3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Manic Semantics

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-03-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Heidi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 318

Question Manic Semantics

Yesterday I was going through a recipe site trying to find something interesting when I noticed that I was saying "can't have that... can't have that" in my head to recipes that would put me off plan. I realized that when I see a recipe with okra in it (my least favourite food), I just say "don't like that" or "don't want that" to myself.

I decided to admit that what I WANT is to be on program, so when I see an inappropriate recipe or food I should say "I don't WANT to make that one". Small difference, but it changed my perspective.

Does anyone else remember something they used to say to themselves and have now revised?
__________________
Heidi is offline  
Old 07-03-2004, 03:51 PM   #2
Conquering with SBD
 
sweet tooth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,211

Default

I look through recipes and say, "Can I can change that recipe by substituting off program foods for OP foods?"
__________________
Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember.... Amateurs built the ark,
Professionals built the Titanic.

HW 194
WW 186/125.75/120 May 2002
SBD 170/127.0/130 May - Nov. 2004
SBD 188/179/130 May 2012



May Goal: 10 pounds
Start Weight: 188
Present Weight: 179
Lost: 9 pounds
Remaining: 1 pounds
sweet tooth is offline  
Old 07-03-2004, 04:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 455

Default

I have spend a long time on this plan having to convince myself that I really enjoy vegies. I used to be really limited on what I would eat (vegie wise) and this made sb diet recipes pretty difficult because none of them were very appealing. After a couple of months of lean meats and salads they are all looking pretty appetising. I guess that means I am reprogramming myself. I found it pretty hard to change my eating habits to start with. I was just fortunate to lose quite a lot of weight in the beginning so this kept me motivated to keep going. But yes you are correct, you need to decide that this is the plan for you and WANT to follow the program.
chick_on_the_beach is offline  
Old 07-03-2004, 05:06 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 131

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heidi
Does anyone else remember something they used to say to
themselves and have now revised?
I used to think there was no way I would ever be able to feel full on a meal that included only meat and veggies or meat and a salad.

It's amazing to me now, that I can have chicken shishkebabs with a salad, and totally feel like I've eaten dinner.

Now, to make myself believe that I don't like chocolate... Yeah, right! That's a lifelong battle.
__________________
Kim (5'3" tall)


SW 154/CW 136/GW 120-125
MittenNKim is offline  
Old 07-03-2004, 10:56 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
satchel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: dallas
Posts: 19

Default

I am getting really into grilling vegetables very frequently. I am starting to really like it.
I still miss the little sides like mashed potatoes or rice but I am getting used to it.
satchel is offline  
Old 07-03-2004, 11:22 PM   #6
I found my hipbones!
 
fuzzy324's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 183

Default

My biggest surprises on this diet have been yellow squash, zucchini, and sweet potatoes. All of the above were food items that I never allowed to cross my lips for a long time. In part, I think I disliked them so much b/c of the way my mom fixed them. Sweet potatoes were always smothered in brown sugar and marshmallows...blech. Way too much sweetness for me. The squash she made was always really bland and mushy. My mom is one awesome lady, but cooking wasn't her bag. So yeah, any recipes I ever came across with those items were automatically discounted before.

Also, I never thought I would crave salads before b/c they never filled me up, but I usually bring one for lunch every day now and I look forward to it.

And MittenNKim, I completely get what you mean about dinner seeming wrong for it just to be protein and veggies. Dinner seemed really off balance for a while with no starch involved. We used to eat a lot of instant noodle or rice dishes with supper. I fixed some of those noodles for my husband a few weeks ago, and he doesn't even like them anymore. Said he kinda prefers the veggies now.
__________________
"A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world." --John Locke

fuzzy324 is offline  
Old 07-04-2004, 04:34 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 455

Default

This is so weird. I had friends for dinner tonight and I went back for seconds of vegies because they were so nice. I used to put all my creative juices into making the meat or starch taste good but with sb diet I've had to be creative with salads and vegies so now I enjoy them as much as the meat, and can't even stomach the starches (unless its bread of course - hopefully that one will pass as well).
chick_on_the_beach is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Manic Monday! Grace, Grace WW Clubs and Groups 6 03-15-2004 04:25 PM
Manic Monday Chat Froufy Carb Counters 15 03-08-2004 06:37 PM
Manic Monday, Feb. 2 Tummy Girl Carb Counters 21 02-02-2004 11:16 PM
Manic Monday Gallon Competetion Jenniffer 100 lb. Club 32 06-14-2002 11:28 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:20 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2