I forgot we're allowed up to 100 cals of sugarfree canday a day! Hooray
Those Russel Stover peppermint patties are pretty darn good. I've eaten all six at once in the recent past too.
So, I have really only been phase one-ing consistently since September 13th :-S However, I am down from 204 to 188, so I'm not complaining. Since Tuesday the 20th, however, I haven't lost an oz. Not sure why.
The other good news is I have taken my doctor's advice and am trying to not be an "all or nothing" gal. I have the DVD of the exercise program that goes with "South Beach Diet Supercharged" and I have been doing 20-30 min a day (my doctor said 20 min three times a week is plenty, so...) I feel strong and full of energy. I have also signed up for 8 weeks of belly dancing classes starting in January (I hope to be in better shape by then so it doesn't kill me) and am trying to score a volunteer role with our local roller derby team in hopes of eventually being able to join. As I am jumping around working out, I am thinking about all the gals on wheels I am gonna be able to body check - lol.
I would have been frustrated by plateauing, as it were, a week into it. However, my success the first week and the fact that, at 40, it's not about looks anymore - it's about longevity - both of those lend themselves to extra patience.