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Weigh-in Day

Today marked the 2nd weigh in, and I have to admit, I’m disappointed. I stuck to the program completely. Even when tempted with chocolate, spinach dip, etc., I didn’t give in.

Why did I only lose .8? Maybe because I had such a huge week last week, and my body is still recovering from the shock of this new eating program? I know I can’t lose 7.7 lbs each week, but was hoping for at least a few more pounds.

It’s ok though, because I lost 8.5 lbs in two weeks, which is still amazing. I’m proud of myself for avoiding temptation and for maintaining my willpower.

I’m very happy that today I begin Phase 2, and the first order on the agenda is to have some oatmeal for breakfast. I am a bit worried about incorporating more carbs back into my diet, but I know that I can’t live on protein and veggies forever. I’d get too bored and go way off plan. I figure that if I slowly incorporate carbs back in… maybe one a day, that will be good for my system.

I also need to get back on the workout track. I haven’t worked out at all for the last two weeks because I’ve been crazy busy, but hopefully I’ll find the time this week to put in at least 3 workouts. That should help with the transition back to carbs.

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Today I weighed in, and I’ve lost 7.7 lbs this first week! This is more than I’ve ever lost on any diet in one week, and I’m really proud of myself for sticking to it.

The toughest thing for me has been the breakfasts. I used to have an English muffin with peanut butter, a banana, and a yogurt almost every morning. It was a great way to start the day. Well, except for those nasty carbs, I guess. This week I ate egg muffins (mini quiche without the crust), and they weren’t terrible, but I didn’t look forward to eating them. I have loved drinking the V-8 each morning, and since it has loads of potassium, I’ve got to make sure to have plenty of it on hand. Two of the days I just couldn’t think about eating any more eggs, so I had two portions of string cheese. It didn’t hold me as well, but I liked the way it tasted better. I do think it led to some digestion problems that I had later in the week, though. So, the new goal for this upcoming week is to find some other options for breakfast. BeachGirly mentioned Jenny-O sausage links — that might be a good option. To be honest, I can’t wait until I can have oatmeal for breakfast in Phase 2. I love oatmeal, and it seems like a better way for me to start my day.

Lunches and dinners have been a breeze. I’ve been careful to buy and prepare it ahead of time so there would be no excuse to get fast food or make some other unhealthy choice. I had fun buying the food and thinking of ways to make it, although I will say that I most of the dinners were fairly boring in preparation. I didn’t use a ton of spices or other fun ingredients that might’ve added a bit of pep to the dish. Again, something to work on for this next week.

All in all, I’ve really enjoyed SBD. I don’t think it’s expensive — in fact, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than the Dream Dinners I was doing before this. Veggies and “good for you foods” are more expensive than junk food, to be sure, but I think if you make them economically, it doesn’t have to break the bank. Plus, this is A LOT cheaper than Jenny Craig, and I like that it’s real food.

I am looking forward to Phase 2 when I’ll be able to incorporate more fruits and some whole grains back into my diet. Oh, and the occasional glass of wine. In fact, I was going to see if BeachGirly and CCLuv wanted to go to the wine bar not far from our houses to celebrate being in Phase 2 sometime the week after next. We’ll see.

I’m glad I made the decision to go on SB. It seems to be really working well for me, and I feel like it’s a program I can live with. No counting points, just eating the right combination of low glycemic foods and being mindful of the amount of carbs/sugars.

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