I lost track of time last Friday when I meant to originally write this, so you may get a bunch of 17 Day Diet posts…
Never have I been a fan of diets. Counting points or reading every ingredient on every piece of food or drink you put in your mouth does not sound appealing to me. This is what causes people to lose focus, drop the ball, eat the double stuffed Oreo’s or lose their mind. In the past I have told my friends that go on Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc, etc etc, is to ride more. Yes, I am lowering my head in shame..
Enter the 17 Day Diet
For the past year from stress of running a micro-managed bike shop, to starting a new job in a completely different industry, to being run over by a car, to life at work, and excuses, excuses, excuses…
A couple weeks ago my mother sent me a few links of a new “diet” that she saw and if both Dr. Phil and The Doctors said it was good – well I’ll check it out (sarcasm.) After reading through the basics of this 17 Day Diet I decided “What do you have to lose, Arleigh?”
Things Not to Do
I didn’t weigh in when I started, I don’t know what my starting point was and that’s frustrating. I finally weighed in on Friday, that’s 5 days into the diet, and god I hated what the scale said. I have tons of work to do!!! Looking back I wonder if I lost any weight over those initial 5 days and it puts fear in my heart if I was even heavier than what the scale said on Friday.
I haven’t cheated, not once. Some people have said on the weekends you should cut yourself some slack, but I can’t. I know myself, and if I give in at all – in routine, food, work life, etc. I can’t cut my self slack or cheat, that is what has gotten me here and I’ll go sliding down the hill that I’ve been marching up.