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paperclippy
01-01-2012, 11:13 AM
Hey guys, it's a new year! I hear a lot of you saying, "I need to start logging my food again." Well why not do it right here? All are welcome to join!

Sunday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, banana, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover moroccan chicken thighs on rice
D - roast duck, potatoes, salad, wine
E - dog walk


paperclippy
01-03-2012, 04:55 PM
What, no takers? Megan, you keep saying you need to log food, join me!

Monday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, banana, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover chicken thighs on rice
D - cooking light apple-stuffed turkey tenderloins, salad, bread
E - 23 mins bike trainer

Tuesday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, banana, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover turkey, green beans, atkins bar
D - tomato chickpea chicken soup, slice of ww toast, spoon of PB
E - 20 min wog 2:30::2:30 run::walk

Glory87
01-04-2012, 01:46 AM
Oh, I'm in. All my pants are way too tight.

Stupid holidays.

Tuesday

B - Chobani yogurt, 140 calories, coffee with a splash of non fat half/half

L - big salad - green leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage, 1 Dr Praegar's California veggie burger (110 calorie), 2 tbs crispy onions (40 calories), Trader Joe's hummus dressing (tasty stuff but it doesn't go very far, I have to use more than I want, won't buy again), 500 for the whole thing (probably high, not sure how much dressing I ate)

S - orange (100)

D - 2 oz whole wheat pasta (200 calories), 4 meat balls (about 200 calories), marinara - oh, let's say 500 for the whole dinner

E - 45 minutes treadmill, easing into it after a looooong workout break - Mostly walked at 4.0, adjusted the incline between 4 and 8, got my heart rate up, got sweaty and nothing hurts, so consider it a success: 2.5 miles, 250 calories burned


Megan1982
01-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Jessica, you're a good friend for giving me a kick in the pants. Hopefully this will last longer than my paper journaling. Which I'm also doing, but it tapers off when motivation wanes.

Tues
B - oatmeal w banana, apple, cinnamon, skim milk, chia seeds; coffee w 1 T. half & half
L - sandwich thin w lean ham & cheese, 1 c. raw green beans & 1 c. raw cauliflower, 6 oz lowfat yogurt, cherries
D - 4 oz pork loin, 1/2 c sauerkraut, ww pita w spinach dip
S - homemade pb & j chickpea "blondie"; pear; glazed almonds and a lowfat blueberry muffin, lots of tea
E - wogged w/ Emma approx. 3.5-4 miles

goal for Wed is to keep blood sugar even so I minimize snacking when I'm not truly hungry.

Wed (edited to reflect what actually happened!)
B - oatmeal w banana, cinnamon, skim milk, blueberries, walnuts, very small egg; coffee w 1 T. half & half
L - sandwich thin w lean ham & cheese, 1 c. raw green beans & 1 c. raw cauliflower, 6 oz lowfat yogurt, cherries
D - stuffed chicken breasts, collard chips
S - homemade pb & j chickpea "blondie", large apple, lots of tea, ended up also snacking on a ww pita w cheese & spinach dip, a few mini toblerones from my Christmas stocking
E - lunchtime gym workout - 15 min abs, 20 min stairmaster, 45 min (~ 2 miles?) walking w dog
Cals for day: 1930

paperclippy
01-04-2012, 04:43 PM
Thanks for joining me guys!

Wednesday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover soup, atkins bar
D - baked ziti with extra veggies stuffed in
E - 20 mins weights

Glory87
01-04-2012, 04:54 PM
My goodness, what is a homemade pb & j chickpea "blondie"? Please, tell me more!

Wednesday

B - chobani pineapple yogurt, 160 calories

L - big salad - green leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage, 2tbs crispy onions, chopped up leftover steak, fat free caesar dressing

S - tall non fat latte

S - orange

D - home made butternut squash soup. Added 3 oz of grilled chicken for more protein.

E - wow, TWO DAYS in a row. My word. I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes (I'm watching Breaking Bad on Netflix on my phone and I told myself I can ONLY watch it on the treadmill, so that's a little motivating). Machine said I went almost 3 miles and burned 262 calories. I take that with a grain of salt, but it's gotta be better than nothing!

Megan1982
01-04-2012, 10:12 PM
My goodness, what is a homemade pb & j chickpea "blondie"? Please, tell me more!

http://havecakewilltravel.com/2009/02/26/chickpea-blondies/

I think this is the recipe I used, though there are variations that floated around the healthy food blog world a while ago of different "flavor" chickpea blondies. At first I was a little disappointed. I mean, it's not a blondie. It's a much earthier flavor. But the original recipe made too many to eat fresh, I froze a few, and have been eating them this week as snacks. Initially I thought I wouldn't repeat the recipe but they've really grown on me. I know that's not exactly a ringing endorsement... but that's what they are!

Glory87
01-04-2012, 10:26 PM
That is FASCINATING. Thanks!

mandalinn82
01-04-2012, 10:46 PM
You know what, even though my weight is going up (and up...and up...) I still want to log to ensure I'm making good choices even if it is a bit more food than normal. I am trying to keep the carbs relatively low per my midwife, due to my risk for gestational diabetes.

Breakfast - 1 egg and 3 egg whites, scrambled with broccoli and cheddar, fiber cake.
S - 1 apple, 1 tbsp PB
Lunch - Bowl of Southwest veggie soup, big salad with grilled chicken, broccoli, carrots, lots of lettuce, with reduced fat ranch-bbq dressing (RF ranch mixed with a tsp of bbq sauce).
S - Greek yogurt, blueberries, a little high fiber cereal for crunch
Dinner - Beef stew (lean beef stew meat, a few potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic).
S - NSA Ice cream

Exercise - 80 min incline walking (split into several sessions) on the treadmill.

Glory87
01-04-2012, 11:01 PM
Mmmm now I want beef stew.

Megan1982
01-05-2012, 11:25 AM
Mmm, beef stew does sound good. mandalinn I didn't realize you were expecting, congratulations!!!

I'm just going to edit at the end of the day/next morning to reflect what happened. I do like to plan ahead of time, bc for me planning is key!

Thurs (edited to reflect what actually happened!):
B - oatmeal w banana, cinnamon, skim milk, blueberries, walnuts, very small egg; coffee w 1 T. half & half
S - staff meeting - small serving scrambled eggs w sausage, mixed fruit
L - sandwich thin w lean ham & cheese, 1 c. steamed green beans & small baked sweet potato, cherries
D - turkey burger on light ww bun, steamed cauliflower w a sprinkle of mozzarella
S's - mixed nuts, hm chickpea blondie, tea, 1 gingerbread cookie
E - lunchtime workout - 30 min elliptical, squats, wog ~3~3.5 mi w dog

I was so excited I avoided nighttime snacking and thought it would be a low cal day, then realized my staff meeting "snack" helped put me up to 2000 cals for the day anyway. Doh! I am not so good at this.

Glory87
01-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Plan for Thursday (sorry my days are so boring and repetitive!)

B - chobani black cherry yogurt, 140 calories

L - Big salad - green leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage, 1 Dr Praegar's California veggie burger (110 calorie), 2 tbs crispy onions (40 calories), Trader Joe's hummus dressing

S - 3 little tangerines

D - home made butternut squash soup. Added 3 oz of grilled chicken for more protein.

Exercise - 3 miles on the treadmill, combination of incline walking, some jogging, 280 calories burned (per the machine)

paperclippy
01-05-2012, 12:00 PM
Megan, I do the same thing -- go back and edit yesterday's post with what I *really* ate. ;)

Amanda, good to see you!

Thursday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover baked ziti
S - four chocolates
D - rice (mix of white, brown, wild), leftover duck, green beans, a little butter & salt; oat bran w/raisins and brown sugar
E - dog wog

mandalinn82
01-05-2012, 01:04 PM
B - 1 egg, 3 egg whites, cheddar cheese, spinach, side of blackberries and 1 clementine
S - Banana w/ 1/2 cup whole wheat cereal, 1/2 cup milk
L - Leftover beef stew, whole wheat toast
S - Apple w/ sliced cheddar, clementine
D - Chicken (breaded with whole wheat panko and baked), carrots cakes (like potato pancakes but with carrots and celery...taste sort of like stuffing), and greens (a blend of mustard and collard) with garlic and red pepper flakes.
S - NSA Ice Cream, sprinkle of peanuts

E - 75 min incline walking, 3 mile dog walk

midwife
01-05-2012, 01:16 PM
I'm in! But will probably just kind of update as I go. Still post op so no running or weights yet--but maybe after my appt tomorrow!!! :carrot: I am trying so hard to be good!

Late breakfast:
small sweetpotato with turkey and avocado
lunch will be tuna, crackers, clementines
Rest TBD. Probably eggs for dinner. And beans and red chile, cause why not?

paperclippy
01-06-2012, 10:29 AM
Hi Midwife!

Friday:
B - oatmeal, apple, flaxseed, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover baked ziti, clementine
S - the other five chocolates
D - italian sausage, kale, and sweet potato soup, piece of ww toast
E - NRLW S1W1B

mandalinn82
01-06-2012, 01:20 PM
Edited yesterday to reflect reality.

B - 1 egg w/ 3 egg whites, spinach, and cheddar, plus 1/2 cup blackberries and 1 clementine
S - Greek yogurt w/ blueberries
L - Leftover chicken, carrot cakes, greens
S - Apple w/ cheddar
S - Protein shake w/ strawberries? Not sure on schedule this afternoon
D - Lean ground beef chili (ground sirloin, black and kidney beans, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, we'll top it with a little lowfat sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese)
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 70 min on incline trainer, 60 min strength training

Megan1982
01-06-2012, 02:16 PM
Hi midwife. Your food choices look great! I'm sure once the doc gives you clearance you will be back to activity in no time.

Friday plan
B - 100 cal sandwich thin w 1 whole lg egg, 1 lg egg white, coffee w 1 T. half & half
L - sandwich thin w lean ham & cheese, small baked sweet potato, 6 oz lf yogurt, apple
D - Probably going to have dinner w friends, otherwise turkey burger or stuffed chicken breast again? I swear I'm going to the grocery store tomorrow and have started a meal calendar for the next week!
S's as needed - mixed nuts, tea, also have lowfat muffins in the freezer if I need them later
E - wog the dog, ?

