Carb Counters - December Holiday Challenge

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beach bum
11-26-2007, 03:42 PM
Ok here we go,


Starting weight-

How much you want to lose-

Menu for day-

beach bum
11-26-2007, 03:49 PM
Beach Bum

starting weight-163

want to lose-4 lbs

B-low carb fruit cheese[ricotta,l/c jam & flax meal]1 c soy milk

D=Large Caesar salad with dress.scallops, cole slaw

Supper=hamburger on Rev. Roll, lg salad with dress

Sn-PB on wasa cracker

11-26-2007, 05:00 PM
Thank you Beachie! :carrot:

Will we be doing this the whole month of December?

Starting Weight - 200 LBS
Goal - 8 to 10 lbs

Today's Menu:

B-Coffee w/Splenda & Cream
Special K- 1 Cup 2% Milk

S-1/3 cup Roated almonds w/Salt
green tea w/splenda & cream

L- 2 oz Chicken breast w/Provolone cheese & Mushroom (leftovers)
1/2 cup baby carrots-cooked

S- Apple
Southbeach bar
D- Roastbeef-lean
.75 Cup brocoli
1 tablesppons gravy

1357 Calories
121 carbs
107 protein

11-26-2007, 07:56 PM
Name - Laura 02169
Starting weight - 166
How much you want to lose - 7 lbs!
Menu for day -
B: 3 cups coffee w/ splenda; 3 peices Ham/Provolone Cheese
S: EAS low-carb bar
L: Garden Salad w/ grilled chicken and blue cheese dressing
S: Handful of nuts; 1 cup coffee w/ splenda
D: Baked fish, brussel sprouts, 1 glass red wine
S: Pepperjack cheese (approx 2 oz)

11-27-2007, 06:52 AM
Good Luck Ladies :cheer2:

11-27-2007, 08:06 AM
Name - Wendy (mothermavis)
SW 153 (however, back to 155 this am, think is water)
losing 8lbs - 145
BF coffee w sf flavored creamer
Dannon light and fit
L big salad w grilled chicken /dressing
D chicken or shrimp, not sure which yet, grilled w veggies

drinking, water water everywhere
snack; string cheese & a Schwann's sugar free fudge bar 50 calories and 14 carbs, so far does not stall me and I love love love them. However, if I stall they and the sf creamer are out the window

11-27-2007, 11:27 AM
I had to run up to Walmart for a money order this morning and got sidetracked by the Dagum pepperidge farms Distinctive Chocolate Cookies. Grrrrrrr..I couldn't say no. The good news is 2 cookies are 16 grams of carbs & 130 calories. That's about as much as the Southbeach bars I snack on (a few more calories) so if I have this treat in moderation, I'll be ok. BUT, I came homew and what was in the mail? My Mom sent me my FAVORITE Scottish oatmeal cookies from Byrd's Cookie Comapny from back home in Savannah. OMG @ the Holiday temptations I tell ya! I LOVE these cookies and I hardly ever get them because I don't live there anymore. Byrd's is a famous Savannah business. They've been there for years. Sigh.... MODERATION....Keep repeating this!

Okay, I am calm.... hehe...Lemme get to today's menu:
B- Coffee w/Splenda & Cream
1 c.Milk
2 egg & cheese Omlette
cooked in 1 TBSP Olive Oil
3 slices of Turkey bacon

S- 3 cookies LOL!

L- 4 oz lean Roastbeef

D- Tomato soup
5 saltines
green tea

1240 Calories
83 carbs
84 Protein

beach bum
11-27-2007, 12:49 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Glad you all here to start this challenge. I didn't do too good either,with yesterdays lunch.I believe I had too much sodium along with not control my portions. Today I back on program


B-1 Atkins danish[recipe=rev roll with jelly& cream cheese mixture in center],1 c soy milk for tea

D-1 Salmon fillet with 1/2 peas & carrots 1 c l/c spaghetti,salad & dress on the side.

sn-1/2 c Berries & 1 tb cool whip

Supper-fried hot dogs on 2 wasa crackers, salad on the side.

1022 cal- 40 fa- 121 carbs-18 fi- 54 Pro.

96 oz water------------------------------exercise posted in exercise thread.

Hugs :) BB

11-27-2007, 02:41 PM

SW: 217lbs

GW: 199lbs

WTL: -18lbs

Menu Yesterday:

B: 1 scrambled egg
1 sausage patty

S: 1 sausage patty

L: Rest of scrambled eggs (about 2)
1 cup salad - no dressing

S: Ground Beef & Onion
1/4 c. Cream Cheese (sauce form)

11-27-2007, 03:19 PM
Jan 07 compared to Oct 07:

Bust: 48 . . . . . 44
Waist: 45 . . . . . 40
Hips: 53 . . . . . . 47
R. Upper Arm: 14.5 . . . . . 12
R. Upper Leg: 25.5 . . . . . . 22

I'll measure again at the end of this Challenge.

Tuesday Menu:

B: Last Piece of Punkin' Bake!:carrot:

S: Italian Sausage Link
Cauliflower Florettes (handful)

L: Tuna Salad
Dill Pickle
Another handful cauliflower florettes

Supper & Late Nite Snack: Rest of lunch/leftovers

11-27-2007, 09:06 PM
Just checking in with todays menu:

B: 4 peices of boiled ham w/ prov. cheese
S: Handful of nuts
L: EAS low-carb bar
D: Can of tuna, slice of onion, celery w/ a little mayo

I'm cutting back on my coffee - I usually have over 10 cups a day with milk or cream! I think I had 5 cups today, but skipped the dairy in it. I def. need to drink more water, probably only had 40 oz - 96 oz is impressive Beach Bum!

beach bum
11-28-2007, 11:29 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Lost some of my weight from the Luncheon on Monday. Hopefully most of it will be gone by Sat. W-I. I have to watch the sodium intake.

I heard on the Biggest Losers last night that the guy on the red team was having to much sodium so Jill told him that if he wanted to lose he has to keep sodium to a limit[300 mg per meal].Now I'm thinking that he heavier than me and is a man,what if I count down my sodium intake also. As we being woman we have to watch as it retains lots of water. Did anyone here see the show.

