100 lb. Club - Accountability/Menu/Planning 8 - 14 June




nicolen
06-08-2009, 02:21 AM
Hey lovelies!

And once again, that's another weekend gone and I didn't manage to post. I had a fairly quiet weekend - spin on Saturday, swim yesterday and didn't really do much apart from that. No, I lie. I did go and see Star Trek and really enjoyed it. And I saw my friend's baby. She's so tiny and not very pretty at the moment - she's a typical preemie and looks a little bit like a skinned rabbit, but give her a few weeks to put on some fat and she'll be gorgeous!

Today was a messy day at work. The boss got a phone call and his father passed away today, which is very sad. It's not unexpected - he's been waiting for the call for several weeks, but it's never easy. Anyway, it's meant that the team dinner on Saturday night has been cancelled - the funeral will probably be on Thursday or Friday and hosting the dinner will be the last thing he wants to do, obviously. So, I must remember to get a sympathy card tomorrow for the family.

I went to the gym this morning and did the new workout. Yeah, it's going to take a while to get used to - I could barely lift my arms high enough to do my hair afterwards! Still, it's got to be doing me good...eventually.

Tomorrow, the plan is to go to the gym and do cardio, so that sounds achievable. I'm also going to get on the scale tomorrow for the first time in a week - time to start getting back to being accountable.

I'm sorry, no time tonight for personal greetings, so hi to everyoe and I'll have a proper catch up tomorrow!

Have fun everyone!


mj5
06-08-2009, 05:41 AM
Good Morning everyone! Just popping in quick before I start getting ready for work.

Have a great OP day everyone!!!!

Beverlyjoy
06-08-2009, 06:10 AM
Hi folks - quick check in. It's seven days of sane healthful eating. I am very grateful.

Today:
ice my foot!
stretches
meditation
lots of water
healthy food choices....tasty too
put fork down between each bite
aware/mindful eating with no distractions (tv, radio, books computer...)
no eating standing up
try and stay positive
rest my foot as much as possible

I hope everyone has a GREAT day.


jab91864
06-08-2009, 06:42 AM
Back at Monday!!! Wishing everyone a great start to the new week.

Yesterday I did very well and my weigh in saw the scale creep downward a little bit more.

:flow1:

Sun. 6/7/09

Lg salad (lettuce, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, egg, cucumber, sunflower seeds, ff dressing)
Water

Ice tea w/ splenda

Cottage cheese
4 oz green goodness juice
water

almonds
Water

Lf yogurt
water

:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

Schmoodle
06-08-2009, 10:58 AM
Hi chicks, I had a busy and not-so-fun weekend with the dance recitals (over now until next year, phew!), and yesterday trying to catch up on cleaning, laundry, etc. We did try a new restaurant (new to us) in a nearby town on Saturday and it was very good. It has a cute bar and patio and DH and I made plans to go back Friday night for a grownup date. I had grilled romaine and seared ahi, and it was excellent and totally on-plan (go me!) I'm down 5 lbs total of my regain, and feeling like I'm back in the groove finally. I've got to take the kids to riding lessons after school and work, and DD2 has her Girl Scout Bridging ceremony, then tomorrow I leave for a business trip, back Thursday. I plan to pack lots of snacks as usual, and I'm driving not flying, so that makes it easier to carry my food.

Today's plan:
B: scrambled eggs, with salsa, green pepper, and onion, coffee with milk
S: pea pods with hummus
L: BIG salad with beans, kielbasa and dressing
S: nonfat Greek yogurt with rhubarb berry compote, skim latte
D: Chicken Capri, quinoa, another salad (I've got 3 huge bags of garden greens in my fridge right now)
S: NSA fudgesicle or South Beach peanut butter cup

Beverly, we are back on a roll chick, doesn't it feel great?
Hi mj, have a good one.
Congrats on the loss jab!
You are doing so great with your exercise nicole, I really admire your dedication.
Hello to Rhonda, Diane, cfmama, Lyn, anyone else stopping by!

Slashnl
06-08-2009, 01:08 PM
Hi everyone! Had a pretty good weekend. I'm down a little over 3 pounds this week, so I finally went over the 20 pounds lost mark. Yay! I was really good on plan last week and workouts were good. I need to keep going this way! I almost caved for an ice cream drumstick, but stayed strong. Really, if I'm going to blow a few calories, I don't think that drumsticks are really what I'd splurge on, but it was tempting for awhile.

