South Beach Diet - The First Week of March On-Plan thread, 3/1 - 3/7

03-01-2010, 06:42 AM
This is the place to get support, post tips and menus, find new food ideas and brag about your successes. What's your combo? What's your challenge?
Please post the phase so new folks can see the progression.

Late winter/early spring can be a tough time. Maybe you have had it with the gym and really want to be outside but it's spitting and blowing. There isn't a lot of good, fresh produce easily available. Those late season storms can make comfort eating seem appealing. How do you stay on track when you just want to curl up with a large bar of chocolate and make it all go away? What about exercise? How do you motivate yourself to go to the gym or get on that treadmill one more time?

03-01-2010, 07:14 AM
Monday Phase 2
B-cottage cheese/egg muffin, 1/2 grapefruit
S-nf greek yogurt w/ hot avjar, 15 almonds
L-salad with chick peas, shaved turkey, broccoli sprouts and caesar dressing
S-baby sweet peppers, 1 oz. lf cheddar
D-chicken piccatta, roasted broccoli

03-01-2010, 07:18 AM
I'm so thankful for my treadmill and wii fit plus. It's been really wet and nasty outdoors for over a week now.

Phase 2
B - v8, cottage cheese and cucumber
S - yogurt
L - cabbage & bean casserole
S - almonds and blueberries
D - DH is cooking so I'm not sure yet.

Exercise: wii fit plus strength training & aerobics, treadmill intervals

03-01-2010, 08:16 AM
Heidi, I totally agree with you. The entire month of February has been awful, weather-wise, and if it wasn't for my Wii Fit and my bike, I wouldn't have been working out except to shovel snow. Deciding to get a Wii was one of the best ideas I've had. I actually look forward to exercising now, which I've always dreaded.

B. oatmeal in unsweetened almond milk w/peaches & walnuts
L. Hobbitshire soup, yogurt
S. blueberry peach mock coffee cake
D. veggie stuffed butternut squash lasagna
S. fudgesicle w/ff Cool Whip

Exercise - 30 minutes Wii Fit this morning and 20 minutes on the bike tonight.

03-01-2010, 08:31 AM
That Wii definitely livens things up. I have to admit that some days I boot it up just so it won't do the Jewish grandmother thing on me (so you were too busy to exercise yesterday). I just ordered the Active workouts and am looking forward to a little more intensity. Last night I played tennis for 20 minutes and did 2 Island Runs. I'm taking Karen's suggestion and changing my exercise to see if that kick starts the weight a little.

Today is a 1.5 day
B: egg & laughing cow, black bean avocado salsa
S: mock banana blueberry coffee cake
L: bean soup & salad
S: siggis yogurt
D: spaghetti squash with veggies & gimme lean

exercise: 30m Wii TBL yoga, 60m treadmill, 10m weights back permitting

03-01-2010, 09:46 AM
Y'all, I am dying. I was trying to get Vitamin E in by taking a teaspoon of wheat germ oil every morning, but it is seriously the nastiest thing I've ever tasted. I can't even put it in my smoothie because it ruins the taste of that. So I think I'm going to have to resort to supplements instead. Blech, that's a waste of $7.99 on the oil!

I lost 2.5 pounds last week, and I'm still on phase 1.5. I'm following SBD along with working with my doctor (who recommended it for my PCOS) so I'm transitioning into P2 a little bit more slowly than the book recommends.

I forgot my lunch today, though, so I'm stuck with a salad from the salad bar in the cafeteria, which can be a little gross. However, that means a half mile walk there and back to get it (I work on a college campus).

03-01-2010, 09:58 AM
Ph 1.5 for me
B: yogurt, V8
S: Cottage Cheese
L: veggies and hummus
S: almonds
D: spaghetti squash pie

Tuesday I have to eat in prep for my colonoscopy so I will not be posting here Tues or Wed! But i will be writing a post for my blog...

03-01-2010, 10:38 AM
I am officially in Phase 2. I lost 4.5lbs in Phase 1.... I thought it would be more by the way my clothes are fitting, but I am happy with the loss.

B: Hardboiled egg and steamed spinach
L: Chopped cucumber, deli chicken, chickpeas and l/f cheese
D: Veggie burgers (no bun for me) and veggies
S: Strawberry smoothie

03-01-2010, 10:53 AM
Day 3 of Phase 1 for me, so far so good. I haven't tackled any exercise yet, been too busy with the kids and work. I hope to return to Jazzercise this week though.

B: ham, onion, mushroom saute with l/f cheddar
S: veggies & hummus
L: leftover taco bake
S: nuts
D: chicken & spinach bake
S: bean brownie (giving it a try, but I must admit I'm skeptical!)

03-01-2010, 11:59 AM
I think the bean brownies will surprise you, Carolina. They really are good... more like a cake than a brownie... but they have good flavor, we had a 9 year old visiting this week who was the pickiest eater ever and she likes them (of course, we didn't tell her what was in them ;) )

You may want to consider add 2 cups of dairy... especially the next few days to keep feeling well. Skim milk and non-fat plain yogurt really helped me through my first week of Phase 1.

03-01-2010, 12:06 PM
I'm going to stay in Phase 1.25 this week...

