100 lb. Club - Accountability/Menu/Planning 20 - 26 July




nicolen
07-20-2009, 03:46 AM
Hey everyone!

How are we all doing today. Me, I had a good day today. I got up at the normal time and went to the gym, did weights and was home by 7:30 am. Just in time to watch the Tour de France highlights! I like Tour de France. I didn't sit in front of the TV all day and got my living room and kitchen mostly spring cleaned - it wouldn't hurt to run the vacuum cleaner over again and the kitchen floors definitely need doing, but that's what tomorrow is for, right?

The gym was good, although my new programme wasn't there, so I had to hope I remembered it right. I thought about doing the old programme since I'm used to that, but figured out that that wouldn't be right.

Tomorrow, I'll go to the gym and then I might just do some reading - the spring cleaning unearthed a massive pile of books that I haven't read, so that could be a good way to spend some time.

Sunshine, isn't it funny how our tastebuds change? The same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago, but my food was pizza.

MJ, how's your knee doing now?

Lottie, your menus sound sooo nice.

CC, being out of diet coke is never good news for me either. That's one of the 2 things I never run out of - the other is catfood. Kind of shows my priorities...

Inky, welcome aboard! I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

Enjoy yourselves, everyone!


SunshineCA
07-20-2009, 04:39 AM
Sunshine, isn't it funny how our tastebuds change? The same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago, but my food was pizza.

:lol: I would probably have the same reaction to pizza. Actually, I'm glad our taste buds change. That only mean we're doing something right. ;)



Breakfast:
Tomato juice
Leftover Quiche Cups-to-Go

Snack 1:
Low-Fat Cottage Cheese with red pepper flakes

Lunch:
Turkey burger patties (no bun)
Salad
Sugar-Free Jell-O

Snack 2:
Celery with hummus

Dinner:
Baked Barbecue Chicken
Salad
Broccoli

Dessert:
TBD

jab91864
07-20-2009, 08:49 AM
The good, the bad and the oh so ugly.............

I know it's been several days since I posted. The weekend was hectic at best and to be honest I am still tired and dragging a bit. Work will be icky today because the person I work for today is a fill in and he thinks a great deal of himself. Puts people off . On the upside he doesn't trust the rest of us to do our jobs so he hogs a lot of the work for himself...lol.

The good. Friday I chose to try on some new jeans. Was very surprised to fit into a size 18wp (had to go back to the rack to get those since I hadn't thought they would fit and was hoping the 20wp would be the choice). So for whatever reason I thought to try on a regular 18 after that. Managed a very tight squeeze into that but hey 6 mos ago I wouldn't have gotten them past my knees...lol.

Did NOT buy new jeans, decided to make due for a couple more weeks unless I find a great sale along the way. My mind figures why spend full price when I only want them to be a temporary size anyway.

Now 2 yrs ago I bought good leather pants (heavy duty) for riding. I purchased them online which was a mistake at the time. They came and I had to lay down to get into them and it was still painful laying down is how tight they were. Because the memorial ride was on a cold and wet/rainy day I thought pull out the leather pants and see if they fit. Not only did they fit but I had to wear a belt which I had to add an extra hole in to make work.... that felt good.

When I showed up at the property in my leather pants instead of my chaps it got a response I hadn't expected. I wear custom chaps (the one leg has a dragon painted the length) and have worn this pair for years so everyone was surprised to see me in full leather pants. Although some joked more skin showing would have been better... yeah right. My buns didn't get wet either as they would have in chaps so that was good. My arthritis can't take the cold like it once did.

Turn out for the memorial wasn't that great which was disappointing. The weather was a big factor I'm sure. Both the dishes I made got good reviews and the brownie trifle was raved over. Per request here are the main ingredients for the layers used. I made up this concoction and I never measure anything... Obviously this was not a recipe for anyone concerned about healthy eating. I just alternated layers using the white chocolate pudding with mini choc chips as the topping.

