This has been the best experience of my life. I have been forever changed by this program. I now sleep well, eat well, have more stamina in many ways (including mentally), and I have a new confidence about me that I didn't even know existed.
My Nutrimost Experience
I took some time off from this blog due to some overtime work I have been doing for my job. We are launching some new web sites that have been taking up a lot of my time. So I am just going to recap my last couple of days.
I have stayed within my weight set point every day since my last steak day. I actually lost some weight and had to make sure I wasn't going to go under my weight. I am extremely excited to be near the end of the program and reap the benefits of all my efforts. What I have accomplished is something that I never would have imagined.
I feel like I owe steak day a gift cause he saved me again. I am right back at my set point. My doctor says "way to reign it again." I hope that I don't have to do this every week or so. I will be pretty much screwed if that is the case cause I was starving all day even after I ate my steak.
I am in the zone I guess. I had to walk a shit ton today cause my car is in the shop. After work I walked to the garage and picked it up. Then I had to pick up my son, but I was starving. If you have kids, you know that eating can be tricky so I just grabbed the almond butter and an apple and started slathering away. I was like dizzy hungry so I wasn't paying attention to how much I was eating... it was probably like 4 TBSP. I hope it doesnt' set me over too bad. Also today I didn't have a hard time eating my calories. I ate plenty!
Not much to say really. I am still doing good and my numbers look good. I am running every other day doing Couch to 5K and I am enjoying how light I am while I am running. I am heavily keeping track of my food intake and I am having a really hard time actually eating all my calories. I just can't do it. I will take that as a good thing and just keep eating good stuff.
I am getting a little sick of posts like these: Nutrimost: You Can't Cheat Life. Here's why...
I think that if you have an opinion about something that is fine. I would like to hear more opinions about NutriMost in fact, however, this is an attack piece designed to promote crossfit. I wish people would just promote their stuff without attacking other programs.
This is the third time steak day has helped me out. I think I got over zealous during the first week of reset phase. I had shots of vodka, wine and 3 beers. It is time to really suck it up and do this reset phase right. Luckily my body knows me by now and will most likely excuse my moments of weakness. I hope to end this phase with my set point in tact at 179.0 so I am just gonna reign it in a bit.
Well we are heading back home today and I kind of drank more than I should have on this trip. But, in my defense, it was my birthday and I drank way less than I would have normally. So I will tighten it up this week, and I am doing a steak day to get me back on track.
Another good day for the weight loss situation. I am still in the set point window and I feel pretty good. I also started Couch to 5K yesterday so I will be bloggin about that as well now. Vacation is starting for us and I am worried that I won't be able to stick to my plan. And I am not worried about temptation or anything... I am worried that I won't be able to eat as many calories as I need to stay at 2600 while also eating good allowed foods.
I am not sure why it works but it does. I am right back at my set point. And I really want to test out some foods today. Chocolate is one that I miss and my wife made these dark chocolate peanut butter cups with stevia and bakers chocolate. They taste amazing. I hope that it doesn't give me any triggers.
Overall I feel really good as well. I don't feel burdened by extra weight anymore. Seeing how well the steak day worked gives me a little bit of confidence as well. It will be sad to see alcohol go, but at the same time, it is now obvious that it is one of my triggers. I will have to seriously limit what I drink and how often if I want to keep off the weight.
Calorie Target = 2600
Your Weight Set Point = 178.6
Todays Weight = 181.4
Well I am over by more than .1 ounce. :) I wonder what it was that set me over... I think it might have been the alcohol. Not sure but since I am over I am doing a steak day. Well I wouldn't be too disappointed if vodka was my trigger becuase I don't relaly like vodka anyways, and it doesn't really get me that drunk. I will most likely be trying some beer in the next couple of days, since my birthday is coming up and I am not uber huge on deprivation.
