So here is why I have return, I am seeking some advice regarding my continueing weight loss goals.
Last fall I took an aggressive approach towards weight loss and started to count calories on a daily basis. I targeted 1700 calories and diligently worked out approx. 3-4 times a week for an hour (biking, running, some light lifting, 30 min cardio videos, etc) Over the next 3 months I saw over 20 pounds of weight loss. In January I slipped while on vacation and stopped counting calories and didn't resume when I returned. Over the spring and summer I have maintained my waist line (judging by the way my cloths fit) but have put on a few pounds. I continue to work out although the summer finds me out of the gym and more yard work, bike riding, playing golf (walking). etc. Probably not as hard as 30 min cardio training at the gym, but I am satisifed with what I am doing to keep active.
So, to the question at hand. My wife had been trying several different weight loss ideas and had little to no sucess. She decided to try the south beach diet and i agreed to try it with her. The problem is that I am on day 5, and I HATE it. I find myself craving carbs,
So my question to the group is this... My wife never asked me to do the south beach diet with her, she was perfectly okay with me doing my calorie counting but the problem is that the calorie counting would not work within her low carb diet. I am afraid if I go off the diet she will not stick with it (and it is working very well for her) She has a larger pallet for vegitables than I do. I like veggies, but it seems like only when they are mixed with carbs (I love stir fry, but find it uninteresting without the rice / noodles) I love fresh tomatoes (when they are in a whole wheat Turkey wrap)
So should I stick with it and become an increasingly miserable person? Or should I give up and try to find a comprimise that will help my wife stay on her plan?
I feel like if I give up I will be abandoning my wife, but at the same time I feel like if I maintain it I will make myself miserable until I get to the stage that allows the foods I enjoy and then I will binge eat because I can.