100 lb. Club - Accountibiliy, exercise, menu, etc - week of February 15

02-15-2010, 07:08 AM
Looking for a place to post your daily plan & exercuse, have some accountability, and a chat, too. This is the place.

02-15-2010, 07:13 AM
Hi chicks - yeserday went well. We went to my cousin's for dinner. I am grateful. I stayed with my plan - however, I had to 'eyeball' the amounts of things I was eating. It made me a little uncomfortable - so silly - to not know the exact calories

for today:

breakfast - 1/2 english muffin with pnb, 2 boca bacon strips, 1/2 banana

lunch - deli turkey and lite cheese open face on bread with lite mayo, red pepper strips with dip

snack - yogurt, fiber bar

dinner - big salad with diced turkey, lite proveline cheese, evoo & red wine vinegar, home made garlic croutons

snack - rice cakes with lc cheese. clementine

write down food
fork down between bites
no seconds
eat when seated only
mindful slow and tasting food eating
stretches and strengthening
lots of water
remind myself that eating uplanned food is not an emergency.

Have a great day, friends.

02-15-2010, 11:04 AM
Hi all. Well, I finally went to work out today. I could tell that my knee is not back to normal yet, but I took it easy and it was fine. I wore a "sleeve" on my knee and I think I'll wear it tomorrow and try spin class. It felt good to get back to the gym. Oh, the little hurdles we face! I noticed that I have a much harder time staying on plan with food when I don't work out. It totally throws me off.

Beverly: It is tough when we are out of our comfort zone and we have to just guess on calories. But it sounds like you did great!

Have a great day everyone!

02-15-2010, 11:11 AM
Hi everyone! Girls Day was awesome! I am SO tired today, though! LOL!!!

I have today off, so it's lazy day for the dogs and I today. I can't work out until tomorrow, but then it's ON! ;)

Have a great OP day everyone!

02-15-2010, 12:44 PM
I just noticed that I accidently wrote on last week's thread and bumped it up...sorry

I'll check back in shortly after weigh-in :)

02-15-2010, 01:48 PM
Hi Chicas,

My birthday was on Friday. I was depressed all weekend. Btwn getting older and a lonely V-Day, I could barely stand to be awake. I went out with friends and family over the weekend for my bday and saved points so I could drink. I lost .8 lbs.

My WW points were adjusted so now I'm down 3 points per day. I feel good about that because I'm hoping it will speed my weight loss. I'm feeling depressed and hopeless about the whole thing. I don't think it's going to work in the long run. I don't think I'll win this war with my weight. I won't stop fighting because the alternative is too terrifying. But I think I'll always be struggling with this and that saddens me.

OKAAAAAY! Now that I've brought the room down. I walked today and plan to exercise Tues, Wed & Fri. Here's my food for the day:
1 serving(s) Peanut Butter Cliff Bar 5
6 oz Strawberry nonfat 3
1/4 cup(s) fat-free skim milk 0.5

lean cuisine - 6
mixed veg – 0

2/3 Turkey Lasanga 6

3 small clementine 1
1 cup(s) grapes 1
100 cal pack - 2
2 serving(s) kettle corn sml bag 4

02-15-2010, 03:03 PM
Good morning!

Well, the good news is that I'm feeling stronger and not as sick today BUT I just weighed in and GAINED .6 pounds! Ugh. I was afraid of that after not being able to exercise all week and wanting to eat everything in sight to "make me feel better." I feel pretty discouraged and still pretty warn out from that bug last week. I'm trying to stay positive and get past this "first setback." This is usually where I quit. I think it's my perfectionistic nature that when my weight loss journey is marred...I just put everything down and quit thinking about it all together. Stop going to Weight Watchers. Stop weighing in. Avoid the situation all together. NOT THIS TIME! I refuse to give up...I'll just keep plugging along!

Soulnik - I wanted to cry when I read your post after I got back from Weight Watchers. I totally feel your frustration and feelings of helplessness. Sometimes I feel like I'll never beat this thing. Hang in there! We can do it...I just know it. Happy belated birthday! I hope this week is better for you!

I'm looking forward to being back this week. I truly missed you guys!

Today's plan:
b - cereal, coconut milk, banana - 7
l - spinach ravioli in light alfredo sauce - 7
s - yogurt, orange - 4
d - chicken torta - 8
s - whole wheat macaroons - 3

Exercise: Walked to weight watchers (60 minutes roundtrip)

02-15-2010, 03:19 PM
Weight was up again. at 308 on the dot, not sure what is up with that.

Breakfast: 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/4 raw oats, 1/4 raspberries (all I had left of the small 5.99 pint), the berries are so expensive this time of year, I'm going to have to do some major picking this summer!

15 minutes of running around kicking a ball with my 8 year old at the school. I go there for his recess. It was fun.

02-15-2010, 03:50 PM
soulnik: *big hug* I hope you feel better. Happy belated birthday and congrats for the loss, though! BTW, even those of us who have a "valentine" doesn't necessarily mean that we get everything we expect from valentines day. Is it too much to ask for the husband to buy me a piece of jewelry, even if it's inexpensive? He's never bought me any, even I bought my wedding ring. So there ya go! ;)

02-15-2010, 04:04 PM
Soulnic - I am sorry you are feeling so badly. It stinks when the scale doesn't show our efforts. Remember - your loss is equal to three sticks of butter! :) But, we just have to be in this for the long haul. Ask you WW leader - she might be able to help you tweak your program.

