Living Maintenance - January Food Planning & Accountability Thread?

Shannon in ATL
01-07-2013, 02:28 PM
Any interest in a food accountability thread? We used to do one combined with exercise, but the 'maintainers moving...' threads are fantastic.

I'll put in my day today and see if anyone wants to join. :)

Monday January 7:
Breakfast - greek yogurt w/ honey and pomegranate, coffee w/ 1 tsp sugar & 1 tbsp creamer
Lunch - smoothie (yogurt, protein powder, banana, frozen fruit)
Snack - string cheese, orange
Dinner - broiled cod, corn on the cob, steamed broccoli and carrots, glass of wine
Snack - 50 calories of peppermint bark
Total: 1399

Exercise - 20 min bodyweight circuit, 30 min elliprical

01-07-2013, 03:30 PM
I do, although I have a hard time figuring out calories in things I cook unless the recipe gives the nutritional information.

Breakfast: 1/2 c acorn squash w/ 1 tsp. maple syrup, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 salmon burger (280 calories)

Lunch: Protein shake w/soy milk and berries (300 cal)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42 cal)

Dinner: Parmasan fish (300), brussel sprouts w/bacon (200 cal), 2/3 c wine (131 cal), salad w/1/2 tsp oil/vinegar

Total: 1350 app.

Exercise: 15 min. HIIT elliptical, 45 min. circuit weight training, 5 min. stretching

Shannon in ATL
01-07-2013, 03:33 PM
Hey Sheila!

How did you prepare your acorn squash?

01-07-2013, 04:29 PM
I always like this idea... thanks for starting the thread...

Breakfast : I don't eat breakfast... I'm IF'ing... so moving on...

Lunch : Omelette with sautéed red, yellow, and orange bell pepper and scallion with a salad

Snacks : a handful of almonds and some fruit

Dinner : A large salad with avocado... Poached wild salmon and haricot vert with a Myer lemon vinegarette

Treat : A few squares of Green & Black's organic dark chocolate

Exercise : 6 mile run

Calories : 1800 approximately


Shannon in ATL
01-07-2013, 04:32 PM
Hey Trip! I love that Green & Black's chocolate, it is hard to find around me.

01-07-2013, 04:47 PM
Hi Shannon... Sometimes I wish it was harder for me to find... I swear that stuff just jumps in my cart while I'm not looking... Lol... :D

Shannon in ATL
01-08-2013, 03:55 PM
Monday came in fabulous at 1399, 50 calories under my initial target.

Today is going to be a challenge. DH and I have a movie date, so I'm likely eating popcorn for dinner. I've talked to our theater manager and they use no trans fat canola oil and use very little, we never get butter. Salt will be high but the rest should be manageable.

Tuesday Jan 8:
Breakfast - greek yogurt w/ honey and pomegranate, 1/2 nonfat caramel machiatto
Lunch - grilled chicken breast & grapefruit tossed in red pepper
Snack - string cheese
Dinner - popcorn
Snack - depends. May have alight dinner after the movie, may not.
Projected total w/o dinner after: 1055. This allows me some wiggle room for a snack.

Exercise - 45 mins elliptical, 10 min stretching, 5 min shoulder flexibility exercise already done!

01-08-2013, 04:21 PM
Hi everyone... Hope everyone's day is going well... I'm busy working from home today... So today is all about CONVENIENCE... So I'm ordering in...

Breakfast : No Breakfast... IF'ing...

Lunch : Take out assorted sashimi and seaweed salad with avocado... took the stairs instead of the elevator and ran out to get it myself, so 20mins of brisk walking and some much needed fresh air!

Snacks : Protein smoothie with some fruit and almond butter... Maybe a handful of nuts and probably another piece of fruit at some point during my eating window...

Dinner : Really big dinner salad (not sure what I'll have for the lean protein on it) from one of my friends restaurants very close by... the chef and I are on a first name basis, so he knows what I like...

Exercise : 30 min speed workout on the treadmill at home... 4 miles total... And I'll do a little yoga on my own and lift a few dumbells... just because they've been collected dust lately... lol...

Treat : I have some really good chocolate from Belgium that has been hidden away that has been calling my name since before the holidays... So I'll probably answer that call at some point later... ;)

Total calories : 2000 - 2200? approximately...

And because of my schedule today the kitchen will be closing by 10pm tonight... :)

01-08-2013, 07:44 PM
Shannon, I'm a minimalist. I just bake the squash--no butter, nothing. I can eat it with nothing on it, too, but a little maple syrup is nice.

