South Beach Week Two: Reflections
Saturday, February 02, 2013
This was my second week doing South Beach. It had highs and lows!
*Down two notches on a belt that hardly fit at all before I started South Beach.
*I now fit into a pair of jeans I couldn't even button up before I started South Beach.
*I can tell that my tummy is leaner, and so is my face.
*I have some skin issues and those are clearing up--I think the changes in my diet helped, especially the fact that I finally got myself back off caffeine this week.
*I can manage hunger much more easily on a diet that doesn't lead to wide fluctuations in my blood sugar, and that is a good feeling.
*I got back into an exercise routine this week and made it to the gym three times. I'm looking to increase that soon but I didn't want to overdo it for now.
*This week, the scale only moved down half a pound! This always happens when I start up an exercise routine but it is soooo annoying.
*I found myself losing focus and motivation because of the scale this week. This is something I really need to work on.
So yes, the week had ups and downs. I just need to remember that even a half pound down is half a pound in the right direction. Eating healthier and exercising regularly is good for me, and it feels good, and eventually, I WILL see those pounds dropping off like I want them to.
One thing I did this week was to add a list of intermediary goals to my SparkPage. At 214.6, I'm just 2.6 pounds away from my first goal of losing the weight I gained this fall/winter. So I'm going to focus on that for now and keep on fighting!