Thursday, June 26, 2008
Well...I'm back. I finally had my vacation in Ireland and England. It was nice to travel and see things I've never seen and do things that are out of the ordinary. I did a tremendous amount of walking and stair climbing. I was not that great about adhering to my eating program. Some days I probably got CLOSE to the 4-cup veggie goal, because the Irish are very generous with portions, but often 1/2 of the veg choice would be 2 kinds of potatoes--on the same plate! Also breakfast usually consisted of canned fruit, cereal, coffee, and fruit juice. I ate a lot of cereal and none of the fruit or juice. I made up for it later in scones or chocolate or beer--love that Guinness! I was able to drink a fair amount of water, but probably not 8 cups. The good thing is that my scales yesterday said I haven't gained or lost. I was up a little before I left.
Today, I am back on the beach. I am drinking my water and trying to get my veggie quotient consumed. We ate at a Chinese buffet today, and I had an entire plate of beans and broccoli and cabbage and onions. I picked out the bits of carrots that found their way in! I want to be on phase 1 a while and detox all the carbs I've been eating. It's really hot here in Georgia. Hard to get motivated to move, not that I ever need an excuse!
Monday, June 02, 2008
Since school ended (I teach), I have been in a bit of a slide diet-wise. I was so pleased to have lost enough to go down a clothing size and was really high on that achievement for quite a while. But lately I've been eating a lot of non-SB foods. I bought a watermelon because I had an extra kid and thought the kids would eat it. I had some too. I went to a party and the food was sub sandwiches on white bread, chips, watermelon (my contribution--trying to get rid of it!), and soda. Luckily I was able to chug on water instead of soda, had 2 sub sandwiches (kind of small, party-size sandwiches), and lots of corn chips--who can eat just one of those? I am really close to my leave-date for Ireland and DO NOT want to gain a single extra pound before I go!
I had a good day today. I didn't get around to exercising, but was extra-active around my house decluttering. I took a ton of clothes to Salvation Army (too big or just old) along with other stuff. Recycled my shopping bags. Donated a pile of magazines to the library (people just pick them up if they want them). And I did some other chores around town including filling up my gas tank with $3.89 gas!
I ate strictly on the beach today too, and am working on my last glass of water. I had to eat the hugest salad to get in my 4.5 cups of veggies--whew! But (I think) I'm back on the beach!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
My weight loss is steady. I am reporting 2 more pounds down! Feels good to know that if I stick with my program, it will work! Not only am I eating mostly South Beach, I am eating less frequently and more thoughtfully. Today I went to Panerra Bread and was bombarded with lots of non-beachy choices. I settled for a whole grain bagel and sun-dried tomato cream cheese plus coffee (my main weakness). My friend had a more carby choice and I could've too. I also ate at a sushi place and had less than 1/2 cup of rice. I do love rice, but am not going to gorge on high carb treats. Probably all that soy sauce is bad too, but I used the light version of soy sauce to get a little less sodium--don't you know soy sauce is salty!
Now I'm getting ready to make goodies for a party and am making a SB-friendly salad and dessert even if the Cuban sandwiches are somewhat carby with that bread. I'll make them small and eat just one.
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