Weight Loss Support - ~~May~~ Daily Accountability Check-In Everyone Welcome!




Diana3271
05-01-2010, 09:34 AM
Hello Everyone! Welcome to May! Let's make it a great month!

I want to welcome everyone to the Daily Accountability Check-In. Our goal is to stay accountable and on track by posting our daily food and exercise choices. All food and exercise programs are welcome. Consistency is the key to reaching our weight loss goals.

Introduce yourself or jump right in and tell us what you have been doing.

Does anyone have any special goals for the month they are working on?

:cheer2: Here's to the start of a great month! :cheer3:


Ciao
05-01-2010, 10:12 AM
For the start of May - 152 (though I know it's going to flip-flop)
And just running, eating right, and lots of water has helped. :)

Echo
05-01-2010, 10:21 AM
Thanks for starting this thread! great idea Diana :)

Well i'd like to join in please :)

I would like to get down to 152-155 lbs by the end of may, reason being is that i'm going on holiday june 1st and will be away for 5 weeks and fear i might gain weight, so want to have abit of a cushion to gain some pounds whilst on holiday, or maintain whilst on holiday. I will be mostly staying with my cousin who is also into staying fit and healthy, so we will keep each other accountabile which will help! but also will be staying with other family and you know family they always want you to eat eat eat when you go visit them haha.

I am aiming to get some exercise in and running whilst i'm out there, and taking my gym kit!

my goals for May are:

1. mini fast with exercise protocol - which is a method i just read about in a research article. and testing it out on myself.
2. eat no more than 1800 calories.
3. exercise on a daily basis, with 1-2 days of rest day.
4. drink more water!!

Good luck everyone :)

so far today.

today i weighed in at 159.8lbs

i have done p90x chest shoulders and triceps, burned 285 calories. and did the mini fast protocol.
and my aim for today is to eat no more than 1800 calories.


Diana3271
05-01-2010, 10:50 AM
Jemappellesierra & Echo Hi & Welcome to the check-in! :wave:

topsy81
05-01-2010, 11:01 AM
Can I join too please?

I would like to loose between 6-8 lbs in May.

I only joined this site a few days ago, and have been reading lots of posts. I`m sure i can keep on track, with a little help :)

I`m trying to keep my calories between 1400-1600 day, and up my protein, cause I`m a real carb girl, and also I`m trying to eat a lot of whole foods. I made some falafel`s for lunch. Yum.

At the minute don`t do that much exercise, but have started going for long walks and doing 15 Min's on an exercise bike- It all helps right?

Take care x

Diana3271
05-01-2010, 11:36 AM
Topsy Hi and Welcome! :wave: Yes, it's great having you join in! :D

jar1965
05-01-2010, 11:37 AM
Hi everyone! Great thread Diana! Thanks for starting it! I am Jeanne, mother of 2 (23 & 18) and married to a great guy! I have a wonderful pound puppy of 8 years who is also watching her weight and exercising! haha!
I started ww on line Dec. 26 and have lost 32 lbs! I started Zumba in February and started walking (like r e a l l y walking) about 10 days ago.
My goal for may is to lose 6-8# as well! I need held accountable - so if you don't see me for a few days - track me down! haha!

So today, got my water well started and already walked!

PS - I have to add - I work for an amazing CHOCOLATE company! I yi yi! It is the hardest greatest job I've ever had!

Diana3271
05-01-2010, 12:18 PM
Jeanne Hi and Welcome! :wave: Hmm, chocolate! Need I say more? :drool:

blueridgegirl
05-01-2010, 12:39 PM
I'm in again. Made some progress in April, but didn't make it to my second mini-goal of onederland. So hoping to do it in May!!! I have an endocrinologist appt in June and it would be awesome to have a 1 on the scale for that weigh-in!

Doing well today so far - had my oatmeal breakfast and then a nice 45 minute run with hills.

jar - can't believe you work for a chocolate factory! What a job!
diana - thanks for starting us off again!

topsy - welcome. I share your goal of increasing protein as I can be a real carb girl myself...

Have a great weekend everyone! Happy May!

ParadiseFalls
05-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Thanks for the new thread! Hopefully I'll be able to report some better nutritional practices on this one!

Diana3271
05-01-2010, 02:55 PM
Blueridge Progress is still Progress! You will hit your goals!

Paradise Keep trying! You can do it!

topsy81
05-01-2010, 03:31 PM
Thank you Diana :)

Blueridge, good luck to you, I`ve done well today, Had protein with each meal.

Have a good evening (or day, depending on where you are in the world!) X

ParadiseFalls
05-01-2010, 06:44 PM
Happy May, everyone!

Breakfast:
Granola with milk [265]
Apple [60]

Snack:
100-calorie animal crackers [100]

Lunch:
Lean Cuisine lasagna [280]
1 slice wheat bread [65]

Snack:
Ritz crackerful [130]
banana [105]

Dinner:
Rice Krispies with milk [350]
Corn [200] (not eaten near the cereal, lol)

Total: 1555

Veil
05-01-2010, 09:25 PM
HELLO EVERYBODY!! I loved the April Accountability Check In-- so here I am, to do it again in May!!

5-1-10

B- 1 cup raspberries, 2 eggs (whites), 1 bite of rhubarb crisp, the last slice of anniversary cake-- WHEW it's gone!

L- big ol' salad- greens, 1/2 cucumber, 1 tomato, 1/2 red pepper, handful croutons, 3T asian dressing

S- went to movies- instead of eating a whole bucket of popcorn, I ate around 4 cups... lots of water, and a few sips of Sprite

D- Cinco de Mayo celebration at the park. 1 Enchilada, 2 bites refried beans, 16 chips, 4T salsa, 4T guacamole, 2 bites of mexican chocolate cake YUM!

exercise- stretches, sit ups, push ups, leg lifts, weights, yoga
AND I changed my running/jogging time. Up from 50 second intervals to now 90 second intervals. WHEW! When I got home I was hurting but I felt so happy-happy-happy!

ped read- 6500 steps

weight- 244lbs water weight (because T.O.M.) I think I'm really around 242lbs

patchworkpenguin
05-01-2010, 10:05 PM
Hey all. Not feeling too good today. Weather has been changing from storms to sun and back to storms. Hubby and I have matching headaches, LOL, that we think are weather related. And. worse, its supposed to rain the rest of the weekend.

Special goal for the month. Work on my food choices. I've been coming in under cals, but still not losing weight, so I believe its my food choices. I don't feel I've been eating horribly, but feel that I could stick to healthier foods.

Welcome Sierra, Echo, Topsy, Jeanne! Good to see so many new people.

bunnythesAINT
05-01-2010, 10:07 PM
I'll join!
Happy May indeed, my b-day is in 19 days! Sweet Sixteen!
My goal is 5. I guess 5 is a good number. But it would be stellar if I could fit into my size 18 jeans without a muffin top.

Diana3271
05-01-2010, 10:15 PM
Veil It sounds like you stayed on plan at the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Great job!

Total Approx 1480 calories

*The weekends are normally my higher calorie days. I am happy that I was able to keep the calories low today.

**This was the first time for me trying Jay Robb's Egg White Protein Powder. It has all good ingredients in it. None of the chemical stuff. It blended well. It was actually better than his Whey protein. I was really concerned that it would taste like eggs, but it didn't. I picked up a couple of the individual packs from The Vitamin Shoppe. It gave me the opportunity to try his products without having to buy a large canister.

***I have a NSV to report: Right now I am wearing a loose size 24 jeans. I went to the store last night to just try on different sizes to see where I'm at. I got into size a 20. They are tight though. I just bought jeans a couple months ago, so I won't buy anything new until the ones I have are too big for me. It really felt good getting into that size though.

Breakfast: 240 calories + coffee
Coffee w/cream & sugar
1 packet Jay Robb Chocolate Egg White Protein Powder 120 calories
1/2 cup fat free milk, 1/2 cup water 45 calories
Juice 75 calories

Lunch: 250 calories
Grilled chicken snack wrap, no sauce 250 calories

Snack: 50 calories
Venti iced coffee w/sweet 'n low & splash cream 50 calories

Dinner: 940 calories
2 slices white wheat bread 100 calories
Mayo 100 calories
2 slices Havarti cheese 160 calories
3 Slices bacon 80 calories
3 slices smoked turkey breast 50 calories
2 servings Charleston She Crab Soup 400 calories
lettuce/tomatoes/cucumbers 50 calories

Exercise:
No Exercise, today is my rest day.

Diana3271
05-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Bunny Hi and Welcome! :wave:

ParadiseFalls
05-01-2010, 10:43 PM
Diana3271, congrats on your NSV!! And I'm impressed with your willpower not to buy them.

Beverlyjoy
05-01-2010, 10:50 PM
Hi chicks! I hope you are all having a good weekend.

5/1/10

breakfast - ww english muffin with peanut butter, 1/2 banana

lunch - egg white scramble with onions, mushrooms, turkey pepperoni & provelone cheese, toast, brocolli w/ cheese

snack - fiber cereal, milk, clementine

dinner - veggie beef soup, garlic bread

snack - blueberries, toast with pnb

lots of water
approx. 1400 calories

Welcome to all the new folks!

ElanaRose
05-01-2010, 10:56 PM
Hey everyone! I'm Elana, newly 15. I started working on eating healthier and exercising almost two months ago. Since then, I've shed 16 pounds and am fitting into things I haven't worn since I was in 7th grade. I'm so excited! I had a good eating day :)

Diana3271
05-01-2010, 11:54 PM
Elana Hi and Welcome! :wave:

Paradise Thanks! :D

Beverly Great job staying on plan today!

Penguin I'm sorry you have been under the weather. :hug: That's a great goal for the month. You can do it. :carrot:

topsy81
05-02-2010, 06:19 AM
Morning Chicks!

I`m still getting used to posting and calorie counting, so I hope this is ok for yesterday!

1/5/10
Breakfast
Rivta and peanut butter (my favorite) and strawberries 250

Lunch
Salad (cue, tom, celery, lettuce) with 2 x falafel, pitta and low fat feta cheese.450

Tea
Omelet, prawns, babybel cheese, onion, mushrooms and spinach 500

Several cups of tea with skimmed milk, green tea (I`m getting used to the taste!) and water to drink. 100 Cal's for milk.

I`m trying to make my last meal of the day more protein based than carbs.

Echo
05-02-2010, 08:37 AM
Thanks Diana for the warm welcome!

good job everyone!

my confession from yesterday:

1. 3/5 goals met
a. exercise? = yes - p90x chest, shoulders and triceps, burned 285 calories :flow1:
b. mini fast with exercise? = yes :flow1:
c. number of steps = 6102 steps
d. total calories eaten = 1700 calories :flow1:
e. litres of water drunk = 1500 ml of water

Today my goals are:


(1 smilie for each goal met)

a. exercise - yes - just did 51 minutes on the bike with 3 minute intervals, whilst watching the biggest loser :) burned 411 calories. :cp:

b. Mini-fast with exercise protocol (exercise first thing in the morning on empty stomach and wait 1-2 hours to eat lunch after exercise) : i exercised first thing on empty stomach, and planning on not eating until lunch :cp:

c. 10,000 steps = 2837 steps so far

d. eat 1800 calories maximum = 0 calories so far

e. drink 2 litres of water = 500ml of water so far


will turn to blue on completion, red if i didnt meet the target goal. will edit tonight.

happy sunday everyone! :) and have a great day! :flow2:

patchworkpenguin
05-02-2010, 12:03 PM
Sorry, I've gotten so far behind, I haven't been feeling very well again this weekend. Why is it always the weekend???

5-1

2 c milk 200
1/2 can soup 130
Fiber bar 120
=450

1/2 can turkey chili 210
triscuits 120
ice cream + choc syrup 370
=700

roasted chicken thigh and leg 300
1.2 potato salad 180
1 c milk 100
=580

Total= 1,730

Exercise,
Ped= 1480

Weight,
220.6

jar1965
05-02-2010, 04:03 PM
Hi everyone!!!!
5/2
oatmeal - 3 pts.
coffee - 0
ff creamer 2

auntie annes orginal pretzel 7.5
ww cream cheese 1

dinner at chilis or Applebees!!!!!!!:o

I'll make wise choices there! I've come to far to blow it!!!!!!

Have a great evening and enjoy whats left of the weekend!

ParadiseFalls
05-02-2010, 05:02 PM
Got up late and didn't feel like breakfast.

Mid-morning:
Iced vanilla latte [250] For some reason, I had been thinking these were 190. Came home and looked it up...250. Eek! :fr:

Lunch:
2 fat-free, whole-wheat tortillas [260]
1 cup refried beans [240]
1 slice Borden lowfat cheese [35]

Snack:
SmartOnes cookie cup [170]

***
Plan for the rest of the day:

Dinner:
Lean Gourmet lasagna [280]
Apple [60]
Banana [105]

Snack:
Popcorn mini bag [160]

Total: 1560

topsy81
05-02-2010, 05:17 PM
Hi Everyone, hope you are all having a good day.

We Went for a long walk to my parents and back this evening, and resisted chesses straws while i was there :)

Same weight as yesterday grrrrrrr 176lbs !!

2/5/10

Breakfast
Oats, milk and berries 270

Lunch
Rivta, home made hummus, falafel, ham, cheese, lettuce, cue 450

Snack
Banana and 10 Almonds 170

Tea
Salmon, mushrooms, broccoli, soya beans in a tom sauce 490

Lots of water and green tea.

juliagulia
05-02-2010, 05:57 PM
May 1st

1 Bagel Thin
3Tbsp of Egg Salad (1 hard boiled egg w/ tbsp of Miracle whip)
Tomatoe
1 apple
1 cheese stick
6 oz pasta w/ sauce
turkey sausage.

Did lots of walking It was a great day.

Diana3271
05-02-2010, 09:21 PM
I hope everyone has a great start to the week! Stay focused and on plan! Don't forget to come back and post your foods!

Total Approx 1585 Calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch/Dinner (1000 calories)
8 ounces prime rib 500 calories
piece of baguette w/butter 150 calories
steamed spinach 100 calories
steamed asperagus 100 calories
2 fried scallops 150 calories

Snack: 220 calories
1 Cup Breyer's 1/2 fat ice cream 220 calories

Exercise:
~The Firm Calorie Killier
~Kathy Smith Tummy Trimmers (Standing Abs Section)

Beverlyjoy
05-02-2010, 09:24 PM
Hi Chicks....today was a healthy day. I am always grateful for that and the willingness to keep trying.

4/2/10

breakfast - ww English muffin, pnb, blueberries

lunch - turkey and lite cheese on ww lite bread with mayo, asparagus, Icbinb spray

snack - fiber cereal, almond milk

dinner - HC chicken & rice with cheese & bacon, tossed salad with evoo & vinegar, sf dark choc. mousse

snack - rice cakes with lc cheese, clementine, glass of milk

calories - about 1325
lots of water

DH wanted pizza for dinner. He got himself a pep pizza. I ate my planned dinner and it went fine. yay

I hope you all have a GREAT Monday. Treat yourself as well as you'd treat a good friend.

Veil
05-03-2010, 12:08 AM
5-2

B- tea & creamer, 3 eggs (whites) and 10 fresh steamed asparagus spears from yesterday's Farmers Market

S- no snacks in car! just water! this is a first!!!

L- 2 cups broccoli and chicken stir fry, 1 patty egg foo young, 1/2 cup rice, 1 diet coke

D- Indian!! 1 poppadom, 1 bowl dal soup (1 1/2 cups), 1 samosa, 1/4 naan bread circle, 1/2 cup rice, 1 cup chicken curry.

S- 1 cup tea, 1 pastry (100 calorie dessert!)

exercise- changed this to a rest day because of out-of-town trip

ped read- 3000 (ugh, lots of car time!)

weight- 242

patchworkpenguin
05-03-2010, 12:31 AM
5-2

2 c milk 200
roasted chicken breast 300
1/2 c pot salad 180
carrots 37
=717

1 roll with honey 185
side salad w 1 TB dressing 250
3 oz steak 175
2 squares choc 195
=805

homemade shortcake 160
strawberries 50
Reddi whip 60
=270

Total= 1,792

Exercise,
60 min Bellydance DVD
ped = 6,135

Weight,
220.4 -.2

Beverly, Kudos for sticking to your plan in the face of pep pizza. That's not easy to do! :high:

sotypical
05-03-2010, 12:58 PM
This week will be good. I swear! It should help that two of my friends are unavailable this month (one of them is moved away until Sept *cries*), so no reason to eat out!

I bought 4 pounds of strawberries on the weekend, I am going to be eating strawberries until I turn red this week!

Lots of fruit and veggies for today, wow - impressed with myself!

Breakfast- 391 calories
banana, yogurt, strawberries
fibre one bar
coffee w/ half and half

Snack- 63 calories
apple

Lunch- 434 calories
two slices high fibre bread w/ turkey bacon, avocado, tomato
salad (romaine, bell peppers ) w/ fat free italian dressing

Dinner- 422 calories
pork roast with a delicious marinade
steamed asparagus
smashed potatoes baked with drizzle of olive oil

Total calories: 1310 calories

patchworkpenguin
05-03-2010, 02:26 PM
This week will be good. I swear! It should help that two of my friends are unavailable this month (one of them is moved away until Sept *cries*), so no reason to eat out!


