100 lb. Club - Accountability/Menu/Planning - week of August 4 - August 10.




Beverlyjoy
08-04-2008, 06:05 AM
Hi...here's a place where you can put your daily plan and/or menu. Want a place for some accountability? Here it is! Come here for a little chat and some extra support.


Beverlyjoy
08-04-2008, 06:10 AM
Hi folks...a good day with food again yesteday - I am grateful. That's over a week of being on plan. YAY! :)

Here's my plan:

meditation
lots of water
stretches and movement
log my food and values
PMA (positive mental attitude)

Food-
breakfast - Kashi waffle with peanut butter, applesauce, hardboiled egg
snack - latte
lunch - open face turkey and lite cheese, spaghetti squash with parm cheese
snack - yogurt, cherries
dinner - 12 grain pancake, boca bacon with sf syrup, green beans
snack - oatmeal, 1/2 banana, almond butter, milk

MJ - so glad you had a good time at the reunion. It's nice to get all those compliments. And down another pound - wonderful!!! :carrot::carrot:
(Also - thanks for asking about the doctor appt. She told me to double up on my tummy medicine for ten days. If it's not significantly better - then I'll go to the gastroenterologist.)

Schmoodle - what a great food plan. Hmmm- I have tuna and eggplant in the house. You've inspired me to cook that later this week. Carry on. :D

Sunshine - breakfast in bed is fun! (I haven't had that since my son was little - on Mother's Day!) Good plan - keep up the great work. :):)

Have a great day folks!

Slashnl
08-04-2008, 08:50 AM
I was out of touch for a couple of days, but now I'm back. I had a fairly good first week of being back on track. I need to step it up on the exercise, though. I missed quite a few days and didn't lose anything when I stepped on the scale today. Darn! But, it is my fault, and I need to make the time. It is really hot here, so it does make it challenging!

Onward to a new week! Hope everyone else has a good week.


GirlyGirlSebas
08-04-2008, 11:36 AM
Good morning, Friends. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.

I must confess. I did go off-plan yesterday. I'm not really sure why, but I'm right back on-plan today. As long as I keep going, I'm going to win this battle eventually. Today is my official weigh-in day. I lost .8 of a pound. This turtle is losing slowly!

I haven't been on the treadmill since Thursday. I really need to get more consistent with the exercise. Hubby and I have decided to join a gym for the weights and for some classes for me. Hopefully, this will make my body shape start to change quicker. My 15th wedding anniversary is in December. I have my eye on a beautiful dress.

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day!

mj5
08-04-2008, 12:30 PM
First day back to work...Ugh, it's ok, but busy. Not as bad (so far) as I expected though. I AM going to the gym--no more slacking on exercise!

Beverlyjoy--Yea for another good day! I hope the increase in med helps your tummy.

Diane--I need to step up the exercise too! I AM going to the gym right after work today.

Rhonda--Good for you for getting right back on plan today. That's what is important. I think it's great you and dh are joining a gym. Ooh, a new dress for your anniversary sounds like a great incentive!

Hi to everyone else!

I need to eat my lunch. Have a great on plan day.

Lyn2007
08-04-2008, 01:08 PM
Hi guys. I joined last week and then I didn't post again... but I did read. I have to get better about this. I get so hung up in my head with my family problems that I skip things that are important to me. Gotta quit that!

Schmoodle... glad you liked the chili. Its a good way to get veggies down the kids without too much complaint!

Yesterday I did okay, stayed in my calories and biked, but my snack was a piece of low fat coffee cake and an iced mocha. It was probably too much sugar. I didn;t feel so great afterwards. Lesson learned.

Today I had my usual kashi waffle with peanut butter and fresh blueberries on top, with a chai latte and iced green tea with pomegranate juice added for sweetness. Had a couple bites of cantaloupe, too. I have an eye dr appoitnment today and plan to bike 30 minutes when I get home. Then I need to lift weights. I also take a little 10 minute walk every night after dinner.

I am going to eat mostly veggies for lunch, and then dinner is going to be chicken breasts, roasted and simmered in a sauce of fresh local apricots. Side of sauteed swiss chard, and brown rice.

