Weight Loss Support - Planning - 5/6/07 to 5/12/07




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rubberlegs
05-06-2007, 11:39 AM
SUNDAY, 5/6

BREAKFAST
Cereal, banana, milk

LUNCH
Pasta salad

DINNER
Deli Chicken, cheese, corn

SNACKS
Cereal/banana/milk, OJ, 4 cookies


rubberlegs
05-07-2007, 11:11 AM
MONDAY, 5/7
BREAKFAST
Peanut butter toast, banana, milk
LUNCH
BRC Burrito, huge watermelon slice
DINNER
Greek wrap, tabouli
SNACK
Tea latte, cookie

JayEll
05-07-2007, 11:23 AM
Hey!

Is your intent that other people also post their plans? If not, you might want to keep a Journal instead of posting in the forum. :)

But, just to join in with you, here's my plan for Monday 5/7:

BREAKFAST:
Breakfast drink:
1 cup 1% milk
1 egg
1 scoop whey protein powder
1/2 banana
1-1/2 cups coffee w/Coffee Mate Lite

SNACK:
8 Baby cut carrots

LUNCH:
Lean Cuisine meal--not sure which one yet.
3 oz. green beans
Seltzer water with lime

SNACK:
6 Triscuits with 1 oz. cheese

DINNER:
Lean Cuisine meal
Salad with FF dressing

SNACK (if hungry):
110 cals Natural Light popcorn

Jay


modkittn
05-07-2007, 11:38 AM
I'll join in! I'm a Weight Watcher so I'll include my points.

Breakfast (5 points):
Smoothie that consists of:
1 cup 1% milk
1 cup fat free plain yogurt
1 cup frozen unsweetened berries

Mid-morning snack (2 points):
Fiber one Bar

Lunch (4 points):
Turkey and Ham on 1 point wrap with 2 TBSP hummus and lettuce
Garden Salad with fat free italian dressing

Afternoon Snacks (4.5 points):
1/2 cucumber
10 baby carrots
Nature Valley

Dinner (9 points):
Shepherd's Pie (my own recipe I made yesterday but it makes 8 servings and is 9 points each... i like lots of potatoes :)).

24.5 points and my target is 25

The reason I have so many afternoon snacks is because I weigh in around 6:45 tonight for my 7pm meeting and I don't eat my dinner until close to 8pm!

rubberlegs
05-07-2007, 11:51 AM
YES! Please join! :hug:

JayEll
05-08-2007, 10:25 AM
It's a new day... rubberlegs, where are youuuu?

Breakfast:
1 shredded wheat (large biscuit)
1-1/2 cups 1% milk
1 scoop whey protein powder

Snack:
Kashi bar--honey almond

Lunch:
Lean Cuisine, probably a pizza?

Snack:
Lowfat cottage cheese, baby carrots

Dinner:
3 guesses--right! Lean Cuisine, probably shrimp

Snack:
Popcorn, natural light, if needed.

Also note: 8 glasses of water, multivitamins, calcium.

Jay

rubberlegs
05-08-2007, 11:56 AM
Yikes! I am on Pacific Time, you know. :yawn: :)

TUESDAY, 5/8

BREAKFAST
Toast, egg, rice milk

LUNCH
Roast beef sandwich
Apple
Laughing Cow

DINNER
BBQ chicken wraps

SNACK
Apple Crisps

*Water, vitamins, and lots of breath mints :D

modkittn
05-08-2007, 02:30 PM
Jay - Don't you get sick of LeanCuisine or feel bloated when you eat it a lot? I do for both, but the bloating I think is because of the salt. I try to make a lot of my food but it is HARD. Lately I've been packing my lunch the night before work since I seem to not have a lot of time in the morning.

Breakfast (3.5):
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt (2)
1 medium banana (1.5)
1/4 cup Fiber One (0)

Mid-morning snack (2):
Fiber One Bar (2)

Lunch (8):
Garden Salad w/ 2 TBSP fat free italian dressing (0) and
1 can chunk light tuna in water (3)
Nature Valley Peanut Butter Bar (4)
1 oz Cabot 75% Light Cheddar Cheese (1)

Dinner (9):
Subway 6" Sweet Onion Chicken Teryaki (7)
1 small bag Lay's Baked potato chips (2)

After dinner snack if needed(dinner is going to be VERY early tonight!) (2):
Fiber one bar (2)

Total with after dinner snack: 24.5
POINTS target for the day: 25

JayEll
05-08-2007, 03:10 PM
Hey there modkittn,

I do sometimes get tired of the same old choices with Lean Cuisine, so I try to vary them. I am just not one to cook much, and this is my "Poor Chick's Jenny Craig Plan." :lol: As you can see from my ticker, it does work for me. (I always supplement with extra vegetables, though.) I don't feel bloated from eating them, and salt isn't a problem for me. Besides, they are not THAT high in sodium. No trans fats, either. And, I know exactly what I'm getting calorie- and nutrient-wise.

