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04-14-2005, 01:54 PM
This is probably going to be the most boring thread ever, but the purpose isn't to entertain. Rather, its an accountability thread - to ourselves and to each other. Studies have shown that people are likely to eat less and thus lose weight if they journal every morsel that goes into their mouth. Being a Weight Watcher's advocate, I'm used to journaling daily, but this might be a shot in the arm to those who don't do this as a rule.

By entering here everything you eat (ideally as you eat it, but an end of the day total will do) you will be accountable to yourself to stay within your daily carlorie/carb/point/whatever limit. You'll also be accountable to us, because if we see you have slacked off with your entries we can hunt you down and browbeat you into keeping track (or provide loving support to help if you've slipped). :)

So, who's in? I'd like to see Sandi's name near the top of the list (after your "I'm Done" post I'm not letting you off the hook, remember?) ;)

I'll start with what I've eaten so far today.

3/4c Kashi Go Lean Cereal with 1/2c low-fat milk and 1 medium banana
Lean Cuisine mushroom and spinach pizza.

See ya later (after I've eaten my mid-afternoon snack)!


04-14-2005, 02:48 PM
Did I hear my name?? :lol: :lol:

Ok, Miss Jill, I'm with you. I am allowed 32 points a day on WW

5 - Mint zone perfect bar
1 - Apple
7 - Turkey & cheddar sandwich on whole wheat
1 - Strawberries w/ splenda
13 - 2 spinach lasagna roll-ups
0 - Salad
2 - 1 breadstick
3 - 1/2 cup light ice cream
32 - TOTAL

5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
2 - 3 cheddar crackers
6 - Turkey & Cheddar Sandwich
3 - 1.5 oz bag of pretzels
2 - All Bran Bar
9 - Crispy Chicken Salad w/ crutons
3 - Ice cream cone
2 - Pria Bar
3 - A few cashews
35 - TOTAL (used 3 flex points)

5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
2 - 3 cheddar crackers
8 - Pepproni Pizza (lean Cuisine)
1 - Apple
2 - All Bran Bar
7 - 1/2 cup BBQ pork on seeded Bun
1 - Strawberries w/ splwnda
6 - 1 cup light ice cream
32 - TOTAL

04-14-2005, 03:10 PM
Okay, I'm in, but we all have to agree to put EVERYTHING down, even when it's not OP. I'm the worst offender when it comes to "forgetting" to list the bad stuff.

1 egg + 2 egg white omelet w/ mushroom, tomato, green onion, 1 oz. reduced fat cheddar, and 1/2 avocado
salsa and a dollop of FF sour cream on top

1 cup Progresso minnestrone soup
thin-sliced deli ham sandwich (ham, pickle, lettuce, light mayo, light bread)

1/2 bag 94% FF popcorn

1 oven "fried" chicken breast (dipped in lowfat buttermilk seasoned with Cajun seasoning and rolled in panko, which are Japanese breadcrumbs)
1 small potato
2 Tbl ff sour cream

strawberry banana smoothie

Lots of water, 2 cups decaf this morning, 1 cup decaf green tea, 1 cup decaf orange spice tea

Exercise: 20 min dog walk and 2.5 hours of heavy cleaning (vacuuming, scrubbing, mopping, sweeping) because our last official day at the apartment is tomorrow

04-14-2005, 03:20 PM
Should we list our exercise too? It's such and integral part of weight loss and long term maintenance, plus it's a good indicator of where we're slacking off so we know whose butts to kick!! :D


Breakfast- 1c. Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal w/ 3/4 c. skim milk, coffee :coffee:

Snack- 1 small (fajita size) low carb tortilla from LaTortilla Factory (http://www.latortillafactory.com) (these things are the best- whole wheat, low carb, no sugar, low fat, high fiber, and only 50 calories each for the small ones!) With thin sliced turkey deli meat, lettuce, spinach, celery (adds bulk!) and spicy mustard- YUM!

Lunch- A big bowl of salad with mixed greens, baby spinach, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, green onions, chopped up pieces of General Tsao's chicken, f.f. zesty Italian dressing and some crispy rice noodles for crunch! And a Blue Bunny Lite 85 Black Cherry yogurt. And more coffee :sssh:

Snack- 1 c. sliced strawberries, 1/2 medium frozen banana (chopped), 2 tbsp. Kashi Go Lean Crunch, 2 tbsp. f.f. cool whip, and 0 cal. sweetener. Oh, and yet more coffee :^: yeah, my name is Beverly and I am a coffee addict! :p

Dinner- 3-4 ozs. grilled steak, 1/2 of a medium twice baked potato made with low fat cheese, f.f. sour cream and bacon pieces, and salad with mixed greens, baby spinach, carrots, celery, green onions and f.f. Italian dressing.

Snack- 1 Blue Bunny Lite 85 Black Cherry yogurt frozen like ice cream- YUM! :T Oh dear, more coffee :chin: hmmm, I may have a problem here! Hey, at least it's decaf!

Exercise has been 35 min. on Gazelle, arm workout w/ light weights and an ab workout w/ lots of crunches. Plus another 25 min. on Gazelle set at resistance level #1 this evening.

This was a great idea Jill; I hope everyone decides to jump onboard!!


04-14-2005, 03:31 PM
Oh yes, Sheila - definitely EVERYTHING has to be entered!

Good start Sandi - now that you've listed what you plan to eat today, don't deviate from it! Ya hear?!

You're right Bev - listing exercise is a good idea, thanks! I'm not going to record my water intake - needless to say its in excess of the 6 glass a day recommendation.

I'm starting to see that perhaps this won't be a boring thread where people just list what they eat, it could be quite enlightening in that we can get meal and exercise ideas, plus see for ourselves why some people are soooooo successful (I mean really, look at Bev's post!)

By the way, I took a brisk walk with the dog for 20 minutes this morning and just ate a granny smith apple (while passing up the offer of leftover Easter Hershey Kisses cuz I didn't want to have to record them) :D

04-14-2005, 03:57 PM
Ooops - wrong date. That was yesterday. I added what I have had so far today.

I think this is great. I always wonder what other people are eating.

04-14-2005, 04:03 PM
I'll log here as well. I'll be the first to enter crappy food. (I'm well within my calories but not the best of choices)
3 cals. Cucumber
150 cals. Ritz cracker chips(1 serving)
550 cals. Strawberry wafer cookies(12)

170 cals. Ham sandwich with Nature's own wheat bread and cheese
150 cals. Doritos
If still hungry will have another sandwich (was full with the one sandwich and did not eat)

Planned evening snack
1 bag lite microwave popcorn (I did not eat it after all)

total calories for the day 1162
Exercise for the day spending an hour chasing a 1 and 2 year old around a baseball field

Ate out mexican with the coworkers, estimated calories at 1044
(tostados, rice no beans, chips and salsa)
A chicken/rice/cheese casserole thing and some veggies
Planned exercise: Walk this evening at mom's with her
Calories for the day:1785

04-14-2005, 07:10 PM
OK, I am up for this. Thanks for setting it up for us Jill.

So, my healthy eating regime at the moment is basically: lots of fruit and veg, no processed/junk food, no sugar/'bad' fats, low glycaemic index carbs.

So, today was:

Porridge with banana and blackberries

Sandwich (tuna, egg, not sure what else) - lunch provided at meeting, so I limited myself to 4 quarters, and chose the healthiest I could, tea

Pasta with tomato/garlic, sardine, olive sauce

Plate of salads (beetroot, carrot/raisin/nut, green beans, stuffed vine leaves)

Strawberries, raspberries, low fat natural yoghurt

The next habit I have to get back to is blood sugar related - I used to have impaired glucose tolerance/pre diabetes - and I got rid of it through healthy eating and exercise......I do better if I eat every 3-4 hours, but have lost that healthy snacking habit. Ah well, baby steps.....


My goal at the moment is to swim for 30 mins, 6 days a week, and walk for 20 mins 5 days a week. (The walking bit is easy - have to do it to get to the tube station to get to work.....)

Walked 20 mins today, and swam for 35 mins

04-14-2005, 08:32 PM
Good participation so far, people - keep it up! :)

Dinner: Salad (3 cups lettuce, diced tomato, shaved carrots, celery, radishes) with one small can drained flaked light tuna and 3tbls. low fat dill dressing

Dessert: "Svelte" organic fat free mocha yogurt

Exercise: 1/4 mile jog around the high school track and 1/2 hr. kicking around the soccer ball with George and the dog.

Oh yeah - one cup of coffee this morning (no sugar but a little low-fat milk) and 3 cups of caffeine free peppermint tea during the day (as well as a glass of water whenever I think of it).

See you after my evening snackie. :D

04-14-2005, 10:18 PM
At 8:30 I had my two slices of Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread with 1 tbsp. of peanut butter and a cup of tea with a little low fat milk - so I'm done for the night.

Just on my way out now with the pup for a brisk stroll in the dark.

Did well today - stayed within my points and didn't feel terribly deprived. How'd the rest of you do?

04-14-2005, 11:29 PM
Okay...well I have not had a good day today...I am in....even though I know I'll get yelled at

Breakfast-overslept so it was skipped.

Lunch-WW pizza (three cheese yummy)

small bag of chips (ruffles)

2 glasses of water.

04-15-2005, 12:33 AM
I went *way* over today, but I've been SO ravenous lately. :mad: I promise to try harder tomorrow... I feel motivated now that I know that everyone will be reading it!

Breakfast: 1 cup Kashi Good Friends, 1/2 cup milk, 1 ff yogurt
Lunch: 12" Turkey sub on wheat with lettuce, tomato, pickle, olives & baked Lays
Dinner: 2 cups penne w/ ground turkey marinara, 1 cup milk, 1 slice cheesecake

04-15-2005, 11:50 AM
I would love to join in this, makes me more accountable :nono:

4/14/05 - I was really bad yesterday
Breakfast - Luna Bar & medium coffee
Lunch - 2 pork ribs, 1/2 cup mac & cheese 1/2 cup pinto beans
Dinner - 1 hotdog on wheat bun, handful of lays chips (MMmm healthy)
Snack - 1 oz pepper jack cheese

Breakfast - Kellogs Bran Cereal Bar & Diet Dr. Pepper
Lunch - Chicken Club Sandwich

I'm going to do better today :hun:

04-15-2005, 04:05 PM
Welcome to the group newbies! Yes, the "accountability factor" seems to be working and I like how those who struggled yesterday are feeling motivated today instead of discouraged! Yay! :cb:

Here's mine so far,

Breakfast: 3/4c Kashi Go Lean cereal with 1/2c low fat milk. 1c seedless red grapes. Coffee with milk.

Mid-morning: can sodium free Canada Dry soda water.

Lunch: toasted whole wheat flatbread topped with roasted diced tomatoes, eggplant, red and green peppers, onions and garlic. Caffeine free peppermint tea.

Mid-afternoon: 500ml bottled water and medium banana.

See you after dinner!

Exercise: 20 min. brisk walk with Heidi the pup this morning.

04-15-2005, 05:40 PM
1.5 c shredded wheat
3/4 c nonfat milk
1 banana

had lunch at my friend's house and she served:

shrimp (sauteed in butter :( )
salad w/blue cheese dressing
avocado with salsa stuff

I didn't eat much of any of it so I feel I did pretty good. Also passed on the cookies, which were sitting in a big bowl in front of me. I've been off sugar for exactly a week now!

1 banana

chicken stir fry with peppers and onions (heavy on the veggies; light on the chicken)
Weight Watcher smoothie with frozen raspberries
piece of toast with a little light margarine

No exercise today.

04-15-2005, 05:47 PM
How is everybody doing? Today I have eaten....

Porridge, pear and banana, tea

Lunch at meeting - 4 quarters of sandwich (veggies, tuna, egg), fruit

Satsuma, tea

Banana, pear, low fat natural yoghurt

Tomatoes, stuffed with couscous, raisins and herbs, topped with goats cheese, salad

Exercise: 30 mins swim, 30 mins walk

04-15-2005, 07:18 PM
Mmmm, everything sounds so yummy!! But what is couscous? :?: I've heard of it before but have no idea what it is. Please enlighten me!

So far today...

Breakfast: 1c. Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal w/ 3/4 c. skim milk.

Snack: 1/2 of a chocolate mint Zone Perfect bar.

Lunch: Same as yesterday, a big bowl of salad with mixed greens, baby spinach, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, green onions, chopped up pieces of General Tsao's chicken, f.f. zesty Italian dressing and some crispy rice noodles for crunch! And a Blue Bunny Lite 85 Black Cherry yogurt.

Snack: Baby carrots and chopped celery sticks. Not sure how much, just happily crunched away until I was satisfied.

Dinner: Broiled, spicy catfish, big salad with all the same stuff as above except the chicken, and another yogurt, YUM! Gosh, I love that stuff!

Snack: 1 c. sliced strawberries (slightly frozen), 1/2 med. chopped banana (also frozen), 2 tbsp. Go Lean Crunch, 2 tbsp. F.F. cool whip, and 0 cal. sweetener.

Beverages: Water & coffee :coffee:

Exercise: 40 min. on Gazelle this morning. Weights and crunches this afternoon. I usually alternate between crunches and my Pilates For Dummies tape but I got it mixed up today, oops! :dizzy: Then another 30 min. on the Gazelle set at resistance level #1 in the evening.


Inca's Momma
04-15-2005, 07:21 PM
OK I need to jump into this thread for my last 13 weeks of pregnancy. The weight is starting to creep up and I'm not happy about it. I just went to the grocery store and got my weekend planned out. I would list what I had today but I can't even remember half the stuff so I will start tomorrow!

04-15-2005, 09:57 PM
Well, I had a challenging time tonight. We had a farewell dinner for one of our lawyers which presented many temptations (I won't go into food porn). It was a buffet and I think I did very well. My first plate was heaped with green pepper, red pepper, cucumber and carrot wedges, a few cherry tomatoes and some radishes. I skipped the dip and put some salsa on my plate. For my next plate I filled half of it with romaine lettuce and put a sprinkling of parmesan cheese on and a couple of spoonfulls of oil and vinegar dressing. For the remaining half of the plate I put one quarter pasta shells in tomato sauce with parsley and chicken and the other quarter a salad made up of diced red apples (peel on), raisins and celery very lightly tossed in a sour cream type dressing.

My beverages consisted of two small bottles of Perrier water.

Since I just got home now, I figure my eating's done for the day. :D

Not much exercise today, but taking the pup out for a walk now (if the kids haven't totally exhausted her already) :)

04-16-2005, 03:07 AM
This is totally a great post going on that I could use! I'm definetly in on this one starting on Monday! :D

04-16-2005, 06:22 AM
Hi Beverly

Couscous is yummy! It is the national dish of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria - so adds a bit of exoticism to the day.....It is, apparently, a type of fine semolina made from wheat grain. Traditionally, you steam it over a stew or broth......the kind you buy in Europe is precooked, and you just moisten it with water and heat.....I steam or soak mine, and then add all kinds of interesting things.....veggies, herbs, spicy sauce. As a good friend of mine says, it is the fastest prepared carbohydrate know to man....takes about 5 mins.....

04-16-2005, 09:32 AM
Jill- Excellent choices!! That could very well have been a total food porn extravaganza! I am soooooo proud of you!

Claire- Thanks for the description, it sounds a little like tofu, right? But one other thing, I don't know what semolina is either. Would you mind explaining that to me as well??


04-16-2005, 10:56 AM
Its Saturday morning and "Daddy" is the master chef. He's downstairs busily cooking breakfast for himself and the girls while I'm upstairs with my Kashi Go Lean cereal, low-fat milk and calcium enriched orange juice - trying not to smell the hash browns, eggs and sausages! :nono:

Today is my "baby's" 26th :hb: and we'll be heading over to visit her and then hitting the trails (doggie and all) for a nice long hike. The weather here is supposed to be glorious (could get as high as 20c) Wheeeeee!

P.S. - Semolina is very much like Cream of Wheat, Beverly. As Claire indicates, it can be the basis of delicious savoury and spicy dishes. Here's a very quick and easy recipe that I often make and take to work for lunches. A minute or two in the microwave and the aroma draws crowds. :T

Garlic Tomato Couscous
1/2 onion, diced
1 c veggie broth
1 tsp dried basil
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 c uncooked couscous
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 medium ripe tomato, diced

Using a medium saucepan, saute onion in a small amout of broth until slightly browned and fragrant, but still crunchy. Slowly add remaining broth and bring to a boil. Add basil and garlic. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Gently toss in tomato and pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings, with lunch leftovers! Sometimes I top this with fat-free parmesan cheese.

04-16-2005, 01:53 PM
Somehow 20 C doesn't sound that warm, but I'm into Fs so I haven't a clue. Have fun on your hike!

6.5 oz. of canned salmon
2 slices of light bread

4 oz. bagel
2 Tbl. whipped cream cheese
1 cup minnestrone soup

1/2 c nonfat cottage cheese
1/2 c. pineapple

WW smoothie w/ frozen raspberries

lemon dijon chicken
1/2 c whole wheat spaghetti
1 Tbl. light dressing

Exercise: 2 hours of painting (whew!) and 30 min walk

04-16-2005, 02:33 PM
I have been updating my original post - so check there for me!!! :)

04-16-2005, 03:41 PM
Keep up the good work folks (glad I didn't have to nag you TOO much, Sandi ;) ). Looking forward to seeing you on Monday, Celina!

20c is around 72f, Sheila, which I think you'll agree is luverrrly and we're taking full advantage of it cuz its only April and could snow next week! :lol: We hit the trails for 1-1/2hrs. (quite a few hills to huff and puff over). I drank two 500ml bottles of water afterwards and got cramps :(

Lunch: 2 slices Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread with 1 Kraft cheese slice (low-fat), 2 thin slices of summer sausage and mustard. 1 cup of sweet and crunchy little seedless red grapes. 1/2 cup Jello fat-free chocolate pudding.

See you after dinner. We're taking the kids to our favourite Vietnamese restaurant, but it won't be a problem because there's plenty of "on plan" choices. :)

04-16-2005, 05:52 PM
Beverley - here's everything you ever wanted to know about semolina!!!! ....and now you have to tell me what Cream of Wheat is.....

This word comes from the Italian, meaning semi-milled, and it's not ground to fine flour. Semolina is what is used for traditionally made pasta – milled from hard wheat grain to a texture specified by the pasta maker, so that the finished product will be rough-textured to enable the sauce to cling sufficiently. Semolina, from softer wheat, has also played a part in British cuisine, where it has been used in puddings and cakes, and durum semolina gives a lovely texture to shortbread but is now, sadly, not widely available

Jill - thanks for couscous recipe..looks great, I am going to give it a try...

I have had a very relaxing, good healthy living day...

Porridge with banana and pear

Greek omelette, with onions, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese
Salad plate: beetroot, carrot and green beans, cabbage, carrot and raisins

Roast chicken (no skin), sweet potato, roast onions and red peppers
Green salad, with tomatoes and beetroot

Strawberries, raspberries, pear with low fat natural yoghurt

Swimming for 30 mins.

How's everyone else doing?

04-16-2005, 06:53 PM
Thanks Claire! Now I have an excellent idea of what you are talking about. And Jill, that couscous recipe sounds scrumptious! I imagine it smells just heavenly!

Here's my log for the day:

Breakfast: 1c. Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal w/ 3/4 c. skim milk.

Snack: 1/2 of a chocolate mint Zone Perfect bar.

Lunch: 1 small low carb tortilla filled with lettuce, spinach, green onion, red bell pepper, celery, turkey deli meat and spicy mustard. A salad with mixed greens, spinach, carrots, celery, green onion, red bell pepper, f.f. Italian dressing and 1 tbsp. rice noodles. And a frozen Blue Bunny Lite 85 black cherry yogurt. :T

Snack: 1 c. sliced strawberries (slightly frozen) w/ 2 tbsp. Go Lean Crunch, 2 tbsp. F.F. cool whip, and 0 cal. sweetener. I also had one hard boiled egg white (no, they weren't mixed together, you goofballs!! :p ) I also crunched some sticks of celery between this snack and dinner.

Dinner: 6 oz. broiled, spicy Tilapia filet, 1 small (5-6 oz.) baked potato w/ 1 tbsp. f.f. sour cream, and a nice big salad with mixed greens, spinach, carrots, celery, green onion, f.f. Italian dressing, and a sprinkling of rice noodles.

Snack: 1 frozen Blue Bunny Lite 85 black cherry yogurt.

Beverages: Water, coffee

Exercise: Morning- 40 min. on Gazelle, Afternoon- weights and Pilates For Dummies tape, Evening- 30 min. on Gazelle at #1 resistance.


04-16-2005, 10:01 PM
Claire, when I was a child in England we'd have "wheat hearts pudding" for "afters", which was semolina cooked in milk and sugar and often topped with a little golden syrup. If you're familiar with that, then you'll understand what "Cream of Wheat" is (although I believe Americans have it for breakfast - like porridge or oatmeal).

Quite the variety of exercise going on here today - good going, guys. By the way, Sheila, when you're finished painting I have a few rooms you can do here. :D

Tonight's restaurant dinner consisted of steamed rice and chicken, with vietnamese egg, all in a soy and hot sauce with a side of tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions and water grass. Coffee (with milk), Diet Coke and 500ml spring water when we got home.

Time for the dog's nightly walk. Have a great night all! :)

04-17-2005, 01:29 AM
This is a cool thread. It is fun to see what everyone eats for meals/snacks. I am new to the board, but plan on jumping in tomorrow.

