Sharing a post from April 12, 2015
The day of reckoning. I've been
putting it off and it just can't wait any longer. I need to lose 25-30
pounds. Period. Now, I'm a nurse practitioner, you know that I know what
to do to lose weight. It's simple......eat less, exercise more. So
easily said.....and so hard to do.
Structure is helpful to
me.....I need lists.....things to check off. So when I visited my sister
to do a dressing change to her hand (second degree burn from burning leaves) she shared with me a book she had been reading - Dr. Phil's 20/20 Diet.
thought yeah.....here we go again.....Southbeach.....Low
carb.....Weight Watchers...the list goes on and on.
She hasn't started
on the diet yet herself because of the recent injury....so I figured to
borrow her book and read it.
I've done all the above diets......didn't
mean my sister)))
Well, I read it over the weekend, loaded up and
ran to town to get my own copy and my grocery list. The Phase I foods
for the first 5 days consist of 20 items. I bought everything on the
list, the book, and hurried back home to start planning my meals.
hubby was laughing all the while.
It's not my plan here to
re-print the book as some bloggers have....but I will share my
questions, my success or failure with recipes and so forth.
biggest concern at the moment.......is no Diet Coke. Nadda, zilch....no
diet drinks, or carbonated beverages....nothing with artificial
This leaves your drinking choices to water and green
tea. I hate water. Something must be wrong with me.....I don't drink it
unless I'm playing sports (and lets see about how long has that
been.....in years?.....a while).
I have a Diet Coke in hand while
reading this tidbit of information and realize.....I need to put the
Diet Coke down......just put it down and walk away.