100 lb. Club - Accountability, menu, exercise, plans & more...Month of November...

11-01-2010, 02:08 AM
Here is a place you can have some accountability, put down your daily menu, exercise plans, or other things.

Feel free to join in! :)

11-01-2010, 08:38 AM
Hi chicks....glad to be back home in my 'food comfort zone'. Glad the Halloween candy is out of sight! I had a good visit with my family.

For today:

breakfast - toast with pnb, morningstar bacon, green drink

lunch - turkey and lite cheese, mustard, spaghetti squash with parm cheese, icbinbs

snack - banana fiber muffin

dinner - cheese toast, tomato soup, green beans

snack - rice cakes, lc cheese, apple

I need to get back to my journalling and keeping track of the behaviors I am working on.

Have a GREAT day.

11-01-2010, 11:22 AM
Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well. I am leaving EARLY tomorrow am for a conference. I will be gone until Friday. I am excited about the conference (it's at a resort), but concerned about food. There will be lots of healthy choices, but most meals are a buffet and there will be even more unhealthy choices there. I had a great chat w/ my wellness coach last week to prepare, so I am going to do my very best to stay OP. I am also taking workout clothes so I can either go for walks or hit the gym (they have a gorgeous gym!)

I haven't decided if I am taking my laptop or not. If I do, I will be able to check in each day and I will! If not, I'll catch up w/ everyone this weekend after I get home!

11-01-2010, 11:25 AM
Safe travel MJ - My approach to buffets now are to scope it all out and take only ONE plateful (all healthy or perhaps include one little special food) and no seconds allowed. It actually has helped.

Glad you are taking your workout clothes.

Enjoy the conference.

11-01-2010, 11:53 AM
Hello everyone,

Well, I live right off campus in a collegey part of town, so we just have sluts and frat boy idiots running around on Halloween so there is no threat of having candy around. ha. Which is good.

The last week has gone well, on plan, lost 2 lbs, ( 5 total since I've returned :) ) and I have been REALLY busy the past week and still managed to stay On Plan which is when I seem to have a problem. hecticness does not go well with my food plan.

I work today, so I'm just eating some pb and j before I leave and having a very very late lunch, then a very late dinner later on. ha. bf is bringign groceries home tonight!

11-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Hi everyone. Well, October is over and that is one busy month for me. I'm ready to settle back into my routine and do some concentrating on me and my goals. It kind of took a back seat last month, but that's done now. Moving forward!

Beverly - Good plan to do the journaling. I'm trying to get the dust off my notebook and get it going again, too.

MJ - Hope you have a good time! Keep in touch if you can. If not, we'll be anxious to hear back from you!

Lottie - Congrats on the 5 pounds! Keeps you motivated to see that happen, doesn't it?

Have a great day everyone!

11-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Hello Chickies!

Handed out gobs of Halloween candy last night and sent the rest with the hubby to work this morning.

The bad news: I ate like a hog Saturday night, including some candy, while at a friends house. The good news: Cut my calories severely on Sunday to make up the difference. Did not have any candy on Sunday!

Back on track today! Weight still stable at 187.8

I don't know if it's the shift in weather but I am craving some roasted root vegetables! I am off to the grocery store in just a bit. I'm thinking carrots, rutabagas, turnips, who knows what else....Oh, and I'm also craving cabbage so I'm getting a couple of heads. I've got some asparagus in the freezer so I may just roast a ginormous amount and eat off that for the week. I also have some shrimp and some orange roughy in the freezer so that's also going on the menu.

I haven't been in the mood to cook in forever but the cooler weather is inspiring me! Maybe, I'll even think about making some soup. Any good recipes from anyone?

Enjoy the day!

11-02-2010, 07:57 AM
Hi chickis - yesterday was a healthy day....always grateful for that. Yesterday I tried Dr. Oz's 'green drink' and it kinda upset my tummy. I think I need to tweek it. I am not giving it up yet.

For today:

breakfast - turkey, toast, green drink

lunch - egg whites with feta cheese, mushrooms, spinach, toast, steamed carrots

snack - fiber muffin

dinner - turkey burger, cheese, lite mayo, salad, mashed

snack - oatmeal, pnb, 1/2 banana, milk

anewcreation - glad you hopped back on your plan...hmm, roasted veggies do sound good.

diane - yes, I agree, routine is so good for keeping us on our plan. Carry on!

lottie - good job on losing more weight. Five pounds is awesome. Good planning too especially during a busy, busy time

mj - hope your conference goes well.

Have a great day.

11-03-2010, 06:26 AM
Hi chicks... yesterday squeeked through healthy! I am grateful.

- breakfast - cottage cheese & 1/2 banana, pnb toast

- out with mom to Bob Evans - egg beaters, lite sausage, toast, fruit

- green smoothie, cereal & skim milk

- big salad with turkey & cheese, evoo/vinegar, crutons

- rice cake with cheese, apple

Hope you all have a great day.

11-03-2010, 09:46 AM
Hi-I'd like to try this. I think it will be a great tool.

Here's how Nov 2 went:

B= 4 fig-bar cookies, water
L=1 cheese and onion enchilada, side salad with dressing, pears, water
Snack=small chocolate chip cookie slice
Dinner: pot roast w/ potato and carrots, water

Exercise: 30 min walk and stretching

Here's the plan for today:
B=low-fat pop tart, water
L=side salad with dressing, pears, water
D=not sure..meeting a friend for dinner at PF Chang's
Exercise: 45 min Zumba class at lunch

I used to eat ceral in the mornings but I'm finding that I feel nausous afterwards and I think it's the milk, so I'm thinking of switching to oatmeal. Is there a certain kind you like/recommend?

11-03-2010, 11:34 AM
Hi everyone. Quickly checking in today. Busy at work! Hope everyone has a great day.

11-03-2010, 01:14 PM
Hello everyone! I have made my first goal of -7 lbs lost by my doc appt, nov 3rd, woooo! :)

I haven't actually reached a goal in a long time. ha.

My next goal is to have lost 12 lbs or more by the third week of nov when I see my gyne.

Anyhow, today!:

b: 3 oz of ham with a smidge of agave, one whole egg, two egg whites, one cup assorted colored grapes. 1 cup silk.
l: 4 oz pork chop, .5 cup rice and 1.5 cups zucchini
d: Seitan stir fry (bf is cooking....for ONCE! :P )

11-04-2010, 09:33 PM
Okay, reset my short term goal ticker since I met my first short term goal! :) !


I had a challenging day earlier.

I got up, and didn't eat 'breakfast' until around 1 p.m I was SO hungry and me and bf had to walk up tot he main drag to pick up our kinect (which is absolutely INSANE!), anyhow, I was so hungry and I knew I had to go home, pack my netbook and stuff up and go back up there to go to the coffee shop to meet a fellow nanowrimo writer. I didn't think I'd have time to eat at home and I KNEW that if I went to the coffee shop hungry I would end up eating a pastry, not being satisfied, and THEN, heading straight to the chinese buffet next door. I was seeing my Plan crumble.

I decided to just out while i was up there. So, we went to Qdoba. I like qdoba because they have a nutrition calculator on their site and I had used it before so had an idea of what I could get.

I ended up getting a naked ancho chile naked bbq burrito.

I got it with rice, black beans, chicken, bbq sauce and a little corn salsa.

It was 700 calories. More than I wanted to 'spend' but I was so hungry. Just no getting around it.

