South Beach Diet - Let's celebrate! Thursday DAILY 8/14

08-14-2003, 07:09 AM

Today I celebrate ONE MONTH on the Beach.

I am celebrating my new WOE & new WOL.
I am celebrating my new attitude.
I am celebrating the friendships here.
I am celebrating my family's attitudes toward me and my WOL.
I am celebrating good choices.
I am celebrating thinking healthy instead of diet.
I am celebrating how I feel about myself.
I am celebrating trying new things.
I am celebrating that I can say NO and mean it.
I am celebrating that I am in CONTROL.
I am celebrating hunger and knowing the difference.
I am celebrating a new me.

What are you going to celebrate about today?

We all are doing so well. Some are losing, some are staying the same and some are gaining, but sometimes you have to gain before you start losing.

We all are changing our eating habits and ways of thinking.

We all are learning to handle LIFE'S curve balls better.

We all are happier with ourselves than we thought was possible.

Keep it up Ladies, I am proud of all of us.

No rain here, lower temps! HA upper 90's.
This is a do "nothing" day for me. Maybe I will pamper myself with a long warm/cool bath and read a Danielle Steel book.

Have a Celebratory day.

Lady :flame:

08-14-2003, 07:48 AM
Good Morning.

Another pound gone this morning:dance:

I wasn't really hungry yesterday, and had to force myself to eat a slice of turkey for supper.

Running late this morning, so I will try to check back later.

Have a good day.

08-14-2003, 08:30 AM
Good Morning!

I'm celebrating today!!! Down another 2 lbs!!!:cp: 17 lbs since July 17!! I'm feeling SO much better! Lady Windsong - Congrats on being on the Beach for 1 month, it' a great place to be. Zuzeque - congrats on getting rid of yet another pound! Good job ladies!! :bravo: Gotta go get ready for work. Hope everyone has a celebration today!

08-14-2003, 09:05 AM
Good Morning Everyone !!!!

Great Job Lady !!! The first month of your new WOL ... it'll be a month for me on Sunday ... 12 lbs gone forever!!!

Dotismom ... 2 lbs ... thats great!!!

Zuze ... even if you aren't hungry make sure you eat ... way to go!!!

Have a great day at the beach ladies !!!!

08-14-2003, 09:17 AM
good morning ladies...I am still celebrating my victory from yesterday...It was huge for me. I am so proud of myself!! :smug:
Today is house cleaning for me.....My OCD is makeing me crazy again. :lol: Have a great day at the beach...I will be checking in later....

08-14-2003, 09:24 AM
Hi Everyone....

Today I am celebrating the fact that I'm not giving up....:high:

I'm celebrating that I've found a place here that gives me the chance to be honest with myself and let it be known when I cheat.

I'm celebrating the beginning of a new life!!!

Thanks everyone..

Have a great day on the beach..


08-14-2003, 09:24 AM
Happy AM!

I have so much to celebrate...My family, my friends, good health, size 18 jeans, and the wonderful support system here :dance:

It has finally stopped raining here so i am also celebrating the sun!

Have a sunny day!

08-14-2003, 09:33 AM
Marcie, what a great topic to start the day! Celebrations! If we look hard enough we can all find something to celebrate!

I am celebrating...

a new resolve!
a better attitude!
an improved schedule!
feeling fit!
working up a good sweat!
enjoying food and not being a slave to it!
being better at 43 than I was at 42! Yup, it's my birthday today!

ZuzeQ-congrats on your continued success...make sure you are getting enough to eat or your bod will start getting stingy and won't let any fat go!

Dotismom-WOW! 17 pounds! Now THAT'S a lot of celebrating!

Whimsey-You go girl! What an inspiration! And have fun cleaning...if that is humanly possible! ;)

Di-here's to not giving up...or giving in! Yeah!

sflake-and here's to size 18 jeans! Not to mention all the other great stuff!

Hope you all find reason to celebrate as you go through your it large or be it small!

08-14-2003, 10:03 AM
Happy Birthday!! Franny!!! :hb:


Happy b-day....You are doing so great!!!

08-14-2003, 10:51 AM
Good Morning!