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Todays Menu

b-green eggs & ham[egg beaters,pesta spice mix and 1 sl ham confetti] on Rev Roll 1 c soy milk

dinner-Shrimp Scampi with green beans
sn-1 c Yogurt

Supper-Italian Hero salad[salami,provolone,onion sls tomato sls on lettuce with Italian dress]1 c turkey soup.

96 oz water===================exercise on the sticky

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AUD-Thats good :idea: idea to measure before the challenge and after. Thanks:thanks: I will do that today.

LAURA-I never had problems drinking my water as I don't ever use soda at all. I sometime put lemon aid crystal lite in to my water for taste but that on rear occasion since we go our Blueberry Home water purifier.

Have to go, where are the other December Holiday challengers

Hugs :) BB

11-28-2007, 03:30 PM
Crazy "Morning" already December Challengers . . . getting off here to get my floor exercises in . . . gearing up for a loooong Power Walk tonight - whether I make it to the gym or not!:cool:

Will have to Post my menu after the night shift - have no idea what I'm having yet - :dizzy: - gotta be careful in the Planning LC Foods area - when I run out - THAT's when the cravings hit, ya know?

I'll be back after work in the Wee Hours - ttyal!:carrot:

11-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Okay, here's the menu:

B- bacon, Egg & cheese Bisquit. Had to have it.
about 4 bites of my kids breakfast burrito when i decided it sucked.

S- Southbeach bar
2.5 TBSP peanut Butter

D- Lemmon pepper Fish
Squah, Zuchinni, & Onion sauteed in Olive oil. 2 TBSP.

1784 Calories
111 Carbs
83 Protien

I am getting very strange eating habbits and I am not happy with the calories today..Owell.

11-28-2007, 09:07 PM
I like this - seeing everyone elses menu gives me some good ideas for new items! I tend to get stuck in a rut eating the same thing over and over...

B: 1 egg omlette w/ cheese and 2 peices bacon
S: nuts, 2 oz. of cheese
L: 1 can tuna, slice of onion, little mayo on celery sticks
D: Baked chicken with brocolli

I think I made to 80 oz of water today...I'm swimming :o

11-29-2007, 06:55 AM
Good Morning, missed posting yesterday. Gramps has been in the hospital so life interrupts! But he is doing much better now.
Yesterday was good
B light & fit yogurt - coffee w sf creamer
L green salad w can of white tuna mixed w mayo & mustard on top of it -yum
D chicken breast evoo w shrooms, broccoli and little cheese
s schwann's fudge bar
lots of water, some w flavor packet and some without

B light & fit w coffee w sf creamer
L ordering out w/the girls at work, maybe chicken wings & salad?
D burger w grilled onion and maybe a slice of cheese, veggies du jour
S Fudge bar!! maybe some olives or a pickle too.

Today I weigh 152.8, water gone and tracking down again!!

11-29-2007, 03:20 PM
Did so good yesterday . . . UNTIL accompanied one of my members to the emergency room . . . there until 5am - very stressful so what'I do??? You got it - junk foooded myself.:(

Yesterday's menu:

B: hard boiled egg
2 slices of braunshweiger

L: above with 2 cups lettuce - mixed

S: tuna salad & pickle

Late nite early morning: TONS of junk food:(

Gotta get moving and see about getting BOP for todays menu - I love seeing others menu's too laura0!:D

beach bum
11-29-2007, 03:43 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Wasn't feeling well this morning,so I slept in again. Don't know what it is,just that I caught it from Leo. Its more like a mild flu and I have some of the symptoms .Hope it gone,by the time we head down to NY for our Christmas holiday.

Leo went to the doctor yesterday for a physical and the results come in this morn and all is fine.

I'm finding something strange about lowering carbs. & I losing nicely.I used to watch strictly not having more that 45 carbs a day w/o losing or stalling month after month.Than I said thats it,no more low carbing for me,and I notice that the scale was going downward.I'm now add back grain carbs like oatmeal, bread, starchy veggies,burritos & nachos on menu below and its not effecting my weight. I'm tracking my menu on fitday and the grams of carbs are reading well over 100 grams. Maybe I don't have to watch them so closely like I had to before. I'm now counting calories instead.

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B-1/2 c hot oatmeal.1c soy milk

D-Bake Bean Burrito 6 nachos Mex-stir fry

Supper- Balsamic Tomato Mozz salad

96 oz water-----------------------------exercise on the other sticky

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Laura-Your menu look great.I like to find different menu also,always like variety.

mothermavis-Sorry about your Gramp's being in the hospital,hope everything will be ok especially during the holidays.Congrats on your weight loss, its alway nice to move that ticker down.

AUD-Sorry about your eating bout. Unfamiliar environments usually cause eating binges.

Have a great day

Hugs :) BB

11-29-2007, 10:28 PM
My carbs were WAY high today. I hope this doesn't affect WI on Monday. O'well, I gotta have a carb day at least once a week lol! I DO miss my sweets.

My embarrassing menu:

Instant Oatmeal - 2 servings
Progresso- Garden veggie soup-Low Sodium - 2 servings
Crackers, saltines,about 7
almonds- roasted-salted - 1 serving
Frozen Mixed Veggies- 3 Servings
Olive oil 2 tBSP
Mushrooms, canned, drained 1/2 cup
Chicken, boneless, Skinless 4 oz
Scotch oatmeal cookies - 1 serving
Hot Coco- Mint - 1 serving

1664 Calories
202 carbs
72 protein

11-29-2007, 11:44 PM
Meh..I had a work function to go to tonight, planning my meals today was a little challenging, since I didn't know what they would be serving:

B: 2 oz smoked salmon with strawberry cream cheese
S: nuts...
L: Low-carb bar and 3 slices of prov. cheese
D: Slice prime rib, 2 shrimp, green beans, a little stuffing and 1 bite of chocolate mousse cake.

I def had more carbs today - but still well-controlled, considering. My perspective has changed. I looked at the slice of cake/mousse in front of me and thought "that's atleast an hour on the ellip., def. not worth it".

So I just took a taste!

11-30-2007, 08:12 AM
Right on plan yesterday!!
B pretty much every work day is the same Light & fit yogurt w coffee and sf creamer
L Big salad w grilled chicken
D maybe taco salad minus the shell of course- lettuce, seasoned beef, tomatoes, peppers, cheese and sour cream w hot sauce
snack - the SF Fudge bar
water water everywhere, at least 3.5L

beach bum
11-30-2007, 11:09 AM
Hi Ladies:)

Don't know,adding carb back to diet I notice at I losing .5 every day Hope I it will continue at tomorrows W-I.

