100 lb. Club - Accountability, plans, menu, exercise, stuff....week of August 2




Beverlyjoy
08-02-2010, 08:21 AM
Here is a place where you can put your plans, menu, exercise, and have some accountability.

Feel free to join in!


TXMary2
08-02-2010, 08:29 AM
Good morning ladies. Yea!! It is a new month. I lost 10 pounds in July. I am a little frustrated right now though because today is day 7 at 225.0 - 225.8 ....It could be TOM weight, but I am still annoyed.

Yesterday I was at 1913 calories and I swam for 45 minutes and did some abdominal exercises. My plan for today is:

B: Coffee
2 eggs
2 slices whole wheat toast

L: leftover stuffed bellpeppers

s: almonds

D: Cheeseburger
Potato wedges (the ones I make with olive oil)

I also plan to go swimming today.

mj5
08-02-2010, 09:19 AM
Good Morning! New month, and a fresh start for me. I have been floundering a bit....I will do well...than slack..then do well..you get the picture. I am back w/ a new attitude. I have started cooking healthy meals for hubby and I, not sure what happened w/ that--I enjoy cooking, just fell into the trap of pickingup something on the way home, or eating junk. Part of the problem was not having a grill for a while, which was very frustrating, but can't blame it all on that. Tonight for dinner I am making spaghetti squash w/ sauce and a little fresh grated romano cheese. YUM!!! I would love some bread, but I tend to eat way too much of that, so I may stop and pick up two Italian bread rolls, that way there is only one for each of us!


I have already started drinking water this morning. I will ride the bike and lift weights at the gym today.

Have a great OP day everyone!!!


ANewCreation
08-02-2010, 11:22 AM
TXMary2--Congrats on 10# lost in July--You Rock!!!

mj5--I totally relate. I have been floundering too. New month, new attitude!

I picked up some hungry girl cookbooks that were discounted and the recipes look very do-able. I especially like that a majority of them make individual servings or servings for two. My husband rarely eats like I do and since there are only two of us this works for me! I don't actually make to separate meals, I just tweak one end of the meal for him--usually that just means leaving out the veggies for him--LOL!

I also ordered some vita tops, some protein bars, protein drinks, and some 'diet dinners' for those busy days.

Today I swim. I must do that more often! Why is it the minute you buy a membership you lose interest in using it??? That's just perverse--what is wrong with me????

So, my plan is to plan. It is my weakest area, but I must plan my meals. I must plan my swim time. I just need to do it!

The good news is that I am maintaining my weight by +/-2#s.

Has anyone heard of 'resetting' their metabolism? What does that mean and how do you do it?

mingle
08-02-2010, 11:51 AM
Good morning!

TXMary - that is amazing!! Wonderful job on your 10 pound loss in July! You are working so hard & deserve this! Be proud!

mj5 - August is a great time to get recommitted. Gives you a solid 3 months to get your food & exercise habits firmly engrained before the holidays hit!

ANewCreation - Let us know how the Hungry Girl cookbooks workout. I am always on the search for easy recipes! I've never heard of "resetting" metabolism?

As for me, a busy & over-indulgent weekend. Well, at least Saturday. We celebrated DH's birthday & it was just too easy to give in to the pizza, cake & ice cream. Oh, well. Yesterday I was back at it. Felt so yucky yesterday morning for overeating Saturday night, it was a reminder of how I DO NOT want to feel like that every day of my life, like I used to! Kept my calories purposefully low (well, low for me, it was still about 1400 cal) & some activity.

This morning I got up to do the elliptical for 60 minutes, & when I was about 2/3 of the way done, the power blinked (due to a storm) & caused the elliptical to re-set. Grr! So I did another 22 minutes, thinking that was about how much I had left, but I don't know my total distance, heart rate or anything like that.

