Weight Loss Support - Alternative Group Food Journal (March 21, 2002)

03-21-2002, 06:03 AM
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!

03-21-2002, 07:48 AM
BREAKFAST: coffee w/ ff 1/2 &1/2
2 ww w/ lite cream cheese, lettuce, onions

MIDMORNING: 1/2 banana

LUNCH: humuus-veg. wrap
1 c. roasted red pepper soup
1 c. grapes

MIDAFTERNOON: rice cake w/ peanut butter and jam

DINNER: pita pizza [asparagus, onion, tomato, lite cheese]
salad w/ lo-fat dressing

LATER: Odwalla bar

WATER: 8 glasses
EXERCISE: 100 crunches
lower body stuff
50 min. yoga
35 min. step tape

03-22-2002, 06:46 AM
Eydie, you put asparagus on a pizza??? That's gotta be interesting. :)

Caesar salad
Three thin slices foccaccia

Other half of the eggplant, mozzarella sandwich on foccaccia I had last night

Water: 56 oz.
Exercise: Walked 3-1/4 miles

03-22-2002, 08:51 AM
Ruthie, I had my doubts about asparagus on pizza [with the traditional red sauce] too but it worked really well! I can be very creative when it comes to getting in all those vegetables and fruit!:)

BREAKFAST: coffee/ ff milk
grits w/ ff cheese

MIDMORN:1/2 c. trail mix

LUNCH: humuus-veg. wrap
1 c. red pepper soup
garden burger [crumbled into soup]

AFTERNOON: 1 c. soy mocha
rye krisp w/ lite cream cheese

DINNER: 1 c. rice-veg. curry
1/2 c. dahl
raita & chutney
6 oz. orange soda

AFTER: 2 marshmallow peeps!!!


WATER: 7 glasses water
EXERCISE: 45 min. step video

Well, this counting calories thing is working. My clothes are fitting better, etc. Still don't like it, but it's working and it gives me a chance to practice my math skills!!!

03-23-2002, 08:56 AM
Breakfast: coffee w/ ff milk
1 ww w/ garden burger

Lunch: Thai rice and vegs w/ tofu
peppermint patty

Snack: 1/2 Balance bar

Dinner: salad w/ lite bleu cheese dressing
ww pita pizza [asparagus, onion, tomato]
1/2 Odwalla bar

Total calories: 1611

Water: 3 glasses [on the road all day--I missed having water!]
Exercise: none--took the day off!

03-24-2002, 09:24 AM
BREAKFAST: 2 w/ soy 'turkey', ff cheese
coffee w/ ff milk

MIDMORNING: 1 oz. cheddar

LUNCH: 1 1/2 c. curried veg. soup
1/2 ww pita w/ cheddar

SNACK: balance bar

DINNER: bean burrito [from Taco Bell]

LATER: 'weight watchers' single-serve dessert

WATER: 3 glasses [not good!]
EXERCISE: 30 min. step video

03-25-2002, 02:53 PM
BREAKFAST: coffee/ff milk
breakfast pizza [biscuit 'crust' w/ ff cheese, scrambled eggbeaters, soy bacon, sauteed vegs]

LUNCH: 2 tbsp. cashews

DINNER: 1/2 c. carrots
1/2 c. red cabbage
1/2 c. squash casserole
1/2 ww pita w/ 2 tbsp. cheddar

LATER: clementine
1/2 ww pita w/ lite cream cheese, jam

WATER: 7 glasses
EXERCISE: 40 min. walk

03-26-2002, 07:30 AM
BREAKFAST: coffee/ ff milk
1 slice ww w/ peanut butter
1 oz. cheddar****apple

LUNCH: 1 ww w/ peanut butter
1 c. soy mocha

AFTERNOON: 1 c. melon---1 c. strawberries

DINNER: sm baked potato w/ squash casserole
red pepper and carrot stix w/ ff dip

LATER: 1 pc. ww w/ lite cream cheese

WATER: 5 glasses
EXERCISE: 100 crunches ****dumbell routine
45 min walk

03-27-2002, 08:10 AM
BREAKFAST:coffee w ff 1/2 and 1/2
2 ww w/ soy 'turkey', spinach, peppers, onions