3 boxes duncan hines decadant brownie mix..... added dbl chocolate coffee strong before baking
1 cheesecake philly filling tub
2 boxes white chocolate pudding
2 boxes cheesecake flavored pudding
1 sm slivered almonds
1 sm chopped walnuts
1 small jar marachino cherries and juice drizzled over layer brownie
1 jar smuckers caramel sundae topping drizzled over another brownie layer
1/2 of a LARGE BAG ($10.00) reeses peanut butter cups chopped up in middle layer


By the time the potluck for the memorial rolled around Sat night, I had not eaten at all that day so I ate regular food and made bad choices for sure. Compound that by rolling in Sun morning at 7am with burning eye balls and doing a quick shower to take my son to breakfast as promised then we all went to Harry Potter.

The movie was very good. In the past I have been much too critical of the movies because having enjoyed the books so much I find the things missing from the original tale to be very annoying once it is made for the big screen. I cried when Dumbledore met his end and that only made my eyeballs burn more the rest of the day...lol. I did have two women sitting behind me which like me in the past nit picked about how the movie differed from the book. I smiled to myself and was grateful I didn't re-read the book again last week as I had planned on doing.

I made awesome beer butt chicken last night for dinner and again made poor food choices, by then it was 8pm and too tired to worry about it all. Today I am repentant and look forward to being back on track.

I will try to catch up with everyone tomorrow . Have a great day, I'm off to work.


mj5
07-20-2009, 10:25 AM
Good Morning! Ugh, Monday again already....I am only working three days this week, which is good, BUT I have a LOT to do in these three days! LOL!!

My knee is finally feeling a bit better. I think the injection is finally doing it's 'job' and resting yesterday certainly helped.


CC--Glad to hear dinner out went well...that's my problem w/ eating out too...way too much sodium!

goingcrazyinky--welcome!

sunshine--LOL!!! That's funny...I didn't like any of that stuff! I liked really cooking w/ my gm, but never played w/ dolls or any of that other stuff. I had lots of boys in my neighborhood, so I was a tomboy for a long time!

lottie--I think we are going to have grilled veggies and pasta tonight! YUM!

nicolen--Good for you! I think it's good that you did the new program--even if you didn't get it exactly, there is a lot to be said for changing things up! Today, my knee is FINALLY feeling better!

jab--Hope work goes ok today! Excellent about the jeans and leather pants!!!! I'm w/ you....I am a total bargain shopper...I don't like paying full price for anything--especially clothes.



Have a great OP day everyone!

SunshineCA
07-20-2009, 02:03 PM
sunshine--LOL!!! That's funny...I didn't like any of that stuff! I liked really cooking w/ my gm, but never played w/ dolls or any of that other stuff. I had lots of boys in my neighborhood, so I was a tomboy for a long time!

Lucky you! I did and was a tomboy at times too. I switched between both. :lol:

jab91864
07-21-2009, 08:15 AM
Happy Tuesday everyone !!!!

mj5 ~ glad to hear the knee is feeling a bit of relief !!!

Nicolen~ hope you are enjoying your time off work. Funny we always start the same isn't it... catching up on some sort of house work...lol.

To everyone else, hellooooooooooooooooooooo :D

My food for yesterday ....

mon 7/20/09

triscuits
almonds
water

scallops, peppers, quinoa
acorn squash w/ honey
roasted brussel sprouts
water

multi grain tortilla chips
black bean salsa
lf sour cream
water

slice of grilled chicken breast
water

sf popsicle

lottie63
07-21-2009, 02:13 PM
mj5, glad to hear you're feeling a bit betta.