So, I came home and tried to figure out a way to have that same meal but to tweak it a bit to get it to be around 500-550 cals.

Apparently, if I sub the cilantro rice with fajita veggies instead, It'll be I think around 520 cals.

Which is TOTALLY acceptable to me for a restaurant meal!

I was proud I didn't get ANY cheese or sour cream though. Next time, smarter choice on the veggies. For sure. :)

11-06-2010, 06:37 AM
Yesterday was a healthy day...always grateful for that.

Both DH and I caught colds from our sweetie grandson last weekend.. I made chili yesterday for DH. Lately, I can't eat any spicy foods - so I'll go for healthy egg salad.

Saturday college football today - love watching it on the boobtube.

breakfast - grapes, morningstar bacon, pnb toast

lunch - egg salad, rice cakes, roasted veggies

snack - fiber muffin

dinner - lean pocket, salad with evoo & vinegar

snack - cheese and apple

Have a great day.

11-06-2010, 08:50 AM
Hi everyone!!! I'm baaaaaaaack! We had a great time, learned a lot, had some fun and time to relax too. I even had time to exercise!!! Went for some nice long walks. Food was ok, could have done better, but could have done much worse.

I'll catch up w/ everyone soon!

11-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Hi everyone! I am having a lazy day today w/ the dogs!! Back to the gym tomorrow.

Hope you are all having a great OP day!

11-08-2010, 06:56 AM
Yesterday was a healthy food day...always grateful for that.

Today is some PT on my foot ( formerly known as the good foot) I am hoping for the best.

breakfast - banana/pnb smoothie, morningstar bacon
snack - 1/2 peach
lunch - egg whites scramble with cheese, toast, veggies
snack - cereal, cottage cheese, apple
dinner - chicken & brown rice soup, veggies
snack - rice cake

shout out to MJ, Lottie, Slashnl, anewcreation, mychoiice2bfit, and anyone else that stops by.

Have a GREAT day.

11-08-2010, 12:14 PM
Good Morning! Back to reality today!

Beverlyjoy--How did the pt go?

I have my healthy lunch and snacks packed. My gym days this week are: Tues, Wed, and Fri. I am happy to report that I lost 2lbs last week! I was shocked when I stepped on the scale this am. I really tried while I was at the conference. I knew I wasn't perfectly OP, but I tried and I took some really nice long walks. I am very proud of myself.

Have a great OP day everyone!

11-08-2010, 03:07 PM
Hi everyone. Well, I lost a couple of pounds over the past few weeks. I hadn't weighed in quite awhile. My vacation is going hunting, so there is a lot of walking. Good to see a loss. Need to get some more weight off!!!!

MJ - Congrats on the weight loss! Yay you!

Beverly - Hope you get to call your foot a "good" foot soon!

Have a great day everyone!

11-08-2010, 04:02 PM
I was off visiting my son this last week. Good fun and while I thought I was on plan I come home to find that my weight is up by 5#'s. I am freaking out in my head but I have a plan on paper that is going to get me back on track. I am hoping that this is water gain because while I managed my portions, we did eat out a lot. I was very active but I did have way too many carbs. Justified in my mind, because we were doing a lot of painting (new apt) and walking every where. My body just can not handle simple carbs, even if they are within my calorie count.

I am sick to death of coming here once a week, confessing my failures. Everything in me wants to avoid this thread because I fear everyone else is sick of me failing. Intellectually, I think this is not true. We all struggle. Many of you may even feel as I do. The important thing is to force myself back for accountability. So, in the past, I would have avoided this site, avoided this thread, gone back to my old ways and regained (+ a little more) and completely failed.

NOT ANYMORE. I am back. I remember the loathing and regret I would feel every time I regained. I got out one of my old cookbooks that I started using over 6 months ago. I have a menu plan written out and when I get off the computer I am off to the grocery store. I am going to have to eliminate eating out for a time. That's really going to be hard for me because I eat out a lot. I'm just going to have to do it. There just is no other way for me. Back to the basics that work. What works for me is following a low G.I. way of eating. Cooking my own food. Making time (and it takes time to make out a menu plan, shop and cook) because, I know it works. I like the food. The recipes are calorie conscious, healthy, and very filling.

Okay, confessional over. Thanks for listening and thanks ahead of time for any and all support. I'm outta here ;)

Have a great day!

11-09-2010, 06:24 AM
Hi chicks - I stayed on my plan yesterday - I am grateful. Physical therapy is moving forward and I am hoping for the best. I am feeling very stressed and my stomach is reacting to that. So, I am eating in a way that will calm it down. I know it’s just plain stress. I must do more meditation. That should help.

I am starting to get calls for work this school year. It saddens me so much to still be saying no because of all this foot/ankle stuff. I just want to get my life back.

I am trying to stay/act positive with everyone. No need for everyone else to be a party to my frustration. It’s nice to have a place here at 3fc where I can just say how it is. I know that you all care about me despite all the ‘stuff’ going on and there’s no judgment. I feel the same way about you all and your ‘stuff’ too.

I WILL meditate
Plan, measure, log food
Do my exercises
No eating standing - I am getting sloppy with this again
No second helpings
Fork down between bites, slow down
More mindful eating
Journal food and feelings and tasks
Lots of water

breakfast - cottage cheese and banana, toast with pnb

snack - cucumber

lunch - mushroom soup, veggies, cheese on rice cake

snack - fiber muffin

dinner - salad with chicken and lite cheese, crutons, evoo/vinegar

snack - rice cake

MJ - I am doing a happy dance at your weight loss! You did better than you thought…wonderful!

Slashnl - weight loss for you too! This is so awesome. All that outside exercise is making it happen. Great!

anew creation - sorry the scale went up when you felt it should not have. It’s tough when you aren’t home. It may wooosh down being some water weight. Having a plan is key, I think. I agree it will be the planning that will bring it all back together. I am so glad you aren’t ‘running away’ from here. That’s what we all want to do. There’s no judgment, but, only hope and support the best we can. I LOVE that you are making time for you, planning and setting yourself up for success.

Have a great day everyone.

11-09-2010, 11:28 AM
Well.... I'm having trouble getting to the gym. It's amazing how many excuses I have. So, I didn't make it today. I will try tomorrow.

ANewCreation - There is no one who is "sick" of hearing from you, either with failures or successes. I know that I hate to admit the failures, too, but that's part of our accountability. I am having gym phobia lately, so that's my failure! Thanks for sharing your stories, too!

Beverly - I hope that you can move past the foot issues soon. Hang in there!

11-09-2010, 12:30 PM
Beverlyjoy, Slashnl--thank you for your encouragement. Such kind words mean a lot to me right now. I am so grateful to be here in this thread. I was freaking out yesterday but I feel I'm back on solid ground.

mj5, Slashnl--congrats on the weight loss! I'm so happy for you!

Beverlyjoy, sounds like PT is working. I know it must be hard and uncomfortable at times. Please know that we're all wishing you the best as you move forward. I hope your stress levels are coming down and your stomach feels better soon.

