Support Groups - Foodwatch Club: Organized For The Purpose Of, Well, Watching Food/sharing Food Logs

12-06-2004, 07:13 PM
'Tis the season to be eating, and (for me, at least) 'tis the season to be gaining! In the interest of NOT gaining this year, I'm calling the first meeting of the FOODWATCH CLUB!

There are no dues. To join the FW Club all you have to do is post what you're eating each day so fellow club members and the general public can help you watch it! :coffee:

But the idea is just to watch and post, not necessarily comment on anyone else's eating. (This is in self-defense, 'cause my eating habits are TERRIBLE!)

This isn't meant to usurp any other "club" on this forum. It's just a no-frills, minimal discussion post-the-log-'n-ur-done kinda club idea that I'm proposing to see if anyone bites, 'cause I, for one, have gotta watch that Demon Food like a hawk if I EVER intend to reach my goal!

Join me if ya wanna!

12-06-2004, 07:27 PM
Yep, Amarantha, I would like to post my food log here and be a member of the great new Foodwatch Club! :s:

Some days may be more difficult than others to post a daily food log ... I'm SURE you meant that club members may post whatever kind of food log they want and NOT necessarily everyday and that club members may do whatsoever they please 'cause we want them to be happy? (YES, I DID MEAN THAT, THANKS FOR ASKING) ~ Signed, Amarantha

Amarantha's Food Log, Monday, December 6 (Note that I haven't eaten the last beef pattie, bun and soup, but wanted to post this ... will edit any changes later; numbers refer to calories, which is what I am trying to control, note also that I realize this is not a healthy diet and there are NO vegetables) ...

English muffin 120
T diet butter 50
T honey 60
2 Soup In Hand mushroom soups 240
2 packs M&Ms 480
Lean beef patty 160
Hamburger roll 110
Lean beef patty 160
Hamburger roll 110
Edited: 12-oz bottle fat free milk 135

Total 1625

12-06-2004, 09:24 PM
Hi Amarantha! I'm in. Here's Monday's:

coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
2 ww toast w/ lite cheese, 2 soy 'sausages'

protein shake [almond milk, banana, chocolate protein, cashew butter]

2 ww toast w/ pimento cheese
curried lentil soup
jjuice-sweetened apple -spice cake

sliver of brocolli quiche

calories: 1710

12-06-2004, 10:32 PM
Thanks for joinin' in, :queen: E!!! :)

I'm editing my entry above ... decided milk would be better than soup and had that.

12-07-2004, 07:38 AM
Me too!

So far, today... hmmmmm.....

Only 1 coffee w/ 1/16 cup no fat milk....

planned breakfast--
1 bean/portabella tofu scrambler
1 slice home whole wheat bread

and then sometime

1/2 cup ff cottage cheese w/ mixed fresh fruit

1-2 cups black bean veg soup

with some clementines and apples in btwn....

Thanks for starting this Empress-- You have no idea how much I need to do this and you took care of the first step for me!

12-07-2004, 09:06 AM
Welcome to new FW member :queen: K!!! Hooray!

I'll be back with my food log later ...

12-07-2004, 08:37 PM
2 English muffins 240
2 T diet butter 100
2 T honey 120
Bag M&Ms 240
1/2 Soup In Hand mushroom soup 60
1/2 bottle lowfat milk 70
Low carb Slimfast vanilla 190
Low carb Slimfast vanilla 190
Low carb Slimfast vanilla 190
Low carb Slimfast vanilla 190

Total 1590


12-07-2004, 08:58 PM
coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
brocolli quiche

1 handful almonds
apple-spice cake [fruit-sweetened]
clementine [This was a rather robust "snack", huh?]

lentil soup
2 ww w/ pimento cheese, egg

2 date 'truffles'

ww english muffin w/ veg. burger, spinach, onion, ff cheese, mustard
pepper and cucumber stix
1/2 serv. tortilla chips

calories: 1845

exercise: 20 min. dumbells
25 min. Pilates [didn't make it to 60 min.!]

2 busy days ahead for me---I've decided I'm not going to sweat the calories too much; I'll just be trying to stay away from the junk!

