I havenâ€™t disappeared from the map or abandoned the site or SB way of eating, but have been having issues with being dumped from the site every time I try to move between screens â€“ seems to be an issue with the protection settings and I cannot change it â€“ new workplace policy that impacts even our web cruising over lunch hours!
I wanted to drop by to say I am sticking with it and doing well, but will likely be able to only check in on weekends now. I am very busy during the week evenings â€“ major commitment to my hobby â€“ have literally dozens of baby snakes that need care this time of year, so no time in evenings for posting or reading boards. Sorry that I will not be much of a support for people in the 100 day commitment, but I intend to stick with it â€“ keeping those goals in mind.
I have been eating on plan, sticking pretty close to phase 2 since I last posted. I have been trying to go without the food journal because it was getting to be very ingrained as a habit â€“ and I have found that I donâ€™t need to track things to stay on track. Breakfasts are either Kashi, skim milk and V8 or eggs, spinach, salsa and v8. Lunches are protein, grain, and tons of veggies. Dinners are like lunch expect hot food and we donâ€™t seem to be having a problem sticking to plan.
Exercise is going well â€“ I have been continuing to run on treadmill 3 times a week and do elliptical twice a week. Weights are 3 times per week with yoga on Sunday mornings. I will be doing my first outdoor run this weekend to prepare for the 5k run in November. I am actually looking forward to it. The old body seems to be holding out well â€“ few blisters have healed and I got new shorts to run in, so feeling fine. We are off to get new shoes tomorrow night.
I am losing weight but more slowly lately. Down to 157.5 and dropping inches as well. Feeling great in clothes these days and saw a picture that someone took of me on the weekend and realized I no longer look fat!! It was incredible to see myself as a small person â€“ still a ways from the goal, but no longer really round. I was at a hobby show on the weekend with several friends who have not seen me in a year and they were very complimentary so it was great reinforcement to stay on track. Of course travel is a real challenge â€“ never drink enough water, didnâ€™t eat enough because it is so hard to get good food and I could only pack so much of my healthy stuff, but still I did ok. I am certainly committed to the South beach way of eating for the future â€“ it is such an easy diet to maintain â€“ feels great.
I will close for now â€“ hope to be able to update weekly from now on â€“