Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage . . . They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
~Psalm 84:5

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dieting by Default

So, my brother Eric/Bird and his wife have been on South Beach Diet for a few months now. Amazingly Eric has stuck to it, hasn't cheated, and therefore, dropped 40 pounds! (Good for u, bird!)
So last week my brother David/Sha decided to give it a try, after seeing how successful Eric has been. Plus Bird and Brandi convinced him he could drop 5 pounds by the end of the week, allowing him to fit more easily into his suit for the funeral. Well, we all went to lunch that first day (Tuesday) and Bird and Brandi schooled him in the ways of South Beach. I told them all I will do South Beach for the week, to give Sha moral support. Honestly, I just didn't want to be the only one pigging out all week.
Fast forward to today, 9 days later: Everyone's gone, but I'm still dieting! What the heck?!
I figured I would try to hold out and complete Phase I. Plus, Sha is still on it. Now, I'm okay with one brother weighing less than me, but not BOTH OF THEM. Plus, I'm pretty sure I can do whatever they can do.
Therefore, I'm dieting by default (with a tinge of sibling rivalry mixed in).
And I've lost about 10 pounds. Hopefully, next week I can start consistently going to the gym again . . . I wonder if my trainer remembers me . . . He better, since he's engaged to one of my best friends and they're coming to my birthday party next week!
All that being said, I want sugar, darn it! I can't wait to start Phase II so I can start eating those two squares of dark chocolate everyday!

6 comments:

Bird said...

Good one, Boo. You should stick with it. I can't believe I've lost 40. Y'all will catch up soon.

Brandi said...

You're darn right you can do it if they can! Just keep goin' one day at a time...I know the cravings are tough at first, but you will soon be feeling better than you have in years...

Milly said...

Good 4 you! My family needs to do something like this.

dani said...

Go girl! Congrats on the 10 pounds. I love dark chocolate and often when I crave something sweet I will grab a handful of semi-choc chips. Mark thinks it is gross, but it takes care of my craving and very few calories.

Tirzah said...

south beach diet aside, i am not a dieting expert by any means, but i personally have found that if i drink less soda and more water, and eat as much fiber as possible (instead of fatty, starchy stuff), it helps me trim down a bit. (man, i need to pop my richard simmons tape in the vcr and start sweatin'...)

Debbie said...

yeah, tirzah, i'm the same way. i know what i need to do, it's just the doing it part that gets me.
and that's hilarious abt richard simmons. after moving my dad found a box that looked like it was packed up 5 yrs+ ago cause it had 2 richard simmons tapes (still in the original wrapping, i might add) and a little handlebar doo-hickey-thing-a-ma-bobber. i don't even think we have a working vcr in the house anymore; so much for that!

dani, now that i know how mark feels abt your solution to a chocolate craving, i will GLADLY grab a handful and eat them along w/ u the next time i'm at your house! how can he think that's gross?! the weirdo!

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