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b-sausages on rev roll,1 c soy milk

d-salmon fillet with carrots and 1/3 c brown rice,salad & dress. on the side.

sn-1c yogurt

supper-2 open face tuna melts on a wasa crackers.,small salad on the side.

sn-cheese stick on some whole wheat crackers

80 oz water Hot tea,freezing temps-----------------exercise on sticky

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Hugs :) Maryann

11-30-2007, 04:44 PM
NeVAH be embarrassed here diva . . . we're all here for a reason, eh?:hug: WTG mmavis OP . . . attagirl to beachie for finding what's working for you . . . ROCK-ON laura0 on just the taste/elliptical mind control strategy - dispensing carrots & hugs accordingly!:dizzy: (:carrot: . . . :carrot: . . . :hug: . . . :hug:)

Yesterday not so great but no bingie so that's good - I'm always a day behind on this night shift - and now heard on the news that I'm more likely to get cancer from it!:o:(


B: Bacon & hard boiled egg

S: Cauliflower bites

L & S = Yummy Huge Salad with two kinds of dark lettuce . . . bacon slices & wilted with hot oil & vinegar. YUM!

OffPlan: A donut at the nurses station
braunsweiger & cream cheese b4 bed


B: sausage patty

S: cauli again

L&D = chicken breast

Late nite: LC Egg Bread . . . hmmmm . . . something to put on it still pending!:?::dizzy:

Exercise on the sticky too beachie . . . TGIF!:carrot:

11-30-2007, 07:27 PM
This hasn't been a good past couple of carb day's for me. owell, what can ya do? I was really hoping to break into the 190's this week, but I don't think it's gonna happen.


B- coffee w/Splenda and cream
-Olive oil 2TBSP
Chicken, boneless,Skinless 3 oz
Mixed Veggies- Walmart 3 serving

S- Scotch oatmeal cookies 1 serving

L- Peas, green, cooked, 3 servings

D- Spaghetti with meat sauce
Texas Cheese garlic bread 1 serving

1587 Calories
182 Carbs :(
99 Protein

12-01-2007, 12:20 AM
I did fine, except I did eat 3 russian teacake cookies. They were awesome, I was baking for the Church Bazaar tomorrow. I will need to take all the rest of them there so that I can't eat them!!

beach bum
12-01-2007, 01:21 PM
Hi Ladies:)

We're having a windy blustery day again,but this time the winds are howling.

With all thats on my mind I forgot to W-I this morning.Will do it tomorrow.

So,lets get back to dieting.

I'm now on a calorie counting board and they are doing the ZIG ZAGGING THE CALORIES from one day to another. They say it can work and any phase or calorie counting diet. This it what I found,zig-zagging has a few benefits. First, it keeps the body from getting too used to any one calorie level so It stops plateauing. And Second even better, having those 2 higher calorie days in there allows to plan for parties, dinners out, or simply days when you want to splurge a little and not feel so much like your dieting.

So I'm thinking if it works for calories Why can't it work with carbs?? Going to try and see if it works.

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Todays Menu

b-WW waffle wit sausages and 1 c soy milk

d-Eggplant Parm.,turnip greens on the side

sn- apple

supper=1/2 panini with 1/2 acorn

squash and salad on the side

sn-Protein shake

80 oz water-------------------------------------exercise on other sticky

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Have a great day

Hugs :) BB

12-02-2007, 02:21 AM

B: 2 slices braunschweiger
1 slice cheddar cheese & a dab of mayo
Wrapped in romaine

Supper: 2 hamburgers
2 small turnips & 2 slices onion from the crockpot (cooked in butter)

S: Pork rinds & scream

12-02-2007, 08:17 AM
Sorry I haven't posted...I got home late Friday and was out most of the day yesterday. My menu has been erratic the past few days - I get so busy during the day that I don't eat much, then just eat dinner. And I made up the calories with a few drinks :(

Friday's menu
B: Low carb bar
S: Half of a cucumber, nuts, 2 slices prov. cheese
D: Steak tip salad w/ blue cheese dressing (2 drinks, 1 beer)

Saturday's menu
B: Low carb bar, 4 slcies of bacon
D: Buffalo chicken and fried calamari (2 drinks, 1 beer)

I need to go to the market this morning so I can plan a better menu for today!

beach bum
12-02-2007, 09:50 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Its very cold up here,20 degrees right now,and we are going to get snow this afternoon.I also have to put up with a Christmas Parade that will be crossing my street,into town around noon.Where the police are going to block off. You won't believe what I have to do to get home,as our street all run into the main drag.

Didn't weight in this week, I had a lot on my mind and will W-I tomorrow

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B-Hot Cereal,1 c soy milk

Brunch-Egg beaters,crispy bacon decaf coffee with H&H

SN-1 c yogurt

Supper-Frank & bean Pizza with salad & dress on the side.

SN-Pb & cool whip
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80 oz water

30 Mins Exercise


Hugs :) BB

12-02-2007, 02:30 PM
Hiya December Challenge Gals!!:hug:

Tx for getting the Exercise Challenge Up beachie - I've rediscovered my NEED & unexpected LOVE of exercise with your help & support!:carrot:

Not sure what all I'm having today - I DO know turnips will be featured - LOL - :D - hoping I get to try the recipe for french fries but have to run a few errands first. So far:

B: 4 scrambled eggs
Handful of shredded cheddar thrown in for luck!:p

12-02-2007, 09:28 PM
Got my work out in & then was too dayung hungry to fool with the turnips - maybe tomorrow?

S: 2 tilapia fillets
cauli & cream cheese

beach bum
12-03-2007, 10:47 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Didn't do to good on the W-I this morning went up 1 lb.I guess it was all the stress that I was having, over my two friends.Nancy being in the hospital and now my dear friend Pat is going for heart surgery after the holidays. Don't think I can handle the Christmas Challenge anymore.I'm thinking of pulling out of it.Whats the sense,I won't be able to watch what I'm eating under sadness & stress.

