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Pounds Not Sterling

Pray for us. O, K, and I have decided to go on the South Beach diet. By doing this together, we hope for mutual moral and logistical support. We're in “Phase One” now, which is a pretty strict regime that lasts two weeks — no carbs, little fat. What's surprising is even apparently innocent vegtables are carrots are verboten (too sweet, I guess). The other thing we noticed is that when you take out foods with sugar and starches from your grocery trip, you're still paying about $30 for two bags of groceries.

Anyway, my personal goal is to roll back a few winters worth of weight gain and get back to a comfortable 34 or 36 waist size again. Might as well do it now !

It's a lot easier to lose weight by getting a haircut. I got mine sheared off last week. The downside is that I can really notice the cold weather at the back of my head.


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Feb. 3rd, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
try not to die
That diet scares me (kidney exploding, etc.)
Feb. 3rd, 2004 11:49 pm (UTC)
Re: try not to die
Well, I figure, if any of the three of us goes first, the other two might have enough strength to drag the body to the backyard. Of course, it will probably be dessicated husk by then, so I'm pretty confident about that.

Carbs and many fruits are actually quite alright after the first two weeks. Also, it helps to have O doing the cooking - tonight we had tuna steaks, bok choy with ginger, scallion, and soy, and spinach sautéed with garlic and soy. That's something I'd eat anyway.
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Feb. 3rd, 2004 11:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, if I go, you get my stapler, OK ?
Feb. 3rd, 2004 10:49 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine here at work is doing the South Beach. He's a refugee from the Atkins diet, which he said was way too hard to stick to. He's liking the SBD mush better because you get carbs sooner, deserts immediately, and a menu that's already figured out for you.

Me, I just prefer to keep gaining weight.
Feb. 3rd, 2004 11:53 pm (UTC)
Atkins seems a bit scary, epecially since the popular interpretation of it seems to be "just meat and fat, please !"

Yesterday, at the lunch place I've been frequenting for salads, I saw a woman's selection from the "sandwich bar:" a few slice of salami, some pieces of cheese, and a dab of mustard. Mm, mm !

So far, it just feels like I've been to the dentist. The lack of sugar is pretty noticeable…
Feb. 4th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC)
My Dad is doing the South Beach thing. He's losing weight but he thinks it is from having to go to the store more often and all the cooking and clean up.

The no fruit thing to start out just doesn't seem healthy.

Feb. 4th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
In lieu of orange juice, I am learning to love V8. Mm !
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