30-Somethings - What I Ate - Wk of 1/20 - 1/26




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Scuttle
01-20-2002, 09:15 PM
Just thought I'd quickly start a new thread for the new week. Hope no one else duplicates it unknowingly.

Anyone's welcome to post. Some people count points, and some people (like me) just journal.


Scuttle
01-20-2002, 09:20 PM
Sunday

Breakfast
Oatmeal
Soy nuts
1/2 glass of orange juice

Lunch
Morning Star black bean burger, on a pita roll with salsa, shredded LF cheese, lettuce, and tomato
2 Toll House cookies

Dinner
Shrimp creole over rice

Snack
Peanut butter on celery

Waah. I don't want to go to work tomorrow. Pooor me. Why can't we have tomorrow off? Sniff, boo hoo.

LBH
01-21-2002, 09:12 AM
Scuttle - Thanks for filling in! I was w/o computer access all weekend!! :eek:

[b]Sunday

Breakfast
coffee - 0
1/2 sugar - .5
Kashi - 1
frosted mini wheats - 3
skim - 2
Subtotal - 6.5/6.5

Lunch
turkey - 2
swiss - 2
2 pc. rye - 4
Subtotal - 8/14.5

Dinner
2 c. pasta - 6
chicken 2
cheese - 2
bread - 4
Subtotal - 14/28.5

Snacks
choc. cake - 4 (plain, made w/egg whites)
choc. pudding - 2
Subtotal - 6/34.5

TOTAL - 34.5


LBH
01-21-2002, 09:14 AM
Monday

Breakfast
coffee - 0
1/2 sugar - .5
1/2 c. OJ - 1
oatmeal - 5
Subtotal - 6.5/6.5

Lunch
Bowl Appetit potatoes - 5
sugar snap peas - 0
Subtotal - 5/11.5

Dinner
chicken pot pie - 5
Subtotal - 5/16.5

Snacks
yogurt - 2
pudding - 2
donut - 5
1/2 sl. pumpkin cheesecake - 5
Subtotal - 14/30.5

TOTAL - 30.5
WOW! I can't believe I stayed OP, even with the cheesecake!

BaileySG
01-21-2002, 08:05 PM
Monday 01/21/02 Goal = 20-25

Breakfast
Until 6:30 pm
1 apple--------------1
1 orange-------------1
ff sf yogurt---------2
Subtotal = 4

Well, I told myself I would eat nothing until I finished my fruit. Couldn't choke it down until I got home and could blend it and drink it. Should have revised plan.

Dinner
1 can green beans---0
little tomato-------0
1 cup mac n cheese--9.5
1/2 oz cheese-------1
Subtotal = 4 + 10.5 = 14.5

Snack
1/2 C. hood---------3
2 T hot fudge-------2

Total = 14.5 + 5 = 19.5

Banked = 5.5
Weekly bank = 5.5

Fruit = 2
Veggies = 2
Milk = 2
Alcohol = 0
Exercise = 0
Weekly Alcohol = 14 - 0 = 14

Scuttle
01-21-2002, 09:18 PM
Monday

Breakfast
Raisin Bran with skim milk
Morning Star breakfast patty
1/2 grapefruit with a sprinkling of sugar

Lunch
Hummus & feta sandwich, on a pita roll, with lots of veggies
Serving of Veggie Booty
Serving of peanuts

Snack
Dannon Fit 'n Light Yogurt

Dinner
Shrimp Creole over rice
Healthy Temptation mini ice cream sandwich

Exercise
18 minutes of stair climbing (30 flights)

Woo! I got to add exercise to my list for the first time. It almost didn't happen. After setting my alarm early, I remembered my exercycle had no batteries. Then I couldn't walk, because it was raining. I decided to climb stairs in the building's stairwell -- down 5, and up 5. It kicked my butt!

