Weight Loss Support - Alternative Group Food Journal (February 5, 2002)




ruthie
02-05-2002, 01:49 PM
We are a group of non-traditional lifestyle individuals. We are partnered, single, widowed, Pagan, Atheist, Agnostic, Christian, Muslim, gay, bi-sexual, bi-colored and straight. We bask in our diversity and unite in the same goal of losing weight. If you are relatively open-minded and accepting of ALL walks of life, please join us.

This is where we post our food intake.

Feel free to join in!


ruthie
02-05-2002, 01:51 PM
OK, wanted to get started while the momentum was there! All I've had today was a big bowl of vegetarian split pea soup for lunch...more later!

Later...

Dinner:
2 Tamari patties
Steamed (frozen) broccoli with some mozzarella on top

Grazing...
2 pieces grilled salmon sushi
banana

Big downfall/evening snack...
4 pieces toast with honey :(

Wildfire
02-05-2002, 01:57 PM
Breakfast:
1/2 of a fair-sized bagel - 3pts
2 tsp Smuckers No Sugar jam - 0 pts
TEA that I walked to the corner store to buy!!!

Lunch:
3 oz water packed tuna - 2 pts? I don't feel like looking it up.
1 tbsp FF mayo - 1 pt
1/2 Claussen Kosher dill pickle chopped and mixed in - 0 pts
2 regular bread, toasted - 4pts

Dinner:
Shepherd's pie planned

Had one piece (4x4"), figure it worked out to about 6 points. (Extra lean ground beef, gravy from a mix, instant potatoes, frozen veggies...told you I was low on groceries!)

So I'm at approx. 16 points today. Kinda low...guess I'll have a cup of tea and a few crackers or something later.


Punkinseed
02-05-2002, 02:13 PM
Ew, today won't be pretty since I'm sick...
I'm following a loose version of WW (I worked there for 3 years - I know how it works well enough to be creative).

Breakfast: 1/2 banana (1pt) and 1/2 a cuppa mint tea (0)

Lunch: Most likely a bowl of mashed potatoes (4ish pts) and some butter (2pts)

Dinner: Who knows at this point. I can pretty much promise it will be bland and soft though! Currently I'm thinking it'll be rice with cream of mushroom soup in it...

I should feel better tomarrow I hope :(

Terri

Punkinseed
02-06-2002, 11:09 AM
Here's what's on the menu for Wednesday!

Breakfast:
1/2 banana (1pt)
Slim Fast shake (3pts and GROSS - I think these things are outta here!)
1 Yoplait ff yogurt (2pts)

Lunch:
2pc sourdough bread (2pts)
light lunch meat (1pt)
REAL cheddar!!! (3pts)
salad w/ dressing (2pts)

Shnack:
Totsie pop! 1pt

Dinner:
Polenta (3pts)
grilled veggies(0pts)

Ok, need to plan more for dinner 'cuz I'm only up to 18 points. I need about 10 more to make it "good" for the day.

Off to drink my oodles of water now!

Terri

Lamorgan
02-06-2002, 11:39 AM
Ok, here I am too.

Tuesday:

1 grapefruit - 2
2 bran toasts - 1
3 egg whites - 1
yogurt - 1

Rice thing from the night before - 4
Salad - 1
yogurt - 1

popcorn - 2

tons of miso soup for supper - 3 ?

one glass wine - 3

Wednesday:

1` grapefruit - 2
4 melba toasts - 2?
1/4 c hummus - 3?
(lost my WW points book!)

Later:

Miso soup for lunch - 2?

Salmon patties for supper - 5
Salad or swiss chard - 1 or 0
Oven baked 'fries' - 4?

Snack?

we'll see.

Wildfire
02-06-2002, 06:30 PM
Breakfast:
1 tea biscuit - 3pts
1 tsp butter - 1pt
Smuckers No Sugar Jam, 2 tsp = 0pts

Lunch:
Leftover Shepherd's pie - 4pts
1 cookie - 3pts

Dinner:

Well, I have a max of 27 pts, used 11, so that leaves 16 for dinner. We're having pizza. I'm going to have 2 slices of veggie pizza and call it a night.

I didn't end up having a snack last night, so it should all even out in the end.

ruthie
02-06-2002, 07:03 PM
Ooooooooohhhhhhhh....I don't even want to talk about what I ate today...What I ate? What didn't I eat? Let me try to remember everything...
1 egg cracked over sliced onions sauted in a little olive oil
2 slices whole grain toast w/butter and (the evil bear strikes again) honey
Bowl of Kashi with raspberries and skim milk
4 pcs grilled salmon sushi
2 more slices whole grain toast, this time with PEANUT butter and honey
Baked potato chips dipped in hummus

I'm still stuffed...but I did make a delicious and healthy carrot-parsley salad today, so if I eat anything later it'll be that.

Who votes for deporting the honey bear?


******
February 7: Just as a note...I actually didn't eat anything the rest of the day. I actually limited myself to the 10,000 calories I had already eaten :dizzy: .

ruthie
02-06-2002, 07:08 PM
Oh Punkinseed, I meant to ask you, how do you prepare your polenta? I've only ever made it fried -- greasy and high fat, high calorie -- or more dietetic, like an eggplant parm, baked with low-fat mozzarella and sauce on top. I like it, though, so I'm curious to know what else can be done with it (and I have a package in my fridge that needs to be cooked soon).

Punkinseed
02-07-2002, 05:06 PM
Ruthie - To cook my polenta I use olive oil spray and my wonderful Wearever non-stick pans. I use just enough to give them a little crunch, but not slather the pan. I buy the kind that's already made and in really firm "logs" so it's just slice n' brown them a little.

Ok, food for the day...

Breakfast:
2 pc cracked wheat sourdough (yea Trader Joes!!!) (2pt)
butter (2pts)
cottage cheese (2 pts)
green tea with ginsing!!! Woooo! WHO NEEDS CAFFEINE????

