I have been reading some journals for a few days now and thought maybe I should give it a try.
My name is Pamela, 27 years old from Texas. I have a wonderful husband (been married since Oct 09) who is the Italian part of my life. We have a senial dog named Shadow. I love to shop, travel, and drink good wine! I decided to make a change and start South Beach about a week ago. I had been using Phentermine pills as a weight loss, but as soon as I would get off the pills the weight would just come right back. So here I begin my journey - Monday was Day 1 of Phase 1 - I am 5'8" 207.3 lbs.
Monday and Tuesday were the hardest days for me, I wanted to break and have a roll with dinner or a peanut butter cup, but I resisted and made it another day. Yesterday was a much easier day, I didn't try to kill anyone for a doughnut
hehe. So I can only image today will be a bit better.
As of yesterday I was 3 lbs down (YAY!) I really HAVE to get a workout in. I did yoga on Monday but have been a slacker since then. I did sign up for a dance class at the rec center. In my younger years I danced with a company in town and have missed it dearly since. Would love to start back into the routine of dancing every week.
Calorie wise I have been keeping track on Sparkpeople.com - everyday Im averageing 1300 calories, 100-120 g of protein, 60 g of carbs, and 55-60 g of fat. Which seems to be pretty fair.
Excited to begin this life change, and believe I can do it without the help of meds. My first goal is 15 pounds, second goal 25 pounds. I will see where is goes from 25 lbs in setting new losses for myself. I dont know how it will feel to be 25 pounds lighter!
Have a wonderful day! Enjoy your veggies!
I hope to post my meals in the following days to get some outside input on what I may be lacking. TTFN