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Old 04-14-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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This is probably going to be the most boring thread ever, but the purpose isn't to entertain. Rather, its an accountability thread - to ourselves and to each other. Studies have shown that people are likely to eat less and thus lose weight if they journal every morsel that goes into their mouth. Being a Weight Watcher's advocate, I'm used to journaling daily, but this might be a shot in the arm to those who don't do this as a rule.

By entering here everything you eat (ideally as you eat it, but an end of the day total will do) you will be accountable to yourself to stay within your daily carlorie/carb/point/whatever limit. You'll also be accountable to us, because if we see you have slacked off with your entries we can hunt you down and browbeat you into keeping track (or provide loving support to help if you've slipped).

So, who's in? I'd like to see Sandi's name near the top of the list (after your "I'm Done" post I'm not letting you off the hook, remember?)

I'll start with what I've eaten so far today.

3/4c Kashi Go Lean Cereal with 1/2c low-fat milk and 1 medium banana
Lean Cuisine mushroom and spinach pizza.

See ya later (after I've eaten my mid-afternoon snack)!

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Old 04-14-2005, 02:48 PM   #2
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Did I hear my name??

Ok, Miss Jill, I'm with you. I am allowed 32 points a day on WW

4/13/05
5 - Mint zone perfect bar
1 - Apple
7 - Turkey & cheddar sandwich on whole wheat
1 - Strawberries w/ splenda
13 - 2 spinach lasagna roll-ups
0 - Salad
2 - 1 breadstick
3 - 1/2 cup light ice cream
32 - TOTAL

4/14/05
5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
2 - 3 cheddar crackers
6 - Turkey & Cheddar Sandwich
3 - 1.5 oz bag of pretzels
2 - All Bran Bar
9 - Crispy Chicken Salad w/ crutons
3 - Ice cream cone
2 - Pria Bar
3 - A few cashews
35 - TOTAL (used 3 flex points)

4/15/05
5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
2 - 3 cheddar crackers
8 - Pepproni Pizza (lean Cuisine)
1 - Apple
2 - All Bran Bar
7 - 1/2 cup BBQ pork on seeded Bun
1 - Strawberries w/ splwnda
6 - 1 cup light ice cream
32 - TOTAL
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:10 PM   #3
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Okay, I'm in, but we all have to agree to put EVERYTHING down, even when it's not OP. I'm the worst offender when it comes to "forgetting" to list the bad stuff.

1 egg + 2 egg white omelet w/ mushroom, tomato, green onion, 1 oz. reduced fat cheddar, and 1/2 avocado
salsa and a dollop of FF sour cream on top

1 cup Progresso minnestrone soup
thin-sliced deli ham sandwich (ham, pickle, lettuce, light mayo, light bread)

1/2 bag 94% FF popcorn

1 oven "fried" chicken breast (dipped in lowfat buttermilk seasoned with Cajun seasoning and rolled in panko, which are Japanese breadcrumbs)
1 small potato
2 Tbl ff sour cream
broccoli

strawberry banana smoothie

Lots of water, 2 cups decaf this morning, 1 cup decaf green tea, 1 cup decaf orange spice tea

Exercise: 20 min dog walk and 2.5 hours of heavy cleaning (vacuuming, scrubbing, mopping, sweeping) because our last official day at the apartment is tomorrow
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Should we list our exercise too? It's such and integral part of weight loss and long term maintenance, plus it's a good indicator of where we're slacking off so we know whose butts to kick!!

Food:

Breakfast- 1c. Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal w/ 3/4 c. skim milk, coffee

Snack- 1 small (fajita size) low carb tortilla from LaTortilla Factory (these things are the best- whole wheat, low carb, no sugar, low fat, high fiber, and only 50 calories each for the small ones!) With thin sliced turkey deli meat, lettuce, spinach, celery (adds bulk!) and spicy mustard- YUM!

Lunch- A big bowl of salad with mixed greens, baby spinach, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, green onions, chopped up pieces of General Tsao's chicken, f.f. zesty Italian dressing and some crispy rice noodles for crunch! And a Blue Bunny Lite 85 Black Cherry yogurt. And more coffee

Snack- 1 c. sliced strawberries, 1/2 medium frozen banana (chopped), 2 tbsp. Kashi Go Lean Crunch, 2 tbsp. f.f. cool whip, and 0 cal. sweetener. Oh, and yet more coffee yeah, my name is Beverly and I am a coffee addict!

Dinner- 3-4 ozs. grilled steak, 1/2 of a medium twice baked potato made with low fat cheese, f.f. sour cream and bacon pieces, and salad with mixed greens, baby spinach, carrots, celery, green onions and f.f. Italian dressing.

Snack- 1 Blue Bunny Lite 85 Black Cherry yogurt frozen like ice cream- YUM! Oh dear, more coffee hmmm, I may have a problem here! Hey, at least it's decaf!

Exercise has been 35 min. on Gazelle, arm workout w/ light weights and an ab workout w/ lots of crunches. Plus another 25 min. on Gazelle set at resistance level #1 this evening.

This was a great idea Jill; I hope everyone decides to jump onboard!!

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Oh yes, Sheila - definitely EVERYTHING has to be entered!

Good start Sandi - now that you've listed what you plan to eat today, don't deviate from it! Ya hear?!

You're right Bev - listing exercise is a good idea, thanks! I'm not going to record my water intake - needless to say its in excess of the 6 glass a day recommendation.

I'm starting to see that perhaps this won't be a boring thread where people just list what they eat, it could be quite enlightening in that we can get meal and exercise ideas, plus see for ourselves why some people are soooooo successful (I mean really, look at Bev's post!)

