Day 8 on the South Beach Diet (Week One)

Week 1 completed of The South Beach Diet.  Weight loss = 9 lbs

  • Start: 327.3
  • Current: 318.4
  • Goal: 205
  • Weeks left: 69

I’ve given myself 70 weeks to reach my goal.  I hope this will not be too difficult to achieve as I will need to lose an average of 1.8 lbs a week.  I’m already 3 1/2 weeks ahead of schedule.  Previously, I had lost 80 lbs in 6 months doing Atkins, but at that time I had a start weight of 365 lbs! (and then I rapidly put back on 45+ lbs! 😦 )  I’m not sure exactly how much weight I put back on after I stopped Atkins, but I changed my eating habits back in mid-March and kept my eating semi-low carb – and on 05/16 I stepped on the scale for the 1st time in over a year and I weighed 331.4 lbs. and by Friday, 05/22 I got down to 327.3 – I could not button this shirt I am wearing in the video a few months ago.

These videos and blog will help me reach my goal and will be a great tool to guarantee my success as I’ll be able to see my weight loss results and this will keep me on track and to track my progress. 🙂  So far I really like The South Beach Diet.  Unlike Atkins, I do not have to count carbs or weigh my food.  Technically, it’s a low-carb diet but the book states that it is not low-carb.  I eat plenty of carbs but not from sources like high fructose corn syrup, white flour, white sugar or certain fruits.  Sounds like Atkins & other low carb diets but it’s not.  I’m able to enjoy all sorts of vegetables and have 3 snacks a day.  Unlike Atkins, certain red meats are not allowed either.  Not that eating these meats won’t allow you to drop the weight, but because they’re higher in bad fats and this is not good for your heart (or cholesterol, etc.)  So only healthy cuts of red meat, breasts of chicken or turkey, all fish, lamb and veal are allowed.  Dark meat poultry is discouraged and not allowed in Phase 1.

As stated, certain fruits are not allowed as they are high in fructose.  You do not want to eat to much of this as it will raise your blood sugar.  The goal of this diet plan is not to raise your blood sugar – hence the low carb efficiency of the plan.

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Day 4 of South Beach Diet

Thought I would make a quick post about my status on the South Beach Diet.  I started this plan on May 22, 2011 and I’m on day 4.  So far so great!  I’m down 4.9 lbs already.  Sure, it’s water weight but I’ve been working my ass off lifting weights, riding the stationary bike twice a day and walking up to 2 miles a day and of course, I’ve been following the diet plan regarding what to eat and what not to eat.  More to come.

Start Weight:  327.3
Current Weight:  322.4

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What’s wrong with this picture?

Seen this the other day when I stopped by Lowes.

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Oven mitt’s to keep pipes from bursting when it’s cold?

You bet!  Check out what a local did here in Sacramento!

Picture taken by Pumpkin.  Thanks honey.

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Home theater

The home theater is finally cleaned and ready to go.

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Droid X!

Just ordered this bish this morning for $9.99 from  This is going to be cool!!

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Miko Approved space heater

Picked up a space heater for the house and Miko approves.

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Coming soon!

Getting Satellite installed tomorrow!

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Cookie Crisp

Look at the cookie my Pumpkin bought me.  🙂

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Newsweek early “prediction”

I don’t know how Newsweek knew, but they put John Boehner on the cover of their rag a week before elections and the M.F. won!!!  Change is coming…again??

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