12-08-2004, 12:34 PM
Hello all

yesterday's menu completed was:

Lots of homemade Vegetable "spaghetti" sauce w/ green beans, portabellas, broccoli, garlic and onion over 1 cup brown rice

1/2 cup brown rice w/ 1/8 cup no fat milk and splenda

1 cup vanilla sf ff pudding w/ 1/2 banana

So far today:

2 golden delicious apples
2 small pieces of Whole Wheat bread
2 small eggs mixed w/ 1/8 cup of 1% fat cottage cheese

and think I'll have some more of the "spaghetti sauce' w/ brown rice now for lunch....

EYDIE!! Recipe for that cake please! could you do a cut and paste??


12-08-2004, 02:34 PM
OK, I'm not dieting or attempting to restrain my eating in any way right now, but I'll get on the wagon of at least writing down what I eat, OK?

Starting with dinner last night (total chaos):

Handful of walnuts
Several bowls of steamed white rice, accompanied by organic mushroom gravy (little fat) and seaweed sprinkles (no fat). Probably ate 2.5 cups of rice.

Today's breakfast: Luna bar (starting to hate those things) and two nummy Satsuma oranges.

Lunch: Amy's brand (organic) black bean burrito - reasonable levels of fat/calories. I love Amy's brand stuff. It's consistently good-tasting, organic, and they have some pretty amazing vegan stuff (macaroni and "cheese", even!).

Snacks: a couple of Morningstar Farms veggie dogs (not quite vegan) with mustard.

Can you tell I haven't been cooking much lately? Never mind - Eydie's inspired me to make a bunch of food this weekend. Now if only I could convince Ramon that leftovers aren't the devil...

Thanks for starting this up, Amarantha.

12-08-2004, 03:41 PM
WELCOME, NEW CLUB MEMBER, CERISE!!!! :cheer: It's great to have you with us. :cb:

I know I promised (sort of) not to comment between reports but I WOULD also like to lobby for the cake recipe, :queen: E!!!

Ok, thanks, will return. Doing great. It's amazing how this exercise brings me back to an awareness of what I'm eating. Thanks again to everyone who is participating ...

12-08-2004, 05:59 PM
In an attempt to be more accountable here I am. So far today:

breakfast: oatmeal
lunch: veggie sushi
snack: blueberries

my plan for this evening is a whole wheat pasta with spinach, basil, olive oil and a bit of really good parmesean. I find that the better the parmesean the less I have to use to get that wonderful taste, so it is less fat and calories than the stuff in the green cardboard tube thing.

12-08-2004, 06:05 PM
Urg. I HATE the green cardboard tube parmesan.

OK, I kind of like it, but only with the same part of my brain that kind of likes those greasy ultra-muffins stuffed with cream cheese (shudder). I kind of like both, but refuse to eat either of them. "Even I have principles, SIR." (quote from the movie "Mansfield Park")

Your dinner sounds dee-freakin'-licious, Seecat.

12-08-2004, 06:31 PM

Total agreement with the parmesan thing ... hate the green tube ... love fresh grated!

12-08-2004, 06:40 PM
There is a soft spot in my heart for the green tube thing becuase that was what parmesean looked like when I was growing up. It is kind of there with the can of cranberry sauce that comes out can shaped and rice a roni: all things that are trying to be real food and yet failing in such a quaint way. I do not eat them now that I am a grownup, but sometimes I wax nostalgic.

12-08-2004, 07:15 PM
I just found this site yesterday and this thread today. So, I'll start "mid-week" and post what I ate (and plan to eat) today. I'll try to keep up with it daily. This is a great thread for me as I'm entering the maintenance phase of my weight loss (I'm 1 lb away from goal) and so will no longer have Jenny Craig planning my meals for me on a daily basis. Here goes:

Breakfast: Jenny Craig Pancakes w/veggie sausage, no fat latte (homemade)
Snack: carrot sticks
Lunch: Our annual office Christmas lunch at Black Angus. I ordered the Bar-B-Q Chicken Sandwich on an onion roll w/no cheese. When it came, I split it in half, removed the bacon and haystack onion rings. Ate half of the sandwich and 2 french fries. Ice tea/no sugar.
Snack: 1 apple
Dinner: Jenny Craig Chicken Fettucine with 1/2 cup steamed carrots, water
Snack: Jenny Craig Lemon Cake

12-08-2004, 07:23 PM
Used to eat Rice-a-Roni, too, Seecat! :) Sort of know what ya mean.

