I am super excited to be taking on a new adventure! I am going to be starting the 17 Day Diet. YAY!! With every adventure there is preparation. My preparation is coming in the form of reading the book, adjusting my thoughts about food and drinks, and figuring out how to make the “new” eating cycle work for my family of 11. I am not going to cook something special for me, and something else for my family. We will all be taking this adventure.
The meal options are a little…bland. I am not in love with many of the “approved foods”, but have decided that I will find a new love for foods that I have always avoided.
Below is my grocery list for the first 17 days:
Canned light tuna (in water)
Yogurt – fruit – sugar free
Adding to the above foods, I am supposed to drink a cup of green tea with every meal. EVERY MEAL?! And I have to limit my carbohydrates – no white bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, chocolate, biscuits, sugary desserts or sweets! NO POTATOES OR PASTA?! I am also supposed to avoid alcoholic drinks and sugar drinks. NO PEPSI THROWBACK?! Gasp!! I do get to drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water each day, so that will be almost like drinking Pepsi Throwback, I am sure.
I am also starting a new exercise routine. With my book came a dvd – “The 17 Minute Workout”. I can do ANYTHING for 17 minutes. The only trouble is that I don’t like to sweat. I am thinking, however, that I am going to have to sweat to shed these last 20 “baby pounds”.
This isn’t just a diet… This is a lifestyle change. And I am ready.
My body is His temple and every day I am a living sacrifice for Him.