I wanted to give all who are interested an update on my first week (or week and 3 days now) on the Game On! Diet. Well, so far so good, the first week went pretty well. There was a fair amount of food preparation but eating so much fresh food felt really great, as did getting 7 hours of sleep every night. I managed to squeeze in 20 minutes of exercise on six days (I'm in love with this HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Routine). On some days when I couldn't work out, I made up for it by power walking to the train, or into town or home from the train.
There were moments of temptation, to be sure, but the team aspect really kept me honest. I sat at the Carlyle hotel having tea with an author with scones and CLOTTED CREAM in front of me, but was able to abstain because I kept thinking of my teammate and how I couldn't let her down. By Saturday am I had actually lost 6 lbs! That night was my "meal off" when I could eat whatever I wanted for dinner and I went a tad overboard with mussels, chicken and a lovely brownie for dessert. Then on Sunday, my "day off," we had a big family party after my daughter's christening and between the wine, the cream puffs and the brownies, well, let's just say that when I weighed in on Monday am, I had gained back 3 of those 6 pounds! Yikes. I do love brownies.
But I still lost my goal for the week -- your goal is to lose (a very safe) 1% of your weight each week, so my total score for the week was 766.8 out of a possible 850 points. I did have one penalty for the week, as I snuck in an extra glass of wine (my whole family was here!) so that lost me 25 points. My teammate was even more rocking, scoring 826. So far we're kicking our opponents' butts! We had another really helpful call with the authors on Thursday night that helped us with some questions about the eating and point system.
Monday and Tuesday I was back on track and those 3 pounds that snuck back on over the weekend fell off by the time I weighed myself this morning. And... drumroll, I've lost two and a half inches off my waist! One treat in particular that has been sustaining me is my favorite late night snack/meal #5 for the day, Kevin's Vanilla Strawberry Almost Ice Cream Treat. Some days I've needed to snack on the cucumber slices and others haven't needed them at all.
Many of you have asked me for more information about the book and how the game is played, since it's not on sale until 6/30 and I keep blathering (twittering) on about it, so I wanted to make sure everyone knows that you can read the entire book online right now for free! So check it out and start thinking about who you'd like to play the game with!