100 lb. Club - 100 lb Accountability 12 - 18 October




nicolen
10-12-2009, 02:44 AM
Do you need accountability? A place to post your menu or your plan for the day? Please post here. Everyone is welcome.


nicolen
10-12-2009, 02:51 AM
Hello lovelies!

How are we all? I'm good - I had today off as annual leave and I've got tomorrow off as well. The weather is glorious and I'm going to enjoy myself and just relax.

I bought some more plants at the weeked, so I'm growing peppers, chili peppers, cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes, lettuces and herbs - herbs are mint, basil, sage, parsley, rosemary, thyme and lemon verbena. So far everything's growing well. I'm probably not going to buy anything else but yeah, we'll see about that. I'd like to grow pumpkins, but I think they need far more space than a balcony! Unless I put the pot at the top of the stairs and have the plant grow down the stairs... Anyway, it's incredible how much enjoyment I'm getting out of this - who knew? I'd have done this years ago if I'd known!

Fairly quiet weekend - Friday and Saturday were rubbish weatherwise and I had to think seriously about whether I should go to the gym. You'll be please to know I did go! Then on Saturday I had lunch with my sister and niece which was nice as well.

Today, I went to the gym at the usual time and came home and spent most of the day enjoying the sun. The plan is to do the same tomorrow, although I might go to the beach. I might not too - I'll see how I feel tomorrow.

Have fun everyone!

Beverlyjoy
10-12-2009, 08:40 AM
Hi chicks...yesterday was a good on plan day. I am so, so grateful. We had a very quiet weekend after a week of house guest/family.

My 2 1/2 grandson is talking more and more...it was a joy when he called me Gramma B! (when he was way little he just called me B)

I did however, pull a muscle in my back this weekend - so I am taking it really easy for a few days.

For today:
meditation
journal
only eat sitting down
lots of water
log food
stretches (gentle - sore back)

breakfast - wrap with refried beans, lite cheese, salsa

lunch - egg white salad sandwich, stewed veggies on the side

snack - cottage cheese, 1/2 banana

dinner - grilled salmon, green bean salad, brown rice.

snack - sf cocoa, pnb & honey toast.

Have a GREAT day.

MJ - so sorry about your grandma. I wish her well.

I'll catch up more later - back is hurting, I need to leave the computer.


mj5
10-12-2009, 10:43 AM
Hi everyone. My grandma died early yesterday morning. I am sad and will miss her, but find comfort that she is not suffering anymore.

Today is our 13 year anniv. Wow....where does the time go?

Not sure what our plan is for today....we are going to do 'something', just not sure what, yet.

Hav a great OP day everyone!

dgramie
10-12-2009, 12:00 PM
mj5- sorry for you loss.
bev- take care of that back.
nicole_ I am jealous!! My plants are all gone except for a few eggplants and we are expecting frost in a few nights. Fall is showing its colors here and winter will soon follow. I am already thinking about what I want to plant next summer.

OK...as for me, I had last week off work from my daycare.I did get alot accomplished here at home. I ate great the 1st half of the week but sometime mid week it went down hill.I posted a 2.6lb gain for the week.

back at it today
breakfast- yogurt and berries and branflakes
lunch- chicken stirfry
dinner - veggie soup!
exercise- lifting weights with hubby
water- 128 ounces

lottie63
10-12-2009, 12:10 PM
mj5-sorry for your loss

bev-take it easy!

nicole-Someday I will have a yard! *is jealous* hehe...

yesterday was perfectly on plan. I'm still sick with chest congestion, so no exercise lately, man I can't wait to feel better. :(

today: 1663

b: pb and j on whole wheat
l: spaghetti
s: veggie pita pizza
d: cold noodles and cucumbers with warm seitan and peanut sauce

mj5
10-12-2009, 08:19 PM
Hi everyone! Dh and I had a nice day together. Can't believe today was our 13th anniv!!!!! Food was a little weird today....the times were off....but it's ok. nothing I can't fix tomorrow!