Beverlyjoy
08-05-2008, 04:42 AM
Hi chickies! Oh happy day...the scale smiled at me this morning :). I am down 2 pounds. :flow1: YAY! It feels good to finally be moving farther away from 200 pounds and closer to the 180's. I have to pinch myself to even think about being near the 180's.

I had a good on plan day yesterday and I feel so positive and grateful.

I got a new dress and it's NOT plus size!! I got it in an XL. This is first time in years I've been able to wear a regular size dress. It is so me! I can wear it to the bridal shower this month or performing, too.
Here it is:

http://www.casuallivingusa.com/defau...&sender=Casual

(sorry the price shows...I don't know how to post just the picture)


Today I am working this morning and then out to lunch with my mom at First Watch.

today:
meditation
stretches
log food and food values
lots of water
positive mental attitude

breakfast - open face turkey sandwich on lite whole grain bread with mustard, 1/2 banana, peanut butter spoon
lunch - at First Watch - Lean Machine - egg beaters, turkey sausage, fruit, tomatos, english muffin
snack - cherries
dinner - boca, lettuce and tomato sandwich, green beans
snack - cereal, milk, fruit

Lyn - your plan for the day sounds terrific. I love Kashi waffles too. (learned about them here.) :)

Mj - hope your day went well. Were you able to get to the gym. Take care of that knee. :)

Rhonda - sounds like you hopped right back on plan. Life happens sometimes. Congrats on the weight loss :D:D....that's about three sticks of butter - gone!

Slashnl - good to see you again. Glad to hear you've stayed on plan. :) Sorry the scale didn't show those efforts. But, remember - it will eventually.


Have a great day!

Slashnl
08-05-2008, 08:47 AM
Well, it was nicer last night than it has been, so maybe we're turning the corner on this heat. It makes it so easy to just ignore exercise when it is hot!

I wasn't great on meals yesterday, so I'm going to do better today! I find that when I have a million things to do, and haven't planned well, I make not so good choices. Anyway, gotta go so I can make a salad for lunch today.

Good job on the weight loss, Beverly!

MJ - Did you get your exercise in?

Rhonda - Early congrats on your anniversary. It's nice to have something to look forward to that helps you keep on plan!

Schmoodle
08-05-2008, 08:55 AM
Good morning chicks, I was on-plan yesterday although for some reason I didn't get in here to post. I have stayed on-plan with food 7 of the last 9 days and I am happy about that. Not doing great with exercise though so I am going to do something about that today. I'll walk or do a WATP if it rains. I peeked at the scale this morning and it was teasing me with 180. I'll be so excited if I am in the 170's at my official weigh-in on Saturday. I have been struggling to lose the 5 lbs I needed to get me there for 3 months now.

My kids go back to school in 3 weeks. I am counting the days. They are good, but I am tired of the house always being a mess, the dishwasher always full, and I work at home, so it's getting boring for them during the day. We had a week and a half at the beach, and summer camps are done so they are in charge of entertaining themselves during the weekdays for the rest of the summer. Things are so much easier and I get so much more done when we are in our schoolday routine. But my grandma says we should never wish away time, and she has a point. We've had a gorgeous summer and I don't really want fall to come yet.

BeverlyJoy, I'm so happy for you! You have worked so hard, you deserve success. I remember wanting to put as much space between me and 200 as possible. It's so good to know we will never go back there again!

Lyn, glad you made it back. Family stuff is important and we are here whenever you need us! Your dinner sounds very yummy. I love the kashi waffles too, I have them as a treat about once a week.

Rhonda, slow and steady wins the race. What a great motivator you have for your anniversary! I'm glad your little blip did not get you down and you are carrying on. As you know, the harm done is minimal when it's one cheat, it's when we let it turn into days...

Hi mj, hope your Monday wasn't too grueling! Good for you getting back into your exercise routine. I will use you as inspiration for mine. I've been very bad about this lately.

Hi Slashni, as I said to mj, I am in the same boat. I plateaued for 2 months, then only lost 2 lbs last month, despite doing well with food. Exercise is key, although I have a hard time getting that through my head. I wonder if I will always hate to exercise?:( Planning ahead is so important too.

