Friday, June 20, 2008

Day 19: We're #2!!

If you've read my previous posts, you can tell I am a fan of The Biggest Loser. While reading another person's blog (I forget whose, sorry!), I found out that the Australian episodes are available on YouTube. Score! So, I sometimes watch an episode or two after work. I noticed right away that a few gals there were bigger, maybe a bit heavier than me. In the American version, the gals are usually smaller, with the exception of Isabeau and Amber in season 4 who both weighed 290ish. Season 5 Kelly weighed around 270 I think at the beginning. Now I know there are heavier gals out and about, maybe just not pleasing to American viewers so they aren't seen, except for those headless fatty videos on the news. But based on the sizes I saw on the Australian episode, I wasn't surprised to read the article stating that Australia is now the World's Fattest Nation! The US was beat by a whole 1%....only 25% of us are obese. Interesting, no?

I have decided to head on to Phase 2 of the SBD. I'm really missing fruit and I would like to go back to a bit of breakfast or lunch grains. My brain seemed to function better on the days that my carbs went high earlier in the day. I will NOT be eating high GI/carbs at dinner or later in the evening though. The pizza night and one of the other off-plan days taught me that I feel like shit the morning after and cannot drag myself out of bed. Overall, I think the South Beach Diet has been a good thing for me to try. I've learned so much about how my body reacts to food. When I eat well, I just feel better about myself. And I'm glad I decided to track my food intake, even though counting calories isn't really required for the plan. I'm also finding it easy to track my food...I always thought it was a pain in the ass before. I don't know why! With keeping everything updated on SparkPeople, I can go back and review what works best and what days I felt better. Now, all I need is a cheer squad to keep me going :)

Day 19 Totals:

  • Calories: 1753
  • Carbs: 149 (yep, I had a sub and a cookie because I would have felt bad by saying no to the person who gave it)
  • Fats: 78
  • Protein: 120


WillBFineby2009 said...

Looks like you are doing the right things to lose.I too LUV the biggest loser.
Hey,earlier this year on my satalite Direct TV I got to see the previous years Austalian "Biggest Loser show" with Jillian & the other guy(OMG my head is a blank on his name)

Irish Mom said...

I'll have to start watching The Biggest Loser, everyone seems to love it!!

becklette said...

hey, thanks for the comment! i'm trying REALLY hard to follow the plan to the letter, so i'm going to do it, but i'm going to eat a breakfast that is about 2x the calories of my normal, drink plenty of water and make sure i have my aleve.

also, with intuitive eating (the practice, not the book) i trained myself FIRST, which is why i DO KNOW when i need to eat what. which is why i think this is bs.

i'm looking forward to reading about your experience on south beach.