Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Back on the 5 and 1 Plan and feeling great!

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.


Anonymous said...

It was an excellent experiment for us , but not so much for you :) Tansk for reminding us that the 5&1 plan is really where we should be.

Best of Luck with your futher weight loss !

Cody Jo said...

I am still using alternative products, but following the 5 and 1 to a tee. 5 and 1 works!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Yay for you!! I hope you win that contest. I am sold on the 5 and 1!! I've stuck to it and lost over 140 lbs in a year... 4 pounds to goal. You can do this!! :)


Cody Jo said...

Thanks Margene and great job on your weight loss! 140 lbs in a year is amazing!

Sandy "Sugarspice76" on my medifast said...

I hope you win it! Glad to see you are back on the 5 and 1 plan rather than Stillmans. I have always went back and forth about exercising because I hear it can slow weight loss. Right now I just walk a few times a week on the treadmill for 30 minutes only. Good luck with your weight loss!

Molly said...

Too much exercise on the lower calories of the 5and1 can set you back on weight loss. Good for you for figuring out what works best for you & sticking to it. Good luck in reaching your next goal - you'll be there in no time at all!

Drakkhim said...

I've lost 120 pounds off and on since mid-Jan 2010 doing the 5-1. I lost 75 pounds in 3 1/2 months, went off in May until October and gained 35 of it back. I've lost 55 since mid-October but it hasn't been easy. Hang in there and we will win.

Anonymous said...

Please remember that when weight training, your adding muscle that weighs more then fat. As you biuld muscle, it will help you burn fat faster in the long run. So, breaking even or slowing down your weight loss is not as bad if it is over w month or so. Once your body adjust, it should resume losing. Consult with a doctor on this, as it is my experience.

Cody Jo said...

Thank you for your comments. Just to clarify, fat and muscle weigh the same but muscle is more dense so it takes less space.

I did a physical fitness test in October & my doctor said she would like for me to build upper body strength. I have great core and lower body strength. I am thinking that I am may do P90X or something when I am closer to goal.

Theresa said...

Good for you! I'm really enjoying your site and your blog. Congratulations on getting back on track. It is wonderful news.

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