We are here for you!!!!!

Happy Birthday - glad you got to go out with your friends!

02-16-2010, 07:40 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday was a healthy day. I am so grateful. I am happy to say that I lost one more pound since last week. :carrot:

breakfast - ww english muffin, pnb, honey, clementine

lunch - chili - veggies

snack - yogurt, fiber bar

dinner - big salad, provelone cheese, turkey, vinegar and evoo, croutons

snack - rice cakes, lc cheese, clementine

mj - I am so glad you had a good day with the girls. So fun!

slash - take care of that knee and let it heal. I agree - it's easier to stay on plan when you can include the things that really motivate you.

rakel - tell your man to buy you a posie!

snowbound - great workout on the playground!

branijune - I am sorry you are still not feeling good. Life and living in a sane way of food has it's challenges. Remember - this is for life. Hop right back on your plan. You CAN do this, friend.

I hope you all have a great day....

02-16-2010, 10:41 AM
I have been slightly off track since we ate out when my grandson was born(2 wks). I got back on it on Valentines day...I thought this is a day of hearts and I need to take better care of mine.
Yesterday was POP!! I am in love with thinbuns!! I made a wonderful chicken salad with grapes and light mayo. I had it on a thin bun and was so satified.It tasted like I had ordered it as a fancy restraunt.I cant wait to have it for lunch today.
We have snow yet again...I dont think winter is ever going to end!!!!!!!!
My oldest daughter is taking one of the CPA exams today and her car broke down on her way there. She called me in a panic. I called my son who lives in the town where she test and he went to his sissy rescue. Im praying the stress is gone and she passes with flying colors.
Due to the snow I have the day off again. SO it looks like I get to have some me time and do some sewing.
soul- hugs hon and late happy bday. I know its frustrating but if we keep at it and remember the basic rules...calories in verus calories out. We can do this!!!!!!

02-16-2010, 10:51 AM
Ugh, just a week ago I was feeling revved with all of the good choices I was making, and since Saturday I have just been eating sweets like you would not believe. Cookies, candy, cake, ice cream... this has to stop!!!

02-16-2010, 11:58 AM
Good Morning everyone! The scale was up .6 this am, but I am not at all surprised. We had chinese takeout (I usually make it myself so I can control the ingredients) and I didn't make the best choices...not horrible, but not the best either. LOTS of water today. Back to the gym today. Cardio and a leg workout w/ weights. My other gym days are Th and Fri.

soulnik--Happy Belated bday!!! I have been married 13 years and we just don't celebrate Valentine's Day....we never have, really.

brandi--Glad you are feeling a bit better. Yes, stay positive!!! You CAN do this!!!!

snowboundchick--How cool that you can go in for recess!

Beverlyjoy--Great jo!!!

dgramie--Good for you for getting back on track. I'm sure your daughter did great!

rakel--step away from the sweets!

Have a great OP day everyone!!!

02-16-2010, 12:07 PM
Good Morning 3FC Friends!

I'm feeling better and better every day now which I am very thankful for! I'm gradually getting back in the swing of things. Looking forward to finally getting back to the gym today! I'm thinking I may hide my home scale for a couple of weeks. I've started obsessing over it, which is never good news for me. I'm up 2 pounds from yesterday...not really sure why because yesterday was my first day back totally OP. I just need to keep thinking that I am changing my health for the better no matter what and that little number doesn't really mean much right now. If I keep doing what I'm supposed to be doing...it WILL eventually go down!

mj5 - So glad to hear that you had a great girls day! Hope you had a great lounge day yesterday and have a blast working out today!

soulnik - Sure hope you are feeling better today. We're rooting for you!:cheer2:

slashnl - I too find sticking to my food plan much more difficult when I'm not doing well on the exercise front. When I have too much time (aka not working out)...bad things tend to happen in that kitchen :)

snowboundchick - Hang in there. My scale is yo-yoing at the moment as well...we just have to be persistent and all our hard work will pay off...I just know it!

dgramie - YUM! That chicken salad sounds delicious. Mind sharing the recipe? Way to get back on track ON Valentine's Day! Good for you!

rakel - Good luck with getting back OP. Just one small step at a time...you can do it!

My day:
b - lite coconut milk, high fiber cereal, apple - 6
s - yogurt, banana - 5
l - chicken torta - 8
s - orange - 1
d - salmon patty, large salad - 6
s - Kettle corn - 2

Exercise: 60 minute cardio AT GYM! woot, woot! :carrot:

Hope you have a great day everyone!

02-16-2010, 12:33 PM
Oops...forgot the last part of my post.

You were at the beginning of my list my dear Beverlyjoy, and I accidently missed it as I was writing it electronically. How could I forget you! Just wanted to say CONGRATS on the weight loss! Thanks so much for the kind words...You are such an inspiration.

02-16-2010, 01:39 PM
Hey Chicas,

Thanks all for the encouragement. I’m feeling a little better. Trying to fake it til I make it, at least. It’s just gonna be a struggle til it isn’t, I guess.

