Just before the end of 2008, I posted my desire to lose weight, and get healthier.
In other words, I’m sick and tired of looking like a sausage.
I started back on the South Beach diet at the beginning of last week. This eating plan includes two weeks of NO CARBS or SUGAR (including fruits). Proteins and vegetables are highly desirous.
Desirous may be too strong of a word.
Because what I was desirous of, was an entire column of Club Crackers.
A happy byproduct of Phase 1, is that by cleansing your body of the sugars, you greatly reduce the cravings.
And we all know that I have little to no will power as of late. There are far fewer Churros at Disney World, because of me.
But it’s working. I know this because I went to Epcot on Wednesday for a family field trip (insert air quotes), and not one Churro did I consume. In fact, I packed myself all my healthy food and that’s what I lived on.
This is progress. Remember, I’m the girl that has gone dumpster diving to retrieve a forgotten Oreo. Which I then ate. Followed by the licking of the fingers.
Thursday brought with it a real challenge. I found out that I had a meeting scheduled to discuss a possible project which I cannot even talk about or I’d have to kill all of you. And the locale of the meeting was KRISPY KREME. I dearly love Krispy Kreme donuts. I’m getting woozy just thinking about it.
And people, I did not eat one. NOT ONE. Instead, I demurely dined on my fat free/sugar free/taste free yogurt. And then ate the carton it came in.
I have lost 5 pounds. I have a long haul ahead of me. After this week, I’ll probably only be able to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week on Phase 2. Phase 2 allows you to reintroduce two servings of healthy carbs back into your meal plan, plus fruit.
There’s no magical secret here. I’ve simply finally gotten determined. And as stubborn as I am, when I set my mind to something, I’m not moveable.
Just ask Fiddledaddy.
I have a couple of tips that really have helped me that I wanted to share.
•A glass of Tomato or Vegetable Juice is an immediate pick-me-up.
•No guilt. NEVER beat yourself up if you slip a bit. Tomorrow is another day.
•Check out this South Beach recipe for roasted Chickpeas. Sounds odd, but I love them and it satisfies my need to crunch on something.
So, how are you all doing? What plan are you using, and share any tips or suggestions. I’ve posted Mr. Linky below. All you need to do is link your specific post. And if you don’t have a blog, use the comments section.