Saturday morning Michael and I woke up and we both weighed in. As of Saturday, Michael has lost about 5 pounds!
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.
Calories Burned: 750
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.
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!
QUESTION: Do you go “crazy” on your Binge/Cheat Days? If you’ve tried this diet, what did you eat on your “Binge Day?”