Lunch:
homemade chicken noodle soup (6pts)
pretzles (2pts)
left over grilled veggies from last night (0)

Schnack:
bananananananana (2pts)

Dinner:
Sloopy Joes!!!
Meat n' sauce (6pts)
roll (2pts)
fries (2pts)
salad w/ dressing (1pt)

27 points... still need 1 more to be at the bottom of my range. I have FF pudding - guess I'll have a little something after dinner (if I remember). Isn't that amazing??? If I REMEMBER???? Like I'd ever see a day I didn't remember to eat.... LOL!

ruthie
02-07-2002, 07:50 PM
Breakfast:
Bagel with little bit of jam

Lunch:
Carrot-parsley salad
Tofu scramble
Banana

Afternoon and I felt starving, went to the vending machine:
Bag of Famous Amos cookies

Went out to dinner with DD:
Pickle
Onion soup
Salmon with some dill sauce
Little bit of mashed potatoes
Steamed broccoli

I'M STUFFED!

Punkinseed
02-08-2002, 10:21 AM
Ok, here's the nosh-fest scheduled for today!

Breakfast:
more TJ cracked wheat sourdough toast (ok, I need to get off this stuff!) 2pt
butter 2pt
yogurt 2pt

Schnacks (morning and afternoon):
apple 1pt
popcorn 3pt

Lunch:
baked potato 3pt
ff sour cream 1pt
butter spray 0pt
taco soup 2pt
salad 1pt

Dinner:
boca burger 1pt
bun 2pt
cheese 3pt
grilled veggies 0pt

23 points. The lowest end of my range is 28 - no wonder I'm not loosing weight. I looked at my journal and all week I've been 1-3 points UNDER my minimum. Add to that my short illness Tuesday where I ate maybe 10 points... ick. Well, this weekend I have some good meals planned.

ruthie
02-09-2002, 05:26 AM
Lunch:
Carrot-parsley salad
Tofu scramble
1 Veggie whole wheat egg roll

Dinner:
2 small slices nine-bean loaf
Garlic green beans
~15 broiled (frozen) French fries
~16 oz. orange juice

Grazing...
A few low-fat cheese cubes
2 slices whole wheat toast with butter and honey (only 2 slices ... that's actually an improvement :^: )

Wildfire
02-09-2002, 05:27 PM
"Brunch"

2 eggs - 4pts
3 slices bacon - 3pts
2 toast - 4pts
Smuckers No Sugar jam - 0pts
tea
small glass OJ - 1pt

Haven't thought about dinner yet. I'll be back to update later.

Edit: Fell asleep around 8pm, woke up at midnight. Didn't have dinner. Ate a sesame bagel (5pts) with 2 tsp. LF peanut butter (2pts) around 2:30am.

ruthie
02-10-2002, 05:22 AM
Lunch:
3 thin eggplant cutlets and cream cheese sandwich on whole grain bread
Tabboule

Snack:
2 slices organic white toast with butter and honey (the honey's almost gone)

Dinner (restaurant):
Tomato, onion and mozzarella salad
Couple small slices Italian bread
Ravioli parmigiana

ruthie
02-11-2002, 05:36 AM
I had another eat-everything-you-see day. After my six-mile walk I just lay on the sofa feeling sore and feeling pissed off at the noise the downstairs noisemongers were making. I'm not even sure I can remember what I ate. I'll try to just list whatever I remember.

2-egg omelet with low-fat cheese, tomatoes, onions
2 slices white toast with peanut butter and honey
Orange juice
9-bean loaf
Tabboule
~4 slices toast with butter and honey -- and the bear is now in the recycling bag:)
Some low-fat cheese cubes
Broiled (frozen) French fries with cheddar cheese

I can't remember anything else. I have to stop this senseless shoveling of food into my mouth. Why do I do it?

ruthie
02-12-2002, 05:37 AM
Good news! With the evil bear out of the way, I actually had a decent day!!

Lunch:
Tex-mex veggie burger on 2 slices white toast with cheddar cheese
Carrot-parsley salad
Tabboule

Dinner:
Tex-mex veggie burger (yes, it was good enough to eat twice in one day) with little bit cheddar cheese, no bread
Fried potatoes and onions (unfortunately, went overboard with the olive oil, whoops)
Tabboule

Snack:
Optifast drink
Veggie egg roll

Punkinseed
02-12-2002, 11:27 AM
Here it is, food stuffs for the day:

Water - that's all... just water. KIDDING!!!!!!


Breakfast:
SF shake (ok, I bought a blender, it makes a HUGE difference) (3pts)
yogurt (2 pts)

Lunch:
left over chinese food - chow mein (9 pts)
salad (2pts)

Apple for the afternoon (1pt)

Dinner:
pork loin (3pts??)
grilled veggies (0pt)
mashed potatoes (4pts)

24 points - still some to spend!!

ruthie
02-13-2002, 05:39 AM
Breakfast:
Muffin
16 oz. orange-banana-strawberry juice

Lunch:
Eggplant cutlet-cream cheese sandwich
Carrot-parsley salad

Dinner:
Homemade nachos :o
(For what it's worth, I used low-fat cheese, but I ate plenty of the damn things...)

Punkinseed
02-13-2002, 10:48 AM
Well, I blew the rest of my points yesterday on 2 stupid pop tarts... Geez those things are point spendy!

Ok, for today...

Breakfast:
Slim fast (3pts) - I'm only drinking this crap until the container is empty then I'm going to burn them in a ritual to the gods of nasty food.
banana (2 pts)
toast (2pts)
buttah (2pts)

Lunch:
Bagle (4pts)
1oz of REAL cheddar measured exactly (3pts)
pizza sauce (1pt)
grilled veggies (0pts)

Shnack:
Honey tangerine (1pt)

Din-din:
S'getti (6pts)
sauce w/ extra mushrooms (1pt)
salad (2pts)

ruthie
02-14-2002, 07:54 AM
Breakfast:
Bagel with a little jam

Lunch:
9-bean loaf
Carrot-parsley salad

Snack:
Smart Food popcorn

Dinner:
Tex-mex veggie burger on roll with miso sauce (I know that's weird)
Some tortilla chips with salsa

Then a binge....
3 more rolls with butter on them
Orange juice
:o :mad: :?: :nono: :( :devil: :cry: :eek:

Punkinseed
02-14-2002, 05:58 PM
Don't ask me what I'm going to do being alone in my house for 3 days... I WILL STAY ON PROGRAM!!!!!

Today 2/14 (no Valentine's goodies for me!)

