Monday, February 6, 2012

The 2012 Diet du Jour

Last year about this time, I was singing the praises of the 17 Day Diet.  Turns out there were some inherent aspects of the diet that became my downfall.
Unfortunate Inherent Aspects of the 17 Day Diet
  • The notion that I could actually complete 17 straight days of eating nothing but cleansing vegetables, low-sugar fruits, and lean proteins.  Seriously?  Try ordering that at El Chico.  "Oh, and, hold the cheese."
  • The monotony of the aforementioned "food groups."
  • The daily menu system.  You know...Week 1 - Day 1, Day 2, Day 3...  This system leaves no room for "hankerin's."  "I could sure go for a cheeseburger right now!"  Oh, no!  Instead, you open the book and read the lunch menu for Day 2.  And I quote, " Super Salad (Yes, it's in italics in the book.  No, italics don't make the salad adventurous.)  It goes on, "large salad with a generous bed of greens and salad vegetables of your choice - tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, celery, etc., drizzled with 1 tablespoon of olive oil or flaxseed oil and 2 tablespoons of herbed vinegar or vinegar of your choice."  I think that in Seinfeld terms, this would be the "Big Salad."  Anytime a diet throws in the words "of your choice," I tend to go hog wild.  Bring on the Fritos!  How about some taco meat!  I'm havin' me a Super TACO Salad!
  • As you have gathered by now, the 17 Day Diet made no lasting change in my weight, lifestyle or eating habits other than the revelation that I do not like flaxseed oil.

    Then, came Jennifer Hudson...
    She had me at "I believe in you and....MEEEEEEEE!"  Yup.  I guess that did it.  I signed up for Weight Watchers Online on January 9.  And, I love it.  Yes, it works.


    To be continued...

    3 comments:

    Carrie said...

    Good Luck!

    I tried to comment yesterday but it wouldn't go through....try, try, again.

    Sherry said...

    Lost 25 lbs so far on WW... Love it. Cousin in Houston has lost 71 lbs so far. We can do it! I believe!

    Carolyn Lackey said...

    Thanks, Carrie!!

    Sherry, are you my cousin Sherry or my friend Sherry? 25 lbs = YOOOOO HOOOOO!