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs w/ salsa, turkey bacon, V8, 2 cups Coffee with 1% milk and sweetener
Snack: Yogurt with 1/8 t SF jello powder
Lunch: Salad w/ lots of veggies with leftover chicken strips, .88 oz 2% cheese, 2 T homemade ranch dressing
Snack: Apple with peanut butter
Dinner: General A Rod’s Chicken
Snack: NSA Fudgsicle

03-01-2010, 08:20 PM
Having a really bad week & strayed off plan this weekend. My husband was let go without warning at his job Friday, so we were unprepared for it. He's been there for 25 years! :( Led to some serious ice cream eating for me.

Back on Phase II

B: Oatmeal with almond butter & almond milk
L: Salmon, RF cheesestick, huge salad
D: Stuffed peppers, crack slaw (been eating this every other day!) :D
S: Yogurt or ricotta dessert

03-01-2010, 08:35 PM
So sorry to hear that Anne. I'm hearing it all around but it sure doesn't help when it's you :hug:
Good job getting right back on plan too.

03-01-2010, 08:36 PM
Anne, I'm sorry to hear about your husband's job...25 years, that's nuts! I hope things work themselves out quickly for you.

1oftheluvs-Thanks for the dairy tip. I'm not a yogurt fan, but I threw in a glass of milk with lunch and dinner.

I realized I didn't have oil to make the bean brownies tonight, so I'm going to try them tomorrow. I'm excited to make them. I don't think I'm going to tell my DH or the kids whats in them!

03-01-2010, 09:02 PM
Hi Folks! So after a rough start to week 2 of Phase 1, I ended up with a gnarly stomach bug that completely derailed me. The last thing I wanted to eat was veggies and protein. I did lose 6 pounds though (not including the stomach bug loss). I'm into Phase 2 now and already know I need to scale back the carbs a bit but that's okay. I'm learning!

B - scrambled eggs with spinach and feta
S - NF greek yogurt with blueberries
L - ww breadstick, LF cheese, homemade black bean burger/patties, green peppers, cukes
S - celery with PB
D - ww pizza with tomato sauce, loads of broccoli and garlic, meatless crumbles, LF mozz. (I made the dough from scratch. Lots of work but totally worth it!).
S - Salad with balsamic vinegar

No exercise today - I was busy cooking and had to go shopping.

Good luck everyone!

03-01-2010, 09:40 PM
Life is back to normal again!

Phase 2
B- scrambled eggs, 1 slice WW toast, 2 strips bacon, V8, coffee (2 cups)
L- big clean out the fridge salad with ham, swiss cheese and a sprinkle of walnuts
D- chicken, tons of broccoli and cauliflower, carrots and cucumbers
S- haven't decided yet...probably yogurt with strawberries, blueberries and a bit of fiber 1

03-01-2010, 10:12 PM
Phase I
B- egg quiche cups, v8,
S- yogurt, splenda, cinnamon
L- ff refried beans, salsa, ff cheese, green beans, sf jello
S- cheesestick, 15 almonds, roasted chick peas
D - taco bake, cauliflower and broccoli with ICBNB spray and salt and pepper
S - fudgsicle with ff cool whip, sour pickle
30 min of cardio with weights

03-01-2010, 11:46 PM
Alright, this is like Phase 1.5-ish but I had 1 cheat today and I repent!!!! I was sick and nothing would calm my tummy. :(

B: Couldn't eat
S: 7 tortilla chips (YIKES, sorry sorry sorry)
L: Broccoli Cheese Soup (Ph1 friendly)
S: 1 oz LF cheese
D: Grilled cheese (2 slices low-cal ww bread, 1 slice 2% American cheese, 1 slice 2% Pepperjack cheese,) 1/2 cup Cajun lentils, salad with veggies, cottage cheese.

I know the veggie count was low today but I was really nervous with the stomach bug. I seem to be feeling better so I'll be more OP tomorrow!!!

03-02-2010, 07:21 AM
Tuesday Phase 2
B-cottage cheese/egg muffin, 1/2 grapefruit
S-nf greek yogurt with hot avjar, 15 almonds
L-rather skimpy salad with tomatoes, chick peas, broccoli sprouts, shaved turkey
S-sweet mini peppers, lf cheddar cheese
D-salmon burger w/roasted broccoli

03-02-2010, 07:30 AM
Hoping for the best at the staff retreat. I made enough of my food to share :)

B: egg& goat cheese, black bean salsa
S: mixed berry mock coffee cake
L: soups, ww bread, salad
S: chick pea crunchies
D: Hobbit Shire Soup
Tonight there will be wine!

exercise: 20m Wii yoga, 60m cardio

03-02-2010, 09:18 AM
Trying to hold on the grains, again!

B: turkey roll ups with cream cheese, onion, and red pepper
L: black bean soup
S: cut up veggies with dressing
D: taco/fajita salad

I'm looking forward to making summer salads!

03-02-2010, 09:24 AM
Phase II
b. scrambled egg and 3 wheat thins, an orange
l. clam chowder with just 4 oz. of new potato, yogurt and blueberries
d. chicken with ww couscous (leftovers), broccoli salad, baby carrots

I'll also drink a lot of herb tea today - raspberry is my new addiction!

