Friday, December 26, 2008

I got to lose a few pounds.

When I was sixteen I moaned around because I missed having a perfect figure by 1". To have a perfect figure your hips and bust had to measure the same, and your waist had to be exactly 10 inches smaller. My measurements then were 33, 24, 34. How I wished that I had this same problem today. I have packed an additional 70 pounds on my 5' 2" frame since that time, and my measurements are now 43, 39, 44. I have to go to the doctor next month to get my cholesterol checked and to get my two blood pressure pill perscriptions renewed, and he will again try to force me to take those pesky cholesterol lowering pills so now is the time to try to lose weight.

My grand-daughter wants me to try the Birmingham Hospital Diet Plan with her which is just a three day diet so I think that I am going to try the Birmingham Diet Plan for three days a week, and then the South Beach Diet Plan for the other four days each week until I either give up or arrive at my ideal weight whatever that is. I am starting the three day Birmingham diet first thing in the morning, and I have listed what I plan to eat tomorrow below, and I will let you know how well I followed it.

Note: I am used to having two 12 ounce cans of Coke each day, and I have never really been a coffee drinker so to give up my Cokes and drink coffee in its place I am going to have to add cream and sugar to my coffee. I have found that I cannot tell the difference between Splenda and real sugar in the coffee though, and Splenda does not add any calories. However all the creamers that I looked at seemed to have 20 calories per teaspoon. I finally picked Coffeemate's Chocolate Creamer, and I really liked the creamy chocolatey taste that it gives to my coffee. I am adding three teaspoons of the creamer this week which adds 60 calories to each cup of coffee, and I plan to try to cut it down to two teaspoon next week as I get a little more used to the taste of the coffee.

Day One Breakfast
1 Cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
1 Piece plain toast

Day One Lunch
1/2 Cup tuna with vinegar or lemon
1 Piece plain toast

Day One Dinner
3 Ounces Meat
1 Cup Green Beans
1 Cup Carrots or Beets
1 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream