Cinch Day 15 & Weekly Weigh-In

Starting Weight:   144 pounds  (December 28, 2010)

Current Weight:   140 pounds  (January 14, 2011)

Total Loss:   4 pounds

Next Week’s Goal:   135 pounds (January 21, 2011)


Hello everyone!  Despite being back to 140 pounds, bloated from too much bread and sugar as well as missing several workouts, I feel fabulous today.  Wanna know why?  I’m down 4 pounds overall in 2.5 weeks.  That’s still great!  I want to get through this weekend at my sister’s house, and then startover on detox on Monday.  I’ll dub it Detox Do Over!  Did anyone else struggle to not overdo it with regular food again post-detox?

Today’s Meal Plan:

Meal Plan Time
Egg, spinach, and feta scramble, whole wheat toast & almond butter 6:15 am
1/2 sweet potato with quinoa & edamame 10:30
Pineapple Avocado Tacos 3 pm
TBD 7 pm

Today’s Workout:  Quick weights & 5-mile jog outside

23 thoughts on “Cinch Day 15 & Weekly Weigh-In

  1. Hey Rebecca!

    Today is day 5!!! Yesterday was easier than the 1st 3 days and I’m looking forward to phase 2. There are a lot of recipes that look really good to me in her book, but then again ANYTHING looks good to me besides, spinach, almonds, raspberries, yogurt and eggs… a matter of fact, I don’t want to SEE any yogurt for a LONG while if I can help it! LOL

    I do have a new appreciation for raspberries though! I MUCH prefer the fresh ones to the frozen ones. Expensive, but worth it in my opinion. We have Trader Joe’s here so it makes shopping for organic foods easier and less expensive than whole foods or regular super markets.

    I am trying HARD to fight the urge to BLOW it tonight on a cheeseburger! BUT, I don’t want all my effort and days of choking down yucky yogurt to go in vain…lol

    I made an excel spreadsheet of all the recipes that I liked from the book with the 5 puzzle pieces in separate columns for each one. That way I can choose which ones I want for the week, sort by ingredient and see how much I need for my shopping list! I’ll let you know how that works and send you a copy if you want 🙂

    Stay strong and good luck on your Detox-do-over!! YOU CAN DO IT!! 🙂

    • I am in the middle of Day two and am feeling a little malnourished! but I dont think I measured out enough food for lunch today I might have a small bowl of rasberries tonight before dinner. I would love to see a copy of your spread sheet and start planning for Friday.



      • Hi Ashley. I’ll check with Susan to see if she’d be OK with me posting the spreadsheet on my blog to share with everyone. Also, if you work out a lot like I do, you might try adding an egg or serving of yogurt to your morning or lunchtime meal. This will give you some extra calories to get through your day. Good luck!

  2. Oh oh me too! Please send me the spread sheet please! I am also on day 5 and I really want to have a burger tomorrow too but I do not want to waste all that spinach and yogurt. I made my menu for next week last night and I made sure there is NO spinach or yogurt all week!! Haha!
    My email is

  3. This is day 5 for me also. And I agree the yogurt has been the hardest part for me. But, I was told to try Fage total 0% greek yogurt because it tastes much much better than the others. And I did find several recipes on touting how good it is. So, before I completely give up on the greek yogurt, I’m going to give that a try since it is very good for you:)

  4. Ok, I’m still working on getting the sorting functions working and keep in mind it’s only the recipes that looked good to me and you have to have the book for the exact amounts, but you can fill in your own choices….hopefully I can finish by the end of today and I’ll send it to you.

  5. I am on day 3 of the ff and it is going well, but I totally have the fear of over doing it on Day 6! Hopefully anything will taste good and I will eat sensibly. I also think that with a detox it is natural to gain a little back, just in water etc. So, don’t be too hard on yourself, you are still down, and seem to have figured it out.

    • Thanks, Kim. As I was just telling Kassech, I think it will help if I pick out only a few of the meals and then repeat them all week. That way you can keep your grocery list managable and also make stuff in bulk in advance for the whole week. Prior to the diet, that’s what I did most every Sunday and thus I was overwhelmed with the extra time I was now spending with figuring out what I needed and additional prep. I’m not giving up!!

  6. Hi Rebecca,
    Thank you!
    for some reason, i can not see your responded. I would love to read it. Susan, I would love your spreadsheet (kassech76@msn.comif you can.
    Thank you so much ladies. I can not believe i fished the five days.. i would be very happy if i don’t see resberries and you yogurt for a long time.

  7. Today is Day 6. I weighed in this morning…..down 5 pounds. I have a big day out today and it means being gone for all meals but breakfast. Well, I will just have to make smarter choices than normal and get back on the wagon tomorrow as my first full day of the 2nd phase.

    My husband kept saying “Aren’t you sick of raspberries and spinach and yogurt?” Surprisingly, I’m NOT!!! I actually found it a nice relief to know exactly what I was eating and when and that it didn’t take a lot of work. I’m a little nervous about the prep and planning for this next phase. thanks for the tip about making several meals worth and just repeating.