Calorie Target = 2600
Your Weight Set Point = 178.6
Todays Weight = 178.0
At this point I guess I am doing okay. My doctor said it would be natural to gain a little weight. Honestly I couldn't really eat all of the calories I was supposed to. I think I finished at like 2300 or so. I am excited that I am staying close to my weight set point and that I get to eat a lot of calories. I am thinking that the alcohol may not have been a good idea the last night. I kind of feel like shit. And I drank more than I wanted to. The gig was so much more fun while drunk. :)
Wow the VLCD is over... and I am moving into PHASE 4. I can now eat from a larger variety of foods. I can also add in fats again. I can't, however, go over or under my weight set point by 2 pounds or I am eating something I shouldn't be.
- "I am in control of my self and my body"
- "My body heals itself naturally and quickly"
- "My sleep is relaxed and refreshing"
I read these out loud in the mirror everyday for the last month and a half. I may continue to do so since they are exactly what I wanted to achieve during this program. I think I have actually instilled these thoughts and feelings into my core belief system. The power of belief is really quite amazing. It has a biology of it's own. If you are able to whole heartedly believe in yourself you can truly accomplish amazing things.
I'm a big nerd. I grew up with stuff like Alfred Hitchcock, and Sci-Fi Theatre, and my favorite... the books on tape Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. So my title is dedicated to the latter. Here is some information about the number. I am not sure how much it has to do with my weightloss journey, but since I am winding down I don't really know what this blog post should be about.
I was right... I ran out of my drops this morning. So technically this is Day 41. I am super excited. I DID IT! I made it through the hardest part of the program. There are still three days of VLCD, but, I did ~40 days of something that has totally paid off.
I am thinking that today is going to have to be my day 40. I am pretty sure that I will be out of drops by tomorrow. That makes sense cause there was a time or two, where I took more than .5 ml from the dropper. I am cool with that though, cause honestly I am ready to get back to normal. I have lost so much weight, and feel amazing, that I don't think I need to continue the VLCD for too much longer. Bring on PHASE 3 and let's get restored.
The steak day seemed to help and the ibuprofen didn't seem to hurt. I woke up this morning and felt like a new person and was down a pound from yesterday.
Well, every time I gig at the bar I gain weight the next day. I would really like to know what that is. I drink a little more water than normal, but I am also sweating it out. That headache I was telling you about is pretty bad today. I may have to take some ibuprofen. I hope that doesn't mess anything up.
My weight is heading in the right direction again, though I do have to play tonight. I imagine I will hit another little stall and get back to it by midweek. I don't have a whole lot to report today, other than I sort of have a headache and might try to sleep a little this afternoon. When I get headaches they are practically crippling and they tend to last more than just one day.
Not gonna lie steak day was rough. I made it through it though and guess what... I am back on track. I lost 3.8 pounds overnight. WHA? I think there maybe some scale issues here. So I changed the batteries and jumped on again. SAME! Looked at myself in the mirror for missing appendages... all there! I stepped on and off the scale like 4 times... SAME!
I actually gained a little from yesterday. And honestly I am really losing faith. I am pretty much starving myself at this point and I am not losing any weight. I have already lost of ton of weight so I don't want to seem spoiled, but I'm also really ready to get back to eating regular portion sizes. To get me through these last 10 days or so, I need to remind myself that, as with everything, there are ups and downs.
Well the coconut oil didn't really work. I am still at the same weight. I am going to wait a day and see if it makes a difference. So this is a short post cause nothing has really changed. I am a little dissapointed, but I still have my hopes up to reach my goal.
I'm in a stall. No not a bathroom stall... or am I? No really, I have been teetering right around 186 for the last 5 days now. I have to admit when I hopped on the scale today I was a little disappointed that I was in a stand still. I thought for sure that I would have lost weight from yesterday. Being that I am at Day 31, I don't have much time left to reach my goal weight. I still have 10 pounds to lose in just over 10 days.
It's time for some simple calculations. By doing this program I would like to show you how much money I have saved this month alone. While these numbers will be different for everyone, it was a real eye opener for me as to how quickly consumable expenses can add up.
I gained a little bit since yesterday, but only like .4 pounds so it's probably no big deal. From what I have learned so far, when you go up it just seems so strange cause you are used to going down so drastically. So i am not gonna worry about it and just keep going with the plan => full force.
Today I accomplished something that I had set out to do along time ago. I used to box. I used to box in the light heavyweight division at 185. I made it to that weight again today. So technically I am my high school weight right now.
