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12-09-2002, 10:34 AM
I am starting this thread so I that stay on track especially with the holidays coming.

I find that journaling helps me and that I can get menu ideas from seeing what other people eat during the day too.

Today so far:

quaker oatmeal

Lunch: I have a thermos of beef noodle soup for lunch, a yougurt and an apple.

steak with Calda sauce
broccoli and cauliflower
1 can of Fresca

12-09-2002, 11:30 AM
Hi Mauvais, I seem to be following you around this board! I love all the new threads you have started.

Breakfast: Fiber One, skim milk, coffee.

Lunch: salad and a Boca burger I think. And an apple.

Dinner: more salad and an Lean Cuisine or some chicken or some minestrone.

Evening snack, which I call the PMS in my food journal (since it is a P.M. Snack, and since I seem to have my PMS cravings most evenings no matter WHAT time of the month it is! LOL) - 2 diet Fudgsicles. Maybe a mint stick or two, thank goodness they are almost gone!


12-09-2002, 11:38 AM
Lidian...I love your P.M.S.! May I borrow that and use it for my journals too? It's so cute!

Monday December 9/02

Breakfast---Veggie and Cheese Omlette made with two eggs, leftover cauliflower and broccoli, onions and mushrooms with some grated low-fat marble cheese, 2 slices of wonder white bread sprayed with butter spray, 2 decaf green teas

Lunch--I'm going to have a Spinach and Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinegar, mushrooms, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes.

Dinner--We are going shopping tonight in Brantford so will be eating at a restaurant. A promise to myself, and you all as a witness, I will make good food choices for dinner!

Ate at Montana's tonight. I had the Chicken Wrap with a side order of veggies and a water!

PMS--2 Tomato and Basil Rice Cakes with low-fat marble cheese

12-09-2002, 12:05 PM
Well I am up a few pounds. Big Surprise.

Just for today I will give you what has been a typical day lately..

Breakfast - Tea w/milk & sugar, 2 egg whites & english muffin w/light butter

3 Ginger Snaps (it's cookie/dessert week at work)
1 piece of angel food cake w/pineapple
2 Chinese Coconut thin crackers
1 mini orange sour candy cane

1 orange

Lunch - who knows. At least the fruit, granola & yogurt parfait. Maybe a hamburger or what ever else I can find in the cafeteria

~Ended up eating a sub from Subway - not too bad. And the fruit & yogurt. And a few more cookies.

Dinner - Probably left over pizza & wings

~Ened up with a plate of left over hash browns, yummy but greasy. Also ate a few chocolate covered pretzels while making them.

I want ice cream cake too. ~didn't eat any but only because it is too frozen to cut and I dont want to wait the 20 minutes to thaw it. :(

And I know I am not done eating cookies yet either - I have peanut butter blossoms and fig cookies at my desk too.

12-09-2002, 12:13 PM
Chinese coconut crackers - yum! I love little CHinese cookies and crackers. In January for Chinese New Year you can get peanuts coated with white or pink sugar shells - I used to get lots of them!

Actually anything with coconut is fine with me - jelly beans, chocolates, macaroons.

I love your quote, Squeaker. Who is TTH?

OI812, thanks! I'm honored that you would like to use the PMS thing. I really DO have PMS this week, by the way! That is my excuse for the Ovation mint sticks I see in my future!


12-09-2002, 01:01 PM
Thanks Lidian! :)

TTH is The Tragically Hip. It is from a song called Bring it All Back.

I'd been carving you
To see what form you'd take
You were hiding in ivory
I just wanted to free your shape

Bringing me down, it's too quiet to breath
Who wants to hear their heart beat?

It's gotta be here
In your spider-web alphabets
Did I read it all wrong?
Have I just not gotten it yet?

You got what you want. You wanted release.
Can you be appeased? Can you bring it all back to me?
Bring it all back to me.

Bringing me down, the obvious turns out to be true
All that I couldn't see, how it was turning me on
I don't want to pare you down
No, I don't want to wear you down
I don't want any more than what's there
No, I don't want to pare you down

Well you got what you want. You wanted release.
Can you be appeased? Can you bring it all back to me?
Just bring Just bring it all back to me

It's all that I want
It's all that I need
It's all that I want

Bring it all back to me
Bring it, give it, bring it

12-09-2002, 02:50 PM
Squeaker, thank you for the full lyrics - they are terrific. I will definitely give TTH a listen; I have heard great things about them for years, and you have inspired me!


12-09-2002, 04:07 PM
After an absolutely abysmal morning, food-wise, (which included the consumption of Hershey's miniatures and macaroons) I have pulled it together and just had a fantastic, low carb, yummy lunch...