Sorry for whining,Have wonderful day

Had a good cry on now I'm back in the challenge,sorry ladies to put your guy thought this.Just going to take it one day at a time, & not now stress over things I can't control.
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B-laughing cow cheese spread on a wasa cracker,1c soy milk

Dinner-Turkey Leg with 1c kale &1/2 c peas & brown rice

sn-fruit delight[jello,cool whip & cram cheese]

Supper-Tomato Egg Accordion Salad with dress.

sn-swiss on apple

80 oz water------------------------------------------------stepping 30 mins

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DH told me to cut down on my water,so that what I'm doing.

Hugs:) BB

12-03-2007, 02:42 PM
awww beachie - what sad news.:(:hug: Don't feel doomed girl . . . concentrate on how healthy we're all getting regardless of w/l, ya know? Even on my worst days - I'm so much better off here with you & the gals than I was mindlessly binge/carbie/junkie eating my way thru life & I've got the blood tests to prove it!:D

Have to add a few things to my menu from yesterday - I spent the Wee Hours cooking last nite - A "Deep Dish Quiche Pizza" and two pans of "LC Egg Bread" - just too heavenly to resist! Had two pieces of each between 3-4am - catching up on my "Survivor-China" tapes. Determined to get my fiber up as a result today - I'll revise this as necessary - but here's the Plan:


B: Protein/LC yogurt Smoothie

S: Hard boiled egg
Lettuce Quarter Wedge with Olive Oil/s&p

Supper & Snack: Deep Dish Pizza
More lettuce wedges

beach bum
12-03-2007, 04:50 PM
Thanks AUD for lifting my spirits. I'm going to continue the challenge,as I had a long talk with myself and I decided that I can't control what happens in life,and I shouldn't let or get myself into a depression mode.



12-03-2007, 07:42 PM
Beach Bum - I'm sorry to hear you're having such a rough week. Life interrupts. Try to keep up your spirits...

I'm with you with the Challenge progress - I'm up a pound :?: But I'm trying not to get disscouraged. I'm excited that I've been so disciplined to get to the gym 4x a week and am def paying much more attention to what I am eating.

And I've altered my approach a little so I am not a slave to the scale...I find victory in many other aspects of my progress - I lost this week from measures of my waist, thigh and knee. I'm in a notch on my belt (albeit a little tight) and I am really looking forward into fitting in to the jeans I haven't been able to wear in 2 years.

Now if only I could control the weather!

For today's menu:
B: 2 eggs, 3 slices of bacon
S: Low carb bar
L: 1/2 zucchini with a tbsp humus, celery sticks with a tbsp peatnut butter
S: 2 oz cheese and 10 slices pepperoni
D: Baked chicken with portobella mushrooms

12-04-2007, 09:44 AM
Getting back on track today. I am up 2 LBS after a 4 day carb/calorie blowout.

Menu Plan:
2 Egg Omeltte w/ham, cheese, tomato
1 c. milk 2%

Almonds 1 serving

7 layer salad w/Ranch

Crab stuffed Flounder filettes
Squash & Zuchinni sauteed in Olive Oil

lots of water

12-04-2007, 01:54 PM
Hiya Challenge Chicks!:hug:

Have to add to YM:

TWO more slices of the Yummalicious "Deep Dish Pizza Quiche" at the last break (10:35pm:dizzy:) - OMGosh it is SO good & totally IMPOSSIBLE to tell its an egg crust . . . gotta print out recipes even for some NON LC'ers at work!:p:cool:

ONE slice of egg bread w/ cream cheese heated in the micro @ bedtime.

Had MEGA stress last nite and am so proud that I just continued on glugging the water and eating OP. Only got a short Power Walk in but so far so good on doing something every day of Dec.


B: Another lc yogurt-protein shake (I've been putting a splash of heavy cream in with the crushed ice & zipping it in my Magic Bullet - really makes it more satisfying & yum.)

L&S: 2 catfish fillets
more salad with olive oil

Finishing off the cauliflower thru out the evening - may have another Egg Bread at some point - prolly with the fish.

beach bum
12-04-2007, 02:31 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Just here to post my menu.I posted in our reg chat thread,why I'm MIA.

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b-Bacon,cheese sandwich[turkey bacon, mozz cheese on Rev roll]1 c soy milk

Dinner-l/c taco chicken[chicken breast taco seasoning,salsa]brown rice W) corn
salad on the side.

sn- PB on cracker

Supper=Chicago Dog salad[mustard,vinegar,splenda,veggie oil,red onion shredded red cabbage on 2 hot dogs]

sn-1c yogurt

80 oz water--------------------------exercise posted int the exercising thread

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Have a great day

Hugs :) Maryann

12-04-2007, 05:28 PM
Name: Cher

Starting weight: 187 lbs

How much you want to lose: 7 lbs

Menu for day:
B: 2 Slices of Whole Wheat Bread, 1 Cup Unsweetened Soy Milk, 1 Apple
L: 5 oz of Meat (i.e. Korean Beef or Salsa Chicken), 1 Apple
D: 6 oz of Diced Chicken Breast, 4 oz Avocado, 1 oz Sharp Cheddar, 2 Tbsp Dressing, 4-6 oz Salad

12-05-2007, 08:11 AM
Good Morning - Beachie I'm glad to see you are sticking with it.

Staying OP pretty well, last night had chili instead of pork chops, but only the beans were unfriendly.
B yogurt & coffee w sf creamer
S - maybe cheese, maybe nuts, will be one or the other.
L big salad w chicken
D pork chops and broccoli
3.5L water at a minimum
Schwans Fudge bar tonight

12-05-2007, 08:18 AM
I'm a little behind in my posts!

Tuesday menu...
B: 3 slices boiled ham w/ american cheese
S: Low carb bar
L: 1 small raw zucchini with humus; a few celery sticks with 1 tbsp peanut butter
D: 4 low-carb recipe jalapeno poppers (did I mention how much I love them!)

