100 lb. Club - Accountability, plans, menu, exercise, stuff...week of September 12




Beverlyjoy
09-13-2010, 08:39 PM
Here is a place to put your plans, menu, exercise goals, have accountability and more.

Please feel free to join in!


cfmama
09-13-2010, 08:57 PM
I am in!

Menu for today:
B-1 cup skim milk, banana, yogurt
L- can tuna, whole wheat pita, deli mustard, lettuce, 2 laughing cow lite wedges, 1 cup raw snap peas, 5 raw baby carrots
s- 2 cups cantaloupe, 1 oz cheese, 8 rice crackers
D- 2 salmon steaks, 1 cup broccoli
s- yogurt

Exercise: 1 hour of my BRAND NEW fitness class! it's called "Groove fit" and it rocks my world!

I stayed on plan ALL DAY with my eating and I'm looking forward to class tonight!

ANewCreation
09-13-2010, 10:39 PM
Hello! I am one who has been MIA. What can I say--summer has been busy but it's time to get back on track.

Good news: Annual physical shows that I am so 'normal' with my lab work that I have been taken off my bp and cholesterol meds. Woohooo! My doctor is so pleased with me and even took a moment to tell me how good I looked.

I just got an iphone and I can't tell you how much easier it's become to track my calories and exercise. I love, love, love my iphone!

My weight has stayed stable all summer so I am happy about that.

The bad news: I can't tell you the last time I went swimming. I have been active this summer but I miss the pool time. Tomorrow, I return to the pool!

Also, I have to go in for a diagnostic mammogram because the last one doesn't look like the previous mammo's I've had. I'm not freaking out, because that does no one any good and my doctor said that it is not uncommon to have to go back just to be on the cautious side. So, I will keep you all posted.

cfmama, it's so good to see you here!

Beverlyjoy, how are you doing?


mj5
09-14-2010, 05:45 AM
Good Morning!

Beverlyjoy--Thanks for getting us started! How are you doing?

cfmama--Nice to see you!

ANewCreation--You ROCK!!! Fantastic new at your physical!!! Excellent that your dr noticed and complimented you! Glad you are loving the iphone. I have a blackberry and it does make things easier, doesn't it?

I have been struggling a bit. I was fighting a cold (no excuse) and my knee is acting up again. Again, no excuse, I should be used to this by now...I have a call with my "wellness coach" tonight, so we'll come up w/ a plan. I'll give my knee a couple more days and then I may have to call the dr. On a positive note, all is not lost....the scale is holding steady (MUCH better than a gain!)

I have my lunch packed (in a brief moment of weakness last night I almost caved and chose to get takeout instead), water bottles are ready!

Have a great OP day everyone!!!!

Beverlyjoy
09-14-2010, 08:59 AM
Hi friends....I've been out of town visiting my son, dil and gs. I thought I'd be able to to let you 'know' - but, I didnt have computer access. I am home again - everyone was sick at his home and I was glad to help.

I saw the dermatologist last Thursday - he said that i am healing well and i need to come back in three weeks. I should be able to get the go ahead to schedule my surgery after that. I only have to use the medicine once day instead of 2-3 times a day. I thought it was still looking terrible - but, alot of what I see is scaring.

My food has not been good. I've been 'medicating' with chocolate. Today I must try.

mj - thanks for looking for me. I hope your knee gets to feeling better. We can work on this food stuff again. I know we can do it.

cfmama - glad to see your post.

anewcreation - so glad to hear about your good lab results! Try not to worry about the mammogram - don't worry in 'advance' of something you don't know about, really.

Have a good day friends.


Thanks for thinking of me.

ANewCreation
09-14-2010, 12:45 PM
Good morning friends!

cfmama, how is your day going?

mj5, when I have health issues, stressors, etc. I just focus on maintaining. I just don't think there is anything wrong with that at all so I say good job to you for maintaining during this time! Kudos for packing a healthy lunch and getting the water bottles ready.

Beverlyjoy, I'm so glad to hear that your skin issues are getting better. I hope this gives you some comfort and today is a better day for you. Thank you for your encouraging words.

Back in the pool today. Swam laps for 30 minutes but I tell you it wore me out! I actually felt nauseated just before I stopped! The adult swim instructor is offering evening lessons if he can get just one more person to sign up. That would work so much better for me. Right now there are three of us that are interested so I'm crossing my fingers that they get one more person ;)

I am using my iphone to track my exercise and calories. Since I'm too lazy to write everything down more than once I will just post my calorie goal (set to lose one pound per week) and be accountable with that.

