30-Somethings - Journal 4/25 - 5/1




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Ellie120
04-25-2003, 04:56 PM
Friday 4/25/03

Guess it is my turn to start :)

Exercise

Breakfast
cottage cheese 4.5
fresh berries 3
a sprinke of lc gronola .2
coffee 2

Lunch
BK Dbl Bacon Cheeseburger (no catchup/bun) 2.5
SF ketchup 1.0
sm salad w/dressing 2.0

Snack
cheez -its 1.5
1 sf turtle candy 1.0

Dinner
salad
3 cups green leaf/romaine 1.2
chopped chicken 0
egg .6
2 slices bacon .3
almond accents 2
ceasar dressing 2.0

I made a muffins using a very low carb recipe, only .33 per muffin! I used lemon extract and they came out really good!

3 muffins :eek: Only a little over 1 carb for all three :D


Rabbit
04-26-2003, 02:55 PM
Thanks Ellie! I forgot and started Friday on last week's post.

FRIDAY 4/25/03

EXERCISE
20 minutes bike
20 minutes treadmill
20 minutes weights

BREAKFAST
egg = 2
bread = 2
jam = 1

LUNCH
Wendy's spicy chicken = 8

SNACK
1.5 bagel = 6

DINNER
pizza = 12
salad = 0
parmesan = 1

DAILY TOTAL = 32
WEEKLY POINTS BANKED = 0
WEEKLY ACTIVITY BANKED = 0

Reflections ~ had the hungries today. Ate all my points and also my activity points.

Rabbit
04-26-2003, 02:57 PM
SATURDAY 4/26/03

I think today's word(s) will be: MINDFUL EATING

EXERCISE
20 minutes bike

BREAKFAST
oatmeal = 2
sugar = .5
berries = .5
micro bacon = 2

SNACK
bites dh's bunny = 4
nuts = 3

LUNCH
salad = 0
parmesan = 1

DINNER
chicken = 3
fast food fries = 3
corn = 1
bun = 1
hot dog = 4

m&m = 5

DAILY TOTAL = 30
WEEKLY POINTS BANKED = 0
WEEKLY ACTIVITY BANKED = 0


Ellie120
04-26-2003, 03:37 PM
Saturday 4/26/03

I ordered some very low carb flour (wheat protein Isolate) and have been experienting :)

Exercise
20 minutes elliptical
weight training
legs & arms

Breakfast
sm coffee 2.0
2 lc pancakes 3.0 (best tasting ones yet!)
SF Log Cabin syrup 0
3 hot sausage patties 1.0

snack
muffin .33

Dinner
steak omlette at IHOP (minus the hash browns & pancakes) 5-6

Snack
1 turtle 1
SF jello 3

Rabbit
04-27-2003, 09:05 PM
SUNDAY 4/27/03

EXERCISE
20 minutes biking

BREAKFAST
egg = 2
bread = 2
jam = 1

BRUNCH
sausage gravy = 9
bread = 1

DINNER
soup = 4
salad = 0
parmesan = 1

SNACK
crackers = 6

DAILY TOTAL = 26
WEEKLY POINTS BANKED = 1
WEEKLY ACTIVITY BANKED = 3

Reflections ~ had to be especially careful in the evening as I had that big point brunch.

Ellie120
04-28-2003, 12:30 PM
Monday 4/28/03

I think I may have gone over my carb count a little yesterday. Made lasagna using spagetti squash in place of noodles and it was good but I think the carb count was higher than I anticipated. Today is a new day :)

Exercise
walked 45 minutes
gym
15 minutes bike
30 minutes elliptical
weights - back/chest/shoulders
did Dips today......OMG! will be a miricle if I can move tomorrow :D

Breakfast
coffee 2.0
flax hot cereal 3.5 (this is really good!)

Lunch
cottage cheese 5.0
fresh berries 2.5
lc gronola .5
2 muffins .70

snack
pumpkin seeds 2.0

Dinner
Salad
3 cups romaine/green leaf 1.2
chopped chicken thighs (2) 0
2 hardboiled eggs 1.2
almond accents 2.5
cesear dressing 2.5 (used alot!)

Dessert
mixed fresh berries w/sour cream 4.0

Rabbit
04-28-2003, 01:24 PM
Ellie - how much protein do you try to have per day (and per meal) while watching your carbs?

MONDAY 4/28/03

My phrase for the day is a new way I'd like to try to look at things. "POINTS = DOLLARS". I would not spend more dollars than I had, there are things I don't have enough money for that I might like to buy. So I want to focus on looking at points this way.

EXERCISE
20 minute treadmill
20 minutes bike
10 minutes easy walking
28 minutes weights

BREAKFAST
egg = 2
bread = 2
jam = 1

LUNCH
soup = 4
salad = 0
parmesan = 1
nuts = 15

DINNER
veggie soup = 2
crackers = 2

SNACK
salty mix = ??

DAILY TOTAL = ??