Oh, almost forgot my plan for the day!
B: turkey bacon, chocolate cheesecake smoothie
S: raw zucchini and hummus
L: V8, deviled egg, insalata caprese, Wasa crispbread with Laughing Cow Light Cheese,
S: skim latte, apple with natural peanut butter
D: Chicken Stir Fry with cashews
S: NSA fudgesicle

Have a good one chicks!

mj5
08-05-2008, 09:23 AM
Good Morning! I earned a sticker yesterday! I need to choose a reward....it's much easier for me to stay focused when I know I am working toward something....hmm, I'll have to think about that one!

Lynn--I had pomegranate juice for the first time while I was on vacation--it was really good! Swiss chard, mmmm, I haven't had that in so long...your post is making me hungry! Good thing the farmer's market is today!

Beverlyjoy--2lbs is AWESOME!!!! Great job!!!! Congrats on the dress too!!! Yes, I went to the gym.

Diane--Glad to hear it's getting cooler--I'm w/ you, I have a harder time exercising when it's hot. Yes, I went to the gym!

Schmoodle--Fingers crossed for weigh in day! We can help each other get back on track w/ exercising...I totally slacked while I was on vacation and wasn't doing all that great right before...

I am going to check out the Farmer's Market on my lunch break--hopefully find something yummy to have w/ dinner. I AM going to the gym again tonight.

OH...Great NSV this am...as I was getting ready for work this am, dh said, "there's my skinny wife" then he said, "really, I can really see that you have lost weight lately" He compliments me often, but he sounded so sincere. What a sweetie!

As for my knee...I think it may be time to see the ortho for another injection. It's ok, though, the last one lasted a bit longer than 'normal' and he'll be pleased w/ my weight loss progress. Still not ready to throw in the towel and have more surgery, someday, just not yet!

Have a great on plan day!

Lyn2007
08-05-2008, 10:45 AM
Good morning guys. You all are so good about responding to everyone! I will get there...

mj I am trying to put off knee surgery myself, as long as possible. I figure the longer I wait, the better the technology will be, right?

I ate too much of that moroccan chicken last night. Well, actually I ate about 4 oz but it was the sauce that killed. It was sooo good. It had butter and honey in it. I didnt plan on eating the sauce, just using it as a marinade but man it was good. ANyway no weight lost today, still 214. Have to fight harder today!

mj5
08-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Lynn--Believe it or not, that thinking (putting it off as long as possible) has worked for me! Initially, I was going to have to have my kneecap replaced, now they can resurface it. So glad I waited....by the time I 'give in' and actually have the surgery, who knows what they will be able to do?!

I was able to get some yummy yellow beans and zucchini at the farmers market today.

Lyn2007
08-05-2008, 07:54 PM
Cool mj, I am praying for some miracle cure by the time I am desperate.

I had a rough afternoon. I wanted sweets so bad. I ended up having 3 chocolate covered peanuts. Then a chex bar. Then a skinny cow ice cream. Okay, I stopped and I am still in my calories, but sheesh....

Beverlyjoy
08-06-2008, 05:52 AM
Hi chickies! Yesterday had alot of twists and turns with my food...but, I still managed to stay in my calorie range. :) I am grateful. I drank water, did my stretches, logged my food - so I am pleased.

Yesterday I went to my neighbor's and did 6 minutes on her stationary bike. I am going to do this several times a week for a few weeks. If it doesn't have negataive impact on my pieces and parts - I am going to buy one. I am also looking into buying some hand weights.

Today is a 'normal' day. Working this morning. This afternoon I'll work in my office and maybe go buy a bridal shower gift.

working this morning
log food - and calories, fats, protein, carbs
stretches and moving
meditation
PMA


breakfast - egg white scramble with ketchup, pnb toast, 1/2 banana
snack - latte
lunch - cottage cheese with fresh tomatoes from my garden, sweet potato
snack - yogurt, cherries
dinner - grilled salmon, green beans with mushrooms, brown rice
snack - cereal, fruit, milk- or it might be a child's cone from Dairy Queen (190 calories) Mom mentioned she would love to go to the Dairy Queen.

Lyn - sorry to hear about the sweet tooth kicking in. Good job on still staying within your calories. :) That's a wonderful accomplishment.

MJ - another sticker! - yippee. :D That's great! Hmmm..yellow beans sound good. I know they taste just about the same as green beans - but, they seem more 'festive'.

