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Day 21

I would like to thank the academy…

Hooray hooray!! I’ve made it, I’ve made it!! It’s here, it’s here!!

Today was a perfect last day of this trek through 21 days of meats and veggies and warm lemon water and nuts and avocados and well, you remember. Jaime and I actually splurged and got Which Wich.  They make lettucewiches, which, as you can deduct, is a lettuce wrap.  It was a great way to have a celebration while still staying detox friendly!  I got an italian grinder with a hot pepper mix.  Spicy and salty and crunchy, totally worth it.  As for dinner, my chef got to reading and made the mustard-glazed chicken thighs from the 21DSD book!  They were amazing!  I’m quite disappointed we didn’t use this glaze recipe earlier. It was just yellow mustard, sage, salt, and butter.  Seriously savory.  I will without a doubt continue to use that recipe!

So now that this 21 Day Sugar Detox is over, I’m a bit beside myself.  Tomorrow I have plans to go out and I’m torn as to how i should go about it.  I don’t want to feel crappy because I get carb happy.  But I need carbs like Charlie Sheen needs Twitter followers.  Tomorrow will definitely involve carbs, but I’m not sure to what extent quite yet!

I am going to do a wrap-up about the detox and my final thoughts tomorrow! But for now I will give you my feelings in .gif format!

Beginning:  I’m starting a diet, starting a diet. I’m gonna lose weight. oh ya ya.

First weigh-in:

…and toward the end.

But now as you can guess, this is how i feel…

That is all for now.  HAPPY DAY 21!!!!!!!!

On to post detox life.

– Megan

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Day 20

Mother of pearl, I am one measly work day away from being done!  I’m not sure how I’m going to handle that sort of freedom.  I need to be careful and not go over board so I don’t get sick.  Today was rough, eating out AGAIN.  We went to a seafood restaurant which sounds like it would be an easy enough trip.  Nah.  It’s not the multiple options of perfectly detox friendly options that were the problem.  It was things like this:

bread

 

It was so hard to resist.  I wanted every single morsel of carbs in that loaf.  Every crunchy-cripspy yet soft bite of that bread. If a candle was named Carbs, it would smell like this flawless piece of baked good.  I think I honestly had a tear in my eye trying to make a detox decision while looking at a menu full of fried shrimp, fish and chips, calamari and so much more. I definitely made a good decision that was detox friendly to the fullest, it was filling, and totally yummy.  Just not the yum I really wanted.  I got a Cobb salad with shrimp.  It was mixed greens topped with egg, tomatoes, bacon, green onions, and, I swear, a whole avocado! I was quite excited about that.  The waitress suggested the garlic shrimp for the seasoning and she had them put extra roasted garlic on the salad! It really was a good replacement for dressing especially with the avocado. Take a looksy:

shrimpsalad

 

It was great and I shouldn’t complain, but with each bite I was just hoping it would turn into a popcorn shrimp dipped in tartar sauce…it did not.  One more day, one more detox friendly day!  I plan to keep low carb and semi-detox through Thursday but will definitely add in some cheese.  I say I’m going to stay low carb now, but the minute something arises I will not be obliged to stay in the lines.  I’m very torn what to do really. I will consider the consequences. Consequences being – eating sushi and loving every minute of it, then possibly bloating.  Not a big deal in my book of craving everything under the sun.  I’m basically talking myself into sushi. So thank you self thoughts.

ON TO DAY 21!!!!

– Megan

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Day 19

So the theme of the day is willpower.  Going out to eat on this detox, unless with a fellow detoxer, is just not worth it if you can help it! Seeing sweet BBQ boneless wings with french fries sitting inches away and the smell attacking me with out my consent, torturous. But good news,  did not cave. I may or may not have taken a sniff of diet coke, but that’s beside the point. I didn’t know I would miss diet coke this much.

