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Day 2 – July 9 2013 – Complete

Posted in Weight Loss by Administrator on the July 10th, 2013

Today saw a lot of changes for me as far as my diet goes and it really has become a real challenge for me.

My original plan was to do not only low calorie keeping my calories between 800 and 1,000 calories per day and aiming for only 50g of carbohydrates per day, which was hard to reach with such few calories.  I ate a little over 1,000 calories on day one and only managed to eat 30+ carbohydrates.  I realize that if I am going to workout that I need more than that.

My doctor however wants me on a 2,000 calorie a day diet and after talking to me sister and others, I do need to do this challenge, but I need to do it in a way that is safe and healthy and in a way that I can live with when this challenge is over in 90 days.  In other words, it is time for me to stop looking for quick fixes to get the weight off fast and be realistic while working on health, not my weight loss, although my weight will come off as a result of getting healthy, just not as fast.  I have been told that the reason ‘regular’ healthy diets don’t work for me because I don’t eat enough and it has slowed my metabolism, so we shall see what happens.  It has also been pointed out that at my body size I could be in starvation mode, which could be another reason I gained my weight back after I lost it on Medifast when I started adding food back in while transitioning into maintenance.

With that said, I have made a decision.  Next month when I originally planned to go on Medifast, I will instead be going on Weight Watchers 360.  I tried the original points program ten times or more I believe and each time I gained while my mom and sister lost weight eating the same food and following the same plan, so I know I was doing it right, it just wasn’t working for me.  From what I have read online though people who could not get the original points program to work for them are now getting results with the Points Plus.  Weight Watchers is also the only weight loss plan for long term use and success that my doctor and her office endorses and they put all their patients on it.

Sadly today I didn’t get to do my workout.  I am hoping I can do it tomorrow.  I had every intention to get it done today, but my digestive problems decided to start in and when that happens I can’t sit up or move without bad consequences that my mom wouldn’t have even enjoyed.

With all that said, here is what I ate today (I didn’t quite make the 2,000 calorie mark and it bothers me how much food I ate – I was annorexic for a period of time in the past, but no matter how much it keeps getting to me, I am going to keep this up and work on being healthy).


1 cup Honey Nut Scooters – 110 calories

1 cup Unsweetened Pure Almond Milk – 30 calories

1 cup Coffee – 2 calories

1 tsp. Creamer – 10 calories

1 tsp. Splenda – 0 calories

Total Breakfast Calories – 152


2 cups Coffee - 4 calories

2 tsp. Creamer - 20 calories

2 tsp. Splenda – 0 calories

Total Mid-Morning Calories – 24


2 slices whole wheat bread – 139 calories

2 tbsp. Light Dressing - 20 calories

6oz Chicken Breast – 250 calories

1 cup lettuce – 8 calories

1oz Red Bell Pepper Slices – 6 calories

2 Tbsp. Fat Free Salad Dressing – 50

2 cups Coffee – 4 calories

2 tsp. Creamer – 20 calories

2 tsp. Splenda – 0 calories

1 Diet Pepsi – 0 calories

Total Lunch Calories – 497


1 Low-fat String Cheese Stick – 50 calories

1 cup Coffee – 2 calories

1 tsp. Creamer – 10 calories

1 tsp. Splenda – 0 calories

Total Mid-Afternoon Calories – 62


6oz. Steak (I was feeling hungry for some reason and I still had over a thousand calories to eat, so I decided to allow myself 2 extra ounces of steak) – 450 calories

1 Potato Pancake - 127 calories

1 cup Garden Salad – 18 calories

2 tbsp. Fat-free Ranch Salad Dressing – 25 calories

1/2 cup Cooked Mixed Vegetables (Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Carots) Steamed – 15 calories

Total Dinner Calories – 672


1 Potato Pancake – 127 calories

Evening Total Calories - 127

Daily Totals

Calories – 1,534

Carbohydrates - 134g

Fat - 57g

Protein –  92g

Sodium – 2,499mg

Fiber – 31g

Calories Burned While Working Out – 0



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