South Beach Recipe – Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Tomato Soup

When I recommitted to South Beach I knew I wanted to find some new recipes to try so it wasn’t the same old meals every week.  I turned to Pinterest and have found some real winners. My favorite find so far is Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Tomato Soup.  The recipe can be found here. I eat it just as it is for a healthy Phase 1 South Beach soup. My family cooks up some rice … Continue reading

Friday Update – 10-11-13

Current Weight: 166.6 (is that a bad omen?) Change: – From Last Week – 2.4 pound loss  – From Start of Challenge –  4.4 pound loss  – From Highest Weight –  67.4 pound loss This week I ran 11 miles on Sunday, 4 miles on Monday and a really fast 4 miles on Wednesday.  I tried to walk a little more with minor success.   I stuck to South Beach, kind of a split between Phase 1 … Continue reading

A Hard Run – South Beach and Distance Running Part 1

I started South Beach (again) on Monday.  Since then, I’ve done three runs.  Monday and Wednesday were 4 mile runs and went pretty well.  Today was an 11 mile run.  And it was HARD.  I didn’t carb up yesterday because I wanted to see if it made a difference.  I don’t want to sabotage my diet by using long runs as an excuse, but I think I learned today that I do need some extra … Continue reading

Friday Update – 10/04/13

Current Weight: 169.0  Change: – From Last Week – 2.8 pound loss  – From Start of Challenge –  2.0 pound loss  – From Highest Weight –  65 pound loss So, I started the South Beach Diet, phase 1 on Monday.  I figured I’d do a daily entry on this post and then post the weekly update along with my weight results each Friday. Monday – (Day 1, Phase 1) Ran 4 miles, felt tired but pretty … Continue reading

Favorite Recipes – Chicken Jalisco

A new exciting feature.  I’ll be posting my favorite recipes every now and then.  This one is of my own invention, inspired by a dish of the same name at a local Mexican Restaurant (Las Margaritas). Chicken Jalisco Ingredients:ChickenCarrots (we use the chip cut kind just to make the prep easier)Yellow/Summer SquashZucchiniVegetable OilPoultry SeasoningGarlic Mrs. Dash Use as much or little of the above as you like.  Wash the veggies. Cut the seeds out of … Continue reading