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Lotsa Stuff to Do

Had my first [half] week at the new job. So far so good! I don’t think I’d be saying that if I didn’t have a history with this group and the product – I was able to jump in from minute one because it was like I never left last fall. I’m really enjoying the work so far. Which makes it all great.

On the other hand, I’m sure I can’t judge everything by the first 3 days and I’ll get hit with some stuff that makes me want to scream. But for now, no screaming.

We’re still on the diet. Mr. Dump has lost at least twice what I have (the first 2 weeks they say you’ll lose between 7 and 13 pounds, and he’s at 8 or 9 and I’m at about 4 – which in any other universe would be cause for celebration, but I’m like “only 4 pounds since Monday? What’s wrong!”) but he reminded me that I’m still hypothyroid with a flukey metabolism. So I’m trying to remain upbeat. I also cheated a little on the 4th of July (had a bun with my burger and he didn’t) and I *still* lost 4 pounds total. So, you know…

Tonight we picked up the guidebook that is mostly just massive lists of carb and sugar counts for foods and what phase you can have them in. This is going to be VERY helpful because I have already found a couple of items that I’m going to be adding to the shopping list to break up the salad monotony. Like green olives. I adore them, and they are good to go for phase 1. I’m already looking forward to lunch tomorrow – tuna with regular mayo and green olives. Mmmm. (South Beach says – no reduced fat or calorie mayo or salad dressing. I’m breaking out the Hidden Valley Ranch!)


4 thoughts on “Lotsa Stuff to Do

  1. Chromium Picolinate helps we keep the pounds off. Seems to pump up my metabolism w/o affecting my BP. My BP meds have caused me to gain allot of weight. They all seem to slow my heart rate and even getting exercise, I run out of breath pretty easily.
    Good Luck

  2. Only problem with induction on these low carb diets is that if you cheat at all (e.g. bun on the burger) technically you’re supposed to start the induction “clock” over again (measure two weeks from the date you cheated).

  3. PS Jody, that was my husband posting as me. He has personal familiarity with South Beach.

  4. Well isn’t he mister sneaky.

    I am not sure that South Beach is like that anyway. I know he says you can go back to it at any time to get yourself realigned, but I don’t remember reading in either of his 2 books that you have to “reset” the clock. Personally, I think if I had even started with phase 3 I’d still lose weight.

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