After my surgery I retained a lot of water and was just all kinds of icky. I gained 14 pounds by last Monday. Unreal, right?!? Between the medicines and not being able to go to Zumba for a week and a half, I was a little panicky.
Three days ago, I buckled down. No more pain meds and I restarted the Fast Metabolism Diet. I had veered away from it, but I knew deep down this worked well for me. As of this morning, I am back down to my pre-surgery weight.
So, we are pushing forward.
I have eleven pounds to lose to reach my goal of 100 pounds lost.
I pretty much plan to remain on the Fast Metabolism Diet until I reach my goal. I don't really think it will take long at all. I had slacked off quite a bit in the past few weeks. I splurged on all kinds of food, but didn't really gain until I had surgery and it slowed me down. I'm pretty sure that Zumba will keep me at a maintenance level once I reach my goal.
I shared the basic list for eating on the Fast Metabolism Diet a while back, but I found a bigger list and it has helped me so much more! I thought I'd share it with you today...
I'm actually in love with these lists! I just can't see how you can get bored with so many options!
For dinner one night, we took lean ground beef, added some diced jalapenos and cooked them on our charcoal grill. So very amazing!
It seems like Phase Two is normally the hardest days for everyone around here. I actually don't mind them. I'm not a huge carb lover anymore and that has helped me stick with Phase Two better. It really just comes with time. There's no secret to it. I was in serious love with pasta and bread most of my life. Once I got them out of my system, the cravings slowly went away. From time to time I will enjoy them but I don't depend on them in my diet anymore. It's actually pretty freeing on this side of things now. I never imagined I could live without them, but now I really don't miss them at all. Just do it slowly and give it time. It will happen. This is a lifestyle change and it is a process.