Fast Track, which is basically a stricter version of the Belly Fat Cure with no grains. I find that people are always looking for a "starting point" for a diet and I was thrilled so many of you joined me in! Dieters, like misery, love company!
I spent the last half of July in Oklahoma and the Ozarks with family, where the temps were, no kidding, 30 degrees hotter then California. I ate most of my meals at restaurants, big family gatherings, a family member's house or from BBQ grill in front of my Dad's RV. I had not been back in two years and it was so good to spend time with my siblings and their families. This is my Sister Mish and I at Target, where I was introducing her daughter to the wonders of their Women's clothing department.
I lost 5 lbs of the total 6 I wanted to lose during July. I lost it all before I went on vacation and gained by .5 on the trip. (Airport food the last day to blame for that: delayed flights, nearly missed flights and traveling with two little boys alone = STRESS) I took my running clothes/shoes but never used them. Initially the heat scared me (106 on the last day I was in Tulsa) and then I got a head cold. But I am very happy with the results. I learned that I can do no grains, even in sticky situations. I learned that without lots of green veggies I get constipated on no grains.
Most exciting was that my Dad and Step-Mother started the BFC too and had immediate weight loss to report. My Dad is retiring this year and is seriously the hardest working person I have ever met (He's like a Ryan Secrest of the grandparent set). He is totally addicted to sugar (ice cream, fruit, nachos) and carries it all right in his belly. He said he would have tried the plan sooner, but all my talk of giving up artificial sweeteners turned him off. I think that is true with a lot of people. But this is proof you can teach an old Dad new tricks.
How did you do? Give us a quick update of any losses or realizations you had July Challenge!