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Old 09-06-2005, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (September 5-11)

Starting a new thread so we don't go more than a week.

This is the place to post what you eat each day. Good, bad, points, veggies, calories, carbs -- whatever you are keeping track of or counting -- we're here to help keep each other accountable, and to help us find what our "trigger" points are, so we can plan strategies for life. So jump right on in and start posting! Everyone is welcome in this weekly thread.

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Glad to see Nosugarmomma joining us on the buddy thread! Sometimes it's the everyday decisions, like not eating the cake, that really add up over time. Welcome!!

My holiday was a family day -- out to lunch to Mexican food, then to a movie, then paddle boats, and finished up at Dairy Queen. So although I started with a good healthy breakfast, I ended up with a caramel/chocolate/pecan sundae for dinner -- which I ate every bit of. So much for my resolution to get a small ice cream cone and share it with Gem. *sighs* So while my calories weren't too overboard, my choices were not the healthiest.

But it's back to work today, and my more structured eating. I've also switched my weigh-in day from Monday to Wednesday, because I often eat more bread or sugar or have a couple drinks on the weekends, and all those things make me hold water for a couple of days. Wednesdays will give me a more "true" weight, I think. We'll see how it goes.

MONDAY


Breakfast:
whole wheat bread, toasted, with butter
one-egg omelet with mushrooms, onions, and low-fat cheddar


Lunch:
half a quesadilla w/sour cream and a bit of guacamole
chips and salsa
sweet corn cake

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay: (at the Movies -- saw March of the Penguins -- very cool!!)
popcorn
two Butterfinger nuggets

Dinner:
Dairy Queen Pecan Mudslide ice cream sundae w/extra pecans
(after that I just wasn't hungry for real food)

Snacks throughout the day:
low-fat mozzarella cheese stick

Drinks:
diet soda, water

Calories:
about 1600

Exercise:
walking, paddle boats
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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Thanks Synger.

September 5 - I remeber fixing a WW Chicken pot pie recipe and don't remember much else but gave myself 4 point in the point challenge so it must have been an OK day food wise.

September 6 - Less than stellar but definitely not a binge day. 2 Mcdonald's filet of fish and french fries for dinner. Definitely not OP. I could call it my splurge meal for the week but that wouldn't really be honest. Splurge meals are for special occasions and this was just stress eating. Started a new job today. I have been off work for a year for health reasons and I think it brought back a lot of feelings. I was diagnosed last September with uterine cancer. Things have gone very well but I am still afraid. Life is never the same after you hear the "c" word in describing your condition. I have my one year checkup this Thursday.

I also recieved some distubing phone calls today. Dealing with authority figures is not my strong suit!!! Think I will be back on track tomorrow and am able to bring my lunch which always helps me feel more secure food wise.

Thanks to each and every one of you for being there and welcome to nosugarmama. DCM
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B: kashi golean with soymilk
L: banana
D: 3 slices deluxe thin crust pizza; large salad with low fat ranch and fat free western dressings
S: lots & lotsof cinnamon bread sticks with icing; 1/2 of a KitKat bar
Beverages: 64 oz water; 20 dt dr. pepper
*****TOTAL CALORIES=1989*****
Exercise: core exercises
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for starting the thread, Synger.

Congrats on re-joining the work force, activeadventurer, especially after what must have been a terribly traumatic year for you. Of course you're going to feel stressed about going back to work and naturally its not easy to put to rest the fears about your health. I hope it gets easier for you as time goes by. With all that's going on in your life I really, truly commend you for embarking on this weight-loss journey.



It was an "on plan" day for me today.

Points
Morning
2 – Raisin Bran cereal with
1 – 1% milk
0 – large mug of tea
Mid-morning
2 – Kashi honey and sesame crackers (7)
0 – large glass of sparkling water w/ a little lemon juice
Lunch
2 – drained water packed tuna w/ black pepper, celery and lemon juice
0 – salad of lettuce, celery and tomatoes tossed in
1 – light balsamic vinaigrette
0 – large mug of spring water
Mid-afternoon
2 - medium banana
0 – small bottle of Perrier water
Dinner
3 – chicken breast grilled on BBQ with sliced tomato on
3 – Weight Watchers hamburger bun, spread with 1tbsp. Light Miracle Whip
3 – tomato and garlic couscous
0 – large glass of spring water
Evening
2 – Twizzler sticks (2)
1 – coffee (with milk)
22 total

Exercise: Morning (15 min) and Evening (25 min) walks with dog. Lunch-time walk (approx. 10 city blocks)
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:20 AM   #5
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I just kept posting in the other thread without even noticing!