Today's menu:

Breakfast - 1 serving shredded wheat, 1/2 C. skim milk, 1 banana
Snack - 1 oz. almonds, 1 light cheese stick
Lunch - wrap with 2 oz. baked ham, 2 T. hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, & cucumbers, 4 oz. grapes
Snack - Greek yogurt, 1 apple
Supper - Orrowheat sandwich thin, 1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge, 2 oz. lean roast beef, salad with tomato, cucumber, 2 T. raisins, 2 T. light ranch
Snack - apple with 2 T. peanut butter

Have a wonderfully healthy day, ladies! :)

Beverlyjoy
08-02-2010, 12:22 PM
Hi chicks! Glad to be home - I had a good visit with family and especially with my GS.

Here is my plan for today!

breakfast - morningstar bacon, pnb toast, cranberry juice lite

lunch - egg white and cheese omlette, turkey sausage, sliced tomatoes, pnb toast

snack - yogurt, melon

dinner -tuna and peas and lite mayo, rice cakes, green bean salad

snack - pudding, clementine, cheese

Lots of water for me. I will probably need to wait 6 weeks before the surgery. I can get back into my healthy routine.

Mingle - hop back on to your plan. Sometimes when we go off the plan it reminds us of how much better we feel ON the plan.

newcreation - it's plan plan and plan some more. It really makes a difference. You CAN do this.

mj - it's so easy to get into the 'pick up dinner' routine. Let's make a pact to go to the farm market this week and plan healthy meals. Ya want to???

txmary - WOW - losing 10 pounds last month is awesome.

Slashnl
08-02-2010, 12:40 PM
It seems like a lot of my Monday posts have been about being accountable and trying to get back on track. Well, here's another one. I had a little vacation, so I've been off track again. Just being a slacker.... Anyway, the vacation is over, and I've got to pick it back up again. I went to the gym today and did my Body Pump class. I'm paying the price for slacking last week, and I'm feeling a little sore. Too bad! I have to keep going. I'm determined to make this a good week. Step by step!

TXMary - Good for you with the 10 pounds!

MJ - Yep, I've been floundering, too. But we have a fresh month, fresh week to start again!

ANewCreation - Planning is tough! I'm with you on that! But it sounds like we're all ready to get back to planning, and being on plan!!!

Mingle: I hear you on being upset about having to reset a machine. I've done that to myself before, by hitting the wrong button. At least you know you did it!

Beverly - Glad you had some nice family time!!!

Hope everyone has a great week!!!

ANewCreation
08-02-2010, 06:03 PM
Update:

B-- protein bar
140c

S--gr yogurt w/ fruit
140c

Lunch--chicken burrito
360c

S--blueberry scone
460c

D--Chinese chicken chopped salad (first hungry girl recipe)
245c+ 90c for thai peanut dressing= 335

S--pudding
155c

Total: 1590c

I swam for 30 minutes this morning. I plan (Yes, I can do this) to swim 3-4x a week. I plan to walk on the treadmill 2x a week. I planned my menu for the week and I went to the grocery store with a detailed list. Grocery shopping done! Now, all I need to do is follow my plan!

Thanks for the encouragement, dear chickies.

Has anyone ever had shiratake tofu noodles? HG has a whole section on them and I'd like some reviews before I head to the healthfood store to purchase them ;)

Let's continue forward!

mj5
08-03-2010, 08:36 AM
Good Morning!!! I made spaghetti squash last night w/ sauce and a little fresh grated romano cheese....hubby said he liked it better than spaghetti! Now, I wouldn't go that far (that's the Italian in me talking, LOL!), but it was SOOOOO good!!! Next time I'll add some sauteed mushrooms (I forgot them), but it was a really easy dinner to make too.

ANewCreation--Yea, we can do it!

mingle--Yes it does! And I have a pair of favorite jeans that are just a wee bit too snug for my liking...I'd like to wear them comfortably by fall, and then well...have to find a new pair of favorite jeans because they'll be too big!

