Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The start of day 12

Ok. So, I weighed in on Sunday and Ive lost 2 lbs. Big friggen deal. Ive been following everything as closely as possible. I drink water all day with either 1 coffee or 1 diet coke added in the mix. The meal plans have been followed, we've been making our own recipes up for dinner, but the breakfasts and lunches are what have been ok'd. The snacks are only what are on the list. Ive actually been enjoying everything so far. Ive been keeping up with my workouts also, every day except for Sunday (too tired after my overnite) at least 15 minutes, some days 30 minutes. But I dont feel like Ive been losing anything at all. It doesnt help that I got my period monday...Ive been fighting even more cravings this week than last week and feel larger than I did all last week. Its annoying to feel like Ive gained 10 lbs instead of losing the 10 lbs. At this point, Im frustrated. I am thinking that if I havent lost at least 5 lbs when I weigh in on Sunday, Im going to stay on the phase 1 for another week. The book says that 3 weeks is the most you should do for phase 1, so thats what Im going to do. I miss the breads, rices and pastas, but I also miss feeling good about my weight. So, thats my update.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day 5

Alright, I havent checked in at all since before I started, so here's the update. As of Sunday morning, I weighed in at 140 lbs. Not too much unless you look at how short I am...thats about 20 lbs overweight for my height, and believe me its not all muscle weight. I've decided to only weigh myself on Sundays, so I dont become upset if I haven't lost as much as I wanted. Things are going surprisingly well...Ive been doing great with the what I can and cannot eat. Its been hardest when I'm at work...there are so many temptations that I have to resist. I pack lots of little snacks that I'm allowed (cheese sticks, almonds, celery and peppers), I've also been packing salads or ham and cheese rollups for my lunch break. I haven't cheated so far and I'm actually feeling fine. I've been full the whole time, haven't felt like its that hard to tell the absolute truth. I'm sure there will be times when I really, really want something...but I think I'm strong enough to walk away from it. Haven't been craving too much of what I've given up. I still have one soda a day, but its been a diet or a coke zero...Ive been drinking lots of water like Im supposed to, eating 3 meals and snacks in between. Trying different veggies and other things I didnt think I would like. No headaches or major mood swings like I was afraid of. Its been kind of nice.
Thats it for now. I'll check back in a few days. Thanks for reading :)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tomorrow is Day 1

So, tomorrow marks the start of my trip into losing weight. Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet shall be interesting. No carbs, no sugars, no detox. This means, I will be eating veggies, lean cut meat, lowfat/no fat cheeses, almonds (and other nuts) fruits, no fruit juices, hell there is a whole list of foods I have to avoid...including potatoes, rice, breads, cereals and oatmeal. Some people get headaches, some people get really cranky, some people get nauseous, others just feel better. Whats it gonna be like for me? Im excited about it, excited about the prospect of losing the extra weight that Ive put on in the last 6 years. But Im scared about not being able to stick to it. I think Im isnt too stressful, things are good with work and the family...seems like a good time to try. I started exercising a week ago...thats going really well. I havent missed a day yet and for the most part I have been able to keep up with the fitness coach (its a Wii game, I highly recomend it). So, we'll see. Jon has been really great with the whole weight loss thing. He isnt going on the diet with me, but I think if it works for me, he may change his mind. He asks me if I did my exercises, tells me to get up and do it if I havent.