I know what my problem is ... I'm so lazy. I have known this forever! It just takes way too much energy to exercise. And cooking has become a huge chore. After working 9 hours (plus another 1 hour of travel time) the last thing I really want to do is cut up veggies for salad. Now, I'm bound and determined to fix this lazy issue of mine and do something about this "extra baggage" I have been carrying around!
I saw, back in August maybe, an episode of The Doctors when they teamed up with Dr. Phil to do a weight loss contest with 10 people chosen from letters sent to the show. They used The 17 Day Diet. Now, even I know stuff like this and the Biggest Loser are not typical of the normal, run-of-the-mill person. I do not have the time or money to pay a personal trainer to exercise with me 12 hours a day, or a chef to cook and feed me exactly what I'm allowed to eat. I mean that would be really cool, but not reality. Anyway, so this 17 Day Diet sounded interesting, and that was about as far as that thought went. Then recently G talked to someone who bought the book and actually lost weight following the diet plan! Okay ... so, G and I decided to just buy the book. Here we go!
I read through the first 17-day cycle. I went shopping and stocked up on all the foods I need for the first week. I'm getting myself psyched up! I don't have a scale ... I'm not going to concern myself with weight right now. I just want to look better in my clothes, and maybe go down a size or two. Stay positive ... I WILL FOLLOW THE PLAN IN THE BOOK! I can do this ... I can do this! And, the hardest thing for me to do, I WILL DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY!
I just finished my grilled cod fillet and steamed green beans, and yet another glass of water. YUMMY!! Day 2 went well ... I'll keep you posted!