Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Phase Low - -1.8 (163.0)
One official steak day,
one unofficial protein day,
and one mostly protein day for P3 this round.
Day 21 - 165.0 (+0.2)
Day 20 - 167.0 (+2.2)
Day 19 - 164.0 (-0.8)
Day 18 - 166.0 (+1.2)
Day 17 - 166.2 (+1.4)
Day 16 - 165.2 (+0.4)
Day 15 - 166.6 (+1.8)
Day 14 - 165.2 (+0.4)
Day 13 - 166.4 (+1.6)
Day 12 - 163.4 (-1.4)
Day 11 - 165.6 (+0.8)
Day 10 - 165.6 (+0.8) TOM
Day 9 - 164.6 (-0.2) TOM
Day 8 - 165.4 (+0.6) TOM
Day 7 - 164.6 (-0.2) TOM
Day 6 - 164.8 (0.0) TOM
Day 5 - 164.0 (-0.8) TOM
Day 4 - 164.8 (0.0) TOM Starting
Day 3 - 166.0 (+1.2)
Day 2 - 163.0 (-1.8)
Day 1 - 163.2 (-1.6)
LDW - 164.8
I successfully completed the steak night. My only slip up is I chased down the steak with some rum, 151, and redbull - you drop the shot of rum and 151 into the redbull!!! OMGoodness Yum, I had two of those.
I've drank it with no adverse affects in P3 but I don't remember Dr. Simeon's saying to drink any thing other than tea, coffee, or water so I was like *doh* once I remembered the redbull has some carbs. I'm glad it didn't affect the scale too much, but I somehow think I probably would have been lighter on the scale if I had left those out. Oh well, I had fun!
The little people and I found a nearby sports bar to have my steak and we watched Monday Night Football (MNF). I had been in this sports bar once before when it was shamefully dead; it's right down the street and around the corner from where I live.
I haven't watched MNF in forever, and I don't sit down on Sundays and watched football with my youngsters. T.V. is just so not a priority in our house; we barely have basic cable.
Anyway, we watched MNF at the sports bar, which was seriously wonderful because of the energy and I taught my son and daughter (mostly my son) a little about football. It reminded me of my dad; he's the one that taught me about football when I was 11.
So there we are, my daughter with her peanut butter and jelly plus fries, my son with his juicy hamburger and fries, and me with my rib eye steak (it was SO good!) and apple slices, let's not forget my two tastey drinks ;) .We had a great time!!!
The sports bar raffles an item at the end of every quarter. We didn't win anything but again we had so much fun. I'm considering making it a thing we do Monday's, something masculine for my son, he is of course outnumbered in our household; 2 females to 1 male, poor guy.
I haven't made up my mind about that that's what I'm going to do, but it sure does sound like a good idea :)
Tonight I have homework, tomorrow I have my last final and start loading. I'm thinking of starting loading tonight :D Hey, I did 21 days already, no one mentioned nights :p
Okay so today is a steak day. I almost got out of this round without an official one but okay whatever. I personally think it was the 3am food; pork skins and cheese, and water in my belly, but that's just me.
Since the scale is our guide, but not our master , I will comply and eat steak and an apple later tonight after my final.
I have been very uninterested in food anyway lately... More and more I'm looking forward to P2. Somehow this only makes me understand just how dysfunctional my relationship is right now with food *sigh* I'm a work in progress...
Sunday, December 13, 2009
2 more days before I start round 2 and loading again. It's kinda of scary thinking about the prospects of another round. I can tell I'm not as motivated about this round as I was the first round. Most likely it's because of all the other stuff going on in my life; it's difficult to focus on anything other than making it through finals and stuff.
This round I am going to eat melba and/or grissini and I plan on having shiratake noodle (miracle noodles) if I find that I am having hunger issues again.
My goal for this round is 145, which has been adjusted due to the round being 30 days instead of 40 as I originally planned. If I could get all the way to goal this round that would be SO wonderful! But if I don't that's cool too! 25lbs is what I would need to hit my ultimate goal, 20lbs is what I'm hoping to lose at a minimum. It would end up being a 30 lb loss or more depending on what I gain during loading which is why I think 145 is more doable.