2 deviled eggs (4 halves) made w/ ff mayo
baby carrots
celery sticks
V8 juice with horseradish...(I was pretending it was a Bloody Mary)

I feel much body was craving vegetables.

sydney veggie girl
12-09-2002, 09:52 PM
I love being able to share things with everyone. I have been writing everything i eat for the past 3 weeks now and find it a great way to stop myself from putting crap in my mouth.

Breakfast - 1/2C WW Cereal with Fat free soy
mid morning snack - 6 small vitawheats with vegemite
Lunch - left over pasta with red sauce (i only ate half!!)
a fruit juice
Dinner - stir fried vegies (i use about a tbsp olive oil for a huge wok full of vegies and a 2 egg omlette.
I also indulged in a glass of red wine and a piece of watermelon.

I had just short of 5 litres of water to drink and worked out at the gym for just over 1 hour.

12-10-2002, 01:15 AM
Hi y'all.

I've been keeping my food journal every day since recommitting to WW on 11/29. You can see what I ate today (and every other day, LOL) if you click on the "journal" icon below my name/avatar.

I find that it really helps with accountability. I'm noticing more and more when my fiance just wanders into the kitchen and mindlessly grabs a handful of Doritos, or a swig of milk, or a piece of cheese. I want to say something (he needs to lose 50 pounds)
but I don't want to sound "preachy" -- so I usually just raise my eyebrow. :)


AROUND 9:16pm, Left Coast Time: Well, I WAS able to see Journal icons before, but I can't any longer??? The fonts on the forum are all big and it's not my screen resolution (I checked).
Wonder if they are doing some work on it? Hmmmmm ...

12-10-2002, 08:07 AM
What a terrible day yesterday...

No breakfast
Went to the Y... worked off 500 calories
Went Christmas shopping...
No lunch
Ate a bag of yucky no-fat fruit chews in the car on the way home
Was starving when I got home.
Ate 4 pieces of toast
Then a piece of pizza
Then most of a 300 gram bag of Doritos
2 glasses of black pop


Today will be a great day. haha.

12-10-2002, 10:09 AM
December 10

1 cup Kashi cereal
1/2 cup 2% milk
1 coffee

%$#@ someone brought timbits to work and one of them viciously attacked me by jumping down my throat! I am staying out of the kitchen until lunch time!

1 cup chicken boullion
6 whole wheat crackers
1 asian pear

Low fat yogurt

Salad with broccoli, cheese and tomato, oil and vinegar dressing -DH isn't home tonight and I know I won't feel like cooking.

* had my salad and later had some dry cured italian sausage as a snack

Drank my water today:)

12-10-2002, 10:52 AM
December 10th

Breakfast--2 scrambled eggs with salsa and 1 english muffin toasted and sprayed with butter spray

Lunch--Chicken & Spinach salad with Balsamci Vinegar


PMS--2 Tomato Basil Rice cakes with low-fat marble cheese

12-10-2002, 11:20 AM
December 10

B: Fiber One, skim milk, coffee

L: salad with grilled chicken or a Boca burger, grapefruit

D: bean and vegetable soup, wholegrain roll

PMS: 2 diet fudgsicles, a few mint sticks!

If I get hungry in the afternoon (& I reckon I will!) I plan to have some diet jello.

12-11-2002, 04:06 PM
December 11

Breakast--Banana Nut muffin, packet of instant hot cereal

Snack--Jell-o with mandrin oranges

Lunch--Lean Cuisine

Early Dinner--Chickin and spinach salad with balsamic vinegar

12-11-2002, 04:12 PM
December 11

B: 2 pieces whole wheat raisin toast w/scraping of diet marg
coffee w/ skim milk

L: salad (3 cups mixed greens) & 1 Tb Light Made Right dressing
Boca on a bun w/mustard

S: (probably) diet jello and/or pink grapefruit w/ 1 tsp sugar

D: more salad as at lunch, and a Lean Cuisine

PMS: 2 diet fudgsicles, possibly some Wasa crispbread & jam if I am very hungry and cranky (which is fairly likely!)


12-12-2002, 10:32 AM
December 11

1 cup Kashi cereal with 1/2 cup 2% milk
1 cup coffee

1 small green salad, some hummous and tabouley with mini pitas for dipping
a apple

1 bowl of wholewheat macaroni with tomatoes, burger, onion and mushrooms mixed in.

1 cup of pork rinds :P which I tried for the first time and discovered I don't like them!