Not a great Monday here. They had to lay off 2 people. I'm fortunate to have my job, but they were 2 very nice people and I feel really bad for them. Stupid economy.

Schmoodle: Good job on the on plan eating out! Good for you! (Sounds very tasty!)

Jab: Good job on the weight loss.

Beverly: Way to go on being sane with food! Good for you.

MJ: Have a good day at work!

Nicolen: Good job on the workout. Must have been a tough one!!!!

nicolen
06-09-2009, 02:32 AM
Hey everyone.

Sorry, it's going to be another drive by posting tonight - I'm not feeling that fantastic, so I'm going to have a hot shower and an early night. Nothing major, just my hip and back are very sore.

Anyway, quiet sort of a day today. Made it to the gym, but it was wasn't a great workout. Work was slow as well.

Tomorrow, it's payday so my friend and I are going out for dinner after work - this is the friend who went to Melbourne, so I really want to have a catch up with her.

Talk to you all then!

mj5
06-09-2009, 02:42 AM
Hi everyone! Another quickie post from me...dh is doing better...I took him to the drs yesterday. They sent him for a CT scan and bloodwork. So far, all is normal. He feels better, but not great--still a little dizzy. He can't drive for the rest of the week. He is going to try to go back to work on Wed. Luckily he was able to change his work schedule around my hours, so that will help. Unfortunately, that means no time after work for me to go to the gym--except for today. I AM going to the gym today. For the rest of the week, I'll dust off my workout dvd's and do one when I get home each night.

My knee has been terrible. I have been taking lots (not too many, don't worry, LOL!) of pain meds and icing and it really isn't helping. I'm going to call the doctor's office later.

My food and water have been good, but exercise hasn't happened--worried about dh and then being his chauffeur yesterday while trying to work via phone calls...yea, it just wasn't happening!

Have a great OP day everyone!!!

Beverlyjoy
06-09-2009, 06:11 AM
Hi chickies! Yesterday was a good food day - healthful, delicious and sane. :) I did all I intended to do. I am so grateful.

Yesterday I went to get my foot wrapped. My doctor was on vacation. The new doctor did it...and his wrap makes my foot feel better. :D Now I must gingerly tell my doctor to do it the other doctor's way. Hopefully - he'll be glad and not miffed that what he did isn't good enough. Let's hope he hasn't got an ego thing going. :dizzy:

For the last week I have been really concentrating on slowing down my eating. Actually, it is very helpful - because I don't go back for more. I am happy to say that some meals were took almost 25 minutes to eat. Most meals were between 10 and 20 minutes. :carrot::carrot:

Today is my last totally free day before my busy, busy summer work begins. I hope and pray that my foot can make it through. I've got my helper. :) I am hoping for the best.

Today:
stretches
meditation
eat healthy tasty food
aware eating - no distractions (tv, radio, books, etc)
put my fork down between bites
taste my food
lots of water
journal
ice and heat my pieces and parts
positive mental attitude

MJ - I am so, so sorry that you knee is so painful. :hug: Ice, ice baby (isn't that an old rap song from Vanilla Ice (Cream)). I am glad DH is doing better. I hope they figure it all out soon. Take care now.

Nicolen - hope your pieces and parts are feeling better soon. Yes, a nice hot shower helps. Hope you had a nice dinner with your friend. :)

Slash - congrats on your wonderful weight loss. :carrot::carrot: Your efforts have shown on the scale and that's so nice to see. I bet you can really feel the difference. Sorry to hear about the layoffs. DH was laid off in Feb. - it was a terrible blow to us. Luckily - he started a new job in May. WE are grateful and he likes this job even better. It's tough out there.

Shmoodle - doesn't it feel great that we are getting our groove back?! :D Good job on staying OP at the restaurant. :D Wonderful to see those 5 pounds gone. :carrot::carrot: Go girl.

Jab - congrats on the scale going down. :carrot::carrot: Remember - even 1/2 pound is two sticks of butter. ;) GREAT.

Have a great day friends.

jab91864
06-09-2009, 07:29 AM
Running behind today....