SNACK: apple***string cheese

LUNCH:1/2 c. squash casserole, 1 tbsp. cheddar
2 clementines

SNACK: 1 c. cantalope

DINNER: 6'' sub [cheese, vegs, low-fat dressing]
1 serv. lo-fat tortilla chips
1 c. strawberries w/ yogurt and ff cool whip


WATER: 7 glasses
EXERCISE: 100 crunches----lower body routine
45 min. walk----10 min. yoga

03-28-2002, 08:38 AM
BREAKFAST: 1 c. strawberries, 1/2 banana, 1/2 c. yogurt, 1/2 c. fiber one
Coffee/ ff milk

SNACKS: 1 oz. cheese
Luna bar

LUNCH: red pepper strips
1 ww w/ soy 'turkey', 1 tsp. chutney
1/2 c. curried veg. soup

SNACK: 12 oz. iced mocha

DINNER: curried veg. soup
2 spring rolls w/ hoisin sauce
1/2 Odwalla bar

WATER: 6 glasses
EXERCISE:1 hour walk---dumbell routine---75 crunches

Where is everybody? Post something--I'm so alone out here!!!

03-29-2002, 05:51 PM
BREAKFAST: coffee w/ ff milk
2 ww w/ lite cream cheese, lettuce, peppers, onions

LUNCH: small spring roll
Thai basil vegs. and tofu w/ rice

SNACK: peppermint patty

DINNER: 1 ww w/ 1 wedge 'laughing cow' cheese,vegs.
2 kiwis---1 clementine

LATER: fruit/nut granola bar


03-30-2002, 04:22 PM
BREAKFAST: coffee w/ ff milk
1 ww w/ egg sub., ff cheese, 2 pcs. soy 'bacon'

SNACK: 1 pc. lo-fat banana-choc. chip cake

LUNCH: 1 1/2 c. curried veg. soup
2 spring rolls w/ hoisin sauce
1 c. cantalope

DINNER: 1 oz. cheddar
4 soy "chicken" nuggets w/ ketchup
1/2 c. lo-fat ice cream

WATER: 8 glasses
EXERCISE: dumbell routine--100 crunches
15 min. yoga---75 min. walk

03-30-2002, 11:01 PM
b-1 sesame seed bagel topped w/ soy cream cheese and 1 oz smoked salmon and a roma tomato
l-1 teriyki rice bowl, 1 baked egg roll
d-3 oz steak, brocolli, pasta roni, soda
s-peanut brittle

breakfast-sausage breakfast sandwich
snack-banana and a spicy v-8
lunch-rice bowl and baked egg roll, water
dinner-low fat turkey link in a hot dog bun, pretzels, 1 zima

03-31-2002, 07:46 AM
Saturday March 30

2 toast w/ Smuckers no sugar jam

Egg sandwich

3 pcs. bruschetta
a few bite-size pizza things
2 glasses wine

03-31-2002, 11:03 AM
Thanks for posting, guys! :D

BREAKFAST: coffee / ff milk
omlette [egg sub., brocolli, peppers, onions, cheese, salsa]

LUNCH: curried veg. soup
quesadilla[veg. and cheese]
cantalope--lo-fat banana cake

SNACK: 1/2 c. low-fat ice cream w/ choc, syrup

DINNER: grits-veg. casserole
1/2 boca burger w/ tom. sauce
brocolli, carrots, red peppers

LATER: strawberries, kiwi, banana w/ yogurt

WATER: 6 glasses
EXERCISE: 6 mile hike

04-01-2002, 08:29 AM
Breakfast: coffee w/ ff milk
grits casserole--egg sub.---soy 'sausage'

Lunch: strawberries, banana, pecans, low-fat ice cream
[This was my dream ice cream meal!]

