This will probably bore you all to tears, but it's all about accountability for me, folks, so here goes.
After a week of following my version of The South Beach Diet, my official weigh in today showed that I have lost 7.0 pounds!!
I can't believe it.
How'd I do it? I stopped eating sugar (except for the cupcake I allowed myself to eat at my nephew's birthday party on Saturday) flour, and starches. After one more week on the strict Phase 1 of the plan, I will slowly begin introducing good starches (oatmeal, whole grains, etc.) back into my diet.
I won't lose this much weight again. The first week is always a shock to your body's system (remember Biggest Loser contestant's first week losses? Yowza.) but after that I'm sure I will slow down to 1-2 pounds lost per week.
This week was HARD. I was grouchy, had headaches, and felt sluggish, especially yesterday.
I noticed some interesting things about my eating patterns, especially that I am a stress-eater and that I eat when I'm bored or fidgety. Definitely things to keep in mind. Trying to find habits to replace the eating in those situations. Today I feel pretty darn good. Maybe because that seven pound loss is stuck in my head? I'll take it. Hopefully I can keep up the good work and get to that goal of mine.