Tuesday:

Breakfast: Special K & 1% milk
Lunch: Agua Verde Restaurant: 2 portobello mushroom tacos (this was very spicy b/c they put in the chiles <I had asked them to leave them out...> so I didn't eat much), 10 tortilla chips, guacamole, black beans
Dinner: Leftover Pesto Chicken, salad (arugula, portobello, onion, tomato, vinegar & oil)
Snacks: cookies, sunflower seeds, pickles
Drinks: 25 oz cola, water

Cal: 1923

Exercise: 2.5 mile walk - university district Seattle, 1/2 of it was ENTIRELY uphill! <faint> Pushing double stroller for part of it (DH pushed for most of it )
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Old 09-07-2005, 07:15 AM   #6
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There I go posting in the old thread again when a new one has been made for the week! Here's what I posted over yonder...

Same menu as yesterday:
  • egg white omelette (or scrambled egg whites--however I feel like cookin' in the morning)
  • 2 big turkey sausage links
  • sliced turkey ham (about 3.5 ounces)
  • grilled (George Foreman style) boneless, skinless, thin-sliced chicken
Plus I hit the gym yesterday for 30 minutes on the elliptical before working at the restaurant for the night. Drinks throughout the day included only water (11-12 servings) and diet soda (including Sprite Zero, which has no caffeine). I don't get to go to the gym between jobs today because I have an orientation at 3pm for my new job (yes, a third job, but if I make enough $$ at it, I will be able to quit working at the restaurant!). However, I still have to work at the restaurant tonight, so I will get some forced running around and carrying heavy items (even Jeff has noticed the increase in the size of my biceps--especially the left one, since I tend to carry heavy drink trays with that hand so I have my right hand free for putting the glasses on the table ).
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:37 AM   #7
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Hi everyone, I'm back at work, back from CA/NV and basically back on plan. I wasn't really off plan, I took my bars with me and actually ate them, which I never do. I was so busy w/the bride doing wedding stuff that I hardly noticed that I wasn't eating all of the junk that everyone else was. I listened to my body and I tried to eat only when I was hungry.

Now I'm back, well for a few days, next week I'm back in CA for a meeting for the week. I'm going to really have to plan for this one, meetings are very stressful, and I have only been to one since starting the beginning of the year.

Anyway, I'm re-dedicating myself, I want to at least hit 199 by the end of the year (more if possible) and that's 19 more pounds to go... Let's do it together!

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Old 09-07-2005, 08:54 AM   #8
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Glad to have you with us Activeadventurer! It's so hard to start something new, like a job, after focusing on yourself and your health for a time. I'm glad you're strong enough to work again. My mother was always happier when her cancer allowed her to DO stuff.

Jilly, you sure work hard. I can't imagine working two jobs, let alone three. I'm always so proud when you post here about being on-plan, 'cause I know how hard it must be for you to plan your food when you're running around so much.

Beth, welcome back! I'm glad you were able to plan for the bars, and use your "wedding plan" successfully. Keep that in mind.. write it down maybe... so you can take it out and remember your success another time when you feel tempted. I hear you about meetings -- whenever I've had to travel for work I've fallen right off the wagon, food-wise. Eating out three meals a day for a week is MURDER. I don't know how people who travel all the time for their jobs keep their weight down.

Well, here's mine for Tuesday. Pretty straight-forward. I LOVE the cafeteria at work. They have a hot bar every day, with a couple different kinds of vegetables. Sometimes I get tired of the same thing every week, but they also have soup, or sandwiches, or if I'm desperate, veggie pizza. I'm very fortunate.


Breakfast:
cottage cheese
watermelon

Lunch:
roasted chicken
cabbage
carrots
green beans
mashed potatoes w/gravy

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
protein bar

Dinner:
hamburger
zucchini/eggplant/tomato melange
nectarine

Snacks throughout the day:
piece of Almond Roca (toffee w/chocolate)
4 chicken nuggets before bed (cleaning up Gem's plate)

Drinks:
coffee w/half-and-half
water
green tea (warming up after swimming)

Calories:
about 1500

Exercise:
stairs, walking, swimming
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Welcome back, Beth, and good job of behaving while away. I'm game for losing 19lbs. by the end of the year, so I'll join you!

Today turned into a bit of an off plan day for me, but it could have been much, much worse, given the circumstances, so I'm quite pleased (especially since I have lots of "flex points" to absorb today's excess).

It was a committee day with meetings encompassing both lunch and dinner. While meals are provided by the firm, they usually consist of lots of cheesy, meaty pizza, deep fried shrimp, thick crusty rolls with butter, mayo laden chicken and tuna sandwiches, pasta salads dripping with oil and for dessert, cheesecake squares, assorted cookies and Tim Hortons donuts. (okay, enough food porn). Luckily for me there were some decent choices also and while I ate more than usual, it was healthy fare and I did NOT touch any of the aforesaid food porn items! One thing that sort of annoyed me though was when I was writing on my little notepad the ingredients of what I was eating (I'd never remember it all later to record here otherwise) someone said "Just relax and eat. You don't have to take notes" and someone else said "Don't mind her ~ she's got some sort of food obsession". Harrumph!