Mon 6/8/09

Lf yogurt
Pear
4 oz green goodness juice
Water

Grapes
Water

Diet coke ( I needed a caffeine boost)

Triscuits
Water

Spinach / mushroom omelet
Cottage cheese
Water

Almonds
water

Schmoodle
06-09-2009, 09:20 AM
Hi chicks, just a quickie today as I am off on a trip (business not fun) and have to organize everybody's life and get packed this morning. I am driving so packing lots of snacks and stuff, so I should be fine for staying on-plan. Yesterday was good. Have a great day!

Slashnl
06-09-2009, 10:02 AM
Quick one for me as well. Everyone must be busy! Had a good workout today. I did a little (very little) running. I'm trying to get better at it.

Have a great day everyone.

CLCSC145
06-09-2009, 10:59 PM
Hi all!

I've been begrudgingly exercising each night. Sigh - will I ever love it? I suppose that doesn't matter so long as I do it.

Food has been fine, but I've been a bit moody lately. I wonder if part of it is because I'm not turning to food to make me temporarily happy. Probably. The other part is I'm ready for change now. I don't want this to take a long time. But I know it's going to given the amount I have to lose. I must remember it will come off when it comes off. Oh well, I trudge along!

nicolen
06-10-2009, 03:15 AM
It was a good day today. Not much exercise, but that's fairly typical for a Wednesday. We had a fairly major systems problem at work - I seriously think that we've bought a lemon with this new system - and had a meeting with our CEO this afternoon, which was quite interesting. I knew the company's been losing money - heck, I work in claims and spend most of my time paying out the money - but the figures were a bit of a shock. Having said that, every insurance company in the country, if not the world is in exactly the same position and we have turned things around in the last 3 months, so that's something.

Tomorrow, gym and work. I've applied to take Friday off on leave - I just need a mental health day, I think. And I will try and catch up tomorrow.

Beverlyjoy
06-10-2009, 05:03 AM
Hi Chicks - yesterday was another good day - I am so grateful. :)

I got on the scale this morning and discovered that I have lost 5 pounds.:D I am so happy - but, at first I was disappointed because I wanted more. I play 'mind' games with the scale. ..."Is this my real weight." ..."Am I retaining water.... "I deserve more".... Isn't this a crazy mind game sometimes. :dizzy: But, finally - I am happy with it. 233 pounds is good - it's far from where I was a year ago, but I will carry on.



Today I will try to carry on -
stretches
meditations
aware eating (no tv, etc)
put my fork down between bites
lots of water
use journal
pma

Have a great day everyone!

mj5
06-10-2009, 05:14 AM
Good Morning! I will try to catch up w/ everyone later, but I wanted to share what I FIANLLY realized about myself and get it down here...you know, the whole accountability thing! :)

During all of the waiting for dh and the other night when I couldnt' sleep, I started thinking about the timeframes I have set for myself and how unrealistic they have been (ie: I wanted to be a certain weight by my friends wedding--that didn't happen, I want to be back down to my ticker weight by my drs appt later this month, that won't happen--I'll certainly work towards it, but I won't reach it...things like that) and had one of the those 'lightbulb' moments....I have been putting way too much pressure on myself for these random dates/timeframes that really don't mean anything.....when I don't reach them (or realize I'm not going to), then I fall deeper into my 'just going through the motions' mode....NOT a good place to be.

So, I am going to get us a new scale...yep, ours broke again...and update my ticker weight. I certainly want to be working towards something....and I know what works--my mini rewards, I have my "date night" dress as a motivator....things like that. I WILL get there!!

On a positive note, all of dh's tests came back clear (ie: no brain tumor, no bleeding in his brain...PHEW!!!! MAJOR relief!!!) AND I slept all night last night AND my knee feels ok this morning. YIPPEE!!!!!!!!

I want to thank everyone for your support! I will catch up w/ you later, I know we can ALL do this...it's just going to take time and each other!

Have a great OP day!!!!!

jab91864
06-10-2009, 07:05 AM
MJ ~ CONGRATS!!! That is wonderful news about the hubbie, I'm happy for you both. Worry causes sooooooooo much stress. Glad the knee is feeling better.