Schmoodle - great job on all those good on plan days. You are getting to close to the 170's. So exciting. Go girl! :cheer3:

Shlashnl - good attitude. If you go off your plan a bit...hop right back on. You CAN do this. Glad the heats letting up a bit. :dizzy:

Have a great day, folks!

Schmoodle
08-06-2008, 08:23 AM
Good morning sweet chicks!

Still on track here. As a matter of fact yesterday I had a "perfectly" on plan day! :carrot: Some days I seem to need to mess up just a little bit - like have an extra fudgesicle, which puts me 20 calories over my sweet treat allowance, or eat 5 chocolate chips. I don't count those days as off plan, 'cause really, how much harm in 20 calories? but I can't say they were "perfectly" on plan because I didn't plan for those things. I am extra proud of myself on perfect days. Yes, I am a little obsessive and tend to overthink things!

The most exciting thing about getting into the 170's will be that the next stop is 175. At 175, I become overweight! When I started SBD May 2007, I weighed 245, 100 lbs over the highest normal weight for my height, so I was horrified to realize I qualified for "morbidly obese." Once I dropped the first pound though, I became regular obese. I am still obese, but once I reach 175, I'll be able to say I'm just overweight. I am so stoked to be normal fat!

I got my hair colored last night and gave myself a mani/pedi, so I am feeling spiffy and young today (no gray anyway)! I have to give a brief to a Brigadier General on Friday, and it's a little nerve-wracking. Alot depends on it, so I want to look my best.

mj, yellow beans, mmmm, I'm in the mood for a 3 bean salad! Did you think of a reward?
Lyn, hooray for stopping with the skinny cow. I hate those craving days. I get them the week before TOM. I split my food up so I can snack all day and up my protein intake. Helps a little.... I made a pan of bean brownies last night because I am due for some craving days soon and I want to be prepared!
Beverlyjoy, good job staying on plan despite the twists and turns! I am getting the yummiest garden tomatoes right now. There's another thing to be grateful for!

Okay, plan for the day:
B: scrambled eggs and turkey bacon, coffee with milk
S: chocolate cheesecake smoothie
L: insalata caprese, cucumbers with hummus, tuna salad, V8
S: latte, Wasa crispbread with LCLC
D: crabmeat quiche, steamed green beans, sliced tomato
S: bean brownie

Slashnl
08-06-2008, 08:58 AM
Had a good day for being on plan with food, but I'm struggling with exercise. I need to get up early to get it done, and sometimes that is tough! But, each day I'm working on it!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

mj5
08-06-2008, 09:22 AM
Good Morning! Two stickers in a row! YIPPEE! Today I am wearing a pair of capris that I could get up over my hips at the beginning of summer!

Lyn--Great job staying w/in calories! That darn sweet tooth!

Beverlyjoy--Good luck w/ the bike!

Schmoodle--Great job! I bet you look fantastic! Yes, I finally thought of a reward...some new perfume.

Diane--Good job being op w/ food. Keep working on the exercise, it will all fall into place.

As I said to Schmoodle, I came up w/ a reward--some new perfume. I am going to buy it this weekend, but can't use it until I earn 14 stickers. That worked really well the last time I did that--seeing the reward, but not being able to use it, yet.

Tonight I am going to the gym right after work. It is really hot here today, so I may just do some cardio, but I AM going!

Have a great on plan day!

Lyn2007
08-06-2008, 11:35 AM
I ended up going a little over last night with dinner. I have a thing for garlic bread. I have always made this fantastic garlice bread with spaghetti, and my family just loves it. Hard to skip that although I make far fewer slices than I used to so I can never eat more than 2. And I make them thinner. Still, I am annoyed with myself for going over. I am going to compensate with lower calories today because, darn it, this weight IS GOING TO come off, and I am NOT going to let myself slip "a little here, a little there" and end up woth a sucky one pound loss for this month again.

So today...
Breakfast: kashi waffle with 1T PB and fresh sliced strawberries
Snack: cantaloupe
Lunch: whatever yummies I bring home from the Farmer's Market. Maybe an ear of sweet corn, yum.
Snack: fresh berries and melon
Dinner: leftover whole grain pasta and low fat sauce with a ton of sliced/sauteed zucchini and summer squash.
Lots of iced green tea and water. Will bike 30 minutes and take my short walk after dinner.

