South Beach Diet - Phase I Start and Restart - week of Oct. 23




Ruthxxx
10-23-2006, 08:16 AM
Here's the spot to post your menus, concerns and encouragement!

Bluehenkathy, :welcome: to The Beach. Any ideas on how to start an exercise program. My metabolism is dead too! :lol: Some of the chicks start out with the Walk Away The Pounds tapes but a walking program outdoors works well too. Some chicks find Phase I leaves them a bit lethargic so wait a week or so before starting or resuming exercise.


chellez
10-23-2006, 09:19 AM
Oh I was a bad girl last week. I made spice cake and it was sooooo delish! :devil:

Anywho I'm restarting Phase 1 this week and plan on trying to lose 15 pounds before the big turkey day. :thanks2: I did pretty well last time when I actually stayed on plan. We just get into ruts where we have to choose between paying bills or food. Majority of the time its bills :( Either way.... I went out and bought some SBD approved stuff so this is what I'm chowing down on today...

Breakfast (8:30 am): 3 scrambled eggs with a sprinkle of 2% milk cheese; one piece of laughing cow cheese (3/4 oz); decaf tazo chai tea with 1/2 teaspoon of splenda; 1 One a Day Women's Multivitamin

Snack (10:30 am): 1 piece of laughing cow cheese; decaf tazo chai tea with 1/2 teaspoon of splenda

Lunch (12:00 pm): 2 cups of baby romaine salad with 1/4 cup of green pepper and 1 cup of grilled chicken; 2 tablespoons of olive oil & vinegar dressing; bottled water

Snack (3:30pm): 15 Planter's Almonds, Macadamias, and Cashew Nuts; bottled water

Dinner (7:00 pm): Marinated & grilled bottom round (what little bit of fat was removed); Green giant vegtable mix with low fat tuscan herb sauce; small baby romaine salad with 1 tablespoon of olive oil & vinegar dressing

Dessert (9:30 pm): decaf chai tea with 1/2 teaspoon of splenda & one 3FC SBD peanut butter cookie

did I do good? :dizzy: FitDay says its about 1274 calories but I still couldn't get everything just right so it is off some. I drink water all day long so I'm flushing myself a lot. I plan on working out today but it depends on how daniel is feeling and how the cat is when he comes back from the vet. I try to keep my FitDay updated as much as possible. Don't be afraid to let me know if I'm slipping. :D

Ruthxxx
10-23-2006, 09:29 AM
Looks like you are determined to get back on track and have planned ahead!

Um...about the nuts. I assume it's 15 nuts altogether, not 15 0f each? What's in the SBD peanut butter cookies? Are they OK for Phase I?


chellez
10-23-2006, 10:14 AM
Correct the nuts are 15 all together.

The peanut butter cookies can be found here. (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49623)

They were posted under Phase 1 desserts so I assume they are safe as long as you only have one.;)

chellez
10-23-2006, 11:14 AM
Well just finished my 10:30 cheese and tea and I can say that I'm feeling pretty sleepy. I don't think its the lack of carbs, but Chai Tea is known to be very calming and relaxing. I think maybe 2 cups in the morning is a little too much. :coffee2: Now my arms and body are feeling all rubbery and mellowed out. Only 45 minutes til lunch and I'm doing good!

Note to self: The laughing cow cheese squares taste funky to me. I'm not used to super moist cheese so I had to put like a half of a teaspoon of balsamic vinagrette on it just to get past the yuck. :lol3:

Ruthxxx
10-23-2006, 12:20 PM
Gotcha! I thought theywere the pre-made SBD cookies and wondered. I hope lunch wakes you up a bit. Try Laughing Cow mixed with veggies like onion and peppers.

bluehenkathy
10-23-2006, 04:07 PM
I went through all the video exercise programs I have bought over the years and found I had the Walking tapes. I put in the 1 mile tape and completed it. I'm motivated right now and plan on keeping it up.

