I have been on and off my plan since May. I did really good for the first few months of the year but life got in the way and I lost control and have not been able to stay on track since. I have finally reached my limit and my all time highest weight (235.6). I am ready to get back on track and take better care of my body. I am totally miserable and I know that the only way to change this is to eat right and exercise and get my weight down.
I am challenging myself to stay on track one day at a time. Today is the first day and I am going to have a great day.
Here is what my day will be like...
B: Bagel thin, 1 tbsp cream cheese, coffee w/ 1/2 C skim milk (done)
L: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer, 1 pc Dove dark choc (done)
S: Clementine, banana, Yo Crunch 100 Cal Yogurt, 4 Fig Newtons, cup hot chocolate w. 1/2 C skim milk (done)
D: Progresso Heart Healthy Black Bean Soup, 1 tbs sour cream, Bagel Thin, 100 Cal Yogurt Pretzels (done)
Exercise: Walked 2 miles, Yard work
If anyone else is struggling to stay on the wagon, feel free to join me in this challenge. I need all the encouragement I can get right now. :D
12-20-2013, 07:06 PM
End of day check in:
I've made it through the first day. It was oh so hard but I hung in there and didn't buy any junk food nor did I binge today. I did a 2 mile walk and saw just how out of shape I am right now. I know that each day I work out, I will feel stronger.
B: Bagel thin w/ 1 tbsp cream cheese, banana, coffee w/ 1/2 C milk & flav creamer
L: Lean Cuisine, 100 cal pk of yogurt pretzels
D: Lean Cuisine Pizza, salad w/ dressing
S: 2 clementines, mini box raisins, 2 100 cal pringles, tea
Exercise: brief walk
12-27-2013, 07:55 PM
Hey girl! Long time no talk! I've found my way back, gosh probably after a year or so away. To say the least things have not been going well for me either. I've put back on a lot of weight.
I'm hoping to get motivated to get back on the right track again, so of course I came back to 3FC.
Saw your thread and just wanted to say way to go! You're doing great so far. =)
12-27-2013, 08:45 PM
Hi Kim :hug:
Yes it has been a while and I'm glad to see you back. It has been a rough year for me with my weight. I started a new job that is very stressful and food has been my way of dealing with it. It was so hard to get back on track but after pigging out on a cruise and being so miserably overweight, I decided that I was ready to get it together.
Just take it one meal at a time and before you know it, you'll have a day, then two, three and so on under your belt. You have been successful in the past and I know you can do it again. Let me know how your first day goes.
YOU CAN DO IT!!! :)
12-28-2013, 01:16 PM
Didn't weigh today and still doing great. I can't believe its been 9 days already. I just need to stay focused and committed.
B: Bagel thin, 1 tbsp cream cheese, tea w/honey, clementine
L: Grilled chicken, BBQ sauce, lima beans, green beans, 100 Cal Pk cookies
D: 1 bagel thin w/ 4 slices Hillshire farm ham, baby greens, 1 tsp sal dressing, 1/2 C Progresso Soup, 1 WW mini bar
S: peppermints, 1 shot pineapple rum
No workouts - will start back tomorrow. Getting over a cold.
12-29-2013, 08:27 PM
GettinFit, great job!!! :cp: My plan is very different from yours. Most of what you eat, I wouldn't be able to eat. Plus, staying on plan for me includes a cheat day each week, but I want you to know that I am following your thread here, and I am so impressed with your determination and accountability! I'm sure you are an inspiration for many, and I won't be surprised if you have quite a few join you when the new year begins! Way to go! Keep going!!! :trampo:
12-29-2013, 09:57 PM
Awhhh, Thanks Jacqui. This time around I'm taking it one day at a time. I've learned from the past that I need the daily accountability so this thread has been great for me. I have tried so many diets but this time, I'm just trying to focus on eating less and exercising. I'm sure I'll be working in some cheat days along the way too.
I hope you have a great year :D
BTW, I love your avatar!!
12-30-2013, 09:41 AM
Day 11 - 12/30/13
Weight: 225.8 - Down 4.25 inches on my waist since starting.
Each day I have felt stronger and more determined to keep going.
B: Greek yogurt, banana, coffee w/1C skim milk, flavored creamer
L: Lean Cuisine, 20 M&M mint candies
D: Grilled ckn breast, lima beans, 3 Dove chocolates
S: 1 oz nuts
Exercise: Walk for 30 mins, exercise band while sitting at my desk
12-31-2013, 09:25 AM
All is going great and I continue to feel stronger and motivated to keep going. I can't believe I'm already 12 days in and I'm so glad I didn't wait 'til the 1st to start.
B: Greek yogurt, coffee w/1 C skim milk & flavored creamer
L: Large salad w/grilled chicken breast, reg dressing
D: 3 oz peanuts, 2 shots of pineapple rum, oj
Exercise: Walked 30 mins
01-01-2014, 09:24 AM
And all is going good.
