100 lb. Club - Accountability, menu, exercise, chit chat support- Week of March 15

03-15-2010, 10:03 AM
Hi folks...if you are looking for a place to put your daily plan, exercise, give and get support or chit chat..then this is a place. Please feel free to join in.

03-15-2010, 10:08 AM
Hi Chicks - yesterday was a healthy food day. I am grateful. I did not do my planned stretches and strengthening...but I WILL do them today. I am pleased that when I took some unplanned sesame sticks to eat at a time when I was feeling anxiety, stress and some physical pain....I threw them in the trash! I drank all my water, logged my food and did most of my other things I strive to do. I am grateful for that too.

breakfast - grits, lite cheese, clementine
lunch - wrap with ff refried beans, lite cheese, salsa, salad, evoo, vinegar
snack - fiber bar, blueberries
dinner - sloppy joe on light bread, green bean salad
snack - cereal, milk, 1/;2 banana

Have a great day, friends.

03-15-2010, 10:20 AM
Good Morning! I had an awesome NSV this morning....somehow as I was getting things organized last night, I totally forgot to make my lunch for today. Instead of just saying "ah...I'll get take out", I took a few mins to put together a healthy lunch. This is HUGE for me....I normally pack my lunch, but I do it the night before because I am NOT a morning person!!! I am very proud of myself for not taking the easy way out and quickly deciding to get takeout!!!!

Today I will go to the gym and do cardio and legs/back weights. I am excited to start lifting weights again!!!! I have my stickers all ready....my reward...hmmm, I have to come up with something for myself....

Have a great OP day everyone!

03-15-2010, 10:53 AM
hubby bought "honey nut cheerios" instead of regular ones, and wow do they taste like capt'n crunch or something LOL

br: see above! 1% milk, pear
Snack: handful almonds
Lu: tuna sammich, broccoli & dip, apple
Din: baked lemon chicken, fake mashed potatoes (red spuds, skin on, mashed with a little chicken stock and splash of milk) veg & salad
treat: tea & granola bar

03-15-2010, 10:54 AM
Hey Chicas,

I am amazed at how quickly my mood swings. Well, not really. I DO take medication for mood swings to it only stands to reason that they'd sometimes swing in ways I can't predict. I thought I was feeling better...or maybe I was, but the weekend was really hard emotionally. I slept a lot and ate horribly. I'm down 1.6 but I was up 3 lbs last week so....

Had a really hard time getting up this morning and the idea of facing this week is overwhelming to me. Thursday is the 5 year anniversary of my mom's death. Seven weeks later is the 5 year anniversary of my dad's death. This is a rough time of year.

I really don't feel like planning food for the day which is all the more reason to do it. Here's the plan though I don't feel confident that I'll stick to it. I'd really like to just go to bed and eat oatmeal all day. But, alas, I have to work.

Hope you all have a good day!!!

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

lean cuisine - Quick-added food 6
1 pouch(es) Right bites mini fudge stripes 2
1 pouch(es) Right bites sandies shortbread 2

peppers and onions - Quick-added food 0
1/2 cup(s) Brown Rice 3
1/4 cup(s) fat-free sour cream 1
1/8 cup(s) Reduced fat mild cheddar shredded cheese 1
1 Mexican steak and beans 4

3 serving(s) kettle corn sml bag 5.5

03-15-2010, 11:49 AM
Good morning!

Ahhh it feels so good to be back! The weekend went pretty well. Hubby is doing MUCH better and my grandparents came to visit which was fun. My grandma and I went shopping and I was able to get a few smaller interim work clothes which was very nice. I stayed OP foodwise and was able to get a few workouts in during the weekend. It did make me realize how spoiled I am to have "normal" weeks in which I can workout most every day and go about my food plan with minor interruptions. I realized life happens, family comes into town and want to go out to eat, friends want to go to the pastry shop, hubby wants steak for dinner, etc. The key for me I realize is how to stay focused, yet still enjoy those pleasures in life.