I'm sorry to hear about your friends, but remember you still have us!! :hug:

sotypical
05-03-2010, 02:28 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your friends, but remember you still have us!! :hug:

Thanks! It will be good for me though and the scale too I hope!

TracyWay
05-03-2010, 02:43 PM
Hello--I'm new here and just started back dieting.
Last May I was 5 8 and 130 lbs (after losing 70lbs),
but now I am 181. I hold weight well, but do not
feel very good over 165. I'm starting my diet off
with a bang on HCG, which is really a diet best suited
for "professional weight watchers." I've been off the diet/fitness
wagon for awhile now, so I am not sure if I can do it.
My goal for this day is to eat Green Tea, Tilapia, and
Melba Toast rounds--maybe I can get some asparagus.
Yesterday I lost 1 lb on this.
I lost 3 lbs (water weight probably) the week before.
If I could weigh 165 by month's end, it would be worth it.

Diana3271
05-03-2010, 02:56 PM
Tracy Hi and Welcome! :wave:

TracyWay
05-03-2010, 02:59 PM
Thanks Diana! I love seeing what everyone is eating too! It gives me ideas. And, it looks so good! Yum. I am so hungry.

topsy81
05-03-2010, 03:23 PM
3/5/10

Breakfast
Oat cakes with peanut butter and 10 almonds 350

Lunch
Pitta, hard boiled egg, spinach, cue, cheese and apple 480

Tea
Chicken with chili and basil, quinoa, cauliflower and broccoli and a mini milk (someone on 3fc started a thread about ice cream, last night and thats all I`ve been thinking off!!)550

Went for a short walk, but seem to have done something to my knee, so had to come back after about 30 mins :(

Keep up the good work everyone x

sotypical
05-03-2010, 03:26 PM
Welcome Tracy!

topsy81
05-03-2010, 03:33 PM
Forgot to put I`ve lost 3lbs since yesterday after being the same weight for the last 4 day. think my body's strange!!!! :) so now 173lbs, so guess must be doing something right!!!

Hello Tracy I`m also drinking lots of green tea too!!!!Someone suggested putting so Cinnamon in with it, but I have yet to try it to see what it tastes like, might try to get some sticks of it when we next go shopping.

x

beansmama
05-03-2010, 03:36 PM
Breakfast:
Sandwich Thin
Hummus
sliced tomato

Midmorning:
High fiber chewy oatmeal bar (YUM!)

Lunch:
Salad (baby spinach, broccoli, fresh basil)
Morningstar Veggie patty
Banana
Yoplait

Midafternoon:
Peppermint Luna bar

50 oz water

So far, so good!
Tofu and stir fry veggies for dinner. Even the hubby and kid love that!:carrot:

Diana3271
05-03-2010, 03:49 PM
beansmama Hi and Welcome! :wave:

fashinjunkie09
05-03-2010, 07:46 PM
Hi ladies and welcome Tracy and beansmama! :wave:

This weekend was not good food-wise, but I'm back with a vengence and even started working out this morning! I'm going to keep going this time, I'm determined to not let the scale scare me away from exercise! I hope you all had a great weekend and are having a good Monday so far! :)

5/3/2010 Check-in:

Breakfast (285)
large cup of coffee w/ 3 tbsp ff Coffee Mate cinnamon creamer- 75
1 whole wheat extra fiber English muffin toasted- 120
1/2 tbsp smart balance- 40
1 tbsp strawberry preserves- 50
H2O- 0

Lunch (425)
Healthy Choice sesame chicken and rice- 380
1 cup steamed broccoli- 45
H2O- 0

Snack PM (250)
small gala apple- 60
2 tbsp peanut butter- 190
H20- 0

Dinner (485)
1 cup fettucini Alfredo- 330
2 oz chicken- 55
roasted asparagus- 100
H2O- 0

= apprx 1,445 calories

Exercise: Day 1 EA Sports Active Wii, 50 crunches

ParadiseFalls
05-03-2010, 08:13 PM
Breakfast:
Kashi granola bar [130]
Iced coffee with vanilla [260] I know, I know....
Pineapple/orange juice [120]

Snack:
Light bread with 1 slice fat-free cheese and swipe of light mayo [180]
Sparkling peach water [0]

Lunch:
Brown rice and black beans [450]
Lemon iced tea [0]

Snack:
Mountain Dew (I was so tired!! And it was so good!! :( ) [170]
Apple [60]

Dinner:
SmartOnes scrambled eggs & hashbrowns, and I added tomatoes [210]
SmartOnes cookie sundae [170]

Total: 1750
Water: TONS!

I really need to lay off on the sugar.

Diana3271
05-03-2010, 09:46 PM
We made it through Monday!

Topsy Way to go on the 3 pounds! :carrot:

Fashin I hear the motivation in your post!

Courtnie I'm also sorry to hear about your friends. Hopefully you can keep in touch with them. Yes, we are all here for you!

Total Approx 1705 Calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (360 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories
apple pack 40 calories

Snack (40 Calories)
Apple pack 40 calories

Dinner (940 Calories)
2 slices wheatberry bread 200 calories
1 Slice Cheddar Cheese 100 caloires
1 Slice Swiss Cheese 100 calories
Mayo 100 calories
lettuce/tomatoes
Smoked deli ham 120 calories
Smoked turkey breast 120 calories
bacon 100 calories
steamed broccoli 100 calories

Exercise:
~TJ Cardio Party Mix 2

Beverlyjoy
05-03-2010, 10:02 PM
Hi folks...my plan for the day took many twists and turns - however, I've been able to stay in my calorie range. I am always grateful for that.

I may have mentioned I am dealing with a chronic tendon foot/ankle thing. I am trying to get over this hard spell without overeating. Thanks so much for all of your good wishes for my foot/ankle. I appreciate it greatly. Veil - I will look for the arnica gel.

4/3/10

breakfast - toast with npnb, moringstar bacon, black berries

lunch - open face turkey and lite cheese on lite ww bread with mayo, asparagus, frozen sf dk choc mousse

snack - fiber cereal, milk, black berries

dinner - 'pizza'- rice cakes, pizza sauce, 2% provelone cheese, turkey pepperoni, oinions, mushrooms, salad, evoo/b. vinegar

snack - clementines, high fiber crackers, lc cheese,

about 1425 calories

I learned not to put the tomato sauce on the rice cake...it got really soggy.

Diana - I have been looking for EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns - folks seem to love them.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!!

TracyWay
05-03-2010, 10:14 PM
Hi So Typical!

Forgot to put I`ve lost 3lbs since yesterday after being the same weight for the last 4 day. think my body's strange!!!! :) so now 173lbs, so guess must be doing something right!!!

Hello Tracy I`m also drinking lots of green tea too!!!!Someone suggested putting so Cinnamon in with it, but I have yet to try it to see what it tastes like, might try to get some sticks of it when we next go shopping.

x

What a great idea! I love cinnamon. I had three green teas today and tomorrow I can try Cinnamon! If I add Stevia, it will be like sugar cinnamon. Yum. Cinnamon sticks would be good, too. I will add that to my grocery list!

I had an OoLong Tea, Melba Toast, and one filet of Tilapia cooked in coconut oil, capers and fresh garlic. I think I should get some apples in the crockpot overnight for low cal apple sauce tomorrow. I'm gonna get real hungry tomorrow. I cheated with 1 tsp of mustard, orange, and pecan glaze that has a bit of sugar in it. (bad me! it was so good!)

Diana3271
05-03-2010, 10:27 PM
Diana - I have been looking for EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns - folks seem to love them.

I think they are good and filling without being high calorie. They have a decent amount of protein and fiber compared to other breads. I'm all about getting full on the least amount of calories. ;) :D

Veil
05-03-2010, 11:34 PM
Monday 5-3

B- Tea & creamer, 2 cups raspberries, 4 strawberries

L- 1 cup rice, 9 asparagus spears, 2 cups broccoli & chicken stir fry

S- 1 slice turkey

D- 2 cups greens, 1/2 cup sprouts, 1/2 cucumber, 1 tomato, 1/2 red pepper, small handful croutons, 3T Asian dressing, 1 1/2 steaks (deck of card size)

exercise- stretches, sit ups, push ups, leg lifts, weights, run/walk.

ped read- 7000

patchworkpenguin
05-04-2010, 12:10 AM
5-3

1.5 c cereal 180
2 c milk 200
1/2 c strawberries 25
= 405

1/2 can Chunky Ham and Bean soup 180
1 c fruit 100
1 c ice cream 280
choc syrup 90
=650

O Charley's
2.5 dinner rolls 400
bowl 3 Cheese Broc soup 340
1/2 Plank Tilapia 140
sweet pot fries 470
=1,350

Total= 2,405 Oooops!

{we figured Hubby's cals today and his were 3,600

Exercise,
50 min weights
ped= 5,733

Weight,
219.8 - .6

Welcome Tracy and Beansmama

shcirerf
05-04-2010, 12:50 AM
Sorry I missed the 1st 2 days. But I promised myself I would get back on the wagon and hold myself accountable here.

I think in WW points so bear with me.

B 2 slices Sara Lee 45 cal bread, 1pt
2 slices turkey bacon 2
1 slice 98% ff turkey lunch meat, 1
lettuce, tomato and cucumber 0
1 T light mayo 1

S yogurt 2
9 little rice cakes 1

L 2 slices Sara Lee 45 Cal bread 1
2 slices 98% ff turkey lunch meat 2
lettuce, mayo, tomato, 0
1T light mayo 1
Celery and peanut butter 2

S cheese stick 1
more turkey lunch meat 1

supper
baked chicken breast 4
brussel sprouts 1
green beans 0

another cheese stick 1
handful of chocolate cheerios 1

total 23 pts.

Drank lots of weak instant iced tea with lemon.

Exercise
I work for a veterinarian, and we were swamped today, to tired after 4 dog baths, 10 boarding dogs in and out, am and pm, plus everything else.

Goal is 5 pounds for the month, rejoin the gym and go on my lunch hour.

patchworkpenguin
05-04-2010, 03:32 AM
Janelle, Welcome. Your WW points system looks very easy. I like anything easy! But I'm not sure changing systems will help at this point. :dizzy: Might just confuse me more.;)

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 08:22 AM
Janelle Hi and Welcome! :wave:

topsy81
05-04-2010, 10:21 AM
Hi hope that everyones Tuesday is going well so far :)

Reading all these posts keeps me motivated when I think of straying, so thanks!

Paradisefalls, You reminded me that we used to get Mountain dew over here in the UK, but I haven't seen it here for ages :(

Tracy, Let me know how you get on with the cinnamon, I put some ginger in with my first cup of green this morning, a bit too much though, it was very warming!!!! I love Oolong tea I had it when I went to japan, but have yet to find it anywhere in the UK as yet, but will keep looking. Hope your getting on ok today.

Beverlyjoy, well done for staying in your calorie range yesterday. Hope your ankles a little better, I can second the arnica gel, it`s really good :)

Diana, Your post about the 100% wholewheat thin buns, has made me think I need to check the bread over here, for the highest protein and fiber, cause I normally just get the wholemeal pitta breads.

Take care everyone x

blueridgegirl
05-04-2010, 11:47 AM
Hello all,

Been away from a computer for the last few days, so haven't had a chance to share my good news: I am down a pound, at 200.5! Didn't weigh for several days b/c of TOM so that was a very pleasant surprise when I stepped on the scale, especially since I slipped up twice last week and didn't feel like I "deserved" a loss. One pound to onederland!

Monday:

breakfast: shredded wheat cereal, skim milk, almonds

lunch: (at whole foods): tomato soup, iced green tea, and a curried chicken wrap with lettuce, tomato, peppers, etc

snack: glass of diet ginger ale with a splash of lite cranberry juice (yum) and some whole grain sesame crackers. (no protein - not good)

dinner: (at Mexican restaurant) a FEW chips and salsa (left most of them in the basket), lots of water, and a combo plate: a bean burrito, cheese enchilada and salad. I left some food on my plate which I don't often do when I eat out.

dessert: 1/2 cup lite ice cream with almonds and cacao nibs.

Probably more calories than an average day, but my SO wanted to eat out and I felt like I made good choices at the restaurant which was good. Also realized I didn't eat any fruit, hmm.

exercise: indoor rock climbing for one hour. Something I haven't done in years and now have the confidence to do at a smaller size.

sotypical
05-04-2010, 12:39 PM
Yesterday was good! Day ended around 50 calories higher then planned so pretty awesome. The boyfriend did shove some ice cream in my face and I had two bites - but that was good, because it was awesome ice cream (dairy queen buster bars!)

On to today's plan! I am totally excited to make tonight's dinner. mmm I will probably add a little something else with dinner - just not sure what, few slices of cucumber and some tortilla chips maybe; would like today to be a little closer to 1300.

Breakfast- 297 calories
strawberries, yogurt
instant oatmeal (maple and brown sugar)
coffee w/ half and half

Lunch- 448 calories
egg salad sandwich (2 slices high fibre bread, 2 hard boiled eggs, 2 tbsp fat free miracle whip)
apple

Snack- 163 calories
hummus (http://countingmycalories.com/?p=542), crackers
raw veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)

Dinner- 331 calories
2 Baked Lump Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Chipotle Lime Sauce (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/04/baked-lump-crab-cakes-with-red-pepper.html)
salad (romain, peppers, fat free italian dressing)

Total: 1238 calories

jendiet
05-04-2010, 12:50 PM
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I would like to lose 10 inches off my body frame by the end of May. I believe in using cleansing, herbs, teas, and grapefruit that help with insulin resistance and clearance of hormones and the production of enzymes to blast fat.

today: 187.8 .
GOAL: CLEAN HOUSE. eat healthy, limiting carbs, and take supplements for support.

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 01:03 PM
JEN WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? :D I tried looking you up on here several times, but it said you haven't been back since the first of the year. I'm glad to see you back. :carrot: How have you been doing? How is school going?

L R K
05-04-2010, 01:37 PM
Hi All :wave:

A big welcome to all the new people to the thread this month :wave:

Here is my 5/4/2010

B - 3/4 cup bran flakes with flax and 1/2 cup skim milk + 12 small strawberries + 2oz light chedder cheese

L - 1 slice homemade turkey meatloaf (approx 3oz) + salad with tomato, cheese, carrot, mixed greens and cal.wise dressing + 1 banana

S - 1 cup raw broccoli with cal.wise ranch dressing to dip

D - I'm actually not sure today ...

Drinking: 1 morning coffee + 2L water throughout the day + 1 diet pepsi

have a happy, healthy and OP day :wave:

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 01:50 PM
Lauren Hi Lauren! I was getting worried about you since I had not seen you check in. I'm glad to see you back. :)

fashinjunkie09
05-04-2010, 02:22 PM
Hi ladies I'm glad to see you are all doing well!

Janelle and jendiet, welcome to the thread!! :)

Courtnie, your dinner sounds so good let us know how it turns out!

So last night didn't go quite as planned. I ate my dinner and then was still starving! I don't know if it's the exercise or what, but I ended the day at about 2,250 calories :(. Oh well, I'm starting over today although I did not work out this morning because my body is so sore but I'm going to tomorrow for sure! I hope you are all having a good Tuesday! :)

5/4/2010 Check-in:

Breakfast (400)
large cup of coffee w/ 1/4 cup Coffee Mate vanilla caramel creamer- 140
2 pkts apple cinnamon instant oatmeal made w/ water- 260
H2O- 0

Lunch (340)
Lean Cuisine spinach and mushroom pizza- 340
H2O- 0

Snack PM (220)
light & fit raspberry yogurt- 80
chocolate chip mocha FiberOne bar- 140
H2O-0

Dinner (445)
1 1/3 cup tuna helper- 350
1 cup steamed broccoli- 45
1/3 Dr Pepper- 50

= apprx 1,405 calories

Exercise: Rest Day

MamaP
05-04-2010, 02:26 PM
I didn't get a chance to check in over the weekend . . . I hope everyone is doing well. I will post my menu this evening.

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 02:35 PM
Fashin Don't forget that since you are sore, you will probably be retaining some extra fluid in those muscles. The scale might reflect that extra fluid, so don't let that get you down.

Kris It's great to see you back. :)

JayLei
05-04-2010, 03:20 PM
Hello!
May goals for me..
weight: 10 pounds off
exercise: get up to 25 minutes on the elliptical at the gym and do 30 minutes of yoga on non gym days
food: stick to 1400 calories, no more
water: 64 oz and 16 oz green tea a day, no excuses


Today~
W~up .4 on the wii scale
E~12 minutes on the elliptical
F~421 b. 320 l. 150 s. d. 360 = 1251
H2O~ 64oz (score!)

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 03:22 PM
JayMar Hi and Welcome! :wave:

topsy81
05-04-2010, 03:23 PM
4/5/10
Breakfast
Oats, berries, Cinnamon, almonds and milk 375

Lunch
Rivta, cottage cheese, smoked salmon, hard boiled egg and cottage cheese and salad 420

Tea
Pink salmon, soya beans, peppers and broccoli 390

Drank lots of green tea and water

Exercise bike

Veil
05-04-2010, 03:53 PM
WOW!! Look at all the new peoples! I love that I'm not the new newbie. Here's to a healthy May!! I am off to buy a Jullian Micheals DVD... we'll see... I'll post my food tonight, as usual, see ya then!

