100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (Aug 29-Sep 4)

08-29-2005, 12:45 PM
Here we are at the end of the month already (I won't even talk about the end of summer... :( ) Let's all have great transitions from one month to the next by staying on plan!

I've already signed up for the September monthly challenge and urge all of you to join me in a united front of 4 point days all the way (or at least shoot for no zero point days for the month). Go Team!! :cheer:

08-29-2005, 02:04 PM
I'll be signing up for it as well.

I'm back on track today. :D

08-29-2005, 02:09 PM
After my unmentionable weekend (although you will be happy to know it was not as wildly off-plan as such weekends tend to be), I'm back for a fresh Monday:

pineapple chunks
ham (2 sliced of baked turkey ham)
salad (lettuce, cucumbers, onion, cheese, egg, and honey mustard dressing)
stuffed sole (frozen fish thing I can nuke)

about 1250 calories total

08-29-2005, 03:01 PM
I am in!! I need all the help I can get!
I am 100% on track today.

Fat free yougurt smoothie
carrot sticks
ham and turkey with spinach and lite mayo on ww bread
stuffed peppers with chicken and sauteed squash and a salad

What do I have to do for the journal buddy thing??

08-29-2005, 03:28 PM
Hi PJ! :wave: I saw your post over in the Support forum and was going to invite you to check us out here at the 100 lb. club, but it looks like you beat me to it! :p To participate in the journal buddy thread you do just what you did, list your eats each day as a way to hold yourself and everyone else accountable. Plus it's a good way to give and get tips and advice based on what works or not for everyone. So, please make yourself at home and feel free to jump in on any of the threads you like. The support you'll find here is unbeatable!


08-30-2005, 12:22 AM
Welcome, SicknTired. :wave:
I haven't posted here for the last couple of days because things are so hectic I simply haven't had the time. I've been OP though, and getting in over 30 minutes cardio. :) Not much variety in my food today. :shrug: It was good sauce though. :T

Mon 29/08:

Breakfast: 6¼ oz banana shake.
Lunch: 1 cup pasta, ½ cup home-made pasta sauce*, small green salad.
Dinner: 1 cup pasta, ½ cup home-made pasta sauce, 2 oz gouda, naked coleslaw.
Snacks: 5 Altoids apple sours.
Drinks: 500 ml coffee, ½ cup 0% milk, 2 litres water, 2 beers (355 ml each).

Total kcals: 1473 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 4 miles WATP.

*fresh herbs, garlic, ground sirloin, onion, tomatoes

08-30-2005, 07:38 AM
Edit to yesterday's eats: ditched the fish and had 2 small spring rolls from Ruby Tuesday instead (the whole order is 10, so only 3 isn't too bad) :o


pineapple chunks
1 slice ham
peaches n' cream reduced-sugar instant oatmeal
fish filet

08-30-2005, 10:40 AM
Hi everyone, I'm doing ok, lost 1lb last week. I've just been real busy at work and with PT... :o I swear, I'm going to need PT Anonymous soon.

Today's my last day in the office until next Wednesday, so I won't be around until then. I have a wedding in Lake Tahoe, CA. Actually I'm a bridemaid, funny, when I brought the dress in to be altered, I bought it in May, the tailor said it would be easier for him to take it apart and re-sew it! Now, that's results!

Have a great long weekend everyone and I'll see you all in September!

08-30-2005, 10:43 AM
MONDAY: day off

Harvest Grain and Nut pancakes
scrambled eggs
coffee w/milk

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
protein shake (milk, protein powder, chocolate syrup)

grilled hamburger
corn on the cob w/butter
sauteed zucchini and broccoli

Snacks throughout the day:
mozzarella cheese stick

water, diet soda

about 1600

gardening, swimming

08-30-2005, 12:08 PM
Welcome to the accountability thread, PJ! Record your eats and exercise every day to show yourself (and us) what's working for you. If you discover any foods, recipes or tips to help with the battle, please pass them on! :)

Have fun at the wedding in your re-sewn bridesmaid dress, Beth (wow, THAT'S a true measure of how well you're doing.) Good for you! :D

A few people are MIA...I'll start with Jennelle. Yoo hoo, where are you? Time to check in, NOW! :s:

I pretty much got back to my routine after the odd eating patterns of the weekend.

2 - Raisin Bran cereal
1 - 1% milk (1/2c)
2 - medium banana
2 - 1% milk (1c)
0 - spinach salad with mushrooms and
2 - shredded roast chicken (white meat) all tossed in
1 - light italian dressing
1 - seedless grapes
0 - lime flavoured mineral water
Late Afternoon
2 - Kashi honey and sesame crackers (7)
0 - mug of tea
4 - seasoned pork chop
1 - baby carrots
2 - cabbage salad
0 - 500ml bottle of spring water
Late Evening
1 - watermelon
0 - strawberry-kiwi flavoured calorie free caffeine free water
0 - large mug of tea
22 total

Exercise: 20 min. morning walk with dog, 45 min. evening walk with G and dog.