Glory87
01-06-2012, 04:47 PM
Friday

B - chobani peach cherry yogurt, 140 calories

L - Big salad - green leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage, 1 Dr Praegar's California veggie burger (110 calorie), 2 tbs crispy onions (40 calories), Trader Joe's hummus dressing

D - going out with a friend. Have already told her I need to go someplace where I can make a healthy choice. Will report back.
Ended up going to Panera. Had the Fuji Apple Salad - no cheese, dressing on the side (used half). I got the apple as a side dish, chopped it up and put it on the salad for more apply goodness.

Exercise - was so busy at work and wanted to leave early to see my friend. The old me would have thought "well, if I can't do the full workout, why bother?" Instead, I worked out for 30 minutes, went 2 miles and burned 200 calories.

Glory87
01-07-2012, 08:38 PM
Saturday

B - Chobani pineapple yogurt, 160 calories

L - went to Phil's BBQ, had 1/4 BBQ chicken and a big pile of steamed veggies

S - new skinny mocha latte from Starbucks, it was crappy

D - Bowl of beef and bean chili

TrudyFay
01-07-2012, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the opportunity to "get real"
B Bacon (x2) ,egg, 1/2 toast w butter, potatoes.
L Split Pea soup w crackers (x2)( Yikes)
D salad, spaghetti w/meatballs and meat sauce (x2), pecan pie (ouch!)

This is why I need this website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glory87
01-08-2012, 11:26 AM
Welcome, TrudyFay :)

clvquilts
01-08-2012, 11:31 AM
I've been hitting the peanut butter jar to hard. I'm not suppose to eat any fat on my acid reflux diet but pb doesn't seem to bother me. But once this small jar is done, I'm not going to buy a new one.

mandalinn82
01-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Saturday:
B - Whole wheat pumpkin pancakes with pecans, 2 slices bacon, fruit
L - Leftover chili w/ baked corn tortilla, cheese, sour cream on top
S - 5 peanut butter pretzels
S - Sliced apple w/ cheddar cheese
D - Big BBQ chicken salad - greens, zucchini, bell pepper, black beans, corn, carrot, cucumber, grilled chicken, dressing that is 1 part bbq sauce and 2 parts light ranch. Homemade whole wheat french bread on the side.
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - Cleaning and yardwork. Stubbed my toe and broke it, which may be a wrinkle in exercise this week.


Sunday:
B - Bagel thin w/ egg, bacon, sharp cheddar (I have been CRAVING a bagel for 2 weeks. This will have to do!)
S - Cashews
L - Leftover BBQ chicken salad, bread
S - Carrots, broccoli, hummus
D - Roast chicken, kale, roasted carrots
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - Rest day (not that the toe gives me much choice) except a bunch of errands.

Glory87
01-08-2012, 05:11 PM
Sorry about your toe, Amanda!

Sunday

B - Chobani yogurt

L - last of the home made butternut squash soup

S - banana

S - tall non fat latte

D - Went out for sushi. Had yellowtail sashimi and a holiday roll (crab, spicy tuna, a little avocado, wrapped in cucumber instead of rice).

Glory87
01-09-2012, 11:17 AM
Monday

B - Chobani fat free honey yogurt (150 calories), package of fresh blackberries (first on sale berries of the year!)

L - big salad - leafy greens, bbq chicken, red cabbage, cut up roma tomato, carrots, a few tortilla strips for crunch, fat free ranch dressing

S - 3 clementines

D - chicken adobo tacos - 3 blue shells (210 calories), lettuce, roma tomato, 1/2 avocado, onions, tons of salsa

Exercise - About 4 miles on the treadmill, burned about 400 calories.

midwife
01-09-2012, 11:54 AM
Hope your toe is feeling better, Amanda!

I've actually been doing pretty well! I am officially cleared to exercise and I am going on a walk/jog/haul my rear 3.4 miles!

B: scrambled eggs with a little cheddar and green chile, slice of sourdough toast
L: leftover soup, clementines
D: taco salad (greens, ground turkey, onions, salsa, a little cheddar, 1 crumbled taco shell
S (as needed): hardboiled egg, pear

mandalinn82
01-09-2012, 12:50 PM
The toe is definitely broken, and is all purple and swollen and resists walking, so today will be an exercise in "What can I do for cardio without pain?"

B - 1 egg, 3 egg whites, spinach, cheese, and 1 slice bacon, half a bagel thin, 1 kiwi
S - Greek yogurt w/ blueberries, whole wheat cereal
L - Leftovers: Roast chicken, roasted carrots, mixed cooking greens with garlic and red pepper flakes
S - Apple, 1 ounce cashews
D - Beef lettuce wraps (lean ground beef with hoisin and soy sauce, cooked up with diced bell pepper, zucchini, and onion, wrapped in lettuce and sprinkled with cashews)
S - Whole wheat cereal, blueberries, almond milk
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 60 min boxing (I am going to be sore tomorrow), 20 min dancing on the Wii. It's not perfect, but it's something! Yoga appears to be out, since I can't put weight on my outside right foot.

paperclippy
01-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Welcome Trudy!

You guys are all doing a great job of logging! I'm so glad it's not just me on this thread anymore. :)

My weekend catch-up will show why I need to be here though . . . over my red line this morning. Sigh.

Saturday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover sausage sweet potato kale soup, piece of bread
S - licked the bowl after making tapioca pudding
D - spaghetti and (turkey) meatballs, broccoli, homemade garlic bread, 2 glasses of wine
E - 25 min wog (20 mins 2:30::2:30 walk::run plus w/u, c/d)

Sunday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
S - Panera yogurt/granola/strawberry thing
L - leftover spaghetti and meatballs w/broc
D - @cooking club - glass of wine, hot cocoa, small portion each of: black bean soup, chicken chili, salad, broccoli cheese casserole, veggie curry, chicken pot pie, 2 herb oatmeal rolls, tapioca pudding, chocolate oatmeal cake
E - 30 mins swim (22 laps)

Monday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover sausage, sweet potato, kale soup
D - half leftover chicken pot pie, rest of tapioca
E - 25 mins wog (20 mins 2:30::2:30 walk::run)

The question is what will happen to the leftover tapioca pudding in the fridge. Portion it out and eat it within plan over the course of the week? Eat it all at once to get rid of it? Take it to work? I'm leaning towards option 1 but not sure. I wonder if there is a difference, metabolism-wise, between eating 2C of tapioca on one day or 1/2C per day for four days.

mandalinn82
01-10-2012, 02:44 AM
Edited today for reality. Tomorrow's plan is:

B - 1 egg, 3 egg whites, spinach, cheddar, half toasted bagel thin.
S - Greek yogurt w. blueberries and 1/3 cup whole wheat cereal
L - Leftover beef lettuce wraps with cashews
S - Protein Shake
S - Apple w/ cheddar
D - Whole wheat penne, ground turkey meatballs, and tomato sauce, with spinach salad on the side.
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 75 min cardio of some kind, 60 min strength training (have to manage both without compromising form or hurting the toe. We'll see!)

paperclippy
01-10-2012, 09:55 AM
I ate the rest of the tapioca (well, split with DH). Not too much damage I think since there wasn't all that much left anyway and DH had been munching away at it for a while before I realized.

Tuesday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover soup, atkins bar
D - italian cauliflower this time
S - lf greek yogurt, banana, honey
E - NRLW S1W2A

midwife
01-10-2012, 04:16 PM
Yesterday I had a smaller portion of soup so I supplemented with a grilled cheese sandwich. I also had 2 kernals of caramel corn, 1 small chocolate dipped pretzel and ~ 200 kcal serving of gelato. I'm throwing crappy food out and yet my MIL brings it in! Blah.
But I am down 4 lbs, so I'll take it.

Today:
eggs with toast
leftover taco salad
apple
bacon and oatmeal for dinner

Megan1982
01-10-2012, 05:04 PM
Amanda, ouch. Sorry. :(

Midwife, great job on the 4 lbs! :carrot:

Dropped off writing it down this weekend. I am telling you once again, we need a chicken with its head cut off running around smilie icon (would that be morbid?). Other than 2 slices pepperoni pizza and admittedly excess amounts of wine Saturday night, though, everything else I ate was OP and my weight is a steady 158 (same as 1 week ago).

Monday
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, 1/2 c oatmeal w 1/2 c skim milk, 1/2 small banana, cinnamon, raisings, 1/2 lg egg + 1/2 lg egg white, 1 T flax seeds (let me tell you that oatmeal recipe fills me up!)
L - Chinese Chicken salad
D - WW recipe Beef stew, 1 c. roasted green beans
S - 1 serving moose munch
E - none! I wanted to though!

Tuesday
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, egg sandwich - ww sandwich thin w 1 lg. egg + 1 lg egg white, spinach & onion
L - Chinese Chicken salad, 6 oz lf yogurt
D - leftover chicken cacciotore (skinless thighs), sandwich thin w smart balance, 1 T peanut butter (and no veggies... )
S - 1 oz mixed nuts, cran-orange relish made w splenda, skim milk and moose munch
E - 30 min walking in rain w dog

Evenings are clearly my problem area!

Megan1982
01-11-2012, 11:07 AM
Wednesday
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, egg sandwich - ww sandwich thin w 1 lg. egg + 1 lg egg white, spinach & onion
L - most of my Chinese Chicken salad, about 1 cup or less pasta salad, cran orange relish
D - leftover beef stew, roasted green beans, 1.5 slices whole wheat/grain bread w smart balance & butter combo
S's - salt & vinegar roasted chickpeas, tea, small piece dark chocolate and 1 mini pb cup
E - 30 minutes stairmaster, abs/stretching, 5.7 )mile walk w Emma (weeee! felt so good after days of wanting to walk her but being blocked by the universe)

paperclippy
01-11-2012, 11:22 AM
Megan, what do you put in your Chinese chicken salad?

Wednesday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover italian cauliflower, atkins bar
D - cincinnati chili, 2 cornbreads, little bit of spaghetti
E - 25 min wog this morning, 45 min yoga class at lunch

midwife
01-11-2012, 11:45 AM
And Megan, do you cook the eggs with the oatmeal?

Yesterday I had 2 small pancakes instead of the oatmeal.
Didn't weigh in this am.

