Quizno’s was a success. As much as I wanted to take a huge bite out of Mark’s Carbonara sub, I devoured my Turkey, Ranch & Swiss salad and it was actually pretty good. The Diet Coke I had with it was the best part, however. I used to have at least one a day and lots more on weekends, but I have only had two since starting the Diet. It was a nice treat!

So guess what!! I’m eating BERRIES!!!

Today is day 1 of phase 2. I started off the same as every day with quiche cups, tomatoes & cucumbers and green tea. I didn’t bring any fruit with me and I really, really wanted some so I asked a co-worked to drive me across the street to the grocery store. (I would have walked, but it’s pouring!) I picked up some fat-free, no-sugar-added yogourt and a pint of big, juicy raspberries. I mixed about 10 berries in a cup of yogourt and it was delicious! I’m about to wash it down with a big salad.

Tonight we are moving right after work so I won’t really have time to eat dinner until super late. I packed 2 extra quiche cups, turkey slices and a cheesestring for this afternoon, so hopefully that will keep the hunger at bay.

I may not be online for a few days, but I promise to stay on track!

Day 14

Well, I weighed 182 this morning. Stupid scale. I hope it doesn’t ‘accidentally’ get thrown off the truck during the move… Seriously, though, I need to stop pathologically weighing myself. I’m going to try to weigh myself once a week in Phase 2. I haven’t made it to the gym since Thursday so I’m sure that’s why I have not lost any more. I’ll get my butt back in gear next week!

So Phase 2, it starts TOMORROW!!

I don’t know what the next couple days are going to be like with the move, but I probably won’t get to the grocery store which means I probably won’t have any fruit! I may end up on P1 for an extra couple days til we settle in to the new apartment.

Our kitchen is all packed up so tonight we are eating out. I’m thinking Quizno’s – their salads look good. I just have to check the sugar content in the dressings. (It is going to be so hard not ordering a big, juice mesquite chicken sub!) Other than that, today’s menu is pretty much the same as yesterday’s, with an added cheesestring and turkey slices with my lunch salad.

2nd last day of phase 1

I’m hungry today! I was famished most of the morning and afternoon and nothing was doing anything for me. I can’t wait to get home and have dinner.

Last night I had a Chapman’s no-sugar-added popsicle. These things are so good. I don’t think I’m really supposed to have them because they contain sugar alcohols – so technically it’s a ‘sweet treat’ on SBD, I believe. Anyway, they’re only 25 calories each so I know they won’t sabotage my diet!

Today’s menu was:

B: surprise, surprise: quiche cups, cucumber & tomato slices… also 2 slices of chicken bacon
S: f-f, n-s-a vanilla yogourt, green tea
L: garden salad w/ Renée’s ranch
S: celery w/ Laughing Cow
D: butterfly pork chops, glazed veggies (this is my new fave – veggies cooked in a little oil in the pan, add a dash of balsamic vinegar and a packet of sweetener. mmmm!)
D: take a guess! I swear, sometimes thinking about dessert gets me through the day!

So we survived skating last night and I am actually the one who ended up injured. What kind of moron wears ankle socks with hockey skates? Yep… me! My skates left some bruises on my ankles, but it doesn’t hurt much today. Mark was ecstatic to be back on the ice. We had fun.

Tonight we are cleaning and packing for the big move on Thursday… oh joy!

Day Eleven Already!

This has been way easier than I thought. Way.

I’m hardly craving anything. I don’t seem to be craving sugar or breads at all! I’m actually nervous to introduce sugar back into my diet, but I know I have to.

I stuck to the Diet all weekend – no cheats! This morning I weighed 181.6. Not bad! 0.6 more lbs and I have lost 25 this year. Woohoo!

Here’s what I’m eating today:
B: quiche cups, tomato & cucumber slices
S: f-f, n-s-a yogourt + green tea
L: SBD-friendly meatballs and tomato sauce, garden salad w/ Renée’s balsamic vinaigrette
S: part-skim cheesestring (that reminds me, I still have to eat it!)
D: steak, salad, veggies
D: my fave – fudgsicle-PB-whip!

Mark and I are going skating tonight for the first tme since he broke his knee on the ice 8 weeks ago. This time, he’s wearing knee pads.

I’ll leave you with a couple cute pics of my gorgeous niece taken yesterday. She is too sweet!

Bagel Day


As I mentioned last Friday, it’s Bagel Day at work. The kitchen was full of gigantic kosher bagels in all their doughy goodness, but I resisted the temptation for the second Friday in a row! I’m getting good at that!

Oh, I have a minor confession. I ate two sugar-free fudgsicles last night. Bad me! But I still think I did okay, considering it wad day one of (sorry for the TMI) my period.

Went to the gym again last night, which makes three times this week and Saturday will be the fourth. Yay!

Today’s Meals:

B: take a wild guess! SBD quiche cups, tomato & cucumber slices
S: cheesestring, green tea
L: garden salad w/ almond slivers and Renée’s ranch
S: chopped feta and baby tomatoes
D: feta chicken (recipe posted Wednesday) because it was so good I can’t wait any longer to have it again + whatever vegetables I can find in the fridge to roast or steam.
D: sugar-free fudgsicle (only one, I promise!)

We need to get grocieries tonight. The fridge is almost bare! I can’t believe I went through that many vegetables in a week and a day!

On an un-SBD-related note, it seems that our friend Sarah will be having her baby any day now! (at least, we hope so) And it’s about damn time! (just kidding) We can’t wait to meet the little one! Here’s hoping for a smooth (and quick!) delivery!