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Monday, January 07, 2013

After months of a plateau, I just blasted off five pounds. I jumpstarted my effort with the South Beach Phase 1 diet, which is a temporarily restricted eating plan designed for fast weight loss and an ending to food cravings. Phase 1 is tough--I mostly eat lean meat, veggies, nuts and cheese. No bread, fruit, little dairy and no processed anything. Today is day six and I've already dropped five pounds.

I didn't think I could eat 1,200 calories a day. On SP, I'd been hovering around 1,500 to 1,700 calories a day--sometimes more. It's now clear to me that because I'm so close to goal, I can't get away with that any more, dang it. My dietitian advised me months ago to eat around 1,200 a day to lose 2 lbs a week, but it seemed like too much of a sacrifice.

Now, I'm learning it's possible to cut my calorie intake way down without feeling like I'm starving. Once the two weeks of South Beach Phase 1 are over and I have more food choices, I'll need to figure out what else I can incorporate into my diet without consuming too many calories or triggering my sweet tooth. It's all one, big tricky experiment.

For now, though I rejoice in knowing that for today, at least, I'm 14 pounds from goal. It's a great feeling!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JAZZEJR 1/7/2013 6:38PM

    emoticon Glad it's working so well for you!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 1/7/2013 3:55PM


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CAMEOANDLACE 1/7/2013 3:27PM

    Good job. I guess those last pounds are stubborn. Eventually you'll be getting some of those calories back.

Thanks for the encouragement on my blog!

You are doing so well!

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LYNSEY723 1/7/2013 1:25PM

    emoticon Way to go!!

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TIKITAMI 1/7/2013 1:00PM

Nice way to go!


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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/7/2013 12:10PM

    Good luck and keep up the great work!

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