Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 7... What I eat...

Today I am 14.6 lbs down since Monday! I am officially 2 lbs away from my first goal weight... to be under 300 lbs again. And it feels so good to be so close!

On my Facebook page and in real life, people keep asking me what I have been eating this past week. Well here are the basics:

I am basically following Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet. I have cut carbs from my diet. All carbs except those found in salad greens and ranch salad dressing. SBD phase 1 allows low-fat milk and yogurt, and few other sugar-free sweet treats, but I choose not to eat those things.

I also gave up sodas last week. I still allow myself unsweet tea and coffee, but I don't drink much.

I drink between 100 - 120 oz of water daily.

Exactly what I am eating? Eggs, cheese, tuna, chicken breast, turkey bacon and salad greens... and that's basically it. In lots of combinations, lol. Yes, it's boring, but it's easy for me. I am satisfied, and I feel like I am in a "safe zone".

My cravings are under control for the first time in... ???? I don't even remember when. I figure that after one more week of eating this way, my body will be ready to start introducing those "good carbs" that they outline for Phase 2 of SBD. Honestly the only thing I am already looking forward to is the ability to eat some fruit. And maybe some oatmeal. Since I am not craving carbs right now, I have this strange contentment that is foreign to me. Since about Thursday of last week, my world doesn't revolve around food anymore.

I have been to the grocery the past two days, and I have passed by sweets and foods that I would normally covet. I have been able to walk right past them with little to no effort. Yes, I might still wish I could have it, but it doesn't make me upset anymore. I am in control.

I can't wait to see what next week brings.

Don't forget that tonight is the last chance to comment for my giveaway!


  1. Oh, my gosh! 14.6 pounds?! That is insane! Congratulations and keep up the good work. :)

  2. Hi Hollie,
    I am thrilled for your success this week. I too am determined to 'do it' this time out. I have had some small success, but it's kinda lonely, so I hit Google and yours was the first "real blog" that came up. By real I mean you're not trying to sell products etc. I need some serious company on this journey, and I am looking forward to visting your blog regularly.
    Have a magnificent Monday.
    My blog is shewhodiets(dot)com

  3. Wow, that's really inspiring...I recently announced my goal to lose 52lbs in 52 weeks has failed...I am still planning to continue my weight loss, but without the time constaint. What an inspiration your week is! It has given me a new kickstart to my own weight loss. Thank you!

  4. congrats on that AMAZING number. i am hoping to be super-inspired tomorrow morning myself. i read your blog a year and a half ago when i had a blog called diamond motivation but i started a new one today. please say hi if you have time. thank you!

  5. Congratulations!!!! It is amazing how eating healthy helps to get rid of those bad cravings? I eat healthy most days and never crave sweets, but if I "treat" myself with something sweet I crave that bad food all day!
    Keep up the good work and keep sharing your motivational story!

  6. I just started SBD today. I was pretty successful with it previously so I'm ready to go full speed ahead. Sounds like it is really working for you. I can't wait to be rid of my cravings again (potato, bread, crackers, ugh!)

  7. Hi,
    Like your way of eating the food.. Really it will definitely help to reduce your weight.


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