Well, we are now officially on Phase 2 of the South Beach Diet. I never thought this day would come, I know that sounds silly but its true. I went to Walmart last night to buy some food and brought my trusty South Beach Diet book and had $40.00 to spend.
I did OK, I had some choices to make, pasta or rice, I've never been a rice person so whole wheat pasta won, I could find the steel cut oats (or something like that) so I got Shredded Wheat instead, I got some sugar/fat free pudding (will eat one this weekend) and a few odds and ends.
I don't know if I mentioned how my neighbor gets me fruits/veggies cheap, i.e. if I get tomatoes, garlic, broccoli, spinach etc... it goes in one bag and costs $1.00 so that's pretty good, oh and he works at an organic store so it's all organic too. For some reason though he refuses to get me spinach. I don't know why, I keep asking and never get it, I get arugula which has a nice bitter taste to it that I enjoy mixed in other salads, or mache aka lamb's lettuce I don't know why he won't bring me spinach LOL. So I bought spinach from Walmart because I'm addicted to the stuff and feel like something's missing if I don't have a bag in the house. I put spinach in everything from eggs, chicken, beef whatever meal is cooking I throw in spinach.
I just completed the Leslie Sansone Get Up & Get Started 1 mile, I also joined LiveStrong.com and set up a dare for myself to walk 20 minutes a day (this is where Leslie's workouts come in). I got an email from Leslie's website the other day...
If you walk everyday for , you can expect to drop 2 lbs. per week. That means you'll be 12 lbs. slimmer in six weeks! Get a jump start before Spring - less than 2 weeks away!
All I could think of was I want to do this, I actually want to exercise, it's actually bugging me that I have not done so on a regular basis. Being fat is exhausting and I know that's what makes me dread the actual act known as movement.
I'm proud, I did good today, I worked out, took the dog out (will do so again after this post) and I'm invited to a couple's game night tonight so hubby and I plan on eating first then going to game night, then coming home to a delicious portion of jell-o :D