Breakfast: turkey burger, 1/2 grapefruit, 1/4 c. sweet potato (290 cal)

Lunch: 1 1/2 c homemade turkey soup, small salad with 1 Tbl. homemade balsamic vinagrette (300 cal?)

Snack: 1 celery stalk with 2 Tbl peanut butter (205 cal)

Dinner: turkey enchiladas (turkey, corn tortillas, homemade gluten-free sauce, salad w/ 1 Tbl. vinagrette, 2/3 c wine (450 cal?)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42)

Total: about 1300 maybe? 1400?

Shannon in ATL
01-09-2013, 12:47 PM
Well, I ended up having dinner out after the movie after all. Made good choices and I believe I came in at around 1800 for the day.

Wednesday Jan 9:
Breakfast - greek yogurt w/ honey and pomegranate, coffee w/ 1 tbsp cream & 1 tsp raw sugar
Lunch - grilled chicken sandwich
Snack - string cheese
Dinner - grilled seafood skewer with salmon, sole, scallops, veggies and about three spoons of rice, glass of wine
Snack - dinner might be late, if so then no snack. If not, a small piece of candy at 150 cals or less.
Projected total: 1250 without evening snack, 1400 with.

Exercise - might be off today, depends on how sore I am when I get home.

01-09-2013, 01:26 PM
Thursday, January 8:

-Plain 2% Fage Greek yogurt
-6" chicken breast sub from Subway with sweet onion dressing, Swiss cheese, spinach, onions & banana peppers on Honey Wheat.

-Couple little spoonfuls of peanut butter (I couldn't wait!)
-Broiled salmon with champagne dill mustard sauce
-Homemade "utica greens" style kale with parmesan cheese, olive oil, pepper flakes, lime juice
-Neapolitan ice cream sandwich
-Slice of mom's banana bread

Shannon in ATL
01-09-2013, 01:54 PM
Krampus, tell me more about the 'utica greens' style kale, did you toss it all together raw or sautee it? I guess I could google 'utica greens'. :)

Oh, I found it! That looks awesome.

01-09-2013, 02:52 PM
Breakfast: 3/4 c acorn squash w/.5 Tbl. maple syrup, 1 salmon burger, 1/2 grapefruit (300 cal)

Lunch: Turkey avocado salad (313 cal)

Snack: protein shake w/berries and soy milk (300 cal)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42 cal)

Dinner: orange ginger chicken breast, salad w/ homemade vinagrette, 2/3 c wine (450 cal?)

Total: 1400 or so?

Exercise: 10 min HIIT elliptical, 35 min. circuit weight lifting, 1 hr. TRX class (Note to self: Never, ever take a TRX class in the evening after doing a circuit in the morning. Ow, ow, ow.)

01-10-2013, 03:11 PM
Breakfast: turkey burger, 1/4 c sweet potato, 1/2 grapefruit (286 cal)

Lunch: turkey enchilada, 2 oz. Greek yogurt (300 cal)

Snack: celery and peanut butter (205 cal)

Dinner: spaghetti w/meat sauce, 1 cup homemade vegetable soup, 2/3 c wine (500 cal?)

2 Hershey kisses (42 cal)

Total: 1350?

Exercise: 30 min elliptical

01-10-2013, 04:55 PM
Krampus, tell me more about the 'utica greens' style kale, did you toss it all together raw or sautee it? I guess I could google 'utica greens'. :)

Oh, I found it! That looks awesome.

It was sauteed...with a lot of oil, and a lot of Kraft parmesan cheese. :P

Shannon in ATL
01-11-2013, 01:39 PM
Wednesday is when the strep hit, so I had yogurt and tea for dinner. Ended with about 1065 calories. Thursday I had chicken soup and tea for lunch and more yogurt for dinner. 565 calories. Today I've had tomato soup, green tea. Makes it easy to plan when you don't want to eat. :)

01-11-2013, 02:57 PM
Shannon :hug: The only positive to being sick is getting on the scale after and seeing a lower number most of the time. Not worth it, though.

Breakfast: 1/2 c sweet potato, 1 salmon burger, 1/2 grapefruit (300 cal)

Lunch: homemade vegetable soup, 1/2 c pumpkin (200 cal)

Snack: protein shake with strawberries and 1/2 banana, soy milk (300 cal)

Dinner: chicken stir fry, 1 glass wine (400 cal?)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42)

Total: 1300 or so?

Exercise: 15 min. HIIT, 50 minutes weight lifting circuit

01-11-2013, 06:22 PM
Hi everyone... Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well Shannon... I felt like crap yesterday and thought "Oh, NO... Here we go..." so I roasted a chicken, made some chicken soup and chicken salad with the leftovers... and did my best to stay in bed... And so far so good...

