SugarFree Protocol – Shelby

Shelby will join us on Monday, August 29 – but please welcome her now!

Shelby’s Introduction:

Hi everyone. I’m twenty-two, 5′ 3″ and weigh 130. I am excited to start SugarFree’s Protocol because it’s been designed just for me and will help me reverse much of the self-inflicted damage I created over the last few years.Β Based on the results of my metabolic blood tests, I am slightly hypothyroid (the result of starving myself for years) and my C-reactive protein levels are high, which means I also have high inflammation, probably due to starving myself yet continuing to exercise twelve hours per week!

I have an eating disorder called Orthorexia, which perfectly describes my obsession over food and the need to control it and every aspect of my body. It began when I enteredΒ  bikini competitions with a personal trainer for diet and exercise. I ate very low-calorie, extremely low-fat, excessive protein in six horrible, tasteless meals a day, every day. Always the same foods in the same order, day in, day out. I didn’t stop eating until an hour before bedtime, and was ravenously hungry day in, day out. I exercised two hours a day, six days a week, cardio and weight training, and got down to 112 pounds of skin and bone.

I developed a terrible relationship with food. I’ve been sleeping horribly for years. I did not know how to change my diet after I stopped competing so I kept eating the same food but when I had a “cheat meal” I ate till my stomach hurt then feel guilty for days. I was so consumed by food I could only see calories, carbs, proteins and fats when I looked at it. Just the thought of eating out stressed me completely. But I thought I was being healthy, drinking over a gallon of water everyday, and going to the gym for hours six days a week. But — despite being hungry all the time — I kept gaining weight and fat. The body scan SugarFree suggested I get showed I’ve gained adipose fat each and every year for the last three years! How could I be eating veggies and lean meat, no fat, burn hundreds of calories a day in the gym and still gain weight and feel so bad about myself?

I am ready to begin this healing process and to learn how to actually be healthy, what it looks like, and most importantly, what it feels like. SugarFree has had me on a “Pre-Protocol” regime for the last few weeks, eating well over 2000 calories a day, tons of fat, half the amount of protein in just two meals a day and NO exercise at all. Not only haven’t I gained an ounce – I’ve already lost over an inch of fat from around my waist. Shocking, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ I’m also getting eight hours of restful sleep every night. So many great changes in such a short time! I’m ready for this journey, and all the challenges ahead.

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 1 – 8/29

Weight: 130 pounds

Measurements:
Bust: 35β€³
Waist: 29.5β€³
Hips: 33β€³

Meal:
– 8 oz broccoli
– 2 T. duck fat
– 2 T. butter
– 6 oz. collards
– 4 oz. sweet potato
– 12 oz. pork chop

Fitday stats:
Calories: 1,137
Fat: 77.5 grams (62%)
Protein: 66 grams (23%)
Carbs: 43.9 grams (15%)

Ketostix: Negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 126
2-hour PP (after meal): 104

This was my first morning without breakfast and I got pretty hungry around ten. But I waited till my meal time and felt very full after eating it. πŸ™‚ Let MY Protocol begin…

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 2 – 8/30

Weight: 129.4 = down .8 pound

Meal:
β€” 7 oz. chicken livers
β€” 2 whole eggs, raw
β€” 8 oz. Swiss chard
β€” 9 oz. asparagus
β€” 2 T. fat, duck
β€” 2 T. butter
β€” 4 oz. lentils
β€” 4 oz. crimini mushrooms

Fitday Stats:
Calories:Β 1,139
Fat:Β  76.3g (60%)
Carbs:Β  44.2g (16%)
Protein: 68.8g (Β 24%)

Ketostix: Negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 87
1-hour PP (after meal): 105
2-hour PP (after meal): 102

In reviewing my last couple of weeks of eating healthy (the Pre-Protocol SugarFree had me do), I realized that Calories In, Calories Out is a big lie we’ve all been told and sold. I ate about 7000 more calories per week for three weeks (and most of it as fat) than I was eating when I starved myself and worked out twelve hours a week at the gym – so according to CICO I should have gained six pounds. But when I began Pre-Protocol I weighed 134, and after NO exercise and all those extra calories – I weighed 130! And instead of gaining fat, I lost it. My waist was 30.5 inches when I began and yesterday it was an inch less. πŸ™‚ I’m on my way!

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 3 – 8/31

Weight: 129.2 = down .2 pound

Meal:
β€” 8 oz.Β salmon
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 9 oz. greens
β€” 2.5 T. fat, duck
β€” 1.5 T. butter
β€” 4 oz. white potato
β€” 3 oz. crimini mushrooms
β€” 1 oz. sour cream

Fitday Stats:
Calories:Β 1,043
Fat:Β  68.7g (59%)
Carbs:Β  39.6g (15%)
Protein: 66.7g (26%)

Ketostix: Negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 85
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 102

Feeling full from my meal.

