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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

takin' it to the beach.


i've been meaning to post for WEEKS but, much like my dieting past (or lack thereof), just never got around to it. well, friends, the wait is over and here's the latest and greatest. i'm not brave enough to post pics like heather and her sister did awhile ago. sorry. but let it suffice to say that i weigh too much and i'm just not healthy enough. so i'm working on changing that.

i'm currently doing the south beach diet. AND...it's working! i started june 1 and i've lost 12 lbs. so far. how great is that?! for those of you that aren't familiar with the program, there are three phases. i'm still in phase one which lasts for at least 2 weeks, depending on how much weight you want to lose, etc. anyway, for the first phase, you cut out all bread, pasta and carbohydrates. ..including fruit. this is the time to rid your body of all the sugar and processed flour addictions.

it hasn't been bad. my energy levels are better and the sugar cravings have subsided! in fact, i cheated over the weekend with the most delicious hippo cookie from this bakery on balboa island but only ate half of it 'cause it was just too much. that's NEVER happened to me. usually, i'm shovin' five more of those babies right behind the initial treat. anyway, that's a big deal for me.

the best part about south beach is that i don't feel deprived at all. i'm eating at least six times a day, drinking TONS of water and even enjoying an occasional diet coke (i know, i know...it's my cross to bear). anyway, it's fab and i'll keep you posted on the progress.

what're ya'll doing to get healthy?

3 comments:

Tara and Bob June 11, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

You so rock my fellow weight loss sister! That's a ton of weight so fast too! I did South Beach about a year or so ago and I did loose 20-25 pounds and Bobby did too!
It's a totally bearable diet!

Congrats that is so exciting!!!!

Hizzeather June 11, 2009 at 11:08 AM  

Ooooooh...I've never been tempted to try South Beach until now. That's awesome!

Yo go girl!

onwey June 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

Wow that is awesome. What I like best is the happiness I hear in your writing. When do you move to phase two? Good luck.