Beverly ~ 5 lbs is great !! The scale is an evil creature that plays terrible mind games and seems to foil us at many turns. I often find I weigh in too much and when I get into that cycle my weight stops or reverses because I am messing up my thought process by obsessing and being disappointed with that number.

Nicolen ~ I hope the stress starts to let up some. You sound a bit tired and I am sure Friday being off will help you re-coop. The world is in a bit of a tumble and it's hard not to worry about that. I lost my job in Feb ( my employer closed up shop for good) and fortunately the corporation that bought his records took me along with. It's a bit less money and I don't like it but I can still pay my bills and thats what counts. But when I look around me at my friends who are unemployed right now I get scared.

CLCSC145 ~ exercise. I feel your pain. I feel better when I do it but making myself do it is the hardest part. I don't think I will ever love it. Best of luck with that and if you find the secret please share it with me...lol

Well enough gabbing, gotta get ready to leave for work... Hope everyone stays OP today and has a GREAT day !!!!!!!!!!!



Tues. 6/09/09

Banana
water

triscuits
apple
water

sf lemonade

salmon
salad
mixed oriental veg blend
cottage cheese
water

almonds
water

sf pudding
water

Slashnl
06-10-2009, 12:10 PM
Hi all. Woke up a little late today, so I sacrificed making my lunch so that I could get to the gym without losing too much time. I have to be very careful at lunch today. That does not give me license to have whatever I want for lunch!!! Must stay disciplined...

Jab: Looks like a good menu today!

Beverly: Wow! Good job with the 5 pounds! That's great news!

MJ: Awesome news about your hubby! So glad for you! Also, did you read the new sticky in the 100 lb club with "posts to remember"? There is one in there regarding "one pound". I thought it was excellent as a reminder that little by little, we can get it done!

Nicolen: Oh believe me, you are not alone. I work on the agency side in insurance, but when I saw our numbers, it was shocking. Can this economy PLEASE turn around??? Scary stuff.

CC: Interesting thought about being moody because you can't turn to food. That's a true statement. I know when we had layoffs here on Monday, even though it wasn't me, all I wanted to do was go out to lunch and have something "comforting". It's hard to find something to replace that.

Hi to everyone else! Schmoodle, Rhonda, and anyone else I'm not listing: Hope everything is going well for you!

SunshineCA
06-10-2009, 12:17 PM
Boy do I miss this site!!! :)

I'm chatting on the phone as I catch up here. I just told my friend how menu planning is the only way for me to lose weight successfully. As soon as I said that, I clicked here.

The accountability of this thread and my menu helps me stick to it. Thanks! :)

I will post again once I complete my menu for this week.

Have a great day all! :)

nicolen
06-11-2009, 03:22 AM
Yay day off tomorrow.

We had a much quieter day today at work. No dramas, no computer issues, which was great. I also had a really good workout at the gym - much better than Tuesday, when it was a real struggle. In terms of productivity at work this week ... let's not go there! Bit of a disaster, but you have weeks like that from time to time.

I've been on a project team for the last week - it's a bit of a waste of time, but that's a whole different rant - and my former manager's on the same team. I've seen her looking at me strangely and I wondered if I'd spilt something down my top or something, but she asked me today whether I was losing weight. So it's getting noticeable!

So the plan for tomorrow is to go to the gym - it's Friday, so it's my session with yummy trainer. Then I'm going to come home and get some housework done and out the way, then I'm out for lunch with my sister. Not sure where we're going yet - she works in the middle of the restaurant district, so there are heaps of choices. In the afternoon, I'm going to finish the housework so I can have a cruisy weekend.

I signed up for a DVD service which sounds similar to Netflix - you select your DVD's, they send them to you and you watch and send them back and they'll send you the next one. The first couple arrive today and since the weather's supposed to be miserable and I'm also not going out on Saturday night now, I'm going to have a lazy cruisy weekend. I'll go to the gym and do my spin class and probably for a swim on Sunday, of course, but nothing too difficult. I deserve the break!

Beverly, that's awesome! Go you! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

MJ, so relieved to hear that everything's OK with DH. I know what you mean about being accountable - I need to start posting my menus again since the food is where I'm falling down on things at the moment.

