A lot of my best blog friends are hosting a new Friday linkup called Follow Through Friday, basically just to hold each other accountable for fitness goals. I will say that each of these girls has a good weight loss story.
Aubrey Leigh is a working mom of two and runner...
Candra just recently went paleo....
Mel is my token super model friend...
Val is my Beyonce. I love her mucho grande...
Jenn has lost OVER 100 POUNDS...
Check out all of them!
From what I've read, these symptoms are normal for the first two days, along with a little fatigue. This is probably why Dr. Oz doesn't recommend doing any additional workouts during this period. I took yesterday off from Jillian, but I will see how I feel tonight.
I know a lot of you are starting this plan on Monday, so I thought I would give you my first day review.
According to the plan, you should start the day with a cup of hot water and lemon. I sipped on this while I did my hair and makeup and it was fine. Before I jetted out the door, I made the smoothie that he recommends (recipe posted HERE). Back when I lost weight post-Olive, I substituted one meal a day with a smoothie and I had great results. This smoothie doesn't taste bad. But it ain't no Baskin Robins smoothie either. I really wanted a McGriddle and Coke, but I bought an ass load of groceries just for me, so I have to stick this out.
The smoothie kept me full all the way to lunch. Then I had some lentil soup with hummus and mushrooms. This is the part of the day that I went into hangry-bitch-mode. I started to get a little headache, then by 4pm it was a full on migraine. As soon as I got home, I made some iced green tea just to give me a little pep.
The hardest part of this challenge for me, will be choking down 6oz of meat everyday. I am a vegetarian about 90% of the time, unless I've had a few beers then I need to shovel in some tacos. With the migraine, I couldn't fathom eating the chicken I had laid out, so I just had a salad with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. To keep me full, I ate some brown rice with broccoli. I was satisfied, but I really wanted something sweet. I'd rather have sweets than salts. So I made a bowl of non-fat greek yogurt, plain, and added a few frozen strawberries on top.
Non-fat greek yogurt tastes like curdled sour cream. I'm never going there again.
Today, I feel a lot better, even less bloated already. I will post a one week review next Friday.
A few people left me questions on instagram and in the comments, but their emails weren't linked to their profile, so I thought I would answer a few of the most common questions:
Q. The plan states not to do any additional exercise. Will you still be doing Jillian?
I took yesterday off, but I will resume The Lunging Monster tonight. From what I understand, you should not be doing anything more than what you normally do.
Q: Is all of that food just for me? ($71 for all food listed HERE).
Yes and no. I normally buy the veggies and frozen chicken so that will go towards family dinners. Basically just the broth, smoothie ingredients, tea, and yogurt are for me. But they can have the damn yogurt.
Q: Will the organic vegetable broth take place of what Dr. Oz recommends?
Yes! He states that a carton of organic vegetable broth is OK as long as it's low sodium. I didn't drink it yesterday, but I plan to drink it after lunch today.
Q: How will you live without beer?
I don't know. I feel like the Homer Simpson of blog moms, but I love to have a beer after dinner. If I end up liking my results, I will have to find a water-downed gluten free beer... and become that person.
Q: Have you read Wheat Belly?
No, but I did what I did in college and found the cliff notes online. And now I want to read the whole thing. I'll keep you posted with a review.
And if you are feeling a little motivated and want to see a great before and after, then check out Kara from Two Ton Teacher. She has lost a lot of weight and posts great motivation on her blog, as well as recipes. I think people really like her blog because she is so relateable. Right now she is hosting a $50 Amazon gift card... and only 16 people have entered. Your chances are GOOD. Head over and enter her giveaway HERE! And be sure to check her out on instagram HERE.
Look at cute little Shelby! I just think she is an absolute doll. She blogs over at Simply Shelby and just got a fabulous new blog design. Shelby is from a small town in Indiana and just landed a new job! I love her blog because it's always happy and fun. Please head over and check out her page HERE ans be sure to follow her awesome twitter account HERE.
Alrighty, I'm out for the weekend. I might chew off all of my nails just to avoid all of cereal in the pantry.
Who is doing the Dr. Oz diet or starting Monday? Email me if you need support. :)