08-30-2005, 03:28 PM

B: Yougurt, nectarine, 1/2 banana smoothie
L: turkey breast/swiss cheese rollup and a few chips and salsa
D: Penne w/ onion, olives, tomato, broccoli, a little light italian dressing & parm. cheese
S: A few (5-6) onion rings and 1/2 of a small panacotta (maybe 1/2 cup?)

08-30-2005, 03:56 PM
That's great about the frock, Beth. You're doing really well. :D
I love nectarines, Apryl. :T All the ones I've found here are rock hard or have very little flavour though. :(
And Jill, I've started to like Kashi Go Lean! :lol: When I went to the store get another box they were all out and I was actually disappointed! I picked up some Nature's Path Optimum Slim instead and guess what? I like that too! Same kcal count (as Canajun Kashi, not Yankee ;)) and a rather healthy 11 g fibre per cup. See what 3FC has done--I'd never eaten breakfast cereal in my life until you lot got me onto it. :thanks:

My posting may be a bit sporadic over the next week or so. We're trying to get SIL into a place of her own a.s.a.p. so I haven't got much free time. I really don't take well at all to sharing my home, but I'm less stressed by it all than I expected. I'm sure healthy eating and exercise is the reason for this.

Tues 30/08:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, ½ cup 0% milk.
Lunch: 3 large sushi maki rolls.
Dinner: 4 jalapeno-stuffed olives, salad (lollo rosso, onion, radishes, red pepper, romaine, spinach, tomato), dressing (1 tsp. olive oil, 2 tsp. white wine vinegar), 1 tblsp. each of sliced almonds & sunflower kernels.
Drinks: 750 ml coffee, ½ cup 2% milk, 2½ litres water, Starbuck's grande FF cappuccino, 4 martinis.

Total kcals: 1599 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 4 miles WATP, 40 minute bike ride.

08-30-2005, 03:57 PM
I was back on track yesterday until last night. My allergies are really really acting up. I've never had them so bad. I'm guessing that is where my energy went. I took some children's benadryl this morning and it helped a bit. I still have the killer headache behind my right eye though. I started journaling yesterday and I honestly don't remember what I ate yesterday after the potluck at work. (I did try to get another piece of cheesecake but it fell in the floor. Tried to get another piece and dropped the whole pan so it wasn't meant for me to have more cheesecake.)

I am back to journaling today.

L-chunky baked potato soup and 2 slices bread
AS-chocolate doughnut
Prop. D-Hamburger helper and 2 veggies

I'm going to try and head to bed early with some allergy medicine, kids permitting of course. :D

08-30-2005, 10:27 PM
Hi folks,

Haven't posted the last two days. Have been under my kcal limit drinking my water and 1 WATP 3 mile. Since I didn't lose the last two weeks which coincides with me starting to eat things with artificial sweeteners, I am cutting those out this week to see if I get a different result.

Also for September am switching from counting kcals to the 3 hour diet. I eat about the same amount of kcals either way but I find with the 3 hour sytem I eat a more nutritious mix of foods and less sweets.

See ya all


08-31-2005, 12:29 AM

B: Life cereal, soy milk
L: Penne w/ onion, olives, tomato, broccoli, a little light italian dressing & parm. cheese
D: 2 slices pepperoni pizza, diet pepsi

08-31-2005, 01:38 AM
Ack, spaced out and posted my Monday eats on the old thread, but here they are, brought to you by the magic of cut and paste. ;)
B: 3 pancakes with apple butter; 2 veggie sausage links
L: chocolate peanut butter meal replacement bar
D: 2 slices thin crust deluxe pizza; salad with cheese and light ranch dressing
S: corn pops with soymilk
Beverages: 80 oz water; 20 oz coke zero
*****Total Calories=1519*****
Exercise: 1 hour Tae Kwon Do Class; 20 minutes core exercise

08-31-2005, 01:43 AM
B: string cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla
L: 6 inch Subway Club sandwich
D: 6 inch Turkey and Ham Subway sandwich; wheat thin crackers
S: cinnamon graham sticks dipped in hot fudge caramel mixture; 12 oz can orange soda (regular, not diet :o )
Beverages: 80 oz water; 6 oz soymilk
*****Total Calories=1884*****
Exercise: 3.5 mile run; 20 minutes core exercises

08-31-2005, 04:57 AM
Yes, Ali, don't you know Kashi puts an addictive chemical in their products to make you crave it after the first box is finished? ;) I've just discovered Kashi honey sesame crackers and feel compelled to eat them daily! :D

Sorry about the allergies, Dawnyal, I suffer from migraines and understand how headaches can drive you insane. That's a priceless story about the cheesecake ~ between dropping a slice and then the whole pan I'd say it was definitely not meant to be! :lol:

Glad to see you posting, Apryl. Just make sure you fit it into your busy schedule once you start school. You're on a mission, remember? ;) Hmm, Miss Sandi is next on my MIA list. Yoo Hoo! Where are you?? :s:

After my strange weekend and getting back on track on Monday, Tuesday turned into another "out of sorts" day. I hadn't felt well over the weekend and put it down to paint fumes, but today I realized I'm coming down with something. My throat was on fire all day and I thought I was going to hack up a lung. Thus my post is not the usual "point" count.