Dinner: salad [spinach, peppers, carrots, cheddar, lo-fat dressing]
bean-veg. soup
lo-fat banana cake

Calories: 1610
WATER: 9 glasses
EXERCISE; 100 crunches--dumbells--lower body--yoga

04-01-2002, 08:59 AM
1 grapefruit - 2 points
1 banana - 2 points

Fantastic Big Soup Noodle Bowl - 3 points

Vegetarian chilli

1 chocolate
2 liqerish (spelling??)

1.5 hour walking

Eek. None. Will drink some.

I'll edit this later, and fill in what I miss...

04-01-2002, 10:43 AM
I stressed ate yesterday...

B-spicey chicken boca burger on a hot dog bun with tomato, soy cheece, spinach and non fat miracle whip and ketchup. A grape generic soda. Pretzel rods. 4"-6 of them.

L-7 chicken taquitos baked, 1/4 cup salsa, 6 more pretzels, tall glass of lemonade. a handful of mini cookies.

D-salad w/ spinach, romaine, iceburg w/ cabbage, snow peas, carrots, croutons, tomatos and ff lime cilantro dressing. 2 large pieces of garlic bread. A glass of chocolate lactose free milk.

S-a handful of peanut brittle.

04-02-2002, 08:17 AM
B:coffee w/ ff milk
2 ww w/ lite cream cheese, spinach, peppers

Snack: 1/2 Balance bar--apple

L:ww tortilla w/ ff cheese, vegs
a few lo-fat tortilla chips and salsa
red pepper strips

D: bean-veg. soup
2 ww w/ swiss and spinach
1/2 Balance bar

Later: 3 soy 'chik' nuggets w/ ketchup

WATER: 9 glasses
EXERCISE: 1 hour walk---50 min. yoga video

04-02-2002, 10:12 AM
1.5 cups vegetarian chili: 4 points?
2 slices bran toast: 1 point
1 banana: 2 points

total: 7 points

2 free thingies at the grocercy store: 2 points?
2 rice cakes with no-fat cheese and salsa:4points

total: 6 points


Some sort of fish...

1.5 hours walking


1 litre so far.

04-02-2002, 11:55 AM
Yesterday breakfast-
soy kiwi lemon yogart topped w/ low fat granola
S-1 piece of left over garlic bread
L-(3:45pm)- rice/chicken/green bean bowl, no sugar apple sauce, pretzel sticks, orange soda.
D-1 potato, 1 small onion, made into hashbrowns, oil(too much to be healthy), ketchup and a sprinkling of soy parmesan cheese, 1 zima

Venus Envy
04-02-2002, 01:30 PM
Weight Commander is a great software program for tracking weight loss. There's a supplemental program that helps with calorie counting, too.

Monday, April 1
First breakfast (5:30 a.m.)
1.5 c. Irish oatmeal, 1 Tb. protein powder, 1/2 Tb. brown sugar

Second breakfast (9 a.m.)
6 oz. tuna in water, 1 Tb. FF mayo, pickle cubes, onion, hotsauce

Lunch (11:30 a.m.)
1 c. sliced cucumber with balsamic vinegar
1/2 Tb. peanut butter
onion bagel with 2 Tb. FF veggie cream cheeese

Balance Oasis bar

2 c. Taco Soup (black beans & chickpeas, ground turkey, onion, celery, green and red peppers, tomatoes)

Total calories: 1651 (23 WW Points)
EXERCISE: 80 minutes walking (5 miles)
30 minutes weight training (biceps and back)

04-03-2002, 02:54 AM
B- 7am sesame bagel w/ diet marg
glass of soy milk
L-12pm tall glass of grapefruit juice w/ calcium
small snack bag of vienna vanilla cookies
S-4 pm banana & pepsi
D-2 cups of spinach and romaine
carrots, cabbage, sprouts
2T of ff croutons, ff dressing
water, and a piece of turkey jerky
S-4 small pieces of brushetta and an oatmeal cookie, 6 oz of juice

Venus Envy
04-03-2002, 09:37 AM
Tuesday, April 2
Breakfast: 1.5 c. Irish oatmeal, 1 Tb. protein powder, 1/2 Tb. brown sugar

Midmorning: 6 oz. tuna in water, 1 Tb. FF mayo, pickle cubes, onion; 1 c. cuke slices with balsamic vinegar

