Monday weigh in = SUCCESS!! 5 lbs off for a total of 12 means the ‘shake plan’ is absolutely working – to recap, I’m drinking my breakfast, lunch, and late afternoon snack in the form of protein shakes (Muscle Milk brand in a bottle, or a blend-your-own using Suzanne Somers mix) and then having a ‘balanced’ supper every night. Now that I’ve been on this train for two whole weeks I think it’s important to point out that I do not deviate from the shake plan. I’m not highlighting this because I think everyone should drink protein shakes and be just like me, but I think that it’s worth saying that I did not, for example, decide to go out for lunch one random day this week or have a bagel one morning because someone brought them into the office and I’d just have my shake for lunch instead or breakfast, etc. My dinners have been varied and there were definitely a few nights over the past week that I didn’t feel like I was ‘dieting’- especially at Outback Steakhouse, and then again Saturday night when I had curried chicken, rice, and three glasses of red wine. What I’ve gotten good at is just dealing with only drinking my shakes during the day, even when I could really go for something else. I really look forward to basically having whatever I want for dinner but I don’t go crazy and if I want some kind of sweet I have it right after dinner, I don’t allow myself to snack at night and pick at anything. I ordered a bunch of shakes online Friday and I am geared up to do this plan for a long time.
My husband and I are going to his parents for Memorial Day weekend and I am planning to bring a case of protein drinks with me and power through the holiday weekend and beyond. The part that’s cool is that I will be able to share dinner with the family and even indulge a bit without feeling like I am making life less fun for people. When I told my hus that I would be taking shakes up to Livermore he was a little surprised and actually said ‘you’re going to do the shake thing for THAT LONG?’. My answer was, um, yeah, I’m going to have to do this for a long time-if I were doing a ‘plan’ like optifast or nutrisystem or even weight watchers I would have to keep at it for a long damn time, right? Anyway after quizzing me on the nutrient facts in the shakes, he acknowledged that the ‘best plan’ is the one you can stick with.
Also, I did workout and plan to up the frequency now that I’m getting used to this lifestyle. This past week I got in four workouts- trainer Tuesday, then gym Fri and Sat on my own, plus an hour walk on Sunday.
Anyway I will be back tonight to create my pounds-off milestone fun-time sidebar!! hope everyone is having a good Monday so far!