B: 2 eggs (hb) 4 slices of bacon
S: low carb bar
L: Celery and humus
S: 2 oz cheese/pepperoni
D: Grilled steak tips and port. mushrooms, CarbSmart ice cream bar

Have a great day!

beach bum
12-05-2007, 10:52 AM
Hi Ladies:)

Running late this morning,here my menu for today

B-Go Lean cereal with apple sauce and soy milk

Dinner-Blackened cajun fish with Okra & tomatoes,salad on the side

Sn-ricotta cheese with S/F jelly

Supper Ham & cheese Sandwich & veggie soup

Sn- yogurt

80 oz water---------------------------------------30 M exercise

Have a great day

Hugs :) BB

12-05-2007, 01:56 PM
'Morning All & Welcome to the Challenge akcher!:carrot: Concentrating on how good I feel staying OP during this Holiday Carb-Overload Season. Much better than the sluggish - bloated feeling I'm forcing myself to remember in detail when I used to pig out at Holiday Buffet Tables!

Finally made the Turnip Fries - and enjoyed! I didn't go with the baked version - deep fried them - most shook up in parmesan but the last batch plain. Think I actually enjoyed the plain (but salted) version the best. The last batch had soaked the longest in the heavy cream/ice water mixture and tasted the most like real french fries/turnip taste leached out. Thinking these will be more of a "at home" kind of snack food - didn't do well (soggy) when I re-heated - just like "real" fries.

So adding to YM:

turnip fries

Have no idea what I'm having today/tonight yet . . . but getting a real energy boost from starting my night shift day with the protein/yogurt smoothie . . . just not hungry when I wake up but don't have the urge/cravings if I make an effort to get something in my stomach for breakfast, ya know?

12-05-2007, 07:52 PM
I had a BAD BAD BAD Food day yesterday. It was like I was possessed or something, so I went and edited yesterday's menu post because although I had good intentions, that's so not what happened. I think I may have gotten it out of my system though...hopefully. Basically I had a binge eating episode. Thank God that doesn't happen very often and I can't even begin to explain why it even happens at all. I was in good spirits yesterday...Owell.

Today's menu

B - Special K & 1 c.Milk 2%
L - Mixed veggies
1 TBSP Olive Oil

S - Almonds

D - Stuffed Flounder w/Crab meat
Squash & Zuchinni Sauteed in Olive Oil.
1297 Calories
109 Carbs
90 protein

OMG! Lemme tell you, The Stuffed Flounder we had for dinner tonight was awesome! I am gonna post the recipe for y'all.

The only thing we did different was we didn't use the sauce or the parsley and he made his own Lemmon pepper sauce w/butter and pour it over the top. It was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Good and very fulfilling! Also for you lowcarber's, it's pretty dagum low carb too!

Printed from COOKS.COM


2 lbs. flounder fillets (or 12 pieces)


1/4 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. butter
1 (3 oz.) can mushrooms, stems and pieces
7 1/2 oz. can crabmeat
1/4 c. saltine cracker crumbs
2 tbsp. snipped parsley
1/2 tsp. salt

In skillet, cook onion in butter until translucent. Drain mushrooms, saving liquid. Add mushrooms, crab, crumbs, parsley and salt to skillet. Mix. Lay flounder, skin side down; divide stuffing among fillets. Roll up. Place in baking dish, seam side down. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare sauce.


3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. dry white wine
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese
Reserved mushroom liquid

Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour and salt. Add milk to mushroom liquid, add wine. Cook, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly. Add cheese. Pour over fillets. Bake 30 minutes. Check doneness and add paprika to top. If sauce is too thick, add tiny bit of milk and place n oven until heated through. Fish should flake easily. Serves 8.

12-07-2007, 07:01 AM
Thursday's menu was...

B: 4 slices ham/cheese
S: Low carb bar
L: Grilled chicken salad w/ blue cheese dressing
D: Steak tips (left overs) and shrimp w/ low-carb cocktail sauce
60 oz water

Of it's Friday and I am almost out of food! :D I don't know what I will plan for today's menu. Probably tuna.

12-07-2007, 07:23 AM
Good morning, heat wave here in northern NY. It's 14 degrees, yesterday was below zero.

B same as yesterday (which I forgot to post) L & F yogurt

L big salad w grilled chicken and a little feta, also a couple pieces on Chicken in Marsala sauce (maybe a 1/4 c) today same without the Marsala

D last night was grilled sausage (local butcher makes one w peppers and onions mixed in, it's yummy) and broccoli au gratin from Linda's recipes. I did not have enough broccoli so mixed in asparagus with the broc, was good too)

Tonight is DH Christmas party so not sure, likely a piece of chicken and some raw veggies w dip, it's a buffet, usually most of it is too high carb) I can't eat it even for 1 night, if I do I fall off the wagon for at least a week and crave carbs.

beach bum
12-07-2007, 04:38 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had lots to do today,so I just adding my menu to this thread

b-eggbeaters on Rev Roll 1c soy milk

dinner-Meatballs ,red cabbage and Brussels sprouts with spetzel and gravy.

sn-1/2 grapefruit

supper-Sramblewich[recipe]salad with dress.

sn-Biscotti with def coffee and cream

80 oz water---------------------on exercise thread

Hugs :) BB

12-08-2007, 06:55 AM
Friday's (improvised) menu :D

B: 1/4 cup mixed nuts
L: Can of tuna w/ 1 tbsp mayo and slice of onion
D: 2 egg omlette w/ cheese
S: CarbSmart icecream bar

...I def need to get to the market today. I have more great ideas from the recipe sticky that I plan to make this week!

beach bum
12-08-2007, 06:27 PM
Busy didn't have time to print my menu

b-muesli cereal,banana,soy ilk

dinner-L/C beef pot roast,mashed potatoes zucchini

supper-Mex Bean Cheese pocket.

44 oz water---------------------exercise on the exercise thread

Have a great evening

Hugs :) BB

12-08-2007, 06:48 PM
A little off-program today :(

B: 2 h/b eggs
L: 3 french toast stick, 4 sausage links, maple syrup
S: 2 onion rings
D: Ham steak and spagetti squash
S: 16 oz. Nofat Pumpkin Spice latte

beach bum
12-09-2007, 05:51 PM
menu for today

B-Atkins Danish[rev roll with cream cheese and l/c jelly]1 c soy milk

Br-eggbeaters & 2 sausage links,2 sl rye bread & decaf coffee with H&H

sn-Atkins protein shake

Supper-Turkey sandwich-

sn-berries & yogurt

16 oz water-----------------------------------taking day from exercising

Hugs :) BB

12-09-2007, 06:20 PM
It's been ugly gals.