Have a great OP day everyone! I'll catch up w/ you all tomorrow.

nicolen
10-13-2009, 02:37 AM
Hi everyone,

Well, I didn't get to the beach. I ordered my groceries online as usual and they give a 3 hour window in which they'll deliver them, and of course they were at the end of that time. And then I went to clean out the fridge, took one look at it and decided it needed more than just a wipe out - I'm actually really embarrased by how yucky it was! So I pulled all the shelves out and scrubbed those and scrubbed the fridge inside and out. It looks good! The shelves in my fridge have to be put in a particular order and so I then had fun trying to remember which order they go in...

Anyway, gym this morning and the second to last session with yummy trainer. He's lined up a replacement for me - a woman named Kim, so it's going to be interesting to see what she's like. Apparently she's lost a lot of weight herself, so she should be a great role model if nothing else.

Tomorrow, it's back to work. Can I stay on holiday for longer? Still the weather's supposed to pack up tomorrow so work may be the best place. And if I get through this week and next week, there's a public holiday the weekend after...

Beverly, your grandson sounds adorable! I'm pleased you had fun with your visitors, but it's so nice when the house gets back to normal, isn't it?

MJ, so sorry about your grandma. :hug: Thoughts are with you.

Dgramie, I can sympathise with the eating rubbish while on holiday. Been there done that. What will you be growing next year? I'm after more inspiration and ideas here!

Lottie, I wish I had a yard! I live in an upstairs flat in the inner city - no yard at all here. I'm lucky enough to have an end flat and a balcony that gets all day sun, so I'm growing everything in pots on the balcony. Hope you feel better soon!

The menu today was:

B - muffin and low fat cream cheese

S - kiwifruit

L - ham salad sandwich, grapes, muesli bar

D - chicken stirfry - chicken, noodles, mushrooms, asparagus, onion, red pepper, frozen vege mix.

Have fun everyone!

mj5
10-13-2009, 09:03 AM
Good Morning! Not sure what is on the agenda for today. I would like to find a pair of black boots. I found the perfect pair in brown last year and really, should have bought them in black too. Oh well....gives me something to shop for! LOL!! Dh needs new sneakers, which is always an adventure....he wears a size 14, so only certain stores carry that size. It's hard to order online b/c his foot is wide and flat...well, sounds like we should do a little retail therapy today. It's a rainy, dreary day...good day to hit the stores!

dgramie--Good for you for getting lots done. I need to do some organizing/cleaning this week, just haven't found the motivation yet.

Beverlyjoy--Take care of yourself!

lottie--Ick, hope you feel better soon!!!

nicolen--go you w/ the cleaning! Hope your new trainer is excellent!

thanks for all of your positive thoughts. We are not having any kind of memorial service until this summer, so our out of state family can attend. I am really just glad she isn't suffering anymore. We have lots of positive and fun memories of her, that's for sure!!!

Have a great OP day everyone. I really need to focus on drinking water today.

dgramie
10-13-2009, 11:18 AM
I am going to lose my computer starting tonight...its been really slow lately and my nephew is going to add some ram for me and wipe it clean and start everything fresh.I am excited about it! I am promising to stay OP while its gone. I had a heart to heart talk with my sister this morning and she gave me the kick I needed to get focused and get the rest of this weight off...
I dont ever want to be 300+ again or even 250 ever again so its now or it will come back on!!!!!!!!!!!!
yesterday foods changed but i still stayed with in my calories.
I did have to much sodium though!!! Got to get away from processed foods!!
today- breakfast- cereal with milk
lunch - stirfry with half of chicken breast
dinner- eye of round, baked potato and greens ( maybe beets in place of potato)
I will be eating a bag of veggies daily for lunch...I will also get back to the basics. I CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!

Beverlyjoy
10-13-2009, 11:49 AM
Hi chicks! Yesterday was another on plan day. :) I am so, so grateful!

Today I am 'babying' my left knee - I strained it getting up off the floor with my GS :( . If it's not better soon....I will get it checked out. My other pieces and parts are holding up.:)

breakfast - egg white scramble, ketchup, pnb toast, applesauce
lunch - wrap with refried beans & lite cheese, veggie stew
snack - cheese toast, 1/2 banana
dinner - spaghetti squash - with tomatoes and parm cheese
snack - cinn. toast, sf cocoa

MJ - so, so sorry to hear of your Grandma's passing.:hug: Even when it's expected soon - it's still hard. Hang in there and know that many folks are thinking of you. I know that thinking of the happy times and specialy memories can help.

