I've done it!
I have finally gotten back to my original weight. I'll tell you how it all went down. On Friday I began the 2-day super-cleanse, which was essentially a fast.
I was obsessed. Every 30 seconds I would check the list to see what time I was to take the next supplement.
By Saturday evening, I was shot and broken down. I had some homemade pizza. And wine. Nothing on the planet tasted better to me then the hot mozzarella and sweet marinara cascading into my empty stomach.
The following morning, I stepped onto the scale and peeked at the florescent digits that noted my progress.
Hooray! Three pounds dropped since the start of this horrific journey. That day I was walking on air, not only because I was (very slightly) lighter, but also I was back to a “shake day,” meaning I could eat food for lunch. Now, the kids and I attended a birthday party that afternoon, so I was just careful with what I put in my mouth. Raw carrot sticks, some meat out of my hero sandwich, and I HAD to taste the cake, but I didn't engorge. I had my shake for dinner, then took a look at my weight in the morning.
It couldn't be right.
I got off the scale and stepped back onto it.
Up 5 pounds. How was it even possible? That meant that I had gained 2 pounds from my original weight, had spent a small fortune on the program, and had been in a constant state of torture for the past several days.
Yesterday, I started out the day as usual: a shake, shot of berry juice, and a pill at 7, a hard-boiled egg at 9, then lunch at 12:30. I had my afternoon snack then breathed in the enticing aroma from the kitchen. Kyle (who had long-since given up on this stupid plan) was cooking, creating a fresh hummus, quinoa salad, a kale-and-white-bean-soup. It smelled spectacular, and I wasn't about to miss out on the wonderfulness that this meal had to offer, so I indulged. Instead of the shake I opted for a serving of the soup and salad, and was not disappointed.
It was right then and there that I decided that I needed to change the Isagenix plan to fit me a little better. I'll see how it goes.
My new plan:
- 7 am: shake, shot, and pill
- 9 am: snack (apple)
- 12:30 pm: shake
- 2 pm: snack (hard-boiled egg), pill
- 3:30 pm: snack (“IsaDelight” dark chocolate)
- 5ish: dinner (something light)
Basically, I'll be switching lunch and dinner so I at least have a little something to look forward to. Hopefully it doesn't mess up the plan too much. It can't get any worse then me gaining weight (famous last words).
p.s. I did have some good lunches so far- suitable for vegetarians and/or weight-loss-seekers:
Spread hummus (low-fat) on a (sprouted-wheat) tortilla, sprinkle hemp seeds (available in the self-serve bins at Whole Foods) onto it. The filling is julienned carrots, sliced apples, and some arugula. Wrap it up and enjoy!
Cucumber Salad Wrap
Tastes a little like a Greek salad wrap, minus the olives and feta
|And yes, it's on one of my daughter's "Little Mermaid" plates|