Today lets talk about NRF (nutrimost resonant frequency) Technology. NutriMost Resonant Frequency Technology is this awesome scientific discovery that allows doctors to directly ask the body to communicate what it needs back to them. Essentially, it eliminates the guess work when determining what causes you to gain weight. Since no two bodies are the same, the system uses galvanic skin response, to determine the unique needs of the person being tested. The technology sends specific messages to the body and monitors the physiochemical response. Comparisons to the baseline allow for analysis to determine biological preferences, biomarkers out of range, and areas in which the body may be weak or unbalanced.
WOOTY! I lost 20 pounds in 26 days. That is amazing. I still have some more weight to lose to get to where I want to be. I really want to hit my goal of 175. So the plan is to stay strong, stay steady and just live in the now. Food choices won't be an issue because I know exactly what to eat.
Since it isn't one of the foods listed in the Journal, I have been overlooking venison. I made a tomato puree with venison, garlic, spices, and hot sauce. It came out tasting similar to chili. The main difference was that it was lacking the beans.
So I wish I had known that I could take B Vitamins earlier. I took a B-50 complex supplement today and I had a lot more energy all day. I also noticed that I wasn't really even hungry today. Not that I am starving or anything on a regular basis, but I wasn't really even hungry at lunch time. At dinner time I was ready to eat, but I wasn't like famished.
It's monday after a gig weekend. I gained a little. I am exhausted, and my legs are really sore from hopping around on stage. Also it was Arts-fest weekend so the bars were packed. I definitly sweat my ass off, and probably yanked myself out of fat burning mode.
This was inevitable, and totally expected. All I can do is just move forward and accept it.
So this is the least I have weighed in a long time. I have had many peaks and valleys and have tried many things to get fit, but nothing has worked as well as this program. I feel that the cost of the NutriMost Program is well worth the money. Other weight loss programs just seemed to make me hungry without showing me any results.
Got another gig tonight so I am taking it easy today. Also I just found that I could have kale so I made a huge thing of kale chips with lemon juice, salt and Montreal Steak Seasoning. Tastes amazing.
So... it's a good thing that I don't LOVE stevia. In fact it kind of has a weird after taste. I always drank my coffee black as well. I figured I would try out the liquid stevia with chocolate flavoring cause I LOVE chocolate. Well, It caused me to stall again. So I am ridding it from my plan.
My weight basically stayed the same from yesterday. I didn't get to stop in to the doctor yesterday, so I won't know if the modification to my formulas will help or not. I may have to wait until Sunday or Monday to go in. I don't really feel discouraged, about this mini stall, since I think I know what has caused it.
I think I am going to have to go shopping at the end of this. I didn't think about that at first, but I put on a pair of pants today when I was getting ready for work and they are way too big. The funny thing is that when I bought them they were tight, and I remember thinking, I will just have to lose a little weight to wear them. Sometimes, when I go clothes shopping (which is rare and normally out of necessity) I buy things that are too small thinking that it will spur me into some magical weight loss ideology in which beer and wings and pizza will have no effect on me.
It's lunch time and I am not even hungry. I must be back in the fat burning zone. I am going to eat any way cause I won't get a chance to eat again until dinner. Stupid work.
I am so glad I am sticking with this program. Everyone I talk to says they notice an obvious difference in my appearance and my attitude. A co-worker said I seem like I am in a really good mood. I feel normal, so maybe I have just raised the bar for my emotional state of being. I also feel more zen about everything, which is cool because I have been trying to achieve that for a while now.
It's morning now and I figured I would chime in. I am super happy right now because I have definitely broken the stall. I am down 1.4 pounds from last night and I am ready to go.
I would say the coconut oil worked. I woke up today down 1.5 pounds. I stil haven't gone under my lowest weight yet, but I think I will tomorrow. After each meal today, I took a shot of apple cider vinegar. It is supposed to help aid in digestion.
The manual gives you some plateau breakers. One of them is to do a coconut oil day. Here was my experience. This was like a crack day! I have never appreciated oil so much in my life. I was also really full after each meal. The combo of salt and oil put me in a coma like state after lunch.