03-02-2010, 10:02 AM

Phase 1. 5

B- Egg on top of spinach and laughing cow cheese glass of milk
S- Yogurt and apples
L- pork and poblano chili(has tons of tomatoes, onions and peppers, and blackbeans)
S- almond butter and ww toast glass of milk
D- beef roast, brussel sprouts sauted in garlic and smart balance, mashed cauliflower (hubby and kids will have carrots and mash potatoes)
D- not sure maybe will make some more bean brownies.


03-02-2010, 10:07 AM
Phase I Day 8

B- quiche cups and V8
S- walnuts and skim milk
L- shrimp stirfry w/ broccoli, green beans, bok choy and red peppers; salad
S- peppers, celery, cucumbers and string cheese
D- kefta kebab, greek salad, tzatziki
S- warm milk w/splenda and vanilla

I'm loving Phase I, but not losing much. Just 1.8 last week. Need to up the exercise I think!

03-02-2010, 10:12 AM
Phase 1

B: Ham, egg & spinach, glass 1% milk
S: cauliflower & chipotle hummus
L: black beans, salsa, l/f cheddar, green pepper slices
S: sugar free jello
D: grilled chicken salad w/ranch
D: bean brownie

03-02-2010, 10:27 AM
Phase 1
mock danish with cinnamon and 8 pecans. didn't use any sweetener, just a dab of vanilla extract.

salad with chicken and kidney beans

broiled extra lean hamburger, black beans mixed with salsa sprinkled with lf cheese. roasted green beans and zuchinni.

red pepper strips/hummus for snacks if needed

03-02-2010, 10:57 AM
Phase 2:

B: Cottage cheese, turkey bacon and cucumber slices
L: Deli meat, chickpeas and chopped veggies
S: Strawberries and lf cheese
D: Taco salad
S: Pepper strips and hummus,

03-02-2010, 01:58 PM
Hi Chickies.

Day 1 of P1 for me. Hope you don't mind if I join you.

Bfast: 2 cups coffee w skim milk & Splenda. 2 eggs scrambled in PAM w a lil LF cheese & some salsa.

AM snack: LF cottage cheese w cinn

Lunch: Tuna salad on lettuce leaves. Tomato juice.

Afternoon Snack: SF Jello or pistachios if needed

Dinner: 1 glass skim milk, steamed broccoli w Smart balance spread, Pork loin porkchop simmered in broth & balsamic vinegar.


03-02-2010, 03:57 PM
I am patting myself on the back for yesterday. I had the stomach flu Saturday and Sunday. I was starving yesterday, but stayed within the allowed foods. I made my husband our favorite ice cream and avoided it. I had greek yogurt with splenda and cinnamon instead - not the same, but it did the trick. I didn't crave the ice cream at all. !!

Phase 1.5


B: nothing, stomach was upset
L: chicken broth with veggies and chicken
D: pork tenderloin, pea pods, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
S: yogurt with cinnamon and splenda

B: greek yogurt with cinnamon and splenda, coffee
L: gorilla salad (100% raw big big salad)
D: going out with mom to a cajun restaurant....will be tough! I'm crossing my fingers they still have their grilled yellowfin tuna salad, glass of white wine

03-02-2010, 04:24 PM
B - 2 eggs, slice LF cheese on deli thin (100 calories, 5g fiber), broccoli
S - PB on celery
L - Salad with tuna, olives, cukes, peppers, balsamic dressing
S - greek yogurt, NF, with splenda and blueberries
D - chicken tenders (seasoned, no breading), baked sweet potato, maybe some beans, big salad
S - hmmm... not sure yet!

No exercise past 2 days. Not off to a great start in that department!

03-02-2010, 04:40 PM
B: Oatmeal, almond butter, almond milk, V8
L: Refried beans, LF Mexican cheese, fresh salsa, greens, Greek yogurt
S: Fruit?
D: Spaghetti squash deep dish Italian Pie, more veggies
S: Almond butter

03-02-2010, 05:04 PM
Phase 1.5/2-ish

B: Fake bacon, V8
S: 1 oz LF cheese
L: Cajun lentils, 4 Triscuits, 1 slice 2% Pepperjack cheese
S: 15 almonds, 1 SF piece of candy
D: Not super sure yet. Probably my own version of taco bake with fake meat and veggies, mixed veggies/black beans/edamame.

ETA: Forget the mixed veggies/black beans/edamame! The taco bake alone was enough to stuff me!!!! SO good, but I had forgotten how many dang veggies are in that! I might explode!

03-02-2010, 07:17 PM
phase 1
B - 2 egg quiche cups, turkey pepperoni, v8
S - cheese stick, almonds
L - ff refried beans, salsa, green beans, greek yogurt, splenda, cinnamon
S - pepper with laughing cow cheese, cucumber, sf jello
D - taco bake, brussel sprouts
S - fudgsicle, ff cool whip

1 hour yoga

03-02-2010, 09:17 PM
I'm going to get a jump on planning tomorrow - I haven't been doing enough planning lately. Phase 2-ish

B: oatmeal with dried fruit, milk
L: butternut squash/lentil soup, raw cauliflower
S: crockpot chai (excited to try this!), almonds
D: garlic-lime chicken breast, roasted turnips with kale
S: Greek yogurt

03-02-2010, 09:33 PM
phase 2

b - fibre one with almond milk
l - lentil soup
s - turkey pepperoni stick also 1/2 apple
s - stir fry with leftover pork cabbage and snap peas (my current favourite)
s - cottage cheese and sf jello

bike 15 minutes
I've been wonder why my posts haven't appeared, forgot to press sent

03-02-2010, 10:08 PM
Ok, I am up 2 lbs today from this time last week. I know, probably due to the time of the month and water weight. But I punished myself anyway and did a no bread day.