I"m feeling good today.

menu will probably look like this:

b: 2 eggs w/ lite/multi grain english muffin w/ a pat of ICBINB w/ 1 packet high fiber oatmeal
s: soy nuts 1 serving and 1 serving ice cream
l: zucchini/broccoli/red peppers/onions, sauted in olive oil
d: 2 black bean sloppy joes on arnolds sandwhich thins
s: 2 egg whites and 1 serving soy nuts

I'm actually coming in just under my cals for today! (1600-1700) and still get to eat plenty. nice. :P

SunshineCA
07-21-2009, 02:26 PM
Happy Tuesday all! :)

Here's my menu, which is always subject to change as the day goes by. ;)

Breakfast:
Strawberries
Leftover Steak Stir-Fry Scramble

Snack 1:
Oatmeal

Lunch:
Salad


Snack 2:
Pear and Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese Stick

Dinner:
Leftover Oven Baked BBQ Chicken (My homemade South Beach BBQ Sauce came out perfectly!) :D

Dessert:
Undecided??? However, if anything, it will be something legal.

Slashnl
07-21-2009, 05:01 PM
Hi everyone. I'm back from my short vacation. It was a great, relaxing time. The only bad part is coming back to the mess called "my job". I didn't do much exercising at all while I was gone, but still was able to lose a little, so that's good. I was back to the gym today, so that was a good feeling.

Sunshine: Love bbq! Glad your sauce turned out!

Lottie: It's always good to be under the calories so that you have that extra room! Cool!

Jab: Loved your story about the leather pants. How great for you!

MJ: Glad you're feeling better.

Nicolen: Good for you for staying on track with the gym even while you're on vacation!

mj5
07-21-2009, 08:00 PM
Hi everyone! Just popping in quick...story of my life, lately! Things are super hectic, trying to get ready to go away. I have Thurs off (we don't leave until Fri), so I'll catch up then!

SunshineCA
07-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Sunshine: Love bbq! Glad your sauce turned out!

Thanks! ;)

jab91864
07-22-2009, 08:46 AM
Happy HuMp day all.........

Yesterday's food intake

tues. 7/21/09

cottage cheese
sunflower seeds
water

triscuits
diet soda

pineapple
water

Joseph’s flax, oat bran, w. wheat lavash
tuna, broccoli slaw , tomatoes (made a wrap)
water

almonds
water

sf popsicle

lottie63
07-22-2009, 01:33 PM
hello ladies! Hope everyone is doing well....I'm going to qdoba with a friend today, can't wait! :D

Also, I have decided to lower my cal requirement because I'm having trouble staying under my fat gram requirement while eating all those calls. I am now at 1500-1600 cals a day and still eating plenty! yay!

b: 1 whole egg
s: frigo light cheese stick
l: Naked vegetarian ancho chille bbq burrito (black beans, lime cilantro rice, bbq sauce, light sour cream and corn salsa! yummay! :) )
s: 1 serving soy nuts and black bean hummus w/ triscruits
d: sweet and spicy tofu stir fry with mixed veggies and long grain brown rice

hope everyone stays on plan today! :)

synger
07-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Tuesday:

breakfast
double-fiber english muffin with laughing cow cheese
cottage cheese

lunch (I've begun packing my lunch, since the buying options at my new building are much more expensive)
leftover zucchini w/butter
fish and green bean stir fry over whole wheat couscous
grape tomatoes
little plums from the farmer's market for dessert

dinner
turkey burger
mixed veg (green beans, peas, broccoli)
egg noodles

snack
decadent caramel corn with pecans and almonds, brought home from our trip to Michigan a few weeks ago. Yum-O! And I didn't eat the whole bag!!

jab91864
07-22-2009, 08:38 PM
Lottie ~ any chance you could share the recipe for sweet and spicy tofu stir fry ?? It sounds good

jab91864
07-23-2009, 08:23 AM
It's raining and plans to be a very muggy day at work. They have no air conditioning... claim it's broken, but from the other employees I gather it is broken every summer.

Hope everyone is having a great day, and just think we are one day closer to FrIdAy !!! You'd think I had plans other than housework and catching up on the garden...lol.