Early Morning
Raisin bran and 1% milk
large mug of tea
Tea with honey
I wasn't hungry and my throat was very sore. Someone recommended a sort of smoothie concoction from the health-food store and it was soothing and healthy. It sounds rather disgusting, but after awhile tasted rather pleasant. It was soy milk, green tea, strawberries and ice, whipped up in a blender.
Late Afternoon
1 litre bottle of lemon-flavoured mineral water
Campbell's chicken vegetable soup with 7 Kashi crackers
500ml bottle of spring water
Tea with lemon

Exercise: Morning walk with dog. I had to work very late tonight and didn't feel well in any event, so that's my excuse for the lack of exercise... :^:

08-31-2005, 07:43 AM
Well, I got up at 5:30 this morning, which is the time when I normally leave my house (usually start waking up at about 4:30), so I didn't get to pack all of my food like I usually do. I grabbed a jar of pineapple, so I had some of that for breakfast and will have more as a snack in a few hours, so here's what I'm thinking today might end up being like:

pineapple chunks
more pineapple chunks
salad (lettuce, cucumber, egg, cheese, and honey mustard dressing--from the cafeteria downstairs)
turkey burger patty with bbq sauce and a side of creamed cauliflower (from Ruby Tuesday right before my shift starts)

08-31-2005, 10:38 AM
cottage cheese (pre-commute)

Lunch: (Italian restaurant with friends)
red wine
antipasto (olives, meats, mozzarella and tomatoes, asparagus, roasted beets, calamari salad)
italian bread

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
homemade applesauce

meatless fatfree hot dogs
tomato soup made w/skim milk

Snacks throughout the day:

water, diet soda, coffee w/flavored creamer

about 1800

walking, stairs
gardening, swimming (just play, not laps)

08-31-2005, 11:41 AM
Yesterday I did well until after dinner. I sat down with some peanut butter and crackers. The good news is it got rid of my headache. I'm pretty sure TOM is here so I'm just going to worry about getting through it, hopefully quickly and getting my system back on track.
Tuesday's eats
L-Chunky baked potato soup and two slices bread
D-Hamburger helper, steamed broccoli, mixed veggies
ES-peanut butter and crackers
total calories: 2415

09-01-2005, 12:13 AM
OHMY I just realized when I came here to post (DH is giving the kiddos a bath :D ) that I haven't posted here since last...Sunday, I think! Ack! Maybe it has been longer. Don't hurt me Jill :drill: :lol:

I'll just put my calorie count for up until today - I've been on plan but over my 1800 some days, which I don't normally worry about but I didn't lose anything this week (the first week I haven't lost). I'm okay with losing slowly but I do want to lose consistently. So...I need to hold under that 1800 more and drink more water, I think...no problem as I love it. ;) I've GOT to get out to exercise more - it's so hard right now b/c I pretty much always have to take the kids when I walk which is fine BUT my 4 year old got a bike for her b-day and she's still unsure on it (a real bike with training wheels) - that along with the fact that the baby wants to walk every where himself now instead of riding in the stroller - makes things sloooooooow going. ;)

Oh, there I go rambling again... :p

Sunday: 1927 calories
Monday: 2016 calories
Tuesday: 1997

Today - Wednesday:

Breakfast: Kashi & 1% milk
Lunch: Strawberry smoothie (1% milk, strawberries, cherries, dry pudding mix), granola bar, crackers
Snack: carrots, dill pickle
Dinner: Breaded fish, ravioli, popcorn shrimp, mushrooms, cocktail sauce
Snack: 2 very small cupcakes :o , sunflower seeds
Drinks: 5 oz of DH's cola :p , water

calories: 1628

09-01-2005, 01:33 AM
Hi Ladies,

Apryl I will be thinking of you with your extra busy schedule

Today was somewhere between OP and a disaster day

Had a typical breakfast and snack SKIPPED LUNCH and over did dinner and ES.
Skipping meals never works for me. Just got extra busy and didn't take care of myself.

WATP - 3 mile

See ya, DCM

09-01-2005, 07:22 AM
Well, yesterday's "turkey burger patty with bbq sauce and a side of creamed cauliflower" turned into an appetizer of chicken and veggie pot stickers intead (or "asian steamed dumplings" as Ruby's likes to call them), which still has less than 500 calories for the whole thing (including sauce!), so still ended up around 1500 calories for yesterday :)

Tonight is weigh-in at TOPS--I think I am doing well and will be down again this week. Here's today's eats:

scrambled eggs and sausage
Subway sweet onion chicken teriyaki sub with chips
Tonight should be the night I finally officially get out of the 280s :^:

09-01-2005, 10:22 AM

walnuts (pre-commute)

Lunch: (working lunch out at the pub -- bad "appetizer" choices overall)
cheese soup
2 chicken tenders
2 buffalo wings
2 baked potato skins w/cheese and bacon and sour cream
handful of baked tortilla chips with spinach dip
raw carrots/celery
soft pretzel w/mustard

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:

Dinner: (Was NOT all that hungry after such a huge lunch)
cottage cheese
zucchini soup

