Today marks the last day of Phase 1 of my Ultimate Transformation Challenge. My results to date are underwhelming. Not only have I lost very little weight, but the composition of my body has changed very little, if at all. My energy levels have been lower than they were before I started, and my attitude is crap. I find myself asking why I should continue to follow a program I do not enjoy for such piddling results.
I think my struggle with this program comes down to two things: 1. the constant measuring and obsessing over when I can can eat how much of what has taken away most of the joy and creative expression I used to derive from cooking and eating food; and 2. the program does not allow me to eat the amount (and therefore variety) of fruits and vegetables I was able to eat before, with all their lovely micronutrients. The first is causing my crap attitude, and the second is contributing to my lower energy levels.
Tomorrow I will attend the seminar launching Phase 2, and I guess we’ll see if that improves things. Right now, though, I am ready to throw in the towel. The only things keeping me going at all are the commitment I made to give this the full 12 weeks and the stupid amount of money I paid to back up that commitment.
After two weeks, here’s where my stats are (and what progress I’ve made since the beginning):
- weight: 140.0 pounds (-2.2 pounds)
- waist: 30″ (-1″)
- hips: 38″ (-0.5″)
- thigh circumference: 22″ (-1″)
- calf circumference: 14.5″ (no change)
- outlook: Discouraged.