Monday, August 22, 2011

Time to pay the piper

When I lived in Seattle and was fortunate enough to be able to work from home, I did a really good job of maintaining my weight.  I wasn't exactly svelte but I was happy with the way I looked.  I have been packing on the pounds since not too long after I moved to Pennsylvania.  This has not been a happy move for me and I am an emotional eater.  My workplace is a hot bed of snacking and sweets.  It seems like someone from our office is always bringing in some kind of tempting food.  One day it will be vanilla twists from "market", another day it will be sticky buns, another day is someones birthday and that always means a cake.  Sweets in particular call my name in a big way.  Added on top of all this was menopause which was not my friend!

Well, today is the day that turns around.    I started the South Beach Diet this morning.  I figure I will be crabby for about 4 or 5 days until my body gets used to being without sugar.  I have a goal and I have a plan.  Someone gave me a challenge and I have always been a goal oriented person.  Additionally, I have only 9 months before I turn 60 and I want to look GOOD at my birthday extravaganza.  (Sisters, if you are reading this I said EXTRAVAGANZA!!)

This will be my breakfast for the rest of the week

It is a crust less quiche with just the foods I can have in phase one of South Beach.  I gotta tell you, it is pretty darned good.  Thank goodness low carb doesn't mean low flavor!