Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Life and food issues!

So, anyone who knows me knows that I am a total carb addict!  I love my bread and butter and have from the time I was a little girl.  Now at almost 37 (oh my God am I really that old?), and 2 pregnancies and 3 babies later, I so need to lose weight and get better in shape.  I have tried everything to lose weight.  In the past, I have done great with weight watchers, but now with 3 kids, the thought of counting points is so overwhelming, I don't even want to think about it.  I have thought long and hard about trying the South Beach Diet in the past, but have failed before the first 2 weeks were up.  Again, this is due to the carb addict that I am!  I am thinking that I need to try it again.  I figure, I know that I have carb issues, I don't want to count calories or points, I want to eat less meat and more veggies, and I want to decrease my dependence on carbs.  Also, I had a couple of days, in the recent past, where I didn't start my day with carbs (I had a veggie and cheese omelet), I actually lost weight.  That was only a couple of days and not fully giving up carbs!  I am starting today, I am following the South Beach diet.  Unfortunately, I need to do some shopping and I already have dinner plans for tomorrow that are not on the diet, but I need to start now.  I will try to write about my successes and my failures.  This may be my way of being accountable to myself.  Hopefully this will go along with my way of eating healthy.  Wish me luck!

On an unrelated note, I have been wanting to make my own diapers and covers.  I have found that some of the diaper patterns online have been really intimidating and also time consuming.  I have also not been willing to buy a pattern, only wanting to use free patterns.  I found a really easy diaper cover that I attempted last night and oh my god it was simple!  I am really looking forward to making more and making some really cute covers.  I am also thinking that I want to try some of my own prefolds using some material that I already have.  Wish me luck!

My first fleece cover!  Hopefully it will fit and work well!



  1. Good luck with your diet- I'll be rooting for you :) and that fleece cover is awesome!!!! good for you, Amy!

  2. I hear ya about the carb addiction.. I have got to learn to get away from the carbs.. I too have tried the South Beach but it didn't work for me. I have tried Weight Watchers and The Atkins and have failed at them all.. :-( Those dang carbs get me every time.. I wish you the best of luck with the South Beach...