Snacks throughout the day:

coffee w/flavored creamer
diet soda

about 1700, surprisingly. I thought it would be much higher with such a heavy lunch. But although I ate things I usually don't, I didn't eat much of them.

walking, stairs

09-01-2005, 12:40 PM
B: oatmeal with soymilk and sugar
L: banana
D: large salad with cheese and light ranch; 1 corn dog
S: choc. sandwich cookies and soymilk
Beverages: 12 oz soymilk; 80 oz water
*****Total Calories=1744*****
Exercise: 1 hour TKD Class

09-01-2005, 11:55 PM
Went to the state fair today and stayed OP. :cb: :cp: :dancer: Counted all of the walking I did as exercise and drank my water too. :D

09-01-2005, 11:59 PM

B: Tuna pouch, 1tbsp. light mayo, 2 servings wheat thins, water
L: Turkey, swiss, lettuce sandwich, 100 cal pack
S: Nectarine, some of that leftover pasta salad, water
D: 1 pkg mushrooms w/ one strip bacon and garlic (made kind of a gravy) over two slices of bread

25 minute step video

09-02-2005, 02:01 AM
Not going to jump on you this time, Alpha Laura, seeing as you gave me the heads up about not posting as often. I AM glad to see you're keeping track though, and doing quite well. :yes: Speaking of doing well, great job on visiting the state fair and staying on plan, activeadventurer! :cp:

As for me, I've been in a state of denial lately, thinking at first I was feeling lousy because of paint fumes and then figuring I had a "cold" when it didn't improve. Turns out I have strep throat. :rolleyes: If it wasn't for the "take with food" warning on the antibiotics, I'd be perfectly happy not to eat at all (funny how I never have that feeling when I'm healthy!) ;) I'm going to have to put in a lot of overtime to catch up at work, sigh...

Large mug of tea
Small bowl of raisin bran with 1% milk
Raspberry flavoured water
Little bowl of mashed potato
Lots of spring water
Small bowl of light ice cream
4 Kashi honey & sesame crackers
Couple more cups of tea

Exercise: You kidding? I barely left the couch. :p

09-02-2005, 04:35 AM
Oh Jill - I'm so sorry you are sick! Strep is the WORST! I used to get it all the time as a kid - it just hurts to ... LIVE! (((HUGS)))) I hope you are feeling better soon!

My eats - Thursday:

Breakfast: Kashi & 1% milk
Lunch: Taco Bell - CrunchWrap Supreme & 22 oz cola
Dinner: Turkey Sandwich (whole wheat, light mayo, turkey, provolone, swiss), unsweetened applesauce, leftover raviolis
Snacks: 1 very teeny cupcake :lol: , carrots
Drinks: (above cola), water

Calories: 1854 (whoops, a bit above...)

09-02-2005, 09:48 AM
walnuts (pre-commute)
lowfat mozzarella cheese stick

veggie pizza
raw veggies from salad bar (tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, garbanzo beans) tossed with low-fat ranch

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
skim milk

chicken breast
sauteed zucchini and peppers w/ garlic

Snacks throughout the day:

coffee w/flavored creamer

about 1500

stairs, walking

09-03-2005, 12:25 AM
Hmmm...didn't anyone eat anything today? :p

Drinking lots of fluids, taking my meds and trying for full Labour Day Weekend recovery. Tomorrow is my Dad's big surprise 80th birthday bash and I want to enjoy all the festivities (if not all the food) ;)

Small bowl of raisin bran with 1% milk
Small banana
Bottled spring water
Astro fat free sugar free yogurt (vanilla)
Club Soda
Late afternoon
Cheese, tomato, lettuce on small whole wheat bun
Seedless grapes
Tim Horton's coffee (with cream)
Bottled spring water

09-03-2005, 12:38 AM
Had a great OP day including a birthday party for my best friends husband. Drank 80 oz. water and did WATP - 2 mile.

Tommorow - Gym for 45 minutes nustep and weightlifting or homegrown danceathon and OP meals with at least 64 oz. water.

09-03-2005, 03:57 AM
B: Kashi GoLean and soymilk
L: Baked beans; large salad with light ranch
D: Large salad with roasted fat free turkey, cheese, imitation bacon bits and light ranch
S: chocolate sugar wafers; banana cream pie flavor nonfat yogurt; lemon chiffon flavor nonfat yogurt
Beverages: 12 oz diet coke; 70 oz water; 8 oz soymilk
*****Total Calories=1816*****
Exercise: Core exercises

B: 2 slices whole wheat bread with peanut butter; banana
D: large salad with turkey, cheese and light ranch
S: chocolate sugar wafer cookies; golden puffs with soymilk and sliced banana
Beverages: 20 diet mt. dew; 8 oz soymilk; 64 oz water
*****Calorie Total=1658*****
Exercise: 5 mile bike ride

09-03-2005, 09:36 AM
Oh Jilly, I so hope you'll be feeling better soon! Take it easy sweetie, and make sure you take full advantage of any babying and pampering offered by your awesome honey. I did notice the Timmy's coffee w/ cream in there, so hopefully you're on the mend now! Good thing too since their stock must be taking a beating in the wake of your absence. ;) You wouldn't want to be blamed for the fall of Tim Horten's now would you?? :p