Needless to say I haven't been meal planning or running, but I think if I take it easy for another day or two hopefully, I'll be ready to get back on track...

Shannon in ATL
01-11-2013, 09:06 PM
Take care of yourself, Trip. Stuff is going around everywhere.

01-12-2013, 04:26 PM
Breakfast: sardines, 1 cup pumpkin (335 cal)

Snack: banana (105 cal)

Lunch: homemade veggie soup, 3 oz. chicken, 1 tbl. peanut butter, 1/2 c pineapple (470 cal)

Snack: 5 slices cucumber, 2 Tbl. hummus (50 cal)

Dinner: chicken thigh, salad w/balsamic vinagrette, wine (480 cal)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate candy (42 cal)

Total: around 1500?

Shannon in ATL
01-12-2013, 05:11 PM
Ended yesterday with more soup and some yogurt. So far today yogurt, banana, soup and crackers, more soup and a chocolate covered cherry. DH wants to get more calories into me today if I'm up for it. I think it's helping.

01-13-2013, 01:45 PM
Breakfast: 1 turkey burger, 1/2 c pumpkin (250 cal.)

Lunch: homemade veggie soup, 3 oz. chicken (275)

Snack: hummus, cucumber slices (130 cal)

Dinner: homemade turkey soup, wine, baked sweet potato (450 cal?)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42)

Total: about 1200?

This is my plan--will edit if anything changes.

01-14-2013, 02:13 PM
Breakfast: 1 salmon burger, 1 c pumpkin (270 cal)

Lunch: 3 oz tuna, salad, homemade dressing (200 cal)

Snack: 2 Tbl. hummus, 2 green olives (85 cal)

Dinner: chicken stir fry, wine (400 cal)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42)

Total: around 1000?

Exercise: 15 min. HIIT elliptical, 1 hour TRX class

01-14-2013, 02:32 PM
Yesterday was my "snake day" - one giant meal.

Nibble: 1 oz Jarlsberg cheese
MEAL: Cup of New England clam chowder, 6 oz grilled sirloin steak with green beans and mixed veggies, delicious brown honey wheat bread and butter. Guess which chain restaurant?
Munchies: 2 150-calorie ice cream sandwiches (heh)

Shannon in ATL
01-15-2013, 02:41 PM
Back to planning today:
Breakfast: greek yogurt w/ fruit, coffee
Snack: grapefruit
Lunch: grilled chicken sandwich
Snack: String cheese
Dinner: broiled pork chop, roasted brussels sprouts, some other veg, a glass of wine
Snack: one piece of candy or a tiny ice cream sandwich, or nothing if I'm worn out after dinner
Calories: 1100-1350 depending on evening snack

01-15-2013, 08:57 PM
Breakfast: turkey burger, 1 c. pumpkin (300 cal)

Lunch: chicken thigh, 1 c homemade veggie soup (350 cal)

Dinner: 2 chicken enchiladas, salad w/ homemade dressing, wine (500)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42 cal), 2 green olives (25)

Total: around 1200?

Exercise: dog wrangling for 6 hours

01-16-2013, 03:06 PM
Breakfast: salmon burger, 1/2 c pumpkin, some jicama (300 cal)

Lunch: 3 oz. tuna, salad, homemade dressing (200 cal)

Snack: protein shake w/berries and soymilk (325 cal)

Dinner: gluten-free spaghetti w/chicken and homemade pesto, salad w/homemade dressing, wine (500 cal)

2 Hershey dark chocolate kisses (42)

Total: about 1400?

Exercise: 30 min. elliptical, 1 hr. TRX class

Shannon in ATL
01-16-2013, 04:23 PM
No evening snack last night, smaller pork chop than I estimated and added some potatoes. 1055 calories for the day, need to do a little better today.

Breakfast: greek yogurt w/ fruit, coffee
Snack: none
Lunch: plain grilled chicken with leftover brussels sprouts and crushed pepper
Snack: protein shake I think?
Dinner: crockpot veggie soup made with suggestions from some of you guys on my FB page :), crackers or bread, glass of wine
Snack: PB graham cracker?
Cals: 1245 with the graham cracker, may change if I exclude it and go for the protein drink

01-17-2013, 11:48 AM
Hiya Shannon & others,
Thought I'd pop in your thread today being I was on posting an update today, so here is yesterdays eats for moi! :)

