Can't Handle Another Summer With Regrets
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Well, I thought I was huge a few months ago, but I've put on weight during the holidays. I absolutely HAVE to get some weight off. I love SP and all the support I get here, but I guess I need to not wait for some big motivating moment (like I have in the past), and like Nike says, JUST DO IT!
I love all the tools on SP; the articles, blogs, friends, food and exercise trackers are awesome. I also like WW's idea of having food on a point system. I thought about joining WW online, but it's pretty expensive. And besides the point system, it has about the same tools as SP.
I am on the verge of being diabetic, so I have looked into following a diet for a full-blown diabetic. I don't like the idea of figuring out food exchanges, though. I'm too lazy I guess! I looked up a sample diabetic breakfast, and it didn't seem too bad. I think it was something like this: a piece of whole wheat toast, a 1/4 cup of egg substitute, 1/2 banana, and a small serving of cottage cheese. I may have it wrong but I think that's what it was. I could live with a breakfast like that!
The big thing for me is that although I am not a total vegetarian, I eat very little meat. I just have never cared for it much; maybe it's just the thoughts of where it came from or maybe it's the texture. For whatever reason, I just don't like it much and almost every diet I've seen has a lot of meat dishes. I do like beans so I think I might could get protein from that and the eggs, although I don't know if the egg substitutes have protein or not.
I've heard of the South Beach diet, but I'm thinking it has a lot of meat in it, although I don't know for sure.
Can anyone give me advise on the best thing to do? Every summer, when everyone else is wearing cute little shorts or Capri's, I think, "See there, if you had only started back in January you could be doing that, too." I don't want to have another summer thinking that.