I ordered some silicea 30c to have during round 2. It was highly recomended by another hcg-er for helping with regularity issue as BMs are concerned. I like the sound of that because constipation drives me nuts.
I've got the blues right now so I really didn't eat much yesterday.
Need your prayers on my finals and getting all these darn reports complete, please.
What I had to eat today:
2 banana laffy taffy's
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Not much to say today. Another P3 day in the neighborhood... School work and reports are on the to do list for today.
What I had:
Some days are dysfunctional and we know it, I'm dealing with more than you know right now, enough said. Moving right along!
Friday, December 11, 2009
My body thinks it's in P4, cool, but I'm not going to take that for granted. Back to P3 foods for a few days.
I've decided to go right back into P2. Finals will be over and I won't be so food challenged next week. I have a snow trip in January and I don't want to be in P2 when I go.
What I ate today:
Thursday, December 10, 2009
P3 has been rough on me with all the stress. It's strange because my body is mostly responding like I'm in P4 already.
I didn't have the mental strength to do a steak day yesterday. I just ate super light and this morning I was at 165.2. I even drank last night, 2 long islands hold the tequila and gin. Weird huh.
I don't want to push it but I really think my body is in P4 mode. I'm so freakin hard headed gotta keep testing the waters. Things are just super emotional right now it's tough not to cheat on P3.
I think working through the emotional eating is going to be what makes me or breaks me in regaining the weight. I have to find an alternative to eating!
And later that day back at the bat cave....
My insanity of eating continues! today started out aight and then the holiday potluck came to town and it went further downhill from there.
What I ate today:
denver bowl from Jack in the Box (ate some of the hash brown in the bowl but took most of it out)
1 shrimp with shrimp cocktail
1 stuffed wanton with soy sauce
two fork-fuls of chinese noodles
1 fork-ful of cajun rice
cabbage salad with almonds (oh so darn good)
1 brownie (yes I said brownie *doh*)
a taste of spinach dip
a taste of guacamole
4 yes to cookies dipped in whip cream
That's all I can remember. I actually didn't even eat everything on my plate... Somebody might have had a not so happy tummy because of the drinking last night, but you didn't hear that from me.
My brain is off the hook right now with wanting to eat stuff. Seriously, I feel like a dope fiend for junk food right now. It's just a matter of time before I have this all back under control. Get through finals and month end stuff and close this chapter...
Emotional eating is not the same as craving. My stress and anxiety is up and I want to numb it with comfort foods (foods I like which usually have lots of sugar in them). Time to read the chapter in The Anderson Method again about fixing what's wrong in real life so I can stop trying to fix it with food!
Anybody curious about what the scale is going to say beside me?
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Last night I gave into the cereal monster. My school work was more than I could bare emotionally. For punishment and just on GP (general purpose) I'm going to do a steak day.
I'm glad my weight didn't go above LDW :0)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
One and a half more weeks of school...
I'm pleased that I've been able to stabilize. I received my supplies for round 2 yesterday. I'm debating starting round 2 prior to the end of this year; beginning of next year. I'm going to see how I feel as Christmas gets closer. My body could use a serious P4 workout program, so I don't want to miss out on that but I also don't want to give myself the opportunity to indulge in too many addictive foods either! We'll see...
What I ate:
chocolate 1/4th package
denver bowl from Jack In the Box
Monday, December 7, 2009
Don't think I'll be pushing the envelope like that again. Today my focus is to get back closer to LDW. There is no more egg nog in the house, I've gotten past my cereal crisis (I think), and I know if I want chocolate I can have some without worrying about gaining.
Right now I need to also focus on completing all my assignments for school and getting through this semester without getting booted. Please say a prayer for me, thank you.
What I plan to eat today:
yamate chocolate (sugar-free) Yeh right, it tastes too good!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Don't ask me why all I had to eat yesterday was an apple. About 3 am this morning it was a different story... Forgive me hcg-ers for I have sinned. It has been a little while since my last confession... On my way home last night from dancing and drinking I ate a taco from Jack in the Box and it was soooo good. I was way too hungry to stop myself from eating it. :D And I had 2 bites of potatoes at breakfast and some egg nog tonight... YIKES! Okay, okay, no more messing up!
