Cruel and Unusual Punishment

This week both Drew and I have commited ourselves to giving The South Beach Diet a good, honest try. After a lot of reading, research, and talking to people I know who are also on it, I decided that it really does seem right for me, especially after reading about a segment on the “Today” show about the waist-to-hip ratio. Mine was high enough to actually get me worried. I’m not terribly overweight, but I do carry all of my “extra baggage” in my tummy and hip area. And due to family history of diabetes and high blood pressure and yadda yadda yadda, I’m doing this just as much for my health in the long run as I am to lose these 15 freaking pounds.

Of course, I am a wine blogger, and as such I interact with other wine bloggers and read their sites and know what they are drinking. It’s a great way to get reccomendations. Except for during the first two weeks of SB. Because I’m not allowed to drink wine. It’s only two weeks and if I wasn’t reading these blogs it probably wouldn’t phase me as much, but honestly my mouth is watering at the thought of Kanonkop Pinotage right now after reading about it on two different blogs. I will really be looking forward to a glass of Cabernet on Day 15, I assure you.

I suppose I might want to temporarily stop reading Slashfood while I’m at it. That’s not going to help me either!

But all that aside, so far it’s going well. I’m only two days in so really — what can you tell from that? But I’m not feeling deprived, I’m enjoying awesome, healthy food, and I even discovered that I like V8!

3 Replies to “Cruel and Unusual Punishment”

  1. I love the SB cookies and meal replacement bars, and their breakfast bars… totally not impressed with there frozen foods… Lean Cusiene is much better… and they have LOTS of veggies in them… but the SB diet and the Atkins are what I follow now… low carb, high fiber, high low fat protien… and I have never felt like I was missing on anything since there are so many things made with Splenda or whole wheat items like tortia shells etc… Good luck!!!

  2. One of the guys I work with is doing South Beach and I think it sounds a lot more reasonable than Atkins. At our house, we just try to eat reasonably and get exercise which is more successful at some points in time than others. While I was pregnant and not really allowed to work out, things kinda went downhill. Now I’m paying the price (to the tune of workouts everyday at 5 AM).

  3. Yeah, I’m on the 5-am-exercise-train myself these days. Ugh. Anyway, my former boss at the museum and her partner would go on the SB diet every now and again, and they both referred to it as the “South Bitch” diet. It really seemed to work though.

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