South Beach Diet - Phase I Chick Check - July 13 - 19




Ruthxxx
07-13-2008, 03:09 PM
Please post you successes, problems and helpful hints in this thread where we can all share. If you are new, feel free to join in - there's lots of support here.


WhiteRabbit
07-13-2008, 04:09 PM
I am THRILLED to report that I started Phase 1 on Thursday, and while I am feeling very tired, my cravings are minimal, and I dropped 4 pounds! :carrot:

I just need to keep going. Good luck to everyone in P1 with me!

tommysgirl18
07-13-2008, 04:56 PM
good job White Rabbit!!!

I started Phase 1 last Tuesday, and I am down 4.4 pounds already! my husband is doing this with me, and he started the same time I did and is already down 8 pounds. (I hate how easily men lose weight!!)


phxsunflower
07-13-2008, 06:52 PM
Thanks Ruth for starting a new thread for the week.

Whiterabbit-way to go!

Tommysgirl-way to go also. Nice to have the husband on the road to healthy eating with you.

I have been on the beach since last Sept. and my DH is just now catching on that it is a change in life not diet. Hopefully one day I will be able to make one of these really good sounding recipes for the whole family and not just cut them in half and try them out just for me. This is my third time back to phase one since then and this time it has really kicked me in the butt. Had a headache for 3 days and was hungry for munchies for those days. Today is day 1 of my second week and so far so good. I am writing everything down I eat this time around I have been on a plateau for a loooonnnng time. I have not stepped on the scale since I started phase one again so I don't know I would really hope it would break the plateau but if it doesn't I will have to try something else. I am looking forward to a grain a day when with week is over. I am finding out that I can handle 1 grain a day and if I let more in that is when I lose control and end back up on phase one. Know I need the whole 2 weeks though because all I can think about right now is pita bread split and toasted with splenda and cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Have dinners planned for the week. tonight is eggplant lasagna(trying it tonght for the first time,1/2 a recipe)Spagetti for the family.
Monday-Cola chicken(first time for this recipe also but I am going to use the crockpot) salad for me,buns and corn on the cob for the family.
Tuesday-kabobs for everyone mine mostly veges theirs mostly meat.
Wednesday-Burgers on the grill, mine with lettuce,sliced tomatoes,onions, and beans.
Thursday-grilled chicken mine with a salad theirs with mac and cheese and green beans.
Friday-Bunco night for me so probably a salad will be the only thing there that will be safe for me to eat and the family is is fend for yourself.
Saturday-?? I think it is bbq time at mom and dad's so burgers again or chicken.

Wish I could bring myself to grill some fish it is just to expensive to mess up for just one person so I stick to canned tuna for lunches twice a week.

Well this got kind of long but wow I have my week planned!( let's see if it all goes as planned).

indigal
07-13-2008, 10:42 PM
Hi! Well I started phase 2 yesterday. My total loss during phase 1 was 13 lbs!

White Rabbit and Mindee congrats on your losses!:cheer3::cheer2:

Phx sunflower, This is also my 3rd time starting SBD in as many years. My goal is to stay here longer than 6 months... that was my previous track record. Way to go with your meal planning!:hun: I started lifting weights:strong: and doing yoga :yoga:last week. I feel great!:D

Keep up the great work everyone!

Lulumum
07-14-2008, 11:44 AM
Morning all, I'm feeling a bit despondant today, as it appears I'm not losing weight on week 2 :(. I have 2 more days on phase 1, but I'm confused as to why I would lose 7lbs the first week and then nothing?? I haven't been doing anything different these past 5 days, no TOM or anything obvious to account for this...sigh....

murphmitch
07-14-2008, 12:29 PM
Lulumum, 7# is fantastic! That's more than some people lose in 2 weeks. You're doing great. Keep up the good work.

zeffryn
07-14-2008, 12:33 PM
Lulu - it is an issue all of us deal with, and just realize that weight loss is finicky and never linear. A lot of us lose a lot and then don't lose for awhile....stick wtih it and you will see results.....it may just take some time for your body to catch up to what you are doing.

Try not to get down on yourself if you don't lose consistently week after week...it doesn't mean that you aren't doing well, or that the diet isn't working....it just means that you're human and sometimes our bodies just don't make sense....especially being a woman.