Beverlyjoy
08-07-2008, 05:04 AM
Hi chicks...Yesterday I did well until after supper...I ate extra cereal, milk and fruit before bed. I am hopping right back on plan today.

Tonight I am signed up for a class in guided imagery at the women's center - it's a two hour class. I can't imagine what we'll do for two hours. But, I know it will be good.

today -

breakfast - egg white scramble with ketchup, pnb toast, 1/2 banana
lunch - boca, lettuce & tomato on wheat bread, parsnips
snack - cherries, cottage cheese
dinner - turkey polish sausage, eggplant with parm., brown rice
snack - turkey, crackers, fruit

Gotta run. No time for personals. I'll try to get back here later. Have a great day !

Schmoodle
08-07-2008, 06:39 AM
Have fun imaging BJ!
slashni, I am sure you're working at it harder than I am. I have just been so tired, unmotivated, and lazy lately.
Lyn, hope you found lots of yummies at the market yesterday! Your pictures for your one-year anniversary on your blog are amazing!
What perfume will you buy mj? Congrats on the clothing NSV!

Oh yes, another perfectly on plan day yesterday! I made a yummy spur of the moment dinner last night. I sauteed chopped eggplant, onion, green pepper, and garlic, added some Old Bay Seasoning and added some canned diced tomatoes, salt and pepper, let simmer a bit, then folded in half a pound of crabmeat I needed to use up. Maybe just because I didn't eat until 8pm, but it was really good. I got suckered into helping the girls sort through their closets last night. We've got some bags for Goodwill, so that's some progress I guess.
Not much excitement around here today (hopefully), just a regular day. My stomach is queasy about my brief tomorrow though, I will be so glad when the weekend gets here (if all goes well)!

Today, hmmm, need to go look at the fridge:

B: Oatmeal with blueberries and milk, coffee with milk
S: V8, steamed green beans, cheese
L: Crabmeat stew
S: Latte, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
D: Chicken Stir Fry (I'm really going to make it tonight!)
S: Bean Brownie

Have a great on-plan day chicks!

mj5
08-07-2008, 09:41 AM
Good Morning! I finally called my ortho's office. I can't get in until the end of August, but at least I have an appt. I am happy to report yesterday made three on plan days in a row! Although it's early, so far so good for today!

Lyn--What did you find at the Farmer's Market? I hope to get to the one here today too. Ooh, garlic bread--I have to be super careful w/ that myself! Thanks! You just gave me a great idea about what to do w/ the zucchini I bought the other day!

Beverlyjoy--Good for you for getting right back on plan! I can't wait to hear about your class, it sounds interesting.

Scmoodle--Yea for another OP day!!! I know you will do a great job on the brief! I'm not sure what perfume to get.

Rhonda--How are you?

Hi to everyone else!

Have a great op day!

GirlyGirlSebas
08-07-2008, 10:48 AM
Good morning, Friends.

Hope your week is going well. We're on the downward slope to the weekend! Anyone have fun plans? I think we're going to the county rodeo. I've never been to the rodeo.

Diane - did you exercise this morning?
MJ - the stickers worked so well for you the last time. So glad to hear you're gonna do them again.
Lynn - Yikes! Me + garlic bread = major binge! How are you doing today.
Beverly - how was the class?
Schmoodle - just picture the general naked!:D Remember, he's just a man. No problem. Right?

Things are going well in my corner of the world. The scales rewarded me with a nice surprise this morning. My official weigh-in day is not until Monday...so, until then. I'm more than a little surprised as I've not been on the treadmill for a week. I've decided to schedule my C25K into my day instead of winging it. So, as of today, the minute I sign off of work...I immediately change clothes and get on the treadmill. No thoughts required....it's how I roll.:D

We are still doing our family veggie challenge. Yesterday, we tried our first artichoke. Other than warm chip dips at a restarurant, I've never eaten artichoke. I loved them. My Hubby and youngest were blase...my oldest said that artichokes smell like a wet dog! I guess Mom gets to keep artichokes for herself. Today, we will make a foray into the land of fresh brussel sprouts.

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day.

Beverlyjoy
08-08-2008, 06:54 AM
Hi chickies....TGIF! Yesterday I was on my plan - I am grateful.