04-17-2005, 05:24 AM
I feel so bad about today. I started out really good. I drank my mater...Had my 64 oz by 2. I had a good breakfast of an apples and some low fat chedder with unsalted crackers. Lunch I had a great green salad with low fat ranch. NO sodas. Black coffee. Dinner I made tacos and I made me a taco salad with just the meat on the salad greens, no cheese or salsa. I was so proud of myself

The the friends came over. The jerk brought a huge tray of brownies..I had four! I resisted then next thing i know i was halfway through my second. Then I got depressed about it and ate two more!

I can't belive i did that! :(

04-17-2005, 09:13 AM
Last week was not good for eating. I got to the gym twice so I feel good about that. I came to the realization today that a lot of my eating has been about trying to cope with my husband's mood swings and anger. He's been on anti-depressants for several months but for about the last month he's been off the ones that were working and trying something new. It wasn't working at all and now he's on another different med. Hopefully it kicks in soon. When his mood is bad and he's angry all the time I've realized that I am eating in an effort to cope so now I'm wondering if I can attribute this serious weight problem I've got to 18 years of trying to cope with his anger. When we moved in together I was only about 20-30 lbs overweight. I'm not saying that I wouldn't have gained weight regardless but since things have been so bad here the past month I've noticed that I just can't stick to any kind of eating plan. So I've got to start learning how to cope with stress a little better than eating!!! I won't bother journalling what I ate last week, let's just say I capped off last night with chips and dip which are my ultimate comfort food. This week will be much, much better. I'm starting the day off with a bowl of oatmeal! :D

04-17-2005, 09:19 AM
WickedMommy, please don't beat yourself up about it! This happens to everyone, I promise. It sounds like you had an excellent, OP day, and those evil brownies :devil: were just one small slip up. You did what so many people (myself included) do, when you realized what you were doing, instead of stopping there, you let the "too late now" mentality take over and it just fuled the vicious cycle. At least next time you'll know that you just feel worse when you don't stop yourself and maybe you'll be able to leave it at one brownie instead of four. Either way, it's in the past and there's nothing you can do about it now, so instead of kicking yourself for it, get right back OP and go kick evil brownie friend! :devil: Hey, at least that won't show up on the scale the next day, and it may even count as some exercise if you play your cards right!! :s:

Food for today:

Breakfast: 1c. Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal w/ 3/4 c. skim milk.

Snack: 1/2 Chocolate mint Zone bar

Lunch: 1 small low-carb tortilla filled with lettuce, spinach, deli turkey breast, celery, tomato, red bell pepper, green onion, & spicy mustard. Salad w/ mixed greens, spinach, carrots, celery, tomato, green onion, red bell pepper, a sprinkle of rice noodles, & f.f. Italian dressing and 1 Blue Bunny yogurt.

Snack: 1/2 Chocolate mint Zone bar

Dinner: We went to Applebee's where I had most of a Santa Fe grilled chicken salad (done my way- everything on the side!) It was mixed greens, chargrilled chicken breast, pico de gallo, salsa, about half of the guacamole (1 tbsp.?), a few tastes of the sour cream (1-2 tsp.?), and some of the tortilla strips sprinkled on top. I passed on the cheese but I did try 1 bite of my husband's shrimp alfredo and I had 3 bites (not full pieces, just bites) of his boneless buffalo chicken appetizer with a tiny bit of the ranch dipping sauce, and I also had some of the celery that comes with the buffalo chicken.

Snack: 1 frozen Blue Bunny black cherry yogurt and 1 hard boiled eggwhite a little later.

Beverages: water, coffee

Exercise: Morn.- 40 min. on Gazelle, Aft.- weights and crunches, Eve.- 30 min. on Gazelle at level 1 resistance.

I hope everone has a wonderful, on plan day, good luck!! :D


Inca's Momma
04-17-2005, 09:29 AM
Yesterday went fairly well. I didn't measure anything but I had

Breakfast: Yogurt, strawberries and a banana

Lunch: 2 Beef fajitas

Dinner: Nachos (yeah I know real healthy but I think the baby wanted calcium :devil: )

Snack: 16 oz coke and a fruit juice bar

OK I did have a fruit juice bar to curb my sweet tooth which was a good thing. Looking at the list, yes I had high fat food, but it doesn't look like I'm eating enough for being preggo hmmmm. Might wanna tweak that today.

04-17-2005, 04:32 PM
WickedMommy - something positive can come out of this. You made a bad choice but it can be a learning experience. I read how pleased you were with your food choices all day (good for you) and then read how you feel so bad "about today". Those 4 brownies negated all the good you felt. NOW you have to remember that feeling. Next time someone shows up with a tray of brownies tell yourself how it ruined the whole day for you last time you indulged. I try to keep on hand Pria bars or fat-free fudge pudding cups for those times when people show up with treats I know I will find so difficult to resist. So, stop feeling bad (its over and done with) and chalk it up to experience, okay dear? :)

Jen - Your post touched me because I really understand what you're going through. I spent 10 years in a marriage with an angry, mentally depressed person (I may have been able to deal with those issues if his excess alcohol consumption hadn't been an additional factor :( ). I think we all know that using food to relieve stress, handle anxiety, deal with emotional pain and provide comfort is a very common response in these situations. Have you thought of exploring alternate means of coping? Is your husband receiving therapy for his depression? Are you involved? If so, could you also discuss with the therapist how hubby's problems are adversely affecting your own health? I really give you credit for having such strength during the last 18 years. :grouphug:

Kimberlie - so glad you've joined us. I do remember how difficult it is not to feel that its okay to forget about portion control because you're eating for two. Stick with us and I'm sure you'll find you won't have as much to lose once the wee sweetheart is here as you would if you wandered away for the duration. ;)

Bev - its so wonderful to have a maintainer here helping out us "trying to get there" people. It lets us know that not only is it possible to get there but its equally possible to stay there, which is something I need to keep going. I'm really grateful, darlin'. :yes:

3/4c Kashi Go Lean cereal with 1/4c low-fat milk, half a banana, 1/2c calcium enriched orange juice. 500ml bottled water

2 slices Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread, 1tbls. peanut butter, 1c grapes, Silhoutte fat-free, sugar-free vanilla mousse, coffee with milk. 500ml botted water

Dinner: TBA

Where's everyone else?? What are you eating?? :coach:

04-17-2005, 04:54 PM
Sunday 4/17

-1 can tuna packed in water
-2 tbsp. light mayo
-4 slices light bread = 420 calories

1 glass lemonade =120 calories

04-17-2005, 05:20 PM
How is everyone doing?

WickedMommy - I agree with my wise friends here, no point beating yourself up, but there is a point figuring out some strategies for the next time temptation strikes....I like the idea of you beating up the evil brownies!

Jill - thanks for starting this thread, it is certainly helping me to be more mindful about what I am eating!


Banana (light snack before swimming, 30 mins)

Salad with beetroot, tomatoes, chicken, roast onions

2 apples

Roast chicken (no skin), oven roast leeks, sweet potatoes

Strawberries, raspberries, orange with low-fat natural yogurt

04-17-2005, 05:22 PM
Let me just say that I am very THANKFUL for Flex points. I went over-board I know. But I wrote EVERYTHING down and stayed within my plan. Boy, how easy it is to just get right back to eating. Steve brought home a BUCKET of carmel cheese popcorn that he had ordered from a lady at work. Here it my Saturday in all it's Glory.

2 - 1 c. cherrios
2 - 1 c. skim milk
1 - 1 slice toast
1 - 1 tsp butter
7 - 1/2 cup BBQ pork on seeded Bun
1 - Apple (I was doing pretty good up to here...)
3 - 1 1/4 cup carmel cheese popcorn
2 - 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
2 - 1 slice cheese
1 - a few M&M's
20 - crossant cheese hotdog (2)
3 - 1 serv chex mix
6 - 2 serv that darn popcorn
3 - 1/2 cup light ice cream
3 - 1 more serving of that popcorn!!!
57 - TOTAL (25 Flex Points used!!!!)

2 - 1 cup cereal
2 - 1 cup milk
1 - 1 serv fruit salad
3 - Can you say popcorn!!!
8 - Ham & Turkey sub
1 - 1/2 bag baked chips
5 - 1 pkg cheese crackers
14 - Pepperoni Pizza
0 - salad
3 - 1/2 cup light ice cream
39 - TOTAL (last 7 flex points used!!!)

04-17-2005, 07:41 PM
Dinner: 3/4c homemade pasta sauce (no oil used and chock full of green and red peppers, onions, tomatoes and seasonings), 3 (gumball sized) chicken meatballs, 1c penne noodles, sprinkling of parmesan cheese, one small end piece of garlic bread (no cheese), side plate of fresh sliced tomatoes with ground black pepper. 750ml lemon flavoured mineral water.

It was a lovely warm and sunny day and we spent most of it outside. I live very close to Lake Ontario and we walked along the shoreline (including climbing huge breakwater rocks). I figure we covered around 3km.

Is that popcorn gone yet, Sandi?? If not, you'd better stay away and let hubby finish it! :p

04-17-2005, 08:45 PM
Packed the last of it in his lunch. Whew!!! Also packed my healthy lunch for tomorrow!! :D

Even though I had an "all points" weekend, I still feel in control. I ate within my program and I can't even tell you what the intake would have been had I not been on plan. Double maybe. And I think that's the key. No one says that you can't have treats or occasionally have stuff that's high cal. Key word being occasionally. I only get 35 extra points every 7 days. No way I can eat that way every day and be on plan.

04-17-2005, 10:35 PM
Hey there, everybody! It's great that you guys have this "Accountability Thread" -- great idea! Special hugs to Sandi for bravery and strength in the face of difficulty. You rock, girl, and I'm so proud of you!!!! Stay present here and you can't go very wrong -- not with these friends. :goodvibes

Well, since I've kicked some cancer *** ;) -- or at least knocked it to its knees -- I decided it was time to refocus my weight loss efforts -- or at least reestablish my previous, hard-won good eating habits. I'm still on a steroid, so eating on plan is SO INCREDIBLY HARD, but at the time of this writing, I'm 3 days into it and going strong, so I'm hopeful I can continue at least most of the time throughout the rest of chemo......and THEN -- well, then there will be no stopping me, provided my metabolism cooperates -- which is apparently an issue for a lot of folks after chemo. But I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

As for weight loss goals, I'm going to just take it as it comes right now, since the cancer is my primary concern right now. My last day of chemo will be June 14, so I have a little ways to go. I know at the end it will seem to have flown by so quickly, but right now I'm just taking it one day at a time -- just one day in treatment after another, and one day on plan after another. It seems to stretch before me. As for sticking to plan, at this point I'm just going to do my best, and not beat myself up if I misstep. Eating on plan while on a chemo/steroid regimen and at home all the time is just totally a different ballgame from the old routine I had in place when I was working, before my diagnosis! :dizzy:

I had gained 25 pounds, but now I'm down 2, so at least I'm headed back in the right direction. My oncologist has already told me that she would definitely NOT approve of any major weight loss efforts while I'm in treatment, so I'm not shooting too high. Like I said, I'm just playing it by ear, but the part about which I'm NOT going to be flexible with myself is the adherance to mostly healthy foods. The average gain on my chemo regimen is 35-50 pounds, so I guess at just 25 I'm doing ok! It's just hard, though, you know? After working so hard, so steadily, and getting rid of 78 pounds working so hard over those 8 months, it's been painful to watch them go back on as a result of my treatment. I hate to make excuses, but it's hard to muster the energy to organize and prepare all the good eats and then find the self-control to not listen to my 'roided out hormones that tell me to eat, eat, EAT! :devil:

As for exercise, the fatigue has pretty much put the old kabash on that. I've mustered it a few times, but I can't make it a regular habit at this point.

Anyway, like I said, I'm 3 days into it so far, and, for those of you who know me from when I was totally on track and doing really well until I got derailed by the diagnosis, I'm back into something resembling my old eating routine. Same gig, different time. I'm also using my Diet Power software again, and feeling great about it.

So, enough with the blah, blah, blah :blah: -- here are my eats for the last few days (since I started to eat back on plan):

Friday, 4/15
Breakfast: ½ cup All Bran Extra Fiber, ½ cup Kashi Go Lean, 6 oz. fat free milk, protein drink
Mid-AM: 1 cup low fat cottage cheese, 1 apple
Lunch: 2/3 cup brown rice w/3 oz. albacore and 1 ½ cups chopped asparagus
Mid-PM: 3 oz. skinless chicken breast, ½ Kit Kat bar
Dinner: 4 oz. skinless chicken breast, 4 cups rough chopped romaine, 3 cups rough chopped mixed baby greens, 1 Roma tomato, low-fat balsamic vinaigrette, 1 hunk of rosemary bread
PM: Smart Ones Orange Vanilla Treat
Water: 100 oz. water and Crystal Light
Calories: 1408, 17% fat / 44% protein / 39% carb's

Saturday, 4/16
Breakfast: ½ cup All Bran, ½ cup Kashi Go Lean, 6 oz. fat free milk, 1 protein drink, 2 cups coffee w/2 oz. fat free milk
Lunch: 1 mini serving non fat yogurt, 1 apple
Dinner: 6 oz. grilled beef tenderloin with 2 tbsp. A-1, 8 spears grilled asparagus, romaine with low fat balsamic vinaigrette, 2 beers
PM: Smart Ones Chocolate Mousse bar
Water: 120 oz. water and Crystal Light
Calories: 1425, 23% fat / 31% protein / 33% carb's / 12% alcohol

Sunday, 4/17
Breakfast: ½ cup All Bran Extra Fiber, ½ cup Kashi Go Lean, 6 oz. skim milk, 1 protein drink, ½ cup non fat cottage cheese
Lunch: 3 oz. turkey breast on 2 slices rye, with lettuce, tomato and spicy mustard; 1 cup vinegar-marinated cucumbers and tomatoes
Mid-PM: 2 oz. grilled rosemary chicken breast (skinless,) 6 spears grilled asparagus, 1 apple
Dinner: 5 oz. lean ground beef (94%) on a small hamburger bun with 1 tbsp. low fat mayo; LOTS of romaine with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and just enough reduced fat ranch dressing to cover it (like 2 tbsp.)
PM: Smart Ones Chocolate Mousse bar
Water: 110 oz. water
Calories: 1545, 27% fat / 39% protein / 34% carb’s

Take care, everyone! Sorry this was such a long one, but I had some catching up to do!

04-18-2005, 12:40 AM
WOW, Sarah! Dang girl, it's so great to see you back around here! I knew you'd kick cancer's butt. I am so, so, SO impressed by your dedication. I'm also really glad you're going to try and take it slow. Take care of yourself, Ms. I'm-Woman-Hear-Me-Roar-and-watch-Me-Kick-Cancer. How're you feeling lately, anyway?

04-18-2005, 12:22 PM
Great to see you here, Sarah! Of course the cancer is your primary focus right now, but good for you for not using it as an excuse to allow you to ignore other aspects of your health. You're doing great with the "eats". Talk about inspiration! :yes:

I'm sure you're getting lots of advice on this front, but I just wanted to add that when George was recovering and on steroids he blew up like a balloon. Admittedly he ate more out of boredom because he was living in a hospital bed. However, once that was over he lost 60lbs. at an amazing rate without "dieting", he just went back to regular eating. So please don't let the temporary steroid gain dampen your spirits! :sunny:

The dog broke off her leash and had me running through the forest behind my house for about 1/2hr. so I'm counting that as exercise. Was late for work and quickly choked down 1c Kashi Go Lean with 1/4c low-fat milk. Enjoying a large tea with milk right now. Skipping morning snack due to a planned early lunch. See you then! :)

04-18-2005, 12:45 PM
I forgot to mention that I have a horrible time getting online at home. I did attempt to make it here on Saturday morning but my phone line had so much static it couldn't seem to log in without getting disconnected. I probably would've done way better had I been on here.
Anyway, my Friday did go according to plan and I ate well and even got in a bit of exercise (not what I planned but I did walk to the roping arena behind the house twice and had their not been such a huge crowd there I would've tried to haul my large *** up over the horse's back but I'll save that for another day when not so many eyes could be watching ;))

Saturday (had I ate according to plan I would've had just over 1800 calories)
Breakfast--Honey bunches of oats for breakfast (two bowls)
1 c. 2% milk, 1 c. 1% chocolate milk
618 calories

Lunch--one sandwich, 2 oz. of cheese and a bag of micro popcorn (I measured and it's 8 cups)
648 calories

Dinner--chicken curry on rice (1.5 c rice, 1 c. curry)
600 calories

now for the bad parts:
Homemade oatmeal butters (on the back of the toll house mixture) (at least 10 cookies)
I don't know how many cosmopolitan drinks and 2 small bottle of mango margheritas
estimated calories:1600 or more
Total for the day:over 3500

Crixpix and milk

Ham sandwich
macaroni and potato salad
a few chips

2 hamburgers
more potato salad, small serv. mac salad
guac chips

Total for day:almost 2200

04-18-2005, 12:59 PM
Sure is good to see you back at it Sarah. Don't know how I missed this for so many days but I'm in. I love to journal now. I used to hate it but since I really set my mind to journal it has really helped me out. I will only be posting on a Daily though so here is yesterday.

kashi w/blueberries and skim milk
1 Hot dog
2.5 oz peanuts
Subway Salad
Subway Turkey wrap
1 biscotti
6 Chicken wings
1/4 cup yogurt w/blueberries
Total calories 1835
Total fat 85 high today because of the hotdog and peanuts at the ball game.
Total water 128 oz.

04-18-2005, 01:32 PM

1 egg + 2 egg white omelet with 2 oz. FF cheese, mushrooms, and 1 oz. deli ham
1/2 bagel w/ 1 Tbl. whipped cream cheese

a bacon cheeseburger from Wendy's (I let myself go 6 hours without eating and got too hungry :( )

small steak
3 new potatoes
salad w/ salsa

4 akmak crackers
4 Tbl. peanut butter
1 Tbl. honey


4 oz. bagel w 2 Tbl whipped cream cheese
really big cup of decaf coffee

4.25 oz. canned salmon
1/4 c nonfat cottage cheese
1/2 c pineapple
cup of decaf green tea

1/2 bag 94% ff popcorn

4 oz. lemon chicken
1/2 c.whole wheat spaghetti
1 Tbl. lite balsamic vinagrette

chocolate strawberry-banana smoothie (1 c milk, 1 frozen banana, 1.5 c frozen strawberries, some SF chocolate syrup, Splenda)

Lots of water--I never have trouble drinking 8 glasses of water a day.

Exercise: 1.5 hours painting (on Fitday painting your house uses more calories than walking!), 15 min. walk


1/2 bagel with 1 Tbl whipped cream cheese
1/2 c nonfat cottage cheese
1/2 c pinepple

leftover chicken from last night
1 banana

1 bag of 94% FF popcorn

6" Sub sandwich (ham)
salad w/ lowfat balsamic vinagrette
a glass of wine (3/4 cup)


shredded wheat

1 c chicken barley soup
2 Tbl. whipped cream cheese

smoothie made w/ frozen cherries, milk & splenda

1/2 c cottage cheese
1/2 c pineapple

shrimp/broccoli stir fry
1/2 c brown rice
3/4 c wine

2 Tbl raisins
2 Tbl nuts

2 akmak crackers (but I didn't have any peanut butter--yippee!)


a sesame bagel
3 Tbl light cream cheese

04-18-2005, 03:11 PM
Lunch: Lean Cuisine Roasted Vegetable pizza, 13 raw baby carrots, 2 cans soda water

Another lovely, warm day today. After eating lunch I walked from my office to the CN Tower, looked up and remembered how pumped I was when I climbed it, and vowed to climb it again. I walked back to the office with a big grin on my face. :)

See you at dinner time.

04-18-2005, 03:12 PM
I haven't checked in since Friday, next week I'm going to hop aboard Howie's weekend thread. I was a bad girl this weekend, but I'm brushing myself off and going again today. Total for last week I lost 2 lbs tho which isn't anything to shake a stick at.

4/18/05 - Monday
Breakfast - Honey nut cheerios w/ skim milk
Snack - granola bar
Lunch - Chicken Mcgrill w/ no mayo & a diet dr pepper (I hate mcdonalds but I had a little emergency today, only 300 calories in the sandwich tho so I'm patting myself on the back for that one :D )
Dinner - 4 oz pork loin w/ 1 cup green beans & 1/2 cup stuffing.

4/19/05 - Tuesday
Breakfast - Honey Nut cheerios w/ skim milk
Lunch - Pork Sandwich on wheat bread
Snack - 1 small package of smarties (sugar fix) :sssh:
Dinner - Rotiesserie chicken (leg and thigh) with Rice & Sweet peas.
2 Nilla' Wavers

Good luck & keep up the good work everyone! :goodscale

04-18-2005, 06:56 PM
Hi Guys how is everyone doing?

I'm doing good, feeling good....


Porridge, pear

Roast leeks, beetroot, sweet potato, mixed leaves, cottage cheese


Pasta with tuna and tomato sauce, garlic & parsley mushrooms

Strawberries, raspberries, orange with low fat natural yoghurt

04-18-2005, 07:01 PM
Here is my journal for today (bad choices almost all)
Breakfast-chocolate chip cookies and chex mix
Lunch-chili cheese dogs, small piece of potato salad, pork n beans, sugar cookies (2), ice cream pie small slice
Dinner--since I'm still full as of this typing we'll see but i'm planning a small ham sandwich no cheese (about 100 calories)

04-18-2005, 07:49 PM
Appreciate your honesty, Dawnyal, but what can we do to help you make better choices? Tough love? Kindness? Let us know - we care!