The closer I am to the end, the closer I am to sneaking a bite or seven. I ended up getting the medium traditional wings at buffalo wild wings.  I looked up the ingredients in the sauce and there was some sugar but it was the second to last in a long line of other ingredients.  To be honest, I just didn’t know what else to do and it seemed low carb enough.  I know it wasn’t fried in detox friendly oil but it was the best option! So that’s all I’ve had today because I’m afraid of the carbs I already had.

Two more days with this anxiety and it can not come soon enough!!! Disclaimer: I would still recommend this to anyone wanting to make a change and a jump start in heath and weight loss.  I’m very proud that I have done this for the full time, almost flawlessly I might add.  So I still totally endorse this detox!

You should also know I had to watch my boyfriend eat a CHILI CHEESE TATER TOT TACO THINGY.  I have never been tested more than that moment.  I asked to smell it because I’m a weirdo and wanted the torture, apparently.  It had to be heaven on earth. But I DID NOT even try it. This close to the end isn’t worth the anger I would have with myself if I took even a taste of something.  I’m so so so soooo close to being home free.

I got dis.

On to day 20.

– Megan

 

 

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Day 18

Well today was pretty monotonous when it comes to the detox.  I ate leftover steak fajitas for lunch, I didn’t eat all the peppers because I’m kind of obsessing about not eating too many carbs.  Very ill advised, but I can’t help it.  This weeks weight loss was great but compared to last week it wasn’t ideal.  I lost another three and a half pounds, NOTHING to complain about, I know. The only thing that I keep thinking about is eating out.  I’m worried!! I keep thinking about going out and knowing that I will look and feel just like…

What do I order? How do I know there’s no added sugar? How do I eat and not worry about every bite?? I know I’m being crazy.  I’m so close to the end and I don’t want to mess up now!  I’m thinking fajitas without all the accessories should be okay.  The only thing that wouldn’t be detox friendly could be the oil it’s cooked in and if they add sugar to caramelize the onions.  I would need to ask about the sugar, and I HATE that!  Who wants to be THAT girl who asks about how the food is made??  I’m going to do it though, I want to do this all out! My second idea would be Buffalo Wild Wings nekkid tenders and salad.  I would dip them in hot sauce but again, I don’t know if there is added sugar.  This is so worrisome to me and quite frustrating.  My boyfriend is going to think I’m a crazy. Hell, I think I’m crazy!

I just got in to town to see him and I’m just going to snack on some banola because I don’t know what to eat.  I am just going to have to focus on having fun and not worry too much about eating.  Just get meat and veggies and call it a day. Rant over, decision made. Thanks for listening.

This will be my weekend, diet wise.

On to day 19!

– Megan

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Day 17

Holy crap. Only four, quatro, uno less than five, the fantastic four days left!!! This is how I feel, not too many quick movements, but close enough to get excited!

Tonight for dinner I had steak fajitas with peppers and onions, totally hit the spot.  But that sour cream was bullying me to take some, I have to shamefully say, I declined! You were worried, ya me too. Being this far into what seems like a giant commitment feels like quite the feat.  Every time someone says they can’t do it I want to shaken-baby-syndrome them and say YES YOU CAN.  If my french fry eating, cheese dip loving, diet coke drinking butt can do it, so can anyone.  21 Days out of a lifetime, pssh that’s nothing.

On a unrelated topic, I’m liking this whole blogging thing. Wouldn’t it be awesome to get paid to do this?  I love writing with a personal flair.  It’s nice to have something to look forward to, knowing there’s a place for my utterly charming and awe inspiring chains of thoughts that make the masses flock to me and praise my skills.  Oh a girl can dream!

I will admit to writer’s block, well not really writers block, but monotony in my food choices and just going to work everyday leaves me with fewer and fewer anecdotes. I try to talk about my past experiences and current thoughts, which at this point are in rotation.  I think about the food I’m going to eat after the detox (cookies), the food I have to continue to eat on the detox, the success of staying on the detox, and my boyfrannn.  This weekend will be my first weekend going out to eat as I’m going out of town to see my man. You’ll hear all about it, don’t worry.

It’s almost Friday!

On to day 18.

