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Back where I was when Bert died. That's 8 lbs in 8 days on the South Beach Diet. I confessed to a friend this weekend what I was doing. She said she has a "friend who was doing SBD (and here's where I gulp- about to hear a horrible story about SBD- and SBD is a whole way of eating not a diet you stop doing once you reach your ideal weight) and she got super skinny doing it."

Oh. Good.

Well, I don't want to get super skinny- I know what my ideal weight is, I've been there before. But I do like hearing success stories.

Saturday and Sunday evenings proved to be the firewalking part of the program so far. Saturday night we went to Cheesecake Factory, Sunday we went to Breadwinners. With friends. Who wondered why I didn't partake of any fine alcoholic beverages or of the nummy bread sitting warmly in its basket and with a blush in my cheeks, I announced to the whole table that I am on the South Beach Diet. And I am in the induction phase (Phase I) and can have no grains, starches or wine or sugar for two weeks.

After a few comparisons to a low carb diet (ie Atkins), I briefly explained the differences and was relieved and pleased when Mark ended the conversation with, "Sounds good and we'll support you in everything you do."

I had really hoped to spend these two weeks without much if any socialising, hoping to keep my dieting shame a secret. The rest of the eating plan after the first two weeks looks much more normal to others.

I had black coffee for the first time in my life on Saturday and Sunday morning. It wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting. Saturay's was much better because it was made with better coffee- I even enjoyed it. Sunday's coffee was stronger, more bitter. I drank 3/4 of the cup.

Looking forward to next Monday's weigh-in and adding some whole grains and wine to the diet.


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