I should be taking in no more than 1450 calories per day. Since I started using the iphone here is my record:

9/10--I went over by 420c
9/11--I was under by 91 calories
9/12--I was under by 26 calories
9/13--I was over by 158 c

As we can all see I have not been very successful at staying within my calories but I am determined to start losing weight (I took the summer off and just maintained) so I know I will get with the program. I just need to start planning my meals again. I have some tried and true low calorie meals that I always love eating so that's my plan for today.

I wish everyone a great OP day!

gottadoit2010
09-14-2010, 02:44 PM
Hi everyone. I'm glad I found this thread. Planning is one of the biggest keys for me and I seem to struggle with it so much. With this being the first full week of school for my oldest, seems like I'm getting into a new routine. BUT, major flaw I haven't added back in the gym yet to my routine. So...I need to do that. I was really excited this morning when I finally got to move my tickers down again. I've been plateauing at 231 for 3.5 weeks now. Finally pushed past! Had the 228 2 mornings...feel good that it's here to stay, well at least until it goes down again. :) I'll work on coming up with my plan to post next week. Hope you all make good choices this week.

cfmama
09-14-2010, 09:35 PM
It's nice to be back!!!! Thanks for the rewelcome everyone :)

Today is going fabulous as well. my groove fit class last night KICKED MY *** and it was awesomeness supreme!

Today's menu:
B- yogurt, banana, kashi pumpkin pie granola bar
L- tuna, laughing cow lite, whole wheat pita, mustard, lettuce, applesauce
S- 1 oz cheese and 8 rice crackers
D- 1.5 cups whole wheat spaghetti, 1 cup diced chicken with salsa, 1 cup broccoli

so far so good! Dinner to conquer!

mj5
09-15-2010, 02:48 PM
Hi everyone. Phew, busy day again. Training new staff is fun, but exhausting. It's great to get caught up in their excitement of starting something new though!

Beverlyjoy--Thanks. I know we can both do it!

ANewCreation--Thank you too. Maintaining is good through this.

gottadoit2010--Congrats!!! Yes, I agree, planning is key and getting into a routine is great. You can do it!

cfmama--That sounds like a great class! I LOVE the kashi pumpkin pie granola bars...mmm, must put them on the grocery list.


My knee doesn't seem to be bouncing back, so I called the doctor. I could have seen him Friday, but I have to cover for another manager at work, so I will see him next week. (Yes, I am icing and elevating and staying off it as much as possible) My hubby is being fantastic, as always. The dogs are being super snuggly too (that ALWAYS makes me feel better!)

Tonight hubby has to work late, so I'll just go home and relax. I really want to get back to my gym routine, but I need to rest right now.

OH! I found a new spaghetti squash recipe--w/ spinach and I can't remember what else...I am going to make it this weekend. If it's good I'll share.

Ok, time for my staff meeting, then time to go home and relax!!!

Beverlyjoy
09-15-2010, 04:37 PM
Hi chicks..

Yesterday was mostly healthy - I am grateful for any bits of food sanity I can muster. I stayed on my plan until after supper. DH and I went on our weekly jaunt to Dairy Queen where I get my 50 calorie fudge bar. Oh no! - DQ was closed because of a gas leak. So, we went to the other local ice cream joint. They did not have ONE thing healthy (sugar free or low fat). So, I just had regular ice cream - I just did not have the resistence in me. I felt awful after.

I got up today REALLY not wanting to plan and eat what I want. However, I had a healthy breakfast. I took DH to have some outpatient surgery. I took my Beck ‘stuff’ - read my cards, listened to a relaxation tape and this helped. When I got home. I got on the computer and looked up quotes about the power of positive thinking. I read them for five minutes. It helped. I went to the farm market. I am feeling hopeful about today and food.

today:

breakfast - turkey sausage, toast with pnb, 1/2 banana
lunch - homemade cream of mushroom soup, lite cheese on rice cake
snack - sf fugde pop, orange
dinner - morningstar bacon, on bread with lettuce, tomato & mayo, corn on the cob
snack - strawberries, rice cake with lc cheese

Hope you are having a great day.

Judy Lynn
09-15-2010, 04:51 PM
I think I'd like to join in. I definitely need the accountability.

B - High fiber porridge, Source vanilla yogurt, blueberries
S - 1/2 granola bar
L - Subway sand. (no cheese)
S - plum
D - Lean Cuisine, broccoli
S - 1 c. 1% milk, 100 calorie pack cookies

Looking forward to getting to know you all better.

cfmama
09-15-2010, 05:24 PM
Day 3 and feeling better!

I ALMOST hit disaster last night... now keep in mind I've been used to eating WHENEVER I wanted during the summer (I still kept track... and didn't eat WHATEVER I wanted though) and that included tiny bits of snacking (and some NOT SO tiny snacking) at night...

So I was hungry last night. I was making kids lunches and took some advil. So I had 1/2 T pb... and then another half... and then ANOTHER half. And THEN two whole wheat saltines.