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 4 – 9/1

Weight: 128.6 = down .6 pound

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. steak
β€” 6 oz. broccoli
β€” 8 oz. beans, green
β€” 4 oz. asparagus
β€” 3 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 1,061
Fat: 77.5g (66%)
Carbs: 33.7g (13%)
Protein: 57.1g (21%)

Ketostix: Trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 84
1-hour PP (after meal): 95
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

A great day – I’ve got great energy! πŸ™‚

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 5 – 9/2

Weight: 127.4 = down 1.2 pounds

Meal:
β€” 14 oz. chicken thighs
β€” 8 oz. Swiss chard
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” 1.5 T. fat, duck
β€” 1.5 T. butter
β€” 3 oz. corn

Fitday Stats:
Calories:Β  1,048
Fat:Β  71.1g (61%)
Carbs:Β  36.5g (14%)
Protein: 65.5g (25%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 77
1-hour PP (after meal): 101
2-hour PP (after meal): 91

Energy level is great. I’m learning to prepare my meals ahead in order to get the best nutrients from each meal. And I’m now in full lipolysis! πŸ˜€

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 6 – 9/3

Weight: 127.2 = down .2 pound

Meal:
β€” 11 oz. Lamb chop
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 6 oz. artichoke hearts
β€” .5 T. fat, duck
β€” .5 T. butter
β€” 4 oz. brown rice

Fitday Stats:
Calories:Β  1,103
Fat:Β  73.1g (60%)
Carbs:Β  44.3g (16%)
Protein: 67.1g (24%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 91
2-hour PP (after meal): 96

Down three pounds in less than a week! Can’t wait to take my measurements on Monday. Thankfully I’m getting better at cooking!

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 7 – 9/4

Weight: 127 = down .2 pound

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. Β Salmon
β€” 8 oz. Broccoli
β€” 5 oz. sugar snap peas
β€” 2.25 T. fat, duck
β€” 2.25 T. butter
β€” 4.6 oz. kidney beans

Fitday Stats:
Calories:Β 1,118
Fat:Β  74.6g (60%)
Carbs:Β  46.1g (16%)
Protein: 65.5g (24%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 90
1-hour PP (after meal): 134
2-hour PP (after meal): 114

I’m broadening my horizons by eating different food, and I love it! How did I eat the same four or five foods every single day before starting Protocol?

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 1 – 9/5

Weight: 126.8 = down .2 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 34.75β€³ = down .25β€³
Waist: 29.5β€³ = no change
Hips: 31.75β€³ = down 1.25β€³

From other areas = down 1.25β€³

Meal:
β€” 7 oz. Chicken livers
β€” 3 whole eggs
β€” 8 oz. swiss chard
β€” 9 oz. asparagus
β€” 2 T. fat, duck
β€” 2 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 988
Fat: 73.5g (67%)
Carbs: 18.7g (8%)
Protein: 62.8g (25%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 92
2-hour PP (after meal): 89

WOW! I’m eating more food and fat and better than I ever have before, not exercising at all, and after just one week of Protocol I’ve lost over three pounds and 2.75 inches of fat! Protocol is disproving my past beliefs (all the lies we’ve all been told) every single day. On to week Two!

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 2 – 9/6

Weight: 126.2 = down .6 pound

Meal:
β€” 10 oz. lamb chop
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” .75 T. fat, duck
β€” .75 T. butter
β€” 4 oz. corn

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 1,125
Fat:Β  75.4g (60%)
Carbs:Β  41.9g (17%)
Protein: 65.2g (23%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 78
1-hour PP (after meal): 110
2-hour PP (after meal): 97

I love the progress I’ve made so far. Not just with my body, but with my mind and energy level as well. I’m improving and healing all around. Thank you, SugarFree!

[Note: Shelby, you’ve had a great first week of Protocol. You’re no longer constantly hungry, you’re finally sleeping through the night, and you have the energy you need to keep you going throughout the day. Quite a change in eight days. πŸ™‚ But you deserve all the credit, since you’ve done all the work. Well done. :D]

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 3 – 9/7

Weight: 125.2 = down 1 pound

Meal:
β€” 13 oz. pork chop
β€” 8 oz. broccoli
β€” 5 oz. green beans
β€” 1.5 T. fat, duck
β€” 1.5 T. butter
β€” 3 oz. sweet potato

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 1,099
Fat: 73 g (60%)
Carbs: 43.1g (16%)
Protein: 67.4g (24%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 116
2-hour PP (after meal): 103

I’m feeling full and satisfied after eating my meal. Two things that I haven’t been during the last three years of eating (starving) my old way!

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 4 – 9/8

Weight: 125 = down .2 pound

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. salmon
β€” 8 oz. kale
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” 2.5 T. fat, duck
β€” 2.5 T. butter
β€” 1 oz. bread

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 1,135
Fat:Β 76.8g (61%)
Carbs:Β 45.7g (16%)
Protein: 65.3g (23%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 82
1-hour PP (after meal): 95
2-hour PP (after meal): 93

I started Pre-Protocol a month ago, and weighed 134 at the beginning. Pre-Protocol was two weeks of eating over 2500 calories a day, every day. Yet now, a month later, I’ve lost a total of nine pounds! I can hardly believe it. My hips (where I tend to store fat along with around my waist) are slowly slimming down every day – I can see it in the mirror and in how my clothes feel. My thighs are getting smaller too. Protocol is amazing! πŸ™‚

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 5 – 9/9

Weight: 125.4 = up .4 pound

Meal:
β€” 14 oz. chicken thighs
β€” 8 oz. Swiss chard
β€” 6 oz. artichoke hearts
β€” 1.75 T. fat, duck
β€” 1.75 T. butter
β€” 4 oz. brown rice

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 1,118
Fat:Β  76.2g (61%)
Carbs:Β  44.5g (16%)
Protein: 63.4g (23%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 78
1-hour PP (after meal): 99
2-hour PP (after meal): 97

Today I had my Maintenance consult with SugarFree and I’m excited to see how my body will respond to eating so many calories and so much fat!