Beverlyjoy--So glad you had a great visit w/ family! YES! I'm in!!! I plan on stopping on my way back from my meeting this morning AND on Saturday...I had fallen into a trap of buying too much at once, then not using and it would just get thrown out. So, when are you going?

Diane--I am in that very same boat! WE can all do this!!!

Hubby and I are both turning 40 in September. We are looking for something fun to do (like a weekend get away for something). I have a "min-goal" dress that when I ordered it online was a bit snug, but I love the dress (and it was inexpensive) so I kept it. Time to pull it out and put it at the end of the closet again. I would LOVE to be able to wear it on our weekend away. If not, that's ok, we'll have an awesome date night when it does fit.

Have a great OP day!!!

Slashnl
08-03-2010, 10:43 AM
Well, yesterday was better in that I made it to the gym, but I wasn’t totally on plan with my food, so that’s the new hurdle today. I went to spin class this morning. Just about killed me, but I made it. So far so good on food and water, too. One day at a time.

AnewCreation: Yay for you! You have your plan in place! Now you’ve got it made!

MJ: I hope the dress fits! But, if not, you have a good attitude in place to wear it some other time. Good for you!

Hope everyone has a great day!

mj5
08-03-2010, 02:21 PM
Hi again!

Diane--Yea for going to spin class!

So at the farmers market I bought cantalope, globe zucchini--which I will grill tonight, and yellow beans--which I will steam tonight. I wanted to buy LOTS of stuff, but I want to use up what we have at home before I bring home more.

I just came back from a meeting with our executive director and my director. We are moving forward with our new program. It is very exciting!!!

Fill up those water bottles!!!

Have a great afternoon!

ANewCreation
08-03-2010, 03:05 PM
mj5--I haven't been to a farmers market in years. Good for you for buying only a small amount so you can use up what you have at home. I think that's why I don't go--I show no restraint and then I can never eat what I buy fast enough ;) BTW, I believe that dress will fit--you have plenty of time to get to that goal. Sometimes it's just a matter of a few pounds to make something fit well.

Slashnl--Good job! One day at a time is right!!!

BeverlyJoy--I'm glad you had a good visit. Thanks for your encouragement!

B--Bagel, cr ch
380c

Lunch--Spag squash, topped with zuc, mushrooms in a simple tomato sauce and some RF mozz cheese sprinkled on top.
145c

S--mini donut
70c

D--leftovers with chicken, jello w/ff topping
400c

S--cereal, pbj sand
500c

Total--1495c

Note about lunch--with the exception of the cheese, I was able to eat a GINORMOUS amount of food with very little calories. As a matter of fact I couldn't finish what I had fixed so I may have a part two lunch later in the afternoon. Or I may throw some chicken on it for dinner tonight. And if that's the case I'll only have to calorie count the chicken since the rest has already been calorie counted. I made a double batch so I have some for tomorrows lunch. Just a little something I threw together.....very filling ;)

I'll be back to edit dinner since I'm unsure what I'm having tonight.

Continue to press on chickies!

girlonfire
08-03-2010, 03:12 PM
B: 1 cup total cereal, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2 banana, 1 cup simply orange
L: tuna salad sandwich on light whole wheat bread, 2nd half banana
S: apple with 1 tbsp peanut butter
D: 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta w/chicken and butternut squash sauce
Post workout snack: 1 GoLean fiber and protein bar

Exercise: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes bike

TXMary2
08-03-2010, 11:09 PM
Hi ladies- I have been super busy and haven't had time to check in. Today I only had 1333 calories, but this morning I was up another .2 and thus up 1 pound from last week! UGH - stupid TOM!!!

Tomorrow I am taking the kids to Six Flags Water Park so will be walking all day long etc. I plan on eating chicken salad sandwhiches and cheetos. LOL

I am glad you are all doing well. Have a fabulous day tomorrow!

jab91864
08-04-2010, 07:20 AM
Hopefully I will get a chance to catch up on the thread tonight after work. Got a virus on the pc early Sunday morning so it's been stressful...lol. Got the pc back from the shop last night.