Dgramie - hope you aren't with out your computer for long!
Enjoy your week off! :D
Nicolen - enjoy the yummy trainer one last day. ;)Ordering groceries online - that sounds wonderful! :)

Lottie - cudos for staying op when you didn't feel good! :carrot:

Have a great day.

dgramie
10-14-2009, 08:00 AM
hi ladies,
well i will be unplugging this thing in a few minutes but wanted to check in and say hello. Yesterday was a perfect day with 8 servings of veggies.
today breakfast- eggwhite scramble
lunch stir fry with chicken
dinner- chicken breast , greens and beets again( they really hit the spot last night)
I will stay the course and be proud to report perfect days while without the computer.
take care everyone!!

mj5
10-14-2009, 08:39 AM
Good Morning! Our roof is finally going to be finished today...well, if the weather holds. We had 1/2 done last year and the other 1/2 will be finished soon. I will be so glad to have it done. NOT looking forward to handing over the $, of course, but it had to be done. Next expense is tires for my car--much easier to handle than the roof!!!

dgramie--sorry you are going to lose your computer for a bit, but great news that it will get a 'boost'! Can't wait until you are back!

Beverlyjoy--YIPPEE for being OP!!! Oh no...your poor knee! Take care of yourself! Thanks for the kind words about my gm. It helps more than you know. We've been remembering lots of the good times lately, and you are right...it helps a lot.

Hi to everyone else!

I think we are going to kind of hang around the house today. Time to do some of the cleaning/organizing we have been putting off.

Have a great OP day!

Beverlyjoy
10-14-2009, 08:52 AM
Hi chicks - I had another sane day with food, etc. I am so, so grateful. That makes three days - yay :carrot:

My knee is a tich better. :) (although it's morning....) If it's not significantly better in a couple of days, I'll make an appointment to see the doctor.

Today is going to be a quiet day - some book work, etc.

gentle stretches
lots of water
log food
journal my feelings
ONLY eat when seated
meditation
fork down between bites

breakfast - ff cottage cheese, 1/2 banana, pnb toast

lunch - wrap with beans and lite cheese, pepper strips

snack - baked apple

dinner - Thai noodles, veggie

snack - cheerrios, skim milk, raisins

I'll be back for personals in a bit. Have a GREAT op day. :D

Beverlyjoy
10-15-2009, 08:07 AM
Hi chicks! I am happy to say that yesterday was another OP day. I am so, so grateful. That's four days now. Yippee! :carrot:

My knee is improving - but, I think I contact the doctor see if there's more I can do. With this new knee thing - I think of you, MJ, - it's awful to have the knee pain. I am so glad you had your surgery and that will be in the past for you.

stretches & strengthening
lots of water
put fork down between bites
eat sitting down
ice and heat
meditation

breakfast - 1/2 raisin/cinn. English Muffin, boca bacon, grapes
lunch - ff cottage cheese, garlic bread, spaghetti squash with parm
snack - cheese and apple
dinner - 'grilled cheese', tomato soup, pepper strips
snack - 1/2 banana with pn

MJ - Isn't it amazing - our houses are often a 'money pit'. But, a new roof is better than one that is on the verge of leaking. :dizzy: I hope you are your family are getting through your sad times as well as you all can. :hug: As you know, I am so much into stories. When our favorite aunt died, we all got together and told a story or two about her. We recorded them. - it is fun to have those stories There's a storytellers saying...When an elder passes on - a library is closed. :hug:Hugs to you.

dgrammie - so glad you had a good day! :D

dgramie
10-15-2009, 08:36 AM
bev- we buried an uncle yesterday. He was the storyteller in hubbys family.Its sad and I will miss hearing his stories. That saying is so true!!!
Mj- I got a new roof in the summer and it took all summer .I got a new paint job and wood wrapped.Its looks so nice and it was all thanks to a huge hail storm. We needed the work done butjust couldnt afford it. They are still working on the odds and ends hoping they show up when the rain stops to finish up.
I got my computer back the same day..wow its fast!!
Food yesterday was perfect! Today will be..
breakfast-yogurt and blueberries
lunch stirfry or just veggies
dinner-? maybe spag...not sure yet.

mj5
10-15-2009, 09:46 AM
Good Morning! I am having lunch w/ my mom later today, so that will be fun! We are celebrating my bday (late), so probably some shopping too!

