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Operation Skinny: 3-Day Military Diet

ALERT: This continues to be my most popular post, but I DO NOT CONDONE THIS DIET. The calorie intake is too low to be healthy. PLEASE don’t do it! If you want to lose weight, follow a diet similar to day one. 

I’m sure you guys have all seen it on Pinterest – the 3-Day Military Diet – lose up to 10lbs in 3-days! Well, I tried it.

3 Day Military DietStarting Weight: 162

Day 1: 955 Calories

Day 1 really wasn’t bad. I don’t like coffee, but I had coffee with breakfast with a sweet & low pack. Also added sweet & low to my tea at lunch, and mustard to my tuna. I had canned chicken for my meat, and ate the banana with the ice cream. The apple turned into a snack after dinner. You’re supposed to work out on this plan, so I went to Yoga for 75 minutes.

Day 2: 1205 Calories

Again, not too terrible. I love hard boiled eggs and hot dogs, so I had nothing to complain about. I did load the hot dogs with ketchup, though. Also spent 20 minutes on the elliptical and did arms (note: I love this arms plan. It’s short, but you absolutely feel it!)

Day 3: ? Calories

OKAY – I give. I had a HUGE headache all day. This is the lowest amount of food in the entire diet, and it definitely wore on me. I did breakfast and lunch, but went to happy hour with a friend for dinner.

Final Weight: 159.5

I won’t be doing this diet again. I’m using MyFitnessPal to track my food, which ALWAYS helps! I also like Fitocracy – it gives me a challenge to get more points then the last day!

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Skinny Wrap Party!

I’ll admit – I’ve been a bit lazy over the past few weeks with Operation Skinny.

Weigh In 9/17/12: 164.5

But, last night I attended a Wrap Party – you know, those toxic releasing wraps you put on your belly, thigh, etc.? I went in pretty hesitant, but after watching someone else do it, I figured why the hell not.

Sarah, our host, was super helpful in explaining how it all worked. The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin. She took my measurements (see below), photos, and began to place the wrap on my belly. Fair warning – it’s cold! It feels like you’ve just applied Icy Hot that never gets hot. After the wrap was in place, she used saran wrap to hold it in place so I could move around, which I still didn’t. It kind of felt like I had a back brace on!

As we waited for the magic to happen, Sarah explained a few of the other products It Works! sells, including a delicious chocolate protein shake (mixed with peanut butter and banana). The product line is pretty awesome – a bit expensive, but it seems to work.

45 minutes later, we removed my wrap and remeasured. Overall (waist, naval and hips), I was down 2 1/2 inches! The wrap is said to work for the next 72 hours as long as you continue to drink water, lay off sugary sweets (it’s killing me to not have green tea!) and eat reasonably healthy (that may not happen tonight – it’s date night, and fried provel might be involved. i cannot say no to fried provel).

I’ll post my updates via Twitter for the next three days, and be sure to check back for the before and after photos.

BEFORE:

Waist: 30 3/4
Naval: 35
Hips: 39 1/2

After:

Waist: 30 1/2
Naval: 34
Hips: 38 1/4

Want to buy your own? Click here! 

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Operation Skinny: Week 1

First and foremost, I have to share my superstar pooch, Badger Dog Yadi, who made Caesar Milan’s Facebook page this past week.

My little bad boy is a celebrity. 🙂

WEEK 1 RESULTS: -2.5 lbs!

I only was able to use the DB Goddess for two and a half days due to illness, but I’m pretty pleased with the results, especially since I spent Saturday drinking with the girls! I did walk Yadi twice for a total of 3.4 miles, as well as 20 minutes on the cross trainer. This week should see the full dosage, as well as an additional workout. I couldn’t quite handle the whole 6-meals-a-day thing, but I’ve been trying to get in 4. It’s about time for me to make some more Egg Salad – that and my Protein Shakes have been my top fillers!

What do you eat when trying to lose weight?

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Kickass April: Day 1 Update

Don’t worry – I won’t post these daily! But, I did start the plan mentioned before.

I got up to Oakville High around 10:30am on Sunday morning only to find a baseball tryout. I wasn’t about to embarass myself in front of a bunch of 18 unders, so I popped over to the middle school track instead. (My goal is to do all of the Couch to 5K work outs on a track – more consistency in distance and terrain). To my dismay, the Couch to 5K app gave me all kinds of problems (my 5 minute warm up turned into a 15 minute warm up). If you start, I suggest you have an arm band for your iPhone, iPod, etc, because I kept it in my hand and it wound up pausing when I didn’t want it, too.

The Kickass April part though went fine. FYI – burpees SUCK. Day 1 is only :30 seconds worth, but I’m already dreading the two minute intervals at the end of the month!

I’m working an earlier schedule at work to be sure I can get my work outs in (7am – 3:30pm-ish), and I plan on walking the dog as a side cardio activity. Hopefully this 90 degree weather calms down a bit!

I’ll let you know how the first week goes. Feel free to share any tips or tricks!