The scale edged downward so that is worth a big smile on my face!!

Yesterday's food ~

tea ( no sugar)
water
cheerios and milk


brown rice w/ veggies
water

2 morningstar chicken patties
light cream cheese
tomatoes
water

peanut butter
slice of bread
water

Hope everyone has a GREAT day!!

Beverlyjoy
08-04-2010, 08:27 AM
Hi chicks..... a new twist in my health.................In the realm of everything seems to be going wrong...I now have a huge painful rash as a result of the antibiotic for the other rash. I went back to the dermatologist and we have a new approach to all this. I am feeling weary of the whole thing, really. But - I found this quote....“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” Albert Einstein So - I will keep moving forward and carry on.

Time to start planning carefully again. Everyone have a great day.

TXMary2
08-04-2010, 08:51 AM
{{{husgs}}} Bevjoy! Sorry to hear about this latest medical bummer!!

I am off to Six Flags this morning. Today I am down .8 to 225.2 and my blood sugar was 95!!!!!

Have a great day everyone!

mj5
08-04-2010, 09:40 AM
Good Morning! It's a busy day of meetings today, but at least that means being in a/c, not out in the heat!

Beverlyjoy--Oh no...that's terrible! LOVE the quote! You will conquer this!

TXMary--Have fun and GREAT job!!!!!!!!!!

ANewCreation--Thanks! I hope so...hubby and I are thinking about a long weekend trip to New York City to see a Broadway show...the dress would be perfect, but we'll see...I LOVE farmers markets. I think I get hung up on how everything is so inexpensive and yummy...I over-buy, so I am really trying! Mmmm, your lunch sounds delish!!! We are having spag. squash for dinner tonight too (leftover)...I am going to stop and get mushrooms to saute and add to it tonight.

peachykeen--Keep up the great work!

jab--I read your post too fast and thought YOU had the virus...so glad you were able to get it fixed AND the scale moved down.

TOM is here for me, so once again, staying FAR away from the scale!

Last night I grilled a small boneless pork loin and some zucchini. YUM!!! Hubby loved both. Tonight is leftover spaghetti squash and grilled chicken. It feels SO good to be eating healthier again!

Have a great day! Stay cool and drink lots of water!

ANewCreation
08-04-2010, 08:18 PM
Peachykeen62--great job on the exercise!

jab91864--Yay on the wt loss!!!!

((( BeverlyJoy))) I'm so sorry for your trials but I have to compliment you on your attitude--you inspire me chickie!

TXMaty2--Blood sugar numbers are awesome--good job!

mj5--ooooh, a NY weekend and a broadway show--I'm jealous ;) Yes, I feel better to with eating right and exercise. I've just been the energizer bunny this week!

Haven't kept calorie counts today. Woke up too late for breakfast so I skipped that. Lunch was some delicious Vietnamese food so no calorie counts there and frankly I was so tired by the time dinner came around I didn't bother with calorie counting. Having said all that, I ate healthy food and I ate my usual reasonable portions. I brought home half my lunch and I'll probably have that tomorrow for lunch.

Everyone is doing such a good job--keep up the good work chickies!

TXMary2
08-05-2010, 08:54 AM
mj- I haven't tried spaghetti squash, butI hear it is awesome. My husband is going to grow some for us this fall so we can try it out!

anew-Yeah for reasonable portions!!

I took the kids to Six Flags yesterday...we got there around 11:30 and didn't leave until 9. Spent the whole day walking, standing, swimming - I know I burned way more than I ate. It wasn't the best food choice day, but it was convenient and I knew I'd be active.I ate:

B: Coffee and Breakfast Jack from JIB
L: Chicken Salad sandwhich (homemade - we brought the cooler)
2 small wedges of watermelon
snack bag of cheetos

s: a few bites of my sons' frozen strawberry lemonade slush

d: double steakburger with cheese and fries at Freddy's Steakburgers
1 scoop chocolate frozen custard on a cake cone

All that and this morning I am down a pound- broke my 8 days stuck at 225 something and am down to 224.2 Yippeee!