  8. I found the transition from FF to regular cinch difficult. I need to also plan my meals out in advance, I think that would help. I’m not going to do over the FF but I am going to get off to a fresh start on Monday with a meal plan for the week (have to go to my inlaws tomorrow so starting now is kind of pointless, although I have been putting my meals together as in the book today, as practice!). Good luck next week everyone!

  9. Today is Day 6. I weighed in this morning…down 7 pounds. i thought i was gone eat everything in sight, but so far so good. so far, i have liked the food i mad off the book. Now if I can just do that for 24 more I was a big salt eater and i can not believe i have not had salt in six days.

  10. Today is day 6 for me too and I’m down 6 lbs!! I’m very excited about this next phase as I have had two recipes from the book already and they are DELICIOUS and I’m SO surprised at how much food there really is!!

    I’m still working on my spreadsheet, but I hope to send it out this weekend….it helps me a lot.

    I also read more of the book and discovered that I really can do this even if I don’t use her recipes….just make sure you have your 5 pieces of the puzzle and keep each portion size in mind. For instance, I was out today so I opted for Chick-fil-A’s chicken salad sandwich because it has whole grain bread and chicken and celery and I got a fruit cup on the side with water. Not the best meal, but it kept me from completely blowing it 🙂

    I had the Apple Pecan Breakfast Pilaf (pg. 103) this morning for breakfast and YUMMMMMO!!! I’ll certainly be having that again! I’m eating the Tuna Pecan Pasta (pg. 130) right now and it’s equally yummy and VERY filling! This is by far THE easiest “diet” I have come across and when I say easiest, I mean it makes sense to me….I CAN DO THIS!! It will just take a lot of planning to make sure I can stay with it, but I’m excited! Summer Bikini… I come! 😀

  11. I agree Susan, this one makes lot of sense to me and i feel like i can do it. I had the Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Pilaf for BK it so good and lot of food, i could not even finish it. For lunch i had The Mediterranean Broccoli Couscous Platter, but instead of the couscous i had the laft over Quinoa. It was very test. and for snack, i had Spicy Egg Tacos with Cilantro Jalapeno Guacamole everything really was very good. I feel like this is the time to drop the baby weight for good..

  12. I’ve never had Quinoa Kassech, but will be looking for it today on my shopping trip :=)

    I had the Apple Walnut Crisp for snack last night and YUMMO! Love that one too!! This is so much fun!

    I sent the spreadsheet to those that requested it, let me know if you have questions.

    • HI Susan,
      would you be so kind to forward me your spread sheet? I would love to see it! My email is Some of my favorite recipes on FF have been the Cinch Caesar Salad, fresh mozzarella basil Pizzaland and Spicy Avocado Tostadas. I actually can say I love the core food- ff was hard though. I am on day 11- i did the FF so I’ve been on 6 days of core- I have lost 7 pounds total. I did cheat this weekend- went out to dinner and had a few glasses of wine. I was good all day before we went out though. I think the weekends are the toughest!! Keep it up everyone!! We can do it.

  13. I finished the detox by losing 6.5 pounds. I am hitting a wall and spending a lot of time trying to figure out my grocery list for this week, I think this is where the book falls short. It would be nice if she then prepared a sample week for coming off detox. I also am noticing that breakfast, parfait, salad, smoothie was used for the detox and now I have to figure out her new nomenclature…Brkfast, lunch, dinnner, then snack at night?

    I made a table for the week and would love to see Susan’s spreadsheet. I am going to stick with this as I love what I see so far! (

    It is so helpful for me to keep referring to this blog. I also have to plan to feed kids this week too, so am a little stressed about taking care of me and staying on track! The detox was easy,and I am thinking that maybe I want to do it once a month or once every 6 weeks.

    • Hi Ellen. I plan to do the same thing – detox once every month of so. Maybe not always a full 5 days, but I love how easy it is and how it makes me feel! Plus, all of the foods are really good for you, so it’s not like you’re doing some crazy unhealthy detox. Anyway… I agree that the transition from dexot to regular meals is one of the book’s few faults. It was a bit overwhelming for me and thus I fell off the wagon briefly. I’m back on track now, doing my 2nd detox starting today and feeling great! And yes, the naming of the meals is a little odd to me. In the detox phase, it was Meals 1-4 and now it’s Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack. But you can switch either the first 2 or last 2, so I swap snack and dinner so I can use the 3rd meal as my late-afternoon snack and then have dinner at home. Thanks for checking in!

  14. Susan,

    I have always wanted to try the Quinoa, but this is my first time trying it. Kind of plan, but eatable nonetheless and it is supposed to be very good for you. I feel like this is the time to eat differently since this makes the most sense to me. so, i will try everything on her recipe. You spreadsheet is wonderful. Thank you for making our lives easier. This is the best support system i have every had since i am far away from home. Thank you Rebecca, for creating your blog, you have no idea how much i look forwarder to reading what everyone has to say everyday.

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