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So did full on South Beach diet yesterday- very proud of myself I did not cheat at all (having the book come in really helped- I love the recipes).

We went to a carshow because hubby’s coworker enrolled his cadillac- there were some very beautiful ones and there was a caddy that was 72 years old! Looked like it has never been driven it was gorgeous! I’m so bummed I didn’t have my camera!

I know they say don’t eat out during phase 1, but hubby and I went out and we were out a lot longer than we thought so we stopped by at Applebee’s, the cool thing was they had the full nutrition menu there so I picked the California shrimp salad- which only had 24 grams of carbs! I had that and then only water to drink, NO appetizer either- my husband wanted one and I was like nah I’m good- so he ordered the three appetizer entree and really liked it. I didn’t have my camera or I would have taken photos but I did find a photo of it online! Anyone who is doing southbeach this is a salad I would totally recommend- it was SOOOO good! Grilled shrimp (not breaded), romaine greens, hard boiled egg, black olives, bacon, avocado, and avocado ranch dressing. YUM! Next time I’ll ask for dressing on the side I felt the dressing was bit much.

We went to the mall and I saw the cutest purse and wallet and hubby told me get it for myself :)

And inside the wallet has tons of room!

I love my hubby he’s soooo good to me :D

Got home and my baby sister was crying, I asked her what’s wrong and she said that she broke up with her bf. That she knew she’d never really be happy with him and she felt like he was always going to be the way he is. He doesn’t work or try hard cuz his parents pay for everything for him, and they do control his life. She feels like he’ll always be under his parents control with him and that he’ll side with his parents anytime issues come up. She knows she can’t be with someone like that- I told her that I felt he wouldn’t make her happy and give her what she wants, so I think she made a wise choice, it’ll hurt now, but it’ll be fine in the end. She went over to a friend’s house for a few hours which I think will be good for her to not be home. She says he’s called her three times since then but she didn’t answer. I think she answered the phone yesterday evening, I hope she stayed firm. *crosses fingers*

I made a really nice dinner for us and it was SOOOO good! I took salmon, then cooked it in a bit of olive oil with dill, lemon, onion powder, and put a dollop of smart butter on top, covered the top and let it cook till done (mmmm perfection!). On the side I had a huge salad with italian dressing (low fat) and some cheese. I also finished off my jar of pickles, very good dinner if I do say so myself :D *toots own horn*

Then after dinner around 7:30 I decided to try that ricotta phase 1 south beach dessert. It was pretty good, better than I thought- but I’d rather just eat a few chocolate chips lol ;)

I ate about half this so next time I’ll make less (if there is a next time).

I weighed in this morning, and was pleasantly surprised. Last week I weighed in at 214 (very disapointing) and this morning I weighed in at 211.5! Woo hoo- here’s to hoping this plateau is finally over and that next week I’ll be seeing 210 or less! I’m definitely committed to this diet, I’m glad I eased myself into it as well because I didn’t have a headache or anything yesterday- I felt totally fine and my carbs came in at just under 20%.

UPDATE
UG my sister text me and told me her bf (yeah I KNOW) is coming down to spend the rest of the week with us). I’m SO annoyed but I’m trying to be patient and understanding (trust me I’ll blog about this tomorrow) but now I’m supposed to cook dinner and put up a front like I have no issues with him… My sister never told him that it was my friend who saw him cheat on her or that I told her anything. She just told him she didn’t believe he was faithful to her (he swears he is) and that she isn’t compatible yada yada- I KNEW he’d come down here. I mean why wouldn’t he?! It’s not like he has a JOB or responsibility to hold him back *sigh* I’ll let you know how it goes- I pray my sister leaves him for good but I feel like that’s not going to happen and she’ll marry him and regret it.

Breakfast:
La Tortilla Factory - Low Carb Tortilla, 1 serving 10
Fried Egg, 1.5 large 1
Red Ripe Tomatoes, 1 slice, medium (1/4″ thick) 1
Breakfast TOTALS: 12

Lunch:
Applebee’s California Shrimp Salad, 1 serving 24
Lunch TOTALS: 24

Dinner:
Kraft Fat Free Italian Salad Dressing, 2 tbsp 4
Salmon with Dill and Onion Powder, 1 serving (view recipe) 2
Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded 3
Cheddar Cheese, 0.5 oz 0
Vlasic Snack’mms Kosher Dill Pickles (about 3 pickles per ounce), 2 oz 2
Dinner TOTALS: 10

Snack:
South Beach Recipe: Mocha Ricotta Creme, 0.5 serving 9

Calories: 1,212
Fat: 69
Carbohydrates: 54
Protein: 64
Fiber: 23

10 Comments so far

  1. marbear24 on September 21st, 2009

    The ricotta thing is amaaazing ;) Yeah the no fruit thing is a bummer… that’s one of the reason’s I don’t do SB Phase 1. I can’t live without fruit! (I should say I won’t live without it, because I’m perfectly capable of doing it.)

    I think this is the same sister you were discussing earlier with the evil cheating bf? In either case GOOD! She’s better off! I will cross my fingers with you.

  2. Fat Pants on September 21st, 2009

    That salad looks delicious!! Good for you for staying on plan yesterday…nice job! Yeah you know, if winter here was like winter in CA, I’d be pretty happy, too! ;)

  3. beerab on September 21st, 2009

    Yup that’s him- and he still swears up and down he never cheated- but who knows. Either way, cheating aside, my sister just doesn’t think he’ll make her happy in the long run.

  4. sunnydaze on September 21st, 2009

    Glad that SB is working for you and yay for the loss!

    Good for your sister for wising up and getting rid of loser BF. Hopefully she won’t get sucked back in.

  5. Sunny on September 21st, 2009

    That salad does look great! Try cobb salads too (dressing on the side): I’ve fallen in love with them! (minus the tomatoes, that I’m allergic to.)

    Glad your sis drop kicked the loser to the curb. Hope (like you do) that she stays firm.

    Have a great day, and congrats on the weight loss! See, SB works! :D

  6. laura705 on September 21st, 2009

    Congrats on the loss. Hope your sister stands firm - sounds like it’s for the best based on what you’ve written.

    Glad I scanned your two prev. entries - yay that the condo mgr got back to you and has addressed your concerns! Agree w/ you - better the devil you know…

    Definitely a good idea to have a plan in place to make sure your dh is taking his meds. This isn’t important at all compared to his situation, but I’ve been doing well taking a calcium supplment right after lunch ever since I put a reminder in my Lotus Notes calendar at work a couple weeks ago. The reminder pops up every afternoon at 1 pm.

  7. lindat on September 21st, 2009

    Sorry about the upcoming visit from the BF Biggest Loser :P Sometiems people have to learn on their own and this might be one of those times for sis. I remember being young and stupid. I am not as young anymore, but sometimes I still amaze myself with my stupidity. :lol: Anyway, just try not to murder him when he is there.. Maim yes. Murder no.

  8. firefly on September 21st, 2009

    South Beach is pretty close to how I eat, but I have fruit too. I get almost all my carbs from fruits & veggies and very very few from some whole grains. No white flour or sugar here (well, except for days when I have an acknowledged “cheat” - but not part of my regular daily diet.)

  9. suzeeeq on September 21st, 2009

    That salad and the dessert look heavenly. Yum.

  10. patty on September 22nd, 2009

    Just reading this post has me starving! I have a couple of South Beach Cookbooks and some of the recipes are amazing!

    Hope little sister sticks to her guns. All this crap we’re going through with DIL is because DS kept taking her back. Time after time. If he’d just gotten rid of her a long time ago, we wouldn’t have to deal with all of this. Hope she dumps the bum!

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