5 glasses of water
2 herbal teas

12-12-2002, 10:37 AM
December 12

B:--1 english muffin, 1 egg, 1 slice fat free cheese

L:--1 small chicken and spinach salad with balsamic vinegar and a lean cuisine

D:--Spinach Dip and 1 glass of wine

12-12-2002, 07:17 PM
Dec 12

2 blueberry waffles with light syrup
1 coffee

1 large apple

Leftover macaroni concoction from last night's dinner

Low-fat yogurt

Pork roast
Mixed green and yellow beans

I drank 5 glasses of water and had no tea all day-yay!

12-12-2002, 10:01 PM
December 12

B: Nutri-Grain bar, pink grapefruit, coffee w/skim milk
L: Boca burger on bun & salad
Snack: mini cheddar rice cakes
D: Lean Cuisine & salad
PMS: 2 diet fudgsicles


12-13-2002, 04:10 PM
December 13

B:--2 english muffins with low-fat marble cheese

L:--a side salad from Wendy's with Raspberry vinegrette, a plain baked potato and a small chili from Wendy's

S:--3 Brandy Beans

D:--Bread, spinach dip and 2 glasses of wine

12-13-2002, 04:36 PM
Dec 13, 2002


2 blueberry waffles
1 cup coffee

pasta with veggies

1 Asian pear ~ not sure if I liked it or not

We are going to DH's office party tonight at a swanky hotel so I'm not sure what I am eating.
I intend to have a glass or two of wine with dinner.

12-18-2002, 01:08 PM
Dec 16, 2002

2 waffles with syrup
1 coffee

Greek salad
2 oz turkey
2 madarin oranges
1 apple juice

broccoli and cauliflower

Dec 17, 2002
kashi cereal with 2% milk

mixed salad with shredded salami and cheese
mandarin oranges

chicken pot pie

Dec 18
nothing but coffee

turkey sandwich
1 glass of milk

2 mandarin oranges

roast chicken
mixed green and yellow beans

12-18-2002, 02:49 PM
December 18

B: 1/2 small cup fat free peach yogurt, coffee w/skim milk

L: 1/2 cup Fiber One mixed w/1 cup Kashi Good Friends
with skim milk & 1 tsp sugar

S: (possibly) pink grapefruit

D: (probably) big salad of mixed greens, roast chicken strips & 1 Tb Light Made Right Caesar dressing

PMS: 2 diet fudgsicles & maybe a York peppermint patty (140 cals) if I am still under 1100 calories

And that's that...


12-20-2002, 05:06 PM
December 19
1 slimfast bar


meat pie, chips and beans in the grand style of british gourmets ;)

December 20
Herbal tea
2 chocolate truffles :o

cup o soup
2 mandarin oranges

oatmeal raisin muffin

not sure yet as we are going out for a GF's birthday and I plan on having a good solid meal so I don't eat junk at the movies afterwards :D

12-23-2002, 12:59 PM
December 21
Nothing :o

Hotdog and bottled water at the Mall

Went to a Christmas party and pigged out on wine and hor d'oeuvres :ink:

December 22
Bagel with cream cheese

one Canadian maple doughnut :T

more snacks while visiting DH's relatives:
appetizers of puff pastry filled with salmon & cream cheese, sausage rolls etc. etc. red wine

roast pork
mashed potatoes & gravy
ice cream
1 profiterole
more red wine :o

cheese and crackers

12-23-2002, 05:02 PM
December 23

B: Kashi Good Friends, skim milk & coffee

L: fat free cream cheese & blackberry jam on 2 p wholegrain flax bread, apple

S: sugarfree gum, green salad with Light Made Right dressing

D: probably Lean Cuisine Honey Mustard chicken over another salad

PMS: maybe toast or cereal

12-23-2002, 07:06 PM
I don't why I keep reading this...

12-23-2002, 11:57 PM
Why, are we making you hungry Ellis? :lol:

December 23

one packet of instant oatmeal

banana pudding (guess that doesn't count as fruit ;) )

A gingerbread person and a small candy cane

microwave burrito
2 Santa Jubes

cammomile tea

12-24-2002, 08:26 AM
No, Mauvais. You're making me feel GUILTY!!! :lol:
You're doing GREAT, hon!! :cb:

You too, Lidian!!
And Kelly!

12-24-2002, 12:11 PM
Thanks Ellis!

Congratulations to everyone who is losing or maintaining :cp: :hat:

12-24-2002, 01:17 PM
Thanks Ellis! And thanks Mauvais for keeping this thread up - you inspire me!

December 24

B: coffee with skim milk (wasn't hungry and it was almost lunch time!)

L: will be chicken caesar with Light Made Right dressing, maybe an apple

D: will be cereal and skim milk, or Lean Cuisine and salad

PMS: will be wholegrain toast

I might switch the L and D. If I need another snack mid-afternoon (IF?! When!) I will have wholegrain toast and jam probably, or a Nutri-Grain bar...