Monday, September 10, 2007

Ok, it's desperation time

Yesterday I realized that my 15th wedding anniversary is less than 6 months away. Yikes!! I've been telling myself for years that I won't let myself stay at this weight, and that by the time my 15th anniversary comes around, I will be able to fit back into my wedding dress. Well, I'm not sure if that's going to happen, but I'm at least going to try.

In the past, I have had success using Michael Thurmond's (the guy on Extreme Makeover) 6 Week Body Makeover. In fact, a year or two ago, I lost over 20 pounds in the course of just 4 weeks (and that includes plenty of cheating!). Unfortunately, I quit rather than continue and have now put that weight back on and then some.

But I've read a lot of the success stories on their website and see repeated over and over that cheating makes the cravings never really go away and that at a certain point (around 4 weeks), you realize that you really can live this way. So I sabotaged myself. By cheating, I thought, hey, I'm still losing weight and I'm still having my cake, er, potato chips. But really I was setting myself up for failure by refusing to kill that voice inside me that tells me I NEED all this food that really do nothing but make me miserable in the end. This time, I plan on really not allowing myself to cheat and see if that helps it to become second nature more quickly.

So the basics of the plan are to eat 6 small meals a day, suited to your body type (my body type isn't really supposed to have beef, but I have it in the house so I'm going to use it up!), no salt, no added fat, no sugar, no dairy, no wheat. It's not easy to do, but I've found some recipes that are delicious so here's what we'll be having this week:

Monday - Baked Tilapia, steamed veggies, rice

Tuesday - Roast beef, baked potatoes w/salsa, steamed baby carrots

Wednesday - Scallops sauteed in white wine and garlic, rice, green beans

Thursday - Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, salad

Friday - Mezze (hummus, pita bread, tabbouleh, pickles, deli meats, veggie tray - I'll stick to just the veggie tray and low-sodium deli meats)

Saturday - Shepherd's Pie

Sunday - Jambalaya, rice, steamed veggies

I'll let you know my progress!!

For more great menu ideas, jump over to The Organizing Junkie to see what tons of other bloggers are having this week!


ScrapFairy said...

Good luck and the menu looks great.

Nicole said...

Great menu! Good luck on your diet plan!

Mommy Chef said...

Great menu plan.Good luck with the weight loss.Have a great week.

ValleyGirl said...

Yum. And good luck with the weight loss!! (If you're interested, I've found Living Well quite inspirational lately.)

Christi said...

Well, your menu sounds great! Good luck on the weight loss!

Have a great week-

tegdirb92 said...

wonderful menu plan this week--I love Jambalaya :)

Amy said...

Wow, such great meals, no leftovers? Someday maybe we'll eat like that! :) Best of luck on the weightloss. Great support for weightloss Have a great day!

Renee's Ramblings said...

Very tasty menu plan! Your mezze platter looks delicious! We'll be doing that for our next movie night. Good luck with the weight loss. Have a wonderful week.

Leeann said...


Best of luck, babe! I'm here to support you however I can.
Oh, and I guess if your fifteenth anniversary is coming up, then so it mine. Yikes! I have no such weight loss goals in mind but I have plenty of time to come up with some romantic, creative gift.


Tracy said...

Best wishes on losing the weight I looked up that website and the diet it looks awesome. I know my body type now if only I could get the diet and info for food for free to from the website that be awesome. I'm going to try and check out his book from the library thanx for the link!


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