17 Day Diet Check-In {End of Cycle 1}

I've officially finished my first 17 day cycle of the 17 Day Diet, or as I lovingly called it, my own personal version of the Hunger Games! ;)

{Woo Hoo!!!!!}

It feels good to know I stuck to it pretty closely, kept up my exercising, and saw some weight loss. Now I'm ready to move on to cycle 2, which comes with alternating days of different foods that weren't allowed in cycle 1, like limited servings of natural starches (brown rice, oatmeal, potatoes, etc.), shell fish, and red meat.

Last time I checked in I was one week into the diet and had lost 4.5 pounds. Curious to see how I did at the end of the 17 day cycle? Let's check out the results...

After 17 days of eating lean chicken and turkey, fruits, veggies, drinking lots of water and green tea, {and throwing in a Skinny Cow chocolate bar here and there} plus training for a 5k I lost 6.4 pounds!

So, I'm going to be honest... I'm a little disappointed in that number. Considering a lot of people lose 2-3 pounds a week by eating better and exercising {Which is basically what I've been doing, but to the extreme} it doesn't seem that thrilling. Knowing that when I did this same thing a year ago I lost about 10 pounds in 17 days makes me feel like this was a bit of a letdown.

The good news is I can feel a little difference in my clothes and a big difference in how I've felt. I've even contemplated kicking my morning coffee to the curb, because I just haven't felt like I've been as dependent on it lately. I've looked forward to my runs and eating healthy meals and snacks, and when I have cheated I haven't wanted to go to the extreme - a few bites of chocolate and I'm good to go.

Now for the ridiculously embarrassing fun part... The comparison pictures!

I can definitely see a difference in the way that shirt is fitting in the "after" pic... A lot looser in the belly!

In this picture I feel like the belly looks a little less "poochy" and I feel like I can even see a difference in my face, but that may just be lighting. 

The results aren't drastic, so I'm not going to be upset if you guys can't see them, but I'm glad we're on the right track!

Here's to the next 17 days!! :)

**If you're interested in checking out The 17 Day Diet you can see the official page here or other posts I've written about it here.


  1. Hey! I can definately tell - it's funny how 6.4 pounds doesn't seem that much to you but the difference is there for sure!


  2. You inspire me!!! I am going to research this 17 day diet tonight after baby bear goes to bed and see if it's something I could do. And... You look great!!! Keep it up!!!

  3. Fantastic!! Great job hun, I can definitely tell! :) Keep up the good work!

  4. 6.4 is nothing to sneeze at. You forgot to mention that certain things in the rear view are tighter uplifted, too! :) Keep up the great work, you're on the right path!

  5. You can definitely see a difference!! I notice especially in your face, which is why I mentioned that in the comment on your vlog post!! You look awesome Brit!! Always beautiful!!

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