So this past weekend was rough for me. Stillman's wasn't a very good idea, as it was far too restrictive. I didn't see any weight loss with it either. The 5 and 1 plan is what really works well for me!
I ended up quitting Stillman's on Friday and derailed big time when out to dinner with my husband. I ate garlic bread and spinach artichoke dip on Friday night! It tasted great (of course) but I felt so full and bloated, I had to unbutton my jeans on the ride home. Not a good sign. I weighed in the next day and was at 241 lbs. I decided to re-commit to the 5 and 1 plan on Saturday and that mostly went okay. I did end up eating 1 extra meal replacement and 1 extra lean & green meal. It brought my calories to about 1300, but my carbs stayed at 85. However, as of Sunday I am 100% back on the 5 and 1 plan. I am back down to 237.2 lbs today, so I am nearly back to where I was before starting Stillman's diet.
No more messing around for me! I am sticking to the 5 and 1 plan so I can lose this last 57 lbs! Also, I stopped working out for now to see if that picks my weight loss back up. My husband pointed out that I stopped losing when I starting working out. Maybe it is still too much of a caloric expenditure for my body to add working out. When I get to 180 lbs, my doctor and I are going to re-evaluate my goal. I want to get a new body composition test done and see exactly how many calories I need to be eating and exactly what I should weigh.
The 2nd Biggest Loser contest at work is ending tomorrow. I am winning with 6.12% weight loss. The person behind me has 3.8% weight loss, so I think I will win this. Wish me luck!
Once I hit 235 lbs, I will be taking me progress photos to show 75 lbs lost. I am very excited for that!
I will be sure to keep you all posted on how things are going. Thank you for your encouragement and support.