices on my part.
How I look on Feb 14th 2012
I think that there is a big difference. I still cannot fit in a 2X tanka shirt comfortably but I am getting there. My final weight goal is 250 pounds or so.