Lunch: ZonePerfect bar, can of Fresca

Midafternoon: 3 oz. grilled chicken breast with lime and cilantro; 1 c. blueberries; lite yogurt

Dinner: 6 oz. tilapia fillet with Cajun seasoning and 1 Tb. breadcrumbs; 1/3 c. FF cottage cheese and 1 c. Taco soup

Calories: 1719 (30 WW Points)
Exercise: 80 minutes walking (5 miles), 20 minutes exercise bike, 40 minutes at the gym (chest, arms, shoulders)

04-03-2002, 03:18 PM
Hey, Venus--it seems that I couldn't get fresca for awhile. Was I just not looking hard enough or is it 'back by popular demand'?

Tuesday's Feast:

Breakfast: coffee w/ ff milk
2 egg sub., brocolli and onions, 1/4 c. lo-fat cheese
Midmorning: apple---1 oz. cheese
Lunch: 1 ww w/ lite swiss
1 c. bean veg. soup
1 clementine
Snack: 1 c. decaf./ ff milk---strawberry-pecan muffin
Dinner: 1 1/2 c. Thai vegs and tofu w/ rice
1 c. low-fat peach crisp, 1/3 c. lo-fat ice cream

Total Calories: 1695
WATER: 8 glasses
EXERCISE; 100 crunches--dumbells---1 hour walk

Venus Envy
04-03-2002, 04:32 PM
Heya, Eydie! I think it's back by popular demand. Sort of. It's still hard to find here in North Carolina, but I'm persistent when it comes to my Fresca!

Thursday, April 3
Breakfast: 1 c. Irish oatmeal, 1 Tb. protein powder, 1/2 Tb. brown sugar

Midmorning: 1 c. pineapple, grapes, strawberries, melon

Lunch: Wendy's small chili, plain baked potato

Midafternoon: 1 c. pineapple, grapes, strawberries, melon; Balance Oasis bar

Dinner: tortilla chips and salsa; 1 flour tortilla, 3 oz. chicken, portobello mushrooms, zucchini, onion, peppers

Calories: 1648 (27.5 WW Points)
Exercise: 45 mins. walking (3 miles), 20 mins. at the gym (legs)

04-03-2002, 11:18 PM
omelet w/ potatos, onions, ham (I only ate 1/3 of it) and 1/3 a side of pancakes (It came with the omelet, don't like pancakes all that well), water
S-fruit slushie from costco
L-limeaide from Hot Dog on a Stick
D-6 small pieces of brushetta (tomatos, basil, mozz on toast), water

04-04-2002, 07:27 AM
BREAKFAST: 1 egg sub. w/ 2 oz. soy 'sausage', ff cheese
strawberry-pecan muffin
coffee w/ ff 1/2 and 1/2

SNACK: apple

LUNCH: 1 c. broccoli and cheddar
1 c. brocolli

SNACK: 5 oz. iced mocha

DINNER: 1 pc. pizza [soy 'pepperoni', and tons of vegs.]
carrot and red pepper sticks w/ ff dip
1/2 c. peach crisp w/ 2 tbsp. ff cool whip

WATER: 6 glasses
EXERCISE: 1 hour walk
50 min. yoga video

Thanks for the info, Venus!

Venus Envy
04-04-2002, 04:59 PM
Breakfast: 1.5 c. rolled oatmeal, 1 Tb. protein powder, 1/2 Tb. brown sugar

Midmorning: 1 c. pineapple, grapes, melon, strawberries

Lunch: Subway turkey sub with lettuce, tomato, pickles, cukes, peppers, banana peppers; Diet Pepsi; 1/2 Zone Perfect honey/nut bar

Midafternoon: 1 oz. pretzels, 1 c. pineapple, grapes, melon, strawberries

Dinner: Chik-Fil-A grilled deluxe (3/4 bun), 2 calcium chews

Calories: 1363
Exercise: 45 mins walking (3 miles), 20 mins exercise bike, 20 minutes gym (abs & back)

04-05-2002, 08:43 AM
Breakfast: brocolli, couscous, and cheese
strawberry-pecan muffin
coffee w/ ff milk

