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South Beach: Before Stats

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hey all! Since some have asked for results of how Phase One goes I'm gonna make it easy and post them via blogs.

Starting Weight: 204 (as of 2/8/2010)
Waist: 36
Hips: 41.25

If the plan holds, I'll be ending Phase One on Friday Feb 26 and will post ending results then. Thanks to all those that offered tips, success stories and encouragement. Keep on rockin' Sparkers!

  
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LEEANNE1980 2/21/2010 1:32PM

    All the spark we need is in the palm of our hand. I love this picture. We have enough spark in our hands to share it.

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LIZZYP609 2/15/2010 9:05AM

    Thanks for posting your starting stuff! I can't wait to see how you do. BTW I love the picture!!

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HICALGAL 2/14/2010 5:55AM

    great...looking forward to hearing about your progress! emoticon

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Energy Drinks, Alcohol a Dangerous Mix

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Energy Drinks, Alcohol a Dangerous Mix
"Study found college students who drank both were more drunk, more likely to drive

THURSDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeine-laden energy drinks and alcohol is popular among young Americans, but it can lead to higher rates of drunkenness and impaired driving, a new study suggests."

emoticon That's funny...young people trying to mess themselves up harder. Come on. Was the writer hatched from a pod at 30 years old or what?

The whole article is here on SP under Health News
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/heal
th_news_detail.asp?health_day=635956

  
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HICALGAL 2/13/2010 12:45AM

    i think you got that hatched from a pod at 30 right...LOL

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MNABOY 2/12/2010 6:30PM

    Yes, I am seeing this too. Too many opportunities to screw up these days

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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

Comment edited on: 2/11/2010 11:44:48 AM

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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.

Comment edited on: 2/11/2010 6:44:46 AM

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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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MAGNIFICENTMAGG 2/17/2010 10:58PM

    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 them..it 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.

LOL

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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.

Comment edited on: 2/9/2010 11:22:10 PM

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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.
So NO WAY!
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.

www.healthywage.com

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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