I think the no food thing yesterday made up for the carbs I had early this morning; they kind of evened each other out. I hope I am as lucky on the scale tomorrow.
What I ate today:
black bean chili omelette
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Ten day count down for my date with a box of cereal. I will be right in the middle of my last two finals and I don't care if I end up having to do a correction day because of it. All I know is I want some cereal big time!
My menu was very poor yesterday, but it is what it is right now. I'm happy to be still under LDW.
What I had to eat:
Friday, December 4, 2009
I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it with my own eyes. That much food and calories and only a +0.6 gain. Well I suppose I'm happy I didn't cheat yesterday and opted for all that "legal" food. This is amazing!
I'm glad the sugar-free chocolate didn't cause gain because it is helping to curb the sugar-munchie monster inside me right now. I had the chocolate with the almonds, OMGoodnes!!!! Both the chocolate and the almonds came from Whole Foods.
Here are the ingredients of the chocolate:
Chocolate liquor, maltitol, cocoa butter, milk fat, inulin, whey protein isolate, calcium caseinate, soya lecithin, vanilla.
"The bar says 2g net digestive carbs. Not a low calorie food. Extremely low cholesterol."
Yesterday my calories accounted for me eating the whole chocolate bar but I only ate half, therefore I need to back down my numbers by 200 calories. My calories for yesterday should be 2726 Calories.
This morning I ate 2/3 of the remaining bar and I'll have the rest later :) I'm pretty darn happy with what I have been able to eat. I've been wanting to add DHA (cod liver/fish oil) to my daily regimen and due to a sale at Whole Foods I purchased some liquid DHA yesterday. I would have definitely preferred the pill form but it has strawberry flavor to it so it's not so bad. I also bought some 3.6.9 Omega pills for the kids.
This journey has been very positive in getting my family to eat healthier. We still eat junk from time to time but we eat it a lot less than before. Buying food from Whole Foods can be really tough on the budget, however someone pointed out something very interesting to me: I can pay for the healthier foods now or I can pay for the healthcare due to negative effects of the chemical laden foods later. Welp, seemed like a no brainer to me!
What I had to eat:
The Yes To Cookies cookies arrived yesterday. The little people and I did a taste test and they were aight... I'm thinking the cookies would make a great crust for the little cream cheese muffins or something. I think having the chocolate might have ruined the cookie experience because the chocolate it soooo good with no after taste or funny taste or anything.
I am going to try the cookies again later and then give you my honest review of the cookies.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I am under a lot of stress with school, work, and home life and have wanted to eat every cereal, cake, cookie, pie, and candy but haven't... It still sucks to have to process the feelings though. Having the feeling and not indulging in my old behavior thus far has made me feel good about the journey I'm currently on but I know I'm not totally out of the woods. It's a thin line between being fine and saying "f*ck it! My saving grace lately has been me telling myself in 2 weeks I am going to be able to have some of the above mentioned items and that has kept me in check.
I think if I was on any other plan I probably would not have been able to reason with myself that way because there usually is no upcoming break in the plan because it takes so long to lose the weight and go through all the steps. I'm really pleased with this program. That's an understatement, I totally freakin love this plan and am so glad I was introduced to it!
I'm planning to pick up some coconut oil, unsweetened coconut, and almonds so I can make coco balls; I already have the unsweetened cocoa. My thinking is at least if I do eat something out of emotions it won't be something as bad as cereal and the rest of it. Really the goal is to not eat out of emotions whether it's allowable foods or not, but like I said I rather have something around I'm allowed to eat instead of trying to be strong and not being prepared. I do have 2 more weeks of school. Let's cross our fingers and pray I don't have a cereal repentance post...
Hmmm, I just thought of something... my Yes to cookies should be here soon too :) Yippee! If those cookies get here in the next week I just might be okay through the rest of this phase.