Today:
B: 2 eggs, sweet potato, 2 slices bacon
L: TBD
D: ground turkey with some kind of noodle, cauliflower
E: goal is to get to the gym and sling some iron before I need to pick up DS#2 from school

silverbirch
01-11-2012, 12:50 PM
E: goal is to get to the gym and sling some iron before I need to pick up DS#2 from school

Sling it, sister!

mandalinn82
01-11-2012, 03:19 PM
B - Banana on my way home from midwife appt
S - Greek yogurt w/ blueberries, high fiber cereal
L - Leftovers: Penne with turkey breast meatballs, spinach salad
S - Apple w/ cheddar
D - Cranberry bean and sausage soup with mustard greens

E - Rest day, except for a dog walk. I'm feeling achy and exhausted, and I'm trying to listen to my body!

Megan1982
01-12-2012, 11:05 AM
I use this Ellie Krieger recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/chinese-chicken-salad-recipe/index.html) to make my chicken salad. It is extremely filling with all the protein, healthy fats, and fiber. I usually need less than normal or no afternoon snacks after this lunch.

Yes, I cook the eggs in my oatmeal. When I make stovetop oatmeal I will cook for more than one day (lately I've been making 2 days worth at once), hence the ability to split the eggs. I've found over the last 1-2 years the bowl of oatmeal that used to keep my satisfied needs more protein in it to hold me until lunchtime.

Thursday
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, egg sandwich - ww sandwich thin w 2 small eggs
L - rest of my Chinese Chicken salad from yesterday, 1/2 roast beef sandwich on pumpernickel bread
S's - cran orange relish, salt & vinegar roasted chickpeas, hm larabar, tea
D - leftover chicken cacciotore, 2 big slices whole grain bread w Smart balance, last of roasted green beans
E - gym at lunchtime - 30 minutes stairmaster, squats, leg presses, lunges, ~ 30 minute wog w Emma (cut short bc of oncoming storm clouds and rain sprinkles)

midwife
01-12-2012, 11:54 AM
Unfortunately I did not sling it! Argh!

Today:
oatmeal with pnb, bacon
3 mile run
L: TBD probably a tuna fish sandwich and clementines
D: eggs with peppers, a pancake

How's your toe, Amanda?

paperclippy
01-12-2012, 12:33 PM
Thanks for the recipe Megan!

I went a little over cals last night since I couldn't resist having two pieces of cornbread instead of one. Sigh. Oh well, today is another day.

Thursday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - vegetable curry, atkins bar
D - leftover chili, roasted potatoes (using the duck fat from the duck I cooked last week)
E - none

mandalinn82
01-12-2012, 12:44 PM
My toe is still achey and purple, but feeling a little more like I can walk on it today, so we'll give the treadmill another trial.

B - 1 egg, 3 egg whites, spinach, and cheddar, toasted bagel thin, 1 kiwi.
S - Apple w/ cheddar
L - Leftover Chicken Sausage and Bean Soup with Mustard Greens
S - Greek Yogurt w/ blueberries, whole wheat cereal
D - Tostadas (lean ground beef, refried beans, olives, lettuce, sour cream, and salsa on baked corn tortillas)
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 75 min treadmill inclines.

Glory87
01-12-2012, 01:19 PM
I did pretty good in Vegas.

Tuesday

B - Chobani non fat Greek yogurt, package of blackberries

L - Chipotle - chicken bowl no beans, lots of romaine 2 scoops of pico, 1/2 serving of guac

S - 3 small clementines

D - dinner at Stripsteak in Mandalay Bay. Really, so inappropriate for a "no excuses" forum, but what the heck. 8 oz Kobe rib cap, 2 glasses of red wine, steamed broccolini, 2 hamachi poppers (appetizer), one bite truffled mac & cheese, 1 bite cheesy artichoke heart, 1 bite mashed potatoes, 1 bite beignet dipped in chocolate. Considering the decadence on the table, I have to count the night a success.

Wednesday - in Vegas for meetings, so much out of my control

B - Had to eat at the breakfast served to participants - I had fruit, a small pile of scrambled eggs (they were gross), 2 pieces of bacon, 1 fit & light yogurt

L - Chargrilled chicken sandwich from Nathan's hotdogs, came with fries, caved and ate like 4

S - mini granola bar served at a client meeting, didn't read the calories but it was pretty small

D - Stopped at the same Chipotle in Barstow. Chicken bowl no beans, lots of romaine 2 scoops of pico, 1/2 serving of guac

Glory87
01-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Thursday

B - chobani 2% pineapple yogurt (160 calories)

L - Panera fuji apple salad - no cheese, dressing on side, got an apple as the side dish and cut it up for more apply goodness

S - 3 small clementines

S - grande coffee, splash of half and half (was tired, think it was all the driving to/from Vegas)

D - I was going to make Chicken adobo tacos but my taco shells are stale. Going to make a chicken taco salad - adobo chicken, tons of salsa, green leaf lettuce, chopped tomato, chopped onion, 1/2 avocado

E - walked briskly (+incline, + speed at intervals) for 55 minutes, read out said 3.70 miles, 380 calories burned

mandalinn82
01-12-2012, 10:08 PM
Glory, that pineapple Chobani is my favorite.

Glory87
01-12-2012, 10:39 PM
Mine too, I just love it! Wish it were the 0%, but really...is 20 calories going to make/break me?

Megan1982
01-13-2012, 10:38 AM
Glory, I feel the same way when I pick up the pineapple chobani! I have to remind myself also that 20 cals is not a huge deal, and fat is not actually the enemy. It sounds like you did great with the Vegas meal - enjoyed yourself and had a treat but didn't go overboard.

Amanda, how did your treadmill trial go yesterday?

Jessica said in another thread she was leaning out of the wagon the other day when she had two pieces of cornbread. I feel like I'm running alongside the wagon, one hand on it, hopping on and off as I please. I frustrate myself sometimes. After feeling like I didn't have much healthy stuff planned last week, I over-planned for this week. I made delicious, homemade, healthy stuff. And what did I want? Bread and cereal with milk. (Yes there is a carb theme here... detailed analysis is going on in my head but I won't bore you.) The "uncomplicated" will reign next week. I will eat pita pizzas and frozen veggies. Because pizza sounds really good. Though I've been having trouble sticking to my plan, the scale has blipped down to 157 briefly and back to 158 today.

Friday
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, 2 homemade lowfat pumpkin muffins
Mid-AM snack - 6 oz. lowfat yogurt
L - Chinese Chicken salad
S's as needed - cran orange relish, salt & vinegar roasted chickpeas, hm larabar, tea tea and more tea (Arctic blast overnight makes this really appealing once again)
D - Yippee-Ki-Yay Spicy Southwest Chicken Chowder (hungry girl recipe already in the slow cooker), homemade whole wheat bread, big salad bc a friend just gave me some home grown lettuce

Glory87
01-13-2012, 11:20 AM
Wow, you guys make such great stuff. I'm going to look for that chicken chowder recipe online.

midwife
01-13-2012, 11:36 AM
Yeah, let us know how that chicken chowder turns out.

Dinner last night was a cheeseburger from Wendy's with 3 fries. Could've been worse, I suppose!

Today:
B oatmeal with pnb, bacon
L scrambled eggs, zucchini, tortilla
D TBD
E TBD I'm very behind on some things so I need to catch up! See y'all later.

Megan1982
01-13-2012, 11:41 AM
http://www.hungry-girl.com/weighin/show/2180
I'll let you know how it turns out! It already has two pluses in my mind - healthy, easy.

mandalinn82
01-13-2012, 12:41 PM
Chicken chowder DOES sound tasty!

Today's plan:

B - 1 egg, 3 egg whites, cheddar, spinach, 1/2 toasted bagel thin, kiwi (hmmm, I sense a trend!)
S - Greek yogurt w/ berries
L - Leftover tostadas
S - Protein Shake
D - Split appetizer (a grilled hot link with a sauteed cabbage, really good!) 4 ways with friends, 1/2 cup spinach salad, approximately 1.5 cups of the best beef stroganoff I've had in recent memory, and 1 cup sauteed broccoli.
S - Small brownie, still w/ friends


E - 75 min treadmill (yesterday's trial was a tentative success! I do have to take a small break after 45 min to put the foot up or it gets swollen, but if I give it 15 min, it's just fine), 60 min strength training (I have to tweak my program now since my midwife (not OUR Midwife!) says no more weights over my head, lest I topple over under the weight of the belly.

paperclippy
01-13-2012, 05:31 PM
Friday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, walnuts, banana, skim milk
L - leftover curry, leftover cornbread
D - pastitsio
E - 25 min "wog" (I put it in quotes because it was so snowy and icy I jogged about the same speed as I walked), 20 mins weights

Glory87
01-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Friday

B - Chobani 2% mango yogurt (also a winner) - (160 calories)

S - green leaf lettuce, bbq chicken, red cabbage, chopped tomato, a few tortilla strips for crunch, fat free ranch, just estimating 500 for the whole thing, probably a little high, but whatevah

S - 3 small clementines (100 calories)

D - Panda Express - mixed veggies (70 calories), mushroom chicken (160 calories), beef & broccoli (120 calories), 2 fortune cookies

Exercise- 3.5 miles, 350 calories burned

Glory87
01-14-2012, 05:29 PM
Saturday

B - chobani pineapple yogurt - 160 calories

L - Subway - 6" BLT on wheat, baked lays (450 calories)

S - tall non fat latte - 100 calories

S - 3 clementines - 100 calories

D - we have a new restaurant near the house and they have a "lite" menu with a lot of great choices under 500 calories. Will report back!
Went to Cool Hand Luke's Wild West Grill. I can't find the exact menu online, but it had a 500 calorie section. I got char fired tri tip and steamed green beans. It came with a garden salad (got low calorie caesar on the side). Did not eat the warm sour dough bread served as a starter but it was tough because I was STARVING. Very tasty, would go again.

Glory87
01-16-2012, 01:30 PM
I swear, social situations are my nemesis.

Sunday

B - chobani mango yogurt

L - big salad - green leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, adobo chicken, salsa for dressing, sprinkle of cheese, tortilla strips for crunch

S - tall non fat latte

D - oh ****. 2 mixed drinks. 2 small pieces of french bread dipped in the most amazing balsamic vinaigrette, 2 small pieces of cheese. Small piece of chicken cordon bleue, salad with honey mustard dressing, green beans almondine, serving of oven baked potatoes

mandalinn82
01-16-2012, 02:06 PM
Edited Friday to reflect my actual dinner.

