South Beach Diet - All for One Thursday DAILY Beach 8/21

08-21-2003, 07:42 AM
We are in this together, here for each other and here to support, give tips, ideas and comfort........

NOW! For a little bit of insight into THINGS! MY point of view.

Some of you have been a little down and out.

PLEASE tell yourselves this:

Health is our goal weight loss is our gift.

You don't HAVE to follow the SBD to a tee. If it isn't working for you yet, or you are faltering, try some of these helpful hints:

Throw out the word diet and replace it with health. You aren't on a diet, you are eating healthy and making healthy decisions.
You choose NOT to eat something.
You are in control.
You can eat less, use smaller portions and learn to leave at least one bite on your plate.
You can say NO.
You can have things, just use the 3 bite rule.
You can become a lable reader.
You can plan ahead, keep a food/feeling journal.
You can eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks.
You can do this for yourself.
You can motivate yourself. How? Make a goal giver. What do you want by the time you lose 10 pounds? Reward yourself.
Remember the 3-4 gm of sugar rule.
Try and NOT be consumed by the Metal Monster.
Weigh only one day per week at the same time, same EVERYTHING.
You can see the #, write it down, and move on.

I think THE most important thing is to go for this with an attitude of health. Eating right and if the SBD doesn't "allow" you what you want, alter it. No one ever said you can't

Use YOUR best judgement.
You have to do what will keep you on track, happy and right with your own eating plan.

There is always help here for you.
No one will judge what you do.

This is a new experience, a new way of life and a new way of eating.

Make the most of it.

Take what you like and leave the rest.

Be happy, be creative, and make this what you want. Whether it be following the SBD or a modified version.

The goal is to eat better and to be fit.

You have to be happy with yourself and your decisions. Don't let others tell you what and how to do something.

Read, read and then put into action what you read.

I won 3 games yesterday at cards :)

My mom especially and the other 3 ladies LOVED the Pistachio Chicken Salad. It was a big hit and they asked for the Avocado dressing recipe as well.

Such a happy camper I am.

All for One and One for ALL is a great way to think.

Have a grand day at the Beach or by the Beach.
The choice is YOURS.

Lady M :flame:

08-21-2003, 07:49 AM
Good Morning:)

I have been really busy the past couple of days with no time to post.

However, I'm still here plugging along. Have had no more weight loss, but I'm happy with what has gone so far.

Thinking about maybe staying on Phase 1 for another week, but will see what happens when Monday comes.

Have a good day all:D

08-21-2003, 07:53 AM
Marcie, are you living inside my head?? :lol: :lol: You so often post about things that I'm thinking about, I wonder if you are reading my mind.....except you are able to put it into words better that I could! Especially with today's message...I have stopped using the "D" word....this is definitely my new Way Of Life, and I'm doing it for my health first, with weight loss as a happy side effect!

I'm glad you had a nice time at cards yesterday, and that your lunch was such a hit! Your pistachio chicken salad sounds great.

ZuzeQ, glad to hear you're hanging in there. If you're not seeing the scale more, take a couple of minutes and look at the link I posted in another thread this morning about scale watching. This article really helped me put some things in perspective.

Well it looks like we'll have some relief from our hot weather today. The high temp is only going to be around 78 degrees, so I'm doing a happy dance! :cb: Now I should be able to start walking outside again (I don't do well with HOT).

Have a great day at the beach ladies!

08-21-2003, 08:30 AM
Morning All

The fact that Marcie so often reads all our minds just goes to show that we are all in this together. We are more alike in our similarities then our differences.

thanks alot 2dog the heat is headed our way. hehehe (only kidding) Today & tomorrow is forecasted to be a scorcher here in Connecticut.

I have the watp tapes, now all I have to do is use them...yuck I hate exercise. I often feel that I am wasting my time and I should be doing some kind of useful household chore. Gonna have to change that way of thinking. Maybe I will try setting the alarm just a little bit earlier. I am not a waste of time! :dance:

Have a sunshine day!

08-21-2003, 08:50 AM
Good morning everyone!!!

You are so right Marcie, we are in control of what we put in our mouths and being healthy is the payoff ... (so why didn't I control that piece of birthday cake last night???)

Not going to weight myself til Sunday, even though I am going out for my birthday celebration Saturday night (well, maybe I'll skip weighing this week ...)

Sflake, I'm in Rhode Island and you're right, it is supposed to be miserable. Thought for a minute about calling in sick to work to make it a long weekend, which I never, never do but when I heard the weather report I figured I'd be better off at work where its cool!!!

Have a great day everyone!!!

08-21-2003, 09:15 AM
Marcie, where do you get all this good stuff? Are you snooping in our brains? Are you the Weightloss Support Angel? If so, could you please talk to the Whoosh Fairy? I need a whoosh as I'm out of my diuretic and retaining water in this heat. Ah well!

I am having a hard time getting my rear in gear these days but still am up and about before 6. Methinks I'd better get back to taking my supplements regularly the same way I take my diabetic meds. Duh!

