Friday, January 04, 2008
So like a crazy woman I decided to go for another 5 pounds, change my ticker, and do at least a week of phase 1 to get my South Beach team's Valentines challenge going. When you cut out your fruit and token serving or two of grains, you forget just how much you LOVE it...lol. But a tuneup doesn't hurt anyone and I really did find myself sliding on the amount of meals I was (or should say wasnt) eating. I have a bad habit of waking up, having my coffee and launching into the day's mail and Spark's stuff. Next thing you know it is a couple hours later! Was interesting to see that by day 2 of eating at the appropriate times, I was actually hungry and waiting for the meal. Clearly the metabolism needed reminded that eating every 3-4 hours is a good thing.
My daughter who is due with her baby in March just got told by her doctor to quit gaining weight. She gained 10 pounds in this last month. One, I love when docs state things like that to a pregnant woman - without any clarification. This isn't exactly the time to be dieting - she should have asked some nutritional questions to find out what was going on. So now I get to sit down with her and help her work on areas that I know are an issue: portion size. Just because one is pregnant, doesn't mean you eat several portions!