Afternoon Snack: Green and red seedless grapes

Dinner: Mound of mixed greens with steamed baby shrimp, tossed in low-fat dill & yogurt dressing. Small slice of garlic bread. Silhouette vanilla mousse. 2 small bottles Perrier water.

Trying not to eat after 7pm, so I'm done foodwise. I'll be having a couple of large mugs of tea with low-fat milk during the evening.

Going out for a long walk with G and the dog now (stays light until 8pm).

04-18-2005, 08:24 PM
4/18/05 26pts/day for me

Breakfast - 5.5pts:
1 serving coffee
1 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal
1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk

Lunch: 6pts:
Turkey Sandwich (2 slices whole grain bread, 2 oz turkey, 1 section laughing cow light swiss instead of mayo)
1 cup mixed greens
2 tsp light ranch dressing

Dinner (9.5pts left):
Undecided and this is what ALWAYS gets me into trouble :devil:

Snacks - 5pts:
2 fig newtons
1 slim jim

Water: appr 60oz

Not too bad as long as I dont get weak and have a crappy dinner. I WILL be strong tonight!

::edited to add dinner::

Actually did really well with dinner 6.5pts:
6 oz cooked, skinless chicken breast
2 cup mixed greens
1/2 cup cherry tomato
1/2 cup mushroom
1 Tbsp Light Ranch Dressing
12 oz water

Very nice day for me!

04-19-2005, 12:26 AM
Another day on plan. Someone was talking about cottage cheese and I had to stop and buy some. Yum.

1 cup Kashi w/ 1/2 cup blueberries and 1cup skim milk
1 cheese wrap w/spinach
1/2 lowfat yogurt w/ 1/2 cup blueberries
Subway Turkey sub
ice cream cone from McD's
1 cup Fat Free cottage cheese w/tomato
1/2 low fat yogurt w/ blueberries
Total calories 1760
Total fat 32
Total water 160 oz

04-19-2005, 01:01 AM
My food journal for Monday -

1st meal - green beans
2nd meal - apple
3rd meal - pasta with spaghetti sauce

04-19-2005, 10:20 AM
I'm game, I get such good ideas from seeing what other people eat...

I get 28 WW points/day

April 18
WW muffin -3 pts
3 egg whites - 1pt
ice coffee w/milk - 2pts

Lean Cuisine - Chicken w/peanut sauce (yummy) - 6pts
Kashi Bar - 2pts

ice coffee w/milk - 2pts
Brownie - 5 pts

Tuna - 3pts
Lite mayo - 1pt
3 Slices WW bread - 3pts

Total for the day = 28 pts

04-19-2005, 10:35 AM
Today is my 7th day on plan!!! :D

5 - Mint Zone perfect bar
3 - 3 cheese crackers
5 - Turkey & cheese sandwich w/ light mayo
1 - Fruit salad
2 - All Bran Bar (anyone tried these? My new Favorite!! 5 grams of fiber!!!)
2 - 1 Tbsp Peanut butter (Need to stop doing this)
12 - 3 chicken Tacos
2 - 1/2 cup rice
4 - Mini strawberry cheesecake (mini grahm cracker crust, SF cheesecake pudding, sliced strawberries)
36 - Total (4 flex points used)

04-19-2005, 11:37 AM
Thanks Dana, Jill and Howie, for the welcome back! I love you guys! :love: Jill, I sure do hope that I share your George's experience with the weight loss post chemo. The thing is, my gain isn't so much water as fat :eek: since my steroid is taken as an anti-emetic (anti-nausea) and just makes all of us on it really want to eat! Ah well, the key is that I'm eating responsibly again, and once my energy returns I'll get back to exercising.

The good news is that since I got back on plan 4 days ago, I've lost 4 pounds!! I'm just beside myself! Ssshhhhh....don't tell my oncologist! :sssh:

Ok, here are my eats for yesterday:

Monday, 4/18
AM: ½ cup All Bran Extra Fiber and ½ cup Kashi Go Lean w/8 oz. fat free milk, 1 protein drink
Lunch: ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese, 2 oz. grilled chicken breast, 1 apple
Dinner: 6 oz. tilapia sautéed in olive oil and lemon juice and topped with diced tomato and fresh basil and Italian parsley; 6 spears asparagus with lemon and mint; 1 cup romaine and 1 cup mixed baby greens w/low-fat ranch dressing and 4 croutons; 2 glasses white wine
PM: 1 Smart Ones Chocolate Mousse bar
Water: 60 oz. – not good
Calories: 1251; 15% fat / 35% protein / 22% carb’s / 27% alcohol

04-19-2005, 03:38 PM
So far, for Tuesday, I have had

1/2 Wendy's grilled chicken sandwich with ketchup and pickles only
small fruit cup
diet coke

1 cup of pasta with plain spaghetti sauce

1 apple

a cup of fresh strawberries w/fat free cool whip

04-19-2005, 05:46 PM
I had a good, if busy day......did 45 mins of aquarobics, 20 mins walk and ate:

chicken salad wrap, fruit salad
grilled salmon, spaghetti with tomatoes, courgettes, asparagus and olive oil

04-19-2005, 08:17 PM
I see some great choices here today, folks! Congrats to Sandi and Sarah (be careful...) on their big losses this week. :smug:

Here's my eats. Another day on plan and feeling goooood!

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean cereal with 1/2c low-fat milk. Large mug of tea w/ milk.

Midmorning: 1 medium banana, 500ml spring water

Lunch: Went to a take-out salad bar and filled a small styrofoam container with mixed greens, mushrooms, green pepper, red pepper, red cabbage, grape tomatoes, pinto beans, a few chopped walnuts, shaved carrot, cucumber and added some crab meat. Topped it off with about a tablespoon of "light" italian dressing. Small bottle Perrier water.

Midafternoon: 1c mix of sliced strawberries and blueberries. 500ml spring water

Dinner: 1/4 of a family size President's Choice Extra Lean Shepherd's Pie (I added extra veggies). 500ml spring water.

7:00pm: Silhouette fat-free, sugar-free vanilla mousse. Large cup of coffee w/milk

No more eats for me tonight, but will have a large mug of tea with milk later.

Exercise: Walked dog for 20mins. this morning. Walked 3 city blocks and back at lunch. Going out now to fool around at the tennis courts until its dark and then will take the dog out one last time.

04-19-2005, 09:05 PM
Thanks for your concern, Jill, you sweetheart :) -- you can see what I've been eating since 4 pounds ago; I'm obviously not starving myself! I think I've had that "start of plan" water weight bump. Satisfying, but not terribly substantial, you know? It's a start, though....and I'm totally doing the happy dance.

Here's today:

Tuesday, 4/19

AM: ½ cup All Bran Extra Fiber and ½ cup Kashi Go Lean w/8 oz. skim milk; 1 protein drink
Mid-AM: ½ cup cottage cheese; 1 apple; 4 reduced fat Triscuits
Lunch: ¾ cup brown rice with 1 ½ cups chopped asparagus and 3 oz. albacore tuna
Dinner: 6 oz. tilapia sautéed in a little olive oil w/garam masala and my salt-free hot spice blend; 2 boiled new potatoes w/a couple sprays of I Can't Believe it's Not Butter spray and fresh Italian parsley; ½ cup heated chopped spinach; 2 cups mixed baby greens and a Roma tomato w/1 tbsp. low-fat balsamic vinaigrette and extra balsamic vinegar; 3 oz. white wine
PM: 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt w/1 cup blueberries
Water: 120 oz. water
Calories: 1546; 14% fat / 36% protein / 45% carb’s / 4% alcohol

04-19-2005, 09:47 PM
YAY! Another good day for me (I even have points left over, I need some sort of treat for that :cheers: )


Points Allowed: 26
Points Used: 20

Morning: 4.5 pts
1 cup Kashi Go Lean Go Lean Cereal
1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk
1 Tbsp dried cranberries

Midday: 8.5pts
1 slice French Meadow Bakery Rye Whole Grain (Wheat-Free)
w/1 Tbsp Smucker's Reduced-Fat Natural Peanut Butter
1 package Weight Watchers Smart Ones Spicy Szechuan Style Vegetables

Evening: 5pts
1 Ground Beef 95% Lean Meat / 5% Fat, Patty topped with (stir fried) 1 cup zucchini, 1 cup bell pepper, 1 cup onions, Stubbs Beef Marinade (spicy! Yum!)
1/2 cup Del Monte Sweet Peas, No Salt Added
1/2 cup Green Giant Extra-Sweet Niblets Corn

Snack: 2pts
1 Borden String Cheese

Water: appx 60oz

Exercise: uh, 2 hrs or shopping must count, right?! Actually, I parked my car on on end of a strip of shopping centers and walked back and forth to the car from each shop (to put purchases in the trunk ;)).

04-20-2005, 02:19 AM
Another good day.

1 cup Kashi w/ 1/2 cup blueberries and 1cup skim milk
fat free cottage cheese w/ tomato
cheese sandwich w/tomato
cheese sandwich w/tomato
ice cream cone
1/2 cup lowfat yogurt w/ blueberries and 1/3 cup corn flakes
__________________________________________________ _____
1790 calories
37 grams of fat
160 oz of water

04-20-2005, 09:21 AM
TODAY 4/20/05

So far, nothing. I don't feel good. So that means I will have to force myself to eat something. I can't seem to keep anything on my stomach. It started yesterday, around 3. I hate this.

So far - apple and peaches

1 cup of green beans - 1 cup of butter peas - 4 oz of peaches - 4 fresh strawberries

04-20-2005, 10:46 AM
Wow, looks like it's been entirely too long since I checked the 100lb. Club forum--I want in! I was just complaining about my diet on another thread :p Because of my schedule, I have to pack all of my food for the day the night before, so here's what I have/had today:

Breakfast: Fruit Loops with skim milk
Snacks: strawberry yogurt
Chex mix (I even measured exactly 1 serving :D )
Lunch: thin-sliced ham rolls with honey mustard dressing
mozzarella string cheese
Snack: can of fruit cocktail
Dinner: Chef Boyardee single-serving cup of canned mac n' cheese
Snack: apple

Total: a little under 1500 calories
It's 9:40am, and I've already had 32 oz of water, so I'm well on my way to floating for the day :)

04-20-2005, 10:54 AM
Another Good Day!!! :D This isn't so hard after all!!! :D :D :D

5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
2 - 3 cheese crackers
4 - Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad (no dressing)
2 - All Bran Bar
12 - 2 hotdogs with bun
2 - 1 oz. baked chips
4 - 1 mini strawberry cheesecake
31 - TOTAL

04-20-2005, 01:06 PM
Everyone is doing so great. Reading everyone else's food is making me hungry. :hun:
Kim, I hope you feel better my husband just got over a bug where he couldn't eat at all and it was not fun, so take care of yourself. :grouphug:

Today's Menu - 4/20/05
Breakfast - Kellogs Cereal Bar & Diet Sunkiss.
Lunch - Salad with cottage cheese instead of dressing.
Snack - Sharp Cheddar Cheese w/ Crackers (heaven!)
Dinner - Chicken Sandwich (made out of left overs) on wheat bread.

04-20-2005, 01:25 PM
I am going to join the par-tay!


1 individual size container ff Breakstone's cottage cheese
1 banana
1 slice Natural Ovens multigrain bread
2 cups coffee w/hazelnut coffee mate. :(
1/2 liter water

4 oz steak, seasoned w/cracked black pepper, garlic powder & a small amt of butter
1 cup french cut green beans
1 slice Natural Ovens multigrain toast
1/2 can diet cherry Coke :( Should be having milk, but cannot be trusted around the vending machine at this time. couldn't finish it, so threw it away...
12 baby carrots. I am pretending they are Cheetos.

2 mini (small squares) Milky Way Midnights (dark chocolate) :(

3 sticks of Light String cheese (150 cals, 7.5 gm fat)
1 more slice of that dang N/O bread, w/1 tsp dijon mustard
1 cup lemon ginseng green tea.

1 piece Watermelon Bubblicious

dinner in Milwaukee @ a friend's house, we cooked!

2 pieces bruschetta w/artichoke topping
spinach salad w/sliced portabellos & red onion
2 slices homemade (by me! :) ) margherita pizza (tomato chunks for sauce, fresh mozzarella & basil leaves)
half a margarita
half a Moretti beer

Thank you for the welcome, Jill!!! :)

04-20-2005, 01:54 PM
Woo hoo! I'm so proud of everybody! So many "on plan" days! We just HAVE to keep this going. :cb: I know there's a separate weekly weigh-in thread, but make sure you also post your weight-losses here so we can really see the relation between what we're eating and what we're LOSING! :dancer:

Having said that, I won't be weighing in until June. My regular WW leader is taking a sabbatical until then and the replacement is unbearable (she looks like Tammy Faye Baker, has an annoying nasally voice and over the top manner - I just can't sit through a meeting with her.) Of course I'm staying on plan and keeping in touch with the other members via telephone and email. Then I thought about those times I avoid the scale when I'm off plan for awhile. When the day of reckoning arrives I'm usually shocked at the increase (like when I got back from Russia). This time I'm doing the opposite; staying ON plan and when the day of reckoning arrives in June I'll be rejoicing in my loss. :dance:

Welcome to the party, SAPF and Jillybean. :hat: Hope you're feeling better soon, kclay. If you can't eat, make sure you drink juice or broth - anything to keep the metabolism up and prevent overeating when you're feeling better!

Oh yeah, my "eats":

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean, 1/2c low-fat milk and a mug of tea with milk.
Midmorning: 1 medium banana and 500ml spring water.
Lunch: 3/4c wild & brown rice cooked in chicken broth and seasonings, mixed with 1/2c 5 bean medley. 500ml spring water.

Walked the pup this morning for 20 minutes and since its pouring rain right now, I'm going to walk briskly through the downtown underground shopping concourses until my lunch hour is over.

Catch you later! :wave:

04-20-2005, 03:31 PM
Hi everyone,

We'll I'm back on on-plan today. Yesterday, I went out to pick-up a salad for lunch and came back with Chinese food!!! I don't quite know what happened??

Anyway, I wend to the doctor about my knee and he said I need to get my weight down, it will help.

Today's food so far:

B: coffee w/milk - 2pts - I was at the doctors office, too nervous to eat...
L: Grilled chicken caesar salad w/dressing on the side - 7pts
S: Lowfat brownie - 3pts

I'm planning a lean cuisine for dinner, this should leave me with points left over to counteract yesterday's lunch.

Have a good day everyone!

04-20-2005, 03:46 PM
Taking the weight off really does help. My knee pain is almost completely gone. I also take Glucosamine which helps. My doctor told me to take 1500 mg a day and not to worry about getting the kind with Chondroitin because they are finding it does not do much. Not to mention it's expensive. It takes a good month or more for it to get in your system but it does help.

04-20-2005, 03:48 PM
Hey PeachGirl - thanks! I'm in Georgia, you anywhere near here?

Jillegal - I know EXACTLY what you mean about a different WW leader. When I first joined WW, over a year ago, I had a WONDERFUL leader. But the drive was so far for her, and her health was declining, so they moved her closer to her home, which was too far for me to drive. They brought in another lady. I did not "click" with her. She was nice, but just didn't have the motivation process that the other leader had and what I needed. So I quit going. I also gained every single pound back. Which is why my Dr. now has me on a diet. ((((((HUGS)))))

04-20-2005, 04:44 PM
Used 19 of my 26 pts. I need to eat more?! :dz:


Breakfast - 4.5pts:
1 cup General Mills Whole Grain Total
1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk
1 cup mixed berries

Midday - 6pts:
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Fiesta Chicken
1 cup mixed greens w/ 2tsp Sun Dried Tomato Dressing

Evening - 7PTS:
1 cup cooked spaghetti
W/ 1 cup diced tomatoes, mushroom, zucchini, 1 piece sliced grilled chicken
1 cup mixed greens (salt/pepper/lemon juice, no dressing)

Snack - 1.5pts
light n fit fiber yogurt topped with 2 tsp Post Grape-Nuts

Water - apprx 80oz (so far)

**edited because dinner changed (for the better)

04-20-2005, 06:12 PM
A good day today, if a very long one.....

Turkey salad roll
2 satsumas, apple
Cottage cheese, salad, tomato, roast chicken (no skin)
Tomatoes stuffed with rice, courgette, asparagus, with goats cheese
Melon and raspberries
Hot chocolate (low fat)

Swam for 30 min, walked for 20 min

04-20-2005, 09:37 PM
Upate time:

Midafternoon snack: 1 large tomato, sliced thickly with 1/4c cottage cheese on top and ground black pepper. 1 small bottle Perrier water.

Dinner: 2c steamed broccoli and cauliflower with 2 melted fat-free cheese slices, pumpernickel bagel spread with drained flaked tuna (mixed with a little Miracle Whip Light dressing, pepper, chopped celery and red onion). 500ml spring water. Coffee with milk

Went to the tennis courts after dinner for about an hour and batted the ball back and forth with George (in between chasing the dog to get the ball back when I missed) :D

Hummmm...haven't seen Bev or Sheila - must I hunt them down? :s:

04-21-2005, 12:03 AM
Well, I'm not very proud of my lunch choices today, but I'm pleading temporary insanity, on the grounds that the PMS monster made me do it! :devil: I also had at the not very far back of my mind that I have chemo tomorrow and will feel like crap, so I had a minor party in my mouth :p at the midday, but still didn't go terribly far off for the day calories-wise. Nutritional ratios are completely for crap, but oh well! It was a controlled, planned, cheat meal that didn't throw me off for the week -- or even the day. Ok, enough justifying and stalling....here it is, in all it's glory! :^:

Today’s eats, 4/20:

Breakfast: ½ cup Kashi Go Lean and ½ cup All Bran Extra Fiber w/8 oz. skim milk; 1 protein drink
Lunch: ½ filet of fish and ½ Big and Tasty burger from McDonald’s, w/regular fries and a diet coke :eek: (Yep, I ate every one of those fries! :yes: )
Dinner: 3 oz. grilled skinless chicken breast w/rosemary, lemon, and fresh garlic; 3 cups chopped romaine w/my homemade lemon juice/olive oil/garlic/shaved Pecorino Romano dressing and 4 croutons (Marie Callender’s – yum!) Also, 2 Miller Lights
Water: 80 oz. (not good)
Calories: 1795; 30% fat / 23% protein / 38% carb’s / 9% alcohol

I'll try to get on tomorrow night to report my eats, but with chemo I'm not sure how I'll feel -- I'm starting some new med's tomorrow that knock me on my butt -- so I may update on Friday instead. (When I'm all hopped up on steroids! :hyper: )

Keep up the good work, everybody!

04-21-2005, 12:39 AM
That lunch wasn't so terribly bad, Sarah....but I need to know....who ate the remaining ½ filet of fish and ½ Big and Tasty burger?? :mcd:

I know we're sort of advocating a tough love feel to this thread, but we have to allow you some latitude considering what you're facing tomorrow (and I'd like the others to note Sarah's example of how one off plan meal doesn't have to spoil the entire day!) :yes:

Good luck with your session tomorrow, though I know the next few days will be crappy - here's hoping the crappiness will be held to a bare minimum.:crossed:

04-21-2005, 01:37 AM
That lunch wasn't so terribly bad, Sarah....but I need to know....who ate the remaining ½ filet of fish and ½ Big and Tasty burger?? :mcd:
:lol: Noone. I threw them away. Lorraine (my partner, for those of you who don't know me yet :) ) had a Quarter Pounder, but I couldn't decide which treat I was going to allow myself, so we got both.

I know we're sort of advocating a tough love feel to this thread, but we have to allow you some latitude considering what you're facing tomorrow
I wholeheartedly endorse and support the tough love feel present here in this thread -- I think it's absolutely terrific and just what the doctor ordered -- so I struggled a little with whether or not it was appropriate for me to participate on this thread at this time. I know I can't hold myself to the same standard during chemo that I did prior to the diagnosis, and I feel a little wierd about getting "preferential treatment" here :^: but it just kind of is what it is at present. My priority is to just get through this treatment as emotionally and physically intact as possible, with my previous healthy eating habits my overall norm. At the same time, if an off-plan treat is going to make me smile and give me pleasure and it's not become a pattern or ongoing issue, I'm not going to stress too much. My commitment to myself is that these treats are the exception rather than the rule, and that they don't evolve into crazy quantities or last all day.

(and I'd like the others to note Sarah's example of how one off plan meal doesn't have to spoil the entire day!) :yes:
:yes: Like I said, this was my commitment to myself. I'm trying to balance my desire to lose weight and live a long, healthy life with the more urgent priority of just trying to survive this grueling treatment. So I do appreciate your recognition of the positive in my day! :)

Good luck with your session tomorrow, though I know the next few days will be crappy - here's hoping the crappiness will be held to a bare minimum.:crossed:
Thank you!! I get a lot of anticipatory nausea now, so for the first time, I'm going to go into it mildly drugged (Ativan, if you know it) -- I'm not going to go into all the details of my treatment and side effects and all -- I like you all too much to put you through that! ;) Suffice to say, it's just hard. I was on one bad week/one good week, but now the good is less. :( So I really appreciate your thinking of me. The good news is that the treatment's working, I'm in remission already, and this is all finite. At the end of this, I can resume my so-called normal life :lol: and get on 110% with the business of getting LEAN AND MEAN! Ok, maybe just lean. :p

Thanks again, Jill. You've become a real friend, and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. :goodvibes

04-21-2005, 02:10 AM
Wow now that is will power. Not only did you stay on plan but you trashed half of a burger and fish sandwich. That is fantastic.