Today I am celebrating:
-Another God given day :sunny:
-My husband who has been my biggest cheerleader :cp:
-My family
-My new puppy
-My new attitude - more positive!
-My health
-My ability to laugh - today I learned dogs and rollerblades don't mix!
-SBD - that has give me th opportunity to learn why my body was reacting to food the way it did!
-Change! Change for the better and change for the future!
-This forum - positive and honest support

Happy Birthday Franny :hb:

Way to Go! All who have lost weight and all who have gained brighter outlooks and persistence! :bravo:

:cb: GEM :cb:

08-14-2003, 01:12 PM
Well, I'm only on Day 4 of Phase 1, so I don't have much progress-wise to report (I am avoiding the scale--once weekly weigh-ins and that is it), but I HAVE been awfully virtuous in resisting temptation.

Day 1: Office birthday, cake provided. I drank water.
Day 2: Office good-bye party. More cake. More water.
Day 3: Happy hour. Alcohol AND cheeseburgers with fries on
special. I splurged and had Diet Coke (albeit with
caffeine--I'm only so strong).
Day 4: Training meeting. Pastries and muffins and bagels and OJ
and cranberry juice. Again, I had water. Mmm, water.

I don't know how I am scale-wise, but I am feeling a bit smug in managing to say "no" to everything I would have said "yes" to not 5 days ago. It's something, anyway.

08-14-2003, 02:30 PM
I an Celebrating My *Will Power *

I am so proud of myself. Only 4 days into the induction phase , and i think I have done very, very well. I messed up once, but It could have been worse:D

I am also celebrating the fact, that I NO LONGER feel bloated after I eat. I was always bloated after i ate ( mainly carbs ) and I was miserable, so It feel pretty good, to NOT feel bloated:)

Congrats to those who have LOST weight. keep up the good work.

Hang in there to those who are still waiting to lose. You will get there :)

08-14-2003, 03:09 PM
I'm a guy on the Beach...and losing weight!!! day 4 phase 2... 14+ so far and I'm not hungry...but would like a cookie!!! go everyone go!!

08-14-2003, 03:23 PM
Today I discipline
good health
and the fact that I beat my record this A.M. by doing 30 pullups/chinups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But now, I have only one chin to get up!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANNY!!!!! I wish you a happy and healthy year.

TKB- Welcome! Congrats on the 14 pound loss!

ABFAb- You are great at saying no. Keep it up!

To all the South Beach Success Stories (all of you)- Congrats!!

08-14-2003, 03:29 PM
Happy birthday Frannie!!!:hb:

08-14-2003, 05:49 PM
Oh god...please don't let this be a attack....turn your news on.

08-14-2003, 06:45 PM
Niagara Mohawk said this was a power overload...

08-14-2003, 06:55 PM
I just woke up and put the news on...Thanks, Whimsey. Hope none of you are affected by the power outages. I'll be keeping a good thought for everyone.

Thanks to everyone for the kind birthday wishes!

Nikkiloo-I missed your post this morning when I was posting! So sorry...Congrats on your upcoming 1 month anniversary on the Beach and your 12 pound loss! Hurray!

GEM-great reasons to celebrate...I have this mental image of "dogs and rollerblades"....:lol:

AbFab-Good for you! All that tempation in one week, huh? Ouch! But you are doing great!

Melissa-The first few days are the toughest, so you are doing really well! Keep up the good will pay off!

tkb-gosh, a real live guy!:D So glad you've joined the fray! And congrats on your continued success! Way to go!

JackieO-30 chin ups? OMG...I'd need a hydraulic lift for that! ;) But give me a couple of months and I'll give you a run for your money! Great job!

Not sure what we have planned for tonight...I have to work tonight so I don't think we are going out. Maybe this weekend...that will give me time to work on my will power, right?

Have wonderful day!

08-14-2003, 07:23 PM
Yes....they think it is a *huge* power overload!! Thank goodness!! That in itself is bad enough though.

08-14-2003, 09:47 PM
Whew! I'm back in school and swamped as ever. Just wanted to say hi to everyone. Good luck on the beach and take care. Maybe I'll actually get to read posts this weekend.