Good job on the 7 lbs!

tommysgirl18
07-14-2008, 05:26 PM
great job on all your losses!!!

we are inching are way into our second week of phase one.

pookynutt
07-14-2008, 07:00 PM
lulu- I also lost 7 lbs the first week and then none the second. I was very frustrated and am trying to get over it. I am sticking to it knowing results will come eventually. i have lost an additional pound or two i think on my third week of SB. i am doing like a phase 1.5. I have had a little fruit so far.

newtothis2
07-14-2008, 08:22 PM
Hi all,
Congratulations on for all you losers! I'm doing another week of P1 as i wasn't "clean" this past week. I really want to do this right so this is the last time i have to loose this weight. Better safe than sorry! I lost 5 lbs the first week and 4 the second. I measured before i started and measured again today and lost an overall total of 8 inches.

I started P1 of the exercise program today. Am looking forward to a great "clean" week and on to P2!

hugs, Pat

tommysgirl18
07-14-2008, 10:03 PM
that is great ladies!!!

hmacneil6
07-14-2008, 11:03 PM
I just wanted to welcome you all to the beach and to 3FC!!! This is a great place for ideas, support, and a good kick in the rear when you need it. Don't be afraid to ask questions, we love to help. Good luck on your journey and stick with it!!!!

SunshineCA
07-14-2008, 11:10 PM
Happy Monday everyone! :)

I transition to Phase 2 tomorrow. I've been there before and am looking forward to it. At first, I was a bit apprehensive as I gained a few pounds within the last week of Phase 1. Since I weigh daily, I pretty much know why.

I wanted to go another week on Phase 1 but decided against that. I remembered my true weight loss happened during Phase 2. So, I'm jumping in with both feet and not looking back.

My DD and I went to Sam's Club yesterday and stocked up on everything I'll need. My menus are planned and ready to go. I have a few things to prepare for tomorrow but I'll get around to that before the night is over.

Anyway, here's to a great week for us all!! :hat:

newtothis2
07-15-2008, 09:15 AM
Morning all!
Good luck Sunshine! I like to plan my menu's too and try to only shop 1 x a wk.

I did the total body workout, more out of shape than i thought! Oh well, gotta start somewhere!

I hope everyone has a great day on the "beach"!

hugs, Pat

Lulumum
07-15-2008, 10:15 AM
Thanks for the encouragement ladies. It helps to know this has happened to others. I'm not giving up- I do know (from many times with weight watchers) that the pattern of weight loss doesn't always make sense (in fact, it rarely does :rolleyes:).
However, I am committed to this long-term. The diet makes sense to me and I think it is something I can live with forever. I haven't felt hungry at all since starting phase 1, whereas on ww I would go around constantly thinking about food because I always had that awful gnawing hunger in the pit of my stomach- for me that makes it a hard choice for long-term eating, so I am certainly much more comfortable with the south beach eating plan.

Anyway, enough rambling! Good luck to all this week, it sounds like everyone is doing a great job :)

tommysgirl18
07-15-2008, 02:56 PM
Lulu~ I agree with you! I am finding this one so much easier to follow because it doesn't leave me hungry like other plans have. I haven't been constantly thinking about food like I used to do. at least with this one, I can watch Food Network without having to jump up and grab something to eat. I can sit and enjoy it without any problems.

SunshineCA
07-15-2008, 03:11 PM
Morning all!
Good luck Sunshine! I like to plan my menu's too and try to only shop 1 x a wk.

I did the total body workout, more out of shape than i thought! Oh well, gotta start somewhere!

I hope everyone has a great day on the "beach"!

hugs, Pat

Thanks! I love Phase 2!! :) I forgot how much fun I had until I went shopping for the stuff we needed.

Today for breakfast I had a cup of strawberries and a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon. Mmmmm.....:D

Congrats on getting your workout in. ;)

Fat Melanie
07-15-2008, 03:49 PM
Hi ladies, I started Phase 1 again today. I messed up horribly the last time so I'm trying to do things right this time around. I was supposed to start on Sunday but way too much drama happened this weekend. BF and ex wife got custody of their daughter, then bf's mother, who had temporary custody and for some reason thinks the daughter is hers now, pulled a bunch of BS (apparently she's got connections, and this is a small county where shady judges and shady lawyers reside) and the judge rescinded his order! Then she ran up here with a bunch of deputies with a paper and took the daughter away. She doesn't care about the daughter, only herself. She tried to claim the daughter's in danger from all of us... funny, she doesn't seem to mind that her grandson (the one me and bf had together) is in this "danger"! She's gonna have to answer to that in a courtroom. She's a spiteful idiot... And nobody will give BF and ex wife any answers about why this was done, on what grounds... ex wife's lawyer said they basically said that the mother was calling all sorts of people raising **** going on and on about this and that, and someone contacted the judge, I guess the judge was afraid to get disbarred for giving custody to these supposedly evil parents, and rescinded it to shut her up, basically. So they've talked to the head district attorney, who said something shady is going on in this county, he can't get any answers from anyone (he was a senator!)... and wants them to talk to our district's congressman for some help. Parents' rights are prevalent over anyone else, so what the heck is going on here?

