Thursday, July 30, 2009


I know I have written about South Beach before with very little success but I am writing again because I have had success. Let me start at the beginning. I have had a major struggle with my weight since my early 20's so about 10 years. As I wrote in a previous post, my struggle really concerns me because I have three daughters. One in particular that is 13 and watches my every move. I feel I am teaching her bad habits and an unhealthy cycle. My goal during my pregnancy was to finally get in control of things. In the past (after my pregnancy with my 3 year old) I only had success with South Beach. I began South Beach 3 times total since I gave birth in May and did not have success the first two attempts. I was not having any success because I was working out and keeping up with 3 busy kids, all of which you need carbs to do. So what I decided after vacation was that I was going to take a break from the gym to get through the two weeks of phase 1. I discussed this with my doctor and she thought it was a great idea. She feels that after the first phase the diet is a very healthy way of living. So here I am in phase 2! I have been South Beaching for 3 weeks now and I have lost a total of 13 pounds! I am really excited and I feel really good. Next week I will begin back to the gym. I plan to hit my goal weight by January. (I have a lot more than just baby weight to take off.) While this time I have set a number goal my true goal is to wear a bathing suit and to feel good.


  1. Bravo! Bravo!
    I'm so thrilled & happy for you!
    Soon, you will be wearing that bathing suit & you will be totally gorgeous! (even though you already are, though!)

  2. Oh yay! That is so great! South Beach is an expensive diet though! 13 pounds is so awesome. I am so excited for you. I have been working out SO HARD and am getting some amazing muscle definition but NO weight loss. Grrrrrrrrr. It is hard not to get discouraged with this whole weight thing, but I am so excited for you. Keep it up!

  3. Congratulations! I am impressed you can stick with a diet with a name. Good for you! Being a role model for your kids is hard. I don't know if there is any right way- because if you are healthy- they might not realize how much work it is to be healthy. If you are not healthy- then they might see it and work to not be unhealthy. Does that make sense? I don't know. But anyway- good for you!!