Oh. And a coworker is starting Weight Watchers -- one of those elusive male WWers. He went to his first meeting last weekend. He also found one with a male leader. The program didn't work for me -- I do much better just on my own -- but I hope it helps him at least starting out. I estimate he's about 300 pounds, maybe 325, but at least somewhat active. He's a pretty big guy, nonetheless. It's kinda fun watching him get excited about tradeoffs he's learned when counting points, and having someone to banter about 'low point snacks' (I still remember the lingo!) with.

LBH
01-22-2002, 09:10 AM
Tuesday

Breakfast
coffee - 0
1/2 sugar - .5
1 c. OJ - 2
bagel - 6
2 T. cr. cheese - 2
Subtotal - 10.5/10.5

Lunch
roll - 3
2chicken steak-um things - 4?
cheese - 4
Subtotal - 11/21.5

Dinner
2 cups raw veggies - 1
4 T. ranch dressing - 4
Subtotal - 5/25.5

Snacks
pudding - 2
Subtotal - 2/27.5

TOTAL - 27.5
WooHoo...I've conquered bowling night!!

lizzard_h
01-22-2002, 10:43 AM
Mind if I join in?? I don't track points but am trying to make an effort to eat right. After looking at everyone else's I'm realizing I eat a lot!!

MONDAY

BREAKFAST
toasted english muffin w/honey
ff peach yogurt
32 oz water

SNACK
banana
32 oz water

LUNCH
lean cuising lasagna
ff pudding
32 oz water

SNACK
orange

DINNER
baked chicken breast w/sauce and pasta
1 1/2 biscuits
24 oz water

DESERT
strawberry shortcake w/light cool whip

EXERCISE
45 minutes walking/jogging
45 minutes rollerblading
100 crunches
5 minutes stretching

Scuttle
01-22-2002, 08:44 PM
Tuesday

Breakfast
Oatmeal
Eggbeater omelette with LF cheese and veggies
1/2 grapefruit

Lunch
Hummus and feta and veggies pita sandwich
Veggie Booty
LF Granola bar (choc chip)

Snack
FF yogurt
Soy nuts
1 Hershey Kiss

Dinner
Shrimp creole over rice
Salad, with veggies and some shredded cheese, FF Italian dressing
Healthy Temptation mini ice cream sandwich

Exercise
30 minutes on the exercycle

Tired. No words today (except for a welcome to lizzard_h).

BaileySG
01-23-2002, 01:25 AM
Tuesday 01/22/02 Goal = 20-25

Dang birthday party's! and I have a month of them.

Breakfast
NONE -----------BAD

Lunch
1 1/2 wheat bread------3
3 oz turkey breast-----3
mayo-------------------2
cowtail----------------2:devil:
Subtotal = 10

Snack
1 can beans------------0

Dinner
2 C lettuce------------0
oil and vinegar--------2
10 sushi---------------5
2 pieces vegie tempura-2
miso soup--------------1
2 bites of sweets------.5
3 wine-----------------6
Subtotal = 8 + 16.5 = 26.5

[B]"Snack"
2 wine-----------------4

Total = 26.5 + 4 = 30.5

Banked = -5.5
Weekly bank = 0

Fruit = 0
Veggies = 4
Milk = 0
Alcohol = 5
Exercise = 0
Weekly Alcohol = 14 - 5 = 9

Bad birthday party! (or bad bailey!)

lizzard_h
01-23-2002, 09:11 AM
Thanks Scuttle!! BaileySG, What the heck is a cowtail???

TUESDAY

BREAKFAST
toasted english muffin w/honey (my usual!!)
ff yogurt
32 oz water

SNACK
orange

LUNCH
salad w/lots of veggies & lf dressing
8 oz imitation crab meat
banana
32 oz water

SNACK
apple

DINNER
another salad
baked tilipia with veggies
biscuit
24 oz water

DESERT
1 1/2 cups ff pudding

EXERCISE
30 minutes on elliptical trainer
40 minutes weight lifting
10 minutes crunches & stretching

Why is the weight not disappearing faster!!!