Breakfast: Dumped into a bowl, 1 Oikos Greek honey yogurt, a honeycrisp large apple cut up & 1/2 cup of old fashioned dry oatmeal, plus a generous amount of ground flax & cacao nibs, plus & a handful of plain almonds for extra crunch/chew factor all mixed together
Lunch: homemade thai chicken-broccoli w/peanut butter in a wrap, a juicy pear cut up into chunks & douced with cinnamon & pecans
Dinner: Sweet potatoe slathered in peanut butter, 2 chicken, pepper, onion & pineapple skewers, glass of vino & a chunk of Lindt dark chocolate with chili pepper

Shannon in ATL
01-17-2013, 01:29 PM
Wendalyn, I love sweet potato with peanut butter. I should totally have done that last night instead of the graham cracker I had. :)

Yesterday came in at 1194 calories. My crockpot vegetable soup was lovely.

Breakfast: greek yogurt w/ pomegranate, blueberries, dark chocolate chips and honey; coffee w/ 1 tsp sugar and 1 tbsp creamer
Snack: grapefruit
Lunch: veggie soup with a piece of grilled chicken
Snack: maybe a string cheese
Dinner: spaghetti with marinara sauce
Snack: don't know yet, maybe more grapefruit
Cals: 1141 without evening snack, targeting 1350 for the day.

01-17-2013, 02:34 PM
Breakfast: protein shake w/ soy milk, 1/2 banana, strawberries (325 cal)

Lunch: lentil soup, 1 dolma, tsatziki (300 cal)

Snack: smoked clams, 1/2 c pumpkin (250 cal)

Dinner: chicken thigh, rice, salad w/vinagrette, wine (450 cal)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42)

Total: 1400?

Exercise: 30 min elliptical

01-18-2013, 02:11 PM
Breakfast: pumpkin, turkey burger (300 cal)

Lunch: veggie soup, pineapple (170 cal)

Snack: smoked oysters (240 cal)

Dinner: coconut curry chicken, wine (430 cal)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42)

Total: around 1200

Exercise: 20 min HIIT elliptical, 50 min circuit weight training

01-19-2013, 12:01 PM
Breakfast: protein shake w/soy milk, berries (359 cal)

Lunch: homemade chicken soup, gluten-free muffin (700 cal)

Dinner: beef stew, wine (435 cal)

2 kisses (42)

Total: around 1550

Exercise: walking

Shannon in ATL
01-19-2013, 06:15 PM
Yesterday I ended at about 1400, today I've only had a bowl of leftover vegetable soup so far.

Breakast: coffee
Lunch: leftover vegetable soup with crackers
Dinner: turkey hot dog w/ either macaroni and cheese or roasted potatoes
Snack: probably yogurt after the hoped for exercise
Cals: haven't plotted the total yet
Exercise: planning 45 mins on the elliptical after the boys are in bed

01-20-2013, 07:38 PM
Breakfast: salmon burger, pumpkin (270 cal)

Lunch: 2 Tbl peanut butter, celery (205 cal)

Snack: hummus, cucumber slices, nonfat mocha (345 cal)

Dinner: chicken soup (250 cal)

2 Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (42 cal)

about 1150 cal

Exercise: 25 min walk in 10 degree weather--shivering burns calories, right?

Shannon in ATL
01-20-2013, 08:18 PM
1278 for Saturday.

Breakfast: greek yogurt w/ fruit, coffee
Lunch: leftover vegetable soup, 8 saltines
Snack: game time popcorn, 1 mini russel stover's santa
Dinner: either hamburger helper or lite mango tilapia from chili's or something terriblle for me since I'm now sad over the football game.
Snack: likely none, late dinner out with friends who have had to push back the time until after 8
Exercise: 30 min circuit workout, 30 min elliptical

Shannon in ATL
01-21-2013, 12:13 AM
Yeah, we ended up going out for Mexican for dinner. Today came in at around 2150 today. Meh.

Shannon in ATL
01-26-2013, 12:37 AM
Monday I went out with my friends, about 2200 I'd guess. Tuesday around 1750. Wednesday came in at 1500,, Thurs at 1075 and today at 1200ish. We have DSS this weekend so I'll have to be careful. DH is watching his eating as well, so that makes it easier for me.

Shannon in ATL
01-28-2013, 04:37 PM
The weekend went well. Back to planning for today.

Breakfast - greek yogurt w/ fruit, coffee
Snack - an unfortunately chosen snack bag of potato chips
Lunch - carrot & ginger soup w/ grilled chicken
Snack - likely nothing in penance for the chips
Dinner - ground turkey w/ peppers and onion over rice, topped with tomato & a glass of red wine
Calorie estimate: 1300

No exercise today, it is a rest day. I'm going to try to do some yoga.