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DR. OZ 10 Day Rapid Weight Loss Results

Saturday, July 18, 2015

I was starting to get really bummed. As always, I started the year with some really great plans and looked forward to making it "my year" to really change things. In theory, I wanted things to change. I wanted to feel better, stronger, more fit. I wanted to feel more confident and in control. But, since it was already July and I wasn't really getting anywhere, I started to really worry that I would never be able to "break free" of my mental hurdles and reach my goals. How hard was I really working? I was mostly just wishing!

I did make progress in a few places. I had wanted to ride on Lake shore Drive for Bike The Drive (30 miles) and I signed up and did that- Yay for a Win!! I had my mammogram and full physical- Yay for another win!! Other accomplishments- I finally was able to step away from some of the volunteer work I had been doing to allow myself to have a little bit more free time.

So, I was making some progress, but not as much as I had wanted.

On the weight loss front, I have really struggled. I was looking for an approach that "fit" me well. I wanted something that was easy and convenient. I wanted an approach where I did not have to eat differently than the rest of my family. I searched and pondered and read so many different things....I got so confused about what the "right approach" would be and what would work.

I think it is true that things fall into place when you are ready for them to. I was open and had so much desire. I really wanted to make things different for myself.

In my searching, I decided to turn to one of my favorites- Dr. Oz. I went to his website and found his 10 Day Rapid Weight Loss Plan. The words that attracted me....10 Day Plan! I didn't care so much about a gimmick or a quick promise of a big loss. I just needed a plan...and I believed I could try something for 10 days. I read the plan and it sounded easy enough- I could eat foods I liked. I actually had much of what I needed in the house already. I knew I would have to say good bye to bread and wheat and sugar...but I knew I was ready to do that. I made a list of what I needed for the plan, went shopping and started the next day....Day 1 was on July 7.

That 10 days has revived me in every way! I found a plan that works for me. Most mornings, my husband and I head out for a morning walk. I love having between 2500-3000 steps in the morning before I get going for the day. I also love the alone time I get with him! It is not a lot of exercise, but it is more than the nothing I was doing before. I love starting my day with lemon water. It is refreshing and gets me going. I enjoy making a smoothie for breakfast. I eat more fruit than I usually do, I feel good about the ingredients I am adding, and it keeps me satisfied all morning. My lunches and dinners consist of protein- chicken or salmon- and veggies. I have eaten brussel sprouts, green beans, spinach, salads- all sorts of things that make me feel good. I eat my healthy fats. Then, I have ended most days with a soothing detox bath.

None of this has been hard. A few times (for parties and things) I have packed a salad and brought it with me. In order to be successful, I have had to plan ahead. I have had to be disciplined. I made chocolate cake for my dad's birthday but had to think ahead to what eating that cake would feel like in the morning, when I got on the scale as opposed to what that would feel like in the moment! I actually had to be mindful and care about each decision to eat, or not eat.

I have been rewarded with some quick results that have made me believe that I can reach my goals if I just "show up" everyday. I started my 10 days at 182 pounds and ended at 174.6. My pants fit better and I feel empowered. I know that I can blow all that progress in one or two bad days....so I am not going to have a parade or do any huge celebrating, but I will enjoy the fact that I stuck to a plan and achieved results that give me hope!

My biggest joy is in BELIEVING again. We all know how it feels to want something. But sometimes, we need a big push towards getting it - a clear path with how to get there. These past 10 days have given me that push and the path. I plan to keep on going- keep on growing, keep on learning. The more I understand about what "good foods" really are, and how to help keep my body healthy, the easier I think this lifestyle change will be.

I am just excited to be where I am today as opposed to where I was on July 6. I will remember this blog and will reread it when I need that extra glimmer of hope that will propel me forward!

Whatever you are struggling with and wherever you are.....just start. You have to start somewhere!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Glad to see you are believing again. You are such a great writer, I love reading your blogs. We are in your corner, never forget that!
    2042 days ago
    So glad you are seeing results again.
    Keep the Faith & Believe in yourself.
    2047 days ago
    Awesome to see you back in the saddle!
    2048 days ago
    I'm all about feeling good about yourself & BELIEVING again. I'm cheering for you my friend.
    2049 days ago
    I'm so glad you found something that fit with what you wanted. Good luck with the rest of the plan.
    2049 days ago
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    I like Dr Oz also. I lost 17 pounds a year ago following his plan for almost eight weeks with a few deviations.

    Thanks for sharing your results emoticon !
    2049 days ago
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