Phase 2 chicks, why don't we post our menus here for support and constructive criticism. I know that posting my menu always helps me to stay on track during the day as I'm holding myself accountable to someone more than just myself!
Today my menu looks as such:
B: 1 slice ww toast; 1 poached egg; water
S: hard boiled egg; celery sticks
L: mexican chicken soup (basically chicken and veggie tortilla soup sans tortillas); carrot sticks; plain yogurt
S: raw zucchini; hummus
D: almond crusted dijon chicken; roasted broccoli; green salad; milk
03-20-2009, 02:20 PM
Sounds like a good idea, Zeff.
You're so smart!
B - V8
L - Curried chicken (leftovers from last night), Spinach salad
D - Pork guisado (I don't know how to say that in English, but I think it's stewed) with steamed broccoli, whole wheat pasta
S - If I'm hungry, SF Jello pudding made with skim milk
Hmmm.... just plugged all of this into FitDay and it says my calories are at about 704. I'll have to play with this a bit.
03-20-2009, 02:58 PM
some midday veggies perhaps? or a hardboiled egg? cottage cheese?
03-20-2009, 02:59 PM
A bit late but where's breakfast?
03-20-2009, 03:45 PM
B -- 2 eggs with a homemade ww cheese muffin, hot tea and milk
L -- Large salad with kidney beans and chicken
S -- 2 T peanut butter mixed with sf maple syrup
D -- Chili
Dessert -- Jello with strawberries and coolwhip
03-20-2009, 03:54 PM
Chelby - jello with strawberries is my new favorite! I mix strawberry and orange jello and add fresh strawberries as well. mmmm. I used to make strawberry jello with orange juice instead of cold water.
Is the ww cheese muffin recipe here?
03-20-2009, 06:18 PM
i don't plan what i eat but eat almost the same everyday...i may post in evening after i know but heres a rough plan for today
b-2 eggs scrambled with cup veggies, 1 piece ww toast w/ sf peach preserves and 2 pieces canadian bacon
l-very large salad made with romaine, grape tomatoes, pepper rings, diced up canadian bacon and ff shredded cheese
s-celery with laughing cow
d-(probably) salmon, steamed veggies, sweet potato
s-apple and natural pb
03-20-2009, 06:22 PM
Zeff -- The recipe is here called Muffins 7 Ways. I've made cheddar muffins and banana nut. They were both delicious.
03-21-2009, 12:08 AM
b-high fiber cereal with nf milk, raw almonds and blueberries.
l-grilled catfish on ww sourdough with lettuce and tom, 1c veggie soup, salad
s-sf nf vanilla latte, then later an orange
d-soft taco ww wrap with lean beef ff beans, lf sour cream, nsa salsa, homemade guac, lettuce, tomatoe and onion lf cheese with a few baked tortilla chips and salsa
03-21-2009, 11:08 AM
B - Oatmeal with Splenda, cinnamon, Tbs. almond butter, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, glass of V8
L - Huge veggie salad with 3 oz. salmon, boiled egg, 2 Tbs. SB ranch dressing, 6 oz. FF Greek yogurt, banana
S - RF cheese stick
D - Chicken breast, onion, mushrooms, peppers sauteed in olive oil
S - Ezekial bread with Tbs. almond butter
03-21-2009, 11:48 AM
Alright -- last night was bad, but I am ok'ing myself because I was having one heck of a bad day.
Today is a good day, though.
B: 1 slice ww toast with a small amount of cream cheese, 1/8 of an apple sliced on top and a sprinkle of cinnamon; protein water
S: I probably won't have time for one, but if I do - cottage cheese
L: salad and hard boiled eggs
S: zucchini and hummus
D: tbd -- something with chicken.
