100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (Oct. 3-Oct. 9)




jillybean720
10-03-2005, 08:19 AM
Friday was higher than anticipated because we stopped at Sonic on the way to Va Beach (we don't have them up near us, so it's always a Va Beach trip treat). Now, here's a good example of why I don't normally post my food on the weekends...

Friday:

instant oatmeal (peaches 'n cream flavor, reduced-sugar, made with water)
cheese pizza (either 1 giant slice or 2 normal slices :dizzy: )
reduced-fat chocolate milk
Sonic grilled chicken sandwich (grilled chicken, lettuce, and honey mustard on bun--343 cals), 2 mozzarella cheese sticks (152 cals), and a strawberry cream pie milkshake (about 600 cals :o --now that I just looked it up, I'll probably never have one again! :p )
Total: about 2630 calories :mad:

Saturday:

2 mini cinnamon bagels with Country Crock spread
reduced-fat chocolate milk
protein bar
1/2 ham and swiss sandwich
Captain George's buffet restaurant for dinner (fried scallops, corn on the cob, manicotti, crab salad, potato salad, cornbread, desserts...)
Total: oh, about a million :dizzy:

Sunday:

2 slices French toast w/Country Crock and light syrup, 2 small sausage links, light orange juice (the 50% less sugar and calories kind)
small slice of apple pie (about half the size I would normally have) with 1 scoop light vanilla ice cream
apple
home-made chicken cordon bleu, alfredo noodles, and corn
ColdStone milkshake (mint ice cream w/oreos mixed in)
Total: entirely too many :(

Back on track for today:

strawberry yogurt (light, no sugar added)
instant oatmeal (banana bread flavor, Weight Control, made with water)
frozen fish filet
grilled cheese and tomato soup
Total: should be about 1200, I think (I'll double check, though)


DishyFishy
10-03-2005, 12:47 PM
Wow! 600 kcals in a milkshake!? Then again, I think nothing of spending that on a bottle of wine, so there's no room for me to talk! :p

Sun 02/10:

Breakfast: 500 ml coffee, 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
Snack: Shake (6 oz banana, cup 2% yogurt, crushed ice, vanilla extract).
Lunch: 4 oz pork loin on 2 oz whole-meal pita, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, romaine, tomato, 500 ml water.
Snack: 1 oz granola, 500 ml water.
Dinner: Baked falafel with raw veggies (broccoli, carrot, rocket), cup hummus, 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: 1 litres water, 250 ml Reduced-Salt Oxo, 250 ml green tea, 500 ml diet cola.


Total kcals: 1503 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 4 miles WATP.

Today's plan:
Other than my usual brekkie, I have no idea! :dunno:

jillybean720
10-03-2005, 12:57 PM
LOL yup, 600 cals in a milkshake (it might even be more--the Chocolate Cream Pie shake had over 700 calories, and the regular Strawberry shake had about 550, but they didn't have the Strawberry Cream Pie shake listed)--and that's for the regular...good thing I didn't get the large!!


boiaby
10-03-2005, 03:11 PM
LOL yup, 600 cals in a milkshake (it might even be more--the Chocolate Cream Pie shake had over 700 calories, and the regular Strawberry shake had about 550, but they didn't have the Strawberry Cream Pie shake listed)--and that's for the regular...good thing I didn't get the large!!

:eek: Wow! It's shocking when we find out what we've really been putting into our bodies, isn't it? I cringe when I think back to the pints of Ben & Jerry's, or the 20 packs of Chicken McNuggets and fries I've eaten with nary a thought of their nutritional value. It's downright scary! But, what's done is done. Just chalk it up to a lesson learned, and try to do better next time. I know the weekends are hard for you JillyBean, I wonder if perhaps, Howie's weekend challenges could be re-instituted? Since so many others also struggle with weekend eating, maybe you guys could encourage each other to get through the weekends clean. Just a thought...

Beverly

TakinBabySteps
10-03-2005, 04:20 PM
[QUOTE=jillybean720]Friday was higher than anticipated because we stopped at Sonic on the way to Va Beach (we don't have them up near us, so it's always a Va Beach trip treat). Now, here's a good example of why I don't normally post my food on the weekends...
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I live in Richmond, and I know what you mean about Sonic. When we go to Williamsburg or Va Beach, we always stop too :lol: One of my favorite things that I ALWAYS get there is a Route 44 Diet Cherry Limeade. At 40 calories, it's a keeper!

