Oct 12, 2012
In my previous post, you saw the results of week 6. This is the end of Week 7 on the diet and I am still making progress. This week was a little blah for me personally. At some point on any diet, you get a little tired of the same old routine. Finding time to balance between wife, kids, work, night classes, and working out is a challenge. This was by far the hardest week for me; my wife has decided to start making cake pops. These are for my daughter’s birthday party next month, so we need to do some testing. Up to this point, I have done very well with making sure that any type of candy or snacks was keep well out of my line of sight. Therefore, diets are all about moderation right, take stuff in moderation and you will lose weight. I had one cake pop and thought my teeth were going to fall out it was so sweet. I have not had up to this point any sweets or sugars, do not get me wrong I enjoyed every single bite of it. I did force myself to eat one and just one.
I did the same thing as the previous weeks. This has been easy with pre-cooked chicken that I was able to pick up at Target; it is the Hillshire Farms brand. It comes in three flavors and is only 110 calories per breast. I did have one thing that was off the diet program but it was early in the week and my body had time to recover.
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.
This was 7 days of the phase 2 diet with veggies w/ non-fat salad dressing. Weight lost for the week 2.1 pounds
- Heart Rate: 98 beats per minute
- Blood pressure: 118/76
- Weight: 269.7
- Body Mass Index: 36.22
The results to date:
So far, I have lost a total of 29.1 pounds in two weeks on the diet. Therefore, it appears to be a slow week right, I went from a weekly average of around 5 pounds down to 2.1. Well it is not that I am not losing the same amount of weight; it is that now I am also adding muscle. Do you remember when in the previous posts I was talking about exercising? Well I have been slowly increasing the incline on the treadmill. This is making my legs a lot stronger; I can actually see muscle now in my legs. In addition, water retention will play a large role in hiding weight loss. Let us see how I do in week 8.