Day 6, (Thursday) - 1/2lb, total of -8.5lbs

10:30 a.m. 5 Melba Snacks

1:00 p.m. Protein Shake: 1 scoop of Ultimate Protein Vanilla Flavor, 1 scoop of Dynamic Fruits and Greens Strawberry Kiwi, 8 strawberries, water and ice. This is a great alternative for lunch or dinner, when it’s a hot summer day and you just want something cold and fruity to drink!


4:00 p.m. 5 Melba Snacks

6:00 p.m. Subway grilled chicken salad, spinach/lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and mustard.   I wasn’t able to be at home for dinner tonight, so this was the next best thing that I could find.

7:30 p.m. 1 large apple.

Overall I’ve been feeling pretty good.  I do sometimes feel like I don’t have enough energy, but then I just try to eat something, or drink some more tea and/or water.  The key for me, also seems to be getting enough sleep.  I feel better in the mornings when I’ve gone to bed early!


Day 7, (Friday)  -.5lb, total of -9lbs. I was heading up to our cabin for the weekend to do some remodeling, so I tried to bring foods that I could eat, and figured I would also eat more, as I’d be doing a lot of physical work. For lunch (in the car), I had some grilled chicken, cucumber, melba snacks, and an orange. Dinner was grilled shrimp, melba, tomato and apple. I did eat more cucumbers and apples later in the day, due to the fact that I was working a lot (moving furniture and painting).


Day 8, (Saturday). No scale. I did eat a lot today, including some foods not on the ‘allowed’ list. I tried to stay as healthy as possible, knowing that I didn’t have time, or a lot of foods to choose from. Ate the normal foods – roasted chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, oranges and melbas. Also, did have an energy drink (zero calories, but had sucralose in it), and did eat some beef jerky. I did the best I could, but realized that while working for 14+hrs doing painting, that I needed to eat more then 500 calories! I did drink lots of water, and had coffee in the morning.


Day 9, (Sunday.) No scale. Coffee, water, apples, chicken, cucumber, melba. I did have a LaraBar on the way home (I was HUNGRY, and it was either that or Arbys–where my husband went for lunch). When we came home, I had tuna fish mixed with mustard and dill, and a asparagus.


Before bed I was still hungry, so I had some grapes, a banana and peanut butter. I know my weekend wasn’t  the best in terms of following the protocol, but I tried my hardest and made, what I thought, were some pretty good decisions. I stayed away from all the temptations from the weekend, including alcohol (I love my wine!), ice cream, fast food, brats, potato salad, etc.


Day 10, (Monday). +1.5lbs. Not surprised considering I was doing a lot of physical activity and did eat foods that were not allowed, and ate more then 500 calories. However, I am not going to let this get me down. I’m hoping this week I will lose the 1.5lbs plus a couple of more!


Water, coffee. Grilled shrimp on a salad, topped w/sugar free salsa for lunch. Orange for mid afternoon snack along with iced green tea.


Dinner was grilled chicken and steamed asparagus.



I had a few strawberries before bed.  I was pretty tired today, mainly due to doing too much work over the weekend.  Off to bed early!


-Chana K.