I'm here. Plugging along. Avoiding sugar and its cousin, white flour. For the most part, anyway.
For instance, tonight, I cooked pancakes and bacon for my family . . . and fried eggs for a couple of them. Then I made myself some mushrooms, zucchini and egg whites.
I'm looking forward to a weigh-in on Monday because at this stage in the game, I always worry that none of this will make any difference whatsoever.
Next week, I am also going to start exercising. My daughter's soccer season and my son's football season are drawing to a close, so that will free up my schedule somewhat. Right now I am so crazy busy that it's somewhat depressing.
For now, though, I must sleep. It's 1:23 a.m. and I have to go make a school lunch. (I hate making school lunches.)
It's 1:33 a.m. and I still have to make my kid's school lunch. I despise making school lunches but he goes to a private school where lunches cost $5.25 a meal and so, I make the lunch.
I just finished working a little bit ago and read some blogs and checked Facebook and then remembered I intended to write here. So, here I am. Hi!
Today, I determined to start a modified South Beach Diet (Phase 1). Then my husband suggested we go to lunch and so we went . . . to Souplantation. Do you have that restaurant where you live? It's new to me since moving to California. I like it, though. It's a soup buffet, sort of, but with a heavy emphasis on a salad bar.
So, I emphasized my salad. I avoided the muffins and brownies and baked potatoes and filled my plate with greenery and vegetables and boiled eggs and garbanzo beans.
I looked with longing at these "smashed potatoes" . . . said no to myself . . . and then when my daughter wanted more clam chowder, I got a little bowl of those potatoes and had a bite or two and found they were not that great. I'm glad I tasted them because now I can let go of the longing for them. Ridiculous, but true.
Tonight, I grilled hamburgers and made a big potato salad. I had a bite of my potato salad to taste-test (see how very "modified" I am from a true, strict Phase 1 South Beach diet?) and it was good. But I did not have a bowl. Instead, I turned two hardboiled eggs into deviled eggs. (My husband and daughter ended up eating half, though.)
While working, I had some raw almonds--too many, really--but nothing else. Which is good if you consider the crazy eating I've done at my desk these past months. Hello, Sugar, my old Frenemy. And goodbye, Sugar. You backstabber.
Anyway, so I had a good first day. I just cannot stay this fat. It's bumming me out.