Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Tomorrow I am starting the South Beach Diet! I'm so excited! I did this back in 2003 and lost about 17 lbs in 2 weeks. The only reason I stopped is because it's a tad bit on the expensive side with all the food you have to buy, and there is a lot of cooking involved (something I didn't know how to do when I was 14).

Now that I have a substantial paycheck and actually know how to cook, I feel confident that I can keep up with it this time!

I have made a grocery list that is 1 mile long...My bank account is going to love this trip! SO and I are going tonight to get everything. He is such a big help =) He's actually the reason I've lost this weight in the first place.

When I first met him, I had known I wanted to lost weight. He encouraged me by paying for us to join a gym together. Mind you, we weren't even dating yet! Just friends, but he knew I wanted to get in shape and offered to motivate me! What a sweetie =) He also had just lost about 60 lbs. He used to be a big guy, but one day just got fed up with it. He started working out every day and eating better and voila! He looks amazing now!

The SBD has really good food. One particular meal I remember from it is a tuna salad dish...Delicious!

The only thing that worries me about all this is my schedule at work has changed. I now work from 11:30 - 7:30. That'll put me home at 8. If I'm supposed to be cooking all these meals I probably wont be eating to close to 9! That's almost bedtime for me! I guess what I can do is maybe on the weekends, cook all my meals for that week, and just reheat!

I'm really excited about this and feel very motivated! I'm even being a good girl today. Anytime I've ever decided to start a diet I would always say "Well, since this is my last day before the diet, I guess I can pig out and eat anything and everything in sight!" Not this time! Today for lunch I went to Subway and got tuna on wheat, a bag of baked chips, and a bottle of water. That's it! No foot longs, no soda, no cookies...All things I loved eating before! Believe me...It was a little hard to only order a 6 inch. But I think back to this time last year, I could EASILY eat 2 foot longs....Yes my friends, I said 2 foot longs. That is dispicable. No female on this planet should be able to eat that much in one sitting. Not only is it unhealthy, it's just not very lady like. The first 2 weeks of this diet is designed to shrink your stomach so that by the time you get to the second phase, you won't feel so hungry all the time.

After SO gets over his little sinus infections (Poor guy has been so miserable. Keeps coughing so hard it makes him throw up!) we'll start back up at the gym! Plus, it's almost summertime! I need to start getting my tan on =)

I know I can do this!!!

1 comment:

  1. 17 lbs in two weeks?!!? I NEED THAT! I hope this works for you!!!