And then... my husband came into the room and said "day 2 is pretty hard isn't it love?" and I said... "yes it is... and I need to get OUT OF THE KITCHEN and go to bed" and HE SAID "wow.. that takes will power. I'm proud of you. I'm going to go to bed without a snack too"... and then we did ;)

And then? Today I got my period ;) lol!!!!

TOTALLY on plan so far

B- banana, yogurt, pumpkin pie kashi granola bar
L- 2 pan fried in 1 T Sunflower oil Salmon steaks (3 oz each), 2 cups salad with 2 T fat free italian
S- applesauce cup and 2 LC lite wedges
D- SUSHI NIGHT!!!!! I have room for three homemade rolls. Sushi rice, shrimp, avacado, cucumber and nori! no mayo or anything (I never make it that way)

Tonight is also my groove fit class. I'm healing from Monday's so I should be good to go ;)

I hope that everyone is having a great on plan day!!!!

ANewCreation
09-15-2010, 10:56 PM
Hello chickies!

Diagnostic mammo and ultrasound on the right breast today revealed a cyst and fibrous tissue. Follow up in 6 months to make sure there are no changes. Other than that, clean bill of health and boy, am I one happy chick!

Tues: 1448 c
Wed: 1084 c
Exercise: Swim lesson, 60+ minutes in the pool and pretty active the entire time.

Gottadoit2010- good to see you here! Yes, planning is the key and it's always something I struggle with also.

mj5--I'm glad you're taking it easy on your knee. Hoping you're having a nice relaxing evening :)

cfmama--I always knew you were my hero but being able to walk away from the peanut butter--Wow! BTW, I too am going to put the kashi pumpkin pie bars on my grocery list--that sounds awesome!

Beverlyjoy--sounds like you are right back on plan today--good job!

Judy Lynn--Looking forward to getting to know you too!

Have a great night everyone--see you tomorrow!

Beverlyjoy
09-16-2010, 08:13 AM
Good morning chicks!! Did mostly well yesterday....finally threw my sf fudge bars in the trash because I just could not stay away from them.

today:

fork down between bites
eat seated only
fork down between bites
lots of water
stretches and strengthening
eat slowly and mindfully
taste the food

breakfast - rice cake, 1/2 banana, turkey sausage
lunch - cheese omlette, toast, roasted green beans
snack - yogurt, strawberries
dinner - cheese toast, tomato soup, tossed salad
snack - oatmeal, raisins, milk

Have a great day!

cfmama
09-16-2010, 12:11 PM
Good morning chickies!!!!!

Groove class again last night. AWESOME!!!!!

Yesterdays food went really well! Ate a bit more sushi than I had planned but no major slips.

Food for today:
B- 1.5 cups rice krispies, 3/4 cup skim milk, applesauce
L- 2 3oz salmon steaks, 2 cups salad, 2 T fat free italian
s- Kashi granola bar, apple
D- 6 small pancakes, 1 T butter, 3 T lite syrup, 1 cup cantaloupe

Have a great on plan day friends!

Judy Lynn
09-16-2010, 12:40 PM
Yesterday went pretty well for me. That Lean Cuisine was a bad idea. Not enough protein. I ended up having cereal before bed. I know better, I was just being lazy.

Plan for today:

B - High fiber porridge, Source vanilla yogurt, blueberries
S - Necatrine
L - Ham Sandwich made with Weight Watchers bread, mustard, & carrotts
S - plum
S - (after work) Slimfast 100 cal. bar
D - Dill Salmon, small potato, corn on the cob
S - 1 c. 1% milk, 100 calorie pack cookies

ANewCreation
09-17-2010, 02:00 AM
1273c for the day.

mj5
09-17-2010, 06:07 AM
Hi everyone! Just popping in super quick this morning.

Judy Lyn--Welcome!

Beverlyjoy--Hope dh is ok after his outpt surgery. You can do this. One step at a time!

Hi to everyone else!!! Great job, keep it up!

I have another super busy day today....covering for another manager at work (she's a friend, so it's ok! LOL!), training an intern, and oh yea....trying to do some of my own work.....at least it is Friday and hubby and I have tomorrow off together. We are going out for a nice dinner tomorrow night. I can't wait. He made reservations and everything! :)

Have a great day!

Judy Lynn
09-17-2010, 05:36 PM
Quick check in for me too. I went to Addittionelle (Plus size store here) on my lunch break to look for some jeans (they have tall jeans there). They didn't have a 20 so I tried on an 18 & a 22. 22's were way too big, but I couldn't even get the 18's done up. I am tempted to buy them for inspiration 'cause they are really cute, but not sure. I will sleep on it.

