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Thursday, March 5, 2009

The South Beach Diet Song!

I couldn't help myself! They actually look like they're having a great time! This is how I feel about The South Beach Diet, it's a great plan!

Just a typical day in Sassle Land

Well life has been a bit busy with us helping our friend back into recovery.

Did I exercise? Well sorta :D

I started going out with the dog as opposed to letting her out, we live on a farm so she can do her business and come back without anybody needing to go out with her but we watch her because we're still near a country road and you never know. Anyway, I now go out with her and walk around our house. It's muddy, wet and full of ice and snow but what the heck, I have boots. I started doing that and when I cook, I squeeze my but one hundred times, I do backwards leg lifts and lift soup cans in each arm. This is being done at each meal preparation. It's small but its something.

Hubby looked at me today and said that he thinks my butt is getting smaller. Is that even possible? Who cares, he thinks so. I am feeling so much more confident lately. A little more sexy which is very good considering my size and weight.

Oh, I cheated I weighed myself today and I lost another pound! I am thrilled with this plan! It's never ever been this easy to lose weight. I am not hungry 95% of the time. Hubby is hungry 75% of the time. Go figure, I truly believe it's because he has a better metabolism then I do. He's not losing weight, but he's putting sugar and milk in his coffee, he snacks more then recommended and he's included "baby bagels" in his diet on occasion. He weighed himself this morning and he's still 250 pounds. I figured goody, I'll catch up to him soon this way LOL. But we've talked and he started with a black coffee today and he said he'll try to follow it to the tee, he'd like to weigh 240 by the end of the month. I would like to weigh at least 265 by then.

Tonight is our meeting night and one of hubby's sponsee's is coming over so I have to make sure my home is presentable, I'll be back later!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 14 of the South Beach Diet!

I weighed myself this morning, the scale read 281, I didn't believe it so I had to get on again and again just to make sure. The really good news about my weight is that I just started my period so that means I'm somewhat bloated so there's still more room for improvement! Though who am I too complain with an 18 pound loss! I haven't weighed this little since (don't laugh) my wedding day LOL (I had to laugh).

My PMS this month was smooth, I only had irritability yesterday and a bit today, I think not only changing my diet has helped but also by taking the Optivite PMT and the Fish Oil tablets has helped too.

Now here's my confession I HAVE YET TO EXERCISE why is that, I don't know! I have been reading other blogs and I'm so envious of all you women who are actually doing the exercise. I can't seem to get my butt into gear on it and I know it will not only speed up the weight loss but help me with toning up. It's 12:12pm now, I still have hope throughout my day to get into my clothes and work out. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Extension of Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet

Well today should have been the end of Phase 1 for me. I choose to extend it until next Sunday and start Phase 2 on Monday the 9th. I have researched it a bit and have found due to the fact that I'm morbidly obese that I can continue on Phase 1 for up to 2 months, though I think till Sunday is suffice. If I see my losses slow down, I can always go back to Phase 1. I found that Phase 1 was so clear cut and easy to follow I'm actually a little bit scared to go to the next level, also I fear if I get to eat more I won't lose weight, but I know for a fact that is not true.

Today we went to see my friend at the hospital, he's in ICU and in bad shape from the drinking. My husband has worked out an after care plan for him in a treatment center and then a half way house, so he should be OK for the next few months anyway and hopefully this time it'll sink in that he can't drink.

What did I eat today? Well, I was a bad girl in the sense that we didn't eat nearly enough once again. It's weird, the hunger bothers hubby more then it bothers me which is usually the opposite with us. Last night he had a dream that we had bread. I think that's hysterical because we use to be big bread eaters and now there is no bread in the house and it's haunting his dreams LOL!

Egg as usual but I added shaved turkey and fried that in with everything, it was quite tasty!

nothing, went on errands, visited friend in hospital, I think I had a piece of cheese.

chicken and salad, I chopped up the chicken and mixed it up in a delicious romain salad with some Ranch Dressing.

Jell-o with a teaspoon of sugar free whipped cream

So yes I was bad today, not nearly enough food, so I'm suspecting the scale won't budge tomorrow because my body will probably think I'm in starvation mode (poor thing).

That's it for now!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Crazy Sunday still on plan!

Wow, yesterday was fantastic, I had a great time at the banquet. The speakers were great, especially one who had over 50 years sobriety, Clancy I. He was funny, poignant, passionate and had such a great story. I know every recovering alcoholic in that room appreciated Clancy's message.

Keeping things AA related for a moment, I did a 12 step today. Some may know this as an Intervention like the TV show. We did for the man who used to live downstairs from us, I went with hubby, his sponsor and another gentleman. It was hard, it was emotional but it's my responsibility to help another alcoholic in need. I think my life changed over this today, some sort of new purpose came about, like I have a better idea of what it is I need to do. Between last nights banquet and today's intervention something inside me clicked. I do know I'm seriously considering an AA blog so that I can perhaps pass the message via my writing as well as attending meetings, conferences, 12 steps and other AA related events.

Now let's get to talking diet! I did excellent yesterday! They served turkey with a bit of gravy ON the meat, green salad, broccoli and cauliflower with some peppers. I would not eat the potatoes nor the stuffing. The stuffing is what was hard but nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

As I dressed for the event, I started whining to myself at how fat I was (as usual) and then I thought, no I won't do this, I've lost 13 pounds and I should be proud of that, it's not something to bitch and whine about, so that helped me a bit with my mood. I couldn't find anything dressy that fit so I wore jeans and a black top. I looked pretty at least :D

I'm telling anyone who will listen that I'm following The South Beach Diet which totally makes me accountable! Great news of the day, yesterday as I was trying on clothes for the banquet a pair of jeans that were in the back of my closet a size 24 not only fit me but they are loose and I don't need to unbutton them nor unzip them to remove them! That is fanfrickentastic! So I wore those jeans today and I felt all pretty and confident, they are low-riders (I know what was I thinking LOL) and my hair has gotten so long that I'm telling you one and all, I felt sexy and confident today which hasn't happened in a long time!

What did I eat today?
  • Breakfast was my usual egg mix but I had Canadian bacon instead of turkey bacon and I chopped up the meat along with onions, garlic, peppers and mushrooms and fried it up (in Pam) and put it along the side of my fried eggs (in Pam).
  • Lunch was non-existent, we were doing the intervention so I had brought myself some nuts and cheese for snacking in between driving there and getting back.
  • Dinner was salmon and salad just like the other day.
So I didn't end up eating too much today which I know for a fact is not good. It's almost 9:00pm now so I'm done eating for the day (where did the time go?).

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