The 17 Day Diet Review – Day 5

Hey guys! This is my review for day 5!

I started strong today! I woke up and had my lemon tea, a poached egg, a spinach salad, some greek yogurt with blueberries, mangoes and chia seeds.

I worked out for 20 minutes on the Bowflex, showered, then had chicken breast for lunch.

I bombed supper time completely… Sad/guilty face. I went to an East Indian restaurant with the boyfriend and we ordered a rice stir fry that had lamb, shrimp, chicken and some vegetables mixed in, butter chicken, whole wheat naan bread and mozzarella naan bread. Of course their entrees came with basmati rice. I did have a little bit of everything, and despite being proud of controlling the portions I ate tonight, I still ate the rice and the bread. Today’s supper has been the one meal that’s gone against the rules the absolute most.

I feel like it’s wrong to develop the mentality that you should workout to eat, or eat to workout, because then you just end up feeling guilty if you eat too much and don’t work out, or workout really hard and treat yourself to something that isn’t necessarily healthy. Regardless, I came home and did some light cardio for an hour to make up for my feasting. Tomorrow I’ll wake up and do better! Thanks for the continued support! HUGS.

– E


The 17 Day Diet Review – Day 4

Here’s my review for day 4 (March 14th)

So the day started out great. Started with a healthy breakfast, worked out for 20 minutes on the Bowflex, ate baked fish and a giant salad for lunch and then went to work and ate another giant salad and baked fish for supper, but then my girlfriend/co-worker tempted me with some raisin Glosettes… I ate like, 5. No big deal, raisins are a fruit, right? I’ve also never had Altoids in my life, and for some reason, my boyfriend decided to give me a mini tin of cinnamon Altoids. The tin had roughly 12 pieces and I ate 9. I was all about the Altoids yesterday. If you haven’t caught on yet, I have a sweet tooth that can’t be stopped.

After work, my dad decided that he would take my brother, boyfriend and I out for Chinese food, in celebration of my brothers birthday (my parents are separated, so we get to do two of everything. Two birthday dinners, two Christmases, two houses, double the presents etc. Separation isn’t bad forever). Obviously I was wrong about the birthday festivities being over. So again, I was at another hole in the wall Chinese restaurant, far past supper time, sitting at a table covered in chow meins, beef dishes, and fish. I realize that this food is probably LOADED with MSG, but nonetheless I ate. I tried my best to eat the chicken, pork, fish, beef, shrimp and vegetables off each of the dishes. I had no noodles or rice and drank as much water as one person can possibly handle during one meal. I made it out okay, but naturally, my stomach hated me for it this morning.

So that was my day. Still a constant struggle to eat right, but I don’t think anyone ever gets it 100%. Today has been good so far. I’ll try to post about day 5 (today) at around 11:00PM, tonight. After today, I’ll have 12 days left!!! It’s gone by so much faster and smoother than I anticipated. This blog is keeping me mostly on track. Again, VIRTUAL HIGH FIVES to all the people who care enough to read about my sweet tooth, and my inability to stay away from Chinese food at midnight. You guys keep me motivated.

This is the Bowflex TreadClimber TC10 (middle model, out of 3) that we have at home. It’s been my bff since my mom bought it this past December.




The 17 Day Diet Review – Day 3

Day 3 (March 13th) practically down. Virtual high five to all the people following my 17 day struggle.

My eating was not the greatest today. I woke up fairly early and spent all morning looking at blogs, and when I finally did get out of bed, I had lots of tea, an apple and some yogurt with chia seeds. No protein in my breakfast ):

I met up with a girlfriend downtown for more tea and a bit of shopping, which allowed me to walk around and just move in general. I tried on a billion things like I always do, which to me, is a workout in itself.

After shopping, I came home to a package from Rebecca Minkoff!!! A post of what was in the package, will follow shortly (:

I technically did not eat lunch today, which I know is horrible. I skipped that entire meal completely and went straight to dinner. TSK TSK. Because it was my brothers birthday, I was out for dinner with my brother, my boyfriend, my mom, moms boyfriend, and my aunt. I ordered baked salmon, steamed vegetables and a tossed salad… It really is as exciting and delicious as it sounds. No it’s not. Everyone around me ate fries, steaks, or burgers. My brother ended up getting a complimentary, birthday brownie which I had a bite of, don’t judge me. I also ate 3 boneless, honey garlic wings, which I practically made love to because they were so good… AND I had like 10 restaurant mints.

So… brownie, wings and mints (aka candy). Not particularly proud of todays eating. I also did not do my required 17 minutes of exercise, but I was walking around a lot while shopping, and since getting home from dinner, I’ve been doing loads of laundry which need to be hauled up and down 2 flights of stairs, among other house chores.

Hopefully tomorrow is a better day for working out and for eating. Also, since all these birthday festivities are over, I can stop being mentally harassed by different cakes.

LASTLY, I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE to include pictures in my next review day post. I know how daunting and boring looking at a blog post is, if all there is to look at, are words.

– E

The 17 Day Diet Review – Day 2

This review is for Day 2 (March 12th)
Today went surprisingly well. All my meals were according to the plan and I managed to work out on our Bowflex Treadclimber for 20 minutes.

My day went like this:
▪ I woke up and had a good breakfast
▪ I watched Pretty Little Liars, which by the way, makes me roll my eyes more and more each episode, that I think they may one day, roll into the back of my head and get stuck there. The plot gets more stupid every week, but I’m still watching. Anyways, I also prepared lunch which was baked fish and vegetables.
▪ Walked on the Bowflex for 20 minutes
▪ Got ready for work.
▪ Worked from 4:30 – 9:30PM
▪ Got home. At this point (roughly 10:15PM on March 12th) my brothers birthday was close enough (He turned 21 today – March 13th) that he told me to make an exception and eat his Rice Krispies cake with him. I refused, even though I wanted nothing more than any excuse to eat cake. Sad. As soon as I said no, I realized how accountable this blog was keeping me, it was kind of blowing my mind a little bit.
▪ I went to my boyfriends soccer game at 11:00PM
▪ Around midnight, after his game was over, we went to Walmart to pick up fruits and vegetables
▪ Closer to 1:00AM we went to Subway so we could eat. I ate a chicken salad, with no dressing and no cheese (so exciting…), even though what I really wanted was a foot-long bacon sandwich, slathered in mayo. Regardless of my healthy choice though, I’m pretty sure it’s still against the rules to be up at 1:00AM, eating.

Now it’s 2:00AM, and I’m blogging about my average day. I’m exhausted, and I’m not really looking forward to waking up and doing it all over again tomorrow. I just want a pizza. I’ll try to be more interesting in my day 3 post, and maybe include pictures for future review days.