I did good today.

1 cup Kashi w/ 1/2 cup blueberries and 1cup skim milk
2 wraps w/1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese/ tomato /spinach
2 bananas
Stir fry chicken w/rice
1 cup fat free cottage chees w/tomato
ice cream cone
1790 calories
28 grams of fat
128 oz water

04-21-2005, 08:16 AM
Well, I actually only ate what I packed for myself yesterday, which is a step in the right direction. It's tough to work in a restaurant with all that fried, delicious-looking food...mmm...but I was good and stuck to my just-under-1500-calorie food for the day :)

Today's food:
Breakfast: Cocoa Puffs with skim milk
Snacks: strawberry-banana yogurt
1/2 cup shredded bbq chicken
Lunch: 2 Lean Pockets Ultra (meatball and cheese--YUM!)
Snack: string cheese
Dinner: Chef Boyardee cup of mac n' cheese
Snack: apple
Total: 1477 calories

04-21-2005, 09:51 AM
It is so cool to see what everyone else eats. It's so interesting!!!

Glad to say, I'm still hanging in there!!!
5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
3 - Cheese crackers
4 - Green Salad w/ chicken
1 - Strawberries w/ splenda
2 - All Bran Bar
9 - 7 oz breaded/baked chicken
4 - 1 cup rice
4 - 1 min strawberry cheesecake
32 - TOTAL

Sarah - Hope your treatment goes well today!! We're thinking about you!!!!

Willowgirl - Looks like you have some room for snacks. That might help you meet your points. Also a cup of milk is an easy 2 points addition.

Keep up the good work everyone!!! :D

04-21-2005, 10:37 AM
Today will be better. Dinner w/friends, especially 2 skinny friends, is always hard. We made a margherita pizza though instead of meat & I insisted on a salad. We wanted margaritas w/our margherita, but I could only finish half. Same w/the Italian beer they picked out to go w/the Italian meal.

Trying to lose weight on chemo is always hard. We had to FIGHT my grandmother to get calories into her. She would crave things, but by the time we brought them to her, it didn't sound appetizing anymore. She subsisted on Carnation Instant Breakfast for awhile there. :( So I commend Lorraine for giving you what you want, WHEN you want it. And I commend you for being so brave, Sarah. :)

Also, Sandi, very proud of you for your salads, I know how much you hate vegetables. ;)

I have packed only healthy things for today. :)

4/21 my little brother's 22nd birthday! (party on Saturday)

1 cup coffee w/hazelnut coffeemate
1 cup water

1/2 natural ovens onion bagel, toasted
1 serving Breakstone's FF cottage cheese
1 cup lemon ginseng green tea

1 cup coffee w/2% milk b/c that was all the vending machine had.

rest of pint of 2% milk
2 cups baby spinach w/about 3/4 c sliced portabellos
3 oz salmon (one of those pouches)
1/2 natural ovens onion bagel, toasted
1/2 liter water

1 Altoid raspberry sour candy
1 banana
12 baby carrots w/dip I made out of 1 mayo packet, 1 mustard packet and 2 packets of black pepper
1 cup green tea w/mint

Off to Mom's--she is my worst diet enemy--remember when I hit 280??? "Oh honey, you lost 50# that's SO GREAT!!!! You know, I made brownies yesterday, would you like one? I saved you the corner piece!" :lol: :eek: Wish me luck!

Mom wanted high fat fare, as usual. But I persevered.

4 chicken nuggets (serving size was 4, I used it as my appetizer)
1 cup spaghetti
1 cup california blend steamed veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrot)
1 tablespoon butter, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese
8-10 oz 1% milk (mom poured it)
1/2 liter water


large bowl of air-popped popcorn, mom said she put 3 T of butter on it :eek:

So dinner was a little fatty, but overall I think I did ok.

What I could do better: Um, I could exercise. :rolleyes: also, I have to work on my mom about how to prepare boneless skinless chicken breasts so they are as readily available to her as those chicken nuggets were.

04-21-2005, 12:01 PM
Happy b-day to your little bro sapf! :hat:
Kim - I currently live in Alabama, but I"m originally from Lagrange, GA. I'm a peach addict tho, this year is going to be challenging to find healthy recipes with them. Don't think peach cobbler is classified as "healthy"

Today's Eats! 4/21/05
Breakfast - Honey Nut Cheerios with skim milk.
Snack - 2 oz sweet & salty trail mix (yum)
Lunch - Veggie Sandwich (Pita stuffed with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, green peppers, with peppercorn ranch dressing) & Citrus Fruit Cup (Grapefruit, pineapples, & oranges) I'm stuffed
Dinner - planned. Pork Sandwich (I'll get thru these left overs eventually). On whole wheat toast and with 1 cup of milk.

Thanks for the milk advice, I also needed some extra calories for the day and that puts me at 1300. :high:

Okay I have to ask since I"m a cereal addict, what is this Kashi that everyone is eatting and is it really good?

04-21-2005, 01:13 PM
Personal opinion: Kashi tastes like cardboard. I can't eat it unless I add sugar, which really defeats the purpose :p It is really good for you--I just can't eat it on a regular basis due to the lack of flavor. Even if I add fruit to it, I'd rather just have the fruit plain or with some granola or nuts. It's also pretty expensive compared to other cereals (of course, I buy the no-name-brand cereal in bags, so my cereal is always pretty cheap), and you have to watch the serving size because some types of Kashi only say 1/2 cup is a serving while others say 3/4 cup--just depends on which flavor cereal you choose. Some people really do like it, though--I know if I did, I would eat it every day simply because I know it's better for me than the sugared cereals I eat now!

04-21-2005, 01:21 PM
Ohhhhhh Sandi! I feel it radiating from you - THIS TIME IS IT! Keep it up!!! Or else.... :s:

Good to see our newbies doing well - nice going Jillybean and SAPF (stay out of bro's birthday cake, ya hear!)

Kashi cereal is da bomb, Peachgirl! Its packed with protien and fibre, is low-fat, low sodium, cholesterol free and actually tasty. Having protein in the morning has been shown to stave off feelings of hunger longer, plus the bulk makes you feel full (and helps in other ways ;) ) In Canada I've seen Go Lean (my favourite), Go Lean Crunch (sweeter and crunchier but a little less fibre and protein) and Good Friends (which I believe has the highest fibre, but wasn't my favourite taste-wise. I haven't tried it lately though and I see on the box it says "now with tastier twigs" :lol: ).

Here's the stats for one cup of Go Lean (original)

Calories: 190
Fat: 1.5g
Protein: 14g
Fibre: 10g
Iron: 15%
Phosphous: 20%
Cholesterol: 0%
Sodium: 90m
Potassium: 500mg
Carbohydrate: 31g

Yep, Kashi is the perfect cereal in my mind (I wouldn't mind a few free boxes in exchange for the endorsement :cool: )

Breakfast: 3/4c Kashi Go Lean (surprise!) and 1/4 low fat milk. Medium banana. Mug of tea with milk.

I'm working 5pm to midnight tonight (clients flying in from Europe), so dinner will be served by the firm and challenging. I'll be checking in before I go to work for some words of encouragement and support, PLEASE! :dizzy:

Okay, time to leash up the pup and head for the trails for a nice long hike before lunch.


Edited to add: Just saw "Jilly the Younger's" post. Was it Kashi Good Friends that you tried? I can't imagine Go Lean or Crunch tasting like cardboard (unless they make it tastier for Canadians) :D

04-21-2005, 01:26 PM
Jillybean, which ones have you tried?? I must disagree, Kashi is awesome!!! I eat the Kashi Go Lean Crunch!! It's serving size is 1 cup. You can buy it at most grocery stores. Sometimes they carry different flavors, so you might have to check around. Here is a link so you know what you are looking for. http://www.kashi.com/golean_crunch.aspx?SID=1&Category_ID=67& Others may be eating differnt ones, but this is my fav!!!

04-21-2005, 01:35 PM
Ok Sandi, you tempted me with the Mint Zone bar every morning. I had to go out and buy one to see how it tastes. I'm sitting here munching on it as my snack. It's really good! I could definately see using this, it much better than a lot of bars I've tried. I'll have to see how long it lasts in my tummy too.

I like Kashi too, I eat the Good Friends one. Remember when we were able to count all of the fiber in points and it was 0 points?

Sarah, I hope your treatment went well today! We're thinking about you!

04-21-2005, 02:29 PM
Kashi Heart to Heart
Kashi Oatmeals
Kashi Bars

I'm sorry, but Good Friends tastes like twigs to me, the Cinnamon Raisin tastes like Cinnamon Raisin Twigs. :lol: I just got GoLean CRUNCH 2 for $5. :D

SAPF (stay out of bro's birthday cake, ya hear!)
I think he is doing Atkins (his kidneys are ok), so I will be watching him blow out the candles on his birthday steak. :joker:

04-21-2005, 02:32 PM
Beth!!! Aren't they the best. I eat a whole one for breakfast or cut it in half (only 2 points that way!) and have a 1/2 as a snack. Biobaby taught me that!!

04-21-2005, 02:41 PM
Jillegal are you sure that's not the stats for Go Lean Crunch. I have the Go Lean box right here and it's only 140 calories for 1 cup and 1 gram of fat. I love the stuff. I don't like the cruch though it does taste more like cardboard.

04-21-2005, 03:08 PM
Beth!!! Aren't they the best. I eat a whole one for breakfast or cut it in half (only 2 points that way!) and have a 1/2 as a snack. Biobaby taught me that!!

That's what I've always found confusing. The whole bar is 5 pts, but when you cut it in half, it's 2pts....where does the extra point go?? Cleveland?

04-21-2005, 03:30 PM
I have started late, once again, today. Went back to bed, after taking girls to school, and didn't get back up until 1:30

Here is what I've eaten so far

1 can of tuna with FF dressing

2 scrambled eggs w/1oz of cheese

Walked, 1 mile :D

2 small pieces of fish w/FF dressing

1 medium apple

Ivanna B. Skinny
04-21-2005, 03:36 PM
Hi everybody...I think I'll jump in here too. I've finally had a whole week of eating on plan, so I'll just start with today.
~~9:00 am 2 tall glasses of water & vitamins
~~Breakfast 10:00 am
1 tall glass water
fat free banana yogurt
oatmeal-raisin granola bar Total 4 points

~~ Lunch 12:30
2 tall glasses lemon water
grilled chicken tenderloin salad from Cracker Barrel ( lettus, spinich, carrots, tomatos, onions, little shredded cheese, and crutons)
without the big chunk of colby they serve it with
with fat free italian dressing
and 3 bites of a strawberry shortcake that we split between 5 people.

Im guessing my whole lunch was about 10 points. Not sure exactly, but that must be pretty close.

04-21-2005, 03:42 PM
Oddly enough, the day that I don't feel that hungry is the day were I use up more points :dz:

So far: 15 of my 26 pts used

Breakfast - 4pts:

1 slim fast chocolate drink (didnt feel like eating breakfast - so I drank it! :lol: )

Midday - 7pts:

1 item boneless chicken breast w/1 cup mixed greens, 1/4 cup Kraft 2% Milk Reduced Fat Natural Shredded Cheese Cheddar & Monterey Jack 1/2 cup Green Giant Sweet Peas, 1/3 cup Green Giant Niblets Corn, No Added Salt Or Sugar

Evening - ?pts

Not sure yet, maybe a light salad or wrap or something (something not bad that is)

Snack - 4pts
1 item bagel, medium w/1 Tbsp cream cheese

04-21-2005, 03:47 PM
Jillegal are you sure that's not the stats for Go Lean Crunch. I have the Go Lean box right here and it's only 140 calories for 1 cup and 1 gram of fat.

Arrrghhh, I knew it! Its all part of the Kashi conspiracy to make losing weight more difficult for Canucks! :lol: I typed those stats right off of my box of Go Lean (not Crunch). I even scanned my box and emailed it to you (@ HMan). Would you be kind enough to do the same so I can send them both to Kashi and ask about the discrepancy? Okay, it doesn't sound like such a big deal at first, but that's 350 additional calories a week! :mad:

Anyway, had a great workout on my hike and drank 1 litre of lime flavoured mineral water afterwards. Lunch was 1c tomato garlic couscous (recipe a few pages back), 1/2 can drained salmon with ground pepper and dash of lemon juice, 1 cup seedless grapes.

04-21-2005, 05:24 PM
Jill -

Follow the link in my earlier post. It has what howie has.

04-21-2005, 05:37 PM
Jillegal are you sure that's not the stats for Go Lean Crunch. I have the Go Lean box right here and it's only 140 calories for 1 cup and 1 gram of fat.
Yep, same here, Howie and Jill. My box is in agreement with Howie's. I only eat the Go Lean original, not the Crunch, because the counts are better pretty much across the board. I like the flavor just fine -- I mix it evenly with my All Bran Extra Fiber every morning, as you can see from my entries here! I'm even taking them both to St. Maarten, along with my no carb/no fat/low sugar/low sodium protein powder so I can start my day out right every morning there! If I eat more at the B & B's breakfast, I'll stick to fruit. We have cooking facilities and a refrigerator in the room, so I'll enjoy a healthy breakfast on our room's deck 14 yards from the ocean!

Jill I saw your post in response to Howie, and I don't get that at all!! Very weird! Have you checked out their website yet to see if there's anything posted there? Those are significant discrepancies! :no:

04-21-2005, 05:53 PM
Yes I can scan that and send it to you. That is strange that it would be like that. At least it means you have been eating less calories than you thought. Then again maybe we have been eating more. As Sandi said if you go to the website that was listed above they have the same as my box.

04-21-2005, 06:53 PM
OK you guys are tempting me with your talk of Kashi....I will see if I can buy it over here in the UK. Normally a porridge eater, but would be nice to have a change occasionally....

Did well today, especially proud that went to a movie, followed by Chinese restaurant tonight, and made good healthy choices....

So, today I ate

Smoked salmon, quark, pickled cucumber
Tuna salad, no dressing
Fruit salad
Hot and sour soup
Scallops with vegetables, rice

30 mins walk

04-21-2005, 08:25 PM
Now I'm totally confused :?: I've discovered one thing - American Kashi is made by Kashi in the USA, while Kashi cereal in Canada is made by Kelloggs Canada :dizzy: Perhaps Kelloggs is messing with the original recipe! :mad: I'm going to get to the bottom of this, because those extra 350 calories are going straight to MY bottom, I just know it! :mad:

Okay, this is crazy! Look at the Kashi Go Lean stats at THIS site! :(


Well, time to put Kashi out of my system for the time being because I have to get back to work...but it really makes you wonder who you can trust!

I made it through the firm-client dinner okay. Started with wild mushroom soup (not creamed), then had a bowl of romaine with a little parmesan and some garlicky dressing (only had a little since it looked too creamy) then a chicken breast that had been braised in red wine, rosemary and tyme (tasty). Finished off with some asparagus and 3 tiny new potatoes. Skipped the dessert :smug: , but had cream in my coffee. :^: Now I'm sitting at my desk drinking gallons of water and posting at 3FC instead of doing my assigned research! :lol:

Guess I'm done with the food for tonight. I'll wake the dog up when I get home (around 1am) and take her for a drag around the block. :D

04-21-2005, 08:50 PM
If it's made by a different company I'm sure they are doing something and the box lable is probably correct. Maybe we could start a fund raiser called Save Jillegals Bottom. We could print posters and everything. The proceeds could go to buying you the American Kashi and sending it to you. :lol: :devil: :dizzy:

04-21-2005, 09:12 PM
Sounds like a plan, Howie! Though I'm not too keen on saving THIS bottom ... how about "Help Shrink Jillegal's Bottom"? ;) Mind you, I don't need much of an excuse to go to the States to shop... :chin:

04-21-2005, 09:16 PM
Ok shrinking it is.

Ivanna B. Skinny
04-21-2005, 11:08 PM
Ok...I finished off my day quite nicely, I think.
1 chocolate & caramel crunch Slimfast snack bar--2 points
Homemade baked chicken breast nuggets --8 points
Baked french fries-- 3 points
BIG salad, with carrots, onion, celery and lite ranch-- 1 point
1/2 C lite cottage cheese--2 points

~~WORKOUT: 35 mins HIIT elliptical, arm andleg weights, and crunches
+ 6 activity points

1/2 C orange sherbet--3 points

Daily Total 33 points-6 Activity points= 27 total points(used 2 flex)

04-21-2005, 11:38 PM
"Help Shrink Jillegal's Bottom
:rofl: I'm in! I'm always up for a worthy cause. ;)

Sounds like everybody's doing well! Howie, your eating habits have really come so far; don't you look back on your progress and just feel so positive about it? I'm really proud of you and Kimberley. It's got to be so great to do it together. Lorraine's still not on board -- she keeps saying, "I've got to do something about this," but then she doesn't follow through. I also don't have the energy these days to consistently pre-plan and then prepare all of our meals all the time. (And she just LOOOOVES her some beef, so if I'm not doing the cooking, odds are, we're looking at :moo: on the table!)

I had my chemo today. 8 down, 4 more to go! I'll talk about it on my blog once I get enough energy to write about it.

My eats were ok today, but I'd have preferred the calories were a bit lower and the protein a bit higher. But, all in all, not too bad. I also have trouble drinking as much fluid as I'd like on chemo day, so my 80 oz. are a little low as well.

Today’s eats, 4/21:

Breakfast: ½ cup All Bran Extra Fiber and ½ cup Kashi Go Lean Fiber w/8 oz. skim milk; 1 protein drink
Mid-AM: 5 reduced fat Triscuits; 4 low-fat vanilla crème cookies; 4 oz. cranberry juice; 4 oz. orange juice (all of this was during 4 hours of chemo)
Lunch: 5 oz. grilled chicken breast with about 2 tbsp. of teriyaki sauce, a pinch of sesame seed, and 1 cup jasmine rice; ¾ cup miso soup with tofu; 1 cup spicy green beans; 1 vegetable spring roll
Dinner: 6 oz. grilled tenderloin steak w/1 tbsp. A-1 sauce and about 10 spears plain steamed asparagus
Water: 80 oz. water and 8 oz. juice
Calories: 1804; 25% fat / 30% protein / 45% carb

04-22-2005, 12:34 AM
Yes I do look back at my charts and am just amazed at how far I've come. It really makes me proud to see the difference.

04-22-2005, 01:35 AM
Today is the day before weigh in for me. So I cut back on the water a little only 96 instead of 128. I also eat most of my calories early in the day. Just one of those stupid ritual things. Anyway here is my eats for today.

1 cup Kashi w/ 1/2 cup blueberries and 1cup skim milk
1 cup Kashi and 1/2 cup skim milk
Chicken breast sandwich w/cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese and tomato
1 cup yogurt w/ 1/2 blueberries and banana
1 oz cheese w/ crakers
1710 calories
39 fat
96 water

04-22-2005, 02:29 AM
Today is the day before weigh in for me.
Helllooooooo, 200's!!!!!!!! I just know you're going to do it, Howie -- and so far ahead of schedule!

I'll start stretching now for tomorrow's happy dance!! (It's ok if I do it in bed, right? :p )

Gooooo, Howie!!!

04-22-2005, 10:39 AM
Yes, good luck today Howie. You deserve to be in Twoderville. :) :cheer:

04-22-2005, 10:44 AM
Howie - Can't wait to hear!!!

Help Shrink Jillegal's Bottom!! :smug: That's great!!!

Yesterday went well. The popcorn was planned. So is pizza for tonight. Trying to use my flex points and spike my points to mix things up a bit once a week.

5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
2 - Cheese Crackers
5 - Green salad with chicken & parmesan cheese
1 - strawberries w/ splenda
12 - spinch & ricotta ravioli
10 - 1 bag popsecret homestyle popcorn
32 - TOTAL (used 3 flex points)

04-22-2005, 01:07 PM
Have most of the day to myself....heaven! I'm working 5-9 (instead of 9-5) today, so lots of time to make a healthy dinner to take to work with me. :smug:

Started off the morning with 3/4c of that Canadian Kashi (with the added calories and fat) :mad: and 1/2c of low-fat milk and a huge mug of tea.

Midmorning snack was a silhouette fat-free yoghurt.

Going to watch last night's taped Survivor and then take the pup down to the lake for a walk.

See you lunchtime! Happy TGIF :D

04-22-2005, 01:24 PM

1 cup coffee w/1-2 tsp powdered hazelnut coffeemate, watered down w/cold water to make it a drinkable temperature
1 liter water
1 natural ovens onion bagel, toasted
1 serving FF breakstone's cottage cheese
1 banana

We are ordering lunch from here:



I am getting #65 the Buffalo Slim, half-size and a large Harvest Mushroom soup. I have a pear to eat with it.

I had a whole instead of half, b/c they sent & charged me for a whole. As a result, I didn't eat the pear, and cut out my afternoon snack. So.

1 Buffalo Slim Roly-Poly w/about 3 T lowfat blue cheese sauce
1 large mushroom soup (diviiiiiiiiine :love: )
1 blackberry lemonade

1 cup iced lemon ginseng green tea
1 cup 2% milk
4 Altoid raspberry sour candies

I will be back later to post, but wanted to add my food before I forget. I'm at mom's & she is asking me to cook dinner. Again. :p

Church Spaghetti dinner. :(

1.5-2 cups spaghetti
1.5 cups vegetarian spaghetti sauce
5 small pieces (think child sized portions :lol: ) garlic bread
1 slice chocolate cake w/a pecan half on top
1 cup 2% milk
1 cup coffee
3 cups water (again, small child-sized cups. stingy much? :?: )

My mother & her friend went to the frozen custard stand after the dinner, BUT I STAYED IN THE CAR. :)

04-22-2005, 02:07 PM
I made it Two-Rific. Thanks for all your encourgagement.