09-03-2005, 10:16 AM
Jill, congrats for your dad on his 80th. It's fun to celebrate such milestones with family. I hope you're feeling better soon.


walnuts (pre-commute)
lowfat mozzarella cheese stick

grilled cheese on wheat with grilled mushrooms and onions
raw veggies (broccoli, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers) shaken with a little bit of blue cheese dressing

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
protein bar

corn on the cob

2 little chocolates that Gem made (she was home with Hunter today and they got out the Chocolate Factory he got from that stupid infomercial)
lowfat mozzarella cheese stick

water, coffee w/creamer, diet soda

about 1400

walking, stairs, swimming

09-04-2005, 12:13 AM
Jilly, How are you feeling? Hope things are better.

Another OP day with 64 oz. of water and 45 minutes on the nustep and 15 minutes of lifting and stretching. I have to be completely honest... I would have skipped the lifting except that I had already committed to it in my post last night. This really works. DCM

09-04-2005, 04:28 AM
Friday's Calorie Count: 1819

Today's Foods:

Breakfast: Special K & 1% milk
Lunch: Turkey sandwich (whole wheat, turkey, mayo, provolone, swiss), unsweetened applesauce
Dinner: Breaded Fish, macaroni & cheese, raw carrots, 6 oz cola
Snacks: 100 cookie snack pack, sunflower seeds
Drinks: (cola above), water

Cal: 1790

I struggled today b/c for some weird reason, I was CRAVING Burger King! This is very weird - BK is not my favorite place to eat and I never crave it! But, I held off - I was strong!!! We came home and I made the dinner I'd planned and had a bit of soda with it instead which helped me feel like I had a treat but still stayed within my plan. :D :cheer:

09-04-2005, 09:36 PM
Way to go Laura :bravo: It is so weird how those cravings just come out of nowhere.

I was up late last night and had 2 hotdogs, some chocolate and some ginger candy at 2:00 am. Definitely not OP!. Also too many carbs and too litle protein at dinner today. :dizzy: Other than that drank my water and was OP with exercise. Where is everybody? Gone for the weekend probably. Hope you had fun. :) DCM

09-04-2005, 11:28 PM
B: 2 slices whole wheat bread with peanut butter; 1 banana
L: spicy grilled chicken tenderloin; tossed salad w/ fat free dressing; 2 sourdough rolls with butter and strawberry jam
D: homemade waffles with peanut butter and strawberry jam
S: big slice of carrot cake
Beverages: 16 oz diet Stewarts Rootbeer; 64 oz water; 10 oz soymilk; 32 oz diet pepsi; 12 oz diet coke (egads! that's alot of diet soda!!)
*****Total Calories=1805*****
Exercise: 2 mile run

B: 3 slices bread with peanut butter
D: 2 c salad with fat free and low fat dressings; whole wheat pasta with garbanzo beans and marinara; 2 bread sticks
S: 1 banana
Beverages: 20 oz diet mt. dew; 64 oz water; 8 oz soymilk
*****Total Calories=1552*****
May have a snack later. Will update later. :)
Exercise: day off :D :beach:

09-04-2005, 11:42 PM
Well I have been at this for a month. 12 lbs down. Cant seem to follow it precisely. Keep missing the pm snack. dont stray too much but its is hard because i HATE fish and seafood. I have 2 friends that are following the book verbatem, and in 2 wks they have lost 10 each. this is great, because I have never had this kind of luck with any diet. Cant bring myself to do much exercise though. A bit here and there. Mostly walking. my favorite thing so far has been the chocolate milkshake. I am trying the "pancakes" tomorrow,. will let ya know if it is worth the bother, Also, can you make a pizza crust with soy flour? If so where can i find a recipe. (I am NOT Martha Stuart so I cant do it in my head.

09-05-2005, 02:02 AM
Well, I'm pretty much recovered ~ thanks to those who sent good wishes for my health and my dad's special birthday. :)

Saturday I ate sporadically until early afternoon. It was party day and there was lots of running around to pick up food from the various restaurants chosen. It was a surprise party and dad was really touched. He's a pretty tough guy, but after recently receiving a cancer diagnosis and having two surgeries he became quite emotional and gave a thank you speech after opening his gifts that had most of us clearing our throats, blowing our noses and wiping our eyes. :^:

Not feeling totally up to par, I only had a large cup of tea for breakfast and didn't eat again until the party (it was an all day affair, with people dropping by all afternoon and evening). There were lots and lots of foods I didn't go near, but lots of good choices, too. I specifically made a few trips to the platters of sushi, fresh shrimp, fruit and raw veggies. I did partake in a small piece of lemon mousse birthday cake and one glass of champagne, but all in all I was on plan with lots of water consumption and exercise before and after the party.

