Tuesday, February 28, 2017

South Beach Day 1 COMPLETE!

I'm happy with the way Day 1 on South Beach went for me. Although I had a couple of bumps along the way - I got through them fine and most importantly I stayed away from added sugar!

Here's what I ate:

B - coffee with the 2% milk, Truvia and then I chopped up and mixed 2 hard boiled eggs with 1 Tbsp of light mayo & dill relish for a sort of "fake-me out" egg salad. I also had 2 slices of turkey bacon.

L - I ate breakfast kind of late so I didn't have a morning snack but I did have a humongous salad for lunch


This was the 1st plate - I ate 2 plates of it!
The salad was made up of spinach, tomatoes, an egg white, a little 2% shredded Mexican cheese blend and topped with leftover pork loin and a little bit of a low sugar Trader Joes salad dressing my coworker had at work since I had forgotten my salad dressing at home.

S - Mid afternoon I drank a cup of green tea and I mixed some almonds into my non-fat plain Greek yogurt. Then I mixed in a little bit of some sugar free jello mix for flavoring which was actually pretty nasty tasting so I won't be doing that again.

S - On the car ride home I ate a light string cheese stick.

D - Dinner didn't quite turn out as expected - hubby accidentally mixed pasta into the turkey meatballs and sauce that he had cooked so I dug out 3 of the meatballs to eat while I made my own dinner. On the fly I "stir fried" some lean beef, red peppers, onions and mushrooms in beef broth and then served it over spaghetti squash noodles. I ate 2 servings and that was enough to satisfy me for the night. I didn't eat or need anything else to eat - not even the sugar free fudgsicle I was looking forward to for dessert!

WATER: 58 oz

WORKOUT: None. I had planned to work out in the evening but then I ate dinner later than expected.

FITBIT STEPS: 5,707


Monday, February 27, 2017

South Beach Diet

Today is the day I start the South Beach Diet. 

YEARS ago (probably almost a decade ago) I had pretty good success with it. I got through the two weeks of Phase One and then had moved onto Phase Two but then I didn't follow the plan as structured and ended up completely falling off of it.

This time around I want it to be different. 

I bought the newer version of the book 

Source
and I took good notes of Phase One in a small notebook I carry around with me so I can refer back to it if I need to rather than lugging the whole book around. 

This newer version of the book also comes with an exercise plan that I probably won't follow too closely since I already have a training program I'm following through my running coach.

Yesterday I went to the grocery store and bought all of the foods I thought I would need for this 1st week on South Beach. Unfortunately I was unable to prepare any foods last night because I ran into some timing issues as far as getting in my hour long scheduled running intervals and then dealing with some scheduling issues with my teens.

I packed what I could this morning before work to bring with me for my meals and snacks but unfortunately I kind of feel like I'm winging it a little too much. I already noticed I forgot to pack my creamer and had to buy 2% milk at the deli next door to my work which isn't approved in this phase. Milk is supposed to be fat-free or the 1% but there was no way I was even thinking about drinking my coffee black. The other thing I noticed when I was putting my lunch in the office refrigerator was that I forgot my salad dressing. I'm not looking forward to eating a bland salad for lunch but if I have to I will.

Oh - and this morning I walked into the work kitchen to this:

    One of my co-workers decided to bring in Mardi Gras cupcakes.

Here's hoping the rest of my South Beach day goes better and that I can resist those cupcakes!