B: Rasin bran, skim milk, coffee w/1/2 C skim milk & flavored creamer
L: Home made RF Chili, Diet Fanta Orange
D: Salad & Chili
Exercise: Walked for 45 mins
01-01-2014, 10:25 AM
My 2014 Goals
1. Check in here everyday unless I am traveling and cannot access 3FC
2. Do some form or activity for 30 mins at least 5 times a week
3. Don't stress over the scale but focus on eating less & exercise
4. Try new recipes & new foods
5. Comfortably fit a size 12
6. See good blood test results
7. Stay focused and committed to this plan for the entire year
01-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Day 14 - My 2 week anniversary.
I can't believe how fast these two weeks have gone by. I am so pleased with how well I've done staying on track and on the wagon. I must continue to take it one meal at a time.
No weigh in today.
B: Coffee w/ 1/2 C Skim milk & flavored creamer, banana, clementine (forgot to bring my bagel thin)
L: Lean Cuisine, 15 Mint M&Ms
D: Chili, 2 Tbsp shredded cheese, 100 Cal Yocrunch Yogurt
S: Clementine, Pk WW Cheddar Crisps
Exercise: Walk & stairs for 30 mins
01-03-2014, 09:25 AM
Day 15 and all is good :carrot:
I had the munchies last night but I brushed my teeth and refused to eat anything after dinner.
No weigh in this morning
B: Bagel thin w/1 tbsp cream cheese, coffee w/ 1/2 C skim milk & flavored creamer
L: Cafe Steamer, 15 mint M&Ms
D: tuna on toast w/ sl cheese, 2 ww mini bars
S: pear, clementine, 1/2 c pnuts, mango rum & oj
Exercise: Walked & stairs
01-04-2014, 08:37 AM
No weigh in
Plans are in place for an op day.
B: Raisin bran, skim milk, coffee w/ 1/2 c skim milk & flav creamer
L: Rotisserie Ckn, asparagus, pk 100 Cal cookies
D: Ckn on light wheat, baby greens, Pringles
S: banana, coffee
Exercise: WW Crunch w/weighted gloves DVD
01-05-2014, 03:36 PM
B: grits w/cheese & bacon bits, 4 oz oj
L: Salmon, squash, 3 Dove Chocs, coffee
S: 2 100 Cal pks Pringles, 2 clementines, banana
D: Sandwich, 1 C Chili
01-06-2014, 10:33 AM
Day 18 of being back on the wagon
I need to work on tracking my calories now.
B: Greek yogurt, banana, coffee w/1 C skim milk & flavored creamer
L: Healthy Choice, 1 Pk 100 Cal cookies
S: 2 Clementines, 20 M&Ms, 1/2 c camarel corn
D: Salmon, squash, roasted potatoes, 100 cal pk of cookies
Exercise: Walk & stairs 30 mins
01-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Today was not a good day.
B: bagel thin, 1 tbsp cream cheese, coffee, cup skim milk
L: Healthy Choice, hot cholocate
D: P B& J sandwich, 6 pks 100 cal pringles :(
S: Peanuts - approx 2/3 C, Dove dark chocolates - 10,
Exercise - None
01-08-2014, 10:44 AM
Yesterday was my worst day. I was stuck in the house and I had the munchies. Today will be a much better day
B: Greek yogurt, clementine (wasn't hungry)
L: Taco salad w/chicken, blackbeans, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, RF sour cream, 30 M&Ms
D: P B & J Sandwich
S: Clementine, too many peanuts :(
01-08-2014, 07:38 PM
:carrot: :broc: :cb: I just thought you deserved some dancing things! I think you're doing great! Keep going! :dancer:
01-09-2014, 09:57 AM
Thank you Jacqui, I needed that :) It's hard right now but I am fighting to stay on track. I haven't been tracking Calories or Points but I really need to start doing so. I think I tend to feel more in control when I do. I so want this to be my year to reach my first weight goal of 170.
Day 21 - Start tracking calories
B: Greek yogurt (100), 2 clementines (70), hot chocolate (60)
L: Lean Cuisine (310) Pk 100 Cal cookies (100)
S: pear (100) string cheese (50) cashews (250)
D: Chili (250) 2 mini Dove dk chocs (100)
No workout today
01-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Feeling much more in control today after tracking my calories yesterday.
B: Greek yogurt (100) WW Bar (150) Coffee
L: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer (340) Pk of 100 Cal cookies (100)
S: 2 clementines (70)
Exercise: Walk & stairs
01-12-2014, 09:55 PM
Hi gettinfit - you are doing great!!! And staying so dedicated! I've been way off track, and am working on getting back on the wagon too.
01-13-2014, 12:59 PM
Hello Bonnie. I hope you're having success getting back on the wagon. It is so hard but we can do it!!!
I missed posting yesterday and Saturday but I am hanging in there. The scale seems to be stuck though. I had a huge 11 pound drop during the first week so I guess my body is still adjusting. I decided to go back to tracking WW Points as I will be joining the WW At Work program again on 2/5.
I am working on Day 25 now.