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 04:10 PM
I am off to buy a Jullian Micheals DVD... we'll see... I'll post my food tonight, as usual, see ya then!

You will have to tell us which DVD you bought. :D I have her Biggest Winner Cardio Kickbox DVD. It's a short workout, but I like it.

nicolejoy
05-04-2010, 05:01 PM
Hey there,

I was hoping I could join.
My goal is -8lbs in May.
I plan to record all calories in/out every day, with a 1000 calorie deficit every day.
I also want learn to run up to 2 miles in one session by the end of May.

Thanks ALL!

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 05:36 PM
Nicolejoy Hi and Welcome! :wave:

patchworkpenguin
05-04-2010, 05:44 PM
Nicolejoy, Welcome

Jaymar, what does the F~421 b. mean. I'm sure its something obvious.

Veil, Yes, don't leave us in suspense like that!

Kris, I like your new avatar.

Fashin, I still have you beat in the cals for yesterday! I was really off plan!

Topsy, What is rivta? I'm very nosy today!

Lauren, glad to have you back, and your little dog too! {she cackles like the witch in Wizard of Oz}

Jen, Welcome back.

BlueRidge, congrats on the loss! only one more to go! :hug: I'm jealous of the indoor rock climbing. I'd like to try that but we don't have anything here in Mempis.

We are really getting quite a group together here.

MamaP
05-04-2010, 06:06 PM
Penguin ~ thanks. I had that picture taken last month when I was visiting my daughter. I wasn't very happy with the pictures, but they were taken on the last day I was there and we didn't have a chance to re-do them. I cried as I was ordering the pictures because the photographer really did a poor job of posing for an overweight person and I looked huge (much larger than I really am). I cried again when I got the pictures in the mail and, silly me, I'm crying as I type this. Even my daughter said the pictures made me look much larger than I am (and my shirt collar was folded up in every picture). This pose was the only one I ended up ordering of the two of us and I got the bare minimum number of prints. At least Micah looks adorable and someday I'll be able to have pictures taken with my grandsons (Micah and his new brother coming this summer) and not have to worry about my size being an issue - lol.

JayLei
05-04-2010, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the welcome!

Patchworkpenguin the ~F 421 b. is my breakfast calories (F for Food)
cause I feel better eating food rather than calories :)

Today~
W~up .4 on the wii scale
E~12 minutes on the elliptical
F~421 b. 320 l. 150 s.
H2O~ 64oz (score!)

beansmama
05-04-2010, 06:59 PM
B: sandwich thin,hummus, sliced tomato
Mid: 10 almonds
L: spinach, basil salad, veggie patty, bananas & strawberries
Mid: Luna bar
After work: A handful of almonds...then I read 15g FAT!
I need a crunchy salty snack that won't mess up my day!
I am cranky!:mad:

patchworkpenguin
05-04-2010, 07:07 PM
Patchworkpenguin the ~F 421 b. is my breakfast calories (F for Food)
cause I feel better eating food rather than calories :)

I'd like to say something to make myself look smart like "oh yea, I would have gotten that!" but no I probably never would have figured it out! I did have a clue about the F however! :D

Jaymar, I hear you on the nuts. Peanut butter is something like 100 cals a TB! What is up with that?

Kris, I dislike button downs because of the collars. They bug me, flappin open like they do. Micah is as you know adorable regardless. Don't worry about this one picture, its just one in a line of many to come.

jendiet
05-04-2010, 08:46 PM
JEN WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? :D I tried looking you up on here several times, but it said you haven't been back since the first of the year. I'm glad to see you back. :carrot: How have you been doing? How is school going?

hey diana! Well, my second semester is over and I'm heading into my 3rd semester of nursing. I no longer have a 4.0 , but I can live with it, this stuff is hard. I am coming out with very high B's and I'm still enjoying my classes--tough as they are. I have had a HARD time with being on progesterone, and being hungry and gaining weight. it really messed me up. I've got 2.5 weeks in between semesters, and I'm going to try to get the ball rolling again! This time I am going for inches instead of getting hung up in the 170s again....

when I lost weight before, i focused on cleansing my system and eating right...not what the scale told me everyday...i didn't even have a scale then.

so I'm back at it, I want to trim and cute again!

How have you been?

jendiet
05-04-2010, 08:49 PM
well, today I have had Rasberry leaf tea sweetened with a little sugar, and 3 skinny minni protein shakes. Approximately 300 cs/each. I'm really focusing on cleansing and getting the junk out of my system. My cravings are HUGELY diminished today.

I feel like eating healthier foods.

total food:

4 skinni minni shakes
1 glass wine
3 cups RRL tea
2 cups cream of mushroom with cheese (dinner)

Veil
05-04-2010, 09:03 PM
Tuesday-

5-4-10

B- 6 spears asparagus, 2 eggs (whites), and 1 strawberry

S- 5 celery stalks, 1T peanut butter, 1 slice honey wheat toast, 1/2 t butter

L- 1/2 cup rice, 1 cup chicken curry & onions

D- 3 cups greens, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 cucumber, handful croutons, 2T ranch dressing, 1 cup of taco meat

S- 2 squares Dove dark chocolate (80 calories)

exercise- stretches, sit ups, push ups, weights, resistance bands, yoga, run/jog, and watched (didn't join in) Jillian Michaels video- "30 Day Shred" to see if I wanna try that... yea, that's what I'll do tomorrow!

ped read- 5500... seems low...

weight is stuck at 242... so that's why I went out and bought a video. (I FEEL better, I LOOK better, but those darn pounds aren't dropping... so I'll just switch my exercise up a little and keep on moving!!)

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 10:08 PM
I have had a HARD time with being on progesterone, and being hungry and gaining weight. it really messed me up. I've got 2.5 weeks in between semesters, and I'm going to try to get the ball rolling again! This time I am going for inches instead of getting hung up in the 170s again....

How have you been?

Hey, B's are nothing to sneeze at. It's more important that you are still enjoying your classes and probably learning more than totally stressing out. Great job!

Uh Oh, what's up the the progesterone? I have a reason for asking. :( I have lost some weight and have been having problems with TTOM. Total TTOM will last approx 10 days give or take a day or two, and then it would start again in 2-3 weeks (closer to 2 weeks). I went to the Gyno was completely checked out, ultrasound in and out, and endometrial biopsy. I have been completely cleared, nothing is wrong. The gyno seems to think that me losing weight has messed with my hormones. She wanted to put me on a RX progesterone for 10 days of the month. I decided against it. I have decided to use Emerita Progesterone cream once per day (directions call for 2 times) and I am taking raspberry leaf extract once per day (directions call for twice). Yesterday was 3 weeks since the last TTOM started. I am happy so far. I hope I don't start gaining from the Progesterone cream. What do you think? Why are you taking it? I haven't gotten hungry so far. You can post here or send me a PM if you would rather. I appreciate any info.

ParadiseFalls
05-04-2010, 10:14 PM
I tried the "eat more at work so I'm not so hungry at night" but it didn't really work, so now I'm trying to use about 1/3 of my calories (500-600) at work and the rest when I get home (around 6). Does anyone know if this is bad, to eat most of my calories at once?

Breakfast:
Apple slices [100]
Cheddar cheese [230]

Snack:
Ritz Crackerful [130]

Lunch:
2 bean Tacos [434]

Snack:
Tomatoes and mozzarella [120]

Dinner:
Lean Gourmet lasagna [280]
SmartOnes cookie [170]


Total: 1464

ape85
05-04-2010, 10:24 PM
Hi everybody,newbie here

I started today out in a funk. Last wed. I went out for for a friends birthday and had too much to drink. I waited a week to weigh myself becuase drinking always throws me off for a few days. I have been staying under my 1500 calories and walking 2-3 miles a day. Yet this morning the scale said i've gained 3 lbs. grrr. My goal right now is to be under 180 by the 15th (my cousins wedding)

Breakfast - light waffels w/ sugar free syrup, coffee

Snack - navel orange

Lunch - whole grain pasta, light tomato sauce, broccoli, shredded mozzerella

Snack - ice coffe w/ skim milk, peanut raisin granola bar

Dinner- chicken breast, corn, cheddar broccoli noodles

1 hour at the gym - 40 min. treadmill
15 min. stair mast

Feeling better at the end of the day:)

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 10:25 PM
Hi Everyone! I hope you are all doing well.

Total Approx 1540 Calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (360 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories
apple pack 40 calories

Snack (140 calories)
TrueNorth Pistachio Crisps 140 calories

Dinner (675 calories)
Grilled chicken breast 400 calories
1 fried chicken drummette 75 calories
Steamed broccoli 100 calories
fudge swirl ice cream cup 100 calories

Exercise:
~Firm Pump Jump 'n Jab
~Fitstix Cardio & Core Dance Blast

Beverlyjoy
05-04-2010, 10:29 PM
Hi chicks.... today was a healthy day. I am always grateful for a good day. The scale smiled at me this morning - I've lost 2 pounds since last week when I weighed. I also get to change my mini goal, too. YAY

4/4/10

breakfast - turkey sandwich on lite ww bread with mayo, clementine

lunch - homemade cream of mushroom soup, ff cottage cheese, crackers, sf choc mousse

snack - fiber cereal, milk, orange

dinner - pasta, tomato sauce, parm cheese, cucumber & onion salad, clementine

snack - cherrios, 1/2 banana, milk, rice cakes with lc cheese, orange

about 1500 calories

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday.

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 10:33 PM
I tried the "eat more at work so I'm not so hungry at night" but it didn't really work, so now I'm trying to use about 1/3 of my calories (500-600) at work and the rest when I get home (around 6). Does anyone know if this is bad, to eat most of my calories at once?


Paradise, everyone is different, but I normally eat 365 for breakfast, 360 at lunch and dinner I try to keep under 1000. This has been working for me. My schedule may be a little different than most people, though.

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 10:35 PM
Ape85 Hi and Welcome! :wave:

Beverly Great job on the 2 pounds! :carrot:

ParadiseFalls
05-04-2010, 11:15 PM
Diana, that sounds smart. I might try that :)

Diana3271
05-04-2010, 11:18 PM
Diana, that sounds smart. I might try that :)

I also try to make sure that my meals during the day have a good amount of protein. Protein seems to keep me satisified longer.

MamaP
05-04-2010, 11:53 PM
5-4-10 check-in

96+ ounces water
1.2 mile walk/jog a.m.
1.2 mile walk/jog p.m.

Breakfast:
Green Smoothie

Snack:
Almonds
Cinnamon Twists (crunchy)

Lunch:
Burrito Bowl (Black Beans, bell pepper, shredded chicken, lettuce, pico, salsa, shredded cheese)

Snack:
Quaker mini rice cakes

Dinner:
Roast Beef
Asparagus
Plain Yogurt with fresh fruit

Approx. 1490 calories. According to my GWF I burned almost 3000 calories and have a deficit of almost 1500 calories.

patchworkpenguin
05-05-2010, 01:27 AM
5-4

2 c milk 200
coffee 35
banana 100
=335

Panera 1/2 Sierra Turkey 485


Fiber bar 120
1 c fruit 100
1/2 tunafish sand 138
=358

1 can beef/veg soup 240
1 c ice cream w choc syrup 370
=610

Total= 1,788

Exercise,
45min bellydance
ped=10,158

Weight,
220.8 +1

Beverly, good job on the mini goal

Welcome Ape

L R K
05-05-2010, 11:05 AM
Good Morning! :)

Here is my 5/5/2010

B - 1 WW whole wheat thin bun with natural peanut butter and sugar free blueberry jam + 1 boiled egg + 1 apple + 1 yoghurt

S - 1 cup raw broccoli with cal. wise dressing to dip

L - 1/3 cup whole wheat pasta with 1 small can of tomato and onion flavoured tuna mixed in + 1 cup greens beans with a sprinkle of salt

S - 1 clementine

D - Chicken Chow Mein with Bok Choy and Snow Peas (Jamie Oliver reicpe)

Drinking: 2L water throughout the day + 1 diet pepsi

Have a happy, healthy and OP day :wave:

sotypical
05-05-2010, 11:06 AM
Paradise - what works for you is fine. I honestly don't think there is anything wrong with eating most of your calories in the evening. Lots of people and studies say it is best to eat more earlier in the day; but I have never really found in a difference. In fact I lost weight rather easily when I was eating most of my calories at dinner. I would go back to eating that way if I could - but it just doesn't work for me anymore. I end up too hungry and eating food off plan.

Just a question for everyone - do you post in the AM before you eat and after you eat? Just wondering if most people are using this for planning or posting what they actually eat. I usually post in the AM before I eat for the day. But wondering if it would be better to post after and be accountable for what I actually ate (since I tend to go off plan!)... or maybe I post both times. hmmm, anyway just wondering what everyone is doing.

Speaking of that I will be back to post my day in a little while (it is planned and packed) - but I must finish getting ready to work.

BTW - it is so nice to see this thread so busy! Welcome to all the new people. :)

MamaP
05-05-2010, 11:25 AM
Courtnie ~ I post at the end of the day so that I am accountable for what I ate and whether or not I exercised.

blueridgegirl
05-05-2010, 12:22 PM
welcome new folks!

Bev - congrats on mini-goal

Tuesday:

breakfast: oatmeal, almonds, wild blueberries, 1 slice cinnamon/raisin toast.

snack: 6 low fat triscuits (so not as good as regular triscuits...sigh) and swiss cheese

lunch: brown rice topped with curried lentils with tomato and spinach.

snack: Dairy Queen ice cream!!! Aaahhh! probably about 500 extra calories. But the rest of the day was super healthy and it was a special treat, so I figured I could go for it. Not something I can do regularly, but it seems like as a very occasional thing I should be able to allow for stuff like that.

dinner: stir-fried asian greens, tofu in sesame/tahini/soy sauce over quinoa. 1 cup homemade smoothie to drink (low fat yogurt, milk, banana, strawberry, blueberry, mango, pineapple...mmm)

exercise: 45 minute run after dinner. gorgeous evening outside!

Actually okay with day - calories from my meals were a little under, and had no added sugar, so the fact that I had sugar and a big splurge seems reasonable. Scale today was at 201.5 and I am happy with that - expected it might be higher after the DQ outing, but one pound is fine with me. Still hoping and working for onederland soon!

Diana3271
05-05-2010, 12:33 PM
Courtnie Like Kris, I post at the end of the day so I am able to stay accountable and I can see a true picture of what I am doing.

sotypical
05-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Yesterday was good, stayed right on my plan. The crab cakes were fantastic (http://countingmycalories.com/?p=556)! I can't wait to enjoy the left overs for lunch!

Here is the plan for 5/5:

Breakfast: 329 calories
strawberries
english muffin w/ hard boiled egg and laughing cow
coffee w/ half and half

Lunch: 351 calories
2 crab cakes w/ chipotle lime dip
salad w/ light honey mustard dressing
sliced cucumber

Snack: 114 calories
yogurt
small banana

Dinner: 514 calories
whole wheat clam alfredo spaghetti
1 serving pasta w/ half a can of clams, tomato, onions, garlic
sauce (light sour cream, laughing cow, clam juice and splash of white wine)

Total calories: 1309

I think what I will do is post my plan then come back and edit it if it changes, that way I can see where I went off plan. This might work good for me. If I make a plan I am usually pretty good at sticking to it unless things come up. Sometimes I change little things, like use a different salad dressing or dont eat my afternoon snack or swap a banana for apple, small changes.

beansmama
05-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Back to 210 this morning. Yesterday was a good day.

Today 5/5
Breakfast: 1/2 bagel, hummus, tomato
Lunch: salad (lettuce, chick peas, peperoncinis, hummus), cantaloupe
Snack: Peppermint Luna bar
Dinner: Stir fry tofu, veggies, brown rice

Will need to add some food here. It's looking light on the calories. Oops.

L R K
05-05-2010, 12:40 PM
Courtnie - I post in the AM before I eat because once I have my plan it tends to keep me on track.

patchworkpenguin
05-05-2010, 12:56 PM
Sotypical, I late at night or sometimes the next day because I like to post what I've actually eaten and done, and the ped's reading also. Since Hubby gets home so late we don't often eat until 8pm or later, and I don't always know what we are going to eat until 6pm. I don't like to plan ahead.

shcirerf
05-05-2010, 02:28 PM
Tuesday
B
2 slices Sara Lee 45 cal bread 1pt
3 slices turkey bacon 3
tomato and lettuce 0
lite mayo 1
1 slice 98% fat free turkey 1

S
1 cheese stick 1
1 slice 98% fat free turkey 1

L
Baked chick breast 4
brussell sprouts and green beans 0
9 little cheese rice cakes 1

1/2 an orange 1
carrot chips 0

Supper
Lean hamburger patty 5
3/4 cup hasbrowns/done with Pam 2
pork and beans 1
Total 22 points

We had company, soooo

3 beers, 6
They come out of my 35 flex points for the week, so I'm ok.