I went out shopping yesterday, armed with my list of good healthy foods to prepare the awesome recipes I selected. I had an amazing lunch and an awesome dinner. My calorie total for the day was 1675. I was aiming for 1700 so I did good :)

This morning I had an interesting breakfast. I put it on the list as just something to try and wasn't sure if I would like it. It was low calorie, easy to fix and turns out to be a keeper! Pesto scrambled eggs on a bed of wilted lettuce with a bit of shredded parmesan on top. Very quick and easy to make. The recipe called for egg whites only (hence my hesitation) but, I've got to tell you that with the pesto mixed in I couldn't tell. Only 279c for a nice portion. Happy dance!

I'm hoping that each and everyone of you is having a great on plan day full of joy ;)

11-10-2010, 06:33 AM
Hi Chicks! Yesterday was a healthy day - I am grateful. I got on the scale today and am down two pounds from last week. :) I am so happy to see this. I did my exercises, planned/logged food, drank water, did my journal and did my meditation (yay).

Today is PT.

I am glad I did my meditation :dizzy: yesterday and I plan to do it today - it usually makes the day go better.

I am trying to not eat after dinner except something right before bed to go with my bedtime medications. This seems to be helping my acid reflux and heartburn. I am grateful.

breakfast - cottage cheese and banana, pnb toast

snack - cucumber slices

lunch - egg white scramble with lite cheese, toast, green beans

snack - fiber muffin

dinner - turkey burger with cheese, lite mayo, salad with evoo/vinegar, garlic toast

snack - dry cherrios

anewcreation - thanks to you for your kind support. So good that you have filled the cupboards and fridge with healthy foods. :)That is the first step to eating healthfully. I am glad you are feeling better. Pesto and eggs sound yummy - good idea.

slashnl -I hope you made it to the gym!! :)

mj - Hi...hope you are having a great day. :)

Friends...be kind to yourself.

11-10-2010, 09:46 AM
Hi!! I'm here!!!! Oh goodness...yesterday was so busy, I kept trying to get here and just didn't. I had my weekly call w/ wellness coach last night and it was awesome to be able to tell him that I lost 2lbs while away. He is helping me change up my workout routine (I'm getting bored with it)--that's what we are working on for this week.

I went to the gym last night. Had a great workout. It feels SO good to say that. Gym again tonight.

Saturday my middle niece (she's 12) and I are getting mani/pedi to celebrate her being chosen for her volleyball team captain. She is SO excited!!!

Have a great OP day!!!

11-10-2010, 11:30 AM
Hello ladies, hope everyone is doing well.

I have been On Plan for 22 days.

My first goal was 7

Then 30

I'm attempting to do a year with no cheating. If I want something it will have to fit into my cal allotment.

I'm having serious family stress right now. I avoided a bowl of pasta the other day because it's a trigger food and while I can have a bit sometimes, that was not the night to have it. I thought I would be okay by today but the bad news just keeps coming so I"m staying away. Bf will have to eat the leftovers. ha.

11-11-2010, 09:49 AM

lottie--You are doing awesome! Yikes, family stress is no fun. Good for you for avoiding the pasta...Thinking about you and hoping that things get better soon.

I didn't get to the gym last night. Ugh. Frustrated w/ myself. I got out of work late and just didn't go. I need to get back into my routine. It will happen, I have to make it happen.

Have a great OP day!!!!

11-11-2010, 12:21 PM
Hi everyone. I MADE IT TO THE GYM! Finally. It was a really tough spin class, but I just kept telling myself that it is my fault that it was like that and that I just have to tough it out again for awhile. Now I just have to make it become a routine again. So, tomorrow I must make it to Body Pump class.

Lottie - I read your other post about the stress you are having. I am so sorry you have to go through this. I hope that everything works out for you. Hang in there.

MJ - How funny you talk about needing to be back in your routine. Gosh I know what you mean. Are we living the same life? Ha!

Hope everyone has a great day.

11-11-2010, 01:24 PM
Good morning chickies!

Beverlyjoy--Congrats on a 2# loss!!!!
mj5--Congrats to you also on a 2# loss! Enjoy your manicure/pedicure with your niece!
lottie63--I'm sorry to hear about the family stress, but kudo's to you for resisting the pasta! Stay strong my friend, you can do this ;)
Slashnl--Congrats on getting back to the gym. It's hard to get back on track but you're doing great!

This week has been going well. I guess it wasn't water weight because there has been no big drop but the good news is that I'm down about a pound. Staying on track with my food and still swimming.

I tried a new breakfast food this morning. Have you ever heard of quinoa flakes? Quinoa is very high in protein, and it's a whole grain. I have had it as a side dish before and always liked it. When I found it in the flaked form at the health food store I thought it would make a great quick breakfast. I put a little artificial sweetner in it and some light butter. It was fabulous! And filling.

Well, I'm off to the pool. Have a great OP day!

11-11-2010, 02:04 PM
So, the last few days have been **** around here.

all sorts of family drama, you guys are right and thanks for the kind words. :)

Things might be calming down, but honestly since august it's been like, I never know what will happen next.

I have stayed On Plan through it all though. So I feel really proud.

Today I have therapy, augh, thank whatever god is listening! :P

I dont know what lunch or dinner will be yet today but for breakfast I had a wheat bagel thin, half cup cottage cheese, 2 egg whites with 1 serv cheese and 1 cup of vanilla silk.


Also, LOVE the kinect! Oh man it is amazing! I played volleyball last night for my upper body workout and it was so great! It was fun and i could really feel it. :) This silly game is going to help my fibro so much. :) I can tell already!

Also tomorrow will be 30 days since my last binge, and it will also be about 1.5 months since I last ate at the chinese buffet (my downfall!)


Have a great On Plan day everyone! :), and any of you trying to make it to the gym who have, congrats, and those that haven't, not only CAN you do it, but you SHOULD! ;)

11-11-2010, 02:07 PM
newcreation: about quinoa, how do you make it as a side dish? It it like rice or pasta and you just add seasonings? What seasonings make it taste. good.

How on earth do you cook it? Can I make it in a rice cooker if I watch it (cuz it may cook faster or slower than rice) I bought some, but realized I have NO idea how to make it!

11-11-2010, 10:08 PM
I found this awesome site :


It has directions for using a rice cooker as well as some awesome looking recipes. I've never done anything creative (I just cook my quinoa in chicken broth and call it good) before so I'm looking forward to trying these recipes. The soup and the stuff peppers sound tasty!

And the pudding sounds especially good...drool ;)

PS Don't forget to rinse the grain well to get rid of any bitterness/soapiness in the naturally occurring coating.


11-12-2010, 06:05 AM
Hi chicks...yesterday was a healthy day - I am always grateful for that.

Today is PT.

breakfast - applesauce, cheese toast

lunch - mushroom soup, cheese on rice cake, parsnips steamed.

snack - fiber muffin

dinner - turkey, lite cheese, brocoli with parm cheese, 1/2 c. potato

snack - 1/2 banana

I hope you all have a GREAT healthy day. I'll try to come back for personals later.

11-12-2010, 10:55 AM
It is a GORGEOUS day today!!!! Bright and sunny and should be upper 50's! I'll overlook the fact that I had to warm up my car and scrape the windshielf before leaving for work this morning! LOL!!!

Diane--YEA for getting to the gym!!!!! Yep, I swear we have the same life sometimes LOL!!!!

lottie--Still thinking about you...it's so hard when you never know when the next family drama is lurking. Keep taking care of yourself. You are doing fantastic!!!

ANewCreation--Thanks for sharing the quinoa site. I have heard lots of good things about quinoa, but have never tried it. Its about time I do!

Beverlyjoy--good luck at pt today!!

