Confession: I suck at Weight Watchers. I truly believe in the program....for other people. While it helped me and Brent slim down for our wedding in 2006 -- nearly 100 lbs. lost between the two of us -- I've had a hard time getting back into the groove of the program post-nuptials. My heart wasn't in it, and no matter how many times I tried to get back "on program," I'd lose a few pounds, lose my way and struggle.
I'm taking a new approach to this whole slim-down thing. Today Brent and I started The 17 Day Diet. You can read a good, critical review of it here. In a nutshell, it's a series of 17-day cycles with varying levels of strictness. More than anything, though, I'd say it's a clean-eating program. There's little to no processed food involved, and it relies heavily on lots of lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, and probiotics. Sort of common sense stuff, ya know?
Today went well, and I'm actually excited to see how the rest of this cycle pans out. I cooked today, which in itself is rare as I'm a microwave kind of gal, and enjoyed it. I've found a bunch of recipes that sound great, too.
I wasn't sure whether I'd blog about it now or wait until after the first cycle, but I figured that now would be a great way to really commit myself to the program and help me hold myself accountable.
Wish me luck!