South Beach Diet - Phase I starters: july 1st and onwards?

07-02-2008, 12:52 PM
I am new to the beach but have been encouraged by all of your posts and after reading the book, I have found that it seems like a great plan. A little background, I am in my early 30s and after having my 2nd daughter (she is 2now) , I have been unable to get out of the high 140s/early 150s. I exercise like crazy (minimum 7 hours of cardio a week and I resistance train for an hour each day 5 days a week) but I can't stop the weekend over-eating and over-drinking. I know that is why I can't get the scale to budge more than a few pounds. I call myself a weekday dieter!

I never used to gain in my mid-section but now I have all this extra fat when I sit etc and it is disgusting me.

I celebrated my birthday this past week and I am ready to start this new year with South Beach and 3fc! My official starting day is today and tomorrow I will have my first challenge as I will be having dinner out. I have already checked the menu at the restaurant and plan to go with a salad with a little fat-reduced dressing on the side and then the grilled salmon without added butter.

Who else is starting Phase I this week? I would love a buddy.

07-02-2008, 01:31 PM
Welcome to The Beach. There already is a Phase I thread started for this week.
I'll close this thread and move your post to there. There is strength in numbers and lots of good ideas get passed back and forth in the group.