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 6 – 9/10

Weight: 126.4 = up 1 pound

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. steak
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” 2 T. fat, duck
β€” 1.5 T. butter
β€” 4 oz. white potato
β€” 1 oz. sour cream

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 1,061
Fat:Β  74.1 g (63%)
Carbs:Β  36.1 g (13%)
Protein: 62.5 g (24%)

Ketostix: Negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 100
1-hour PP (after meal): 114
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

It’s my TOM and I’m really constipated. SugarFree says that accounts for the bloating, the water weight gain, the suddenly negative ketostix reading and the higher than normal PP’s. Constipation can even raise blood pressure! SugarFree has told me what do, and I hope that will get me back to normal soon..

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 7 – 9/11

Weight: 125.4 = down 1 pound

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. salmon
β€” 8 oz. broccoli
β€” 9 oz. asparagus
β€” 2 T. fat, duck
β€” 2 T. butter
β€” 2 oz. kidney beans

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 1,063
Fat:Β 72.9 g (62%)
Carbs: 36.7 g (14%)
Protein: 65 g (24%)

Ketostix: Negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 82
1-hour PP (after meal): 106
2-hour PP (after meal): 93

I’m feeling better but still not cleared out. Hoping for a better day tomorrow…

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 1 – 9/12

Weight: 124.2 = down 1.2 pounds

Bust: 35β€³ = up .25″
Waist: 29.5β€³ = no change
Hips: 32.25β€³ = up .5β€³

From other areas = down .5β€³

Ketostix: Trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 80
1-hour PP (after meal): 124
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

Feeling better, but still a bit bloated. My first Maintenance meal was delicious and very filling! Even difficult to finish towards the end. But I know my stomach will expand and it will get easier in no time.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 2 – 9/13

Weight: 124.5 = up .3 pound

Ketostix: Trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 87
2-hour PP (after meal): 83

I’m learning everyday that there is so much more to Protocol than just the food you eat. It’s an entirely new lifestyle!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 3 – 9/14

Weight: 125.8 = up 1.3 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 90
1-hour PP (after meal): 95
2-hour PP (after meal): 96

I couldn’t get the magnesium citrate I needed yesterday, so I’m still a little constipated but things have improved. My ketostix and my PP’s are back to where they should be. πŸ™‚ Got everything I need now, so tomorrow should be better!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 4 – 9/15

Weight: 125.8 = no change

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 87
1-hour PP (after meal): 93
2-hour PP (after meal): 93

Blood sugars and ketostix back to normal – progress!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 5 – 9/16

Weight: 126.4 = up .6 pound

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 96
1-hour PP (after meal): 110
2-hour PP (after meal): 99

My Beurre Blanc recipe is ready to go, and I look forward to trying it next week. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 6 – 9/17

Weight: 126.6 = up .4 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 93
1-hour PP (after meal): 98
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

I’ve had diarrhea the last few days, but neglected to tell SugarFree and instead kept following her advice for my previous constipation. Yikes! I finally let her know today and should start feeling better in a few days. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 7 – 9/18

Weight: 126.4 = down .2 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 97
2-hour PP (after meal): 93

This morning was much better! Talking to SugarFree yesterday cleared things up and got me going in the right direction. One thing I learned I need to work on is my body image. It’s hard for me to accept that I look good just as I am, that the goal of Protocol is becoming and staying healthy, and not a number on a scale – which has driven me for the last several years. One day at a time.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 1 – 9/20

Weight: 126.6 = no change

Measurements:
Bust: 35β€³ = no change
Waist: 30β€³ = up .5”
Hips: 32.25β€³ = no change

From other areas = down 1β€³

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 90
1-hour PP (after meal): 91
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

Today was very productive and I loved eating my yummy food. πŸ™‚ I walked this morning for 25 minutes, which was nice but hot. The heat around here likes to linger for as long as it can!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 2 – 9/20

Weight: 126.2 = down .4 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 81
1-hour PP (after meal): 88
2-hour PP (after meal): 100

By walking a bit earlier, the morning was still cool. I’ll try to start my day that way when I can. I miss working out though the extra time it’s given me is helpful.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 3 – 9/21

Weight: 124.8 = down .4 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 96
2-hour PP (after meal): 102

The inner clock I’ve developed over the last few weeks (thanks to finally sleeping well every night) is great. It’s nice to wake up by myself a few minutes before my alarm goes off.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 4 – 9/22

Weight: 125.2 = up .4 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 96
2-hour PP (after meal): 96

Not eating (or needing) breakfast sure makes leaving the house at seven a lot easier πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 5 – 9/23

Weight: 124.4 = down .8 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 89
1-hour PP (after meal): 110
2-hour PP (after meal): 98

Chicken livers are becoming more enjoyable to eat each time. Maybe it helped that I was super hungry today!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 6 – 9/24

Weight: 126.4 = up 2 pounds

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 85
1-hour PP (after meal): 96
2-hour PP (after meal): 93

The constipation is back. Seems like it might be from my birth control pills, and I might have to try another brand.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 7 – 9/25

Weight: 126.3 = down .1 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 112
2-hour PP (after meal): 108

I have so much to do this week, I hope the stress doesn’t get to me as much as it use to. At least I’ll be sleeping better!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 1 – 9/26

Weight: 125 = down 1.3 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 34.75β€³ = down .25β€³
Waist: 29.75β€³ = down .25β€³
Hips: 32.25β€³ = no change

From other areas = up 1.5β€³

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 106
2-hour PP (after meal): 86

My measurements went up a bit due to the constipation and bloating. SugarFree will continue to adjust my meals daily depending on the previous day’s outcomes.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 2 – 9/27