So I did so good at the party, I didn't eat anything except my 6 items for the day. I even chased my kid around the party all day. I figured I would have had a major weight loss. However, the opposite happened... I gained 2 pounds. I'm kind of pissed.
We went to a family party today, and I had to turn down some of the best Moon Shine I have ever smelled. WHA? Ouch. Also there was like a plethra of good food and dips and stuff that smelled really awesome. I really can't wait til I can eat a little less selectively. It's all good though, I am on a path to my goal weight. I won't let anything get in the way of that.
That's right, today is like Friday! Though now that I'm a dad, it really doesn't matter what day it is, I pretty much know that I will be asleep by 10 at the latest and up bright and early. So not much to report except that I am still losing weight in leaps and pounds (aww no... you didn't just do that?)
I am probably drinking too much liquid. Mainly, I am probably drinking too much coffee. I am filling the food void with iced coffee and stevia. The only problem is that I think it is dehydrating me and making me go to the bathroom more. I am going to cut back tomorrow. It is hard to get used to the fact that I am drinking too much water. I keep wanting to chug water like I normally do, but my doctor says to resist. I need to keep in all essential minerals in order to stay in fat burning mode.
Today was better than yesterday and I lost like 1.5 pounds since yesterday. The energy drops helped today big time. I wasn't tired at all, and I wasn't really all that hungry. It seems like my body likes fish. When I eat fish I do better on this diet. So far every time I eat beef, I have the smallest weight loss. When I eat fish I lose the most. I feel the least hungry when I eat oranges as my fruit.
So I gained a little weight today. I am not sure what that could be but I will keep an eye on it. I am also a little bit hungry and my energy is a little low. I asked my doctor if I could do anything.
My NutriMost Experience
I still lost weight but it wasn't as much as I had been losing day to day. I assume it has to have something to do with my playing last night. I stayed strong and didn't have a single drink. Playing cover tune's aint as fun when you are the only sober one but oh well, I got through it.
Day 7 was great! My son and I played a lot and we had a nice little Saturday. I went into the office for a second BCA Reading. The doctor said the stats were good. I was losing fat and gaining water.
I play music downtown on Saturdays in the summer and Fridays and Saturdays during the Penn State School Year. It is a ton of fun and gives us a little extra money. I am a little nervous about a couple of things, though...
The manual says that you are not supposed to use any personal hygiene products with oil in them, or get oil on your skin during this phase.
You should heed this warning. Yesterday my son got butter on me while we were eating, and today my weight was barely less than yesterday's. Since I'd been losing about a pound a day or more up til this point, I'd have to guess that there is a connection.
I don't really have much to report today other than my stats and a quick thought.
This program is not that hard. I miss some things and wish I could get a sixer, but honestly, I know I can do this. WILL POWER
I really can't believe how much weight I have lost in just 4 days. WTF? This is insane. And I feel really good. I also feel a little more focused and tuned in to things around me. It's like my ability to listen to and receive messages has been enhanced.
I am down close to 4 pounds since I started and it has only been 3 days. That's kind of crazy actually.
Day 3 wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, however, I had recently completed the Whole 30 Challenge. And I was fairly detoxed from sugar and chemicals already. I did have a small "foody" kind of binge between now and then I admit.
Day2 was rough. Not gonna lie. I was hungry for most of the day and especially at night. I kind of had a feeling this would happen though, so I just stuck it out and made it through the day. I could also feel the inclings of withdrawl starting and I might have also been a tad hungover... so there was that as well.
So it's a Sunday and I am starting the NutriMost program today. I checked out statecollegeweightloss.com, got me all signed up, and I am ready to go. Even though my diet mostly sucks any way, I am happy that I have one last excuse to pig out.
What NutriMost is and Why I Chose to Do It
NutriMost is an incredible weight loss system and it's unlike any other weight loss system out there. That sounded like an advertisement for the program, but it's true. I have never done or seen another program that comes close. The program uses scientific technology (NRF) to put your body into fat burning mode. It targets your fat, and more specifically your visceral and adipose fat, so that you will not lose muscle and water weight during this program. I hope that my NutriMost blog will help people who are on the fence about whether or not to do the program.