B: coffee, banana, clementine
L: Healthy Choice Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo (7pts), Pk Special K 100 Cal Blonde Brownie Bites (3pts)
D: Salmon (4pts), squash, hot chocolate (3pts)
S: Pear, baked Cheetos (4pts)
Exercise: Walk the track
01-14-2014, 09:34 AM
Yesterday was a good day and hopefully today will be too. The scale is still stuck. I need to get my exercise going again and maybe the scale will move.
B: Core Power Light Protien shake, coffee w/1 C skim milk, banana
L: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer - General Tso's Chicken, 1 sm York Peppermint patty
D: Crab salad on toast, baby greens w/reg sal dressing
S: 2 clementines, trail mix
Exercise: Walked 20 mins
B: banana, coffee
L: Lean Cuisine, 100 Cal YoCrunch Yogurt
D: Crab sal on toast, SF Jello pudding cup
S: banana, 2 clementines, trail mix
B: greek yogurt, banana, coffee
L: Lean Cuisine, SF Jello cup
S: pear, clenentine
D: Subway Salad
Walked 30 mins
01-18-2014, 03:48 PM
B: McDonald's oatmeal, coffee
L: Lean Cuisine, spinach salad
D: 3 drlummetts, grape tomatoes, 1 oz cheese, 1 meatball, 2 smokies
S: hot chocolate w/ skim milk
Exercise: WATP DVD
01-19-2014, 04:09 PM
B: 1/2 c rasin bran, cup skim milk, coffee
L: Lean Cuisine, 1 WW snack bar
S: 100 cal pk almonds, 1 Serv energy trail mix, clementine
D: Subway Salad, 6 Club Crackers, hot chocolate
Exercise: walked 45 mins
01-20-2014, 02:18 PM
B: 2/3 c grits 1 sl cheese, 1 tbsp bacon bits, coffee with 1/2 c skim milk
L: Lean Cuisine, C steamed brocoli, 1 pc Dove choc
S: Energy trail mix, 2 clementines, banana, 7 unsalted saltines
D: 1/2 sandwich (reduced sodium ham & light wheat bread) 1/4 leftover Subway salad
Exercise: walked 1 hr 15 mins.
01-20-2014, 02:32 PM
Inspiring! Just wanted to say what a great job you are doing. I am another one that just can't seem to stay on the wagon no matter what I do, and its all my fault, no one else. I want to say what a great job your doing, congratulate you and how in touch you are with what you need, what works. Stay at it, you deserve so many good things.:carrot:
01-20-2014, 09:43 PM
Thank you mainecyn. I fought to get back on the wagon since last March and in December, something finally clicked inside my head. I was so upset that another year was ending and I hadn't been successful with my weight loss. I am determined that at the end of this year, I will be much smaller.
I hope that you are able to stay on the wagon. Just challenge yourself one day at a time. You can do it!
01-20-2014, 09:51 PM
Keep going! At the end of this year, you are going to look and feel GREAT! Don't let that little bit of a stall on the scales bother you. It's perfectly natural, and it will pass once your body adjusts to a new leaner you! You're doing a fantastic job! :trampo:
01-21-2014, 10:33 AM
Good morning and Thank you Jacqui for those encouraging words. I do plan to stay on the wagon this time as it's also for my health. If I don't lose weight and eat right, I will have to take another med and I don't want to do that. After my first huge loss, it slowed down but I didn't get discouraged and now the scale is starting to move downward again. I realized that I wasn't drinking enough water so I have upped my water and I am also doing a little more activity.
I hope you all are having a great day!
B: 1 Cup Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 1/2 C skim milk, Coffee w/1/2 C Skim milk
L: Healthy Choce Cafe Steamer, SF Jello cup
S: banana, apple, energy trail mix, 7 unsalted saltines
D: Shrimp & veggie stir fry, 1/2 C hot choc
Exercise: Walked 30 mins
01-22-2014, 02:18 PM
Day 33 and going strong
The scale is stuck but I am not going to get discouraged! I know it will eventually go down.
B: Greek yogurt, banana, coffee
L: Lean Cuisine, 100 Cal pk of YoCrunch
D: Shrimp & Veggie Stir Fry, PK of 100 cal cookies
S: Trail mix, pk of WW Multi Grain Crisps, 2 clementines
Exercise: Walk or DVD
01-23-2014, 01:32 PM
B: Breakstone 100 Cal Cottage Double, banana, coffee
L: Taco salad w/lettuce, chicken, tomato, shredded cheese, RF sour cream, black beans, 1/2 C rice, salsa (I love the chips but I skipped them)
D: Was still full from lunch so I only had 1 C hot chocolate & 10 unsalted saltines
Exercise: Walked 20 mins
01-23-2014, 06:16 PM
GettinFit, mind if I join you? You've been an inspiration for reaching 34 days of control, and I need that to rub off on me, too. :D
Seriously, congrats on all of your hard work! :congrat:
01-24-2014, 09:12 AM
Hi Tyla ;) It's nice to see your post. Yes just jump right in. I can't believe it's been 35 days for me now. If you take it one day at a time, before you know it, you'll be in your groove. Let's make this our best year :carrot: I'll look forward to reading about your success.
