Alternachicks - Food Journal - Starting October 14




Wildfire
10-14-2002, 09:40 AM
This thread is a place to post your daily food intake to be accountable, and also a place to share new food ideas/recipes and offer each other advice.

Anyone counting calories, WW points, etc. can post their running tally for the day as well.


Wildfire
10-14-2002, 09:42 AM
Even though it's Thanksgiving, I'll start today.

Breakfast:
1 small onion bagel (5pts)
2 tbsp. LF cream cheese (1 pt)
1 peach (1 pt)
tea

Lunch:
1 haddock filet (5pts)
1/2 c. pasta (3pts)
1/2 c. homemade tomato sauce (0 pts)

Dinner:

Okay, here it is.

I had two tortilla chips with dip with my glass of white wine. (2pts for the wine)

At dinner I had about 4 oz turkey, (4pts)
1/2cup sweet potatoes, (1pt?)
1/2 cup mashed potatoes (2pts)
baby carrots (1 pt for the butter)
1/2 cup stuffing....???? pts
gravy

tea and chocolate silk pie...don't even want to guess!

The measurements were eyeballed, since I didn't actually ask my aunt for a measuring cup, but it was a serve-yourself dinner so I did the best I could.

Tomorrow is another day!


Total Points: Probably close to 40 with dessert
Water: 48oz so far
Exercise: 30 minute walk

ellis
10-14-2002, 01:49 PM
be right back... going for a walk with DH...


Wildfire
10-14-2002, 02:04 PM
My aunt always asks me to bring this dip to family get-togethers, and I thought I'd share the recipe with you all:

Whip 1/4 cup LF cream cheese with 1/4 cup LF mayo.

Spread over surface of plate/platter. It should be a thin layer.

Top with just enough salsa to cover. Too much will make it runny.

Sprinkly finely diced tomato and green pepper on top of the salsa.

Top with grated LF cheddar or marble cheese. Chill.

Serve with a basket of baked tortilla chips.

I worked out the points once, and I think it was about 9 points for the entire dip.

ellis
10-14-2002, 02:35 PM
oh my gosh, Wildfire. What an idea THIS was!!

For breakfast I had two buns with butter. Then I had some leftover yummy potato casserole.
I just this minute ate a piece of beef pie. It's good cold. burp.
My SIL has just gone out with my MIL to look for an open grocery store so that we can have a roast tonight. My entire day is shot. I may have another piece of pie.
If they DO find a grocery store that's open, my MIL will come back with bags of food. Lemon merangue (sp?) pie, pumpkin, berry,...

Tomorrow I will journal in earnest. Today I am a porker readying myself for the slaughter.

Wildfire, you mean I can eat that entire plate by myself? It looks yummy. I'll look for some recipes to share...

xoxo

ellis
10-14-2002, 05:50 PM
No-Bake Sugar Plums


1/2 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup dried figs or dates
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup flaked coconut
3 tabvlespoons orange liqueur or orange juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Yield: 36 Cookies

In a food processor or by hand, finely chop apricots, pecans, figs or dates, raisins and coconut. Add liqueur or orange juice and almond flavoring. Stir until well blended. Roll into 36 balls, about 1-inch, by placing a small amount of the mixture between the palms of your hands. Roll each ball in granulated sugar. Layer in an airtight container, placing waxed paper or plastic wrap between each layer to prevent sticking. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve on a glass plate lined with a paper doily.

Per Cookie:
33 Cal; 1gm Fat; 5gm Carb

Wildfire
10-14-2002, 09:14 PM
No prob, ellis...Thanksgiving is meant for pie! Tomorrow we will do much better. Those cookies sound yummy. Especially the no bake part. Now, tell me...dried dates....is that like the kind you buy in a brick shape wrapped in plastic? The kind you soak in water to make date squares with?

mauvaisroux
10-14-2002, 09:35 PM
Oh bleah! I :ink: out this weekend but here goes anyway:

Breakfast:
1 cup Scottish porridge with 1/2 cup 2% milk
1cup decaf tea

Lunch:
Ham sandwich with oat bran bread
2 slices of mild chedder cheese
2 pepperettes