Beverlyjoy--Congrats for three days in a row! Take care of that knee...ice, ice, ice (I know you already know the routine!) I know, and I really dislike spending $ on the house or on our cars--not sure why, probably because it's never an inexpensive fix! We did half the roof last year and the other half this year. Last year it was on the verge of leaking, but since it came on suddenly we couldn't afford to have the whole thing done at once. What a great idea--recording the stories! That saying is so true. She knew a lot of our family history and had some awesome recipes, too. Luckily, we were smart enough to write them all down before her dementia "took over".

dgramie--I am so sorry for your loss. I bet your house looks great! Sorry to hear about the hail storm, though.

Have a great OP day everyone! I need to work on drinking more water and try to get a workout in today.

bumbee
10-15-2009, 11:38 AM
Today I will stick to my plan because I am on a 30 day countdown and I can do anything for 30 days. Today is day three .I will do two spin classes and I will stay within my calorie count. NO drinking no sugar.

lottie63
10-15-2009, 01:45 PM
hello ladies, I've been sick for like two weeks so no exercise. My cough is getting better today.

I'm cutting my cals (should've done this two weeks ago) since I haven't been exercising. In hopes of losing at least ONE measly pound by sunday. I haven't lost in a month.

today: 1400

b: pb and j sammich on whole wheat arnolds sandwich thin
l: pita nad hummus
s: veggie pita pizza
d: taco pita pizza

rakel
10-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Still here, slipped up a bit the last few days, but no irreparable damage done ;) I still haven't quite gotten into my new exercise routine yet, but I did go walking with my friend on Tuesday. There are a couple TV programs I like to watch on Thursdays so my plan today is to do the Free Step on Wii Fit while I watch.

Beverlyjoy
10-16-2009, 07:57 AM
Hi Chicks - I had another good day yesterday - that's four - :carrot: I am so, so grateful.

Today is going to be a quiet home day. Paperwork and organizing my messy office. :dizzy: I hate doing it but love it when it's done.

sit - if a take any bite of food
journal
meditation
stretches
lots of water
put fork down between bites
I will read out loud to myself twice the advantages & reasons whyI want to lose weight.
My reasons:
- I will feel better physically.
- I'll be able to get up and down off the floor more easily.
- I will be able to wear a smaller size.
- I will be much happier when I look in the mirror.
- I will be in better health.
- My pieces & parts (back, knee, foot, shoulder, etc) & those pains will improve.
- I will feel that I have really accomplished something important.
- My family will be proud of me.
- I will feel less self conscious when I perform.
- I will do more things.
- I will feel more in control of this aspect of my life.
- My lab numbers will be in a normal range.
- I can avoid becoming a diabetic.
- I will live with food sanity - which I have wanted for a long time.
- I will be able to look at myself in a photograph and smile.
- I will be more active with my grandson.


breakfast - egg white scramble, ketchup, pnb toast, grapes
lunch - hc light chicken and veggie soup, slice of lite cheese
snack - small baked apple
dinner - chicken and brown rice, green beans & almonds
snack - raisin bran and skim milk

Rakel - it's wonderful to see you posting here. :D

Lottie - goodness - your illness and cough have lingered for such a long time. :hug: Feel better. Great plan.