beverlyjoy - Way to "step away from the sesame sticks!" haha I hope you are feeling better! I bought clementines over the weekend and thought of you :)

mj - GOOD FOR YOU! I really need to start taking your lead regarding resistance training. Going to the gym and doing an hour of cardio is no big deal mentally to me (I even look forward to it) but add even 10 minutes of resistance training and I'm out! I just don't know what it is! Have fun!

trazey - Um...YUM! Those potatoes sound so yummy!

soulnik - Oh girl...hang in there! Stay strong. I'll be thinking of you during this time. It will pass though and you will come out the other side. CONGRATS on the 1.6 pound weight loss this week! I try to look at every week for what it's worth. Last week is in the past and you stood back up and kept going. I think that's a huge victory in itself (at least for me it would be). Try to keep your chin up...

b - apple, cereal, coconut milk - 6
s - granola, walnuts, yogurt, banana - 8
l - pork tenderloin burrito - 7
s - orange, clementine - 2
d - greek salad - 7

Exercise: 60 minute cardio

03-16-2010, 08:01 AM
Hi chickies!

Yesterday was a healthy day :) ...so gateful for the willingness to keep trying. I got alot done on my taxes - making progress. :) I still did not do my stretches and strengthening...I MUST today.

lots of water
stretches and strengthening - done :D
pland and log food
no seconds, eat seated only, fork down between bites
leave a bit of food after meals and snacks
remind myself WHY
mindful/slow eating
tasting my food
feeling fullness

breakfast - corn bread, egg white scramble w/ ketchup, clementine
lunch - Italian veggie stew with parm, garlic toast
snack - fiber bar, blueberries
dinner - cheese toast, tomato soup, salad, evoo, vinegar
snack - rice cakes with pnb & honey. sf cocoa

brandijune - glad to hear dh came through his oral surgery well. :) Kudo's for staying focused with grandparents changing the routine. It's great to see them, of course and you figured it out. YAY :D

soulnic - I am so sorry you are struggling with emotions. :hug: It's so hard when our parents are gone. Write them letter - that helps me when I start thinking of my dad. I am glad you are down in weight from the weight gain last week. You take care now!

trazey - your fake mashed tater sound deelish...thanks for posting it. :)

mj - so many kudos. Good for you being willing to pack your lunch in the am, getting your stickers, and planning for the gym. You rock, friend. :carrot:

Have a great day friends. :)

03-16-2010, 08:15 AM
Im still trying the minimeal thing my dr suggested. I found it really hard and I guess I need to reprogram my brain. I feel like Im cheating when I eat a heavy snack and feel mistreated at meal time. I agreed to try it for one month.
plan for today
walk outside, playground with kids
water water and more water( UTI about gone)
food- breakfast eggs with veggies and thin bun half
mid morning apple , sting cheese
lunch - fish and brussel sprouts
afternoon snack- thin bun with pb
porkchop and salad and beets

03-16-2010, 10:21 AM
Good Morning! Super busy at work today...but hopefully it will make the day go fast!

Excellent workout last night! It felt SO good to lift weights! Just cardio tonight.

Have a great OP day today! I brought some lemon slices for my water at work...so yummy!

03-16-2010, 12:17 PM
I'm very grumpy at that scale this morning! I am headed to WW this morning for my "official" weigh-in but don't like to be surprised. I got a new digital scale this week and stepped on it and it told me I lost 5 pounds! I thought "Oh, I better check in on the old scale." It told me I GAINED a pound! What? I stepped back on the new scale and it then told me I gained! I can't figure it out! I'll let you know how it goes "officially" when I get back...but just felt like getting out my frustration at the moment :)

03-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Well, it's confirmed...I didn't lose any weight this week. At least I didn't gain I guess. These are the toughest moments for me. I felt like I did a great job this week...completely 100% OP eating and working out. hmmmmm. Just keep moving forward I guess :)

b - banana, WW bar - 3
s - yogurt, granola, walnuts - 6
l - pork tenderloin burrito - 8
s - orange - 1
d - ravioli, light alfredo, breadstick, salad, wine - 14

