17 Days of What?!

I don’t watch Dr. Phil anymore. There was a time when I was a new mom with one baby when I would watch me a little of the doctor and the Oprah, of a weekday afternoon. But those days are no more. I’m too busy. I feel like I’ve seen it all before and if I haven’t seen it, it’s probably not something I need to be seeing.

I just don’t watch TV during the days.

But I’m glad someone does because a friend of mine was watching Dr. Phil and he highlighted a new diet program. Yes. I know. And I was talking to this friend about being at the absolute end, END of my rope with my body and the weighing what I did when I was full term with Wanda even though there’s no baby inside, and MOM ARE YOU SURE THERE’S NOT A BABY INSIDE, yes I’m sure. I could stand to lose over fifty pounds.

It’s called the 17-Day-Diet and I hate diets and it sounds cheesy and the book looks cheesy and the doctor who designed it wears a lot of product in his hair but the concepts make sense. It’s about learning to eat less and eat the right foods by eliminating a lot of things from your diet and then adding them back in slowly in 17-day cycles.

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So for phase one I’m eating lean meats and lots of vegetables and fruits, probiotic dairy and a small amount of healthy fat. That’s it. I’ve done this for 2 days and that means 15 more to go before I decide if I want to move on to phase 2 or stop. I can commit to anything for 17 days.

I’ll let you know how it goes. So far I feel really good. I haven’t been hungry, although I’ve had some cravings. My energy is good and weight is tumbling off. It’s designed to be a fast, healthy weight loss so I’ll let you know how much I lose after the first cycle.

Today I didn’t make it to the gym or out walking and then Laylee came home barfing from school so I was stuck inside on a gorgeous sunny day. I decided to get my exercise from the DVD that came with the book.

The exercise instructor was chattering away about how great I was doing and what to move next and just how I should shake it. Noticing her perky, patronizing tone, Laylee said, “Mom? It’s weird. It sounds like she’s talking to kids.”

And it really did, which is sad because why do we talk to kids like that? Nobody really likes to be talked to in that voice, especially when they’re sweating like a ham.

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6 Responses to 17 Days of What?!

  1. Emily G says:

    Good luck! Anything else I could say regarding such a battle is trite.

  2. Erin says:

    Your comment about too much product in the dr.’s hair cracked me up. I had to click over to check out the website. I just did a 7 Day Challenge and had a positive experience. Hope you get the results you’re looking for here – be strong:)

  3. Kork says:

    Giggle…I’m chuckling about the doctor and his product…hee hee…

    I’m proud of you for finding something that speaks to you in regards to a health change! It’s tough to find something that is easy to do that doesn’t require a small fortune to be spent on special food that no one else in your family is allowed to touch.

    Praying this works for you!

  4. HolyMama! says:

    Will be checking in on you! You can do it!

    My husband is doing 4 Hour Body. I think your plan sounds better! he has to take cold showers and eat a lot of cinnamon. I’m not a big fan of diets that try to ‘trick’ the body into various reactions, and I think the 4HB is one of those. The one you describe sounds very sensible though!

  5. i am so curious to know how this works out for you! i am so very stuck on the last bit of my weight loss journey and have been wondering what might ‘jump start’ me losing again. perhaps a doc with too much product? 🙂

    • I’m nine days in and I highly recommend it. He says he developed it for people of healthy weight to use after the holidays to get those last extra pounds off. It’s definitely worth a try. I’m down 8 pounds and feeling strong.

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