Well....Week 1 of The Game On Diet is a wrap (get it? a wrap -- yes, my mind is always on food.) For those of you who don't know, I have been participating in the Game On Diet based on the book THE GAME ON! DIET: KICK YOUR FRIEND'S BUTT WHILE SHRINKING YOUR OWN by Az Ferguson and Krista Vernoff -- you can read more about it here. I am a member of the team Ding Dongs, and we are competing against the Ho Hos and the Twinkies. Here are the week one results:
Ding Dongs: 794.6 pts.
Twinkies: 775.6 pts.
Ho Hos: 682 pts.
I actually had a perfect score of 850, and I really felt like I got the hang of the diet after just a few days. I had to make some major changes to my diet -- mainly eating on the every two to four hour schedule and drinking three liters of water a day, but it really wasn't too bad (after I got used to going to the bathroom every 15 minutes the first day.) I think the most difficult thing for me was giving up the computer for two hours every night -- what does that tell you about me? And as far as the exercise goes, I was already pretty much doing the twenty required minutes of exercise everyday; and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy doing five sun salutations every morning.
Now for my rant! I actually had to wait awhile to calm down before writing this post. As of Saturday morning, I was down 4.5 pounds. I was ecstatic!!! Then I had my day off and ate a few things that aren't exactly good for me; however, I really didn't overdo it (but I did eat a lot of salt.) When I got on the scale on Sunday, my weight loss was down to 2.8 pounds; so I got right back on the diet, drank the water and didn't even take my meal off option on Sunday. So I thought when I got on the scale this morning, I'd make up some of my weight loss. HAHAHA! I actually gained another .6 pounds -- I was absolutely hysterical! That means I had a 2.2 pound weight loss for the entire week which isn't bad, except that I was hoping for something like a 4.5 pound one.
I was very much down in the dumps this morning, but my fellow Ding Dongs and even my competitors gave me some terrific pep talks. My husband also reminded me that I get this way and say the exact same things every time I diet. I'm just hoping to lose at least 2.2 pounds next week since many people tend not to lose as much per week after week 1. I should also warn my team members that I most likely will not be perfect this week because my family is taking a mini-vacation to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. I am going to do my best and take my day off and meal off accordingly, but I still might not be able to eat exactly in accordance with the rules.
More to come next week.....