I started my journey toward health and wellness on May 30th, 2012. The wonderful program I found is Ideal Protein, developed by Dr. Tranh. This program has been nothing short of a miracle for me.
I found the diet in March, just poking around on my doctor’s website (www.womancarepc.com) , as it was time for my annual check-up. I noticed there was a new section devoted to weight loss, and decided to check it out. What I noticed was a program that possibly could work for me. It included many products (many choices) of both savory and sweet items, as well as incorporating “real food” that I would need to provide (5-8 oz. daily of lean protein and 4 cups of allowed vegetable). It just seemed like a nice mix of foods to keep someone interested in the long-haul it would take to lose more than 100 pounds.
But at that time I was planning a vacation. My first cruise ever with a dear friend of mine from high school. And of course, who wants to be on any kind of diet on a vacation? Not anyone, ever, that I’ve ever heard of. And my vacation was planned for the middle-to-end of May.
So periodically I would pop back to that website over the next several weeks, reading and contemplating. By the time I went on vacation I had decided I would do this, but I would start after Memorial Day, because, well, why wouldn’t I want to have one summer holiday with burgers and and hot dogs, etc….?
I knew even before starting the program it wouldn’t be the last time EVER I would have a burger and hot dogs, but it would be the only time during the summer of 2012 I would. So I proceeded to have an eating extravaganza between my cruise and Memorial Day, making sure I hit all of my favorite foods prior to May 30th.
The first days, as evidenced by this blog, were counted by days. Like a newborn. Then weeks. I still count the days. Today is Day 123….only now I let Excel count it for me.
Yesterday my dad called me skinny twice. I don’t believe he’s ever called me skinny. We both know I’m not skinny, nor do I want to be skinny….because I believe skinny has just as bad connotations as the word fat. But it was sure nice to hear it.
Oh, and Northwestern won their football game too yesterday. So overall, a great day.
So here are some stats….
- LBS Lost since 5/30/2012: 71.9
- Time on Ideal Protein as of 9/30/12: 123 days
- Avg Weekly Weight Loss 5/30/12-9/30/12: 4.09 lbs
- Avg Weekly Weight Loss 8/29/2012-9/30/12: 3.46 lbs
So yay for me, yay for health, yay for Ideal Protein, yay for Dr. Tranh, and yay for everyone!