Nov 9, 2012
In my previous post, you saw the results of week 10. The end of week 11 has come on the diet and I cannot believe how far I have come. The weeks are flying by too fast to keep track. I am following the basics, low calorie, and high protein foods. I tried to exercise every other day, however I pulled something in my lower back earlier in the week. The only thing I can think caused it could have been the elevation that I had the treadmill set was too high for me.
I stuck to the diet and the same foods that I have been eating the previous weeks. I did find my self-snaking a little more on the weekends and I need to figure what is triggering that. I think now it is because of the lack of sugar and carbs, my body must be craving those. I am trying to satisfy those cravings by eating lean protein that has some sugar in it like teriyaki beef jerky.
The daily calories:
I stuck with the 200, 100, 200, 100, and 200-calorie counts with a daily average of 800 calories and 1000 calories on the days I worked out. I had an extra 200 calories on the days I worked out in order to offset the calories I burned. This was in the form of lean protein, most of the time chicken breasts or something else that is lean protein. I have purchase some whey protein to help with replacing calories after working out. Sometimes I could not resist the craving of carbs because I love bread. Therefore, I would have a very small portion right before working out.
This was 7 days of the phase 2 diet with veggies w/ non-fat salad dressing. Weight lost for the week 3 pounds
- Heart Rate: 96 beats per minute
- Blood pressure: 126/79
- Weight: 258.4
- Body Mass Index: 35.05
The results to date:
So far, I have lost a total of 49.4 pounds in ten weeks on the diet. One more week and I will be half way to my goal. Two things have noticed that affect my weight loss over the course of the week. The first is water; you have to get at least a gallon of water a day. What I notice is when I do not drink enough water; my weight loss for the week is down. This is because water helps keep the kidney’s active. That means your body is burning more calories resting. The second is sleep, if I do not get at least eight of sleep I notice that it affects how much weight I lose. I have been choosing sleep over staying up a little longer to get a workout in most cases. With me I notice that my wright stays the same day to day when I do not get a full night’s sleep.