Friday, September 21, 2012

Remember Me?

So I was thinking about this little blog the other day and thought, why not use this to post ideas, things to celebrate, diet-friendly recipes and so on?  I mean again.  So.

Yesterday was a VERY difficult day for me.  But I survived.  Having support (in the form of kids and hubby) helps a lot.  Except when Haylee, meaning well, said to me the other day:

"You can have Nutella on your diet, right Mom?"

I wish.

Alas, no nutella.  If I absolutely positively need something sweet, which really hasn't been too much of a problem until yesterday, I have sugar free hot chocolate (iced if mid-day) or a SF fudgesicle.  Yum.

He (BJ) asked me several times if I really lost that much, like he was impressed.  That made me feel better.  What will really make me feel better is the day he comes home and notices I've lost weight.  Don't you think?  Remember I'm behind the 2 of you.  So after one week I have lost 3.28%.

One thing I am trying to remind myself (and YOU too) is that the first week of any diet is always a big number.  It will slow down, even doing phase 1 of SB.

So here's my tip of the day (you know, because I'm cool and experienced and wise enough to offer tips)...I actually may have shared this earlier but oh well.  There is a blog that I discovered several years ago entirely devoted to the SB diet.  She is following the diet and has zillions of recipes.  I have used a bunch of hers, some I made still even when I wasn't trying to do SB.  I love this blog because after every recipe, she specifies which phase of the diet it would be good on and usually, how to make it phase 1 friendly.  Also every month she does a phase 1 round-up of favorite recipes acceptable for phase 1.  You can search by ingredient.  Or by picture.  Or by phase.  Or by meal type.  I'll admit, some of her recipes require some interesting ingredients.  But there really are tons that do not.  She also posts sometimes about the SB diet and her experience and tips and snack ideas, etc for those just starting the diet. Anyway, I have found it helpful.

Here are some I have tried and like: (I could eat this all day long, it's that good)

You're welcome.  Have a great day.


  1. Julie you are amazing - always a gourmet inside of you somewhere. Of those recipes you posted, do they require unusual ingredients other than the every day stuff. Sound good. Thanks

  2. the website says the last 3 "do not exist". I got the Hungarian pot roast tho.

  3. I discovered this website in my own already and have used her recipes to help me make it through, too. I am almost done with phase 1 and find myself looking forward to the "treats" of phase 2. I started after mom, on Tuesday, so until then....

  4. I don't know what's wrong with the links. They work from my computer. The other thing you could do is just get the name of the recipe from the link and search for it directly on the blog. The pot roast recipe calls for smoked paprika and roasted red peppers and I don't think the others call for anything strange that you wouldn't normally buy.