I really need to get just one good day under my belt. Since we've been back from vacation, I've been frittering off plan too easily ... almost every day.
I'm not sure anyone else is having a nice alone Saturday but I'm going to take this opportunity to eat properly and be accountable here.
Join me? Comment? Any old thing.
So far I've had all-bran, yogurt and tea.
04-28-2007, 10:41 AM
Hey Susan! :wave:
How are you doing? Besides the frittering thing, of course! I have been pretty scarce on 3FC lately (been so BUSY!) and I know you were on vacation, so long time no chat.
I'm just now having my coffee and would like to join you today. I've had lots of ups and downs the last 6 weeks (see my goal below), but yesterday was a really good weigh in for me... my lowest since I started in December.
I had a splurge day yesterday (not horrible, but enough that I need to do better today). One of my downfalls is that I weigh in Fridays, then 'relax' a little (eat out, have some treats, whatever) -- which is fine, except that sometimes the Friday splurge takes on a life of it's own and the ENTIRE weekend then becomes a splurge... that's not good.
My husband and I were supposed to go out to dinner tonight with friends, but we had to postpone it. So, I will be eating at home and really have no excuse to not stay OP. Plus next week we are having a mini vacation at the beach (a wedding in Nags Head), so I have to put on a bathing suit - yikes.
So, yeah, I'm with you today. I'm gonna eat a good breakfast and then I have to grocery shop -- need lettuce, Fiber One, all the healthy staples. So, I'll be stocked up to have a good week.
Weekends are tough ladies... anyone else in for today? Great idea, Susan. Thanks and here's to a healthy and happy Saturday! :broc:
04-28-2007, 10:43 AM
Ok, I'll be keeping an eye on you!
I'm going for a walk right now!
04-28-2007, 12:02 PM
Walk/jogged for 37 minutes.
Sardines, raw tomato and decaf.
I love sardines, but my family does not ... so I eat then when no one is around :)
04-28-2007, 02:06 PM
I need one good day desperately. However I also know I am going out to dinner at some friends tonight and they cook very unhealthily.
I'm having a quick nibble of walnuts. Gotta get outside while the sun is out.
Hmmm do you think I can stick with my bagged lunch at work tomorrow?
04-28-2007, 04:52 PM
and baby greens wrapped in turkey slices
04-28-2007, 04:57 PM
L: Leftover pork with ww pasta and spag sauce, big bowl of edible pod peas. One small piece extra dark chocolate and 3 bites of dd's mac 'n cheese.
04-28-2007, 05:36 PM
So far so good everyone! I've had coffee, dry fiber one and fiber one flakes (snack), string cheese, wheat wrap with hummus, lettuce, olives, tomato, onion, drizzle of balsamic vinegrette. A few crackers and hummus too. Calories are good so far... we're having chicken, couscous, and salad for dinner.
I still need to go on a walk/run! Will do that soon...
Susan, yes, stick to the bag lunch!!! Much healthier (and cheaper)
04-28-2007, 06:18 PM
Oatmeal and blueberries.
Man, I love days like this. Oatmeal and blueberries for supper.
04-28-2007, 06:41 PM
today has been a good day for me too. Had a session with the pt and took a kickboxing class
04-28-2007, 07:07 PM
Jicama hashbrowns...do tell more. I've only bought jicama once, but I miss my hashbrowns and this sounds like it could be good.
04-28-2007, 07:12 PM
peel & shred jicama - it really works best if you shred with a food processor. Add salt and pepper probably would work with onions too. Cook in fry pan with cooking spray over med- medhigh heat. I find it works better if you spread them in a layer and then weight them down with a heavy saucepan..jicama doesnt tend to brown very well. Stir/flip once and weight down again. Its obviously not as starchy and a little sweeter than potatoes but good. It will take on the flavor of what you add to it a bit more. A very large portion is ~ 75 calories and 10g fiber.
04-28-2007, 07:39 PM
And shrimp and tea for dessert.
04-29-2007, 01:11 AM
Not too bad for a dinner at our friends. steak, salad, dinner roll, and then of course dessert. Over for the day but in control I felt
04-29-2007, 06:42 AM
I wish I hadn't eaten quite so much popcorn last night, however ... yesterday was not bad.
I feel like ennay ... at least I felt some control.
Today, I have in my lunch bag ... yogurt, cheerios, mixed baby greens salad, ff cottage cheese, salmon, walnuts, baby carrots and tea.
04-29-2007, 10:16 AM
Missed this yesterday but I'm in for today..
B: Egg white omelette w/ Laughing Cow lite, spinach , mushrooms. 1 grapefruit. Coffee
I need a good day, too :) No time like the present
04-29-2007, 11:01 AM
pre-run: ezekiel toast, pb, all-fruit spread, heavily diluted cranberry juice
04-29-2007, 11:34 AM
Good job everyone. I came in at end of day yesterday at 1351 - that was with berries and 2 squares of dark chocolate. Dinner was a huge salad with low fat bleu cheese, chick peas, lots of veggies, Newman's lt. balsamic. Also a side of couscous, veggies.
I did a 1 hour walk/run... it was tough when I started - legs felt heavy, but I felt really good by the end.
Thanks Susan for starting the thread. Glad you had a good day yesterday and that you are brown bagging healthy lunch today! Good job, girls, and keep it up today!
time for a shower. and then lunch! I love longrun days.
04-29-2007, 06:05 PM
I ate everything in my lunch bag and nothing else ... except for this beer I've got going since I got home from work. It's a light beer :)
04-29-2007, 10:25 PM
I've got to try those jicama hashbrowns... they sound like a pretty good substitute for potatoes. My DH loves potatoes of any kind, but he is diabetic, so I don't buy or fix them often. I'm gonna try the jicama!
Went on 1 hr. 15 minute intense walk with run with my workout buddy at the local park. Lots of hills and we really pushed, so I'm feeling it. I'm getting ready to enter fitday - I'm pretty sure I'll be right around 1300 like yesterday. Very good for me, as weekends can get a little out of control.
We leave for the beach Thu morning... I won't be at goal, but I'm for the most part satisfied with how I've done. I'm at my lowest wt. since starting, and I don't want to backslide!
Susan - Beer and wine are fine as long as you allow room for them, right? At least that's my philosophy. I'm sipping on a glass of cabernet right now! :D
Maybe we can keep this thread going this week... would be good for me to do for accountability's sake until I leave for the beach :beach:
04-29-2007, 11:06 PM
l: leftover chicken & ww dumplings,carrot, chocolate
s: almonds, macadamias, fig newtons, milk
s2: apple , string cheese
(btw I ran 13.2 today, so this is all in limits :D)
D: pork, potatoes green beans & onions, some of dd's tortilla "pizza"
04-30-2007, 08:49 AM
That was a good day. I know I sound like a control freak when that happens but ... it feels great!