Exercise, swamped at work, gotta get out my pedometer, days like yesterday, were probably 2-3 miles just at work.

fashinjunkie09
05-05-2010, 02:38 PM
Courtnie, I'm like Lauren and usually post in the AM unless I don't have time. I usually stay OP, but if I don't usually mention it in my next post :). And those crab cakes look awesome I'm definitely going to try those! Is that calorie count with or without the sauce do you know?

I hope you ladies are having a good Wednesday! Since it's Cinco de Mayo we have all kinds of Mexican dips and crap in our breakroom and I couldn't resist :(. I have no idea how many calories it all was but I didn't eat that much so hopefully it wasn't more than 300. Anyway here's my today:

5/5/2010 Check-in:

Breakfast (375?)
large cup of coffee w/ 3 tbsp ff Coffee Mate cinnamon creamer- 75
1/2 serving tortilla chips w/ apprx 1/3 cup Mexican dips- 300?
H2O- 0

Lunch (390)
1 serving deli turkey, 1 slice American cheese, red onion, and 1 tbsp light mayo on 2 slices whole wheat low cal bread- 240
1 serving mini ranch rice cakes- 70
1 light & fit strawberry yogurt- 80
H2O- 0

Snack PM (270)
1 gala apple- 80
2 tbsp peanut butter- 190
H2O- 0

Dinner (430)
2 slices lean grilled ham steak- 140
2/3 cup lf mac 'n cheese- 150
1 cup steamed veggies- 65
1/2 Dr Pepper- 75

= apprx 1,465 calories

Exercise: TBD

sotypical
05-05-2010, 02:46 PM
Fashin - I am pretty sure the calorie count includes some sauce. I figured out my own calories for the crab cakes and found them to be about 135 calories each. I also used fat free miracle whip and that is considerably less calories then light mayo - 15 calories per tbsp. So I figured her crab cakes were right on track for 1 crab cake with sauce.

jendiet
05-05-2010, 04:44 PM
okay today, i did nothing physically that i planned to do, so i am relying on good eating habits today:

26 almonds
6 pcs turkey bacon
1 glass milk
1 grapefruit

chinese food
grilled chicken
grilled vegetables

fruit
strawberries
bananan cut up
cantalope
honey dew

desserts
2 creme puffs

Diana3271
05-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Hi Everyone!

Total Approx 1555 calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (360 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories
apple pack 40 calories

Snack (280 calories)
TrueNorth Pistachio Crisps 280 calories (Whew, this is the last of these, I'm glad they are gone!)

Dinner (550 calories)
Grilled Shrimp & Island Rice & Seasonal Vegetables 550 calories

Exercise:
~TJ Cardio Party Mix 3
~Crunch Fat Burning Ab Attack (warm-up and standing abs)

Veil
05-05-2010, 10:25 PM
I post at the end of the day. I keep a food journal though out the day and then post it here when I am winding down & sitting in the living room watching TV with the family.

5-5 Wednesday

B- 2 hard boiled eggs

L- 3 cups greens, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 yellow pepper, handful croutons, 2T Asian dressing.

D- 1 cup angel hair pasta, 1/2 cup Paul Newman sauce, 2 spinach & asiago flavor sausages, 1 cup lemonade

S- 1/2 cup Mocha Almond Fudge Coconut milk Ice Cream

Exercise- AM Jillian video "30 Day Shred", then PM my usual routine of stretches, sit ups, push ups, leg lifts and then my run/jog/walk. While running I hit a pothole crossing the street... my R knee twinged and so it is on ice right now... errrrr...

Ped reads- 7700

weight 242

shcirerf
05-05-2010, 11:41 PM
5-5-10

B
Turkey bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato sandwich, 6pts

Snacks,
1 orange, 1 cheese stick, cottage cheese 4pts

Lunch
Salad, turkey, ff dressing 4pts

Supper
Chic breast, 4
Steamed, chinese seasoned veggies 1
3 bites fried taters 1
Total 20, I'm allowed 24, so might go find a snack.

Exercise, I had the day off so I worked in the garden, fun!

MamaP
05-05-2010, 11:55 PM
5-5-10 check in

Happy Cinco de Mayo . . .

64+ ounces water
1.2 mile walk/jog a.m. (took about 20 minutes)
1.2 mile walk p.m. (took about 25 minutes)

Breakfast:
Green Smoothie

Snack:
Mini Rice Cakes

Lunch:
Baked Ham
Asparagus

Dinner:
Chips & Salsa
Chicken Fajitas with corn tortillas

Approximately 1600 calories.

patchworkpenguin
05-05-2010, 11:59 PM
5-5

1 c cereal 120
1 banana 100
2 c milk 200
-420

1/2 tuna sand 140
1c fruit 100
2 choc squares 200
= 440

6 triscuit 120
LC cheese wedge 35
= 155

Southwestern burger 160
salaa 100
refried beans 180
1 square choc 100
=540

Total=1,555

exercise,
55min weights
Ped = 4,610

weight,
219.8

Diana, we are calories twinkies today! :D

topsy81
05-06-2010, 09:01 AM
Hi chicks

Patchworkpenguine Rivta are crisp breads made out of rye, high in fiber and iron i think. You can get them with, seeds and oats in them aswell now. My boyfriends says they look like cardboard!!! Hey and 45 Min's of belly dancing sounds good fun. well done :)

This is for yesterday, wasn`t a great day for many reasons :(

5/5/10

Breakfast
Scrambled egg and cheese 390

Lunch
Rivta, cottage cheese, salmon and avocado 480

Didn`t eat tea yesterday, but had lots of water to drink

L R K
05-06-2010, 10:47 AM
Hellloooo :wave:

topsy - they do look like cardboard! But they are yummy with Laughing Cow cheese spread all over them.

3 days until my birthday!!!! :dance:

Here is my plan for 5/6/2010

B - 2 egg omlete with spinach and onions on 2 slices of whole wheat bread with a little margarine + 12 small strawberries

S - 1 yogurt

L - Homemade turkey meatloaf (about 3oz) + homemade french style potatoes (about 1/4 of a potato) + green beans (1 cup-ish)

S - 1 banana

D - Well I am really just not sure.

Drinking: 1 morning coffee + 2L water throughout the day + 1 diet pepsi

Have a happy, healthy and OP day :)

blueridgegirl
05-06-2010, 10:49 AM
Topsy -well, they kinda do look like cardboard, but I think they taste pretty okay. Dry, though, so you need to make sure to have some liquid with them IMHO.

MamaP - very impressed at your water intake. I try to always be drinking water at my desk but definitely not getting as much as you are!

Veil - sorry to hear about your knee twinge, that is yucky...hope it feels better soon.

Wednesday 5/5 :

breakfast: oatmeal, almonds, blueberries, coffee w/ 1/2 tsp half and half (and cause I was still hungry half an hour later) whole grain english muffin.

snack: almonds

lunch: small portion of rice pilaf with carrots, green beans, dal (cooked lentils), and a few cucumber slices in a yogurt sauce. Mmm...Indian food.

snack: apple

dinner: a "healthy" take on the classic burger and fries. Grass-fed free range beef burger on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle, avocado. Sweet potato "fries" and a salad with spinach, carrots, and cilantro. Super filling and yummy but so much healthier than a typical burger and fries. Much less grease - highly recommend it! Amazing how grass fed free range beef is so much less fatty when you cook it.

Weight was up today at 202.5 but that probably b/c of the salt I put on the sweet potato "fries" so not stressing. Exercise last night was an hour of tennis - not super physical as neither I nor my partner are competitive, but it was a good chance to move around and get my heart rate up some. Trying to figure out how best to work out on my non-running days...off to a good start today and have a run planned for this afternoon before dinner. Want to limit my sodium today to get back down to the "happy" number of 200.5!

sotypical
05-06-2010, 01:04 PM
Yesterday did not go as planned, but it was still good! I skipped the afternoon snack (wasn't hungry) and had to change the pasta to something the boyfriend would eat. Considering I just threw stuff in a pan the pasta was good, even the boyfriend said "wow this is good". I am calling it kitchen sink pasta, haha. Day ended up lower then planned at 1227.

I totally agree that Rivta's do look like cardboard; kinda taste like it too! haha, I still like them though with laughing cow and lunch meat.

5/6

Breakfast- 339 calories
starbucks coffee misto
banana
fiber one bar
more coffee (I need it *yawn*)

Lunch- 454 calories
veggie burger patty
pork gyoza's
cucumber and baby carrots with chipotle lime dip

Snack- 108 calories
strawberries
yogurt

Dinner- 437 calories
taco salad
(romaine, cheese, beef, corn salsa (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/corn-salsa-with-lime.html), hot sauce, sour cream)

Total: 1337

patchworkpenguin
05-06-2010, 01:13 PM
had to change the pasta to something the boyfriend would eat. Considering I just threw stuff in a pan the pasta was good, even the boyfriend said "wow this is good". I am calling it kitchen sink pasta, haha. I do this when I'm sick of all the things I make on a regular basis. I call it 'experimental cooking' sometimes its great, sometimes the dog gets whatever's left. :fr:

sotypical
05-06-2010, 01:44 PM
I do this when I'm sick of all the things I make on a regular basis. I call it 'experimental cooking' sometimes its great, sometimes the dog gets whatever's left. :fr:

hahahaha I wish I didn't have such a picky dog!

For the sauce I put a whole tomato and a few canned banana peppers in the food processor. Added 1tbsp olive oil, 1tbsp pesto, and 3 tbsp lemon juice - it was so nice and light! I would do that again.

I remember when my boyfriend used to work graveyard shift... sometimes I would make the WEIRDEST stuff. I was famous for putting a bunch of stuff in a dish, coating it in hot sauce and baking it in the oven. This was before I learned how to use recipes or owned a cookbook.

jendiet
05-06-2010, 06:58 PM
i went out to eat today, I had a chance to indulge in a belgian waffle or crepe and fruit plate...and I didn't want it. I wanted lower carb healtier fare! Headed in the right direction!

1/2 IHOP spinach, mushroom omelete
3 turkey sausage links
1 cup fresh fruit
1 pickle
12 almonds
1 skinni minni shake
1/4 cup gatorade
3 glass of RRL tea
lots of water with lemon.
1 cup manwhich without bun
1 cup sugar snap peas
1 slice cheese
1 cup very watered down lemon cool-aid
1 celery stick
1 glass milk
1 bite chocolate cake.

19,797 steps on pedometer and counting...wheww!

Diana3271
05-06-2010, 08:57 PM
Woo Hoo the weekend is almost here! :carrot: Anyone have any plans for the weekend.

Total Approx 1865 calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (360 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories
apple pack 40 calories

Dinner 700 calories
Baked chicken leg quarter 300 calories
green beans 100 calories
spinach 100 calories
turnip greens 100 calories
steamed cabbage 100 calories

Dessert 440 calories
2 cups of Breyers Dark Chocolate Velvet ice cream 440 calories (I'm glad that's gone! ;))

Exercise:
The Firm 500 Calorie Workout

Veil
05-06-2010, 11:19 PM
5-6

B- 2 hard boiled eggs (whites) and 1 cup raspberries

L- 2 cup greens, 1/2 tomato, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 yellow pepper, 1/2 red pepper, small handful croutons, 3T asian dressing

S- 1/2 cup pineapple/pear sauce

D- 1/2 chicken breast, 3 cup greens, 1/4 corn, 1/2 cup kidney beans, 1oz cheese, 3T ranch dressing, 5 chips, 3T salsa

S- 1 square Dove chocolate

exercises- 30 Day Shred video, short walk

ped read- 5000

weight- 241

jendiet
05-06-2010, 11:24 PM
ohhh. diana, i love those Earth Grains thin buns!

MamaP
05-06-2010, 11:35 PM
Blueridgegirl ~ I try really hard to get the water in. I do best during the week at work.

5-6-10 check-in

80+ ounces water
1.2 mile walk a.m.
1.2 mile walk at lunch
30 minutes on my new recumbent bike (5.5 miles) evening

Breakfast:
Kashi cereal
skim milk

Lunch:
Tuna with Broccoli & cheese
5 crackers

Snack:
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Light & Fit Yogurt
Dole Fruit Gel

Dinner:
Boneless Chicken breast
Green beans & stewed tomatoes

Snack:
"Freezer bag" SF ice cream
Ritz Crackers & Peanut butter (low blood sugar)

Approximately 1770 calories (wish I hadn't needed to eat the peanut butter and crackers but my sugar was 55)

patchworkpenguin
05-07-2010, 01:47 AM
May 6

1.5 c cereal 180
1/2 banana 50
2 c milk 200
=430

1/2 tilapia 140
can carrots 120
2 LC Cheese wedges 70
=330

bowl fruit 100
Stouffer's Lasagna 250
1/2 c broc florets 30
roll w butter 165
coffee 35
2.5 squares yellow cake with caramel icing. 700
=1,280

Total=2,040

execise,
50 min kickboxing
ped=7,000

weight,
220.2 +.4

regarding water, I keep McAlister's cups in every room of the house. Whenever I see one, or if I'm thirsty I take a big slurp, usually about half the contents.

blueridgegirl
05-07-2010, 11:54 AM
Jendiet - way to go on making a healthy choice at IHOP. I was there last weekend, and seriously, that is a place where a person could go WAY off plan, but there are healthier, lower-fat, lower-carb options. FYI I got the tilapia and it was really tasty and actually a super big portion so that I only ate half of it and took the other half home.

Penguin - I've been wanting to try kickboxing. Seems like a great full body workout. Do you take a class, or do a video? How do you like it?

Thursday:

morning: oatmeal, almond, frozen blueberries.

snack: walnuts, prunes, small piece of dark chocolate. love this snack - fiber, protein, sweet, and chewy all in one.

lunch: 1 slice quiche with fresh dill and greens from the garden, salad with more fresh garden greens and homemade vinaigrette.

snack (was pretty hungry b/c it was light lunch): some leftover lentils, one lemon cupcake (I baked a batch for a friend's birthday...only had one).

dinner: lean cuisine dinner of pasta w/ chicken breast in basil sauce (250 cals), 1 thin slice homemade foccacia bread (yum) and 3/4 cup light ice cream topped with cacao nibs and almonds. Intentionally had lower calorie dinner in order to have that dessert - which is a great treat and a good choice - cacao adds crunch and flavor without adding sugar, and raw almonds bring good protein. I always have my ice cream in a mug instead of a bowl so that it looks bigger...the silly tricks we play on ourselves. :)

Exercise: 45 minute afternoon run. Hot and sunny, but a nice wind. I am going to have to start planning outdoor workouts in the early am or the evening if it is going to be this hot and sunny - got more tired than I would have usually.

Scale said 201 this morning - happy with that! If I limit sodium, and drink my water today, might I see 200 tomorrow?!?!? Off to a good start today - healthy breakfast and drinking lots of water at my desk. Won't be eating out at all this weekend to stay OP, I am too close to onederland to get off track now!

sotypical
05-07-2010, 12:36 PM
Friday 5/7

Breakfast: 348 calories
coffee w/ milk
strawberries
english muffin w/ laughing cow and boiled egg
yogurt

Lunch: 451 calories
cheese turkey smokie
perogies (lol, man I love perogies)
sliced cucumber and strawberries

Dinner: 560 calories
Mexican Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/03/mexican-slow-cooked-pork-carnitas.html)
Corn Salsa with Lime (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/corn-salsa-with-lime.html)
romaine lettuce
whole grain tortilla

Total calories: 1359

Yesterday went as planned. I actually made the corn salsa last night and put it on top of my taco salad - it was really good.

L R K
05-07-2010, 01:44 PM
Hi All :wave:

Happy Friday :dance:

Here is my plan for the day

B - 1 WW whole wheat bagel with 2 light laughing cow cheese + 1 yoghurt

S - 1 apple

L - Salmon Sandwich on multi-grain + side salad

D - Lobster! with a salad and prob. baked potato and Lobster Bisque

S - 1 cup raw broccoli with cal.wise ranch dressing to dip

Drinking: 1 morning coffee + 2L water throughout the day + 1 diet pepsi

Have a happy, healthy and OP day and weekend :wave:

patchworkpenguin
05-07-2010, 02:03 PM
Penguin - I've been wanting to try kickboxing. Seems like a great full body workout. Do you take a class, or do a video? How do you like it?


LOL, you NEED to give kboxing a try. All of my workouts are actually to DVD's, and I have a lot more than I care to admit.

These will give you some ideas...Netflix had a lot of workouts, or your library might have something more beginner to teach the punches. Following correct form can prevent injury.

http://www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/kathy-smiths-cardio-knockout-7714 This one will teach the moves, and can be found cheaper elsewhere http://www.deepdiscount.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/productID/0F87DD19-1F6E-4816-A2D5-0368AD8CBB79/

http://www.totalfitnessdvds.com/10-MINUTE-SOLUTION-KNOCKOUT-BODY-p/1010.htm This one comes with 1lb weighted gloves, doesn't really teach the moves but it fun and has short segments. Can be found at Walmart for $15.

http://www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/10-minute-solution-kickbox-bootcamp-7486 has one section that focuses on the punches, but has some bootcamp moves like jacks, burpees, pushups etc.