Sunday started off with Raisin Bran with 1% milk and watermelon. Lunch consisted mainly of leftover fruit and veggies from the party (I didn't bring home leftover cake) ;) We had salad, little whole wheat dinner rolls and chicken on the bbq for dinner with more watermelon. I drank copious amounts of water, both flavoured and plain, and took the dog for a long walk for the first time in a week (I think she missed our walks while I was sick as G and the kids don't go the distances I do!) :lol: In the interest of keeping Tim Horton's solvent, I had an extra-large coffee tonight, Beverly. ;)

12lbs. in a month is excellent progress, Losregni. Here's a pizza crust recipe I hope you can use:

Pizza Crust
Serves: 1 12-inch crust, 4 to 6 servings

1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 Tbsp. sweetener
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tsp. salt
1 cup unbleached flour
2 scoops GeniSoy® Ultra-XT Protein Powder
1/2 cup whole wheat flour

Dissolve the active dry yeast in the warm water
Let is stand for about 5 minutes until it starts foaming
In a mixing bowl, stir the sweetener and olive oil into the dissolved yeast
Beat and knead in the rest of the ingredients until the dough is smooth and elastic
Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place until almost doubled in bulk
Preheat the oven to 500° F
Punch down the dough
Roll or stretch it to fit a 12-inch pizza pan that has been sprinkled with cornmeal
Spread your favorite pizza toppings over the dough, and bake until browned and bubbling

Nutrition Facts:
(per serving)
Calories 202
Total Protein 14g
Soy Protein 10g
Carbohydrates 26g
Fat 2g
Sodium 544mg
Cholesterol 0mg

This recipe is:
Low Cholesterol
Low Fat

09-05-2005, 12:33 PM
I screwed up. :( I ate fine all day but then after the kiddos were in bed, I over ate - that is my huge problem - nighttime eating!!! ARRRGGGHHHH! It put me over 2,000 calories - I've been doing so well at staying under 1800. Well, only one day I suppose, but STILL. :(


Breakfast: Tortilla, scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon, salsa, potatoes, orange juice
Lunch: Strawberry smoothie (strawberries, 1% milk, pudding mix), granola bar
Dinner: Turkey burger (ground turkey, mushrooms, onion, red pepper, romano, mozzarella), portobello mushroom salad (portobello, arugula, tomato, onion, oil & vinegar), carrots
Snacks: sunflower seeds
Too Much Late Night Eating: 100 calorie cookie pack, leftover turkey burger, 8 oz cola :(
Drinks: (orange juice and cola above), water

Cal: 2071

So, I've been trying to analyze why I did that - the only thing I can come up with is that my daughter starts preschool on Thursday and I'm a wreck! I've never ever been away from her like that before and she has never EVER stayed with anyone besides family!! 2 1/2 hours a day! What will I do without her?! :cry: She's excited to go but she cries everytime we talk about her staying there alone and Mommy leaving - I want to cry too! I'm gonna be a basket case on Thursday!! :(

09-05-2005, 02:51 PM
I am so off-plan it's ridiculous. I have been so since Thursday night. Not just a day or 2, but 4 whole days. I caught the "I'm so sick of restricting myself so now I'm just going to eat whatever I want and say screw the diet because it's too much work" bug. I know I should be able to eat whatever I want just in "moderation," but it has become quite apparent to me that moderation is not an option due to my compulsiveness and obsessiveness. I need to purge the cash I get from my restaurant job so that it's not as easy for me to just stop for a quick bite somewhere (I hate using my debit card too often, so I use cash when I eat out). Ugh, I am totally disgusted and disappointed with myself. I lost 30 pounds and then came screeching to an abrupt halt. I don't care what anyone says about "lifestyle change"--I'm pretty sure I will always have a fat state of mind and the lifestyle to go with it. I will never be able to feel normal in a restaurant or social situation involving food, and that frustrates me to no end. I don't even know what I'm talking about anymore...I"m gonna go cry out a bit of frustration and leave for now so I don't dig myself in any deeper of a hole :p

09-05-2005, 03:14 PM

I completely understand. You and I started at about the same weight, and we are plateuing at about the same weight. That first 30 pounds came off almost effortlessly... just a few changes here and there, and paying more attention to what I ate.

And then it stopped. My body "caught on" and started fighting me again, holding onto every pound. It's like it said "thus far and no further." It's SO frustrating some days, I just want to give up. It's this weight that catches me every single time. Every other time I've done the same thing... and given up when I hit this plateau. If I get below 270 pounds, it will be Virgin Fat Territory -- a place I've not been in over 10 years. I'm DETERMINED that I will not stop this time. The plan will work, as long as I work the plan.

Moderation can work with some people. Sometimes, though, you need a stricter plan, or one that very specifically works the moderation into it. When I say to myself "Oh, I can have a little of that -- everything in moderation," I have to be very clear about how MUCH is moderation. One glass of wine is moderation. Six is not. I drank six last night. Believe me, I understand where you're coming from.

Jilly, you CAN do this. You've fallen from the wagon, so to speak. You've acknowledged that you have. You're starting to look at other aspects of your life, like the cash thing, to work out a strategy for one of your weaknesses, the "stopping for a quick bite". That's progress!

But what you need, as you are working out your strategies, is to get back on that wagon whether you feel like it or not. Hang on for dear life. Look up, and notice the hands outstretched to help you back up. Let us help you as you get back on track.