177/164/159 V-Day/135

lizzard_h
01-23-2002, 09:14 AM
WEDNESDAY

EXERCISE:
1 hr on treadmill (4.5 miles)
10 min crunches & stretchtin

BREAKFAST:
ff yogurt
banana
32 oz water

LUNCH:
ham sandwich (lf ham & ff mayo)
healthy choice chicken noodle soup
cherry jello (does this count as a fruit?!)
32 oz water

(still hungry, but mmmmmm this water tastes good!!)

SNACK:
apple
32 oz water

DINNER:
baked fish
green beans w/tomatoes
pasta w/mushroom sauce

DESSERT (S):
strawberry shortcake w/lite coolwhip
ff pudding

I couldn't stop eating. I had low energy and bottomless stomach!!

Thanks everyone for helping me with points. I've never done WW but I've read all their materials. I'm terrible with tracking my food. I'm hoping this website will help me.

LBH
01-23-2002, 10:06 AM
Wednesday

Breakfast
coffee - 0
1/2 sugar - .5
1/2 c. OJ - 1
3 pc. bacon - 3
1 egg - 2
1 hashbrown - 3
Subtotal - 9.5/9.5

Lunch
meatloaf - 6
mashies - 4
veggies - 0
Subtotal - 10/19.5
Guess I'll be eating that Lean Cuisine I brought for dinner!

Dinner
turkey burger - 5
roll - 3
grilling sauce - 1
baked fries - 4
Subtotal - 13/32.5
forgot we were going to the in-laws for dinner!

Snacks
3 cookies - 6
Subtotal - 6/38.5

TOTAL - 38.5
Whoa...waaaay too over!!

Lizzard- I added up the points for what you ate yesterday, and you had approximately 23 pts. What is your daily pts. range? Maybe you need to eat a few more points? Or if you're in the lowest pt. range, maybe you need to eat a few less points? Anyway, Welcome! Hopefully by journaling here, you'll find a pattern!

BaileySG
01-23-2002, 01:46 PM
Wendesday 01-23-02 Goal = 20-25

Breakfast
slimfast shake----------4
Subtotal = 4

Lunch
1/3 pita----------------1
2 oz turkey-------------2
little feta cheese------.5
orange------------------1
Subtotal = 4 + 4.5 = 8.5

Dinner
6 sushi-----------------3
2 C. lettuce------------0
tomato------------------0
Dressing, craisins------2
1/4 wrap----------------1
little mayo-------------.5
.5 oz turkey------------.5
Subtotal = 8.5 + 7 = 15.5

Snack
1/2 C ice cream---------3
2 T hot fudge-----------2

Total = 15.5 + 5 = 20.5


Banked = 4.5
Weekly bank = 0 + 4.5 = 4.5

Fruit=1
Veggie=3
Milk=2
H2O=3L
Exercise=0
Alcohol=0
Weekly alcohol= 14 - 5 = 9

Lauren: Congrats on conquering bowling night! that is amazing. You must feel so good.

Scuttle: Good job on the stairs. Glad to hear you found a "diet buddy" at work. It makes it much easier.

Lizzard: Welcome! Lauren added up your WW points and got 23. If your stats are correct, you should be eating 20-25 points a day (for weights 150-175). So, it sounds like you are on target. Also, fruit veggies and h2o are so important, along with exercise, but it sounds like you have all of that covered to. So......GREAT JOB! Don't worry too much about the scale, it will catch up to what you are accomplishing. Give it a little time: You are doing SUPER and deserve a big loss!

Cowtail = stick of caramel with cream in the middle

LBH
01-23-2002, 02:49 PM
Lizzard- You know, I was just taking a look again at your journal. I wonder if all the exercise has anything to do with it? Sometimes it takes a week or so to catch up with you. Bailey's right, the scale with catch up! I wonder if maybe you should alternate days of aerobic and strength training? Maybe just do 10 minutes of aerobic to warm up on the days you do strength training? I'm certainly no expert, just trying to help!

