I went to my sister’s house this weekend. We had a jam packed family extravaganza, including an awesome dress up party…
We also met some GIANT, TERRIFYING swans.
And… the milk exploded in my sisters fridge. So, we helped clean it up.
It was lots of fun. But, I fell off the wagon with my low-carb diet plan. Let me back up and tell you how it’s been going.
I did great for the first two weeks using the South Beach Diet. Unfortunately, I fell off the low-carb wagon this weekend. That giant swan made me do it. I ate a bunch of carbs. I’m not going to tell you how much, because it’s embarrassing. But, now I’m getting back on the wagon. Well, I’m at least holding on to a wheel.
The South Beach Diet is split into three phases. Phase 1 is only lean protein and veggies. It lasts for two weeks. I was very strict with Phase 1. I followed it completely (except for one night at a party, but I’m not going to think about that!). During Phase 1, I lost eight pounds! It was awesome. I also learned a ton. I learned protein is a rock star! It kept me full all day.
Phase 1, helped me jump start my weight loss, but it wasn’t fun. It made me a crazy person. I dreamed of carbs. I could taste ice cream I couldn’t go to the grocery store without getting depressed. Also, I didn’t have as much energy as I usually do. But, I didn’t get hungry, so I guess that’s the trade off.
Now, I’m on Phase 2-ish. I’ve cut down on carbs significantly, but I haven’t been perfect, either. I’ve gained a pound because of my bad behavior last weekend. So, I’m officially at seven pounds down. I have a long way to go, but overall I give the South Beach Diet a couple thumbs up. It’s not fun, but it works and you don’t feel hungry. I’m thinking about going back to Phase 1 to get the rest of my “I can eat like my husband” weight off.
How are your diet plans going?! I’d love to hear some tips. And, have you ever seen a giant swan like that before?!?