Plan for today:

B - High fiber porridge, Source vanilla yogurt, blueberries
S - Necatrine
L - Cheese/ham/cracker snack pack, carrotts
S - small banana
S - (after work) 2 Weight Watcher bread & whipped peanut butter
D - Wendy's chicken cobb salad (no cheese or bacon)
S - 1 c. 1% milk, 100 calorie pack cookies

ANewCreation
09-18-2010, 12:22 AM
Total calories for the day: 1407

Beverlyjoy
09-18-2010, 08:50 AM
Hi chicks...been struggling - but, I can't give up....I musn't give up.

Dh's skin surgery showed no cancer...I am so grateful!!

I must plan and take it a meal and snack at a time, keep track of doing the right things with food, and be willing to push through.

We are going to some friends today.. for a cookout and bonfire. They live way out in the country and have 12 acres. It will be fun to see them. I made some sweet/sour cucumbers & onion with splenda. Hoping for willingness!!

breakfast - egg white scramble, ketchup, toast, applesauce
lunch - tuna and mayo, rice cake, salad, evoo & balsamic vinegar
snack - strawberries, slice of lite cheese
dinner - hamburger,ketchup, cucumber & onion salad
snack - yogurt

lots of water
aware eating
meditation
fork down
seated only
stretches and strengthening
no seconds
taste food
slow eating

Newcreation - great calorie total!

Judy - hooray for smaller jeans...yay WELCOME!

mj - glad you and dh have a special weekend planned

Have a great day, friends.

Judy Lynn
09-18-2010, 06:11 PM
Beverly Joy, you are right - never give up! I was really going through a tough time weight-wise (gained 7 pounds) so I posted here last weekend my plea for help. It really did help. I am now back on track and feeling good. Lost 2 pounds this week too. Still have three to go to get to my ticker weight.

Well, I did something silly. I went and bought the size 18 jeans even though they are too small. I measured the waist and I figure I need to lose about 3" off my waist to wear them. No idea how many pounds that equates to, maybe 15-20? Anyway, now I have a measurable goal to work towards.

My plan for today:

B - scrambled eggs (1 egg + 2 whites), 1 toast
L - salmon sand on Weight Watchers bread
S - berries and Source vanilla yogurt
D - DQ chicken burger, mini Blizzard

Have a good weekend!

mj5
09-19-2010, 06:29 AM
Good Morning! Yesterday was the perfect fall day...warm-ish and sunny! My favorite!!!

Beverlyjoy--Excellent news about dh!!!! How did you do at your friends? Sounds like it was going to be a great time!

Judy--Not silly at all!!!! I have an "inspiration dress". I ordered it thinking it would fit and well.....it's too snug, but I love the dress and it was a bargain, so I kept it. It is hanging on the end of my closet and dh has promised an "extra special date night" once I reach my goal of fitting into the dress.

Last night hubby and I went to our favorite restaurant to celebrate early bdays. I went in "allowing" myself to order whatever I wanted, but to be mindful of portion size. Dinner was fabulous. It was nice to get dressed up and go to a nice restaurant for a change. I brought most of my dinner home (I did pretty good as far as sticking to my "plan" for the night).

Today we are going to start cleaning out around the house so we can take stuff to my grandmother's for her garage sale.

Have a great OP day everyone!

Beverlyjoy
09-19-2010, 10:24 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday was a better food day for me - I am so grateful. I didn't feel 'frantic' around food - that's good. I followed my food plan during the day. We had a wonderful time at our friend's gathering last night. I enjoyed the food I selected, ate slowly, and tried to concentrate on all the people instead of the food. My food wasn't 'perfect' at the party - but - really I am pleased with the result considering how I've been with food the past few days (weeks).

I got to see some folks last night I hadn't seen in 7 years. I love seeing the kids as teenagers and the new children, too. So fun.

I slept 9 hours last night - I am grateful for that. Since my skin stuff - I've been sleeping so poorly. It was wonderful to sleep in a bit. I don't need to sleep in the recliner anymore...my skin is so healed that laying down flat doesn't make my skin hurt any more - YAY. (I think I'll add that to my gratitudes for today!)

breakfast - pnb toast, turkey sausage, strawberries

lunch - egg whites and lite cheese, toast, sliced tomatoes

snack - yogurt, fruit

dinner - pasta, tomato sauce, parm cheese, tossed salad with evoo/balsamic vinegar, toasted olive bread.

snack - rice cake and laughing cow cheese, apple

lots of water
plan/log/measure/count calories
eat seated only
no seconds
fork down between bites
slow down...taste the food
meditation
journal
stretches and strengthening

See Mom later.

Mj - Happy Birthday to you and DH! So glad you were willing to be mindful of portions at your special dinner out.

Judy lyn - two pounds down is wonderful!!!! I think a measure goal is great.

Have a good day folks.