Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ignite System Day 3 and 4. I am Losing it ! (Weight That Is)

This week has as been one of ups and downs. I have been mourning the loss of my good friends, carbohydrates and sugar, but I have been bonding heavily with my bathroom scale. Dieting is really all about mindset, and if you're not ready to give up your "old friends" and bond with new ones it is not going to work.

The reason why conventional diets don't work for me is because I need to see fast results and progress right away or I get frustrated and give up and give in. I will not lie, the first two days of Ignite were HARD. I was hungry, and I kept finding myself wanting to reach for a snack out of habit. I hung tough and I am glad I did, because my new "friend" the bathroom scale, told  me I had lost 7 lbs. Now I know some of that is water weight, but my brain saw 7 lbs. and it does not care what kind of weight it is, the numbers went down!

The third day on Ignite you get to eat 2  meals and here is what I had for lunch.
It is a pecan crusted filet of Tilapia fish and a cup of Quinoa (a high protein grain) and apple pilaf. It was right around 500 calories. I still had a Lean shake in the morning for breakfast and for dinner we had a 6oz. filet of Salmon and a small salad with vinegar and oil dressing. A few days ago I would have turned my nose up at these meals, but they tasted so good and I was stuffed after eating them.

When I got up this morning I weighed myself again and I was down another pound. That does not sound like much but they say on Day Four it is not unusual to gain a pound or two back, because of eating the day before and adding some water weight back. So, 8 lbs. in four days, I will take it!!!!

Day Four Ignite is just like the first and second day, protein only, so I had 4 oz. of  Tuna for my morning meal. I added something called Vegenaise to the Tuna. It tastes just like Mayonnaise but it does not have any dairy products in it. 
Vegenaise was invented for people following a strict Vegan diet. The ingredients are Canola Oil, Brown Rice Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Soy Protein, Sea Salt, Mustard Flour and Lemon Juice Concentrate. It has Zero carbs., sugar and cholesterol but does have some fat from the Canola Oil. It tasted just like Mayo, I swear it did, and I plan on using Vegenaise in place of mayo from now on. I found it at our Publix Grocery Store in the dairy section, so I don't think it is too hard to find, unless you live in rural area. You might have to check at a Health Food Store if your grocery store does not have it. It was so good I am having tuna again for dinner!

As I mentioned in some earlier posts, my Husband is on the Ignite Program too and he has lost 7 lbs. He is so excited he wants to do another 8 day program when this one ends. I never thought I would see the day!!!!!

For those of you who might be worried about Genie, the Queen Schnauzer Dog of the house, she is eating just fine. No Lean shakes for her, she is not willing to give up her nightly snack either.

Leave me your comments and/or questions. Feedback is always welcome and helpful.


  1. I'm following you, Lynn. We shall talk more very soon :D I'm very interested in the detox 8-day plan. I've been wanting to do something like this in a while, and now I'm all-of-a-sudden motivated, all thanks to you!

  2. Thanks for commenting Robin! Give me a call sometime. XXOO

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