Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Well, I blew it. Every other day, in fact. But it's ok! I have totally stuck to the plan so far today, and I have planned my day out in advance as usual. I have had problems due to my new job (yay, job!) being at a restaurant where I can have unlimited fried mozzarella sticks, onion rings, burgers, breakfast things, etc. gratis. I feel like I am getting a workout when I am there, though, as I'm the only waitress. I have never done it before and so far, so good!
I think today I have managed to be pretty good to the plan. I want a piece of dark chocolate. MMmm... 90% Lindt, 1 square. That would be lovely. Maybe after a week of sticking to this thing. It only has 3 carbs, so how bad could it be? 55 calories. I think I might actually be able to eat it on South Beach, but who knows. I have been eating it and I've blown it every day, so maybe that is the problem! I will fight the temptation and, instead, enjoy for sugar-free peach jello. Yum!
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Well, I am starting the "South Beach Diet" tomorrow. I got a job as a waitress at a local diner and will be busy during a period of time now, so hope that will keep me from mindlessly munching.
I read/skimmed the book. My mind is racing, can't sleep. Have to work early tomorrow. I made my egg white omelet in advance according to the book's recipe (plus some extra veggies). I also pre-made a tuna, onion, and green pepper concoction and have that ready to take with me tomorrow. Add that to a sugar free jello cup, and I should be flying high on my new low-carb lifestyle.
Phase 1 consists of no starches whatsoever. No potatoes, rice, wheat, what-have-you. No carrots. No fruit.
I can eat a limited amount of foods, which has worked well for me before. I have a very varied diet, which is good nutrition-wise (usually), but it is mostly high-carb and low in fat. I eat nuts often, and on this diet I can consume 15 almonds or pecans daily, or 2 tbsp. peanut (or, I assume, almond) butter. That, and lean meat (think chicken. fish, or round steak) and vegetables, as well as low-fat or fat-free dairy (cheese, cottage cheese, milk, and plain fat-free yogurt). Pretty excited to get started. The book claims the average weight loss for this first two weeks of Phase 1 is "8 to 13 pounds." Wish me luck.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
I have officially reached my highest morning weight ever. I haven't been this heavy in years. I was always between 5 snd 10 lb. lower than this even after gaining 20 lb. I have gained 25 lb. and ten lb. in the past month and a half or two.
Friday, October 28, 2011
I am starting again today, weighing in at 139.0. Again. I am renewing my challenge goal to lose 20 lb. by Christmas. Started off today with a healthy breakfast, and I plan to keep it up.
I owe it to myself to see this through.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Well, after my depressing blog today I got a lot of great feedback. I just feel disheartened, because I already (for my whole life) have eaten the light dressing, I don't drink pop, I eat somewhat healthy things, whole wheat everything pretty much. I like bacon, and meat, and fat, and cheese, though, so I think maybe I am eating too much of those things, too. I just eat TOO MUCH in general. I have done the small changes so much that I just can't take it anymore. Maybe I just need to take a week off and re-evaluate. It could be the pain from my surgery talking. I can't eat salads or anything hard since Friday, so I have gummed down pizza and other fattening things (think: ice cream, but the "double churned" light kind). I already eat sugar free everything, so I feel jipped. I eat a lot of stuff that is healthy, so why am I not healthy?
I am going to relax and try and take some of your advice. I appreciate the encouragement. Thanks, again!
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