Saturday, April 24, 2010

Birthday Countdown

My birthday is at the end of May - 5/21 to be exact.  My mom, 2 aunts and cousin will be visiting me.  I really want plan to be 153 by that point....a 20 lb weight loss total!  I am going to go very VERY hard for the next 4 weeks.  My goal is to lose 2-2.5 lbs per week.  Another HUGE goal - but I've learned from doing the Beach Challenge that it IS possible, I just have to be disciplined and diligent.

Starting today (Saturday) I have been timing my meals, eating every 3 hours without fail.  After re-reading a couple of chapters of the FSD thoroughly yet again, I realized I was missing a major principle that Dr. Ian thought was key to the success of his program.  Eating on a regular schedule.  As I said in a previous post, I plan to stick to the diet to the letter "T" no deviation, no improvisation.  I will continue to write down what I am eating (Dr. Ian actually suggests keeping a food journal) just to ensure that I am doing all the right things.  As much as I don't want to admit it, I realize that maybe I haven't been as "good" as I think I have. maybe about it, I haven't!  lol.  I haven't been terrible, but I have some extras here and there.  Just being real.

Okay - so again, I am going back to Phase I to jump start me off.  I realize that when I am following Dr. Ian's plan (I even looked at the Extreme Fat Smash Diet to compare) I don't always hit my recommended calories, depending on the phase that I am in.  However, I am not going to change or deviate - I am going to stick to his plan.  I know it works, there are thousands of testaments to support it, I know its healthy, and I know I can do it.  So...yes I am still tracking but I am not going to try to combine 2 different plans.  This time when I re-enter phase III, I will be sure to re-introduce pasta (whole wheat of course!) and rice into my diet.  I've been cutting them out, because of the Atkins and South Beach rage a few years ago, its ingrained in me that they are the devil!  LOL.  I haven't had pasta at all in 2010.

By Memorial Day, I'd love to be in the 140s....but I won't push my luck!  LOL.    


  1. I know that I cannot control myself when it comes to pasta. 1/2 cup uncooked (or it is cooked?) is what is recommended, but to me that is nothing, so I do not have it at all. I know that when I have to much carbs, my body does not like it, so I too have cut down on the pasta and bread (I was never a rice fan). I wish you luck on this bday challenge and I am with you all the way, I know that you can get throught this. I liked your ideas for a challenge name, it got wheels in my head turning...

  2. I know you can do it....Each day is a new day! The Fat Smash WORKS! I actually did the Extreme fast smash but same difference.

  3. No pasta for that long? I don't know how I'd survive. I only buy whole wheat, but we have it a couple of times a month. You must have great will power.

  4. You shoot high for your weight loss! There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I believe that you can do it!