Very ugly.:cool:

12-09-2007, 07:16 PM
Aud - What's going on?!?

B: 2 (hb) eggs
L: Low carb bar
S: Rev roll w/ cream cheese
D: candied keilbasa (yes, I know it's sugar...but it is also delicious)

Exercise on the the sticky...hope you all had a great weekend!

12-09-2007, 08:53 PM
ohhhh laura . . . just went thru one of my out of body carb load episodes . . *dusting self off*trudging ever onward*:)

How you doing?

What about you mothermavis? Still having a heat wave? We're freezing raining here in MO.

Gonna get busy planning my menu's for this week.

12-10-2007, 07:17 AM
Snow and freezing rain this am, temperature is a balmy 21!!

Supposed to be lots of snow showers and ice this week. Will at least make the outside decorations pretty but the roads will be for crap!

I was good for the party Friday night, stayed OP. Yesterday not so good, made Christmas cookies, ate Christmas cookies (about 6 including the unbaked dough I ate too) then made a huge chicken dinner, ate a spoonful of corn - which was not worth it, so left the rest of that, also ate a small serving of mashed potatoes w gravy and stuffing both of which I finished.:o I am up a pound which serves me right. Back on plan today.

B yogurt
l salad w chicken
d I think grilled catfish w some kind of grilled veggies
S schwans fudge bar
loads of water, at least 6 bottles 3L

12-10-2007, 09:24 AM
It's been ugly gals.

Very ugly.:cool:

Yup, it's been very ugly here too. Between the Holiday gatherings, eating out, and just the basic Holiday temptations, I am having a very hard time. I feel like I should just remove myself from this challenge. I have that little devil on my shoulder that say's, it's only one time a yr, enjoy yourself, blah blah, blah... LOL! :dizzy: I've actually gain 3.6 lbs in this last 2 weeks, so what does that tell ya? I guess I'll just wait for TBL challeng in January and enjoy myself for once. I am tired of stressing this, counting every calorie and carb, only to be disappointed in myself or feeling deprived because I couldn't partake in whatever everyone around me did, because I have found that that just leeds me to a major binge. Sigh....

12-10-2007, 03:01 PM
I hear ya diva - but hope you'll keep chugging along. There's no pressure here with our LC buds . . . can tell you from experience that no matter what crazy episodes I have - I always get the support and motivation I need here to dust myself off, ya know?:)

Which is what I'm doing!

B: LC Yogurt/Protein Smoothie

L: Omelette

Supper: Rest of omelette & salad

Snacks: Sausage

100 oz + of delicioco water to flush these toxins on out!:carrot:

12-11-2007, 08:10 AM
Morning all!!

Stayed OP yesterday, got to get rid of those Christmas cookies!!

B L & F yogurt
S string cheese
L Big salad w grilled chicken and some egg - ranch w bacon dressing
D Catfish & veggies, did not get to that last night, ended up eating egg salad w olives instead last night.
S Schwans fudge bar

beach bum
12-11-2007, 11:12 AM
Hi Ladies:)

What happened to the regular chat for this week. I was gone yesterday,at my friends funeral,and thought some would would start it.

Well I'm doing as well as I can be expected.I did not over indulge in comfort foods,as I'm on a calorie counting challenge for:tree: Dec.

Don't know if the scale is going to show a lost this week as I' not hopping on it to stress:stress: me out. No way.

************************************************** **********

menu today

b-Apple cheese melt[apple,cheese & cold cereal in the microwave]1c soy milk

d-Spaghetti Pie[recipe] veggies

sn-PB on WW crackers

supper-BLT on SD Bread

sn=1c yogurt

80 oz water-------------------------------------------exercise on sticky

Hugs :) Maryann

12-11-2007, 12:25 PM
Good day everyone.
Thank you Aud for your never ending support. :hug:

I did a little better staying on track yesterday and I am fixing to workout right now so hopefully I can get my big ole butt motivated to continue losing in Dec or at least maintain.

I thought someone else would have started the reg weekly chat thread. I didn't want be a "thread starter Hog" since I am pretty new to this part of the forum, so I left it up to someone else but I reckon I'll go make it now, hehe. :dizzy:

12-11-2007, 01:56 PM
Anytime diva!:)
I didn't start up the LC Chat - kind of felt like I was chatting in two places about the same stuff - guessing that those not in the Challenge have been too busy to Post much?:?:

YM changes:

Had a late nite lc tortilla & cheese
didn't finish my salad


B: Protein/LC Yogurt Smoothie

Not sure what else - flying out the door early today!:dizzy:

beach bum
12-11-2007, 05:44 PM
HI Ladies:)

Gee!!!What did I post!!! I'm sorry I didn't mean to blame anyone for not starting the thread. I guess I still on edge from my friends funeral. Can you forgive me!!!

I made some Christmas cookies [Cinn. Stars]from the food network. The main ingredients are ground almonds and confectioners sugar. Going to look in the Linda's web site for others.

DIVA-sorry for all the difficulty your having at the holiday festivities. I've gone up 3 lbs last week from having too much sodium and than I lost it. Can't seem to move that ticker downward. Be careful not to overindulge,you don't want to feel sorry later.Tonight I'm going to watch the Biggest Loser. Hope the blue team does lose today.or they gone.

AUD-Can't believe the regulars are not posting. I guess they're busy shopping. I'm going out tomorrow and see what goodies I can get for the family.Don't like to shop in crowds. I might just go locally.

Have a nice evening

Hugs :) BB

12-11-2007, 06:35 PM
HI Ladies:)
Gee!!!What did I post!!! I'm sorry I didn't mean to blame anyone for not starting the thread. I guess I still on edge from my friends funeral. Can you forgive me!!!

Awww Sugar, there's absolutely NOTHING to forgive you big silly! hehe

Anywho, Here's my stuff.