Saturday -
B - Was running errands, ended up having a 110 calorie protein shake, a babybel light, and an apple.
L - Trader Joes Asian crunchy slaw with chicken - I am positively hooked on this, I only use about half the peanut dressing.
D - Pizza made with TJs whole wheat crust, grilled chicken, pizza sauce, broccoli, a little pineapple. Big salad on the side.
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - Cleaning and yardwork.

Sunday -
B - Whole wheat banana pancakes, 1 scrambled egg, one slice of bacon
L - Leftover pizza, salad
S - 2 babybel, 5 carrots w/ hummus, approx 100 cals of graham crackers
D - Roast chicken breast, roasted carrots, roasted cauliflower (just threw the veggies in the bottom of the chicken pan - yum).
S - 1/2 cup leftover canned pineapple from pizza
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - Big time closet cleanout, hauling, etc.

Monday -
B - 1 egg, 3 egg whites, spinach, and cheddar, 1 sliced kiwi, 1/2 toasted bagel thin
S - Greek yogurt w/ blueberries
L - Leftover roast chicken, carrots, cauliflower
S - Balance Bar
S - Asian pear, sliced cheddar
D - Pot roast, small potato, carrots and celery, side of cooked greens.
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 75 min incline trainer, 45 min dog walk

Glory87
01-16-2012, 04:34 PM
Monday

B - Chobani 0% lemon yogurt

L - leafy greens, grape tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, leftover steak from Jason's dinner Saturday, crispy onions, fat free caesar dressing

S - cherries (first cherries on sale this year! yay!!)

D - small steak, huge pile of roasted brussel sprouts

Exercise - 350 calories burned, 3.25 miles jogging, walking, inclines

paperclippy
01-16-2012, 04:56 PM
Weekend catch up...

Saturday:
B - protein shake
L - leftover curry, atkins bar
S - blueberry popcorn (apparently such a thing does exist)
D - @restaurant - total about a pint of beer plus a little more, pretzel w/mustard, salad w/garlic dressing, chicken schnitzel w/mushroom gravy, red cabbage, and spaetzle, couple bites of DH's dinner to try, half of each of banana bread pudding, stout chocolate cake
E - 75 min yoga class, about 45 mins dog walking

Sunday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts
L - leftover pastitsio
S - hot cocoa
D - salad w/homemade dressing, mushroom stew (cooking light)
E - about 60 mins dog walk

Monday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover pastitsio and veggies, atkins bar
D - salad, potato soup, clementine, string cheese
E - 25 min wog, 3:00::2:00 run::walk

Megan1982
01-17-2012, 10:39 AM
http://www.hungry-girl.com/weighin/show/2180
Chicken chowder review
Ease of prep: 5 stars
Cost/availability of ingredients: 5 stars
Taste: 4 out of 5 stars
The flavor was good, though not the most complex/rich tasting (what did I expect - very little fat involved!) It was a little spicier than I expected from the chipotle peppers. BF really liked this. I might make it again, but would probably reduce the amount of peppers/adobo sauce, and add a few more veggies (maybe a green bell pepper in addition to the red).

Jessica, salmon chowder sounds good too!

If you read my post in the weekly chat thread, I'm not quite sure where the weekend went. I didn't write any food down, and I'm not going to try to re-capture it here, rather work on writing things down despite being busy in the future. I did go out to dinner Saturday night and ate a pasta dish with cream sauce (:o) - obviously not on plan - but ate very lightly the rest of the day. The rest of the weekend was pretty normal/OP eating.

Tuesday
B - egg sandwich - light English muffin, 1 large egg + 1 egg white, ~1/2 c asparagus chopped up in the egg, coffee w 1 T h&h
S - orange and strawberries
L - lean deli ham + 1 slice provolone on 1 piece whole wheat bread, ~1 c. asparagus, 1 slice chocolate cake w chocolate frosting (office birthday)
D - pita pizza on ww pita, part skim mozzarella, + salad w 2 T light dressing
E - 45 minutes stairmaster, varying intensities, ~3-3.5 mile wog w the dog this afternoon

Megan1982
01-17-2012, 10:40 AM
Glory, I just got some cherries on sale too! Delicious! I also get really excited at this milestone. I just bought my first FL strawberries of the year, too.

paperclippy
01-17-2012, 11:28 AM
Barely made it under 1400 yesterday.

Tuesday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover potato soup, atkins bar
S - some Indian sweets my coworker brought in to celebrate his daughter's birth
D - tofu curry on rice
E - going to "toning" class at lunch today

I ended up making the potato soup last night. Tonight will be tofu, then tomorrow the salmon chowder I think (can't have soup too many meals in a row!).

Glory87
01-17-2012, 11:44 AM
Sorry to be the most boring food poster ever, today looks nearly identical to yesterday:

B - Chobani 2% mango yogurt

L - leafy greens, grape tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, leftover steak from Jason's dinner Saturday, crispy onions, fat free caesar dressing

S - cherries (first cherries on sale this year! yay!!)

D - small steak, huge pile of roasted brussel sprouts

Exercise - 360 calories burned, 3.4 miles (walk, jog, incline)

Megan1982
01-17-2012, 11:46 AM
I do have to take a small break after 45 min to put the foot up or it gets swollen, but if I give it 15 min, it's just fine),

Kudos Amanda! This is what I call dedicated exercising!

midwife
01-17-2012, 12:01 PM
I love this thread! I love both the variety and the sameness (does that make sense).
DD and I tried the Chobani pineapple this week. Yum!!

I don't really remember this weekend's food. Nothing too terrible. Last week's net loss was 3#.

Today:
protein shake, apple, pnb
sweet potato, eggs, salsa, spinach
turkey meatloaf, roasted carrots and potatoes

exercise: finally made it to the gym. First weight-lifting in many many months

mandalinn82
01-17-2012, 12:42 PM
The only thing new ANY day on my plan is dinner. Otherwise, it's all the same as the day before, right down to dinner leftovers for lunch.

Today -

B - 1 egg, 3 egg whites, spinach, and cheddar, 1 sliced kiwi, 1/2 toasted bagel thin
S - Greek yogurt w/ blueberries
L - Pot roast, small potato, carrots and celery, side of cooked cabbage. Oh my goodness, it was one of the best pot roasts I've ever cooked. Normally, pot roast gravy is sort of fatty and icky to me. Last night, we skimmed off all the fat from the liquid, then pureed all the veggies from the pot up with the liquid. The gravy got REALLY thick and rich, but instead of using fat and flour to thicken, it was just carrots, celery, and onion! I don't think I'll ever make a pot roast without doing this again.
S - Protein Shake
S - Asian pear, sliced cheddar
D - Chicken tenders breaded in panko, roasted cauliflower, kale.
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 75 min incline trainer, 45 min strength training, and hopefully a 45 min dog walk.

Glory87
01-17-2012, 01:14 PM
I don't really remember this weekend's food. Nothing too terrible. Last week's net loss was 3#.


Congrats on 3lbs, that's huge!!!

midwife
01-17-2012, 02:47 PM
Thanks, Glory!

Megan1982
01-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Midwife, congrats! 3# is great!!! :carrot:

Kept it right at 1500 cals yesterday. Woohoo, just need to string a few days like that together!

Wed
B - egg sandwich - light English muffin, 1 large egg, coffee w 1 T h&h
S - orange
L - lean deli ham + 1 slice provolone on 1 piece whole wheat sandwich thin, large salad w 1T light dressing
S's as needed - 6 oz lowfat yogurt, 1 c. strawberries, salt & vinegar chickpeas
D - pita pizza on ww pita, part skim mozzarella, 2/3 c mixed frozen veggies
E - 40 (or 45? can't remember) min elliptical, ~3 mile wog w the dog
Cals: 1370

paperclippy
01-18-2012, 10:07 AM
Great job Midwife! :high:

Weighed in at 136.2 this morning. Lowest so far this month, but 1/1 was 136.6 so not by much. 12/1 was 134. I need to get back there. I'm starting to feel calorie counting fatigue already though, so I'm thinking since next week I have a business trip next week will be a maintain week.

Wednesday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover mushroom stew, atkins bar
S - M&M's, leftover indian sweets :o
D - pasta w/homemade sauce of: onion, tomato, garlic, green beans, peas, kidney beans, splash of wine; parmesan, glass of red wine
E - 25 min wog this AM (3:2 run:walk for 20), 45 min yoga class at lunchtime

paperclippy
01-18-2012, 10:08 AM
Also, Amanda, sounds like my days are pretty similar to yours. I eat the same thing for breakfast every day, lunch is always leftovers from dinner, and dinner is the only thing that changes.

mandalinn82
01-18-2012, 12:34 PM
Today -

B - Greek yogurt w/ blueberries, Go Lean
L - Chicken tenders breaded in panko, roasted cauliflower, kale
S - Protein Shake
S - Asian pear, sliced cheddar
D - Tostadas - leftover pot roast cooked with zucchini, onion, peppers, and a mess of chili peppers, refried black beans, olives, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, on baked corn tortillas.
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 45 min prenatal yoga, 1 hour dog walk (regular cardio window is taken up by a follow up ultrasound for little guy...probably it's nothing, but I think I am burning some extra calories with worrying anyway!)

Glory87
01-18-2012, 01:12 PM
Wednesday

B - Chobani 2% pineapple yogurt

L - leafy greens, grape tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, leftover chicken from our dinner party on Sunday night, crispy onions, fat free caesar dressing

S - ate all my cherries :( so it's a tangelo today

D - chicken parmesan, no pasta, roasted brussel sprouts

Exercise - 3.5 miles, 375 calories

midwife
01-18-2012, 01:22 PM
I am so sore from my weightlifting expedition. Ugh!

Today:baked potato, eggs, salsa
leftover turkey meatloaf, roasted carrots
d: TBD grilled cheese and tomato soup for the family
E: ugh! Was going to run, but I work tonight so I think I will take a nap instead. :lol:

kittycat40
01-18-2012, 03:29 PM
OMG, Amanda--- so exciting! Huge congrats!!!!!

mandalinn82
01-18-2012, 04:28 PM
Thanks! Ultrasound came back normal today, so whatever that blip was last time, it seems to have resolved itself. And I have enough time to get a little cardio in!

midwife
01-18-2012, 04:38 PM
Woohoo!

