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Week 17

Getting back to basics to get weight loss back on track

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By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.com
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Starting weight (Phase 2):  209

Last week:  212

Week 17 weigh in: 213.5

Weekly change:  +1.5
Overall change:  +4.5

I'm a little frustrated with my weight gain this week, but I refuse to dwell on it.  I had two really great weeks before this and I feel like I'm still doing most of the right things and moving in the right direction.  Plus, I'm still on track to lose an average of a pound per week until my birthday!

I think my problem this week was trying to follow a meal plan that I don't know well enough to really follow well.  I was trying something new, based on different food combinations for better digestion, and it turned out to be too counter-intuitive for me and difficult to work into a serviceable plan.

At this point, I'm willing to try new things, but they have to fit somehow into what I've found works – and they need  to  allow me to include foods I've come to depend on, or I know my compliance won't last.

So, my plan this week is to go back to counting calories while I get my pantry in order to start up the Mediterranean Diet (which was going well for me!) again next week.  Over the next few weeks I'm going to finally get to reading "The Flat Belly Diet" and give that one a try next.

I feel really good about my plan today… here's a peek into a day in my food/exercise diary (I have to admit, with all my snacks listed I feel a little like a hobbit!):

Breakfast:

Toasted Thomas' Bagel Thin with two slices of reduced fat cheese
8 oz glass of skim milk

Morning snack:

Vitalicious Deep Chocolate Vitatop

Lunch:

Crab salad sandwich (6 oz of canned crab meat mixed with 1 T low-fat mayonnaise and 1 T capers and eaten on a Bagel Thin)
Salad (iceberg and romaine lettuce, spinach, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms, halved cherry tomatoes, 1T raisins, 1T dried cranberries, fat free balsamic vinaigrette)
10 cherry sours candies

Mid-afternoon snack:

1 cup sliced strawberries

Late-afternoon/pre-workout snack:

6 oz fat free Greek yogurt with 2T honey

45 minute Urban Rebounding class

Post cardio snack:

Sliced apple with 2T peanut butter

30 minute personal training session

Dinner:

Bagel Thin with 1 wedge of Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese and 2 oz of low-salt turkey
Skinny Cow vanilla ice cream sandwich

Approximate nutritional summary:

1900 calories
39 grams of fat (11 saturated)
294 grams carbohydrates
38 grams fiber
122 grams protein
100%+ of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron

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