Rhonda - you asked about the class... Last night was my Guided Imagery for Deep Relaxation class. (I also posted this info under the guided imagery/mediation thread) It was very good. The teacher reinforced that when we relax and allow our body to imagine/make pictures in our mind of things we want - that certain chemicals are released that actually help those things to begin to happen, in a way. How powerful the mind is in healing, relaxing, changing and more. I could go on and on. She talked about how guided imagery is used in many, many aspects of health - relaxation, healing, weight loss, performance enhancement and many many more.

She lead the class in four different guided imagery. I was VERY relaxed after the class.

The one thing that I wanted to know is why I have a hard time doing it on my own....and do better with a CD. She said that is how many people feel. It's because when you are doing it on your own you have to take the roll or being in charge of it as well as the recipient. When I listen to the CD...I can just be the recipient.

She also said that most people's minds wander when they do imagery/mediation. That we should gently and without judgement just bring ourselves back to the imagery or meditation. Good class.

Rhonda - I LOVE the family veggie challenge. What a GREAT ida.

MJ - 3 days OP is fantastic. Go girl!

Schmoodle - wow - your veggie and crab supper sounds fantastic!

Lyn - carry on - sometimes we eat over our plan - hop right back on without judgement.

Diane - good job on being OP!!

today:

working this morning
office work in the pm

breakfast - kashi waffle, pnb, cherries
lunch - HC mac and cheese, veggie
snack - latte, yogurt, fruit
dinner - tuna steak, brown rice, eggplant
snack - oatmeal, peach, almond butter, milk


Have a great day!

kissingginger
08-08-2008, 12:47 PM
Hi everyone

I've been lurking and watching your posts...I almost feel like a stalker. It's time for me to de-lurk and own up to my weight gain since the last time I was here. I'm mentally back and ready to lose all this.

I am now back up to 271 lbs. what a waste to lose what I did to regain it back. I am determined not to gain an extra 10 or 20 on top of what my highest weight was. I want to finish my goal of 100 lbs. bringing me to 171lbs. I have a plan and I want to stick with it.

I hope you can help me again along the way - all your help meant so much to me last time and I need your support again.

Thanks for listening, and hopefully welcoming me back again.

Ginger
ps. oops better go change my signature....

mj5
08-08-2008, 03:45 PM
Hi everyone! Today was a busy, but productive day. I am really glad the weekend is here. We are having a party for my grandmother's 80th birthday on Sunday--should be a lot of fun. There will be lots of healthy food there, which will be even better!

Beverlyjoy--That class sounds really good.

Ginger--Welcome back!!!! I know you can do it!

Schmoodle--How did the brief go?

So far so good today, so *hopefully* today will be op day number 5!

Beverlyjoy
08-09-2008, 06:01 AM
Hi chickies!! I had a good day with food yesterday. I am so grateful.

So glad it's Saturday - I can rest my pieces and part and my voice...it's really tired, too.

Tonight - I am going to the MCL cafeteria with my mom and aunt. They have fish, salad, veggies, bread - so I think I'll be OK. I won't let those desserts jump on my tray.

for today:

stretches
log food and food values
meditation
lots of water
Postive Mental Attidue

breakfast - cottage cheese, 1/2 banana, pnb toast
snack - latte
lunch - 'fried' brown rice with egg whites & veggies, eggplant, cauliflower
snack - cherries, crackers and Laughing Cow Cheese
dinner - fish, salad, roll, veggie
snack - oatmeal, fruit, almond butter.


Ginger!! - it's so good to see you again. I hope you're feeling better. YOu had a bad time of colds and such, if I remember. Every day is a new beginning, friend. Start posting away!!

MJ - Have fun at the party.SO glad there will be healthy things to eat!

Shout out to all by friends here!

Have a great Saturday.