Weight: 124.8 = down .2 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 82
1-hour PP (after meal): 93
2-hour PP (after meal): 98

My energy is good, and I’m beginning to feel better as the bloating goes down.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 3 – 9/28

Weight: 124.8 = no change

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 90
1-hour PP (after meal): 100
2-hour PP (after meal): 90

This morning I woke up feeling great. I got a good rest last night. It’s also starting to cool down so walking outside will be more pleasant.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3 Day 4 – 9/29

Weight: 125.4 = up .6 pound

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 91
1-hour PP (after meal): 88
2-hour PP (after meal): 90

Ugh – TMI. Hormones have such a huge effect on your body!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 5 – 9/30

Weight: 126 = up .6 pound

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 80
1-hour PP (after meal): 121
2-hour PP (after meal): 102

Spent all morning outside, enjoying this cooler weather. SugarFree says there was some hidden sugar in the drink I had at lunch (not on my menu and not pre-approved), which caused my PP to spike. I won’t do that again. If it isn’t on my menu, I won’t eat it or drink it.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 6 – 10/1

Weight: 125.2 = down .8 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 89
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

Better PP’s today!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3 , Day 7 – 10/2

Weight: 124.4 = down .8 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 81
1-hour PP (after meal): 119
2-hour PP (after meal): 96

Ate fennel today (I’d never heard of it) and it was pretty good. It’s crazy to think I only ate green beans or broccoli every single day.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 1 – 10/3

Weight: 124.2 = down .2 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 34.25β€³ = down .5β€³
Waist: 29.5β€³ = down .25β€³
Hips: 31.75β€³ = down .5β€³

From other areas = down 1β€³

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 86
1-hour PP (after meal): 104
2-hour PP (after meal): 87

Yippee – I lost 2.25 inches of fat this week!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 2 – 10/4

Weight: 124 = down .2 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 92
1-hour PP (after meal): 96
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

Finally, after three weeks the bloating and constipation are finally gone. I am much more comfortable and happy about taking my engagement photos this Friday than I would have been if I had taken them two months ago, before Protocol. πŸ™‚ Thank you, SugarFree!

[Note: You did the work, Shelby – and are starting to reap the rewards. :D]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 3 – 10/5

Weight: 124 = no change

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 84
1-hour PP (after meal): 104
2-hour PP (after meal): 85

Got my stroll in while walking around the mall with Mom!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 4 – 10/6

Weight: 123.2 = down .8 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 86
1-hour PP (after meal): 104
2-hour PP (after meal): 108

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen 123 pounds on the scale! I know it will go up again for a while, but it sure feels great today. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 5 – 10/7

Weight: 124.2 = up 1 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 85
1-hour PP (after meal): 90
2-hour PP (after meal): 97

I’m two days away from completing my first Maintenance phase, and I think it’s been a good one overall. I began Maintenance at 124.2 pounds and that is what I weighed this morning, after almost four weeks of twice as many calories and tons of fat in my diet! πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 6 – 10/8

Weight: 124.2 = no change

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 92
1-hour PP (after meal): 114
2-hour PP (after meal): 96

I wasn’t able to get my usual eight hours of sleep, and I feel tired this afternoon.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 7 – 10/9

Weight: 123.6 = down .6 pound

Ketostix: trace

Good news – SugarFree said it’s almost time for me to start working out with Body By Science (BBS).

Protocol Round 2, Week 1, Day 1 – 10/10

Weight: 123.2 = down .4 pound

Bust: 34.25β€³ = no change
Waist: 29.5β€³ = no change
Hips: 31.75β€³ = no change

From other areas = up .75β€³

Meal:
β€” 14 oz. chicken thighs
β€” 8 oz. Swiss chard
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” .75 T. duck fat
β€” .75 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 778
Fat:Β 50.9 g (59%)
Carbs:Β 17.5 g (9%)
Protein: 62.4 g (32%)

Ketostix: Negative

I went out to eat and it was delicious. It was the first time in a long time I was able to order what I truly wanted instead of going straight to the low-calorie section of the menu

My first Maintenance was a success. My brain has accepted my new lower weight and fat set point despite eating two to three times the fat and calories on Phase 1. According to Calories In, Calories Out, I had to gain weight, right? But amazingly, despite all that food, I not only didn’t gain anything, I actually lost two inches of fat and one pound of scale weight. Wow.

Protocol Round 2, Week 1, Day 2 – 10/11

Weight: 123.6 = up .4 pound

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. chicken livers
β€” 2 whole eggs
β€” 8 oz. kale
β€” 5 oz. Brussels sprouts
β€” 1 T. duck fat
β€” 1 T. butter
β€” 4 oz. watermelon

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 859
Fat:Β 47.5 g (50%)
Carbs:Β 43.2 g (20%)
Protein: 64.6 g (30%)

Ketostix: small

Lots of energy today.

Protocol Round 2, Week 1, Day 3 – 10/12

Weight: 123.6 = no change

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. salmon
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” 1.5 T. duck fat
β€” 1.5 T. butter
β€” 3 oz. brown rice

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 867
Fat: 51.5 g (54%)
Carbs: 36.8 g (17%)
Protein: 63.9 g (29%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 111
2-hour PP (after meal): 99

Busy days like these I’m thankful I don’t have to slow down to make or eat breakfast or dinner.