Today is rest and recover, good food, chores and grocery shopping. Hope you all have a great day!!!!

jab91864
08-05-2010, 09:05 AM
Beverylyjoy~ I am so sorry you are still having health issues!!! :hug:

Txmary~ it was bad but sounded really tasty!! =0)

To everyone else I hope you have a GREAT day OP!!!!

I have come to the conclusion I will never catch up, life just seems to sling too many things at me at once and I am forever feeling as if I am scrambling to catch everything. So as usual I am behind. Spent too much time trying to get my mind around a math formula that has been giving me grief for 4 days, FINALLY managed to get the formulation to work out, now if I can just remember to do it the same way next time without looking at my notes...lol. I think I am too old to re-train !!

Yesterdays food

coffee with skim milk and sweetener
water
cheerios (dry)
dried cranberries

brown rice w/fresh basil & splash of olive oil
fresh tomatoes
water

2 hot dogs (no bread)
cottage cheese
tomatoes
water

100 calorie pack of light popcorn
water

Different work schedule today so my day will be off kilter in some way when it comes to food...lol.

Slashnl
08-05-2010, 11:27 AM
Hi all. I took a day off from the gym yesterday, partially because of being a little sore and partially because I knew that the instructor was going to be a substitute. It was Body Flow and I am kind of picky on who is the instructor for that class. Other classes, I don't care, but that one is just so different than what I'm used to, so I really want consistency. In other words, I was a big baby about it and didn't want to step out of my box. But, I went to spin class this morning, so I feel better. My legs are sore, but I'm glad I went.

Jab: Oh I hear you. It is just so hard to handle everything life has to throw at us! Hang in there!

TXMary: Sounds like a good time for you yesterday!

MJ: Much easier to go to meetings when it is hot outside. When it is a really nice day, it is so hard to sit in a meeting!

ANewCreation: You get a yummy lunch today!

Beverly: Hope you're feeling better soon. You've really had a string of problems lately.

Has anyone heard from GirlyGirlSebas lately? I've missed seeing her posts!

mj5
08-05-2010, 03:24 PM
HI everyone! Just a quick pop in from me right now. I went to the farmers market again today and bought what I could that was already on my grocery list (radishes, onions, peppers,...stuff like that), so tonight I'll spend less at the store AND have yummier veggies!

Tomorrow is our work picnic. Members of our wellness committee have been working with the people planning the picnic, so there should be healthier choices food-wise, so that will be nice. We are also getting bonuses. I am SO excited! We work for a non-profit human services agency...getting a bonus rarely happens, so this is MUCH appreciated!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

jab91864
08-06-2010, 07:24 AM
I did really well on food yesterday , even passed up cupcakes at lunch...then I got home from work...lol. Worked a later shift so I was late coming home. My oldest daughter came for a visit and pizza was involved. Pizza is my kryptonite as usual...

Today is another day onward and downward with the scale... I hope everyone has a GREAT day, I am off to work!!

Yesterday's food

tea
water
2 morningstar patties

yogurt
water

grapes
rice w/veggies
yogurt
water

pizza
water

mj5
08-07-2010, 07:43 PM
Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great weekend. I had a great time w/ my 4 y/o niece today.

Hubby and I have the day off tomorrow...very excited! No plans, just nice to have a day together!

TXMary2
08-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Happy Sunday ladies. I am still stuck at 225 - for 2 weeks now!!!!! This so sucks. I haven't gone over my calorie range except for 1 day. I exercise 5 days a week.....but I know I don't get enough water and I am working on that. Also I have a wacky TOM cycle and I think I am bloated. One day I was 224 and then the next shot up to 226. Today I am 225.4 and it is making me crazy.

I was only 1500 something calories yesterday and I did 30 minutes on the treadmill.

Have a great day everyone.