By the way, I took a brisk walk with the dog for 20 minutes this morning and just ate a granny smith apple (while passing up the offer of leftover Easter Hershey Kisses cuz I didn't want to have to record them)
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Ooops - wrong date. That was yesterday. I added what I have had so far today.

I think this is great. I always wonder what other people are eating.
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I'll log here as well. I'll be the first to enter crappy food. (I'm well within my calories but not the best of choices)
Thursday
Breakfast
3 cals. Cucumber
lunch
150 cals. Ritz cracker chips(1 serving)
550 cals. Strawberry wafer cookies(12)

dinner
170 cals. Ham sandwich with Nature's own wheat bread and cheese
150 cals. Doritos
If still hungry will have another sandwich (was full with the one sandwich and did not eat)

Planned evening snack
1 bag lite microwave popcorn (I did not eat it after all)

total calories for the day 1162
Exercise for the day spending an hour chasing a 1 and 2 year old around a baseball field

Friday
Breakfast
Oatmeal
Lunch
Ate out mexican with the coworkers, estimated calories at 1044
(tostados, rice no beans, chips and salsa)
Dinner
A chicken/rice/cheese casserole thing and some veggies
Planned exercise: Walk this evening at mom's with her
Calories for the day:1785
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OK, I am up for this. Thanks for setting it up for us Jill.

So, my healthy eating regime at the moment is basically: lots of fruit and veg, no processed/junk food, no sugar/'bad' fats, low glycaemic index carbs.

So, today was:

Porridge with banana and blackberries

Sandwich (tuna, egg, not sure what else) - lunch provided at meeting, so I limited myself to 4 quarters, and chose the healthiest I could, tea

Pasta with tomato/garlic, sardine, olive sauce

Plate of salads (beetroot, carrot/raisin/nut, green beans, stuffed vine leaves)

Strawberries, raspberries, low fat natural yoghurt

The next habit I have to get back to is blood sugar related - I used to have impaired glucose tolerance/pre diabetes - and I got rid of it through healthy eating and exercise......I do better if I eat every 3-4 hours, but have lost that healthy snacking habit. Ah well, baby steps.....

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My goal at the moment is to swim for 30 mins, 6 days a week, and walk for 20 mins 5 days a week. (The walking bit is easy - have to do it to get to the tube station to get to work.....)

Walked 20 mins today, and swam for 35 mins
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Good participation so far, people - keep it up!

Dinner: Salad (3 cups lettuce, diced tomato, shaved carrots, celery, radishes) with one small can drained flaked light tuna and 3tbls. low fat dill dressing

Dessert: "Svelte" organic fat free mocha yogurt

Exercise: 1/4 mile jog around the high school track and 1/2 hr. kicking around the soccer ball with George and the dog.

Oh yeah - one cup of coffee this morning (no sugar but a little low-fat milk) and 3 cups of caffeine free peppermint tea during the day (as well as a glass of water whenever I think of it).

See you after my evening snackie.
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At 8:30 I had my two slices of Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread with 1 tbsp. of peanut butter and a cup of tea with a little low fat milk - so I'm done for the night.

Just on my way out now with the pup for a brisk stroll in the dark.

Did well today - stayed within my points and didn't feel terribly deprived. How'd the rest of you do?
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Okay...well I have not had a good day today...I am in....even though I know I'll get yelled at

Breakfast-overslept so it was skipped.

Lunch-WW pizza (three cheese yummy)

small bag of chips (ruffles)

2 glasses of water.
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I went *way* over today, but I've been SO ravenous lately. I promise to try harder tomorrow... I feel motivated now that I know that everyone will be reading it!

4/14
Breakfast: 1 cup Kashi Good Friends, 1/2 cup milk, 1 ff yogurt
Lunch: 12" Turkey sub on wheat with lettuce, tomato, pickle, olives & baked Lays
Dinner: 2 cups penne w/ ground turkey marinara, 1 cup milk, 1 slice cheesecake
 
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I would love to join in this, makes me more accountable

4/14/05 - I was really bad yesterday
Breakfast - Luna Bar & medium coffee
Lunch - 2 pork ribs, 1/2 cup mac & cheese 1/2 cup pinto beans
Dinner - 1 hotdog on wheat bun, handful of lays chips (MMmm healthy)
Snack - 1 oz pepper jack cheese

4/15/05
Breakfast - Kellogs Bran Cereal Bar & Diet Dr. Pepper
Lunch - Chicken Club Sandwich

I'm going to do better today
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Welcome to the group newbies! Yes, the "accountability factor" seems to be working and I like how those who struggled yesterday are feeling motivated today instead of discouraged! Yay!

Here's mine so far,

Breakfast: 3/4c Kashi Go Lean cereal with 1/2c low fat milk. 1c seedless red grapes. Coffee with milk.

Mid-morning: can sodium free Canada Dry soda water.

Lunch: toasted whole wheat flatbread topped with roasted diced tomatoes, eggplant, red and green peppers, onions and garlic. Caffeine free peppermint tea.

Mid-afternoon: 500ml bottled water and medium banana.

See you after dinner!

Exercise: 20 min. brisk walk with Heidi the pup this morning.
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1.5 c shredded wheat
3/4 c nonfat milk
1 banana

had lunch at my friend's house and she served:

shrimp (sauteed in butter )
salad w/blue cheese dressing
avocado with salsa stuff

I didn't eat much of any of it so I feel I did pretty good. Also passed on the cookies, which were sitting in a big bowl in front of me. I've been off sugar for exactly a week now!

1 banana

chicken stir fry with peppers and onions (heavy on the veggies; light on the chicken)
Weight Watcher smoothie with frozen raspberries
piece of toast with a little light margarine

No exercise today.
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