Still no change in the scale for me but I'm not going to let it get me down. I am going to drink more water today and omit the trail mix and see if that makes a difference. I do have NSVs that are keeping me motivated. They are:
I'm feeling great physically
I'm sleeping better
My body is shrinking
Clothes are fitting better
I feel so in control and that is so empowering
B: McDonald's fruit & maple oatmeal, coffee w/creamer
L: Lean Cuisine, SF Jello pudding
D: Wendy's grilled ckn sandwich, small Frostyy
S: 100 cal pk of almonds/walnuts
Exercise: Walk 30 mins
01-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Hi GettinFit, Thanks for the warm welcome. So this is my day 1. I'm actually excited to be back in control again. Yes, this will be our best year. I know we can make this happen together.
Breakfast: flaxseed bread, eggbeaters w/dried tomatoes and bacon bits, banana and 1/2 cup soy milk
Lunch: mushrooms, apple, almonds
Dinner: soy patty, zucchini w/parm cheese, sautéed green beans, orange
Let's make this a great day!
Going for my walk. Bye for now.
01-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Tyla I hope yesterxay was good for you. Let me know how it went.
GettinFit, I'm so happy to report that this is day 2! :) I also exercised on the elliptical for 15 and the treadmill for 15 yesterday. This is a big deal, since I've been floundering and have been off and on my plan since the holidays. I tell you that I feel so much better in one day. Thank you for your inspiration! :thanks:
For breakfast: flaxseed bread, 1/2 cup soy milk, eggbeaters, banana
Lunch: Mushrooms, apple, almonds
Dinner: I will eat what I was going to eat yesterday (soy patty, zucchini, green beans, yogurt), since we went out to dinner last night. I only had a 1/2 of sandwich and small salad.
All the best to you! And congrats on losing a lb.!!!! :bravo:
Have a great weekend! :dust: We can do this! :hug:
01-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Tyla I knew you'd do good. :bravo::cp:. I hope yesterday was an op day for you as well.
Day 3 here. GettinFit, Congrats on your Day 37!!!!! :woohoo:
B: Going out to breakfast - English muffin, ham, coffee
Lunch and Dinner: Not sure yet, but will be good.
Let's do this thing. :)
01-26-2014, 02:41 PM
Tyla I knew you'd do good. :bravo::cp:. I hope yesterday was an op day for you as well.
Day 37 and holding at 223.
B: greek yogurt, pear, C skim milk, coffee w/creamer
L: Subway 6 in turkey/ham sub, 1 pk 100 cal cookies
S:100 cal pk Cheezits
D: Lean cuisine, 100 cal pk yogurt pretzels, coffee w/flav creamer
Exercise: walked 45 mins
01-27-2014, 10:40 AM
Day 38 and all is good :)
B: Greek yogurt, banana, coffee, 1 C skim milk, flavored creamer
L: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer, 100 Cal pk of cookies
S: 2 clementines, 100 Cal pk of Cheezits, 10 unsalted saltines w/ Newmans own queso dip
D: Smartone santa fe rice & beans, 100 cal cookies
01-27-2014, 12:41 PM
GettinFit, excellent work!! :cp:
Day 4 here. Did well yesterday, and planning on doing the same today. I've decided my best bet is to stay off the scale. Since I lose so slowly, it does nothing for my confidence.
Today: 6 am Oatmeal bar
8am: eggbeaters, banana, yogurt
Lunch: spinach, tuna and low cal salad dressing, apple, graham cracker
Dinner: oatmeal w/ raisins, pack of almonds
Good luck to both of us today! :dust:
Exercise: weight training & 15 minutes on elliptical, walking
01-27-2014, 07:56 PM
Congrats on making it to day 4. You're on your way now. Keep up the great work.
01-28-2014, 10:02 AM
Tyla, I hope you have a great OP day. You're off to a great start!
Day 5. I had an early morning appt., so I'm finally writing my stats today.
Breakfast: flaxseed bread, eggbeaters, banana
Lunch: Spring Salad w/salmon, almonds, apple slices
Dinner: Soy patty, corn, Veg medley, yogurt
Exercise: walk and elliptical
GettinFit, wow, Day 39!! Amazing!! :cp:
01-29-2014, 09:39 AM
I'm stuck in the house today. When it snows in ATL everything shuts down. I'm glad to have the day off though. I plan on sticking to my plan for the day and staying 100% OP.
Tyla I hope you have a great day.