Yesterday's food choices....

wed 7/22/09

ff yogurt w/ blueberries & cherries
sprinkle of muesli
grilled chicken breast slice
water

triscuits
water

pineapple
water

tilapia
broccoli slaw mix cooked w/ green beans and tomatoes
water

snitched a bite of someone else's grilled NY strip steak... I miss steak.

almonds
water

synger
07-23-2009, 09:44 AM
Yesterday:

breakfast
x2 fiber english muffin w/butter
slice of cheddar

snack
coffee w/milk
protein bar

lunch
turkey, swiss, rolled in whole wheat tortilla
Smart Food cheese popcorn
grape tomatoes and deli green olives
zucchini sauteed w/butter over whole wheat couscous

snack
greek yogurt w/a honey drizzle, blackberries and blueberries

dinner
pork and kraut
caramel corn w/almonds and pecans (last of the Michigan treat)


Too much carb, especially for lunch... could have done without either the Smart Food or the couscous. But I was satisfied, which sometimes doesn't happen with lunch. Didn't eat yogurt until late afternoon, which was nice so I wasn't starving when I got home.

lottie63
07-23-2009, 11:19 AM
jab, here ya go!

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Hot-and-Spicy-Tofu/Detail.aspx

lottie63
07-23-2009, 12:05 PM
today:

b: strawberry salad
s: 1 servings soy nuts
l: veggie burger on arnolds sandwhich thins (wheat) and baked tofu strips
s: 1 serving hummus w/ 1 serving multi grain crackers
d: 2 pita pizzas on whole wheat pita

mj5
07-23-2009, 10:51 PM
Hi everyone! I still haven't had a chance to catch up w/ everyone. We have been getting ready to leave and then I ended up falling asleep....oops! Lucky for me, dh finished packing the car!

I'll pop in while we are away (I can do that from my phone). Food has been ok, not great, but ok. Exercise has not been good. I WILL get my act together! !!!

Hope everyone is doing well!

bcort
07-24-2009, 12:02 AM
I'm new, but thought I might post here. I normally don't do a menu plan for my family, although I always intend to.... This week we had last minute guests (a family of 6) for 4 days. I jotted out a quick menu & pretty much stuck to it - it made life so much easier. I've really got to make it a habit - I'm sure it would do wonders for trying to stick to a healthy diet.

County fair was in town this week. While I caved in to a couple fried things today, I was on my feet for 9 hours, so I'm telling myself it equaled out.

I'm really enjoying this forum & am getting some great ideas & lots of encouragement to help me on this journey! Thanks!

jab91864
07-24-2009, 08:19 AM
Lottie ~ thank you for the link !! Typically I'm not a huge tofu fan, it's a texture thing but I am intrigued by the sweet and spicy and am going to use extra firm tofu when I make it.

bcort ~ welcome aboard :)

mj5 ~ have a happy and safe journey, read ya when you get back.

synger ~ you must have willpower of steel because a bag of caramel corn would have been way too tempting. I made a delish caramel corn from scratch one Christmas, it was very rich and decadent which is why I told myself never to make it again...lol.

Guess what.... it's FRIDAAAAAAAAAAAAAY !!!!! Since I am off work this weekend that is great news for me...lol. Raining again, but thats ok, my garden is loving it. The tomatoes are going wild and I need to get some of those fast growing stems anchored or I won't be able to walk thru my path.

Hope everyone has a great day !!!!!!!!! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

Yesterday's food........
thurs. 7/23/09

sunflower seeds
2 boiled eggs
Water

Triscuits
craisins
water

veg casserole ( TVP, quinoa, chickpeas, kidney beans, peas, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, spices)
water

pineapple
water

almonds
grapes
water

lottie63
07-24-2009, 01:12 PM
yeah the extra firm is good.

*note*

cut it into fourths or fifths, thin slices, lay it out on layers of paper towel, put layers of paper towel on top, and set a big pot of water on top of the tofu, heavy enough that it will squish the water out of it. Change the paper towels a few times and do this for 45 mins-an hour or more depending on how much water is left to come out. THen freeze it overnight. When you go to cook it, cut it into thin strips or chunks and toss it in some flour/baking powder for fluffiness and saute' it in oil. If you just cook it right out of the package it's kind of soggy and gross.

and in all honesty, silken, light, firm tofu is awesome if cut very thin, water sopped up and saute'd without coating at all. it has a meaty firm texture and is REALLY good with some bbq sauce on a sandwhich!

