“Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile.” – Brian Tracy
Hey there diet followers…if you’ve been tracking (which I’m sure you have not since it’s my adventure, not yours), as of Monday I was on day 14 of my Omni drop diet. (If you missed my week one update, read here about how all this started.) That’s two solid weeks of a diet consisting of HCG drops, and a very low 500 calorie per day diet. By this point I figured if I was going to fail I would have been done, especially having to go through Easter weekend dinners and Reese’s eggs without being able to partake in the yummy goodness. I am happy to report though, that I did not give in and I stuck to the protocol. I think 14 pounds is pretty amazing for two weeks and no exercise. I also managed to buy a size smaller pant this weekend which was a huge victory in itself. I personally don’t “see” any physical changes yet, but I’m still really excited about what I may finally be able to accomplish on this plan.
A Good Decision
Overall, I still love Omni. Of course there have been times when I was soooo close to getting just that one latte’ but I keep telling myself, not only did I spend money on this, so I have to see it through, but “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”. Well, at least a skinnier….my goal has never been to be a size 0 nor do I believe that is even physically possibly with my particular height and build…rather I just want to be comfortable in my own skin again and I think everyone deserves that. I’ve been forced to cook at home pretty much every night as well, which isn’t so bad when you get into a routine. The food options I have on this plan are admittedly limited, but I have also been learning to be creative and make new, different things with what I am allowed so I have to view that as a win as well. It’s really made me kind of excited about planning out dinner every couple of days to see what I can come up with, that’s different from the week before, and that the whole family can eat and like, with a select few ingredients. Do I wish I could just order in nachos and pizza from the bar down the block some nights? Of course I do, but I’ve actually seen the food bill go down with the abrupt stop to restaurant dining. I guess what I give up in convenience and variety I’m making up in saving a few bucks which isn’t really a bad thing. (Now ask me that when I’ve just gotten home from a full day of work, karate class, and still have to cook dinner at 7:00 pm and I may give you a different answer!)
Anyway, that’s my week two update. So far so good. I’ve been stronger than I thought I ever could be because let’s face it, I love food. I’m not an emotional eater, or a stress eater, maybe the occasional snack out of boredom, but basically I just love food because it freaking tastes great so I eat it….well I used to anyway. I’m hoping that once I get through all three phases of the Omni diet plan and I can have them again, that the things I used to love will still taste awesome (but of course hopefully I’ll be able to enjoy them in moderation too). In the meantime we’ll just take it day by day…I’ll keep you in the loop with what the next couple weeks bring. If you want to learn more I made the leap and signed up as a distributor so feel free to e-mail me or check out my site at http://omnitrition.com/OmniWithAli
What’s the most extreme diet or exercise regimen you’ve tried in the past? Did it work? Did you regret giving it a try or would you suggest it to others? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!