Yesterday went well with Hersh and The Press. She behaved like the North American Champion that she is. I think she was expecting ribbons or something as she kept going into show position when the camera was pointed! I really didn't think starting with Thera-Paws would cause all this fuss! I admit I was nervous and felt rather strange by 2 PM. Then I realized I'd skipped breakfast and lunch. Another Duh! Who says we get smarter as we get older?

Today is going to be hot again but I will NOT turn on the AC! I plan to make yet more pickles and tackle some of the baking for the weekend.

Hershey and I are off for our walk to get the newspaper.

08-21-2003, 09:47 AM
Bravo, Marcie! Or as I should say, Brava! You are dead on, as usual. I just yesterday I wrote in my journal about why this time is different...that my attitudes have changed, and not just my behavior. Too bad there isn't a way to measure that!

ZuzeQ-glad to hear you're still with us! Hang in there, but don't overdo phase'll get sick of it eventually!

Twodog-thanks for the post about the scale. I have been doing an experiment of sorts this past week, and weighing myself morning and night to see what the difference is. The most dramatic difference was 4 1/2 pounds! In one day! Over the course of the week my weight has flucuated a total of 7 pounds!If that doesn't convince us that the scale doesn't tell the whole story nothing will!

So I continue to focus on NSV's (Non Scale Victories). This morning some guy in a work truck (buff, tan, sunglasses type) blew me a kiss! I laughed, but it felt good! And I took my uniform belt in a notch yesterday...that tells me I am doing all the right things.

Sflake-I think you will like the WATP tapes. I am not an exerciser lover, but I am becoming one! I enjoy the time I spend exercising, but even more I enjoy how it makes me feel the rest of the time! Right now I alternate: 2 mile and weights one day, 3 mile and beginner abs the next.

Nikki-Birthdays are so much fun, aren't they? I hope you have as nice of a birthday as I did! I have bounced back from my celebratory food just fine...I'm sure you will, too!

Ruth-so glad Hershey came through like the champ she is! We think you're a champ too, by the way!

I have to get to bed...2nd grade parents meeting tonight, plus I didn't get to exercise at work last night so absolutely have to do it when I get up. So off to bed for me!

Take care and try and stay cool! It's going to be a scorcher here in Ohio, too!

08-21-2003, 10:04 AM
Good Morning to all! Just checking in to see how everyone is doing on the beach! Today is day 4 for me and I'm moving right along! I love this plan! I promised myself not to weigh until I have been on the program for a week but this morning I couldn't resist! I felt sooooooo good when I got up and I just felt like I had lost a few pounds. 3 pounds gone! That's a pound a day, I am sooo excited! I know not to expect this kind of a loss after I move to phase 2 but that's ok. The point remains that I have lost, something I have never been able to do, and I'm weel on my way to a happier, healthier me!

Have a great day all!!!!!

08-21-2003, 10:28 AM
Hi Everyone...

Marcie....I think everyone is must be a mind reader or just have a knack for knowing what we need on a particular day..A BIG THANK YOU!!!:cp:

Day 3 went well again yesterday!! I"m pumped...thanks to all of your support...I've been OP for 3 days now...:D :D :D :D



08-21-2003, 10:33 AM
hello everyone....I am going home this weekend....I think I really need to....I think it will make me feel better. I miss the hustle and bustle of the mega City. I need a City and grandbaby fix!! :) girls live in the burbs...but we will go into Dallas for something...I am sure!! Today I am going to Tulsa to the hand specialist again....YUK....I am telling him this will be my last time. Does no good to go 'cause he isn't doing anything but looking at my finger....well,.....I can stare at the damn thing at home. It is 75 miles much trouble. I will check ya later beach babes!! :D

08-21-2003, 11:53 AM
I just wanted to intoduce myself. I will be starting the diet on Monday I am going to the store today to buy my food for phase one. I am a Lpn and i have six month old baby boy. I got married last yr also. I am 4'11 and wiegh 165 well around that i am going to weigh myself on monday. I am very motivated at times and love to chat with others. This look like a great site to get to meet new people and have a good time and can't wait to get started

08-21-2003, 12:20 PM
Greetings Beachsters!!!!

Welcome Nursebetty- Hope you find the SBD plan successful. Post messages will be surprised at how much the support really helps.

whimsey- Have a great visit this weekend. I hope things go well at the doctor...and I hope they do more than stare at your finger...!!!!!

diDi- stay pumped and you will breeze through Phase 1!!!!

Hippiechic- Congrats on the 3 pounds. Doesn't it feel good?

Franny- thanks for the reminder about scale fluctuations...I ALWAYS let this get the best of me...Also congrats on the non scale victory air blown kiss from the guy in the truck!!Whoo Hoo!!

Ruth- I feel you on the bloat...wish some Lasix fairy would take it away ( I need to refill my prescription today, too!).

Nikki- My advice is to skip weighing this week. You don't want to get yourself frustrated and weight can fluctuate majorly. Have a good birthday celebration!!!!

SFlake-Good luck with the tapes...A journey of a 2 mile walk, begins with a single step!!!! HAHA

Twodogmom- I like what you said about weight loss being a happy side effect and not just a means to an end!!!!

ZuzeQ- Keep plugging along!!!

