South Beach Diet - Phase 1 - Week of February 12




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Schatzi
02-12-2007, 05:14 AM
Set your "phasers to 1" as Captain Kirk would say!
Whether you are just starting out or on the home stretch for Phase I, this thread is for you to share ideas, menus and victories.


kmy68
02-12-2007, 08:16 AM
Today is day 1! OMG I'm so nervous. I haven't been to the 'beach' in at least 6-8 months or more. I was excited to see my weight loss thermometer said that I kept off all but 4 pounds. That was a pleasant surprise. I'm off to check out the FAQs so I can hit the ground with both feet.

Wishing a wonderful day to anyone working their way through P1 or anywhere on the beach for that matter :)

PURPLEPIRATE99
02-12-2007, 08:32 AM
Good morning - My name is Heather and I'm starting Phase I for the first time today. I have spent the last week reading my book and these boards trying to plan the best I could. Anyway - I went to the grocery store yesterday and stock piled the kitchen and pantry with PI foods - Oh, I'm so hoping to get detoxified and start this process over. -- I do have one question -

Exercise - Do alot of people exercise during PI? I usually hit the gym at least 3days/week and I was hoping that it would help with the weightloss as well - Any comments suggestions are definitely welcomed.

Hope we have some more PI gals on the beach this week!!!!


JoviMom
02-12-2007, 09:01 AM
Good Morning!

Day 6 today for me!! I had a crazy weekend and couldnt check in at all, but my eating was on track. I am planning to hit the gym this morning after I drop off the kids at school.

Schiatzi - You are most welcome for helping out! Before I start anything, I tend to read, read, read anything I can get my hands on so that I know what I am doing!

Welcome Heather! I dont know about everyone else, but I am planing to hit the gym 3-4 days this week.

Welcome too to KMY68! I didnt mean to skip you! I am still a little foggy this morning! Congrats on keeping most of the weight off! Good for you!

I will check in later! :)

PURPLEPIRATE99
02-12-2007, 09:17 AM
Karen -
Thanks for the welcome and congrats on day 6 and a successful weekend - that is wonderful!!!
I'm planning on still going to the gym - I just wasn't sure if my energy would be zapped the first few days.....

I'm thinking about heading down to the coffee shop to get me a nonfat latte with some kind of sugar free syrup.......I had a sugar free warm drink this morning - but it was really watered down - didn't make it right.....so I'm needing some caffeine....

PURPLEPIRATE99
02-12-2007, 01:59 PM
Well, so far I'm having a great day!! I really anticipated not having energy - but I feel wonderful - I'm so excited about trying something new!!!

So here is my diary for the day -
B - 2 Boiled Eggs w/ 3 slices canadian bacon
V8 juice

non-fat sugar free latte

snack - turkey/ham lettuce rollup with mayo
yogurt

lunch - Big salad with cheese(lowfat) , onions, tomatoes, Tuna and Ranch Dressing....

so far so good? any comments - are welcomed.....

JoviMom
02-12-2007, 02:37 PM
Hi Heather! I am having a good day too! I hit the gym this morning.

Your diary looks good so far! I need to find Canadian bacon. I went grocery shopping yesterday and they were out of it. You just reminded me to go find it later today! :)

I have only had Breakfast so far.. 3 egs scrambles with a bit of Margarine,, spinach, and parmasian cheese. also one cup of coffee with FF half/half. And I have 4 glasses of water under my belt already with the 2nd 4 in my waterbottle now.

I think I am going to go grab some almonds for a snack...

PURPLEPIRATE99
02-12-2007, 02:50 PM
WTG Karen - that sounds awesome!! I got the ready to eat c.bacon - it was pretty yummy - I'm getting ready to have some nuts myself - in my 3:00 meeting!! I feel so good right now just knowing - I've almost made it through day 1 w/o feeling hungry or deprived in any kind of way!! I love it!

I actually went to the gym at lunch and did 45 minutes on the treadmill - combination of fast walking and jogging at various inclines - so I was proud!!!

Any other phase I'ers out there?? Come on out and join us!!!!

JoviMom
02-12-2007, 09:21 PM
Wow! It has been quiet today hasnt it? Good for you heather! I got a really hungry when I got home from picking up the kids from school. GOod thing I had a stash of celery in the fridge.. that staved me off until dinner!

well, my day is drawing to an end. I am really tired tonight! I forgot how hard the first week back to running can be!

kmy68
02-13-2007, 04:33 PM
I hope everyone is doing well today. I somehow survived yesterday. Whooo Hooo me. Today, so far, so good. I do believe that it is pure punishment to have to bake Valentine's Day cookies and dip them in melted chocolate on your second day on the Beach. How cruel. Wish me luck.

Happy VDay tomorrow and wishing your a wonderful rest of today!

Schatzi
02-13-2007, 05:39 PM
I am sooo proud of you all! Look at all the help and encouragement! I'm "VaKlemped";)

JoviMom
02-14-2007, 10:09 AM
Hi All!

Sorry I was MIA yesterday! I am my daughter's Browine Leader and we had our meeting then I had a leader's meeting last night.. I was on the run from 8 am to 10 PM!

Today is day 8. Weigh in day! I am proud to announce I lost 3.5 pounds my first week on SB! WOO HOO!!!

I am so happy!

Happy V-Day everyone!

kmy68
02-14-2007, 01:09 PM
Whooo Hooo Karen!!! What a beautiful start!