@brandijune44 – Thanks. I’m feeling a tiny bit better today. I’m just frustrated, I think.

@rakel – it’s so hard to reign it back in once you go off, isn’t it? With your next meal, see if you can do one healthy thing. Maybe that’ll get you back to that good feeling you had.

6 oz Strawberry nonfat 3
1 serving(s) Peanut Butter Cliff Bar 5

1/8 cup(s) Reduced fat mild cheddar shredded cheese 1
SF jello - 0
Chef Salad 5

2/3 Turkey Lasanga 6

1 cup(s) grapes 1
2 serving(s) kettle corn sml bag 4
100 cal pack – 2

02-16-2010, 01:41 PM
Hi all. I’m happy today because I made it through spin class, and my knee didn’t explode. Always good when your knee is in one piece as you walk out of class. I’m going to try the yoga/pilates class again tomorrow, but I’ll need to watch what I do and take it easy. I don’t want to take a giant step backwards again. It is just irritating to have injuries. I’ll tell you, when I watch the Olympics… in particular the moguls skiing… I just can’t imagine how they have any knee function at all. Gosh, I feel sorry for them when they hit their 40’s!!

I wasn’t great on food yesterday. Well, I was good until I went home. I don’t know why my mind thinks I’m starving, but it did. My body is not starving, but my mind is convinced that I need to eat more than what is on plan.

MJ: Glad you had fun with “Girls Day”! Good stuff! Sounds like you have a good day at the gym planned!

Soulnik: I’m sorry you were feeling down. I hope you are feeling stronger today! I think you need to go check out some of the success stories and see the amazing things that others have done. You can totally do this!!! We all can! We just have to keep taking it day by day, step by step. Hang in there, we are behind you 100%!!

Brandi: You keep with it too. I think being sick can bring you down, so stay strong through it all! Might be a good idea to hide that scale!

Snowbound: How fun running around with your 8 year old. Fun exercise!

Rakel: Gosh I know how you feel. It can be hard controlling that sweet tooth. Try to talk yourself out of it each time. Stay strong!

dgramie: Hope your daughter was successful. How did it go for her?

Beverly: Sounds like you are doing great!! Yay you!

Have a great day everyone!

02-16-2010, 06:10 PM
Yeah! Scale down to 306lb this morning.

Yesterday was an okay day.Lunch was grilled cheese, dinner was hamburger helper, no snacking all day and single servings. I had 2 lattes fro 70cal each and lot's of water. And NO Pepsi!!! Yay!

Today so far.

Breakfast: 1 slice toast with peanut butter, 1 latte 12oz.
Snack: 1 apple
Lunch: leftover hamburger helper
Dinner: will be chicken and salad.

Exercise today, I did 1 mile of the walk and punch WATP, all I had time for this morning and the 15 min recess with the boy kicking the soccer ball. We do it inside in the ancillary room (padded floor). We have fun.

02-16-2010, 09:17 PM
slash- my daughter wont know anything for about 6 weeks.In fact she will be just about ready to take her last test before she finds out about this one. So far she has passed both test before today.
brandi- boil chicken breast,shred, add seedless grapes ,Mircle whip light, I add a bit of plain yogurt if I have it. oh salt and pepper of course.
POP day for me...
spent the whole day sewing

02-17-2010, 01:03 AM
My goal tomorrow: start with the basics. Record every morsel that hits my palette and own it! No more sneaking! And, for goodness sakse, just because you're moving doesn't mean you can throw out all exercise! DO IT GIRL!!!

Okay, now that I've given myself a good swift kick in the rear, I now need to get to bed!!

02-17-2010, 06:36 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday was a healthy food day. I am very very grateful. I am having alot of foot pain. I wanted to eat off my plan yesterday - but, I was able to distract myself and talk myself out of overeating. I am grateful.

lots of water
no seconds
fork down between bites
eat only when seated
TASTE my food
log food
stretches and strengthening
remember WHY

breakfast - grits, cheese, clementine
lunch - egg white scramble, mushrooms, onions, lite cheese, toast, veggies
snack - yogurt, fiber bar
dinner - tomato soup, cheese toast, salad
snack - cereal, 1/2 banana, skim milk

Brandijune - I am glad you are feeling better and good enough to get to the gym. I totally can relate to wanting to back off from weighing often. It works for many people, but, not me. Sometimes that number can mess with your head. I like weighing once a week. I think we have to figure what works best for each of us.

mj - don't worry about water weight. I am so glad you are feelilng good enough to work out. I hope that means your knee is doing better.

rakel - I am sorry you are struggling so. It's in the past - start fresh and carry on. I like you attitude of DO IT.

dgrammie - I am dealing with lots of snow too. I am glad you are ready to hop back on your plan. Enjoy that new grandbaby! What are thinbuns.

soulnic - yes, fake it if you need too! You can do this. Keep working your plan and it will work.

snowboundchick - YAY = glad the scale went down and you are doing your workouts.

slash - It's good that you are figuring out how much exercise you can do and not injure yourself. It can be a tricky thing.

02-17-2010, 08:32 AM
bev- thin buns are really thin flat buns...they have 100 calories. I am eating the harvest grain brand this week but I also have tried pepperidge farms.I love them with peanut butter or eggs or lunch meat. THey just really hit the spot for me and dont cause carb cravings like other bread does. I just heard snow and ice for the weekend for us...GRRRRR I WANT SPRING!!!!