SunshineCA
07-24-2009, 03:58 PM
Happy Friday everyone! This week went by so quickly! :)

Breakfast:
Berry Smoothie

Snack 1:
Boiled Egg

Lunch:
Leftover Chicken Meatloaf
Salad
Sugar-Free Jell-O

Snack 2:
Granny Smith apple with peanut butter

Dinner:
Leftover Herb Marinated Chicken
Broccoli
Salad
Leftover Rice-a-Roni (for the kids)

Dessert:
Optional but something within plan

lottie63
07-24-2009, 05:08 PM
b: tomato soup with crackers
s: pita pizza
l: homemade naked bbq burrito with black beans, brown rice, corn salsa, light sour cream and bbq sauce
s: 1 serving soy nuts
d: some type of seitan based food and veggies

:)

jab91864
07-24-2009, 10:39 PM
Lottie ~ thank you for the tofu tips !! I have copied and pasted them to my file.

today's food

fri 7/24/09

ff yogurt w/ blueberries & cherries
sprinkle of muesli
water

1 boiled egg
Water

grapes
water

2 bocca patties
2 ff cheese slices
1 Joseph’s flax, oat bran, w. wheat lavash
water

almonds
water

lottie63
07-25-2009, 02:30 AM
you're welcome.

I ended up having this as my seitan based dinner:

http://expatlarissa.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/omg-chickpea-nuggets/

omg is right! They are DELICIOUS. :) I got vital wheat gluten from the co op today. I wish I had bought more since I plan on using it A LOT as it is SO YUMMAY. I made a big batch of plain seitan tonight. It should last us a few days.

jab91864
07-26-2009, 01:09 PM
I book marked the chickpea recipe as well. Thank you very much. I am trying to eat more veggies and having recipes beyond the basics helps greatly.

My food has NOT been good this weekend. Don't get me wrong I'm eating my healthy choices but I find tid bits and snacking of other things to be invasive this weekend. Part I think is I am having some sleep issues again and I am awake late into the night and wee hours of the morning.

Fri night found me and the dogs (I have 7) haloed in the light of the open refrigerator taste testing... see the list. Sat. night ( wee hours of this morning) were better but not by much.

At the moment I have thinly sliced zucchini and stewed tomatoes with a little bit of pineapple (for what reason I don't know just sounded like the pizza my daughter likes...lol) and some italian spices simmering down on the stove. I plan to grill salmon for my dinner... BBQ ribs for everyone else. I have days where cooking for everyone else is very difficult because a part of me resents that I can't eat what I am making them.

The weather has been heavy rains for the last several days. I had plans to work in my garden and cull some of my older flock but neither appeal to me in the rain. Being house bound and thinking of the things I need or want to do hasn't helped the sleep or food situation I am sure. Supplementing with the never ending housework chores doesn't bring me satisfaction at all...lol.

Anywhooooo enough grumbling and excuses. Here is yesterday's food , I guess I should be happy the "illegal" foods were all in small portion. That is a small victory as we know night binging can lead to massive qty intake.

sat 7/25/09

insomnia midnight raid between 12 and 6am sat morning…
½ slice apple pie
3 ritz crackers w/ dip
¼ pc of grilled steak leftover
Lg brownie
1 slice of salami

Water
Water
Water
Water

Leftover veg casserole
2 morningstar sausage patties
Eggs over easy
Water

Peanut butter
Whole gr crackers
Water

lottie63
07-26-2009, 01:41 PM
your welcome, the nuggets really are amazing! I love them! Will be making more next week. maybe a giant batch and freezing them.

b: seitan in country gravy and 1 medium banana
s: fresh strawberries, 1 cup sliced
l: general tso's tofu
s: salad with sunflower seeds and creamy balsamic dressing
d: spicy szechuan stir fry w/ brown rice, broccoli and red peppers.

In the mood for Chinese today I guese! :D