Glory87
01-18-2012, 10:04 PM
Thanks! Ultrasound came back normal today, so whatever that blip was last time, it seems to have resolved itself. And I have enough time to get a little cardio in!

Bad baby, causing trouble already!

Megan1982
01-19-2012, 09:52 AM
Amanda, glad all is well, and glad you could get some cardio in too!

Midwife, is it a good sore? I love the good sore feeling.

My calories were 1370 yesterday. What? Who did that? :D I had mentally tallied earlier in the day and thought I would be around 1500 calories, thus should not have the chocolate vitatop I wanted but wasn't really hungry for. When I realized I miscalculated it was closer to bed time... oh well.

Thursday plan:
B - egg sandwich - light English muffin, 1 large egg, coffee w 1 T h&h
S - small grapefruit
L - lean deli ham + 1 slice provolone + 1/6 avocado on ww sandwich thin, large salad w 1T light dressing
S's as needed - 6 oz lowfat yogurt, 1 c. cherries
D - Chicken stew, baked cauliflower w bread crumb & parmesan topping, dessert - dark chocolate vitatop
E - 50 minutes stairmaster

Glory87
01-19-2012, 11:24 AM
B - Chobani 2% pineapple yogurt

L - leafy greens, grape tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, leftover steak, crispy onions, fat free caesar dressing

S - bought more cherries!!!

D - chicken parmesan, no pasta, roasted brussel sprouts

paperclippy
01-19-2012, 12:22 PM
Amanda, glad your followup was okay!

Thursday:
B - oatmeal, apple, flaxseed, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover potato soup
S - string cheese
D - salmon chowder, salad w/homemade dressing
S - oat bran w/raisins, brown sugar
E - dog walk, shoveling snow

midwife
01-19-2012, 12:35 PM
A good sore? Perhaps! I felt like an old lady hobbling around the hospital last night. I did get in a 2 mile wog yesterday. :carrot: I think it helped!

Today:
eggs, sausage, potatoes, red chili, fruit salad (and then a loooonnnnnggggg nap!)
then if I need to eat again before dinner, the last bit of turkey meatloaf and carrots
e: ? who knows? My goal is simply to be upright and functional today when I need to be.

mandalinn82
01-19-2012, 04:32 PM
I don't think I realized how stressed I was about the ultrasound until it was over. I slept like a rock last night.

B - 1 egg, 3 whites, spinach, cheddar, plus half a bagel thin and sliced kiwi
S - Apple w/ cheddar
L - Leftovers: Tostadas w/ leftover pot roast, refried beans, lettuce, olives, sour cream, and pineapple salsa, on baked corn tortillas
S - Greek yogurt w/ blueberries
S - Protein shake or veggies w/ hummus
D - Lean ground beef meatballs, WW penne, tomato sauce, 1 tbsp parmesan, romaine side salad.
S - NSA Ice cream

E - 75 min on incline trainer (done! Can finally get through the whole thing without the toe needing to be elevated), plus some miscellaneous cleaning.

paperclippy
01-20-2012, 11:29 AM
Friday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, banana, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover pasta w/veg sauce, atkins bar
D - leftover salmon chowder + lean cuisine chicken/spinach (150 cals) at home, then at jewelry party: bbq beef slider, some guac + chips, a whole bunch of stuffed mushrooms (my weakness), half a glass of wine
E - 28 mins wog this morning (3:2 run:walk for 20) with enough layers on to add 10lbs - it was 8(!) degrees out and there was snow on the ground.

Megan1982
01-20-2012, 01:25 PM
1390 cals yesterday! :carrot:

Friday :
B - egg sandwich - light English muffin, 1 large egg, coffee w 1 T h&h
L - ended up at Subway - 6" wheat with turkey & ham, ~1/2 oz cheese, veggies
S's - 2 very small apples, 5.3 oz Greek yogurt, 1 oz cinnamon almonds, 1 Dr. Kracker cracker
D - baked stuffed chicken breasts, cauliflower w bread crumb & parmesan topping, 2 glasses red wine, chocolate vitatop
E - rest day, but I walked the dog a little over 1 mile
Ended up at 1850 cals for the day. Soo... I need to stay at lower cal levels the rest of the weekend.

Glory87
01-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Friday

B - Chobani 0% yogurt

L - leafy greens, grape tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, leftover steak, crispy onions, fat free caesar dressing

S - goodly pile of cherries

D- was craving a burger so we stopped at Farmer Boys (http://farmerboys.com/menu) on the way home. I love how they have calorie counts for everything. I got the veggie burger (no thousand island, no cheese, with avocado - 516 calories) and a side of chicken tortilla soup (110 calories). I ate half the burger normally, then picked out the filling and left half the bun on the plate. I probably ate around 500 calories, total.

Exercise - burned 360 calories, 3.25 miles...every time I tried to run, my iphone went bouncing around (not my normal machine!) so I concentrated on lots of 8.0 and 10.0 inclines. Sweated up a storm so feel it was successful!

silverbirch
01-21-2012, 11:17 AM
Glory, I've been meaning to ask you about your 'crispy onions'. What are they? Are they raw? Are they red or white? Strong or mild? Big or small? You sometimes talk about 'crunch' so is that what they're doing here?

Thanks!

Glory87
01-21-2012, 11:30 AM
Hey Silverbirch - they are the most decadent part of my salad! I measure out about 2tbs a day (I estimate 50 calories). Since I eat salad every day, I really need a little something that jazzes it up.

Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions (http://www.freshgourmet.com/freshgourmet/retail/product_details.asp?type=crunchy_toppings&id=66)

The company also makes Crispy Red Peppers and Crispy Jalapenos (which I have tried and loved, but they were too spicy for everyday). They are also the company that makes the tortilla strips I use for taco salads/BBQ salads.

silverbirch
01-21-2012, 12:19 PM
Thanks, Glory. I understand now! I also eat a big salad every day so I quite understand the need for a bit of pzazz or simply something different. I've tried different types of crackers (oatcakes, rye, crispbread) or a small carb something left over from breakfast. I've also tried going without but then I peg out in the late afternoon, even with a snack.

I do like cherries. There were wonderful cherry orchards when I was growing up but they've been grubbed up now. So sad.

Megan1982
01-21-2012, 07:06 PM
Saturday
B - 1/2 c oatmeal, 1/4 c blueberries, 1/2 oz walnuts, cinnamon, small banana, 1 c. skim milk, coffee w 1 T. h&h
L - last of the chicken stew, 1.5 c roasted butternut squash w .5 T canola oil
S - homemade larabar, herbal tea
D - turkey burger w/ ww bun, salad w light dressing
E - 40 minutes stairmaster, walked Emma 3.5 miles

Glory87
01-22-2012, 01:16 PM
Bummed about last night, I feel like I wiped out a whole week of good eating/working out.

B - Chobani 0% cherry yogurt

L - L&L bbq - healthy plate, got the BBQ chicken ate half, did not eat any rice, ate the salad (the miso dressing was supposed to come on the side but didn't, it was insanely delicious)

D - Met some friends at Cafe Bleu (http://cafebleusd.com/), they were celebrating and I apparently lost my mind. The damage: 2 glasses of wine, split 2 cheese plates (we had small bites of 10 different cheeses, crostini with honeycomb and dried fruit), had a piece of brie en crout, had 2.5 canapes, got the Coq au vin for dinner but really didn't each much - small bit of chicken, one bite of the accompanying gratin, mushrooms, onions), had a scallop and a piece of risotto cake from someone else's plate), split a apple dessert five ways, had a cup of coffee with cream/sugar.

Sheesh. Social events, great food is my biggest weakness.

Just gotta back on track today.

Glory87
01-23-2012, 03:24 AM
Better today

Sunday

B - 0% black cherry chobani yogurt

L - went to Red Robin. Wanted a salad, but was hard to get a healthy salad. Got the Grilled Chicken Caprese. Menu said 660 calories but I got it with no cheese, dressing/cream on side and didn't eat the bread. Feel confident I shaved 200 calories (it was basically a pile of lettuce, a grilled chicken breast, a few pepperoni strips and dressing on the side)

S - tall non fat latte

D - chipotle - chicken bol no beans, double pico, extra lettuce, 1/2 side of guac

1300 for the day, is my estimate

Megan1982
01-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Glory, I also have so much trouble in social situations, particularly with my foodie friends. I can say no to fast food without problem, but when there a tapas plate of melty manchego cheese with blanched almonds and reduced balsamic vinegar? I'm done for!

It feels so nice not to have to make up for an off plan weekend! I was super munchy (TOM related I'm sure), but kept snacking fairly minimal.

Sunday catch-up
B - 0.5 c oatmeal w 0.25 c blueberries, small banana, 1 T. ground flax seed, cinnamon, 1 c. skim milk, coffee w 1 T h&h
L - sandwich thin w 2 oz lean deli ham, 1 slice provolone, 1/6 an avocado, lettuce, 1.5 c roasted butternut squash w 0.5 T. canola oil
D - 1.5 c chili, salad, 1 T. light dressing
S's - small grapefruit, 1 slice homemade ww bread w 1 T. Smart Balance light, chocolate vitatop
E - wogged 4+ miles w the dog
Cal: 1633 for the day

Monday plan:
B - 0.33 c oatmeal w 0.25 c blueberries, 0.5 small banana, .5 oz walnuts, cinnamon, 1 c. skim milk, coffee w 1 T h&h
L - 1 slice homemade ww bread w 2 oz lean deli ham, 1 slice provolone, 1/6 an avocado, lettuce, kale w 1 t EVOO and vinegar, salt
D - 1.5 c chili, roasted sweet & white potatoes with canola oil*
S's - tangelo, 6 oz light yogurt, homemade larabar
E - 20 min walk at lunchtime, 50 minutes stairmaster, 3 mile walk with the dog
*Maybe not the best idea? I think here is where my daily calories got away with me and ended up at 1818 (closer to maintaining range than losing). I kept eating a bite more, waiting for BF to come home, finally put them away. I had to fight myself not to eat more. I was genuinely hungry!

paperclippy
01-23-2012, 01:06 PM
Weekend catch-up time. I had a major bread craving for the past week and went a little overboard to satisfy it this weekend. Oops. Meanwhile DH had a meat craving and insisted we go buy the ingredients for hamburgers at 2 in the afternoon on Saturday, resulting in a mid-afternoon burger.

