Saturday, January 16, 2010

My thoughts, good and bad, on the South Beach Diet

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dr Agatson and the South Beach Diet. Thank you Dr A!
His approach and overall philosophy was just the ticket I needed to get the weight off....and keep it off. SBD taught me how to eat for the first time in my life. I tink that my ability to keep off 120 lbs lost is proof of this.

But as I'v eaten according to this plan for almost 6 yrs now, there are things about it that I've learned don't work for me and that I do not agree with. There are things about it that work for me 100% and that I love.

One thing is cheese. SBD lists "cheese" as an unlimited source of protein. I disagree with this. I count cheese in with my dairy daily totals of up to 2 cups. To me, cheese is dairy...period. I allow myself 2 ozs of hard cheese a day, if that. I count cottage cheese in dairy also and have 1/2 cup a couple of times per week. I do eat yogurt daily with my morning coffee. I enjoy the Dannon carb and sugar control yogurt but its very hard to find. I have to go to a distant grocery to get it.

Going to walk in my MBTs today.....getting a nice workout from them.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Saying buh-by to those holiday pounds!!

Its Friday and Saturday is my official weighin day. I weighed in yesterday at is 154.0.....1 more lb to go!! I Love to see how I have finally learned how to control my weight.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Still maintaining!

Its the new year, 2010, and I've gotten through another holiday season without too much weight gain....3 lbs actually.
I weighed in on Monday at 155.8 and today, I was 154.8. As I've learned over the past few years, it takes 3 days of clean, on plan food before I see any weight loss...always.
I've been eating very well. Tonight will be salmon filet woth roasted broccoli and cauliflower combo. Lunch was beef chili...I love my own cooking!! I also had a slice of toasted Ezekiel with 1 oz. cheese on it. Mid-day, I had a mini meal of cottage cheese with tomato, cucs and onion.

I got a pair of the MBT shoes to walk in....good workout in my legs, back and core.....pricy shoes but worth it to me who walks many hours every day.

BDD= body dismorphic disorder.
This is an illness where people who are trim, slim, skinny or whatever you call them, see themselves as fat. Not only do they see themselves as fat but they obsess about it and whine a lot about it.
I have reached my saturation point for these people and will no longer enable them. Pat them on the back and tell them its OK ....when it is not OK. As far as I'm concerned, they do it to attract attention to themsleves and for people to tell them they look good, great, fine skinny, etc.
I am over it...not gonna do it any more....sorry if this sounds mean and not very empathetic but it really is how I feel.

So....thats it for now...just wanted to get that off my chest.