My husband replaced the battery on my scale for me, so I finally weighed myself this morning. And low and behold, I did just as well on The Harcombe Diet this time as I did before, which I am happy about. By no means am I drinking any Hater-ade or anything and I feel better already, but I’m not getting overly excited about it either. Yet. Why? Because I’ve been here before …
The problem last time when I tried THD was that I initially lost 10 pounds, but then I failed on phase 2. Phase 2 gives you more freedom than phase 1, but you aren’t really supposed to start cheating until phase 3. I cheated early. (We went on vacation. Bad timing!) Right now, I’m on Day 3 of phase 2 and so far, so good. I’m enjoying the flexibility and being able to add things like cheese and fruit.
Today for lunch I baked a potato and made some vegetarian chili to put over it with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. YUM!
I was craving something a little sweet after so I had a bowl of fresh strawberries topped with a little more Greek yogurt. This diet is really lovely in terms of eating good food and not feeling hungry at all. There’s a little cooking involved, which isn’t bad, especially if you have someone to help you do the dishes.
One of the things I really, REALLY dig about THD is the fact that I’m not having to count anything, points, calories, anything. I’m following the diet’s basic guidelines and eating good, healthy food and the weight is coming off. This is basically what I’ve been doing. First thing in the morning I drink a cup of hot water with a tablespoon of Lakewood Organic Fresh Pressed Lemon Juice. While I’m drinking that, I make some bacon in my toaster oven. I never use my microwave to cook bacon anymore. It’s so easy in the toaster oven, comes out perfectly, and is better for you. While the bacon’s cooking, I make myself an omelette, 1-2 eggs and a few egg whites. And I make a cup of Kaffree Roma Roasted Grain Beverage to kinda make like I’m having a cup of coffee. But for the first seven days on this diet, I had bacon and eggs for breakfast and I STILL lost 10 pounds. I won’t do that every morning from now on, but still.
Lunch has varied between soup and salad or a grilled chicken breast with some roasted veggies. Simple. Same thing with dinner. I’ve had shrimp salad, or steak and veggies. On Saturday for lunch I had some brown rice pasta and Brussels sprouts since I was doing my long run that evening. That was the best long run I’ve had so far by the way! My legs are still a little sore so today I did a yoga class at the gym. Nice stretch.
Overall, I’m real happy with what’s going on with this diet. We’ll work on hair and makeup later!
And we’ll see how the next seven days go …