Todays workout will be taking the dogs for a walk. It is a gorgeous day, so I don't want to spend it inside at the gym. Hopefully today will be calmer at work....SO glad it is friday!

Can't wait for my mani/pedi w/ my niece tomorrow. She is super excited too.

Have a great day everyone!

11-13-2010, 11:31 AM
Hello ladies! I am feeling amazing today!

My fibro pain has decreased just....it's insane how much! Just over a month ago my pain and fatigue rating scale on this site I use that ranges from 1 (low) to 50 (high) was a 32, then a 22, then a 31, then, a 15 and for the last two weeks it has been an astonishing 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I credit lyrica, b12, and exercise. I can't do much exercise...but what I am doing now is tons more than the NONE I was doing before! ha. I am feeling so good. :)


I have set some boundaries with my fam, so I am a little less stressed, thanks to my awesome therapist! :)

reading back a few posts, looks like this week has been good to us! :) I wish everyone good planning skills for the weekend! I know it's hard for some people. (I do not work a 9-5 mon-fri so my 'weekends' are not a big deal)


breakfast: (amended for less cals cuz it's a day I don't work so I don't have to wait so long for lunch, this also allows me a snack. I normally have .5 tbls margerine on my bagel, and 2 whole eggs with 1 slice cheese. Now I have room for a snack around 9 p.m)

whole wheat bagel
1 whole egg,
.5 cup cottage cheese
.5 cup fruit

1 cup home made black bean chili with red onions and cheddar cheese

Snack: .5 cup cottage cheese

Home made taco salad: ingredients below!:

6 oz baked and taco seasoned chicken (I shred after baking and add a little water and a bit of a taco packet seasoning and let the water cook out, soaks in the flavor!)

1 serving tostitos multi grain chips

Green leaf lettuce

Red onion

LOTS of chalula hot sauce! ;)

Have a great On Plan day you guys!

11-14-2010, 05:46 AM
Hi chicks...yesterday was a healthy day - I am always grateful for that! I got my exercises, water, logging/planning and meditations in. I am always grateful for the willingness to do this.

For today:

plan/log food
lots of water
stretches and strengthening
leave a bite of food on the plate
eat seated only
no seconds
slow, mindful eating
taste the food

lottie -I am so glad your fibro is doing better. My son has it and it can be so painful. He finds he must get lots of sleep at night. I am glad that you have set boundaries with your family. You are taking care of YOU. Great food plan.

mj - glad you have your nice doggies to take for a walk in the pretty outdoors!

anewcreation - thanks for the link on quinoa.

Have a healthy day everyone.

11-14-2010, 11:56 AM
Hello chickies!

Beverlyjoy, it sounds like you're doing so well. I'm so happy for you.

lottie63, I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better--in all aspects!

mj5, enjoy your walk with the doggies!

This has been a fabulous week. I am down a pound--woohoo! I know it's going to take me a lot longer to get down to my ticker weight than it took to exceed it but I'm on my way! 4#'s to go.

Just wanted to share that I went to a party last night and had a plan! No booze. A nice portion of lean meat (pulled pork) and two plates of raw veggies, no dip. Oh, and a couple of cheese cubes. Happy dance for me!

Also, hubby and I ate out for lunch and he started bragging about how healthy his lunch was so I whipped out my smart phone and showed him that his entire lunch came in at around 2000 calories. He was shocked!!! Fortunately for him, he is very thin and healthy so he can do that. But, I did point out to him 'Do you understand why I'm bitter on occasion?' Said with humor of course but it really did point out the difference in what I can do and what he can do. It was very eye opening for him and now he understands why I have to spend so much time on my smart phone making a decision about what to eat whenever we go out to eat.

Hope everyone is having a good on plan weekend ;)

11-14-2010, 12:45 PM
Just popping in for a quick hello! Yesterday was great! Today is my lounge day and I am enjoying it!

have a great day!

11-15-2010, 10:12 AM
Hi everyone! Another sunny day here. LOVE IT! My workout days this week will be: Tues, Wed, and either Thurs or Sat.

Tonight I am going to my niece's first home volleyball game (the niece I took to get her nails done on Sat). She is super excited, but kinda nervous too. It's her first time ever being captain of a team. The girls will do great I am sure.

Leftovers for dinner, which is an added bonus! Then time to relax w/ hubby and the "sweet beagle sisters". I have a healthy lunch and snacks packed for work. I am already drinking water. I need to bring some decaf tea bags so I am less tempted to drink extra coffee during the day. I don't need the extra caffeine or calories....for some reason I never liked anything added to my tea.

Have a great, healthy OP day everyone!

11-16-2010, 06:18 AM
Hi....yesterday was a healthy day - I am grateful. Today will be quiet - my mom is coming over for lunch.

Today I am committing to get my meditation in.

breakfast - cottage cheese, half banana, toast & pnb

lunch - tossed salad with chicken, cheese, fruit

snack - cereal, milk, fruit

dinner - omlette, toast, roasted veggies

snack - crackers

Mj - I love leftovers too - so easy! Hope the volleyball game went well,.

Hi to everyone who stops by. Have a great day.

11-16-2010, 10:14 AM
Hi! Quick change in workout plans...workouts will be: Tues, Th, and Sat. Hubby has Wed off so we are going to go to my niece's volleyball game Wed.

The game last night was awesome! They won and the girls had a great time. My niece did a great job as captain--encouraging everyone....so nice to see pre-teen girls encouraging each other!

Food choices have been good. I have my wellness coach phone call this afternoon, so that will be good and I will go workout right after.

Hope you are all doing well!

11-16-2010, 12:31 PM
Ok, I really thought I posted here yesterday. Evidently not. Probably pouting because I didn't get to the gym yesterday, even though I was dressed and ready to go. My alternator went out on the way to the gym, so I limped my car back home... no lights by the time I got there. Scary. Anyway, got it fixed. So, I went to Spin class today. That helped. I really wanted to go yesterday and I was disappointed that I had to miss a class AFTER I was already ready to go. Ugh.

MJ - I love volleyball. My daughter was in it for awhile, but she didn't make the team as a Freshman, so she is done. She enjoyed it, but just didn't have the height or the skills of some of the other girls.

Beverly - Hope you have a nice lunch with your mom! Sounds like fun.

ANewCreation - Congrats on losing the pound!! Yay!

Have a great day everyone!

11-17-2010, 07:38 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday was a healthy day - I am grateful. I planned and logged my food, did my exercises, drank my water, worked on eating more slowly, always left one bite of food on my plate and ate seated only. It was a good day. Plus.... I've lost two pounds since last week! :):)

breakfast - apple, brown rice & egg whites with mushrooms and a little lite soy sauce

lunch - mushroom soup, cheese melted on rice cake, roasted veggies

snack - fiber muffin

dinner - turkey burger with cheese, sweet potato with lite margerine, salad, evoo, b.vinegar

snack - 1/2 c. cheerios

Anewcreation - wonderful on that one pound down!!! I imagine having DH count his calories was a huge eye opening experience. So glad you both did this.

slash - ugh...car trouble...double ugh when it make you miss a workout. Glad you got to your spin class later on!

Mj - your planned workout days sound like a GREAT idea. Tonight is VB - have fun. Hope it's a good discussion with your wellness coach.

Have a great day to anyone stopping by.

