|My dinning room workplace has lots of windows and is my "desk" of choice.|
|My dinning room view on a winters day.|
My neighbor next door Doris sent me a lovely old apron piece. Which brightened my day. I count old aprons as one of my "loves". Doris writes inspirational poetry and short stories on her blog, thewondermentoflife.blogspot.com and specifically addresses RSDS/CRPS.
You may have caught that I early on this year mentioned revisiting the diet I was on last year. It is restrictive for 6 days and then you can have whatever you want for 1 then you keep repeating for the duration you choose to stay on. It was a very successful diet for me but by the time I quit I had learned to loath it! So I didn't have the gumption to start again.
Last week I happened across this little diet on blessedmommy.hubpages.com and was intrigued. It was called the "Three Day Military Diet." She explained there had been a military gentleman who had joined her church some time back who had shared it. Her understanding was that some military folks had used it when needing to get into shape quickly. The headline is "HOW TO LOSE UP TO 10 POUNDS IN 3 DAYS ON THE 3-DAY MILITARY DIET."
She tells that she tried it for 2 days initially and lost 5 pounds. She is trying it again now and will post her results.
For my part I don't see this as a big deal at all and frankly could do for 3 days or so I think. This morning I started. So we shall see on Thursday morning my results. If it works I am jazzed! Think of it! 3 days on and 4 days off to loose even 5 pounds a week! Much less the expectation of 8-10 pounds a week. When it sounds too good to be true it is too good to be true.......but just the same on the off chance it works I don't see any harm in giving it a whirl.
Here is the diet as printed. I am posting this as information only. I am not advising, encouraging, condoning, or suggesting anyone try this. I am not responsible for you or the decisions you make. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY DIET OR WEIGHT LOSS PLAN.
3-Day Diet Day 1:
Breakfast--1/2 grapefruit (no sugar), 1 slice of toast, 2 T. peanut butter, and black coffee or tea (any brew as long as it has caffeine.)
Lunch--1/2 C. tuna, 1 slice of toast, and black coffee or tea.
Dinner--3 ounces of any type of meat, 1 C. green beans, 1/2 banana, 1 small apple, 1 C. vanilla ice cream.
Breakfast--1 egg, 1 slice dry toast, 1/2 banana and coffee or tea.
Lunch--1 C. cottage cheese (or 1 slice cheddar cheese), 1 hard cooked egg, and 5 saltine crackers, coffee or tea.
Dinner--2 hot dogs, (no buns) 1 C. broccoli, 1/2 C. carrots, 1/2 banana, and 1/2 C. vanilla ice cream.
Breakfast--5 saltine crackers, 1 slice cheddar cheese, 1 small apple, and coffee or tea.
Lunch--1 hard cooked egg, 1 slice of dry toast, and coffee or tea.
Dinner-- 1 C. tuna, 1/2 banana, 1 C. vanilla ice cream.
Blessedmommy further explains, "This diet works on chemical breakdown and is proven. Do not vary or substitute any of the foods. Salt and pepper may be used but do not use any other seasoning. The diet is to be used for only three days at a time."
She goes on to explain. After 3 days eat normal diet for 4 days you may start back on the diet for 3 days. Exercise is helpful. Do not eat or snack between these meals. Coffee and tea for the first 2 meals of the day only and water for the rest of the day. She gives additional information at http://blessedmommy.hubpades.com/Lose-Up-Tp-10-Pounds-In.....she also created "The Three Day, Military Diet" Facebook Page.
Will keep you posted on what happens! Going to the grocery for broccoli, green beans, and vanilla ice cream.