Exercise: Walked to WW meeting :)

03-16-2010, 04:28 PM
Hey all. I'm here, but just swamped at work. (stupid job)

03-16-2010, 04:39 PM
brandi--stupid scale! Keep at it, the scale will catch up! Make a committment to try some resistance training. I use machines for legs (b/c of my bad knee I try to be careful and they have the same machines as my former PT), but free weights for upper body. There is a great website with a lot of info...I'll have to get you the link from home, I don't have it here. I am often the only girl in the free weight room and THAT took some confidence building on my part, but now I just walk right in....ok, sometimes I have to turn up my music a bit first, but i still do it! LOL!!!

Beverlyjoy--Do those streteches! :drill: And take care of your pieces/parts!

soulnik--How are you today?

dgramie--Yea, that sounds really hard.

Diane--Silly work!!! Hope it lets up soon!

I am SO ready to go to the gym. It was SO hectic first thing this morning I hardly accomplished anything. I should stay late, but I am not going to. Whatever gets done gets done.

Chat w/ you later!

03-17-2010, 06:34 AM
Good morning everyone! I went to the gym last night AND came home and took the dogs for a walk. It was SO nice out!!!

No gym for me today, but that's ok, it was a planned day off...I have a hair appt right after work. I can't wait!!!

Have a great OP day everyone!

03-17-2010, 07:23 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday I had 'fight' my way through the urges to eat a bunch of junky food. :dizzy: My food took many twists and turns but I managed to stay in my calorie range. I am very grateful. :)

I weighed today and I am down three pounds since Tuesday of last week. :carrot::carrot: Yay!

Yesterday I made the bookmarks to give to folks at my wonderful stepmom's 85th birthday party. It's all coming together.

today I need to take time to do all my 'stuff' -

plan and log food
lots of water
sit eating, no seconds, fork down between bites
mindful slow eating
taste the food
stretches and strengthening
remember why

breakfast - English Muffin with Almond Butter, clementine
lunch - egg white scramble with turkey pepperoni and lite cheese, toast, green beans
snack - fiber bar, blueberries
dinner - smart ones lasagna, big salad
snack - rice cakes with pnb and honey, 1/2 banana

Mj - yes, I did my stretches and strengthening exercises - thanks for the reminder. Kudo's to you getting to the gym and walking the dog. Hair appointment - fun to get prettied up!

Hi Slash - glad you could check in....have a great healthy day.

brandijune - I am sorry that da** scale isn't showing what it should. It will show eventually. Hang in there...you are great. Have you ever had your thyroid checked? Sometimes that can effect metabolism. (Just a though) Pick one scale and stick with it. It's hard to switch. I wear my shoes and an ankle brace when I weigh - at first it said I gained almost four pounds, instantly. But - that was my new starting point. Hang in there, friend.

dgrammie - I am glad the doctor's suggestion of more smaller meals has been helpful.

soulnic - trazey - shout out...hope all is well.

Tomorrow I leave for the first leg of my 10 day journey. I am going to do a party for my stepmom's 85th. I got my cousins to do the cooking! I'll do the rest. It will be hard - out of my food comfort zone. But, I've got my journal, cards to read on things I am working on. I am going to do food exchanges and allow myself 2-3 hundred extra calories a day, if necessary. I'll do my best. It's the worst part of a fun time - managing the food. But - planning will help!

If I can - I'll check in daily. I'll be back Sunday - then I'll leave for my next trip.

Everyone have a great day.

03-17-2010, 08:14 AM
I did it...got all 5 minimeals in yesterday and calories were right at 1500. I was proud and never even felt the urge to eat extra.
Today- coffee, yogurt, berries
mid morning- pb on a thinbun
lunch -salad with a bit of cheese,ham and egg
afternoon-laughing cow and veggie sticks and bean dip
dinner- grilled porkchop and sweet potato and veggie blend

03-17-2010, 11:40 AM
Just popping in real quick this morning, as I will be on the road all day for work. I can't thank you guys enough for the support. I knew it wouldn't be easy...I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other. :)

mj - Oh. Gosh. Oh. Goodness. I. just. don't. know. (That's how I feel about lifting weights!) You are right! I just need to get my butt in the weight room and forget about all of my fears and apprehension and do it! Thanks for the push. I'll be reporting back on how that goes.

