Day 4 of the 7-Day Diet

Milk and Bananas?

Ok let’s give this a try. So I  decided to make a smoothie. I used about 4 bananas in addition to vanilla-flavored Almond milk and 1% milk.   I like bananas but I don’t typically like anything banana flavored. (So don’t give me a strawberry banana smoothie)  The banana smoothie was tolerable but definitely nothing I would revisit again if I didn’t have to.

Oh wait, you probably want to know if I lost more weight. Well I did, but still nothing to call home about. Only 1.2 pounds.  I’m not sure all this sacrifice is worth the progress I’m seeing.  If you’re keeping track up to this point. I’m down a total of 5.2 pounds in four days.

Back to the food…

I had a banana about 2 hours into my day. And snacked on the smoothie, literally all day.  On my way home I stopped at the grocery store to get the Lipton Onion soup mix and a can of corn for the soup.

As I was cutting up the veggies for the soup , I had about 2 cups of the almond and regular mix. It was pretty tasty. I think the vanilla flavor helped me drink two glasses. I’ve never been one to drink milk without the accompaniment of a chocolate chip cookie or a cupcake :-).

The GM soup…

soup

I used:

  • 12 cups of water
  • 4 packets of the soup mix
  • 1 extra large onion
  • 1 extra large tomato
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 6-8 red potatoes
  • celery
  • 1 cabbage head
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • baby carrots
  • sweet canned corn
  • seasonings

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I was surprised at how good the soup was and had a nice size bowl of it. My water intake was low today. About 30 ounces, I have no choice but to do better tomorrow.

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Day 3 of the 7-Day Diet

I woke up at about 4AM this morning, probably because I was hot. I weighed myself and went back to sleep. (Told you have a slight obsession with that damn scale). I don’t remember what the scale said because I went back to sleep and weighed myself before I showered and again after I showered and it was difference of about 1 pound less.  I will only count the scale’s reading prior to the shower to be consistent. But I was down 1.8 pounds. Still not what I had hoped for or expected.  Any diet I’ve done I’ve been able to see the best results in the first week. But this is a bit different.

In January 2012 I did a raw food diet for the whole 30 days (Well really 28, something happened those last 2 days of the month). But I think I had lost 11 pounds that first week. BTW, I don’t recommend doing a raw food diet in the dead of winter. Fruit salads are fun and cool in the beginning but after awhile you realize it’s too cold to be eating frozen smoothies and cold foods. Wintertime means hot hearty meals.

Today’s regimen called for a mixture of fruits and vegetables.  I started the day with a smoothie made with pineapples, mangos, and strawberries.  For lunch I had  more of the smoothie and some black grapes.  By lunch my lips were burning, like I had little cups all throughout my lips, probably due to the citrus in the pineapples.  About 4PM I had a bit of a fruit salad I made with Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, and Pineapples.  About 2 hours later I had an apple.

Dinner time was difficult for me. I was ready to give up, I really want something with some more sustenance.  I haven’t been creative enough to whip anything up. So it was a struggle to eat more fruit and veggies.

Ultimately, I had 2 tomatoes with a little salt and pepper, a can of string beans and and a can of corn.  I also had an orange.

I wasn’t as diligent with drinking my water as I still have 5 hours left until bedtime and I’ve only consumed about 30 ounces.

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Day 1 of the 7-Day Diet

North American "cantaloupes", actual...
North American “cantaloupes”, actually a type of muskmelon. Deutsch: Cantaloupe-Melone (Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Waking up this morning I was a bit hungry and since I had a physical scheduled I had to wait almost until lunch to eat anything. I emptied my bladder and weighed myself.

Not that it really counts for anything but I weighed myself before bed last night, and I was down two pounds after weighing myself this morning.  I have a slight obsession with weighing myself daily. Mainly because my weight fluctuates a lot from day to day. I can loose pounds quickly. 3-5 in a day sometimes, but I digress.

I snacked on about 24 ounces of watermelon and 3/4 of a cantaloupe for most of my work day. The cantaloupe was delicious. I didn’t really drink as much water as I needed to, but I still have about 6 hours before bed so hopefully I can get another 48 ounces in.

At this point my schedule during the week is a bit hectic to try and add consistent exercise, but I hope to get a few daily walks in if nothing more.

Tomorrow’s post will show the lbs. gone from today’s fruit regimen.

EDITED to UPDATE:

I got in about 72 ounces of water for the day.  And I made a pretty awesome smoothie for dinner.  The smoothie was made with mostly frozen fruit including:

smoothie

  • Blueberries
  • Rasberries
  • Peaches
  • Mango

 

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