Monday, May 2, 2011

SouthBeach Day 15

There were blackberries.  And plain yogurt.  And a small amount of Splenda.  And It. Was. Delicious.

You can think I'm crazy all you want.  Two solid weeks of meat and cheese and veggies and I'm so delighted by a little bit of fruit and the occasional sweet potato that I might pee my pants in anticipation.  I thought I'd give you a quick update, infuse a bit of my pessimism and then find a way to wrap up with post with something that may be slightly interesting.

So here we are.  I am 10 lbs down.  And amazed.  Here's what I was thinking about today:  I hit my threshold.  That 10 lbs is the same 10 lbs I lose at the beginning of every diet.  Sometimes it takes 2 weeks, sometimes it takes 2 months.  But that initial poundage always comes off.

I will become a believer when the weight loss extends beyond those ten pounds.  I'm not really trying to be negative or pessimistic.  I'm just trying to set realistic expectations for myself and part of that is recognizing the freak show that is my metabolism.

But you should also note that I am really working hard to maintain the rules of this diet.  There has been no cheating.  Given some personal circumstances, there probably won't be any cheating for quite some time.

Now, moving on to the more interesting portion of this post:

Crap.  That might have been as interesting as it gets today.

Tomorrow may be another story--especially considering that we are touring another school.  (They consistently make AYP.  They have to be cheating.  I have no idea how that's even possible.)  Then, on to brainstorming for curriculum development.

I'll bet you wish you had my life, right?


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so inspired. I did South Beach about 7 years ago and lost 40 pounds. I am working on getting motivated to start again. I have a trip to Europe in 5 weeks, I have to get the pounds off. Keeping going, your doing great!

CrysHouse said...

Debby--Thank you for your sweet encouragement :) It's certainly nice to hear!