Diana will doubltless have some more suggestions. :D

Diana3271
05-07-2010, 02:45 PM
Well, Diana seems to like everything kickboxing, LOL. ;) The good thing about kickboxing is that it is a standing ab workout at the same time as being cardio and toning. It's a complete workout in my opinion. Of course everyone knows that my favorite kickboxing type workout is Turbo Jam and Turbo Kick, and we cannot forget about the new Turbo Fires coming out. :D Enough about me, Penguin had some very good suggestions. Did I mention that I LOVE Turbo Jam? :dance:

patchworkpenguin
05-07-2010, 03:42 PM
Did I mention that I LOVE Turbo Jam? :dance:I'm not sure:shrug:....I could be wrong :o....but I think Diana likes Turbo Jam :val1:

blueridgegirl
05-07-2010, 03:43 PM
Cool! Thanks. I just added three kickboxing videos I could find on netflix to my queue: David Carrodine Shaolin kickboxing, Kickbox: Core Cross Train, and 10 minute solution: kickbox boot camp. They didn't have Turbo Jam. :(

I love to run and to dance so I'm always looking for ways to focus on upper body work...besides strength training which I am already doing once a week. I went indoor rock climbing Monday and that is certainly one way to work my arms!

L R K
05-07-2010, 05:00 PM
I'm not sure:shrug:....I could be wrong :o....but I think Diana likes Turbo Jam :val1:

hahahahaha! :lol:

jendiet
05-07-2010, 05:06 PM
alright, been so busy. too busy too eat. still got to run after this...

so relying on skinni minni shakes, low carb, lots of protein!

2 skinni minny shakes
1 gatorade 10
2 almonds
2 cinnamon disks.

jendiet
05-07-2010, 05:07 PM
ooh indoor rock climbing...i love to climb...i have a membership to the Y...and I really should use it!

Diana3271
05-07-2010, 05:21 PM
I'm not sure:shrug:....I could be wrong :o....but I think Diana likes Turbo Jam :val1:

Hee Hee Are you picking on me? :D Miss Belly Dance Queen :belly: She who shimmies while she irons:belly:

:belly: :belly: :belly: :belly: :belly: :belly:

L R K
05-07-2010, 05:27 PM
jendiet - what are cinnonmon disks??

Diana3271
05-07-2010, 05:35 PM
TGIF! I hope everyone has a great weekend. Don't forget to stay on plan!

Blueridgegirl I'm hoping you will hit 200 tomorrow. I know it keeps teasing you. It seems like certain weights are harder to get to. I had a heck of a time getting out of the 230's. I was in that range for almost 3 mos. Turbo Jam is one of the infomercials that you see on TV. Sometimes you can find it at the library. I think Penguin found a couple there.

Jen Do you buy skinny minnie shakes or is it something you make. Maybe I can google it.

Lauren Happy Birthday! Enjoy your dinner! :bday2you:

Courtnie Dinner sounds great!

Kris What is freezer bag ice cream?

MamaP
05-07-2010, 06:26 PM
Diana ~ it's homemade ice cream made in ziploc bags. You put the ice cream ingredients in a quart size bag and then put that inside another quart size bag (to make sure none of the ice/salt mixture gets in your ice cream) and then you put that bag into a gallon size bag about half full of ice and 1/4 cup of rock salt. Then you mix it around until the ice cream sets up. It took about 10-15 minutes. I used skim milk so it didn't set up completely, but it was good. The recipe I found called for 1/2 cup of cream, 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 3 tsp of sugar. I used skim milk and splenda and added a squirt of SF chocolate syrup. I could have probably done without the splenda because of the chocolate syrup. There are a lot of recipes on the internet - search for "ice cream in a bag" or "freezer bag ice cream." Because I used skim milk and splenda it had less than 60 calories and no fat.

Diana3271
05-07-2010, 06:27 PM
Diana ~ it's homemade ice cream made in ziploc bags. You put the ice cream ingredients in a quart size bag and then put that inside another quart size bag (to make sure none of the ice/salt mixture gets in your ice cream) and then you put that bag into a gallon size bag about half full of ice and 1/4 cup of rock salt. Then you mix it around until the ice cream sets up. It took about 10-15 minutes. I used skim milk so it didn't set up completely, but it was good. The recipe I found called for 1/2 cup of cream, 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 3 tsp of sugar. I used skim milk and splenda and added a squirt of SF chocolate syrup. I could have probably done without the splenda because of the chocolate syrup. There are a lot of recipes on the internet - search for "ice cream in a bag" or "freezer bag ice cream." Because I used skim milk and splenda it had less than 60 calories and no fat.

That sounds great. I will do that.

sotypical
05-07-2010, 06:31 PM
I want to try bag ice cream! That would be perfect with the rest of my strawberries!

Veil
05-07-2010, 06:35 PM
YAY Friday!! You gals got pretty spunky talking about kickboxing & ice cream =) You gals are the bestest!! =)

patchworkpenguin
05-07-2010, 06:51 PM
Hee Hee Are you picking on me? :D Miss Belly Dance Queen :belly: She who shimmies while she irons:belly:

:belly: :belly: :belly: :belly: :belly: :belly:I still maintain 'ITS IRONING, anything to make it more fun!

I only tease you bacause I'm jealous, I can't follow Turbo Jam. Cha-lean goes to fast for me! :stars:

Veil, We are a little more frisky today than usual.

Kris Thanks for the info on FB Ice cream. sounds good. :hungry:

Diana3271
05-07-2010, 07:08 PM
Veil, We are a little more frisky today than usual.


It's Friday! Time to be silly. ;) :dance: :cp: :woohoo:

sotypical
05-07-2010, 07:41 PM
penguin - I can't follow turbo jam either. It seems fun but I hate doing a work out I can't follow. I like the Leslie Sansone videos better.

Beverlyjoy
05-07-2010, 10:35 PM
Hey chicks! I had a tough couple of days. But, I am so grateful to have a healthy day today:

breakfast - egg white scramble with ketchup, pnb toast, blackberries

lunch - rice cake pep 'pizza', asparagus

snack - fiber cereal, rice milk, clementine

dinner - salad with some chicken, apple, cranberries, cheese, pomegranete dressing

snack - rice cakes with lc cheese, clementine, blackberries, sf choc. mousse

about 1300 calories

Have a great weekend!

jendiet
05-07-2010, 11:19 PM
wow, that bag ice cream sounds interesting. I just love milk. I used to eat a lot of icecream--now I go for a big frothy cup of milk...yum!

blueridge--yeah IHOP is not very diet friendly. I am glad you found something good in there too.

you ladies are funny. I DO NOT iron. Maybe if a job depended on it. My iron is a spray bottle and "tumble dry low". I have burned myself and clothes too many times...I CAN NOT imagine belly dancing and ironing going together???

lauren, cinnamon disks, are hard candies lol...the brach's. cinnamon is a good blood sugar balancer...and I was needing a few carbs while I was really busy.

Diana, i have the 1 lb can of powder. I AM VERY PICKY when it comes to shakes. I hate almost all sugar substitutes except for mannitol, xylitol, and the like...

this shake is very tasty and loaded with the nutrients and protein. I hate the crunchy things though...but i have a handheld sifter that I use to get rid of them.

the shakes give me energy and keep me from being hungry.

well, i finished up the day with something yummy.

2 spinach alfredo flat bread pizza (whole wheat tortilla) complete with ricotta, mozzarela, black olives, onions, and spinach. yumm!
5 grapes with the new Omega 3 peanutbutter (can not taste the fish!)
2 strawberries
3 slices of grapefruit and juice.
spinach with garlic

i feel like i've been on a looong journey, where i was a slave to sweets. And now a simple delicious piece of fruit satisfies my sweet tooth!

jendiet
05-07-2010, 11:28 PM
oh yeah, 19248 steps on the pedometer and counting. i wish my legs could keep up with my energy...

i have lots of gardening to do, and we have a project where we have to clean out the shed, and raise it up onto a better foundation. Then I got TONS of flowers to transplant. i am also getting caught up on housework from being busy during finals week.

I am so thankful that the weather is going to cool down.

bonnie2009
05-07-2010, 11:58 PM
Since April 19th I have been eating healthier. Actually feel better. It feels good to take care of oneself. I have said no to my favorite donut-maple long johns. Nice to have a place to come and share.

Thanks,

Bonnie :)

Diana3271
05-08-2010, 12:07 AM
Bonnie Hi and Welcome :wave: It sounds like you are on track and doing great. It's hard to resist your favorite foods. ;)

Total Approx 1725 Calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (360 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories
Apple Pack 40 calories

Dinner 1000 calories
2 Lumpia Egg Rolls w/sauce 300 calories
Chicken Stir Fry 700 calories

Exercise:
Turbo Kick Round 32

Veil
05-08-2010, 12:25 AM
5-7-10

B- 2 eggs and tea

S- 4 strawberries (I said NO to donuts!!)

L- 1/3 cup raw almonds, 1 Dove chocolate square (Not my finest moment...)

D- 4 cups broccoli & chicken stir fry, 1 egg foo young patty, 1 cup rice, 1 diet Coke

S- 5 wasabi almonds, 3 Dove chocolate squares

exercise- stretches, sit ups, push ups, weights, great run/walk, I was supposed to do the 30DS video but had to go out of town to help a friend... errrrr. I need to add one to next week then, huh?

ped read- 7000

Diana3271
05-08-2010, 12:42 AM
I want to try bag ice cream! That would be perfect with the rest of my strawberries!

Strawberry ice cream sounds delish. :D




Veil Great job on saying no to the donuts. I know it's hard to do.

MamaP
05-08-2010, 01:09 AM
Hi ladies - hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I am visiting my sister and think I might have them try the ice cream in a bag while I'm here.

5-7-10 check in

90+ ounces water
30 minutes housecleaning & packing this morning

Breakfast:
Green Smoothie

Snack:
Light & Fit Yogurt (apple pie)

Lunch:
Chicken Breast
Green beans & italian style stewed tomatoes
Mozzarella string cheese

Snack:
Crunchy Cinnamon twist
SF fudge bar
Green Smoothie (while driving)

Dinner:
Wendy's grilled chicken sandwich
Quaker mini rice cakes
McDonald's ice cream cone

Approximately 1583 calories.

shcirerf
05-08-2010, 09:30 AM
I'm still here, not giving up.

Thursday

2 slices Sara Lee 45 cal bread 1pt
2 slices Turkey Bacon 2
1 slice ff Turkey lunch meat 1
tomato lettuce 0
lite may 1

snacks

cheese sticks 2
yogurt 1
orange 1

lunch
leftover homemade stirfry 4

Supper
1 pork chop, baked 4
green beans 0
boiled potato 2
fake gravy 1

3 beers with the girls 6


Friday 5-7

1pt Sara lee bread
2pt turkey bacon
1pt turkey lunch meat
0pt lettuce tomato
1pt lite mayo
5 total

Snacks

2 pt cheese sticks
0 pt 2 6 oz cans tomato juice
1 pt soy nuts

Lunch

3pt chicken fajita
2pt chips
2pt guacamole
3pt refries and rice
I had lunch with my DIL, only ate 1/2 the meal they brought though and only ate a few chips.
10 total

Supper

2pt Sara Lee Whole grain flat buns
2pt turkey pepperoni
0pt green pepper
1pt pizza sauce
3pt mozzerella
1pt salad, dressing and a few croutons
9pts total.

27 for the day. A bit over but it can come out of my WW flex points so it's ok. A lot of salt though, yikes!

Have to work this morning, gardening this afternoon, yay!

Diana3271
05-08-2010, 09:35 AM
30 minutes on my new recumbent bike (5.5 miles) evening

Kris I forgot to ask about your bike. Do you like it?

blueridgegirl
05-08-2010, 11:01 AM
ONEDERLAND!!!!

I made it this morning! I was only hoping for 200, but I saw 199.5! I am so psyched, I have been working towards this literally for months - see my ticker, made my last mini-goal at the end of last June. Weight loss has been really slow, but consistent (plus I've been strength training which can slow things). I am just so excited to be in the 100s! And I also feel like I'm getting to the point where I don't 'feel' fat, you know what I mean? 36.5 pounds gone! Thanks, everybody for your encouragement and support.

Diana3271
05-08-2010, 11:08 AM
ONEDERLAND!!!!

I made it this morning! I was only hoping for 200, but I saw 199.5!

Great Job! I know it was alot of work, but you did it! Congratulations!

Veil
05-08-2010, 03:13 PM
BlueRidgeGirl-

:carrot: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! :carrot:

I'm dreaming of 199..... so glad it IS possible!!

sotypical
05-08-2010, 04:06 PM
I am so horrible at planning on the weekends. Yesterday wasn't toally what I planned but not horrible. Had a few cheesie and some cheese.

Here is what today looks like, haven't added up the calories yet.

Breakfast
2 homemade low calorie banana muffins
coffee w/ skim milk

Lunch
1/2 wheat free orange poppy seed muffin (too many muffins today)
3 pork gyoza's
some fresh water fish... trout maybe? (neighbours brought it over)

Dinner
peanut turkey burger
corn on the cob

Today will totally change, I am just trying to be in the habit of keep track - even if bad!

ParadiseFalls
05-08-2010, 05:21 PM
Haven't been checking in, but it's because my internet is down at home and I've been busy at work. Yesterday was horrifying! Candy, Mexican food, drinks. Definitely a binge day. BUT I noticed that I was full to the point of discomfort way sooner than I was. A couple of months ago at Don Pablos, a burrito, side of rice and beans and a margarita would have just barely gotten me to the stuffed area. But now I was starting to feel miserable halfway through the burrito and didn't end up finishing it...which is nice :)

Anyway, today isn't too bad and I'm DEFINITELY getting back OP tomorrow.

shcirerf
05-08-2010, 09:51 PM
Good for you Paradise! My next 2 weekends are full of graduation parties.

Working on that! The food part is ok, it's the family and the drinks! We don't have the time to do that very often, so it's tough!

Beverlyjoy
05-08-2010, 09:55 PM
HOORAY for you, blueridgegirl, upon getting to onederland.

Today was a healthy day - always greatful for that.
4/8

breakfast - morningstar bacon, 1/2 english muffin, pnb, blackberries

lunch - egg white salad with mayo and mustard, rice cakes, asparagus

snack - fiber cereal, cheese

dinner - chili, 1/2 baked potatoe, rice cake

snack - sf choc pudding, pnb butter/honey toast, clementine, blueberries

appox - 1300 calories
lots of water

Every one have a great Sunday.

Diana3271
05-08-2010, 09:56 PM
Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend.

I am feeling bloated today. I think TTOM is going to happen sometime soon. I have been having hormonal problems so I don't know exactly when it's going to happen. :(

Total Approx 1915 Calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch 400 calories
Grilled Chicken Snack Wrap 250 calories
French Fries 150 calories

Dinner 1150 calories
Salad 300 calories
1/6 recipe of lasagne 550 calories
2 cowboy cookies 300 calories

Exercise
No workout, today is my rest day

blueridgegirl
05-08-2010, 10:41 PM
Hi all,

Thanks for the congratulations - I have been feeling pretty happy today.

sotypical - way to post even when you weren't happy with your choices...I mean, if we only post on good days, that doesn't do much for us in the way of accountability? Tomorrow's another day!

paradise - in spite of all, sounds like a strange kind of nsv (non scale victory) to recognize you were full and to stop eating instead of plowing through the whole burrito.

My Saturday:

breakfast: oatmeal, almonds, blueberries. Coffee w/ 1 tsp 1/2 and 1/2, some liquid stevia for sweetner.

snack: almonds, walnuts and a banana.

lunch: canned fat free refried beans, whole wheat tortilla, tomato, salsa, avocado, cilantro.

snack: went to the juice bar at the health food store and had a smoothie: unsweetened almond milk, banana, blueberries and something called "green vibrance" - a powder they add that is green veggies. I've read other people post about green smoothies so trying to cautiously test the water. Actually tasted good and was cold and refreshing on a hot day. I realized I kinda OD'd on the blueberries and bananas today though, LOL.

dinner: quiche with lots of green, red and yellow pepper. Salad with garden lettuce, cukes, and tomato and homemade vinagrette. small homemade cupcake for dessert.

Exercise: 55 minutes run (ran longer than usual, it was cool and windy so I didn't feel as tired) and 23 minute yoga video (Rodney Yee - he is the best. Love the am yoga series)

A healthy day, as you say, Beverly Joy, something to be grateful for. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Veil
05-09-2010, 12:02 AM
5-8-10 Saturday

B- 1 egg white, coffee with 1 sugar and 2 creme

L- 4 cup greens, 1/2 cucumber, 1/4 red pepper, handful croutons, 2T Asian dressing, 1/2 cup apple sauce, 1 bite of oatmeal cookie , 1 bite broccoli, 1 bite hamburger, (my son shared bites, I let him!)

S- cauliflower

D- 1 brat, 1 cup pasta, 1/2 cup tomato spaghetti sauce , 1 cup cauliflower & cheese

exercise- 30DS video, stretches, run/walk

ped read- 5000

weight- 240!! I'm -25, as of now!!

MamaP
05-09-2010, 12:09 AM
BlueRidgeGirl ~ Congratulations! Way to go!

