Monday, October 6, 2008

Day 5 on SBD 140lbs

I'm going to try to list foods I've eaten every day so maybe at some point if this "diet" works, I can go back and see that I didn't really cut calories out, just cut sugars out. On the flip side, if it doesn't work, I can come back and see why.

Yesterday's Foods:
3 slices turkey bacon
1 whole egg, 2 egg whites
Leftover sauteed red peppers and zucchini

1 cup coffee with 1 pkt splenda and 1/4 cup 1/2% milk

1 pkt Crystal Light in 24oz water bottle

1 cup cooked spaghetti squash
Homemade spag sauce with ground beef and added zucchini

1 cheese stick

1 sugar free pudding cup

4 oz roasted chicken breast
1 cup roasted broccoli
1 ripe tomato cut up

1 espresso custard cup

1 sugar free pudding cup

I think that's it.

Overall mood for the day: okay, but really tired.

Sort of Clean

But not by my hand - today, the kitchen is clean, the rest of the house is a disaster. The only reason the kitchen is clean is because R cleaned it last night after dinner.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Day 4

Yesterday's foods:
2 turkey/cheese/vegetable cups

hmmm... don't remember mid-day!

1 cup spaghetti squash
1 cup sauce (meat, tomatoes, zucchini)
1 oz parmesan cheese

1 bell pepper with 1/4 cup hummus

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Day 2 on SBD 144lbs

This is tough. I have a house full of carbs and sugar. R and V both love 'em.

Breads, mac & cheese, chocolate, granola bars, rice... I could go on and on.

One of the first suggestions in the SBD book is to rid your house of all that stuff. That's so impractical, though, since R would have a COW if I all of a sudden took bread out of the house (he lives on pb&j).

So this "diet" is also a test of wills. Great.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Day 1 on SBD 145lbs

According to my doctor (and every chart I've ever seen), I'm borderline overweight. I'm 5'3" and "normal" weight range is 110-140. I weigh 145 according to my scale, and 149 according to the doc's. Of course.

So he tries telling me all the tips/tricks to eating healthy, and mentions South Beach Diet. I stop him before he gets going too far. I know. Not only have I read the book, it's in my kitchen. you don't need to explain it to me. I could tell you the principles backward and forward. I could tell you it works for me, because I've tried it.

The problem, however, is more with the fact that I can't seem to stick with anything I start.

I've got a deadline now, though. We're going on vacation October 24. So I have three weeks to shed a few pounds.

Monday, August 18, 2008


I go in spurts on whether I think having my own blog (not associated with my daughter and her goings-on) is a good idea. I mean, really. Who wants to read what I have to say?

On the other hand, maybe sometimes some of my craziness will help someone feel just a little more sane.

So here goes nothing.