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08-12-2003, 07:00 AM
SO, what have you been thinking of tasting that you have NEVER tasted before?

I have been thinking of tasting that chocolate bar in my freezer.......well not any more. I had a chat with myself and decided I only wanted it because it was there! I wanted it, BUT, I really didn't want it and I know you all know what I mean.

I wanted to taste the ricotta dessert, but I think I am the only one here that did NOT like it. I am going to taste it again. It is still in the white monster and isn't it funny that I don't want it, but wanted the chocolate bar!
When I DO want something, and I know I shouldn't, but then I say I can't deprive myself or I could set myself up for a slip, and maybe even a BIG slip, I adhere to the 3 bite rule. Take 3 bites, REGULAR ones, not eat the whole thing in 3 bites and say well, I only had 3 bites! This satifies the "need" for something and it makes you feel okay with yourself. NO GUILT. May not work for all, but you don't have to make a habit of it, just use it for the times when you may slip and this can help. They say it is mind over matter and how true a statement this is. It is my mind over the matter of cake, cookies, pie, ice cream and even MORE NUTS!

So, what have you wanted to taste?

Make this a tasty Tuesday and try something new, And give it the 3 bite rule! Taste it, decide whether you like it, and if it was not on SBD only taste 3 bites.

Going to play cards today. Already told the host that I would not be eating her "goodies" and she is getting me some nuts!!! Cashews!! I WILL incorporate MIND OVER MATTER today!

Hope you all have a Tasty Tuesday.

Lady :flame:

08-12-2003, 07:50 AM
Good Morning:

Day one is over with and I must say it went quite well. No cravings or hunger.

I'm with you Lady I do not like that Ricotta stuff, no matter what I mix with it or how long I mix it, it tastes nasty:yikes:

Well on to day 2 and thanks for the warm welcome:D

08-12-2003, 08:13 AM
Good morning chicksters! Boy, I really should have used the 3 bite rule last night! The women I work with brought in dinner for my birthday (which is later this week.) It was so sweet and thoughtful of them, and I was really touched.

Unfortunately it was about as far from SBD guidelines as you can get! I just couldn't say "sorry, I can't eat that" when they went to the trouble to surprise me! Maybe I should have, but I just couldn't. So....for the first time in the past couple of weeks, I really blew it. Not just a little slip or one bad choice...a whole, big old non SBD meal :o I don't feel guilty so much as resigned.

I am thinking about restarting phase 1...maybe it will strengthen my resolve and get me back on track? But I also know there will always be some occasion, some excuse to make bad choices. I don't suppose 2 weeks on phase 1 will change that? :(

Maybe all I need to do is redouble my efforts? My actual birthday is later this week and as of right now there are no plans (that I know of) for a cake or anything. I don't think my DH will do that to me! Bless him!

As for what I want to taste today...I think I have done all the tasting I need to, thank you very much! :lol:

Here's hoping you all have a great day!

08-12-2003, 08:42 AM

I'm about ready to start phase one again. I can't seem to leave things alone. My hubby works nights & when I'm home alone, well, sometimes I can't be trusted!!:devil: Those pistacios and fudgsicles are haunting me!! I'm not very happy this morning. I have to get my self straightened out. I'm not even close to where I want to be & I certainly don't want to gain anything back! Please chicks, help me out here! Kick my butt or whatever you think I might need!!!:rollpin:

08-12-2003, 08:42 AM
good morning ladies....yesterday was a semi good day...perfect except to many OP snacks last night....they have calories too. :(

lady....I don't like that ricotta either...NASTY!! I am going to try it one more time though....I can't believe I don't like something that everyone raves about!!! So not me!!

ZuzeQ...good going on day are on your way!!

Franny...I would not have been able to turn down such a nice gesture either....:) Wonder why we don't like that ricotta?? :shrug:

08-12-2003, 08:49 AM
Dotismom...I have the same problem...My husband goes to work real early in the wee hours...He goes to bed very early in the evening....I am left to my own devices and all I want to do is eat!!! I am fine until he goes to bed and then this evil :devil: side of me appears....and, she wants to do bad things. :yikes: like eat!!!!