Breakfast
Raisin Bran and 1% milk (tomorrow I start my Kashi Heart to Heart and it’s a sad commentary on my life that I'm actually excited)
Lunch
Bean and barley salad *
Marinated raw veggies **
Pasta salad (small amount of rotini noodles in some sort of garlic & oil dressing)
pumpernickel bagel
Dinner
Salad of spinach, mushrooms, sliced carrots and tomatoes (I chose a non-creamy dressing ~ some sort of vinaigrette)
Small amount of basmati rice
Couple of thin slices of rolled up black forest ham
Evening
Tim Horton's coffee with cream

So, I'm figuring I had about 25-26 points, which I'm fine with.

*barley, red kidney beans, chick peas, tiny green peas, black-eyed peas, diced carrots in some sort of very light vinegary dressing.

**carrots, onions, green pepper, celery, broccoli, zucchini, red cabbage and cauliflower (in some sort of marinade with herbs)

Beverages: I drank bottled spring water, Perrier water and club soda pretty much all day long.

Exercise: Morning and evening walks with dog. Lifting heavy boxes filled with encyclopaedias, other assorted books, antiques (clocks and oil lamps) from the garage back into my newly renovated family room.
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9/7
B: raisin bran with soymilk
L: bold & spicy baked beans; 1 slice whole wheat toast
D: Pasta Salad (Whole wheat pasta, garbanzo beans, tuna, chopped onion, red pepper and celery tossed with light Italian dressing.)
S: toasted bagel with peanut butter and strawberry jam (YUM!); "light butter" microwave popcorn
Beverages: 96 oz water; 8 oz vanilla soymilk
TOTAL CALORIES=1846
Exercise: 1 mile run; 1 hour TKD class (20 minute warm up consisting of "flipper kicks", "triple knees", "partner push ups" to 10 and back, "partner sit ups" to 25. Next we did 10 minutes of stretching followed by 30 minutes of Counter Attacks and Basic Kicking Combinations 6-12 )
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Tuesday:

Breakfast: Special K & 1% milk
Lunch: Agua Verde Restaurant: 2 portobello mushroom tacos (this was very spicy b/c they put in the chiles <I had asked them to leave them out...> so I didn't eat much), 10 tortilla chips, guacamole, black beans
Dinner: Leftover Pesto Chicken, salad (arugula, portobello, onion, tomato, vinegar & oil)
Snacks: cookies, sunflower seeds, pickles
Drinks: 25 oz cola, water

Cal: 1923

Exercise: 2.5 mile walk - university district Seattle, 1/2 of it was ENTIRELY uphill! <faint> Pushing double stroller for part of it (DH pushed for most of it )
Your not the only one.......I will post later what I have for today.....Ok chickies
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Oh good! I knew I wasn't alone!

Wednesday:

Breakfast/Lunch: Special K, 1% milk, granola bar (slept in )
Dinner: Homemade Stromboli (dough, salami, pepperoni, provolone, mushrooms), tomato sauce, italian salad (lettuce, salami, pepperoni, provolone, onions, oil & vinegar)
Snacks: homemade chocolate chip cookies (making them for friends - thank goodness there are none left *whew* ), blueberry muffin
Drinks: 18 oz cola, water, 1 c. 1% milk

Calories: 1890
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WEDNESDAY

Breakfast:
walnuts (pre-commute)
cottage cheese
banana

Lunch:
baked fish
summer squash
spinach
apple

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
slice of birthday cake in the office (left most of the icing)
protein bar

Dinner:
chicken w/blue cheese dressing
mushrooms, onions, broccoli sauteed in hazelnut oil (very tasty)
glass of sangria

Snacks:
mozzarella cheese stick

Drinks:
water
coffee w/ flavored creamer

Calories:
about 1500


Exercise:
walking, stairs
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Hi Folks,

Welcome back to those posting in the old thread, I had wondered where you had gone. Thanks for the support synager and jillegal. I especially like those group hug smilies. Visuals are really powerful for me.

Today is the day I go for my one year checkup after having surgery for uterine cancer last year. (My one year anniversary is September 26) Surgery was my only treatment and I have every expectation that things will go well but it is still scary. Thanks for letting me share my anxiety. I especially noticed how it has changed my food the last couple of days. While not binging, I have pretty much been munching all day long, not all but mostly the good stuff. It is definitely anxiety eating.

I think the new job is definitely affecting things also. I am not too worried about that as after the first few weeks I will be working from home and have a lot of control over what food is in the environment and will have a schedule that I can control myself. That really helps me with scheduling exercise time. A good day and rest for all (especially Jill!) DCM
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9/8
B: Bagel with peanut butter and strawberry jam; kashi golean with soymilk
L: Pasta salad (left overs)
D: More Pasta salad; 3 baked chicken fingers
S: wheat toast with apple butter; wheat toast with peanut butter and strawberry jam
Beverages: 90 oz water; 32 oz iced decaf coffee with splenda and whipped cream
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