Diana ~ I do like the bike. I only used it once so far (Thursday night when I got it) because I went out of town yesterday straight after work.

5-5-10 check in

64+ ounces water
1.2 mile walk a.m.
Approximately 2 mile walk p.m. (walking around a festival)

Breakfast:
Multi-grain cheerios
skim milk

Snack:
One Special K Fruit Crisp

Lunch:
Lasagna (Olive Garden)
Salad - no dressing
One bread stick

Dinner:
Roasted Turkey Leg
Part of a funnel cake
Bud Light

Approximately 1675 calories.

patchworkpenguin
05-09-2010, 12:37 AM
Catching up again. :comp:

May 6

2 c milk 200
1 c cereal 120
1/2 banana 50
coffee 35
= 400

1/2 Panera Turkey sand 490
1 c peas 100
1 slice cake 280
=870

seasoned croutons- 360 {no chips, wanted crunchy= bad idea}

Choc squares 400

1/2 Pei Wei Teriaki Bowl 463
1 c cereal + milk 170

total= 2,663

Exercise,
45 pilates dance fusion DVD
ped=4,588

Weight,
220.6



Blueridge, congratulations on Onederland! :congrat:

patchworkpenguin
05-09-2010, 12:46 AM
Our Anniversary is Monday, Hubby just came home from 'running to the PO to drop off the bills so I don't forget", he came in the office handed me a card and a small while paper bag. The card was cute {about dogs} and inside the bag was a choc covered donut. yes, I ate it. no, I"m not counting it!

May 8,

2 c milk 200
banana 100
= 300

roasted chicken thigh and leg 300
side salad and dressing 30
1/4 c potato salad 90
1/2 c Breyer's dark choc ice cream 110
walnuts 50
=580

spa 290
2 slices bread + margarine 240
1 c fruit 100
=630

total = 1,510 much better


Exercise,
ped= 4,300

Weight,
221.6 TOM approaches and some bad food choices lately

Diana3271
05-09-2010, 10:32 AM
I have been a member here at 3FC's since November 9, 2009. As you can see, in my signature below, I keep track of how much weight I have lost, monthly, since joining. My weigh in this morning was 225.8. I have lost 7.4 pounds in the last month. This is the biggest monthly loss I have had so far. :D Since joining 3FC's, 6 months ago, I have lost 35.2 pounds! :carrot:


ETA: If you look at my ticker, you will see that I have my starting weight at 269. That is from last June. I only lost 8 pounds from June to November. It is obvious, that coming here to 3FC's every day, posting my foods is keeping me more accountable than me doing it on my own. :D

Beverlyjoy
05-09-2010, 10:39 AM
Diana - AWESOME progress. Kudo's for your efforts and outcomes!

Thanks for hosting this thread, too.

Beverlyjoy
05-09-2010, 10:42 AM
Happy Mother's day to all the mommy's - of people, pets and women that have certainly nurtured others along the way. I am so grateful that I have my mom and stepmon still alive. Also - that my daughter in law is such a good mommy!

Diana3271
05-09-2010, 09:08 PM
I hope all the Mom's had a wonderful day!


Diana - AWESOME progress. Kudo's for your efforts and outcomes!
Beverly Thank you!

Total Approx 1700 Calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch 1100 calories
1/3 order coconut shrimp w/ sauce 200 calories
1/3 order bread w/butter 80 calories
8 ounce prime rib 540 calories
steamed Green beans 135 calories
steamed veggies 145 calories

Dinner 235 calories
1/2 cup fat free milk 45 calories
1 cup raisin bran 190 calories

Exercise
The Firm Complete Aerobics and Weight Training

Beverlyjoy
05-09-2010, 10:45 PM
I hope everyone had a good day. Mine was nice. I stayed on my plan - always grateful for that.

4/6

breakfast - cold peanut noodle salad, blackberries

lunch - egg white salad with mayo, mustard and sweet pickles, lc cheese on a rice cake, cucumber and onion salad

snack - fiber cereal, milk, slice of cheese

snack - potato with some cheese, blueberries, choc pudding

approx. 1400 caloreis
lots of water
upper body weights and other strengthening

Have a great Monday.

Veil
05-09-2010, 11:15 PM
5-9-10

B- 1/2 cup raspberries on top of 1 cup homemade smoothie (yogurt, rice milk, strawberry, blueberry)

S- 1/2 cup raw almonds

L- 1 Kashi microwave meal (spinach & chicken)

S- 1 small Dove chocolate

D- lemon water, 1 slice chicken quesadilla, 1/2 Southwest salad, few bites mashed potato, 1/2 piece chocolate cake

no exercise, I feel so guilty....

ped read 4000, so, I got a few steps in running errands

MamaP
05-10-2010, 12:00 AM
Happy Mother's Day!

5-9-10 check in

64 ounces water
4 miles on the recumbent bike

Breakfast:
Protein Shake

Lunch:
Turkey Sandwich on thin bread

Snack:
Fiber One Bar
Cheerios

Dinner:
McDonald's Big & Tasty
Baked Lays Potato chips
McDonald's Ice Cream Cone

Approximately 1430 calories.

fashinjunkie09
05-10-2010, 12:52 AM
Hi ladies, I hope you all had a good weekend and Mother's Day! Last week and this weekend have not been good for me food-wise. We've been having "food days" at work and I haven't been able to resist. :( Where did my motivation go? I'm determined to get back on track tomorrow, but I said the same thing last week and look where I am now. Oh well, I just gotta do it cause I know when I get back OP I will feel so much better! This is my plan for tomorrow:

5/10/2010 Check-in:

Breakfast (295)
large cup of coffee w/ 3 tbsp ff Coffee Mate cinnamon creamer- 75
1 double fiber English muffin toasted- 120
1 100 cal packet strawberry cream cheese- 100
H2O- 0

Lunch (420)
1 ham/Swiss and turkey/cheddar w/ multigrain crackers Lunchable- 340
1 cup V8 broccoli soup- 80
H2O- 0

Snack PM (255)
1 peanut butter & oats FiberOne bar- 150
1 medium banana- 105
H2O- 0

Dinner (440)
4 oz grilled pork chop- 160
1/2 cup stove top stuffing- 160
1/4 cup brown gravy- 20
roasted asparagus- 100
H2O- 0

= apprx 1,410 calories

Exercise: not sure yet

shcirerf
05-10-2010, 09:28 AM
Not a great weekend for food. Mother's Day, graduation party. :dizzy: Worked Saturday as well. But I had a lot of fun and spent some quality time with my sisters, we don't get to do that often enough.:D

So, today is a new day! Back on plan! :carrot:

My middle sister got second place in the Biggest Loser contest where she works, got beat by .3%. :dizzy: She's looking good, other sis has gone back to WW, so we're back in this together, that helps lots.

topsy81
05-10-2010, 10:11 AM
Hi chicks,
Back to the Internet world, my laptop died but all better now, just alot of pennies lighter!!!!

Need to get back on track will post tonight.

Hope everyone is OK xxx

Diana3271
05-10-2010, 10:18 AM
Good Morning Everyone! Let's all get back on track and have a great week! You can do it!

L R K
05-10-2010, 11:58 AM
Wow - was my weekend ever so bad. I am so dissapointed in myself I can't even begin to explain it.

Anyway back OP today and hoping I can lose some weight

B - WW whole wheat thin bun with 1 egg and 2 slices of turkey bacon + 1 yoghurt + 12 small strawberries

S - 1 cup raw broccoli with cal.wise ranch dressing to dip

L - 2 meatballs and 1/3 cup pasta with tomato pasta sauce + salad with moxed greens tomato and light chedder cheese

S - 1 clementine

D - Shrimp with a little flour and paprika with 1/2 and avocado, marie rose sauce and broccili sprouts

Drinking: 2L water throughout the day + 1 can diet pepsi

Exercise: 30min bike ride

Have a good day everyone :wave:

MamaP
05-10-2010, 12:25 PM
Diana ~ congratulations on your big loss this month! Way to go!

sotypical
05-10-2010, 01:22 PM
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I did, unfortunately I can't say the same for my eating. Saturday wasn't too bad (except all the baking I did, cookies, muffins and rice pudding lol) - yesterday was just horrible. Went for Mother's Day brunch, expecting the rest of the day to be good I allowed a few treats. Then I ended up at Reb Robin for dinner. Overall I am proud that I didn't finish my chicken burger and fries, but still. I did get some walking in though this weekend - went for a walk with a friend and her baby on Saturday and walked around shopping yesterday! I also tried on some clothes at Old Navy, was pretty cool that some M's fit!

Anyway, today will be a better day!

Breakfast- 339 calories
smoothie (spinach, strawberries, orange juice)
rice pudding
coffee w/half and half

Lunch- 391 calories
spinach, baby romaine topped with corn salsa, hot sauce and pulled pork
baby carrots

Snack- 178 calories
healthier banana muffin
yogurt

Dinner- 510 calories
sun dried tomato tortilla w/ onion, tomatoes, lettuce, hot sauce and peanut turkey burger
corn on the cob

Total calories: 1418 calories

Exercise -
45 min walk at lunch (if its not raining)
might even get myself on e. bike for 20 min or so tonight too

When I was scanning through the weekend's post I saw someone mention recumbent bike I just wanna say I love mine! When I was really losing weight a few years ago I would spend about 90 min a day riding a regular exercise bike. The bike I was using was a cheapie picked up at walmart. And then a year or so ago I bought a recumbent bike off a co-worker - and I LOVE IT SO MUCH MORE! Unfortunately I haven't really been losing weight with it like before. But maybe my body is just used to biking now. Anyway, so much more comfortable then a regular exercise bike.

Diana3271
05-10-2010, 01:43 PM
Diana ~ congratulations on your big loss this month! Way to go!
Kris Thank you!

Veil
05-10-2010, 07:55 PM
5-10-10

B- 1 egg, 1/2 cup applesauce

L- 1 cup greens, 1/4 red pepper, 1/2 yellow pepper, 1/2 cucumber, handful croutons, 2T Asian dressing

S- strawberry smoothie= 9 organic strawberries + 1/2 cup rice milk

D- only ate 1 cup southwest salad- left over (blah & soggy, threw away the other cup), 5 stalks celery, 8 nut-thins crackers, 1 cup 3 bean chili, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup little oyster crackers


exercise- 30DS video, stretches, yoga, great run/jog/walk in the rain!! :rain: Loved it!!

ped read- 6000

weight- 240 =) flexed in the mirror and saw some muscles... then laughed and laughed that I was posing in the mirror... :joker:

JayLei
05-10-2010, 09:12 PM
Things I have learned this last weekend....
~I have not mastered balancing my husband and my eating goals.
~I am ok as long as I remember to drink all my water.
~I have to have 2 classic Pepsi's a day. I just do. It's 300 calories and I am fine with that.
~the farmer's market is filled with delicious healthy food, the lunch vendor area is not.

I managed to lose a tiny scooch which feels less of a success and more of a reminder of what I *could* have lost if I had stayed on plan instead of letting my husbands whims for takeout pizza, pulled pork sandwiches and potato chips guide our meal choices.

Today~
W~down .4 on the wii scale
E~none
F~241 b. 419 l. 300 s. d. 480 = 1440
H2O~ 48oz

Diana3271
05-10-2010, 09:53 PM
flexed in the mirror and saw some muscles... then laughed and laughed that I was posing in the mirror... :joker:

Veil You are doing great! Nothing wrong with admiring the results of your work.

Jaymar We eat out alot! I eat totally different than DH does. We eat together, but I make different choices than he makes. It's probably going to take some tweaking on your part. Try to find the calories in the food/places your Hubby likes to eat and make it work for you. You can do it.

Total Approx 1545 Calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (360 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories
apple pack 40 calories

Dinner (820 calories)
Turkey Wrap 650 calories
1 cup cantalope 60 calories
1 cup red grapes 110 calories

Exercise:
~Turbo Kick Round 32

MamaP
05-10-2010, 10:23 PM
5-10-10 check in

64+ ounces water
4 miles on the recumbent bike

Breakfast:
2 egg veggie omelet

Lunch:
Burrito Bowl - chicken, black beans, lettuce & pico de gallo (no rice, no cheese, no sour cream)

Snack:
Mozzarella cheese stick
1 ounce cheddar cheese

Dinner:
Thinly sliced beef steak, grilled peppers, mushrooms & onions on a thin bun
Cottage cheese with pears
WW Chocolate Cake

Approximately 1750 calories.

Beverlyjoy
05-10-2010, 10:44 PM
Hi folks....today was a healthy day - I am always grateful for that.

breakfast - pnb toast, 2 slices morningstar bacon, blackberries, cocoa in my coffee with stevia

lunch - cottage cheese with sweet/sour cucumber and onions, mashed sweet potatoes with lite margerine

snack - fiber cereal, almond milk, slice of 2% provelone cheese

dinner - ham/bean soup, corn bread, icbinbs, sf dark choc. mousse

snack -rice cake with laughing cow cheese, blackberries, 2 caramels

about 1350 calories
lots of water
stretches and strengthening exericses

Have a great Tuesday.

shcirerf
05-10-2010, 11:58 PM
Good evening!

Breakfast, my turkey, bacon sandwich 6
Cheese stick 1
FF turkey lunch meat 2
Subway Turkey/ham sand on
whole wheat, lite mayo, 6
Homemade taco salad, lots of veggies 7
Doritos 1
total 23

Yay, 1 point under, plus busy at work, moving all day!:carrot:

sotypical
05-11-2010, 12:20 AM
Today was good. I did eat more then I wanted but I also exercised. I was extra hungry at dinner so I had some green beans and melted a laughing cow in them with salt a pepper and it was delicious!

I went for a 45 min at walk and did 35 min on my exercise bike after dinner. Feeling pretty good.

jendiet
05-11-2010, 08:30 AM
i've gained weight...but since I've been so busy with the gardening and everything...i am pretty sure that is a false perception.

yesterday I had

1/2 breakfast shake with splash coffee x 4
12 almonds
5 grapes
Earth Grains Thin buns
1 tsp cream cheese
1 tablespoon all natural grape jelly
2 slices grapefruit
fresh spinach salad (spinach, cottage cheese, cheese, ranch)
salmon
1/2 cup brown rice.

L R K
05-11-2010, 11:46 AM
Hello Everyone :wave:

Feeling a little better about things today, have lost pretty much all the weight gained over the weekend, and let me tell you that was not easy! I drank soooooo much water yesterday I felt like a big water balloon ... with a constant leak :lol:

But it was worth it! :)

Here is my plan for the day 5/11/2010

B - 3/4 bran flakes with flax and 1/2 cup skim milk + 1 cup watermelon + 1 portion of LiveActive Cheese + 1 Mozzarella cheese stick

S - 1 cup raw broccoli with cal.wise ranch for dipping

L - Tuna mixed with a little mayo on 2 light rye Ryvita + salad of baby spinach, romaine, tomato, light chedder cheese and cal.wise balsmaic dressing

S - 1 Apple

D - 1 Salmon and 1 Tuna kebab (each kebab has peppers, mushrooms and onion on it) + grilled veggies on the side (zucchini, tomato, red pepper, sweet potato, onion, garlic)

Drinking: 1 monring coffee + 2L water throughout the day + 1 diet pepsi

Exercise: Either 30 mins on my bike or 30mins brisk walk

Have a happy, healthy and OP day :wave:

blueridgegirl
05-11-2010, 12:02 PM
Hi all,

Still in onederland and actually dropped another half pound so am at 199. Feels good to continue to see the 1 on the scale. Celebrated by doing some shopping: 2 new sports bras, a new pair of running shorts, 3 new undies (I'm a size large), cute new pajamas. It was at TJ Maxx so didn't break that bank. Yesterday wasn't great, but wasn't terrible either. I was just hungry - slowly accepting there are days like that when I'm just hungrier than usual, and they will be balanced out by days when I don't have much of an appetite for some reason.

MONDAY:

breakfast: whole wheat pancakes, 1 Tbsp reduced sugar strawberry preserves, 1 cup skim milk, some almonds.

snack: two handfuls of chex mix - not great that I'm eating it, but pleased that I am eating reasonable portions instead of, say, 4 cups while standing in the kitchen.

lunch: out to eat at a great little locally owned place that uses fresh, local organic produce. Bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich and small cup of broccoli soup. Water to drink. Soup came with a piece of fresh, hot southern cornbread right out of the oven! Was probably over calories with this meal, but not overly so (reasonable portion sizes at this place) and it was delicious and so worth it!

dinner: 1 egg scrambled, canned FF refried beans, 1/8 cup shredded cheese, 1/2 avocado, salsa, tortilla, 1 glass of red wine to drink. 2 reduced fat oreo cookies.

sotypical
05-11-2010, 12:43 PM
I just realized I totally forgot my english muffin for my sandwich at lunch. All well, I will be okay with out it, but 'doh!

