South Beach Diet - On Plan Thread: August 27-September 2, 2012




shelflife
08-27-2012, 09:17 AM
Here's to another week on plan!


shelflife
08-27-2012, 09:33 AM
Starting a new rotation this week! I'm not sure how i'm going to find it but i suspect it will be considerably busier than the last!

Wt: 172.8 :eek:-- that's the weekend bloat catching up with me.
B: The last of my stuffed peppers
Sn: Babybel & V8 if there's time
L: Turkey chili and cauliflower
Sn: Pistachios
S: Spaghetti squash deep dish pie
Ex: Gonna try starting the Insanity workout series today!

FurnaceOfAchievement
08-27-2012, 12:38 PM
Ph2

Ex: jog around block
B: Edge shake, coffee w/ sf creamer
L: leftover taco stuffed bell pepeprs
D: whole grain pasta with turkey meat sauce
S: light yogurt and kiwi


ultimatebea
08-27-2012, 02:21 PM
Today - well, so far -

B: turkey bacon, scrambled eggs with onion, green pepper
S: almonds
L: created thing: mushrooms, chicken, peppers, onion, diced tomatoes
S: ff greek yogurt, splenda
D: chili, salad, lf cheese
water, water , water

Here we go!!

EmmaD
08-27-2012, 04:05 PM
Looks like Phase 1. Also doesn't look like much food but all the portions are quite large; more than 4.5 cups of veggies for sure.

B - Mocha Greek yogurt shake with spinach; coffee with us coconut milk
L - Giant romaine lettuce salad with olive oil/apple cider vinegar and 2 hard-boiled eggs. Tomato salad with fresh basil. Brewed white tea.
S- not sure yet, might involve some roasted nuts... mmm...
D - salmon burger, cauliflower "rice", cucumber/dill salad

Exercise: who knows...

shelflife
08-28-2012, 09:17 AM
Wt 171.4
B: Greek yogurt with SF jam & peanut butter
Sn: Unsweetened iced tea. Babybel & V8
L: Spicy black bean patty with a cheese slice and tomato.
Sn: A few turkey slices and a laughing cow wedge.
S: Hearty Mexican salad (from a Chipotle-style restaurant)
Sn: Protein muffin
Ex: 40 minute Insanity workout

RiverGirl
08-28-2012, 10:18 PM
Im back after several weeks of parties and bbqs... and while I cant say I was very beachy, I did manage to moderate and not gain back more than 2 lbs of what I had lost, which considering the onslaught of gatherings I had to attend, I am actually quite proud of myself.
At any rate starting back on phase 1(ish) to readjust myself to the beach.

Todays menu:
2 eggs poached topped with homemade salsa, rf cheese & green onions
a cup of skim milk

1 oz of cashews
2 celery stalks

Chicken caeser salad
a cup of skim milk

Thats all I could manage today, as my stomach was upset.... well that and a gallon of tea.
Hopefully tomorrow is better.

shelflife
08-29-2012, 09:18 AM
Wt 171.4

B: protein muffin x 2
Sn: Babybel, cake pop
L: Spaghetti squash pie, some caesar salad, and some marinated vegetable salad.
Sn: Cake pop :devil:
S: Orange beef & broccoli, spinach
Ex: 40 minute Insanity workout

EmmaD
08-29-2012, 02:40 PM
I am up 3 lbs after an August of binge-iness. grrrrr. It's like I'm half completely on plan/half out of control eating junk. Gotta reel it in! Three more days in August...

Phase 1

B - coffee with us coconut milk; half of it used in a spinach creme caramel mocha smoothie made with Greek yogurt.
L - weekend glow kale salad (http://ohsheglows.com/2011/06/17/weekend-glow-kale-salad/), except I am missing some of the ingredients (avocado/carrots/raisins). I think I will add some baked tofu to this, since I appear to only lose weight when I increase protein. Cup of white tea.
S - homemade cocoa-roasted soy nuts
D Attempting to make a lowfat/high protein "cream" of broccoli soup. Could be a disaster! Big green salad on the side with lemon juice/flaxseed oil vinaigrette.
dessert - none? cup of tea maybe

EmmaD
08-29-2012, 02:55 PM
B: protein muffin x 2


Hey, what recipe do you use for these?
I have had some real bombs in this protein muffin/bar/ball arena ... but I am always happy to try again!

shelflife
08-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Hey, what recipe do you use for these?
I have had some real bombs in this protein muffin/bar/ball arena ... but I am always happy to try again!

Hey Emma,
I used Little b's recipe (http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/2012/08/strawberry-banana-protein-muffins.html). They're P2 compatible, pretty dense, and not too sweet. They weren't so amazing I wanted to eat the whole batch or anything, but they weren't bad at all. My BF (who does not watch what he eats) thought they were awesome. I'd use a food processor instead of a blender, though, as mine didn't mix very well.

EmmaD
08-29-2012, 04:18 PM
Hey Emma,
I used Little b's recipe (http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/2012/08/strawberry-banana-protein-muffins.html). They're P2 compatible, pretty dense, and not too sweet. They weren't so amazing I wanted to eat the whole batch or anything, but they weren't bad at all. My BF (who does not watch what he eats) thought they were awesome. I'd use a food processor instead of a blender, though, as mine didn't mix very well.