B- scrambled eggs with cheese, V8, coffee
L- 12 small slices nuked turkey pepperoni, 3 cups raw veggies with a little italian dressing
D- turkey chili, mock cornbread, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green pepper
S- 4 oz lf plain yogurt with berries, tiny bit of fiber 1 and sprinkle of walnuts, 2 packets splenda
S- apple with PB

03-02-2010, 11:00 PM
Phase 1:

B: egg and ricotta cheese waffles with SF syrup
S: mixed nuts
L: grilled chicken breast with green beans and roasted butternut squash
S: string cheese
D: canadian bacon with SF syrup, 1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese, and 5 celery stalks
S: half a serving of nuts
D: fudgesicle

Today was definitely not a good veggie day for me, I will have to do better tomorrow. This is my super long day at school so I'm not really beating myself up over the extra stuff or the lack of veggies, but I know for next time that I need to be a lot more prepared so I have healthy options to grab on the go. I'm so excited to cook tomorrow though! I made a run to the grocery store tonight to get everything I need to make chili tomorrow so that should definitely brighten up my menu.


03-02-2010, 11:16 PM
Kate - butternut squash is a phase 2 veggie because of the high sugar content. Sorry :(

03-02-2010, 11:44 PM
Hey Cyndi! Yeah I know but I didn't want to waste it, so I let myself off the hook for today. It's gone now so I should be able to stay on plan for the rest of phase 1 ^_^


03-03-2010, 07:29 AM
Phase 2 Wednesday
B-cottage cheese/egg muffin, 1/2 grapefruit
S-yogurt with hot avjar; 15 almonds
L-salad with .5 cup each chick peas and quinoa, 2 tbsp. parm. cheese, broccoli sprouts and caesar dressing
S-mini sweet peppers and lf cheddar cheese
D-turkey kielbasa and creamy saurkraut

03-03-2010, 07:37 AM

B: egg & goat cheese, beans
S: I'll be in the car so probably none
L: 13 bean soup, salad
S: mock coffee cake
D: soup, I think

Exercise: 30m Wii yoga, Wii active workouts?

03-03-2010, 07:47 AM
Phase 2

B - v8, sunflower seeds, lima beans
S - yogurt
L - cabbage and bean cassarole
S - almonds and blueberries
D - chili, a big green salad, maybe a SF jello for dessert

Exercise: wii fit plus strength routine tonight. Not sure if I'll have time for anything else.

03-03-2010, 09:48 AM
Phase I, Day 9

B- Morningstar Farms Vegan Griller, lettuce, tomato, mustard, 2 fiberplus tablets
S- small spinach quiche cup, skim milk
L- braised lamb and tomatoes, salad
S- peppers, cukes, grape tomatoes, string cheese
D- salmon, sauteed spinach, curried chickpeas
S- warm milk w/splenda and vanilla extract

Exercise- 45 min. elliptical :carrot:

03-03-2010, 09:48 AM
Phase 1

B: two hard-boiled eggs, two slices of canadian bacon with SF syrup, celery sticks and a cup of skim milk
S: cheese stick
L: Chili with salad
S: nuts
D: grilled chicken with green beans and salad and a NSA fudgesicle for dessert

03-03-2010, 10:02 AM
Phase 2:

B: Egg white omelet with red peppers, canadian bacon and goat cheese
L: Chef salad
D: not sure yet
S: Strawberry smoothie

03-03-2010, 10:22 AM
Definitely have to go grocery shopping today. My refrigerator is a sea of take-out boxes that will never get eaten.

I had a few bites of a fried boudin (meat, rice and spices) ball last night at dinner. It turned my tummy inside out. I still feel terrible this morning. I guess that stomach virus isn't quite finished. Today is going to be light light light.

P 1.5
B: yogurt and fruit
L: Gorilla Salad (baby mache lettuces, romaine, tomatoes, cukes, almonds, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, red onion, pea pods, carrots) leftover from yesterday.
D: ended up making crack slaw with leftover pork tenderloin, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and peapods. had a small glass of milk and some water with it. very tasty, filling dinner.

03-03-2010, 11:53 AM
Phase II

B: Oatmeal with almond milk & almond butter
L: Salmon, huge salad, Greek yogurt, RF cheese stick
S: Apple, hummus, carrots
D: Leftover Spaghetti squash pie, roasted veggies
S: Almond butter

03-03-2010, 01:07 PM
Phase 1

Bfast: LF cottage cheese w cinn & a packet Splenda. 3 cups coffee:o w skim milk & Splenda

Lunch: 2 turkey hot dogs w mustard & saurkraut. Maybe a diet cola.

Dinner: Wed is my busy day. Maybe rotisserie chicken to cut up & eat skinless w a green salad w oil & vinegar. Skim milk.

Snacks: SF Jello
Laughing Cow Lite cheese on bell pepper strips or celery.