What I had to eat SO FAR:
6 oz turkey
1/2 cup cheese
2.5 cups cabbage
32 oz lemon crystal light with lemon drop stevia
2 Russell Stovers Pecan Delights (1 package)
.55 lb beef brisket
1 cup almonds with braggs amino
1/2 cup mixed veggies -
yamate chocolateir sugar-free milk chocolate bar (tastes sinful, we'll see tomorrow)
I have had a ridiculous amount of calories today. I kind of feel like I ate so much trying to keep from eating junk food. Maybe I should have just had the junk food because both result in the same thing.... a correction day. I MIGHT get by with not going over 2 lbs LDW but I know if I ate cereal or the likes it will be a definite. So I guess I was trying to go with the lesser of two evils. That's my story and I' sticking to it!!!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I'm glad the scale wasn't too mad at me for the teriyaki :)
What I ate today:
I didn't eat until 3pm today, I was soooo hungry. It was a long day to say the least. Aside from the almonds and apple I just had at almost 10pm I don't think I really gave the scale a reason to be pissed off tomorrow... i hope.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Yesterday I ate lots of stuff with butter in it, and today still under LDW. That is fantastic. Today I have a luncheon to attend and I'm hoping they have lots of foods I can eat.
The adventures in food and LDW continue.
Darn luncheon! I ended up having teriyaki chicken and realizing, duh there's sugar in teriyaki! Guess I'll have to see what the scale has to say.
What I ate today:
diet snapple raspberry tea
salad with tomatoes, bell pepper, and other stuff (removed the carrots)
I have an apple here with me at work waiting for me to chomp on it and I'm not sure what's for dinner but I'll try to make it calorie ladened.
Today's menu continued:
Standing by the mailbox waiting for my cookies... I know it's only been a day of so but I can dream can't I :D
Monday, November 30, 2009
That is freakin magic I swear!
Here's what I ate yesterday...
2 turkey bacon
colby jack cheese
Breakfast Total 775 Calories
2 pizza tops
Dinner Total 575 Calories
My fitday said 1350 for the day. DANG Gina!!! I kinda think it could have been more calories but I can't be sure. My measurements weren't exact.
turkey cooked with butter
I promise to keep my calories up. I definitely don't want to stabilize at 1000 calories! I want to see what happens if I eat 2300 calories all very low/no carbs :) I wonder if I would still remain the same weight. Sounds like a science expirement to me.
Today I've been searching the internet for sugar and strach free desserts and stubled upon these little gems:
Yes To Cookies
I ordered 3 boxes and got free shipping and handling by going through the website below:
When I get them I'll tell you how they taste! You don't understand how excited I am to find a dessert I don't have to cook that is sugar and starch free!!!
I'm headed to eat lunch and plot on dinner. I was thinking maybe a cheeseburger from In and Out Burgers with no bun and grilled onions, Yum. That should help me get my calories up...
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Although it was not my LDW I did achieve 163.4 this morning, which made me super happy!
Starting Weight - 197.8 09-30-09
Day 1- 0.0 Load Day
Day 2- +1.6 Load Day (199.4)
Day 3- -.2 (199.2)
Day 4- -2.4 (196.8)
Day 5- -1.4 (195.4)
Day 6- -2.4 (193.0)
Day 7- 0.0 (193.0)
Week 1 Total - -6.4
Day 8- -2.0 (191.0)
Day 9- -0.6 (190.4)
Day 10- -0.6 (189.8)
Day 11- -1.0 (188.8)
Day 12 - -0.8 (188.0) TOM
Day 13- -1.0 (187.0) TOM
Day 14- -0.2 (186.8) TOM
Week 2 Total - -6.2
Day 15- -1.2 (185.6) TOM
Day 16- -0.6 (185.0) TOM
Day 17- -1.2* (183.8) TOM
Day 18- -1.0 (182.8)
Day 19- -1.6 (181.2)
Day 20- +0.2 (181.4)
Day 21- -0.6 (180.8)
Week 3 Total - -6.0
Day 22- +0.4 (181.2)
Day 23- -1.0 (180.2)
Day 24- -0.0 (180.2)
Day 25- -0.0 (180.2)
Day 26- +1.0 (181.2)
Day 27- -1.0 (180.2)
Day 28- -1.6 (178.6)
Week 4 Total - -2.2
Day 29- +0.4 (179.0)