02-17-2010, 11:52 AM
Good morning!

Yesterday went pretty well. I was able to stick to my plan of a salmon burger and a huge salad for dinner. I'm trying to cut down my bread intake to one meal a day (preferably lunch). My hubby makes homemade 100 cal thin buns...so it's not the easiest to stay out of :)

So I admit...I'm an addict. I told myself that I was going to go home after the gym and put my scale in the closet and what did I do? I went home and stepped right on that scale! I put it away though so hopefully I can resist at least for a while.

soulnik - I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better. If you don't mind me asking, were you able to get your blood sugar checked at Walgreens? Perhaps getting that balanced would help soothe your body and mind. Just a thought though. Keep on plugging along. One step in front of the next. You are doing great!

slashnl - I do that same thing when I get home! My mind says "eat, eat, EAT!" I try to remind myself that "I am in control! I choose what I eat!" But easier said than done, right? Your exercise plan is so inspiring! Have fun at yoga today!

snowboundchick - Yay for the scale going down! Keep up the great work AND the fun with your son! How cool is that!

dgramie - Thanks so much for the recipe! I am so going to try that this weekend after I get some miracle whip lite. I love getting new exciting ideas!

rakel - Great job for getting back on track! Way to motivate yourself! Today is a new day. You will do great!

beverlyjoy - Hope your foot is feeling better! No fun! Great job at staying OP with food yesterday even when you didn't want to! Stay warm and have a great day!

My plan today:
b - apple, lite coconut milk, cereal - 4
s - yogurt, banana - 5
l - cottage cheese, pretzels - 5
s - orange - 1
d - large taco salad with ground turkey - 7
s - 4 whole grain cookies - 1

Exercise: 60 minutes elliptical

02-17-2010, 12:33 PM
Hey Chicas,

I am feeling better today. Food’s been good. Walked each day this week. My team at work has decided to do a healthy living competition called “The Game On Diet”. Don’t know a lot about it yet but it’s more about gaining points for healthy behaviors than about losing pounds. I like that better than the Biggest Loser challenge. I’m working out with my BL team tonight.

I’m giving up TV for Lent. My hope is that I’ll use the time I would have been watching TV to write more, read more, get more in touch with my Spirit, reflect on what really matters.

@Slashnl – Good for you making it through spin class! It’s so hard to do.
@SnowboundChick - Yay for no Pepsi!
@Beverlyjoy – glad you were able to distract yourself and not over eat.
@brandijune44 – I was able to get my diabetes screening. Blood sugar was normal so I don’t have it, thank God! Taco salad is a great idea. Think I’ll do that next week.

My food for today:
6 oz Strawberry nonfat 3
1 serving(s) Peanut Butter Cliff Bar 5
1/4 cup(s) fat-free skim milk 0.5

1/8 cup(s) Reduced fat mild cheddar shredded cheese 1
Chef Salad 5

2/3 Turkey Lasanga 6

1 cup(s) grapes 1
2 - 100 cal packs - 4
2 serving(s) kettle corn sml bag 4
3 small clementine 1

02-17-2010, 01:36 PM
Cheers, chicks!!

Soulnik, I'm so sorry you've been feeling down. I hope you are giving yourself credit for working your way through a difficult time and staying on your plan -- that's really hard, but you DID it!! :hug: Glad also to hear your blood sugar is normal!!

brandijune, good luck with the scale addiction!! That's a tough one to kick. I've finally just accepted that I'm going to step on the scale every day... I just refuse to let the results influence my behavior if I know I've been good on my plan. You're doing so well -- keep going!! :carrot:

dgramie, I hope your daughter does well with her exams. Sounds like you've been enjoying your snow days and have recommitted to your plan -- best to you!! :hug:

Beverlyjoy, sure sorry you're still suffering from the foot pain. It's so discouraging when you're trying to do good things for yourself but your body is sabotaging you... I hope it gives you some relief soon. :hug:

rakel, I've said it before but I'll say it again: I've noticed that the people who succeed at this weight loss gig are the folks who just continually recommit to their efforts. So kudos to you for doing just that!! :carrot:

Snowboundchick, congrats on the loss!! You're doing fantastic, and providing excellent inspiration to us all!! :carrot:

Slashnl, hope you can continue to keep that knee safe!! You're keeping up with the exercise, and that's outstanding. Food will improve again, and you'll be back on track!! :carrot:

mj5, only .6 lbs? Don't let that scale upset your efforts. You're doing so well!! High fives!! :carrot:

I'm doing ok... yesterday would have been my 8th wedding anniversary, and it's always a bit of a difficult time. I opened a bottle of one of our favorite wines and toasted my late husband's memory (probably a glass worth's too many times)... he was a wonderful, wonderful man, and I will miss him always.

Other than that, I should be putting my free time to better use but I'm not. Seem to be living mostly inside my head. I suppose it's not surprising given the time of year.

Handyman doesn't return for another week and a half... I appreciate that we speak daily on the phone, and he's lovely. But it's such a new relationship and was so unexpected, I feel a little shy... did this all really happen?? And what does it mean in my life? Am I READY to let someone back into my heart? And if I am, is he the right choice? I'm a famous one for saying to just let things unfold. Guess I should take my own advice. :dizzy: At least it's not causing me to overeat, so THAT'S something!!