Finished eating for the day (hopefully ... if not, I'll come back and edit in any changes) ... I try to eat an early dinner before school BORED meetings and then not eat again ... hoping to change the habit of stopping for dulce de leche and :m: on the way home ... need to ban :m: s ... not aiming for any particular calorie count right now ... just want to get a handle on things ...

English muffin 120
T diet butter 50
2 T honey 120
12-oz bottle ff milk 135
2 sandwich rolls* 280
Pack lean shaved honey ham/for 2 sandwiches* 120
Can Slimfast Optima (lower sugar formula) vanilla 180
Slimfast Optima blueberry muffin bar 140
Can Slimfast Optima (lower sugar formula) vanilla 180
Slimfast Optima blueberry muffin bar 140
Can Slimfast Optima (lower sugar formula) vanilla 180
Slimfast Optima blueberry muffin bar 140

Total 1785

Exercise: 110 mins in gym (incl. 20 min treadmill, 30 min weight room, 60 min tai chi class)

12-09-2004, 06:40 AM
WELCOME, LAWSHARK!!!! :wave: Sorry I didn't see your post yesterday; we likely posted at the same time. Congratulations on your weight loss and entering maintenance!!! Wow, you did so good at Black Angus! :cheer:

12-09-2004, 07:14 AM
Hello all!

To finish yesterday's log --

Add at least 2 more apples, maybe 3
Add 3 slices Whole Wheat Bread (homemade)
Add 2 full fat slices of Swiss Cheese...

and 1 cup sf ff choc pudding....


3oz tofu w/mixed veggies

Aprx 1 cup 1% cottage cheese w/ 1 chopped apple, cinammon
2 slices Whole Wheat bread ( homemade)

Tomato vegetable sauce w/cup brown rice

2-3 cups lentil soup

More apples inbetween ( at least 2) and I think I have banana here too...

This is working out much better to write the journal ahead... even if I have to edit later at least I don't have to remember ....

Thanks Empress, this was a daunting challenge for me...I've been struggling w/ this one for years!!!

12-09-2004, 08:47 AM
Kaylets and Amarantha, I'd be glad to post the apple cake recipe. No time right now, but watch for it in the next couple of days. Thanks for asking!

Didn't get in an hour of exercise yesterday but managed 20 min. with dumbells and 20 min. of Pilates. I don't hold out much hope of getting in a good solid workout today, but will try to do something.


coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
ww bagel w/ cream cheese, spinach, peppers, onion, carrots

curried lentil soup
brocolli quiche
malt-sweetened chocolate almonds

Salad [lettuce, vegs, cheese, sun, seeds, veg. "chicken", ff dressing]
4 triscuits
apple cake

Cerise, I love Amy's Organics too. They're great to have for 'panic food'! Recently tried their cheese enchilada w/ black beans and corn dinner. Really good! Did you know that Gardenburger has a line of frozen 'dinners' now? Vegetarian, of course--little less expensive than Amy's too.

12-09-2004, 04:17 PM
Yikes! Outta control again EXCEPT faithfully logging as I mean to stick to this thread, SO in the interest of tidying up, here's where I am now ... will return to edit in the rest tonight:

Can Slimfast Optima vanilla 180
2 Slimfast Optima blueberry muffin bars 280
Can Slimfast Optima vanilla 180
Slimfast Optima blueberry muffin bar 140
English muffin 120
1/2 T diet butter 20
T honey 60
2 English muffins 240
T diet butter 40
2 T honey 120
Whole wheat Eng muff with 2/3 pack lean shaved ham 220
Can Slimfast Optima vanilla 180
Pack lean shaved turkey 120
2 English muffins 240
2 T honey 120
2 T diet butter 80

EDITED: 12-oz bottle ff milk w/sf strawberry syrup 140
12-oz bottle eggnog 510
12-oz bottle ff milk w/sf strawberry syrup 140
3 Lite 'n Fit yogurt smoothies 240
12-oz bottle ff milk 135

Total 3505 :devil:

Exercise: Walk/ran laps in gym aerobics room plus some time on treadmill for 30 minutes.