Snack:
1cup tea
4 Orange ginger wafer cookies

Dinner:
1bowl of homemade Scotch Broth soup
3oz roast beef
1 small new potato
1 cup green beans
1 slice pumkin pie
1 glass of milk

ellis
10-15-2002, 07:04 AM
geez, Mauvais, if that's pigging out, I'd like to see what you USUALLY eat! I ate about 6 times what you ate yesterday! :ink:

Yes, Wildfire... dried dates in a block. You don't have to soak them, though. They're supposed to be chewy. Also, I'd skip the step about the glass plate and doily. :D

Going to be better today. SIL and her partner are leaving today and are making eggs and bacon before they leave. I'm NOT going to have any!

later darlings...

SuchAPrettyFace
10-15-2002, 11:56 AM
Breakfast: Drug cocktail (claritin, lisino, sinus meds)
orange juice

Snack: 6 oreos
can of root beer

can of Wild Cherry LaCroix (sparkling water, no sugar added)
1 banana
2 cups green tea w/mint

Lunch: 1 can Portobello mushroom & beef & rice soup
3 fat free Ry Krisp crackers
1 green apple

small snack: few handfuls of goldfish crackers

Dinner: baked salmon w/Miracle Whip coating, sprinkled w/Mrs Dash
whole wheat pasta w/steamed broccoli drizzled w/a little olive oil & sprinkled w/Mrs Dash
glass of milk

Dessert: a square of Mom's homemade apple-blueberry crisp w/half a scoop of cinnamon ice cream

Damn. Looks like my appetite has come back.

barefootgrrrl
10-15-2002, 02:46 PM
This will probably seem a little off base - but it is the Protein Power Plan...


AM: Homemade Protein Shake


PM: cheddar slices with small amount of sliced apple
celery sticks with almond butter


Tonight I am having homemade chicken and veggie soup with a glass of white wine and piece of sugar free chocolate :)

ellis
10-15-2002, 03:17 PM
- 2 pieces of toast w/butter
- square of pastry (just ate the top... didn't eat the meat and stuff...) about 5 by 5 inches
-3 coffees w/cream

I'm starving...

.........

Okay, to add to my journal....

-large bowl of spicy Dorito chips
-4 glasses of water
-5 Advil

I just had a nap. If I go to bed now, I'll have had; if not a balanced day, at least a comparably low-cal day.

squeaker
10-15-2002, 05:21 PM
I should start doing the food journal thing again.

Breakfast:
Tea w/sugar & a little 2% milk
1 bowl of Oatmeal

Lunch:
1 can diet Coke
Slice of Buffalo Chicken pizza (chicken & blue cheese on top)

Dinner:
No time to cook before I left for class so:
a PB&J sandwhich
a small (like 2"X2") piece for apple cream kuchen.
another can of diet coke

I know I am not one for a balanced diet, but I am working on it.

Wildfire
10-15-2002, 06:19 PM
*putting away doilies* No one would see them but me, anyway, since I don't like company. :D I just happen to have a block of dates in my cupboard, now I know what to do with them.

Breakfast:
everything bagel (7pts) (bigger than yesterday's bagel)
2 tbsp LF cream cheese (1pt)
tea

Lunch:
1 cup tomato soup (2pts)
cheese sandwich on high fibre bread, toasted, no butter (5pts)
banana (2pts)

Dinner: still cooking, but the menu is:
boneless chicken breast, shake'n'baked (4pts)
peas/carrots (0 pts)
1/2 cup instant mashed potatoes (2 pts)
splash of instant gravy (1/4 cup = 1pt)

That's 24 points....3 to spare
Water: 32 oz so far, more with dinner
Exercise: not yet, going for a walk after dinner

Wanttolosealot
10-15-2002, 07:06 PM
I will start journalizing my food intake tomorrow. This is a great Idea. Will help us to see where we are going wrong or right whichever the case may be.
Virginia

mauvaisroux
10-15-2002, 07:33 PM
Today's menu:

Breakfast:
Low fat yogurt (1/2 cup)
1 cup of Chammomile tea

Snack:
One medium size orange

Lunch:
Salami sandwich on oat bran bread with mustard
3 finger sized slices of cheese
1/2 cup milk