Breakfast:
cottage cheese (2pts)
toast (1pt)
butter (1pt)
orange (1pt)

Lunch:
S'getti (6pts)
sauce w/ extra mushrooms (1pt)

Shnack:
Apple (1pt)
totsie pop (1pt)

Dinner:
hamburger patty w/ mushrooms and onions (7pts)
mashed potatoes (4pts)
big 'ol salad (2pts)

27 points so far... :cool: See ya all Monday!

ruthie
02-15-2002, 05:24 AM
I don't even really remember what I ate yesterday...I just remember that I finished the day by binging on chocolate.

ruthie
02-17-2002, 05:37 AM
Lunch:
Nicoise salad

Later:
A few oatmeal cookies
A few low-fat yogurt/green onion chips

Exercise: walked 4 miles
Water: ~48 oz.

ruthie
02-18-2002, 06:42 AM
Breakfast:
Bowl of granola with skim milk, blueberries, sliced banana

Lunch:
Tomato bisque
Whole wheat roll

Dinner:
Salmon
Cole slaw
Sweet potato

Binge:
2 rolls with butter

~ 24 oz. cranberry juice

Water: 16 oz.
Exercise: walked 7 miles!

Punkinseed
02-18-2002, 03:20 PM
Monday, monday... Not really counting points so much today since it's my weigh in day and I'm eating dinner out tonight...

Breakfast:
cottage cheese and a banana

Lunch:
Boca sausage (yuuuuummmmm)
bun
pretzels
baked beans

Shnack:
ff yogurt

Dinner:
I donno'

:wave:

ruthie
02-19-2002, 05:23 AM
Lunch:
Cream of broccoli soup
Whole wheat roll
Cranberry juice

Snack:
Banana

Dinner:
4 tacos with soy filling, lettuce and tomato, cheese, hot sauce (DD made these, yummy)
Orange juice

Water: 0
Exercise: None

ruthie
02-21-2002, 05:32 AM
Lunch:
Eggplant, roasted pepper and mozzarella wrap
Cole slaw

Snack:
Banana

Dinner:
Salmon
Cole slaw
Little bit of Moroccan lentil salad

Later:
Fruit salad

Water: ~40 oz.
Exercise: walked 4 miles

deleted2
02-21-2002, 06:23 AM
BREAKFAST: 2 slices barley bread w/ 1 tbsp. peanut butter, 1 T. ff cream cheese, spinach, carrots
Coffee w/ ff milk

MIDMORNING: banana----red pepper strips

LUNCH: tomato soup
4 soy 'turkey' slices with onions and peppers wrapped in romaine
Oasis bar

DINNER: diet grapefruit soda
2 pcs. homemade pizza [LOTS of vegetables!]
ff fudgesicle

WATER: 8 glasses

EXERCISE: 1 hour walk
15 minutes dumbells
crunches
15 min. yoga

ruthie
02-22-2002, 05:40 AM
Hi, Eydie! Glad to see you here.

Breakfast:
Bagel with little jam
16 oz. orange-tangerine juice

Lunch:
2 small slices lentil-rice loaf
Tabboule

Snack:
Banana

Dinner:
Okara burger on whole wheat roll with lite mayo and tomato
Cajun sweet potato slices

Later:
Fruit salad

Water: 32 oz.
Exercise: None (rest day)

ruthie
02-22-2002, 05:46 AM
Yay! That's two days in a row that I ate sensibly!!

:) :cool: :smug: :D :angel:

deleted2
02-22-2002, 07:17 AM
BREAKFAST: 2 barley bread w/ peanut butter, lettuce, carrots
coffee w/ milk

MIDMORN: pineapple and strawberries

LUNCH: 2 pcs. last nite's pizza

SNACK: 5 'peeps' [chewy AND gritty...yum.:D ]

DINNER: ww bun w/ boca burger, onion, lettuce, ketchup, mustard
low-fat tortilla chips w/ guacomole

WATER: 6 glasses
EXERCISE: 1 hour walk

ruthie
02-23-2002, 05:19 AM
Breakfast:
2 slices whole grain toast with peanut butter

Lunch:
1 slice lentil loaf
Tabboule

Dinner:
Bravissimo veggie personal pizza (frozen)

Later:
Bowl raisin bran with skim milk
Clif Bar

Water: 48 oz.
Exercise: Walked 3.5 miles

deleted2
02-23-2002, 01:53 PM
BREAKFAST: 2 ww w/ peanut butter, lettuce, carrots
coffee/ ff milk

MID MORN: some candy corn

LUNCH:sm. pizza and spinach salad at Pieworks
peppermint patty

DINNER:salad w/ ff dressing
7 lo-fat crackers

BEFORE BED: Wafa bar

WATER: 5 glasses
EXERCISE: dumbells, crunches, 1 hour walk

ruthie
02-24-2002, 05:24 AM
Lunch:
Slice lentil loaf
Sliced tomato with balsamic vinegar
2 thin breaded eggplant cutlets

Dinner:
Mini quiche
Salad with miso dressing

Water: 48 oz.
Exercise: Walked ~3.5 miles

ruthie
02-25-2002, 04:56 AM
Breakfast:
Egg fried in couple drops olive oil on 2 slices whole grain toast with a slice of cheddar cheese
Cantaloupe cubes

Lunch:
2 BBQ tamari patties
Tabboule

Snack:
Pkg melba toast with few lite Havarti cubes

Dinner:
Small bowl Giambotta (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, onion, garlic, fennel, red bell pepper, some olive oil)

Later:
Bowl raisin bran with Chai

Water: 48 oz.
Exercise: Walked ~5 miles

deleted2
02-25-2002, 01:51 PM
BREAKFAST: banana*****coffee w/ 1/2&1/2

LUNCH:boca burger on ww bun w/ lettuce, onions, etc.
sm. baked potato

SNACKS: candy corn****soy latte

DINNER:salad [lettuce, vegs, beans, feta, ff dressing]
grilled cheese sandwich [2 ww w/ ff cheese]
raspberries and yogurt


Feb. 24!