03-21-2009, 04:04 PM
B. Blueberry baked oatmeal topped with homemade SF FF mandarin orange yogurt. Odd combo, but so, so yummy.
L. Veggie omelet, 1/2 pumpernickel bagel with light cream cheese
D. Shirataki noodles and broccoli in peanut sauce
S. Not sure, but something chocolately
03-21-2009, 06:59 PM
B: 3 grain porridge w/ T of pb & unsweetened vanilla almond milk
S: snack mix of dried mango, pineapple & edamame
L: brown rice, black beans, veggies (mostly broccoli & green peppers) & salsa unfortunately with a handful of full fat cheese from the mostly healthy restaurant in Newburyport
S: roasted garlic black olives
D: tomato roasted red pepper soup w/garbanzos
03-22-2009, 09:19 AM
B: broccoli w/leftover beans & rice, lots of salsa
S:dried mango & pineapple (it's a thing this week)
L: leftovers of some sort
S:chick pea crunchies
D: Mixed bean stew with veggies
03-23-2009, 12:21 PM
B: lemon ricotta pancakes; blueberry "syrup" (blueberries cooked with some water, lemon juice and agave then blended); milk
S: cottage cheese
L: portobello pizza
S: zucchini sticks with hummus
D: stirfry with beef and lots of veggies; brown rice
b-2 eggs scrambled in with veggies and 2 soy sausage links
l-large salad made with romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, chicken strips, ff shredded cheese and mild pepper rings
s-celery and hummus
d-taco bake (i think...been craving it lately)
s-either jello or sf pudding
03-23-2009, 06:14 PM
Heh, heh, heh..I was kinda bad this weekend (donut and s'more!! Yum!). I normally compensate by doing a phase 1.5.....cutting back on grains. With running, I do better by keeping fruit in
B: omelette with beans, cheese, and salsa
L: black bean and tomato salad (has onions and peppers too)
S: FF yogurt with dried cranberries
D: bbq chicken (vinegar based), cole slaw, deviled eggs, applesauce, and one more undecided veggie...
and I'm trying to work on my water intake by drinking a glass before work...otherwise I tend to have nothing but sipping coffee in the am...
03-23-2009, 11:50 PM
B: 2 eggs, 2 veggie sausage links(i usually add about 3c spinach but was out- went to the grocery tonight ;))
L: leftover taco salad with crumbles, guac, black beans, and tomatoes no cheese
S: sweet potato chips
D: ww stromboli with green peppers, mushrooms, spinach, black olives, greek peppers, veggie meatballs and 2 servings of salad with TJ's RF cilantro dressing It was soooo good!
Calories came in right about 1200 today! Almost done with my water- chugalug...
D: Mexican at a restaurant. I did have a FEW chips but got the Fish tacos, didn't eat the tortilla, no rice, no beans. The fish was a salmon and I had some guac, salsa and lettuce on it. Pretty good. Slight off today. Hopefully no cravings tomorrow. I would normally have given in and had a beer, flautas, more chips AND maybe dessert so I am proud I stopped when I did. :lol3:
03-24-2009, 08:42 PM
Zeff - thanks for the thread! It's just in time since I just jumped over to P2!
Brk - NF plain yogurt with raspberries and cinammon, coffee with milk
Snk - Cabot Cheese slice
Lun - Leftover cabbage casserole
Snk - Diet Dr Pepper (not common for me to drink soda but I was draggin' today :yawn:!)
Din - Mediterranean Chicken w/ green beans
Snk - Strawberries and NF plain yogurt
03-24-2009, 09:22 PM
I really enjoy reading everyone's menus... very inspiring...
B: 2 egg omelet with onions, pepper, mushroom, lf cheese
S: Baby Bel cheese
L: Large salad with shredded chicken, veggies; ww pita
S: SF applesauce snack pack
D: salad; homemade black bean soup; brown rice
S: Mock milkshake (skim milk, SF pudding, SF kaluha coffee syrup)
03-24-2009, 10:20 PM
B: Hot oat bran cereal with almond butter & unsweetened almond milk, V-8 juice
L: Carrots & celery with roasted red pepper hummus, RF cheese stick, Greek yogurt, banana
S: Ezekial bread with almond butter
D: Taco bake with RF sour cream, lettuce salad
03-25-2009, 12:00 AM
I really enjoy this thread!
b-small amount of leftovers taco meat, ff beans, lf cheese, a few baked blue tortilla chips
l-patty melt made with ezekial bread, deer burger, lf cheese. asparagus
d-grilled grouper and chicken tenders, grill zucchini, foil grilled onion, pinto beans, mock mexican cornbread
snk-almond flour choc cake with cool whip
03-25-2009, 10:26 AM
morning all looks like i'm going out for dinner of spagetti so saving all grains for that...although i made sure he knew i had to have ww noodles
b-2 eggs scrambled with veggies, 2 soy links, lots of water
l-large salad with boiled eggs,tomatoes, pepper rings, ff cheese
s-celery and laughing cow
d-spagetti and veggies
03-25-2009, 12:11 PM
Having some stomach issues today, so not sure how much I'm going to be able to eat but this is what is planned..
B-Grilled Cheese on WW bread(needed comfort food) with a cup of tea w/ skim milk
S-pear and few almonds
L- turkey and swiss roll ups with green and red pepper strips
S-hummus and celery sticks
D-boneless pork chops marinated in balsamic vinegar with red peppers, onions, mushrooms, and a tiny bit of FF feta on top...spinach..and a salad with black beans.
If I want dessert..maybe a NSA fudgesicle.
03-25-2009, 12:17 PM
Since my mom is in town, it's hard for me to eat when I should...she doesn't eat breakfast and doesn't really eat lunch (yet is quite overweight). I feel bad eating in front of her.
Thankfully her being here renews my commitment to my plan and exercise.
