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Day One of Phase One: The South Beach Diet

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A few nights after finishing "South Beach Diet" it dawned on me that maybe it wasn't how much I ate but what I was eating. Phase One is the strictest phase but it only lasts two weeks. Throughout the book they tell you not to stay on it for very long after the two weeks because it's not sustainable. Basically can't have certain cuts of meat (fatty), cereal, potatoes, rice or alcohol. I may be leaving some things out but just Google Phase One South Beach and you'll find some pretty good lists of what you can eat and can't for all three phases.

Besides reversing insulin resistance and calming sugar cravings, they claim that you can lose between 8 and 13 pounds during these first two weeks! That's the kind of kick in the pants I could use to get some momentum going towards my ultimate goal of 168 pounds (and a sub 25 BMI) by year's end.

It won't be easy but hopefully, worth it!

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LOVESLIFE48 2/24/2010 8:07PM

    When I was doing the SB diet I lost 12 pounds in the first 2 weeks, so good luck to you!!

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HICALGAL 2/13/2010 12:47AM

    so how's S.B. going for you so far?

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SHEDDING123 2/11/2010 11:40AM

    Hi. Thanks for sharing. I looked up the online info abt stage 1- it's interesting. For me, with the amount of exercise I do, i would not be able to handle the lack of carbs -i'd end up with one 2-week long massive headache and a good case of the wobbles. But having said that, I am successful in losing weight when i limit my carbs to small amounts of complex carbs (such as oats, amaranth, brown rice, sweet potato, and have absolutely NO bread/crackers/potato/sugar/process
ed carbs. ANd eating LOTS of veggies and moderately in the fruit category. It takes several weeks of sticking with this before the results start. SO i think it is a slow version of getting ones metab to the place that south beach goes to at a high (and what would be brutal and too austerity dietish for me, i think) velocity. But, hey, maybe i'll tryi it sometime! Maybe with a lot of beans it'd work. Ya never know unless you try !!!
GOOD LUCK. emoticon I'd love an update on how you are feeling (energy etc) once you've been doing it for a few days or so. emoticon emoticon

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LIZZYP609 2/11/2010 7:08AM

    i think anything that will get rid of the sugar addiction can't be all bad! Good luck with it and let us know how it turns out!

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CRANBYRRE 2/11/2010 6:24AM

    I don't know much about south beach, but I think any kind of "diet" is bound to fail, unless you plan to eat that way for the rest of your life.

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MEYLOSE 2/10/2010 10:43PM

    I've never done South Beach Diet, not sure I want to try it, but if it works for you GREAT!!!!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/10/2010 8:18PM

    Great diet. Good luck with it. I do well when I follow it and it works well for a family.

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A whopper of a Whopper! Would you eat this? (pic)

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Better late than never. Apparently, back in October of 2009 to coincide with their release of Windows 7 Microsoft teamed up with Burger King to release this behemoth on the island of Japan.

For just over $14(US) you get to sink your teeth into almost two pounds of BK beef, whatever that is.

Instead of fries, they better ask if you'd like a bypass to go with your order.

Godzilla tried one and it went straight to his thighs.

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LOVESLIFE48 2/24/2010 8:03PM

    OMG!!! This looks really gross!!!

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SEEMAINE 2/17/2010 11:04PM

    Wow! That's a heart attack in a bun! Yikes!!!

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    The Godzilla pic answers Wendy's question of where's the beef. lol

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CHOCMOM 2/17/2010 9:52PM

  Your blog was poetic!!!! I had heard about it back then, it just turned me off to both BK and Windows!!! emoticon

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DREAMRUNR 2/17/2010 9:07PM

    That is just so wrong. And I can't believe that people are eating that. That is just way overboard and SAD.
Love the Godzilla pix though

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LIZZYP609 2/10/2010 2:28PM

    You are not kidding! What is BK Beef? Blah!! makes my stomach turn!

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ERNOINACTION 2/10/2010 12:49PM

    Um, I'm going to pass. It's like that Man V. Food show, you can't look away--but you get an icky feeling about it and wonder 'why'a lot.

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IMAGINE_IT 2/10/2010 9:14AM

    I can't believe that BK..or anyone else for that matter still tries to sell those horrible burgers...they should be illegal..or at the least people should refuse to buy does actually look disgusting!!

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LJRW170 2/9/2010 11:36PM

    Seriously, that doesn't even look good. There's such a thing as too much meat.


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CMINDYC 2/9/2010 11:17PM

    That sandwich just really looks nasty to me and my husband behind me says bring it on. LOL! Love the pic of Godzilla.

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 2/9/2010 11:00PM

    Godzilla..That pic is hilarious,ROFL!!
BUT the picture of that monster of a sandwich makes my tummy turn.
Battle on Warrior! God Bless~Christina

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Get paid to get Healthy! I hope this is for real :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hey, you're gonna lose the weight anyway might as well sweeten the pot at the end of the weight loss rainbow. Basic rule to enter is you must have a BMI of 30 or greater to enter (this actually made me kind of glad I gained some of my weight back) and you have to have an ending BMI of less than 25 at final weigh in. Registration ends January 30th, 2010 and you've got a whole year to pull off your transformation and grab some free cash. I think the final weigh in is Dec 30 or 31st.

