Thursday, May 26, 2011

I made it 30 days - here are the results

I told myself that I would try the Dukan Diet for 30 days. Yesterday was number 30 . What is worth it? YES. Will I continue it? YES! In 30 days I have not had any difficulty sticking to it. I have not cheated once. I have lost 22 lbs. I am only taking 1 blood pressure pill instead of two. Today I grabbed the wrong pair of jeans (ones that are a size smaller) and they fit. My hubby has asked where my belly has gone. I have more energy and more joy. Pretty amazing what 30 days can change in my life. I am excited about the next 30. Now if only I would start exercising like I am supposed to! Does quad riding count for exercise?

We are leaving in the morning to go to the dunes to ride quads with several other families. There will be lots of temptations, but I plan on being stronger than my fleshly desires. 1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I will post on Monday on how I did.

Monday, May 23, 2011

4 weeks on Dukan

This morning was 4 weeks of the Dukan way. The scales say 280.8. That means I have lost 21 lbs in 28 days. Pretty exciting! I think that this is the first time I have been on a diet without any cheating. Sometimes it feels like cheating because it is fairly easy and a person can come up with some pretty good things to eat. Are you eating the Dukan way? I would love you to leave a comment and let me know how it's going for you!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Where's your belly?

The scale finally moved a little in the right direction again today. Glad the hormonal thing is over and hopefully the munchies will be gone. Today the scale said 280.5. Looking forward to the 270's. It's amazing what can excite us on a diet. The last few days I have eaten according to plan but kind of grazed through the days. I have also eaten a lot of foods with sucralose and preservatives. I want to try this week to eat more of the God made type of foods and see if the scale moves any faster. I am also going to start exercising today. Next weekend we are going quad riding and I would like to be in a little better shape.

This morning my hubby gave me a hug and said "where did your belly go?" That was a great motivator! My belly is still there and still quite huge, but, he noticed that it is getting smaller. He isn't one usually full of compliments so I know he meant it. Thank you Lord! (and thank you Dukan).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 24

Well, I was up 1/2 lb today. I think it is water retention from hormones. Hopefully it will be gone in a few days.

Today was a pure protein day for me. I really had the munchies today. I didn't cheat but I ate more than usual again. Today I ate:
turkey taco meat
pepperoni crunchies
3 yogurts
mocha freeze
hamburger patty w/egg, onion and oat bran

I didn't really have any set meals, but sort of grazed through the day. Not good. PMS type stuff is not any fun with how it affects our moods and desire to eat. I did stick completely to the program though!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 23

Well, it's still happening. I got on the scale today and I was down another 2.5 lbs. I am now at 281.5 lbs. That is 19 1/2 pounds since I started - almost a pound a day. I am so amazed! Yesterday was a pure protein day and I stuck to it.

Today I ate
breakfast - don't remember
lunch - italian veggie casserole
snack - cocoa
dinner - italian veggie casserole with taco meat
snack - another cocoa and a yogurt.

It will be interesting to see what the scale says tomorrow since I feel I ate more than I normally do. The casserole was so good that I felt like I was cheating.

Today in my bible reading was Galatians 5:16 " Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. " It reminded me that when I am trying to stick to this diet and away from the sin of gluttony that when temptations come I need to remind myself that I have God's Spirit in me and I do not need to give into any temptation that will fulfill my fleshly desires. If I cry out to God He will meet my needs so much better than food ever could. Thank you Lord for always being there.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Dukan Diet (my 30 day challenge)

I have heard so much in the news lately about the Dukan Diet. The thought of losing some weight quickly was really appealing to me. I decide to give it a try for 30 days. I didn't know if this eating plan would actually work for me but I thought what do I have to lose (besides weight). I am now three weeks into it and I thought I would start keeping track of what I am doing daily so I would know what is working and what isn't.

Week 1: I was surprised that I didn't have any trouble starting this diet like I do with so many. It was actually quite easy for me. I didn't have the sugar withdrawal that I was expecting or anything. I think God must have wanted to bless me and encourage me. I did not exercise like I was supposed to. I am amazed that during the first week on the Attack phase I lost 11 lbs. Praise the Lord!!

Week 2: This week was more difficult I only lost 3 lbs. I had lost 4 than on the last day I was up a lb. It is ironic that I was up a lb. the day after I went on a bike ride. That itself was a challenge. The last time I had been on a bike was 16 years ago. I rode in the backwoods so I wouldn't be seen. I survived but my backside didn't!! That week I also felt very tired all week.

Week 3: I have discovered this week that the reason I am feeling sluggish is that my blood pressure is too low for me. (93 over 65) I am on two blood pressure medicines. Well four days ago I decided to try using only one. My blood pressure is in the normal range still and I feel better and have more energy than I have had in years!!! This diet is wonderful for lowering my blood pressure. I lost 3 again this week. That brings my total for 3 weeks to 17 lbs. That is absolutely amazing for me!! Anytime I have been on a diet it takes forever for the weight to come off. In fact, I usually have to drop to about 600 calories to make it work. With this diet I have been very satisfied and haven't had a problem when temptations have come my way. At the end of week 3 I am at 284.3 lbs.

Now that I have this blog started I hope to post daily on my ups and hopefully mostly downs so I can see what is working and what isn't. I also need to come up with an exercise plan.

Why the Prodigal Princess?

Ok, you are probably wondering about the name of my blog. When I was trying to think up a name I was reading the devotional "His Princess - Love Letters from Your King". It made me realize that as a child of God's I am like a princess since God is my Father and King. I am also very much like the Prodigal that keeps leaving and than runs back into the arms of my Father. My weight and the sin of gluttony often times leaves me feeling unworthy and I try, at times, to hide from my heavenly Father. I than repent and come running back. Thus, the name the Prodigal Princess. I think it fits. I am just so thankful that He doesn't give up on me, and I know that when I surrender to Him 100% I will have victory.