B: Greek yogurt w/1/8 c Raisin Bran, coffee w/ flav creamer
S: banana, pear, clementine, 1 serv trail mix
L: Shrimp & cheese grits w/peppers & onions, 100 calorie pk cookies
D; Lean cuisine, broccoli
Exercise: Firm Cardio Party and Leslie Sansone Classic 1 mile walk
01-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Wow, GettinFit, I saw the traffic mess and the super snow situation on the news. I hope you're safe and sound. I'm saying prayers for you. Stay strong today. I know it's sometimes hard for me to stay put in the house. But sometimes it's fun, too - something different. Just knowing that we're doing this together might give you motivation. :) Hope so. And congrats on making it to 40 days. :woohoo: :congrat:
Day 6. Breakfast - eggbeaters, flaxseed bread, grapes
Lunch: spinach with tuna, low-cal dressing, almonds
Dinner: sandwich, greens with low-cal dressing, yogurt
Best of luck to you!! :dust:
01-29-2014, 04:26 PM
Thanks for the encouragement Tyla. I feel bad for those who are stuck on the freeway. One of my co workers didn't make it home until 2 pm today. Fortunately I rode the train in yesterday & didn't have to deal with the traffic gridlock. I have done very good today & have followed my plan today except I haven't eaten all my snacks. I have done my workout and may do another dvd this eve.
Have a great evening.
01-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Stuck in the house again today. I made it through yesterday 100% OP so today will not be a problem. I am determined to stay on the wagon.
B: 2 sl light wheat toast w/ 1 tsp Land o Lakes light butter spread, 1 tsp fruit spread, 1 clementine, coffee w/flav creamer
L: Salad w/ reg dressing, Oven fried Fish fillet
D: Cafe Steamer, extra veggie, 100 Cal pk cookies
S: banana, clementine, 1 PK 100 Cal Cheezits
Exercise: Firm DVD
01-30-2014, 10:01 AM
I am in ATL too. I gained 3.1 lbs from walking to and from work yesterday hahahaha. Its kinda funny but not.
01-30-2014, 12:38 PM
Sept2013 - I'm sorry about your gain and I hope it's just water weight. Hang in there and hopefully you will lose that weight soon. I have been stuck inside since I got home on Tuesday afternoon and I am so ready to get out. Hopefully, I'll be back at work tomorrow.
All your goals/rewards are great ones.
01-30-2014, 01:46 PM
Sept2012, I'm so sorry about your ordeal yesterday. About the weight gain, you just have to take it one step at a time, and the weight will come off again. That's what I'm doing. I'm still a little shaky some days, but all I can do is take it one day at time. And pray for God's help to get me through. But today is a new day! And today I feel determined.
GettinFit, Day 41!!! I admire your strength. Keep up the great work!!! :strong:
Just wanted to say that I had a great day today. I changed my regular routine by changing the times I do things, kept busy, prayed for guidance, listened to joyful music and was super determined to have a great day. I even bought a skinny latte for a treat, and counted it in my cals today. (And that latte gave me extra energy, too.)
I was worried that because I said I was a little shaky lately that I was changing the juju here. Not too worry. I'm strong and I know you are strong, too, GettinFit! Let's continue to make ourselves healthy. :)
01-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Hi Sept. 2012, GettinFit & tyla,
May I join you? I'm new to this site and I am not sure exactly where I fit in. I have been on a wgt loss journey now for a year and a half. I recently had foot surgery and it put a stall and bump in my progress. I am determined to get back to calorie counting and hopefully in the next few weeks some exercise. ( my foot is still recovering) I am so inspired by all three of you. Thank you for sharing your stories for others motivation!!
01-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Hello ladies and Happy Friday :)
:welcome: Nursemom, just jump right in. I hear you on the stall. I quickly dropped the first 12 pounds in Dec and it's taken me the entire month of Jan to lose 2 more pounds. I'm hoping that things will move a little faster in Feb.
Sept 2012 - I hope things are back to normal for you. Today I am back at work.
Tyla - You are doing a great job too! You'll be on day 41 before you know it.
Day 42 for me and all is good.
B: Coffee - I missed b'fast as I got distracted when I got to work
L: Lean Cuisine, Salad w/FF raspberry vinaigrette dressing, WW mini bar
D: wasn't hungry so I had 10 unsalted saltines
S: 1 glass wine, 1/2 cup mixed nuts, popcorn
Exercise: Walked 30 mins
Next week I will work harder to limit my carbs
01-31-2014, 12:45 PM
Welcome, Nursemom! Glad you could join us! :wave:
GettinFit, glad you can go back to work, and that things are back to normal for you. Day 42!!! :yay:
Day 8 here, and feeling so much better physically and mentally.
Breakfast: flaxseed bread, eggbeaters, banana
Lunch: mixed greens with salmon and low-cal dressing, almonds
Going out to dinner tonight-Plan on having 1/2 sandwich and small salad.
Let's make this a great day and year! :) :dust:
01-31-2014, 01:38 PM
Not back to normal hahaah but not letting it get me down Still 288.8.
GettinFIT - Finally everything seems to be back to normal here - even the crazies are being crazy on the freeways hahaah. You’re doing a great job posting here every day. Keep up the good work.
Nursemom – I started my weightloss when I was 13hahahaha just kidding. I started in July of 2012. I lost 30 LBS and then I lost my dad in May of the next year. I was devastated and did nothing for 8 months after. Now I am back and feeling better than ever. At least you came back and you have goals that is what is really important. Now comes the hard work and we are all here for you and doing the same work. One second, one minute, one day at a time.