2 16 oz glasses of crystal light
1 glass water

Dinner: didn't feel like cooking :shrug:
1bowl of homemade soup
toasted tomato sandwich on oat bran bread, no butter and 1tsp mayonnaise
1 can Fresca diet drink

That's it but the night is still young;)
11:07 and I ate a bag of cheezies while watching t.v. :s:

squeaker
10-16-2002, 07:46 AM
Wed. 10/16

Breakfast -
Tea w/sugar & milk
1 bowl of Oatmeal

eyeing but not eating various goodies from Tim Horton's that were brought in for Boss's Day. :p

Snack:
Small snack size bag (1.75oz) of Cheddar Chex Mix
Still no Tims...

Lunch
4oz. Orange juice
Salad w/cukes, part skim mozzerella, fat free croutons, & ff zesty Italian dressing
while watching the rest of the girls eat Philly cheesesteaks, fries, and cheesecake. I think I like eating alone at my desk better....

Wildfire
10-16-2002, 08:04 AM
Breakfast:

Cinnamon raisin bagel with butter (8pts)
Tea


Lunch (brought from home)
1 cup honey garlic noodles (6pts)
1 baked vegetarian egg roll (1pt)

hmmmm....need to get some fruit/veggies/protein in before the end of the day.

Squeaker...most donuts are 8-9 pts...gone in a few bites...not worth it! Tim bits, however are 1 pt each. Have 8 instead of the donut!!! :D

mauvaisroux
10-16-2002, 10:21 PM
Today's eats:

Breakfast:
1 oatmeal raisin muffin, no butter
Chammomile tea

Snack:
1 medium orange

Lunch;
1 lean turkey sandwich with lettuce and mustard on oatbran bread
1/2 cup 2% milk

Snack:
1/2 cup low-fat yogurt

Dinner at Wendy's:
1 spicy chicken sandwich
1 baked potato with chives and butter, just a little
1 small sprite (all the diet drinks had caffeine which I can't have, which sucks because they had ice tea :T which I can't have either:( )

Snack:
Small hand full of hicory roasted almonds

Wildfire
10-17-2002, 06:55 PM
Totally blew it today! Stressed out, slept in, no lunch packed, too tired to care...oh well, tomorrow I'll do better.

Breakfast:
1 raisin roll with 2 tsp. butter - 6pts
tea

Lunch:
McDonald's 1/4 pounder, no cheese - 10.5pts
medium fries - 10pts
diet coke

Dinner:
toasted sandwich
3 slices bacon - 3pts
tomato, lettuce
1 oz. LF cheddar, grated - 2pts
1 slice LF turkey - 1pt
1 tbsp. LF mayo - 1 pt
2 slices vienna bread - 4pts

Total: 37.5pts

mauvaisroux
10-17-2002, 07:24 PM
Breakfast:
1/2 cup low fat yogurt
1 apple
Chammomile tea

Lunch:
Garden salad
1 boneless chicken breast
1 slice leftover pumpkin pie
water

Snack:
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce with a sprikle of cinnamon
water
tension tamer tea

Dinner:
1 small beef pie with veggies
1 slice wholewheat bread w/butter
1 small buttertart
water

mauvaisroux
10-20-2002, 05:40 PM
Friday, October 18, 2002

Breakfast:
1cup oatmeal
1/2 cup 2% milk
cup herbal tea

Snack:
apple
water

Lunch:
Garden salad with boneless chicken breast
Crystal light

Snack:
1/2 cup low-fat yogurt
Crystal light
1 cup steamed milk with vanilla syrup and whipped cream sprinkled with nut meg

Dinner:

1 bowl of hot and sour soup
1 spring roll
1 cup chicken fried rice
1/2 cup beef satay
1/2 cup mixed vegetables
1 cup lemon chicken
1/2 cup spicy pork and vegetables
1 fortune cookie

3 fruity martinis

mauvaisroux
10-20-2002, 05:44 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2002

Breakfast:
1 cup decaf tea
scrambled eggs with italian herbs and grated cheddar
water

Snack:
6 small wholewheat crackers and 3 slices of cheddar cheese

Lunch:
1 spicy Jamaican patty

Snack:
1 apple

Dinner:
1 cup curried chicken
1/2 cup basmati rice
1 cup curried vegetables
1 slice banana cream pie
2 glasses of wine

