Pounds Down by Savannah Suede w/Susan James (Introduction) 25#Down!

Savannah Suede

Savannah Suede

Pounds Down by Savannah Suede  w/ Susan James
(Weight Loss The Done Deal Weigh) 25#Down!

What This Blog Is About:
I wanted to drop some pounds within a short period of time.
I wanted to do it the easiest and most fun way. And I wanted to do it in a way that I would remain committed to it.  I’ve always been healthy and used my own judgment in ‘Pounds Down’. As always, if you have health considerations, please use your own wisdom as well, and check in with your physician, if it feels best for you.

I first began by using Susan James various methods, including The Sword of Three’s and her famous, I Am A Size 9. (This I learned from her book The Guide-17 Seconds to Wt.Loss.)

Simply by doing that a few days, I was led to a conversation with a friend, which mentioned a new book entitled: The Fast Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.  (I knew to pay attention to this book title showing up as I knew I created it showing up in some way to help me.)

This blog is an ongoing update of my success and how I did it, how it worked, and how I felt as I did it.

I used a combination of 3 effective tools which made it all very easy.

-The Sword of Three’s: I Am A Size 9. (Discussed in The Guide: 17 Seconds to Weight Loss by Susan James)
-The Done Deal of The Size 9 Based on Susan James Latest book, The Done Deal.
The Fast Diet Book (by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer)

Now..The Reason I had to lose some pounds in the first place, was due to my previous use of Susan James various methods, including The Done Deal. My life had gotten so much better, which meant my food choices were wonderful, and I enjoyed it all and still do.

However, in all of the new wonderful food choices, I put on some extra weight that I did not want. I did want to find the perfect combination of great fun foods, while also maintaining my Size 9, which I allowed to escape me for a while. The fun of it was beginning to turn into not so much fun as my pants got tighter!

This is what has now led me to putting it out for others to see and read.
I have asked Susan to assist me in this, as we will be making a book out of it at some point through her Vast Five Publishing Company; and she is very astute in using blogs. I did not want the learning curve of any of it, but instead would have Susan do it for me.

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Our Best to You and Your Success in Looking and Feeling Great!
Savannah Suede and Susan James
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Before Starting And Ending Results!


Before beginning Day 1, I wanted to read The Fast Diet. I bought the Hard Copy, Just as I have the hard copy of The Done Deal. (As well as The Guide-17 Seconds to Wt.Loss)

As I began reading it, I thought to myself, this is IT. I can do this and keep doing it.
The Biggest changes I made were to stop eating after 5 pm or 6 pm or on some evenings it was 9pm. This all was dependent on how my days were going and what I was doing.

My intention was to not eat for 12-16 hours. This would ‘work’ well according to the book.

The Fast Diet book suggests 5 days of eating whatever you want and 2 days of fasting.
It also suggests due to the many wonderful testimonials, that you could change it to be however you wanted it. As the days went on, I designed it in a way that worked perfect for me!

I began trying to do it the primary way of the book, but found it was too hard on me mentally. And I’ve come to know that if it does not feel good, then I won’t do it, no matter what it is. So after various tries, I settled in on what worked best for me and here it is:

Eating only 500 Calories per day for 5 days, Each 500 Calorie Day equals a fast day.
Make sure I do not eat for 16 hours. A huge part of those hours are spent sleeping.
On the 6th day I called it my blow-out day. I ate as much and whatever I wanted.
In the beginning, On the 6th day, I stopped eating at 6 pm, then I moved it to 8 or 9pm.
Some days I went over the 500 calories, closer to 700-900. I used my best judgment.

I then started the 500 calorie fast day for 3 days, by eating around 10 am.
I did workout 3 days a week. 2 miles on the treadmill and some resistance training.
I have always done some type of physical workout, so this was not ‘new’.

Additionally, I also drank vinegar water each day, as outlined in Susan’s 17 Seconds to Wt.Loss Book. Other liquids were water, unsweetened ice tea w/lemon and an occasional Diet Coke.

I also kept a small notebook, jotting down what I had eaten and the calorie count. I also noted at the top of the page if it was a fast day or eat day, even tho I was doing 5 fast days, and then the 6th day was my blow-out day. 5 Days of 500+ calories and the 6th day, blowout was my program.