Good luck!

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LIZZYP609 1/27/2010 7:32AM

    I don't qualify (good I guess right?? LOL) so good luck to you and the everyone that does it!!

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CHOCMOM 1/26/2010 8:38PM

  So do you have to log food, etc. on that site? How much do you make, do you know?

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LOVESLIFE48 1/26/2010 7:31PM

    Are you going to do it? If you do, good luck!! I'm gonna check it out! Thanks for the info!

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SWEETNLOW70 1/26/2010 7:23PM

    I'll have to check that out!

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Fitness/Health Goals for 2010...Starting Pic and Measurements

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

1. Track everything I eat! This will keep hitting my daily ranges and keep me on track for other weekly goals.
2. To exercise at least 2 hours per day five days a week until I hit 180, then reevaluate.
3. Eat more fruit, veg and whole grains. Eat less processed/fast foods. Got to be proactive on this one...too easy to backslide. Plus I like the bump in energy when I eat well!

Starting weight is 199 with waist at 36.5 and hips at 41.25. Look forward to those numbers all being smaller after Battle #7! I'm polishing my sword in preparation. Hold on, I mean I'm getting ready for the fight ahead. Come on, get your heads out of the gutter :)

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PEARLGIRL08 1/22/2010 10:39AM

    WOW, you look fantastic! If you stick with those goals (all of which are fairly simple, yet key to losing weight), you'll be at 180 in no time :o)

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LOVESLIFE48 1/10/2010 12:23PM

    Good luck!! You can do this!! All your goal are reachable. Keep in touch, let us know how your doing, we're here for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FINEARSESOON 1/6/2010 1:59AM

    Love the funny stuff...and even better, well...just as good...your goals. Go get em!

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BLABBERMOUTH2 1/5/2010 9:59PM

    I love it when I read goals, like these, that are attainable. I applaud you. Secondly, I'm always happy to see before pictures. I think you might be the first one to put yours up for Battle #7. emoticon

I'm very proud of you and know that you have determination and the mindset to keep heading for your goals. You are so worth it.


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LIZZYP609 1/5/2010 1:17PM

    2 hours a day? WOW you are my hero!

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CHIKKLETT 1/5/2010 10:52AM

    well done! I can def see changes from the last photos. Muscles are more defined and toned!!!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 1/5/2010 9:21AM

    I love your pictures and it sounds like you have the goals that will get you where you want to go. Make 2010 a great year. emoticon

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CRANBYRRE 1/5/2010 7:58AM

    HI my friend, I'm glad to see you have made yourself some new goals for the new year. Seems like you are off to a real good start .

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FABULOUSAND40 1/5/2010 6:37AM

  Good luck with your goals in 2010!

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DIDMIS 1/5/2010 6:23AM

    Good luck. You can do it. Go ahead and try. You will see

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    Love your Boba Fett head! Good luck with it all, sounds like you have it all planned and you have some excellent and achievable goals!


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Seriously, how much for a bag of milk?

Monday, January 04, 2010

Happy new year everyone! I wanted my 1st post of 2010 to be on my goals but that'll have to wait. I came across this and couldn't believe it. I mean the bag seems sturdy enough. Maybe it's not so strange considering milk used to be delivered/sold in glass containers! Anyway, check it.

Plus it comes with a free pitcher.

All for a whopping .94 cents! I put the half gallon jug I normally buy (about $1.60) back and gave it a try. Tastes like...milk! Who would've thought going green could be good for wallets and landfills? Anyone else seen these around?

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GRANNY1972 1/13/2010 7:32PM

    That's the first time I've ever seen it. Great idea! I would buy it.

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LOVESLIFE48 1/13/2010 6:51PM

    I have never heard of that!!! How cool/weird!! Where did you find that? Yes, I'd try it!

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MARIELAMS 1/6/2010 1:04AM

    Where did you find this?!?! I would love to get my hands on sum of this milk!

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BLABBERMOUTH2 1/4/2010 8:50PM

    This is a new one on me...hmmmmm!

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VEMAN1 1/4/2010 6:09PM

    Have not seen it yet. We do buy the mini-milks for the kids which come in box-type bags.

Interesting find.

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1WALKINGMAN 1/4/2010 4:13PM

    Pretty cool! I have not seen this in our area yet, but I will look for it. Thanks for the info.

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GO_ROBIN 1/4/2010 2:07PM

    Great idea! Since the cardboard containers of milk at my grocery store always leak, I bet the bag would be better. And more convenient in the plastic pitcher than trying to pry open the spout on the cardboard containers!

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CHIKKLETT 1/4/2010 11:04AM

    I have never seen that brand but we used to get milk in those bags years ago. I think it came in 2 or 3 packs.

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DORSKI 1/4/2010 6:53AM

  I haven't seen this milk around, but will give it a try when i do.

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LIZZYP609 1/4/2010 6:48AM

    wow! I have never seen that before. I will keep an eye out for it!

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TOOTIEHEAD 1/4/2010 6:06AM

    How cool is that! Does it come in non-fat? Or, even others. DH drinks 2%, I'm a non-fat person. I would by it in a heartbeat!
Go Green!

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