Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review of the 17 Day Diet

I completed the 17 Days of The 17 Days Diet
I've been so busy doing last minute things before my hubby returns from his nearly 3 weeks business trip.
As I write this entry, he is driving from Frankfurt airport back home :)

I started this plan at 63.5 kg's ( 140lbs )
Finished at 61.5 kg's ( 135 lbs )

I'm thrilled as I have been trying to lose weight since January and finally got my body to shift to my goal weight of 62kg's ( 136lbs )

I'm 1.65 ( 5 f 5 )
so this is a perfect weight for me.

I found the plan very easy to follow....I didn't have to change too many things, as I'm already into Clean Eating. I do think someone who loves take away, processed foods etc is going to find this plan very hard and challenging...and after a few days will throw in the towel.
I still drank my Green shake daily ( although not on the plan ), I even had a block of dark chocolate once when needing energy before a run....
I missed my muesli for breakfast, but told myself that I could have muesli after the 17 days, it was not a forever * good bye * to muesli for me.
Other than that I missed nothing.
I found my energy levels were good, I was able to train everyday without a struggle...and did at least 8 long runs during that time with lots of Kettlebell workouts.
I can highly recommend this plan to anyone who wants to lose the last bit of weight that won't shift, or to someone who has lots of weight to lose.

After Easter I will go into the 2nd Phase of the plan.....not seriously but to maintain my weight.
Day one ~ you eat as per Phase One
Day two ~ you allowed two starchy carbs...

I'm going to be extra aware of what goes into my mouth this long weekend...make the best choices in each situation....

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!


  1. Great job, Marcy! Enjoy being reunited with your husband this weekend - three weeks is a long time!

  2. That's a great result Marcy, I can totally understand you're very pleased with the result.

    We're having a long weekend too, always love that.

  3. Great Job!!! I should try it as I too am trying to get the last five....:)
    Enjoy the weekend!!

  4. Great Job!!!! I am going to have to try and be extra good this weekend also. So glad you stuck to this and finished the first phase!

  5. Congrats on the weight loss Marcy!!! I bet you are so happy to see hubby again!
    I cannot wait to be 136 lbs!!!! You are a very inspirational woman, so glad I have you in my life!!


  6. So glad this worked for you!!! :)

  7. Marcelle, you look terrific - you just keep looking younger and younger...a poster-girl for health and fitness!

    Glad your hubby is coming back tonight :)

  8. I loved following your review of this plan. Great job on the weight loss!

  9. So, it works. I may have to give it a whirl.

  10. Hi Marcy, are you still on this diet and how is it further on in the diet. I just bought the book and feel ready to do this! Good luck.