Best to everyone, Rae

02-17-2010, 01:51 PM
Thanks for all of the support everyone... and cheering me on :)

I still ate more sweets yesterday then I should have... they are just abundant right now, I guess because of Valentine's day. So I have not been as good as I should, but I have said no to a lot of them. I ordered a few boxes of Girl Scout cookies, and have eaten some of them... but thankfully, I have not binged on them and eaten half the box! A serving is just 2 cookies, so I've been trying to stick to that. I was tempted to eat a piece of cake last night, but I didn't. Today I was tempted to eat a donut because my boss brought them in, but I didn't.

I've already planned all of my food for the day and put it into Livestrong. I still have 200ish calories left over, but it looks like a lot of food to me so I doubt I'll still be hungry after I eat everything. If I am, then I can eat a small snack consisting of an apple and carrot sticks.

I don't usually post my meals here, but since I've been pretty poor at managing this lately I'm posting here for some extra accountability.

B: ensure chocolate shake & luna bar
S: 3 pieces of Dove Chocolate (tsk, tsk)
L: 1/2 tuna salad sandwich with a half slice of swiss cheese, 1 serving of baked lays, 1 serving of red grapefruit chunks, 1 jello chocolate mousse with 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter
S: smart pop kettle corn (mini bag)
D: chicken breast, rice, roasted veggies in olive oil (potato, onions, peppers, green beans)
S: (optional) 1 medium apple, 1 serving carrot sticks with ranch dressing

As expected, the amount of sugar is still too much. Fiber is a little low. Protein, carbs, fat, cholesterol and are acceptable. Sodium is a little high. To be quite honest, my breakfast has a lot of sugar in it, but I really like the portability aspect of it. I just grab it on the way out the door and go. Eventually I hope to get on a schedule where I get up earlier so I can maybe prepare some eggs for breakfast, which would still have a lot of protein, but less sugar obviously.

02-17-2010, 02:00 PM
Oh do I feel good today! I was worried about doing the Body Flow (yoga/pilates) class today because the last time I did it was when my knee started hurting so badly. I think it went well and my knee seems to be ok. I had talked to the instructor before class and she told me what I could do to minimize stress to my knee. It still is a hard class and I am fighting the frustration of not being balanced/flexible enough to do it well, but I’ll stick with it. I guess I’ll improve? It just seems sooooo difficult. I’ll go to spin tomorrow and still take it easy on the knee.

I did much better with food yesterday, but I’m still fighting the “starving” feeling. I think it is just because I’m being more diligent lately. So now I’m deprived… not! I think my body is just protesting the lack of bad food.

Snowbound: Congrats on the weight loss!

dgramie: I’ll bet sewing was fun for you! I am not talented that way.

Rakel: Good plan. Keep being strict with yourself!

Beverly: I’m sorry you’re having foot pain. I hope it gets better!

Brandi: That’s good that you can admit you’re an addict. It is the first step to recovery! :)

Soulnik: I like the name of that… “The Game On Diet”. Sounds good to me!

Rae: That’s tough, with the anniversary coming and going. And, I think you should just let things unfold. Oh wait, YOU already said that. :)

Have a good day everyone!

02-17-2010, 02:13 PM
Rakel – you can do it!! Sounds like you are getting it.

Beverly – I hope you foot feels better soon. I like your menu.

Brandi – salmon burger sounds good, is it homemade or store bought? Good for you for putting the scale away.

Soulnik – your whole post was inspiring, lucky to gave a workout group, love the give up TV, I need to do that and give up facebook! Great menu!

Rae – ((Rae))

I’m feeling pretty good, slept in this morning so no workout but walking today to recess with son and then walking back to have lunch with my middle boy, I do the kindie lunch every Wed.

Hubby made chicken and rice and mixed veggies for supper so no salad.

Today he made scrabbled eggs (no cheese on mine) and 3 small sausages for me.

I packed a salmon sandwich for lunch and my snacks are an apple and some healthy popcorn. Drinking water and had a hot chocolate. Tonight we are having pork chops with something.

I find I’m doing really good without the Pepsi, not craving sugar sweets and not overeating, Weird. I just have to get back to calorie counting now but taking the time right now to just concentrate on eating healthy and moving more.

02-17-2010, 05:56 PM
OH God! I bombed. I ate my sandwich at 11am and then went to school for lunch with my sons class. But for some reason stopped at the store on the way home grabbing 1 slice of veggie pizza and 2 cookies (1 pb 1 sugar) and a V8 splash (220 cal bottle). I don't know what I was thinking. The rest of the day will be better.

I think for me when I have a big breakfast I eat more during the day. It's weird.

02-17-2010, 07:53 PM
hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know things are super busy at work (covering for someone else). I'll pop in as soon as I can!

02-18-2010, 10:57 AM
Hey Chicas,

I’m feeling almost good. The first night of no TV was great. I got a lot of writing done for my writing class. I enjoyed the quiet. I didn’t eat or want to eat. I didn’t realize how much mindless eating I do with the TV on.

