Fat me, bad picture. My weight was in my face, gut, legs, waist. My arms looked ok here but weren't.
June 2013 Here I am again. I went and broke my ankle in 2010 and things went downhill from there. I was sedentary for almost a whole year because I was unable to walk very well; I ate poorly (being bedridden kind of puts you in a position of not having great food choices); and things just weren't good.
Today, and after watching "Extreme Weight Loss" on t.v., I am ready to change. I need my clothes to fit. I want to enjoy summer wearing tank tops and not having to worry about bulge/flab. BLEH!
So here I am again, and I'm going to do South Beach again because it worked last time. This is going to be the last time I do this.
I started the South Beach Diet in May 2007 at 190 pounds. I am writing this on January 30, 2008 and I am at 135 pounds. YAY! It was a blast seeing those pounds and that flab go away. Incredible, to say the least.
I'd always been skinny, up until I hit about 25 years old. That's when the weight came on. I was active, but apparently that didn't matter especially when I ate whatever I wanted (I was used to it, the weight didn't come on until all of a sudden, it seemed). I had done so many different diets, which I will list:
Nutri System, Jenny Craig, 6-week Body Makeover, Micro Diet, numerous others that I can't remember, and I may have lost the weight (or not) with those, but I always gained it back. Each and every time. How annoying! I had to lose weight for my wedding so I could fit into the dress I bought before I gained.
Once I was at 190, I wore baggy clothes that didn't do anything for me except hide me. Size 18 pants - that's the biggest size I wore, and size XL was the size of shirts. I don't know what I would have done if I'd had to start shopping in the 'big girls' department. It took my doctor to tell me to go on South Beach - I asked him what I should do to lose weight as I was appalled at my weight on the scale.
I started South Beach in May 2007 and found an incredible team here that I joined and there were a few members who truly helped me understand what I was supposed to be eating. I love that team immensely because I wouldn't be here where I am without them.
Anyway, that's where I was and where I am now. I am more active and even though I did activities with my kids, I do them more so now because I have more energy. I don't chow down on the couch at night when all are in bed. Instead, I read or watch the news, happily sipping decaf tea or coffee. I drink my water, I walk, I don't sit around too terribly much except at my desk job.
You guys can do this. Granted, I did South Beach, but I used the tools here, read the articles, made the recipes, talked to people and made friends.
Ok, it says I started here in May 2006, which I did, but I didn't do anything with it. Now, I am starting in May 2007... starting over.
As of January 2008, I am down to my goal weight of 135. I may try and lose another 5. I know it would be a healthy weight for me.
Started the South Beach diet plan on May 2, 2007 per doctor's orders.
Finished Phase II but still eating the South Beach way!
Walking 30-60 minutes at least 3 times a week.
Riding my stationary bike for 30 minutes on the days that I don't walk.
Taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator.
Drinking lots of water! I have a water bottle at work that contains 74 ounces. My goal is to finish it by the end of the work day.
I work full time and have kids and dogs and a hubby. I'm a very busy girl!
When time allows, I play outside with the kids (boys, ages 10 and 5)(baseball, soccer, playing catch, running in the yard, etc.).
I love to write letters to my far-away friend in Virginia and love pretty stationery and am always on the look-out for more. I could open my own shop as I have so much, but my friend is the same way. We are two peas in a pod!
Reading is my favorite way to relax and I have a TBR pile of over 300. Yikes!
I have a HUGE sweet tooth and I love to bake ~ not a good combination!
I love cookbooks and have a gigantic collection.
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| current weight: 179.0
I saw your note that said you need support and thought I'd drop in and say hi! Welcome to the South Beach Diet support group. It is a great place to travel this road to a healthy lifestyle on! I'm sorry about your dog - I lost mine last November. She was like family to me and the void is still there. I am so, so sorry! Take a few days to recoup if you need it, or join us right away. You'll be happy you did!
See you soon!
1282 days ago
Hi Kris... I've been thinking of what you said about potatoes... I haven't given up potatoes but I've given up white flours, vinegar and sugar and I sure have noticed a difference. Hubby is so miserable that he is almost ready to jump in with me. I think I really had a yeast issue because I lost 5 pounds last month without changing anything else.
1769 days ago
Hi! If you get a chance stop the the Growing Up in the 70's board :) July's Movie of the Month is The Rocky Horror Picture Show, our new band of the week is The Beatles, our TV show of the week is The White Shadow, and Sybil is our summer reading selection. We have a variety of threads that reminisce about all things in the 70's and would love to have you join in the conversation! Have a nice weekend!
2696 days ago
Hi there... I sent you a sparkmail and wanted to put a comment here so you didn't miss it. I know I send sparkmails to the team so you might ignore them.
2809 days ago
Good evening! Just wanted to stop by and say hello! The 70's team has many active threads :) If you haven't stopped by recently...check out our Movie of the Month, our Book Club, or the TV Show of the week!
2815 days ago