I began SBD on January 1st of this year. I have done Phase One once before in March. I felt that I was doing well until I moved the third week of April. Since that time I have been yo-yoing up and down the same 5-8 lbs.
I know many of the people here can tell you what they are doing right to succeed --well, I will tell you what I have done wrong---if it helps anyone else, then maybe it has been worth sharing.
1) I am an recovering emotional eater. I really had my ducks in a row for many years until my Mom was diagnosed with two types of cancer this past Christmas. I live 1000 miles from my sister and Dad. My long distance bill has been high as I have had to discuss with my sister a lot of really key decisions regarding Mom's health. She has had cancer surgery, two strokes, two heart attacks, ongoing sepsis (blood infection) and pneumonia. I am grateful she is still alive but she has really been through a lot and so have we who have had to navigate through the health care system to get her the treatment she needs and deserves. In the meantime, my Dad's health has begun to wobble. He has been accessed a "vulnerable adult".
It has been a very difficult time for me. I am afraid that my ability to stick with anything has really been tested. There have been times when I wondered if I should even be attempting a diet during this time.
I hate to admit this but there have been too many times when I "allowed" myself to eat off-plan, if for no other reason than because "I wanted to". Again, "treating" myself with food to relieve a lot of anxiety and high nerves. I wish I weren't such an emotional person but I am. I pray about everything and yet I still worry about what I prayed about. Go figure!
I am not like you younger ones who can afford to eat whatever I want. I have a strong family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and arthritis in my family. I feel God lead me to South Beach Diet. I just feel blessed to have discovered this preventive way of eating. Now, if I can just get my act together and follow it then I will much better for it.
My saving strength is that I am not a quitter. I will not
give up on myself. Now, all I want to be is a loser.
I would like to believe that I have lost a few battles but the victor in this war remains to be undetermined. I plan for it to be me!!