If you follow the program 100% then you will get 100% results. If you follow the program 90% then you will get 0% results.
That, in a nutshell, is the reality of Ideal Protein. In being honest, I have been living under the 90% shadow for a few months now. I haven’t gone off off the program but I hadn’t been eating my veggies the way I should or drinking my water or even eating all of the protein that I should. I understand that this is the reason I have had lackluster results if any results at all.
This weeks weigh-in should go much better because Tomi and I both committed to 100% this week; taking supplements, proper protein and veggie consumption and soooooo much water.
Last week, I was down another 2lbs but this week, I was up 6lbs. I’m not sad about it. I have been having a hard time eating since I got out of the hospital. Anytime I eat anything, I get very nauseous which makes me not want to eat. I don’t seem to have an issue with fluids because I can’t get enough water but my body just seems to hate food right now. This should be a better week because I saw my doctor yesterday and she gave me something to address the nausea.
This past weekend was the 67th Annual Tacoma Golden Gloves. I have been singing the National Anthem at the matches for 10+ years now. One of the photographers took a picture that finally helped me wrap my head around how much weight I have lost. I know that my clothes are fitting differently and better but I don’t feel any different other than being less ‘solid’.
This picture brought everything into perspective and I cried when I saw it…
I feel so proud of myself. God knows this journey has not been easy; full of many ups and downs but I am staying in the race.
It’s crazy to see the differences in my body and a bit overwhelming. There are times when I feel scared and I allow that fear to steer me toward unhealthy choices (I am an emotional eater; any emotion) but I am determined to conquer and live above my fear. I know that ultimately, I will be better for it.
So, this has been a ‘heavy’ week for me but I’ve made it through. I gained 5lbs this week. This was a hard and stressful week for me and I am definitely an emotional eater. Most days, I am able to distract myself but there was a couple of days this week where I just ate what I wanted to eat; consequences be damned. I was regretting it after my weigh-in but my coach told me that sometimes you have gotta take some time off. I was feeling bored with the diet and wanted something with cheese. I’m back on the program and feeling back in control. I have a goal to reach by my birthday and I will get there. Not to mention, I’ve found my bathing suit for next summer so I have to work hard to get it right and get it tight.