Tuesday, July 06, 2010

South Beach re-commit Day 1

Even with the doctor telling me, the medications, etc... I'm too stupid or stubborn (let's go with stubborn) to get out of my own way. So, I have challenged PC to a "contest" of sorts this summer: sticking to our diets from July 4th to Labor Day weekend. Should be simple, right?  Well, we'll see.

A few things you will have noticed about the blog: 1) the weight loss tracker is back, barring it allowing my blog to crash again; 2) the WW point calculator on the side...it's there for PC's use or yours; 3) I'll be posting more often... knitting and cooking and such. So be prepared for the unexpected. Recipes will appear if they are deemed yummy, knitting photos will appear more regularly. I mean, if I can't eat sweets, I have to do something with my hands, right?  What's the contest part? Nothing, really, but if you leave a comment on at least 2 blog posts per week while we're doing this, we'll provide a nice present at the end, I promise.

Here are the "rules":
Mini:
  • must stay on SB Phase 1 for 2 weeks (including Chloe's bday party: no cake!) and then volley between Phase II (modified) and Phase I
  • must take her medicine, no matter what.
  • must start exercising ASAP... even a walk in the a.m. is something. get up and move!
  • journal every bite, sip, taste, nibble and emotion. track weight and f/v servings and dairy.
  • not bite off PC's head for eating oatmeal
PC:
  • must eat WW style, including calculating points and helping create menus
  • hit the gym!
  • track weight and reduce # of "empty" points (like 100 cal snacks) and move to "real food"
We can do this, right?
Here's my menu today:
  • Breakfast:  low-carb vanilla yogurt (1/2 cup), 10 ounces sugar free (sf), nonfat (nf) vanilla latte
  • Snack #1:  12 cashews
  • Lunch :      1 chicken leg quarter (leg & thigh), no skin, bbq'd with sate seasoning only, 1 ounce reduced fat cheese, 3 cucumbers ( small) and 2 ounces hummus
  • Snack #2:  12 ounces iced vanilla latte
  • Dinner:       grilled steak, steamed veggies and salad greens
  • Snack #3:   sugar free lemon jello w/ 1 tbsp cool whip (sf)

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:40 PM

    I will be here pushing you to keep at it......I'm trying to lose 20 by Sept 17th so I will be giving you some positive reinforcement along the way....I just started at Zumba Class...honestly, it's fun and there are all different sizes and types of people....tell PC there's a guy in my class as well.......

    You Go Girl!

    PS...I don't care about the prize......I just want you to be healthy and happy!

    Diane

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  2. Aw, jeese. I always found that the harder I made it for myself, the quicker I fell off the wagon. Sometimes you just have to relax a little. I lost 50 pounds, and the only way I was able to do it was to live "normally", that is, allow myself a treat now and again. Even skinny people do that. If I'd put myself in a dieter's prison, I'd have been grabbing for 10 chocolate bars. But that's me. If you seem to have trouble with the straight and narrow, though, consider relaxing just a TINY bit so you don't go nuts. I found that when I exercised in some way (usually just walking every day) I could afford more calories anyway.

    GOOD LUCK.

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  3. Diane6:13 AM

    Hoping you had a good day yesterday!

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  4. Good luck to you. Be kind to yourself. If you slip up, you get back up but don't castigate. You can't change the past. No one can.

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  5. Anonymous7:26 PM

    Kate and PC,

    Good luck on your diets!!! Don't be too hard on yourselves. Tomorrow is always another day. Thank you so much for listing your menus.

    God knows I need to lose weight myself. Your suggestions are appreciated!

    Elaine (Island Yarn)

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