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Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Start of a New Journey

Ok, so thanks to my cousin Faye, I am officially starting Sunday February 15th the South Beach Diet. I am excited about this because I have the food to start, the mentally to want it and I am scared enough to take this seriously.

Why am I scared, well lets see, I am 43 years old and morbidly obese and all my fat is in my belly. The only thing I have going for me at this point is that I still have regular periods which according to the good doctor Arthur Agatston is to my advantage.

I bought The South Beach Heart Health Revolution Diet Book and I am reading the book cover to cover. Normally, I read AA books or a book of fiction but I think its important that I read this. It's my life and I need to arm myself with everything I have in order to live a longer life. I mean I can't control things but I'll be darned if I will die because of terrible food choices and the lack of exercise, it just seems wrong. This book offers me a way to rid myself of the sugar monster and to build a healthier heart and lose weight. I did research on the diet over the weekend and I read tons of positive reviews. I am willing to do what I need to do in order to get away from that awful beast called sugar. He wants to destroy not only my life but my health, well I say to hell with him.

I'm thinking I will journal daily (or close to daily) about my food choices, struggles, weight loss etc with the SBD. I will weigh myself tomorrow morning (if nobody is looking) and post it here somewhere. My goal is to lose 50 pounds by this summer. Maybe some of you will say that's too much but its my goal and I will achieve it by July 3rd (granddaughters 7th birthday). So that gives me 10 pounds a month +/- for the next 5 months. It's definitely doable.

So what do you think of my new layout? I know I keep changing it, but I can't help myself, I'm looking for the right fit and this one really rings true to who I am.

If anyone has any experience on the SBD please let me know!

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