Protocol Round 2, Week 1, Day 4 – 10/13

Weight: 122.8 = down .8 pound

Meal:
β€” 10 oz. lamb chop
β€” 8 oz. broccoli
β€” 4 oz. jicama
β€” .25 T. butter
β€” .25 T. duck fat

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 769
Fat:Β 48 g (56%)
Carbs:Β 25.1 g (13%)
Protein: 59.2 g (31%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 113
2-hour PP (after meal): 100

It’s always nice when a veggie tastes like french fries. πŸ™‚

Protocol Round 2, Week 1, Day 5 – 10/14

Weight: 122.4 = down .4 pound

Meal:
β€” 9 oz. salmon
β€” 8 oz. Swiss chard
β€” 17 oz. Bok Choy
β€” 1.5 T. duck fat
β€” 1.5 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 810
Fat:Β 52 g (58%)
Carbs:Β 19 g (9%)
Protein: 66.4 g (33%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 84
1-hour PP (after meal): 88
2-hour PP (after meal): 83

Doing push-ups to get ready for BBS in January!

Protocol Round 2, Week 1, Day 6 – 10/15

Weight: 122.8 = up .4 pound

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. sirloin
β€” 8 oz. kale
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” .75 T. duck fat
β€” .75 T. butter
β€” 3 oz. lentils

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 919
Fat:Β 50.8 g (5%)
Carbs:Β 47.6 g (20%)
Protein: 67.6 g (30%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 87
1-hour PP (after meal): 105
2-hour PP (after meal): 97

Busy day of school and driving all over the place.

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 7 – 10/16

Weight: 123.2 = up .4 pound

Meal:
β€” 12 oz. pork chop
β€” 8 oz. broccoli
β€” 6 oz. artichoke hearts
β€” 1 T. duck fat
β€” 1 T. butter
β€” 3 oz. sweet potato

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 894
Fat: 49.4g (50%)
Carbs: 42.2 g (18%)
Protein: 69.9 g (32%)

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 86
1-hour PP (after meal): 108
2-hour PP (after meal): 97

How about them Cowboys! I love when they do well and when I get to have pork chop for lunch. πŸ™‚

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 1 – 10/17

Weight: 122.8 = down .4 pound

Bust: 34.25β€³ = up .25β€³
Waist: 29.5β€³ = no change
Hips: 31.75β€³ = up .5β€³

From other areas = no change

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. chicken livers
β€” 2 whole eggs
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 9 oz. asparagus
β€” 1 T. duck fat
β€” 1 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 747
Fat:Β 46.4 g (56%)
Carbs:Β 18.9 g (10%)
Protein: 63.2 g (34%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 79
1-hour PP (after meal): 89
2-hour PP (after meal): 88

Busy day…and a little stressed about the few weeks ahead. My meter readings may be reflecting that. I’ve also not made the time to go walking like I should be.

Protocol Round 2, Week 2, Day 2 – 10/18

Weight: 122.2 = down .6 pound

Meal:
β€” 9 oz. lamb chop
β€” 8 oz. Swiss chard
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” .25 T. duck fat
β€” .25 T. butter
β€” 3 oz. corn

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 795
Fat: 45.4 g (52%)
Carbs: 36.5 g (18%)
Protein: 59.9 g (30%)

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 82
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 86

I had a great lunch and spent time looking at my potential new home and the area around it!

Maintenance Round 2, Week 2, Day 3 – 10/19

Weight: 122.8 = up .6 pound

Meal:
β€” 15 oz. chicken thigh
β€” 8 oz. broccoli
β€” 4 oz. jicama
β€” .5 T. duck fat
β€” .5 T. butter
β€” 3 oz. brown rice

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 876
Fat:Β 48.4 g (50%)
Carbs:Β 44.6 g (20%)
Protein: 65.4 g (30%)

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 75
1-hour PP (after meal): 127
2-hour PP (after meal): 98

Feeling good despite the high PP. I’m doing better on not letting the scale or meter readings get to me like they did before but still need to work on it.

Protocol Round 2, Week 2, Day 4 – 10/20

Weight: 122.4 = down .4 pound

Meal:
β€” 9 oz. salmon
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” 1.5 T. duck fat
β€” 1.5 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 813
Fat:Β 52.5 g (58%)
Carbs:Β 17.2 g (8%)
Protein: 67.8 g (34%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 95
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

This is the first day in a long time that has been laid back, though it all picks back up Saturday. I’m thankful to be on Protocol and getting healthy.

Protocol Round 2, Week 2, Day 5 – 10/21

Weight: 123.2 = up .8 pound

Meal:
β€” 10 oz. steak
β€” 8 oz. Swiss chard
β€” 5 oz. green beans
β€” .75 T. duck fat
β€” .75 T. butter
β€” 3 oz. sweet potato

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 864
Fat:Β 50.4 g (53%)
Carbs:Β 35.7 g (16%)
Protein: 66.7 g (31%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 114
2-hour PP (after meal): 108

Tired from doing homework but looking forward to a special day with friends and family tomorrow.

Protocol Round 2, Week 2, Day 6 – 10/22

Weight: 123.8 = up .6 pound

Meal:
β€” 12 oz. pork chop
β€” 8 oz. broccoli
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” .75 T. duck fat
β€” .75 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 783
Fat: 47 g (54%)
Carbs: 24.1 g (12%)
Protein: 66.1 g (35%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 79
1-hour PP (after meal): 91
2-hour PP (after meal): 93

My bridal shower is tonight! My mom is making a Protocol-friendly chicken casserole – can’t wait to try it!