Saturday:
B - clementine, it was all I had time for before yoga
L - rest of the leftover salmon chowder
S - three hawaiian rolls, focaccia bread, homemade burger w/pepper jack, ketchup
D - breaded turkey on pasta w/veggies, glass of wine
S - tapioca pudding (made w/skim milk)
E - 75 min yoga

Sunday:
B - oatmeal, apple, walnuts, flaxseed
L (late) - bbq pork, twice baked potato
S - focaccia, piece of cheddar
D - beef stew, beer
E - 5 mile nearly 2-hour walk with the dog

Monday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover beef stew
D - mediterranean chicken thighs recipe, salad, bread
E - 25-ish min wog this morning 3:2 run:walk for 20 + w/u, c/d

mandalinn82
01-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Saturday - Did fairly well considering that there were a lot of social events! Although I did have two small dinners, instead of one large dinner, because I got hungry.

B - 1/2 serving whole wheat buttermilk pancakes, 2 sl uncured bacon, 1 scrambled egg
L - Trader Joes Chinese Chicken slaw. I'm obsessed. Slice of sourdough toast on the side.
S - 1 serving pretzel thins
D - 3 oz roast beef, 1 roast potato, 1/2 cup carrots
S - 2/3 cup frozen yogurt
D2 - 1/2 cup brown rice, 3/4 cup beef with broccoli (leftovers)

E - was sort of running around all day, but nothing formal

Sunday -
B - "Egg in Toast" - piece of toast w/ 1 egg cooked in hole cut out of the bread, 2 sl uncured bacon.
L - TJs Chinese Chicken Slaw again. Mmmmm.
The rest of this is watching the football game over several hours - not great, but not a catastrophe:
*1 cup of veggies w/ maybe 1 tbsp light ranch dip
*3 baked wontons filled with cream cheese (I made these - super good for Chinese appetizer-type cravings and fairly low cal - just take a wonton wrapper, put into a mini muffin tin, and fill with a mixture of light cream cheese, scallion, garlic, ginger, pepper, and a few drops of sesame oil - bake at 375 until the wonton edges are crispy).
*2 slices of homemade pizza - whole wheat crust, bbq sauce, grilled chicken, red onion, pineapple, light mozzarella.
*2-bite macaroon

Came home and had a sugar free pudding cup.

E - Housecleaning marathon before the game.

Monday -

B - Egg in toast, sliced kiwi and berries
S - Nonfat greek yogurt w/ blueberries, 1/4 cup whole grain cereal
L - No leftovers from yesterday! Tentatively planning some Beef and Barley soup and an apple.
S - Pear w/ sliced cheddar
S - Protein shake
D - Pork loin braised in tomato sauce, polenta, broccoli
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 75 min incline trainer, prenatal yoga (I have a 25 min and a 45 min - I will do whichever ends up fitting better in between meetings). No dog walk today, since it's raining.

Glory87
01-23-2012, 01:28 PM
Monday

B - Chobani 2% pineapple yogurt

L - big salad - leafy greens, grape tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage, leftover chicken from L&L barbeque, a little fat free ranch dressing, crispy onions

S - apple (pinata apple - new kind of apple! when I sliced it this morning, it was super crisp)

D - spaghetti squash, sauce, 2 meatballs, a little parm cheese

Megan1982
01-24-2012, 08:46 AM
Hmm, I've never heard of a pinata apple. I'll have to look! Amanda your baked wontons sound good, too. I'll have to keep them in mind for the next party I attend, or maybe my next sushi night. Would they be a good sushi appetizer?

I was really hungry last night, not sure if it was triggered by the potatoes or what... but I'll have a large salad tonight instead of potatoes. The scale was happy though!

Tuesday plan
B - 0.33 c oatmeal w 0.5 c blueberries, 0.5 small banana, 1 lg egg, cinnamon, 1 c. skim milk, coffee w 1 T h&h
L - 1 slice homemade ww bread w 2 oz tuna, 1/4 an avocado, pickle & lettuce, kale w 1 t EVOO and vinegar, salt
D - 1.5 c chili, large salad w light dressing
S's - small grapefruit, 6 oz light yogurt, homemade larabar
E - wogged the dog ~4 miles
Came home from rehearsal and ate: 2 slices hm ww bread, one w ~1 T. butter, one w ~ 2 T dark chocolate pb, and a chocolate vitatop

2323 cals for the day. I think it was a combo of being a little too close to the edge of hunger a few days, then a frustrating and stressful rehearsal. I had trouble sleeping and anxiety all night after I ate this, not about the food, but about the play.

Glory87
01-24-2012, 11:12 AM
The pinata apple (http://blog.seattlepi.com/devouringseattle/2009/01/23/a-new-kind-of-apple/) was AMAZING. Easily jumped into my top 3 apples. I'm sorry now I only bought one! I'm pretty picky about apples, so I wasn't sure I'd like them.

mandalinn82
01-24-2012, 03:09 PM
Tuesday:
B - Egg in toast, fruit
S - Greek yogurt w/ blueberries, 1/4 cup cereal
L - Leftovers: Pork roast, polenta, broccoli
S - Protein Shake
S - Apple w/ cheddar
D - Chicken tortilla soup w/ lots of veggies
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 75 min incline trainer, 60 min strength training, possible dog walk depending on weather.

paperclippy
01-24-2012, 04:38 PM
Tuesday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover beef stew
S - four peanut m&m's :o
D - @airport - sandwich, grapes
E - 45 min toning class

and I'm off to the airport in 15 mins for my business trip. See you in a couple days!

Glory87
01-24-2012, 04:47 PM
Have a good trip!

Tuesday

B - Chobani 2% mango yogurt

L - big salad - leafy greens, grape tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage, leftover chicken from L&L barbeque, a little fat free ranch dressing, crispy onions

S - tangelo

D - spaghetti squash, sauce, 2 meatballs, a little parm cheese

Glory87
01-25-2012, 11:44 AM
Wednesday


B - Chobani 2% pineapple yogurt

L - big salad - leafy greens, grape tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage, leftover chicken from L&L barbeque, a little fat free ranch dressing, crispy onions

S - jazz apple

D - Amanda's white bean, sausage and kale soup

Megan1982
01-26-2012, 09:31 AM
I'll definitely look for the pinata apple!

I'm posting Wednesday... but it wasn't pretty. As I edited on Tuesday's plan, fell off the wagon Tuesday night late. It didn't help that yesterday I had to go to the city for work training, we'd already planned to get sushi for lunch, I was still stressed out, and tired. A diet-killing combo for me.

I need to remind myself to eat a little more of the most satiating food I can find (raw nuts would be good) when I get to that place. I'm hoping that at least since I have eaten more over the past 1.5 days, it will take the edge off the gnawing hunger I felt all week as I go back to plan.

Wed:
B - light English muffin, 2 lg eggs, coffee w 1 T h&h
S - small apple
L - spicy tuna roll, bang bang mango roll
D - large orange, light English muffin w 3 T dark chocolate pb
S - 94% ff microwave popcorn bag... to which I added about 2 T butter
E - 1 mile walk with dog

Thursday: (back on plan! I'm not giving up my losses so far this month that I was so excited about!)
B - 1/3 c oatmeal, 1 T. ground flax, cinnamon, 1/2 small banana, 1/2 c blueberries, 1 c skim milk, coffee w 1 T h&h
L - 1 slice homemade ww bread w 2 oz tuna, 1/4 an avocado, pickle & lettuce, salad w 1 T light dressing
D - 1.5 c chili
S's - orange, small apple, 5.3 oz ff Greek yogurt, homemade larabar, tea
E - 40 minutes stairmaster

Megan1982
01-26-2012, 09:33 AM
D - Amanda's white bean, sausage and kale soup

Hey, is this recipe posted some where? I've got some spicy Italian venison sausage in the freezer I need to use up, and kale in the garden, and Amanda's recipes are always delicious! I want to try it too!

Glory87
01-26-2012, 11:10 AM
It is, but here you go (I forgot, the original recipe calls for spinach! I've always used kale)

White Bean and Sausage Soup - Makes 4 Servings

-2 cups small white beans, dried (calories for this ingredient are from my package of beans, not from the FitDay values - my package says 70 calories and 14 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup dry)
-water
-6 cups canned or boxed chicken broth
-3 Aidells turkey/chicken sausages (artichoke and garlic are really tasty in this, but they have a TON of varieties, most of which would work well. Pick a variety with around 150 calories per sausage).
-1 large onion, diced
-2 cups diced carrot
-1.5 cups diced celery
-6 cloves garlic, minced
-cooking spray
-3 bay leaves
-2 sprigs rosemary, fresh or dried
-salt and pepper to taste
-Pinch of chili powder
-Pinch of cayenne pepper
-4 cups raw spinach

In a large pot, cover the white beans with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Soak all day or overnight. Drain.

Add chicken broth to large pot, and add soaked white beans, along with the rosemary and bay leaf. Heat to a boil, then lower heat, cover, and simmer 1.5 hours or until very tender.

Meanwhile, when the beans have about half an hour left to cook, dice the sausage into small cubes. Heat a cooking-spray coated skillet over medium high heat and cook the sausage until the edges are crispy and the sausage is heated through. Add the sausage to the pot with beans and chicken broth.

Spray the skillet again with cooking spray, still on medium high heat. Add the minced garlic, carrot, onion, and celery. Saute until just barely tender. Add to soup pot.

Add salt, pepper, cayenne, and chili powder to taste. Simmer another 15 minutes, or until flavors have melded. Just before serving, drop in the 4 cups of raw spinach and wilt into the soup.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 341
Fat: 9g
Protein: 33g
Carbs: 59g
Fiber: 34g

Megan1982
01-26-2012, 01:51 PM
The sausage I have is bulk sausage, but I'm sure I could just saute it so it's cooked and make it work. I've got the beans already, too. Thanks Glory! (And Amanda!)

