South Beach Diet - On Plan Thread: August 13-19, 2012

08-13-2012, 02:56 PM
Here's to another week on plan!

08-13-2012, 03:01 PM
So I reread the book this weekend (atleast large chunks of it) and am going back to phase 1 for two weeks starting today! As much as I know the importance of a clean phase 1, I have one snafu coming up on Wednesday for dinner. I signed up for dinner about a month ago and it's got a set menu and it's all bad. I will stay on track the rest of the day and leave the worst of the worst on my plate. And not dwell on it too much and just move on.

Anyway, today:

Breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with zucchini, spinach, turkey, and light cheddar
Sn: Babybel light and V8
L: Broccoli cheese soup and a pork pesto patty
Sn: Chicken with beans & salsa
S: Vegetarian white chili
Sn: SF chocolate popsicle, pistachios (30), small piece of LF cheese
Ex: 40 minute jog/walk --- so many mosquito bites to show for it too!

08-13-2012, 08:52 PM
Howdy! Gonna start posting for some accountability/ideas.

Up at 2:30 a.m. (don't ask!) so lots of snacks/meals today.

1: low fat cheese sticks and low fat turkey pepperoni bites
2: egg frittata with zucchini, spinach, goat cheese and chicken
3. chopped salad with greens, pecorino romano cheese, chicken, red wine vinaigrette
4. roasted cauliflower
5. chocolate/pb smoothie
6. spaghetti squash deep dish pizza with sf bbq chicken, roasted red onions and yellow peppers, and low fat sharp cheddar

That's it!

08-14-2012, 11:01 AM
Made it through day 1! Got a little snack happy in the evening, but it was on plan :)


B: Leftover vegetarian chili
Sn: Babybel light and V8
L: MASSIVE salad topped with a turkey burger
Sn: Celery and hummus, SF chocolate fudgsicle, laughing cow
S: Zucchini, spinach, and chicken casserole with some broccoli
Sn: Pistachios
Ex: Yoga

Definitely battling the sugar cravings today!

08-15-2012, 11:04 AM
Today's the day with the off-plan dinner. The key will be to not let it derail me, and stay on plan the rest of the day.

B: Vegetarian chili
Sn: Didn't even get a chance to eat lunch until 2:30pm, so def missed this snack
L: Broccoli soup & a turkey patty
Sn: Babybel & V8
S: :censored:
Ex: BodyStep Class

08-15-2012, 09:31 PM
You can do it, Shelf!!!!


1: almond meal hot cereal 1/2 banana, 1/4 c. Raw almonds, dash of cinnamon, enough us almond milk to get it moving in the food processor; ginger tea
2: wasn't feeling so hot, so I ended up eating some smoothie that I had frozen into sorbet earlier in the week. Could have been worse.
3: celery
4: 1/4 c. Granola w/ a bit of almond milk
5: 3 oz. pork tenderloin, roasted sweet potatoes, salad
6: 1 oz. dark chocolate

Missed the gym today. Dh was stuck in court and I ended up having to bring the kids to their extracurriculars :( teaching tomorrow and will try to get a walk in as well.

08-16-2012, 10:15 AM

1: lime basil smoothie(grapes, spinach, greens powder, slice of lime, basil, 1/2 orange, 1/2 banana, stevia and ice)
2: salad of some sort
3: pea pods w/ hummus
4: stir fried veggies topped w/ poached egg
5: sorbet

exercise: 30 min. walk, teaching step

08-16-2012, 10:57 AM
Thanks Zeffryn! The beer night was basically the exact opposite of everything SB stands for, but I was perfect the rest of the day, and I'm back on things today! Also managed to break the ice and got back to the gym (after months away) and did a step class.

Weigh in tonight at TOPS!


B: Break Frees, scrambled with broccoli, spinach, turkey and LF old cheddar
L: Chicken, spinach, and zucchini casserole with broccoli soup
S: Chicken cheese steak saute with broccoli
Sn: Greek yogurt, thrown in the freezer for 10 min, with a swirl of almond butter
Ex: 1 hour bike ride at a moderate pace, Yoga flow class

08-16-2012, 12:04 PM
Phase 1.5 or 2

B - coffee with us almond milk. Chocolate cheesecake smoothie made with Greek yogurt and frozen cherries.
L - Leftover "Chick'n" stirfry - Gardein Chick'n Strips with 1 red bell pepper and 1 small zucchini. Iced black & green tea.
S - broccoli with hummus, maybe with more red bell pepper since I have a lot!
D - GOOD question. Not sure where I will be out, but it will be ON PLAN and include lots of veggies (hopefully not more bell peppers). mmmm, if I have my way it will be grilled salmon on a big salad.
dessert - probably none. Maybe a small glass of red wine

08-17-2012, 10:10 AM

1: greek yogurt with berries, ezekiel toast w/ almond butter and cinnamon
2: stirfried veggies w/ poached egg (or salad)
3: ?
4: homemade burger patty topped w/ sauteed peppers, onions and avocado; salad; strawberry margarita mocktail
5: pina colada sorbet (homemade: fresh pineapple, unsweetened coconut milk, unsweetened coconut shavings)

exercise: 45 min. walk, grocery shopping with two kids

08-17-2012, 11:26 AM
Down 2.75lbs from last week at yesterday's weigh-in :)

Wt: 171.8
B: Break free scramble (zucchini, spinach, turkey, LF old cheddar)
L: Turkey breast, veggies, gravy
Sn: Babybel, broccoli cheese soup
S: Creamy pork chops & sauerkraut. Roasted cabbage
Sn: SF fudgesicle?
Ex: 30 minute Jillian Michaels "yoga" DVD

08-18-2012, 07:51 PM

Brunch: Went to IHOP with a friend: egg white omelet (with turkey bacon, sundried tomatoes, and swiss) with steamed broccoli instead of fruit
Sn: Sugar free fudgesicle, celery and hummus
Supper: Vegetarian lettuce wraps (tofu, zucchini, broccoli slaw, celery, bell peppers, cashews)
Sn: Plain greek yogurt with a little SF jam and almond butter
Ex: 60 minute Zumba class

08-19-2012, 11:19 AM

On call today :(

B: Lettuce wrap?
L: Southwest salad, no tortillas
S: Chicken cheese steak saute, pork patty. Babybel.
Ate dinner a bit late so I hopefully won't need anything to get me through the night? Someone brought our ward one of those beautiful Edible Arrangements, though, and it's really tough to avoid all that beautiful fruit--especially the ones dipped in chocoalte!
Sn: One orange slice dipped in dark choco. Couldn't resist! I guess it would be OP in P2 and it's a lot better than the donut holes I've managed to avoid.