ICE CREAM SUNDAE, please!

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ashley08

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Posted: 22 Jun 2009, 19:36
I am on Day 7 of Southbeach. Have lost 5 lbs and would die for an ice cream sundae with whip cream and nuts. I opted for whip cream on my almonds(wierd i know). Has anyone else had a rough time around this time in Phase 1.

Glass of wine would be great...........
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Posted: 22 Jun 2009, 22:19
It can take a while to build new habits and break away from your old ones. After 3-4 weeks your new habits will start to become routine and things will become a lot easier. Until then you can try to find substitutes that are more diet friendly. I ate a lot of frozen grapes when I started out because it kept me away from higher calorie desserts like ice cream. You may or may not like icy grapes, but keep looking until you find something that works for you.

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wintersmith

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Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 00:09
On the subject of healthy alternatives, I'm a big fan of frozen yogurt. 88 calories for 4 oz, a variety of flavors, and much lighter than ice cream. Nuts (such as almonds and walnuts) are a pretty regular part of my diet so I can't help you there, but I'd say change one craving for a new healthier one.
ashley08

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Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 09:45
Now that it is the next morning, I am so glad that I didn't give into the temptation. I woke up this morning feeling great(instead of guilty)and lost some weight!!!! Thanks for the advice. It is very true that mid afternoon and late night are risky times for dieters!!! I have decided to celebrate when I get in the 120's. Does any body have ideas on a good way to celebrate with a spouse that is caloric/carb and budget friendly.
Deserve...

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Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 10:09
I replaced ice cream with fat free yogurt and berries. Or other cut up fruits.

Congratulations on you loss! Go buy a new dress or some lingerie. It will keep you mind focused on eating healthy for good, but still reward you and make you feel great!


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ImLuuvd

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Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 10:49
Ashley08, there are so many ways to celebrate SB style. Look up some healthy alternatives to whatever it is your craving. My biggest craving was enchiladas, nachos and cheesecake, so I found South Beach ways to make them. This weekend I was craving chocolate cake (not my normal craving) and I made a whole wheat, fat free, sugar free chocolate cake. My hubby said it wasn't too bad, kind of like a chocolate bran muffin, but it got me through my craving without the guilt! Whatever it is you crave or desire, there IS a healthy alternative so ask here, do an internet search and make yourself something yummy and guiltless. I too, am a big frozen yogurt fan. Read the labels though, most of the store brands still have way too much sugar and calories to me. I love going to Golden Spoon frozen Yogurt, just make sure you're reading your labels and choosing the best for your needs. Congrats on passing up the temptation and losing more weight. Remember these words when facing temptations...."Nothing taste as good as thin feels". Way to go!
~ImLuuvd
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Deserve...

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Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 11:53
Are you the one that started that quote? Its very catchy! I love it, it helps me alot and I have had 3 or 4 other members quote it to me. It deffinately helps when faced with temptations!


"Of course its hard, if it were easy everyone would do it. Hard is what makes it great"
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wintersmith

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Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 12:52
ashley08 wrote:
Now that it is the next morning, I am so glad that I didn't give into the temptation. I woke up this morning feeling great(instead of guilty)and lost some weight!!!! Thanks for the advice. It is very true that mid afternoon and late night are risky times for dieters!!! I have decided to celebrate when I get in the 120's. Does any body have ideas on a good way to celebrate with a spouse that is caloric/carb and budget friendly.


Well, you might plan a day trip somewhere. When my wife hit her initial goal I gave her a gift certificate to a local salon (she rarely goes except to get a haircut. She had a full package that day). We have gone and seen a movie, little things like that.

I have a few more, but I'm not sure they're appropriate for a family-friendly board. Suffice it to say that you might consider a romantic weekend getaway.



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