My plan is already off for today because I just realized I have a potluck dinner tonight. That should be a challenge...

rubberlegs, so! A West Coast chickie! :D

Jay

modkittn
05-09-2007, 09:47 AM
Jay - It obviously DOES work for you! It just wouldn't work for me :) I'd get bored within 2-3 days! :lol:

For today!

Breakfast (5.5 points):
1 cup 1% milk (2)
1 cup Fiber One cereal (2)
1 medium banana (1.5)

Morning snack (2):
Fiber One Bar (2)

Lunch (5):
Campbell's Chunky Grilled Chicken and Sausage Gumbo - 2 cups (5)
1 cup cucumber

Afternoon snack (1.5):
10 baby carrots (0.5)
apple (1)

Dinner (10):
Homemade Shepherd's Pie made with ground turkey (9)
1oz Cabot 75% light cheddar cheese (1)

24 out of 25 available points. 2 calcium, all my veggies, and water is already half filled for the day at 9am!

JayEll
05-09-2007, 11:05 AM
Morning! Last night's potluck wasn't too bad--I did exercise restraint.

Breakfast:
1/4 cup Wild Blueberry Granola
1/2 cup 1% milk
1 serving low-fat string cheese

Snack:
Protein powder shake with 1/4 banana

Lunch:
Yep. Today the shrimp LC

Snack:
1/3 cup cottage cheese
10 cashews
1/2 apple

Dinner:
LC
bag salad w/ 1TBS full fat dressing
green beans

Snack:
?? Going to a play

Jay

rockinrobin
05-09-2007, 11:10 AM
Morning! Last night's potluck wasn't too bad--I did exercise restraint.

Jay

Ahhh, but did you indeed exercise? Just kidding :hug: :D :hug:

JayEll
05-09-2007, 11:42 AM
:lol:

Have to look up how many cals I burned on restraint! Maybe I could have eaten more! :dizzy:

Jay

Jackay
05-09-2007, 11:48 AM
Getting some really good ideas from the meal plans posted here. I too am a Lean Cuisine junkie (fanatic). Getting so obsessed with not having the same meal twice in one week that I will alternate the American based meals with the Asian based meals. ;)

lumifan4ever
05-09-2007, 01:12 PM
Breakfast- 2 egg muffins (54 calories each and lots of protein, very little fat)
coffee with 3 fat free creamers (75 cal. this time)

Lunch- tuna and pickles (150 cal.)
chocolate pudding (60 cal)

snack- bannana

Dinner- 4 ounce chicken breast and some sort of veggie

modkittn
05-09-2007, 01:34 PM
lumifan - what is your target caloric intake for the day? that seems so little, but then i don't know how tall you are or anything like that either and by your ticker it looks like it is working for you. just curious!

rubberlegs
05-09-2007, 02:08 PM
Wednesday, 5/9
BREAKFAST
Toast
Egg
Rice Milk

LUNCH
To Die For Chicken
Rice
Green Beans

DINNER
Egg Salad Sandwich
Strawberries
Cool Whip

SNACKS
Horchata
Nut butter ball

JayEll
05-09-2007, 02:29 PM
Jackay, I don't like all of the LC offerings... so I'm further limited by my likes and dislikes. But, I keep on going! The shrimp and angel hair pasta is one of my faves--also the garlic chicken and the garlic beef and broccoli.

Lumifan, like modkittn I also wonder about your calorie total. Looks pretty low, especially if you are working out.. ??

rubberlegs, what is "To Die For Chicken"? Sounds good...

Jay

modkittn
05-09-2007, 02:51 PM
rubberlegs, what is "To Die For Chicken"? Sounds good...

It sounds like its to die for! :rofl:

JayEll
05-09-2007, 03:45 PM
:lol3:

Jay

rubberlegs
05-09-2007, 04:35 PM
http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/sick0004.gif
This recipe was originally To Die For Pot Roast, but it works for chicken too.