Today's menu & Exercise

B- Biscuit,3 craving I gave into.
Jelly, Blackberry 1 TBSP
Country Crock-Butter-Light 1 tsp

S- Cucumber, raw - 2 small
Ranch Salad Dressing- Kraft 1 serving

L- White potato, chips 1 cup,
Oscar Myer Turkey 1 serving

D- Oriental Stir-fry 2 cups
Chicken, breast,Boneless & skinless 1 oz
Rice, white, 1/2 cup
Canola oil 1 TBSP

34 protien

45 Minutes Step aerobics, 10 minutes abs on the Ball, 5 min's stretching.

About 68 oz of Water

12-11-2007, 11:03 PM
I know I've been too busy to post in the weekly chat. Too much to do and not enough time to do it...I'm sorry :p

I have one word about yesturday's menu: Chimichanga

On to a better day:
B: 4 egg whites
S: 1/2 low carb bar
L: Grilled chicken salad w/ blue cheese dressing
S: Celery w/ 2 tbsp peanut butter
D: Ground beef w/ onions and cheese, rev roll

Tons of water....exercise in the sticky~

Shy Moment
12-11-2007, 11:47 PM
December 5th 162
Pre Breakfast and Breakfast
Schwebel's Lite Wheat Bread ( 2 Slices )
Real Land O Lakes Whipped Light Butter ( 1 TBS )
Apple ( Small )
Banana ( 1/2 Small )
Orange Juice ( 1/2 Cup )
Egg Beaters 2 servings
Iced Tea

Pre Lunch and Lunch
Chunk Light Tuna In Water ( 2.5 oz )
Schwebel's Lite Wheat Bread ( 2 Slices )
Salad Dressing Light Just 2 Good Deluxe French ( 1 TBS )
Lettuce ( 1 Cup ) Tomato, Cucumber
Green Olives ( 8 )
Marie Callender's Herb Seasoned Croûton's ( 10 )
Miracle Whip Light ( 2 TBS )
Cottage Cheese Low Fat ( 1 Cup )
Iced Tea

Pre Dinner and Dinner
Chicken Breast ( 4 oz )
French Cut Green Beans ( 1 Cup )
String Cheese low fat ( 1.5 servings )
Iced Tea

Hostess Cinnamon Streusel ( 1/2 serving ( 1 cake ) )

Calories 1199
Fat 25
Carbs 142

Once I get all the required amounts of the four basic food groups in everything else I eat is joy food. Tired of eating by the time I got to my snack time lol.

Shy Moment
12-12-2007, 09:28 PM
Same as yesterday but tuna for dinner instead of chicken. Had the chicken in my salad at lunch time lol.

12-12-2007, 10:06 PM
Hey all!

B L & F yogurt
L Big salad w chicken (pretty much every day) Ranch dressing
S string cheese
D Meatloaf ? and veggies
S Schwann's Fudge Bar
as much water as I can stand!!

12-13-2007, 07:07 AM
brrr...another cold morning in Boston! :shocksn:

B: low carb bar
S: celery w/ humus
L: spagetti squash
S: 2oz cheese
D: ground beef w/ onions

Have a great day! - L0

beach bum
12-13-2007, 09:55 AM
Hi Ladies:)

We're suppose to get 4-8 " of snow:coolsnow: sometime this afternoon on the Cape. Now I have to play it by ear if we are going to preform our Christmas Show for the nursing home.That 2 things I don't drive at night[glaring lights] or snow/ice storms.

Hope you all fine and busy with the up coming holiday.

my menu today

b-go lean cereal,berries and soy milk

D=Classic Chicken Paprika[recipe] with noodles

sn- s/f pudding

supper-potato Pancakes with sausages & applesauce

sn-Atkins protein shake.

12-14-2007, 11:30 PM
Good took me 2 hours to drive 13 miles home from work yesterday - I hope you weathered the storm ok Beach Bum...

B: 3 slices bacon, low carb bar
S: 2 oz cheese
L: celery and humus
D: kielbasa

After a 3-day hiatus, I made it back to the gym! Exercise in the sticky.


beach bum
12-15-2007, 03:57 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Not doing good in the challenge,I think I'm adding back too many carb,now that I'm counting calories instead of grain carbs.

Haven't touch any cookies that I baked,saving them for my DD & the DGC,but the scale still isn't showing a lose.

Laura-I heard about all the people being stuck on the highways,because of the grid-lock. I think I heard that they let all the people leave at once instead of staggering the time. Sorry that you got caught in that mess. I was OK the singers director called and told us she called the nursing home to tell them that we will sing for them another time.

Going to get another storm on Sunday,don't know if its rain or snow accompanied with a no'easter.


menu today

B-fried egg on 2 waffles 1 c soy milk

dinner-Pork chop,rice and peas w) carrots

sn-1c yogurt

supper-L/C pizza salad with dress

sn-Hot chocolate

80 oz water--------------------------------------------exercise on sticky

Hugs :) BB

12-15-2007, 08:06 PM
Hi Challengers!:hug: Welcome Shy Moment!:carrot:

See Chat for Story-From-**** on where I've been!


B: LC Yogurt-Protein Smoothie (Been adding a glug of heavy cream - YUM!)

L: Cup of Spinach & Bacon w/vinegar


B: Pork Chop & Green Beans w/ bacon

beachie your menu's sound so healthy!!!

12-16-2007, 07:38 PM
Well..I went to a holiday party yesterday and I tried to remember everything I ate. It was a surprise party and I helped run it, so I just picked on a few things during the afternoon:

B: Low carb bar
L: 2 chicken wings, 2 fried mozz sticks, kielbasa, 1 oz cheese, 4 chips with dip
D: Kielbasa (leftovers)

B: Low carb bar
L: Hot dog
S: 2 oz cheese
D: Tuna w/ mayo, 1 slice of onion; steamed brocc

And managed to make it to the gym this morning, despite the storm!

beach bum
12-17-2007, 02:51 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Too Cold:brr: to go outside, the wind is bringing the chill factor to 0%.Hope it gets warmer tomorrow as I have still little thing to do. On Wed I'm going to get my hair trimmed and styled.



b-sausage links on 1 WW mini bagel,1 c soy milk for tea

dinner-Indian Curry Chicken[recipe=sbd]

sn-1 c decaf coffe with H&H

supper-Shrimp Po" Boy[recipe=rr]

sn-blueberry & cool whip

64 oz water too cold to drink-using decaf coffee instead====exercise in sticky


AUD-Wow you had a tough day,send ing [[[[calming vibes]]]] your way. I like to keep my menus that way,even if I have more carbs than I supposed to,don't want feel deprived around the holidays.

