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My Eleven Day Journey: Day Three

Well, we've got two out of the way and are on to Day Three. Horray!

Yesterday was pretty brutal. I'm not gonna lie to you. I had to have all fresh fruit until supper, and at one point I was shaking and couldn't see straight. I think it was all that sugar from the fruit and nothing to balance it out. It was rough. When supper rolled around, it was all I could do to keep from attacking that fantastical sandwich. Oh my goodness, it tasted like manna from above. It was exactly what my stomach needed and I was much less cranky after it. I just wished it would have lasted longer. Let's face it, I wanted a 12 inch sub. I probably could have eaten one of those massive party subs by myself if no one was looking.

I thought I was a fruit person....but now I am starting to question myself. I find that I am much more of a vegetable girl (I love my veggies!). It's like with every thing I ate - grapes, an orange, all tasted the same: tart and sweet. Ew. All I wanted was a cracker. Was that too much to ask?

Today's menu is a lot like Day 1, except I get to have chicken! And sausage links and oatmeal. Those things sound so much better than fruit fruit fruit. You are allowed to have BBQ sauce, so tonight's menu is BBQ chicken on the grill. Yum. I hope today is easier than yesterday. I think it will be because there is actually substance to the food I'll be eating.

Several of you have e-mailed or left comments asking me details about the diet, so I'm going to post it for you! The rules and details are all posted below. Oh, and if you see foods on there that you absolutely hate (like shrimp for me), then you can ignore it and substitute it for something else that is on the list for that day.

Here ya go!

11 Day Diet (See food descriptions at the bottom of the list)

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

Day 2
Meal 1: deli meat sandwich (only one)
Meals 2,3,4: Fresh fruit only (oranges, pears, apples, grapes, peaches, plums, strawberries, kiwis, grapefruit)

Day 3
Meal 1: sausage links, regular cheese slices
Meal 2: shrimp, hard boiled eggs
Meal 3: chicken, cashews, bowl of oatmeal
Meal 4: cottage cheese, scrambled eggs

Day 4
Meal 1: low fat milk, turkey slices
Meal 2: ham slices, walnuts, frozen yogurt
Meal 3: pastrami, sausage links
Meal 4: shrimp, regular cheese slices

Day 5
Meal 1: hard boiled eggs, chicken
Meal 2: orange pineapple smoothie, apple
Meal 3: cashews, cottage cheese
Meal 4: scrambled eggs, lowfat milk

Day 6
Meal 1: turkey slices, ham slices, bowl of pinto beans
Meal 2: bowl of green beans, fresh pears
Meal 3: walnuts, pastrami slices
Meal 4: bowl of green vegetables, fruit salad dessert

Day 7
Meal 1: sausage links, regular cheese slices
Meal 2: shrimp, hard boiled eggs
Meal 3: chicken, cashews, bowl of mixed vegetables
Meal 4: cottage cheese, scrambled eggs

Day 8
Today is a day of vegetables and salad only. This means that all 4 meals must consist of only vegetables or salad and nothing else. You’ll be eating 4 meals, but you must choose foods from the below list only:
Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, onions, celery, carrots, pinto beans, sprouts, spinach, broccoli, zucchini, squash, peppers
You may top each meal with only ONE of the following 2 items (not both): 1 ounce of grated cheese or 3 tablespoons of low-calorie salad dressing.

Day 9
Meal 1: lowfat milk, turkey slices
Meal 2: oranges, banana milk shake
Meal 3: grapefruit, garden salad
Meal 4: ham slices, walnuts

Day 10
Meal 1: bowl of oatmeal, frozen yogurt
Meal 2: pastrami, sausage links
Meal 3: orange pineapple smoothie, fresh apples
Meal 4: cheese slices, shrimp

Day 11
Meal 1: hard boiled eggs, chicken, bowl of pinto beans
Meal 2: cashews, cottage cheese
Meal 3: green beans, pears
Meal 4: scrambled eggs, lowfat milk

