This past week, I decided that if I'm going to kill myself with the 30-Day Shred, I should also adjust my diet and drop a few pounds. And by a few, I mean 20. After losing exactly ZERO pounds the first week, I cut calories back to about 1500 per day, give or take a hundred or two. I have to do things calorie-wise, because I can't cut fats or carbs as I do not have the willpower to look a slice of chocolate cake in the face and say, "No, cake. I will not eat you." I AM, however, able to say, "OK cake, I WILL eat you, but then I won't eat dinner." It may not be the way to do things, but I have learned after much trial and error that it's the only way that I am capable.
So this week I did Level 2 every day. I worked up from certain death while gasping and choking on my lungs to periodic POSSIBLE death. I will stick with this level for another week and then I MAY try to move to level 3, but I'm not going to make any commitment to that just yet. Anyway, I dropped only 2 pounds this week. While a bit disappointing, I'm not too discouraged as I am chalking up the lack of weight loss to the fact that it is that certain time of the month associated with bloating and water retention. I think next week will be better, and despite the lack of melting poundage, I am definitely in better shape physically after these past two weeks.