James Perse skirt
James Perse shirt (I got both of the James Perse items at Last Call with an extra % off – highly recommend them BOTH)
Balenciaga bag (secondhand)
Vince Kia Flats (size down 1/2 size)
So, I thought I’d try and update you guys every couple of weeks on my weight loss, since I was so public about it and all 😉 And maybe you’re interested in what I’m doing and want to follow along…
On Sunday 3/10 I weighed myself after two weeks on the “diet” and had lost 8 lbs. I’m pleased with that, although David Kirsch says “You Can Lose up to 14lbs in Two WEeks!!!” about his diet, I know better than that, and thought I might get to 10 lbs loss in 2 weeks. Anyway, I cheated a bit: I am drinking coffee, although only 8oz a day, which is a third of what I normally drink, and I’m eating a whole egg (yolk and all!) when I eat a hard boiled egg. I’m sorry, but only egg whites are SO BORING. I LOVE the way I’m eating now, although it’s a big change going from being vegan to eating meat again. I’m only eating poultry, and it’s all organic, free-range, etc., so I feel a bit better about it. I also KNOW that I can’t lose weight and maintain it without eating meat. And my body feels so good, like it’s using everything efficiently, with energy to spare.
Anyway, the “diet” I’m doing to lose weight (fast) right now is David Kirsch’s Ultimate new york diet. I settled on this one because I appreciate that he values intense exercise during weight loss and his emphasis is on lean, high quality protein, low-fat and low calorie eating. I also REALLY like his protein powder; they taste good and include lots of vitamins & minerals, flax seeds and are sweetened with stevia. I get them at Skinstore because they usually have a coupon code floating around 😉
Besides the DK protein powder for breakfast, I eat 8-10 almonds for one snack, an egg with some dijon mustard on it for another snack and for meals, I eat cold poached chicken and broccoli, turkey meatloaf (I really like the recipe in his book) and raw red peppers, or salmon on TONS of spinach with walnuts. I basically eat variations of all those meals every day, which is less than 1,000 calories a day. I also do pure barre 5 days a week and walk with Sydney one day a week, so I get a TON of exercise. I’ll admit, in the beginning I was hungry, but I’ve learned how and when to eat to get the most benefit and stay fuller longer. I also only eat between 7AM and 7PM 😉
I’m using “diet” in quotation marks because this is truly the last time I’ll be making any changes to the way I eat. I was already gluten-free (felt SOOO much better) and dairy-free, now I know that the only way for my body to get and stay slim is with lean protein and lots of vegetables. I’ll add back quinoa, beans, and fruit in a little while, but I don’t need anything else to stay healthy. So, this isn’t so much a diet for me as it is a total lifestyle change. And to address any naysayers who believe that weight loss of any more than 2lbs a week isn’t sustainable, I ask why? I’ve been losing weight all my life, I’ve lost it slow (2lbs a week) and fast, and neither was sustainable. Until I make the permanent change to the way I eat and learn to control my urge for popcorn and jelly beans, NO amount of weight loss will be sustainable…I know myself enough to know that I am VERY impatient, and if I don’t get this weight off quickly, I’ll lose hope and start to slide back into old habits, so I decided to try something drastic and quick. So far it’s working. And I feel great.
Thanks for reading and following along! I’ve appreciated your support 🙂