Had therapy last night and talked about why I always seem to get to a point where I poop out on my weight loss efforts. Got really emotional. I’m going to have to explore that, I think. What am I afraid of? Why do I feel the need to hold on to this weight? What would happen if I actually lost it all? Hmmmm.

No morning walk today as it’s my usual day off but I am doing a mall walk with my Biggest Loser team this evening.

Food for the day:

1 serving(s) Peanut Butter Cliff Bar 5
6 oz Strawberry nonfat 3
1/4 cup(s) fat-free skim milk 0.5

1/8 cup(s) Reduced fat mild cheddar shredded cheese 1
Chef Salad 1-31-10 4

1 serving(s) WaWa Roast beef 6

2-100 cal packs - 4
2 serving(s) kettle corn sml bag 4
1 cup(s) grapes 1
1 small apple(s) 1

@raebeaR – You’re doing great! It’s a brave thing to risk your heart again, especially after experiencing such a huge loss. Take it one day at a time and let your heart lead you in regards to Handyman. Take care of you.

@rakel – Good for you posting your meals! I find it helpful in keeping me accountable for the day...makes me think twice about changing things. Maybe you can try replacing just one thing with something high fiber or low sugar. Also, for breakfast I love those portable meals too. I’ve been eating a lot of breakfast bars myself. But sometimes I make egg beaters in the microwave the night before and in the morning slap it on a toasted English muffin. Easy to carry and quick to make.

@Slashnl – Nothing like a feel good day! Glad the yoga worked out!

@SnowboundChick – Everyone slips up. It’s ok. Start new with the next meal. If I gave up Facebook, I’d die of loneliness. It’s my one link to the outside world!

02-18-2010, 01:10 PM
Good morning everyone!

I'm super busy with work this morning but just wanted to drop in and say "hi!"

raebeaR- You are absolutely so inspirational! What a strong lady you are! Hang in there and let your heart lead the way...

rakel - Way to make yourself be accountable! You are absolutely making great strides for your health by just writing your food choices down :)

slashnl - So glad that you are feeling great! Have fun at spin today! You go girl...

snowboundchick - No, the salmon burgers aren't homemade. They are trader joe's brand though...economical and tasty! I'm trying to find a good lemon dill sauce to pair with them...still searching though.

soulnik - I'm so glad you got your blood sugar checked and it's OK! That's great! I'm trying to figure out some of the same struggles as you in terms of giving up on trying to live a healthier life. What has made me ALWAYS quit in the past? I will NOT give up and I can tell that you too are in this for the long haul. Hang in there girl!

beverlyjoy - Hope your foot is feeling better!

mj - Hope you are able to stay OP in the midst of chaos. I'm feeling the stress/pressures of work right now and it seems to take so much more energy to stay focused and OP.

This is what my day looks like:
b - apple, cereal, coc. milk - 4
s - yogurt, banana - 5
l - cottage cheese, thin bun, cream cheese - 5
s - orange - 1
d - veggie stirfry w/ tofu - 8
s - whole wheat cookies - 2

Exercise: Treadmill 60 minutes

Have a wonderful day everyone!

02-18-2010, 01:27 PM
I did okay last night just pork chops, mash taters and cauliflower.

This morning had some honey nut w/skim milk early, early then later had 1 boiled egg and 2 toast w/ a little butter.

No exercise so far, my knees are hurting so much right now.

02-18-2010, 02:03 PM
Hi chicks -last night was tough for me. I caved into sabatoging thoughts about living with foot pain and how I wanted to eat over it. - and did eat extra food. I knew that I would have to take the wheelchair for my school program. I was just too far to walk - my friend Sally came and 'wheelied' me around. I usually don't need it. But, I think it's better to be willing to use it every now and then as apposed to not working and doing what I love. However - it makes me frustrated and sad. After the unplanned eating, the usual bad feelings about myself and my determination. I should have written down the extra - I didn't even think of it. I woke up wanting to go 'scrounging' for tasty bits of different food. However, I have been able to push through those feelings and have made a plan in my mind - I will write it down. After my program at school this morning - I was tired and wanted to stop at Wendy's for a salad. I pushed through and came home and eat planned food. I am grateful for that.

I am celebrating my gs birthday this weekend and then off to take care my sister after her back surgery. I will try to check in as often I can.

Let's all remember that it's for a lifetime. If you fall of the horse...get back on and ride!

02-18-2010, 02:41 PM
Hi everyone. I, too, am super busy at work. I am taking off tomorrow, so I have to work hard today to try to get stuff done. Ugh.

Spin was good today. Well, it was really hard, so that wasn't great, but I made it through... so that's good. My thighs are sore today. I think it is from yesterday's yoga/pilates. I passed up an ice cream drumstick last night after seeing it was 300 calories. Dang, it looked good, but there was no way I had 300 calories to give to it.

Hope everyone has a good day!

02-19-2010, 07:24 AM
HI friends - yesterday was in my calorie range - I am so grateful.

I may not have access to a computer for a while. But, I will try and check as often as I can.

Carry on everyone!!!!!

