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I started Phase 1 again two weeks ago (more or less, ok, well, actually less), and it was a lot more difficult for me this time. The first week went well, but this past week, the second week, was harder for me.

Eating eggs for breakfast for two weeks is not something I like by any means. I used to hate eggs, but since I have started SBD, I’ve grown to tolerate them. Sometimes I even actually found myself enjoying them. But after 10 days of eggs for breakfast, I was so ready for some oatmeal!!

I’ve also been really curious to try using whole wheat panko breadcrumbs on some boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I stopped at Whole Foods today and bought some (the only store in my area to have them), and I have some chicken baking in the oven as I write this.

The thing I love about SBD is that it has this option of switching back and forth between Phase 1 and Phase 2 whenever I feel it’s needed.

I did pretty well on Phase 1 this round, although I think not working out at all really affected how much I lost. Still, I’ve lost 11 1/2 pounds so far. This is much slower than I would’ve liked, but I know it’s because I haven’t been working out.

I’m off for the next week, and one of my main goals is to really kick the exercising into high gear. I have a 3-day pass to Club One, which I intend to use while I’m on this February break. I may not be able to afford to join just yet, but I’d like to see what the club is like, and if it’s as phenomenal as I expect it to be.


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I started Phase 2 on Saturday and have been enjoying having a morning bowl of oatmeal, especially since the weather has been cold and dreary lately. Other than protein, oatmeal is one of the best breakfasts for staying full ’till it’s time for the morning snack.

I went to the grocery store tonight and picked up some other SBD carb friendly items: apples, whole wheat wraps (tortillas), whole wheat English muffins, and a few SBD frozen meals. I got a few other things, as well, but all of those were Phase 1 foods, so not worth mentioning.

I’m very happy to be able to incorporate more types of food into my diet, but I have to admit that I am a bit worried about moving into Phase 2. Especially since I only lost .8 on my 2nd week of Phase 1. I’m hoping that I can continue to lose a decent amount of weight each week.

I know that part of this is going to come from working out — I have such a slow metabolism that I have to keep moving so that I can increase it.

The cool thing is, beside seeing results on the scale, I’ve had a few NSVs (non-scale victories):

  • clothes are fitting looser
  • my appetite is decreasing/it takes less food to make me feel full
  • I feel more energetic

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I don’t know if it’s the fact that I have gotten into a routine of planning, cooking, and eating healthy low-glycemic meals, or what, but so far this week is even easier than last week.  Everything is flowing nicely, and I feel like I could almost stay on Phase 1 indefinitely.

And then I realize that I do love fruit and carbs too much.   Oh, and wine.  Can’t forget the vino.

So, while I’m looking forward to Phase 2, I have to say that Phase 1 has been pretty good indeed.

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Since the three of us will begin Phase 2 on Saturday, I thought it might be nice to go down to one of our favorite wine spots and have a celebratory glass (or two) of a really nice wine. It would be a great way to reward ourselves for all of our hard work these last two weeks, and a chance to catch up on life.

CCLuv, Beachy…what do you think? Are you up for it?

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