Anyway it's been very stressful for all of us involved... (and god, I can't imagine anyone taking my child from me, although BF's mom did try to start trouble, but it never went as far as it did with the ex wife, because we're not married so I'm not as much of a threat to bf's mom, I think)... we've hardly eaten a thing, our stomachs were tore up, we never went shopping... at least we had a wonderful weekend with the daughter, who didn't want to go back to her grandma's house. I've had 2 eggs scrambled, 2 pieces of turkey bacon, (got up late, hardly got ANY sleep this weekend) and going on to eat a snack or "lunch" or whatever)... Please wish my bf and his ex wife luck, this is a very messed up situation. No one has ever heard of anything like this around here, no one can understand how that evil woman got the judge to rescind this order. She didn't have to be present at the custody thing but keeps claiming she had to be since she had temp. custody... and now she filed papers with the board to get ex wife's lawyer disbarred. And he's the cheapest lawyer AROUND, $300 for a custody case because he works from his house now and doesn't have that overhead.

God...

At least there's one thing I have control over right now, and that's what I put into my mouth.

So stressed out that you would think it would be an AWFUL time to do phase 1, but actually I'm not even concerned about food or even have much of an appetite after all of this crap, so it's actually easier to do phase 1 right now. I eat a lot of junk food when I'm all happy... (isn't that usually opposite of what usually goes on in emotional eating?)

hmacneil6
07-15-2008, 04:32 PM
Mel - Glad to hear from you. I was worried that something bad had gone down. So sorry to hear that my thoughts were correct. But I'm glad you're here and still sticking to the plan. Hang in there, things have got to get better.

tommysgirl18
07-15-2008, 05:22 PM
Mel~ I am so sorry to hear about what you had to go through over the weekend. I wish you luck, and I wish your BF and his ex wife luck.

Belle Mer
07-15-2008, 07:40 PM
When I did WW I was hungry ALL the time. On Atkins, I felt way too full and uncomfortable most of the time.

With SBD, I find that I really have to force myself to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. It's a totally different experience. I wish more people would try SBD and stop thinking of it as a fad.

I am really trying to eat enough each day so my body doesn't go into hibernation mode, but it has been difficult. I am still not back on my exercise plan so I am not active at all right now. I guess that's why I'm not hungry. I hope to get back into the workout soon. I'm not very motivated with that part of the plan.

murphmitch
07-15-2008, 09:27 PM
When I did WW I was hungry ALL the time.

With SBD, I find that I really have to force myself to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. It's a totally different experience. I wish more people would try SBD and stop thinking of it as a fad.

This was my experience on WW too. I am on Phase III with SB now & still have to make myself eat. I wish I'd heard about this diet years ago!

newtothis2
07-16-2008, 08:46 AM
Good Morning All!

Mel, sorry to hear about your troubles, i hope things get better/calmer soon!

Bel and Anne, I too, did WW and was hungry and spent so much time thinking about food. After i have my planning and shopping done on Sunday, i nusually prepare 2 or 3 entree's for the week and i can forget about it. I will take a few minutes each morning to write down what i want to eat during the day. As i fix breakfast, i pack my lunch and snacks. Make sure i have what i need for dinner and i'm good for the day. One of my friends (on WW) and i had this discusssion over the weekend. The only time i feel hungry is when i forget to eat lunch on time at work. That is something i need to work on.

I had a good day yesterday. Got my walk in this morning. Today will be a challenge. I have a lunch meeting. I will be able to eat off the salad bar, that is my plan, sticking to all good veggies, drinking water or unsweetened ice tea. Will take a snack to eat before the meeting and one for on the way home. I have to drived 2 hours to get to the meeting. Drinking water in the car too.

