Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ok, so it is official. Shane and I are starting South Beach tomorrow. We have been struggling with our weight gain ever since the boys were born. It is tough when you have so many challenges as a family because weight is always put on the back burner and for me, I am a horrible comfort eater.

Shane and I did South Beach before my invitro transfer and I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks. Not bad. As I remember that was just with dieting. I had to also include a bit of fruit because my blood sugar did not tolerate the Phase 1 "no fruit" rule. After the two weeks they allow a slow return to fruit with the emphasis being on berries, etc. but I had to compromise a bit and allow for fruit.

So here we go folks. We are going to need a lot of prayers and support. This one is a hard one for both Shane and I to tackle but we know it is past due for us to get going again on taking charge of our health.

Hopefully we will also see a start up with some exercise sessions this week too. I have a dust collecting elliptical in our master bedroom that is awaiting me......I better do a few minutes before bed to get my mind set in the right direction.

Signing out for now.

4 comments:

Rob and Tammy said...

Tell me more about the South Beach Diet. I need to lose alot of weight but it is so hard for me to exercise with my ankle.

Good luck!!

wilkinson_fam said...

I am SO there for you. When trauma/drama occurs, weight loss falls to the bottom of the list! But there is a time and season for everything! I'll be joining ya soon, sista! Just five more weeks until the baby . . .

kristi said...

Congrats and Good luck! I still swear by a food journal. It's very enlightening. Let me know if I can help.

Renee said...

Good luck! I did South Beach a few years ago and really liked it. We'll be cheering for you.