South Beach Diet - SBD Countdown to the New Year




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CyndiM
11-06-2012, 08:01 AM
Okay, here it is, our South Beach making it through the holidays thread. I usually gain about 10 lbs through the holidays and spend the rest of the winter taking it off. This year I'm already up 10 so no room for any gain. I want to change my pattern and get back on plan right now and breeze into the new year healthy and fit.

I plan to check in here every evening and stay accountable to my goals. Knowing I will report in just might be that extra help I need to say no to unplanned eating. I'm going to start Sunday because I've got a 4 day vacation starting tomorrow. I want to set myself up for success.

My goals:
1 - write everything down! I've gotten away from that and it really makes a difference.
2 - exercise a little every day, even 10 minutes helps. I need to re-establish the habit of exercise.
3 - Starting 11/12 I'm doing at least one week of Phase 1. I will reassess at the end of the week.
4 - no unplanned eating, no eating in the car

I know I can do this! Who else is in? What are your goals?


jekel383
11-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Cyndi I love this idea!!

Goals
1 - continue training for four day cycling event in May
2 - No eating in the car or in front of the TV (second one is harder for me)
3 - If I made it and brought it to work, I will eat it
4 - only eat when hungry, not bored or anxious. If I am willing to eat veggies for
a snack than I can indulge (been eating too many off plan snacks lately

I will check in daily too. I will be honest, I am not perfect. If I slip up, I will take ownership and do better :) I am up 7 pounds from my ticker. Not going to change it, instead get back to 139. I would like to stay under my goal weight in 2013

weezle
11-06-2012, 06:05 PM
Ok ok ok ok.

Goals:

1) Log all food in my Lose It app.
2) Consume ACTUAL portions (not what my stomach says is a portion.)
3) Stay out of the candy basket/vending machines at work.
4) When unable to be 100% OP (holidays are tough, especially with DH's family) eat large portions of the OP choices and very small (if any) portions of the non-OP choices.
5) Stay hydrated, drinking 8-12 glasses of water a day.

That's all I got.


jekel383
11-07-2012, 07:44 AM
Achieved all but one goal yesterday. I snacked in front of the TV. However the choice of snack was red pepper slices, celery and two TBS roasted red pepper hummus.

FurnaceOfAchievement
11-07-2012, 11:48 AM
Yes for this thread! I'm in the same spot myself, Cyndi.

Goals:
1 - re-establish and strengthen habit of exercising daily
2 - stay committed to food journal
3 - always have meals planned for at least 1 day in advance

pinkcandiez
11-07-2012, 12:59 PM
I like this ! :)
My goals:
1. No grazing. Anything I eat will be served on a plate.
2. Limit coffee to one to two cups a day (had 3 today :s)
3. No eating after 8pm
4. Eat only when hungry

I really hope to do this since grazing is my major problem !

weezle
11-07-2012, 09:46 PM
Checking in. Did fine today, resisted candy, oops need a little more water. But otherwise ok. This weekend will be interesting, as one of my besties is coming down from Chicago and staying with us. I imagine there will be eating out at restaurants, which is always a challenge.

But, one day at a time.

Oh Cyyynnndddiiiii...... How are yoooouuuuuu?

CyndiM
11-08-2012, 08:10 AM
I am on vacation and all bets are off until Sunday. I didn't do any unplanned eating or eat in the car. Unfortunately it's so windy that a walk on the beach was out of the question.

jekel383
11-08-2012, 08:11 AM
Yesterday was great until the commute from he**!!!! It took us 3.5 hours to get home. Broke down and ate the emergency Halloween candy (snack size Almond Joy and 1/2 of a Reese's PB cup). We made a quick pit stop at McDonald's (only place open). Did I choose wisely......NO! Small fry and a chipolte chicken wrap, fried not grilled. Not beating myself up over it as I had not eaten fast food in probably 6 months. Today will be a good day :)

Cyndi enjoy your much deserved weekend!!

jekel383
11-09-2012, 08:13 AM
Resisted temptation, but still retaining water hmmmm. Maybe a few days off will get my system back to normal. How is everyone else fairing! Cyndi hope the wind dies down and you can enjoy the beach :)

jenne1017
11-10-2012, 02:13 AM
Great Idea Cyndi - I am in! I've gained 10 since my surgery and I want to get it off (as much before cruise as possible but I plan to stay OP during it, save a few drinks) so PH1 for a week for me!

GOALS
1. Log my food here every day.
2. Not be lazy - I am home through Tuesday now so I need to cook more, prep snacks, etc.
3. In addition to my PT, go to the gym 2x more a week and swim once a week.
4. No eating after 9p and only water at that time!

TwynnB
11-10-2012, 07:24 AM
UGH - I really really need to change my 'frame of mind', and can't quite get myself to do it. I think part of it is just having skinny young children that can/need higher fat foods!! A large part of my problem is to nibble before bedtime, when I'm not truly hungry. Thinking of my goals...

**not to eat past 8 pm
**drink more H2O
**stop the nibbling! I don't need a few nuggets of kid's cereal!
**dark choco is okay - but limited, Tammy!!

jenne1017
11-10-2012, 11:45 AM
Day 1 (green is done, red not accomplished and black is TBD)

GOALS
1. Log my food here every day.
2. Not be lazy - I am home through Tuesday now so I need to cook more, prep snacks, etc.
3. In addition to my PT, go to the gym 2x more a week and swim once a week.
4. No eating after 9p and only water at that time!