08-12-2003, 09:18 AM

Journal your feelings along with your food.

Writing helps.

Keep good things around.

Plan for those times that you are feeling alone.

Come here and Post.

Think before you act and ask this? Do I really want it OR do I want it?

Lady :flame:

08-12-2003, 09:27 AM
Morning all you beach
(don't ya just wish?)

Anyway....I couldn't get here yesterday, it was sooo busy at work..
I missed you guys..

I've been slipping...badly...:mad: TOM is here and I now know why I've had such cravings the past week, (didn't realize it was coming) 3 donuts, ice cream bar, choc cake (all yesterday!!)

I'm re-committing myself to Phase 1 again...starting NOW:rollpin: :rollpin: I was feeling so good when I was in control, I love this WOL and can't understand why I sabotage it...

Now the good news: I've actually been walking the puppy 2 miles each night, even did it twice on Sunday!!! My new goal is to walk her 2 miles in the AM, then again at night....:D

Lady, thanks for the 3 bite rule....that will help ALOT:)

Looking forward to the messages of the day....I'm also going to be calling out for help if I feel myself getting out of control.

Have a great one !!


08-12-2003, 09:33 AM

You CAN and WILL succeed.

Take a deep breath and think healthy.

Marcie :flame:

08-12-2003, 09:37 AM
I just have to say thank you to all of you for your support. It was these message boards that helped me decide to do the SBD in the first place. Now, one week later, I feel great! I lost 9 pounds so far but that's not my biggest achievement. Last night I went out to my favorite restaurant with friends and, while I would normally order chicken & cheddar on a roll w/ french fries dipped in honey mustard and an Amstel light, I actually just had some regular chicken and water. I even had french fries on my plate and didn't touch them! I love this WOE!:cb: Next Tuesday I get weighed and measured at the gym and believe it or not I can't wait!:)

08-12-2003, 09:46 AM
Thanks Marcie...:)

Great job Noette....not even 1 ff..I'm impressed!!!

I was thinking....even with my slip ups I keep coming back...
before, I would just give up...there must be something to this diet for me to keep plugging along....
then again, it could be the company here...such a great group!!!

Thanks so much for being there to lean on....I'm here for the long run, no matter how long it takes me..:D


08-12-2003, 09:54 AM just put into words what I have been thinking!!!! I keep trying everyday!! That is something for me....I look forword everday to the inspiration I get here....I think it is you guys....:flow2:

08-12-2003, 10:17 AM

didi & Whimsey I find the same thing...when I slip up I don't let it keep going. For some reason on this program I don't let the bad take over the good, I just start over with good stuff. I don't know what it is....Maybe we are just ready to do this.

Hang in there and have a op day!!!

08-12-2003, 10:38 AM
Greetings Beachsters!!!!!
Well thankfully I am still on plan after my little " I think I will have some brown rice, even though I am on day 14". Could I have just waited a few more hours until I was on Phase 2!!!!!! That's Ok, If that was my only cheat on Phase 1, I consider myself lucky. I am still plugging away on Phase 1 today, as I did yesterday (to make up for brown rice slip ). I haven't weighed lately, but my pants are hanging off my butt like a rap star...

Lady- I am with you girl with those Ricotta desserts. I can't even stomach the thought. Have fun at your card game. Don't go "nuts"!!!

Franny- happy early birthday. You deserve to cheat a little on your birthday. Don't beat yourself up about it, just get back on track!!

Noette- impressive french fry rejection abilities!!!

Whimsey- At least your snacks were OP. It could have been worse.....

to all the peeps who have "relapsed" or are having a hard time staying on track..........KEEP COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a fabulous day!!!

08-12-2003, 11:25 AM
Good Morning: Lady- thanks for the 3 bite rule. I'll remenber this when I want a BIG taste of something. good for you with the chocolate bar still in the freezer.

