Monday, July 16, 2007

Day One

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!!


Ro said...

Good Luck with the South BEach diet....BTW I love turkey bacon...yum.
And the C25K I was on it and I fell off but while I was doing it I liked it....Good Luck and have a great day!

tallmama said...

Ahhh turkey bacon, I just cooked an entire package last night and loved it!! It actually send me over the edge, I made a pita wrap with fresh veggies, ultra LF mayo and turkey bacon, yummmmmmyyyy.

Good luck w/ SB!!!

Ft Art student... said...

Let us know how you like SB. My friend who doesn't even need to lose weight went on it and lost a good amount of weight in the first two weeks! Good news about your hubby joining you on the adventure, it will help!

Melanie said...

Good luck with south beach and cp25k today. We will HAVE to compare notes. I am so jealous that you went camping AGAIN and I haven't even been once this year. DH was supposed to plan it...but I am not to positive that he will. He is a bit of a procrastinator.

Randi said...

I totally want to hear all about SB so I can steal it but not have buy a book or anything. (but no fruit? that's all I eat!) Plus, that's GREAT that your hubby is gonna try and be OP too! That's going to help you big time, plus you get quality time while doing somethign healthy! I'm so jealous! All my quality time consists of watching tv together!

BB said...

The first two weeks are limiting, but as long as you're aware of it & plan-you'll be fine. I've never tried turkey bacon---hmmm, sounds like I better try it. You are doing really well with everything. Keep us posted!

Jenn & Ed said...

Hola! I was Working Towards Healthy but have scrapped that and moved back to Roni's site...I am adding you to my blogroll :)


Amanda said...

YAY for you!!! So many YAYs to shout about it!

First, DH counting points! That's awesome! I couldn't have come as far as I have if my DH didn't start out with me. I do all the cooking and he'll eat anything so that was never a problem. It will help you out soo much!

I am joining you in the C5K! So we are in this together!!! I'm jealous of your impromptu camping trip too. How fun!!!

Sorry your tummy is still causing issues. I have had troubles before there too and know it can be a real pain! Hang in will work itself out.

Amanda said...

I forgot to mention...turkey bacon!!! That stuff is DA BOMB!!!! I love it! Bought some today so we can have BLTs next weekend for lunch one day. YUM!!! :)

Good luck on P1 (phase 1) of SBD. Take it one day at a time. You will do fine. :)