GO Beverlyjoy GO! Woohoo! Congrats on the 3 pounds!!! Thanks for the kind words (I needed them this morning...since I haven't been speaking too many of them to myself). So the scale situation: last week my hubby brought home a new digital scale because I have been wanting one forever. We just had one of the old scales that you can make move 5 pounds just by leaning a certain way (which I do by the way ;)) So I was so excited to have an "accurate" scale at home. That darn thing has really messed with my mind this week. I will get on it sometimes and it will tell me the same weight a few different times, but then will be 5 pounds different the next time I weigh. Same place on the floor, same position. I think I'm just going to donate it to the thrift shop and stick to my old one for now. BUT this just teaches me that I really don't need to be weighing so often! It's a disorder really :) Good luck with the trip...you will do great I just know it! Make it a repeat of your successful last trip :D

b - cereal, coconut milk, apple - 5
s - banana - 2
l - ravioli, lite alfredo sauce - 8
s - orange, whole grain cookies - 2
d - LARGE salad with new low cal Trader Joe's Ranch (excited!) w/ some type of protein...probably some type of beans- 5

Exercise: 30 minutes cardio, lifting (:dizzy: thanks mj)

03-18-2010, 07:52 AM
Hi chicks-

Yesterday was a healthy day - I am grateful. I stayed mostly with my plan (YAY) - I did have a lolipop (unplanned) and counted it in. I was really low on my calories -so I figured it was OK. (not really OK, however) I need to remind myself to plan for special goodies...it's better that way.

Our wonderful little neighbor's always run over to say hello if we are outside at the same time. We've gotten into the routine of having a 'peanut party' when they come over. (actually dh started it last summer). I won't give them candy on a daily basis...but, peanuts are OK if mom or dad say yes. I held the bowl of peanuts for 30 minutes as they played with my grandson's toys - and I did not take a bite...YAY. I couldn't put the peanuts down because the dog would have eaten them.

That being said...I leaving to 'great unknown' of food today. I don't know what there will be around when I get to my stepmom's. Of course...there will be lots of 'goodies' and things I don't keep around. SO - I need to be careful about making good choices, keeping track, no seconds, record everything I eat, keep track of food exchanges the best I can, allow a couple extra 200 calories if it is necessary to stick with it, etc. It will be stressful...I'll take it a day/meal/snack at a time. I am allowing tastes of some of the special things. I packed a few pieces of fruit, fiber bars and rice cakes so I'll have some snacky things I am used to having around. I did OK the last time out of town - so I know I can do it if I have willingness. It is all about the willingness combined with circumstances.

DH just asked me if I was excited about the party, seeing lots of cousins, and stepmom's neat friends. I am really excited about that. It's funny - seems like dealing with food puts a bit of a damper on it. I mustn't let that happen. The weekend is not all about food, theoretically. It makes me sad/angry that for me it has to be dealing with food. Oh well...life's not always fair.

All I know is what I'll eat for breakfast today -
english muffin, almond butter, clementine

I will try to check when I can.

Have a great day....days. Let's all be kind to ourselves.

03-18-2010, 09:01 AM
March 18. Such a weird day to pick to finally stop lurking on the forums and actually sign up. I didn't sign up to go on a diet. I did however, sign up to have accountability (other than the mirror and scale) and to share encouragement.

I have a million and one reasons for wanting to lose weight and of course have tried it all. However, this time is different in a weird way. When I have gotten back up on the wagon in the past, I had plans on what I would wear when I was smaller, things I would do when it was easier mentally or physically. This time I just want to fell good again. I feel great when I exercise (ok, sore but great) I feel great when I have healthy food fueling my body. So, why do I insist on eating things that run me down, things so loaded in fats, sugars, salts and chemicals just to make them taste good?