BREAKFAST: 1 pc. breakfast pizza
low-fat cinnamon roll
1 c. mixed fruit******4 choc.-dipped apricots
coffee/ff milk

LUNCH: 1 pc. breakfast pizza
4 choc. apricots

DINNER: ww sub roll w/ low-fat cheese, lettuce, vegs.
low-fat tortilla chips w/ 2 T. guacomole
1/2 Odwalla bar

I feel like I'm more OP now---still a few snags like candy corn! Yum--and it makes me nauseous EVERY time--why don't I get that?

deleted2
02-25-2002, 07:05 PM
BREAKFAST: coffee w/ ff milk
1 c. fruit, 1/2 c. ff yogurt, 1/2 c. lo-fat granola

LUNCH: 2 ww w/ peanut butter
apple****1 c. chopped fruit

SNACK:sweet potato w/ caramelized onions [really good!]

DINNER: 1/2 c. tortellini w/ 1/2 c. Italian vegs.
"hollow" ww sub roll w/ ff cheese, veg. pepperoni, lettuce, onions, peppers, ff dressing


WATER: 10 glasses
EXERCISE: 1/2 hr. walk
50 crunches**15 min. yoga**20 min. dumbells

ruthie
02-25-2002, 08:31 PM
[I fasted sunrise to sunset today.]
Dinner:
Okara burger
Couscous with pine nuts
Giambotta

Water: 16 oz.
Exercise: Rest day

ruthie
02-27-2002, 05:04 AM
Not a good eating day for me ... first I had a low blood sugar attack before lunch (which I ate too late), then I had a binge in the evening -- good news is that it was the first time in a long time...

Breakfast:
Bagel with peanut butter and jam
16 oz orange-mango-strawberry juice

Lunch:
Okara burger on whole wheat roll
Lite Havarti cubes
Tabboule
2 pkg melba toast with cheddar cheese

Binge:
2 pkg Melba toast dipped in butter :o

Water: 32 oz.
Exercise: Walked 3.5 miles

deleted2
02-27-2002, 07:23 AM
Ruthie, butter is one of my trigger foods--I avoid it at all costs. Can't even have it in the house. When I start I can't stop!

BREAKFAST: soy latte
sweet potato w/ caramelized onions, 2 T. cheddar

SNACK: 3 cookies [baking at work!]

LUNCH: 2 ww w/ lite cream cheese, basil. lettuce
1c. tortellini & vegs.

DINNER: 1 c. tortellini&vegs.
'hollow' sub roll w/ ff cheese, soy pepperoni, lettuce, basil, onions, peppers

WATER: 10 glasses
EXERCISE: 1 hour walk
lower body stuff

ruthie
02-28-2002, 06:09 AM
Eydie, it's funny how much we're alike when it comes to food! I want to try the sweet potato with caramelized onions ... do you just bake a sweet potato and then top it with the onions, or what?

Breakfast:
Corn muffin

Lunch:
Tex-mex veggie burger on whole wheat roll
Tabboule

Came home late after skipping dinner:
Bowl raisin bran with chai
Pkg melba toast with cheddar cheese

Water: 48 oz.
Exercise: Walked 4 miles

deleted2
02-28-2002, 07:14 AM
Hi Ruthie! Yeah, just a plain baked sweet potato topped with the onions, and a little sharp cheddar is a really nice touch too.

BREAKFAST: coffee w/ milk
2 choc. apricots
low-fat cinnamon biscuit
1 brownie [Garry's b'day at work]

LUNCH: sweet potato w/ onions, cheddar [Hmmm, a pattern?]
low-fat cinnamon biscuit

SNACK: rice cake w/ peanut butter

DINNER: steamed brocolli
ww macaroni and cheese
2 pcs. chocolate cake [and I wanted a third piece!]

WATER: 10 glasses
EXERCISE:10 min. yoga---20 dumbells--4 miles treadmill

ruthie
03-01-2002, 04:54 AM
Breakfast:
Bagel with a little jam
16 oz. orange-strawberry-banana juice

Lunch:
Pkg Veggie Munchees (frozen Health is Wealth product)
~8 oz. Chai

Dinner (restaurant):
Arugula and endive salad with sesame seeds, blue cheese, sweet vinaigrette
Little bit of bread
1/2 pc salmon with stir fry vegetables, toasted barley, honey sauce (could only finish 1/2 of the whole thing)

Water: Not much, maybe 8 oz. :(
Exercise: Rest day

ruthie
03-01-2002, 04:56 AM
Eydie, by the way, how are you feeling about your eating now? I think I remember it was you who was feeling out of control...you look like you're doing good! Keep up the good work! :)

deleted2
03-01-2002, 08:12 AM
Thanks for asking, Ruthie. Yeah, that was me and I'm feeling more in control these days tho you'd never know it from today's menu! :lol: It was my sweet husband's birthday and I looked the other way as far as calories and fat grams! Even still I think I did okay.

BREAKFAST: 2 ww w/ peanut butter, ff cream cheese, lettuce
coffee w/ milk

LUNCH: buffet at Indian restaurant [This didn't really do it for me today--it's normally my favorite, so I didn't overeat.]

MID-DAY-One of those yummy overpriced slushy coffee drinks

DINNER: cake and LOW-FAT ice cream

WATER: 2 glasses :(
EXERCISE: 10 min. walk [we tried, but wimped out--it was COLD!]

Lamorgan
03-01-2002, 08:53 AM
Hello! I'm trying again to record what I eat.

Breakfast:

Hot cross bun with margerine
Grapefruit

Lunch:

Vegetarian Chili
Salad

Dinner:

don't know yet.

Exercise:

1.5 hours walk

Water:

none yet. :(

ruthie
03-02-2002, 05:38 AM
Cool -- I thought I wouldn't be able to eat after my gum surgery, but they cover your stitches with this cast-like material, so as long as I chew on the other side and eat softer foods I'm ok!

Breakfast:
Couple slices soy sausage
2 slices whole grain toast with butter and fruit spread

Lunch:
Cottage cheese
1 slice whole grain bread dipped in hummus

Dinner:
Melba toast dipped in hummus
Newman's organic orange choco chip cookies (phenomenal!)

Water: ~24 oz.
Exercise: Walked ~ 3 miles

deleted2
03-02-2002, 08:31 AM
Don't ask.......A bad food day and no fooling!