Tyla – Yesterday was kinda stressful for me so I bought a heresy’s bar and ate the whole thing. My mind is like oh your stressed and you have your tom and you gained three pounds overnight and oh you stopped smoking… go eat some chocolate. So I did and guess what I put it in my tracker and ate less for dinner and was still pretty much on plan except for my fat intake that was kinda over the top (thinking of your skinny latte). Anyway my ramble here is… no matter what you eat track it and you sound like you already got that.
Here is my food so far for the day:
Breakfast: Coffee, Half and half, 2 scrambled eggs
Snack: Dannon light and fit Greek yogurt
Lunch : Salad, cheese and pepperoni pizza (I ate the top only) I am on no wheat, no gluten and no sugar so to me this in op
Snack: String cheese and almonds
Dinner: will be vodka, soda water, lime; GF chicken tacos at cheesecake factory these are perfect they wrap all of these veggies and chicken in sturdy lettuce and give you some really good salsa and guac. Its my fav meal. Low carb. Low calorie and YUMMY!
Have a great day,
01-31-2014, 07:07 PM
Sept2012, glad to see you back! You're doing great with your food today. :cp: I'm going to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner, too. I'm having 1/2 a chicken salad sandwich with a small green salad. That's my favorite place to eat and that's my favorite sandwich. It's all in my calorie range, too. :)
If you can, stay off that scale. It was bringing me down and making me want to give up. Not getting on it for a while.
Have a great weekend!!! TGIF! :yay:
02-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Hello ladies, I hope you are all having a great Saturday.
Tyla - I hope you enjoyed your dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Great job on the planning ahead.
Sept2012 - I am so happy that its finally in the 50s here. I have been out & about all day enjoying the weather.
Nursemom I hope you are doing good.
Since I started my journey, I have only been buying snacks in 100 calorie single serving size packs. Today for the first time I bought a large pk of Chex Mix. I wanted to open the bag on the way home and dig in but I didnt. I am going to divide out the servings and put in zip lock bags. This will be a huge challenge for me but I am determined to stay in control. I am a huge junk food binger.
Have a great day ladies .
B: McDonalds fruit & maple oatmeal, coffee
L: Wendy's grilled ckn sandwich, small frosty
S. 1 serv Chex mix, 1 clementine
D: salad w/ reg vinaigrette dressing, 1 oven fried fish fillet, 2 glasses of wine
Exercise: walked 30 mins
02-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Gettinfit --- same here did a 3 mile walk today in this glorious weather hahaha here comes the rain again oi! Good job on the Chex mix I may check that out since those are all gluten free as well... Something crispy!
Tyla--- lovE cheesecake factory they have a great gluten free menu --- much appreciated!
02-01-2014, 03:19 PM
GettinFit you are doing great, good to see you, keep up the great work my friend :high: Great NSV's my friend :high: Good for you on staying OP while being snowed in that's a great feeling I know since the weekends were what killed my progress most of the time along with evening snacking. Good for you on the chex mix :high:
Kim :welcome: back, good to see you :)
BonnieL good to see you :)
mainecyn good to see you :)
tyla, good to see you :) and good for you on the re-start, you've got this :high: I love Cheesecake Factory, their salmon and crab cakes are delicious :)
Joy, sorry about the up, but it has got to be water weight, with TOM. I am sorry for your loss :hug: I'd count the hershey bar as an NSV because it curbed your appetite the remainder of the day if I read correctly, good job :high:
Hi nursemom, :wel3fc:
It's great to see familiar faces. I am on a few threads, not sure if you all remember me or not but I remember everybody drives my husband nuts :). I'm on a thread with Jacqui, for slow carbing which worked wonders for me in January that, my faith and Jacqui. I see you all pray for guidance also. I start my day asking for wisdom and guidance to make it through the day and on this journey and I know He won't fail. My ultimate goal is to get off the diabetic meds. ... just wanted to say Hello and GREAT JOB to you all. Take Care :hug: Rennie
02-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Hi Rennie :wave: thanks for those encouraging words. You are doing an awesome job with your weight loss. I hope you are soon able to get your blood sugar under control. I am on a mission to get my B/P down so that my dr can take me off meds.
Keep up the good work;):bravo:
02-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Thanks GettinFit, like you said it's one day at a time.:) I am having a problem getting all of my calories in. Sometimes they are ridiculously low on really low carb days but I'm not hungry. I was reading a new post and the worry with that appears to be slowing down my metabolism and losing muscle since I'm not doing any strength training just cardio. I guess I'll figure it out one day :) We'll both get off the meds, prayerfully this year :)
02-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Day 10 here.
Just to wish you all a Happy Super Bowl Day, Happy Groundhog Day and Happy Chinese New Year! I don't have much time to write today. Going out to breakfast with my hubby.