Jab, I'm very lucky because my job is in absolutely no danger, but it's never nice to know that you're working for a company that's going to post quite a large loss. There won't be a pay rise this year, but our executive have said that they'll cut back on everything before they even consider redundancies which is a brilliant way to do things.

Diane, there's a few of us insurance people around - I think Rhonda works in insurance as well. It's a scary time.

Sunshine, fantastic to see you here! I'm looking forward to getting to know you (and since I'm a foodie, seeing your menus as well!)

Anyway, have fun everyone! I will post this weekend - promise!

mj5
06-11-2009, 05:31 AM
Good Morning. Ok, I did it. I bought a new scale, weighed myself and was NOT happy. But, it's a starting point.

Beverlyjoy--You are doing so awesome! Glad to hear the wrap is helping your foot. I'm sure your doctor will understand....you need what works for YOU, not his ego! I have also been trying to slow down while I eat--especially pausing before I decide if I am going to have more dinner. Even if it's healthy stuff, I can eat way too much of it! LOL!!!! Yes...LOTS of ice, baby! 5lbs lost is FANTASTIC!!!!

Diane--you are doing fantastic! You ran?!!! Awesome! How did you do at lunch yesterday? Thanks, I'll check out that sticky!

Schmoodle--Good for you for packing lots of snacks for yourself! Hope it's a productive business trip!

CC--I never thought I would actually enjoy exercise and I really do. It may happen for you, it may not (I hope it does!). Just try to keep it fun and different--that works for me, anyway. I get bored easily!

nicolen--Yea, those 'big picture' meetings can be interesting. I just found out that soon I will meet w/ my director, finance director, and our new deputy executive director to review the financials for my program--more a as a 'learning experience' for me...but I'm sure it will be eye-opening! Wow, must be something in the air...I have been super busy, but when I think about it, I have NOT accomplished much at work either. Hopefully tomorrow will be my 'catch up' day...I have lots of meetings today. Yes you do deserve a break! Good for you for signing up for that dvd service! We thought about Netflix, but we can order movies from our digital cable, so that works too!

jab--Thanks. I don't think I realized how worried I really was until we received the results....Looking at your menu, I realized that I need to remind myself to have small snacks during the day. thanks!

sunshine--Hi! I look forward to hearing from you!

Rhonda--Hope the visit with your brother is going (?went) well and your business trip, and...I know it was going to be super busy for you!

My knee is horrible again today. Ugh, getting SO sick of this. I really need to call the dr again.

Ok, I really need to get ready for work!

Beverlyjoy
06-11-2009, 06:21 AM
Hi folks...A quick check in... as I've got to leave very soon. Yesterday went mostly good - I did eat a little extra before bed. That seems to happen the day I weigh my self. I will work on that.

I'll be back to catch up with folks.

Today:

put my fork down between bites
aware eating = no distractions
try and 'feel' fullness
lots of water
stretches
meditation
journal

jab91864
06-11-2009, 07:19 AM
Running late again today. Had trouble sleeping because my sinuses are really bad right now. Extra pollen in the air I think.

Food for yesterday..

wed. 6/10/09

bolthouse mocha protein drink
(I just wasn’t hungry)

Apple
Triscuits
Water

Tuna wrap (lettuce, tomatoes, tuna, whole gr tortilla)
Cottage cheese
4 oz purple carrot juice
Water

Almonds
Sf lemonade

water

Everyone have a great day !!!!!!!!

Slashnl
06-11-2009, 10:35 AM
Hi everyone. I'm a little sore today. Yesterday's workout was tough and I was feeling it last night and this morning. I went and worked out today and that will hopefully help. Lunch yesterday was pretty good, but it is amazing to me that even when you get some healthy things, when you add up the calories, it can be a little spooky. Anyway, it wasn't too bad and I had a lighter dinner to stay within my calorie range.

MJ: Sorry to hear about your knee. Darn! Don't worry about the scale. You've done well and you'll get back down again!

Nicolen: You mentioned spin class. I'm thinking of doing one at the gym. I have to get up my courage to do it, but I think I'll give it a try next week. I hope I don't die. :)

Sunshine: Glad you're joining us!

Beverly and Jab: Hope you have a good day!