Protocol Round 2, Week 2, Day 7 – 10/23

Weight: 124.8 = up 1 pound

Meal:
β€” 9 oz. salmon
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 6 oz. artichoke hearts
β€” 1.5 T. duck fat
β€” 1.5 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 809
Fat: 52.5 g (58%)
Carbs: 18.2 g (9%)
Protein: 65.8 g (33%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 91
1-hour PP (after meal): 100
2-hour PP (after meal): 95

WOW – that chicken casserole was yummy. πŸ™‚ And I did much better than I expected by not having cravings while everyone else ate their cupcakes and cookies. Before Protocol, I would have eaten a lot of them and felt terrible afterwards. This is only one of the many ways that Protocol is helping me!

Maintenance Round 2, Week 1, Day 1 – 10/24

Weight: 123 = down 1.8 pounds

Measurements:
Bust: 35β€³ = up.5β€³
Waist: 30β€³ = up .5β€³
Hips: 31.5β€³ = down .75β€³

From other areas = down .75β€³

Ketostix: small

Was taken out to eat for my birthday. πŸ˜€ SugarFree suggested that I branch out and get something other than a steak. I got a lamb burger and it was delicious!

[Happy Birthday! Lamb burgers are one of my favorites. :)]

Maintenance Round 2, Week 1, Day 2 – 10/25

Weight: 122 = down 1 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 82
1-hour PP (after meal): 94
2-hour PP (after meal): 90

I’m back to studying. I’m also back on Maintenance, which means I get to eat and enjoy three times as much fat for the next four weeks. Amazing: I ate more fat and moreΒ  calories yesterday – yet this morning I was a pound lighter! Calories In, Calories Out is a Big Fat Lie. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 2, Week 1, Day 3 – 10/26

Weight: 122.5 = up .5 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 86
2-hour PP (after meal): 88

Lunch was delicious and filling. All the fat on Maintenance helps my blood sugars remain healthy and low. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 2, Week 1, Day 4 – 10/27

Weight: 122.2 = down .3 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 108
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

I can’t believe I deprived myself of this amazing food for so long!

Maintenance Round 2, Week 1, Day 5 – 10/28

Weight: 122.1 = down .1 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 97
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

I ate my favorite meal today- a juicy rib eye, veggies, and a white potato with butter and sour cream! My great meter readings made it even better. πŸ™‚ Planning to take a walk this evening – the stroll makes me feel better each day.

Maintenance Round 2, Week 1, Day 6 – 10/29

Weight: 122.6 = up .5 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 86
1-hour PP (after meal): 100
2-hour PP (after meal): 98

I’m looking forward to good food and even better company during lunch tomorrow, as I’m going to celebrate my birthday at a nice restaurant with my family. I can’t wait to taste everything I can have, but I going to remember that it’s more about the fellowship than the food. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 7 – 10/30

Weight: 123 = up .4 pound

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 90
1-hour PP (after meal): 87
2-hour PP (after meal): 93

Lunch was fantastic! And I wasn’t even tempted when others ordered some of the many (many!) desserts.

Maintenance Round 2, Week 2, Day 1 – 10/31

Weight: 123.5 = up .5 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 34.5β€³ = down .5β€³
Waist: 29.75β€³ = down .25β€³
Hips: 31.5β€³ = no change

From other areas = down .25β€³

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 92
1-hour PP (after meal): 125
2-hour PP (after meal): 103

SugarFree says there was sugar hidden in the meat spices yesterday, but hopefully my blood sugar levels will return to normal soon. The good news: I lost another inch of fat! πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 2, Week 2, Day 2 – 11/1

Weight: 124 = up .5 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 81
1-hour PP (after meal): 91
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

TOM is almost here – and the bloat has returned. πŸ™

Maintenance Round 2, Week 2, Day 3 – 11/2

Weight: 123 = down 1 pound

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 84
1-hour PP (after meal): 122
2-hour PP (after meal): 104

My push-ups get better every week!

Maintenance Round 2, Week 2, Day 4 – 11/3

Weight: 122.6 = down .4 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 88
2-hour PP (after meal): 87

Got a physical this morning and unlike a few months ago (before I began Protocol) – I’m now oh, so healthy thanks to SugarFree!

Maintenance Round 2, Week 2, Day 5 – 11/4

Weight: 123 = up .4 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 102
2-hour PP (after meal): 101

It’s been a good and busy day. And SugarFree was right, high emotions and bloat mean it’s that TOM.

Maintenance Round 2, Week 2, Day 6 – 11/5

Weight: 123.6 = up .6 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 112
2-hour PP (after meal): 103

Up early and driving all over town.

Maintenance Round 2, Week 2, Day 7 – 11/6

Weight: 123.4 = down .2 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 89
1-hour PP (after meal): 97
2-hour PP (after meal): 86

My blood sugars are better today. I look and feel so much better than I did when I was starving myself and working out for hours every day – thanks to Protocol!

Maintenance Round 2, Week 3, Day 1 – 11/7

Weight: 123.6 = up .2 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 35β€³ = up .5β€³
Waist: 29.5β€³ = down .25β€³
Hips: 32β€³ = up .5β€³

From other areas = no change

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 89
1-hour PP (after meal): 90
2-hour PP (after meal): 89

Bloating around my bust and hips thanks to TOM. SugarFree has taught me you cannot gain an inch of fat in one week.

[Note: An inch of fat in a week? Not even in a month. :D]

Maintenance Round 2, Week 3, Day 2 – 11/8

Weight: 123 = down .6 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 84
1-hour PP (after meal): 100
2-hour PP (after meal): 91

SugarFree is having me expand my food horizons and try new veggies I never heard of before. So far, so GOOD!

