phase 1/day 2

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Nasty rainy day! Bleh :(

Here’s the plan:

B:  Eggs over easy with mushrooms

(I usually don’t have a morning snack because I get up so late)

L:   Chicken salad on romaine

Sn:  cheese stick

D:  sirloin steak, mixed vegetables marked “for asparagus stir fry” from Whole Foods

S:  sf jello

phase 1/day 1

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Highest weight in about a year — mostly from cupcakes. I’ve gained six pounds in the last two months. It’s time.

Today’s plan:

B: 2 HB eggs
L: SB hamburger (bunless, ground sirloin, mushrooms, onion) and salad
Sn: string cheese and 1 cup chicken broth
D: Baked chicken, asparagus, summer squash.

I bought a seasoned whole chicken breast at Whole Foods, with the intention of cooking it tonight for dinner, and then using it throughout the week, either sliced over lettuce or in chicken salad for lunch.

The first day was very very hard — which is unusual for me. Usually day 1 is a breeze, and it’s not until the next day, or third day, that I’m climbing the walls wanting my old ways. But today I was starving an hour after lunch (a big hamburger) and had a horrible headache.

one more time

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I did a successful Phase 1 of the SBDiet about five years ago. I’d started it because of a health scare — severe heart palpitaitons (which I now think were caused by low potassium; my cardiologist says my heart is fine.) As soon as I learned I didn’t have a heart problem, I started drifting away. My major problem with being on SB has not been giving up carbs — abstinence truly does cut the cravings — but because I’ve become a lazy cook. To be fair, I have a very busy schedule, and it’s hard to find the time. I’m looking forward to retiring in June and having time to cook!

This time, I’m going to plan. I’ve already planned out the first week, and laid in enough vegetables. I’ve gotten a lot from that first two weeks, and several later retries, and added a lot of South Beach habits. Now, the idea of two cups of vegetables a day at lunch and dinner don’t seem odd.

I feel determined and confident. Hope I feel the same way this time next week!

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