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
In 2010, I was about 30 pounds overweight, partly due to an injury that kept me sedentary for six months, partly due to an extremely stressful job, and long commute, and partly due to (this may sound silly) but not really knowing how to exercise: I hadn’t really been to the gym and was afraid of going.
My then-fiance was fit and toned; his job required it. It must have helped also that he was naturally thin, because he ate terribly and didn’t go to the gym that much. In retrospect I realize that he put a lot of subtle pressure on me to go to the gym—but I didn’t think too much of it until in Dec. 2010 he came out and told me explicitly that he was attracted to thinner women.
I was stunned, because it never occurred to me that my looks were a problem for him: I didn’t care what he weighed as long as he was healthy—and also as I’d been overweight from the beginning; I hadn’t put the weight on after meeting him. And my previous boyfriend had loved the way I looked.
I’d just moved and started up a new job a month ago and things were very stressful.
I was humiliated. I bought a gym membership. It took me another few months to get up the courage to start going, but in April 2010 I did. I went religiously 2x a week for four months. The classes were very intense—but the weight didn’t come off. I really needed to learn to exercise at home so I could do it every day, but I was new to fitness and didn’t realize that.
Three months later, my fiance left. He told me that one of the reasons was because he wasn’t physically attracted to me. I’ve never felt so hurt and so humiliated in my life, especially since I was working on losing the weight. He never regretted his decision or came back. It was for the best; I went on to meet a much kinder, sweeter man.
But it still hurts, what my ex said. I don’t want to be fat any more. I’ll never see my ex again, so it’s not about him—it’s just wanting to succeed at what I started. Wanting to be healthy, and feel good, and care about myself. I have to do it for me.
A year and a half later, I’ve kept going to the gym; I’ve never quit. I’ve lost 10 lbs but I seem to be stuck there…it’s been hard to lose the remaining 20.
For the next few months, I want to exercise every day, even if it’s just a 10 minute walk. So that’s my new goal. 7 months ago
YES! Just weighed in today November 12th, 2011 at 302.8. So I’m done with this goal. I am down 22 lbs from my highest weight, and 20.8 from my initial WW weight ;)))) 18 months ago
I weighed in today October 15th, 2011 at 308, so if I stick to my goal of 20 lbs from my initial weigh in (303.6), that is 4.4 lbs left!!!! YEAAAAA!!!! 19 months ago
I am back on track this September. If I lose 20 lbs from my first WW weight in, that means a weight of 303.6. I am 311, based on my Sept 17th weigh in, so that is a 6.4 lb loss. 20 months ago
I’m at 311.4 and I won’t have access to a gym for a little while. I am going to focus on doing research and maintaining for a little while and get back at it in the last week of Aug. So I have 7.8 to go to this goal, so I should make it by late Sept or early October… 21 months ago