Saturday: Binge Day Part One

Saturday morning Michael and I woke up and we both weighed in. As of Saturday, Michael has lost about 5 pounds!


Starting Weight: 197.8

After 1 Week: 192.4

Loss of 5.4 pounds


Starting Weight: 144

After 1 Week: 144.2

Gain of 2 ounces (Whatever)

I did lose .5 inch in my waist and .5 inch in my hips though.

I can’t say that I am at all surprised by MY number. I wasn’t expecting to lose much (if any) weight. I think Michael is the better gauge of whether or not this diet works. I think my numbers just reaffirm what I already suspected: I probably don’t need to lose any more weight.

I am so proud of Michael though! He’s doing a great job, staying strong and motivated. I feel like a jerk for not being more supportive when we first started this diet. I was pretty negative about the diet and the experiment. I complained about not being able to eat fruit or chocolate. That wasn’t a supportive partner. I guess I didn’t realize how much it matters to have a partner’s support because I never really had to rely on a boyfriend when I was trying to lose my 100 pounds. Anyway, I apologized to Michael and will support him 100%, whether or not I believe in the diet OR remain on the diet after this weekend.


Michael informed me that even on the “Binge Day” we had to eat the “normal” breakfast. I wasn’t aware of that. But I agreed and ate a modified breakfast because I was on my way to the gym. I didn’t really want to eat a gallon of food right before working out. I had 2 scrambled eggs and 2 slices of bacon. (Not pictured.)

Calories: 230    |    Carbs: 21g     |     Protein: 24g   |       Fiber 6g


I went to the gym earlier than normal and saw that the weight area was empty. My ankle had been bothering me for a few days and I wasn’t sure I’d even be able to run so I decided to do weights first.

I did a bunch of machines I normally don’t do, just to mix things up. I was feel pretty good. I wonder if the higher carb content in Friday night’s dinner helped? I definitely felt a million times better than I did during my swim on Friday night. I took my time with the weight lifting and really enjoyed it. I spent about 45 minutes just doing weights until my arms were shaking.

I decided to see if my ankle was any better. I got a treadmill and got sucked into Law and Order Criminal Intent (love that show) and before I realized it, I’d run 3 miles. I had no pain in my ankle, my legs weren’t heavy, I didn’t feel slow or fatigued. Yay! It was an awesome run.

I could have run longer but by that time I had already been in the gym for about an hour and twenty minutes and I was just ready to call it quits. I had too much to do to stick around in the gym any longer. I finished up with about 15 minutes of stretching and Foam Rolling and then went home.

Gym Stats:

Time: 1:41

Calories Burned: 750

Not too shabby! I had Michael take some progress photos of me in my new workout shirt too. I love the new shirt, by the way.

I am seeing some progress in my waist and hips that I like. I wish I had more definition in my tricep area but I am not surprised that I still have some loose skin there. That kind of comes with losing a lot of weight I think.


My “Binge” Snack was plain Greek yogurt with strawberries!!

I am TOTALLY going WILD AND CRAZY on my binge day, apparently. 🙂 But this is what I wanted. Protein and FRUIT for my post-workout snack. I skipped the usual chocolate milk with protein powder for this instead. Before I had the fruit though, I had half a glass of Grapefruit Juice. Michael said that was part of the Four Hour Body Diet plan: drink a glass an hour before eating on Binge Day. I have no idea why.

I happen to like Grapefruit so it wasn’t a big deal to me to have the juice (even though I normally don’t drink juice).

Calories: 257    |    Carbs: 44g     |     Protein: 20g   |       Fiber 4g

On the way to lunch, we stopped at Bob’s Red Mill for some crucial supplies! Pizza flour, a pizza peel and a bean soup mix. I also picked up some Israeli Couscous!

To be continued with Lunch and Dinner….


QUESTION: Do you go “crazy” on your Binge/Cheat Days? If you’ve tried this diet, what did you eat on your “Binge Day?”

10 Responses

  1. That’s great Michael is losing weight! Good job to both of you for trying the diet.
    I love that lateral raise machine, it always makes my shoulders good & sore!
    Horrah for the good, pain-free run!

    1. I never do the Lateral Raise because it was always sooo stinking hard! But yesterday I tried it and it was super easy! I must have strengthened my Deltoids in the last few months.

  2. Woohoo, look at those guns!
    I try hard not to have a cheat or binge day because it’s usually a trigger for a longer lapse in willpower. If I do have a binge day, it’s major overstuffing off all my old trigger foods, which obviously isn’t the best.
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    1. I don’t have a Binge or Cheat Day normally. Only on this diet and I won’t be on the diet much longer. I did it mostly to support Michael. After my weigh-in pre-Binge and seeing NO change on the scale, my enthusiasm for this diet isn’t really there. I like “my way”–just counting calories and eating healthy. I agree that binge days are a slippery slope, Emily.

  3. I’m jealous of your arms! I have so much loose skin after losing 60 lbs and I’m pretty self conscious lifting my arms when I’m wearing a sleeveless top. I know I should do more upper body work, but I’m kinda lazy to do anything aside from running. You inspire me to get back in the gym and do some lifting.
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    1. Thank you CindyLu! After losing so much weight my arms were NOT a pretty sight. It’s taken pretty much my whole Winter focusing on weight lifting to get my arms the way they are now. I still have a long way to go but I am so happy with my progress. Give it a try! I was definitely a cardio junkie before too. I didn’t think ANYTHING was as good as running. Now I LOVE weight lifting.

  4. Good job with both of your improvements!! That extra 2 ounces must be from muscle since your measurements have gone down. Measurements mean more than pounds anyway so keep up the good work!! You look great!

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