Since I am new to this thread, I'm going to be generic, since I can never keep all the names straight. The first time I tried the ricotta cream I hated it too. That was the vanilla. Yesterday I made the Lime, and didn't like that either. But now the chocolate, after i doctored it a little i really like. I make it in one cup batches and add an exta tsp and 1/2 of cocoa. Add 2 or 3 pakgs. of splenda. Add another 1/2 tsp. of vanilla, and then add 1/2 to 3/4 tsp. of brandy extract. Whiz it in the food processor until it is smooth and creamy. It gets rid of that grainy texture, and that little brandy adds a little something special.

I'm on day 4 of Phase 2 and I am tempted to go back to 1. I haven't cheated, but I am starting to crave, which I didn't before. Also on Ph. 1 I never had heartburn and last night I had a mild case of heartburn after supper. Anyone else have similar problems?

I'm with all of you other nut lovers. especially pistachios and almonds. It is hard to count out just 30 or 15. I want a whole handful.

I am trying the recipe for Perfection Salad today. That hasn't a calorie in it I don't think. At least very few. Hope I like it. I really am enjoying reading all your posts and support. It helps a lot to know how others handle situation that have come up for them.

Have another great day on the Beach? Ann

P.S. Do any of you belong to the South Beach on line program?

08-12-2003, 11:53 AM
I MADE it through day one !!!! I am SOOOOOOOOO excited abt this:)

OOOOOO I think the 3 bite rule is not a good idea for me . I know I am weak, so I will just STAY AWAY, at least for the next 2 weeks:) I need to make it through my induction.

However...... A nice size Piece of Deep Fried Cod would be AWESOME....... Mmmmmm, With lemon and tartar sauce *YUMMY*

08-12-2003, 12:06 PM
Hello everone!!!!!! I am on day 2 of phase 1 and i noticed this morning i feel very sluggish and i could barely lift a weight in the gym this morning i am not having the headaches but i do feel weak,please tell me this will pass!

I think right now i would like to taste a white carb:^: BUT I WILL NOT of course!!!!!!

I did find something that helps the ricotta alot, i mixed the ricotta with splenda,cocoa(baking powder) vanilla and i found sugar free carb free chocolate syrup made with sweet n low made the ricotta really good,i hope this syrup is okay:?: If not please someone tell me:D

08-12-2003, 12:20 PM
The syrup sounds good. I also put 6 Mini chocolate chips on mine and about a tsp of livered almonds on top. Just gives it a little extra pazazz along with the brandy extract. Ann

08-12-2003, 12:47 PM
Good morning :wave:

Congrats to all those who are losing weight :cp:

To those who are struggling~~don't give up!!!

This is something that I've kept over from doing the Body for Life program. It works for me. (after induction period)
I usually have my Tasty Thursdays where DH and I go out for dinner. I consider it my FREE MEAL. I stay OP all week and during the day on Thursdays, but for dinner I choose whatever I want. Since I have been on SBD I have tried to keep it within bounds, only a few extras.
For example, last Thursday we went out for Mexican and I had fajitas with grilled blackened chicken breast, portabello mushrooms, shrimp, onions, red bell peppers and summer squash. I gave DH my rice and beans. I had a diet coke instead of a marguarita BUT I did have one fresh made flour tortilla (gave the others to DH) and 5 lg tortilla chips with my guacamole. No dessert.
Once I get back into an exercising routine, I will have whatever I want for my FREE MEAL.

08-12-2003, 01:51 PM
Hi Everyone,

I can't say that I've been doing really well on keeping OP, but my "cheats" aren't as bad as they use to be. If I could just sit and read this forum I'd do wonderfully. I'm always so inspired and determined after reading everyones post. But then little things pull me off track, like work. :) I have learned to quit heading for the snack machine every time I get stressed, which is a major accomplishment.

What really amazes me, is how rotten I feel after eating carbs/sugar. I've been worried about diabetes because of sever headaches and vision problems after over indulging. So why do I do this to myself??? Like others have said, I keep trying since I feel so much better.

Hope everyone has a great day.