Wildfire
03-02-2002, 04:26 PM
Breakfast:
1 tea biscuit w/ No Sugar jam - 3pts
tea

Lunch: (starving after grocery shopping!)
Swanson TV dinner - 9pts
diet coke
Dole strawberry/peach fruit gel

Dinner:

too stuffed to think about it

Water: 32 oz so far
Exercise: going out for a walk in a minute

BBL to update

~~~~~~~~

Well, nothing to add because I fell asleep around 6pm and woke up at 8pm. Watched a movie with hubby, then went back to bed.

ruthie
03-03-2002, 04:52 AM
Wow, guys, I had a crappy food day too. Not even sure I remember everything, but I'll try.

Breakfast:
Big bowl oatmeal with pat of butter, blueberries, and sugar-free maple syrup

Lunch:
Bowl broccoli soup
2 slices italian bread with honey-walnut cream cheese

Throughout the rest of the day:
Orange choco-chip cookies, which I finished
Several pretzel rods dipped in the cream cheese, which I finished :( :(

Water: ~40 oz.
Exercise: Walked ~4.5 miles

deleted2
03-03-2002, 07:51 AM
BREAKFAST: 1 biscuit--2 scrambled eggs--home fries--coffee

LUNCH: Thai rice and vegs.
2 clementines

DINNER: 2 ww w/ lite cream cheese, lettuce, peppers, onions, cucumbers
mango soda


WATER: 5 glasses
EXERCISE: 75 min. walk

Wildfire
03-03-2002, 12:38 PM
"Brunch"

Western Sandwich made with green pepper, onion, 1 egg, 2 slices lean ham, Hollywood Thins bread, mustard - 5 points
Frutopia Fruit Integration 16oz - made from frozen concentrate....no clue on the points!

BBL to add

~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dinner was a 3oz boneless chicken breast, baked with onion soup mix sprinkled over the top, 1 cup mashed potatoes made with chicken broth (no butter or milk), baby carrots, and 1/4cup gravy.

deleted2
03-03-2002, 09:08 PM
BREAKFAST: decaf. w/ ff milk
2 ww w/ peanut butter,lettuce, carrots

MIDDAY: Coffee w/ milk
big choc. chip cookie [ at least it was all organic!]
apple

DINNER: Thai rice and vegs.
boca burger w/ hoisin sauce
clementine---carob rice cake

BEFORE BED: 1 ww w/ peanut butter

WATER: 3 glasses [not good!]
EXERCISE: dumbell routine

ruthie
03-04-2002, 05:04 AM
Another totally out of control day.

Energy: Ate a Clif bar while walking
Pseudo-breakfast: Mashed potatoes with low-fat cheese melted on top
Binge: Ate slice after slice of toast with butter and fruit spread
Had 2 pkgs melba toast dipped in hummus
Had another Clif bar

I think that's it.

Water: 48 oz.
Exercise: Walked 9 miles

Wildfire
03-04-2002, 10:33 PM
Breakfast:

Banana - 2pts
Healthy choice chocolate pudding - I think they're 2 pts

Lunch:
Lean roast beef (1oz - 2points?) on 2 Holly wood thins bread (1pt) with romaine lettuce and fat free mayo(@ 2tsp - 1pt)
A dozen dill pickle mini rice cakes - 2pts

Dinner:
a bowl of homemade chili - I'm guessing 5 points
sprinkle of grated cheddar - 2pts
15 mini tortilla chips - 3pts

4 large strawberries - 1pt
heaping spoonfull of Cool Whip Light - 1-2pts

@ 23 points
48 oz water
Bowling after work

ruthie
03-05-2002, 04:54 AM
Not a very good day again. PMS and I'm craving carbs like you can't believe ... it's been going on for days.

Lunch:
Okara burger on 2 slices Italian bread
Tabboule
Mashed potatoes

Afternoon:
B'day cake -- small slice, didn't eat most of the frosting (yuk)

Dinner:
~2 slices nine-bean loaf
Mashed potatoes again
Sliced tomato with balsamic vinegar

Later to "celebrate" my scholarship (see main thread) [DD talked me into it b/c she wanted it]:
ICE CREAM!!!! Lots of it!!!

Water: ~32 oz.
Exercise: Rest day

deleted2
03-05-2002, 02:37 PM
BREAKFAST: coffee/ ff milk
1/2 c. ff yogurt, banana, strawberries
1/2 c. fiber one

LUNCH: 1 clementine
colby cheese stick
granola bar w/ peanut butter

MID-DAY: garden burger w/ tomato sauce

DINNER: ww tortilla w/ beans, salsa, ff spor cream, guacomole
salad [lettuce, onions, carrots, cucumber, peppers]

SNACK: 1/2 banana, 1/2 c. strawberries, 1/3 c. yogurt

WATER: 6 glasses
EXERCISE: 20 min. Pilates video
15 min. yoga
4 miles treadmill

Wow! This was a good day! :)

ruthie
03-06-2002, 04:55 AM
Breakfast:
Bagel with margarine
16 oz. V-8 Splash

Lunch:
3 small [frozen] potato pancakes fried in a little olive oil
Tabboule

Dinner:
Couscous with pine nuts
Stewed tomatoes
ICE CREAM

Then I fell asleep for the rest of the night :(

Water: 32 oz.
Exercise: walked 3 miles

deleted2
03-06-2002, 06:21 AM
BREAKFAST: coffee w/ ff milk
1 clementine

MID-MORN: 2 ww w/ low-fat cheese, spinach, carrots, peppers, onions
1 apple

LUNCH: ww tortilla w/ beans, salsa, guacomole
salad [lettuce, vegs.]
1/2 Odwalla bar

DINNER: salad [lettuce, vegs, chopped garden burger, lo-fat dressing]
2 ww rolls

WATER: 6 glasses [not enough.]
EXERCISE: 1 hour walk
20 min. Pilates video
20 min. dumbell routine

Punkinseed
03-06-2002, 05:37 PM
Ok, I promised... I'm posting again!

Wednesday Mar. 6th

Breakfast:
Slim fast w/ 1/2 banana in it
cottage cheese in late morning

Lunch:
Tuna salad with gobs of tomatoes
mini Ritz crackers (a whoppin 15 of them dime shaped stupid things)
apple

Dinner:
small boneless pork rib ('bout 6 ounces uncooked)
rice pilaf
salad

Shnack:
chocolate Teddy Grahams - my new favorite yummy - 33 of them for 3 points!

Water:
I've lost count - 3 18oz glasses?? it's only 2:30pm so I'm doing good.

Exercise: I donno' yet - it's raining!

ruthie
03-07-2002, 04:49 AM
All right, yesterday was a disaster, a complete disaster, and I'm sick of it. Between being PMS, trying to be nice to my surgerized gums, and just plain feeling lazy and soft, I have eaten my way up the scale in just a week. NO MAS! That's it! Better news tomorrow, no matter what!

Punkinseed
03-07-2002, 10:01 AM
That's the spirit Ruthie!!! You can do it!

Ok, for me... yesterday there were a few post-posting oreos that were consumed. Why?? I don't know, they were there... I had a good dinner though and ended the evening with some fruit flavored tea instead of dessert.

Today... 3/7

Breakfast:
Slimfast - thank the Gods it's almost gone
banana

Lunch:
Pasta
sauce with extra mushrooms
big salad with Light Done Right 3 cheese ranch (highly recommend!)

Afternoon:
Yogurt

Dinner:
I don't know... I'm going to a candle party and they're feeding us. I'm going to eat my yogurt right before I go so I'm not famished when I get there and try to stick to stuff that I actually know what's in it and how it's made. I've allowed myself more than 10 points so I think I'm safe.

:moo:

deleted2
03-07-2002, 04:07 PM
BREAKFAST: coffee/ff milk
2 cookies
2 rolls w/ butter

LUNCH: veg. lasagna
salad/ ff ranch
1/2 ww roll
3 cookies

SNACKS: 1 glass soy mocha
1 cup chex mix
2 clementines

DINNER: salad [letuce, vegs., 2 tbsp. bleu cheese, ff dressing]
1/2 c. ff pudding, 1/2 c. strawberries

WATER: 7 glasses
EXERCISE: 1 hour walk
20 min. Pilates video
15 min. yoga
100 crunches

Not the greatest day as far as food goes, but excellent workout!

ruthie
03-08-2002, 05:16 AM
Improving slowly...

Breakfast:
Bagel with little bit of jam

Lunch:
3 small potato pancakes, broiled
sliced tomato
few small eggplant cutlets

Dinner (restaurant)
Indian food...
some bread, not too much
Lentil dumplings in yogurt sauce
Pag sanir (spinach and cheese)
Tiny bit of rice

Water: ~32-40 oz.
Exercise: Walked 5 miles

deleted2
03-08-2002, 07:02 AM
BREAKFAST: coffee/ ff milk
smoothie [strawberries, banana, ff yogurt, orange juice]

LUNCH: sm. pc. spanokopita
1/2 c. brown rice w/ vegs.
sm. salad w/ ff dressing
1/2 pita w/ humuus
4 cookies

DINNER: ww pita pizza
salad w/ ff Italian
banana & strawbs. w/ ff yogurt

Before bed: ff fudgesicle
chex mix
[One of those evenings where I felt compelled to keep eating!!]

WATER: 8 glasses
EXERCISE: 1 hour walk
15 min. yoga
50 crunches
20 min. dumbells

Punkinseed
03-08-2002, 10:48 AM
Last night's candle party dinner was harmless... I had 1/2 a tortilla with cream cheese, a slice of lunch meat and lettuce, pretzels, grapes, a cup of potato soup and a sliver of an Entenmann's coffee cake. I actually came home and had a Power Bar and a couple tablespoons of ice cream.... I was hungry!

Today - March 8th

Breakfast:
slimfast shake
cottage cheese

Lunch:
sandwich with light lunch meat & tomato
bean soup w/ some non-fat sour cream

Snack:
chocolate Teddy Grahams

Dinner:
polenta
cheddar cheese
grilled veggies
asparagus

Maybe some ice cream later...?

Dat's all folks

Terri :smug:

ruthie
03-09-2002, 05:02 AM
Breakfast:
Bagel with jam

Lunch:
Leftover sag panir and rice

Dinner:
Kofta curry and rice

Then...
cheesecake, several slices :mad:

Water: ~24 oz. (hurts my teeth/gums now)
Exercise: Walked 3 miles

deleted2
03-09-2002, 09:02 AM
BREAKFAST: coffee w/ ff milk
1 slice ww w/ peanut butter

MID MORN: lo-fat cinnamon roll

LUNCH: 1 pc. mexican 'quiche'
rice w/ vegs and beans
sm. salad w/ ff Italian
2 lo-fat cinnamon rolls!

DINNER: mexican quiche
rice and beans
mex. corn bread
1 c. ff choc. pudding

WATER: 5 glasses
EXERCISE: NONE! A strange disjointed day....!

ruthie
03-10-2002, 04:56 AM
Eydie, you and I are both having "strange, disjointed" days. I am so off program I don't even know what I'm doing. Yesterday I think I ate a bowl of oatmeal with bananas and raisins, some lentil loaf with a leftover Indian cabbage/potato dish, then cheese and crackers, and cheesecake. What kind of eating is that? I'm PMS but I'm also completely frustrated with my noisy downstairs neighbors who are ruining my quality of life. Monday I am complaining directly to management. More on the main thread.

deleted2
03-10-2002, 08:04 AM
Hi Ruthie! I didn't even write down anything yesterday--it was okay except for that girl scout cookie fit in the morning. I'm feeling frustrated because I'm having back pain still and everything I read implies that I may just have to live with it! I haven't been posting much because I don't want to come off like a big whiner--silly, I know. The most exasperating thing is I haven't done anything to my knowledge to bring it on, and I refuse to stop working out--I intuitively feel that it would be worse if I stopped moving. Wow, too bad about your crazy neighbors---so inconsiderate! Come have a spa weekend with me in the country!!! :)

ruthie
03-11-2002, 05:08 AM
LOL, thanks for the invite, Eydie!

Breakfast:
3 egg omelet :o with diced onion, tomato, swiss cheese
2 slices toast with butter
Couple slices soy sausage

Dinner:
Tabboule
Okara burger on 2 slices white toast

Later:
Pretzels with a little bit of peanut butter

Water: Not much except while I was hiking (trying to get my surgerized teeth used to the feeling of water)
Exercise: Hiked ~7 miles

deleted2
03-11-2002, 07:09 AM
Breakfast: ww pita w/ scrambled egg sub., 2 pcs. soy bacon, ff cheese, spinach, peppers, onions [stacked pizza-style!]
coffee/ ff milk

Midmorn: 1/2 balance bar

In the afternoon I did a reception for 150 people and nibbled party food the rest of the day! Unfortunately, some of it very high fat!

EXERCISE: none

ruthie
03-12-2002, 05:34 AM
Lunch:
Tabboule
2 eggplant cutlets on white bread with 1 wedge lite Laughing Cow cheese

Dinner:
3 slices custom-order pizza (ricotta, mozzarella, red roasted peppers, fresh tomato, broccoli, eggplant)

Water: ~20 oz. or so
Exercise: rest day

deleted2
03-12-2002, 06:54 AM
Breakfast: Coffee/ff milk
ww bagel w/ peanut butter

Lunch: 6 cookies! :mad:

Mid-day: 2 glasses soy mocha

Dinner: steamed brocolli and red peppers
penne w/ tom.-veg. sauce, 1 tbsp. asiago

3 merengue 'cookies'

Water: 4 glasses
Exercise:35 min. walk
dumbells
a few yoga stretches

I really need more water and to stay away from so much sugar. And I forgot to mention that before bed I even had a big glop of peanut butter eaten off a spoon! I think the last time I did that I was 9!!!

ruthie
03-13-2002, 04:46 AM
Breakfast:
Bagel with jam and lite cream cheese

Lunch:
2 slices veggie pizza from last night
One Reese's cup

Dinner:
Palak paneer (frozen Indian food)
Bunch of Newman's Own mint chocolate chip cookies

Water: ~48 oz.
Exercise: Rested again

deleted2
03-13-2002, 07:30 AM
BREAKFAST: ww bagel w/ cheddar, lettuce, peppers, onions
coffee/ ff milk
clementine

MIDMORN: 1 glass soy mocha

LUNCH: ww tortilla w/ beans, cheese, salsa, guacomole
salad
apple

DINNER: pasta w/ tom.-veg. sauce
brocolli and red peppers
peppermint patty

LATER: 1 cookie
clementine
1/2 c. grape juice
2 cubes mozzarella**1 sm pc. baguette w/ pesto

WATER: 8 glasses
EXERCISE:100 crunches
50 bicep curls
lower body stuff
yoga
2 miles treadmill

ruthie
03-14-2002, 05:00 AM
:mad: A disastrous day:(

Lunch:
2 slices leftover pizza

Afternoon eating for stress:
Several bite-size chocolate caramel things

Dinner:
1-1/2 Tamari patties
Indian cabbage-potato dish
A whole LOT of cookies

Water: ~24 oz.
Exercise: Walked 4 miles

deleted2
03-14-2002, 08:52 AM
Ruthie, I understand. You had a horrible day! I hope today's better--but you're right, it's not fair! How could they say you left the scene?


Breakfast:coffee/ff milk
ww bagel w/ lite cream cheese

Lunch:ww tortilla w/ beans, cheese, salsa, guacomole
1 glass soy mocha

Snack: 1 serving 'button' cookies

Dinner: cucumber/red pepper strips w/ ff ranch dip
1 cup pasta w/ tom.-veg. sauce

Later: 1/2 ww bagel w/ lite cream cheese
1 c, instant grits

Water: 8 glasses
Exercise: Dumbell routine
yoga
100 crunches

ruthie
03-15-2002, 04:49 AM
Thanks Eydie. I don't like stress eating, though. I've been getting away from healthy eating for quite a while now -- it actually started with my gum surgery. Today I made myself eat salad so I would see it won't hurt to chew it on one side of my mouth (for some reason I've been convinced veggies would hurt me! and I still can't really bite down on the operated side).

Lunch:
Big salad with small can tuna and Miso dressing
Pkg melba toast

Afternoon:
A few Life Savers

Dinner:
Salad with Italian creamy vinaigrette
Tofu scramble

Later:
4 (small) Newman's Own cookies
~cup vanilla ice cream

Water: ~40 oz.
Exercise: None :(

deleted2
03-15-2002, 09:20 AM
BREAKFAST: 1/2 ww bagel w/ jam
1/2 c, scrambled egg sub.
3 pcs. tempeh bacon
coffee/ ff milk

LUNCH: ww tortilla w/ beans, cheese, salsa, guacamole
apple

SNACKS: 2 c. lite popcorn
1 c. soy mocha

DINNER: 1 1/2 c. cauliflower and corn
1 1/2 c. penne w/ tom.-veg. sauce

LATER: 1/2 balance bar

WATER: 7 glasses
EXERCISE: 1/2 hour walk
lower body stuff

ruthie
03-16-2002, 05:14 AM
Breakfast:
Bagel with little bit jam and peanut butter

Lunch:
Okara pattie on one slice whole grain bread with slice tomato
Tabboule

A whole lot of cookies

Dinner:
Tofu scramble with onions and mushrooms
Salad with dressing

Bunch more cookies
Fruit juice

Water: ~48 oz.
Exercise: walked ~3 miles

deleted2
03-16-2002, 08:40 AM
BREAKFAST: ww bagel w/ lite cream cheese
apple
soy mocha

LUNCH: 1 pc. pizza [lots of vegs. and soy pepperoni]
sugar snap peas
1/2 Balance bar

SNACK: 10 oz. smoothie [banana, mango, yogurt]

DINNER: tofu szechuan w/ rice
small salad [no dressing]
tea

BEFORE BED: 1/2 c. honey-nut shredded wheat

WATER: 7 glasses
EXERCISE: 15 min. dumbells
15 min. yoga
75 crunches
2 miles treadmill

--I'm trying something new: At the end of the day I'm making a tentative menu for the next day.

ruthie
03-17-2002, 04:55 AM
Another disastrous day. Gotta get control!

Breakfast:
Big bowl oatmeal with banana and strawberries and sugar-free maple syrup

Lunch:
Bowl creamy portobello soup
2 slices whole grain toast with 1 wedge lite Laughing Cow cheese

Rest of day:
Bread and butter binge
Some cookies

Water: ~32 oz.