Lunch: bean-veg. soup
1 ww w/ lite swiss
sm. banana-mocha smoothie

Snack: 1 wedge 'laughing cow' cheese

Dinner: 1 pc. pizza
carrot and red pepper stix

Snack: Balance bar
WATER: 7 glasses
EXERCISE:1 hour walk--dumbells

04-05-2002, 11:20 AM
B-peanut butter and jelly, 1 cup of oj w/ calcium
S-apple juice and lo fat animal cookies
L-1 hard boiled egg chopped w/ 1tsp of ff miracle whip and 1 tsp honey mustard-served on italian bread, water, cranberries and a banana
Ate a free dinner at an Irish Pub
2 large pieces of fish and Chips (only about 2 oz of chips)
1 serving of sticky toffee pudding
1 gin and tonic w/ lime
2 waters

Venus Envy
04-05-2002, 04:32 PM
(( (( whoo hoo, Flower! )) )) A free dinner? How cool is that? You showed magnificent restraint for a nonpaying diner, I must say.

Breakfast: leftover Chik-Fil-A sandwich (3/4 bun), 1 c. melon cubes, 1/3 c. FF cottage cheese

Midmorning: 2 oz. chopped chicken breast with lime and cilantro, 1 Tb. FF mayo, celery and onion

Lunch: 3 oz. baked chicken breast with corn and tomato, 2 Tb. cornmeal; steamed yellow squash, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower; 1 c. blueberries

Midafternoon: Balance bar, Fresca

Calories: 1327
Exercise: rest day

04-06-2002, 08:35 AM
BREAKFAST: 1 kiwi, 1 clementine
1 ww w/ soy 'turkey', lite swiss

MIDMORNING: coffee w/ milk
pecan muffin

LUNCH: 1 pc. pizza
carrot and red pepper stix
apple -- clementine

DINNER: bean-veg. soup
1 ww w/ soy 'crumbles', ff cheese
1/2 c. peach crisp w/ 1 tbsp. ff cool whip

LATER:1 Phillystix popsicle thing

WATER: 7 glasses [I need more!]
EXERCISE: 30 min. step video---100 crunches

04-07-2002, 10:01 AM
BREAKFAST: coffee w/ ff milk
2 scrambled egg sub.
2 soy 'bacon'
asparagus-potato hash browns, 2 tbsp. cheese

LUNCH: bean -veg. soup
2 ww baguette w/ cheese, vegs.
carrot and red pepper sticks w/ ff ranch
48 cal. popsicle!

Snack: 1/2 Balance bar
1/2 c. pineapple

DINNER: 1 pc. Italian cream cake
decaf. w/ ff milk

LATER: 1 ww w/ cheese

WATER: 5 glasses [gotta do better!]
EXERCISE: 10 min. yoga stretches---20 min. power yoga
15 min. dumbells

04-07-2002, 11:50 PM
I can not remember yesterday. I do know I had greasy Carl Jr's for dinner at 10 pm. I was about to keel over!!!!

Today-a fruit/nut bread w/ tsp of pb and tsp jelly' grapefruit juice w/ calcium

L-chicken strips, fries, mr pibb from mcDonalds

D- Zima and a black bean burger on a bagel w/ ff miracle whip and ketchup

04-08-2002, 08:20 AM
BREAKFAST: ww bagel w/ lite cream cheese
coffee/ ff milk

LUNCH: [I had 'lunch' at a reception I did at work.]
2 sm. pcs. onion focaccia
1/3 c. brocolli dip w/ 6 crackers
5 choc. dipped apricots
1 cookie
1 strawberry-filo tartlet

DINNER: 2 ww/ w soycrumbles and tomato sauce
3/4 c. asparagus, redpeppers, onion
2 kiwis

WATER: only 5 glasses
EXERCISE: day off
TOTAL CALORIES: don't know, but I'm guessing around 1500. I'll have to be more vigilant today!