Ruthxxx
10-23-2006, 04:31 PM
Good for you, Bluehen! I can't find mine but know they are somewhere. I may have lent them to a friend.

chellez
10-24-2006, 11:01 AM
On the Menu Today:

Breakfast (8:00 am):3 scrambled eggs with a sprinkle of 2% milk cheese; One a Day Women's Multivitamin; Tazo Chai Tea with 1/2 tsp of Splenda

Snack (10:30 am): 1 cup of fresh snow peas (nature's french fries I like to call them); Tazo Chai Tea with 1/2 tsp of Splenda

Lunch (12:00 pm): 2 cups of baby romaine salad with 1 cup of diced grilled chicken & 2 tablespoons of olive oil & vinegar dressing

Snack (3:30pm): 1 slice of laughing cow swiss cheese with 3 slices of green bell pepper & 1/2 teaspoon of balsamic vinegrette dressing

*Meeting at 5:30 pm* <<<< Personal reminder

Dinner (?????): Turkey Meatloaf without breadcrumbs and No Salt added tomato sauce for topping; Green Giant Vegetable Mixture with low fat cheese sauce

Dessert (9:30 pm): 1/2 cup of Dannon Nonfat vanilla yogurt

Water Consumption goal today: 7 - 8 oz. glasses

Tried to color it so it looked like the sunrise to sun set :p

Schatzi
10-25-2006, 05:08 AM
Chellez, your menu looks so balanced GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!

chellez
10-25-2006, 08:22 AM
On the Menu Today:

Breakfast (8:00 am):3 scrambled eggs without cheese or milk; One a Day Women's Multivitamin; Tazo Chai Tea with 1/2 tsp of Splenda

Snack (10:30 am): 1 slice of laughing cow cheese with 3 slices of green pepper & 1/2 teaspoon of balsamic vinegrette dressing; Tazo Chai Tea with 1/2 tsp of Splenda

Lunch (12:00 pm): 1 cup of baby romaine salad and 1 tablespoon of olive oil & vinegar dressing; 1 slice of leftover turkey meatloaf with No Salt added tomoato sauce topping

Snack (3:30pm): Nut Assortment - 15 pieces; bottled water

Dinner (6:30 pm): Medditeranian Chicken (chicken breasts stuffed with reduced fat feta cheese and diced olives); basil and garlic seasoned green beans

Dessert (9:30 pm): 1/2 cup of Dannon Nonfat vanilla yogurt

Water Consumption goal today: 7 - 8 oz. glasses

Ruthxxx
10-25-2006, 10:10 AM
Wow! Come and cook for me!

chellez
10-25-2006, 01:17 PM
:lol: My menu gets kind of repeative after a few days. I really look forward to dinner because I have a lot more time to cook and get things together.

Soon that will all change! School starts November 14th! hopefully :crossed:

chellez
10-25-2006, 06:43 PM
I actually need to make modifications to today's menu...

I only had my turkey meatloaf at lunch but ate my salad as my 3:30 snack and skipped the nuts all together. Instead of Medi. chicken we had garlic rubbed chicken baked in a mushroom creme sauce with olive topping.

looking at 1201 for the day.... hope we see results tomorrow! :p

KnitALisa
10-25-2006, 11:38 PM
So here's a question to those of you using Fitday: What percentage/grams of fat should I be trying to stay under (especially in Phase 1)? Or should I just ignore this and focus on the actual calorie count and eating SBD approved foods, etc?

Ruthxxx
10-26-2006, 06:15 AM
I'd ignore Fitday until after phase I.

Schatzi
10-26-2006, 08:31 AM
Ditto...get use to SBD way of eating first... :)

KnitALisa
10-26-2006, 09:14 AM
Thanks for the advice! I was so confused, it said I had eatten a ridiculously little number of calories, but that over half of them were from fat. I felt full all day long!

mgb4t
10-26-2006, 10:49 AM
Lisa - I use fitday as well. I've noticed that in the past too, but your body will take care of it. What I really try to focus on is the nutritional value chart - make sure I'm getting my minerals and vitamins. It puts the focus on health instead of calories or fat. I'm in P2 now and still I don't worry about the cals... I find I'm between 1000 and 1200 a day, but my nutritional needs are being met and that's what I like to see.

chellez
10-26-2006, 03:47 PM
I played hookie from work for a few hours today so I can start to sleep off this cold so I started late today.

