Trying The GM Diet.

My month in Atlanta was brutal, especially on my physique.  The 3 hour time change made it almost impossible for me to work out.  I know this sounds like a lame excuse, but getting up at 7am pst is about all I can do…  If I wake up any earlier than that, I feel sick to my stomach and have on many occasions, thrown up.

I also felt bloated and uncomfortable the entire time .. I don’t know if it was the weather or what I was eating, which for the most part was the same – oatmeal in the morning, salad for lunch, low carb dinner), but I just didn’t feel good.

Anyway, the long and short of it is that I didn’t work out and I drank too much…  which has resulted in a 3 lb gain.  Of course I’m not happy out it, I had 5 lbs to lose before I left for Atlanta a month ago.  So, I’m going to try the GM Diet.  A few friends of mine have done the diet one week a year for years (they do it once a year for cleansing purposes)… and have consistently lost weight and have kept it off.  So I’m going to give it a try.  I’ll blog my progress …   

I’m actually looking forward to it because I do love fruits and veggies..  and I can substitute chicken for the beef days if I want to..  I went shopping today and purchased a bunch of fruits and vegetables… the bill came to $68… which is very low for me.  Normally its close to $100, and that’s because it usually includes alcohol…. And honestly, after all the drinking I did in Atlanta, I’m looking forward to an excuse to NOT drink.  I know, shocker. 

Wish me luck.  I’ll let you know how day 1 goes tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “Trying The GM Diet.

  1. paulasponderings August 29, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Hi SD!… I hope you are well.

    I certainly cut back on drinking this year but my weight didnt change. I don’t know if I could abstain from alcohol for a full month – its so much a part of my life – happy hours, dinners with friends, work dinners, etc. I can do anything for a week – thus my attempt to lose weight and cleane my system with the GM Diet. Wish me luck!


  2. Struggling Dad August 29, 2011 / 6:35 am

    I’d be willing to bet you could easily lose whatever you want just by cutting out alcohol for a month.

    You might not be happier, nor as mellow, but maybe watching the pounds vanish would make up for it. 🙂

    For me, it’s Diet Coke or Diet Sprite or, best of all, something like San Pellegrino. Mix that with a normal meal and the calories are low enough the weight keeps going down…


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