Day 1 :: 61 Days to Wedding

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I should be writing media assignments instead of in this blog, but oh well.

Today I realized yes, I really am two months away from getting married and no, I do not look like what I want to look like on my wedding day. One of my instructors happened to mention being on the south beach diet for a while, so I thought I'd check it out. I know I have a carb addiction, so after I got the gist of the diet I decided to give it a stab.

I don't know if it is something I will use as a long-term diet, but right now it serves a few purposes:
1. Detox. Breaking me of the carb habit. I'm basically not supposed to have any carbs, sugars, etc. for two weeks - which is going to be great for me compared to what I've been eating recently.
2. Establishing habits. I have a hard time paying attention to what I eat and establishing positive dietary habits. Hopefully the SBD will allow me to at least get into the rhythm of monitoring my diet and using it for positive nourishment rather than entertainment...
3. Giving me a foundation. If SBD isn't cutting it in the long run, at least I will have a baseline knowledge of what I'm putting into my body and what effect it has on me. I can go from there and tweak caloric intake, timing, nutrient ratios, etc.

Anyway, tomorrow's goals are simple:
1. Drink at least 64 ounces of water, and maybe some black and/or green tea.
2. Stick to the SBD and eat only approved foods.
3. Drop by the grocery store and pick myself up some approved snacks/meats.

I'd also like to get some cardio work in, but I'll play that by ear. Wednesday will be my first trek to the gym with Mike, so I may wait until after that to determine what exactly my exercise plans will be.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Good luck with your wedding and getting in shape with sparkpeople. I love weddings, I'm so jealous.... anyways, just wanted to say welcome and give ya some support, sparkpeople is an awesome site, i lost 7 lb in the first month! And I even went over my calorie range a few days. Religious nutrition tracking and drinking the eight glasses of water a day is the key i believe. Cheers, Jenny
    5062 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.