This time is different because I WANT to eat healthy. I want to feel good again. No, I want to feel GREAT again. I am encouraged every time I come to the this site and read your experiences. I hope that by finally signing up, I can help encourage you too. (after I bug you with what I am sure will be 495 questions!) :)

Goals today:
1. clean out pantry and fridge. Make a shopping list of natural foods and restock with healthy food. (staying out of the frozen pizza aisle)
2. Going back to the Y and reclaiming my corner treadmill that I used to be faithful to years ago, beg for forgiveness and rekindle the old flame!

03-18-2010, 11:49 AM
Good morning!

I think I may have woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning! I don't feel very good and "feel fat" (you know what I'm talking about). Yesterday evening, I went to make my usual salad and took one bite and couldn't manage any more. I did the same thing with a homemade lowfat bean burrito (actually hubby ate both). I ended up with a small bowl of cereal. I don't know what's wrong with me. I hope I feel better soon...I was so exhausted after work yesterday that I skipped the gym and took an hour walk with my dog (I was proud I even did that!) I'm hoping today is a better day!

bythenumbers - :welcome: Yay, I'm so glad you've decided to join us! It's always so nice "seeing" new people. I look forward to getting to know you better! I have found this thread to be so helpful and I hope you do too!

beverlyjoy - (I know that I sound like a broken record) Seriously, your posts just inspire me every morning. You are just so thoughtful, reflective, and kind.I was so down when I got on here and reading your post put a smile on my face and made me realize that if I just keep moving, I'll reach my goal eventually. Thank you! Have a wonderful trip! I know you'll do great!

mj - I let you down with the weight lifting yesterday :^: Today is a new day!

Soulnik - You are just on my mind. How's it going? Hope you are doing well :D

b - cereal, coconut milk, apple - 5
s - yogurt, granola, walnuts, banana - 8
l - spinach ravioli, light alfredo sauce - 6
s - orange - 1
d - some type of wrap (trying to use up all the lettuce I bought for salads <---YUCK) - 6
s - whole grain cookies - 1

Exercise: 30 minutes cardio, WEIGHTS (You can DO IT Brandi!!!) :strong:

03-18-2010, 06:14 PM
Hi everyone! Work was SUPER hectic today....I was out of town at meetings until 2:30pm....hard walking into your office at that time of day and jumping in to stuff.....at least they had decent food...lots of fresh fruit! YUM!!!

I will catch up w/ everyone as soon as I can...maybe not today or tomorrow...but as of tomorrow at 4pm (or maybe 5....) I am on vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

03-19-2010, 09:36 AM
Hi chicks....checking in and saying hi. Day one of my journey went well... I am so grateful! DH was eating Snyders Mustard Pretzels on the drive. I really wanted some...but, was wiling to say "You don't always get what you want, every time." Once I got past the craving - I was OK. WOw...so grateful. I kept track of my food and stayed within my food exchanges. So it went well. I did eat an extra bite of bread and one unplanned cashew...but, I am not going to worry about it.

Kind of plans to today
breakfast - pnb toast, fruit
lunch - cottage cheese & fruit, toast, veggies
snack - fiber bar, cheese
dinner - small amount of pizza (NO seconds) salad and lite dressing
snack - 3 ginger cookies (70 calories) fruit

MJ -hope things are going well....enjoy your time off...you deserve it!!

brandijune - you are wonderful, friend. IF anything I ever say or do is helpful to you, I am so thrilled. Really Glad you could change your meal to something simple yet healthy. Getting exercise when you feel crappy is a huge credit. Feel better..I hope you can get a rest this weekend.

bythenumbers - WELCOME!!!!! I am so glad you posted. Wanting to eat healthy makes all the difference. Welcome aboard.

Hi dgrammie....soulnic - hope you are OK.

Everyone have a great day!

03-19-2010, 11:43 AM
Good morning!