Bumbee - welcome!! So glad you've made it through three days of your challenge. YAY! :carrot:

MJ - happy belated birthday! :D I hope you had a nice lunch with your mom. :D Sounds like the knee is mending well.:D
Last Christmas my (DH"S) cousin made a spiral bound book of all the recipes that are in the family. He photocopied all of the recipes - so they are actually in DH's grandma's writing. Having her hand writing is a treasure in itself. Then the cousin gave the bound book of Grandma Minnie's recipes to every family at Christmas.

dgrammie - so sorry to hear of your uncle's passing. :hug:That stress and you had a good food day. GREAT.:D

I hope everyone has a OP day.!

mj5
10-16-2009, 09:20 AM
Good Morning everyone! I had a great time w/ my mom yesterday. I did well w/ food choices at lunch, BUT ended up running late going on errands and grocery shopping w/ dh later on and made horrible food choices later on. Picking myself off, dusting myself off and a fresh start today! I did get lots of walking in yesterday, so that's something.

bumbee- Welcome!

lottie--glad to hear your cough is finally getting better!

rakel--Keep at i, I know you can do it!

Beverlyjoy--Great job! I know what you mean, I don't like cleaning my office, but it's a great feeling when it's done! When I get back to work, I need to 'schedule' some time to clean/organize! What an awesome idea w/ the recipes!!! Unfortunately, my knee isn't doing that great. I'll explain below. How is YOUR knee? Feeling much better I hope!

Rhonda, nicolen, and everyone else--Hi!

As for my knee, well, it officially feels worse since the surgery. I'm doing what I need to do to take care of it (rest, ice, elevation, exercise--but not pushing too hard, and pain meds). I see my ortho next Friday and at that appt I'll find out exactly what he did (ie: if he was able to clean up anything--which could explain why it hurts) and we'll come up w/ a game plan. I will need more surgery, it's just a matter of what he needs to do. I am hoping for the less invasive (which can always be converted to the more invasive down the road if it ever needs to be), but that all depends on what he saw during the surgery. We already know that under my kneecap is bone on bone already--that's what hurts so much now.

Today I want to get our Halloween decorations out. I usually have them out by now, but I kind of forgot! Oops! I am really excited because last year I found some really cute stuff at Kohl's on super clearance.

Have a great OP day everyone!!!

mj5
10-16-2009, 09:21 AM
Oh, I almost forgot. I haven't started journaling, yet, but I have a notebook and a 'cool' pen! I need to start that today.

Slashnl
10-16-2009, 10:44 AM
Hi everyone! I'm back from a week of hunting. The elk won, but we had a good time. So much exercise with all the walking and hiking and climbing, etc. I didn't count any calories and will be starting that up next Monday. We're going back up to the mountains this weekend to hunt with the kids. I don't think there will be much shooting done, but they need to get some experience in for doing the hunting part. It was great to get away, but then you have to come back. Reality was just waiting here for us. I found out that two coworkers were laid off. I feel terrible for them, but thankful it wasn't me.

Anyway, just trying to catch up. I'll be hit and miss this weekend yet, then back to work on Monday.

I am sorry to hear about the bad stuff going on with my accountability friends. It is tough to lose family members and it really puts life into perspective.

I'll be talking to you all again soon. Weigh in is Monday for me. Hopefully it will be a good weigh in!

Beverlyjoy
10-17-2009, 08:24 AM
Hi chicks....happy to say that I stayed on my plan another day - that's five. :) I am so grateful. I am now back to my sticker weight. :carrot:

I did alot of the things I wanted to do with my program yesterday: ate only when seated (no standing nibbles or eating), repeated out loud my reasons for wanting to lose weight - twice, slowed down my eating, drank LOTS of water, meditation, and more. I am grateful. ( I didn't do my exercises - but, I already have them done for today)

My knee is feeling much improved than a week ago. Not all better - but, I am making progress.

I don't know what's for supper yet. But, here's what I have planned so far:

breakfast - 1/2 cinn/raisin english muffin, with npnb, boca bacon,grapes
lunch - turkey and lite cheese open face sandwich, peppers and lite dip
snack - yogurt
dinner - ?
snack - cereal fruit & milk

Also -
log food
only SIT when I eat
eat slowly
drink lots of water
stretches and strengthening
meditation
repeat my reasons twice

MJ - I am glad you and your mom had a good visit. :) So sorry to hear that your surgery has not given you the relief you and the doctor wanted. :( Hooray for your journal and pen! :carrot:

slash = so good you had a fun time hunting. :)I used to live in Michigan - the first day of deer hunting was a day of no school if you lived in the more northern parts of the state. All the exercise and moving sounds GREAT.:D

Hi to Rhonda, nicolen, lottie, rakel, bumbee, dgrammie and everyone that stops by. Have a GREAT op day.

mj5
10-17-2009, 08:57 AM
Good Morning!