CyndiM
11-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Two days of not eating in the car and exercising. Tomorrow food will be limited to what needs to be finished then Monday Phase 1 starts. I'm also going to start logging again tomorrow. That should be scary

jenne1017
11-11-2012, 03:29 PM
Day 2 (green is done, red not accomplished and black is TBD)

GOALS
1. Log my food here every day.
2. Not be lazy - I am home through Tuesday now so I need to cook more, prep snacks, etc.
3. In addition to my PT, go to the gym 2x more a week and swim once a week.
4. No eating after 9p and only water at that time!

weezle
11-12-2012, 10:38 AM
The weekend was an epic fail. :moo: Starting over now. So ashamed and self esteem is at a new low. Back on the wagon though. No more excuses!!!

CyndiM
11-12-2012, 08:24 PM
I exercised today, so points for that. I wrote about half my food down, then I got lazy. That was right about the time I ate several handfuls of non-Phase 1 food. Tomorrow will be better. For now I'll be happy with the progress I made today.

jenne1017
11-12-2012, 10:46 PM
Day 3

GOALS
1. Log my food here every day.
2. Not be lazy - I am home through Tuesday now so I need to cook more, prep snacks, etc.
3. In addition to my PT, go to the gym 2x more a week and swim once a week.
4. No eating after 9p and only water at that time! (ate some almonds at 9:30)

TwynnB
11-13-2012, 06:16 AM
Report on yesterday for me - I really try over the weekend, although I wasn't *that* bad...

**not to eat past 8 pm :carrot:
**drink more H2O:carrot:
**stop the nibbling! I don't need a few nuggets of kid's cereal!:carrot:
**dark choco is okay - but limited, Tammy!! :carrot:

And, I got a good run in!

I really had to restrain myself from snacking about 9 pm...I think I was truly hungry...and didn't want h20 so I wouldn't be peeing all night!!

Day 2...here she comes...one day at a time...

CyndiM
11-13-2012, 06:48 AM
I am making my plan for the day, including where I can get a bread free lunch. Being on the road every day is challenging. I know I can do this!

jekel383
11-13-2012, 08:23 AM
I seem to be on the excuse roller coaster this past month. Great for a few days then out of control on the downhill! Not anymore! Yesterday was purge day. Enjoy one last dessert and purge the house of unhealthy items and clean the house. I feel better when the house is clean. Today is the real deal P1, not my usual 1 3/4 lol. I know 7 pounds is not the end of the world, but it's 7 pounds closer to where I used to be. Time for them to go!

jenne1017
11-13-2012, 11:44 AM
GOALS
1. Log my food here every day.
2. Not be lazy - I am home through Tuesday now so I need to cook more, prep snacks, etc.
3. In addition to my PT, go to the gym 2x more a week and swim once a week.
4. No eating after 9p and only water at that time!

jenne1017
11-14-2012, 10:54 AM
GOALS
1. Log my food here every day.
2. Not be lazy - I am home through Tuesday now so I need to cook more, prep snacks, etc. (packed my lunch and snacks last night)
3. In addition to my PT, go to the gym 2x more a week and swim once a week.
4. No eating after 9p and only water at that time!

jekel383
11-14-2012, 08:27 PM
Great day! Completed a true P1 day. Even made a huge batch of chili. Stuck to my goals except the eating in the living room, still working on that one

TwynnB
11-15-2012, 06:35 AM
I've been doing pretty well on mine. I did eat past 8 pm (caved!!), and it was funny the scale was 1.5 lbs lower than yesterday....how the heck that happened, I'll never know.

Not too bad, not too bad...

jekel383
11-15-2012, 07:38 AM
Lol gotta love it, mine was down 2 from Sunday. Let's see how I fair being back to work. Today I promise to drink ALL my water. Coffee and flavored shelter do not count today

Salus
11-26-2012, 02:00 PM
Lots of inspiration here, my goals are:

1. continue with being mindful of what I am eating and staying on program
2. not giving in to the inner voice that says "it's okay if you only have a bite" or "I'll just make this/buy this for my girls" when really none of us need it and if being honest my ulterior motive would be for me not my daughters. It isn't okay and that begins the downward spiral so I need to be conscious and open to what I am 'really' thinking, after all, the only one who suffers from those slips and internal games is me and my health
3. Being real - it is the holidays and even with an iron-will, perfection may not be totally attainable. The book refers to consistency, not perfection so if there is a time during vacation that I choose to eat something, it will be planned, compensated for and not put into the 'cheating' category which to me means being 'bad' and sends me into all-or-nothing thinking which I no longer engage in. Christmas day, I am going to eat turkey and I will plan for success but if the desire to have a non-program food hits, I will also give myself permission to enjoy one thing or create a substitution (like the peanut butter cups I read about this morning), take a longer after-meal walk and then get on with my program and not get into self-sabotage or negative thinking. If it's planned, it enables me to make choices verses acting on impulse. Lapse not collapse mindset.
4. Celebrate and enjoy the season through non-food activities
3. Continue with my usual gym routine (cardio 5x week, strength training 3x week and lots of outdoor play on weekends with my husband and kids)
4. Rejoice in success and buy myself a nice Christmas gift for doing my best

That's it for now....

Salus