I am going to post each day what I eat and what activities I do. This is mostly to keep me accountable, plus if I do have some great success people can copy what I did. I plan on at least updating this each day for the next 10-weeks. Realistically, I am trying to lose 2 pounds per week for a total of 20 pounds lost during the 10 weeks. I will weight in every week (wearing the same clothes to keep everything consistent). Beginning Stats: Date: 6/10/12 Height: 5'9 Weight: 216 (I weighted myself on a Publix scale wearing sperrys, blue athletic shorts (with underwear lol), grey American Eagle T-shirt, and black UCF hat.) As a note I will be taking a One-A-Day Men's Pro Edge Multivitamin everyday. I am going to try to achieve these goals everyday: Calories - 1900 Protein - 150g (600 calories) Fat - 60g (540 calories) Carbs - 200g (800 calories) Total Cals - 1940 (1950 or 1900 is fine). 6/10/12 Food Chi-Chi's Fiesta Plates Creamy Chipotle Chicken Publix Fruit on the Bottom Dutch Apple Pie Low Fat Yogurt Body Fortress Whey Protein - Chocolate mixed with water Publix Enriched Long Grain Boil-In-Bag Rice Chicken (little under a pound) Teriyaki marinade Soy Sauce Blue Diamond Almonds - Smokehouse Diet Coke (no nutritional value) Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla yogurt - Vanilla (frozen and eaten like ice cream) Exercise 500 jumping jacks (5 sets of 100) 50 push-ups (5 sets of 10) 8 minute abs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNqrkGnkUWc) (I realize this isn't much exercise, but I wanted to sort of ease into working out rather than burn myself out right away.) Day 1 Totals: Calories - 1870 Protein - 182g Fat - 51g Carbs - 177g Notes: This really can't be a diet, can it? I have eaten everything I have felt like and still met my goals. I was a little short on Fat and Carbs, but I think I made up for that with my 182g of protein (hopefully this much protein is okay...). I seriously could make this a lifestyle change. While I am looking at the totals and I "should" lose weight I just don't know how that is possible because I felt satisfied and full all day. I ate when I wanted to (stopped that eat every 2-3 hours crap). I can't wait to see if this actually works in a week. Also the myfitnesspal app is unreal. I downloaded a while ago and never really gave it a chance, but this thing is freaking sweet and makes it so simple to keep track of your nutritional values. 6/11/12 Food Banana Body Fortress Whey Protein - Chocolate mixed with water Blue Diamond Almonds - Smokehouse Natures Own Whole Wheat Bread with One slice of Publix Medium Cheddar cheese and 2 oz of Publix smoked turkey Cliff Bar - White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Diet Coke (no nutritional value) Publix Enriched Long Grain Boil-In-Bag Rice Chicken (little under a pound) Teriyaki marinade Soy Sauce Exercise 2.4 Mile Bicycle ride to work 2.4 Mile Bicycle ride from work 600 Jumping Jacks (6 sets of 100) 60 push-ups (6 sets of 10) Day 2 Totals: Calories - 1900 Protein - 183g Fat - 46g Carbs - 213g Notes: I half expected to wake up in the morning with soreness/tenderness in my calves, arms, or abs because of yesterdays work out, but had none. I guess I can contribute this to how much protein I ate yesterday. As the day is progressing I am getting slightly sore in the previously mentioned body parts; I am kind of glad in a weird way to see that my "workout" didn't go to waste yesterday. Forget everything I said about not being sore earlier on in the day... As the hours ticked by I noticed "ohhh, that hurts when I move that way." As the time passed my body started to ache in more places. By the time it was time for my jumping jacks and push-ups, I didn't want to do them. Simple solution, I pulled up some hot lady pictures and looked at them for motivation My body may have ached, but I am the master of it and tell it to do whatever the hell I want to do. My body is my ***** lover. 6/12/12 Food Banana Body Fortress Whey Protein - Chocolate mixed with water Macintosh Apple Natures Own Whole Wheat Bread with One slice of Publix Medium Cheddar cheese and 2 oz of Publix smoked turkey Diet Coke (no nutritional value) Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl - white rice, chicken, all salsas (except the green one), sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. Body Fortress Whey Protein - Chocolate mixed with water Soy Milk Plus Dha Omega 3 & Calcium - 1 cup Exercise 2.4 Mile Bicycle ride to work 2.4 Mile Bicycle ride from work 8 minute abs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNqrkGnkUWc) 50 push-ups (5 sets of 10) 250 jumping jacks Day 3 Totals: Calories - 1635 Protein - 138g Fat - 52g Carbs - 178g Notes: Body was still sore today. I must push on though. Early on in the day I kind of decided that I wanted to get Chipotle. Since I CAN eat anything on this diet I said, "why the hell not?" In order to feel better