So the last time we left off we were doing the shake diet...and that lasted (for me at least) about 17 days. I'm not going to lie...it was awful! I'm a picky eater anyway and the taste and smell of the shakes got to me every single time. I'm sure if I could have just downed the shakes I would have been fine, but I was basically starving myself and that was not doing any good to my body. I did however need to give credit to Casey because I did lose 17.4 pounds on the shake diet and that really just jumped started me to the low-carb diet that Casey started us on a couple of years ago. Since then I've lost just under 40 pounds!!! I did really well eating and exercising the entire month of May and June but once July 4th came around I was stuck in maintain mode. I didn't lose any weight but I wasn't gaining any either!
My birthday is in 24 days and I'm hoping to reach my goal of losing 50 pounds by then! I know I can do it if I really stick to the diet and workout like I was doing in May and June. I still crave sweets, but I think that's because I cheat too much on the weekends. I've really got to get that under control!
Check back in a couple of weeks and I'll post my pics of me at hopefully a 50 pound weight loss!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
So we are through the first week and had our first casualty. I faltered Friday night and the rest of the weekend went to crap, so Monday morning I will be starting at Day 1 all over again. The first week was definitely not an easy one. Lindsey does not like the shakes and has stopped drinking as many as she is supposed to, but instead she is taking approx. 2-3, 1 scoop shakes a day with a spoon full of peanut butter. Casey and I both have told her this is not the way to do it, but at least she hasn't cheated. I felt pretty good up until Wednesday. Monday, Lindsey cried like a baby and I felt a little weird but I thought it was due to drinking too much water. Tuesday, I cut back the water consumption and everything was great (Lin felt better as well). Wednesday, I went to work and by the time I left around 5pm for class I felt very drained and nauseous. I was sweating and knew that something wasn't right. After a short car ride to school I got out and puked in the parking lot (I never get car sick). I immediately felt better and thought everything was good to go now. But, an hour later I drank a shake and approx. 45 minutes after that I started feeling the same effects. Once out of school I puked again. This went on for the night and I came home and went to bed. The next day I felt fine and checked my Blood Sugar Level and it was at 40! So no telling what it was when I felt horrible. Casey recommended that I take an apple or add peanut butter to the shakes throughout the day to keep my sugar level up. I did this for Thursday and everything was good, but Friday came and I didn't prepare myself well enough for the amount of work I would be doing. I left my shakes in my office and was unable to get to them so I fell to temptation and went to Chipotle with a few co-workers. I felt guilty the whole time and was not looking forward to telling Lindsey what I had done. She was upset and very disappointed to say the least. I fessed up to everyone at our party on Saturday and now am starting over basically.
Ok, so an update on our weight lost so far:
Lindsey - 12.8 lbs
Zach - 2.8 lbs
As you can tell, Lindsey kicked my butt this week and I'm very proud of her for sticking to it. I now have to man up and show her who's boss! Here are Lindsey's pics for Day 7
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Well, we have officially started the Velocity Diet. It is 28 days of protein shakes with only 1 meal a week (and it has to be a healthy meal). Casey & Ben are our local experts and we are currently very grateful for all the help, but we will see how grateful we are after this first week. We are both very excited about finally losing the weight that we have gained over the last 6 years. It is a very humbling experience to post pics online but it's a huge motivator. So, against Lindsey's will here are our Before pictures.
If you aren't completely grossed out yet, we will be updating throughout the week and will have new pics/weight loss.