So I started South Beach this morning and I will start CP25K this evening. I'm nervous about both but I'm pretty determined to succeed. Especially with CP25K. Honestly, this SB thing is just an experiment, but it would be nice to drop a few pounds quickly. Phase 1 is extremely limiting - no oatmeal & no fruit (unless you count tomatoes...) but I believe I can handle it for 2 weeks. Although you can go longer than that, I'm not going to, no matter how much weight I'm losing. It just seems like trying to go too long on such a limited menu will just ultimately make you burn out.
So for breakfast this morning I had a Crustless Mini Spinach Quiche with 2 slices of turkey bacon. I got the quiche recipe from the SB book, and it was pretty tasty. I made six of them last night and I just heated one up once I got to work. Turkey bacon - why have I never had this stuff before? It was really really good and it crisped up perfectly in the mike here at work. Maybe it's just because I haven't had real bacon in so long, but I'm diggin this stuff. You can have 2 slices a day, and I think it's going to be a breakfast staple for me. It was hard to not have my oatmeal - I'm such a creature of habit! Hopefully this will stick with me for a long time. I'm supposed to eat a little snack around 10:30, so surely I'll be good until then. I'm also drinking coffee and skim milk.
Lunch will be some chili that I made up last night. I don't know if it's technically SB. I mean all the ingredients are, but all the recipes in the book are these dainty fru fru meals and this chili is nice and hearty. I'm not going to worry about it. I know that the ground beef is low fat and that the beans and tomatoes are healthy and full of fiber. I also have some almonds for a snack. It didn't specify in the foods list, but in the book it says that you're supposed to have salt-free nuts. Of course, mine are salted, but I've already bought them and they're waay too expensive to waste. I know excessive salt will make me retain water, but *shrugs* this diet is so limiting that there's no way that I can be perfect. I'm making a good effort, though, and that's what counts.
Okay, I know I'm rambling on, but brace yourself, Effie, I still have lots more to say. :o)
We went on an impromptu camping trip Friday night. It was really fun, but the camp site was a little over run and the bathhouse was in horrible shape (though the toilets were pretty clean...). We got a spot right in front of the river that we fished in the next morning. (I caught the biggest fish, btw!) So I used this unexpected time alone with the hub to discuss nutrition. I told him that I didn't feel like he need to lose weight but that I wanted him to have healthier eating habits. I said that it won't do any good for me to be eating healthily in front of our children if he doesn't, too. I said that I was starting SB this morning, and I would really like it if he at least ate supportively. So he agreed, and I was surprised.
What shocked me even more is when we went grocery shopping last night and he said that he was going to start counting points. Now a part of me is a little put off by this because I went at it alone for so long, but most of me knows that this is a good thing. So hopefully he'll keep it up. I casually asked him if he was interested in going walking/jogging with me tonight and he said, "Sure". So maybe if he starts working out with me I'll be more inclined to do it more often, since I know that a lot of times I don't work out because I want to be home. I was really looking forward to jamming out with my ilo, though. Maybe I still will. :o)
I suppose that's about it. My tum is still being weird, although I'm "going" now. (TMI?) I keep having these pangs and have to rush to the bathroom. I can't talk to my mom about it because then she'll swear it's my gallbladder and I'll have to go to some doctor. (I HATE doctors) So that's why ya'll have to hear about it. Sorry!
On that note, I'm signing off. I hope everyone has a fabulous OP day!!