B: 2 scrambled eggs; zucchini sticks
S: fruit smoothie at a local smoothie shop
L: 2 turkey lettuce wraps; red bell pepper strips and hummus
S: cottage cheese; triscuits
D: steak; sauteed bok choy; mashed cauliflower; steamed spinach with garlic
03-25-2009, 12:33 PM
B: 2 egg omelet with onion, pepper, mushroom, lf cheddar
S: Babybel cheese
L: Chicken salad on WW wrap; large green salad; 4oz SF/FF yogurt
D: Black bean soup; large green salad
S: Don't know yet, probably some milk & jello-based smoothie
03-25-2009, 01:34 PM
I come to this thread and think, "WOW - these menus sure don't seem diet!". Yay SBD!!!
B - 7 huge, delicious strawberries and a baby bell cheese
S - celery stix and a NF SF latte
L - leftover Mediterranean chicken
D - curried chicken and a green salad
S - not sure...probably a clementine
03-25-2009, 08:49 PM
b-high fiber cereal,almonds and blueberries
s-sf nf latte
l-tuna, 1T mayo on 1/2 ww pita, banana
s-2 grilled chicken tenders leftover, a few peanuts
d-don't know yet maybe fish and veggies and salad
snk- almond flour cake and cool whip
03-25-2009, 09:24 PM
I made the whole grain brownies from the Phase 2 dessert thread for dessert. I'll be sure to let everyone know how it is.
03-25-2009, 11:44 PM
B: Omelet with spinach, tomato, onion, pepper & mushrooms, V-8
S: RF cheese stick, Tbs almond butter
L: Large salad with salmon, SB ranch dressing, FF Greek yogurt
D: Taco Bake
S: Ezekial bread with Tbs almond butter
03-26-2009, 11:47 AM
The whole grain brownies were really good...it was really hard to limit myself to just one serving. I don't know if I'll make them again for that exact reason...maybe only on special occasions.
The scale isn't moving at all folks...I don't know what is going on. Someone take a look at my menus and give me some advice, please.
B: 2 hard boiled eggs; sauteed zucchini and mushrooms; chamomile tea
S: 1/2 c. plain yogurt with cinnamon and half apple
L: tuna salad made with a little mayo, celery, radish, parsley and white beans; cucumbers and tomatoes; slice of ezekiel bread; water
S: cottage cheese with cucumbers and celery; water
S: fenugreek tea with skim milk; triscuits
D: greek salad (romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, red onion) with 3 oz. chicken; greek vinaigrette; milk
03-26-2009, 11:27 PM
your menu looks incredible zeffryn it is always inspiring! maybe it is just a temporary slump!
B-slice ezekiel raisin bread, 1 T ICBINB, milk
s-a few carrots
l- loose gyros meat, sauteed veggies, hummus, ww pita, tea
s-banana and a little air popped popcorn
d-lean roast, carrots, brown rice, light caesar salad
03-27-2009, 09:54 AM
Happy Friday all -
Zeff: Your menu looks so healthy, it's hard to imagine you need to change much...I've been thinking about stalls too as I haven't lost lately either. When I look back to the times when I was losing, I was eating Ph1 or Ph1.5 and I was exercising 3-4X per week. Currently I am eating Ph2 and exercising 3-4X per week, and I've really struggled to lose. I went back to Ph1 for 11 days and lost 1 pound (which I subsequently gained back 2 days later :() I'm wondering if going back to a P 1.5 wouldn't be the way to go? Something not as limiting as Ph1, but strict enough that there are limited WW carbs and fruits. There have got to be some gals on here who have been in this slump. How did they move forward??? Well, there is a positive to all this. The positive is we know this will be a great maintenance plan once we get there :)!!!
My menu today:
B - whole wheat toast w/ SF preserve and a banana coffee w/ milk
L - Denver omelette with cottage cheese
D - zuchinni crusted pizza and side salad
S - 2 clementines
03-27-2009, 06:26 PM
l-tuna with a little mayo, ww pita, cottage cheese and grape tomatoes, rasberries
s-celery and natural PB, milk
d-the plan is grilled catfish and zucchini and squash
03-27-2009, 10:35 PM
Eh, today was really jam packed with running around and shopping. Things were pretty much on plan, but probably not enough.
B: string cheese; ww toast with a little schmear of peanut butter; milk
S: some protein water was all I had time for (I keep a packet of drink mix in the car)
L: big salad with lots of veggies (red and yellow peppers, baby spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes), rf feta cheese, almonds, balsamic vinegar; 2 hard boiled eggs; tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil; iced tea
D: beef brisket (as much fat removed as I could); tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions mixed with a little balsamic vinegar and pepper; SB coleslaw from kalyn's kitchen; milk
S: yogurt with a bit of grape nuts and agave nectar