03-03-2010, 02:41 PM
Phase 1.5/2-ish

Repeat Yesterday Exactly. Gotta eat up some of this stuff!!!

03-03-2010, 03:01 PM
Phase II

Breakfast: Scrambled egg with cheese and scoop of cottage cheese
Snack: String cheese
Lunch: Veggie burger and 1/2 carrot
Snack: String cheese
Dinner: 2 pieces of fish, celery, slice of multigrain bread

Sharon (
Dessert: Fudge bar

03-03-2010, 03:20 PM
Phase 2 -

B. oats soaked in unsweetened almond milk w/blueberries & walnuts
S. SF homemade fruit smoothie (it was literally forced on me by Richard's mother, long story. But it was only about 4oz., so it didn't throw me off my plan for today too awfully much)
L. Chana Masala piled onto romaine leaves w/ a dollop of Greek yogurt, Light & Fit blueberry yogurt
S. mock blueberry peach coffee cake
D. Morningstar Farms tomato basil burger on a bed of sauteed cabbage
S. fudgesicle

Exercise - 30 minutes wii fit games and step aerobics, 15 minutes on bike

03-03-2010, 03:28 PM
Phase 2

B- scrambled eggs, WW toast, bacon, coffee
S- V8
L- microwaved turkey pepperoni (my new favorite!) sandwich bag of fresh veggies, slice mock cornbread
S- 8 oz ff yogurt with strawberries, blueberries, fiber 1 and walnuts
D- chicken breast, sweet potato, green beans, tossed salad
S- pistachio bark

03-03-2010, 07:12 PM
Phase 1.25 (1 fruit)

Breakfast: Ricotta waffles w/ SF syrup – 1 cup 1% milk, 2 cups Coffee with 1% milk and sweetener; V8 (separate)
Snack: Yogurt with 1/8 t SF jello powder
Lunch: Leftover Hamburger crack slaw
Snack: String cheese, cucumbers, ranch dressing
Dinner: 15 bean soup (beans, tomatoes, turkey sausage) and spinach salad
Snack: Banana bean cake (w/ fresh bananas)

03-03-2010, 08:10 PM
Phase 2

B - 2 eggs, LF cheddar, sandwich thin, broccoli
S - skim milk, celery, PB
L - salad with tuna, kidney beans, lots of veggies, balsamic dressing, string cheese
S - hard boiled egg, pepper strips, 6 oz greek yogurt, 3/4 c. blueberries
D - veggie burgers, LF mozz, salad with oil and vinegar, 1/3 of a sweet potato, ww bread stick

03-03-2010, 09:26 PM
phase 1
B - egg substitute, turkey pepperoni, slice lf cheese, salsa, v8
S - pepper, laughing cow cheese
L - ff refried beans, salsa, green beans, side salad, ranch dressing
S - greek yogurt, splenda, cinnamon
D- steak fajitas (no tortillas), guacamole with celery
S - peanut butter cup
**30 min exercise **

03-03-2010, 10:39 PM
phase 2

b - egg white and 1 egg omlette, salsa
l - lentil soup and turkey pepperoni stick
s - 1/2 apple with 1 teaspoon peanut butter
s - beef stir fry with broccoli and cauliflower
s - cottage cheese - 1/4 cup with sf jello

walked for 20 minutes and 4.5 miles on bike
good night

03-04-2010, 10:20 AM
P 1.5

B: greek yogurt with splenda and cinnamon, coffee
L: leftover crackslaw
S: if I need it, apple with peanut butter
D: szechwan shrimp w/ brown rice
S: sf dulce de leche pudding cup

03-04-2010, 10:33 AM
Ph1, Day 10

B- scrambled egg/eggbeater mix, 2 slices bacon, 6 oz V8
S- small quiche cup, 1 oz roast beef
L- salad w/grilled chicken, walnuts, blue cheese {sparingly :)}, balsamic vinaigrette
S- string cheese and veggies
D- turnip greens, ham, black eyed peas
S- 1 c. skim milk w/splenda and vanilla extract

Exercise- Jillian Michaels No more Trouble Zones- 50 minutes

03-04-2010, 11:04 AM
Phase 2 Thursday
I got REALLY sick yesterday afternoon at work due to AF I believe. Basically I threw up my whole lunch and couldn't eat anything else for the rest of the day. Today I'm just going to take it really easy

B-yogurt, hard boiled egg, .5 apple, 2 Finn Crisp crackers
S-not sure
L-going to try to get some kind of clear soup with veggies and tofu
D-not sure.

03-04-2010, 11:17 AM
Phase 2

B - cheese stick, ww bread stick, v8, hot tea
S - almonds & blueberries
L - cabbage & bean casserole
S - red pepper and hummus
D - squash gratin (emma's new recipe, I can't think of the exact name :blush:)
Italian cream soda

Exercise - wii fit plus strength routine and aerobics. If it's dry I'll do my walk/run outdoors. If it's still raining I'll use the treadmill.