Hope every one has a "beachy" day!

hugs, Pat

Lulumum
07-16-2008, 10:06 AM
Well, I'm done with phase 1 :carrot:

I have lost a total of 8lbs over the 2 weeks- 7lbs the first week and 1lb the second week.
I have been reading through some older posts on here and I have a feeling that one of the reasons my weight loss slowed down the second week was because I wasn't taking in enough calories. Because my appetite has been so reduced, I have not been very focussed on eating much, and I think I may have inadvertantly slowed down my metabolism.

Anyway, onward with phase 2........I am going to be more careful to eat, even if I'm not so hungry. I'm looking forward to breakfast -I'm adding Fiber 1 back into my diet for this first week as I've really missed it, so we'll see how that goes. Wish me luck! :^:

Fat Melanie
07-16-2008, 11:56 AM
Thanks, you guys. :) I hope things get better too. :)

Heh, last night BF's ex wife found out I was on the SBD, and told me "that doesn't work! I tried it a couple of years ago, I got the book and everything, and the only reason why I lost weight is because all of the stress and crap that [Bf's mother] put me through! I lost like 40 lbs really quickly!"

And I thought to myself, well, then you probably weren't following the diet correctly one, not eating enough, and lost a lot of water weight and muscle weight... not healthy at all.. and I'm sure that the stress did cause her to not eat... but I basically just smiled and nodded. What does it matter, she's pregnant and probably doesn't even weigh 110 lbs... (skinny little heifer, lol.)

And today, got up and made my SBD breakfast. I didn't pay her any mind.

The lawyer set a new court date for the 25th of this month... and is going to give Bf's mom notice of hearing so she can't raise **** about her having temporary custody and didn't recieve notice of hearing and blah blah blahh.... but said he's gonna argue that she's not a party to the action to try to keep her big mouth shut in court... but since he's screwed up so far (and screwed up 3 years ago when BF's mom recieved temporary custody), I don't believe he can keep her from talking. If she's had temp custody, I'm sure a judge will wanna hear what this "loving grandmother" has to say. So we're bringing in the big guns (i.e. witnesses) who've witnessed a lot of stuff and witnessed their daughter with him... including a pastor who is a dear friend of BF's who let him stay at his house a lot when BF and his mother and stepdad would fight (she would let him abuse him!) and also... happens to have some pull down at the courthouse. Hahah.

tommysgirl18
07-16-2008, 05:45 PM
Mel~ I am hoping that things get taken care of at the hearing and your witnesses are able to set things straight.

I am in my second week of Phase 1, and still trucking along. I am down again today with my weight, which after having a "fun day" this past Saturday, it is nice to get back on track and to see that it hasn't held me back any.

Belle Mer
07-16-2008, 08:25 PM
9 days on phase 1. So far, so good. Except I am very, very tired today.

Maybe I'll try to work out tomorrow.

SunshineCA
07-16-2008, 11:08 PM
Hello all and Happy Hump Day! :)

I had a pretty good day. I made all the right food choices and avoided the evils of temptation.

I haven't signed up for the water aerobics yet. I checked the schedule at my local pool but it doesn't seem like enough. I'm going to check the pool near my cousin's house to see if this works out better for me. I will keep you posted. :)

tommysgirl18
07-17-2008, 01:55 AM
I have been doing little things here and there, but I took my three kids for a walk around our complex on Wednesday. which in doing so, I had to carry my youngest because I didn't have her stroller, so that was an added bonus for my workout. I am going to make that an every day thing from now on, as long as it isn't storming or too hot.

newtothis2
07-17-2008, 07:28 AM
Good Morning All!
Good luck on p2 Lulu!

Mel, sending lots of positive energy your way!

Belle, my second week, i felt really tired to, happily energy is back this week!

Sunshine, i love water aerobics, wish there was some that i could get to without driving to another town. It really helped me get into shape before. Good luck!

Tommy's girl, congrats on your wt being down. Way to keep moving, and carrying your little one would really increase the benefits!

I did ok yesterday. I ate my snack just before i got to my meeting. Had only veggies for lunch. There wasn't really any acceptable protein on the salad bar, some hard boiled egg. On the way home, i had some nuts and cheese stick. Held me over till supper. Supper was mostly protein. I stayed away from dessert. I went outside with one of the smokers while everyone else was having dessert to remove myself from the situation.

My weight is down this morning, have had no cravings, so am really looking forward to moving on next week!