Snack:
2 handfulls of cajun spice pringles
1 handfull of cheesies
3 diet sortdrinks

mauvaisroux
10-20-2002, 05:47 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2002

Breakfast:
1cup decaf tea
2 slices of oat bran bread toasted with butter
Water

Snack: at Tim Horton's :)
1 decaf coffee
1 Canadian Maple doughnut

Dinner:
1 bowl of oxtail soup
1cup curried vegetables
water

Wildfire
10-20-2002, 07:48 PM
Breakfast:
1 english muffin
1 tbsp light PB
tea

Lunch:
Busy sewing costumes, ate two mini coffee crisp bars

Dinner:
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup peas & carrots
4 oz lean roast beef
1/2 cup gravy (fat skimmed, no cream)

tea
2 digestive cookies

ellis
10-21-2002, 10:49 AM
Okay... Monday so far...

Breakfast:
-3 waters
-tuna and lettuce sandwich on brown

Lunch:
-2 coffees
-tuna and lettuce sandwich on brown

Snack:
-2 small bowls of granola with no-fat milk

Snack:
-coffee crisp chocolate bar

uh oh... this is getting messy....

Dinner:
-pasta with chicken

I'm starving. Well, I'm not really, but I WANT TO EAT SOMETHING!!!

squeaker
10-21-2002, 12:44 PM
This is going to be really sad but....

Breakfast -
A mug of hot apple cider
Calcium supplement
Multivitamin

at work this morning -
A mug of coffee - no sugar, but flavored creamer.
5 or 6 Lorna Doones

Lunch
a small piece of meatloaf
a Fruit First - fruit in a applesauce kind of sauce, and granola
diet coke

I am going to be honest even though I am having an awful food day-

piece of Cookies & Cream Fantasy pie (no idea on the calorie count & I dont want to know)

Dinner (at least what I plan on eating) -
Mashed Potatoes
Another piece of meatloaf

Wildfire
10-21-2002, 08:25 PM
Breakfast:
1 Special K Red Berries cereal bar (yummy!)
tea

Lunch:
Leftovers
1/2 cup potatoes
peas & carrots
3oz roast beef

Snack:
4 finger cookies...those wafery things dipped in chocolate

Dinner:
Roast beef sandwich on italian bread with tomato and LF cheddar
Tea

mauvaisroux
10-21-2002, 10:07 PM
October 21

Breakfast:
bran muffin
1 glass fresh sqeezed orange juice
herbal tea

Snack:
1 apple

Lunch:
1 small whole wheat pita
1/2 cup hummous
1/2 cup tabouleh
1/2 cup milk
1 cup herbal tea

Crystal light (2 glasses)

Dinner:
Swedish meatballs with gravy
new potatoes
lingonberry sauce
1 almond tart
1 cup herbal tea

1 glass of milk

ellis
10-21-2002, 10:37 PM
Mauvais, did you have dinner at Ikea? :D

mauvaisroux
10-21-2002, 10:40 PM
Yes I did :o you guessed it! :D

mauvaisroux
10-22-2002, 11:05 AM
October 22, 2002

Breakfast:
1 cup KashiCrunch cereal
1/2 cup 2% milk
1 cup chammomile tea

Snack:
1 large plum
1 16 oz glass crystal light

Lunch:
Turkey and lettuce on whole wheat pita with hot mustard
1 16 oz glass crystal light
1 cup herbal tea

Snack:
1 plum
1/2 cup low fat yogurt
1 16 oz glass crystal light

Dinner:
1 scottish meat pie
1 cup veggies

Snack:
1 snack size bag of cheezies
1 can mountain dew

Wildfire
10-22-2002, 07:25 PM
October 22nd

Breakfast:
Red Berries cereal bar
tea

snack:
2 fruit creme cookies

lunch:
roast beef sandwich on italian bread with LF cheddar and tomato (the roast is gone, finally!)
1 chocolate chip pop tart (hubby ate the other one)

dinner:
It's hubby's birthday and I had to make his favorites, so :
Pork Mornay
green bean casserole
sweet potato fries
Bin 444 Australian red wine
carrot cake for birthday cake
:hb: :shrug: :hat:

SuchAPrettyFace
10-23-2002, 10:27 AM
Breakfast: Meatless breakfast patty
onion bagel w/ff cream cheese
2 cups coffee w/flavored creamer
1 donut

1 snack size bag of Fritos
1 grapefruit

(am drinking my water throughout the day, not sure where to put that)

4 Harvest Bakery multigrain crackers

1 can Italian Wedding soup (my homemade is better)
4 ff Ry Krisp crackers
1 red pear
1 can LaCroix (wild cherry)

tonight mom has invited me over for roast beef sammiches. I will update tomorrow.

ellis
10-23-2002, 10:50 AM
Worked out at the gym for an hour.

breakfast:
-1 slice ww bread w/low-fat marg
-water

If only that were it for the day. Bread and water. Sigh.

lunch:
-4 springrolls
-1 small pastry thingy
-2 more springrolls

dinner:
-pretty sure it's going to be a Whopper with cheese, fries, and a drink. Damn.

mauvaisroux
10-23-2002, 12:22 PM
Breakfast:
Quaker instant oatmeal at my desk at work :p
Herbal tea

Snack:
1 plum

Lunch:
1/2 cup of tabouleh
1/2 cup of hummous
1 small pita

Snack:
low fat yougurt
1 apple

Dinner:
oxtail soup
ham sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce

At the movie:
I was good :angel: I did not eat anything and I split a regular size Sprite with my Mum :D

Ruthxxx
10-23-2002, 01:01 PM
Not a Low Carb day! I'm getting bored!

B. Whole wheat bagel with salmon cream cheese
Coffee with 1 teaspoon of diet hot chocolate
L. Harry's hotter than an SOB chili - 1 cup
FF/SF yoghurt
D. Scotch
Chicken thighs cooked with peppers, onions and potatoes
(Throw it in a flat casserole, dump Italian Dressing on
and roast at 350 for an hour.)
2 glasses of wine

Be damned if I know how many carbs and cals are in this.

mauvaisroux
10-25-2002, 09:15 AM
October 24, 2002

Breakfast:
Raisin oatmeal muffin
chammomile tea

Snack:
1 plum

Lunch:
Greek salad
1/2 can water packed tuna-no mayo
6 Triscuits
Crystal light


Snack:
1/2 cup low fat yogurt

Dinner:
Chicken Kiev
Steamed green and yellow beans
1 glass milk
1 cupof decaf tea

Snack:
Gouda cheese
4 peices of wholewheat Melba toast

mauvaisroux
10-25-2002, 04:25 PM
October 25, 2002

Breakfast:
Raisin oatmeal muffin
chammomile tea

Snack:
1 plum

Lunch:
Greek salad
1/2 can water packed tuna-no mayo
6 Triscuits
1 16oz glass of Crystal light

Snack:
1/2 cup low fat yogurt
1 16 oz Glass of Crystal light

Dinner:
2 slices of roast beef with gravy
1 cup each steamed broccoli and cauliflower
1 16oz glass of water

Wanttolosealot
10-25-2002, 08:20 PM
Oct 25
Brunch- Protein drink(2 scoops protein powder, 1 banana, 1 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup apple juice, 1 tbsp flax seed and a handful of blueberries).

Afternoon snack- 1 Cup chocolate soya milk, and 1/4 cantaloupe

Dinner- Chicken breast, 1/2 cup cooked spinach, carrots, and rice

After gym tonight- 1 cup chocolate soya milk, 1 banana, piece of cheese, and a couple pieces of cantaloupe

8 cups of water

mauvaisroux
10-27-2002, 10:16 PM
Saturday,October 26

Breakfast:
1 cup decaf tea

Lunch:
Roast beef sandwich
1 cup decaf tea

Dinner(at a wedding):

1 glass whiskey sour punch
salad with peppercorn ranch dressing
1 chicken breast
1 roast potato
carrots
1 peice of Chocolate Cake:nono:
1 cup tea
3 glasses of wine

Snack:
Warm baked brie in phyllo dough
veggies and dip
grapefruit cooler

4 glasses of water

mauvaisroux
10-27-2002, 10:21 PM
Sunday, October 27

Brunch:

scrambled eggs with sausage
herbal tea
ice water

Snack:
cheese and crackers
veggies and dip
1 cup organic decaf coffee
1 peice leftover wedding cake

Dinner (too tired to cook had take-away Chinese):
2 spring rolls
Almond Soo Guy
Beef with Black bean sauce and noodles
Buddah's delight
1 fortune cookie

BURP! :o
Back OP tomorrow, I swear;)

ellis
10-28-2002, 07:23 AM
Today I am going to eat properly!!!