Schmoodle
08-09-2008, 09:23 AM
Good morning chicks. It's a gorgeous day here and all is well with the world.
Beverlyjoy, your idea of fried rice sounds so good - I may have to play around with that one one night this week. I used to take an exercise class that was part yoga, part aerobic, etc. At the end the instructor would have us do guided meditation and imagery. I have never felt so relaxed as after those sessions. I've never been able to do that on my own though. Wish I could find another class like that, it was wonderful.
mj, Happy Birthday to Grandma, how fun! I hope I am able to have a party with my family at 80. Thanks for asking, the brief went really well yesterday. I didn't realize how much I was stressing over it until it was over, and I was so relieved. My Govt customer went straight back to his office and wrote a glowing letter of appreciation of my efforts to my boss, so that was a very nice topper.
Ginger, it's so nice to see you back. :hug: Don't worry about what's past, you know you are in the right place to move ahead now.
Rhonda, I am so interested in hearing about your adventures in veggies. Now that I've changed my diet, the whole house has benefited, but I pretty much left them to choose what they wanted to eat or not, although there is no junk around anymore. Now I've decided it's time to start working on the kids. I've been sneaking veggies into them (a la Deceptively Delicious), but I want them to start eating visible veggies. We sat down and made a list of veggies that they already know they like, so we will start from there...
How is everything going Lyn?

So I neglected everything around the house this week while I was preoccupied with the brief and my goal this weekend is to get the place back in shape. I know I won't get it all done, it's a BIG job, but we'll do our best. First on the list, a quick visit to the grocery store and farmer's market. In the interest of time, I'm going to the closer FM, longer lines, higher prices, and not as much selection, so I'd better get going.

No plan as of yet, have to see what I come home with. Just a kashi waffle for breakfast to tide me over.

OH! Almost forgot, I moved my ticker down 2 lbs. I am teetering on the edge of the next decade!:carrot:

Have a beautiful day chicks!

Back from the market, here's the plan:
B: Kashi waffle with peanut butter
No snack
L: Salad with gorgonzola and walnuts, half a peach, fudgesicle
S: refried beans with salsa and cheese, latte
D: Cream of broccoli chicken soup, sauteed pattypan squash, sauteed greens
S: piece of dark chocolate, 4 cups popcorn

mj5
08-09-2008, 08:30 PM
Hi everyone! I had a great day--I went to a bunch of garage sales w/ my grandmother (the one who is turning 80). We had a lot of fun. I found a gorgeous winter coat, two nice pairs of sandals, and a ton of books. Then I went to a farm stand near my house and picked up some yummy veggies and probably the best cantalope I have ever had. I am going to go back next week and get more--I hope they still have them.

Beverlyjoy--Yea for another good day and for a day to rest!

Schmoodle--I knew the brief would go well. That is awesome that the customer wrote such a fantastic letter!!! Down 2 lbs, that's great!!!

Rhonda--I also like to hear about your veggie adventures! How were the brussel sprouts? I have learned that I really like fresh ones roasted. As a kid my mom would boil them until they were mush and I always hated them, so glad I tried them again as an adult!

Hi to everyone else!

Today makes 6 days op! The scales are smiling...hopefully they still will be on Monday!

Beverlyjoy
08-10-2008, 07:01 AM
Hi Chicks - yesterday I was on plan until right before bedtime...then, I overate. :( Hmmmm....this is not good. I have done this twice this week. I must figure this out and be willing to nip it in the bud - so to speak. I am planning for a good day today.

Today is a quiet day. I must clean my office - it's the pits!

Food -

breakfast - egg white scramble with ketchup, pnb toast, 1/2 banana
snack - latte
lunch - tuna salad sandwich on lite bread, cauliflower and parm.
snack - yogurt and cherries
dinner - 12 grain pancake, sf syrup, cottage chesse, boca
snack - oatmeal, fruit, milk

Schmoodle....Congrats on losing two pounds and moving that ticker again. :carrot::carrot: OOO..You are so close to 170-land. Good for you.

Mj - sounds like such a nice day. I love farm stands and garage sales too. :)

Have a good day.

Schmoodle
08-10-2008, 09:00 AM
Hi chicks, I am so angry with myself this morning. I hit a speed bump yesterday afternoon. I was working on my 9th straight on-plan day and the pounds are finally starting to come off again. Here's what happened: My friend has been asking me to come over for a visit, bring the kids to swim and she and I can sit and chat. I've been so busy and putting her off, but I really don't make enough time for a social life, so yesterday she called and I decided to take her up on it. When I got there she handed me a frozen dacquiri and poured one for herself. I really didn't want it. but I drank it anyway. It was really good, but I was so angry with myself afterwards. I wasn't angry so much that I had a drink (too much sugar, not allowed on my plan), but that I caved to peer pressure and drank it to be polite and didn't even really want to. I was thinking that she'd gone to all this trouble, and if I didn't have one, she would feel like she shouldn't either, and they'd go to waste. I know that it's just one drink, and I can get right back on plan, not much damage done in the long run. But I know in the end I am responsible for what goes in my mouth, and I'm disappointed in myself. :( What would you guys have done?
The other thing that surprised me was that this friend also does South Beach. She doesn't have much to lose, but she likes the healthy eating principles and tries to follow the plan mostly. And so we've talked and shared experiences and recipes over the last year, and I thought she understood what a real life change I've made. So I was really surprised that she would offer me something like that. Sorry to go on, I know it's not such a big deal, I'm just bummed out.

