The scale this morning hept swinging between 180 and 179 – and finally settled on 179! I haven’t been in the seventies since before I was pregnant! I had a SB breakfast and managed to do quite well at lunch – there was salad as well as pizza, so I mostly ate that. I only had one slice of pizza and felt obligated to eat it as they went to the trouble of asking me what kind I wanted. I shared a slice of birthday cake, so I really didn’t overdo it, though a few chocolate eggs did make it my way too! It’s Easter… Dinner was SB, so i don’t think I’ve done any harm and will be okay with 180 tomorrow – since I was obviously right on the edge of 180 this morning. Keeping on keeping on! 1 month ago
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Thrilled to be at 181 this morning – and motivated to keep on keeping on. I had my usual breakfast of eggs and my salad for lunch today. I did a lot of walking today too – 1.5 hours. I made a stir-fry for dinner with turkey and jicama. I’ve never cooked with jicama before or even tasted one – it didn’t taste like much, but the crunchiness was fun. The meal wasn’t bad, which is good, as I’ll be eating the leftovers for dinner tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, I’ve got a bit of a tricky situation – Alex’s birthday party and there will be pizza and cake. Don’t want to offend, don’t want to eat crap. Still trying to decide whether I should eat a little of each and allow that to be my treat – I don’t really want to call attention to the fact that I’m trying to lose weight. I guess we’ll see how it goes tomorrow… 1 month ago
Well, I have strayed a little from the beach over the last few days – to the point where I feel that I need to renew my commitment to it. Hence version two – and today is day one – South Beach 2.1. I was absolutely faithful to phase one today and so I hope I will see results when I hop on the scale tomorrow! Today I was at 182 – so that’s still five pounds down from when I started. Just 15 to go till I reach my goal! I have learned from my less-than-perfect attempt at version 1 – I need to be more organized. So I’m currently experimenting with a three-day plan – every three days, I will plan the upcoming three days so that I know what I will be eating and I will have the ingredients in the house. Not planning was my downfall last time around. I made “Inside-Out Turkey Burgers” for dinner today – even Pete liked them! 1 month ago
I have been conscious – most of the time – of sticking to the Beach for the last few days. But I haven’t always been good and it shows – I have only lost one pound since I last wrote, six days ago. Obviously I could be doing better. Today wasn’t a good day as I actually went to McDonalds – somehow I thought I was doing well because I didn’t have any fries. It was even worse that I should go to McDonald’s today knowing that I was going to be having sushi with a friend at dinner time. The rice was going to be my splurge, but instead, the sushi turned out to be one of the healthiest things I ate today. And afterwards, I suggested icecream and we went across the way for gelato. Nope, there is definitely room for improvement here – time to get a little more serious again. I was 180 this morning – I won’t be surprised if I’ve gained by tomorrow morning. 2 months ago
Wow, I haven’t written here in a while! But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working diligently at my goal. In fact, as of this morning, I weighed in at 181 for a total of six pounds lost! Six pounds seems like a fair amount of weight and yet I don’t really see it or feel it yet. This may mean that I have more weight to lose than I had realized.
I stuck to the Beach pretty well for the first seven days. Yesterday I permitted myself a mini chocolate-banana milkshake when I was down in the US. I was Beachy the rest of the time, so figured that it was a suitable reward for having lost five pounds. A little treat that wouldn’t set me back too much in the grand scheme of things. And sure enough, I was still down another pound today!