Scuttle
01-23-2002, 08:54 PM
Wednesday

Breakfast
Oatmeal
Orange
Morning Star Veggie Patty

Lunch
Yet Another Hummus and Feta Pita, with veggies
Veggie Booty
Granola bar

Snack
FF yogurt
1 oz peanuts

Dinner
Most of a Trader Joe's vegan pad thai meal
Mini ice cream bar

Exercise
30 minutes stationary bike

Blah. I still feel blah. I was going to have ahi tuna fajitas tonight, but felt too blah to eat them. So I nuked pad thai -- then was blah on that. Ice cream I'm not blah on. :) Meant to get another fruit in, or a salad, instead. But oh well.

Blah.

BaileySG
01-24-2002, 12:11 AM
Thursday 01-24-02 Goal = 20-25

Going out for a big birthday celebration, so... planning planning planning...

Plan:

Breakfast
apple---------------1
Subtotal = 1

Lunch
2 C lettuce---------0
1 tomato------------0
1 T lf dressing-----1
Subtotal = 1 + 1 = 2

Snack
1/2 can tomato soup-2
1 can green beans---0
Subtotal = 2 + 2 = 4

This leaves me 21 for today plus 4.5 from yesterday for a grand total of 25.5. Trying to be realistic, have to give 10 up for wine - leaving 15.5 for resturant dinner. HMMMM... I love good resturant food. PLEDGE: WILL NOT EAT ANY OF THE BREAD, WILL GET MY DRESSING ON THE SIDE, WILL THOUROUGHLY ENJOY A REASONABLE PORTION OF WHICHEVER ENTRE I CHOOSE. WILL HAVE AT MOST 1 BITE OF DESERT. like that is going to happen!

Actual food intake:

1/2 apple-------.5
1 can beans------0
1/2 can soup-----2
bread
bruchetta (little)
salad with goat cheese
filet mingon (sp)
some sauce with red wine and gorgonzola
mashed potatos
string beans
wine

I am not trying to add the points on this. I had 25.5 to work with, so I think this once I will cheat and call it even.

Weekly bank = 0
Fruit = .5
Veggies = 3
Milk = .5
Alcohol = 5
Exercise = 0
Weekly Alcohol = 9 - 5 = 4

lizzard_h
01-24-2002, 08:25 AM
LBH & Bailey - Thanks for the advice. I think my body just goes thru cycles (the joys of being a woman!!). I've been going to the gym 5 days a week for over a year - every morning 5:30 to 7:00 am. I finally managed to make it a part of my life. Never in a million years did I think I could workout this early. It took two months of begging from my husband to finally convince me to join him at the gym. I kept telling him there was no way in **** my body would function that early!! But once I tried it I fell in love with it. I'm very lucky...I have a supportive husband, no kids to worry about, and a free gym near my work. I really have no excuses!!!

Last year my goal was to incorporate exercise into my everyday without worrying about food (I only lost 6 lbs). This year I'm adding eating right to my plan. I'm just used to pigging out at dinner and it's taking some time to get my stomach used to smaller portions. It's been spoiled too long!!!

I really appreciate all the support and advice from everyone on this board. I'm bound and determined to make it this time!!!!

Bailey -- how was your dinner last night? I hope you did well and managed to stay in control. Even if you slipped a little it's okay. You can just make it up the rest of the week.:)

Scuttle -- hang in there!!!! I go thru phases like that and I just try and get by without totally blowing it. Just realize it will eventually get better.

Sorry about the long note (I know this is supposed to be a food journal place). :o

lizzard_h
01-24-2002, 08:27 AM
THURSDAY (already???)

EXERCISE:
30 min elliptical
40 min weight training
10 min crunches & stretches

BREAKFAST:
1 1/2 grapefruit
24 oz water

SNACK:
ff yogurt
banana

LUNCH:
lf ham sandwich w/ff mayo
cup of soup
24 oz water

SNACK:
1 1/2 orange

DINNER:
salad w/lf dressing
3 servings of marinated sliced beets
grilled pork chop
1/2 baked potato w/lf sour cream
steamed veggies

DESSERT:
16 oz chocolate skim milk

I finally felt great last night -- actually had lots of energy. Man, I eat a lot but hopefully since it's mostly healthy stuff it's not hurting me. Plus I am getting a lot of exercise.