Stick a bag of frozen chicken in the crockpot along with a packet each of brown gravy/italian dressing/ranch dressing and a cup of water. Thicken with cornstarch when done.

modkittn
05-09-2007, 05:12 PM
How much chicken, a pound? It sounds pretty yummy :) I assume it would take 6 hours on high, does that sound about right? I have a great Hawaiian Chicken crockpot recipe. I'll have to post it soon!

rubberlegs
05-09-2007, 05:27 PM
I used a big bag of frozen chicken. More like 3-5 lbs. This tastes like the non-Asian version of General Tsao's Chicken (http://www.***************.net/forums/showthread.php?t=71850). I prefer General Tsao's (one of my all-time fav recipes) but you can't beat zero prep time.

I always thaw my chicken first - I've had bad luck with my meals being too watery, but with this sauce I don't think it would be a problem. This takes maybe 4 hours on high thawed - 6 frozen.

The thought of Hawaiian Chicken is making me drool... And I have a good recipe for sweet potatoes and onions somewhere. Yum!

JayEll
05-10-2007, 12:21 PM
OK Thursday. I'm going to try to be really specific today with listing my plan.

Breakfast:
Breakfast shake:
1 cup 1% milk
1 egg
1 scoop whey protein powder
1/2 banana
coffee w/Coffee Mate Lite

Snack:
Ate bf late, so skipping morning snack

Lunch:
Lean Cuisine, garlic beef w/broccoli

Snack:
6 triscuits
2 oz. tuna, water packed

Dinner:
Lean Cuisine herb roasted chicken
3 oz. green beans

Snack:
popcorn, natural light.
string cheese

Jay

modkittn
05-10-2007, 12:41 PM
Here it goes:

Breakfast (5):
Smoothie!
1 cup fat free plain yogurt (2)
1 cup 1% milk (2)
1 cup frozen unsweetened berries (1)

No mid-morning snack, I ate breakfast late too!

Lunch (9):
Wrap:
Turkey and ham deli meat (2)
on 1 point Cedar's Low Carb Wheat wrap (1)
with 2 TBSP red pepper hummus (1)
1 oz Cabot 75% light cheddar cheese (1)
and veggies (0)
1 oz almonds (4)


Snack (2):
Fiber One Bar (2)

Dinner (7.5):
6 oz cooked boneless skinless chicken breast (5.5)
with bbq sauce (grilled chicken woohoo!) (2)
3/4 cup frozen green beans (0)
1 cup Cucumber (0)

23.5 points out of 25. Looks like I might need to add something else? Maybe another serving of that light cheddar cheese in the evening. Have to see how hungry I am. Looking at that list right now is daunting because I am SO not hungry right now!!! :dizzy:

I should get in 1/2 hour of walking today too.

rubberlegs
05-10-2007, 04:08 PM
THURSDAY, 5/10
BREAKFAST
Pasta Salad
Chicken

LUNCH
To Die For Chicken
Rice
Green Beans

DINNER
Egg Salad Sandwich
Soup at Hand
Apple

SNACK
Microwaved apple w/cinnamon & cool whip
Carrot Cake

modkittn
05-11-2007, 10:12 AM
Yay for Friday!

Breakfast (4.5):
1 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal (4)
1 TBSP unpacked light brown sugar (0.5)
cinnamon

Mid-Morning Snack (2):
Fiber One bar (2)

Lunch (5):
Progresso Minstrone Soup - 2 cups (4)
1 oz Cabot 75% Light Cheddar Cheese (1)

Afternoon Snacks (5):
1 oz almonds (4)
Apple (1)

Dinner
Garden Salad with 2 TBSP fat free italian dressing (0)
????? but I have 8.5 points left for it! Maybe some stuff on the salad and then a small dessert... yum!

Total points: 25 out of 25.

JayEll
05-11-2007, 11:56 AM
Friday! Friday!

Breakfast:
Kashi Peanut Peanut Butter bar
1 cup 1% milk
1 scoop whey protein powder

Snack:
1/2 apple
12 cashew nuts

Lunch:
1 serving bag salad
LC--roasted garlic chicken

Snack:
2 lowfat string cheese
8 baby carrots

Dinner:
3 oz. green beans
LC--chicken with lemon pepper fetuccini

Snack:
1 oz. tuna
4 triscuits

Jay

JayEll
05-11-2007, 05:13 PM
Hmmmm look like we lost rubberlegs... Yoo hoooo?