(One Further note:) Before I ran into The Fast Diet book, I had been writing; I Am a Size 9 and can eat whatever I want. As it has turned out, on my blow-out days, I do exactly that, while I am losing weight.

25-30 Pounds Down. Eating 700-900 Calories per day for 5 days, and then the 6th day was my Blowout Day. (During the 5 days, I went 16 hours between meals. Usually stopped eating by 10pm, and would hold off eating until 2pm the next day.)

There you have it, that is how I began and I am documenting some of the changes I made along the way, while keeping to the main program that I designed best for me.

Savannah Suede
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Pounds Down Shopping List


Pounds Down Shopping List

This is the shopping list I came up with from the suggested foods in The Fast Diet book. I chose things that I knew I would enjoy. I’ve also added a few items to this list that help me with knowing what the calorie count is. There’s lots of choices in the book and some recipes, but these are the foods that I enjoy most.

Cherry Tomatoes (10 = 27 calories)
Tangerine (25 calories)
Strawberries (1 cup = 25 calories)
Steamed Broccoli
Salad Leaves
Pickles (Sweet Gherkins / No Sugar added) Label says 0 calories
Pickles (Bread and Butter / No Sugar added) Label says 0 calories
Eggs (90 cal each)
Beanee Weenee’s (1 sm can 290 cal)
Campbell’s Soup On The Go/Chicken & Stars (70 Calories)

South Beach Diet (Snack Bar) (100 Cal each)
Larabar (Mini Bars) (100 cal or less)
Emerald Natural Walnuts & Almonds ( 100 cal packs)
Planters Trail Mix (Daybreak Blend) (180 Cal)
Smart Ones (Microwave Meals) (250-290 Cal)

On my 500 Calorie Fast Days, the above items were what I stuck to.

As you will see as I move into the days, I started staying around 700-900 Calories, and I still ‘called’ them my ‘fast days’…
I would stop eating around 8-9pm and not eat again for 12-14 hours. Most of those fasting hours were spent sleeping. I really wanted to go the 14-16 hours if possible most days.

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Simple Calorie Counts Pounds Down


Simple Calorie Counts of Foods Used In Pounds Down

Atkins Bar

banana 1/2
Beanie Weenie
Broc w/chicken
Broc w/ Chicken w/butter
bush beans

Chicken Filet Salad
chicken salad kit
chicken leg
carrots baby raw 5
chicken noodle soup
Crackers w/Cheese

donut 1/2

Egg salad

Lara Snack Bar

Lobster Cakes w/butter (2)


Olives stuffed w/Blue Cheese 3

Payday Candy Bar
small Paydays (3)

pickles 4
Planters Trail Mix

Salad (Large)

Smart Ones (Microwave Dinners)
250-290 Calories

South Beach bar
strawberries (1 cup)

Tomatoes (Cherry) (10 of them)
tuna / pickles /mayo

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Target Accomplished Day 86


This is Day 86, It’s my target day and I was going somewhere sorta special, and put on the jeans I had wanted to wear, 86 days ago, but there was NO WAY, I could even get them up…back then.. (which technically, wasn’t that long ago!)

Today, they SLIPPED ON! I feel great and I look great!

It’s been in the back of my mind as to how I was going to continue maintaining while being happy in my food choices and I’ve settled on what I’ll be doing and it is this:

I really like the blow-out day on the 6th day. It helps to keep me in line the other days, knowing that day for taste and entertainment, I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want, and as much as I want, all day long.

My program after this day:

900-1000 Calories
I will continue to write down what I eat.
I will change what those 900-1000 calories are, as for these
86 days my routine has been pretty much the same in the food choices.
You will have seen this, if you read the choices for my days up to the 86.

I will continue to do a blow-out day every 6th day. It helps to keep me
inspired and motivated. Motivated in that I really look forward to that 6th day, and I know I can stay on track the other days, knowing what the 6th day brings.

It inspires me because I kept seeing results all along the way of these 86 days.
I need no other reasons!

I will write more, but not too much more in the book that Susan James/Vast Five is helping me write, but I wanted to make the ‘Pounds Down- Savannah Suede Blog’ available as quickly as I could with the update day to day and final wonderful results!

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask them on the blog and I’ll try and answer.

Pounds Down To YOU!
Savannah Suede

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