Day 30- -1.2 (177.8)
Day 31- -0.4 (177.4)
Day 32- -1.0 (176.4)
Day 33- -0.4 (176.0)
Day 34- -0.6 (175.4)
Day 35- -0.6 (174.8)
Week 5 Total - -3.8
Day 36- -0.6 (174.2)
Day 37- -0.0 (174.2) TOM
Day 38- -1.2 (173.0) TOM
Day 39- -0.2 (172.8) TOM
Day 40- -0.2 (172.6) TOM
Day 41- +0.4 (173.0) TOM
Day 42- -1.2 (171.8) TOM
Week 6 Total - -3.0
Day 43- +0.4 (172.2)
Day 44- -0.8 (171.4)
Day 45- -0.4 (171.0)
Day 46- -1.8 (169.2)
Day 47- +0.8 (170.0)
Day 48- -1.4 (168.6)
Day 49- +0.6 (169.2)
Week 7 Total - -2.6
Day 50- -1.4 (167.8)
Day 51- -0.4 (167.4)
Day 52- -0.4 (167.0)
Day 53- -2.0 (165.0)
Day 54- +0.4 (165.4)
Day 55- -0.6 (164.8) No hhcg LDW
Day 56- -1.4 (163.4) No hhcg 11/24/09
Week 8 Total - -5.8
**Round Total - -36.0 from Load Weight/-34.4 from Start weight**
I slept for 5 hours when I got home yesterday. Woke up at 12am and didn't get back to sleep till 5am, doh! Kinda tired but oh well... I need to get my sleeping schedule back on track. I'm down -1.4 today's without trying at all, go figure. I try hard this whole time and do it on a day when I say whatever. Even though I know I need to stay around my LDW it was cool to see this number. I guess I can say this round I officially saw my goal weight :)
What I plan to eat:
red wine vinegar I needed a change of taste
coffee w/cinnamon, nutmeg, non-fat milk (1 tsp), vanilla stevia
I was kinda of weak today. I know I didn't have enough to eat! Lots of work today and I filled up pretty quick at lunch. I didn't get a chance to have a decent dinner either. Tomorrow will be different; it's my first P3 day!
Monday, November 23, 2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
It's been a long day already and I'm posting pretty late in the day for a morning report but whatever. This morning I picked up apples, strawberries, lettuce, chicken I got the chicken from the deli of the store and I asked to read the label on the meat package. She had to go get an uncut one from the fridge; salt, phosphates or something and vegetable oil. I thought the veggie oil was probably negligible so I got 3 oz's worth and kept it moving.
I know, I know, but hey it was that or Wend'y. LOL. I'm going to use that rationale everytime I am not doing strict protocol, hehehe. No but really, I do try to be on my best behavior! Sometimes I push the limits. Which is exactly why I have my hands full with my daughter cause she's like me, but I digress...
Anyway, because of TOM I want to eat everything in site and had my lunch 2 1/2 hours ago and now I think I'm ready to eat again. That reminds me I need to take my dose. Anyway, I am going to have dinner early and my snack too if need be and just deal with it. But NO FALLING OFF PROTOCOL!!!!!! Just had to remind myself, very loudly.
Well I'm headed to peel eggs and eat my ohhh so delicious Fuji Apple! Those are my favorite. The fruit and veggie guy in the store let me do a side by side taste test and it is conclusive, I love Fuji Apples. Can't wait to have a baked apple!
I'm not sure if it's okay to have the same fruit twice in one day but I am for sure having an apple with vanilla extract and butter extract and cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg and cook it for a bit and eat it all up and say YUMMM for like 5 minutes and then... fall asleep :)
BTW: I'm down a tad today so the running and TOM may have held me back but I'm not sure. Who cares... I loss, I'm grateful.
I have an order out for more hhcg so I have enough to finish my round.
What I plan to eat:
blueberry soda: blueberry tea, vanilla creme stevia, and Calistoga mineral water :D Yum!
apple cider vinegar
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I know I would not have made it if I didn't have an apple to bite into and whimper... Oh man, that food looked so good. At other times I was cool because I was thinking how much I really want this. I really want to see 163, 174 first and at the end of this round 163! Even if I have go a little longer. I really want this and I am done playing!