– Megan

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Day 16

I’ve been thinking a lot about post-detox eating.  As you can guess, cookies are on the menu, but besides the cravings I wonder how it will be.  I’ve been warned that eating carbs again will make me bloat like none other!  I’m not totally worried that it will be that bad, I assume it would be water weight.  After a few days of eating right but including carbs I could get back to where I’m losing again.  I’m actually interested to know how the first indulgence will go.  Will I think even my favorite cookies are too sweet?  Will I only want to eat one? (Doubtful) Will I not be able to eat as much carby food at first?  I am very excited for carbs but I need to tread lightly at first.  Then I can dive-in.

Don’t get me wrong though, I DO NOT plan on falling off the wagon completely.  I will have my treats and social non-dieting weekends, enjoy everything.  Then every other day of the week I will check my carbs, check my calories, and make sure that I’m still losing at a slow and steady pace.  I have a long way to go and I will get there.  The sugar detox is a nice booster and I will take a lot that I learned with me. But it’s not sustainable for a long period of time, at least for me.  I will try my best to eat low carb any day I’m not in a social situation or celebrating little wins. I really believe in the calories in versus calories out and that’s what I’m going to stick to!

On to day 17.

– Megan

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Day 14

Guys, everyone loved the Banola!! Even me.  It dried more over night and got so much better!  It’s actually delicious and totally addicting.  I can’t get enough.  We had a St. Patricks Day salad bar with all green toppings to be detox friendly instead of boxes of green icing topped cookies and cakes! (Although that sounds like yes please).  We played Bingo and got to wear hats, it was a fun day!  I brought left over meatballs to put on my salad and my own balsamic vinaigrette from the book. It was yummy and I took a picture, duh!

stpaddysday

Being a 2/3rds of the way through is very surreal.  It seems like just yesterday I was struggling to figure out what to write, oh wait, that was yesterday. But my very first blog post, my very first pictures, my very first pun attempt, my very first pun success, it all seems like the end was so far yet it’s so close!  I’m really excited for the next week; I’ll be glad it’s over, but also happy that I did something with this much determination for 21 days.  Everyone I tell about it thinks that I am crazy for doing it, they could never do it!  I tell them it’s not so hard, but they don’t think so.  One of my least favorite phrases is “on my weightloss journey,” but that’s the most concise way to describe it.  I’m going to hit my 50lbs loss mark from the beginning of my “weightloss journey” this week and I’ve never been happier with the control I have over my body.  I love my body in any shape or weight but it’s so so nice to know exactly what I need to do to lose weight.  I can have holidays and celebrations, but know exactly the types of foods I should eat to get back on track.  It’s a really great feeling.  I can control my cravings as long as I have a reward upon the horizon!

I have cookies on the horizon.

On day to 15.

– Megan

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Day 10

Guess what?? Half way there, half way there!!

Today was a great day in the detox world for all! Jaime brought the wing-sauce beef  for me (such a nice laadyy) and I put some avocado on top, mm mmm good.  Then my in-home part-time chef named Mom, got ambitious and made a recipe from the 21DSD book!  She made the Asian- Style Meatballs.  They are ground pork, coconut aminos, green onions, and other staples like ginger and garlic.   I would eat these all the time, they were so moist and gloriously glazed with the on-the-verge-of-burnt crust on the outside. In the words of Kanye Zest, “Yo, curry, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but these meatballs had one of the best detox recipes of all time.” (I had to and you’re welcome)

asian meatballs

 

And now, I know what you’re really here for, to find out how the weigh-in went this morning. Drum roll please…I’m down EIGHT pounds in 10 days!! The success is what is keeping me focused.  I am so ecstatic to see the numbers on the scale move consistently.  I know that once I’m off the detox I will have to be a lot more conscious about the sugars in my foods.  I know this is only anecdotal, and who knows exactly how this will work for others, but I think deleting sugar for 21 days would help anyone.  I can’t wait to see what the next week holds or better yet, get’s rid of.  I can finally tell I’m losing weight in this really long process!  Today I am doing a very happy dance!!

On to day 11.

– Megan

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