CLCSC145
06-11-2009, 02:07 PM
Hey all,

May I just admit that I am still in the foulest mood?! I snapped at my mom when she called this morning (had to call back and apologize) and I am overall feeling really surly. And really unsettled and restless. I feel like I need a sign around my neck warning people to steer clear today. :D It's related to this "journey" somehow, but I can't put my finger on it entirely. I'm not hungry, so it's not that. Grrr.

I did take a very long walk yesterday and that felt good. I was feeling restless then too. I'm normally so laid back I'm nearly prone! Anyway, onward I plow.

Hope everyone else is feeling good today. Take care of yourselves...

nicolen
06-12-2009, 02:45 AM
Well, that was a good day off. :)

Got up and went to the gym as usual - yummy trainer worked me hard and I will be sore tomorrow, again. I came back home and was home before the street lights were switched off. Ten days till the shortest day - that's what I need to keep telling myself... I had lunch with my sister which was very nice, and then went to the library and back home. The housework is all but done and I'm going to have a quiet weekend. I have Doctor Who DVDs to watch - yes, I'm a geek! :D

Tomorrow, it's spin class then I'm supposed to be catching up with my friend who went to Melbourne last weekend. I haven't caught up with her before now as she's been unwell with flu like symptoms. As Melbourne's been hit hard by the swine flu, she's been tested for that and is clear, thankfully. It's very scary stuff - our Ministry of Health estimate that around 1 - 2 million people here will get the swine flu in the next year - 2 years which is up to 50% of our population!

MJ, starting points are good! You know what you need to do and you can do it!

Beverly, you're sounding so happy at the moment - wonderful to see!

Jab, hope your sinuses have calmed down today!

Diane, do have a go at spin - you'll love it! You can adjust the resistance on the bike till it's at a level you can work at and nobody else knows. Look at things this way - you're running at the moment and I'm not running. Just remember to take a full bottle of water in with you - you'll need it!

CC, good for you for exercising when you're in a nasty mood - it would have done you good, and it would have been so easy not to exercise.

So the menu, since I'm getting back to posting these and getting myself accountable.

B - toast with vegemite

S - muesli bar

L - 2 gyoza dumplings, chicken and udon noodle stirfry with vegies

S - crackers and hummus

D - pea and ham soup.

S - will be fruit and yoghurt.

Definitely need more fruit and vegies - what do you think?

Have fun everyone!

mj5
06-12-2009, 04:38 AM
Good Morning everyone! I SO want a cup of coffee right now, but I have to get bloodwork this morning (just routine stuff), so I can't eat or drink anything until after that. Well, I could have black coffee, but I just can't drink it that way yet....oh well, I'll stop for a cup on my way to work. I already have a healthy breakfast and snack packed, so I will NOT get anything to go w/ that coffee!

Beverlyjoy--How's your foot?

jab--I know I have been having a hard time w/ allergies this year...worse than usual, which stinks!

Diane--Great job w/ lunch! Thanks. I know, I am just very thankful that I 'caught' myself before I gained anymore! We will all do this!!!

CC--I think we all go through those moments...whether trying to lose weight or not! LOL! Do something nice for yourself, you deserve it!

nicolen--Sounds like a GREAT day off!!! I hope your friend is feeling better soon. This flu is scary stuff!

Dh continues to get better, thank goodness! He will be able to drive next week, which means I can get back to my gym routine. Dvd's and walking are ok, but I need something w/ a little more oomph to get me going!

I am *hoping* to use today as a 'catch up' day at work...it has been super busy w/ lots of meetings (and unfortunately, not very productive ones!) and I have LOTS of paperwork to do.

Have a great OP day everyone!!!!!

jab91864
06-12-2009, 06:31 AM
TGIF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to work later than normal today but since I am off the weekend it will be ok...lol.

Food for yesterday went well. I had bad cravings in the evening but managed to avoid the bad stuff.

Thurs. 6/11/09

Bolthouse mocha protein drink

Red grapes
Water

Tablespoon of peanut butter

Banana
Triscuits
Water

Omelet (spinach, mushrooms, Morningstar crumbles, tomatoes, hot sauce)
Water

Lf yogurt w / craisins
Water

Sf lemonade
Pc of cheese

Best of luck to everyone staying OP today and the smile because the weekend cometh !!!

