Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 1 - Feeling Good

So the first day is always a good day.  You're hyped up and feeling pumped about the new diet.  The crash doesn't come until about the 4th or 5th day.  By then, your body is deprived and feeling weak!  I'm hoping that I can keep up this pace, because today was pretty gosh-darn easy.
For breakfast, I had a cup of coffee and a slim-fast shake (not exactly on the South Beach Diet, but it's better than nothing, right?).  Then I had one diet Mountain Dew and for lunch I had a salad with chicken salad on top (it was just basically lettuce leaves and for the actual salad part, though).  Of course, one of the things I love most about the South Beach Diet is that he actually encourages you to use regular salad dressing...none of that low-fat or fat-free crap for me!  Thank goodness!  Once I got home, which was about 6:30 (sure, I could have made it home sooner, but I had work to do), I got dinner prepared.  On the menu tonight was Chicken and Mushroom Soup with leeks and baby brussel sprouts.  My husband and son pitched a fit about the brussel sprouts, but I'm glad they are both going to at least try it!
This dish was quite easy to put together because all on my vegetables were already cut up.  (I am super proud of myself for getting that done on Sunday!)  The only thing I had to cut was the chicken.  Then, it basically just throwing things into the pot at the right time and...Voila!  Dinner is served!
While, I was waiting for the broth to boil, I went ahead and chopped some more vegetables and got my lunch ready for tomorrow.  I made another salad, this time I put cucumber, celery, green and red bell pepper, chick peas, black olives and tomatoes.  Tomorrow before I leave for work, I will top it with some more of the chicken salad I made on Sunday and some of my Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing.
On a side note:  ...about those bell peppers.  For the longest time now, I have been on an anti-bell pepper kick.  I don't know exactly why or when it started.  My husband is from South Louisiana, and their basic "trinity" for any dish is onion, celery and green bell peppers.  I have tried and tried to get my husband to stop using the bell pepper for quite some time now.  However, seeing those bell peppers in the grocery store on Sunday, they looked mighty tasty!  Wicked awesome, as some would say.  So, I just had to try them!  I diced them up and had some on my salad and I loved it!  Now I am sitting here, wondering, why didn't I like the bell pepper in the first place?
I am not even going to mention how much I weighed on the scale this morning...but I will tell you, it wasn't pretty!  I'll post how much weight I lose as time goes on.

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