And been there, done that at Captain George's too :lol:

SillyFluff
10-03-2005, 09:04 PM
Monday October 3rd
Breakfast-
2 small eggs fried
lt multigrain english muffin
1 tbs honey butter
Lunch-
1.5c sliced polish sausage
1 small onion cut up
1/2 c spinach
1/2 c chicken broth
1/4c noodles
Snack-
1/2 c grapes
Dinner-
1/2 c grape nuts
1/4 c milk 1%
1 small banana cut up
Snack-
1 100cal snack bag popcorn *not yet but probably here soon* :)
Exercise-
2 mile walk
Weigh In- 239lb *down 2 lbs but still on TOM so maybe I'm down more*

activeadventurer
10-03-2005, 11:35 PM
Hi Folks,

My reality check was when I asked for the nutritional menu at Baker's Square (do they have those in Canada?). A piece of carrot cake... 1200 kcals!!! I had no idea:o

Today was a pretty mundane day for me food wise, although I had a yummy silk snapper recipe for lunch. BTW, I tried a variation on the 1 point WW muffin w/ devil's fook cake mix, 1/2 cup OJ or water and a can of pumpkin. (no eggs or oil as on box) Yummy for when you want a low cal chocolate treat, although I liked the cranberry orange ones better. Have fun :D :D :D DCM

P.S. I keep meaning to ask, what is Tim Horton's?

Jillegal
10-04-2005, 12:56 AM
P.S. I keep meaning to ask, what is Tim Horton's?

Tim Hortons (aka "Timmys") is a coffee/donut shop that boasts great coffee (although Howie says in Ohio the Timmys coffee is bitter), great 4 point chili, yummy 1 point "Timbits" (donut holes) and donuts to die for (especially the Canadian Maple - though nobody here indulges in them anymore ;) ). Tim Horton himself was a Canadian NHL hockey player who was tragically killed in a car accident. At the time of his death there were a few franchises operating, but now there's a Timmys on just about every street corner in Canada! :D

Okay folks, that's enough! There's too much food porn going on in this thread already, and its only Monday! Enough with the milkshakes, carrot cake (1200 calories?!?!) and such, ya hear?! :s:

Monday
Points
Morning
1 - Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread, toasted
2 - 1tbs. peanut butter
0 - large mug of earl grey tea
Mid morning
1 - clementine orange
0 - bottled spring water
Early afternoon
4 - flax flatbread, with
3 - lentil veggie pattie, crumpled
1 - fat free cheese slice
0 - lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, green pepper
0 - salsa
0 - club soda
Mid afternoon
1 - seedless grapes
0 - Perrier water
Early evening
3 - chicken breast (skinless) baked with low-fat mushroom soup
2 - basmati rice
0 - mixed frozen veggies
1 - Astro fat free sugar free yogurt (vanilla)
0 - bottled water
Late Evening
3 - 1c 1% milk with 1tbsp. Nestles Ice Java (cappucino flavoured)
22 total

Exercise: Morning walk with dog (20min) Evening walk with dog (30min), vigorous scrubbing of entry and hall walls in preparation of painting.

taekwondomom
10-04-2005, 01:12 AM
10/03
B: Crunchy Quaker Corn Bran with soymilk; 1 banana
L: 3/4 piece of multi-grain flat bread with american cheese and turkey, topped with BBQ sauce
D: Nacho-Cheesy Turkey Stratta (1 lb. ground turkey-browned then rinsed with water to remove as much fat as possible mixed with chopped onion and red pepper layered with diced multi-grain bread cubes in a 8x8x2 square baking dish, then topped with a mixture of 1 can nacho cheese condensed soup, 1.25 c skim milk and 4 eggs. Cover and put in fridge for 1-4 hours, then bake at 325F for 50 minutes)
S: 3 cups lowfat popcorn sprinkled with cinnamon sugar
Beverages: 70 oz water; 20 oz diet pepsi
TOTAL CALORIES=1318
Exercise: AM 20 minutes Stretching/Core Program Exercises and Strength training
PM 1 hour Tae Kwon Do

artist
10-04-2005, 04:41 AM
Happy to announce I had an entire day without any chocolate/pringles/other unsightly cravings..........then, of course, I read the food porn on this thread, and it all fell apart....ONLY JOKING!!!!