11-17-2010, 09:56 AM
Hi everyone! The gym was just what I needed after a loooooooooong string of meetings yesterday! Seriously, I just kinda waved hi and bye to my staff as I was coming and going yesterday....had a great workout!!!! And a great chat w/ my wellness coach. Talked about making the time to plan dinner and prep (as much as possible) the night before. Also we are both going to research how to change up my workout routine a bit.

Diane--Ok, it's official...we have the same life...I have TOTALLY done that before! LOL!!!! That stinks about your car!!!! I love volleyball too (It's a sport I can understand! LOL! I did NOT 'get' field hockey at all....) That's too bad your daughter didn't make it, I'm sure she will find (or already has) something she loves.

Beverlyjoy--CONGRATS!!!!!!!! Great job on the loss!!!! How is your "good foot" doing?

Volleyball tonight which will be fun. I am really looking forward to the weekend....no big plans, other than taking the dogs to the "spa" LOL!!!! (they are stinky beagles!!!) While they are there, I am going to the gym, then home to wash our blankets and put out new snuggly flannel sheets on our bed. Kinda nice to have a weekend w/out a zillion things to do.

11-17-2010, 11:56 AM
Hi everyone. Went to my son's football banquet last night. What a great time that was! I wasn't really looking forward to it because sometimes banquets like that can get a little boring. Oh not this one. It was so much fun. What a great group of coaches, too. My son, a freshman, left the banquet so pumped up and now he can't wait for football to start again. He's even excited about doing his workouts in the off season. Fun times.

I'm going to take off from work for the next two days. I need to get a bunch of stuff done, and I have the time, so I'm taking off. I'm still going in for workouts, but then I'll start the errand running.

MJ - I think that is one of the most difficult parts of losing weight, finding the time to prepare and plan good meals. It's way easier to throw stuff together, but then you don't get the beneficial meals. Very challenging!

Beverly - You are on a roll with losing weight, good for you! Your ticker looks like you are very close to moving into onederland! How great!

11-17-2010, 01:18 PM
Good morning chickies!

Beverlyjoy--you go girl! Congrats on losing 2#'s!!!

mj5--it is tough to find time to plan meals and execute them when you're busy or tired but it truly is the key to success, isn't it?

slashnl--I'm glad to hear that you had fun at the banquet ;)

This has been such a good week. I weighed myself this morning and the scale continues to move down. I'm hoping to be down another pound or so at the end of the week.

I've been planning my meals and making better choices all around. Yesterday I had coffee with a neighbor after hitting the Costco and for a moment I almost gave in and got a treat from Paneras' bakery end. Waaaay to many calories for the regular size and they had no mini's available so I am proud to say that while my neighbor ate a regular lunch (she hadn't eaten anything since a very early breakfast whereas I had lunch before I left) I had a flavored black coffee and a 60 calorie cup of fresh fruit. I am usually really bad about social eating so that is a major victory for me!!!

In addition to planning and shopping better in the last two weeks I am also cooking enough to last a couple of meals or more. I made a big pot of Mexican soup (very cheesy and chock full of my favorite veggies). I also picked up some egg white quiches while I was at the Costco. Yummy, low calorie, reasonable carbs, reasonable sodium. It makes it a lot easier to know that I can just have a big bowl of soup at lunch. Or that dinner is already cooked and in the fridge. A quick reheating in the microwave and it's good to go. Plus, I think with the weather changing to cooler temps, I am more in the mood to cook.

Anyway, that's my midweek report. Hoping the rest of you are having a good week too!

11-18-2010, 06:38 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday started well but ended poorly as I let stress get the better of me. I am however, planning carefully for a healthy day.

Pre-op physical (again) today. Monday at PT I will try out my foot (formerly known as the good foot) and see if it's ready to be the pivot of my mobility for the next three months. Hopefully it will have healed enough.

I've been listening to guided imagery CD's about successful surgery and recovery. The meditations I am doing now are guided imagery and affirmations for a successful surgery and good recovery. A friend gave them to me. She said they were very helpful when she had her cancer surgery. They are very relaxing and positive. It's very intriguing - the first part is focussing on a transition to the operating room and the medical staff doing well while a gathering of my friends and family and even angels are there in with me being suppportive and showing love. Then we transition to the recovery room. The next separate segment are affirmations of healing, accepting feelings, and many positive ways of approaching a smooth,less painful, quick recovery.

breakfast - cottage cheese and half banana, pnb toast

lunch - tuna salad with celery, rice cakes, roasted veggies

snack - Fiber one cereal, milk

dinner - whole grain lean pocket, tossed salad with evoo, b.vinegar

snack - 1/2 c. cherrios

anewcreation - I am so glad you are having a good week. It just helps to get the momentum going. Great job planning ahead and NOT eating the samples or goodies with a friend!!!

mj - the 'good foot' is healing slow, but I've seen some progress. We will test it out next week. I really don't want to have to wait until next year to do this surgery. But - I'll do what I must do. SO glad you had a good workout and meeting with your wellness coach! It helps. Your weekend sounds good already.

diane - yay for a fun sports banquet and your son's enthusiasm. GREAT idea - starting your time off with a workout.

Lottie - hi...hope you are having a great day.

11-18-2010, 11:53 AM
Oops, forgot:

b: 2 egg beater omlet w/ 2 serv cheddar and lots of veggies, bagel thin and an apple
l: 1 egg beater omlet w/ 1 serv cheddar with red onion, bell pepper, and a chopped up chipotle black bean burger w/ hot sauce and a cup and a half of silk.
d: 6 oz baked bbq seasoned tofu, 1 cup brown rice, red onion

I need to go grocery shopping!

Heya everyone, I see we're mostly having great On Plan days and getting exercise in:

Slashnl: Sorry about your car

Anewcreation: great job on the party :D That kind of stuff is so difficult for me, I'm just avoiding it altogether this year!

Beverly joy: Glad to hear those cd's are helping and good luck with 'the good foot' :)

mj5: You'll work it in :)

Hope everyone else is doing good!

So, I know I had mentioned that I had gone back to eating meat, but, I have recently decided it wasn't working out for me. The reasons I went back were because I ate out too much (was eating fried veggies instead of grilled meats) so it seemed counter productive, and because I was in school and did not have the time to cook the way I used to. Both of those things are no longer an issue. So, back to being a vegetarian.

Oh, also, a bit of TMI: I had tried eating meat on two seperate occasions and didn't realize that it was meat causing my stomach problems. Basically, if I ate meat, I was constipated, sometimes for over a week. A veggie friend had mentioned to me that I had not eaten meat for over a year and veggies and grains are way easier on your body to digest. That perhaps my intestines had gotten used to things passing through easily and when I (quickly) reintroduced meat it may have been too much since you generally break meat down at a far slower pace. I haven't eaten meat for the last 3 days and things are starting to move again, thankfully. So now I need to go grocery shopping so I can get some veggie sources of protein so I dont' have to eat so much eggs and cheese! Ha!

Anyhow, hope everyone has a great day!

11-18-2010, 03:13 PM
Hi everyone!

Diane--Good for you for taking some time off! I was just talking to hubby about taking a couple of "random days" to get some shopping done. The banquet sounds like a lot of fun! Yea...the planning....I am trying to do a little more cooking on the weekends, so I have some things prepared ahead. Like this weekend I am making a big crockpot of chili.

ANewCreation--It is tough to find the time, but it must be done! Great job yesterday!!!!

