Curious?

I know you are all dying to know how the South Beach Diet is going. Right? I thought I would give your inquiring minds a little update. I’m pretty much on phase three of his plan, following his guidelines on how to take it into the rest of my life. I hardly have a sugar craving anymore and I feel so much better. I’m not sure if there has been a change in weight or inches in certain places yet but I’m hoping with continued healthy eating I will notice something.  I have noticed my muscles are slightly more pronounced.  That’s exciting.  I am eating a ton of veggies (even for snacks!) and lean protein. I bought a box of graham crackers last week and haven’t even opened the box! Not because I am restraining myself but because I don’t even think about them. I even noticed my digestive system seems to appreciate the change. I give myself one day a week to have a free for all and usually by the end of the day I feel so crappy I’m ready to get back on the wagon.

The best news is I talked to my mom about this diet and now she and my dad are in the throes of week one. My mom does not need to lose weight but she certainly needs to change her eating habits. She is even a worse sugar-aholic than I. But my dad. Yeah, he could stand to lose A LOT! He’s tried in the past and usually loses weight quickly but it piles back on just as quick. I really hope he can find something he can stick to and not just a diet but a life style, a change in eating forever. I’m so afraid he won’t be around to watch Petunia grow up. On top of his poor eating habits he gets zero exercise. He has bad knees and can hardly walk and now he needs a machine to help him sleep (sleep apnea). He’s in trouble. I pray something will open his eyes and drive him to take better care of himself. Maybe Mr. South Beach is just what he needs, that or getting on The Biggest Loser.

4 Responses to “Curious?”

  1. loobiesmith Says:

    Good luck with your diet! I tried it for a long while – up down, up down… so I made a decision to go for a permanent change.
    I just had gastric banding done. My health (and maybe age) is quite similar to your dad’s. Perhaps this would be an option that he would consider? I have been blogging about my experiences at my site.

  2. How exciting! I’m trying to convince myself to get back on it. Your success helps me. My only problem is it’s summer…and Henry’s keeps having AMAZING strawberries that are delicious…and I absolutely LOVE strawberries. I’m not sure I can give them up for two whole weeks again. Though I have just cut all the crappy sugar out of my diet, starting last night. So I’m sorta half-doing South Beach again. We’ll see. I could probably handle two weeks with no strawberries, right?

  3. sounds like things are going well. My father just had a health scare a few months ago, “pre-diabetes” he has actually changed his diet and his sugar levels and cholestrol have dropped dramatically. I never thought I would see the day!

  4. Wow. That is amazing. i am so proud of you. very very cool.

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