South Beach Diet - On Plan Thread, September 16-22

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09-16-2013, 01:22 AM
It's time for a new week of talking On-Plan! This is the place for South Beach meal plan and food support, encouragement and questions.

Anyone, from any phase (1, 1.5, 2, 3, etc.) can post, and those who are new to 3FC are especially encouraged to do so!

This thread is for questions, sharing advice and strategies, and encouraging each other to stay on plan. It is not for chatting about daily life unrelated to this topic. Members have indicated that they would like to have chatting remain in the Daily Thread, so any posts that are off topic or chatty will be moved by the mods to the Daily.

People in different phases of South Beach post here so it will help everyone if you indicate what phase you're in when you post. Thanks!

While you may certainly find, from time to time, the need to ask for help after going off plan, remember that this thread is about staying on plan. When you share details of off plan foods you've eaten, it can upset, tempt, and otherwise frustrate other members, so please keep these details to a minimum.

So, share with us: How are you staying on plan this week?

09-16-2013, 01:28 AM
As I recall, the original On Plan Thread was created so that Beachers in all phases could post and receive support in a format separate from the daily chat. This intro was written by our Moderator, Cottage, and was copied and pasted by whoever chose to start the next weekly thread.

I'd love to see it be a part of the weekly thread again...

09-16-2013, 01:50 AM
I have several big weeks ahead and I recognize that planning ahead is going to be my key to successfully staying on plan. This week I start work tomorrow and will have only Thursday and Friday off before my contractor friends show up to help complete a renovation project. They will be living with us for the 7-10 days it takes to finish.

So, I'm pretty set to stay on plan this week. I (like Chickadeee) don't get time to eat lunch at work and so I've stocked up on yummy local pears and WW english muffins. It does work for me to slice my pear and toast my muffin at work for eating in between.
In the past, it has worked quite well for me to have that large salad right after getting home from work. I think I will start that again this week because I've been slipping on my salads lately.

Today, in preparation for next week, I started cooking/freezing OP meals for our guests/helpers next week. I recognize that we will be more likely to go out...or order pizza...unless I have a healthy option already prepped. I have 5 days planned and partially prepped and thought it through to start our week with the meals that would provide handy leftovers for the guys at lunch.
This menu includes more meat than we usually eat...accomodating our guests.
Mon.-Buffalo Chili, cornbread (I'll make one batch of "mock cornbread")
Tues.-WWSpaghetti w/homemade sauce, salad, garlic bread (WW)
Wed.-Reuben sandwiches, veggies, salad
Thurs.-Mexican....refried beans, WWTortillas, guacomole, salad and homemade salsa (I'll also cook eggs for the guys)
Fri.-OP Pizza/salad

09-16-2013, 09:47 PM
Still pleateaued, but I am enjoying the additional treat of whole wheat products... at the very least its a nice change from my usual foods.

Here is how my days menu went:

Phase 2

Egg white omlette w/ ham, bell peppers & onion
Glass of skim milk

Veggie soup

Greek Yogurt w/ 1/3 (very large) banana

Chicken quesadilla (using a ww tortilla) w/ seasoned chicken breast, pico de gallo (tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro) and a dab of sour cream
Green beans
Glass of skim milk

Veggies w/ ranch (when munchie later)

09-17-2013, 12:00 PM
P1.5, D3

B: egg scramble with green peppers, onions, lf ham, lf cheese, V8
S: cashews, hot tea
L: homemade veggie soup (broth, broccoli, cauliflower), whole wheat toast
S: celery and cucumber in hummus
D: chili over romaine, dollop of lf sour cream
D: sf jello cup

Be well!

09-17-2013, 12:53 PM
Phase 2

B. Oatmeal and flax with almond milk and 1/2 banana
L. Salad with avocado tomato and lettuce
S. 2 lf laughing cow
S. Stir fry chicken with lots of veggies
S. Turkey pepperoni

09-17-2013, 05:51 PM
P2 (but still doing P1 -scared)

B. 2 eggs, bacon, side salad, coffee
S. Celery sticks, tomato, cheese stick
L. Yogurt, 10 almonds, coffee
D. Wheat toast, 1/2 c milk

09-18-2013, 12:32 AM
P2 (but still doing P1 -scared)

You could alway do a phase 1.5 to ease the transition, add one serving of fruit and see how it goes.... I always found adding the grains back to be the 'scary' part.

Phase 1.5 (fruit, no grain)

Soft boiled egg w/ a dab of ICBINB
V8 (1/2 serving)
Glass of skim milk

Veggie soup
Diet Coke

Greek yogurt w/ 1/2 banana

Chili w/ both chick peas & lean ground beef (along with all the other fixin's of course) topped w/ rf cheddar & a dab of sour cream
Glass of skim milk

Celery w/ pb (when -or- if munchie later on)

09-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Plan for the day - P1.5, D 4
B: turkey sausage, V8
S: celery, laughing cow
L: no darn idea
S: APPLE!!!! whoo hooo
D: chinese stir fry - chicken, cashews, broccoli, celery, pea pods

Be well!

09-18-2013, 05:16 PM

B 2 eggs, green beans, cheese, coffee
S celery, pb
L ham rollups
S yogurt with 2 tbsp granola, tomato slices

09-19-2013, 12:17 AM
Phase 1.5 ish (fruit, no grain)

Egg white omlette w/ ham, brocolli & rf cheddar
Glass of skim milk

Greek yogurt & 1/2 banana

Taco salad w/ romaine lettuce, seasoned chicken breast, tomato, green onion, rf cheddar, salsa & ranch

Piece of chocolate (though, not as dark as it should have been)

Chili (left over from yesterday) w/ dab of sour cream
Glass of skim milk

Veggies w/ spinach dip (if munchie in a bit)

09-19-2013, 10:10 AM
B. Oatmeal with flax and almond milk
L. 1/3 cup cottage cheese with 3 italian plums
S. Out - family birthday celebration and probably a cupcake. We are a small family so there arent too many celebrations.

Trying to stay away from scale. I am obssed with it

09-20-2013, 01:05 PM
P1.5, D5
B/S/L: egg scramble w/green pepper, onions, tomato, turkey bacon, lf cheese, V8, i slice ww toast (DH's birthday - big brunch!)

S: not sure . . .

D: OUT for DH's b'day: salad, sirloin, broccoli if I am REALLY good, but probably a sweet potato
D: gonna skip it - see above sweet potato reference

Be well!

09-20-2013, 11:57 PM
Todays menu was of the phase 1 variety... been thinking about doing a week of phase 1, though I have a planned cheat tomorrow, so maybe not.

2 eggs scrambled

veggie soup w/ lentils
Diet coke

Celery w/ pb

Chicken caesar salad w/ chicken breast, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumber & Renee's garlic lovers dressing
Glass of skim milk

Veggies w/ ranch