I lost 2 1/2 pounds this week bringing me down to 146 with just 11 pounds to go, however they will be bringing me down to 130 because well you initially gain 4-5 pounds back in Phase 2 anyways so I have 16 pounds left really. But I'm almost in Phase 2!
I also lost 1" off my waist this past week.
I've also been thinking about some foods out there, on what I'm going to be changing once I come off of Phase 1, I'm sure they will tell me but I have been researching and have pretty much come to the conclusion that I will be coming off of gluten for good (since this caused my anxiety issue in the first place). I also am going to try and stay away from these foods having them only once every 3 to 4 months or when special occasions roll around -
No Sugar (fruit is ok, but no artificial sugars especially fructose - the worst)
No Corn - this includes all corn byproducts if I can too.
No Peanuts - switching to Almond Butter if my dietitian says it is ok
No Gluten - which I'm staying away from anyways.
No Dairy - because honestly my stomach didn't feel too good when I ate it prior to this Ideal Protein diet. Although I do love cheese but having it on special occasions is better than never.
Of course having it on special occasions is also a problem because it creates cravings, really bad ones too, that you just have to try and get through. They can last from 3 to 7 days (depending on what you consumed) and when its over my body seems to be less stressed than it was when the cravings were going on.
During this time in the diet for about 6 months or so, I have certainly learned how to control said cravings, and am well disciplined in what I eat as well as choosing wisely, I only hope this will stick with me as I step in to Phases 3 and 4 and the rest of my life.
For now I'm just trying to reach Phase 2, so on to the next week!