Monday

Porridge, banana, coffee
2 apples
Chicken risotto
Tuna and steamed veggies (carrot, broccoli, sweetcorn) in lemon sauce
Low fat hot chocolate

alphabetsoup
10-04-2005, 07:12 AM
Food Porn! I'm THERE! :p <---- me licking the screen :lol:

Monday:

Breakfast:
Special K & 1% milk

Lunch:
Turkey sandwich (whole wheat bread, mayo, turkey, provolone, swiss, onions)
Whole Wheat pita chips

Dinner:
Grilled cod
Brown rice w/almonds
Carrots

Snacks:
1 bowl Kashi cereal w/1% milk and banana (long day, I was hungry :shrug good choice though :) )
sunflower seeds
granola bar

Drinks:
12 oz cola (a good thing - I think I'm going to have to switch to diet completely b/c the regular just tastes so thick and sweet to me now :D )
1% milk w/lite chocolate syrup
water

Cal: 2193

High calories - but then I've been up for almost 20 hours now. Loooong day. I'm on my way to bed and I'm sleeping in! WoooHooo! :wave:

jillybean720
10-04-2005, 07:39 AM
Gotta get my tushie to the gym today--went home and crashed on the couch all evening yesterday, so double time on the elliptical!

Today:

strawberry-banana yogurt (low-fat, no sugar added)
stuffed sole (stuffed w/shrimp and crab and covered in a light sauce)
instant oatmeal (reduced-sugar, made with water)
No soda this morning (even though it was diet) so I will drink more water--gotta keep flushing out the weekend sodium-filled crap!

wip
10-04-2005, 09:19 AM
Hi - I don't usually do journal postings but thought I'd try it. I actually made a good choice this am - up early with my eldest. I had bran flakes and skim. Really craving toast and PB but settled for celery and PB. Know what? It actually satisfied me. A good start for the day

synger
10-04-2005, 10:20 AM
Yeah, I agree that fast food can be a real problem. It's often a whole series of bad choices. I pick one, like chicken nuggets, and it can usually be worked into your plan. But if on top of that I eat the fries and a shake and a chocolate chip cookie, it blows my plan completely. So I have to keep reminding me that I can get the other things if I really want them another time.

For example, eating out at Popeyes (best fried chicken!!) always consists of chicken, onion rings, red beans and rice, and one of their wonderful cinnamon apple pies. But I can't eat all that at once anymore. However, I refuse to completely deny myself. So I'll get it all, and eat one piece of chicken and the onion rings, then the next day have the other piece of chicken and the red beans and rice (the red beans and rice have more calories and fat that the onion rings, can you believe it? no wonder they have such a wonderful "mouth feel.") I split the apple pie, or go without.

Strategies like this have really helped me face the temptations of fast food, since I know it's unrealistic to never go out for fast food again.

Anyway, on with my eats for yesterday:

MONDAY

Breakfast:
almonds
cottage cheese
apple

Lunch:
tomato and okra
roasted veggies - zucchini, peppers, onions, carrots
roasted chicken breast

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
orange
Poppycock Just the Nuts (mixed nuts in toffee)

Dinner:
Roy Rogers RR Bar Burger (burger with ham and cheese)

Snacks throughout the day:


Drinks:
water
coffee w/cream


Calories:
about 1600

Exercise:
walking
stairs

DishyFishy
10-04-2005, 01:35 PM
I'm just (re)discovering Tim Horton's coffee. I'm a Starbuck's addict :devil: , but it's an expensive habit. :tantrum:

Welcome to the thread, Sherri! :wave: Hope you stick around.

Mon 03/10:

Breakfast: 500 ml coffee, 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
Snack: 3 tblsp. pine nuts, 500 ml water.
Lunch: 4 oz lean roast ham on 2 oz whole-wheat pita, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, hot peppers, romaine, tomato, 500 ml water.
Snack: 3 green olives, 500 ml water.
Dinner: Cauli and broccoli florets with 2 oz cheese (Cheddar, Double Gloucester, & Stilton), 3 oz whole-wheat English muffin, 1 litre water.
Snack: 5 Sour apple Altoids.
Extra Drinks: 500 ml green tea, 750 ml coffee with 2 tblsp. half & half.

Total kcals: 1455 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 3 miles WATP, 20 minute bike ride.

Today's plan:

Breakfast: 500 ml coffee, 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
Snack: Mixed berries.
Lunch: Tuna on whole-wheat pita, salad.
Snack: Banana shake.
Dinner: Leek and couscous "risotto" thingie. Not sure how I'm gonna make this yet. :lol:

artist
10-04-2005, 07:10 PM
Well, it was the first of my 'holiday challenges' today (Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year), and I think I did quite well - stuck to what I had decided I would do, so I feel good about that.

