One Week Down…I Did it!

For a girl that LOVES, LOVES, LOVES salty chips and creamy dips and could eat cheese morning, noon and night, the thought of giving up dairy and chips for awhile is like those horrible dreams where you are free falling to your death and suddenly awaken sit straight up in bed heart pounding, sweating profusely and taking deep breaths.

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Well, I did it!  One week down in my journey to a new, healthy body.  Before I began, I made the decision that if I was going to take on this mission to lose weight and get healthy, I would work the program the way it was designed.  For a girl that LOVES, LOVES, LOVES salty chips and creamy dips and could eat cheese morning, noon and night, the thought of giving up dairy and chips for awhile is like those horrible dreams where you are free falling to your death and suddenly awaken sit straight up in bed heart pounding, sweating profusely and taking deep breaths.  You’re thankful that you made it out alive but things feel a little off kilter and shaky.  But I’ve made it for one whole week, no shaking, no heart pounding and no profuse sweating.  It looks like I am going to make it.

I was surprised that once I got into the rhythm of grocery shopping for lots of veggies (which was not on my usual grocery list, who needs veggies when you have cheese?), it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I would have thought.  The foods from RenuU are pretty tasty so combined with lots of water, veggies and one cooked meal a day, I haven’t even been hungry.  Now when I say lots of water, most people are required to drink at least 64oz. a day…my husband’s question to me was “how are you going to reduce your water intake that low?”  The truth is, I drink anywhere from 96-120oz a day and have for years.  So, if you’re not a water drinker, you might need to pretend you’re in the desert and water is your life saving nectar.

I’ve been super lucky; I didn’t suffer from the withdrawal of sugar.  No headaches, no nausea and no cravings but I know that others have a tougher time during the first week.  Must be a sign that I’m doing the right thing!

So on to what you want to know. ..the results for this week.  Besides the fact that for the first time in a long time, I was able to zip my jeans WITHOUT sucking in, I lost 4 pounds and 3-1/2 inches in 7 days!  A great start, now onto the next goal…going down a jean size.

4 thoughts on “One Week Down…I Did it!”

  1. Linda – Way to go! I am so proud of you! You are setting a great example and motivating me to stay on track! Thanks!

    1. Hi Heather! If you would have told me a month ago I would be trying to create HEALTHY dinners I would have probably laughed. I’ve discovered Vegan Mayonnaise and I’ve been experimenting with using it for sauces. I took a Rachel Ray recipe and made some substitutions. One of my favorites has been Tilapia filets salted and peppered and squeezed a bit of lemon on top. I mix the vegan mayo with cumin and spread on top of the filets. Put in the upper third of the oven under the broiler until the top is browned. If the fish isn’t quite done you can move to the next shelf and let it finish cooking but with filets, they cook so quickly I haven’t had to do that. The unbelievable part is that I am NOT a fish girl. In the past it has to to have been battered and deep fried!

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