Monday, May 27, 2013

Phase 1 Week 1

I officially made it through the hardest week ever! I have never made it this far in South Beach Phase 1 so I'm very proud of myself. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were great, I was very motivated and I ate all of my meals and snacks. I ate every 3 hours. Thursday and Friday were the hardest days. By then, I was tired of the breakfast I made for the week and the snacks I got were making me gag. I definitely learned if you don't eat your snacks and definitely if you don't eat breakfast, you're doomed. But, I stuck with it and didn't give in. I went grocery shopping Friday and got a lot more snacks and different stuff for breakfast so hopefully this week will be easier. Saturday I had somewhat of a turning point. I played outside with Brayden all day. I also did the dishes twice, washed and put up clothes, swept, and vacuumed and I didn't get tired or want to sit down at all. For years, I've felt so tired and sluggish and had no energy to get up and do anything. Saturday I never felt like that. I realized that part of the reason I felt so sluggish was due to my weight (which I already knew), but the majority of the problem was what I was putting into my body! I have not had sugar of any kind, bread, pasta, potatoes or anything processed in a week today and I've never felt better!

Phase 1 Week 2 is going to be a little different. My birthday is Saturday. Technically I'm supposed to be on Phase 1 until next Monday, but it's not going to work out like that. We have a birthday celebration at work so I'll have to eat a little something at that since it's for my birthday. Friday night, Tyler and I are going out to eat for my birthday. Saturday we leave for the beach. So, my plan is to weigh Friday morning. It'll only be about 4 days that I'm weighing for, but due to the circumstances, that's what I'm going to do.

I'm also rethinking doing Phase 1 when I get back. I think I'll go by how I feel when I get back. When I first started this lifestyle, I planned to just totally abandon it while I was at the beach and eat whatever I wanted. However, now that I'm a week in and I am so happy with how I feel and how much energy I have, I'm not going to just totally quit. I'm going to stick to Phase 2 for breakfast and lunch. I may splurge once or twice when we go out to eat for dinner, but I'm still going to be very conscious of what I'm eating.

Enough of the rambling, now for the great news. I had my first weigh-in this morning and . . .

I lost 8.2 pounds!!! IN. ONE. WEEK!

Like I said, my weight is not important to me as long as I feel healthy, but that is great motivation to keep going!


  1. That is awesome Bethany. Keep up the good work. I am proud of you to!

  2. That's awesome!!! So proud of you!