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South Beach Phase 1 - Second Attempt - Day 1

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I have come to the conclusion that with my PCOS induced Insulin Resistance for which I take Metformin, I cannot cut out carbs completely.

I ate plenty yesterday morning, and continually, and my stomach would not stop growling. Finally, when my husband brought the baby at Lunch, I said "Bring the Leftover Pizza". 3 Pieces later, I felt full and finally NOT HUNGRY.

So I came to the conclusion that adding some fruit and starchy veggies and the occasional high fiber grain is necessary for me.

Good Things about Yesterday: I got 38 minutes of exercise on my treadmill, for the first time in many many months.

Bad Things about Yesterday: After the somewhat understandable Pizza fiasco, I decided that the day was already ruined so.....Arby's for Dinner!
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  • SHAR140
    Snark alert. I avoided being snarky on a msg board this morning, lol, but still need to get it out of my system!!

    I gave up grains over a year ago. And the Met. And I'm IR. Or was? Yeah it's gonna suck for a few days or a week while you're detoxing the sugar out of your system, but it gets better. I PROMISE. Depending on activity level, I eat anywhere from 50-100g carbs a day from veggies (corn is not a veggie!) and occasionally potatoes, sweet potatoes, and rice. Limited fruit, it triggers sugar cravings, so mostly just berries. No more Met, no more BC (I'm regular on my own now), no more spiro, no more GERD drugs. No more eczema! (but that's from wheat) I've gone lower on the carbs, too. But I need more to get more nutrients and to sustain my activity (heavy weights and rugby and sprints).


    There's a part I as well.
    2017 days ago
    Just take it all one day at a time. I couldn't cut out carbs completely either, but did try to limit them to primarily from my veggies and fresh fruits, and avoiding the starchy veggies and breads. And I had to allow myself some kind of treat, at least something small once-a-week, like a GOOD bakery dessert (but only buy ONE so you can't binge) and then every few weeks, we'd have a "splurge night" and go out for either pizza or pasta. Knowing that I either just had a treat or have one coming soon, does a lot to help me not feel deprived and stay on track.

    In fact, so far today, I've been sitting about 10 feet from 2 boxes of doughnuts for 2 hours now, and haven't felt tempted yet (yesterday was a major splurge...birthday cake for my 2 year old). We'll see if I can keep this up, LOL.
    2047 days ago
    Focus. We are all capable of more than we know.
    2067 days ago
    Even at Arby's there are probably some healthy choices to be made. It has been a while since I ate there, but I KNOW you can make good choices at McD's, BK, and Wendy's.
    2067 days ago
    Good luck. The 1st phase of SBD really helped to jump start my weight loss. I hope it does the same for you!
    2068 days ago
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