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I was a bit worried about starting SBD today, given the fact that I had to be up sooooo early to proctor the SAT. Luckily, I thought ahead, and made the egg muffins on Thursday night. Plus, BeachGirly and I went shopping at TJ’s to pick up plenty of food for the week, so I had provisions.

My stomach only grumbled once today, but man was it singing! I didn’t get to eat breakfast until after 10:30 because I woke up later than I should’ve at home, and didn’t want to chance being late by eating the mini-quiches at home. Still, when I heated them up and added the sugar-free hot sauce, they were really delicious. Maybe I can give eggs another shot after all.

Lunch was great — a salad of arugala, chicken breast, and crumbled goat cheese with Goddess dressing. I’m not sure what is in the dressing, but it was very low cal, low carb, and low sugar, and best of all, it tasted great.

Snacks for the day included a wedge of Laughing Cow light cheese with cucumbers (I hadn’t picked up celery yet) and 8 macadamia nuts. I also had a small, nonfat, sugar free hazelnut latte which was fantastic.

I had spent 6 hours working on a grad school presentation with CTLB, and I was hungry, even though it was after 8:30 pm. I decided that because I’m planning to stay up fairly late, I’d eat dinner. Knowing that I didn’t want to do a ton of cooking tonight (even though my fridge was stocked with lean, boneless pork chops, salmon patties, chicken breasts, and extra lean hamburger meat), so I stopped at Safeway to pick up a rotisserie chicken. I quickly cooked up some collard greens with chopped onion and garlic, and sauteed that with a bit of olive oil. I was so good! I had a small glass of V-8 that I was supposed to eat this morning, and now I feel so satisfied. Not overly stuffed, but definitely not hungry.

I have high hopes that SBD is going to work well for me and my current lifestyle. The key is going to be preparation and organization. The motivation is intrinsic in the program — if you follow the philosophy of eating, you’ll lose weight. My mom called me today and said that she had lost 5 pounds in her first week. This is exciting because my mom is very tiny, and only needs to lose 10 pounds to get back to 130, her goal weight. If she could lose that much in one week following a modified version of the plan, I know (hope) I’ll be successful following it a bit more strictly. Especially considering how much more I have to lose.

This is the start of a very successful weight loss journey, I just know it.

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