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South Beach Diet, Day 1 (again)

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!

  
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FIREWORK20 11/10/2011 10:24AM

    Love the positive attitude! Good luck and keep us updated on how you are doing!!

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DAKOTA106 11/9/2011 10:06PM

    Good for you stay strong it's worth it in the end!! emoticon

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RENEE3327 11/9/2011 3:05PM

    emoticon Good luck i have heard many good things about this plan

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South Beach Diet

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.

  
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QUAILONE 11/4/2011 4:24PM

  Just started South Beach this week. Have lost 2 lbs so far. emoticon

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REDNECK-COWGIRL 11/4/2011 11:57AM

    Good luck and don't forget to introduce yourself to the team. I lost 12 lbs on my induction period so the claims are true and don't forget your water. emoticon

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KTBDAY 11/4/2011 4:11AM

    Sounds like you're getting on track. Best of luck with your new approach and I hope you get great, healthy results!

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Highest Weight Ever

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.

How discouraging.

  
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AURORA629 11/2/2011 11:13AM

    I agree with the others. Take this as a wake up call and start turning this around. I know the holiday season presents more challenges, but nothing you can not handle. Best wishes and best of luck.

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ESMILTON 11/2/2011 10:54AM

    You can still turn it around, one step at a time. One healthy choice at a time.

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JONESINGAL 11/2/2011 10:09AM

    Use this as a turning point! I told myself I would never get above 140lbs and one day I weighed 145! It was a wake-up call to get my booty in gear! Since that day I have lost 10 lbs and feel a million times better.

Don't get discouraged, use this as an opportunity!

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THERESAPHILBY 11/2/2011 6:29AM

    I reached my heaviest yesterday as well. We just need to stay focused and know we can do this. emoticon

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BRANDISMARG 11/2/2011 5:48AM

  emoticon Maybe you could try weight watchers for the group support. Remind yourself that you are special and worth being healthy. emoticon

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Eating right.

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.

  
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CRYSTAL8488 10/28/2011 11:35AM

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You CAN do anything you set your mind to! emoticon

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CATANTIGO 10/28/2011 9:50AM

    You can do it! emoticon

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Taking a break, for tonight, at least.

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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FIREWORK20 10/31/2011 6:10PM

    Hey!! How are you doing now?

Have you tried eating small meals every 3-4 hours? That way, you don't have very long until your meals and you don't have time to get super hungry. It isn't very convenient, but it might help!

You also might try eating a bigger breakfast. I used to skip breakfast all the time and then I realized it just made me hungrier and I always ate too much later on to make up for it. When I eat breakfast (and I still have trouble making myself!) I'm less likely to snack. One thing that really helps me is having a spoonful of peanut butter in the morning. Sounds crazy, but it really helps me stay full until lunch and I tend to not snack as much. I think it's something about the fat and protein that helps keep me longer! I think I actually read somewhere that eating a spoonful of peanut butter in the morning helped people on a diet!

If you haven't already, you might try buying oatmeal--not the instant stuff!--but something like Quaker's Old Fashioned Oats. I make 1/2 cup dry oats, add water and cook in the microwave. What keeps me best is if I add a spoonful of peanut butter to it, but sometimes I'll add a chopped apple, blueberries, chopped banana... just try whatever you want! You can switch it up to make it more interesting!

I've heard that it's recommended to eat a bigger breakfast to keep from overeating later on in the day.

I wish I could help you out more... Can you call a friend when you feel like eating because of emotions? Go spend some time with someone, talk to them, or even come on the message boards and interact with people on here? I know there are SparkTeams for people struggling with emotional eating.

I hope you had a great start to your week! Hang in there!

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