03-04-2010, 11:21 AM
Phase 2:

B: Yogurt, hard-boiled egg
L: (out) Big salad of some sort
D: Veggie dinner
S: I'll grab something if I need it....busy, busy, day
D: mocha ricotta creme

03-04-2010, 11:30 AM
Phase 1:

B: two hard-boiled eggs, two slices of canadian bacon with SF syrup and a cup of skim milk
S: cheese stick
L: Grilled chicken with green beans
S: cheese stick
D: chili with salad and green beans
S: nuts

03-04-2010, 12:20 PM
Phase 2:

B - 2 eggs, LF cheese, sandwich thin, tea with splenda
L - taco salad - crock pot refried beans, veggies, cheese, salsa
S - greek yogurt, splenda, cinnamon, grapes
D - salmon, zucchini tomato saute, salad, maybe some quinoa
S/D - PB cup dessert if chocolate craving comes back, otherwise celery and PB, probably

Exercise - eh, no motivation this week. Forecast says good weather this weekend so I'll start then.

03-04-2010, 01:48 PM
Phase 1:

B: Spinach omelet w/parmasean
L: Lentil soup w/ cabbage, tomoatoes & low fat turkey sausage
S: nuts
D: Chili w/green peppers, onion, tomotoes, kidney beans, 96/4 lean ground beef
D: PB cup dessert-my new favorite. I was terribly disappointed with the bean brownies I attempted yesterday. :( It wasn't so much the beans, the texture was ok, it was the taste. Not sweet enough and bad aftertaste. I may tweak and try again.

03-04-2010, 02:37 PM
B: V8, almonds and an apple
S: veggies and hummus
L: WW tortilla, turkey, sundried tomatoes, grey poupon mustard
S: yogurt
D: Spaghetti Squash Pie (I *will* make it tonight!)

03-04-2010, 03:30 PM
Awe... Mmc... get feeling better.... :hug:

As for me... Phase 2 (with 1 fruit)

Breakfast: Ricotta waffles w/ SF syrup – 1 cup 1% milk, 2 cups Coffee with 1% milk and sweetener; V8 (separate)
Snack: Yogurt with 1/8 t SF jello powder
Lunch: 15 bean soup (beans, tomatoes, turkey sausage) and spinach salad
Snack: Celery and peanut butter
Dinner: Salad w/ lots of veggies, ½ can tuna, .88 oz 2% cheese, 2 T homemade Italian dressing
Snack: Banana bean cake (w/ fresh bananas)

03-04-2010, 05:35 PM
Phase 2
b - slice of pumpernickel bread with peanut butter
l - tuna salad with tomatoes and avocado
s - turkey pepperoni stick and 1/2 apple
s - omlette mostly egg white with mushrooms and greeen peppers

exercise - hopefully the bike
bloodworks very early tomorrow so have to fast for 12 hrs.

03-04-2010, 08:16 PM
Phase 2

B- ricotta pancakes with smart balance and SF syrup, turkey bacon, V8, coffee
L- microwaved turkey pepperoni, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots (again)
S- small banana
D- pork roast, 1/2 small sweet potato, 1/4 apple with splenda and cinnamon, broccoli, chick pea salad
S- weird yogurt/cocoa powder/peanut butter concoction- experimental dessert- not great but tolerable

03-04-2010, 09:38 PM
phase 1
B - egg substitute, laughing cow cheese, turkey pepperoni, v8
S - almonds, pepper, cucumber
L - taco bake, side salad, dressing, sf jello
S - cheesestick, yogurt, splenda, cinnamon, dash almond extract
D - steak, ff refried beans, spinach
S - nsa fudgsicle, 2 tbsp ff whipped cream

***1 hour cardio and strength training workout***

03-04-2010, 11:00 PM
Phase 1

Bfast: 3 cups coffee w skim milk & Splenda. Scrambled eggs w LF cheese & chives. Tomato juice.

AM snack: Plain NF Greek yogurt w cinn & half pkg Splenda.

Lunch: Tuna w mayo. 2 slices LF cheddar.

Afternoon snack: SF Jello

Dinner: Spaghetti Squash pizza pie prob will use artichoke hearts, olives, & red bells for toppers. Skim milk to drink.

03-04-2010, 11:43 PM
Phase II

B: Oatmeal with almond butter and almond milk, V8
S: RF cheese stick
L: Greek yogurt, Amy's Black Bean Low Fat Chili
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte
D: Huge veggie salad with salmon
S: Apple, almond butter

03-05-2010, 07:30 AM
Friday Phase 2...back feeling good! Plus AF came.
B-cottage cheese/egg muffin
S-nf greek yogurt
L-salad w/.5 cup quinoa, chick peas, parm cheese and caesar dressing
S-15 almonds
D-not sure yet.

03-05-2010, 07:44 AM
Phase 1.5 -

B. oatmeal soaked in almond milk w/blueberries, peaches & walnuts
L. Apricot, goat cheese & pistachio salad
S. yogurt, 1/2 grapefruit
D. Mock Cornbread & Spicy "Beef" Casserole, sauteed cabbage
S. SF chocolate pudding cup w/ff Cool Whip

Exercise - 45 minutes of Wii Fit aerobics and running.

03-05-2010, 09:50 AM
Phase I, day 11

B- spinach quiche cup, bacon, V8
S- string cheese, 1 oz roast beef, 1c. skim milk
L- lentil soup with Ethiopian spices, salad, light caesar dressing
S- kefta kabob patty, red peppers, tomatoes
D- scallops, asparagus, roast yellow squash
S- 1c. skim milk, vanilla, splenda

Ex- Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones, 50 minutes:carrot:

A bit frustrated because the scale is NOT moving. But, there's no way I won't lose weight if I keep OP.