04-22-2005, 03:59 PM
I'm going to start posting here, too, to keep me accountable. Even when it's "bad." :o
Breakfast (5:30): 2 eggs scrambled in 1 tsp. canola oil, 1/4 cup cream of brown rice cereal.
Snack (9:00): Sesame bagel w/cream cheese. :devil:
Throughout the morning: 4 cups of coffee, each w/ a splash of half and half (no, I'm not giving it up!).
Lunch (1:00): Beach club sandwich at Jimmy John's. Shared a bag of chips :devil: with friend.

Planned for the rest of the day: Snack (3:30): small apple
Dinner: 5:00: Lentils and rice topped with yogurt.

Weekends are usually good for me, but I'll post here nonetheless. :)

04-22-2005, 07:31 PM
Welcome to our journal buddy thread, Gypsydancer. Yes, make sure you post whether its good or bad and through easy and tough times! It IS all about accountability. :yes:

Lunch: plate full of green and red peppers and cucumbers, cut into strips, with a little fat-free ranch dressing for "dipping". Separate plate of thick tomato slices with ground black pepper and sprinkling of parmesan cheese. 500ml bottled water.

Midafternoon snack: 4 whole wheat melba toast rounds spread with 1 tbsp. peanut butter. Mug of tea.

Dinner: 1-1/2c homemade chili (no added oil, extra-lean ground beef, V8 juice instead of tomato sauce) followed by several glasses of water (I like my chili HOT!) :devil:

Treating myself to a coffee with cream (no sugar) at Tim Horton's this evening after work but staying away from the donuts, muffins and butter tarts!

Walked the dog for almost an hour today (followed by 1 litre lemon flavoured mineral water) and will walk her again when G. and I get back from Timmys.

See you tomorrow! :wave:

04-22-2005, 10:09 PM
Hello, all!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Today’s eats:

Mid-AM: ¾ cup brown rice mixed w/2 oz. rosemary grilled chicken
Lunch: 1 cup brown rice mixed w/4 oz. rosemary grilled chicken; 1 vegetable spring roll; 1 cup miso soup w/1 oz. firm tofu; ½ cup spicy green beans
Dinner: 4 oz. grilled lean ground beef w/hamburger bun and 1 tsp. reduced fat mayo; salad of 1 cucumber and 2 Roma tomatoes w/2 tbsp. reduced fat balsamic vinaigrette
Water: 80 oz. Crystal Light
Calories: 1516; 31% fat / 28% protein / 42% carb

My averages for the last 7 days:

Calories: 1604; 24% fat / 32% protein / 37% carb / 7% alcohol

04-23-2005, 12:00 AM
Another day on plan. Funny I was going to celebrate my goal with getting a steak and cheese bagel instead of my normal weigh in day egg mcmuffin but I decided not to reward myself with food. The mcmuffin is well within plan and not all that bad for you at 290 calories and 11 grams of fat.

Egg McMuffin
Kashi w/blueberries
2 small bananas
1/2 oz cheese
Turkey Sandwich
1 small bananas
low fat ice cream cone
Turkey wrap w/cheese and spinach
1745 calories
96 oz water
43 grams of fat

04-23-2005, 12:08 AM
Ok, my night eating didn't go as planned. I ate 3 servings of the lentil/bulghur mixture (tonight MIL made it with bulghur, which I prefer), topped with a little yogurt. I also ate several pieces of fried pita bread dipped in yogurt cheese. I need a better plan for my stress eating. I'll overeat anything I can get my hands on--believe me, I was trolling for even more than I ate.

My plan for next week is to eat some whole grain cereal at night to satisfy my obvious need for something crunchy.

04-23-2005, 06:04 AM
Whoops. Forgot to post yesterday, so here is Friday:

Porridge and banana
Chicken schwarma in pita, with salad
Cottage cheese and dill pickle
Quark and smoked salmon
Tomato and basil soup

Swam 30 mins, walked 20 mins

I am beginning to struggle a bit......feeling blue, and thinking bad thoughts about food. Still, I tell myself that eating junk is only going to make me feel worse, and that it is NOT the answer.

04-23-2005, 09:21 AM
Artist - just keep at it. You are aware of what's happening and you are planning some changes. That's all you can do. It takes time to figure it out.

So Friday was my planned day to use a bunch of my flex points just to mix things up a bit. had a whole bunch of pizza...and it made me sick. I just ate because I had the points and didn't listen to my hunger cues. Next time I have a treat, I will also stop when I am full.

BTW - My favorite "dessert" after eating all day long used to be cookies baked in the oven. You know the break-apart dough you just throw on the pan. They have jumbo cookies that come 12 to a pack. Hubby and I would make those 2 or 3 nights a week. I'd eat one raw and the eat 4 cooked and then manage to munch on another before bed. That's 6 cookies. I pointed them out yesterday as I was planning my treat night (you know...trying to see if I could work them into my plan). 5 points PER cookie!!! That means I was scarfing down 30 points for DESSERT!!!! It is officially no wonder I weigh what I do. *sigh*

7 - Egg McMuffin
5 - Cheese Crackers
5 - Turkey & Cheese Sandwich
2 - All Bran Bar
20 - 4 slices hand tossed pepperoni pizza
7 - 1 cup light ice cream
46 - TOTAL (14 flex used)

04-23-2005, 11:28 AM
Didn't post yesterday so here it is:


Breakfast: 4pts
1 cup Kashi Go Lean Go Lean Cereal
1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk
1/4 cup mixed berries

Midday: 5pts
1 6-inch SUBWAY® U.S. Turkey Breast & Ham Sub - Wheat, no cheese or dressing, just veggies

Evening: 17.5pts
2 Mission low carb tortilla 6in. w/1 piece ea. sliced turkey breast and 1/4 avacado (each) and mixed greens
5 Miller Lite Beers

Snack 0.5 pts
1 piece Hershey's Kisses

Water: apprx 80oz

See, I haven't used any of my flex points during the week because I know I will drink on the weekend, so I save em for Friday/Saturday :devil:

04-23-2005, 09:58 PM
Evening: 17.5pts
2 Mission low carb tortilla 6in. w/1 piece ea. sliced turkey breast and 1/4 avacado (each) and mixed greens
5 Miller Lite Beers

Anyone who can incorporate 5 beer into their WW points and not go off plan is my hero! :lol:

Busy, busy, busy day today - resulting in desperate lack of fruits and veggies, but not interested in whetting my appetite when its 9pm (in Toronto, anyway).

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean and 1/2c low-fat milk

Lunch: 2 slices Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread, toasted and spread with 1tbsp peanut beatter

Dinner: One piece of fish (pollack) dipped in egg, dredged in finely ground corn flakes (used the rolling pin), ground pepper and a little parmesan cheese, then grilled on a non-stick grill sprayed with butter flavoured Pam. Three golf ball sized new potatoes and 1 cup of fresh baby carrots.

1 coffee, 1 tea (both with low-fat milk), 1 low-calorie hot chocolate and 4 500ml bottles of spring water.

30 minute walk with dog.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday night (and no more snacking! :coach: ) :D

04-23-2005, 10:04 PM
I Just typed up a big long post & lost it. :mad: :mad: :mad: I didn't want cookies @ my mom's computer

Today I went to a seminar about my kidney disease (PKD) so my choices were non-existent, ie--I ate what they offered me.

1 cup coffee w/2% milk

1/2 liter water
1/2 bagel
1 packet cream cheese (you know the kind, they have @ meetings & other 'continental' breakfasts--I ask you, on what continent is this 'breakfast'? :lol: )

another 1/2 bagel
another packet cream cheese

Box lunch consisting of:
1 tuna salad sandwich on a bun w/cheese, tomato & lettuce, I added yellow mustard
3/4 cup potato salad
3/4 cup fresh fruit
2 chocolate chip cookies

2 tea bags (1 lemon, 1 green) steeped in 1 cup hot water, then added to
another 1/2 liter of water, half of which had already been drank, to make iced tea. :)
1/2 that 1/2 liter of water, before it became iced tea
1 can diet coke :dz:

1 green apple
another 1/2 liter water
1 wedge Laughing Cow LITE cheese

1/2 tuna sandwich from above (they had leftovers, which we brought home), as an appetizer while cooking dinner

1 cube steak, George'd (cooked on the Foreman Grill) w/8 oz mushrooms sauteed in 1/2 Tbsp butter
1 cup nuked spinach w/1/2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup of that damned potato salad~!

So. There were better choices to be had. I could've traded my cookies for someone else's fruit cup & generously gave away my potato salad. But I ate it, I am admitting it, and now I will move on. For supper I savored every last bite of it, knowing I won't have any more until possibly this summer @ my Uncle Mike's, if we have a picnic.

04-24-2005, 07:48 AM
So, yesterday was a family gathering for Pesach (Passover), and what we Jewish people call a Seder, which includes a service, the sampling of various ritual foods, followed by a meal.....I am congratulating myself on making healthy choices!

Porridge, banana
The various ritual foods (small amounts): matzo, watercress, grated horseradish, charoseth (chopped walnuts, apples, cinammon)
Hard boiled egg in salt water (its traditional!)
Clear soup (without the kneidlach - dumplings)
Chicken marinated in honey and mustard (skin removed), green beans, 3 small roast potatoes
Pineapple (OK, it was marinated in rum, but I took the least marinated bits!)
Mint tea, water (no wine.....its not difficult to refuse kosher wine, believe me!)

It was a good evening - last year my mum was too ill for us to celebrate......so it was great that this year she is in much better shape!

Swimming - 30 mins

04-24-2005, 11:08 AM
SAPF - I think the good eats you had far outnumbered the bad (I'm not going to castigate you too much for a couple of cookies and some potato salad - but I AM keeping an eye on you) :s:

ARTIST - Good for you! Avoiding the temptations of "special meals", especially when family is involved, is worthy of a hearty pat on the back. I've got a hankering for some of that charoseth, mmmmm. Glad your mum was able to join you. :)

I've just finished my brekkie of 1c kashi Go Lean with 1/2c low-fat milk, medium banana and huge mug of tea with milk.

Another jam-packed day for me, so I'll see you tonight (and I want to see all those good eats :coach: ) Happy Sunday, all. :)

04-24-2005, 11:23 AM
Its hard not to snack when you are drinking, but so far so good ;)

4/23/05 26pts used

Breasfast: 5pts
1 cup Kashi Go Lean Go Lean Cereal
1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk
2 Tbsp raisins

Lunch: 5pts
1 small serving Wendy's Chili
1 cup mixed greens
2 Tbsp Hidden Valley Fat Free Original Ranch

Dinner: 10.5pts
2 item egg white(s)
canadian bacon - 4pcs
3 Miller Lite Beers

Snack (more like second lunch :p ): 5.5pts
2 slice French Meadow Bakery Rye Whole Grain (Wheat-Free)
1 wedge Laughing Cow Swiss
1 slice deli turkey

04-24-2005, 03:55 PM
Hi all ~ I'm still struggling with a bad chemo week, so this will be brief. Here are my eats for yesterday:

Saturday, 4/24

Lunch: Grilled cheese w/2 slices rye bread, 2 ½ slices 2 % milk American cheese, and 1 tbsp. butter
Mid-PM: ½ cup All Bran Extra Fiber and ½ cup Kashi Go Lean w/8 oz. fat free milk
Dinner: 2 slices thin cheese pizza; 3 buffalo wings; 2 cups romaine with 1 ½ tbsp. blue cheese dressing
Water: 80 oz. Crystal Light
Calories: 1183; 40% fat / 21% protein / 39% carb :eek:

04-24-2005, 05:32 PM
Well I did lousy yesterday. Back at it and doing great today. I did allright up until the chips and desserts. That left me no calories for dinner and then I did not make the best choices at dinner. It was my treat meal day but I went over my alloted caloreis by 1350. Here it goes for yesterday.

1 cup Kashi w/ 1/2 cup blueberries
1 braut w/bun
1/4 cup cole slaw
1/4 baked beans
Nacho chips
Assorted small samples of dessert
Chinese buffet
Calories 3950
Fat 107
water 128 oz

04-24-2005, 05:52 PM
Hey Howie, the main thing is that you are right back on track now, and you aren't letting that one lousy day get you sidetracked....

Me, well I have had better days, and have been resisting some evil food cravings. Havent done too bad really:

Porridge, banana
Mushroom omelette, greek salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, feta cheese)
Tuna, cottage cheese, tomato/garlic sauce
Low fat hot chocolate
Tomato soup

30 mins swim

04-24-2005, 06:16 PM
Back on track - that's the important thing, Howie (tell me - did you really enjoy it at the time or did you have that nagging guilt feeling at the back of your brain? I know when I was in Russia overindulging for days at a time I'd lay in bed at night and feel crummy...)

Claire, isn't it funny sometimes how you think you haven't had the greatest day and then when you write it down it doesn't look so bad at all? Looks to me like you're having one of those moments!

Hang in there, Sarah - hope it all eases soon.

I'm doing alright today.

Lunch: 2 slices Weight Watchers whole wheat bread spread with 1 tbsp peanut butter, Astro fat-free sugar-free yogurt, apple.

Dinner: Roast chicken (white meat, skin off), potatoes (thinly sliced with onions), mixed veggies (carrots, green beans, wax beans, peas, red pepper).

Beverages: 2 500ml bottles spring water, 1lt. lemon flavoured mineral water, 2 coffees and 2 teas (both with milk)

G saw this cartoon and we decided it belonged on this thread! :D

04-24-2005, 06:37 PM
Why is it, when I go on some type of diet, after the first few days, I have to make myself eat?

Here it is, 5:30, and I haven't eaten anything all day. I'm not hungry. There are several items in the house, right now, that I would love to sink my teeth into, but I'm not hungry. And the stuff I'm talking about is NOT diet friendly, so that is a plus, or is it? hmmmmm

Anyway, I'm fixing to make me a tuna salad and maybe I can eat all of it. *shrug*

04-24-2005, 06:46 PM
The only thing that nagged at me was Saturday night at the buffet I went back for a second dessert. Other than that I really enjoyed it and did not feel to guilty. However I woke up with awful heartburn and then really was ticked at myself and knew that I ate too much and made some bad choices. I'm past it though and am back at it and looking forward to weigh in day. I know the one-day should not affect me too much on the scale so life goes on. That's what’s great about it this time around I finally realized that one meal or even one day week ect... does not totally undo all the good I've done. I can start fresh at the next bite and get right back at it.

04-24-2005, 08:38 PM
It's Sunday and I stayed on plan again this weekend. But, again, I am VERY Thankful for flex points.

Howie - Good job on getting right back on track.

SAPF - When you don't get to plan your meals it can be tough. How was today??

Good job everyone else!!!

2 - 1 cup Honey nut cheerios
1 - 1/2 cup skim milk
2 - 2 slices wheat toast w/ jam
7 - subway turkey/ham
2 - baked chips
8 - Turkey burger w/ cheese
4 - 6 oz french fries (oven)
7 - small hot fudge sundae (I think something in this gave me hives! Is this a sign??)
33 - TOTAL (1 flex point used)

2 - 1 cup Honey nut cheerios
1 - 1/2 cup skim milk
3 - 2 slices wheat toast w/ butter
5 - cheese creackers
5 - Turkey burger w/ cheese (no bun)
2 - baked chips
2 - 1/3rd of a bag of mini cookies
2 - 1 TBSP Peanut butter
1 - strawberries
3 - McDonalds ice cream cone
8 - Chicken cordon bleu
4 - 1 cup rice
6 - 1 cup light ice cream
44- TOTAL (12 flex points used)

Maybe not the smartest thing to do (using 12 flex points the day before weigh in), but today was challenging. For some reason I wanted to eat everything in sight!! Somehow I managed to save 1 flex point!!! :) You can tell by my list of food that I was munching.

04-24-2005, 10:02 PM
One of my chemo side effects is an ever-present awful mouth-taste. You'll do anything to get that taste out of your mouth, and so you tend to go for stronger flavors. I find that I eat the worst the first few days after treatment, and then I can get back into my healthier routine. It's especially hard during these first days. I'm going to try really hard to make sure tomorrow's a LOT better, even if I don't feel better. Anyway, here's today's report:

Sunday, 4/24

Lunch: 2 slices thin cheese pizza; 4 buffalo wings
Mid-PM: 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt; ½ cup blueberries
Dinner: 3 oz. grilled beef tenderloin with ½ tbsp. A-1; ¾ cup potato gnocchi in reduced fat cream sauce (used skim milk) with Pecorino Romano; salad of 3 cups romaine, 1 Roma tomato, 5 croutons, and 1 ½ tbsp. reduced fat ranch dressing; 1 Miller Light
PM: 1 cup mint chocolate chip ice cream
Water: 80 oz. Crystal Light
Calories: 1727; 39% fat / 21% protein / 36% carb / 5% alcohol

04-24-2005, 11:09 PM
I think your still doing pretty good Sarah. That must be awful to deal with. I hope you are feeling better soon.

04-25-2005, 01:07 AM
Well I ended up eating

Tuna / sliced tomato

Two scramble eggs with two slices of toasted oat bread

Two apples

04-25-2005, 01:41 AM
Jillegal, I am not afraid of you. :lol: But you popped into my head when making dinner for me & my mom tonight.

Sandi, Yes, today was better. You will barf when you see it though. :rofl:

Kclay, that pic in your avatar is so adorable! Is that you & one of your babies?


1 cup 1% milk
2 c fresh fruit salad, strawberries, honeydew, kiwi, pineapple, grapes, orange
1 veggie sandwich on a bun, consisting of, a slice of American cheese, a slice of Monterey Jack cheese, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, green pepper and a dollop of dijon
1 cup baby carrots

1/2 liter water

3 slices roast beef
1 cup cooked vegetables (cooked w/the beef roast were carrots, zucchini, sliced baby 'bellas & an onion, chopped)
1 cup french style green beans
3 T homemade horseradish sauce (lite mayo + 2 tsp horseradish) <---so good w/beef :love:
2 slices Natural Ovens Right White bread, toasted

shared a bowl (10 cups) of air popped popcorn w/my mom, I was in charge of the seasoning this time & only used 2 T of butter for the whole bowl. It turned out much better than earlier in the week. So I had maybe 4-5 cups.

And that's it. No caffeine today. The potato salad was still there & it would have gone nicely with the beef, but I made myself some toast instead. :) I took control of the popcorn bowl & I chose to say no to caffeine today. Waking up tomorrow should be fun. :coffee: I still have another half liter of water to drink, but then I am going to bed.

I never drank the water last night. :sssh: please do not tell my kidney doc.

04-25-2005, 07:45 AM
So ends another week

4/24/05 - 27.5 pts (1.5 flex)

Morning: 6pts
1 cup Kashi Go Lean Go Lean Cereal
1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk
1/4 cup raisins

Midday: 7.5
Lean Cuisine Cheese Ravioli
w/ 2 oz boneless chicken breast added

Evening: 9pts
3 Tbsp (1 cup prepared) Zatarain's New Orleans Dirty Rice w/ appz 4 oz. 96/4 lean ground meat mixed in
1 cup green beans
3 Miller Lite Beer

Snack: 5pts
1/2 cup Jell-O Sugar Free Cook & Serve Chocolate Pudding, Prepared with 2% Reduced-Fat Milk
2 slim jims

04-25-2005, 07:56 AM
Well, weekends are my splurge times, then it's crack down during the week, so it all seems to balance out. So, I won't get into what I had this weekend (Ruby Tuesday's for dinner on Saturday, Panera Bread yesterday morning, Glory Days Grill on Friday night, ice cream yesterday afternoon...). Today, however, here's the menu:

Breakfast: Yoplait vanilla frozen yogurt and orange sgerbet frozen breakfast sandwich
Snacks: kiwi
string cheese
Chex mix
strawberry-banana yogurt
Lunch: thin-sliced ham rolls with honey mustard dressing
string cheese
Snacks: kiwi
Chex mix
Dinner: Chef Boyardee mac n' cheese cup
Snack: apple

Total: 1444 calories for the day
I accidentally bought 2% milk instead of skim--they both had blue caps! So that will affect my breakfasts this week.

04-25-2005, 12:48 PM
I would not worry to much about using those flex points Sandi. I doubt what you wrote would show up on the scale the next day. Looks like you did pretty good.

Yesterday went much better for me. Little high in fat because we had breakfast at the Bed and Breakfast we stayed at. All in all it was a good day and I was within calories. I was a little low on water.

Omelett w/veggies
3 slices of bacon
1 biscut w/1 pat butter
Subway Turkey sub
Veggies and 1/2 serving of dip
1 cup Kashi w/blueberries and 1 cup skim milk
Total calories 1803
Total fat 63
Total water 64 oz

04-25-2005, 02:57 PM
Kclay, now the next question, is he single? ;)

8 oz coffee, 1 tsp hazelnut CoffeeMate, 4 oz cold water to make it drinkable
1/2 liter water

(bad SPF, no breakfast)

1 grilled chicken breast
2 slices tomato
mustard on half a large hamburger bun
1 can (12oz) seltzer water, lemon flavored

(I met an internet friend for lunch here (http://www.kopps.com/), and had their grilled chicken w/the above toppings & only half the bun. :smug: I am very pleased w/myself.

1/2 liter water
2 cups skim milk
4 rye crackers
1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese
1 yellow apple

1 cup green tea w/mint
1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese
4 rye crackers
1 green apple

(2 snacks instead of breakfast, but both were fairly healthy.)

