I Lost My Appetite!

Not sure how many people who do Ideal Protein experience total loss of appetite.  Well, I have.  I don’t want to eat anything.  Not my IP food.  Not my 8oz of protein.  Not my veggies.  Not anything.  It’s taking every ounce of self control to eat at all.

I talked to my coach about this last week at my weigh in, because last week was the first time I have experienced this.  Ironically, I also gained 0.6lbs, which, ya know, is just not fair!  But it dawned on me how much of a mental game this IP thing truly is.

If my mind isn’t in it, my body won’t follow.  And yet, I’ve hit an emotional and mental plateau and am having a hard time moving away from it. I won’t give up, and I won’t quit.  But, there has to be something I can do to reinvigorate my mental state.

I’ll let you guys know what I figure out.

Ciao for now,

M

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Skinny Jeans…The Struggle Is Real!

Any woman you know has, at some point, struggled to get into a pair of jeans.  Everywhere from the dressing room, to the bedroom floor, women will contort themselves in positions only known to professional yoga instructors in order to fit into a cute pair of jeans.

Additionally, women often have a pair of jeans in her closet dubbed her sjs
‘skinny jeans.’  No, these are not the hipster fashion trend currently afflicting the twenty-something males of the world, but the pair of jeans that, if she were about 10 pounds thinner, she could fit into them.  I’m no exception to this rule.

I started Ideal Protein 30 days ago today, and this morning, when I got up and was trying to decide what to wear to work, my hands touched unfamiliar denim and I was reminded of my skinny jeans that I’ve had in my closet for a few years.  I pulled them out, and thought, why no?  And so, poised to do the yoga necessary to get into smaller jeans than you’re used to, I stepped into them, and a miracle happened.  No jumping.  No squatting.  No sucking my stomach in.  No lying on the floor.  No praying to the denim gods to stretch it juuuuuust a smidge.  None of that nonsense, because these babies slid right up and on!  They’re even a little baggy in the thighs!  I almost passed out from sheer shock!

In the first 25 days of doing IP, I have lost 12lbs and almost 5.5″, and so when I thought about that, it made sense that these jeans would fit!  I’m not gonna lie, I got teary eyed a bit, full of pride at the hard work that I’ve done, and how it’s paying off!

And it’s not just paying off in inches and pounds.  My blood sugar is getting regulated, and that feels awesome!  Just to give you an idea, my resting, fasting sugar reading was 179 on day one of this diet.  It was 119 on day 30!  GO ME!

Ciao for now,

M

Fries! I Wants Them! But wait….

So, while perusing the Facebook the other day, one of the healthy lifestyle magazines that I follow posted this little gem:

fries

WHAAAAAAAAT!?!?  No way, I thought, but sure enough, with a little research of the calories in a medium fry vs. the time it takes to work those calories off…well, no thanks!  And this couldn’t have come at a better time, because I’m missing all of my favorite foods, and the potato is who I’m missing most, today.

Oh, the glorious potato, so versatile, so delicious, so friggin starchy and, when fried to a golden sinful goodness, evidently creates over an hours worth of serious aerobic activity to counteract.

Ugh.  Anyway, just posted this as a reminder to myself when those McDonald’s fries cravings start to creep in.  An hour and twelve minutes in the pool.  Who has that kind of time?

Ciao for now,

M