Boy… nothing like a diamond ring and a promise of ever after to motivate you to shed the pounds! I spent a few months on Weight Watchers about 2 years ago, where I successfully lost 17 pounds before they changed their system (and I got lazy) and I gained over 20 pounds back. I even tried a crazy juice diet, but that didn’t go so well.
I’ve always struggled with my weight, which probably is in direct correlation to my love for food. Especially fatty, sweet, and carb loaded food.
But now it’s serious… and I mean business.
A friend of mine was looking awfully svelte one day and I asked him how he did it. Turns out, he started one of those NYC chef delivery diets, Zone Manhattan, and lost over 30 pounds. This seemed like a good solution for me because it came with his seal of approval (and he loves food as well) and because it would really force me to control what I eat. Also, it’s cooked fresh and delivered to your door.
I was nervous about how expensive it would be, and it certainly is NOT cheap. But it’s more affordable than most at $38-$46 per day. (Please pull your jaw up off the floor). My goal is to be on it for a few weeks, drop some pounds (just in time to go dress shopping), and then use that to snap me back onto Weight Watchers where I can maintain the weight loss progression. And if it works, I’ll jump back on it right before the wedding to see if I can shed some more.
So Mike and I embarked on this diet today (Monday, August 27th) and we’ll see how it goes. We’re trying it out for just a week at first, and we’ll go from there.
The food so far has been incredibly tasty. You are meant to eat about every 2.5 hours, so it’s 3 meals and 2 snacks. Here’s my menu today:
Breakfast: Coddled Egg of Spinach, Sweet Potato, and Turkey Bacon
Snack 1: Broccoli and Smoked Gouda Salad
Lunch: Tuna-Avocado Wrap with Lemon Vinaigrette
Snack 2: Bread Pudding
Dinner: Herb Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Asparagus, Sweet Corn and Red Rice Pilaf
Every meal was exceptionally good. And while I’m on the lowest calorie amount per day (1,300), I wasn’t too hungry throughout the day. I don’t even like salmon, and I really enjoyed the dinner.
Color me impressed.
I’ll be posting pictures on weekdays and keep you posted on my progress.