The Diet “Game” Review

You may have noticed I fell off the planet for a month.  Maybe you didn’t, but I am sure someone out there in the blogosphere did.  Like all the spammers I get, they missed me.  Anyway, I have been very busy for the past 4 weeks spending every waking moment thinking about food.  Either thinking about how much I love tasty delicious food I was not eating, or that it had been 2-4 hours since my last mini meal and I was required to think of something else to eat from the approved list, or thinking about how I was starving.  It was pretty much a full time job.  Because I know you all want to know how I fared, here is a review of the pros and cons, followed by my overall performance.

-eating 5 small meals a day shrunk my stomach meaning now I can fit less junk into it.  you know, like 7 cookies instead of 10
-being forced to exercise everyday made me feel good.  not the being forced, but when I was done, then I was happy.
-the team support and opposite team taunting was quite enjoyable.  also I wanted to/almost did quit several times but my thoughts of the public shame kept me going when I otherwise would have collapsed into a pile of french fries.
-I remembered I liked oranges.
-I lost 7.5 lbs in 30 days
-forcing yourself to at least be in your bed for 7 hours is a great idea.
-I grew some muscles.

-drinking 3 liters of water a day is awful 95% of the time.  unless you like drowning and getting up every hour all night long, then it’s awesome.
-I was hungry all the time.  going to bed hungry by choice seems so stupid.
-way too much time spent trying to figure out what to eat.
-way too much of the same foods, most especially reduced fat string cheese.
-I missed treats.  a lot.  especially when I was stressed near the end, I had a hard time (and didn’t always succeed in) resisting.
-I went running.  in the morning.  I hate both running and mornings, so it that was a double con.

In the end I am glad I did this horrible awful thing.  Mostly because I got the reminder that having treats is good and awesome, but you don’t need to eat 1000 of them every day.  Maybe just every other day.  Also because I got muscles.  Muscles are super awesome, even if they are still covered in a layer of fat.  I didn’t win, because I am not as tough as the two dudes who got perfect scores, and my team did not win, because the two tough dudes were on the same team.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to The Diet “Game” Review

  1. Natalie says:

    You survived and did awesome Kelsey!!! You should be very proud of yourself…and your muscles!!!

  2. Amy says:

    To lose weight without being hungry or drowning, read Eat to Live. It is my post-baby bible and I have lost 50 lbs in less than two months, no drowning involved, just lots of smoothies and beans (I know post-baby weight is a different animal, but just sayin’, 50 lbs is still a sick huge amount, even though I still have forty more to go). I am impressed that you endured the misery of mini-meals; I have done that kind of thing before and the amount of time you spend fixating on food borders on psychosis. I’m impressed. Go you.

  3. Sarah says:

    That does sound horrible. Can I make you something delicious now? 😀

  4. Penny says:

    Man I am glad you are done. That was stressful! Oh, it’s not about me, is it? Kelsey, you rock. What amazing fortitude. I’m so proud of you and I know how hard it was to do without those Oreo’s. Big, big hugs. xoxo Aunt Penny

  5. Casey says:

    Wow! How did you find time to work out every day? I can’t manage once a week… Or month. Maybe i need a challenge…

  6. Momo says:

    Good job. Now let’s get some salted caramel ice cream at Molly Moon’s.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>