But then things didn’t go so well today… I had to go out to Richmond to take care of some things. I met my mum out there and we went to White Spot for lunch. I tried to be as Beachy as I could, but there was very little there that would do the trick. So I ended up with a burger, though I had sweet potato fries with it instead of regular fries. I hadn’t had breakfast, so calorie-wise, I wasn’t really too far ahead of myself for the day. But the crap thing is that once I had broken my diet, I thought it was okay to continue on that way – and I had a couple of hot dogs for dinner when I was out at Ikea in the evening. Tomorrow is going to be a bit tricky as I will be at mum and dad’s for dinner and they’re having pasta. I’ll eat a big and Beachy breakfast, take a Beachy snack with me to the aquarium, and just have a little bit of pasta at dinnertime. I’ve got a dinner out coming up on Sunday too – I will try to be as Beachy as possible in the meantime! 2 months ago
There was no change on the scale this morning, but I wasn’t disappointed – I was worried that it was going to go back up to “normal”, but it didn’t! So I was more than motivated to take on day three of life on the Beach. I started with another SB friendly breakfast and was on track. I had to take my dog to the vet so loaded up daughter n’ dog and set off. I was a little disorganized about lunch and ended up eating… two icecream sandwiches. Nice one. They were NSA, but still… I had Meatloaf Muffins for dinner and invented a fab dessert afterwards – a few scoops of ricotta with a sprinkling of Crystal Lite mixed in. Not too bad! I had a moment this afternoon where I was craving a piece of cake and it also occurred to me that it would be quick and easy to go out for a fish sandwich at Wendy’s – but those were short-lived thoughts and easily dealt with. Looking forward to the scale tomorrow! 2 months ago
I weighed in at 184 pounds this morning! Somehow I find it hard to believe that I lost three pounds of fat in one day, so I’m guessing that hydration has something to do with it. I’ve had a lot to drink today, so if the weight loss is sustained tomorrow morning, I’ll know that SB is working.
I had a nice big and beachy breakfast this morning (eggs and meatloaf muffins) and it tided me over until I had a late lunch – which was only a skewer of shrimp as I really wasn’t that hungry, but I felt that I should eat. I went grocery shopping and I bought some bean chips and sugar-free icecream sandwiches. The bean chips were kind of greasy and salty, so probably not as virtuous as I would like to believe. The icecream sandwiches are an every-other-day treat. Dinner was Chicken Capri, just like last night. I am really surprised at how smoothly this is going so far. When I followed this diet several years ago, I completed Phase One, but not without some serious cravings that were very difficult to ignore. Yesterday I wanted to pick up some chocolate, but it wasn’t a strong craving. Today I didn’t really find myself missing anything at all. Hopefully it continues this way! 2 months ago
My weight this morning was 187 pounds. And after a series of mis-starts, I am ready to commit to life on the Beach. I ate strictly in accordance with the diet today and it wasn’t too difficult. I wanted to buy chocolate when I was at the grocery store, but I resisted temptation. I actually feel like I’ve eaten quite a lot today, so we’ll see if my efforts are paying off or not yet tomorrow… 2 months ago
I have lost one pound since I wrote my last entry, and really, I don’t think that counts because weight can fluctuate. I want to see a real loss and I want to see a sustained loss. Today I bought some new clothes – they fit, but they would fit better if my belly was flatter. I had my daughter in the change room with me and thank goodness she is still too young to really understand what my feelings were about the way I looked in the mirror. Before she is any older, I can either celebrate my current body or lose weight and feel happier with who I am. I will never be able to celebrate being overweight, so I have no choice but to lose weight. I will be back at work in only five or six weeks – the time is now to get my diet on track. I will be on the South Beach Diet starting tomorrow. 2 months ago
It has been ten months since my daughter was born, and I’m still packing all kinds of extra weight – not that I was exactly skinny to start with. Since New Year’s, I have had the best of intentions with regard to my weight loss, but nothing has come off. I am getting a moderate amount of exercise by getting out and about with the stroller, but I know that my issue is with food, not with exercise. I eat way too much. I slip up on my healthy eating plan and give myself a pass to keep on binging, always telling myself that I will start tomorrow. I’m an intelligent person – so why am I so incredibly incapable of moderating my food intake? It’s like I’m addicted. I go back to work in two months. I want to go back looking good. I want to be a healthy role model for my daughter. I want to endure less back pain. I don’t want to be embarassed in front of my family and friends. I even want to enjoy sex again, which is hard to do when I’m so self-conscious about my weight. My husband genuinely doesn’t seem to mind that I’m packing at least 20 extra pounds – but I sure do. This morning I weighed 187 pounds. My goal is 167 – and I could probably stand to lose another ten after that, but we’ll start off with 167 and see how far we get. If anyone is reading this, I would really appreciate a little encouragement – thank you! 2 months ago