Have a great day on the 'beach"

hugs, Pat

WhiteRabbit
07-17-2008, 09:27 AM
Well, after my positive start, I'm feeling blue. :(

This is officially the start of P1 week 2, and I only lost 1 more pound since my weekend report - so 5 pounds total. I still want another 15 pounds off, and I know it's harder, the less weight you need to lose. I have been so good too! I don't know what I should alter or improve. :( Blah.

Ruthxxx
07-17-2008, 09:35 AM
Rabbit - 5 pounds is great! There is still another week and, as you know, you drop more slowly if you have less to lose. Think in percentages! If you want to lose 20 pounds, you've already lost 25% of that! Remember Phase I is mainly to ditch the cravings, not for weight loss. Phase II does that slowly and surely which is the best way!

murphmitch
07-17-2008, 09:42 AM
Well, after my positive start, I'm feeling blue. :(

This is officially the start of P1 week 2, and I only lost 1 more pound since my weekend report - so 5 pounds total. I still want another 15 pounds off, and I know it's harder, the less weight you need to lose. I have been so good too! I don't know what I should alter or improve. :( Blah.

What's to improve? You can't lose 15 pounds overnight. I think 5# is fantastic! You're doing great.

WhiteRabbit
07-17-2008, 10:35 AM
Thanks ladies. I guess I am so thrilled when I see some post on here about losing 8 pounds in their first week, I was kind of hoping... I know, everyone is different, and I did have success my first time in 2004, but it's that whole mental thing. I am going to try and keep the faith though.

Thanks again for being such a supportive community! Good luck to everyone. :)

Marathon Mom
07-17-2008, 11:25 AM
Question about Wasa Crackers - I love them and have eaten the Fiber, Multi Grain and Rye in the past. However I recently bought the Sesame and they are WONDERFUL. Based on the attached would you say these are SB PH2 friendly?




Serving Size 2 slice (14g)

Amount per serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 15

Hide Daily Values % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 2g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Thanks for your input!

zeffryn
07-17-2008, 11:33 AM
Thanks ladies. I guess I am so thrilled when I see some post on here about losing 8 pounds in their first week, I was kind of hoping... I know, everyone is different, and I did have success my first time in 2004, but it's that whole mental thing. I am going to try and keep the faith though.

Thanks again for being such a supportive community! Good luck to everyone. :)

comparing yourself to and competing with others on the board will only set yourself up for failure. Everyone is different and with that comes different body compositions....which means, different weight loss patterns.

Marathon Mom
07-17-2008, 11:43 AM
Just checked the food listing regarding WASA and saw that SBD PH2 crackers should have 3 or more grams of fiber...

Oh well.

SunshineCA
07-17-2008, 02:18 PM
Sunshine, i love water aerobics, wish there was some that i could get to without driving to another town. It really helped me get into shape before. Good luck!

Hi Pat! :)

Water aerobics is really fun. No fun when you have to make a day trip out of it. It's a great way to get in shape and have fun while you're doing it. When you're in water, you feel light as a feather. :)

eawrigh1
07-17-2008, 02:51 PM
Hi all!

I'm new to South Beach--today marks my 1 week anniversary. So, I did my weigh in, and I lost 3.4 pounds. I would usually be happy with this type of weight loss for a week, but it seems as though everyone featured in the book and that I've read about online has lost much more weight than this in Phase 1. How well is everyone else doing on Phase 1? Is it just me?

zeffryn
07-17-2008, 03:25 PM
like many have said so far in this thread (read it, it's good) weight loss differs in everyone...P1 isn't meant for weightloss, but for cravings and cleaning your body....don't compare yourself to everyone else.....you've only been on it a week, wait awhile before you start making comparisons. You might lose a million pounds next week....although I doubt it.

Make sense?

Don't judge yourself on a week to week basis....and don't compare yourself with anybody else. This is your body and it is probably different from someone else's body. Give yourself time and take averages.

and in everything...think about it like this: 3.4 pounds is 3.4 pounds! That is fantastic and 3.4 fewer pounds that you will have to lose in the future. Being 3.4 pounds closer to your goal is a great thing :)

eawrigh1
07-17-2008, 03:42 PM
Thank you, zeffryn...you're right. And the way you put it makes me feel even better b/c I really do feel as though I've lost my cravings. I've been able to cook dinner and make rolls & pasta for everyone and not even feel like I need it! :)

zeffryn
07-17-2008, 04:04 PM
That right there combined with the lack of sweets cravings is what makes P1 so worth it...not the weight loss....it will make future weight loss SO much easier.

