This is it, girls. We're all serious this time. There are going to be some success stories coming out of this thread. And one of them is going to be me, damnit!
I'm going to sticky this thread. Perhaps we could each have a post that we periodically edit with stuff in it like our weight, measurements, weekly success... that sort of thing.
Anyone is welcome here. Whinging is permitted, providing you are supportive of other's failures at the same time.
Monday, August 23rd
Weight: 201 pounds
Optimism level: STRONG!!
I'll think of more stuff to add after I've finished my coffee. Updated September 13th
Okay, life is (semi) normal once again, and I'm back on track.
Weight: 198 pounds
OP?: Pretty good yesterday. Sort of a Phase II day. September 14th
Exercise: 1 hour (45 min spinning, 15 weights) September 19th
Crap. 200. I can't do a thing with myself. It's TOM... maybe I'm retaining water.
Good news! Got to the Y!! October 1st
OP all day yesterday! A fresh start... I'm going to do this!!
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"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
I'm gonna post to this thread right now, because I am determined and confident that I will accomplish the weight loss goals that I have set for myself.
I started SBD in May following a medical at which the dr. gave me a hard time about the 30-40 pounds that I had gained over the previous 2 years. He made a deal with me to cut carbs and sugar for a month 'and see what happens.' Enter - South Beach Diet. Since my dr. had recommended that I cut carbs/sugar for 1 month, I decided to stay on Phase 1 for that period of time. It actually turned out to be 5.5 weeks since I was booked for surgery and I didn't think that the other 1.5 weeks would make that much difference. During the Phase 1 period, I lost 17 pounds.
I have continued to follow the program and enjoy it thoroughly. At this point, I don't even think about eating foods that are not OP, since they just aren't a part of my habits anymore. I am looking forward to reaching my goal weight by the end of September. However, I don't do well when I start to add carbs back into my diet. Consequently, I seem to always be on Phase 1, with the odd detour now and then. I am also planning now how to manage my weight for a lifetime.
I am really disappointed in my stats and will be going back to Phase 1, without any diversions for the next week.
Updated - September 3, 2004
Current Weight: 144.6 pounds
I'm a little disappointed that I only lost .2 pounds, but, it is that TOM. I guess a loss is better than a gain. Another week on Phase 1.
Updated - September 10, 2004
Current Weight: 140.2 pounds
Woohoo - down 4.6 pounds this week. The exercise and perseverance are starting to pay off. I will be starting on a modified Phase 2...hopefully add one starch to supper this evening.
Updated - September 17, 2004
Current Weight: 139.2 pounds
Alas, only one pound lost since last week. However, after my indylgences this week that ended on Tues, I have been back on Phase 1. I plan to stay on Phase 1 until September 27. We are going away next weekend, so I don't trust myself to start adding starch/fruit back while I'm away. Firstly, because I won't have a scale to monitor my weight, and secondly because it is difficult to get WW starches in restaurants.
Updated - September 24, 2004
Current Weight: 138.8 pounds
Updated - October 1, 2004
Current Weight: 136.6 pounds
Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember.... Amateurs built the ark,
Professionals built the Titanic.
WW 186/125.75/120 May 2002
SBD 170/127.0/130 May - Nov. 2004
SBD 188/179/130 May 2012
Breakfast: coffee w/ skim and 1 LF string cheese
Lunch: Chicken Caesar Salad
Midday: 12 almonds and SF jello
Supper: Chicken Caesar Salad
Snack: Cocoa Mocha Ricotta Cream
Plenty of water and SF iced tea
Exercise: 30 minute workout at Curves
Ladies, I have been on Phase 1 for almost three weeks now, because I cannot seem to go beyond the weekend. I SWEAR this week, I am gonna do it, because I am itching to be on Phase 2 and have whole wheat tortillas!
Breakfast: Tomato feta omelet in my new Express101 cooker. (very cool new gadget)
Snack: Alas, none, I ate sooooo much at breakfast that I skipped it. Lots of H2o though.
Lunch: Taco Casserole- yummy. Plus lettuce, tomato and teeny bit of sour cream.
Snack: Um, we'll see if I can finish lunch. Otherwise, it's my snack. I love this stuff, could it all day every day.
Dinner: Um, prolly tomato and cucumber salad because I have a ton of both. And basil. I'll prolly take a LF cheese stick with me to LSAT class.
And this is gonna work, ladies! I have lost four lbs already and can see the end in sight!
Ok, so it has been almost a month since i last updated. Oh dear! I was bad, went severely off Ph1, but I am back! I know Halloween is coming up so I am preparing ahead of time not to over indulge. Most recent undate: still zero workout time- too much studying. I had WW spaghetti last night but I am having a great dinner tonight! The attitude is still strong!
OK kiddos, me too! Been a horrendous day at work and I'll be glad to go home. Having a hard time getting into the swing of things after my family left. Boohoo! Not too hungry, hope that I'm not going to have too bad of detox from my two weeks of indulgence.
Well, I'm fixing chicken breasts tonight and having fresh veggies from the garden.