I just ordered some pants and a couple tops from Old Navy--I had a $20 coupon and they had a sale! I have been looking everywhere for pants that I like and haven't found any. I found three pair online.

I looked into the fees for a massage at the resort I will be going to in a few weeks (for a conference). Umm, yea, I won't be getting one there. While I am sure it would be an awesome experience, it is WAY too expensive. It's ok, though, who knows if I'll even have the time. Thursday afternoon of the conference, they are showing The Soloist and the sister of the man the movie was written about will be there to speak. I am really looking forward to that.

Diane--Sounds like you had a great time. Coming home and getting back into the groove is hard. So sorry to hear about your co-workers.

Beverlyjoy--Great job! Glad to hear your knee is feeling better. Well, my dr wasn't terribly hopeful that the surgery would do much to help (I was hopeful, he was realistic). It was more of a "see what it looks like in there" kind of procedure.

I started journaling last night. It was kind of weird...haven't done it in a long time. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it again soon.

I have also been trying to focus on eating a bit slower and recognizing when I am really hungry. Last night I was about to have a snack and realized it was out of habit--I wasn't even hungry. I also made sure I have lots of tea bags--it's that time of year again when a hot cup of tea in the evening is a great way to relax.

Not sure what the plans are for today, yet. We have to go to the recycling center--stuff is piling up around here! I am going to put my halloween decorations on the porch....meant to do that sooner, but kind of forgot! LOL!!

Have a great OP day everyone!

lottie63
10-17-2009, 05:25 PM
Heya ladies!

I did a 5k heart walk today with my sparkbuddy and her mom. we are all sparkpeople. :)

it was fun!

then we went to eat n park and all had healthy lunches. I had garden vegetable rice and a gardenburger with onions and peppers! it was really good! :D

then we went shopping and came home. It was a good time.

today: 1416

b: smoothie/gardenburger/rice
l: veggie pita pizza
s: seitan chickpea nuggets
d: pumpkin manicotti!!!!! Can't wati to try this! :D

mj5
10-18-2009, 08:54 AM
Good Morning! Can't believe it's Sunday, back to work tomorrow!

lottie--Great job!!!!!

Just hanging around the house today w/ the dogs. Dh has a baseball card show. I am going to finish watching some tv shows I recorded and put a roast in the crockpot. I WILL drink lots of water today--still struggling w/ that one.

Have a great OP day everyone!

Beverlyjoy
10-18-2009, 11:07 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday was a good on plan day....yippee. I am kind of in a hurray so here's my plan.

breakfast - turkey & light mayo wrap, grapes
lunch - egg white and lite cheese sandwich, tomatoes
snack - yogurt, cereal
dinner - pasta with tomato sauce, salad, garlic bread
snack - baked apple

Meditation
lots of water
log food
sit while eating
fork down between bites
stretches etc

TXMary2
10-18-2009, 11:52 AM
Yes! I need accountability. I am calorie counting and my target is 1733 a day for weight loss. I am also diabetic so I have to eat frequently to keep blood sugar from having too many highs and lows.

Yesterday- total calories 1400

Gala apple
2 scrambled eggs
1 slice whole wheat toast plain
Hot Sandwhich- 1 sliss swiss cheese, 1 small can of mushrooms, 1/4 onion sauteed in a little extra virgin olive oil with garlic powder, on two slices of whole wheat bread toasted.
Banana
Brocolli Cheese Soup w/ 1 cup white long grain rice
1/4 cup red beans with onions
Peaches with fat free cool whip

I know I need more veggies, I just don't like them very much. Broccoli is ok, but only with cheese- LOL. I hate green beans and I only like peas when they are cold in a pasta salad. Otherwise I like corn, which is starchy and I don't really consider it a vegetable.