I'll be back after I go to the gym...

mauvaisroux
10-28-2002, 09:09 AM
October 28

Breakfast:
1cup Kashi Crunch cereal
1/2 cup 2 % milk
1 cupchammomile tea

Snack:
1/2 cup low fat blueberry yogurt

Lunch:
1 cup Scotch Broth soup
1 pear
Tapioca pudding

Snack:
1 orange

Dinner:
Leftover Chinese food from Sunday :T

Snack:
a few slices of smoked Gouda and 6 Triscuits

SuchAPrettyFace
10-28-2002, 12:51 PM
Breakfast:
1 stick low fat string cheese
1 cup kashi cereal (dry)

1 meatless breakfast patty
1 onion bagel w/ff cream cheese & salt & pepper


1 grapefruit, peeled & eaten like an orange (why does everyone look at me like i'm weird when i do this?)
1 can cherry LaCroix

1 bowl chicken gumbo
4 multigrain crackers
1 spinach tortilla filled w/lowfat pastrami & lowfat mozzarella
2 oatmeal raisin cookies

1 can diet coke
1 small bag cheetos :ink:

1 pb/cc cookie
1 bowl veggie soup
1 garlic roll

RobinW
10-28-2002, 04:42 PM
Breakfast- fried egg with 1/2 mozza cheese
Lunch- .5 cup yellow beans, .5 cup green beans in a lemon and oil dressing, 1 0z chicken
Supper-1 cup spaghetti squash, 2 oz chicken with tomato and parm sauce over top

been full on this, if im hungry during the day, I'll have 2 eggs in the morn and its seems to do the trick

mauvaisroux
10-29-2002, 12:53 PM
October 29

Breakfast:
apple spice wholewheat muffin
chammomile tea

Lunch:
Ham, cheese and tomato/lettuce sandwich on wholegrain bun that you could have used as a brick it felt so heavy :p
1 16oz glass of crystal light

Snack:
1 pear

dinner:
Whole wheat pasta with veggies and parma rosa sauce;
1 glass of white wine

SuchAPrettyFace
10-29-2002, 12:58 PM
Breakfast:
2 meatless breakfast patties
1 onion bagel w/ff cream cheese

and you know what? It's noon & I'm not even hungry. I'm trying to plan for lunch & nothing looks/sounds good. I have a big juicy grapefruit here for my am snack & I haven't wanted it yet...hmmm!

Maybe my body can sense I'm going to the movies later & wants to save on calories?

mauvaisroux
10-30-2002, 08:44 PM
October 30

Breakfast:
1 packet of Quaker instant oatmeal
1 cup peppermint tea

Lunch:
1 PBJ sandwich on Oatbran bread
1 cup 2% milk
1 apple

:chin: no wonder I was so hungry when I got home this evening

Dinner:
Huge bowl of leftover pasta and veggies
1 can Fresca

OI812
10-31-2002, 01:26 PM
Breakfast

1/2 a grapefruit
1 package of Instand Oatmeal (Golden Honey with Bran)
green tea x 2

Lunch
1 cup of baby carrots
1/4 cup lite ranch dressing
1 Lean Cuisine Frozen Dinner (Chicken & Vegetables)

Dinner

mauvaisroux
11-01-2002, 10:09 AM
October 31, 2002

Breakfast:
nothing (oops! got too busy at work)

Snack at 11:30:
1/2 cup low fat yougurt

Lunc:
1 cup wholewheat pasta
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 mixed veg

dinner:
1 bowl of beef stew
1 dinner roll
2 cupcakes
1 can fresca

Snack at movies:
1 small size fries from burger King

mauvaisroux
11-01-2002, 03:30 PM
This Thread is now closed. Please post on the Food Journal thread for November:)