03-05-2010, 11:08 AM
Phase 1:

B: Ricotta waffles, 1 slice of canadian bacon with SF syrup, glass of skim milk
L: chili with salad and green beans
S: nuts
D: grilled chicken with salad and green beans
S: fudgesicle

03-05-2010, 11:18 AM
B: veggies and hummus
S: almonds
L: Something from here ( Any suggestions? I was thinking the AJ’s Own Wrap or the Roasted Portabello &
Red Pepper Wrap
S: Yogurt
D: I am CRAVING fish so going to pick up some salmon for tonight on the way home and some fresh veggies to go with it

03-05-2010, 01:02 PM
b - fibre one (almost at noon)
l - might just be a snack
s - snapper with brusselsprouts and salad
s - almond butter and 1/2 apple
glass of wine.
darn scale is not cooperating

03-05-2010, 01:20 PM
Phase 1

Bfast: 2 coffee w Splenda & skim milk. Going to attempt to make the Mock Danish

Lunch: Either black bean soup or LO Spaghetti Squash Pie & a sm salad

Dinner: Not sure but am thinking chicken piccata (w/o dreging), steamed zucchini, skim milk.

AM Snack: Couple slices LF cheese
PM Snack: PB CUP minus the Cool Whip

03-05-2010, 02:27 PM
Phase 2:

B: Egg white omelet w/tomato, goat cheese and canadian bacon
L: Deli ham, cucumber slice, sweet pepper strips and hummus
D: Deep dish spaghetti squash pie
S: not sure
D: Peanut butter "cheesecake" cup

03-05-2010, 09:37 PM
Phase 2 (1 fruit)

Breakfast: Ricotta waffles w/ SF syrup – 1 cup 1% milk, 2 cups Coffee with 1% milk and sweetener; V8 (separate)
Lunch: Spinach Salad w/ 2 slices turkey bacon and NF Feta
Snack: Yogurt with 1/8 t SF jello powder
Dinner: Southwestern pot roast and green beans
Desert: Chocolate peanut butter “ice cream”

Uhhh... just realized there is absolutely no fruit in this plan... :o That's what happens when I don't figure out all my meals the night before...

03-06-2010, 08:30 AM
Phase 2

B - oatmeal, v8, hot tea
S - hummus and red pepper strips
L - 2 meat balls, 1 deviled egg, raw veggies, v8
S - butternut squash fries
D - eggplant lasagna, spinach & tomato salad
A milky beverage in the evening

exercise: wii fit plus strength & aerobics this morning
It's sunny and supposed to warm up nicely. I'm going to a baby shower this afternoon and I plan to toss my sneakers in the back of the car, park in the school parking lot and have a nice, long in town walk afterward.

03-06-2010, 10:47 AM
Phase 1:

B: ricotta waffles with SF syrup and a glass of skim milk
S: cheese stick
L: grilled chicken with salad, SF dressing and green beans
S: mixed nuts
D: mock cornbread and beef casserole with green beans and a fudgesicle for dessert

03-06-2010, 12:29 PM

B: Kashi Puff & grain cereal with 1/3 cup of skim Lactaid
S: V-8 (very close together)
L: hummus and falafel (ate out - Lebanese - had 2 small ones, sans sandwich, didn't like the fry taste (even DW said she liked the SBD baked better!) and DW's salad (I am soooo proud that I skipped the yummy looking pita and are veggies with the hummus instead).
S: bean brownie
D: I forgot about dinner out (doh!) and guess what? My friend picked a Moroccan restuarant. LOFL. Checking the menu now...

03-06-2010, 06:36 PM
Phase 1, Day 12
B-omelette w/ham, cheese, peppers, mushrooms, onions V8
S- String cheese and 4 walnuts
L- salad and lamb chop
D-chicken and peanut stew
S- milk w/splenda and vanilla

need more calories! Maybe some more nuts.

Exercise- bowling.

03-06-2010, 06:51 PM
Phase 2:

B - 2 eggs, slice of LF cheese, sandwich thin
S - cheese stick
L - leftovers: 1/2 c. ww couscous, zucchini tomato saute, parm cheese, 2 veggie sausage links. almonds. Stole bite of DD's quesadilla (ww tortilla, lowfat cheese)
S - yogurt with blueberries
S2 - sugar free pudding and cool whip
D - Salad, veggie burgers? I'm thinking I'll make them into pizza burgers with mozz and tomato sauce.
S - pb cup dessert if hungry

Exercise - walk, 1 hour

03-06-2010, 07:48 PM
Phase 2 (with 1 fruit)

Breakfast: Omelet w/ ham, veggies and 2% cheese, V8, 2 cups Coffee with 1% milk and sweetener

Snack: Yogurt with 1/8 t SF lemon jello powder

Lunch: Leftover crackslaw – UGGGH… this was awful… we had frozen it and it was pretty much inedible… I ended up having 2 bites and then got myself some cucumbers, carrots, string cheese and ranch dressing… not exactly a great lunch, but it worked in a pinch.