Okay, life goes on, today I am cleaning and cooking and then will go to my nephew's birthday cookout this afternoon. No worry about hurting anybody's feelings there, my family is very understanding and supportive. The nephew and niece will stay at my house for a couple of days, so my kids are very excited, they don't get to spend too much time together usually.
B: Veggie omelet, coffee with milk
S: raw zuke and hummus
L: Salad with gorgonzola and walnuts
D: BBQ Pork Loin and salad or veggie, prune truffles
S: NSA hot chocolate

Beverlyjoy, we'll get back on plan together today!
mj, I love yard saling. Don't have a chance to do it much anymore, which is a good thing because I am trying to de-clutter and don't really need to be dragging home more stuff, but I used to find the greatest treasures sometimes!

Ginger, Lyn, Rhonda, Diane, hope you chicks are all having a wonderful weekend!

Beverlyjoy
08-10-2008, 09:59 AM
Schmoodle - something I've done in the past when someone has given me an alcoholic drink and I don't really want it is saying that I am taking some medicine and I can't drink alcohol with it. Folks don't usually ask what the medicine is. But even tylenol - your not suppose to drink alcohol - they say. Seems like folks are more willing to accept us not drinking (or eating) something if it has to do with medicine or a specific health concern (diabetes, etc.)


I've gone to parties and said I'd only have a tiny taste of cake or none because I say I am pre-diabetic and am watching my sugar.

Now the real reason is my food plan - but, folks are just not as willing to accept healthy eating as a "real" health condition. It is what it is. Folks are just that way.

I am surprised your friend, also doing SB, would do this. Ya never know.

Forgive yourself and carry on!

mj5
08-10-2008, 10:04 AM
Good Morning!

Beverlyjoy--Good for you for trying to figure out why you are overeating at night. I have been trying to clean my office at work for sooooooooo long! In two weeks my supervisor will be on vacation and I am going to try to find some time while she is gone to get it done. It's pretty gross!

Schmoodle--Don't apologize! You have 'listened' to me go on and on...about stuff more than once! Unfortunately, I probably would have drank it too, even if I didn't really want it--for the same reasons you said and just moved on today. BUT, next time I went over, I would say something ahead of time so she didn't have a drink ready and waiting. Like you said--today is a new day! We are trying to de-clutter too, but sometimes you can find some treasures! Plus, I have been spending too much $ on books, (or local library is really small and can't keep up w/ me!), so I try to buy lots in the summer.

After reading about Lyn's dinner w/ squash and pasta, I sauteed some zucchini and yellow squash in a little olive oil and garlic then added some diced tomatoes and served it over whole wheat pasta w/ a little grated Romano. It was SO good!!! (Thanks Lyn!)

I can't wait for the party this afternoon--should be a lot of fun.

Have a great on plan day!

kissingginger
08-10-2008, 02:10 PM
Hi everyone,

Positive news: Weight wise, I've already dropped some lbs. which I'll wait to post for my official weigh-in!

Negative news: My back is bothering me and it's killing me to see the house so upside-down and not be able to actually do anything about it. It's not just that I can't exercise, but it's also that I can't clean the house or do the dishes. And while GOD_BLESS_HIM my DH has been occupying the kids all weekend so that I can rest my back and get better sooner...he is no multi-tasker. The bad news too is, once my back does feel better, guess who's going to be spending some major time trying to clean up (and hopefully not hurt herself again!).

I think too, I am feeling a bit housebound. I'm itching to go out and I can't.

Thanks for all the great welcoming messages. Schmoodle, MJ5, Beverlyjoy and everyone else, thanks!

Cheers,
Ginger