Anyway, my name is Amy. I am happily married with two amazing and wonderful children. When I was pregnant with my youngest I was 300lbs. I am currently 262.6.
I started Phase 1 yesterday, and I'm really excited. I've been looking for the right motivation and right mindset to get started, because I seem to have diet commitment issues. I used to be one of those people that said, "nothing worked for me." But then one year I joined weight watcher's, was on it perfectly for 3 months. I lost my job, and instead of making the effort to keep eating right and logging my menu's and what not, I took the easy route and, well, failed.
I tried to restart weight watcher's later, but I failed within the week. I think I wasn't mindfully present or somehow didn't make the internal emotional commitment required to start.
This time, I prepped. I got a weight loss partner... although I haven't heard from her... I bought a digital scale, measuring tape, books, lots of veggies and other necessary groceries.
Although, I've mostly bought the "dieting" stuff for me, the more I read and cook, the more I realize I need to be serving these kind of meals to the family, but that process will be a bit more gradual.
I made a chili that was kind of a variant of some of my favorite flavors, using guidelines in the recipes forum. I was shocked at how wonderful it tasted... and normally chili makes me a little queasy, this one went down easily. I also made a quiche, just to try, and that was amazingly tasty. I couldn't believe my diet was so limited because I didn't buy a couple of green peppers, red onions, or celery!!!
My exercise plan is not exactly... well planned. I have problems with exercise, but I am working on it. In the meantime, I'm getting more active and playing with the kids.
I didn't want to come across critical of WW, in fact, I think it prepped me for this stage. I chose SB because I have health issues that every once in a while calls for high dose steroids - as a result, I'm diabetic. I respect that SB seems to be a very intelligent and well thought out diet.
I have a couple of shorter term goals -
- Lose 10% - which is 26lbs. I've read so many places on how that much helps a diabetic.
Have a perfect Phase 1. Or really darn close.
Stay on SB past 3 months (personal thing, I stuck to WW for 3 months, wanna to beat that time...
Introducing more vegetables into the general family diet.
Become more active! Investigate different exercise opportunities!
Everybody have a fabulous day!