Monthly Archives: August 2008

Getting ready for travel

This week I have to travel to San Francisco for an industry conference. I’ve been really committed and haven’t strayed from the Phase 1 or Phase 2 “recommended” lists so far. I’m a little concerned about the dinners, parties, etc. … Continue reading

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Phase Two

So, technically today completes my 14-day Phase One on the SBD.  I was really disappointed that I gained 1 and a half pounds this morning.  I’m not sure why or how that happened, but it was much of a downer … Continue reading

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Fat spots be gone!

How many tops do I own  like this?   Why is it that fat people drop more food than the average (size) person? And how  many pounds will I have to lose before I stop gooping on my clothes?   What the … Continue reading

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Top (lame) excuses not to go to the gym

1.  I’m too fat. (ugh) 2.  I didn’t shave my legs. 3.  My ipod earphones don’t fit. 4.  I can’t find my exercise bra. 5.  I won’t know how to work the new treadmills at the new gym. 6.  I … Continue reading

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Day 10

So far, so good. My daughter and I went out to dinner tonight at the local Red Lobster. I was able to order grilled salmon, asparagus, and broccoli. It was great! It’s really easy for me (so far) to continue … Continue reading

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Day Seven

My first week is coming to an end.  I feel good.  I figured out I lost 11 pounds in 6 days.  I didn’t weight myself today.  I will tomorrow though.  Tonight I’m searching online for shrimp recipes.  I’m half-way done … Continue reading

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Day Five

Today I felt a little weak, almost drained.  I just didn’t eat enough during the day.  Dinner turned out great and restored my energy, but it was a little uncomfortable. I think I’ve turned the corner on quitting though.  I … Continue reading

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Day Four

The day started out bad, as I had only lost a half pound, but in total I lost 8 pounds since I started getting ready to diet and starting the diet.  I’m writing this on day five and have decided … Continue reading

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Day Two

I got all the way thru day Two.  Hurray.  I gave up on the recipes, but stayed true to the foods listed in Phase One.  I can tell already I won’t do this for two weeks.  I’m thinking I’m just … Continue reading

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Report on Day One

The South Beach diet book doesn’t make it clear that the daily recipes are just suggestions. This morning, after it took me over an hour to prepare and cook spinach quiche (Day 1 breakfast), I realized I was not going … Continue reading

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