Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lucy - Day 6 - Phase 2

I'm continuing with the Jillian Michaels DVD's, and she's kicking my butt! It hurts to reach across my body today after doing the "6 Week 6 Pack" yesterday. It's all good, though. I have lots of energy, and I'm sleeping like a baby.

I was just telling Ted this morning that I feel like this Phase is moving faster than the 1st one. I'm sure it's mostly because I've been able to eat things I couldn't in Phase 1. But I also think that, since I've started exercising, I'm really starting see results in my body. That little belly we ladies get that we all love is smaller; my clothes are fitting better; I have a little more stamina everytime I do a workout.

I'm very excited about trying the Power Cookie tomorrow. It's not very big, but it's packed full of protein and good carbs. I'm considering sticking with the Phase 1 diet tomorrow, and adding the Cookie in as breakfast with a smoothie and a potato for lunch, since each cookie counts as 1 starch. I'll let you know how it goes.

I was hoping Ted would write something, since I feel like I've been bogarting the blog. I'm really looking forward to his post about exercising. I just suggested that we do a 5K the end of April, and his response was that "5 meters sounds better." Hmmm...that's not the motivation I was going for.

Oh, by the way, since we can have crab in Phase 2, Ted made some amazing crab cakes last night! I'll get him to post the recipe. Very filling and satisfying with a big spinach salad.


  1. Dear Ted and Lucy ... I just started the 17-Day diet today (at the recommendation of a good friend who has been VERY successful with it the past 2 weeks). Anyway, I was surfing the net about this diet and found your blog, and I just have to say THANK YOU, and tell you that this is just wonderful, inspiring, and humorous to read!! You are both excellent writers, and I know I'm going to be enjoying this blog on a daily basis from now on. I too have been a die-hard Weight-Watchers member for a long time, yo-yo-ing back and forth for years. And I too have discovered that it's not W.W.'s fault it hasn't been working for me lately ... I have been counting points faithfully ... and eating all the wrong foods (nutritionally speaking!) WAY too many carbs! So this diet will hopefully be what I need to kick-start me again, and re-teach me how to eat healthy foods only, and drink all that wonderful water again! I had the worst year of my life last year ... and am now a breast-cancer survivor ... I think. (Still don't feel like a survivor ... some reconstruction surgery still left to go from my double-mastectomy.) I had 4 surgeries, and am on a very "weight-gain-promoting" medication for 5 years now. So eating healthy is a MUST for me ... I refuse to get cancer again, and have it interrupt (or cut short!) my life. Well ... sorry, didn't mean to give you my life story here ... just wanted to say thank you for blogging this. I can tell it's going to be very encouraging for me. (And this will be the first blog this 50-yr. old woman ever followed!) Cheers ... and blessings to you as you continue this adventure!

  2. Ruth,

    Thank you so much for reading and letting us know you have found the blog helpful. Lucy and I struggled with the idea of putting this blog together, we just weren't sure if anyone would read, or if they did, would they get anything out of it. Try and check back in when you can, we'd love to know your progress.

    Thanks again!

  3. I read!! Stumbled upon your blog yesterday and spent my whole lunch break reading. It is very inspiring to see your results but also read you guys saying some of the same frustrations my hubby and I have as well.

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