It is still going well. I gained a few lbs once I switched to Phase 2, which is to be expected since a lot of what you lose in Phase 1 is water weight. I actually expected to gain back much more. But I have also stayed down in the inches I lost. Phase 2 is much more “doable,” but I find myself much more tempted since I’m not under the confines of Phase 1 if that makes sense.
Also, I think South Beach works best with regular exercise. I’ve been having some back and foot problems unrelated to the diet that have caused me to skip out on exercise more than I’d like — but have to to avoid an injury. I will feel better once I get back to jazzercise.
I go back to Florida in a little less than a week and the jazzercise places in my area don’t mesh with my work hours. Currently, I’m looking into local aerobic classes or gyms so that I can keep this up.
We have a new Rec/Community center that is halfway between where I work and live (and my commute is under 8 minutes) so I’m hopeful to do some classes after work with come co-workers who will help keep me accountable on the exercise thing. I also know a group of gals that do Zumba after work hours in a classroom once a week, so I may join in on that until the community center opens.
Thanks for the question. I haven’t been posting as much mostly because I don’t want to bore people, but am happy to answer questions!