08-12-2003, 03:00 PM
:wave: from beautiful Vancouver Island!
I've definitely wandered off the Beach but am walking a lot. Smarty pants Ellis fixed my pedometer for me and I'm trying for 10,000 steps. I've made it only one day but will keep trying.
Friday I have a date with the scale at home and will be back on strict Phase I again.
It sounds like everyone is doing very well.
Welcome to all the new folks.

08-12-2003, 07:11 PM
Hi everyone ...

Okay, guess we have a whole thread of ricotta haters (blech!) ...

jessjohnsmom ... it will pass ... stay the course.

lady ... mmmmm cashews ... that would mean gaining a pound overnight for me!

2B ... good idea, one night a week and sounds like you're doing a great job of not really straying that one night ...

franny ... happy early birthday!!! mine's on the 20th and I'm going to an all you can eat seafood place ... lobster, lobster, lobster ...

noette ... good job ... great loss!!!

didi and whimsey ... it is so much easier to come back when there are group of supportive people to come back to ...

Have a great evening everyone!!!


08-12-2003, 08:16 PM
For all of you who hate the Ricotta and love chocolate...try this:

16 oz package of Ricotta
8 oz Cottage Cheese
2-3 T Fat Free Half & Half (you have to use all that stuff up anyway before it goes bad)
Unsweetened cocoa powder and artificial sweetener to taste...
(I like to use about 1/4-1/2 cup cocoa powder and 8-12 packs of Equal for my recipe).

Blend it all in a food processor until creamy...

Tastes like the filling for a chocolate cheese cake...

08-12-2003, 08:23 PM
Another thing I like to do...since I don't have time to eat before I go to work...

I take 2 eggs in a small tupperware container. Then, when I get to work, I scramble them in the microwave for 1 minute and about 15 seconds...and I buy the canned V8 its easy to pack and carry with me.

I bought an extra bottle of salad dressing and I keep it in the fridge at work for daily salads...

...and I've found that the Metamucil fiber pills do work, especially if you are going to stray from the program for lunch or dinner. Just take 4-6 of them with a glass of water about 30-45 minutes before you eat. Oh, and be sure and get Metamucil...the other brands are not "all natural" like Metamucil...


08-12-2003, 10:23 PM
I guess I had my one nite out today. We went to a new Italian Restaurant in our area. You may have one Carabas' Italian Grill. I wasn't too bad, but when they brought the hot crusty country style bread and herbed olive oil to dip it in, I had to indulge. 21/2 small pieces which would be about the size of one regular slice of bread, I guess. but I didn't have pasta, had shrimp and scallops, but they had a light breading on them, not deep fried, with a light lemon sauce. Also a salad and Italian style zucchini. (I had to put the bread away, because I certainly could have indulged more.) Water and a decaf coffee. So tomorrow back to the phase one plan for the day. I'll have to try the Metamucil fiber tabs, as that is a continuing problem for me.

A friend who is on Atkins plan, gave me an Atkins low carb bar, actually 3 small peanut butter cups, no sugar, and since I had already gone off plan, I ate the whole thing tonight. It was really very good. Anyone know about the Atkins bars. Are they allowed?

See you tomorrow. :wave: Ann

08-12-2003, 10:43 PM
Good evening all
Husband and I just got back from a walk on the beach. I bought a harness for my dog thinking it would make life easier but he was just awful.It was actually easier when he was gasping for breathe pulling on his choke collar. When we walk the neiborhood streets he is fine but the beach walk is full of people and other dogs.. My taste for today was anise bulb which my husband made for dinner. It was kind of good. Don't want it everyday but it was different.He also made the riccotta with sf ff pistachio pudding and a few chopped pisachios. That was yummy. Marcie: I have to give you a lot of credit. I don't think I could last with a chocolate bar in the fridge. Good for you. Dotismom: My husband works a lot of evening shifts and then I'm in trouble. That's when I get on this machine and let it take me all over the world. A glass of water at my side and hours can pass. Hope averyone else had a good day and a strong tomorrow..... Julie

08-13-2003, 04:52 AM
Hello to all! Been on Atkins 2weeks, down 9.5. will be a beach bum on monday! You have a great support system going here! hope I'll have as much success as you all have! Have a Great day at the Beach!!! Lenee.