Thursday, November 13, 2008
So on Day 3 of re-starting South Beach I lost my mind and ate 1 full doughnut and a bite of a second one...then I re-gained concesness and threw out the rest of the second doughnut. Boohoo. I can't say that I have been doing all that great anyway this time around, I have not been eating my veggies, I made a huge pot of Turkey Chili which I have been eating for lunch all week, I loaded it up with two kinds of beans, large chunks of red and green peppers and zucchini but all together I would say that adds up to a 1 cup of veggies...then I usually have about 1/4 cup of spinach in my eggs in the mornings but that's where it ends...I have stuff to make salads, I have a freezer full of frozen veggies and cabinets filled with canned veggies too but I just can't get myself to eat them. Last night for dinner I emptied two cans of green beans into the crockpot with some chicken and chicken broth and stove top (I swear I did not touch the stove top--it was for my boyfriend to eat) but I only ate the chicken, I completely avoided the green beans.
This weekend I might buy one of those cookbooks that are popular now that teaches you to hide veggies in your meals so your kids don't know they are eating them...perhaps I need to trick myself. I did well eating my veggies last time I did South Beach.
I've dropped 1lb since Monday (my official start day--I kind of started on Sunday but I wasn't really prepared)...yay! My short-term goal is to drop 5lbs by 12/5 which is 3 weeks away, I am sure that I can do it...last time I did SB. I dropped 8lbs in Phase 1 so I am assuming that 5lbs is do-able...I only have 4 more to go. After I reach my 5lb goal I plan on dropping another 15-20 by the summer, or maybe I should break it up into smaller goals, like 4-5lbs/month. I'll figure it out later tonight, but in the mean time I need to get my veggies in, my will-power back up, and my motivation to hit the gym...it's so cold and rainy right now I would so much rather go home and lay in bed but I just can't afford to let my goals slip past me anymore.