Ok, I've lost 11 pounds this week!
I am seriously loving the South Beach Diet. Not only because of the weight I've lost but because of the good food, I feel better, I smell better and believe it or not it's brought me and hubby closer together because he's doing it with me! That was my first surprise when I started this program, hubby joined in with me and I didn't even have to twist his arm. He has in my opinion a minimal amount to lose, he was 265 +/- he's 6 foot tall and I think perfect (I like a man with presence) he may have a gut (it's still smaller then mine) but I love him that way. Anyway, he's already down to 252, we don't know what his exact starting weight was because he was on the rode for a week and he hadn't weighed himself in months we just know his biggest weight was 265.
Now enough about him, this is my blog. :)
I started at 299 on Tuesday the 17th of February, today I weigh 288. That is progress and I'm so pleased because really the SBD is easy to follow and I think I was only hungry once so far (not too bad) and I had a snack and was just fine. My sugar cravings are gone.
Now the side of the SBD that I don't like is the preparation and my need to be creative because I'm cooking for 2 people and I don't want to get bored with the menu. I also dislike that I have a ton of dishes to wash everyday and I don't have running water nor a sink so I have to bring my dishes to the neighbors to wash them (it's not as bad as it sounds) they live downstairs from us we share a huge 2 story farm house. I will get my own sink this spring (Goal May 1st are you listening hubby) but in the meantime this is what I have to do. So the negatives are the preparation, my lack of creativity and no sink to be able to regularly wash veggies and dishes at my own whim.
Now, I found ways to combat this negatives, there are millions (I'm sure it's in the millions) of sites with Recipes for all 3 phases of the SBD. I will post some links to the best sites I have found so far. I mean really the recipes people have out there are amazing and delicious. So no excuses about having no creativity. As for my dishes, the solution is to cook and immediately bring the dishes downstairs and wash immediately (see that was easy).
I have found many SBD support groups on the web and I have joined two of them (again I will post links).
The reason I haven't posted my menu thus far is simple, my life has been busy and I've now added cooking 3 meals a day (no complaints just reality) so I haven't taken the time to start writing my day to day experience with the plan. I guess I set myself up to have to write these long posts about my day when in reality I just need to write about what I ate and what I felt/learned/saw during the day, no biggie really. I will try to post more often it does me good.
I'm on day 4 of a bad cold that hubby brought back with him from his rode trip but it hasn't done me too much damage, only a stuffed head, cough and fever. I am a woman so this is nothing, I just go to bed early, no meds involved. When hubby had it, he had to sleep 3 days, take antibiotics and I had to constantly baby him. Men can be such babies when they are sick, actually I shouldn't generalize like that, I should say My man can be such a baby! LOL!
That is it for now! I hope to be back tomorrow!