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South Beach Day 20: 1 Year SparkPeople Anniversary


Monday, January 21, 2013

A year ago today I re-joined SparkPeople after a long hiatus. I used to be CarolineChicago--but decided to start completely over as ChicagoCaroline. Unfortunately, I had another hiatus from June through this Jan. 2. Life can really suck sometimes. Stuff happens. But I'm back and happy to be here. I'm making better progress out of the gate this time around. I think I just hit a serious mental breaking point at the end of December. Even at the end of pregnancy #3, I never weighed as much as I did last month. I feel like I have more resolve than ever to lose this weight forever.

It's been about 8 years since I seriously did South Beach and went from 160-something to 125, which is pre-baby and possibly pre-wedding (although that's been almost 20 years ago and I can't quite remember). And it is working again--albeit slower. I might despise ricotta creme and be sick to death of spinach--but South Beach and the other healthy, low-carb diets really do help me. I haven't had anything pasta/bread/flour/potato/corn/
sugar added/etc. since before Jan. 2. And I'm down to 178, which is 9 pounds lighter than Jan. 1 and just 4 pounds higher than in May 2012. My goal is to dip down to 127 and stay put! I just saw some pics of me from my 130-pound days, about 8 years ago. Good grief, I was thin. And I thought I was fat at the time!

I did have just a LITTLE sushi rice today. My hubby and I went out for sushi for lunch. I could really taste the sugar in the sushi rice and the sweetness of a couple of pieces of fish. And tonight, I do toast everyone with a gin & diet tonic. Here's to a big year of losing a LOT of weight!

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WOUBBIE 1/22/2013 12:59PM

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JULESRULES2013 1/21/2013 11:40PM

  howdy from a fellow re-joiner - it worked before, it'll work for us again..

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