04-08-2002, 09:12 PM
Monday April 8

This isn't good, but it's honest. :eek:

2 Butterfly wings cookies - 6pts

Betty Crocker Pasta bowl...I'm estimating (probably high) but I'm gonna say 10pts

handful of McCain Low Fat baked french fries - 3pts/100 g....anyone know how much 100g is visually?
slice of pork roast - 4pts
1/4cup homemade gravy - 3pts?

estimated total 26 points
exercise - none
water - 32 oz so far

04-09-2002, 06:53 AM
Breakfast:coffee w/ ff milk
Odwalla bar

Lunch: 1 pc. pizza [soy pepperoni, lots of vegs.]

Snacks: 10 oz. lo-fat iced mocha
3 slices soy 'turkey'
1 clementine

Dinner: 1 c. veg.-barley soup
ww bun w/ soy hot dog w/ mustartd, relish, onions
1/2 c. ff ice cream w/ 3/4 cup strawberries

Total calories: 1485
Water: 8 glasses
Exercise: 3 mile walk----100 crunches---20 min. dumbells----15 min. yoga

04-10-2002, 02:34 PM
About Tuesday's 'menu', Don't ask! I had a mini cookie binge--just couldn't take the stress of a 14 hour day. Oh well, back on the plan today!;)

04-11-2002, 05:20 PM
Hey guys,
I've been searching around for some support and your group seems excellent! Would it be alright if i joined ya'll....? I dunno, it seems like you all already know each other really well....oh btw, I'm Neiko and I just turned 18 last month. K well let me know if it's ok for me to join you! :D

04-11-2002, 09:55 PM
Hi Neiko! Yes, please join us! This is the food journal thread [please post here too]; you probably want to check out the alternative group thread. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

04-11-2002, 09:59 PM
Breakfast: coffee w/ ff milk
low-fat spinach-feta 'quiche'
1/2 ww bagel

Snack: trail mix granola bar

Lunch: asparagus-cheddar wrap

Snack: Balance bar

Dinner: 1 c. steamed brocolli
2 ww w/ soy 'turkey', lettuce, peppers, onions
1/2 c. ff ice cream, 1/2 c. orange pieces, 1/2 c. pineapple

Water: only 5 glasses! Gotta do more!!!
Exercise: 1 hour walk
Calories: 1675

04-12-2002, 11:48 AM
I have so much on my mind these days. Read my journal entry if you are courious. Way too exhausting to post it again....

Food, oh, the stuff I stick in my mouth to make my sides stop aching. I haven't had much thought about it.

B-nothing, went and serviced my car, then to shopping and haircut.

L-2pm 3 pieces of cod-steamed, 3 oz of fries, water, ketchup and malt vinegar

D-dilberts vegan bbq burrito, 1/2 cup chocolate soy ice cream

S-a handful of bugels (chips)

probably 10 17 oz bottles of H20. It was hot in Vegas yesterday!!!!

04-13-2002, 01:19 AM
B-slice of raison nut bread with a smidge of peanut butter, a soda
L-1/2 of everything bagel with a tsb of soy cream cheese and an oz of smoked salmon, sunny delight, apple
s-peanut butter crackers, water
d-1 shredded bbq pork sandwich, soda

can you tell I am stressed, my soda consumption is up?!

04-14-2002, 11:49 AM
B-toast, soda
L-chicken rice bowl
2 cookies, can soda
D-pasta w/ a tad of oil and butter topped w/ smoked salmon, grilled onions, shrimp, black pepper
water and a suddy delight

Todays breakfast-shredded bbq pork on a hamburger bun, oj

04-16-2002, 09:58 PM
Tuesday April 16


Low fat fruit & bran muffin (no butter)

Whopper JR, no mayo or cheese
exactly 10 french fries :D
diet coke

Edit: forgot the cup of fresh pineapple I had while waiting for dinner


Turkey steak, grilled 3 oz
long grain rice 1/2 cup
broccoli @1 cup

Exercise: 1 hr yoga
Water: 48 oz so far
Points: haven't added 'em up

04-17-2002, 11:15 PM
Why is it that we go in cycles where some of us post and some don't ....but never at the same time!