Beverlyjoy
06-13-2009, 08:16 AM
Hi Chicks - sorry I didn't get here yesterday - but, I was so. so busy. However, I must say that I am still doing well with my eating and I am so, so grateful. :)

Today - I"ll
meditate
do my stretches and strengthening
be mindful when I eat - aware with few distractions
put my fork down between bites
try to feel if I have any 'fullness' from food
lots of water
journal
positive mental attitude
ice and heat on my pieces and parts

My foot has managed to get through my first week of work. I've been using alot of ice and my Tens Unit (scrambles pain messages from the brain :dizzy: ) to get through it. I am so, so grateful.

Jab - good for you....getting through your tough evening. That's really a wonderful accomplishment. :D

MJ - it's great that you packed a healthy breakfast for after your bloodtest - that makes it so you will succeed. :D YAY Hope your knee has calmed down. :hug:

Nicolen - all of your going to the gym is so inspirational. :carrot: Good for you, friend.

CLCS - hope you are over your mood - I bet the walk helped. :)

Shout out to anyone that stops by. Have a GREAT op day.

mj5
06-13-2009, 05:47 PM
Hi everyone! I'll catch up w you tomorrow. I was able to get some cleaning done and some lounge time w the dogs....probably watch a movie w dh later. Food has been good today, but not enough water! I need to keep working on that!

jab91864
06-13-2009, 07:38 PM
I've been on the run all day today so it's the first I've had to post yesterdays food.

Fri. 6/12/09

Bolthouse mocha protein drink

Cottage cheese
Water

Triscuits
apple
Water

Lean gourmet chicken snackers
Water

1-hot dog (grilled, NO bun )
4 oz blueberry & pomegranate juice


Happy weekend everyone !!

nicolen
06-14-2009, 01:48 AM
Hi lovelies.

It's going to be a quick posting tonight, but at least I'm posting, right? ;) Anyway, it's been a good weekend, if fairly quiet. I didn't have lunch with my friend - she thinks it's only ordinary flu and not swine flu, but she's still not well.

Spin yesterday and that was hard! I deliberately pushed myself a bit harder than I have before and yeah. Let's just say I staggered out of there. Today I swam 22 lengths and enjoyed the spa for about 15 minutes.

And I forgot to mention this, just for those of you living vicariously through me - yummy trainer doesn't seem to have a girlfriend! He made the comment that he was going to have a quiet weekend since his flatmates were all away and he had the house to himself. Hmm...

Anyway, Monday tomorrow already. Enjoy your day, everyone.

Beverlyjoy
06-14-2009, 07:26 AM
Hi chicks - I ate a little extra last night - stress. I must work on dealing with stress without food. I intend to move forward with healthy eating today.

I hope everyone has a GREAT day.

jab91864
06-14-2009, 08:32 AM
Food for yesterday....


Sat 6/13/09

Bolthouse mocha protein drink

Water

Diet vernors

Turkey & veggies (gr turkey, mushrooms, onion, spinach, ˝ can tomatoes and spices browned in a light drizzle of olive oil)
Green beans
Cottage cheese
Water

Sf lemonade
˝ slice turkey breast l.meat
almonds

Lf yogurt
Raspberries

Sf pudding
water

Slashnl
06-14-2009, 11:28 AM
Hi everyone. I missed coming on here yesterday, just got a little busy. But had a good day. I took my 13yo son to the gym yesterday. I think he thought I go there just to play around. He was sweating, I was sweating, but he really enjoyed it. Honestly, I prefer going alone, but he wanted to get a taste of what I do. I'll take him again, but just on Saturdays. Before too long, he'll have football practice and then he won't want to do any extra exercising. ha! My 15yo daughter was happy with the little bit of shopping that we did. She's been doing volleyball workouts, so she wasn't interested in going to the gym. :)

Beverly: Stress is just a killer, isn't it?! I hope things are better for you today. You've had so many good days (sane days, I think you call them).

Nicolen: I was wondering where the updates were for yummy trainer. I think he was making sure that you knew he was alone. At least that's what I think. Too bad you couldn't go over there to keep him from being lonely. Gosh how fun!!!

MJ: Hope your weekend is going well!

To everyone else: Happy Sunday!