I thought I would take a few minutes and introduce myself. I've been lurking on this board for about a week and I think it's a great support system!!
My husband, Matt, and I started SBD on Tuesday. So far, so good. I haven't given into any cravings yet and I feel confident I won't. Tuesday I think I spent most of the day thinking about my coffee. I tried it with Splenda and wasn't too fond of it so I'll just opt not to drink it. I love my coffee with CoffeeMate Vanilla Caramel creamer and sugar......at least my thoughts are sweet!
I haven't had any huge battles with weight. I went from a size 7 to a size 18 during my first marriage(size 7 when we started dating and size 18 when divorced). After my divorce I started losing weight, took the "in" diet pill at the current time and got back down to about an 8. So from about 1999 I have fluctuated from a size 8-12. I got down to a 6 and about 140lbs when I got married in 2002 but that was too hard to maintain and I crept back up to a 10. In June, 2004 I had my first baby. I was really lucky and had lost my pgcy weight plus some by my 2 wk check up. I'm still left with a jelly belly and weak abs due to my c-section and I've gained back about 3lbs. As of Dec 31st I was 163. I would like to lose about 10-15 pounds or fit nicely into a size 10.
My main reason for starting on the Beach is for more of a lifestyle change. I want to get pregnant again this year and I need to eat better. Camden was 9lbs 12 oz so our goal is to have a smaller baby so I can attempt a vbac. He told me I would have to do 40 min of cardio 4-5x/wk and follow the diet they put women on with gestational diabetes. I figured this was just as good and we can make it a lifestyle change instead of a temporary change.
As I've said, I'm a new mom. I work full time as a Cash Auditor and am over the Customer Service Dept at a Dept store in the mall. I don't feel like I have much free time with work, a baby and a husband.
The past couple of days I feel like my life has been consumed by SBD. My goal today is to do our menu for the remainder of PhI. Also to go and get a library card so I can get on the wait list for the books until mine come in the mail. I don't have a problem eating healthy but I'm struggling with variety and I worry that I'm not eating enough.
I'm excited to make this life change and to get to know you all better