Here’s the confession:
I stated that I would not weigh-in during the first two weeks of South Beach Phase I. For the uninitiated, Phase I is very strict. Only veggies, lean meats and low fat dairy are allowed. But I caved. I weighed in after only three days on the food plan.
Last night, a few hours after blogging about how good I felt, I began feeling incredibly grumpy. My friend Joann, who was unfortunate enough to call me during this mood episode, will confirm this. I choose to blame the mood on carb withdrawal.
So I woke up this morning in great need of motivation to finish Phase I. Perhaps finding out I’d lost a little weight would do the trick….
Here’s the weight loss report:
Incredibly, I’ve lost 9.5 pounds in three days. Prior to starting South Beach I had gained six of the 70 pounds I’d lost since January 2009. Today’s weight loss result means I’ve lost the six I’d gained plus 3.5 of “new poundage.” I know, I know, the weight lost in Phase I is mostly water. But tell that to the pair of jeans that now fit better.
I’m beginning Day 4 on the Beach feeling grateful and motivated.
And a lot less grumpy.
Now that I’ve fessed-up, I really am taking a few days away from the computer. I’ll return shortly to tell you about my fitness adventures.
One day at a time.