Breakfast- 411 calories
smoothie (spinach, orange juice, strawberries)
homemade banana chocolate chip muffins
yogurt
coffee w/ half and half

Lunch- 299 calories
1/2 cup pulled pork w/ 1 tbsp bbq sauce
spinach and baby romaine with 1.5 tbsp low fat honey dijon dressing
baby carrots

Snack- 177 calories
1oz cheddar cheese
1 apple

Dinner- 502 calories
sun dried tomato tortilla w/ veggie burger, mustard, tomato, onions, lettuce
1.5 cups green beans w/ laughing cow

total calories: 1390

Exercise-
45 min walk at lunch break
e. bike after dinner OR short dog walk (20-30min)

bonnie2009
05-11-2010, 02:07 PM
"Fell off the wagon" the past three days but back on track today. I am not really writing down what I eat but am very aware of what I am eating. I am so glad to have a place to share my successes and the times where I slip. Thanks.

Diana3271
05-11-2010, 02:10 PM
Bonnie Hi and Welcome! :wave:

fashinjunkie09
05-11-2010, 02:46 PM
Hi everone! :wave: I hope you're all having a good week so far!

Lauren, good for you for drinking lots of water and getting that pesky weekend weight off! I did the same thing and it fees pretty great. :)

Courtnie, I'm glad to hear you are back on track! And those green beans w/ laughing cow sounds pretty good what flavor do you use? I love them all but my fave is the light herb & garlic kind.

Back down to 158 this morning hoping to see 156 again next week so I don't have to change my ticker!

5/11/2010 Check-in:

Breakfast (335)
large cup of coffee w/ 4 tbsp ff Coffee Mate creamer- 100
1 cup blueberry special k cereal-135
1 cup 1% milk- 100

Lunch (420)
Lean Cuisine spinach and mushroom pizza- 340
1 light & fit strawberry yogurt- 80
H2O- 0

Snack PM (135)
3 oz baby carrots- 35
4 tbsp hummus- 100
H2O- 0

Dinner (515)
4 oz pork roast- 120
2/3 cup mashed potatoes- 140
1/2 cup sauteed mushrooms- 60
small salad w/ tomato, red onion, 1 tbsp shredded cheese, and 1 tbsp ranch- 120
1/2 Dr Pepper- 75

= apprx 1,405 calories

sotypical
05-11-2010, 02:56 PM
Fashin - I always just use the regular laughing cow because it comes in a 32 pack at Costco for $2 more then a small pack (8 I think) everywhere else!

Diana3271
05-11-2010, 09:56 PM
Hi Everyone!

Total Approx 1650 Calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (320 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories

Dinner: (850 calories)
Salad w/less than 2 tablespoons ranch dressing 150 calories
Grilled Vegetables 150 calories
Grilled pork chop 300 calories
slice bread with butter 150 calories
packaged ice cream cup 100 calories

Snack:o 115 Calories
1/2 cup Raisin bran 1/4 cup low fat milk 115 calories

Exercise:
~The Firm Ultimate Fat Burning Workout

Beverlyjoy
05-11-2010, 09:58 PM
Hi chickies....today I've stayed in my calorie range - I am always grateful for that.

breakfast - cornbread, slice of cheese, blackberries, unsweetened darkchoc. in my coffee with stevia

lunch - ff cottage cheese with cucumber & onion, rice cakes, steamed carrots

snack - fiber cereal, almond milk, rice cake and cheese

dinner - cabbage and beef soup with lite sour cream, garlic toast
sugar free mousse

snack - rice cakes with cheese, pnb spoon, clementine, milk, rasins

about 1450 calories
lots of water.

Have a great Wednesday.

Veil
05-11-2010, 11:02 PM
5-11-10

B- 3 eggs (whites)

S- 1/2 cup raw almonds

L- 3 cups greens, 1 cucumber, 1 tomato, 1/2 yellow pepper, 1/2 red pepper, croutons, Asian dressing

S- patient birthday party... 1/2 piece white cake & frosting, 1/3 cup vanilla ice cream

D- 1 cup egg drop soup, 2 mini egg rolls, 1T hot mustard, 1 cup shrimp fried rice, 2 cups broccoli & shrimp, 2 crab legs, 1 bite donut, few sips Sprite

exercise- great 30DS video, stretches, wimpy walk/jog...

ped read- 6500

weight- keeps going down!

patchworkpenguin
05-12-2010, 12:00 AM
Hey all. Sorry I haven't posted. I've been having problems with seasonal allergies. There's still pollen everywhere plus Hubby mowed the front and back lawns Sun, which seems to have been the catalyst.

We need a sneezing smiley.

sotypical
05-12-2010, 12:25 AM
Penguin - I hear you on the allergies. Mine have been pretty good the past few years but last night they hit me like a truck. Thankfully I found some allergy medication burried in the cupboard and I stopped today to get more!

Today was good! I am feeling pretty happy with myself. I still struggle with am I eating too much or am I eating too little - I never know. I see so many people here losing so much weight on 1200 calories a day. But then everything I read says I should be eating more then that. My day ended up at 1375 - though I always assume that sparkpeople is probably a little low. I got in my 45 min walk at lunch and 30 min on my exercise bike after dinner.

MamaP
05-12-2010, 01:09 AM
5-11-10 Check in

80+ ounces water
25 minutes recumbent bike

Breakfast:
Turkey patty
Lowfat cottage cheese

Snack:
11 almonds
Dole Fruit Gel

Lunch:
Turkey patty
grilled zucchini

Snack:
Low-skim mozzarella cheese stick

Dinner:
Fiber One Bar
Sonic Burger

Approximately 1580 Calories.

JayLei
05-12-2010, 02:29 AM
Diana, thanks for the encouragement! I know I can do it, I just wish the learning curve wasn't so steep sometimes.

congrats to everyone who got back on track or had continued to be on track!

Today~
W~down .7 on the wii scale BMI 34.3
E~7.5 minutes on the elliptical
F~ b.281 l. 375 s. 300 d. 450 = 1406
H2O~ 64oz + (score!)

Diana3271
05-12-2010, 08:30 AM
I still struggle with am I eating too much or am I eating too little - I never know. I see so many people here losing so much weight on 1200 calories a day. But then everything I read says I should be eating more then that. My day ended up at 1375 - though I always assume that sparkpeople is probably a little low. I got in my 45 min walk at lunch and 30 min on my exercise bike after dinner.

Courtnie I saw this under the calorie counters section and it has been helpful for me. I am trying to use the ranges listed on this post. Also, If I have a higher day, I will offset it with a lower day.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/1821967-post2.html

topsy81
05-12-2010, 12:33 PM
Right need to get back on track!! I ate rubbish all over the weekend and had a Chinese takeaway yesterday and I`m back at 173lbs this morning Argh, but all my own doing!!!

12/5/10
Have drunk loads of water and green tea, I`m currently on my The cup!!!

Breakfast- Almonds and fruit salad

Lunch-Rivta, red salmon and salad

Tea- I`m cooking turkey stir fry with turkey breast, bean sprouts, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and peppers ( if i remembered to get them when i went shopping, don`t seem to remember putting them away!), will do noodles for my boyfriend, but think I`m going to have a little bit of quinoa with mine, to try and keep my carbs low!

Take care.x

sotypical
05-12-2010, 12:47 PM
Diana - thanks, that was helpful and simple. Everything I read says that I should be eating about 1600 a day - so I probably should be increasing my calories. It's one of those - I know I need to eat to lose, but in theory I should be losing on what I am eating 1200-1400 a day, with higher days on Friday, Sat, and Sun. My problem really is I don't know exactly how much I am eating on Sat and Sun because I don't track. I am also trying to only step on the scale once a week - it might make me work harder to make it go down if I don't stand on it everyday. Anyway, I might try and just force myself to eat a day and just see what happens.

Tonight I am going for sushi for dinner - to a more modern place. I really hope I can find something there that isn't deep fried and covered in sauce. And if I DO find that - I hope I can banish my will power and order some good. I have planned for some edamame and a spicy tuna roll (they must have there) and I still have lots of calories left. Thinking hard about what Diana posted maybe I will add a fibre one to my day to increase my calories a bit, they seem low; although I don't know exactly how many calories dinner will be - I expect more.

Breakfast- (232 calories)
coffee w/ milk and half and half
high fibre toast w/ boiled egg

Lunch- 463 calories
5 chicken and veggie potstickers
1 cup green beans mixed with 1 cup spinach, bbq sauce, pulled pork and garlic

Snack- 50 calories
baby carrots

Dinner- (approx 420+)
spicy tuna roll
edamane

total calories: approx 1166+ (1300ish if I eat fibre one)

exercise:
45 min walk at lunch (if it doesnt start raining)
20-30 min on e.bike after dinner

L R K
05-12-2010, 12:51 PM
Helloooooo :wave:

Beverlyjoy - great job staying in your calorie range! :cp:

Veil - you are doing great! Well Done!

Penguin - damn allergies eh! I have them as well, this year seems to be a little worse, especially with all the wind we had

I am also going down! I have lost all the weekend weight which I am very grateful for! Hoping this losing streak will continue!

Anywho, here is my 5/12/2010

B - 1 WW whole wheat thin bun with natural peanut butter and sugar free blueberry jam + 1 chedder cheese stick + 1 yoghurt + 12 small strawberries

S - 1 cup raw broccoli with cal.wise ranch dressing to dip

L - 1/3 cup whole wheat pasta with 1 small can of spicy thai chilli flavoured tuna mixed in + 1 cup green beans with a spinkling of salt

S - 1 banana

D - Swiss Chalet (restaurant) White Meat Rotisserie Chicken + cesar salad + multigrain dinner roll + 1/2 baked potato with sour cream

Drinking: 1 morning coffee + 2L water throughout the day + 1 diet pepsi

Exercise: 30mins on my bike or 30min brosk walk

Have a happy, healthy and OP day :)

jendiet
05-12-2010, 06:47 PM
pedometer has been in the 15,000 steps and up/day for the past week. I think I am tired. I lounged today. I still have more gardening, but i will be doing that later.

today I ate the following:

2 breakfast shakes with splash of coffee
1 oz homemade teriyaki/pineapple chicken
1/2 cup jasmine rice
1 cup spinach salad (spinach, shred cheese, dab ranch, cottage cheese)
12 almonds
12 dark chocolate chips
2 cups RRL/spearmint tea.

patchworkpenguin
05-12-2010, 07:48 PM
Lauren, My allergies seem to be worse this year than in years past. We had a couple weeks close to 90* then the temp dropped like a rock to lows in the 50's. That didn't help. And our pecan tree outside is dropping seed-things everywhere {think little green fuzzy worms covered with pollen.} Ick!

Beverlyjoy
05-12-2010, 09:40 PM
Hi chicks... I had a healthy day today - I am always grateful for that.

4/12

breakfast - cottage chees with sliced banana, cornbread

lunch - homemade cream of celery soup, rice cake, slice of lite cheese

snack - fiber cereal, almond milk, pretzels, clementine

dinner- 12 grain blueberries pancake, 2 morning star bacon, sf syrup

snack - rice cakes with pnb, clementines, sf choc pudding

about 1300 calories

I hope everyone has a GREAT Thursday.

MamaP
05-12-2010, 11:00 PM
5-12-10 check in

64+ ounces water
15 minute jog/walk

Breakfast:
Cottage cheese with fruit

Lunch:
Catfish
Salad

Snack:
Special K Fruit Crisps

Dinner:
Thin Sliced Beefsteak sandwich with bell pepper, onion, mushrooms on a thin bun

Approximately 1450 calories.

Diana3271
05-12-2010, 11:12 PM
Hi Everyone :wave:

Total Approx 1485 Calories (Hmm, I might be a little low on the calories, but it's after 10 PM and I don't want to eat anything this late)

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (320 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories

Dinner (800 calories)
2 Orders Green Beans 200 Calories
Grilled Shrimp 300 calories
Grilled Grouper 300 calories

Exercise:
~Turbo Kick Round 32

ParadiseFalls
05-12-2010, 11:32 PM
I finally have internet at home again, so I'm jumping back in here.

Coffee with vanilla [140]
Banana [105]
Ritz Crackerful [130]
Mozzarella stick [80]
2 bean burritos [760]
Rice Krispies with 2% milk [250]

Total=1465

Veil
05-13-2010, 12:49 AM
Hi everybody!

5-12-10

B- 2 eggs

L- 4 cups greens, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 yellow pepper, 1/2 cucumber, 1 tomato, 3T Asian dressing, 9 whole grain crackers

S- tea & creamer, 1 coconut/chocolate Kashi bar, 2 strawberries, 1/4 cup frozen vanilla yogurt

D- 1 spinach/asiago sausage, 1/2 cup Paul Newman spaghetti sauce, 1 cup angel hair pasta

S- 8 organic strawberries

NO exercise unless you count um, husband time ;) I'm thinking that I'll do two days running & videos, then one day off... I'm being flexible & open to change with my exercise plan because if I start forcing things then I will freak out and binge and quit everything...

ped read only 3000

weight 239

sotypical
05-13-2010, 10:41 AM
Welcome back Paradise!

Yesterday was higher then I normally eat. But I spent a lot of time yesterday thinking about it, and I think I am going to eat a bit more as well as cycle my calories a bit. So yesterday was about 1750 and today I am going to aim for around 1200-1300. I never got on my bike yesterday like planned, did get hom until almost 9:30 and after being gone from the house for 14 hours it was not the time to exercise! I have today mostly planned but still tweaking a few things and have to get ready for work - I will be back! I just wanted to check in quickly.

blueridgegirl
05-13-2010, 11:09 AM
Hi all,

Didn't get a chance to get online much the last few days but wanted to jump in.

sotypical - I'm not a counter, but used to be, so still keep a count in my head since I know the counts of a lot of my 'usual' foods and meals. I've found that having higher and lower days mixed together works. Plus, my experience is that such a practice mirrors my life - some days you're more hungry, some days you're less, so it just makes sense.

Veil - definitely good to include days off into your workout plan, especially if it's higher impact stuff to be good to your joints. I never run two days in a row.

WEDNESDAY

breakfast: oatmeal, almonds, blueberries

no morning snack but lots of water

lunch: 1 slice enchilada casserole with corn tortilla, beans, lots of garden greens, homemade salsa, cheese. lots of water. A taste, literally one spoonful of chocolate ice cream. I am amazed that I can respond to that desire for something sweet after a meal with a teaspoonful of ice cream and be fine with it. Don't need a serving, or even a half serving. A spoonful will do it.

snack: low fat triscuits and muenster cheese

dinner: leftovers: 1/2 a veggie burger on a plate, some canteloupe, small portion of spaghetti with tomato sauce.

after dinner: lemon pound cake (arrgh!) went to an event with refreshments. But OP for the rest of the day and had a light dinner, so I think my calories were probably not really over. (used to be a counter, now a guesstimator)

exercise: 50 minute run which I squeezed in after a late work meeting and dinner...was tempted to skip it because it was a busy day, but went out there and did it which felt good.

Scale this morning said 202 - yucky 2! Fluctuations are a bummer, but I know I could just as easily see a 1 again tomorrow - amazing how things can go up and down from one day to the next for no apparent reason. I realize that since I've made onederland I need to change my goal. I think I will say that I want to be at 196 (40 pounds gone) or below by June 14, which is the day of my endocrinologist appointment. The last time he saw me, he said, "it would be great if you could get under 200" and I want it to show on his scale. Since it's different scale, during the day, with clothes, I want to give myself at least 4 pounds of wiggle room to still have a '1' on his scale. That would be three pounds in the next five weeks or so, which I think is doable for me. So that's my new short-term goal.

sotypical
05-13-2010, 12:21 PM
5/3

Breakfast: 351 calories
2 mini yogurts
banana muffin
boiled egg
coffee w/skim milk and half and half

Lunch: 393 calories
2 cups green beans w/ bbq sauce, garlic, .75 cup pulled pork and 2 cups spinach
diet coke

Snack: 50 calores
baby carrots

Dinner: 458 calories
chicken breast, hot sauce and tomatoes in a tortilla
grilled zucchini and romaine with light honey dijon mustard

Total: 1252 calories

Exercise: 45 min walk during lunch break

patchworkpenguin
05-13-2010, 12:46 PM
Morning all. I'm feeling better, eveything has moved from my head to my chest so now I'm coughing rather than sneezing, but I'm not sure that's an improvement.

L R K
05-13-2010, 12:54 PM
Hi All :wave:

Here is my 5/13/2010

B - 2 boiled eggs + 1 multi-grain dinner roll with thin swipe margarine + 1 banana + 1 yoghurt

S - 1 cup raw broccoli with cal.wsie ranch to dip

L - Chicken Salad (3oz white meat chicken, 2oz light chedder cheese, spinach, romaine, tomato and cal. wise dressing) + 1 Kashi Granola Bar

S - 1 Apple

D - What I was supposed to have last night! Chicken Stir Fry (4oz chicken, 1/3 cup rice, sugar snap peas, boy choy and homemade marinade)

Drinking: 1 morning coffee + 2L water throughout the day + 1 diet pepsi

Exercise: 30min brisk walk with the dog (pending the rain)

Have a happy, healthy and OP day :wave:

topsy81
05-13-2010, 01:29 PM
Hi chicks :)

Patchworkpenguin hope you are feeling a little better

Back on tack Today down 1lbs this morning back to 172lbs

Breakfast
Milk 100mls 40 cals ( In 2 cups of tea)
2x babybel cheese 84 cals
Rivta x2 61 cals
Peanut butter 120cals

Lunch
Tuna 1/2 a tin 80 cals
Red Salmon 85 cals
Cottage cheese 94 cals
Salad 3 radishes, celery and tomato 30 cals
10 Almonds 80 cals
Berries 30 cals

Tea
3 eggs 300 Cals
I egg white 25 cals
Prawns 60 cals
1 slices of turkey 40
Broccoli 50 cals
Mushrooms 20 Cals
Babybel 42 cals
Oil spray 15 cals
Peas 40 cals

Plan to have some milk 200mls 80 cals before I head to bed, hope it may help me sleep better!