LBH
01-24-2002, 12:25 PM
Thursday

Breakfast
coffee - 0
1/2 sugar - .5
1/2 c. OJ - 1
oatmeal - 3
Subtotal - 4.5/4.5

Lunch
Lean Cuisine - 5
soup - 2
Subtotal - 7/11.5

Dinner
ravioli - 8
pita - 3
Subtotal - 11/22.5

Snacks
3 cookies - 6
Subtotal - 6/28.5

TOTAL - 28.5

Scuttle
01-24-2002, 12:56 PM
Thursday

Breakfast
Oatmeal
Soy nuts

Lunch
Shrimp creole over rice
Granola bar

Snack
1 oz peanuts
Healthy temptation mini ice cream bar

Dinner
Fake "chicken" patty (vegetarian) on a whole wheat pita, with some light mayo, tomatos, onions, lettuce
Strawberry-banana smoothie

Exercise
30 minutes on exercycle

Mmm. Yes. Bad day at work. I had to leave for an hour to destress, then come back. Nearly bought a bunch of different books while I was out -- had a gift card that was dying to be spent -- but decided I didn't really need a book on French for Cats. Or jungle survival. I'm really hoping next week will be better, though I fear I'll have to wait two weeks for a respite.

lizzard_h
01-25-2002, 09:21 AM
Just keep hanging in there Scuttle. I promise it'll get better!!:)

FRIDAY (yippee!!!!)

EXERCISE:
63 min on treadmill (4.6 miles)
10 min crunches & stretches

BREAKFAST:
toasted english muffin w/honey
ff yogurt
32 oz water

LUNCH:
leftover grilled pork chop
steamed veggies
banana
20 oz diet coke (soda allowance for the week)

LBH
01-25-2002, 11:28 AM
Friday

Breakfast
coffee - 0
1/2 sugar - .5
1/2 c. OJ - 1
oatmeal - 3
Subtotal - 4.5/4.5

Lunch
Turkey burger - 5
fries - 8
roll - 3
Subtotal - 16/20.5

Dinner
stromboli - 16
Subtotal - 16/36.5

Snacks
peaches - 1
3 cookies - 6
icecream - 8
Subtotal - 15/51.5

TOTAL - 51.5
Yeah, it was pretty ugly...

BaileySG
01-25-2002, 05:19 PM
Friday 01-25-02 Goal = 20-25

Breakfast
slimfast shake------4

Lunch
7 sushi-------------3.5
half cup miso soup--1
salad with dressing-2
little pineapple----0
Subtotal = 4 + 6.5 = 10.5

Dinner
4 oz steak----------6
1/2 C mac n cheese--4.5
Salad---------------1
cauliflower---------0
mushrooms-----------0
butter--------------4
Subtotal = 10.5 + 15.5 = 26

2wine---------------4

Total = 26 + 4 = 30

Banked = -5
Weekly Bank = -5
Fruit = 0
Veggies = 4
Milk = 1
Alcohol = 2
Exercise = 0
Weekly Alcohol = 4 - 2 = 2

Scuttle
01-25-2002, 05:34 PM
The best laid plans of mice and men... alas, I have to alter from my plans. Seems that my friends staged a (belated) joint birthday party for me and another friend tonight. So I not only had the planned pizza, but a slice of birthday cake. But, well, these things happen. It was my birthday cake! :)

Friday

Breakfast
Raisin & spice oatmeal
1/2 grapefruit
Morning Star veggie patty

Lunch
Hummus and feta sandwich, on a pita with veggies
Veggie booty

Snack
FF yogurt
Soy nuts

Dinner
McDonald's garden salad shaker with FF dressing
2 slice of medium veggie pizza, hand tosses
Slice of ice cream cake (chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, mint chocolate chip ice cream)

Exercise
30 minutes on the exercycle

Today, my laptop exploded at work. I have a big huge customer presentation and software demonstration to do on Monday, so it sort of sucks. BUT, I refuse to skip out on friends tonight, or skip my volunteer training session tomorrow, or skip my date tomorrow night. I'll try to recover on a backup machine Sunday, and if not, oh well.

