Monday, January 23, 2012

Lifestyle Change 12.0

Confession:   I watch Dr. Phil, regularly. I record it even and take his advice to heart.

So, I think it was November or December he did a show on the P.I.N.K. Method. It is a new weight loss program. I bought it. Literally, 5 minutes after I watched the show I went online and ordered it. I NEVER do that. I'm not the biggest impulse buyer and never off of TV. 

Remember when I tried that Lifestyle change in the beginning of 2010? I had lost 15-20lbs on the gyms meal plan and working out, but then we started the adoption and my emotions ate and didn't exercise... as usual. Eventually, I gained the weight back. Well, I'm trying it again. No big family events are in the works. Nothing was planned in January 2010 either but here's hoping we have so "surprises"! ... at least for a little while. 

I started the P.I.N.K. Method on January 16 and by the morning of the 20th I had lost 9lbs... in four days. It slowed down after that, I think mainly because I was retaining water before my period :) Now, at first I figured it was all just water weight but then I looked up. Usually, you only carry about 3-5 lbs of water weight a day and the reviews on this type of quick weight loss are the best for losing actual fat. So, I'm going with it. Today, after day 7, I'm 11 lbs lighter in total. Pretty happy about that.

There are a few great things that I'm loving about this plan which a lot of others lack. 1) There are no special pills, smoothies or weird packaged food involved. It is just lean protein and a hell of a lot of veggies for the first two weeks. Then I start doing the DVD work outs and get to eat slow-carbs again. 2) It is teaching me how to portion, what to eat to keep me full, and explaining it all... and it is working! I've never actually understood the whole calorie stuff and why. I'm learning :) 3) The SUPER great thing is my family is all eating what I'm eating... with some extra sauces or carbs but basically it is the same! No cooking two meals! I have a protein, fruit smoothie each morning that Livi is loving and Jon is glad that he is having to eat more veggies too! Plus, it is getting Sofie used to eating veggies better. She can't chew them raw yet but she is doing great with all the cooked veggies. This is teaching us all how to eat better!

I start the exercise next Monday and am a little worried about it. I'm not good with that part. I need to lose weight. I need to be healthier. I need to be a better example for my kids.  So... I guess wish me luck, again. 

4 comments:

Louise Chapman said...

Way to go!

LeAnna et David said...

that's awesome! Good luck :)

Anonymous said...

I too, am doing the PINK method. I have been doing it since the middle of December, so I am halfway through phase 2.

I have dropped 10 lbs and about 12 inches. Record your inches! When your weight loss stalls a bit once your workouts begin, your inches will still continue to drop and you will feel great about yourself.

It's hard, but SO worth it! I feel so much healthier and it also inspires my husband to be healthier.

Great job!

Laura said...

Ooh, now I am intrigued! I am going to google it now. You are amazing. You can do this. Look at all you've done already! You. can. do. this.