Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I'm starting week 4 of my revamped eating plan, based on the South Beach Diet. Last week was a big learning curve for me. I ate things that I knew I shouldn't but I also didn't let it completely ruin everything. I made some good choices and I made some bad choices but I didn't let the bad take over and just give up on this new way of life all together. That's a big step for me! I'm also happy to say that with the fancy Mexican dinner out (where I chose to have an appetizer instead of a dessert), breakfast on the run a couple of times and no exercise I managed to not gain any weight back. My McDonald's breakfast was a fruit oatmeal rather than the sausage mcgriddle I might have eaten in the past. Not the best option on most days but not the worst thing I could have done either and I didn't let it kill the rest of the day. I still had my salads for lunch and didn't buy any junk food at the grocery store no matter how much I wanted it.
Last week was the start of my experimentation with adding fruits and whole grain carbs back into my diet but with the set backs I didn't really figure out what I could get away with adding without killing the weight loss. I'm also trying to figure out this new blood pressure medication of mine which has some funky side effects. Rather than having both fruit and grains every day, I'm trying to just add one serving of one or the other for this week. We'll see what that does, and then of course I need to get to the gym or walking outside or something active. Yesterday I took advantage of the fluke 74 degree day to walk at Loose Park (1.5 miles in 25 minutes) bu with the rain today and snow tomorrow I think I'm planning on the YMCA for the rest of the week. I can do this!