about splurging and getting Chipotle I cut out my Clif Bar from lunch (that gave me an extra 270 calories and 41g of Carbs to apply towards Chipotle). Since my body was sore I took it easy on the exercise. That being said, I plan on remaining well under 1900 calories for the day. Additionally, I plan on stopping by Planet Fitness in order to check out their deals. Thanks for the support guys! 6/13/12 Food Banana Body Fortress Whey Protein - Chocolate mixed with water Clif Bar - Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Macintosh Apple Natures Own Whole Wheat Bread with One slice of Publix Medium Cheddar cheese and 2 oz of Publix smoked turkey Natures Own Whole Wheat Bread with One slice of Publix Medium Cheddar cheese and Starkist Tuna Salad Smart Ones Macaroni and Cheese Muscle Milk Exercise 2.4 Mile Bicycle ride to work 2.4 Mile Bicycle ride from work 50 push-ups (5 sets of 10) 500 jumping jacks Day 4 Totals: Calories - 1550 Protein - 115g Fat - 41g Carbs - 214g (wow..) Notes: I had really little calories today. Mostly because I was constantly on the go at work. I never felt like I was starving myself though and wasn't super hungry. I don't plan to continually get this little calories. Additionally, I have been slacking on my protein the last two days; hopefully that doesn't make a huge difference. I still haven't had a problem craving fat food, I have never really had a sweet tooth. That being said, I am usually pretty high on my Carbs. I think that is my weakness. My body is constantly sore throughout the day. Push-ups everyday are killing me as I never seem to recover from them before its time to do more. 6/14/12 Food Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla Yogurt Body Fortress Whey Protein - Chocolate mixed with water Cliff Bar - White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds Starkist Tuna Salad Natures Own Whole wheat bread (two slices) Publix Medium Cheddar Cheese Hormel Compleats - Chicken and Gravy with Mash potatoes Woodchuck - Amber Blue Moon - Belgian White Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla Yogurt Exercise 2.4 Mile Bicycle ride to work 2.4 Mile Bicycle ride from work Day 5 Totals: Calories - 1751 Protein - 104g Fat - 57g Carbs - 175g Notes: I've decided I am going to do the 40 mile bike trail this coming Saturday. That will be my only exercise for the day and I will use Sunday as a "recovery" day and not workout at all. I am strangely looking forward to the 40 mile bike ride, probably because then I won't have to do push-ups lol. I might have a hard time fitting in my exercise today as it is one of my friends 21st birthdays, but I will do my best. Worse comes to worse, I will do 1,000 jumping jacks tomorrow and 100 push-ups. Also as it gets closer to Sunday, I get more and more excited about seeing how much weight I have lost. 6/15/12 Food Crystal Light - Raspberry Lemonade Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl - white rice, chicken, all salsas (except the green one), sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. Starkist Tuna Salad Birds Eye Steamfresh Super Sweet Corn Wishbone Light Italian dressing Extra Virgin Olive Oil Publix Chicken Breast Muscle Milk Exercise 8 minute abs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNqrkGnkUWc) 110 push-ups (11 sets of 10) 1,000 jumping jacks (5 sets of 100 and 10 sets of 50) Day 6 Totals: Calories - 1580 Protein - 139g Fat - 66g Carbs - 110g Notes: Those numbers might be a little on the light side as I accounted for only 8 oz of chicken when I actually had about 9 oz. Taking the day off yesterday really paid off, I felt no soreness and was able to grind out a lot more push ups and jumping jacks than usual. I look forward to riding 40 miles tomorrow! 6/16/12 Food Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla 2 Publix Medium Cheddar cheese slice Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl - white rice, chicken, all salsas (except the green one), sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. Muscle Milk Light Italian Dressing Chicken Breast Diet Mountain Dew Salad Diet Mountain Dew Exercise 3 Hour bike ride 750 jumping jacks (5 sets of 100 and 5 sets of 50) 100 push-ups (10 sets of 10) 8 minute abs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNqrkGnkUWc) Day 7 Totals: Calories - 1650 Protein - 140g Fat - 69g Carbs - 124g Notes: I should just call this the Chipotle diet seeing as I have eaten there like 3 times this week lol. Their burrito bowls are pretty good though and they have a ton of protein. I decided to work out pretty hard today because I have a feeling I am going to be pretty sore tomorrow. If I am considering taking tomorrow off in terms of working out, or at the very least working out lightly. Looking in the mirror I can notice a pretty big difference; I look more muscular and lighter than I have in the past. I cannot wait to see the results tomorrow.