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Denver, Colorado, United States
i'm 33. i live with my husband, baby daughter 2 dogs and 1 kitty. i'm a chemical engineer with an MBA and work in technical sales. i tend to bite off more than i *think* i can chew and end up with a full bulging mouth for awhile before i can finally swallow. i thrive in chaos, but strive for order.


Day 3

i was expecting to be drooling over real food today like i have been for the past few days.  but it really wasn't that bad!  i was babysitting my nieces and managed to take them to starbucks for a vanilla steamer (green tea for me) and watch them eat their sandwiches without wanting to shoot myself.

i was also down FOUR pounds today, so that helps.

one thing that i'm battling with is how to keep ground turkey, chicken, fish, and veggies exciting.. because that's pretty much all i can eat for the next 42 meals.   i've already done stir fry and salad.. if anyone has any recipes using these ingredients along with eggs, spices and/or a little olive oil, i would LOVE to have them!  

i'm a little nervous because i have a co-worker in town tomorrow and wednesday and of course we have to take clients out to lunch and dinner.  this is when being on a diet is SO HARD.  so much of my job is tied to wining and dining.  i'm planning to just order a salad with a grilled chicken breast and some oil/vinegar.  which will be torturous because i'm sure there will be a bread basket right in front of me or someone will be evil and order french fries. 

jared is threatening to tag along because he doesn't trust me - but i will show him!


  1. I was just thinking today about bookclub too! Plus I signed up to bring dessert! Ouch. We've made it rough for ourselves. Is wine allowed during this phase or at all? I think that'll be your downfall over desserts. Good thing you're all more sophisticated than me because I would wilt under the pressure if bookclub involved da beers. Haha.

  2. heidi - wine is actually allowed! although they say for the best results to wait until phase 3. i think i will make chicken skewers and some veggies as my main dish for book club - and pass up on everything else.

  3. What about some kind of meatloaf using ground turkey and subbing minced carrots and broccoli for the breadcrumbs? I made it once like this and It was pretty yummy.

  4. Lori - that sounds great - I will try it!