Wednesday April 17


2 Girl Guide cookies
( I know, horrible!)


1/2 club sandwich made on a bagel (split it with hubby)
1/2 cup potato salad (no eggs) with dill dressing instead of mayo
diet coke

from the Campbell's Cookbook: Chicken Chili Pasta Topper
1 cup pasta with about a cup of sauce (recipe makes four servings and contains 3 boneless chicken breasts cubed, 1 can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup with herbs, 1/2 cup skim milk, 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese ( I buy the light stuff), 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)

1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1/4 cup Cool Whip Free
10 Nilla wafers, crumbled

Not even going to attempt points calculation, but I think from guesstimating it's reasonable.

Exercise: 1 hr yoga
Water: 64 oz

Living Arts Yoga for Weight Loss is a great video. I do it when the birds are still sleeping, before work. I can feel muscles in my upper back from doing it, and my lower back isn't aching as much since I started it. It shows four different fitness levels, so anyone could do this video. Very unobtrusive music, the instructions are voice-over, so you aren't distracted by the leader talking. Looks like it was filmed in the Grand Canyon...beautiful background. Great quality...I'd recommend it.

04-18-2002, 09:51 AM
I like that video too, Wildfire! And your strawbery dessert sounds great--I think I'll steal that idea.:s:

BREAKFAST: ww bagel w/ 2 tbsp. peanut butter
coffee w/ ff milk

LUNCH: ww sub roll w/ cheese, onions, peppers, lettuce, ff Italian
'trail mix' granola bar

SNACK: 2 ryecrisps w/ 1 wedge laughing cow cheese

DINNER: 1 c. vegetabe soup
ww sub roll w/ ff cheese, tempeh, onions, peppers, lettuce, mustard
diet grapefruit soda

WATER: 7 glasses
EXERCISE: 45 min. walk****15 min. dumbells

Venus Envy
04-19-2002, 11:07 AM
I'm so confused! I've got a marathon in six weeks and am doing a high level of intense training. But I'm not losing any weight! Apparently, believe it or not, I'm not eating enough! I don't get it. Look at all this food! But I haven't been eating enough calories balanced against the amount of training ... Grrrrrrrrrr. My WW leader laid down the law -- gotta eat more calories. More calories = less weight??? *sigh* We'll see how I do this week.

B: Salmon & Onion Omelet: 6 eggwhites, 1 egg yolk, 1/5 onion, 5 oz. smoked salmon

Midmorning: 1.5 c. pineapple, honeydew, canteloupe, grapes, blueberries

Lunch: 6 oz. albacore tuna in water with celery, pickle, onion, FF mayo; 1.5 oz. Baked Lays potato chips; Zone Perfect bar

Midafternoon: 1 c. carrots, 1/4 c. FF cottage cheese, Pearson's Nut Goodie Bar all the way from back home in Minnesota ... YUMMM!

Dinner: 6 oz. tilapia with Cajun seasoning, 1 Tb. breadcrumbs; 1.5 c. spaghetti squash

Calories: 1930 (36.5 WW Points)
Activity: 5 miles walking (81 minutes) (6 WW Points)

Venus Envy
04-19-2002, 11:14 AM
B: 1.5 c. Irish oatmeal, 1 Tb. protein powder, 1/2 Tb. brown sugar

Midmorning: 1 c. pineapple, honeydew, canteloupe; 1/3 c. FF cottage cheese

Lunch: 3/4 pita, 2 felafel, 1 Tb. yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion; 3/4 c. tabbouleh

Midafternoon: 1 c. honeydew, grapes, strawberries; 2 oz. chicken breast with 1 Tb. FF mayo, celery, pickle, onion

Postworkout and dinner: 1 sl. French bread, 1/4 Chik Fil-A sandwich sans bread; 5 oz. rainbow trout fillet with chopped walnuts and breadcrumbs, 1 c. spaghetti squash; 3 oz. root beer

Calories: 1404 (which seems immensely low to me ... ) (32 WW Points)
Activity: 2 miles walking (30 mins); 20 minutes exercise bike; 30 minutes biceps and back (7 WW Points)