Exercise: Walked 5.5 miles

deleted2
03-17-2002, 09:16 AM
BREAKFAST: ww bagel w/ lite cream cheese
apple***clementine
Coffee w/ ff 1/2 &1/2

LUNCH: 1 slice pizza [veg. and soy pepporoni]
salad [lettuce, vegs. 2 tbsp. dressing]

SNACKS: tiny ff brownie w/ yogurt and strawberries
1 c. soy mocha

DINNER: ww tortilla w/ spicy tofu, veg., and rice
salad

LATER: clementine
1/2 Odwalla bar

WATER: 9 glasses
EXERCISE: 20 min. yoga
15 min. lower body stuff
100 crunches
3 miles treadmill

TOTAL CALORIES: 1635


Hi Ruthie! Is there any way you could just banish the butter and cookies from your house completely? I know that if I have butter in the house I'm haunted by visions of hot buttered toast! I can't believe that I'm actually counting calories now and measuring my food---that was quite a wake-up call I had at the doc's the other day when I found I weigh 10 pounds more than I thought! I'm trying to make sure that I'm not in denial about how many calories I'm taking in. Hope today's better for you--and you're doing so well with your walking program! :)

ruthie
03-18-2002, 05:25 AM
Hey Eydie. Ya know, it's not the food that's to blame, it's me -- I buy the cookies on purpose, for me; they're not really something DD wants. She does eat butter, but most of the time I can stay away from it. It's the last couple of weeks I've had no control over myself, and that's the real issue. I am going to set that goal of losing 10 lbs. by June 2, even though I'm afraid I won't succeed. If I can't reach a goal of losing just 10 lbs., how can I achieve anything in my life? (In fact, if I can lose just 10 lbs. five times over, I'll be back to a normal weight!) Thanks for your suggestions, and your support. I want to get back to the plan I had devised for myself -- as much veggies and fruit as I want; max of 2 servings of carbs/starch (bread, crackers, pasta, rice, etc.) per day; max of 2 servings of protein (eggs, beans, fish, soy, etc.) per day; and maybe 1 or 2 servings of dairy per day. If I can just try to maximize the veggies and fruits I eat, I shouldn't have room for all the crap! If that doesn't work, I may just go back to counting points.

Food yesterday was the usual binge.
Exercise: Walked what my pedometer said was 8.77 miles, but I'm quite sure it was closer to 10.
Water: 64 oz. :)

deleted2
03-18-2002, 07:22 AM
I'm already tired of "counting calories"!!! Even when I'm really careful and conservative it turns out to be too much!

BREAKFAST: 2 ww w/ egg sub., ff cheese, tempeh bacon
clementine
coffee w/ ff 1/2 & 1/2

LUNCH: ww tortilla wrap [spicy tofu and rice]
salad
2 tiny ff brownies

DINNER: 1 pc. pizza
veg. soup
strawberries and pineapple w/ yogurt
2 tiny ff brownies

WATER: 6 glasses
EXERCISE: 100 crunches
15 min. dumbells
15 min. yoga

TOTAL CALORIES: 1705!

deleted2
03-19-2002, 07:20 AM
Breakfast: 1 pc. ww w/ peanut butter
1 string cheese***1 apple
Coffee w/ ff milk

Mid morn. 1 clementine

Lunch: veg soup
humuus-veg. wrap
fruit-nut granola bar

Mid-day: 1/2 ww bagel w/ lite cream cheese

Dinner: curried rice and vegs.
dahl
1 t. each raita and chutney

Later: banana, strawberries w/ yogurt

Water: 8 glasses
EXERCISE: 40 min. walk
100 crunches
lower body stuff
yoga

TOTAL CALORIES: 1565

Wildfire
03-19-2002, 09:12 PM
Hey Girls, I'm back!

Breakfast:
Apple bran muffin with 2tsp butter
tea

Lunch:
package of melba toast with 2tbsp peanut butter
jello fruit cup (only ONE point!)
couple of spoonfuls of Cool Whip Light
tea

Dinner:
1 sausage with bbq sauce (sausage was boiled, then put under the broiler with bbq sauce)
1 cup Rice a Roni
sugar snap peas

Water: 64 oz
Exercise: 30 min. walk, 50 crunches
:sheep:

ruthie
03-20-2002, 05:07 AM
I ate like crap yesterday, drank hardly any water, and didn't exercise.

God willing, today will be a better day -- one step at a time, one day at a time.

deleted2
03-20-2002, 08:00 AM
BREAKFAST: coffee /ff milk
2 ww w/ peanut butter, cream cheese
banana

MIDMORNING: 1 string cheese

LUNCH: veg. soup
Humuus-veg. wrap
granola bar

MIDAFTERNOON: cucumber/red pepper sticks w/ ff ranch
1 cup roasted red pepper soup

DINNER: 1 c. veg.-rice curry
1/2 c. dahl
1 T. each raita and chutney

LATER:1/2 c. cereal-dried fruit 'trail mix'
1/2 c. grapes
sm. pc. cheddar

TOTAL CALORIES:1622

WATER: 6 glasses
EXERCISE-15 min. yoga
15 min. dumbells
35 min. step video

I'm in the honeymoon phase of counting calories--I'm not saying that I like it but it's made me much more discriminating and has made me more aware of the importance of planning. :)

Wildfire
03-20-2002, 10:09 PM
Breakfast:
1 fruit & fibre muffin
tea

Lunch
Wendy's grilled chicken sandwich
few fries stolen from hubby

Dinner:

pasta with meat sauce
2pcs. garlic bread

5 Skor bits

Water: 48 oz
Exercise: 50 crunches, stretching video

ruthie
03-21-2002, 05:02 AM
I'm going to post for yesterday, then start a new thread.

Lunch:
Portobello, onion and pepper sandwich on roll
A few (3-4 slices) roasted potatoes

Dinner:
1/2 eggplant, mozarella, lettuce sandwich on foccaccia
Bowl caesar salad
Mozzarella sticks

Later:
Slice Reese's peanut butter pie

Water: ~32 oz.
Exercise: Pooped out again :mad: