Cody's Tenth Week on Ideal Protein
This week is the first week of phase three for our phasing off for Christmas. Phase three introduces some breakfast items that were not previously allowed. I can now have fruit with breakfast. I didn’t realize how much I would miss fruit when I started my weight loss program. The first few days on phase three and I thoroughly enjoyed sliced strawberries, eggs and another sorely missed breakfast item, bacon. Yes, that’s correct, bacon. The food I was missing the most during phases one and two. A food that some would say is not really healthy for you, but in small portions is acceptable. So, I took this opportunity to enjoy some good ol’ bacon. It had been over two months since I enjoyed “a full breakfast”. Although Ideal Protein meals were delicious, my appetite was a lot smaller than it was in the past, so it didn’t take much food to fill me up!
This past week I was on holidays, just doing things around the house and personal errands. Staying on the program was extremely hard because I kept having the urge to snack on junk food. When I am not busy, or watching TV or reading a book, my mind begins to wander. I start to want junk food. In the end I stayed strong and overcame my cravings.
One thing that helped me was thinking about which junk food I would enjoy when I finished this program. I would give myself two choices such as my favourite chocolate (Reese’s cup) and some Party Mix chips. Then I would choose between these two. This coping mechanism was a nice and easy way to distract my brain and plan for the future, an reward when I reach my goal.
After being on phase two for one half of the week and phase three for the other half, I didn’t lose that much this week (less than a pound). This is expected as we have introduced more carbohydrates back into our system and increased the amount of calories. I am glad that the scale didn’t decide to add on more pounds this week. I do know, if it does end up happening, I can just lose it again after our Christmas break. I have lost a total of 40.4lbs since the start of the Ideal Protein program. I am very proud of my results so far. I am also very proud of Paula’s results. We will reach our goals in no time!