I forgot to say, I tasted an ounce of some kind of butter kassere cheddar at the place that had the apples & crackers that I bought. I'm so glad I did that, it saved me from the vending machine this afternoon, since the 'lunch' was more like breakfast. So

1 oz cheese
2 raspberry sour Altoids

1 grilled cheese sandwich, w/tomato slice inside
2-2.5 cups 'homemade' mushroom soup, which I will post the recipe for

2 servings Aloha Crunch granola :(
1/2-3/4 cup 2% milk

sips of water here & there

2 pieces dark chocolate

04-25-2005, 03:11 PM
Well I lost 1lb - wish it was more, but I'll take it

Yes, that is me in the pic, but it's my brother laying next to me. There is 15yrs difference in our ages. I was 15 in that pic. He was like 4 months, maybe. He is now 6'5 and soon to be 29 (where did the time go?)

04-25-2005, 03:12 PM
I did so bad this weekend, especially Saturday. :( I'm trying not to beat myself up over it tho and just move on with this week.

One pound loss is great, it's definately in the right direction. :D Heck 1/2 lb is better than a gain!

Today's Menu
1 cup grape juice
1 Balance Bar (Caramel Nut Blast)
Pinto Beans (I had the strangest craving for them), about 1.5 cups total for lunch.
Dinner - Roast beef sandwich w/ 1 serving of ruffles
Snack - cheese & Crackers

04-25-2005, 03:15 PM
I did bad this weekend also PeachGirl but that was this weekend and now it's today. So we are doing good today and that's whats going to keep us from gaining and help us to lose.

04-25-2005, 03:37 PM
I'm recommitting after a few months of really up-and-down eating and exercise. Joined the athletic club yesterday so can get back to water aerobics and weight training.

1/4 c FF cottage cheese

45 min deep water aerobics

1/2 c oatmeal
1 Tbl maple syrup
.25 oz. chopped walnuts
3 cups water
2 cups decaf coffee

45 min deep water aerobics

2.75 oz canned salmon
6 baby carrots
1 c Progresso Hearty Tomato Soup

1.35 mi walk up and down hills (avg. speed 3.5 MPH; max. speed 6.2 MPH--gotta love handheld GPS)

smoothie (1 c yogurt, 1 frozen banana, 1 c frozen strawberries, 1/2 c pineapple)

15 min. walk with the dog

2 chicken thighs
large red potato with 1 Tbl light margarine
cooked carrots & onions
salad w/ 1 Tbl light balsamic vinagrette

Lots of water throughout the day plus a cup of decaf spice tea

04-25-2005, 06:31 PM
Thanks for the encouragement Howie, I did a lot of emotional eatting this weekend, so today I'm trying to cope with the situation rather than eatting it away. I'm scared to step on a scale now tho, I might miss this week's weigh in. :o

Sheila - Water Aerobics are fun stuff. Gratz on the recommitting, you've come so far already.
We're all cheering for you. :grouphug:

04-25-2005, 07:14 PM
Today felt a bit easier for me......probably because I was pretty busy....

Porridge and banana
Broccoli, cauliflower and potato soup
Wrap with hummus, grated carrot and cucumber
Chicken and vegetable risotto

30 min swim
30 min walk

04-25-2005, 10:38 PM
A moment of weakness tonight, but still didn't go over points :sssh:

23 of 26 pts used:


Morning: 3.5 pts

3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean Go Lean Cereal
1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk
1/4 cup mixed berries

Midday: 5pts
1 serving Michelina lean something meal, cant recall which one I had

Evening: 8pts
1 item ARBY'S® Cheddar Melt Sandwich

Snacks: 6.5pts
Slim Jim (so addicted to these things!)
1 medium banana
1/2 cup Jell-O Fat Free Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding

Water: appx 60 oz

Oh yea, also actually exercised today. I am doing the self.com (or Self Magazine) challange and did their 25 min toning exercises and boy, that seriously worked my butt (literally!). My legs and behind are sore as heck today. Tomorow will be cardio (walking I guess)

Very happy overall in restarting the weight loss preocess. Lost 3 lbs last week and only 14 more to go untill 199 :dizzy:

04-25-2005, 11:39 PM
Congrats to those who made it through the weekend unscathed and to those who didn't but got right back on track today. Let's have a great week all!

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean cereal, 1/2c low-fat milk (1%)

Snack: 1 cup grapes

Lunch: Salad of lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, radish with 1/2c chopped lean ham and diced cheddar cheese, 2 tbsp. low-fat dill dressing.

Snack: astro fat-free, sugar-free yogurt (vanilla)

Dinner: 1c homemade chili (extra lean beef, no fat added, lots of veggies/beans, crushed tomatoes and V8 juice), one small whole wheat bun

Beverages: 3 mugs tea, 3 500ml bottles water, 2 small bottles Perrier water, 2 cans Club Soda

Exercise: 20 min. dog walk (a.m.) 20 min. dog walk (p.m.) Started my Badminton league tonight and had sweat dripping down my neck by the end! :D

04-25-2005, 11:44 PM
I'm really proud of myself for getting through a 20-minute Pilates workout. My muscles are atrophying from disuse and I've been having a hard time with shortness of breath from one of the chemo drugs -- but damned if I didn't do a lot of it! I couldn't do one of the exercises at all, and I had to quit a couple of others early, but I don't care!! It's a start! :^: This was a really hard day for me emotionally, so I'm really pleased that I got in a (sort of) workout and still had a low-cal, low fat day.

Here are my eats for today, Monday, 4/25:

Mid-AM: ½ cup Kashi Go Lean and ½ cup All Bran Extra Fiber w/8 oz. skim milk
Lunch: 2 slices thin cheese pizza
Mid-PM: 1 apple; 3 little potato gnocchi (like 1/8 of a cup?)
Dinner: 5 oz. grilled skinless chicken breast topped with 1 oz. shredded 2% cheddar cheese, 2 tbsp. reduced fat sour cream, and 4 tbsp. fresh salsa; 1 cup heated spinach w/lemon and garlic; 3 cups romaine, half a cucumber, 1 ½ Roma tomatoes and 5 croutons w/2 tbsp. reduced fat ranch dressing
Water: 80 oz. Crystal Light
Calories: 1193; 24% fat / 33% protein / 44% carb

04-25-2005, 11:50 PM
Started my Badminton league tonight and had sweat dripping down my neck by the end! :D
Oooooohhh, I LOVE badminton!! :love: I remember the joy of feeling like I was just WAILING on that little birdie! I felt so powerful.... :smug:

And great job on your eats and fluids today!

04-26-2005, 12:48 AM
Good job everyone. Heres mine for today.

1 cup Kashi w/ 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 cup skim milk
1 apple
1 banana

Salad w/ 3/4 oz of walnuts and 3/4 oz cheese
2 cup mango veggie mix
1 cup mocha coffee
1 cup french van coffee

Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich

Turkey Rueben
1 cup mango veggie mix
Total Calories 1765
Total fat 51
Total H20 96 oz

04-26-2005, 10:05 AM
I weighed in yesterday and lost 2.8! :D

I went to bed early last night, so I didn't end up using all my points

5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
2 - Banana
5 - Turkey & Cheese sandwich
1 - Apple
2 - All Bran Bar
11 - 1 individual pepperoni pizza
3 - Salad w/ 1/4 cup cheese
29 - TOTAL

04-26-2005, 10:23 AM
Had a hard time fitting in all of my calories for yesterday. Ended up having a bowl of cereal a little before bedtime to make up for it (my schedule was pretty hectic, so I hadn't had time for dinner, so I was only at about 1144 calories for the day--my 305-pound body needs more than that to function!). I ended up at about 1544 for the day yesterday, so not bad. I'll try to squeeze in all of my food for today before I get home from job #2 at night. Here's today's run-down:

Breakfast: cereal with 2% milk (less milk than usual since I meant to buy skim!)
Snacks: string cheese
strawberry yogurt
Chex mix
Lunch: Lean Pockets Ultra--meatball and cheese
Snacks: Laughing Cow cheese
can of fruit cocktail (in juice, not syrup)
Dinner: Chef Boyardee mac n' cheese
Snack: apple
Total for the day: about 1500 calories

04-26-2005, 12:29 PM
So tired. I know giving up coffee is hard, and I'm only giving up my second cup of the day, but today I'm gonna get a headache, it's already starting. :mad:

Howie, what is mango veggie mix? ooh, that DOES sound yummy! Thanks Kimberley! :)

ETA (edited to add) The giving up of the coffee is more about my kidneys than about weight loss. I have been trying to give it up ever since I got diagnosed. And not succeeding. :lol:


1 cup coffee w/1 tsp hazelnut coffeemate, 4 oz cold water to cool it down
1 wedge laughing cow lite
2 packets Kashi heart to heart raisin spice oatmeal
1 cup green tea w/lemon ginseng

1 cup jumbo elbow noodles
1.5 cups Italian Goulash
3 sticks lite string cheese, cut up & melted over the above
1 diet Pepsi which I threw half of away.

16 oz pkg fresh strawberries
1/2 liter water

MEGA SALT BINGE: it's not pretty
1 big grab size Fritos
2 wedges laughing cow lite
1 cup skim :lol: milk <----------I ate all that ^^ salt, but I had SKIM milk. :rofl:

3 scoops homemade beef stew (barley, tomatoes, all the veggies from Sunday's meal)
2 slices Natural Ovens Right White bread, toasted w/1 T butter, almost
1 cup fresh green beans
1 cup water
4 chocolate covered soy nuts

04-26-2005, 01:05 PM

1 egg + 2 whites
2 oz. FF cheese
green onion

tortellini w/veggie tomato sauce
2 pieces of French bread
salad w/sundried tomato vinagrette

WW smoothie w/frozen raspberries & FF milk

curried baked potato
herbed broccoli w/tomatoes
3/4 c white wine

20 min. walk

04-26-2005, 01:20 PM
It's something Kimberley makes. Applebee’s serves it over there fish as a salsa but she added some cucumbers to it last night. It's just Mango fruit with onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro and the added cucumber for last night’s batch. It is so yummy and olny 40 calories a cup.

I will not give up my coffee. I don't see where it's that bad for you. It's something I love and can indulge in with no guilt. Of course 99% of the time I drink it black so there are no calories. Last night was the exception and I very rarely add anything to my coffee.

04-26-2005, 01:21 PM
Today's Menu - 04/26/05 :corn:

Breakfast - 1 cup grape juice & 2 oz of trail mix
Snack - 4 oz of a carmel latte (it was too sweet and I ended up pitching it out), 4 dried peach halves
Lunch - raw veggies (broccoli, celery and baby carrots) with ranch.
Dinner - Spaghetti. 1 piece of whole wheat bread, and a snickers fun size for dessert.

04-26-2005, 06:37 PM
Good luck with the coffee-withdrawal, SAPF. It's not easy, I know....

Here's today's food so far:

porridge and banana
roasted vegetables and chicken, banana
spicy bolognese, peppers and broccoli
more peppers and broccoli, with bbq sauce

25 min walk

04-26-2005, 07:26 PM
OK. I'm going to get back at this if it KILLS ME! Here's for today:

1 FF yogurt
2 servings baby carrots

1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 serving goldfish crackers
1 "Cup-A-Soup" thing
6 peanut M&Ms

1 serving baby carrots

Turkey sub on wheat bread, with lettuce, tomato, onion, green pepper, pickles, fat free dressing

1 serving chocolate pudding made w/ skim milk

Total: 1184 Calories

04-26-2005, 08:02 PM
I'm going to jump in here, it'll be my first day on Journal Buddy :)

Looks good Apryl!

Mug of tea w/milk and sugar
1/2 cup cottage cheese

2 slices whole wheat bread with salsa and 1.25 oz. cheddar (melted in toaster oven...awesome)
2cups-ish salad with light ranch dressing

565 so far...back after dinner!

Linda :)

04-26-2005, 08:02 PM
22.5 of my 26 pts used

Morning: 5.5 pts
3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean Go Lean Cereal
1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk
1/4 cup raisins

Midday: 8.5 pts
1 medium banana
1 serving light n fit fiber yogurt
Michelina Lean Gourmet Chicken Fettuccini something or other

Evening: 6.5pts
2 Chilli cheese burritos: (2 Mission low carb tortilla 6in. w/ 1/2 cup Hormel Chili, No Beans and 1/4 cup Kraft 2% Milk Reduced Fat Natural Shredded Cheese Cheddar & Monterey Jack)

Snack: 2pts
Pop Secret 100 cal popcorn

Water: about 60 oz

Exercise: Crap, zip, nada. The exercises I did yesterday hurt my legs so bad I could barely get up from my desk! I did squats with a stability ball against the wall. Next time, I think I will only do 2 reps :^:

04-26-2005, 08:11 PM
Ps. I would like to really thank Jillegal for starting this thread because this keeps me on track and makes me really think about what I am eating, and the thought that others will know what I am eating for some reason makes me stay focused, even more so than my WW Points tracker. SO thanks! :thanks:

04-26-2005, 09:05 PM
Thanks for your sweet comments, Willowgirl :^:

That mango veggie dish does sound delish, Howie and Kimberley. :hungry:

I feel your pain SAPF - I'm reverting back to my English roots and consuming more tea in an effort to refrain from so much coffee induced caffeine effects. :coffee2:

Good job on pitching the overly sweet carmel latte, Peachgirl. :angel:

Glad to see you're totally back on board with us Sheila and Apryl. :cb:

A big welcome to famograham - the more the merrier. Keep posting though, or I'll track you down. :s: ;)

Nice job on the 2.8lb loss, Sandi. :smug:

Make sure you get all those calories in, Jillybean - you have to eat to lose weight! :yes:

Got an idea for a snack from one of Claire's entries. :thanks:

Here's mine:

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean with 1/2c 1% milk

Snack: 1 medium banana

Lunch: 1c leftover homemade chili with 2 slices WW 60% whole wheat bread

Snack: 1 apple diced (skin on), 1 diced stalk of celery, palmful each of walnuts and raisons, all tossed together with 1 tbsp. fat free sour cream

Dinner: Grilled salmon steak with lemon, wild rice, asparagus and boiled baby carrots. Astro fat-free, sugar-free vanilla yogurt.

Beverages: 3 large mugs of tea, 3 500ml bottles of water, 1lt. lime flavoured mineral water, 2 cans soda water

Exercise: 20 min. doggy walk in each of a.m. and p.m. Kicking soccer ball in field with G. and dog for 1/2hr.

As for the badminton, it was a blast! I've always loved it too, Sarah, and when in high school was North York Badminton Champion. However, that was over 30 years ago (and I was several pounds lighter - heck, North York doesn't even exist any longer, having been absorbed into the City of Toronto). I figured playing badminton was much like riding a bike - once you've learned you never forget. In fact, that's how I felt this morning after my night of chasing and wailing on that shuttlecock - like I'd fallen off a bike! :joker:

04-26-2005, 10:10 PM
I did more exercise today, so I'm REALLY happy about that! Do oany of you guys know about Yourself!Fitness (http://www.yourselffitness.com/default.aspx)? It's pretty cool. It's an interactive workout game that has a virtual personal trainer named Maya who gives you a different workout every time! I wrote more about it on my blog, if you're curious. First I did the fitness test, to assess my capabilities -- and that was a workout in itself! Then I did a 15-minute workout. I thought I was going to pass out, and I had to rest, etc. -- but I did it!!

I'm pleased with my water intake today. In the days after chemo, water makes me nauseous, and all the other fluids taste funky so I drink less -- but today I was able to just chug-a-lug like I used to!

My eats were pretty good, too. Oh!! And I've lost another pound, so I'm now at 5 pounds down in 11 days! :p I'll check in officially at the Weigh-in thread later in the week, once I know the final weekly tally.

Eats for today, Tuesday, 4/26

Breakfast: ½ cup Kashi Go Lean and ½ cup All Bran Extra Fiber w/8 oz. nonfat milk; protein drink
Lunch: ¾ cup brown rice mixed with 5 oz. grilled skinless chicken breast and 1 cup chopped asparagus
Mid-PM: 2 oz. fresh mozzarella and tomato w/pesto on ciabatta bread
Dinner: 3 cups romaine, 3 cups mixed baby greens, 1 Roma tomato, 8 croutons, and 2 tbsp. lowfat balsamic vinaigrette w/added balsamic vinegar, and gobs of fresh garlic
Water: 170 oz. water (yay!)
Calories: 1480; 27% / 33% protein / 40% carb

04-27-2005, 12:06 AM
OK, here's the rest of my day!

Jillegal, thanks for the welcome, but the post above was only my first one on this thread...LOL ;)

Mug of tea w/milk and sugar
1/2 cup cottage cheese

2 slices whole wheat bread with salsa and 1.25 oz. cheddar (melted in toaster oven...awesome)
2cups-ish salad with light ranch dressing

5-6 oz crock-pot roast pork...mmmmm
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 cup green beans

scraped yogurt container after kids had dessert...maybe 1/4 cup
Popcorn later on in the evening (planned :) )

So my total for today will beee.... 1687 cal.

A little high for me I think, I'm going to ask about it tomorrow.


04-27-2005, 12:33 AM
This thread is getting pretty large. Maybe we should make this a weekly thread. What do you think Jill? Would be easier for people to join us that way. They would not feel like they were late comers.

Heres my eats for the day

1 cup Kashi w/ 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 cup skim milk

Peanut butter and Jelly w/banana sandwich

Turkey sauage w/ mango veggie mix and 1 oz cheese

Salad w/ 1 oz of walnuts and 1 oz cheese
ice cream cone

Turkey sandwich w/tomato and light mirical whip
Total calories 1815
Total fat 51
Total water 128 oz

04-27-2005, 07:52 AM
Had more than enough yesterday--I ended up trading in my chef boyardee mac n' cheese and apple for some Asian Steamed Dumplings at job #2 (Ruby Tuesday). So, I got rid of my planned 270-calorie dinner and ended up having about 500 calories instead. I still stayed below 1800 calories for the day (about 1730), so I think I'll be okay. I also ended up serving tables until about 10:30 last night because I switched shifts with someone else, so lots of running around the restaurant to burn more calories!

Here's the plan for today:

Breakfast: 2 Strawberry & Cream Cheese Toaster Streudles (I'm sure I butchered that spelling!)
Snacks: apple
strawberry-banana yogurt
Yoplait frozen yogurt and orange sherbet frozen sandwich thingy
Lunch: 2 low-fat hotdogs on wheat buns
Snack: Laughing Cow cheese
Dinner: Chef Boyardee mac n' cheese
Snack: apple
I also ordered the salad bar with my dumplings last night, but I ended up not having time to eat it, which is good, since I didn't need the extra calories. It just sucks that I paid for it and didn't eat it! :p I'm drinking plenty of water (fill up my bottle at the desk job all day long), but I fear I still need more exercise. I waitress for about 5 hours each night, so that gives me lots of walking around and lifting plates and stuff (I was complimented twice last night, actually, by guests who were surprised at the amount of plates/glasses I could carry at one time--those suckers get heavy!). I'll start going to the gym again once things are settled with the new car and I go to a doctor about my foot (infected ingrown toenail--ouch!). Good luck staying on plan today, everyone!

04-27-2005, 07:59 AM
I did more exercise today, so I'm REALLY happy about that! Do oany of you guys know about Yourself!Fitness (http://www.yourselffitness.com/default.aspx)? It's pretty cool.

That is so cool! I had never heard about that but it looks great. Just ordered one for the PS2 :dizzy:


04-27-2005, 09:59 AM
Wow!! Look how great everyone is doing!!!

Apryl - Do you think that's enough calories for you???

Another on Plan day for me!!! :D I am Soooo confident that I will be successful this time that I have added back my weight tracker!! :D

5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
2 - Banana
5 - Salad w/ Chicken & Cheese
2 - All Bran Bar
5 - 5 oz. grilled chicken
2 - 1 slice cheese
4 - 1 cup rice
6 - 1 cup light ice cream
31 - TOTAL

04-27-2005, 10:33 AM
That's great Sandi!

I'm sort of struggling. I haven't been able to excercise because of my knee, now I've kinda lost control of my food. I'm definately getting back on track right now this minute!

Have a great day!


04-27-2005, 10:39 AM
OK, I'm starting my journal commitment over again. I don't logon during the weekend usually, and this was a long weekend for me, and I thought I'd remember everything (haha!). From now on, I'm writing my weekend eating down. Here's my food for yesterday:

B: 2 eggs cooked in 1 tsp. canola oil, 2 slices sprouted grain bread
Snack: banana, 4-5 cups coffee w/cream
Lunch:Mixed greens w/garbanzo beans and ranch dressing, Lean Cuisine, 1 c. lowfat yogurt with ground flaxseeds
Snack: 1/2 whole wheat pita w/ Moujadra (lentils, rice, onions, coconut oil) and romaine
Dinner: 2 large ww pitas w/ Moujadra, lettuce and onions w/ olive oil and vinegar

Exercise: 35 minutes step aerobics

04-27-2005, 11:12 AM
I agree, a weekly thread would be nice. :) I am really glad we can edit our days, there were some things I forgot about. Also, I have re-discovered the beauty of decaf, for my second cup. The first cup is still full throttle. :cool: Girls Nite Out tonight @ TGI Friday's, wish me luck!

