Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Floating Away

Just three days into my South Beach-like diet and I'm having no trouble at all keeping with it. The only difficulty is the amount of work involved in chopping vegetables! With the amount of veggies we're eating, it seems like I'm constantly chopping, chopping, chopping, then mixing and matching them for odd little meals (that are, by the way, quite tasty) and mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.

I'm not sure I need the snacks, but I'm following the proposed meal plan reasonably closely, anyway. If I could simply consume veggies in vast quantities and still get the requisite vitamins, protein, etc., I'd almost be willing to give up meat. Maybe.

By this morning, since my first official weigh-in on Monday morning, I'd lost seven pounds, the vast majority of which, I'm sure, is water. That's OK. I remember last time I did this the water loss or whatever it was helped me fit much more comfortably into my clothes. Laying off the booze is no doubt helping. I didn't realize how much I'd gotten used to a drink or two here or there or there or there or there or over there.

My consumption of water, flavored ever-so-slightly with lime juice when I'm drinking it at home, has sky-rocketed. I'm floating those pounds away. I figure by the time I'm old enough to collect Social Security, I'll have lost enough weight to be a mere wisp of a geezer.


Joan Ray said...

Excellent results, John. A 7 lb. loss is impressive, and not to be belittled because it may be mostly water. We'll take any weight loss we can. The South Beach diet is a good one.

Pensionado said...

Good work, john. Keep it up. You will feel better.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

No meat? No booze?

Who are you? And what have you done with Mr. Kneeblood?


bev said...

This is excellent, John. I'm so glad you decided to give this a try. I'm sure you'll find you'll be feeling better and more energetic in very short order.