Ideal Protein, Week Eleven
Each morning I was getting heavier, sometimes as much as a half-pound jump over the previous day. Was I really cheating that much?
Did I have an honest to goodness out-an-out "Cheat Day" as recommended by the program? I'm not sure. I had some cheese, a few extra servings of bread, and some other things but I still stayed clear of deep fried and processed food. And outside of a single sip of champagne I have not touched alcohol since late August.
Feeling like things were heading in the wrong direction I decided to return to my Phase 1 menu for a day. I wrote on the program's Facebook page that it was like returning to a familiar friend. By the next morning I had dropped two full pounds and was feeling way better. Whew!
I was still a little up when I went for my weekly weigh-in this morning but I'm OK with that because I feel great. Heather and Ben had cooked up quite a decadent meal last night and if my comeuppance is only a pound or two, I'm pleased as punch. I didn't go up in inches - stayed the same in that regard - and my metabolic age dropped a couple of points as my muscle mass went up. So, all things considered, it was a great week.
|Ideal Protein's Caramel Crunch Bar|
When I started this Ideal Protein journey I had two very personal objectives. The first was to be able to wear my white sleeveless muscle shirts without looking like a fat old man. The second was to buy non-baggy swimming trunks and wear them without embarrassment when we're walking on the beaches of Melaque, Mexico this February. I'm on a good path to achieve both.