Ruthxxx
07-17-2008, 04:26 PM
:welcome: to The Beach, Elizabeth. The book is hype, of course, and applies mainly to people who may be retaining a lot of water. The main purpose pf Phase I is to get rid of those cravings. Hang in there - it will happen!

TwynnB
07-17-2008, 09:11 PM
I was so excited because I lost 5 lbs the first week. But then, only 1 lb the second week. And then, I gained a lb back the first few days of Phase II!! I was SOOO discouraged. I think I got so hyped up on losing that mound of weight so fast, you get disappointed when it stops/slows down.

But, I stuck with it (mainly because of support here by reading so much stuff), and I've been thrilled. Phase I was so good at stopping the cravings, it's been a decent diet to stick with. Also, I think the initial rapid weight loss is what makes you stick with it. It would have been difficult to have *such* a drastic diet change, and only lose...say 3 lbs in the first 3 weeks.

And my comparison? The guy at work who started almost two weeks after I did, and has lost nearly TWICE what I have (28 lbs). That's okay. He's 10 years younger than I am, and as far as I know, hasn't had two pregnancies with c-sections ;).

phxsunflower
07-18-2008, 12:11 AM
Well I have 2 days left of phase one this time around.(third time!) I went back to phase one this time because I was on a plateau for months and I could not just cut something out I needed to start from scratch and get clean. I have not stepped on the scale since I started, that is not what I was needing this time around. Not that I won't be checking on Sunday! I don't know if I am ready to go to phase 2 on Sunday but I will and I will only add a fruit to phase one for next week. Blueberries once a day for a week. I will be looking ahead for the next week when I add either 1 wheat or oat food. I have a question about that by the way, can I have wheat one day and oat one day or is it better to do wheat once a day for a week and then add oat later? And if I add just one do I keep eating the same thing(pita or tortilla) for a week or can it be switched daily? Still have not figured that one out so any advice is welcomed. I read the post that Ruth highlighted and what Zeffryn had posted and I think (hope) that these will help. Like the other posters say phase 1 is about stopping the cravings and getting a clean start on your change of life eating(that is what I told my kid and have my kids believing and telling people when they ask).

newtothis2
07-18-2008, 07:55 AM
WhiteRabbit, I know how disappointing it is when you don’t lose weight and it seems that others are losing faster and more! I have to agree with the others, you are doing great! As Ruth said, think in percentages, if you had 20 lbs to lose and have lost 5 that is a wonderful 25%, whereas my goal is 100 lbs (to my first goal) and for me to lose 25% would mean 25 lbs and I’m no where losing that on P1. If I think about it like that, I could get very depressed myself. <g> Stick with it, this is a wonderful, healthy way of life and the benefits will far outweigh the number on the scale.

Sunshine, I did some research yesterday and found they will be starting a water aerobics class after school starts at our HS pool. It seems it will be starting at 8 pm after the swim team is done. The joys of small town living! But I’m excited and looking forward to that.

Elizabeth, congratulations on completing W1 and on your wt. loss! Everyone is different and your weight loss will reflect that. Remember that P1 is about losing the cravings for processed foods we eat. That is the real goal! The book shows those who are extreme examples in my opinion, they are used as a marketing tool. For each of those who lost huge amounts, I bet there are 4 or 5 who have smaller losses. Stick with it!

Twynn, thanks for sharing that! I had to laugh about your co-worker!

Sunflower, from what I understand, it’s suggested to add 1 food each week, to see if your cravings return or you start gaining. If your body can’t handle it, then you will know that it is that food. If you add more than 1 a week, and have problems you won’t know which one it is. I start P2 on Monday, and I’m really looking forward to blueberries too! That is what I’m adding! Can’t wait!

Yesterday was a good day. My co-workers ordered pizza and wings for lunch and I looked at it, closed the box back up and said “no thanks”. It really didn’t appeal to me.
I did notice that after I had finished my salad, I felt unsatisfied. I wasn’t hungry. Had a SF lifesaver and that didn’t help, got a stick of gum and got busy. Had some yogurt and cherry tomatoes for my snack, still had this feeling that I wasn’t satisfied. I didn’t give in to the feeling. Ate supper, the chicken parm from the recipe section (my family loves it) and was fine the rest of the night. It wasn’t a craving for anything in particular, just a nagging feeling like I was missing something. Psychological? Anyway I got by it.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Hugs, Pat

jingerelle
07-18-2008, 10:40 AM
Second day on the plan. I've done Atkins before, but never tried SB! Can't wait to start seeing results.:)

hereicome
07-18-2008, 09:03 PM
I had the exact same feeling when I was on phase 1....missing something. I just suffered through it and now I don't have it. I have been on phase 2 for 2 weeks. I have also added calorie counting this week and I am seeing my weight drop better, I have lsot 8 pounds. I think using both together is going to make a difference for me

newtothis2
07-19-2008, 07:27 PM
Hi all,
Welcome jingerelle. I hope the plan works for you, I love it!

