Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Eleven Day Journey: Day One

Well folks, the time has come when all post pregnancy weight loss has come to a hault and something has to be done about it. My great friend Lindsey over on Pleasant Drive told me about The 11 Day Diet that she and her husband did a few weeks ago. Their weight loss was super successful, so I decided it was time for me to jump in and commit.

I told my BFF about it (Amber over at Three Meals and a Baby), and she decided to go on this short journey with me to see what we can do about getting off this baby weight. Our husbands joined in with us, and we are so excited to see the results.

Now, Amber and I go waaaay back in our dieting adventures. In High School, we tried every new fad diet there ever was, and often even made up our own with strict workout regimens. Looking back at us then, I have absolutely no idea why we ever dieted. I think it's safe to say we would both kill to look like that again! I remember thinking 118 was too big. (Um, I was NUTS!)

But now, after bearing children, our weight loss goals are legitimate. This diet is unlike any we have ever done. It is a mixture of proteins, veggies, fruits, and such. It is a great balance of foods - unlike the low-carb diets where all you eat is meat and cheese.

This is the menu for today:
Day1
Meal 1: cashews, cottage, cheese, banana milk shake
Meal 2: scrambled eggs, lowfat milk
Meal 3: turkey slices, ham slices, fresh grapefruit
Meal 4: walnuts, pastrami slices, garden salad o not
(You can eat these foods in any order - for instance, you can make meal 3 your first meal if it seems more breakfast-y or whatever..)

Tomorrow is a mostly all fruit day. I am looking forward to that, but hope I don't starve. So far today I have had scrambled eggs and banana milk shake and I'm feeling good. I'm satisfied and super excited about losing this weight!

Take a look at my 'fridge!


(I know, I know, it's not super organized, but hey - I have a new baby!)

He's the culprit for this weight gain. ;)



But that's okay. I'd gain 300 pounds if it meant getting this little baby. He's my LOVE.

WISH ME LUCK!!

23 comments:

  1. You go girl! Can't wait to see how it goes :)
    ~Elyse

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  2. Best of luck to you. I had the same thing happen to me. The weight started shedding and then it stopped around 6 weeks after giving birth.

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  3. good luck, pretty girl!!! You will do GREAT!!!! xoxo

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  4. Join me..

    http://www.momslittlenook.blogspot.com/

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  5. You'll have to let us know if it works! I need to lose my baby weight too (Except I didn't have a baby to get it)_But it sounds better then just plain weight right?

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  6. Sounds like a great plan! When you are finished and it works, I want to know all about this new diet!!

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  7. Good luck girl!!! Can you send me the entire diet pretty please with sugar on top? learningtobeawife@blogspot.com

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  8. I can't wait to hear how this works out for you. 11 days seems like a reasonable timeline. Good luck!

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  9. Can't wait to see how it goes!! I need to get the secret once you've finished and might have to use it next Spring. :)

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  10. Yeah! Actually, I'm on day 2. Brian and I are doing it again after vacation. I gained 2 of my 8 lost pounds back. It works. Today, I've eatin and exorbitant amount of fruit, and I'm holding out for that yummy sandwich for dinner.

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  11. Yay for you!! Good luck. I can't wait to see before and after pics in 11 days.

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  12. Woo-hoo. We're gonna be so skinny by the end of this diet. I can't wait!

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  13. I like the last line...he looks so worth it!!! Good Luck, I can't wait to hear how it all turns out!

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  14. are you planning on posting the entire diet? I'd be interested in what to eat everyday to do it as well. it's been a year and I still can't get my weight off from my twins!

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  15. I'm interested in hearing about the results of this diet, I've never heard of it before! Good luck :)

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  16. I did a diet very similar to this after my Lucy was born. It worked great!! And then... The week after I finally reached my pre-pregnancy weight, I found out I was expecting again! eeee!

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  17. Hi! I'm Chloe(from Spain), and I love your blog!! I write a blog in English: http://chloe86.wordpress.com
    I wanted to say GOOD LUCK!! I know you can do it!

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  18. Wow! Levi really looks like you in that picture!

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  19. Good luck my friend!! I might need u to send me the info for this diet soon! Would u mind!? Yesterdays menu sounded pretty good to me! I love all ur bday pics! U had one heck of a bday! I love bdays!! Love the shades and the cheesecake looks heavenly! Lil Levi just melts my heart! So presh

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  20. i hope it works well. you'll have to let me know. i gained 12 pounds in a month and i haven't been able to lose it. where the heck did they come from? i'm not quite ready for my metabolism to slow down. :-(

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  21. Good luck and I might have to try that! : )

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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