12-09-2004, 05:07 PM
Thursday's Log

Breakfast: Jenny Craig Fruit & Nut Granola (1/2 cup), no-fat latte
Snack: Yoplait Strawberry/Banana No Fat Yogurt
Lunch: Jenny Craig Pizza
Snack: banana
Dinner: Jenny Craig Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers, 1 cup steamed mixed veggies
Snack: Jenny Craig Carrot Cake

Thanks Amaranda for the encouragement.

12-10-2004, 07:15 AM
Long day yesterday with many perils. I was able to dodge the wily Christmas cookies and fudge that sought to overwhelm me, but I was armed with my own healthy food, and a lot of it! Even managed to slip away for 20 minutes of yoga.

Coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
ww english muffin w/ cheddar, egg, spinach, onion

Greek lentil soup
brocolli quiche
apple cake

protein shake [rice milk, choc. protein, banana, cashew butter]

small salad [spinach, vegs, egg, cheddar, tahini dressing]
4 triscuits

Anyone tried the new rosemary and olive oil triscuits? Really good!

12-10-2004, 07:46 AM
Hello all!

Got a good deal on bananas and then, ate two of them...
could've been worse so I am not upset...

PS... At 3:30 pm yesterday, went and climbed the stairs-- could only get to the 7th floor-- ( its been a long while since I've done this).... AND, after the gasping stopped.....


tofu mixed w/ peas, garlic.onion
2 -3 slices WW bread

1-2 cups lentil soup

sf jello w/ 1/4 banana
cucumber/pepper salad

12-10-2004, 08:52 AM
Hi, Foodwatchers (and exercisers)!!! Just reporting in my intention to be back on track with food today. Aiming for the 1500s, but the main goal is to continue the logging, so ...

12-10-2004, 08:54 AM
Eydie. You are my hero!

Empress A...let's just declare Thursday as past and Friday is a new day with no mistakes in it! Anne!


12-10-2004, 01:53 PM
yesterday started rather well adn then went all to pieces. So...newday new start and we will just foget that yesterday happened.

12-10-2004, 05:35 PM
Yup, let's all forget about yesterday, except for those of us who did well!

If no one minds, I'd like to post my meatloaf recipe (apologies to the vegetarians):

Low Fat Fake Southwest Meatloaf

20-oz packaged ground turkey 800
Can corn (rinse of salt) 120
Teaspoon honey 20
1/2 cup low salt catsup 60
Lite hamburger bun 80
Worcestershire sauce

Process corn in mini processor, dampen roll and tear into small pieces, mix everything, bake at 400 (or whatever) until done. Slice into 12 slices, 120 cals each.

EDITED: Here's food log, going to work and don't plan to eat again:

Eng muff 120
1/2 T diet butter 20
T honey 60
12-oz ff milk w/sf straw syrup 140
Pkg. 2 vanilla snack cakes 360
12-oz ff milk w/sf straw syrup 140
4 svgs Fake Southwest Meatloaf 480
12-oz ff milk w/sf straw syrup 140
12-oz ff milk w/sf straw syrup 140

Total 1600

Exercise: 60 minutes weights & cardio with trainer


12-11-2004, 10:21 PM
12-oz ff milk w/sf straw syrup 140
Eng muff w/T diet btr, T honey 120
Two cupcakes 360
King size M&Ms 440
4 oz very lean hamburger 150
Roll 110
T Worcestershire 45
12 oz ff milk 135
12-oz ff milk w/double sf straw syrup 145
12-oz ff milk w/double sf straw syrup 145
Twixt ice cream bar 230

Total 2220

My average for the week was approximately 2186 ... it's an estimate because last Sunday I ate somewhere in the neighborhood of 3000 cals, so I used that number.

I'm trying to reach an average of 1700. Obviously, I'll have to do better next week.

Not sure if I'm going to weigh in tomorrow or Wednesday. Playing it by ear, the better to sneak up on Demon Scale.

Exercise today was a 20-minute walk but worked and was very active.

12-12-2004, 07:58 AM
Hello all!

Hmmmm-- yesterday--

let's see--

2 small eggs on 2 small slices of WW bread
w/ 2 tsps of margarine ( egads-- I know, I know, how did that happen!)

