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New Year, new me

S: 12st9lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st3lb Loss: 0st13lb(7.34%)
I've decided that as of January 1st I'm going to start the South Beach diet.

In the latter half of 2009 I lost almost 1.5 stone by working out at the gym a lot and eating healthier carbs. I went down to 10 stone 5 pounds and I felt fantastic. In January of this year I met my boyfriend and we proceeded to go to dinner much more and I had less time to go to the gym and I put all that weight back on and MORE.

I now weigh 12 stone 5 pounds and I am utterly miserable. My goal is to get to 9 stone 12 pounds. I'd like to do this within 6 months, but I'm not sure how possible this can be.

Over the next week I plan to organise my meals for the first two weeks of the diet. I've found some fantastic recipes - the Shepherd's Pie on here being the nicest I've found. I'd love ideas for breakfast though. Everything seems pretty egg based. I guess it will be for the first phase.

Why am I choosing the South Beach Diet? My boyfriend is actually type 1 diabetic, and he follows a pretty strict low GI diet, which is what I hope to eventually follow, but I like how the south beach diet has the first two phases that will help me to throw myself into the diet.

I hope to update my progress on here. I hope this will really motivate me. I feel motivated already having seen some of the fantastic successes on here!

Wish me luck!
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S: 12st9lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st3lb Loss: 0st13lb(7.34%)
As promised I started yesterday and I had an omelette for brunch (I didn't make up until about 2pm), I snacked on pistachios and had the Shepherd's pie recipe for dinner. It was delicious.

Today will be the same as I made enough shepherd's pie for 4 days.

Yesterday my starting weight actually ended up being a pound more (12 stone 6 pounds) and today I was 12 stone 4 pounds. Obviously I'm sure that's water weight or whatever, but it's motivating.

I'm off to the gym now for the first time in 2011!

Best of luck all on the SBD.
S: 12st9lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st3lb Loss: 0st13lb(7.34%)
So at the end of today I will have done a whole week of the SB diet. It's been a tough, but rewarding week. I think the most difficult thing for me is breakfast - there's really not much option other than eggs, and I find the taste in the morning a bit too much. I had scrambled eggs this morning.

I find eggs for breakfast does sustain me until lunch more than anything else in the cupboard.

Lowest point this week: making a meal for me and my boyfriend where I replaced roast potatoes with more greens. Watching him eat roast potatoes was really hard. He passed me over a tiny roast potato and said it wouldn't do me any harm, but I didn't have it. I think it's easier for me to just steer clear.

Difficulties I anticipate next week: I'm going for dinner with a friend. On phase one it's going to be so difficult when I'm at a restaurant. I'm trying to steer her restaurant choice to somewhere I know is full of yuppies, and yuppies hate eating carbs.

Good luck everyone else on the SBD.
S: 12st9lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st3lb Loss: 0st13lb(7.34%)
I'm setting myself a goal today - the last two days I have found a struggle. On Saturday because it was my weekly weigh-in I gave myself a treat (chocolate) to reward myself. Sugar really must be an addiction, because now all I can think about is chocolate, so on Sunday I had some and last night. I've now hidden the chocolate I had from xmas in a more out of reach place.

I don't think it's set me back too much, if at all (I hope - I haven't weighed myself today), but I'm going to start today as though it's the beginning of week two. My task today is to get through a whole day sticking to the diet without chocolate.

Today I'm going to really go for it at the gym too.


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Hey hun. Good luck. I've not been on for a few weeks. I hope you do manage to stick to it. I love chocolate too What I do is always have an Atkins chocolate bar to hand.....JUST FOR EMERGENCIES!! I don't eat them regularly, but in the last 11 wks, I've maybe had 4. Its kept me on the straight and narrow. Keep us posted x
S: 12st9lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st3lb Loss: 0st13lb(7.34%)
Eeeeep. I haven't been so good. I know I need to get back on it properly. I've managed not to put weight on, but I haven't lost more.


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As long as you've not gained hun. You've not got lots to lose so slow and steady!!!!!! Good luck.x

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