Beverlyjoy--I have everything crossed that your PT appt goes well on Monday!!!!

lottie--you are doing awesome!!!

I am going to the gym for a quick cardio workout tonight, then grocery shopping.

Have a great afternoon!

11-19-2010, 02:57 PM
Hi everyone. Having a great couple of days off. I haven't done as much as I should have, but that's ok. It is nice to just take it slower and easier right now. I have made it to the gym on both days, so that's good. I hope to finish up some more stuff today.

MJ: Time off for shopping would be good. Then hopefully you don't have to worry about the crowds.

Lottie: Ya, I think you should probably stay away from the meat. I would be unhappy without meat, but once your body is used to just veggies, I'm sure it would be hard to get back to eating it.

Beverly: The guided imagery is a good idea. I believe that positive thinking about any situation is good. I hope it all works out for you!

ANewCreation: Good for you for showing such restraint while out with your friend! That's a great accomplishment!

Have a great day and great weekend!!

11-19-2010, 03:06 PM
Well I had plans to hit the gym today and did 1 hr of spin and 5 miles on the treadmill- however my daughter is home from school sick. So I cleaned all morning- and just feeling so tired now, I got little sleep last night. So I think for today- writing down my goals for the rest of the day could be good!

I already did over 3 hours of typical day do day stuff- cleaning- making beds, laundry- dishes- gave my son a haircut and made lunch.

I plan on doing an exercise video tonight- Jillians 30 day shred and a strength training video since I cant get to the gym!

Food so far today-
1/2 12 Grain Bagel
1-2 tblsp of Fat Free Cream Cheese

Coffee Cream/Fat Free Half & Half.

LUnch- 1/4 cup of Lowfat Yogurt- sprinkled with Walnuts
2 cups of Fresh Baby Spinach- 1 ounce of Fat Free Cheese, 1 serving of Whole Wheat croutons, 2 tblsp of LowFat Ranch Dressing, Alcai Berry SuperFruit Green Tea

Coffee- sugar / skim milk.

Dinner- I plan on doing a chicken sausage link- fresh veggie & Apple.

11-19-2010, 09:27 PM


So, today is Day 30 of being On Plan. *throws confetti*

I got up, had breakfast, went to work for a few hours, came back and cashed my check, ate at Qdoba (Found something really healthy there! *gasp*) realized I'd left my keys at work, ha, walked to my bf's work to get his keys and then walked back, stopped at rite aid for some slim cottage cheese, then walked home. I can't believe I did all of that AFTER work! I could not have done that without being in incredible amounts of pain from the fibro like, 5 weeks ago. I feel so much better than I used to!


b: celery, onion, cheddar, hot sauce frittata with 1 serv egg beaters
l: Naked burrito: Black beans, fajita veggies, sour cream, hot salsa and hot sauce
D: Some type of delicious healthy feast I have not decided on yet! (We eat really late cuz of bf's work schedule)

11-20-2010, 06:49 PM
Hi from the beagle sick ward...LOL!!!! One beagle has a sprained back leg, NO idea how that happened, but I am just thankful it isn't worse. By the way she was limping and yelping I thought it was. Spent yesterday afternoon at the vet. The other beagle has a raging ear infection. At least the vet just gave me the medicine for her, so I didn't need to drag her to the vet too....and I can't claim these two on my taxes because????? LOL!!!! Oh AND I am supposed to keep the one w/ the sprain "quiet" for two weeks..lucikly he laughed when he said that.....

Food choices have been very good, but I didn't get to the gym today. I meant to, but then just totally spaced and didn't.

I have the crockpot full of healthy turkey chili w/ lots of veggies for dinner tomorrow...it smells SO good!!!!! I will make some brown rice to have with it.

11-20-2010, 10:45 PM

Today was great!

I have been busy working on my book, in a bit I have another scheduled timed writing session. I'm killing me today! ha.

Anyhow, I have started order groceries from a local online grocery thing offered by a grocery in the strip district. It's no membership fee and free shipping if it's over 50$ (5$ shipping charge if under), and the food is amazing! I got almost entirely produce, we were running low, and it's so cheap I thought, wow, I can actually afford to eat as much fruit and veggies as I wished I could! Ha!

I got TONS of stuff, and it was only 50.22 I mean, seriously, lots of stuff!

Anyhow, the delivery guy even carried them in and up the steps to my apt which was so nice! Policy says no tip, saying that you should EXPECT excellent service from them so no need to tip. Weird, but okay. lol. Not that I could have if I wanted to the guy was in and out so fast! Which is probably why it was also delivered ON TIME in the time range they had quoted me! (can't get that from the cable company!)


b: Mexi-style veggie fritatta (2 egg white/2 serv cheese), 1 serv cottage cheese, 1 pear
l: Mexi-Style veggie frittatta (1 serv egg white/1 serv cheese), 1 jello sugar free pudding cup
s: 2 serv cottage cheese
d: 1 serv rotini with 1 cup zucchini and .5 cup yellow squash, 2 serv shredded mozzerella

Breakfast and lunch were the same fritatta by necessity, I was going to make something else but then I realized my avocado wasn't ripe and I was too hungry to think of something different that had enough protein! ha.

Plan on kinecting tonight after my writing. I did volleyball last night, it was SO fun!

11-21-2010, 12:56 AM
Trying a new plan for myself. I have vowed for now... not to try to lose any weight. I have stressed on this weightloss thing for sooo long. I am getting NO WHERE! I lose an gain the same 5lbs over an over. So I am taking some time to try and sort out things going on in my head first. Try and figure out where and why I am going wrong. This has to be a mental thing. So I am just going to try and maintain.. so to speak. I have mapped out a plan for the week. I am basicly going to eat the same thing Breakfast, lunch and snacks. Dinner will vary everynight. If I go off track I am not going to kill myself in stress over this. I am going to get back into my exercise routine. So this simple menu and exercise. Lots of thinking an processing. Also finish reading my book.

So here is my menu for tomorrow

B- Protien Bar

S- Small sweet treat from sunday school class

L- Chicken alfredo and lots of veggies

S- Oatmeal or granola bar

S- Egg and V8 or fruit

D- Either chicken breast, or bocca burger, veggies and carb...

S- 1 cup milk, 1 LF poptart.

11-21-2010, 11:18 PM
Hey guys, I hate this place on the weekends it's so slowwwwww. ha.

Anyhow, my day was good today, except I quickly realized something about my sleep schedule!

I was up until 5 am last night. Stupid me. I woke up at 11. I normally wake up at 9. I don't like to eat sometimes for 3-4 hours after I wake up. I knew that would be a mistake, so I ate at 1. I was so sluggish and tired, I didn't want to cook, which I generally LOVE cooking. So, instead I skipped out on my normal extra super filling healthy breakfast...instead I had a moderately healthy 1 serving of raisin brain with a half cup of vanilla silk.

I haven't had anything overly sweet for over a month. I was kind of wanting something sweet, (though it was NOT a 'craving') so the cereal seemed good. While I was out there making it It I thought wow, no sugar added hot chocolate added to vanilla silk sounded good. I was mindful, I did spark it all before I ate.

Then I ate the cereal and left half the milk in the bowl. it was too sweet to drink, then I tried to drink the hot chocolate and it was too sweet as well, so I ended up throwing both the rest of the milks away. I guess that's a fabulous thing to learn about myself though! :)

Then for lunch I had a tvp taco salad. I think for dinner I'm just going to have a giant veggie salad. We have SO many veggies since we had our grocerires delivered!