Maintenance Round 2, Week 3, Day 3 – 11/9

Weight: 122.6 = down .4 pound

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 89
1-hour PP (after meal): 104
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

I had a yummy meal.

Maintenance Round 2, Week 3, Day – 11/10

Weight: 123 = up .4 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 89
1-hour PP (after meal): 106
2-hour PP (after meal): 95

My stress levels are a high because I have my major test and I am doing my last bit of studying.

Maintenance Round 2, Week 3, Day 5 – 11/11

Weight: 123 = no change

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 82
1-hour PP (after meal): 86
2-hour PP (after meal): 78

Wow – loving my PP’s today. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 2, Week 3, Day 6 – 11/12

Weight: 123.8 = up .8 pound

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 79
1-hour PP (after meal): 102
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

I was really hungry after my test today!

Maintenance Round 2, Week 3, Day 7 – 11/13

Weight: 124 = up .2 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 84
1-hour PP (after meal): 100
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

Constipation is back. Hopefully it will go away soon.

Maintenance Round 2, Week 4, Day 1 – 11/14

Weight: 123.5 = down .5 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 34.5β€³ = down .5β€³
Waist: 29.5β€³ = no change
Hips: 32β€³ = no change

From other areas = down .25β€³

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 101

I’m unblocked and feeling better. This is my last week of Maintenance, so I’m going to enjoy every drop of fat I eat. Next week, back to Phase 1!

Maintenance Round 2, Week 4, Day 2 – 11/15

Weight: 123.8 = up .3 pound

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 77
1-hour PP (after meal): 93
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

Feeling good. My parsnips tasted like thick potato chips. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 2, Week 4, Day 3 – 11/16

Weight: 122.8 = down 1 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 84
1-hour PP (after meal): 105
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

My meal was great and I’m looking forward to my stroll.

Maintenance Round 2, Week 4, Day 4 – 11/17

Weight: 123 = up .2 pound

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 82
1-hour PP (after meal): 102
2-hour PP (after meal): 100

Cayenne sure gives a kick to rutabaga, but it tasted good!

Protocol Round 3, Week 1, Day 1 – 11/28

Weight: 126.2 = up 3 pounds

Meal:
β€” 12 oz. pork chop
β€” 8 oz. broccoli
β€” 5 oz. green beans
β€” .75 T. duck fat
β€” 1 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 803
Fat:Β 50.1 g (56%)
Carbs:Β 25.2 g (13%)
Protein: 62.7 g (31%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 76
1-hour PP (after meal): 101
2-hour PP (after meal): 89

Had a great Thanksgiving! And I’m very thankful to be able to do Protocol and get healthy. I’m still working on my sweet cravings but I have improved since I started in August. SugarFree says as long as I stick to Protocol, they will diminish over time and eventually I won’t even care if I eat them. Which will be good – since I gained 3 pounds of water in just this week alone.

Protocol Round 3, Week 1, Day 2 – 11/29

Weight: 122.2 = down 4 pounds

Measurements:
Bust: 34.25β€³ = down .25β€³
Waist: 29β€³ = down .5β€³
Hips: 32β€³ = no change

From other areas = down .5β€³

Meal:
β€” 14 oz. chicken thighs
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 9 oz. collards
β€” .75 T. duck fat
β€” .75 T. butter
β€” 3 oz. brown rice

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 882
Fat:Β 52.1 g (53%)
Carbs:Β 36.8 g (17%)
Protein: 67 g (30%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 74
1-hour PP (after meal): 97
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

Finally dropped the water weight – four pounds. That’s crazy!

Protocol Round 3, Week 1, Day 3 – 11/30

Weight: 122 = down .2 pound

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. salmon
β€” 8 oz. broccoli
β€” 6 oz. artichoke hearts
β€” 1.5 T. duck fat
β€” 1.5 T. butter
β€” 5 oz. rutabaga

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 850
Fat:Β 51 g (54%)
Carbs:Β 36.6 g (17%)
Protein: 61.3 g (29%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 115
2-hour PP (after meal): 96

Wow – way too much rutabaga!

Protocol Round 3, Week 1, Day 4 – 12/1

Weight: 121.4 = down .6 pound

Meal:
β€” 11 oz. lamb chop
β€” 8 oz. Swiss chard
β€” 6 oz. okra
β€” .25 T. duck fat
β€” .25 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 805
Fat: 52.1 g (58%)
Carbs: 19.8 g (10%)
Protein: 64.2 g (32%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 74
1-hour PP (after meal): 100
2-hour PP (after meal): 90

Bridal photos this afternoon. I’m feeling good about them!

Protocol Round 3, Week 1, Day 5 – 12/2

Weight: 121.4 = no change

Meal:
β€” 8 oz. chicken liver
β€” 2 whole eggs
β€” 8 oz. spinach
β€” 4 oz. dandelion greens
β€” 1 T. duck fat
β€” 1.25 T. butter

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 768
Fat: 49.7 g (58%)
Carbs: 19.4 g (10%)
Protein: 60.7 g (32%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 74
1-hour PP (after meal): 85
2-hour PP (after meal): 88

Blood sugars are looking good today. And this will be my last post until after my wedding next weekend. πŸ˜€

[Note: I wish you and your wonderful husband-to-be all the joy and happiness in the world! Have a blessed day.]

