So I’ve finished my two weeks of hell the South Beach Diet’s Phase I and I’m slightly disappointed.
I lost 7 lbs in two weeks. I was pretty good about sticking closely to the diet, but I did cheat twice. I had half a small cup of ice cream and one small pizza with breadsticks. But I don’t think that’s straying too far. Otherwise I ate rolled up turkey and roast beef, celery sticks with Laughing Cow cheese, mozzarella string cheese, nuts, and lots of lean chicken, beef and fish. Granted I didn’t get to go to the gym or work out at all, so I guess 7 lbs in two weeks is OK.
That puts me at 224 lbs, meaning I’ve lost 12 lbs total since I started this whole weight loss thing a few months ago. Hardly impressive, I know.
But now I’m entering Phase II of the diet which looks tricky. I can incorporate whole grain bread back into my diet and along with a little bit of whole wheat pasta and some wine, but I think I’m going to stick a little more closely with Phase I for awhile. After all, I’ve only got 3 weeks until I turn 30. While I’m not going to reach my original goal of losing 30 lbs, I’m hoping I might be able to scratch and claw to hit 20 lbs lost. But we’ll see.
Either way my pants aren’t as tight around the waste, my man boobs have receded slightly and I’m feeling better in general. More energy and I’m not craving junk food all the time (just some of the time). I wish I had started this at the outset instead of so close to my birthday.
Have a good rest of the weekend everybody.