Early Dinner (basketball game): Taco salad with veggies, black beans, avocado, leftover southwestern pot roast and salsa sauce

Snack (at game): Apple and cashews

Desert: NSA Fudgesicle

03-06-2010, 08:51 PM
Did well on the day away from home, only lunch out. Of course we know where the healthy restaurants are here :)

B: egg w/goat cheese & broccoli slaw, refried beans
S: nonfat latte
L: Purple Onion's black beans & lime (brown rice, cheese, black beans, sauteed veggies, lettuce, tomatoes & guac. no sour cream for me). All OP except the reasonable serving of full fat cheese
D: salad with 2T hummus as dressing, leftover 13 bean soup & veggie sausage
S: wine ;)

exercise - pedometer says I walked 6 miles, that should do

03-06-2010, 09:24 PM
phase 1
B - egg substitute with mushrooms, ff cheese, 2 links turkey sausage, v8
S - peanut butter, 2 slices turkey bologna
L - salad with ranch dressing, veggies (was out, nothing SB legal but salad)
S - roasted chick peas, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, sf jello
D - Spaghetti squash deep dish pie with black olives, zucchini, and turkey pepperoni
S- fudgsicle and ff whipped cream

30 min cardio/weight work out, 6 min ab workout, 15 push ups - just for fun.

03-07-2010, 08:36 AM
Phase 2

B - steel cut oats, v8, hot tea
L - eggplant lasagna, spinach & tomato salad
S - hummus and red pepper strips
D - grilled chicken and steamed veggies
milky beverage in the evening

exercise: wii fit plus for sure. It's beautiful out so I hope to get a walk in, too but we've got so much to get done today that I'm not sure if I'll be able to squeeze one in before dark...

03-07-2010, 10:24 AM
B: Whole wheat waffles, SF syrup, V8
S: Veggies and hummus
L: English Muffin Pizzas (LF Mozz, sauce, olives and roasted red peppers with WW muffins)
S: Bean Brownie
D: large salad with tuna and homemade "French" dressing

03-07-2010, 10:43 AM
Phase 1.25:

B: ricotta waffles with SF syrup and a glass of milk
S: cheese stick
L: jerk chicken with salad
S: nuts
D: steak with salad and green beans
S: 2 dark chocolate squares with a glass of milk

03-07-2010, 10:46 AM
Phase 2 (1 fruit)

Breakfast: Ricotta waffles w/ SF syrup – 1 cup 1% milk, 2 cups Coffee with 1% milk and sweetener; V8 (separate)
Snack: Yogurt with 1/8 t SF lemon jello powder
Lunch: Spinach Salad w/ 2 slices turkey bacon and NF Feta
Snack: Apple with 2 T peanut butter
Dinner: General A Rod’s Chicken (chicken and broccoli)
Desert: NSA Fudgesicle

03-07-2010, 06:01 PM
Survived another day on the road :)

B: discovered a great new restaurant where I had an egg scramble (ate about 2/3 of the egg) with salsa, veggies, and black beans and some really great whole wheat bread that didn't need anything on it
L: no parking so used up cooler stuff - serving of hummus, baby carrots and a Siggis yogurt
S: chick pea crunchies and some dried apples
D: chick peas with spinach, veggie burgers, mashed cauliflower (fridge cleaning ;) )

Exercise: walked the Island, 2.3 hours, I'm going to get an hour in on the Wii tonight - Active challenge and some yoga

03-07-2010, 06:19 PM
Moved to Phase 2 today- 2 days early, but cravings were completely gone.

B- Kashi GOLEAN (3/4 c), 1/2 c skim milk
S- banana
L- blackeyed peas, ham, turnip greens
S- veggies and hummus
D- london broil, twice-baked cauliflower, mushrooms
S- ff, sf pudding, skim milk

03-07-2010, 06:34 PM
Can I brag a bit? I've been on vacation with my kids to visit my parents in Florida. Growing up food = love, so I totally expected to go off-plan during the past week. Instead I did my own grocery shopping and cooking and I ignored all of my mother's mutterings about not eating her food. I ended up returning home three pounds lighter than when I left!:carrot:

03-07-2010, 07:55 PM
Ren-That's FABULOUS! :broc: Good job!

03-07-2010, 08:37 PM
WTG, RenRen!

Phase 2 -

B. oatmeal soaked in almond milk w/raspberries & walnuts
L. leftover mock cornbread w/spicy fake meat over shredded romaine
S. Kara's Fab Brownie
D. braised Swiss Chard w/ cannellini beans, squash gratin
S. Kara's Fab Brownie w/ff Cool Whip

Exercise - 20 minutes fast spinning

03-07-2010, 09:12 PM
Phase 1 - a teeny tiny bit off plan today but went right back on
B - Mock oatmeal 2
S - 2 slices turkey bologna, cheesestick, 2 tbsp peanut butter
L - Deep dish spaghetti squash pizza, sf jello
S - (this is the off plan part - sorry, sorry) 10 corn tortilla chips, 1 square Ghiardeli chocolate
D - salmon, zucchini, tomato, bean brownie
S - fudgsicle, ff whipped cream

30 min cardio sculpting workout, 30 min stretching workout

03-07-2010, 11:44 PM
Great job Ren!

Phase II

B: Cinnamon omelet, V8
L: Black beans with Rotel, cheese stick
S: Carrots, hummus
D: Pork tenderloin, roasted tomatoes, zucchini, onion & asparagus