Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dr. Oz Two Week Rapid Weight Loss Challenge: One Week Check In

After I posted that I would be starting the Dr. Oz Two Week Rapid Weight Loss challenge, a few people have emailed and commented that they were on board too. To keep me accountable and do a little hasta-lavista-to-my-saddlebags-bragging, I thought I would do a one week check in.

I'll just cut to the chase: I'm down 7.5 pounds in 7 days.

Pros: I am back to wearing my "happy weight" pants. I am sleeping better. My face is clearing up. And my beer baby is gone.

Cons: I don't think that this is realistic for anything longer than two weeks. I want a enchilada platter with queso. And I don't have that much energy.

I've also cheated. The plan calls for 6oz of chicken or fish a day, but I don't eat meat. I can swing it every now and then if I am drinking or a restaurant prepares it for me. But if I have to buy, thaw, and bake the chicken, it ain't ever goin' to happen. So I have modified the plan for me and I am eating a lot of eggs now...with cheese and hot sauce. But I need the protein and the calories. I've also been having a Luna bar between lunch and dinner to keep me from being hungry. If I eat anything less than 1,400 calories a day, I am Lucifer, so this is for the healthy and well-being of me and my family.

I had one good day over the weekend where I had a good pep of energy. I went to the gym and I did my workout DVD. But honestly, that hasn't been the norm. I haven't had the energy to workout like I want to, which is probably why Dr. Oz warned against any additional exercise while on the plan.

I'll have a followup post next week with before and after pictures. Obviously, I am not going to keep up this kind of weight loss. What I am most positive about is that when this is over next week, I will be able to up my calories and work outs a lot more.

If you're curious about the plan, what you can eat, and grocery shopping trips, click HERE

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I also wanted to spotlight two rad gals today. They are not moms. They are not weight loss bloggers. They are kid-free bitches living the dream. I want to have a slumber party with the both of them.



First up, my home girl Sara from Sara Magdalena. Sara's blog is all about beer and nail polish. I wish I could elaborate for you, but it is something you need to check out for yourself. If you are someone that is into pinning nail polish colors and nail art, then you have to check out her blog. She also has a whole page on craft beer {be still my heart}. Go check out Sara's blog HERE and make sure to follow her on instagram (@brewsandpolish). 


And look at Helene! Doesn't she just look like a fun ball of sunshine? She blogs over at Helene in Between. And I am not going to lie, she is kind of a big deal. Helene posts about travel, music, musical festivals, and she is really funny. I like that her blog is easy to read because she writes like she would talk and you get a lot of humor. Please do yourself a big one and head over to her page HERE and add her on twitter (@heleneinbetween). 

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Who is doing the Dr. Oz challenge? 
Who is going to eat their weight in queso with me next week?



27 comments:

  1. 7.5 lbs...you rock Holly! I just finished week 1 and I am down 6 lbs. I agree that following the plan to a tee isn't sustainable in the long term, but I definitely plan on keeping many of the parts. P.S. I need some quest in my life right now.

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  2. 7.5 lbs is awesome!!! I'm on day 4, and I'm still waiting for all that energy Dr. Oz promised. I feel exhausted and I'm dying for a dark chocolate bar & a diet Dr. Pepper!!! I agree, definitely not maintainable past the 2 weeks, but I am learning a few lessons about how to be more healthy in my daily eating.

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  3. That is awesome! I am doing a gluten-free 2 week challenge with Maggie at Four Fit Sisters and I feel your pain. It's definately working and I feel better already, but I really want a plate of enchiladas and a big ass margarita!

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  4. Way to go with the loss!! That's awesome!! Cleanses are so fun...I want to stab everyone in the eye in the break room that sit in there and eat Whataburger and good greasy shit....then again, I do like how I feel after it's over, and believe it or not actually want to eat good shit

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  5. I just can't see this as realistic long term either... anything that limits me is a struggle. But I'm so proud of you for the 7.5 pounds. I am thinking I might do something similiar in the weeks leading up to my Florida trip. A little detox might do me good...

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  6. Awesome job!! No worries I am having Starbucks for you - like every day this week .... OOPS. Not going to lie living kid free is awesome. After I got used to mine being out on her own, I started living that UP

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  7. Great job Holly! Just based on experience, the first two weeks without sugar or wheat are usually hell, but then your energy starts coming back and even more than you might have had previously. Congrats on your awesome weight loss!!!

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  8. I am thinking I will pass on this one! As Ray and the kids would tell you, mama is NOT a nice person when she hasn't had enough food! Plus throw in not being able to do my p90x3 and I will be Lucifer times ten...haha!! Proud of you for sticking to it!! Down 7.5 is freaking awesome!!

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  9. Dayum girl, great job! How long have you been a veggie-saurus?

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  10. Wow 7.5 lbs in a week! That is awesome!!!! I might need to try this diet out (: I have been horrible at exercising so that would not be an issue for me however I am someone who needs at least 1300 calories a day or I am borderline a divorce!