02-19-2010, 10:40 AM
Hi Chicas,

Yesterday was a struggle. “No TV for Lent” really hit me hard. I dipped into my spare 35 weekly points pretty hard. I ended up leaving the house at 8 pm and sitting in the book store for a few hours just so I would stop snacking at home. I realized too that I can’t come home from work and spend hours on the computer as a replacement for the TV. I need to give my eyes a rest. I have a book of CD so I think I’ll borrow a few more of those from my boss to get me through. Maybe I’ll even exercise while I’m listening!

Fun weekend planned. R & B line dancing tonight, Biggest Loser kickboxing workout Saturday morning, bowling with my women’s group on Saturday night. (We’ve invited a men’s group to join us so I plan to look super cute!) Sunday I’ll cook for the week and do some laundry.

I give myself one cup of coffee each day and this morning I chugged it like water. Sweet nectar of the gods! And now I want another one. It’ll just give me gas and make me feel crazy so I shouldn’t do it. I’ll have water instead. Humbug!

Food for the day:

1 serving(s) Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar 4
6 oz Strawberry nonfat 3
1/4 cup(s) fat-free skim milk 0.5
2 serving(s) kettle corn sml bag 4

1 serving(s) WaWa Roast beef 6
14 item(s) Baked KC Masterpiece BBQ Potato Chips 2

I’m going out tonight so I’m not sure what I’ll eat yet. May have to adjust some other things to account for the points in the meal.

2- 100 cal packs - 4
1 cup(s) grapes 1

02-19-2010, 01:42 PM
Good morning fellow chicks!

Thank goodness it's Friday! That's all I can say! I'm super excited because my parents are coming in from out of town to visit us. I'm really nervous about it too though. I have the menu planned out for the entire weekend but I always tend to relax a bit when I have company around. I say "come on Brandi, let loose...you can't be perfect all the time! Just one glass of wine will be OK." Then you know what happens after ;) I'll let you know how it goes on Monday.

soulnik - Can I just say how exciting your life sounds! I'm a small town girl who has always fantasized about what "city life" would be like. You make it sound so fun! Just wanted to say congrats on your clothing NSV! Keep up the great work girl! :D

beverlyjoy - Great job on your OP day yesterday! Way to get back with it! Hope you have a fabulous time celebrating your grandson's birthday!

slash - Congrats on passing on the drumstick! That must have been challenging but doesn't the sense of control just feel so rewarding afterwards!?

snowboundchick - Hope your knee is feeling better!

rakel - How are you doing? Hope things are going better for you! :hug:

raebeaR - Hope you're hanging in there. I'm not sure exactly where you are at in OR but hope you are out there enjoying some of this SUN! :cool:

dgramie - I tried the chicken salad yesterday evening...AND it was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Have a great weekend!!!

b - apple, cereal, coc. milk - 4
s - yogurt, banana - 5
l - tofu curry - 5
s - orange - 1
d - chicken tacos - 8
s - cookies - 2

Exercise - LONG walk with the parents! Yay! :carrot:

02-19-2010, 03:22 PM
Hi everyone. I'm at home today, trying to do some organizing. Oh boy. I went to the gym this morning so that I could continue to stay on track with that. Being at home is tough for eating though. I can be a lot more disciplined at work!

Have a good weekend everyone!

02-20-2010, 01:28 AM
You guys are all so great. :) Thanks so much for all your kind, supportive comments -- they mean a lot to me!!!

rakel, keep tweaking. You're going to find that perfect combination to unlock steady weight loss!! Keep going!!! :carrot:

Slashnl, hope you're doing better with the starving feeling!! I often find that when I feel that way, I'm hungering from something emotional. Or sometimes... I'm just hungry. ;) It's tough to deal with either one. Hope you figure it out soon!! :hug:

brandijune, you're a love. :hug: I'm sending all possible good vibes your way to get you through the stress at work -- you're doing so well!!! I did indeed enjoy the sunshine we've had the past couple of days -- can't stay out of it, in fact... I've taken lovely long walks, washed the horse, planted roses... hope you've had a chance to enjoy it some, too!! I'm near Eugene. Where are you? :)

Snowboundchick, you sound like you're getting your food under control again. I hope the knees are better soon!! :hug:

Beverlyjoy, great advice re horseback riding. Sounds like you've been much challenged lately -- be proud of yourself for doing so well!! :carrot:

soulnik, I think you're amazing!! Your weekend sounds so fun, too. Please let us know how it all goes!!! Re giving up tv, what about listening to music or playing an instrument? Would that help any? Hang in there!! :hug:

My food hasn't been perfect, but overeating has been mostly healthful stuff -- which doesn't make it ok, but I feel a bit better about it. Somehow "bingeing" on 7 reduced-fat Triscuits doesn't seem as horrible as stuffing 2 slices of cherry pie down my gullet. The gorgeous weather has encouraged me to get out and do a lot of hiking, gardening, etc. Maybe that makes up for the overeating a little.

One more week till Handyman is back... I'm much encouraged by the fact that we find more to talk about and share every day in our long phone conversations. It's gonna be a long week!!!!

Best to all, Rae

02-20-2010, 05:41 AM
Good Morning everyone! Phew....glad that week is over! I knew it was going to be hectic because I was going to be covering for another manager for a couple days, but then someone else was out sick....yea, it was a bit chaotic. But, made it through. Food was ok, honestly, didn't have time to even think about overeating, had to force myself to stop and eat (which isn't good either!)