No matter the scale says tomorrow I am going to have a reasonable dinner tomorrow night after I wrap up my apple day and then following day I am going to have a steak day.
This is no time for me to waiver and fall back into old behavior like every other time, as recorded by my journal. I know the only way I will make it through this is to put my head down, read the Anderson Method, and stick to the plan until something happens period!
I am so grateful to have shed 17-19 pounds in less than a month! I am looking forward to losing more when my body and I get it together. I trust the process of life.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
In being open, honest, and accountable I am still asking how much of this is me. I have been drinking lots more wine than my calories allow lately, and I have not been eating my meals like I am supposed to. Yesterday, I had an a few strawberries; I never finished my morning allotment of strawberries, I had cabbage for lunch and the rest of the day, nada, except of course wine.
Now I'm not saying the wine is going anywhere I'm just saying it shouldn't be a freakin' meal! And I definitely shouldn't be drinkin all my calories. Okay, there I said it. I had a good talking to with myself... Hope it works :)
If after today, which I KNOW is going to be a day I get my azz into gear, I am still at 180.2 I will do an apple day.
I had two people notice my weight loss today. It was a good feeling! Gotta keep it going though, can't let the train get stuck at 180.2! I'm out to CURE the obesity in my life, me and good ole Dr. Simeon... and a few of my most wonderful lady friends!
It's super early here on the West Coast, I'm posting earlier than usual. Im going to get some water (need to kill the hunger pains, I didn't eat dinner last night ) and go back to bed... I have a long day later today.
They were SO GOOD, even I was surprised. I did try to go prepared. Food and some cartoon downloads from itunes and they were good!
I did a good job of packing food for myself but not a great job. I started out on a bad foot since I was so hungry so soon in the morning from not having dinner. I stayed on plan though... mostly; I had a thigh instead of a breast that was what they had and I needed to eat or fail altogether from being hungry. No excuses, just reality showed up. Not being fully prepared means putting myself at risk.
Still working to get fully back on track. I look forward to getting back to losing. I especially want to see it go away in my waist. One of the amazing hcg weightloss ladies did hula hoop while watching television or something like that, I think I might try that. We'll see.
I'm am grateful for today, lots of wonderful experiences, no big cheats or huge goof ups, my children were dynamo, and my reflection was kind Thank you Lord!
Super duper prayers the scale will be kind tomorrow. Help me break through Lord! And bless those that have real problems. I am grateful. Amen.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
29 August 07 09:32 PM | Corinne
I wrote this in response to a client having a tough time making it past three weeks of their new diet and fitness program. I hope this helps all of you see that you are normal and give you a roadmap for your first month.
It's common in week three of anything we do we hit a wall. Weight loss, a new hobby, a new job all take about three weeks for the newness to wear off. It's normal!
In the beginning of your fitness and fat loss journey everything is shiny and new. You are excited and you have new tools and a renewed focus. Week two, you are going strong and proud of your success and typically "reward" yourself with a splurge or a day off from exercise. You haven't even formed the habit of your new lifestyle, but you are flying high! Week three, you feel the workouts, the calorie restriction, and you don't see 20lbs falling off your body so you get discouraged. TOM might even be settling in for a quick visit. You suddenly realize this is going to be a long process, but you feel like you are working hard for what? Four pounds? You probably also have had a chance for your family and friends to get tired of your efforts and then they start pulling at you. Here comes that little nag in your head, "Hey, you ate that one meal and it didn't hurt, do it again."
You put all that together and week three turns into backsliding into your old, comfy ways. The key is stay accountable and focused. This is where your Forum journaling and your PNP buddies come in handy. It takes loads of accountability and honest feedback from other girls in the trenches to form the habits needed to push forward with a new lifestyle.
Week four...the clouds part and the angels sing. It's time for your four week measuring day! When you make it one month and work your plan, you will be rewarded with inches lost. That is your prize. Make it to this point and the whole lifestyle just gets easier.