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  11. Girl, I feel you. I've been doing mostly Paleo (not 100%) and am only on day 4, and I am sick of eggs already!! I want carbs for breakfast! I feel better, but honestly, I feel like I need to add in more carbs, or I will gain weight right back from being so deprived!

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  12. I'm 10 days into the Whole 30, and also decided to take up running all of a sudden like a moron. I definitely have more energy, and my face is starting to clear up for sho', but the days I "run" {fat girl jog?}, I'm exhausted and starved! So I clearly still need some balance...seriously I would recommend It Starts With Food, it isn't too bad of a read! I totally miss booze and eating out, though.

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  13. No freaking way. Ok, I'm going to give it a try.

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  14. 7.5 lbs in a week is NUTS!! Way to go! I'm thinking of trying it... so far my own plan of "eat better" and "everything in moderation" has been an epic fail. You're awesome!

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  15. 7.5 lbs!!!!!! [insert shocked emoticon here]

    So happy for you!!!

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  16. Aww, thanks for the feature!

    And congrats on the 7.5 lbs! Keep it up - even though I don't blame you about the queso.. I crave queso pretty much 24/7!

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  17. That's an awesome weigh in. I am happy to lose that in 3 weeks. 1 week is insane!! I canr t wait to weigh in on Monday for my 1 week recap.

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  18. Wahoo for the weight loss!
    I am on day 4... no weight loss for me :(
    I did this diet for the rapid weight loss to reach my short term goal and to help me cut Diet pop outta my diet, the caffeine basically. I dont have all the energy either and feeling discouraged because i have not lost anything. I hope by monday i do, or i will go back to my old ways where i was loosing! Keep up the great work!
    Also, a tip with the greek yogurt, act like its sour cream :) I know your not a fan of meat, BUt i dip my chicken in it So much better :)

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  19. KICK ASS!!!! i know i could never do this because i could never give up dairy. i drink so much milk it is ridic.

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  20. Awesome that you lost so much weight but I am afraid it won't be sustainable. I was sad to hear that you don't have as much energy. I saw your post because I am on an 8 week weight loss challenge with the RIPPED & RICH program. I have lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks eating a healthy chocolate protein shake for breakfast and lunch, having a normal healthy dinner, snacks and healthy chocolate nuggets whenever I have a craving. I have more energy, not less and am feeling really good. I see this as a great option for those who have a lot of weight to lose like I do. More information at GetRippedandRichNow.com. There is still time to participate in the Weight loss challenge.

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  21. Queso is literally all I can think about when I'm trying to do any sort of diet...It's the ever present temptation haha

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  22. Did you read wheat belly? I skipped dr. Oz.'s challenge and went straight to goin wheat free and I feel awesome! I have lost 4 pounds in 5 days and I feel like I could always eat this way

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  23. Your loss is amazing!! I printed the docs last week. I'm also a non-meat eater. I also am a non-egg eater. Do you think I could substitute beans??? You make me want to try it :) Great job!! Can't wait to hear the final weight loss!!

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  24. you can lose weight and get healthy and not even restricting anything except for junk food. personally, i think dr. oz is a quack because he promotes all this crazy stuff without any real medical backing and really, he's just a marketing goof than a doctor because no doctor would promote a "diet" like this.

    the biggest challenge is what we eat; our bodies are used to eating the crap that always tastes so good, right? when i overhauled my diet and started to only eat clean, that was tough. it took my body 2 weeks to detox from all that crap. and by detox, i don't mean go on some crazy juice cleanse or liquid diet, i mean stop eating all that processed food and sugary goodness that i loved so much. but once those 2wks were up and i was eating clean for those 2wks, my body stopped craving all that stuff.

    unless you have a proven sensitivity to gluten or have celiac disease, you don't have to cut out carbs...just switch to healthy versions. i eat carbs every day, i eat full fat stuff every day, i eat 5x per day and with this, i have managed to drop 4 dress sizes and get to my high school weight. i am 38, btw.

    so my point is: you don't have to be so restrictive with food. that's a surefire way to fall off the wagon because when you feel deprived, you want to eat all the things. clearly, you are hungry so the caloric intake you get with this diet is not enough. when you meet your daily caloric intake that is right for your body, you will not feel hungry. when you figure out your caloric intake for weight loss according to your height, weight, age and current fitness level and then track what you eat on myfitnesspal for a couple of weeks to see where you land on average, you can then begin to adjust your eating habits. you won't know how to tweak your eating habits until you know what you do on a daily basis. and i'm not saying that you are now relegated to track what you eat forever - nobody has time for that - but you can learn and understand what foods you need to eat to stay full and fuel your body appropriately.

    jesus, sorry for this longass comment :(

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  25. What do you eat after the 2 weeks? I am in the first week and am wondering!

    Thanks,
    gwen

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