Work has been quite busy this week and I did not get a chance to post yesterday. Still plugging away at Phase 2.. Weight loss has been very SLOW...but that is not the point...It's just a happy side effect!!!!! Hope you all have a great day. Worked out with the trainer this A.M. and it hurts to type!!!! That is pitiful!!!!

08-21-2003, 12:25 PM
Greetings Beach Chicks & Welcome, Nurse Betty! :wave:

We've got super hot weather here as well and I AM using the a/c. :rolleyes:

I'm going back to work on Sept. 16th - went to sign my contract and have my medical yesterday - my official weight is 80 kilos - which is a lot for some, but real good for me! :D Esp when I think about what my heaviest weight was.

Feeling good about me and SBD!

Thanks for the positive morning starts Marcie you do, indeed, set us all up for our dday! :D

Have a great day on the Beach, Chicks! I'll check back in with y'all later. :grouphug:

08-21-2003, 01:45 PM
Good morning ALL!!

Welcome Nurse Betty!! Actually the shopping part is very fun, get you pumped and day one you wanna try everything. It has made the first few days pretty darn easy for me...

Hippychic - you and I are just right there!! Day four for me also, and I hopped on the scale this morning too. I couldn't help it!! DOWN 3 pounds...can you believe it!! I am usually really good at not getting on that darned thing...but I was just too curious, especially after my DIET COKE fit yesterday. Least I made up some by chugging a bunch of water down before bed.

JackieO, you have me all :dizzy: today!! I love love love your attitude, how fun :lol: Now I am pumped for the day. Thank you for the inspiration. I am all about positive, when I get negative all kinds of things go down hilll....but most of all

Lady Windsong, thank you SO much for your was perfect...

Well, I am ready for the day. Havnt had bfast yet, but am looking forward to it...hope you all have a great day!!

Ta ta,
~Kimberly :flow1:

08-21-2003, 03:26 PM
Lady Windsong: Once again thank you so much for being right there with just the right words to keep us going. Your insight makes this board a special place, plus all the other support from you long time members.

Ruthxxx: Where is Delta, Canada? You have mentioned Kingston, and I used to frequent that lovely city, when we were living up north.

Frannie: congrats on the whistle. Doest that just make your day?
It is sort of like realizing that when you go shopping for a new dress you don't havae to go to the Fat Clothes Dept. That was such a high for me.

Hello all, and welcome to all the new gals. You will love this new healthy way of life, and and all its benefits. :lol: Ann

08-21-2003, 03:42 PM
Lizzie, Delta is about 50 minutes north east of Kingston, towards ottawa. I love Kingston - mainly because I went to Queens in the "olden days".

08-21-2003, 05:21 PM
Good afternoon all! It's a hot one here today! I know it probably isn't as hot as it get s in the rest of the country, but for Buffalo NY, 80 degrees is a scorcher! It's really got people talking of a bitter winter! We'll see what the wooly caterpillar says! (does anyone else know that old wives' tale?)

Lady Windsong- you truly are an inspiration! Can you live at my house! :) lol
Welcome Nurse Betty! I just know that you will like here at the beach! Eeveryone has been so nice and supportive!

Well it's day 5 for me and 4 lbs lost! I'm so excited! My new favorite snack is CUCUMBER! I love them with a dash of olive oil and salt and pepper. Had 2 whole cukes today! Very filling too. Hope everyone has had a wonderful day! till tomorrow......
Wigglin and jigglin (from my happy dance),

08-21-2003, 05:43 PM
Hi Ladies!! I am new here too! I am on day 4 of the SBD and I too couldn't resist the scale this morning- is it possible that I have already lost 5 pounds? Seems crazy!!

Thank you all for your posts and information. I haven't finished the book yet, but I found TONS of helpful information posted here!

I'm so excited, I can do this!!!

08-21-2003, 05:46 PM
Lady Windsong

Thank you for reminding me that it is more my attitude and what I choose to do (eat, exercise, etc.) then about what I don't.

I finished phase and I am down 9 lbs.

Thanks for letting me lurk and read - that has been tremendous encouragement. I hope I can return the favor sometime! :dancer:

08-21-2003, 09:09 PM
Good evening all, Hot Hot day today. Too hot too walk tonight. Besides it became that TOM all of a sudden. I truly hate this menopause nonsense. It could be 2 weeks between or 6. i never know. But when it does happen I feel like a miserable 12 year old again. All crampy and moody. Yuck!!! Marcie thank you so much for your words today. I read it aloud to my DH and he enjoyed it as much as I do. Sounds like we are all getting crazy for cukes this week. I told Niles to get at least 6 of them when he shops tomorrow. Have a good night all.......Julie

08-22-2003, 12:55 AM
Hi everyone!!! Got back from vacation today. Had a WONDERFUL time. it was hot, but the breeze coming off the water made it feel MUCH cooler than the actual temperature. LOVED IT!! Ate too much, and bad stuff too, but less than I might have a few months ago. Need to get back on track. Came home to news that our ex-neighbor died this morning. Very sad. He had a full long life, but he was just such a great person that it is hard to think he isn't here any more. Kids are distraught, but we told them that as long as he is in their memories and their hearts he is still here in them.