Jay

rubberlegs
05-11-2007, 06:58 PM
Here I am! :)

FRIDAY, 5/11

BREAKFAST
Cereal
Fruit
Milk

LUNCH
Pasta Salad
Strawberries

DINNER
To Die For Chicken (I still have half a crock's worth of this stuff)
Broccoli
Rice
Milk

SNACKS
Ambrosia

JayEll
05-11-2007, 07:18 PM
Hey rubberlegs! :wave:

Say, I notice you don't list any snacks... True?

Jay

rubberlegs
05-11-2007, 07:22 PM
The day is young...

rubberlegs
05-11-2007, 07:24 PM
Well, maybe not that young anymore, but I just haven't been hungry. Too hot. We'll see. Maybe some ice cream. :devil:

JayEll
05-11-2007, 07:33 PM
You're kidding, right? :o

Jay

rubberlegs
05-11-2007, 07:36 PM
Why, low-fat, of course :angel: :drool:

JayEll
05-11-2007, 09:27 PM
Oh, of course! :D

List your snacks in your daily menu? Or at least your choices for snacks?

Cheers!
Jay

rubberlegs
05-12-2007, 12:34 AM
Eh, decided on ambrosia. I was going to make some for a function tomorrow, so I can just dip into that. :devil:

rubberlegs
05-12-2007, 12:48 AM
SATURDAY, 5/12

BREAKFAST
Blueberry bread pudding made with TJ's protein bread
Rice Milk

LUNCH
Tuna sandwich
Cukes/Ranch
Strawberries

DINNER
Bringing ambrosia to a party... we'll see.

SNACKS
Chicken Vegetable soup
Veg

modkittn
05-12-2007, 10:11 AM
Last night for dinner I ended up having:
Huge Garden Salad (0) with 2 TBSP fat free italian dressing (0)
5 oz chunk light tuna in water (on salad) (3)
2 oz Red Pepper Hummus (2)
Toasted Whole Wheat pocket (to dip in the hummus!) (2)
1/2 cup light vanilla ice cream with 1 1/2 TBSP chocolate syrup (1.5)

8.5 points for dinner.

Then DH and I went out and ended up stopping to get coffee which ended up turning into:
@ Tim Horton's:
Small (and I didn't even drink all of it) Mint Chocolate Iced Cappuccino made with Skim Milk

Now on the Tim Horton's site, a small made with "Milk" (not Skim Milk) is 6 points. With Skim Milk I will assume 1 less point, so 5. I would say I left a fifth in the cup, so I drank 4/5 of it so 4 points. WOW I didn't think it was going to be that much! So I dipped into my extra points for the week - 4.5 of them are gone now. Not too shabby. BUT I now have 25.5 of my 35 extra points left. I try not to use more than 10 in a week, so I'm done with extra points!

For today:

Breakfast (6.5):
1/3 cup oatmeal (was going to be a whole cup but it COMPLETELY overflowed in the microwave!!!) (1)
1 cup 1% milk (2)
1 medium banana (1.5)
Fibe One Bar ( was going to be mid-morning snack until oatmeal overflowed) (2)

Lunch (3.5):
2 cups Campbell's Chunky Grilled Chicken with Vegetables and Pasta Soup (3.5)
1 cup cucumber spears (0)

Snack (4.5):
10 baby carrots (0.5)
Nature Valley Oats and Honey Granola Bar (4)

Dinner:
???? But 10.5 points left

As for tomorrow (I won't be able to post), I'm going to a chinese restaurant for lunch with DH's family. I plan on spending some points on 3 things I CANT resist there:
Spicy Thai Noodles
Scallion Pancake
Some pastry thing with warm black bean filling

Other than that it will be veggies for me. I'm not going to ruin my good week on that even though the food is TO DIE FOR. I will order some extra and take it home for during the week though I think :)

Have a great weekend guys!

JayEll
05-12-2007, 02:42 PM
OK, this is the last day of the thread!

Breakfast:
1/4 cup wild blueberry granola
1-1/2 cup 1% milk
1 serving whey protein powder

Snack:
Skipped, went to early lunch

Lunch, out to eat:
Two-egg omelet (whole eggs) with 1-1/2 oz. chopped ham and a few mushrooms
Two slices toast
1/2 oz. grape jelly

Snack:
3 Sunsweet prunes (not getting enough fiber...)

Snack:
1/2 cup cottage cheese
4 Triscuits

Dinner:
Lean Cuisine--grilled chicken Caesar
3 oz. green beans

Snack (optional):
popcorn--light natural

Enjoy!!

Jay