LAURA-You did great going to the gym,after a holiday party. I wasn't going to exercise yesterday but I found that they have a exercising channel on my demand carrier and go 30 mins of stepping & jogging done.

Have a great afternoon

Hugs :) BB

12-17-2007, 03:36 PM
WTG laura0!:carrot:

Not sure if I've felt deprived or what beachie:?: . . . making up for something here . . . perhaps my some long forgotten childhood trauma???:p

Menu Summary of Last Few Days:



B/L/D: LC Yogurt/Protein Smoothies!

150 oz of water & green tea

12-18-2007, 04:54 AM
Adding to YM:

2 unbreaded pork chops
cup of spinach
2 squares LC egg bread w/ cream cheese

beach bum
12-18-2007, 11:04 AM
Hi Nothing new,went on the scale to see what damage was after the weekend and I was down. CAN"T FIGURE!!!

my menu today is

b-Western egg white omelet,1c soy milk for tea

d-turkey chili with Rev. Roll

sn-1c decaf coffee with praline 'n' cream creamer

s-Frank & bean pizza[recipe] 1c garden veggies soup

sn-Atkins shake

80 oz water-------------------------------------------exercise on sticky


Have a great morning
Hugs :) BB

12-18-2007, 03:03 PM
HURRAH for being DOWN beachie!:carrot:

I was UP!

No big surprise there though . . . right back at it:


B&L: LC yogurt/protein smoothies

Not sure on the snacks or supper - AM sure they will be OP tho.

I'll Post what I had later after the shift - raiding the fridge for leftovers.

Supper: Burger with bacon strips on LC Egg Bread
scoop of cream cheese
2 c salad

12-19-2007, 07:12 AM
It's seems I'm always trying to catch up on my posts - no news on the scale for the DC W/I - but my inches are down so I guess I just picked the wrong type of goal :)

B: rev roll w/ cream cheese
S: 1/4 mixed nuts
L: chicken ceaser salad
D: chicken dumpling soup

B: rev roll w/ cream cheese
S: 1/4 cup mixed nuts
L: chef salad w/ blue cheese
D: tuna w/ tbsp mayo

12-19-2007, 03:08 PM
Glad you checked in laura . . . it's a habit for me to Post when I wake up with my coffee. Christmas Parties everywhere at work tonight - starting off with:

B: LC yogurt protein smoothie
scrambled eggs

(Something about scrambled eggs makes me less likely to overeat later I just remembered)

I will pick out whatever Salads are lc to go with my ham & cheese buffet bonanza for lunch/snack/supper tonight.

12-20-2007, 03:43 PM
Had prolly little less than 1/4 cup green bean casserole (w/o the crunchy onion topping) and about 4 bites of homemade coleslaw (until I tasted that it was loaded with sugar) - along with the ham & cheese fest last nite.

Not too sure about today - starting out with the usual LC Yogurt/Protein Smoothie and going from there.

I'll Post after the shift or tomorrow.

12-20-2007, 04:14 PM
I keep forgetting to post here!

With al the stress yesterday I didn't eat much at all. Consumed all of 642 calories the entire day, but the days before that were equally as bad but on the High carb/calorie end instead of low. My body is prolly freaking out. LOL! Trying to get it straight today. :hug: haven't weighed myself cuz I am scared.

beach bum
12-20-2007, 05:02 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Can't believe the challenge is almost over. Yikes!!I haven't lost a thing,but I will W-I tomorrow before we leave for our DD's.Hope I lost some thing or maintained. This was a wicked year for weight loss.Hope next year is better.

my menu

b-fried egg on 1 WW waffle and 1tb cream for decaf coffee

d- oyster and veggie stir fry,2 egg roll

sn- yogurt

supper-soup & sandwich.

80 oz water--------------------------------------------exercise on sticky

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALLwill be back next Thursday

Hugs :) BB

12-21-2007, 03:15 PM
Mmmm . . . oyster stir fry??? Sounds YUM beachie! W/I tonight at work and not sure I've lost (feel kind of Puff-Auddie) - but so glad you thought of the Dec. Challenge 'cause it has helped me to be "mindful" during this busycrazy:dizzy:timeoftheyear - and that's GOTTA be a plus!:)

Steak & Salad (sirloin YUM!)


B: LC Yogurt/Protein Smoothie

Some kind of LC Marinated Meatball Dish dh cooked up - smells yum
Greek Salad

12-21-2007, 05:46 PM
Hey Girlies! I've lost a couple of the pounds I regained. lol:)

Happy Holiday's. I may not be able to post as much over the next couple of weeks. But I'll be back. :)

12-22-2007, 11:31 AM
hello again :)

B: 2 egg/onion/cheese omlette
S: Low carb bar
L: office party - beef stew (no potatoes), kielbasa, 1 chicken wing
S: 1 slice pound cake
D: kielbasa

12-27-2007, 02:17 PM
Is there a prize for: Who Gained The MOST Weight?" during the December Challenge????:p

BOP today . . . starting off with a trusty LC Yogurt/Protein Shake . . . bbl with the rest.

beach bum
12-27-2007, 06:40 PM

I would take it as I gained 5 lbs in one day[have no idea why]and than an additional 4 at my DD's.

Hope you right AUDthats it water weight,that I can loose easily.

Have a great evening

Hugs :) BB

12-27-2007, 09:30 PM
I gained 6 lbs lol..I think we was al confused!

Beachie it's so nice to see you back. :)

Well today I was back OP. I am totally figting the urg to go into the kitchen and find some chocolate but I WILL be strong! I've been running to the dang bathroom ALL day because I have been drinking water like a mad woman trying to clean my system out. THAT was my exercise, lol!


2 Egg, ham and cheese omeltte
1 Slice Whole grain wheat extra fiber
teaspoon butter


Half turkey sandwich on Wheat ^
A little Conola helman's mayo
1 cup corn .5 tsp butter

Here's my numbers:
1455 Calories
101 Carbs
89 Protein

beach bum
12-30-2007, 01:02 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Not starting the low carb until Wed 1/2,that my new W-I day as well.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family or friends I did. The only thing that troubled me was my weight gain of 9-lbs,but fortunately it was just temporary as I lost 5 lbs of it.

Going to change my ticker to read correctly for the New Year.

Hugs:) BB