Reflections ~ well today I way overspent my dollars. I have thrown out the remainder of the salty mix. It was totally the thing I guard against - mindless eating. :(

Ellie120
04-28-2003, 02:35 PM
Rabbit - I like the points=dollars thing, you are so right! I will give it a try too :) To answer your question about the protein/carbs, in the book Protein Power you do a series of calculations which will determine your lean body weight, ideal weight, etc. For me, based on my lean body mass, I must consume a minimum of 68 grams of protein to maintain my lean body mass. I can have more than that but that is my minimum. After calculating over the course of several days I figured that I am getting that much and probably was all along so I am not counting anymore. The carbs went up a bit to 30 per day. I try to average it out as much as possible so it is 7-10 carbs per meal, closer to the 7 mark if you want snacks that have carbs. I can have a more fruit choices on this plan but usually just stick to berries since I love them and they are the lowest in carbs and on the gylcimic (spell?) index.

Ellie

Rabbit
04-29-2003, 01:21 PM
Ellie - thanks for the info on your grams of protein/day. DS and I were just discussing the protein thing and I had no idea.

TUESDAY 4/29/03

Phrase: POINTS = DOLLARS

EXERCISE
20 minute hard biking
10 minutes hard treadmill
cool down
weights, 20 minutes

BREAKFAST
oatmeal = 2
sugar = .5
berries = .5
bacon = 2

LUNCH
veggie soup = 1
crackers = 1
1/2 raisin bagel = 2

DINNER
soup = 1
crackers = 1
salad = 0
parmesan = 1
pizza = 8

DAILY TOTAL = 20 :eek: :D

Reflections ~ FINALLY! A good day. I was a little under points, but had plenty to eat. And considering how much over I was the day before, I think I'm fine.

Ellie120
04-29-2003, 08:00 PM
Tuesday 4/29/03

Exercise
My day off :) I am sooo sore from yesterday :tired:

Breakfast
2 cups coffee 4.0
2 lc rye bread toasted 6.0

Too nervous to eat :)

Dinner

Ellie120
04-29-2003, 11:57 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ellie120
[B]Tuesday 4/29/03

Exercise
My day off :) I am sooo sore from yesterday :tired:

Breakfast
2 cups coffee 4.0
2 lc rye bread toasted 6.0

Too nervous to eat :)

Late afternoon
chicken pita pocket from Jack in the Box-pocket 4.0

I MUST CONFESS!!!!! I ate two of DD's seasoned curly fries BOY WERE THEY GOOD!!! That is the second time since Jan that I cheated with a no no food ....but I stayed in control :D

Dinner
hot flax cereal 3.0

mixed berries /w sour cream 4.0

Rabbit
04-30-2003, 10:58 AM
Ellie - well, you stayed in control, isn't that what counts?

WEDNESDAY 4/30/03

Phrase: POINTS = DOLLARS

EXERCISE
20 minutes hard bike
20 minutes hard treadmill
no weights - day off :)

BREAKFAST
egg = 2
bread = 2
jam = 1

LUNCH
veggie soup = 1
crackers = 1
1/2 raisin bagel = 2

DINNER
baked fish = 3
bun = 2
asparagus = 0
peas = 1
pineapple = 2

SNACK
kettle corn = 4

DAILY TOTAL = 21 :)

Reflections ~ two good days in a row! I'm on a roll . . .

Ellie120
04-30-2003, 01:51 PM
Wednesday 4/30/03

Can't believe April is over already :o

Exercise
walked 45 minutes
33 minutes elliptical
weights - legs/arms

Breakfast
coffee 2.0
cottage cheese 4.0
fresh berries 2.5
2 tsps lc granola .25
3 flax muffins 1.0

Lunch
hot wings & blue cheese dressing 3.0
broccoli w/lite salt 3.0

Snack
lc Lemon cookie 1.0
pumpkin seeds 1.5

Dinner
2 lc rye bread 6.0
2 slices HB Salami 0
1 slice pepper jack cheese .3
lettuce .2
mustard 0

mixed berries w/sour cream 3.5

Rabbit
05-01-2003, 01:49 PM
THURSDAY 5/1/03

Phrase: POINTS = DOLLARS

EXERCISE
10 - 15 minutes walking
weights w/trainer

BREAKFAST
oatmeal = 2
sugar = .5
berries = .5
micro bacon = 2

LUNCH
soup = 1
crackers = 1

SNACK
ff pudding = 1

DINNER
fish = 3
bun = 2
corn = 1
potato = 3
mandarin oranges = 3

SNACK
ff pudding (2) = 3

DAILY TOTAL = 23 :D

Reflections ~ 3 good days in a row!

Ellie120
05-01-2003, 03:30 PM
Thursday 5/1/03

Exercise
walked 45 minutes

Breakfast
coffee 2.0
hot cereal 3.0
1 muffin .33

Snack
1 muffin .33

Lunch
Frozen Beef/Broccoli LC dinner I found at Walmart 5.0
salad w/ceasar dressing 2.0

Snack
1 muffin .33

Dinner
2 scrambled eggs 1.2
smoked hot sausage 3.0
1 rye bread toasted w/butter 3.0
diet rite 0

mixed berries w/sour cream 4.0