Heaviest ever! 190.5
Current weight is 178.5
In 2004 I started the incredible journey of SB and lost 53.5 pounds! I am ready to find that road again!
what's this ellis??? i love it!!! unfortunately it's too late for me today save yourselves girls!!! but i'm in for tomorrow for sure. i'm off to start planning now. hello to all the new faces in here looks like you sparked something ellis thank you!!
monday august 30, 2004 (starting over again)
weight 240.5 (yikes)
waist 44 1/2 in
bust 42 1/2
hips 54 in
upper arm 17in
upper thigh 24 1/2
well as if i wasn't depressed enough before i got the tape measure out. i guess i have no choice but to do this!!!
totally feeling motivated today we can do this!!!
ok saturday sept 11, 2004 i started over for real this time!!
stats as of 9/18/04 after 1 really good week!!
height still 5'7"
waist 41 in
bust 42 in
hips 51 in
upper arm 16 1/2
upper thigh 25
size more room in my 22/24
summary i lost 7.5 lbs this week and 7 inches!!!!this past week i committes to eating a healthy op breakfast everyday, this totally set the tone for the rest of the day. i also started doing some exercises a little at a time am and pm most days. resistance bands and brisk walking. this week i am going to focus on lunch. everyday this week i will eat an op breakfast, eat an op lunch and i will also increase my exercise!!!
So where is everyone today???
I got on the scale this morning, after my first day on the beach (I swore I would only weigh 1 x week, but ....you know....) and lost 2 ponds already!
Still very pumped up, and have made lots of stuff to have in a moment's notice!
Okay, so I just watched Montel today and he had a bunch of people on who had lost weight on various diets. It was the push I needed to commit to a lifestyle change. I'll definitely need some support though! Any pointers on phase 1 would be appreciated!
I'm 24 years old and in the last year have had the greatest weightloss and weightgain that I've had in my entire life...including when I was pregnant with my son!! Last July I had a miscarraige early in my 2nd pregnancy (7 weeks), triggering a jumpstart on my weightloss. My weight went from 195 in July down to 176 in December...the only thing I changed was my portion sizes. Well, from the end of December to March I went from 176 to 183, and from March to now, I've gone up to 200 pounds even. I just want to cry. I've had a lot of stress this past year and that is the likely culprit of my overindulgence in food...but it's time to get over it and start being healthy. Here are my measurements:
So Phighting Phatties....How is Phase 1 going for you....Nobody's updating...
Here's mine for Wednesday
5'7" tall CW 174.5
Breakfast: 3 Coffees with In't delight (Lo Carb) scrampled eggs and 2 pc of turkey bacon
Lunch: Garden salad, with avacado, celery, onions, and balsamic vinagrette
Snack2: 15 roasted peanuts in the shell
Water 1 glass of seltzer
Exercise: 30 minutes walking at lunch (hopefully)
Come on ladies....stay with me...I needed you and I am here for you also. We can do this!
SW: 211 (5/29/07)
Reward......Spa weekend or a trip to Hawaii.
Mine is going well. I have not cheated. All I have for breakfast is eggs in the house and real bacon. I guess I will acramble up one and eat one slice of bacon. I do not have any cold cuts or I would eat that instead. I have to go get a new scale.
Webnesday, Day 3
Breakfast : coffee with scrambled egg and onle slice of bacon
Snack: 1/4 avacado sliced
Lunch:Salad with lettuce, cukes, tomato and left over ginger chicken and string cheese
Dinner: Not hungry I had a cheese stick and a sugar free jello.
Snack: 2 tablespoon sof peanut butter.
OMG! I forgot about the phase one headache. OUCH my head!!!
Thursday Day 4
Breakfast: low fat string cheese, coffee ( could not do eggs again)
Snack 6 cucumber slices with veggie hummus on top
Lunch: when to lunch( chinese)
cup of hot and sour soup
chicken with veggies and garlic sauce ( asked for very little sauce)
this came with rice and eggroll. I did not eat the rice and I took the inside out of the eggroll and ate that. Passed up the fortune cookie.
had 3 glasses of water with my meal
Snack: peanut butter off spoon
Dinner: one beef pattie topped with onion, mustard and pickles
sugar free jello.
I have been walking a half hour a day as well.
Friday, day 5
Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs. coffee
Snack: Atkins yogurt ( not totally phase one, but only 3g carbs and no sugar)
Lunch: hamburger pattie with pickle and mustard
sugar free jello
Dinner: Salad and ribs ( sauce on side)
Saturday, Day 6
Family pool party and BBQ - very challaging.
skipped breakfast, but had coffee and went for an hour walk
Lunch: cheese, peparoni and olives with raw veggies and dip
Dinner: Spinach quiche ( did not eat crust) with ceasar salad
I had a one inch peice of a peacan square that the hostess's daughter made. She was so proud of herself so. I had a little.
I had one mikes lemonaide and drank water the rest of the day. I will extend my week long journey into phase one into a second week until I feel I can hop back into phase two. I probably wont to a full two weeks as I really have no cravings. I am too determined to get rid of this weight.
Sunday day 7
breakfast: One low fat cheese stick and coffee.
Last edited by chilichick : 08-29-2004 at 09:48 AM.