So I’ve been on this Omni Drops diet for about a week now and I’m definitely seeing results. As of Friday I had lost 8 pounds in under a week. I haven’t been overly hungry and I actually like the allowed foods. I don’t love cooking at home every single night, but I’m getting used to it and it’s forcing me to prepare ahead for the week which has actually been great as far as time management on the weeknights.
Where The Problem Lies
I do not like, however not being able to have lattes, Nestle Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Slurpee’s. None of my very favorite things are allowed, even in moderation (at least for the first phase of the program, later on they can be added back in). Basically not having these four amazing foods and drinks suck a big one (although, it is possible that indulging in them daily as I had been in the past may be part of the reason I had to go on the diet anyway…maybe.)
I’m trying to find a work around to satisfy my sweet tooth, but fruit just doesn’t do it for me so basically it’s been a battle of wills. I haven’t crumbled and visited my favorite lingerie barista yet though (yes my favorite barista serves coffee in her undies…but don’t judge, she’s working for her money and she makes a damn good coffee.) I am trying to think about the big picture and remember it’s not forever…I also think a lot of it’s mental because I know I’m not supposed to have these things. I mean when I could consume them freely I didn’t sit around all day obsessing over them…well, maybe about Slurpee’s on occasion, but whatever.
Hopefully I haven’t been too grumpy toward my family, but the next week or so should determine if I can push through this initial adjustment period and complete this mission (you know 20 pounds in 21 Days) or if it will be yet another epic diet fail. Wish me luck!
What’s your biggest “want” when you know you’re not supposed to have it? You know that one thing that taunts you and keeps telling you “just once won’t hurt”…Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
Jessica saysApril 13, 2014 at 11:17 am
I have been on a bit of a chocolate binge myself. Now I want to partake in more because I am not happy with my haircut after donating 10″ of it. Short hair doesn’t flatter my face. I think I need a Crunch bar!
Julie saysApril 13, 2014 at 11:27 am
Good going. You’re a third of the way down. Be positive. You’ll get there. I’m rooting for you.
Alison saysApril 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm
Hey thanks! And whey you put it that way, 1/3 of the way down, that really sounds like success is totally attainable! 🙂
Angie B. saysApril 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm
I’ve actually never heard of the omni diet but 8 lbs in a week is amazing.
Alison saysApril 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm
Well, it’d definitely strict and definitely something you want to really research and look into because there’s little room for error and it’s not cheap. For me though, I was ready to commit and I definitely didn’t make the decision lightly. I will agree, so far I’m happy with the results and that does help keep motivation up….hopefully the trend continues though to keep me motivated to stick with it through the end.
Leslie saysApril 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm
Oh my gosh, I love Lucky Charms & lattes. Poor girl! Congratulations on the weightoss though!
Helena saysApril 13, 2014 at 4:51 pm
I know for me, the sugar treats do me in. At work, we have a treat drawer with all the chocolate that I love, including Nestle’s Crunch, M&M’s, Mounds, etc. I gained 10 lbs last year and I know it was from that. So I have basically taken myself off the treat drawer at work. But every once in awhile I cave!
Alison saysApril 13, 2014 at 7:16 pm
Oh my work is one of my biggest problems. I know it has been the reason for at least 25 lbs of my gain over the last 5 years. They are great to the employees but with candy jars, treats several times a week, and potlucks all the time, they definitely keep us well fed. For a foodie like me, it’s real tough to pass it up when they shove it in your face. So far I’ve been holding strong, but Easter is looming….EEEK!
jessi saysApril 13, 2014 at 8:55 pm
Mochas are always my biggest want when im not supposed to have them. My two favorite things wrapped up into 1 tasty drink. Good luck!
Triplezmom saysApril 14, 2014 at 9:51 am
I have a little gummy bear addiction – especially when I’m writing/working. Which is for several hours a day. I had to quit them cold turkey because otherwise I was eating bags. It’s killing me, but I assume it will get better eventually. Good for you!
Alison saysApril 14, 2014 at 10:10 pm
I have a giant bag of atomic fireballs in my desk that I eat throughout the day at work. (Obviously not right now but under normal circumstances). Cold turkey on anything is tough, but sometimes it’s the only way to get the job done!
Michelle F. saysApril 14, 2014 at 10:56 am
Good for you on the 8 pounds! For me it is sweets especially icecream!
Alison saysApril 14, 2014 at 10:08 pm
I don’t mind not having ice cream…but today I would have killed for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg lol!
tara pittman saysApril 14, 2014 at 11:06 am
I would have such a tough time giving up chocolate. good luck and keep up the good work!
Bernadette C @Aimless Moments saysApril 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm
Not bad numbers for the first week. I get tired of making myself different things than the rest of the family. I do enough cleaning and cooking that I dont really want to do any extra :/
Alison saysApril 14, 2014 at 10:08 pm
I agree with not liking to make separate meals for the rest of the family. That’s one of my biggest issues with a lot of diets, but with this one, the rest of the family can eat the same meals, they just eat more of it and add other stuff (breads, pastas, etc.) that I’m not eating. So far it’s worked out.