I expect you to continue to post your food. Even on "bad" days when you want to pull your hair out and you've fallen into the silken embrace of too much food again. That accountability can really help.

Two days.. four days.. a week.. it doesn't matter how long you've BEEN off plan. What matters is what you do today, hour by hour, to get back on track.

*hugs from Maryland* We're close, you and I. I work downtown, and live up in Germantown. We're about the same weight. It's like I'm reading my own posts when I read yours. I always look forward to them.

Don't let this set-back discourage you more than it already has. No Guilt, and Move On. And if you need someone to talk to, drop me a note. I'd love to chat.

09-05-2005, 03:20 PM

Kashi Go Lean w/blueberries and skim milkk

Rachel sandwich (roast beef, saurkraut, swiss cheese grilled on wheat bread)
a few potato chips
pickle slice

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:

fat free hot dogs
zucchini/eggplant/tomato melange (like ratatoille without as much olive oil)


water, diet soda

about 1400

rest day

09-05-2005, 03:25 PM
SUNDAY (off-plan "splurge" day)

wheat toast w/butter
cottage cheese

noodles w/tomato sauce, meatballs, parmesan cheese
iced coffee w/skim milk and Nesquik powder

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
lowfat string cheese
half an orange (split with Gem)
wheat crackers

grilled steak
salad w/lots of veggies, tossed with italian dressing
red wine (WAY too much -- SIX glasses by the end of the evening)

boston cream pie (celebration for friends' anniversary)

water, iced tea w/splenda

about 2400 (500 from wine alone!)

cleaning, swimming

09-05-2005, 04:14 PM
Hello I am new to this thread. Just let me know what I need to do. I feel like I need to be accountable for what I eat then maybe I won't eat everything in site. I will post tonight and let ya know what i ate today. http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_50_5.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm006YYUS)

09-05-2005, 10:36 PM
Thank you SO much, Synger! Whew, that last post was very much unlike me. Sometimes I get down, but never quite that low. Afterwards, I went and had a good cry for a while, then just sucked it up and moved on. I went out to eat with Jeff again tonight, but we went to Ruby Tuesday (my home turf, the one I work at part-time), so I knew the calorie counts for most of the food. I made a good choice (asian steamed dumplings with thai peanut sauce--about 500 calories for the entire appetizer, plus I shared a little with Jeff). I REALLY want to get some of this bad weekend weight right back off, so I have already put my food for tomorrow into fitday:

egg white omelette (or scrambled egg whites--however I feel like cookin' in the morning)
2 big turkey sausage links
sliced turkey ham (about 3.5 ounces)
grilled (George Foreman style) boneless, skinless, thin-sliced chicken
So I will be RIGHT back on track. I will also be at the gym tomorrow between jobs (something I have been skimping on and just counting my waitressing as my exercise :nono: ) for at least 30-40 minutes on the elliptical.

I apologize for my whiney-a$$ post earlier. I don't know where that all came from. I usually don't post so negatively. I guess I was just so frustrated at the idea of gaining like 5 pounds in a weekend when it takes me a whole month to lose that much!

I always keep the temptations out of my house. I don't have anything really unhealthy around because I know if it is there, I will eat it all. I don't even keep bread out--I keep it in the freezer so that if I want some, I have to make the effort to defrost or toast it before I can eat it! The crazy things we do--for instance, I will tell you that I am currently not wearing pants or a bra because I know that if I want to go out for ice cream (good LORD I love the Dreamery New York Strawberry Cheesecake kind!), then I have to make the effort to get dressed first, and that's just not gonna happen (the one time my laziness is a good thing ;)

I worry about how my diet will be affected when Jeff and I move in together in Alexandria next month. I know if I cooked nothing but broccoli for a whole month, he would eat it and not complain because he supports me. However, too often I get all comfy and cuddled up with him and no longer feel like cooking, so we go out to eat instead. That must end! And I intend to end it!

Alright, this has certainly been long enough. To sum it up, thank you Synger for your support (I didn't realize you were so close to me--we'll be just on opposite sides of the city next month :) ), and thank you 3FC for being here for me to whine and babble when needed :D I'm back on track and will remain so by planning ahead and taking action. I'm down 30 pounds, and by the end of the year, I hope to be able to say I'm down by 50! Here's to attainable goals and the drive to achieve them!

09-06-2005, 01:38 AM
Hello I am new to this thread. Just let me know what I need to do. I feel like I need to be accountable for what I eat then maybe I won't eat everything in site. I will post tonight and let ya know what i ate today. http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_50_5.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm006YYUS)

Well today I ate

A bowl of cerael with 1% milk
Acup of coffee black
1/2 sandwich with wheat bread and a low fat spread that my mom makes
1 hamburger with onions and 2 slices of breaded zuccinii
and a 8 oz cup of kool-aid
I know it was not good but I tried really hard and did not eat the cake my mom made ...