1 cup 1% cottage cheese w/ 1/2 banana

aprx 2 cups black bean stew/soup w/ red potatoes, carrots,
1 small slice of WW bread

2-3 apples

aprx 2-3 cups traditional veg lentil soup

then, 3 slices of fresh hot whole wheat bread from the oven

1 cup no fat sf yogurt w/ splenda and cinammon....

and ran to bed as it was way past bedtime and all I could think to do was eat!!!

12-12-2004, 09:35 AM
Wahhhh---no exercise at all. I have to get better. I've got to find my workout groove again.

Food still okay tho!

Coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
brocolli quiche---1/2 cup brown rice

ww english mufin w/ veg 'chicken', ff chese, lettuce, onion, tahini
lentil soup
banana w/ peanut butter

1 oz. cheddar

brocolli quiche and brown rice
lentil soup
1/2 cashew-date bar

1 oz horseradish cheddar cheese [my new passion!]

12-12-2004, 06:25 PM
Reporting in early as I'm hopefully done eating for the day ... will edit in any changes. This is much better than the 3000 I had last Sunday. The goal for this week is to do a little better than each day from last week:

2 Eng muff w/T diet btr, 2 T honey 320
12-oz ff milk w/double sf straw syrup 145
2 Eng muffs w/diet butter 200
Turkey meatloaf 120
24 oz ff milk w/straw syrup 280
12 oz ff milk/straw syrup 140
Eng muff w/diet butter & honey 220
Dilled salmon 120
1/2 bottle ff milk 70
Brocolli 30
1/2 sl full fat cheese 30

Total 1875

Exercise: 40 min walking, broken into two segments

12-13-2004, 06:28 AM
coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
4 sweetpotato pancakes with butter, date butter, cooked apples
2 veg. 'sausages'

ww tortilla w/ lite cheese, vegs.
curried lentil soup
tortilla chips
banana***coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2, choc. protein powder

1/2 pita w/ humuus, vegs., feta, tahini dressing
hard-boiled egg

1 date truffle
1/2 oz. horseredish cheddar

calories: 1755
water; 10 glasses [need MORE days like this!]
exercise: 3 miles power walking on treadmill

This week my goals are to exercise every day and to drink more water! :)

12-14-2004, 10:22 AM
1/2 bottle ff milk 70
Roll with 2 T diet butter 190
2 cupcakes 400
EAS Carb Control Protein Shake 100
Cream of broccoli soup 160
2 cupcakes 320
EAS Carb Control Protein Shake 100
1.5 servings Nutella 300

Total 1640

Exercise: 10 min weights in gym, 20 min evening walk up/down hills in mountain town where I was working ... going to try to repeat that tonight as I have another day there.

Goal for Tuesday: Keep the focus on the foodwatch! :coffee:

12-14-2004, 06:23 PM
Here's where I am late afternoonish, will come back and edit in whatever I have later:

Roll w/2 T diet butter 190
Vanilla Optima Slimfast 180
Soup at Hand mushroom 120
Slimfast Optima candy bar 120
Slimfast Optima candy bar 120
Pepperoni pizza slice 250
Yahoo drink 260
Soup at Hand mushroom 120
Edited: Soup at Hand brocolli flavor 160

Total 1760

Exercise: Cardio in gym, 5 min stairclimber, 5 recumbent bike, 30 treadmill

Water: 24 oz bottle

12-14-2004, 07:26 PM
Coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
4 sweet potato pancakes w/ date sause, apples
2 veg. 'sausages'

butternut squash soup
spinach-tomato quiche
ww tortilla w/ cream cheese, cooked apples [cooked this like a quesadilla---tasted like an apple turnover! :D ]

cashew-pecan ball

quinoa pasta w/ garlic, peas, carrots, corn, olive oil, feta
banana and peanut butter

exercise: nothing yet. My intention is to do my dumbell routine tonight and some yoga.

Tomorrow is the staff/volunteer potluck at work tomorrow. Hope i can stay on track----it's usually a big sugar-fest!

12-15-2004, 06:34 PM
I'm in maintenance mode for awhile, so the cals are going to be a bit higher ... just trying for control. Here's where I am ... the last Slimfast smoothie is for dinner, which I haven't had yet. Will edit later if I eat more ... hopefully not!