And good luck to everyone else! I am proud of us. :)

8 oz coffee
1 cup 1% milk
1 Egg McMuffin, no ham
8 oz decaf :barf:
1/2 liter water

McDonald's Bacon Ranch salad (sans chicken)
2-3 T ranch dressing
1 fortune cookie
1 Wendy's grilled chicken sammich, tomato only
1 cup lemon ginseng green tea

1 cup mint green tea
1/2 liter water

1 Electric Lemonade
3 Jack Shrimps
3 pieces Sesame Jack chicken
Bruschetta Grouper
1.5 cups steamed broccoli
1 cup rice
2 seltzer's w/lime
1/2 oreo madness dessert :kickcan:

04-27-2005, 12:36 PM
I'm so proud of everyone who has committed (and re-committed) here - we're doing so well! :D Its interesting how some meal plans seem to be changing for the better in terms of nutrition as the number of "on plan" days accumulate. Funny how we eat better the healthier we become. I think it was Howie who said at the beginning he didn't pay a whole lot of attention to what he ate as long as it didn't exceed his caloric target, but once he got into the swing of things healthier foods such as fruits, veggies and lean meats became the norm. I've really noticed that in his journal here (and the one at H-Man). Look at us - we're budding nutritionists! :smug:

I agree that the thread is becoming unwieldly and should turn into a weekly one, especially if it encourages new members - Miss Sandi? Can you take care of that please? :thanks:

Please don't forget to enter your losses here along with your eats so we can see the tangible results of your efforts! :goodscale

04-27-2005, 12:42 PM
I am confident that you will be successful this time also Sandi. I just know you can do it.

04-27-2005, 01:15 PM
Thanks to everyone for the welcome in other threads. :wave:

Funny how we eat better the healthier we become. I think it was Howie who said at the beginning he didn't pay a whole lot of attention to what he ate as long as it didn't exceed his caloric target, but once he got into the swing of things healthier foods such as fruits, veggies and lean meats became the norm.
I can identify with what Howie said. I'm right at the start of my last ever diet and I'm really only concerned with calorific values right now. I'm allowing myself 1600 per day (or more accurately, 11200 per week to allow for a little flexibility) plus unlimited LC vegetables.

I'm keeping an Excel sheet of my food intake and it makes quite interesting reading: mostly I've been eating pretty healthily but on one day last week I used more than 1100 cals just munching on cheesy tortilla snacks! They were already in the cupboard before I started my diet and I couldn't resist them. :devil:

I studied nutrition many years ago so I know it's not good to do that on a regular basis, but when I'm craving a particular food that I know is available I have to have it. At that point, my only concern was accurate recording of the calories with no thought to the nutritional content.

I won't be buying any more of them though because they are a real trigger food for me. I've replaced them with unsweetened dry cereal whenever I get my munchie head on. I find that to be not too bad an alternative. :)

04-27-2005, 01:47 PM
A weekly thread would be wonderful, I've enjoyed watching this one progress. And it's helped me a lot in my food journaling. I was very lack-a-daisy about it before.
Anyways... Today's Menu

Breakfast - 2 oz of trail mix. I came into work today and my boss had bought doughnuts for everyone. :nono: But I resisted, there's still one back in the kitchen that's gonna be thrown away after lunch today... I figured it had it's shot to be eatten.
Lunch - Veggie Pita from McAlistors w/ Fruit cup instead of chips and a water to drink :D
Dinner - bbq chicken sandwich w/ chips
Snack - 1 snickers fun size bar, 2 oz of cheese

04-27-2005, 02:05 PM
Well, I said that I was back on track, so here goes...

1- Coffee w/milk
4- eggs
3- bacon
2- WW toast
4- Wonton Soup
3- Steamed Veggie Dumplings (4)

I don't usually eat Chinese food, but for some reason I had a craving for it. I had to stand there while they packed all of the fried stuff up for other customers, I almost mugged them! It was pretty bad, I don't know why I feel the need to test myself like that.

For dinner, I'll have a Lean Cuisine, I like their new Spa Cusine, the Salmon w/Basil and Chicken in Peanut sauce are really good. They're supposed to be healthier, made with Whole wheat pastas/orzo/rice. They're like 5 or 6 points.

Have a good rest of the day everyone.

04-27-2005, 03:02 PM

1/4 c ff cottage cheese

1 hour water aerobics

1/2 c oatmeal
.25 oz chopped walnuts
1 Tbl. maple syrup

1 hour walking dogs at the Humane Society

2 slices light bread
veggie burger
lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard
1 Tbl. lite mayo
1 C. hearty tomato soup
1 banana

a piece of celery with 1.5 Tbl. peanut butter

20 min. dog walk with my own dog

cripsy cornmeal chicken (1 breast)
1/2 curried baked potato
1 C wine
strawberry smoothie (ff yogurt, frozen strawberries, splenda)

04-27-2005, 07:16 PM
Good idea to make this a weekly thread....

Today I walked for 30 mins, swam for 30 mins, and ate:

Porridge and banana
Flakes of fresh salmon and salad
Fruit salad
Spicy bolognese, peas and sweet potato
Peas and bbq sauce
Low cal hot chocolate

04-27-2005, 09:42 PM
Did kind of 'eh' today because 1) I wasn't hungry for breakfast and 2) Boss bought lunch today:

16.5 of 26 pts used

Morning: 4pts
1 serving slim fast

Midday: 11pts
2 chicken fajitas
w 1/4 cup guacamole & 1 Tbsp sour cream

Dinner: ??
Nothing yet. Not hungry, know I need to eat so I dont binge though.

Snack: 1.5pts
1 med banana

Water: maybe 40oz (1 diet coke too)
Exercise: crap! This is what brings me down the most, I [insert excuse here]. <whine>Plus my legs still hurt</whine>

Will do better tomorrow!!!

04-27-2005, 11:46 PM
Little high on carbs for me today - but right at my "point" target.

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean with 1/2c 1% milk

Mid-morning: small banana

Lunch: Whole wheat bagel (toasted) with 1tbsp. peanut butter. Salad plate of sliced tomatoes with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and lots of ground black pepper.

Mid-afternoon: Astro fat-free, sugar-free raspberry yogurt

Dinner: Placed a thin slice of lean roast beef on a Dempsters spinach flatbread, then placed 1 cup of steamed broccoli on top of the beef and topped that with 2 slices fat free cheese, added ground black pepper and nuked the thing for about 20 seconds (until the cheese partially melted) then wrapped it all up. mmmm

Beverages: 3 large mugs of tea and 1 large coffee, all with 1% milk, 1 litre lemon flavoured mineral water, 1 small bottle of Perrier and 2 cans sodium reduced soda water.

Exercise: 20 min walk with dog (twice, once in morning and once in evening). That was about it - unless you count pacing up and down aisles at various home improvement stores searching for some specialized tool G. needed (and finding a lovely area rug in the process) :D

Welcome, Ali - jump right in and join the crowd! :)

04-28-2005, 02:13 AM
Did good today.

1 cup Kashi w/ 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 cup skim milk

Turkey sauage sandwich
Salad w/cheese

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich
Salad w/cheese

Turkey sandwich w/tomato
Low fat ice cream
1800 calories
45 fat
128 oz water

04-28-2005, 08:54 AM
Congratulations to everyone participating here... I, too, am proud of everyone.

Sandi- I was thinking the same thing when I posted it last night... but that was WAY less then normal for me. Usually I try for about 1600-1800 calories. I just wasn't going to eat more if I wasn't hungry last night. Thanks for caring!

toast w/ peanut butter

babaganouj, hummos, tabuleh and pita slices
1 small piece dark chocolate
4 pieces saltwater taffy

black beans and rice; brussel sprouts
2 Jr. Mints :)
3/4 cup dry Corn Pops

total: 1400

04-28-2005, 09:51 AM
B:2 eggs, 2 slices sprouted whole grain toast, 1 tsp. canola oil.
Snacks: Banana, apple, 4-5 cups Coffee w/half&half
L: Lean Cuisine, 1 c. lowfat yogurt, 1 Tbsp. flaxseeds (ground)
D:2 1/2 large fried pitas with yogurt cheese, salad of romaine and onions, olive oil, lemon juice, and vinegar

04-28-2005, 10:10 AM
Day 15 on plan....

5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
1 - 1/2 Banana
7 - Turkey / Ham Subway
2 - Bag of baked lays
2 - All Bran Bar
10 - 2 spinach lasagna roll-ups
4 - 2 breadsticks
2 - 1 slice strawberry WW pie
33 - TOTAL (1 flex point used)

04-28-2005, 12:26 PM
Here's my final for yesterday...

1- Coffee w/milk
4- eggs
3- bacon
2- WW toast
4- Wonton Soup
3- Steamed Veggie Dumplings (4)
8- 2 Turkey burgers
0- Sugar snap peas
1- 1 WW pt bar
26 points total

I started off today with one of Sandi's Mint Zone bars, they're really good. I'm still not hungry and it's almost time for lunch.

Have a good day everyone!

04-28-2005, 12:38 PM
1 c ff cottage cheese
3/4 c pineapple (juice packed)

20 min. stretching

crispy cornmeal chicken breast (leftover from last night)
cold broccoli with 1/2 Tbl. lite mayo
1 c yogurt w/strawberries

bicep curls

4 pieces of celery heart w/peanut butter

salad w/leftover chicken
2 hardboiled eggs
lite dressing

10 min. walk

04-28-2005, 12:53 PM
Today is going to be a bad bad bad day. Job interview & I didn't pack any food.

1 cup coffee, 1 tsp hazelnut coffeemate, 2-4 oz cold water
1 cup decaf, 1 tsp hazelnut coffeemate, 2-4 oz cold water
1/2 liter water

My coworker had me look in my backpack for something to eat, which is good, b/c I DID pack food, just not today.

1 packet Take Heart Blueberry instant oatmeal
3 sticks lowfat string cheese
1 snack pack applesauce, unsweetened

1 grilled cheese sandwich w/a tomato slice in it
1 scoop strawberry shortcake frozen custard. I savored every bite. I cannot remember the last time I had any. We are going to keep it that way for next time!!! :drill:

1 steak taco
1 cheese enchilada
1 cup rice
1/4 cup refried beans
chips & guacamole, and salsa

Blue Moon shake


04-28-2005, 12:56 PM
Here goes then....

Weds 27/04:

Breakfast: Quaker instant porridge made with water, black coffee.
Mid-morning: 1 cup skimmed milk
Lunch: Lean ham steak between 2 slices wholemeal toast, 1 tblsp. fat-free mayo, 2 tsp. hickory mustard.
Snack: large banana, 1 cup skimmed milk
Dinner: 200g steamed sole fillets, 2 cups boiled rice, carrots and broccoli with home made sauce.

Total calories: 1557 (not incl. veggies)

I don't bother measuring my water intake as I drink way more than 3 litres every day anyway. That's how I originally got my "Fish" nickname. :)

The Quaker porridge was minging. :barf: Far, far too salty. I'll go back to making my own in future.

04-28-2005, 12:57 PM
Well, being the genius that I am, I had planned on having my low-fat hotdogs for lunch yesterday. Come lunchtime, I opened my bag to find *gasp* only the buns--no hotdogs! So I ended up having a large salad from the cafeteria instead. I'm sure it had more calories since I loaded it with cheese, egg, and honey mustard dressing. I guess all was well, though, since I was down 4.5 pounds this morning or my weekly weigh-in. No complaints!

Alright, here's how today's shaping up:
Breakfast: store-brand Cocoa Puffs with 2% milk
Snacks: Laughing Cow cheese
2 cinnamon graham crackers with fat-free strawberry cream cheese
Chex mix
Lunch: 2 hotdogs (I really packed them this time!)
Snack: fat-free, no sugar added strawberry yogurt

Beyond that is to be determined, since I FINALLY have a night off from job #2. I will be at my TOPS meeting tonight, then dinner afterwards, so I shouldn't have trouble staying within a reasonable range.

04-28-2005, 01:03 PM
Gratz on the 4.5 lbs Jill that's awesome!! :cp:

04/28/05 - Food for Today

Breakfast - 1 sausage biscuit with a small coffee (mmm coffee). :coffee:
It was probably the fattiest breakfast I've had in 2 months and now I feel bloated. To think I used to eat 2 biscuits with sausage, egg, and cheese all the time for breakast. :?:
Lunch - Broccoli w/ rice
Dinner - Lasagna w/ Garlic Bread and a Large Salad

04-28-2005, 01:25 PM
I don't bother measuring my water intake as I drink way more than 3 litres every day anyway. That's how I originally got my "Fish" nickname. :)I'm measuring my coffee & water intake for my kidney's sake, not so much for dieting.


it does say EVERYTHING we put in our mouths. :lol: :s: :o

04-28-2005, 03:49 PM
So far so good with today. I actually did a bit of exercising today! Although I was weak at dinner time *as always* :nono:

19 of 26 pts used

Morning: 2pts
1 - 1 serving Mission low carb tortilla 6in.
.5 - 1/2 wedge Laughing Cow, The Light Creamy Swiss Original Flavor
.5 - 1 oz deli-sliced turkey

Midday: 8pts
8 - Weight Watchers Smart Ones Bistro Selections Pepperoni Pizza

Dinner: 8pts
8 - Arby Melt (damn arbys!)

Snack: 1pt
1 - 1 serving light n fit fiber yogurt

Water: appr 60oz so far
Exercise: 30 min total of brisk walking around work building

04-28-2005, 05:22 PM
B: 2 eggs, 1 tsp. butter, 2 slices sprouted grain toast
Snack: 4-5 cups coffee w/half and half, Cheerios
L: Jimmy John’s #14 sandwich on whole wheat
For dinner, I'm planning:
1 slice sprouted toast w/1 Tbsp. almond butter and a salad

04-28-2005, 06:48 PM
So far, today, I've had

2 broiled hamburger patties / 1 hamburger bun / garnished with FF mayo, two pickle slices and mustard

snack - pears / about 1 whole

1 large broiled chicken breast w/BBQ sauce to dip

snack - another pear

04-28-2005, 07:33 PM
Got lazy today and didn't make it the swimming pool.......bad, very bad.....

Porridge, banana
Smoked salmon, cucumber in granary roll
Fruit salad
Spicy bolognese, peas and sweet potato
Peas and BBQ sauce
Lowfat hot chocolate

20 min walk

04-28-2005, 10:25 PM
Here's today so far, but it's Thursday (my favourite TV night, Survivor, ER) and I'm going to have some popcorn later on!! :D

Mug of tea w/milk and sugar
cornflakes w/banana and 1/2 c milk

1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 apple

6" subway sub: ham turkey and roast beef with mayo and cheese and tons of veggies of course!

Later I'll have popcorn and a nighttime tea...mmmm

total including snack later: 1433 :)


04-28-2005, 11:55 PM
cereal w/ milk

beans + rice
some pretzels
a few pieces of taffy

chocolate cake <----------- For my victory party... I'm Student Body President!!!

Total: 1835

04-29-2005, 12:30 AM
Wheeeee!!! :D Good for you, Apryl! :smug: On the presidency, that is, and not so much on the food :p

I'm still at work and it'll be midnight before I know it... :( Did fine on the eats, but didn't get much exercise other than walking the dog this morning for 20 mins. and walking to a client's office tonight (rather than taking a cab - about 6 city blocks).

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean with 1/2c 1% milk

Midmorning: 1 small banana

Lunch: Salad of mixed greens and romaine, tomato and shaved carrot, topped with about 1/4c each of diced ham and cheddar cheese and tossed with about two tablespoons of low-fat dill yogurt dressing.

Midafternoon: 1 apple

Dinner: President's Choice spicy black bean soup, 6 wheat melba toast rounds (dipped in soup), 12 baby carrots (raw)

Snack: Astro fat free, sugar free yogurt.

Beverages: 2 teas and 2 coffees (both with milk), numerous cans of soda water and bottles of Perrier at the office all day and evening (firm supplies it gratis).

Taking tomorrow off and will make a healthy home cooked meal and go hiking with the dog! :cool:

04-29-2005, 01:10 AM
Jimmy John’s #14 sandwich on whole wheatOMG, I love them. #12 on wheat, no cukes, and a pickle on the side. :)

Also, CONGRATULATIONS, APRYL!!!!!!!!!! I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!!!!!!! :cheers:

04-29-2005, 02:18 AM
Today was totally great in terms of fun, but absolutely awful, plan-wise! Great, because I got to hang out with an old friend that I hadn't seen in 12 years.....and awful, because I sure didn't eat very healthfully! I had planned on this as a free day, so I'm not worried about it. I'm back on plan tomorrow! I'm looking forward to it -- it just feels so much better, you know?

Alright, here's the damage:

Eats for Thursday, 4/28:

Mid-AM: 1 ¼ cups farfalle (butterfly) pasta w/chopped spinach, chopped grilled chicken, diced tomato, sautéed red onion and garlic, a little olive oil and plenty of lemon juice, with a little Pecorino Romano freshly grated on top
Mid-PM: 2 smallish slices thin cheese pizza; 4 buffalo wings; 5 small glasses of red wine over a span of 7 hours
Dinner: Same as Mid-AM
Water: 60 oz. water
Calories: 1778; 30% fat / 16% protein / 30% carb / 24% alcohol :eek:

04-29-2005, 09:20 AM
Here's the final from yesterday, I was a little stressed yesterday, so I reverted back to the easier packaged foods, but I still stayed under my points.

1 - Coffee w/milk
5 - Zone Mint Bar
5 - Lean Cuisines' Salmon w/Basil (yum!)
2 - 2 cups popcorn
1 - WW 1 pt bar
2 - coffee
5 - WW Steak and Mac & Cheese
2 - FF choc. pudding
1 - 1 pt bar
24 points

I weight in tomorrow. I hoping that even though I haven't been able to exercise this week (knee) I still will show a loss. Next week, I plan on going back to the gym slowly, so I don't hurt myself again.

Have a good weekend everyone! :)

04-29-2005, 09:29 AM
Revised eats for yesterday: (I felt like something different than what I'd planned for dinner)

B: 2 eggs, 1 tsp. butter, 2 slices sprouted grain toast
Snack: 4-5 cups coffee w/half and half, Cheerios
L: Jimmy John’s #14 sandwich on whole wheat
D: Moujadra (lentils, rice, onions, and coconut oil), 2 large ww pitas, green beans cooked in beef broth, olive oil and tomato paste. WAY too much at dinner. I wish my mother-in-law wasn't such a good cook.

04-29-2005, 09:56 AM
APRYL - CONGRTULATIONS!!!! How cool is that???

I forgot to tell you guys that I have actually worked out 2 days in a row!!! I took a 25 min walk on Wednesday and a 20 min walk last night. Just a few short months ago, I was in such better shape. These hip/leg/feet problems have really set me back and I'm suprised how little I can do. So I am going to start out small and work from there.

7 - Egg McMuffin
2 - All Bran Bar
6 - Grilled Chicken Ceasar (no dressing)
19 - Gyros
2 - WW strawberry pie
36 - TOTAL (4 Flex points used)

04-29-2005, 02:18 PM
Thurs 28/04:

Breakfast: Small ham roll, black coffee.
Mid-morning: Medium apple, 1 cup sk. milk.
Lunch: ½ cup 2% cottage cheese, 1 tblsp. sandwich spread, large bread roll, plain salad.
Snack: large banana.
Dinner: 100g steamed sole fillets, 1 cup boiled rice, carrots and broccoli with home made sauce.

Total calories: 1367 (not incl. veggies)

04-29-2005, 02:45 PM
1 mocha
2 cups milk (2%)
1 bagel sandwich, turkey sausage, cheddar, eggs on a pumpernickel bagel

1 can warm diet pepsi I had opened it yesterday & it was still on my desk, so I drank it not only warm, but flat, too. And you know what? It wasn't that bad!
1/2 liter water

1 bottle Pom Wonderful pomegranate blueberry juice :love:
1 grilled chicken salad
1/2 packet Italian dressing (the small packet--Henri's salad for one)

Please don't let me binge tonight w/the excuse that I am sad about my job thing.

1/2 a 7 1/2 inch turkey & provolone sandwich w/lettuce tomato & mayo from Cousins, on wheat bread
2 cups chicken soup w/spaetzle
3 pieces rye bread, 2 tsp's real butter
1 cup 1% milk

2 saltine crackers
1 sample of the New England clam chowder @ the place where I got the soup.

I think the job thing could be a good thing--no more free soda's, and much MUCH more time to go to the gym. Thanks for your support, you guys. You don't know how much it means. :^:

I will be having 2 c skim before bed. :)

04-29-2005, 03:18 PM
I think I am learning how to eat good with fast food too :)

Morning: 4pts
1 cup Kashi Go Lean Go Lean Cereal
1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk

Midday: 8pts
1 small serving Wendy's Chili
1 serving Fresh Fruit Bowl
1 serving Grilled Chicken Fillet (was the sandwich but I ditched the bun and had nothing on it)

Water: 20 oz (boo!)

04-29-2005, 03:22 PM
Sandi - good going on the exercise and for staying on plan! I can't wait to hear about your weigh in on Monday (make sure you behave over the weekend so we can see optimum results!)

Sarah - glad you enjoyed your visit with your friend. Heck, the damage isn't so bad and you're back on plan today and feeling good about it. You rock!

BethC - good luck with your weigh in tomorrow and good work on the "eats". You've got the will to exercise, so I'm sure you'll get to work as soon as your knee allows!

Gypsydancer - be thankful that not only is your MIL a great cook, but it looks like she favours good healthy food!

Willowgirl - you're right. Just because you're in a hurry and have to visit a fast food outlet, there's good choices out there and nobody has to resort to fries!