09-06-2005, 01:55 AM
Welcome, nosugarmomma! Glad to see you've jumped right in and started posting. Good job on already losing 24lbs. (and for resisting your mother's cake) ;) Remember to drink lots of water and get some exercise in! :)

Glad you're feeling better today, Jilly the Younger (and that Synger was there to come to the rescue). I certainly understand the frustration that comes from gaining back over a weekend what took a month to lose and how it can get you down. I also get what you say about expecting to always have a "fat state of mind". A thread was started recently about changing tastes and so many wrote about loving the food they're eating now and being totally turned off by the foods that made them overweight. I didn't bother to post in that thread because I didn't want to be the lone dissenting voice. Sure, I DO enjoy the foods I eat now, BUT I still crave (and love the taste of) pizza, burgers, cheesecake, ice cream etc. I can still eat those foods without being sick to my stomach (like poor Beverley) or being disgusted by the grease or sweetness. I'm sure I'll always have that fat state of mind and the capacity to eat in excess those foods which are definitely not part of a weight-loss plan. Oh well, c'est la vie. I do enjoy my grilled chicken and spinach salad, really, and rarely indulge in those items that can set me off. Its not worth it. Anyway, as time goes by it sure does become a "lifestyle change" because we're still eating healthier and exercising (and it DOES become more natural over time ~ 3 years for me) even though we might have to work really hard sometimes to fight the cravings (or learn to indulge in a little, when we want a lot). No, its not particularly easy, but its what we have to do and the benefits we derive far outweigh the guilty pleasure of overeating (which is just so darn temporary before the disgust and guilt arrives anyway). So there, you are definitely not alone and it certainly doesn't mean we can't do it ~ because we ARE doing it! :D

Okay, eats for Monday.

2 - Raisin bran
1 - 1/2c 1% milk
0 - large mug of caffeine free tea
1 - seedless grapes
0 - 500ml sparkling water with a little fresh lemon juice
1 - watermelon
1 - 2 slices Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread
2 - 1 tbsp.peanut butter
2 - 1c 1% milk
Late Afternoon
0 - tomato slices with pepper and
1 - 1/2c. fat-free cottage cheese
0 - 2 large glasses of bottled spring water
Early Evening
7- homemade chili *
0 - large glass of low sodium club soda
1 - Astro fat free sugar free yogurt (vanilla)
Late Evening
2 - 7 Kashi honey and sesame crackers
0 - large mug of caffeine free tea
21 total (1 under target)

* extra lean ground beef, red kidney beans, diced fresh mushrooms, onions, celery, green and red pepper, carrots, can of crushed tomatoes, can of V8 juice, freshly ground black pepper, chili powder

Exercise: Very long walk with dog, kids and G along the shores of Lake Ontario (including some rock climbing), evening walk with dog (20 mins.)

09-06-2005, 02:50 AM
B: 2 slices white bread with peanut butter; 1 banana
L: 1 slice whole wheat toast with peanut butter; 1 banana
D: light doritos; large salad with fat free french and light ranch dressings; Bold & Spicy Baked beans
S: 1 cookie
Beverages: 16 oz iced coffee with splenda and whipped cream; 70 oz water
*****Total Calories=1971*****
Exercise: 1 hour Tae Kwon Do class

09-06-2005, 06:20 AM

Breakfast: Special K & 1% milk
Lunch: Granola Bar, carrots
Dinner: BBQ Pesto Chicken, 1 beef hotdog, potatoes, 12 oz cola
Snacks: cookies, sunflower seeds
Late Night "Snack": Salad (arugula, portobellos, onion, tomato, oil & vinegar)
Drinks: (cola above), water

Cal: 1698

Exercise: 2 mile walk - hilly terrain

09-07-2005, 02:24 AM
This is what I ate today.........

a bowl of cereal withi cup of milk
1/2 sandwich (mom's spread again)
5 8oz glasses of water
chicken from McDonalds no sauce
1/2 sloppy joe
10 tator tots
one coke
I know I did not do great today. But it was pretty stressful. I applied for a job today and did not get it. I will try to do better tomorrow. I promise......

09-07-2005, 02:49 AM
"fat state of mind"Billy Joel's latest hit? :dz: :lol:

09-07-2005, 08:12 AM
Same menu as yesterday:

egg white omelette (or scrambled egg whites--however I feel like cookin' in the morning)
2 big turkey sausage links
sliced turkey ham (about 3.5 ounces)
grilled (George Foreman style) boneless, skinless, thin-sliced chicken
Plus I hit the gym yesterday for 30 minutes on the elliptical before working at the restaurant for the night. Drinks throughout the day included only water (11-12 servings) and diet soda (including Sprite Zero, which has no caffeine). I don't get to go to the gym between jobs today because I have an orientation at 3pm for my new job (yes, a third job, but if I make enough $$ at it, I will be able to quit working at the restaurant!). However, I still have to work at the restaurant tonight, so I will get some forced running around and carrying heavy items (even Jeff has noticed the increase in the size of my biceps--especially the left one, since I tend to carry heavy drink trays with that hand so I have my right hand free for putting the glasses on the table :p ).

09-08-2005, 01:56 AM
:( Today was bad did not eat very much.

I had a bowl of cereal with one cup of milk.
And a sandwich with one cup of macaroni salad.
and two glasses of water.

I have a cold and slept most of the day.