Maintenance Round 3, Week 1, Day 2 – 12/13

Weight: 121.6 = up .2 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 34.5β€³ = down .25″
Waist: 29β€³ = no change
Hips: 31.75β€³ = down .25β€³

From other areas = no change

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 95
2-hour PP (after meal): 88

I married the love of my life this weekend! And because I’ve worked with SugarFree for the last few months, I had no cravings and was able to enjoy some good food without feeling guilty afterward. I’m sure it will be that way again when we go on our delayed honeymoon early next year. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 3, Week 1, Day 3 – 12/14

Weight: 122 = up .4 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 80
1-hour PP (after meal): 94
2-hour PP (after meal): 82

Just an okay day.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 1, Day 4 – 12/15

Weight: 120.8 = down 1.2 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 73
1-hour PP (after meal): 89
2-hour PP (after meal): 91

Feeling better and love being back on Maintenance. I’m so full after every great meal. Plus, this is the lowest weight I’ve been in years!

Maintenance Round 3, Week 1, Day 5 – 12/16

Weight: 120.4 = down .4 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 80
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 98

Good day.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 1, Day 6 – 12/17

Weight: 120 = down .8 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 105
2-hour PP (after meal): 89

Found out I have a horrible sinus infection and need a round of very strong antibiotics. SugarFree recommended a special Probiotic –Β Jarrow Saccharomyces Boulardii – that can’t be killed by the antibiotics, so it will protect me from their side effects, and help rebuild my good stomach bacteria once I’m done with them. She also put me on the Protocol Illness Menu (PIM) so my body can spend more energy on healing than on digesting tons of food. As with all Protocol food, it was still delicious.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 1, Day 7 – 12/18

Weight: 119.4 = down .6 pound

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 86
1-hour PP (after meal): 89
2-hour PP (after meal): 91

I had a better night and actually got a little sleep. I’m staying on PIM until I feel 100% better.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 2, Day 1 – 12/19

Weight: 118.8 = down .6 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 33.75β€³ = down .75β€³
Waist: 29β€³ = no change
Hips: 31β€³ = down .75β€³

From other areas = up .5β€³

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 74
1-hour PP (after meal): 88
2-hour PP (after meal): 87

Wow – I’m so happy with my measurements!

Maintenance Round 3, Week 2, Day 2 – 12/20

Weight: 119.6 = up . 8 pound

Ketostix: large

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 82
1-hour PP (after meal): 99
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

Feeling better today.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 2, Day 3 – 12/21

Weight: 119 = down .6 pound

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 80
1-hour PP (after meal): 101
2-hour PP (after meal): 93

My salmon was delicious.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 2, Day 4 – 12/22

Weight: 119.5 = up .5 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 85
1-hour PP (after meal): 94
2-hour PP (after meal): 87

I spent a good part of the day reading Body By Science. I look forward to the new way I’m going to exercise in the new year, and I’m ready to get back in the gym.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 3, Day 5 – 12/23

Weight: 120.1 = up .6 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 78
1-hour PP (after meal): 88
2-hour PP (after meal): 87

Made a plan with SugarFree for what to eat at Christmas meals this weekend. This way I can enjoy some good food but still stay on track.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 2, Day 6 -12/24

Weight: 120.1 = no change

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 83
1-hour PP (after meal): 104
2-hour PP (after meal): 98

Dinner was great and the family time was even better.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 2, Day 7 – 12/25

Weight: 121 = up .9 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 85
1-hour PP (after meal): 96
2-hour PP (after meal): 89

Great family time today. The ham was delicious and so was the Protocol-friendly cheesecake my mother made for us. πŸ™‚

Maintenance Round 2, Week 3, Day 1 – 12/26

Weight: 121.5 = up .5 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 34β€³ = up .25β€³
Waist: 29β€³ = no change
Hips: 32β€³ = up 1β€³

From other areas = no change

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 85
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

Looks like my holiday eating has caught up with me.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 3, Day 2 – 12/27

Weight: 122.1 = up .6 pound

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 87
1-hour PP (after meal): 97
2-hour PP (after meal): 99

It feels good to be back to regular Maintenance meals after all the holiday meals the last three days. I definitely have some water retention from all the excess carbs and also my TOM. But I know they will go away after a few days on Maintenance.

Maintenance Round 3, Week 3, Day 3 – 12/28

Weight: 122 = down .1 pound

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 87
1-hour PP (after meal): 100
2-hour PP (after meal): 98

Busy being productive around the house.

Shelby’s Note, January 27:

During the last five months, I began Protocol, got married and moved into a new house. I also learned how to stop starving myself and how to eat for health. I lost weight, inches of fat, was finally able to sleep though the night, and was actually happy with my wedding photos. πŸ™‚

Though my body has begun to heal from all the damage I did to it over the last few years, it is still in the recovery process – but I know now it will heal completely over time. All of this is thanks to SugarFree. She was patient and helpful, which allowed me to learn about myself and the destructive, unhealthy lifestyle I’d lived for years. When I started this journey it felt like one of the hardest things I’ve done (so many changes!) – but looking back at it now, it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. And I’ll be able to teach it all to my children someday.

As a newlywed with a new job who’s also starting school again, I’ve decided to take a ‘time out’ and to use the tools I’ve learned from SugarFree to help me along the way. I’m thankful to have started Protocol and am grateful for all the benefits it brought me. I know they will continue. Thank you for everything, SugarFree.

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One Response to SugarFree Protocol – Shelby

  1. Diane says:

    Shelby,

    I’m proud of you for starting this journey, which will lead to health and wellness, not fatigue and physical destruction. You can do it. Just one day at a time, one meal at a time. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to teach you what I now know while you grew up. But I’m happy I could point you in SugarFree’s direction as soon as I found her. I look forward to watching your journey every step of the way.

    Diane – Your Number One fan!

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