Sugar free almond caramel 60
2 T honey/peanut butter 190
Slimfast Ultima Smoothie (peach flavor) 190
Ultra lean hamburger 160
Roll 110
Slice full fat cheese 60
Ultra lean hamburger 160
Roll 110
Slice full fat cheese 60
Slimfast Ultima candy bar 120
2 cinnamon rolls 420
Slimfast Ultima Smoothie (peach flavor) 190

Total 1930

Exercise: Yoga class (30 min), Tai Chi class (60 min)

Water: Not that much! :coffee:

12-17-2004, 09:19 AM
Thursday wasn't good. Did well until I received letter that my car had to be emissions tested before January 15, which was a nightmare for me last time I went through this (different car) ... immediately started eating:

2 cinnamon rolls 420
2 T pb 210
2 Eng muff 240
T diet btr 40
T honey 60
Slimfast Ultima peach smoothie meal replacement 190
Ultra lean beef patty 160
Roll 110
Sl cheese 60
2 cinn rolls 420
4 T Nutella 400
12 oz bottle eggnog 510
Yogurt smoothie 80
Slimfast smoothie 190
6 oz skim milk w/sf straw syrup 70

Total 3260

Exercise: None


12-17-2004, 06:00 PM
coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
2 ww toast w/ lite cheese
2 veg. 'sausages'

spinach-tomato quiche
rice and beans w/ salsa
cashew-pecan ball

quinoa pasta w/ vegs and feta

banana w/ peanut butter

water: 5 glasses
calories: 1760
exercise: 45 min. treadmill***25 min. Pilates

12-18-2004, 09:17 AM
2 cupcakes 400
Angel food cake 330
EAS Carb Control vanilla protein shake 100
Ultra lean beef patty 160
Roll 110
Cheese slice 60
12-oz bottle ff milk w/sf strawberry syrup (extra servings) 150

Total 1710

Exercise: 25 min w/trainer, 15 min boxing w/trainer (aerobic and works core)

:queen: E and anyone else who may be reading this, I'm going to challenge myself to STAY ON TRACK UNTIL CHRISTMAS in the two Foodwatch Club elements we've been recording: Food ~ I'll report each day and stay in a range of 1500-2000 or below; and exercise ~ I'll do some kind of workout each day, even if it's short 'n wimpy!!!! I'm calling it the SOTUC CHALLENGE and I'd like to tick off the days on this thread if ya don't mind ... THIS IS SOTUC DAY ONE, THERE ARE SEVEN DAYS IN MY CHALLENGE! HO HO HO AND HO!

SOTUC DAYS: :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

12-18-2004, 06:40 PM
coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
spinach-tomato quiche
2 "sausages"

brown rice w/ beans, salsa, cheese
3 scrambled egg whites [mixed this in with the rice and beans---very nice!]
2 clementines

chocolate golden smacker [this is a honey-sweet. peanut butter cup thingy from the health food store. I could easily become addicted to them. :devil: ]

butternut squash soup
ww tortilla w/ lite cheese

2 servings kettle chips [again, :devil: :^: :devil: !]

water: 8 glasses
calories: 1750
exercise: 10 min. walk
35 min. upper/ lower body stuff
30 min. step tape

12-18-2004, 06:51 PM
Am, I'll join you in your quest to work out every day---starting tomorrow! :lol:

Have had a long day being out in the big bad world laying in supplies. The good news is we're all set with lots of good food thru next week, so no reason to go out again. Of course I still have to take all these raw ingredients and create something, but I like that kind of thing!

Here's the food for today:

coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
spinach-tomato quiche

At Thai restaurant: rice w/ vegs, tofu and cashews

Coffee w 1/2 and 1/2

1/2 pint fruit-sweet. soy ice cream [sounds bad, but it wasn't! :D ]

Dinner hasn't happened yet, but I'm thinking it'll be something quick and dirty, like the rest of the butternut squash soup and a grilled cheese and some fruit.

Water: none :o
exercise: none :o

None one of my better days, but watch me tomorrow!!! :D

12-18-2004, 08:05 PM
Here we go Saturday, here we go!