Hereicome, thanks for the feedback. Glad that feeling is normal. I was better yesterday, it came and went. Today, I'm back to no appetite.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

hugs, Pat

Evelyn48
07-19-2008, 10:53 PM
Sounds like everyone is doing great keep it up, this is my first day on the SBD , it is almost 10 pm and I am really hungry, hope my system gets use to this fast.
Evelyn

Lulumum
07-19-2008, 11:54 PM
Sounds like everyone is doing great keep it up, this is my first day on the SBD , it is almost 10 pm and I am really hungry, hope my system gets use to this fast.
Evelyn

Eat something!
No, seriously, there is no need to feel hungry. I found a handful of nuts or a hardboiled egg or a cheese stick would do wonders for making me feel satisfied.

Evelyn48
07-20-2008, 12:25 AM
LOL Thanks, I just had a cheesestick and feel , I didn't think you could eat after dinner?? Haven't seen anything in the bood about evening snacks, i also had a pickle, dill,...

Evelyn

SunshineCA
07-20-2008, 02:36 AM
Sunshine, I did some research yesterday and found they will be starting a water aerobics class after school starts at our HS pool. It seems it will be starting at 8 pm after the swim team is done. The joys of small town living! But Iím excited and looking forward to that.

Good for you! :carrot:

I'm going to pick up a schedule this week. I'm going to go with the local park near my cousin's house. It's free and offers more classes than the one by my house.

Sooooo.....no more excuses for me. :)

murphmitch
07-20-2008, 03:48 PM
LOL Thanks, I just had a cheesestick and feel , I didn't think you could eat after dinner?? Haven't seen anything in the bood about evening snacks, i also had a pickle, dill,...

Evelyn

I always eat an evening snack, dessert for me. I am one to fall off the wagon if I don't. It's the worst time of the day for me. I usually had the ricotta creme at night or some nuts.

Evelyn48
07-20-2008, 03:59 PM
Oh good, thanks for telling me that, I went to the store and bought some riccota chees and made that, it is wonderful, so good..I don't want to feel guilty having some that tonight, so I am very glad you mentioned it, night time is my hardest also, I am on day 2 and doing well.. You stats look good !!

newtothis2
07-20-2008, 09:23 PM
Sunshine, good for you! I'm so limited here. Maybe if the school one doesn't work out, i'll just have to bite the bullet and go travel to the classes. Maybe it's time to be a bit selfish. <g>

Anne, I'm with you. I'd be sunk if i couldn't have an eveing snack. The ricotta creme's work great!

Evelyn, When you get hungry, eat a little something. Protein helps you stay fuller longer. Make sure you are eating enough to keep satisfied at your meals.

Last day of P1 for me. I'm all set to move on to P2 tomorrow. This week I'm adding oatmeal for breakfast and blueberries with my yogurt for a snack. I can't wait! I will weigh and measure tomorrow morning as well. Have a great evening ladies!

Pat

eawrigh1
07-24-2008, 10:38 AM
Yesterday was my last day on P1. I weighed myself this morning and lost an additional 5.4 lbs, for a grand total P1 weight loss of 8.8 lbs:) I just enjoyed my P2 start with a piece of whole grain bread with breakfast!

Good luck to everyone still in P1 or moving on to P2!

tommysgirl18
07-24-2008, 03:00 PM
that is great Elizabeth!

My last day of phase 1 was on Tuesday, but I think I might have enjoyed the carbs too much! So, I am trying one more week with no carbs and then going forward back into phase 2. I also want to give myself more time to figure out my exact plan for phase 2.

eawrigh1
07-24-2008, 03:14 PM
Thanks so much Mindee!

Good luck with your last week of P1 :)

suzy0120
07-25-2008, 03:01 AM
Way to go chicas! Its nice to have a place for support.