Maybe a pink lady apple for dessert? EEP! I have NEVER had a pink lady, I bought five of them, bf ate one last night, from his reaction I best eat them before they are all gone! ;)

I exercised today too, gonna do a bit more before bed. the backs of the upper hips are a little sore from the stuff I did last night (these, side knee up things) wow. intense. ha!

11-22-2010, 02:19 PM
Hi everyone! Super busy today, but what else is new? Trying to play catch up from Friday. The good news is....drinking LOTS of water and my gym clothes are waiting for me in the car! I am going to the gym tonight and I plan to renew my membership as well.

Have a great OP day!!!!!!!!

11-22-2010, 03:16 PM
Hi everyone. You can tell that I took off a couple of days from work... I'm buried. Talk to you all soon!

11-23-2010, 04:43 AM
Hi friends - I am hanging in there. My surgery is scheduled for next Thursday (12/2) - despite all the complications. I want to put myself in a bubble.

Family will be here today. I am so looking forward for this.

My tummy is nervous from the stress. So I MUST be aware of not eating spicy or greasy foods. I have those kind of foods around.

I'll check in when I can.

11-23-2010, 10:24 AM
Hi everyone! Well, it happened again. I went to the gym last night and I just simply went. No thought, no nagging "oh you don't have to go tonight" thoughts....just want and had a GREAT workout! I am SO happy!!!! Tonight I am treating myself to a mani. Can't wait!


lottie--You are right, weekends are way tooooo slow here. I will make an effort to pop in.

Diane--Ugh, I hate that....sometimes I wonder if it is worth it to take days off. YES it is!!!!

Beverlyjoy--YEA you have a date!!! I'll bring the bubble wrap! SO glad your family is coming. Enjoy, I know you will!!!!

I have my healthy lunch and snacks packed. Drinking LOTS of water.

Have a great OP day!

11-23-2010, 10:56 AM
When I was at Shul on Friday night (Synagogue) I had the very best salad EVER......I even HATE spinach but it was guess what??? A Spinach salad...

Spinach, almonds, soy sauce, splenda (instead of sugar), chow mein noodles

SO low in fat and calories....I made a whole bowl of it for this week to eat through out the week. SO FAR its been incredible!!!!!!!!!!

Love finding new stuff I never thought I would like and end up loving it:)

You can even substitute the Spinach for green leaf salad etc....it is awesome

11-23-2010, 01:48 PM
Good morning chickies! A big welcome to the new kids ;)

This is a busy week. In addition to Thanksgiving, my son's birthday was yesterday. So, I'm going to be brief.

My weight is down another pound. Another 2 #'s to go and I will be at my ticker weight. I have upped the exercise. I am walking on the treadmill when I'm too busy to get to the pool. I am also really watching not only what I eat in terms of calories but also the kinds of foods I eat.

I am planning on eating turkey, 1/2 baked sweet potato, and lots of roasted veggies on the big day. I am also filling a custard cup with pumpkin pie filling so I can have a more healthy version of dessert. And some fat free whipped topping. Yummy!

I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! May we all stay on plan and enjoy our blessings surrounded by loved ones!

See everyone after the holiday :)

11-23-2010, 04:54 PM
readytobeme2010--good for you!!! It's always great to find new yummy, healthy foods.

ANewCreation--busy busy!!!!

So..........I just got off the phone w/ my wellness coach. We were having a great chat and before I knew it, I had committed to going to a zumba class on Thanksgiving morning (yes, there is one)....yikes! Ok, I said I would do it, so I will. Maybe I can ask one of my nieces of they want to go too......

11-23-2010, 05:44 PM
heya ladies, I had a hard night last night. Stayed On Plan, but didn't fall asleep until around 5, had to take a sleeping pill for that. I was just a weepy sobbing mess, and needed to calm down and sleep.

Which means I didn't wake up today until 4. ha. So since I havent eaten yet and I"m going to bed early, I have a bunch of cals I can use for lunch. I'm gonna get a laredo veggie burger (mexican style?) at rock bottom, my friend is treating. wooo! ;)

Then I'll prolly just have pasta and veggies for dinner.

I didn't drink my water or excercise last night. boooo! I was just too upset to do much of anything.

Anyhow, I woke up to a whoosh! I lost 4 lbs! :D:D:D:D

11-24-2010, 02:25 AM
Today was better!


I did 30 mins of exercise all at the same time! Woooo! :D

I'm only 2 lbs from being in a new 'decade'....I can't wait!

We're doing Thanksgiving tomorrow here, excitement!

11-24-2010, 06:48 AM
Good Morning!!!!

lottie--sorry to hear you had a bad night, but wow, what a recovery! Great job!!!!

My nails came out really pretty--the color is "cherries on top" a very pretty deep red. It was so nice to just sit and relax for a few mins!

One of my niece's just did zumba yesterday at school and loved it, so she jumped at the chance to go with me tomorrow morning. No backing out now! I'm glad too, this is a studio I have wanted to check out, they have lots of class times that are pretty convenient and Sat and Sun classes too.

Have a great OP day everyone!!!

11-24-2010, 07:02 AM
Hi friends... checking in. My family from out of town is here. I've been making plans for healthful choices with a few tastes of traditional favorites.

Hope you alll have a GREAT time the next few days.

for today:
I will make healthfull choices today -

breakfast - pnb toast,apple

lunch - cottage cheese and 1/2 banan, toast

snack - fiber cereal, milk

dinner - Hong Kong Sea bass, bok choy, brown rice

snack - rice cake

11-24-2010, 08:52 AM
hellloooo! Gotta run and get ready for work, but here is today:

b: 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 pear
l: fresh mixed veggies with 1 cup brown rice
d: nut roast with light gravy, homemade mashed sweet potatoes, zucchini-yellow squash-carrot-seasoned side dish.
s: apple cinnamon, no cholesterol recipe of 1 fiber one muffin

11-24-2010, 09:15 AM
Oh, and I forgot to mention, I woke up and did my kinect zen game. (tai chi/yoga type stuff). I realized how nice and warm and stretched my muscles feel after a workout. I was just thinking that if I did the zen in the morning, since it's not anything hardcore, it might help my pain when I"m at work standing. I feel good now, so we shall see! :)

11-26-2010, 08:30 AM
Hi chicks...home my American friends had a nice Thanksgiving! The good news is I only took one helping/plate of food for supper. However, I was 'snacky' yesterday. Today I've planned for a healthy day:

- pnb toast, apple

- cottage cheese, asparagus, rice cakes

- fiber cereal, milk

- big veggie salad with turkey, lite cheese, evoo, b. vinegar, homemade crutons

- rice cakes.

Have a GREAT day, friends.

11-26-2010, 08:42 AM
Hi everyone! I followed through and went to zumba yesterday morning! It was SO much fun. My nieces loved it too. It totally helped me stay on plan all day yesterday too. Today I will get groceries and visit w/ family. I would love to go to another zumba class, but I'm not sure my knee would be able to take it, so I am going to wait until next weekend before I attempt another one.

Have a great OP day!

