For the past couple of months it's been tough to strictly adhere to the South Beach diet, but I've tried to stick with it's basic concepts. I haven't updated my weight status since mid-April and in that time I've dropped another seven pounds, which brings the total loss to 32.
I don't think that's all bad considering I had a trip to New Orleans and Las Vegas in there where the diet pretty much went out the window.
It's been easy to stick to the basic concept because I don't keep food in the house that doesn't fit into the diet. I've had potatoes in the house once since Jan. 1 and other than some whole wheat hamburger of hot dog buns no bread in the house. I've gotten to the point where if I eat a lot of carbs I end up feeling all bloated and crappy.
The fact that I'm working out like a maniac hasn't hurt either. I'm running seven miles a week and doing weights twice a week.