Total cals 1336

20 Min's on the bike

2 liters of water/ green tea

Take care x

JayLei
05-13-2010, 02:58 PM
Yesterday was odd... woke up waaay too early so my weigh time was 2 hours ahead and it shows.

Yesterday~
W~up .8 on the wii scale 34.45 BMI
E~ stretching in the shower for flexibility
F~185 b. 235 l. 300 s. d. 495 = 1215
H2O~ 64oz + (score!)

L R K
05-13-2010, 03:24 PM
Jaymar - isn't it weird how a couple of hours can change your weight?? The body is so confusing ...

jendiet
05-13-2010, 08:15 PM
hello! Today i have been a busy bee again.
skinny minni shake for breakfast
12 almonds
12 pieces of 60% cacao chocolate chips
2 tbsp shredded coconut (sweet)
8 almonds
8 prunes
2 glasses of RRL tea
2 pcs celery with omega 3 pb
1 glass milk

7 prunes with omega 3 pb on top
1 glass RRL tea.

LOTS of housework. still need to get more done.

LAX826
05-13-2010, 08:38 PM
Breakfast:
3/4 cup Special K Protein Plus
1/8 cup skim milk
One sliced strawberry

Mid-morning snack:
Apple
Starbucks Light Coffee Frapp

Lunch:
1 cup fat-free/organic plain tart frozen yogurt
Sliced up pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, blackberries, grapes added to the yogurt

Afternoon snack:
Tall skinny iced vanilla latte
10 almonds
1/2 cup cottage cheese
3 thin slices organic chicken breast

Total: Will be around 1300 once I have my bedtime snack of greek yogurt and flaxseed :)

Dinner:
2 vegan Boca Burgers cut up and put into a salad w/green peppers

Exercise:
-30 minutes on the treadmill (3 minutes warmup, 15 minute run, 3 minute brisk walk, 5 minute run, 4 minute cool down).
-40 minute Core Fusion DVD.

Beverlyjoy
05-13-2010, 09:49 PM
Hi Chicks - hope you all had a good day. Mine was good....am grateful for that.

4/13

breakfast - grits with lite cheese, clementine

lunch - homemade cream of celery soup, melted cheese on rice cake

snack - fiber cereal, almond milk, rice cake with pnb

dinner - garden salad with chicken, gorganzola cheese, apple, cranberries, pomegranite dressing, toast

snack - rice cake with pnb, black berries

approx. 1400 calories

I hope you all have a good TGIF!

Diana3271
05-13-2010, 10:09 PM
Woo Hoo, the weekend is almost here! :carrot:

Lax826 Hi and Welcome! :wave:

Total Approx 1585 calories

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (320 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories

Dinner: (900 calories)
grilled chicken breast 400 calories
deli ham 100 calories
swiss cheese 200 calories
2 orders steamed broccoli 100 calories
packaged cup ice cream 100 calories

Exercise:
~Cardio & Core Dance Blast w/Fitstix
~HHA's Ab Sculpt (Standing Portion)
~The Firm Cardio Overdrive (25 Minute Express Workout)

Veil
05-13-2010, 10:20 PM
5-13

B- 1/4 cup raw almonds, 1/2 cup apple sauce

L- 3 cups greens, 1 cucumber, 1/2 yellow pepper, 1 tomato, few pieces cauliflower, handful of croutons, 3 T Asian dressing

S- sip of kids strawberry smoothie, sampled 1 yogurt raisin (ewww...)

D- 3 roasted chicken pieces, large potato, pat butter, 1 T BBQ sauce

exercise- AM:1 30 min Jillian video, PM:stretches, great jog/walk

ped read- 7000

weight- 239

MamaP
05-13-2010, 11:31 PM
5-13-10

64+ ounces

Breakfast:
Green Smoothie

Snack:
Kelloggs Mini Wheats Cereal

Lunch:
Turkey Burger
Broccoli
1/2 piece of Cherry Pie

Snack:
Special K Pretzel Bar

Dinner:
A couple of slices of ham
Tortilla Chips & Salsa

Approximately 1200 calories.

sotypical
05-14-2010, 12:27 AM
Today was good, really good in fact. I used my new digital food scale for the first real time. I weighed my steak! go me! Good thing I did or I might of eaten way more then I thought. I did change up dinner to steak but all good, ended up right around 1200 calories like I wanted. I got in about 70 min of walking and over 11,000 steps on my pedometer! I found some batteries at the dollar store so going to try and use it again, aiming for 10,000 a day but I don't wanna force myself to do it like before, if I can great if something comes up no biggie.

I also measured the oil oil I used in my cooking tonight! I put a bit on the zuchinni before grilling it. This is a sign that I mean serious business this time.

Just finished painting my nails purple, haha. Is it weird I find the best way to let them dry is by typing on the computer? Probably. lol

Diana3271
05-14-2010, 10:15 AM
TGIF Everyone! Don't forget that the weekend counts, too. ;) Try to stay on plan while enjoying your weekend!

patchworkpenguin
05-14-2010, 11:33 AM
I'm feeling practically normal today, which is good because its 'clean house' day.

SoTyoical, Good tip on the nails. I don't often paint mine but I can tell you its time to trim mine when I keep finding stray 8's and 3's in my posts.

L R K
05-14-2010, 12:23 PM
Hello All!

Yay! It's Friday, let's make it a good day! And thanks to Diana for that little note about the weekend! I will be good!

B - 1 WW whole wheat bagel with 2 light laughing cow cheese + 12 small strawberries + 1 yoghurt

S - Mozzarella cheese stick + carrot sticks

L - Baked breadedfish with rice and mixed beans (green and yellow)

S - Fruit Salad

D - Not sure yet, going out for dinner

Drinking: 1 morning coffee + 2L water throughout the day + 1 diet pepsi

Have a happy, healthy and OP day and weekend! :wave:

sotypical
05-14-2010, 12:39 PM
TGIF Everyone! Don't forget that the weekend counts, too. ;) Try to stay on plan while enjoying your weekend!

I need to work on this, this weekend!

5/14

Breakfast: (392 calories)
english muffin w/laughing cow and boiled egg
coffee w/ milk
banana muffin (only if I am really hungry)

Lunch: 436 calories
tomato, grill zucchini, romaine lettuce
turkey smokie
4 perogies

Snack: 50 calories
baby carrots

Dinner:
going to the pub for dinner *sigh*
hopefully I can stick with a salad

Total: 878 calories (with out dinner)

Exercise: contemplating a walk during lunch break

Diana3271
05-14-2010, 03:22 PM
Yay! It's Friday, let's make it a good day! And thanks to Diana for that little note about the weekend! I will be good!

I need to work on this, this weekend!

The weekends are my high calorie days, too. I am doing a little better than I was. We also have a graduation party to go to. I haven't been to a party since I started counting calories. I am really going to try to be good. :D I know the party is being catered by a BBQ restaurant. I hope they also have some veggie and fruit trays.

I am almost down to a size 20 pants, they are tight. I had thought about buying 1 pair of size 20 jeans to wear to the party. I do not like tight clothing. I prefer my clothes to be loose. If my pants are tighter than I like, maybe I won't over indulge. Does this type of psychology work? :D

blueridgegirl
05-14-2010, 03:24 PM
Hi friends,

Okay, I am going to stick with it this weekend. Had a meeting today where both breakfast and lunch was served. Passed on the chips, but I did have a bagel with light cream cheese, as well as a piece of cookie with the lunch. Definitely more calories and carbs than I needed. I feel like I am subconsciously slacking off because I have made my second mini-goal and I don't want to be!!! Going to get my run in today for sure (probably treadmill b/c they are predicting thunderstorms) and stay OP this weekend! Have to get a handle on eating out as well as on sweets. All of you motivate me with your planning and your daily successes. Going to an event tomorrow where there will be strawberry shortcake and hors d'oeuvres: I plan on eating a healthy lunch ahead of time, passing on the munchies, and then having a tiny piece of cake with plenty of strawberries and no whip. Have a great, on plan weekend everybody!

sotypical
05-14-2010, 03:35 PM
I think I just dug myself into a deep hole. lol

So tonight we are going to the pub. Fine.
Tomorrow I am supposed to be going to ANOTHER pub for lunch. *sigh*
And then I offered to host dinner at my house. I suggested appies like veggies and dip and stuff like that - somehow I got talked into steak, lol.

It's fine, I can do this. But 3 meals in a row. :(
Least we are going for a walk before the pub tomorrow. And I *might* be going clam digging tomorrow afternoon.

It just seems like I JUST get back on track and everyone wants to eat out. I just have to make the right choices.

bonnie2009
05-14-2010, 04:52 PM
Fell off the wagon this past weekend and also Monday and Tuesday but back, basically, on track since Wednesday. I am going to do my best to be aware of the increased weekend calories, too. Thanks for listening.

Bonnie

MamaP
05-14-2010, 05:21 PM
It really depends on what I'm doing during the weekend because normally I have a tendency to eat more during the week because I want to snack at work. I have finally reached a point where I can have a treat (like today I had a little bit of vanilla ice cream with a chocolate chip cookie crumbled on top) without worrying that I will eat more than I had planned for in my calorie count. Used to be if I opened that door, there was no closing it back. I do, though, have to be careful that I don't do that too often because even though it's within my calorie limit, it is still added sugar (carbs) and fat and I need to be careful about empty calories.

Tomorrow will be a challenge. We are having a family cookout and I already know that the menu isn't necessarily "diet friendly." I plan to make a watermelon & feta cheese salad and probably a lettuce salad - otherwise it's just burgers, brats, hot dogs and chips. I will probably use a good portion of my calories for the day on that meal. If I can stay under 2000 for the day, I will consider the day to be a success. I have had a GWF for about 3 weeks now and have learned that even though the "normal" person my age, weight, height and gender burns approximately 3000 calories a day just to exist, I only burn about 2300-2500 if I don't exercise. Years of yo-yo dieting have killed my metabolism.

Diana3271
05-14-2010, 10:00 PM
Bonnie Hi and Welcome back. Everyone falls off the wagon some time or another. :hug: We all have those days that things just don't work out. We would love to have you come back and post daily. You will see how our days vary greatly. We all have good food days and days we don't do as well.

Diana3271
05-14-2010, 10:11 PM
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Total Approx 1720 Calories (My dinner was a very rough estimate)

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz olive oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 cal
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 cal
high fiber english muffin 100 cal
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream
juice 75 calories

Lunch: (360 calories + swipe mayo)
EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Buns 100 Calories
1 slice Reduced fat cheese 60
4 slices Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Ham 60 Calories
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Thinnest swipe of mayo
Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 100 calories
apple pack 40 calories

Dinner (Calories 995) very rough estimate :(
Egg drop soup 125 calories
boiled shrimp 150 calories
beef w/broccoli 250 calories
fried chicken leg 170 calories
shrimp fried rice 200 calories
honey dew melon, cantaloupe, grapes 100 calories

Exercise:
~Turbo Jam Cardio Party Mix #1
~Turbo Jam Ab Jam

Beverlyjoy
05-14-2010, 11:15 PM
Hi chicks!! - today was a healthy day - I am always grateful for that.

4/14

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

lunch - mini pizza'a with sauce, cheese, turkey pepperoni, roasted eggplant

snack - fiber cereal, almond milk, sf pudding, clementine, rice cake

dinner - steamed ginger sea bass, bok choy, brown rice, fortune cookie

snack - clementines, blackberries, pretzels, pnb

approx - 1350 calories
lots of water
stretches, strengthening,

MamaP
05-15-2010, 12:28 AM
Hope everyone has a good weekend . . .

5-14-10

64+ ounces water
Housework . . . dusting, sweeping, mopping, etc.

Breakfast:
Green Smoothie

Snack:
Quaker Mini Rice Cakes

Lunch:
Turkery Burger
Green Beans
Dole Fruit Gel

Snack:
Chocolate Chip Cookie with vanilla ice cream

Dinner:
Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, onions & tomato
Yogurt

Approximately 1370 calories.

Veil
05-15-2010, 12:45 AM
5-14-10

B- tea & creamer, 4 strawberries, 1 piece toast, cinnamon, pat butter

L- 3 cups greens, 1 tomato, 1/2 orange pepper, 1/2 cucumber, few cauliflower, 2 T Asian dressing, handful croutons

S- 1/2 cup raw almonds, 4 strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup yogurt

D- 1/2 veggie sub, small handful Cheetos

S- 3 cups popcorn, 1/4 cup raw almonds, 2 mini Dove chocolates

exercise- Jillian video, stretches, yoga and great run/jog/walk

ped read- 7500

weight- 237

blueridgegirl
05-15-2010, 10:35 AM
I'm on track so far and geared up to keep away from the hors d'oeuvres and just taste the strawberry shortcake. I want to see that '1' on the scale again! Had a great treadmill workout (intervals) last night at 8:30 pm - busy day so I got it in late, but I didn't just skip it.

Sounds like we are all facing weekend challenges - from grill-outs with burgers and brats to multiple pub meals - let's stay strong! We can do it!

Diana3271
05-15-2010, 10:49 AM
Saturday is normally my rest day from exercise. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. I decided to do a workout today and take my rest day tomorrow. I want to make sure I get that workout in. :D I am also going to pay close attention to my calories today. I don't know all the foods that going to be available at the party tomorrow. I want to make sure I don't get derailed along the line. This whole party thing tomorrow is way out of my comfort zone. :dizzy:

mjhart23
05-15-2010, 10:54 AM
Um, hello! *waves*
I'd like to join and be held accountable! By wayof introduction: My name is Megan and I've been on MediFast since September '09. Since then I've lost 89 pounds (109 overall) and am at 130 right now. Well, 133 this morning, but I binged last night (sigh....) and it's pretty impossible to gain two pounds of fat overnight. ANYWAY.

My goal is to stay in the 130s. I will NOT fall into my old habits. I simply will not.

Diana3271
05-15-2010, 10:59 AM
Megan Hi and Welcome! :wave:

jendiet
05-15-2010, 12:57 PM
yesterday-liquid diet. lots of vitamin shakes. don't worry about calories.

today:
cottage cheese, pineapple
celery sticks
whole wheat thin bun
1/2 cup baby spinach
5 slices turkey
1 swipe canola mayo
4 almonds
3 glasses RRL tea
1 banana
1 oz cheese
2 apples
1 tbsp canola mayo
4 celery sticks
1 tsp walnuts
6 frozen grapes
7 prunes
7 almonds
homemade hamburger
earth grains thin bun
lettuce
tomato
onions
slice cheese
1 chunk pineapple
sweet potato with honey and cinnamon
spinach salad (shred cheese, baby spinach, ranch, cottage cheese)
hamburger w/out bun
7 60% cacao chips
7 almonds
2 tbsp shredded coconut
5 baby carrots

mjhart23
05-15-2010, 01:52 PM
Thank you for the welcome Diana!

Beverlyjoy
05-15-2010, 10:31 PM
Hi chicks....a good healthy day today - so grateful for that.

5/15

breakfast - cinn. raisin english muffin, pnb, blackberries

lunch - left over ginger sea bass, brown rice, bok choy, pudding

snack - fiber cereal, milk, rice cake

dinner - grilled chicken, lettuce salad with evoo & vinegar, garlic toast

snack - rice cakes, lc cheese, clementine,

approx. 1400 calories
lots of water

MamaP
05-15-2010, 11:21 PM
5-15-10

48 ounces water
2 mile walk (32 minutes) ~ did a charity walk today with a friend. She walks very fast - we did two miles in 32 minutes.

Breakfast:
Green Smoothie

Snack:
Beef hot dog (no bun)
Fiber One Bar

Lunch:
Polish Sausage (no bun)
Hamburger ~ lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion
Tortilla chips & Salsa
Watermelon
Cake

Dinner:
Cake (I know - not such a good choice, but it's been a crazy day)

Approximately 1700 calories. I hit over 3000 calories burned today & 11,000 steps according to my GWF and I didn't wear the arm band from about 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Diana3271
05-15-2010, 11:28 PM
Hi Everyone!

Total Approx 1470 Calories

Breakfast: (320 calories)
English Muffin 100 calories
1 piece bacon 30 calories
1 egg 70 calories
1 slice 2% American Cheese 50 calories
Juice 70 calories
coffee w/cream & sugar

Lunch (250 calories)
1 cup raisin bran w 1/2 cup milk 250 calories

Dinner (900 Calories)
Steamed Cabbage 100 calories
Turnip Greens 100 calories
Green Beans 100 calories
Steamed squash 100 calories
Carrot raisin salad 200 calories
Sliced Roast Beef 300 calories

Exercise:
The Firm Cardio Sculpt Blaster w/Fitstix