Diet Rules:
1. You may eat your 4 daily meals in any order. So, if meal 4 seems more breakfast-like than meal 1, you may eat it first. The order is up to you.
2. You must eat all 4 meals on the day they are scheduled. This simply means you can’t move a meal from day 2 to day 7.
3. You follow the 11 day menu for 11 days, then you may take 3 cheat days where you can eat anything you want for 3 days. After the three day period, you can either follow this menu again or generate a new menu at The site has a cost (I have no idea what it is), but you can pick and choose your menu based on foods that you like or dislike.
4. You must wait at least 2 ½ hours between meals.
5. You may drink the following beverages: any diet soda, iced tea with lemon, coffee (must have less than 10 calories per glass), water, any low-calorie drink (with less than 10 calories per glass). These drinks may be consumed as often as you like each day, with no limit.
6. You must drink at least 8 – 8 ounce glasses of water per day, and they must be spaced throughout the day.
7. These condiments may be used on any meal: lemon juice, ketchup, barbecue sauce, salsa, salt, pepper, mustard, seasoning salts. Eating other condiments can slow weight loss.
8. There is no limit on portions. You should eat until you feel satisfied but never stuff yourself full. This rule will make or break your dieting success.
9. For each meal, you may eat any combination of the foods. You may eat all or just 1 of the foods listed. It’s up to you.

Food Explanations:
1. Banana Milkshake - Add the following ingredients in a blender: 1 large frozen banana (cut into chunks), 4-8 oz nonfat milk, 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract, splenda for sweetner
2. Garden Salad – This means a salad made with vegetables only (potatoes and corn not allowed) – you may have 3 teaspoons of low cal salad dressing (we used that spray dressing).
3. Frozen Yogurt – normal frozen yogurt, the kind that looks like ice cream (no toppings)
4. Oatmeal – instant/flavored oatmeal (no extra sugar)
5. Orange Pineapple Smoothie – Add the following ingredients in a blender: 4-6 oz orange juice, 1 cup of nonfat milk, ½ banana, 4 ice cubes, pineapple chunks, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract, splenda
6. Fruit Salad Dessert – mix the following ingredients: fat free cool whip, your choice of fruit
7. Bowl of Mixed vegetables – no potatoes or corn
8. Deli Meat Sandwich – Make the sandwich from the following ingredients: 2 normal slices of bread, any deli style meat, your choice of allowable condiment, lettuce, tomatoes, onions (optional)

Good luck, ladies, if you choose to embark on this thing!

And I will leave you with a funny picture. I put Levi in his BeBePod, and when Glam*Ma came to visit, she knocked on the door, I opened it and hid behind it and here is what she saw:

Isn't that the cutest thing? She laughed and screamed. It was classic.
I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. I am more of a veggie person too! Good luck on the rest of the plan!

  2. Wow! Too many food rules for me ;-)

    I wish I could have seen your mom's face! Hahaha! Too cute.

  3. I might have to try that diet once Addison is here : )

    that picture is adorable!! :)

  4. Thanks for sharing the menu friend!=)
    Good luck, you're doing great!!

  5. Never heard of the it way better than the bumbo seat..looks that way:)

  6. I had orange pineapple smoothie that was just fruit, nothing added. It was awesome! Since, then I've tried other variations.

    Good luck with the plan!

    Levi is just the cutest thing.

  7. is there a portion size or is it just "don't eat a whole can of cashews" sort of thing?

  8. You have some amazing self control. Good luck with the rest of the diet, keep us updated on how it is going! That picture is too cute!

  9. Thank you SO much for sharing the menu. I really didn't want to put out the $40 to buy it since I am still currently without a job. (Except for photography) Although I had made up my mind last night that today I was going to purchase I don't have to! Thanks again.

    Love the picture of little Levi :-) so precious.

  10. Wow, this diet sounds hard! Can I ask, what happens when the diet is over? Like the day after ? What do you do then? It sounds very interesting but I would be scared to gain all the weight back when it was done!
    Thanks .... and best of luck! I just might have to try it :)

  11. Just think, tomorrow you get to eat frozen yogurt! Mmmm, we're having some today!

  12. sorry yesterday stunk! hope today is better! good luck!! thanks for posting..maybe I should try this!

  13. That diet is strict, strict, strict! I am so impressed - keep up the good work!

    And that picture is adorable!

  14. okay..i want to see what kind of results you get next week and if you are happy with them...I may try this diet. I LOVE LEVI!! I would scream and laugh to if that was what was behind the door!

  15. What a cute picture but the entire diet sounds awful...I really hope you end up losing a lot of weight. Have you lost any yet?

  16. Thanks for sharing...I'm going to wait and see how you did/liked it and then decide then

  17. Thanks so much! I think I am going to try this. You must let us know what the outcome is!

  18. Thank you so much for sharing the menus!!! I hope the best for you on this 11 day adventure. I want to give it a try as well since you are having good results so far. Thanks for the inspiration!!!


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