Tuesday, June 12, 2012
So, I've lost just shy of 6 pounds during this most recent South Beach Phase 1. If I remember correctly, I lost around 13 pounds last time I did Phase 1. Not sure why I didn't lose as much as last time, maybe because I was still kinda South Beachin' before I went back on Phase 1 this last time? My other theory is that, since I wasn't logging everything I ate, I might not have been getting enough calories. I also wasn't consuming dairy and beans everyday, so maybe that contributed to not losing as much. *Sigh* I don't know. Also, not getting enough sleep, so there's that.
HOWEVER, on a positive note, the numbers on the scale are headed in the right direction again and, even though I really didn't lose any weight in the last week, I *did* lose some inches according to my measuring tape this morning.
As with the first time I did Phase 1, the cravings weren't as bad as I was expecting and, outside of having just a little bit of fruit one day and a cocktail, I didn't cheat... until yesterday. Which is weird, because I was almost 2 weeks into Phase 1. I've had some cravings here and there, but they weren't too bad. But yesterday, it was *overwhelming*. Not sure what was going on, but DAMN I really wanted to get a Big Tex cinnamon roll from the vending machine. It was BAD. I managed to get through while I was at work, but then I got home and immediately the kids started driving me nuts and I was tired and I didn't want to make dinner and my husband was in a bad mood and UGH. We got some carryout - I got chicken fajitas with lettuce instead of tortillas but my husband got cheese fries and my youngest son got chicken tenders and fries. I admit. I caved and ate a bite of his chicken and probably 10-12 fries total. And you know what? I felt better after that. I scratched the itch a little bit and now I'm good. I don't even want that Big Tex anymore. ;)
*Start logging my food again. Gah. It's such a pain in the ass, though. It used to be kind of fun, but plugging in your own recipes and calculating the calories and stuff is such an ass-whip.
*Get to bed earlier.
*Increase current 1-3 workouts/week to 4-5 workouts/week. Start actually *doing* some of the workouts and strength training exercises that I've been obsessively Pinning for the last several months.