So I finally did it. I started South Beach yesterday, for real. It turns out that my insight on my parents coming was right on the money. They brought presents (since we hadn't done Christmas with them yet) and mom baked cookies- chocolate chip cookies no less *and* white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. So I had chocolate chip cookies for breakfast and dinner. And we went to Shane's Rib Shack, a new restaurant for us, and they had the most amazing peach cobbler ever. So, yeah, starting a new diet before then would have been disastrous. We had a really good time and spent most of Saturday (after Travis picked up the correct box from the furniture store) at Opry Mills shopping. The sales were great and I picked up a bunch of new tops. I should have bought some shoes too but my wallet gets harder and harder to open the more money I spend. I hadn't really bought anything in forever so I was in need of some new things. My dad hates shopping but he was a really good sport.
The next day was church, the aforementioned Rib Shack lunch and saying goodbye. Then I cleaned the house and sold the old baby bed and box spring from Chloe's bed while Trav put together the new bunk bed. It was a long but productive day.
Yesterday, I cleaned and cleaned but was somehow stuck in neutral and didn't see much progress for all my labor. It was very frustrating. I really want to get out and look for new bedding for the kiddos. We've sort of picked out something at Target but I want to look a few other places and see if I can find anything else. I'll show you pictures when I do.
And just as a side note for me to remember my first day of South Beach. I skipped breakfast and drank way too much coffee so I was a bit jittery and irritable. I was hungry for most of the day even though I ate and wasn't really full until I had chili for dinner. Then I was fine. I didn't crave too much sweet stuff although a glass of real sweet tea and chocolate chips did call my name at one point. I resisted. The scale was down from normal by about a half pound but I didn't weigh yesterday so I'm not exactly sure what my starting point was- after all those cookies and peach cobbler. I'm so frustrated with weight loss in general that I thought this morning, "if it doesn't work this time, I'm done". I probably couldn't stick to that either but I've got my fingers crossed that with my new medicine I'll be successful this time.