Sometimes I hate computers.

Update: I've calmed down from work. Hung out with friends, had fun, and this guy gave me flowers because he'd heard about what a horrid day I had. Yay. :)

BaileySG
01-26-2002, 11:26 AM
Saturday 02-01-26 Goal = 20

Breakfast
1 apple--------------1
1 orange-------------1
little crystal lite--0
Subtotal = 2

Lunch
1 pita---------------3
2 oz turkey----------2
1 T ff mayo----------1
salad----------------1
Subtotal = 2 + 7 = 9

Snack
slimfast shake-------4
Subtotal = 9 + 4 = 13

[B]Dinner
6 sushi---------------------3
1 C veggies with teriyaki---0
[B]Subtotal = 13 + 3 = 16[B/]

Snack
1 little chocolate-----------.5
3 sushi---------------------1.5
1 C veggies with teriyaki---0
1 T hot fudge---------------1
3 T ice cream---------------1

Total = 16 + 4 = 20

Banked = 5
Weekly Bank = -5 + 5 = 0

Fruit = 2
Veggies = 3.5
Milk = 2
Alcohol = 0
Exercise = 0
Weekly Alcohol Bank = 2 - 0 = 2


Scuttle - Happy belated! Sorry to hear about the computer problems.

Scuttle
01-27-2002, 12:51 AM
Saturday

Breakfast
1/2 glass orange juice
Oatmeal
Veggie breakfast patty

Lunch
Yet another hummus and feta pita sandwich, with veggies
Bunch o' strawberries

Snack
Soy nuts

Dinner (Olive Garden)
Minestrone soup
1 breadstick
Penne Romana, or something like that -- penne pasta, with green beans and tomatos, in a light (well, I asked for light anyway) oil and wine sauce

Late night munchies
Mini ice cream sandwich

No exercise today. I woke up, spent all day at a volunteer training class, came home, hurriedly cleaned the apartment a little, and then went out to dinner and a movie with this guy. First date, and really, my first date in about two years, which made it feel kind of weird. It went well, even if my cat clawed the heck out of his hand within five minutes of his arrival. Oops.

LBH
01-27-2002, 11:06 AM
Saturday

Breakfast
coffee - 0
1 sugar - 1
1/2 c. OJ - 1
stromboli - 4
Subtotal- 6/6

Lunch
2 pc. wh. wheat - 2
2 pc. swiss - 2
summer sausage - 4
Subtotal - 8/14

Dinner
(Cracker Barrel)
country fried steak - 10?
mashies - 4
carrots - 1
Subtotal - 15/29

Snacks
ice cream - 8
Subtotal - 8/37

Total - 37
Ugh...

BaileySG
01-27-2002, 11:52 AM
Sunday 02-01-27 Goal = 20-25

Breakfast
orange--------------1
apple---------------1
little crystal lite-0
Subtotal = 2

Lunch
1.5 C pasta---------4.5
little sauce--------1
little cheese-------1
Subtotal = 2 + 6.5 = 8.5

Dinner out
18 Tortilla chips---4.5
salsa---------------0
little other apps---1
apple---------------1
Salad---------------2
bread---------------3
butter--------------1
1/4 baked potato----1
chicken-------------4
little brownie------1.5
ice cream-----------4
2 wine--------------4
Subtotal = 8.5 + 27 = 35.5

WOW - That's bad

Fruit = 3
Veggies = 3
Milk = 1
Alcohol = 2
Exercise = 0
Weekly Bank = -10.5
Weekly alcohol = 14