South Beach Diet - Phase 1 During Birthday Week?




View Full Version : Phase 1 During Birthday Week?


lilybell
06-29-2009, 07:31 PM
Hi All: I am planning to start Phase I tomorrow, but my husband just pointed out the my birthday is later this week. Just read on another thread that doing a very clean Ph I is essential, so now I'm wondering if I should wait until after my bday to start. Or would one day of potential off-planniness right up front mess with my plan too much? (Should also mention that I've done SBD before and lost 40 pounds but then gained it back after some surgeries and enforced passiveness. This time, I want to change everything for life, not treat it like a "diet"!) Any thoughts would be welcomed. Thanks!


junebaby
06-29-2009, 07:51 PM
I started the SBD the day after my birthday almost 2 weeks ago. I knew I was going to eat everything, so dont set urself up for that. Enjoy ur food, and take this time to get ready w/ shopping lists. Good luck and happy early birthday!

ladyrider72472
06-29-2009, 07:52 PM
If it were me..... I would wait. In fact, my bday is a week from July 4th. I am going to tackle this last 20 pounds then! I took a little vacation from WL when I got married and I am having a hard time getting back on.


murphmitch
06-29-2009, 10:09 PM
I would definitely wait to start SB until after your BD. A clean Phase I is very important for success on this plan and I always have to "splurge a little" on my BD.

lilybell
06-30-2009, 12:11 AM
Thanks very much, all. Very helpful advice. :)

Ruthxxx
06-30-2009, 05:15 AM
Agree with everyone. Don't set yourself up for failure.

moncheree
06-30-2009, 10:28 AM
Yeah.. don't set yourself up to feel like a failure if you "cheat" on your b-day. I would totally wait... and get it all in before you start!! :) tee hee.. HAVE SOME CAKE AND ICE CREAM FOR ME PLZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruthxxx
06-30-2009, 12:06 PM
Guess you have your answer.