Monday, September 27, 2010

Vacation Time!

Well, I was able to get rid of a half a pound of last week's 2 lb. steps....

Honestly though, all I can think about right now is vacation! I leave DC Wednesday morning and head west to AZ for an entire week! It'll be the the longest I've been home since I moved, and I'm very much looking forward to it. So long story short...I'm sure next weeks post will be about another gain, but I'm really okay with it. I'll sacrifice a couple of pounds this weeks if it means I get to eat real Mexican food! So, 2 weeks from today I will likely take myself back to Phase 1 of South Beach and reset my system after what is sure to be a week of binging.

In other news, today is my parents' 30th Wedding Anniversary. My parents are amazing, and I don't know what I would do without them. They are a wonderful example of what a good marriage is, and they're proof that marriage can work despite the obstacles that life throws at you. If you'd like to know more about how awesome my parents are, you can read about them on my mom's blog.

I don't anticipate blogging while I'm I'll see you all in 2 weeks!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Not Every Week Is Successful

Well, I've had my first unsuccessful week since starting the diet. I gained 2 lbs. last week. However, I have no one to blame but myself, so there's that. I hate horrible all week, so honestly, I'm shocked to have not gained more than that! Normally I cook 5-6 nights a week, and I think this week I only cooked one night, and that was my downfall.

I'm still working on motivating myself to get to the gym. It somehow always works out that I find something else to do when I get home from work, and by the time I'm done it's late and I'm tired. So we'll see how that goes this week.

I've also finally gotten my violin all fixed up so I can play it again, so that's also on the list of things to do this week. I haven't played in about 2 years, so I need to really get back into the swing of it. Once I've gotten my skills back to where they should be I'll start looking for a community symphony to join. I'd love to be playing new music again and performing in concerts. I miss it, and if I could do it for a living I definitely would. I know this has really nothing to do with the diet or weight loss, but it's what makes me happy. And I'm a firm believer that you're more likely to succeed when you're happy.

Okay...I'm illegally posting from work since I don't actually have work to do, so that'll be all for now. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, September 10, 2010

One Month In...

So, it's been about a month since I've started the South Beach Diet. I've lost 11 lbs. in that month, which is a giant relief. That means it's working! I was also proud of myself, as I attended a wedding over Labor Day Weekend, and I didn't even attempt to follow the diet really, and I only gained one pound. So that was encouraging as well.

I've slowly started to add things back into my diet. I added fruit back in a long time ago, which made everything a lot easier. I've also started adding back things like corn tortillas and whole wheat pasta. I still don't fully trust my body to do well with them, so I won't eat them often, but at least I have them and can use them for some variety.

Now that I have the diet down to a science, I really just need to work on getting to the gym more regularly. So that's the next step in this whole thing....