Glory87
01-26-2012, 02:00 PM
I actually used a tube of sausage - Jason likes that better. I did saute it until it was all cooked and crumbly and slightly crispy. After I removed it from the pan, I drained nearly all the grease and sauteed my veggies in what was left. Yum!

mandalinn82
01-26-2012, 02:33 PM
How funny, a very similar soup is on my menu for tonight. I love that soup! And I usually use kale now, too...holds up better than the spinach.

B - 1 egg, 3 egg white, scrambled with spinach and half an ounce of RF cheddar, 1 slice wheat toast, 1 sliced kiwi
S - Yogurt w/ blueberries, whole grain cereal
L - WW Spaghetti with tomato sauce and lean beef meatballs, side salad
S - Apple w/ cheddar
S - Protein Shake
D - Cranberry bean, sausage, and kale soup (our farmer's market has a stall that has dried cranberry beans, so I picked up a bag of those - otherwise, it's just about the same recipe).
S - NSA Ice Cream

E - 75 min incline trainer, 45 min yoga, dog walk.

Glory87
01-26-2012, 04:06 PM
How do cranberry beans taste?

mandalinn82
01-26-2012, 04:38 PM
A lot like white beans, but with a more toothsome sort of texture and a slightly nuttier taste. They come out firmer after cooking and are slightly larger. They're also known as Borlotti beans.

silverbirch
01-26-2012, 05:39 PM
Hmm. Thanks, Amanda. I know borlotti beans and, I agree, they do go well with good sausage and kale. I find I don't want to eat too many of them, though, which is probably good.

Megan1982
01-27-2012, 09:20 AM
Thanks all, the soup is definitely on the docket for Sunday. I've only seen pictures of how pretty cranberry beans are, never seen them IRL. I have < 2 cups of Bob's red mill 15 (13?) bean soup mix left, and will top off the 2 c with dried chickpeas. I'm trying to use up odds and ends I already have - as I said the venison sausage was gifted to me and has been sitting in the freezer for a while, waiting for me to figure out what to do with it, and kale is in the garden ready for harvest.

Back OP yesterday, and the scale that went up has come back down. ;)

Friday plan:
B - 1/3 c oatmeal, cinnamon, 1/2 small banana, 1 T. dark chocolate pb, 1 c skim milk, coffee w 1 T h&h
L - 1.5 c chili, 2/3 c. frozen vegetable mix
D - pita pizza, salad w 1 T light dressing
S's - orange, 6 oz lf yogurt, homemade larabar, tea, dark chocolate vitatop
E - walked the a little over an hour, somewhere between 3-3.5 miles I'd guess

paperclippy
01-27-2012, 10:22 AM
Attempt to account for my business trip:

Wednesday:
B - little bit of oatmeal, some melon, small raisin bran w/skim milk
L - chicken breast w/some kind of fajita spice, veggies, little bit of rice
S - some kind of peanut butter chocolate cheesecake (yummy, but decadent -- I should have eaten more lunch so I wasn't hungry!)
D - work banquet - 1 beer, 1 glass of wine; 1 beef wellington bite, 1 chicken pastry bite, 2 bacon-wrapped shrimp bites; salad w/cucumber, beets, tomato, balsamic, roll, small piece of salmon, small piece of chicken w/mushrooms, little bit of mashed potatoes, little bit of orzo
E - 25 min wog, 20 min 3:2 run:walk

Thursday:
B - three blueberry scones, a little bit of fruit
L - grilled chicken w/lettuce and tomato on wheat roll, potato chips
D - @airport - salad w/jerk chicken and candied walnuts
E - none

Friday (back home!):
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - I don't remember, it was some variety of leftovers
D - meatloaf, baked sweet potato, broccoli
S - cake
E - wog, dog walk

Glory87
01-27-2012, 04:42 PM
Thursday
B - Chobani 2% mango yogurt

L - big salad with green leaf lettuce/red leaf lettuce, left over chicken parmesan, grape tomatoes, carrots, crispy onions, a little lite ceasar dressing

no snack, very long dentist appointment

D - bowl of bean, kale, sausage soup

Friday
B - 2 scrambled eggs, salsa, sliced grape tomatoes, kale

L - big salad with green leaf lettuce/red leaf lettuce, left over chicken parmesan, grape tomatoes, carrots, crispy onions, a little lite ceasar dressing

S - pinata apple

D - going to my friend Amanda's. She said she is making dinner, I told her I am watching what I eat! So...will just plan on NOT DRINKING and eating a small portion of whatever she makes. I'm sure it will be fine.

Ended up doing pretty well for dinner, which is good because I have a tendency to go crazy in social situations. We made home made pizza on whole wheat boboli crust. Pizza sauce, onions, black olives, sun dried tomato (in oil), a little low fat mozarella. I had 3 pieces. We also had veggies/dip with lite sour cream/lipton onion soup mix. We watched Paranormal Activity 3 and split a bag of microwave popcorn (was not the lite kind, didn't look at calories, not going to sweat it).

silverbirch
01-27-2012, 05:10 PM
I will try posting here as I need to cut the amount of food down. Whilst making the tea is the danger time.

Fruit tea to wake up with. Multi-vitamin. Anti-histamine. Joint mumbo jumbo pill.

B - 4 tbsp muesli, tbsp low fat cottage cheese, large pinch of wheatgerm, tbsp berries, skimmed milk. Coffee w full fat milk. NB wondering about cutting down to 3 tbsp muesli.

S - apple, few prawns, cc

L - salad, tin of mackerel, 3 oatcakes

S - apple, pnb NB I should measure this pnb if I'm going to have it.

S - 2 saffron buns. ERROR ERROR

T - small portion salmon and spinach lasagne.

Rather a fishy day and it will help my brain. See you tomorrow.

Glory87
01-27-2012, 05:24 PM
Chew gum while cooking. Really helps me!

silverbirch
01-27-2012, 05:46 PM
Thanks, Glory. I tried that for a while but my dentist told me not to use gum as it encourages my mouth to be working. I could put in my night guard (against grinding damage) though. Thanks. Talking it over really helps!

I came back to say (1) there were a couple of SF hot chocolates in there and (2) I might swap my L for my afternoon S on the nights when I'm in charge of food. Don't know. I'll think about it.

Megan1982
01-28-2012, 11:36 AM
Glad you've joined us, silver! I usually post my plan for the day, which sometimes is pretty set and other times a little less (like my dinner tonight), and the next day I go back to edit what really happened. Not that you must follow my example. :p

Saturday plan:
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, egg sandwich = light English muffin + large egg with a bit of spinach scrambled in
L - veggie burger on ww bun, frozen veggies or carrots
S - grapefruit, yogurt
D - Dinner at a friend's. I will let this be my "indulgent meal + 1 day I get to drink alcohol of the week", but I must stay under 2000 cals for the day and drink no more than 2 beers or 2 beverages.
Edit: Dinner included 2 beers, 1/2 slice Italian herb bread, 4 coconut shrimp, 2 bacon-wrapped shrimp, 8 scampi shrimp w 1/2 c spaghetti, 1/2 c very cheesy cheese grits, salad and 1 T Ken's Greek dressing
I guestimated with Fitday's help that this was 1100 calories with the beer. Hmm... hoped to not eat quite so much but since I didn't eat much earlier I came in at 1780 cals for the day. What is weird is that it was a lot of food, but I didn't feel anywhere near stuffed, barely registered as "full". Makes me think about my perceptions of "full" which I realize have always been skewed. I can't always trust my body in this respect.
E - 50 minutes elliptical, walked dog ~3 miles

silverbirch
01-28-2012, 05:28 PM
Megan - If the household gets up a head of steam we'll have a weekly plan in place. Otherwise I'll be building the plan and my post on the BlackBerry as I go through the day. And then I'll post about the time I roll into bed.

Saturday

0630 Fruit tea to wake up with. Multi-vitamin. Anti-histamine. Joint mumbo jumbo pill.

0730 B - 3 tbsp muesli, tbsp low fat cottage cheese, tsp wheatgerm, tbsp berries, skimmed milk. Coffee w full fat milk.

1030 S - 2 dsp berries, 2 tbsp 2% Total yoghurt (Fage)

1300 L - left-over salmon & spinach lasagne, watercress, carrot

1330 SF hot chocolate

1600 S - small berries smoothie, 4 small brazil nuts. (I looked at the last two nuts in the jar and left them for someone else. Such a good feeling!)

1730 Cut up some veg for the SO who is in charge of tea but is currently involved in a friendly shoving match with the DB on the lawn in the twilight. I put in my mouth guard and I did not nibble. Another good feeling.

1800 T - king prawn & ginger stir fry (carrot, celery, onion, yellow pepper) with soba. I added soy sauce.

That's it now. Another fishy day (followed by a The Blue Planet dvd, Megan!) See you tomorrow.

Glory87
01-28-2012, 08:34 PM
B - 2 scrambled eggs, salsa, sliced grape tomatoes, kale

L - went to Luke's. Ordered off the 500 calorie menu - char grilled tri tip, green beans, started with a little house salad, fat free ceasar on the side

S - tall non fat latte

S - pinata apple

D - Applebee's Garlic Sirloin, spinach, oven potatoes (450 calories), cup of tomato bisque. The oven potatoes were pretty blah and yucky, so didn't eat them. Apparently, the soup had 260 calories (for tomato soup, really?) so I didn't do as well today as I had hoped.

Megan1982
01-29-2012, 10:14 AM
Sunday plan:
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, egg sandwich = light English muffin + large egg with a bit of spinach scrambled in, plus 1 T. grated parmesan (delicious addition!)
L - veggie burger on ww bun, salad w 1 T light dressing
S - hm larabar
D - sausage, kale, and bean soup, orange for dessert
E - about 5 mile walk w the dog
ETA: Woke up at 3 am unable to sleep, and hungry (though that's not why I couldn't sleep). Ate a Dr. Kracker cracker, 2 T. hm hummus, and a small apple, read for a while, went back to sleep.

silverbirch
01-29-2012, 05:17 PM
Sunday

0730 Fruit tea to wake up with. Multi-vitamin. Anti-histamine. Joint mumbo jumbo pill.

0730 B - 4 tbsp muesli, tbsp low fat cottage cheese, tsp wheatgerm, skimmed milk. Coffee w skimmed milk.
*Have run out of full fat milk. Skimmed is just not the same in coffee.

