Day 17. Boy am I tired! One thing I have noticed by keeping track of everything is that on Wednesdays I am really tired. Luckily tomorrow is my Friday. I am off work Friday and Monday to go to a festival concert called Rock on the Range. More info on that and how it will affect my diet later.
I have had a crick in my back (not my usual pain, this is extra) on the left side now for about 3 weeks. Normally I can ignore it, but when I ride my recumbent bike, it comes me to stretch that out and now it is really bothering me. That’s ok though. I am not going to let this derail me from the task at hand.
Speaking of, i decided to weigh myself this morning. I know I shouldn’t and I should wait until the end, but I wanted to know if a week into the Max phase, I had lost any more weight. The answer is no and I was surprised at that. Luckily, I haven’t gained any back. So that weight should be gone for good! I did some research and I found that a lot of people seem to plateau their first week on the Max phase. But then usually they start losing again. I hope that happens for me in the next 8 days!
So the biggest question I get is what will I do in the future after the 24 day challenge is over? When I started this, I just kept telling myself that I can do without Coke and snacks for 24 days. In my head, I was going to go back to all the foods I love at the end. But after reading more and seeing the results, I realize I cannot do that. I am not going to limit myself AS much as I have during this challenge. For example, I know right now that on Memorial Day I am going to have corn on the cob with some spray margarine on it. I am going to eat my 99.4% fat free Orville Redenbacher kettle corn popcorn as a snack sometimes. I am going to have a Coke every now and then and most of all, in some way shape or form, I am going to have a small serving of noodles. But I will continue to eat a salad for lunch. I will have a small breakfast every day. I will not eat empty calories just because I feel hungry(or bored.) I also will continue exercising. I would like to lose 100 lbs in a year!!
Ok recipe of the day(i would make this without the extra cheese): http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/09/easy-recipe-for-baked-pesto-chicken.html
Just do it!