It is a cycle that has been in a downward spiral and so I'm not complaining.
Over the last two years I've lost (kept off) about two stone. Yeah, I know I'm American I'm being purposefully obtuse. I've plateaued at my current weight for a while and decided it was time to shake things up a bit and see if I could lose another ten pounds or so. The so would be better, but I'll take what I can get.
I caught the tail end of a Dr. Oz episode and saw that Bob Harper had a book out. I LOVE BOB. It was called "Jump Start to Skinny." Three weeks. That sounded exactly like something that would be useful for me to shake things up a bit.
Really, who does not love Bob.
I bought the book and discovered it was really more for someone who put off dieting until the last moment. This was Bob's attempt to help you lose the weight without resorting to the usual crash diets that can be detrimental to your health.
As I read through it I thought - Bob is channeling Jillian.
800 calories a day for women - that seems nuts. He points out that this is not a long term diet. It is to get you into that dress, to that reunion, to that thing that you want to look good for. It is SHORT TERM.
I wasn't going to do it. I don't have anything three weeks from now to motivate me to go to the extreme of 800 calories AND exercise?
Then my inner self started thinking.
I got the book for a jump start and it IS a jump start.
I girded up my loins - went shopping and jumped in.
I'll let you know how things go.