I refuse to let this one by the wayside, especially now that I have a new fridge filled w/healthy things.
For our new members that don't know, this thread is where we share what we ate for the day & also log our exercise & water, if we choose to. You can do this any way you want, ie whatever is most helpful to you. Sarah, for instance, likes to plan out her day ahead of time & then edit her message to show what was eaten or what she just didn't feel hungry for. I like to write it down as I eat it, to keep track since certain things are easy to forget, especially if I WANT to forget them.
It's also a good thread to get recipe or food ideas from, as well as to ask the other members, "What am I doing wrong? What am I doing right?"--everyone is always glad to help.
You can do one message every day, or several days in one message. That's up to you. Welcome & please feel free to join in!
1 ultimate meal shake (1 banana, 1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk, ~1/4 cup of ultimate meal powder)
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese with 2 strawberries
2 cups of shrimp, veggie stirfry mixed with rice (leftovers from Mongolian BBQ)
1 apple with 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
Dinner will be: 4-5 oz grilled chicken with grilled veggies and 1/2 cup rice
After dinner Snack: TBD - depends if I go to the gym or not, may be a smaller ultimate meal shake or protein shake.
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
2 C. romaine lettuce, shredded
1/2 C. grape tomatoes
1 serving tuna (water packed) w/1 Tbsp light mayo and 1/2 tsp. sweet relish
1 light ice cream sandwich
1 100-calorie pack of cookies
1 100-calorie pack of Wheat Thins
45 minutes swimming laps
30 minutes Pilates
80 oz. water so far, but it's Florida and it's summer so I'm drinking water pretty much constantly.
Looking at the list of snacks, I see I still have some work to do cutting back on the processed foods. It seems like I eat so much, but I'm still having trouble keeping my calories up. Some days I can eat 1300 and be full, but days like today when I work out a lot I can eat 1600 easily (I'm trying to keep it at around 1500 for now). I need to add more cooked whole grains into my diet but cooking for myself is my biggest failing. I hate doing it when I can just make a salad instead.
1 small chicken breast skinless boneless
1/2 cup of spinach canned
1/2 cup of white medium grain rice cooked
2 Sugar free Sobe energy drinks.
1 8pz mug of green tea with antioxidants no sugar or milk
3 16 oz bottles of water
lol i need more fruits and vegis i think. Also didn't drink enough water : /
haven't had a snack yet today... might have one later if my tummy feels better. I've been feeling queesy all day.
oops almost forgot i walked 4 miles this morning and 1 hour of toning on my Total Gym at home. some crunches and reverse crunches and this excersise i dont' know the name of but its good for my butt and upper back of legs : P
Breakfast: Oatmeal, wheat germ, raisins, 8 oz cup green tea w/honey
Lunch: chicken and wild rice soup, slice whole grain breat w/pat of butter
Dinner: Chicken and Brown rice burrito (2), salsa, broccoli (2 servings)
Snack: Triscuit crackers (6), wedge laughing cow cheese, granola bar
Total calories: 1352
With all of these whole grains I am having a hard time eating enough. I feel full all of the time, I guess that is better than feeling hungry. I am trying to stay between 1200 and 1550 calories a day so I did make it, but...
For workout did 60 mins water aerobics, 20 mins lap swimming and 30 mins of strength training.
Did one gallon of water.
mini goal 1:
10% body weight
1 yellow apple
1 english muffin (light, multigrain)
1 tsp smart balance w/omega's "spread"
1 liter water
a few (less than 10) mini pretzels & more southwestern ranch dip....stay out of the mailroom, SAPF!!!
3/4 cup maybe of spinach radicchio mix
1/4 cup maybe fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2-1 serving light done right house italian dressing (have to try the ranch)
1 serving deli style rye triscuits
1 MorningStarFarms pizza burger
1 serving sugar free raspberry jello
planned for today:
english muffin & fruit & cheese for breakfast
salad & cheddar burger (veggie) & triscuits for lunch
ramen noodle soup with frozen veggies mixed in for dinner.
Actually eaten today:
1 green apple
1 red pear
2 sticks reduced fat string cheese
1 light whole grain english muffin
2 tsp's smart balance spread
2 cups skim milk
1 MorningStar Farms cheddar burger
1 cup spinach radicchio mix
1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 serving light done right house italian dressing
6 rye triscuits (so much more flavor than the low sodium & only 100 more mg of sodium)
1 packet sugar free drink mix (strawberry lemonade) calorie free too!
1 serving sugarfree orange jello
2 servings baby carrots (i have them here in a bowl to dip from throughout the afternoon.
1 serving Breton multigrain crackers
1 lean cuisine macaroni & cheese meal
no more food last night.
I must say having that oatmeal last night totally helped. Not only did I not make a bad choice out of sheer hunger, I didn't even feel hungry for dinner!
planned dinner (if i can make it that long)
1 bag baby spinach/radicchio mix, sauteed
mushrooms, sauteed with ^^
1 package chicken ramen, prolly will only use half the packet.
If I can't make it that long, it's going to be the oatmeal again. (or not)
"It's never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot
Last edited by SuchAPrettyFace : 07-20-2006 at 12:53 PM.
Heh, already I've veered away from the plan, but at least it was with something healthy. I had wheat bran, raisins, and skimmed milk for brekkie, so that'll change the rest of my day. Maybe I'll just swap it out with the cottage cheese meal. We'll see....
-- Ali the <*)))>((
Regained 83 lbs
Dana, welcome I found it helps to track my food and to help keep me honest.
Dishy, the TLC Kashi bars (I buy from Costco) are a little sweet but mostly crunchy. I originally bought them for hiking but they found their way into the snack area too for me
Yesterday was as planned up to dinner (and a pre-dinner snack)
snack - apple and 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
dinner - salmon/cucumber/bell pepper salad (recipe as posted in Super Foods thread), 1/2 cup whole wheat penne pasta, ~3 tbsp pasta sauce, 1 piece of "The Baker" whole wheat flax bread (~50 calories and dense), zucchini and a sald which consisted of lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, green onions, cucumbers and carrots with 1 tbsp newman's own lighen up salad dressing.
I went to the gym and did 23 minutes on the elliptical and I didn't have an after dinner snack.
Snack - 1/4 cup 1% cottage cheese, 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt, 2 strawberries
Lunch - 4 oz grilled chicken breast, 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta, 2 tbsp pasta sauce, zucchini plus salad with lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, green onions, cucumbers and red bell peppers with 1 tbsp salad dressing.
Snack - mixed veggies (cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers) with <1/4 cup hummus
Snack - salmon/cucumber/bell pepper salad
Dinner - 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta, ~3 tbsp pasta sauce, 1 piece of "The Baker" whole wheat flax bread, 1/2 cup salmon/cucumber/bell pepper salad, broccoli plus a side salad
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.