So, I’ve been debating the past couple of days as to whether I would blog about this or not because whenever someone starts a new program for weight loss it seems that everyone becomes a critic. But what the heck, this is my blog so I’m going to share.
I am beginning the South Beach Diet. I have done this program before and I know that it works. However, like many people, I have done it and then stopped. In fact, I have done many things and then stopped. But I am determined to make some changes so I am going full force with this.
Tomorrow will be the first day of Phase One for me. Phase One is for two weeks and during that two weeks I will not be eating any sort of bread or pasta or rice. Additionally, I will not be eating fruit (because of the sugar), and I will cut down on my coffee intake. I will be ridding my body of unnecessary sugar in the process, which is incredibly good for you to do.
I’ve read the information in the book and I totally understand the science behind it. It makes sense to me. In fact, it is nothing new to me because I have been involved in weight loss community in one form or another for so long.
So I’m ready.
I have prepped all my veggies ahead of time. I baked some chicken. I’ve chopped and diced and just made sure that there are no excuses come tomorrow morning.
I’m glad you asked.
Because I am sick of feeling sick. Because I have gained a ridiculous amount of weight in the past six to seven months. Because I am experiencing things with my body that I haven’t experienced before and I know it is entirely related to weight and poor food choices.
Because I can and I want to.
The last time I weighed myself, I cried. I plan to weigh myself tomorrow morning so that I have a starting point. This time, I plan on not crying. Rather, I am going to take that number and write it down with the determination to change it.
I know I can just eat healthy. I know that I can just make wise choices. Yep, I can do that… Only, I’ve been at this long enough to know that I won’t. I needed a plan. I like the South Beach Diet plan. I like that I can still enjoy food while on it. I like that there are no shakes to consume and there is absolutely no calorie counting. It’s realistic to me, and it’s something that I believe will help.
Wish me luck!