1100 S - apple, 4 walnut halves, SF hot chocolate.
*I considered having 5 walnuts but thought that would slow down my progress. Good feeling.

1200 Small glass of full fat milk to take ibuprophen with.

1300 L - sardine al limone (this is a tin of sardines in olive oil with a slice of lemon), 3 oatcakes, salad (carrot, red pepper).
*At the time, I thought I could have just had two oatcakes perhaps. Later, I realised that I was too full to need a snack at 1530. I only felt hungry at 1700 and by that time it was almost time for tea (made by the SO so I wasn't near any food).

1330 SF hot chocolate

1800 T - lamb korma (made with yoghurt not cream), brown rice and peas.

All in all, a good day, if a little low on veg. I've realised that sometimes I eat very little wheat. Interesting as some people seem to be adversely affected by it.

See you tomorrow.

Glory87
01-29-2012, 09:03 PM
B - 2 scrambled eggs, sliced grape tomatoes, kale, salsa

L - the last of the white bean, kale, sausage soup

S - small, home-made muffin (made with canned pumpkin and a box of spice cake mix)

D - Pat & Oscars -had the small BBQ chicken salad (the website said 1/2 of a small is 320 calories - ugh). I got the ranch, BBQ on the side, no cheese and asked for the tortilla strips on the side, sprinkled on a few. Pretty confident I got the calorie count down to 500 or so.

mandalinn82
01-30-2012, 03:12 AM
Saturday -
B - 1 slice WW toast with peanut butter and banana
S - 150 cals of trail mix
L - Asian Chicken Slaw from TJs (seriously. Obsessed).
S - English muffin with 1 oz chicken, 1 oz mozzarella, tomato sauce (toasted)
D - Homemade BBQ chicken pizza w/ whole wheat crust, salad w/ light dressing
S - NSA Ice Cream
E - We were moving all day, cleaning and chores in the morning, doing lots of nursery prep in the afternoon.

Sunday -
B - 2 sl bacon, 1 serving WW Pumpkin pancakes
L - Popeyes (was running errands with my dad and he loves it there) 1 chicken breast, small mashed potatoes, green beans. I took off about half the skin on the chicken.
D - Rotisserie chicken, 1 baked small Yukon Gold potato with 1 tbsp light sour cream, steamed broccoli, baked carrots.
S - 1/4 cup homemade bread pudding (Portuguese sweet bread, egg, a little nonfat milk, cinnamon, some Splenda), 1/2 cup NSA Ice cream
E - More running around, home improvement, etc. For all the exercise I do on week days, it's the WEEKENDS that really wear me out.

Megan1982
01-30-2012, 09:26 AM
Next time I go to visit my DS I will have to try this Asian chicken slaw! I live hundreds of miles from a TJ's, she's 1 mile away.

Monday plan
B - coffee w 1 T. h&h, oatmeal (1/3 c oats, 1/2 c skim milk, 1/2 small banana, 1 T ground flax seeds, 1/2 lg egg, 1 t agave nectar, cinnamon, 1/4 oz pecans)
L - sausage, white bean, & kale soup, salad w 1 T light dressing
S's as needed - 6 oz lf yogurt, hm larabar, grapefruit, added Dr. Kracker cracker and 1 T hm hummus bc I was starving while waiting for dinner to be finished (ate at 8:15 PM - the horror!)
D - change of plan - BF smoked a chicken so I ate about 6 oz of meat with no skin (did I mention I was hungry?), roasted brussel sprouts w 1 t. canola oil
E - 40 minutes stairmaster, 2 mile walk with dog

Megan1982
01-30-2012, 09:27 AM
For all the exercise I do on week days, it's the WEEKENDS that really wear me out.

I can relate! I always think I have less to do that during the week, yet end up more tired.

paperclippy
01-30-2012, 12:53 PM
Weekend catch-up...

Saturday:
B - I don't remember but probably oatmeal?
L - leftover meatloaf, sweet potato
S - atkins bar
D - @restaurant - two pcs bread w/oil/vinegar, glass of wine, half bowl of tomato bread soup, two meatballs, couple bits of DH's salad, about 3/4 of my fettuccine w/butternut squash and sausage, half a tiramisu
E - dog walk

Sunday:
B - greek yogurt
L - banana
S - bread, leftovers from previous night's dinner
D - potato sausage mushroom gratin
S - peanut m&m's
E - dog walk

Monday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, banana, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover gratin, broccoli, carrots; fruit salad
S - two pb cookies :o
D - chicken tamale casserole, salad w/lf dressing
E - PM wog

silverbirch
01-30-2012, 06:23 PM
Monday

0615 Fruit tea to wake up with. Multi-vitamin. Anti-histamine. Joint mumbo jumbo pill.

0630 B - 3 tbsp muesli, tbsp summer fruits, tbsp low fat cottage cheese, tsp wheatgerm, skimmed milk. Coffee w full fat milk. Small glass of milk to take ibuprophen.

1030 S - apple, hard-boiled egg

1245 L - tin of mackerel, 3 oatcakes, salad (carrot, red pepper, celery).

1315 SF hot chocolate

1615 small glass of milk to take ibuphrofen. SF hot chocolate. Apple, 8 hazelnuts.

Mouth guard in. This is such an effective thing to do.

1800 T - beef korma (made with yoghurt not cream), brown rice, dahl, salad (sugar snap peas, cucumber).
Last night's was also beef not lamb korma. Attention wandered.

Another good day. I am so pleased the way this is working for me. I keep the post to you all updated on my BlackBerry (which keeps you and your struggles and achievements in my mind - solidarity!) and then post at the end of the day. I also look at my food log more objectively and analytically, like I do yours.

See you tomorrow. :wave:

Glory87
01-31-2012, 01:49 AM
Monday

B - chobani pineapple yogurt

L - bowl of beef barley soup

S - apple

D - medium sized baked sweet potato, huge pile of roasted brussel sprouts

Megan1982
01-31-2012, 08:00 AM
Glad it's working for you Silver!

Tuesday plan
B - coffee w 1 T. h&h, oatmeal (1/3 c oats, 1/3 c skim milk, 1/2 small banana, 1 T ground flax seeds, 1/2 lg egg, cinnamon, 1 T raisins), 1 c skim milk
L - veggie burger on light ww bun, roasted brussel sprouts w 1 t. canola oil
S's as needed - 6 oz lf yogurt, 2 small apples
D - sausage, white bean, & kale soup, 1 Dr. Cracker cracker, 1 T. dark chocolate peanut butter
E - 3 mile walk with dog
2 AM snack - yet again couldn't sleep. 1 c skim milk, 2 T dark chocolate peanut butter. I don't think I ate enough fat on Tuesday.

paperclippy
01-31-2012, 09:20 AM
Tuesday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover sausage potato gratin and veggies
D - spaghetti w/sauce, veggies, cheese; salad w/italian; spoon of PB
E - none

silverbirch
01-31-2012, 05:48 PM
Tuesday

0615 Fruit tea to wake up with. Multi-vitamin. Anti-histamine. Joint mumbo jumbo pill. Ibuprophen.

0630 B - 3 tbsp muesli, tbsp summer fruits, tbsp low fat cottage cheese, tsp wheatgerm, skimmed milk. Coffee w full fat milk.

1030 S - apple, hard-boiled egg

1300 L - sardine al limone, 3 oatcakes, salad (celery, sugar snap peas, mushroom).

1335 SF hot chocolate

1545 Apple, 10 cashews. And a few prawns. Pot of rooibosch tea.

Mouth guard in. Great relief when I did this. Despite being surrounded by food, there is no danger of nibbling. I can concentrate on the job in hand.

1900 T - lamb stew (with carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms), dahl, new potatoes, broccoli.

E - 2 x 20 min brisk walks.

Another good day. I am starting to look for a drop in weight.

See you tomorrow.

Glory87
01-31-2012, 10:25 PM
Tuesday

B - pineapple Chobani yogurt

L - big salad - green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, shredded carrots, grape tomatoes, red cabbage, BBQ chicken, a little fat free ranch, tortilla strips

S - apple

D -hamburger patty, green beans

Exercise - 3.5 miles, 380 calories burned (per the machine)

Megan1982
02-01-2012, 09:13 AM
I'm so excited! I lost 4 lbs in January! This is working!

Wed plan
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, 1 c skim milk, oatmeal (1/3 c oats, small banana, 1/2 oz walnuts, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder bc I'm so tired of my breakfast not lasting me til lunch)
L - sandwich stuff that will be provided, I will probably have a little extra (lean) meat and a slice of cheese because the only other food provided will be chips. I did bring a small apple and some almonds for emergency.
D - sausage, bean and kale soup, salad or roasted brussel sprouts
E - walk with dog

paperclippy
02-01-2012, 02:24 PM
Great job Megan!

Wednesday:
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, apple, walnuts, skim milk
L - leftover gratin and veggies
S - atkins bar if necessary
D - will be either chicken broccoli casserole, ma po tofu, or middle eastern chicken
E - yoga at lunchtime, planning a wog this afternoon

paperclippy
02-01-2012, 02:35 PM
Oops, it's February! I made us a new thread: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/living-maintenance/251991-no-excuses-food-log-february.html

silverbirch
02-01-2012, 05:51 PM
Well done, Megan. This is what we like.

Tuesday

0615 Fruit tea to wake up with. Multi-vitamin. Anti-histamine. Joint mumbo jumbo pill. Ibuprophen.

0630 B - 3 tbsp muesli, tbsp summer fruits, tbsp low fat cottage cheese, tsp wheatgerm, skimmed milk. Coffee w full fat milk.

1020 S - apple, hard-boiled egg. SF hot chocolate.

Mouth guard in.

1300 L - sardine al limone, 3 oatcakes, salad (celery, sugar snap peas, mushroom).

1335 SF hot chocolate

1615 Apple, 8 walnuts. And a few prawns. Pot of rooibosch tea. Also a "rock crystal cake" which the SO's Chinese teacher brought all the way from Xi'an. That's where those amazing terracotta warriors were found and these cakes are a speciality of the area.

1900 T - lamb stew extended with haricot beans (with carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms), new potatoes, cabbage.

E - 25 mins brisk walk; abs & yoga; .
45 mins moderate walk.

See you tomorrow.