I'm sorry to say that I lost the battle of the cookies yesterday. I spent way too much time making candy and cookies. I did great for a few hours, but when I got tired, I got mindless, so I guess technically, today is once again my first day on the beach. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

For V day I gave hubby and the kiddies each their own pedometer. I said since Valentines day is all about hearts, I wanted them to take care of theirs. My 4 year old put hers on and ran around the house for almost an hours to see how high she could make the numbers go. How sweet!!!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Valentines Day!!!!!!!!!

2muchbackend
02-15-2007, 12:15 AM
Hi everyone I'm just starting phase 1 tomorrow(Thurs) I've been through alot of diets and have had little success I really like weight watchers but just wasn't losing the weight and couldn't stick to it. My Dr recommended SB because I was just diagnosed with Pcos(polycystic overy syndrome) So I'm hoping that SB will help me finally loose some weight. Good luck to everyone else.

kmy68
02-15-2007, 08:46 AM
Carrie, I'm right there with you. I've been on WW forever and ever, and never seem to stick to it. My doc lost about 80# on the Beach and says that the science is sound, so here I am. We can do this. The beginning can be tough, but you'll see, well worth it in the end!!!! :hug:

JoviMom
02-15-2007, 10:38 AM
Hi All!

I got up at 3:45 AM to hit the gym by 4:30. Did my run/walk on the TM and then some Abs/Back and Bi's as well as stretching! I am sore but feel great!

Day 8 went smoothly yesterday! Today is a very busy day thus the early gym time! I will try checking in later!

aprsco
02-15-2007, 12:32 PM
Hello,
I am new to the South Beach lifestyle today is day 4 for me. I'm glad to have found a place where others are following the same plan. My short term goal right now is to look decent in a bathing suit by July. I really hope this works for me long term I am hoping to be down to a size 10-12 by my birthday which is 9/22. I am an 18 right now, does anyone know about how much you have to lose to lose a dress size? and do my goals look a little too far fetched. I tried to come up with something realistic but I have never really set a goal before.

Cate426
02-15-2007, 03:44 PM
Tomorrow is going to be day one for me! (Again =]) Good luck to everyone! My mini-goal is 15 pounds by April 6th (Spring Break) So that's about 50 days away...hope I can do it!!:D

Cate426
02-15-2007, 03:50 PM
Aprsco--I believe sizes go by 2 inches in the waist. I'm not sure the exact poundage, but you can look at a size chart on oldnavy.com and it'll show you the measure of 10/12 pants. I personally like to set small goals. My "medium size" goal is to lose 30 pounds by June 1st. My big goal is -50 pounds by Jan 1 2008. But most of the time those numbers sound so big, so I start with smaller numbers. For instance, I would like to lose 7 pounds in the month of February, for a total of 14 pounds by April 6th. Just set a small goal for yourself, and adjust accordingly as time goes on. For instance, if you have a goal to lose 10 pounds by March 10th, and on March 7th, you've only lost 4 pounds, adjust your goal to 5 pounds, so on March 10th you dont feel like you've failed. I hope that helps you somewhat. Just leave another message if you have any more questions, I'll be here. =]

JoviMom
02-15-2007, 06:29 PM
Hello,
I am new to the South Beach lifestyle today is day 4 for me. I'm glad to have found a place where others are following the same plan. My short term goal right now is to look decent in a bathing suit by July. I really hope this works for me long term I am hoping to be down to a size 10-12 by my birthday which is 9/22. I am an 18 right now, does anyone know about how much you have to lose to lose a dress size? and do my goals look a little too far fetched. I tried to come up with something realistic but I have never really set a goal before.

I think you sound realistic. I know for me, 10 pounds gone is 1 dress/pant size. But that is my body shape and I am only 5'4".

aprsco
02-16-2007, 07:58 AM
Thanks for the replys, I hope everyone is having a good morning,

Today for me is a little depressing, I have been toying with the same pound and a half for the past week and a half. That is the reason why I started the SB cause my other was not giving me the results fast enough I guess plus I got sick of the veggie thing. I have not measured myself and I think I am going to go buy something to measure myself with so I can keep up with my inches. In the 1st week has anyone lost anything significant? I have been feeling lazy so I have not gotten up to work out, I bought some resistance bands 2-3 weeks ago and they are still in the package. My favorite work out video is Yoga Booty Ballet, my KIDS love it and usually are in the living room with me trying to do it too but I have not touched it in about a year and a half

Cate426
02-16-2007, 01:09 PM
For me, I lost 7 pounds in the first week w/ no exercising. But with some exercising (and prob not that much) it'll come off much easier and much quicker.

Bonita Gordita
02-17-2007, 12:37 PM
Phase I here, too. Second time (did it years ago). Very frustrated because I have lost about 1 pound. I have been doing a very loose P2 for a while, so the "change" wasn't terribly significant. But I'm terribly discouraged. The first few days were really hard.

Cate426
02-17-2007, 01:34 PM
Don't worry! It'll come off with some hard work! How many days have you been on phase one? are you sure your drinking enough water?

2muchbackend
02-17-2007, 05:39 PM
Hi everyone I ended up not starting so tomorrow for sure. I'm going to go grocery shopping tonight. Hope all is well with everyone!

Bonita Gordita
02-17-2007, 07:21 PM
Don't worry! It'll come off with some hard work! How many days have you been on phase one? are you sure your drinking enough water?

It is my 6th day. :(
But I have not given up yet. I don't think. It is pretty much minute by minute right now, LOL.

And no, I don't think I've been drinking enough water. I did a couple days and then spaced. I'm upping it today and going to make that a goal. See if that helps.