Breakfast-- 2 egg scrambled w/ pepper, mushrooms and onions
1/2 sweet potato cooked w/ carmelized onions
2 slices rye toast

lunch-- 1 cup 12 bean mushroom barley soup
1 very large macintosh apple
spinach/pepper/broccoli salad w/ 2 tsp feta cheese and fresh lemon
8-10 grapes

dinner-- 1 cup cuban black bean stew

aprx 8 figs

Hmmmmm, now I see why I ate so many figs....
Hmmmm.... this just goes to prove why I DO need to journal-- sometimes you don't realize how LITTLE you ate...


need some dairy...


12-19-2004, 08:45 AM
Salutations to :queen: s E & K!!! Glad to see thee today! :wave: E, thanks for joining the everyday exercise questie!

Here's my SOTUC CHALLENGE, DAY 1 report. I ended up eating out twice, once was fun, the other was with a negative friend and was not fun, but I made good choices:

Two 12-oz bottles ff milk w/extra sf syrup 300
2 T pb 190
Grilled chicken salad (Applebee's WW menu) 200
Choc raspberrry cake (Applebee's WW menu) 230
1/2 serving spaghetti & meatballs 480
1/2 sl garlic bread 150
12 oz ff milk w/extra sf syrup 150

Total 1700

Exercise: 30 min walk

SOTUC DAYS REMAINING: :o :o :o :o :o :o

12-19-2004, 01:47 PM

1-2 cups of peas w/ tofu

2 clementines
1 banana

2 slices still warm from the oven Whole Wheat bread w/ just a tiny bit of butter
1 cup pumpkin/white bean soup


12-19-2004, 04:05 PM
Hmmm. Here's where I am now, obviously SOTUC is off for the day ... this isn't a binge exactly, just a lot of cals ... I had the eggnog because I had an argument with a person in the mail packaging place and also because I am working today and it's Sunday and also because ... sigh ... oh well, I refuse to be discouraged ... and will be back to edit in more cals as I don't intend to skip dinner ... it's quite freeing to be able to record and log all these food items ... the chaos of a binge (which, again, this isn't) is averted by simply listing the items and realizing that control can be established at some point ... this thread is quite useful ...

Two 12-oz bottles ff milk w/extra sf syrup 300
2 T pb 190
Slimfast Ultima Smoothie 190
2 Eng muffs 240
T diet butter 40
2 T honey 120
Eng muff 120
1/2 T diet btr 20
T honey 60
Two 12-oz eggnogs 1020
M&Ms 240
Ultra lean hamburger 160
Roll 110
Sl cheese 60
Edited: Lost track of cal count and decided this IS a binge, but of the nontroubling variety. Had a lot of stuff, including some candy. This is Monday a.m. now and I'm not going to worry about yesterday!

Total ???? :D

BTW, I DID walk 30 min on Sunday!

12-20-2004, 10:36 AM
Well, SOTUC is kind of SO not happening but I'm rededicating myself to foodwatching ... do feel I'm going to eat a lot today, but mayhap not so much as yesterday. Traveling and won't be back here until evening. Here's where I am and will edit maybe a couple of times during the day (or not depending).

:queen: E, I will stay with the every day exercising challenge and hope yur still w'me, me heartie!

T pb 95
Soup at Hand mushroom flavor 120
Eng muff, T honey, 1/2 T diet butter 200
2 fig bars 180
Slimfast Optima vanilla 180
2 cupcakes 360
EAS Carb Control vanilla shake 100
2 cupcakes 360
1.5 sl pizza 375

Total 1555

12-21-2004, 06:39 AM
Coffee w/ 1/2 and 1/2
1 cup lo-fat milk w/ choc. protein powder
2 corn cakes w/ 2 tbsp. peanut butter

potato-vegetable soup
ww tortilla w/ lite cream cheese, cheddar
clementine***1 choc. cherry "truffle" [my date-sweet. ones]

2 ww w/ lite cheese, spinach, peppers, onion
1 serving kettle chips
1 date-sweet. cookie

water: 6 glasses
exercise: 4 miles treadmill


12-21-2004, 07:25 AM
If no one minds, I'm thinking we need a new thread ... I'm going to start one and paste Eydie's Monday post there so's she won't lose it. Hope that's ok, :queen: E!