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Welcome Back

Okay. So. We’re back at the start of a new year and new goals and new things to look forward to.

December was… hard. And not for any real good reason either. I’ve had an outpatient procedure done which I hope will help me and its spurred a two month trial of sorts to see if that will help in my goal to lose weight. Before you all get cranky with me, it wasn’t a weight loss procedure, it was a… hormonal one…

Weight wise, I’m back to where I was and I’m not quite happy about that. But given that I’ve had absolutely no luck losing weight with the implant but only succeeded in gaining weight, I think that with it removed I might be able to get better success?

I’m hopeful anyway. I’m planning on going back to Weight Watchers Meetings, rather then just doing it online. I’ll be tracking and exercising better and hopefully posting a lot more recipes as I’m cooking for only one now and on a stricter budget.

This is my New Years Resolution, not to lose weight (thought that is a hopeful side effect) but to get back into the method of Weight Watchers.

It is FINALLY Friday

I cannot tell you how pleased I was to wake up and know that it is Friday. Which means that I can introduce healthy fats into my diet.

Mom and I had avocado toast this morning. Have you ever had avocado toast? No? DO IT NOW. I don’t care it’s 2 a.m. You want avocado toast. Its actually one of the easiest things to make.

Here I’ll give you a recipe.

Alissa’s Avocado Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe Avocado
  • 1 slice toast of your preferred bread type
  • Pinch of Salt (I prefer kosher or rock salt)
  • Pepper if you choose
via livsrockinrecipes.blogspot.com

via livsrockinrecipes.blogspot.com

Steps:

  1. Cut open the avocado, use the half with out the pit, and cut the avocado into slices or just make sure you can spoon it out.
  2. Put in your bread of choice to the toaster. Let it toast to  your preferred darkness.
  3. Place the avocado on the toast when its done. Make sure to spread it around to cover all four corners of the toast.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and or pepper if you like.
  5. Eat it.

Extras:

You can put on poppy seeds, sesame seeds or any other little pop of flavor you like.

In the mean while, Mom and I were tortured over the last two days. The dogs somehow managed to eat ALL my jerky which was meant to be snacks for Thursday. So that was annoying. Although I did find out that I can get chopped salads at Subway which are very filling and pretty decent so thats something to remember for the future.

Mostly, I’m just happy it’s Friday because today is the day of Guardians of the Galaxy and I’m going to see it tonight with my brother, my bestie and her brother and we will go out to dinner and it will be wonderful.

I am very happy that today is Friday.

There have been some complications

Right. So. I followed the Fast Metabolism diet very well for the first week and lost eight pounds. Thats a yay.

Then I stopped really paying attention and didn’t lose, but I didn’t gain either. Also a yay.

But then I went to Martha’s Vineyard for a few days and that pretty much ruined everything. But not everything, because I only gained back five of the pounds that I lost.

More yay things!

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so not my gif

 

Now however, I’m starting over, but this time with my mother on hand to do the diet with me.

Which honestly, makes it so much easier because now I’m not the only one worried about certain foods (like bread) and its less likely that the ‘bad’ foods won’t make it into the house.

So these are all good things, and I’m generally happy with it. Except, I’ve just had a few major things piled onto my lap, job wise, and it’s freaking me out a little.

There is a serious possibility that I might be jumping to a completely new type of job and creating the position for the company from the ground up. Mind, I’ve never actually done what it is they would be hiring me to do.Hence the freak out.

What this means for me though, is that I want all the fatty, sugary and ‘bad for me’ foods in existence to help me get through this so that I don’t freak out anymore. Other wise known as stress eating, which is something I’m very good at.

This of course, isn’t going to happen now that my mother is on the diet with me and has basically stated that the whole house will be on the same diet. None of this is fun time.

Complications like stress never factor well into my dieting process. I just want a chocolate bar.

Fast Metabolism Diet: Day 1

I miss snacks. It’s barely been a day on this diet and I miss snacks probably more than anything else.

First day plan on the app

First day plan on the app

This is not to say I can’t have them. I can. Just not constantly like I’ve been doing. Like I can’t just go back into the kitchen right now and grab something crunchy to eat because its so completely not on plan.

But what can you do at this point? I’ve committed to this and I’m really trying to make the next 28 days work for me.

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Lunch – apple and a sprouted grain bread, nitrate free deli chicken, romaine lettuce and dijon mustard.

One thing I really love about about this is that it comes (for $2.99 on the Apple app store – after the $24.99 for the actual book) with an app that goes along with the plan.

So this is  helpful because not only do I plan out my day ahead of time but it tells me when I should be eating things and checks into make sure I’ve been drinking the water amounts (which is half your weight in ounces. So like, a lot of water) that are required.

I get the feeling, after looking at the website, that this diet kind of has a cult following, so thats something for me to watch out for. Falling into the cult is never a good place too quickly.

That said, I do like how this is set up. It’s perfect for my need to control things and it gives me a guideline as to how to do that. She sets up times and specific things to do at that time and for the diet to work you really have to follow them.

I’m only on the first day, so I’m trying to not get too optimistic, but you never know.

So yeah. I’ve got to plan dinners on plan, but most of them are pretty my-family friendly which is always a good thing. Like this is all food my family would eat anyway, so I or my mother, can cook to the plan and not really have to worry about people not liking it. For example, I’m planning on making an Italian herbed grilled chicken with brown rice and vegetables. Seriously? I do that in my sleep, easy peasy. The hard part – no oils during the first two days of the week. Which could be difficult.

But we’ll see. I’ll keep you updated as the time goes on.

We’re going to give this a try

 

 

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My mother made a friend (one of many) a few years ago and this year her friend decided she needed to loose weight. She told my mother that she really did loose 20 pounds in 30 days using this diet plan. So momma and I decided to give it a try.

Her justification for it is, that I tend to to better with everything when I have set goals and rules to follow as I do them.

She is not wrong. I do.

So, starting roughly, tomorrow, I’ll be doing this diet. The “Fast Metabolism Diet”. I’ve started reading the book and I have to say I’m a little intimidated by this woman.

I am the metabolism whisperer

I know why you can’t do it – why your body doesn’t respond anymore to the relentless dieting, the mind-numbing exercise, the low-carb or low-fat or high-protein diets. I know why you aren’t losing weight … and I know how to fix it.  

She maybe a little bit rubs me the wrong way with this introduction to the book, but I’m willing to give it a chance. There is an app that goes along with it, which I haven’t really had a chance to play with yet, but looks really helpful.

I have honestly no clue how this is going to work or if it will work, but given the unsatisfactory way my life has been going of late, I’m willing to try just about anything. Even a new possibly fad-diet.