Motivated Monday

Motivated Monday

Welcome back friends, we’re just over two weeks into 2012 and it’s time to check in with the changes we’d resolved to make.

I’ve decided to lose weight and have been using the 17 Day Diet to achieve this.

Motivated Monday is a spot where you can track your progress, link up your blog or just get some inspiration.

If you leave me permission I’d be happy to list your ongoing results within a post!


This past week wasn’t as easy as the first, I’m really missing carbs to say it politely. I know this is a short-term cleanse but my subconscious hasn’t quite accepted it. I’ve still been making lunches for the girls and the temptation to eat the light rye bread I love has been strong….but I overcame it. The cheese I didn’t, I admit it….I ate two small slices of cheddar.

All in all it was a good week for me, again I managed to become very well acquainted with my washroom because of my water intake. So much so that now I’m planning a renovation.

I enjoyed dishes such as Spicy Ground Chicken Italian Chilli


Countless egg white omelettes filled with veg…

This is a lovely chicken breast with a sugar/carb free sauce, mashed cauliflower and carrots.

Chicken breast with soysauce

A veggie-rich ground turkey soup

ground turkey soup

Tonight I really enjoyed a chicken curry on a bed of mashed cauliflower but didn’t have time to take photos, I’ll make it again.

What are my results?

After such a huge loss of 11 lbs last week I thought this week I might not see a weight loss.

I am happy to announce I’m down another 4 lbs!

These are fantastic results but I have to be honest I’m glad my 17 days are up on Wednesday. I then enter the next phase which introduces lean red meats and fiber enriched carbs.

So tell me, how did you do?

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments if you would like me to list your achievements here in the post….or you can simply email me.

I’m please to share the awesome people who are also committed to change, go on over and see their progress:

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.~Mark Twain

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26 Responses

  1. I didn’t do the 17 day diet, more of a low fat version of South Beach. I’m down 12 lbs in 14 days… And I’m excited to move back to some carbs today… The ketones were starting to make me nutty… ;)

    My total goal is 30 lbs by May (and abs that I wouldn’t be ashamed to go to the beach in a bikini in for Memorial Day week…)

  2. ive been working on my goal to get into bikini shape for my Mexico trip in Feb since November and I’ve had some set backs but I think I’m getting there! Good work on your weight loss. It’s tough!

  3. I will link up my post tomorrow :)

    You are doing so amazing and eating so healthy! Wow! Good for you.

    You have my permission to link up whatever you want for me (progress, setbacks, posts, whatever!) Thanks, Julie!

  4. Great job Julie!!! I’ve been inspired by you and my hubby downloaded the book for me last night. Now to shop and get to it :)
    Thanks Girl!

  5. You are on a roll Julie! That’s awesome. I’m so glad to have you and so many gals to depend on and get motivated by. I’m not due for my first weigh-in for a few days. Keep it up girl. :) Thanks for the linky!

  6. Julie that is awesome! I have to up my water intake, I just always forget to get the right amount in and it leaves me feeling sluggish so that is my goal this week, keep up the good work! You must be excited about the net phase! Thanks for posting my blog too. I will make sure I do the same on Friday and send the weekend peeps over to you on Monday for a check in and more motivation!

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