B: slice of ham, English muffin
L: yogurt, almonds, apple
D: soy patty, corn, spinach, yogurt
Let's stay strong. :dust: :dust: :dust:
02-02-2014, 04:33 PM
Tyla congrats on making day 10 :bravo: You are doing great :bravo:
B: large cup of coffee with 1 cup skim milk, clementine
L: Lean cuisine, broccoli
S:coffee, roasted pecans
Exercise: rext day
02-03-2014, 09:39 AM
Day 11! Thank you for your encouragement, GettinFit!! I sure hope all went well with everyone with Super Bowl Sunday. I was thinking about all of you, and sending you good wishes. I don't want anything to throw us off. We're a team. :grouphug:
Today's Monday, so it means fresh start day for anyone who needs it.
Maybe I should write today's menu tomorrow, because I always end up changing things. But I'm being good. Here's to all of us!
:dust: :dust: :dust:
02-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Good morning :)
Tyla - Superbowl wasn't a problem for me. I was invited to a party but didn't really want to go so I stayed home. I snacked on some Chex mix and had 1 glass of wine and stayed in control of my eating. I hope everyone else did okay.
On Wednesday, I will be joing Weight Watchers @ Work and I am excited about that. I look forward to the group meeting each week. That will force me to track. It's a challenge for me to track calories or Points and I know that I need to be doing it right now.
On to day 45 of being back OP :cb: I can really see the changes in my body and my clothes are fitting so much better.
B: Breakstone 100 Cal Cottage cheese double, banana, coffee 1 C skim milk, creamer
L: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer, 1 pc Dove Dark Mint Choc
S: orange, 1 serv mixed nuts
D: Salad, 1 oven fried fish fillet
Exercise: DVD & 20 min walk
02-03-2014, 03:06 PM
GettinFit, I'm soooo happy for you!!!! First, that you made it through the day yesterday, and secondly, that you are joining a group with discipline and support. I think those things are so important for all of us.
Bravo for looking and feeling better in your clothes! :bravo:
Let's keep going>>>>>
02-03-2014, 09:35 PM
Thanks everyone for your warm welcomes! All of you have come so far and are such inspirations. I was able to bike for 20 minutes this weekend. I know it doesn't sound like much but after having surgery on my foot, I have not been weight bearing for almost 10 weeks. I am going to make a mini goal of trying to bike every other day this week. My weight has not moved but at least it hasn't gone up! Here's to a great week!
02-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Day 12 here!
I did well yesterday.
So far today I had for breakfast: flaxseed bread, 1/2 cup of soymilk, eggbeaters, yogurt
L: greens w/salmon in a pouch, almonds, yogurt
D: piece of fried chicken, corn, zucchini, ww oatmeal snack
Nursemom, congrats on being able to bike ride. :congrat: Take care of that foot. :) I'm trying to forget about that scale for a while. It usually brings me down. All the best to you!
02-04-2014, 11:18 PM
Been a very busy day for me and I'm just now checking in.
Exercise: 20 minutes of Strength Training. Yesterday I did 30 min. of cardio.
02-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Nursemom - YES you can do it! Hang in there and take it one day at a time.
Tyla - Congrats on day 13 :cb: Just keep on doing what you're doing.
I signed up for Weight Watchers at work today and I am excited about that. It was an informational meeting so we didnt' get to weigh nor get our materials. She did give us the new Simple Start booklet so I am going to get started with that.
B: coffee, banana
L: Lean Cuisine, 100 cal YoCrunch Yogurt
D: Lean Cuisine, 5 Dove Dark Choc
S: WW Cheddar Crisps, Energy Trail Mix
Exercise: Walked 30 mins
02-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Day 14 :) GettinFit, Day 47!!!!! Wow, that's great! :D Best of luck with your new WW plan.
NurseMom, hope all is well with you today. :) I hope you're still babying that foot. I know injuries can really hold one back. I always seem to be doing something to myself. Today my knee hurts. Bummer. :( Take care.
B: eggbeaters, flaxseed bread, banana, yogurt
L: oatmeal, raisins, almonds - It's cold and rainy today.
D: Oatmeal, raisins, almonds (Have to make a quick dinner-Have a meeting tonight.)
Good luck to all of us! :goodluck:
02-06-2014, 10:53 PM
Hi Tyla. Great job on your success!
All is good with me. Just been super busy at work this week.
B: coffee, banana, clemintine
L: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer
S: pop corn, 10 saltines, hot choc w/skim milk
D: sandwich, hillshire farm rf ham, 3 Dove chocs
Exercise: walked 30 mins
Hello Tyler - I can't believe I missed yesterday! I had such a busy day that I forgot to post
B: Coffee w/skim milk, Core Power Protien Drink
L: Crab salad on toast, baked Cheetos, Dove Dk Choc
S: WW Crisps
D: Crab salad on saltines
Day 52 - Start tracking Points today
B: Greek yogurt 2, banana 0, Coffee w/1 C skim milk 3
L: Lean Cuisine 7, WW Cookies 3
D: Subway Black Forest Ham 7
S: Weight Watchers Snack 2
02-11-2014, 11:57 AM
The Weather is crazy here and it looks like I'll be stuck in the house again for a few days after I make it home today. I am determined to stay in control of my eating though and I will get my workouts in. I'm hoping that I don't lose power.