I'm feeling a bit better this morning. However, my scale is still "stuck" and it honestly feels like it will never move again. I took an hour walk during my lunch break yesterday THEN went and did 30 minutes of cardio and lifted weights ("good job Brandi!") Did the scale show my hard work yesterday? NO, of course not! I'll just be patient and keep on keeping on. That's really all I can do.

Hope you all have a beautiful OP weekend! "See" you Monday...

beverlyjoy - YAY for you! One successful day down...many more to follow :) You are great. Thanks for the support!

mj - Woohoo...VACATION! That must feel great to look forward to! I hope you have a smooth last few hours before the break :)

dgramie - How are the mini-meals going?

bythenumbers - I hope your first day here at 3FC was enjoyable! How are things going?

soulnik - How are things going my friend?

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

b - cereal, coconut milk, apple - 5
s - yogurt, banana - 4
l - gardenburger wrap - 7
s - orange, apple sauce - 2
d - Taco salad - 6
s - whole grain cookies - 1

Exercise: 60 minute cardio at gym

03-19-2010, 03:36 PM
Hi All,

I've been binging all week. Yesterday was the 5 year anniversary of my mom's passing. I've just been sad and tired and...spent all week. I didn't even have the heart to post or track what I've been eating because it's been so bad. My face has even broken out in the biggest, most painful zits because I haven't eat like this in so long.

Needless to say, I'm glad it's the weekend and the weather is nice here. I'm feeling lonely as I don't have any close friends here so I'm not sure what I'll do to get out of the house but I do plan to get out somehow.

I'm sure I'll be back OP next week and that this was just a temporary hiccup.

@brandijune44 - Thanks for thinking of me.

Have a good weekend everyone!

03-20-2010, 08:10 AM
soul_ HUGS and hang in there.
bythenumbers_ hi and welcome. I love your goals. Maybe I need to go back to sitting daily goals.

I am not doing well with the minimeals. I dont think it will work for me. I skip them or it makes me want to graze all day long. Today my bff is coming for a visit.ITs been a year since she was here and our visits are always full of fun and food and lots of walking..and more food and some chocolate thrown in.I have decided instead of stressing just to enjoy the day and make as good of decision as possible.
gotta come up with a new plan for food...

03-20-2010, 05:11 PM
Hello everyone :)

I have been posting randomly in other areas of the forum for awhile, but I decided to start posting in the 100's club. It's great to be part of a club and give/receive support from others who know where you are coming from. I posted my information in the member's profile sticky too ;)

You gals are all doing so well! I see everyone dealing with the same struggles I had and some I still have. I have lost some weight but 30 pounds of it was a couple years ago but I didn't do it a healthy way. I started losing again in November at 222 lbs and it has been a process of learning how to do it the healthy way and making lasting changes. I am a night time binger and a comfort eater by nature. I have just started dealing with the binging this week. Until this point I have have been saving a lot of my calories for the evening so I was still losing but I want to do it right and not feel like a failure every time I eat and eat at night.

My breakthrough for the week: I ordered three milkshakes for my children and husband the other day. The lady told me I should order another one and just drink it or give it away because they had a deal where it was cheaper to order four than three! I told her "no thanks" because I knew I would drink that extra one. I ended up getting a fat free 70 calories treat cup instead and it tasted great. Just last month I would have jumped at the idea of that shake. I think I am growing in strength but I still feel week quite often when faced with yummy food :^:

03-21-2010, 08:34 AM
Hi everyone!

bythenumbers and sweetnlow--welcome!!! this is a great group!!!

soul--BIG hugs to you. I have been thinking about you.

Beverlyjoy--can't wait to hear about your trip!

brandijune--Keep at it, you CAN do this, I know you can!

dgramie--How was your visit w/ your bff? I'll bet you had a blast!

Hubby and i took advantage of the beautiful day yesterday, grabbed his camera and went to the zoo. He had NEVER been to a zoo! There was some construction, so not all animals were able to be seen, but we had a blast! We walked a couple of miles and had a lot of fun. He is already talking about going back in the summer.

Today we'll hang around and watch basketball, which is fine w/ me. Have a great day everyone!