11-26-2010, 10:21 AM
I couldn't sleep last night. fell 'asleep' around 5, but it was fitful at best. Then, I kept waking up thinking I was late for work, so I was like, screw this, and just got up a half a half an hour early. Today is going to suuuuuuuck at work.


b: 2 servings slim cottage cheese, 1 apple, 1 arnolds wheat thin, 1 cup homemade almond milk.

dunno what else yet.

11-27-2010, 09:09 AM
lottie--I hope you survived work yesterday! My hubby's store was super busy....he was so tired when he came home last night.

Tonight we are going to my younger brother's for a game night. I am really looking forward to it. There will be lots of snacks, so I need to drink lots of water and pay attention to what I am eating.

Have a great day everyone!!!!

11-28-2010, 11:09 AM
Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying what is left of the weekend. I am feeling a bit icky today...fighting a cold. I am going to snuggle w/ the dogs and watch some movies. I am glad I did a bunch of cooking yesterday, so I just have to heat up dinner later! Hubby has to work, but at least he will be home to have dinner!!!

Have a great day!

11-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Hello Chickies!

I survived! Weight is exactly the same today as it was the last time I weighed. Nothing lost but nothing gained! I feel like a winner ;) I am proud to say I worked out everyday before Thanksgiving so I know that helped out a lot but I've been so busy hosting and visiting that I haven't worked out since then. Tomorrow I get right back to it ;)

Here's wishing you all good health and sticking to the plan you have in the next month!

11-28-2010, 03:39 PM
Heya everyone, work was good.

I made a really good vegan lasagna last night! My bf stood up after one bite and hugged me. lol. it was amazing. :D

BUT, I have found that I'm going to have to give the macdougal diet a try. (vegan, low/no soy foods/fake meats) mostly whole grains, fruits and veggies, no oil. ( I will use oil very sparingly as I already barely use any at all.)

I was doing okay veggie, but wanted to go vegan, then remembered (after a painful reminder last night) that eating soy in excess makes my boobs hurt! AUGH! :( Screw that. Time to cut it out!

I also started making my own almond milk. it turned out good. :)

b: 1 cup raisin bran, .5 cup almond milk, 1 gala apple
l: 1 cup seasoned brown rice, zucchini, squash, red onion
s: raw veggies
d: 1 cup whole grain garlic pasta with veggies
s: fruit

11-29-2010, 11:00 AM
Good Morning!!!

I am down one lb! I am SO excited!!!! I am not quite at my ticker weight and I will change that if I don't get there soon.

Have a great OP day!

11-29-2010, 12:34 PM
Hey everyone. I've been MIA. Lots of fun at Thanksgiving, but now back on track. Funny thing is that I lost 1.6 pounds. Actually, I haven't been drinking enough water, so I'm thinking it might not be real weight loss.

Hope everyone had a great week!

11-29-2010, 12:44 PM
I'm just going to throw this out here and if anyone has time to comment, please do.

I know a lot of us count calories and I'd like to know if anyone else has had the following experience. Do you ever find yourself eating because you have some calories leftover at the end of the day? And then, it sets you up for eating beyond your calorie amount because now it's like your appetite has been stimulated? I have been experiencing this for some time now.

So, I'm wondering if I would be a good candidate for a more intuitive way of eating. I sort of did that over Thanksgiving and I could tell when I was hungry and when I was full. It wasn't that hard stopping. It did require some thought and decisiveness on my part but I was able to do it. Of course in the back of my mind I was very conscious of what I was eating. I have some good habits and go-to foods (protein and veggies are my priority). So....

Having said all that I am trying something new for the month of December. I have been invited to join a neighborhood co-op where we cook once, deliver to the other families and then for the next 4 days get meals from them. Because we are just the two of us, we would have leftovers for the next day. I actually like that idea because I have a huge problem with menu planning. And, when I don't have a plan I tend to over eat or eat out. Neither is very good for weight loss ;) I got a chance to review the things they had cooked for the previous month and they're all the kinds of food that I would eat. No casseroles, pretty much meat, and two side dishes. I know that my hubby would be more than happy to double up on the potatoes or rice and I'd be more than happy to eat his veggies so I see it keeping with what I normally eat.

I am hoping this will work out but we've all agreed that I can give it a trial month and leave with no hard feelings if it doesn't work out for us.

Anyone ever tried this before? Any thoughts? Thanks for taking the time to respond during this very busy month!

11-30-2010, 08:11 AM
Hi friends... time is drawing near. My foot/ankle surgery is scheduled for Thursday. I am busy doing many things - as I won't drive for about ten week or more. I am feeling pretty nervous and my tummy is a wreck (alot of reflux etc) - but, I'll to keep it kind of bland.

For today:


breakfast - pnb toast, morningstar bacon, applesauce

lunch - cottage cheese, half banana, carrots, rice cake

snack - fiber cereal, milk

dinner - turkey burger, lite cheese, pumpkin with sf syrup, green beans

snack - rice cake

Have a good day.

11-30-2010, 10:31 AM
Hi everyone! I am starting to feel icky, NOOOOOOOOOOO, LOL!!!! I don't have time to be sick! LOL!!!! So, drinking lots of water and hot tea and stocked up on my favorite Riccola throat drops. Also making sure I get lots of sleep.

Diane--Here's hoping it IS a real loss! Glad you had fun over Thanksgiving!

ANewCreation--Hmmm, I haven't been counting calories that long (or consistently enough), but it's worth a try. The co-op sounds interesting. Hope it works out for you!

Beverlyjoy--Thinking about you!!!!

I am going to the gym tonight. Plan for today is cardio (bike).

I called today to get an ortho appt for mid Dec, that way I can get my next injection and feel good again in time for the holiday rush.

Have a great OP day everyone!!!!

11-30-2010, 12:54 PM
Hi everyone. Went to Body Pump class yesterday and it was tough. So, a little sore this morning, but I went to spin class anyway. It was tough, too, and my boss was there. Ok, now why did I get so competitive just because he was there? I really worked hard and now my legs are still shaky. Oh well, I guess it was a good push. Ha!

MJ - Oh boy. Hope you stay well!

Beverly - Hang in there! Try not to worry about the surgery. I hope it all works out great for you.

ANewCreation - I think it sounds like a good idea to try something new. If it doesn't work out, then you can change back or try something else. We all have to keep tweaking our programs until we find what works for us!

11-30-2010, 04:03 PM
ugh, I officially feel icky. I just got off the phone w/ my wellness coach and even he told me to go home! LOL!!! So, ok...no workout for me. I am going to go home and get into my pj's, snuggle w/ the dogs, and let hubby wait on me.

11-30-2010, 05:56 PM
Hello everyone. hope you're all doing well. mj5, snuggle away! :) Feel betta.

I'm having a good day. this has been the laziest month ever in regards to like, socializing and such. I've been eating healthy and exercising, but it seems lazy in other ways. ha.

b: 1 medium banana with 2 tbls peanut butter
l: 2 quinoa burgers and one large veggie salad with plain balsamic vinegar
s: almond milk maybe
d: I think I might try making this quinoa sweet potato cakes recipe I found. :) Not sure though!

12-01-2010, 03:02 PM
Just couldn't make it to Body Flow this morning. I just don't know if I really like that class. It is a yoga/pilates/tai chi combo class and I just don't feel comfortable doing that crap. Oh, and I'm terrible at it. They're looking at adding a spin class to Wednesday when I'm at the gym. I hope so. I'd rather do that.

MJ - Take care of yourself!

Lottie - Glad you're having a good day! Fun times!