Cool, thanks - I checked it out. She lots of protein bar/muffins etc. Great resource.

Also - I just found on that site about freezing pureed spinach to add to smoothies (http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/2012/04/new-series-tip-for-tuesday.html) - brilliant!

shelflife
08-30-2012, 09:10 AM
Wt 171.4 -- i'm not usually one to get hung up on scale numbers (which is why I'm ok weighing daily) but I'm kinda sick of this number ;)

B: Protein muffin x 2
Sn: Babybel
L: Leftover beef & broccoli
S: Spaghetti squash with meat sauce.
Ex: 40 minute Insanity video

FurnaceOfAchievement
08-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Shelf, I commiserate your number annoyance. I finally just broke my stint at 170.6 for a few days - got down to 169.4 this morning.

Ph2
B: Edge shake, coffee with sugar free creamer
L: Soup or subway salad
S: fresh strawberries, 0-cal iced tea
D: whole grain spaghetti with turkey meat sauce, 1 g red wine, green vegs on side

zeffryn
08-30-2012, 06:08 PM
Holy cow, this week has been crazy with the hurricane isaac situation. first it wasn't coming, then it was, then it wasn't...I have way too much hurricane junk food around the house now!

P3

1: cottage cheese with stevia and cinnamon, fresh berries, chai tea brewed in almond milk
2: sauteed veggies w/poached egg
3: 2 wasa flatbreads with 1/4 avocado each and 1 chopped hardboiled egg
4: chicken burger patty; peas

exercise: 45 min. treadmill

shelflife
08-31-2012, 09:11 AM
Zeffryn -- I hope ultimately Isaac didn't affect you and your fam too much!

Wt: 172.0
B: Egg whites scrambled with chicken breast, spinach, and some cheddar
L: Orange beef & broccoli
Sn: Babybel
S: ?

happy friday!

zeffryn
08-31-2012, 12:35 PM
Shelf - not at all really. I think we had a small branch in the backyard down and some leaves. The kids enjoyed playing in the rain the entire day with their friends!

P3

1: hot lemon water; raspberry cheesecake smoothie (cottage cheese, US coconut milk, vanilla, stevia, fresh raspberries)
2: tuna salad with veggies with celery dippers
3: apple with pb; green tea latte
4: going out: salad with salmon

exercise: lifted back and arms, 30 min. treadmill

SO tired today. whew.

EmmaD
08-31-2012, 05:48 PM
Phase 1

B - coffee w/ us coconut milk. Green cafe caramel smoothie - Greek yogurt, the remains of my coffee, frozen pureed spinach (thanks shelflife for the link to that idea!), Torani sf caramel syrup...
L - Cauliflower crust pizza (with peppers & veggie pepperoni & "veggie shreds" OH MY so delicious! and 1 cup of veg in the crust alone)
S - roasted soy nuts, kale chips
D - Soup n' Salad: homemade "cream" of broccoli soup. Romaine lettuce salad.
dessert - nsa hot chocolate

zeffryn
09-01-2012, 09:52 AM
P3

1: cinnamon omelet (2 eggs, cinnamon, stevia) filled with 1 T. cream cheese; half cup of coffee with almond milk
2: salmon salad with veggies in lettuce cups,
3: apple or hard boiled egg; green tea latte
4: spinach salad with berries, pecans and goat cheese - oil and vinegar dressing
5: yogurt with cinnamon, stevia and berries

exercise: teaching a 90 min. jumpstart class with step, core work and yoga; helping friends move in the afternoon

shelflife
09-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Wt. 171.0

B: Black bean burger with tomato, spinach, avocado and laughing cow
L: Protein muffin
Sn: Cupcake :(
S: Greek salad with chicken
Sn: SF Fudgesicle
Ex: 40 minute Insanity video

zeffryn
09-02-2012, 09:39 AM
P3

1: cinnamon omelet (I forgot how good these things are!) - filled with stevia sweetened blended cottage cheese
2: going out for lunch...not sure where...
3: hard boiled egg
4: chicken with mushroom sauce; sweet potatoes mashed with US coconut milk
5: yogurt?

exercise: rest day, but continuing to help move

shelflife
09-02-2012, 12:29 PM
Zeffryn: Good to hear you guys are alright and your kiddos even had some fun with it! You're helping friends move, right? When is your big move to the new digs?
Emma: Glad you've found the site useful! The aesthetics of the blog aren't outstanding or anything, but I find her recipes much more practical than a lot of the healthy-living bloggers -- which I totally appreciate! Did the pureed spinach work out?

Slept in today and it felt good! Last week, three of my five days worked were longer than 12 hours. I was there from 8am-9pm on Friday! SO glad I don't work tomorrow either :D It's reeeallly nice to have a few days off from the work, sleep, repeat, cycle I was getting into.

Wt: 170.4
B: Multigrain toaster waffle with 1T peanut butter, 1/2 banana, and 2Tbsp SF syrup.
L: Leftover spaghetti squash meatball casserole thing.
S: Zucchini pizzas (http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/08/recipe-for-grilled-zucchini-pizza.html) topped with chicken sausage, part-skim mozza, feta, and spinach.
Sn: Greek yogurt and berries?
Ex: 40 minute Insanity video. Wore my HRM for the first time with it and burned 495 calories -- I was b/w 175-185bpm most of the video!