SAPF - Listen to Auntie Jill - YOU WILL NOT BINGE BECAUSE YOU'RE SAD ABOUT THE JOB THING. I absolutely will not allow it! You already feel sad, do you want to feel even crappier because you went off plan over it? Nope, not gonna happen. You're going to move forward jobwise and foodwise. I'll be waiting for an update (on both counts) or else! xo

I'll be back with my eats later - just got back from a loooooong hike and have to prepare my late lunch!

Weekend's almost here, folks! STAY STRONG!!

04-29-2005, 03:53 PM
SAPF, you will not binge, you will not binge. Plan now what you're going to do instead!


1/4 c ff cottage cheese
1/2 banana

1 hour water aerobics class

1/2 c oatmeal
.25 oz walnuts
1 tbl maple syrup

veggie burger
2 slices light bread
1 Tbl. lite mayo
mustard, catsup, lettuce, onion, pickle
1 C. chicken barley soup

1 stalk celery w/1 Tbl. lite cream cheese and a few raisins

15 min. stretching

2.5 cups Santa Fe Soup (beans, canned Mexican tomatoes, corn, taco seasoning--1 pt. per cup for WW)

20 min. walk

04-29-2005, 03:58 PM
1 can warm diet pepsi

My husband thinks I'm weird for not refridgerating my sodas, I'm showing him this thread later as proof I'm not the only one that drinks them warm:D
Sorry to hear about your job SAPF, but be optomistic, something better may be around the bend for you.

Willow - Great job on lunch, I'm a sucker for wendy's chicken nuggets, so I can't go there..it's too much temptation!

Today's Foods -
Breakfast - 1 Luna Bar
Lunch - Zaxby's Chicken Salad Salad, no dressing...pretty darn good stuff.
Dinner - Split Pea Soup, with a green smilie in celebration :p

04-29-2005, 04:36 PM
This thread is so inspiring! My eats today, however, not so good:

B: 2 eggs, 1 tsp. butter, 2 slices sprouted grain toast
Snack: 5-6 cups coffee with half and half, 1 1/2 servings potato chips
Lunch: approx. 2 cups szechuan chicken and 2 cups white rice

I'm planning on no dinner tonight--I'm really full! If I get hungry, I'll have asparagus spears with fatfree dill dressing.

My goal is to start cutting down on coffee next week. It's really getting excessive.

04-29-2005, 07:18 PM
OK, here's my Friday:

Porridge and banana
Low fat feta cheese and salad wrap
Risotto with mushroom, tomato, courgette and tuna
Low fat hot chocolate
Ryvita with marmite and sun-dried tomatoes

30 min swim, 20 min walk

And, I am very happy to announce that tomorrow I am going on vacation to Turkey, for a week......for some sun, sea and mountains. I am staying in what looks like a beautiful place, on the edge of a canyon, with huge swimming pool, gym, and great walking - so lots of exercise planned! Am 15 mins from a fantastic beach, although I'm told the sea is a bit cold for swimming at this time of year....

As for food, well apparently the World Health Organisation (WHO) rates Turkish food as one of the healthiest in the world - so I am planning to enjoy lots of fresh fish, fresh fruit and veggies, etc. I have been right back on track for the past month, and I really don't want to undo all that good work!

04-29-2005, 08:43 PM
That sounds like a wonderful vacation spot, Claire! Enjoy all that sun, sea, mountains and healthy food. Be sure to tell us all about it when you get back!

Well, its now 7:30 pm and I'm vowing not to eat another bite until the morning. Mind you, I will have a big mug of tea later in the evening with a little 1% milk.

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean with 1/2c 1% milk (am I predictable, or what?)

Midmorning: 1 small banana

Lunch: Spinach salad consisting of - huge mound of fresh spinach, sliced fresh mushrooms, 1 hard boiled egg crumpled into it and all tossed with 3 tbsp. low-fat creamy garlic dressing.

Midafternoon: Astro fat-free, sugar-free yogurt.

Dinner: I don't cook on Fridays and tonight it was "children's choice". They chose pizza (with pepperoni and double cheese). No worries, I had a Lean Cuisine Roasted Vegetable pizza in the freezer. It wasn't quite the same, but it smelled the same and tasted pretty darn good. I also had a plate of sliced tomatoes with a liberal amount of ground black pepper.

Beverages: Plenty of water (both bottled and carbonated mineral), couple of mugs of tea. Coffee free day today!

Exercise: TWO hour hike in Lions Valley (had the day off). Walked the pup this morning for 20 minutes and we're all heading out now for a walk before it gets too dark.

Bye for now :)

04-30-2005, 02:13 AM
I did fair today - around 4 we rode to my son's new apt. to have a look-see - while there we ate a McD's. I had a Grilled Chicken sandwich and a diet drink ( i also ate about 5 or 6 fries )

Now I'm fixing to eat me some tuna

Totally, today, I've had a total of 600 calories

04-30-2005, 08:45 AM
Eating out is so hard. I tried to estimate best I could. I had a roll and gave my soup to Jacob. It's weird, but even though I had a yummy dinner, I had no desire to go off plan. Could it be that I am finally getting this? One can only hope.

5 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar (Jill - I am predictable too!!! :))
5 - Cheese Crackers
4 - McDonalds Grilled Chicken ceasar (no dressing)
2 - All Bran Bar
1 - Raspberry lemonaide
5 - Roll w/ butter (estimated)
14 - sauted perch (estimated)
10 - french fries (estimated)
2 - ww strawberry pie
48 - TOTAL (16 flex points used)

04-30-2005, 01:50 PM
1.25 c shredded wheat & bran
1/2 c ff milk
1/2 whole wheat Eng. muffin
1 tsp. light margarine

15 min. walk

1 Miss Meringue
1 small celery stalk
.5 oz. light cream cheese
.25 oz. raisins

6" Subway ham and turkey w/veggies, no cheese, oil, etc.
1 c. chicken barley soup

WW smoothie w/1 c ff milk and frozen raspberries

1.5 c red beans and rice
3/4 c mixed vegetables

15 min. walk

04-30-2005, 03:00 PM
Fri 29/04:

Breakfast: 2 small slices wholemeal toast with Marmite. Black coffee.
Mid-morning: LF granola bar, banana blended with 1 cup sk. milk.
Lunch: 100g steamed sole, 1 cup boiled rice, carrots and broccoli.
Snack: LF granola bar, latte coffee.
Dinner: Tuna sandwich on wholemeal bread with 1tblsp. FF mayo, medium apple, large green salad.

Total calories: 1401 (not incl. veggies)

I awoke this morning feeling all fat and bloated and although I'm not due to weigh myself until Tuesday, I couldn't resist jumping on the scales. I wish I hadn't because they show a pound gain from last week. :(

I'm hoping it's just a spot of water retention because I have stuck to my plan but it is psychologically discouraging nonetheless. No more ad-hoc weighing for me. :nono:

04-30-2005, 03:37 PM
Sandi, it does sound like you got it! :D

Claire, how do you make roasted leeks? I've always wanted to buy leeks but never have. I like onions all different ways.

Yes I'm lurking. Where else would I learn that my Cdn GoLean just isn't made right? lol I'm maintaining for pg and not having a hard time sticking to plan. That might change once I start to lose.

Catherine EDD#11 June 24th
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Restarted in Jan 17 '05 at 243. Trying to maintain while pregnant.
http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/img/bar007/chick01/lb/272/155/237/ (http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/index.php)

04-30-2005, 09:02 PM
Hi, I don't have too much time to enter my eats, my 3 year old wants to play on his computer.

I lost 2lbs today! Soooo close to my 10%! :)

Have a good rest of the weekend everyone!

04-30-2005, 10:33 PM
So far, today, Saturday, I've had

An apple - A medium sized Boneless, skinless, grilled chicken breast - Macaroni pasta with 4oz of marinara sauce - grilled 2oz hamburger patty - 818 calories

OK I'm adding - 2 scrambled eggs with 2 slices of Oat toast and two more apples

Total for today - a little over 900 calories - I'm done

04-30-2005, 11:10 PM
Good for you on the nice loss, BethC :cp:

kclay - I hope you'll be eating something more today. I've been watching your intake for a few days, but held back my comments. :tape: I now feel compelled to suggest that your calorie count just isn't enough to keep your metabolism running so that you can burn fat. I know how disappointed you were over losing "only" one pound last week - but you can't expect to lose more than that if you don't eat enough. I want to see you succeed, hon, but in a healthy, lasting way. Believe me, when I was taught at Weight Watchers how much I HAD to eat to lose weight it surprised me. Mind you, it was a nice surprise. ;) I do understand your point about how you can lose your appetite once you're in that weight-loss mindset. But its self-defeating to practically starve yourself, especially when you don't see the weight-loss results you want because of it. :grouphug:

Okay, I'll get off my :soap:

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean cereal with 1/2c low-fat milk.

Lunch: 2 slices Weight Watchers bread (toasted) with 1 tbsp. peanut butter. Fat-free sugar-free yogurt. 1c seedless red grapes.

Dinner: 6 little chicken meatballs in sweet and sour sauce over 3/4 cup rice. Large portion of green and yellow beans, carrots, pimento and onion.

Treat: 5 Ritz "Chips". Can't decide if I like these things - more cracker than chip and sort of a strange texture.

Beverages: 1 large Tim Horton's coffee with double milk, 3 500ml bottles of water, 1 small bottle lime flavoured mineral water. Will have a large mug of tea with milk later tonight.

Exercise: Awfully cold and rainy today, but I took the dog out to the highschool track and did a mile. Figure getting there and back was another 1/2 mile.

05-01-2005, 12:28 AM
Jill, I'm eating what I'm told to eat - well except for the past two days, when I've been sick - but today I've been back OP - and right now I'm so full I feel like a stuffed turkey.

05-01-2005, 01:15 AM
Don't mean to be a busybody, Kim - just some friendly concern. :)

05-01-2005, 02:04 AM
I didn't take it that way, honest. I just eat what the Dr. has told me to. And, believe it or not, I stay full. It don't seem like much, but it keeps me satisfied, and, to me, that is wonderful. :)

05-01-2005, 12:43 PM
Sorry I've droped off here. Been doing great. Treat night was friday night so I was over by 700 calroies. I try to keep it at 600 so not to bad. Had 1 extra beer. Ooops. Any way here is my eats for the last 3 days. I was under 1800 except for the treat night.

2 cups Kashi w/ 1 cup blueberries and 2 cup skim milk

Turkey sauage sandwich

Turkey sandwich w/cheese tomato and mirical whip
Ice cream

Egg Mcmuffin

Subway turkey sub
White Macadamea nut cookie

4 beers

Kashi w/ 2% milk and blueberries

Veggie sub


vegetable mix


Turkey Sandwich

05-01-2005, 03:04 PM
Okay, well I went over on my calories yesterday. it was the beer--I couldn't resist a second pint. I'll compensate by reducing my intake slightly until I get weighed on Tuesday.

Sat 30/04:

Breakfast: Medium banana, ½ cup skimmed milk, black coffee.
Lunch: 3 slices Schneider's ready-cooked bacon on wholemeal bread, green salad.
Snack: LF granola bar.
Dinner: Steak with jacket potato and coleslaw. 2pints beer.

Total calories: 1839

05-01-2005, 03:59 PM

Happy May Day!

1 egg + 2 egg whites
.5 oz. cheddar cheese
1 mushroom
1 oz. onion
1/4 avocado
1/2 whole wheat English muffin

15 min. walk

1.5 c santa fe soup
1/2 c ff cottage cheese
1/2 c pineapple

1 banana

20 min. walk

smoothie w/1 c milk, frozen small banana, 1.5 c frozen strawberries

4 oz. chicken breast
1 red potato
swiss chard
1 Tbl. light butter

05-01-2005, 09:38 PM
Having a couple of beers tonight so I will be using some flex points, but that's allright because tomorrow the counter starts all over :devil:


Morning: 4pts
3/4 cup 2% reduced fat milk
3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean Go Lean Cereal

Midday: 8pts
1 cup cooked spaghetti with:
1 cup Emeril Roasted Gahlic Sauce (fantastic!) with
1 serving extra lean groud beef
1/2 cup cooked zucchini steamed
1/2 cup cooked summer squash steamed

Evening: 14pts
Spicy Beef Curry Stew for the Slow Cooker (http://beef.allrecipes.com/az/74788.asp) served with:
1 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup cooked zucchini steamed
1/2 cup cooked summer squash steamed

Water: 20oz boo!
Exercise: Got my PS2 Yourself!Fitness game and did the assesment for that - whooped my behind!

I just bought a Black and Decker steamer (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005OTZ6/ref=ord_cart_shr/102-0396162-9110512?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A1VC38T7YXB528&v=glance) that I saw someone rave about in another thread and so far it is fantastic! Only $20 at Target and I have a feeling it will be WELL worth it!

Also, I linked the recipe for the Spicy Beef Curry Stew for the Slow Cooker that I ate tonight if anyone wants it. (NUtritional info via link - 10 WW pts). It is SOO awesome and makes great leftovers!

Well, weigh in tomorrow and I hope I am a couple of pounds closer to my mini goal :^:

05-01-2005, 10:19 PM

Went shopping with Mom, ate @ Water Street Brewery. (http://www.waterstreetbrewery.com/menu.htm#)

Cheddar and Jack cheese are grilled with avocado, tomato and sliced red onion on fresh bran bread brushed with basil butter $7.25

also a Water Street Brewery Root Beer, half a house salad w/1 Tbsp peppercorn parmesan dressing & about 10 of the homemade 'chips' that came w/the sammich--sweet potato, beet & turnip, gave the rest away.

Dinner w/friends in Mke,

drink called Austin Powers
4 blue-cheese stuffed olives
10 pieces honeydew melon, about 3 slices of proscuitto wrapped around some of them
fresh pineapple
about 1/4 cup Pinot Grigio
2 1/2 slices rustic white bread, dipped in roasted garlic oil
1 chicken breast w/garlic-almond-parsley sauce
salad w/tomatoes & cukes
pineapple drowned in dark rum, then sprinkled w/brown sugar & baked
1/2 liter water

05-01-2005, 10:24 PM
Wedding shower today

1 cup coffee,
1/4-1/2 cup skim

2 slices turkey
1 small roll
1Tbsp Miracle Whip
1 small slice white cheese
1 small slice cheddar cheese

3 Tbsp potato salad
1/2 cup fruit salad
2-3 cups punch
10 tortilla chips
2 Tbsp salsa
small taste of taco dip
1 peanut butter cookie
1 Bailey's brownie, small square (my friend whips Baileys into the whipped cream, then frosts the brownies with them)

1/2 liter water
1 Peroni beer
a few sips of the boy's beer

Oh & I exercised today. :devil: :angel:

1 chicken nugget happy meal w/orange drink

1 Wendy's smoky jr bacon burger
1 sour cream & chive baked potato
1 fruit bowl, no canteloupe

05-01-2005, 10:33 PM
Unfortunantly I haven't eaten much today - Today is my Fruit and Veggie meal(s) and, well, we have no groceries. I did eat some green beans and some squash, but that was at 5pm - I'm planning on getting some groceries, once DH gets home, but not sure when that will be - which means I will be going while hungry :(

How was the shower? I've never been to a wedding shower, well I did go to mine, but never to anyone else's.

05-01-2005, 11:12 PM
Good luck with your weigh-in tomorrow, Shelby!

Stay strong until you can do your shopping, Kim (wish I could throw a few apples and grapes to you...can't throw that far though).

Looks like you did well at the shower, Aimee. I know the ones I go to are elaborate affairs with temptations galore. Do you need the beer to get into the mood for exercise, or does it come naturally? :p

Looking at your menus, Sheila, makes me think I'd like to be invited to your new house for some eats. ;)

I'm sure you can manage things nicely until Tuesday's weigh-in, TFFish. We're rooting for ya!

Looking good, Howie. Keep it up!

Here's mine. Used 5 flex points today - not bad for a weekend!

Breakfast: 1c Kashi Go Lean with 1/2c 1% milk. 10 seedless grapes.

Lunch: 2 slices Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread with 1tbsp. peanut butter. Astro fat-free, sugar-free yogurt. 10 seedless grapes.

Dinner: 2 shish kabob skewers (marinated pork loin, green peppers, onions, mushroom caps), 1/2c sun-dried tomato and garlic rice, 12 baby carrots. 1 thick slice garlic bread (no cheese).

Beverages: 3 mugs tea and 1 cup coffee (both with 1% milk), 2 500ml bottles spring water, 1lt. lime flavoured carbonated mineral water.

Exercise: 45 minutes at the 5 acre leash free dog park walking and climbing hills. 30 minutes kicking the soccer ball with 3 kids, one dog and one large male who decided tackling is now allowed in soccer. ;)

05-02-2005, 12:11 AM
LOL, thanks Jill, I truely appreciate the effort - DH is home now - we're fixing to head to the store ( i hate going this late )

Tomorrow's my WI day, so I will be back in the a.m. to check in.

05-02-2005, 12:15 AM
Well, yesterday was a big going away party for my husband and his cousin, who are leaving for the summer to fight forest fires :(
It was a planned free day for me, the first in two weeks. I'm glad I planned on it, because now I don't feel guilty :smug:

Back on plan today ;)

Tea w/milk and sugar
1/2 honeydew melon

2 slices whole wheat toast
one basted egg
2 thin slices of cheddar

BIG salad with 2T lowfat ranch dressing
2 slices panago veggie pizza with half the usual cheese (this was a bit hard...not eating more pizza..but I did it!)

One more tea w/milk and sugar

total 1407 :)

05-02-2005, 01:54 AM
Looks like you did well at the shower, Aimee. I know the ones I go to are elaborate affairs with temptations galore. Do you need the beer to get into the mood for exercise, or does it come naturally?hahahaha, the beer was after. Exercising makes me thirsty. :)

05-02-2005, 02:39 AM
I had my beer on Friday. My friend offered some today but he drinks the dark heavy beers and they were 300 calories a bottle. I was thinking man that's a almost a meals work of calories and passed. Here is my eats for the day.

Kashi w/ blueberries and skim milk

Turkey and cheese on rye

Six inch trukey sub w/all the veggies
Baked Doritos

Fruit and yugurt

Low fat ice cream w/ banana
Total caloreis 1755
Total fat 37
Total water 96

05-02-2005, 02:41 AM
Famograhm - I'm so sorry your DH is leaving for the summer - that has got to be rough. My DH is gone during the week, which is a nice break, but to be gone the entire summer? Nah, I don't think I would like that. (((((((HUGS)))))))

05-02-2005, 03:28 AM
Sorry to hear your hubby's going away, famograham. Mine's off for the week in 6 hours time and that's bad enough. :(

Sun 01/05:

Breakfast: Marmite on toast, ½ cup skimmed milk, black coffee.
Lunch: turkey bun, green salad.
Snack: medium banana.
Dinner: 7 oz macaroni with 1 cup crushed tomatoes and 1½ oz cheddar.
Booze: 30 mls vodka with 250 mls juice. I've never stopped at one before, ever. :rofl:

Total calories: 1505 (not incl. free veggies)

05-02-2005, 08:30 AM
Ahh, Monday--and so begins the week. Time to get back on track after my splurge of a weekend (always end up eating out for almost every meal--and why get a salad at a restaurant when all that lettuce costs just as much as a burger and fries :devil: ).

Breakfast: 2 strawberry and cream cheese toaster streudles
Snacks: 2 string cheeses
strawberry yogurt
Lunch: Lean Pocket Ultra--meatball and cheese
Snacks: Laughing Cow cheese
Chex Mix
Dinner: Chef Boyardee mac n' cheese cup
Snack: apple

Total: about 1330 calories (I always say "about" cuz fruits always vary in calories depending on size and such, but I tend to round up)

I also have a doctor's appointment this morning. I will have some blood work done--check my iron level, cholesterol, thyroid, etc. Also getting my darn toe checked (finally) so I can get it fixed so I can get back to the gym (still hurts it to wear socks and sneakers)!

Have a great on-plan day, everyone!

05-02-2005, 09:11 AM
Haven't had my b'fast yet - just wanted to come on here and readjust my ticker - 3.5lbs gone (yeah me)

05-02-2005, 10:11 AM
So I'm guessing it's a good thing I don't drink beer!!! :D Had a good weekend, stayed within my points. As usual, I used almost all my flex, but that's OK with me!! :D

2 - 1 cup honey nut cherrios
1 - 1/2 cup skim milk
3 - 1 slice toast w/ 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
2 - All Bran Bar
5 - 1 spinach lasagna rollup
3 - 1 slice bread & Butter
3 - McDonalds ice cream cone
10 - 2 steak tacos
4 - 1 cup rice
7 - mini cinnabon
2 - 1 cup skim milk
42 - TOTAL (10 Flex points used)

2 - 1 cup honey nut cherrios
1 - 1/2 cup skim milk
5 - 2 slice toast w/ Butter
9 - Chicken sandwich
2 - baked chips
2 - Strawberry ww pie
9 - spaghetti w/ meat sauce
2 - 1 slice bread w/ light butter
4 - mini pudding tart
36 - TOTAL (4 flex used)

Weight in is tonight! :D

05-02-2005, 11:18 AM
Just to update my food for Sunday:

2 - Latte
3 - 1 cup Kashi
1- 1/2 cup skim milk
2 - granola bar
3 - tuna
2 - lite mayo
2 - whole wheat bread (2)
2 - coffee w/milk
1 - truffle
8 - turkey burgers (2)
2 - slice cheese
0 - sugar snap peas
28 points total

Have a good day everyone!

05-02-2005, 01:26 PM
Just so you all know Jill has started a new weekly thread for this.