Workouts were not the greatest, just really did not have the time to fit them in. I am back on track now, though.

Today I am taking three of my niece's to the mall (12, 15 and 16)....wish me luck....I'm gonna need it!!!!

Have a great OP day everyone!!!

02-20-2010, 07:57 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday went well...I am grateful.

Today is my grandson's birthday pizza party - I've got the food planned in my head to make it a sane food day. I will take a couple squares of pizza, salad, and a bite of cake, I will write down everything I eat,

Gotta go...two other folks want to use the computer.

Have a great day.

02-20-2010, 10:11 AM
Hey Chicas,

R & B line dancing was great! (It’s like country line dancing just to R & B music...most of the same moves, actually.) I did 15,800 steps yesterday on my pedometer! I was supposed to go to a work out with my Biggest Loser competition but I HATE exercise for exercise sake.

I had an epiphany last night. I have so much fun dancing, playing with my Wii and I enjoy my morning walks so much. Why should I work out in a gym if I’m getting my fitness from things I enjoy? So, I’ve decided that I will no longer force myself to do the traditional exercises that make me so miserable. I will do what I enjoy – something for at least 30 minutes – 6 days per week (and since I’m enjoying it, I’ll probably go longer). I’ll also add some weight training in there somehow. But no more making myself feel badly for not slogging to the gym or crying my way through tedious aerobics classes or hours on the treadmill. I won’t do that to myself anymore. I’m very excited about this!

I used to only weigh myself once a week but I’ve been doing it once a day lately. I think it keeps me more honest. Like, do I really want to eat that if it’s gonna make the number jump up tomorrow? So, I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to eat a 21 point dinner tonight. I’m doing it since I’ve earned 20 activity points this week. Lots of water since it’s Asian food. I should be ok.

1/2 cup(s) Egg Beaters 1
1 serving(s) Fiber One pancakes - 3 3
1 1/2 serving(s) SF Maple Syrup 1/4 c. 1

1 serving(s) Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar 4
1 cup(s) grapes 1

2 serving(s) Pei Wei Mongolian Beef (1/2 container) 15
2 serving(s) Pei Wei Brown Rice (1/2 container) 6.5

@brandijune44 – Gosh, I have never thought of my life as exciting. I’m usually bored to tears, sitting here thinking of things to do with myself. I actually live in a suburb of Philadelphia though I lived in NYC for 7 years. Now THAT was an adventure! I hope you enjoy your time with your folks. Maybe remember that fun isn’t food?

@raebeaR – You’re so lucky to live somewhere with gorgeous weather. If it snows one more time here I might scream! I’m glad your handyman will be back soon. It sounds like you’re really enjoying that relationship. And I’m enjoying it vicariously through you! I’m happy for you, chica.

@Slashnl – Days off always throw me a little. No routine. Glad you got to the gym!

02-21-2010, 09:48 AM
Tom came and so did the cravings.I did really well yesterday with them.I wanted puffy cheetos so I counted out a serving of them and ate half of an oatmeal pie. My calories were still ok for the day but I really try to avoid that kind of junky calories.
I have had a great weekend. My dd and her hubby came home and it was sooooooo nice to have her home. On friday my dil brought my new grandson over for a few hours. He is such a doll!!
Today is a yucky rainy day( at least its not snow)I plan on making a pot of chilli. I know I will be fine eating just a serving of it.
breakfast- pb on a thin bun
lunch- chilli
dinner- tuna on a thin bun and veggie sticks

02-21-2010, 10:03 AM
Hi chicks..

I have just a moment now to check in. Yesterday went well despite going to a restaurant for lunch and my grandson's pizza birthday party at supper time. I am very grateful. I've been writing down my food and keeping track via exchanges. I had a couple extra exchanges but I have allowed that for myself. I did my stretches and strengthening exercises &had lots of water. I am grateful for the willingness to keep trying away from home.

I am so enjoying my time with grandson! His favorite thing to say these days is "Good idea!" I love that.

02-21-2010, 11:10 AM
Hey Chicas,

Yesterday went better than I'd planned. I think I'm having gall bladder issues so I opted not to have the 21 point heavy fat meal I planned for dinner. I had pizza but it wasn't nearly as bad as what I was gonna have. And the scale this morning is still down, down, down. And, I did have my 2 vodka gimlets that I'd planned! Today I'm supposed to clean, cook and do laundry. So far all I feel like doing is sleeping, sleeping and sleeping. We'll see.

Have a good day!

02-21-2010, 05:54 PM
Hey ladies! Im jumpin in on the very late bandwagon :lol:. I kinda feel like I'm interrupting a week long conversation so I'll just post my food for now. I'll catch up with ya'll tomorrow when the new thread starts.

(keep in mind I work graveyard shift so my food schedule is backwards LOL. I eat my heaviest meal @ lunch)

bfast - kashi blueberry fields cereal w/ extra fresh bluberries, banana and skim milk.

lunch: pot roast, (no gravy) mushrooms, carrots, greenbeans, risotto.

Dinner: Big salad w/ mixed greens, baby spinach, tomatoes, carrots, and chicken breast

Snack: string cheese, natural yogurt w/ fresh fruit mix, 1 ounce almonds.

Water! Water! Water!