Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's the final countdown...

Yup, it IS the final countdown and no I'm not talking about the "Rapture" end of world type thing.
It's the final countdown for massive weight loss before our annual summer vacation to the sunny beaches of Greece. Cue 80's rock band "Europe" and their 'epic' rock anthem of the same name, "The Final Countdown."...

Ok so is the tune playing in your head now? Let that set the scene for you.
 Mama is waging all out war with these 10 lbs I've gained over our long never ending winter. 

Health and fitness will prevail as the beach takes no prisoners

We've got too many important events coming up that require mama to not appear as a stuffed frankfurter in a cocktail dress. All the Spanx in the world can't help that much...
The only option when executing tactical warfare is to bring out the big guns.  No carbs.

more non-subliminal imagery by Mama
Don't worry, I'm not going all Atkins on you and eliminating anything with even a trace of sugar. I'm still eating plenty of vegetables and fruits, including lots of fresh berry's.
But I will say that I've eaten more eggs, nuts, bacon, turkey burgers, lettuce, and full fat salad dressing in the last week than in the last 3 years combined. 

The fact is that I actually lose weight when I cut out my beloved carbs. AND IT'S SO HARD. Pasta, wine and bread actually bring me joy. I'm no heavy meat eater so giving up carbs seems unnatural.

But based on the blood type diet by Peter D'Adamo, Eat Right 4 Your Type, according to my blood type which is O, I should basically become a carnivore
Blood type O is believed to be the earliest human blood group. Directly descended from the cavemen. 
mama's ancestor, Great Uncle Eats-no-carbs

Here the "prescribed" diet is low-carb, high in meat and fish, low in dairy. And type O's should work out like a Mofo

So no carbs and lot's of exercise eh? This is sounding pretty basic to me. I think just about anybody would lose weight this way. Thankfully I've spent no money on this book/diet plan. 

So far things seems to be working pretty well, I'm down a few pounds and not feeling hungry at all.
My birthday is tomorrow, my son's birthday party is on Saturday, and we have a Baptism and party to attend on Sunday, then another birthday celebration on Sunday nite. 
It's going to be a cake/wine/desserts carb-fest.

But this is war, and the beach doesn't care how good that cupcake tastes. Am I right?

This post is what my blogs name is all about.

images via google


Anonymous said...

First off...carbs are overrated (I'm lying).

Second off...cupcakes suck (Lying again).

but you seriously can doooo it! And if you do, you can bring me to Greece with you ;-) Hubby said it was me!

And I'm glad you referenced the "FINAL COUNTDOWN" LOL!. Holy mullets!!!

Asha said...

I'm so with you on this war against the weight! I have a cruise coming up and the extra pounds will not be joining me on it!

I love your blog and am your newest follower! Hope you'll follow back at

Happy Thursday!

Suburban Princess said...

Check out the smoothie I posted on my blog, high protein, high fibre!

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Happy Birthday a day early!!

I wish I knew my bloodtype. I can't remember it! I think it's O too...

Alicia xoxxo said...

You can do it mama!!! I know you can!!!
Cutting carbs works for me! I will have to see what my blood type says I should be eating! Baby is due in 6 weeks and I will HAVE to do something to get this baby weight off.
I posted a recipe on my blog today. It is low-carb, easy to make and delish!!!! Check it out.
Next year can I be a part of your family and go with you to Greece?:)

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

i'm rooting for you and your carbless ways. i have absolutely NO self control when it comes to food and diet, so instead, i decided to up my exercise. note: it's pretty easy to "up" your exercise when you're starting at 0 activity.

my bff and i did an hour long pilates dvd on monday and again today (first time i've EVER tried it) and my body already feels like it's gone through the pasta-maker machine.

i need a nap.

Tracy D said...

You can take away the bread, but the wine....oh Lord the wine. It is like torture for me not to be able to have a glass when I want one. And when you tell me I can't have one, that's when I want one. I hope you have more self control than I do :)

Sara Louise said...

I have banned the baguette from my house (not an easy feat in France... my husband may leave me). I'm the same as you, when I need to knock of the pounds (and 5 must come off), cutting my carbs is the way to go. But you can pry my wine from my cold dead hands.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

You'e talking crazy talk, girlfriend! Giving up cards IS unnatural.. sheesh!! ;-)

DeefromCG said...

I could never ever give up carbs. I tried but I would literally die without carbs. I need them. That´s why I have a Weight Watchers cookbook. I need to loose 5 pounds and I started today. I had toast for breakfast and potatoes for lunch and we´ll have pasta for dinner. 1% pasta 99%veggies but still pasta. And wine (spritzer).
So I hope you have enough self control ;)I also wish I knew what blood type I am, I always forget.I guess I´m the one who needs carbs...

DeefromCG said...

Btw, the good thing about dieting and wine is you´re tipsy after one sip ;)

Marie a la Mode said...

You crack me up! Good luck with the diet! I'm sorry I missed your birthday : ( Happy Belated, I hope it was fantastic! And I hope your hubby got you an awesome gift!

Curves ahead makeup said...

love that last comment yes on the no cards I'm on that diet to I've lost 10 pounds in one month and gained 2 over the weekend you only have 10 pounds I have way more then that but hang in there it works out

besides hatting life and everyone you will be ok ahahah

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