I was really looking forward to my Weight Watchers meeting starting tomorrow but we may have to wait another week now.
Tyla - I hope all is going good with you.
B: Breakstone Cottage double, banana, coffee
L: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer - General Tso's Spicy Chicken
S: Popcorn, clementine,
Exercise: 20 min walk
02-11-2014, 01:48 PM
I love this. This is exactly what I should be doing! Haha. Nice work girl, 53 days of sticking to your posts. That is awesome. Believing and trying is half the battle. Best of luck to you. :)
02-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Hope you're hanging in there, considering the weather. I'm sending you special wishes for strength. Doing good here. Although it was a little iffy this morning, but I overcame my cravings.
Tyla - Great job on over coming your cravings yesterday. Keep up the good work.
So far so good for me. The power is still on and I'm hoping it stays on. In my area, we've gotten a little snow and freezing rain. This is supposed to go on for another 24 hours. I am staying in control of my eating and I started crocheting a baby blanket for a friend. That is keeping my mind off food.
B: baked sweet potato, coffee w/ 1/2 C skim milk
L: Shrimp & Grits, Veggies, 100 Cal pk of cookies
D: Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer, Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp bar
S: Crackers, banana, clementine
02-12-2014, 01:38 PM
Day 20 :)
GettinFit, good job and good idea about crocheting! :woohoo:
Just put an exercise dvd and Super Shred book on hold at the library today. Just checking it out. I'm probably better off with my freedom, rather than eat very little calories. Have you read it?
Best of luck! :goodluck:
02-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Hello Tyler, looks like we have both missed a few days of checking in. I have not fallen completely off the wagon but I have not been tracking nor working out. I did splurge on some Girl Scout cookies over the weekend but for the most part, I have been pretty much in control of my eating. Today I must start back tracking my Points and eating more wholesome foods. The start of my Weight Watchers meeting has been moved to 2/26 and I was so looking forward to getting started with it last week.
Here is the plan for today:
B: Greek yogurt, coffee, 1/2 C skim milk
L: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer
S: WW Pretzel Crisps, clementine, WW String cheese
Exercise: 20 min walk
02-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Hi GettinFit, Where did you go today? I was so happy to see you post again.
I'm saying this is my day 2. Haven't been feeling well lately, and started eating stupidly again. I have gotten back on the horse yesterday and now today. Very happy that I'm back, baby.
Day 15 :)
eggbeaters, coconut water, banana
lunch: muffin, almonds, yogurt
snack: 6 triscuits
dinner: oatmeal, raisins, apple
03-04-2014, 08:09 PM
I'll bite, although I can't promise I'll post as consistently as you lol :p
B: Drank my breakfast today - just some flavored coffee
L: Tri-color rotini with meat sauce and meatballs. Kinda heavy, although delicious.
D: Pierogis with sauteed green beans and onions.
S: Small serving of cheese curls and 2 Godiva truffles..mmmm
Also got in an hour of Zumba. A more indulgent day, but I feel okay about it. I've had worse days lol
03-05-2014, 01:24 PM
Welcome, XRiotGirl! Best of luck to you!
Day 16 - added a few more calories than I needed yesterday, but I figured it was Mardi Gras. LOL
So far oatmeal, raisins - Gotta go to the dentist now for check-up - no cavities!
Hubby took the day off, so we went out to lunch - ate half
Dinner - oatmeal, raisins
03-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Oops, already missed a day haha
B: One slice of toast with banana granola peanut butter (sounds weird, but it was really yummy)
L: A bowl of homemade (healthy!) chicken fried rice
D: Turkey and swiss sandwich sandwich with chips and a small cupcake
S: I went a little snack crazy at night. I had a Cosmic brownie and some cookies.
And Day 3
B: Iced coffee and a pop tart
L: Chicken fried rice
D: Buffalo Wild Wings! Eeeeek! Good thing I went light the rest of the day.
S: Cheese stick
I haven't been totally off the wagon but I have not posted in a while. Been super busy but I am committing to posting here again. I have been keeping my weight around 222--225 but now it's time to get out of the 220s!
Today starts day 1 and I will be following Weight Watchers.
04-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Weighed this morning and I'm 223.8. I am going to work hard to get out of the 2s by the end of summer. Eating was okay yesterday and today should be okay too.
B: hashbrowns, banana, coffee
L: SmartOne, YoCrunch yogurt
S: 6 small ginger cookies, orange
Exercise: Firm DVD
04-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Still going strong. The scale has dropped to 222. Hoping to reach 219 by the end of April.
05-14-2014, 12:10 PM
Back on the wagon for 3 days now. Hope to keep it going because I feel so much better when I'm eating right and exercising.
06-10-2014, 08:42 PM
I'm back on the wagon and going strong. I'm enjoying following the Weight Watchers plan this time. I have been OP with eating and exercise for over a week now and I'm so excited.