On the Menu Today:

Breakfast (11:30 am):3 scrambled eggs without cheese or milk; One a Day Women's Multivitamin; 2 small slices of Canadian Style Bacon; 3 small sausage links & bottled water

Snack (1:00 pm): Tazo Chai Tea with 1/2 tsp of Splenda

Lunch (3:00 pm): 2 cups of baby romaine salad and 2 tablespoons of olive oil & vinegar dressing; 8 small boiled salad shrimps

Snack (4:30 pm): Nut Assortment - 15 pieces; Tazo Chai Tea with 1/2 tsp of Splenda

Dinner (7:30 pm): Marinated Bottom Round (what little bit of fat was removed); Green Giant Veggie mix with low fat cheese sauce

Dessert (9:30 pm): 1/2 cup of Dannon Nonfat vanilla yogurt

Suprisingly I still made it to about 1195 calories with all of this..... maybe its because my breakfast was so huge!

Kim_Star060404
10-27-2006, 10:15 AM
I haven’t lost in a while. Well, a while being 2 weeks-ish. I’m considering a return to Phase 1 for the next two weeks. Or maybe I’ll modify things in my diet and do a Phase 1.5. Although, I really have NO idea what a Phase 1.5 would entail. I’m not really sure.

Changing Phases now would be really hard. Phase 1 would include the week of Halloween as well as the weekend I’m visiting my family. While this is an okay thing, I’m most worried about it affecting my workouts. I want them to be as intense as they have been and I’m sure I’d have to take it down a notch. Okay, maybe I won’t change phases. Ugh, I can’t decide and I’ve only got three days to think about it. Any advice?

Schatzi
10-27-2006, 10:43 AM
Hi Kim, here's some thoughts/info

More important is consistency. If you keep with your work out schedule you can decide at each workout the level of intensity you can commit to..."showing up is more than half the battle!"

Phase 1.5 is something I think we fat chicks made up:dizzy: What it means is eating mostly on Phase 1 with maybe up to 2 phase 2 items per day.. For example, having all phase one except having one fruit ...or oatmeal as breakfast with fruit... or all phase 1 and 1/2 a cup of WW pasta for dinner...
Some folks find that certain phase 2 foods are a trigger.. and then they crave bready or sweet carbs through the day... so when listening to your body it's easier to "listen" to the effects of 1 carb than loading up on phase 2 carbs making it difficult to isolate how you react to certain foods...

Once folks are done with the 2 week phase 1 start, some of us opt to run our foods through Fitday.com to determine our calorie intake and percent of fat/carb/protein... regardless of diet it pretty much comes down to calories in and calories out...Move more and eat less! :)

Hope this help darlin!

chellez
10-27-2006, 11:06 AM
On the Menu Today:

Breakfast (8:30 am):6 slices of Smoked Turkey Breast lunch meat with 1/2 of a green pepper; One a Day Women's multivitamin; Tazo Chai Tea with 1/2 tsp of Splenda; 1/2 bottled water

Snack (11:00 am):4 slices of Smoked Turkey Breast lunch meat with 1/4 of a green pepper; Tazo Chai Tea with 1/2 tsp of Splenda; 1/2 bottled water

Lunch (1:00 pm): 2 cups of mixed greens salad and 2 tablespoons of olive oil & vinegar dressing; 8 small boiled salad shrimps; 1/4 of a green pepper; Bottled Water

Snack (3:30 pm): Nut Assortment - 15 pieces; Bottled Water

Dinner (7:30 pm): Marinated Bottom Round (what little bit of fat was removed); Green Giant Veggie mix with low fat cheese sauce

Dessert (9:30 pm): 1/2 cup of Dannon Nonfat vanilla yogurt

You'll notice that the dinner is the same as yesterday, we ended up having something different last night so I just moved it to this evening.

Kelly J
10-27-2006, 11:42 AM
Kim - have you taken your measurements? Sometimes loss is better measured by the inches instead of by the scale - especially when the person exercises as much as you do :) Muscle weighs more than fat, so maybe you've been building muscle?

I know how frustrating it is - good luck! :lucky: