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?
Tuesday: Greek salad with chicken
Wednesday: Lasagna roll-ups
Thursday: Chicken breast stuffed with cheese and broccoli
Sat: Taco salad topped with black bean patty and/or leftover chili
B. coffee, poached egg on ww toast, ½ grapefruit
S. glass of skim milk
L. chickpea, chicken and veggies salad with lemon and oil dressing on spinach
D. ww couscous with lamb and mushrooms, green beans, sliced tomato
Wt: 172.0 - I think I may be approaching TOM?
B: 1/2 banana with PB pre-gym
Sn: Cheese slice & V8 post gym
L: Break-free with spinach, tomato, and RF old cheddar
Sn: Veggies with 2T hummus, Skinny latte
S: Vegetable soup at home, and I'll get some lettuce wraps at the gastropub
Ex: 60 minute BodyCombat class
I'm going to a class function tonight at a gastropub. I will probably have a couple of drinks. Should I even try to resist the tapas? Should I set a limit for myself? Should I adjust my meal plan for the day in anticipation for an off-plan evening (eg: skip dinner)? Thoughts appreciated!
B: black beans, broccoli, egg, rf cheese * lots of salsa
L: Giant Pile of Veggies - they don't call it that anymore but I loved that name. It's roasted roots covered with sauteed kale with plenty of garlic and spicy tomatoes with cheese sprinkled over it.
D: tofurkey roast with roasted turnips, sweet potatoes, carrots & onions
exercise: bad hip day so probably lots of short workouts - 20m bike, 10m EA step workout (20 if I can do it), hooping, and hip/core PT exercises
Baby steps, losing the holiday excess first.
Maintaining 48 lb loss since 2008, working off regain to a sensible maintenance level. 60+ lbs and counting!
B. slight cheat - 2 slices of Wegman's Marathon bread w/ a little Brummel & Brown spread
L. leftover spaghetti squash & spinach saute, cup of African Stew
S. ff greek yogurt, apple slices
D. Cauliflower Alfredo sauce over steamed red cabbage
S. 1/2 cup of NSA ice cream
Zeff, you could make sandwiches in whole wheat pita pockets, or wrap lean roast beef, turkey or ham with lowfat cheese around celery sticks. Raw veggies w/hummus or ranch dressing are always good to-go foods, too. Some other suggestions would be fruit, yogurt, string cheese, nuts.
How about making a whole wheat pasta salad loaded with veggies, or a quinoa or whole wheat couscous salad?
Taco bake is also good cold and could easily be packed for a picnic lunch.
And don't forget deviled eggs! And, oh! Gazpacho!
1: Greek yogurt, a little agave, frozen cherries. coffee plus half n half
2: salad with tuna and rf cheese, dove dark chocolate square
3: ham roll ups with dill pickle and lc
4: pizza with rf cheese and sausage on a low carb tortilla, big green salad, roasted green beans
5: tea with stevia, too many dove dark squares. Clearly I' m not ready to have any extra around.....
exercise: 3.5 mile walk with the pup in just under an hour.
ShelfLife, I'm sure there will be on-plan choices on the tapas menu. I would think skipping dinner to make up for it could be a bad idea--if you go to the pub hungry you are more likely to make unfortunate choices.
Zef-My favorite picnic snack is green beans sauteed in olive oil and then dressed with lemon. They are super tasty cold!
L-another smoothie and some burnt broccoli
D-Quinoa risotto w/broccoli, chicken, and bell peppers
Gonna do my best to exercise today, after 2 days off in a row (Yay! Did it)
Last edited by Usernametaken : 03-06-2011 at 07:40 PM.
Another off plan day for me. My friend bought mini ice cream chocolate lolly things round last night as a thank you for cooking her dinner. They've been in the freezer since last night and I've eaten 3 (whoops) of them since then. I am terrible, I can't have things like that in the house. I've thrown them in the bin, which is a terrible waste. I thought about taking them to the local train station and giving them to the homeless people, but it is sub zero outside and ice cream isn't the best thing in that weather. Bin it is!
Tomorrow i'll be back on phase 1 + an apple a day. Hopefully I can get back on the wagon and quickly...