Porridge, banana, coffee
Sushi, mango
Small portion of chopped liver (I love chopped liver, but good chopped liver is made with schmaltz....ie chicken fat....so not the best of things to eat. So basically I eat it twice a year, at my parents place, on major Jewish festivals....)
Chicken soup without the kneidlach (roughly translated as small dumplings....not a particular favourite of mine, so not a huge deal to go without...)
Chicken in ginger and honey (no skin), leeks and 3 medium roast potatoes, medium portion of roast parsnips
Pineapple (OK, it was soaked in rum, but I drained it as best I could, honest!)
Several glasses of water

activeadventurer
10-05-2005, 12:20 AM
alphabetsoup, thanks for making me :lol: and artist...congratulations on your new years eating.:D An OK day with food, not my best and not my worst. It kind of threw me off that I couldn't eat until the afternoon because of a medical test. It was OK, under my kcal limit, but not the healthiest of food days.I had my CAT scan today. It was no big deal. Will know the results in a week. Will keep you posted.

alphabetsoup
10-05-2005, 05:44 AM
Don't ya hate having to wait so long for the test results! It's just cruel! ((HUGS)) Keep us posted.

Tuesday:

Breakfast/Lunch (slept in! :D ):
(leftovers) Homemade French Toast (3 slices) w/ lite syrup
3 oz milk

Dinner:
Grilled Chicken
Russet potatoes
1.5 beef hot dogs

Snacks:
Chocolate :rolleyes
sunflower seeds

Drinks:
(milk above)
1/2 diet cola
water

Cal: 1989 (the chocolate killed me :mad: )

jillybean720
10-05-2005, 07:56 AM
Yesterday, I added 9 sweet gherkin pickles to my menu (75 calories) :o

Today looks like this:

strawberry-banana yogurt (low fat, no sugar added)
instant oatmeal (strawberries n' cream flavor, reduced-sugar, made with water)
tomato soup (made with 1% milk)

synger
10-05-2005, 10:05 AM
TUESDAY

Breakfast:
walnuts (pre-commute)
cottage cheese
banana

Lunch:
roasted turkey
carrots
dressing w/gravy
apple

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
protein bar

Dinner:
mixed sauteed veggies (zucchini, mushrooms, onions)
garlicy kale (kale sauteed in olive oil and garlic)
2 mozzarella cheese sticks
glass of milk

Snacks throughout the day:
slice of pumpkin pie w/lowfat topping


Drinks:
coffee w/creamer
water

Calories:
about 1700

Exercise:
stairs
walking

Jillegal
10-05-2005, 12:46 PM
Welcome, Wip! :)

Congrats on being the first to survive a holiday dinner in good form, Claire :D

Try not to stress out while waiting for those results, Denise!

Yesterday was a bust for me (I blame it all on the food porn I was exposed to here! :s: ). Suffice to say I did fine through breakfast and lunch and then things got out of control from 5 p.m. or so onwards ... :( It started with dinner with friends I hadn't seen for awhile. I sampled too much appetizer, consumed the entire entree with gusto and then forced down a dessert. Things escalated when we decided we hadn't totally caught up with our life happenings and moved to a cosy drinking establishment where I consumed a couple of alcoholic beverages and took advantage of the complimentary pretzels and peanuts. Thinking about it afterwards, I realized the time spent with friends was far more enjoyable than the over-indulgences and I shall try to remember that next time the opportunity arises. I'll take this experience into the holiday season with me, too. Soooo, I'm chalking it up to a lesson learned and moving on! :cool:

DishyFishy
10-05-2005, 02:22 PM
Good going, Claire! Looks as though you dealt with the occasion really well.

Denise: Glad the test went off okay. :crossed: for the results.

I'm pleased you enjoyed the time with your friends, Jilly, and it's not a bad thing to be reminded that get-togethers aren't a green light to totally forget about treating ourselves well. :nono: Good for you for chalking it up to experience and moving forward.

I didn't get to have my leeks yesterday; my ham and muffin late-afternoon snack didn't leave me with enough kcals for the :cheese: I'd inevitably slather the leeks with! :lol: Still, that Campbell's soup was surprisingly tasty for something that came out of a tin, so it worked out okay.

Tues 04/10:

Breakfast: 500 ml coffee, 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
Mega-Snack: Shake (6 oz banana, 5 oz mixed berries, cup 2% yogurt, crushed ice, vanilla extract).
Lunch: 3 oz smoked tuna (water-packed) on 2 oz whole-meal pita, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, hot peppers, romaine, tomato, 500 ml water.
Snack: 4 oz lean baked ham, 2 oz whole-wheat English muffin, 500 ml water.
Dinner: 540 ml tin Campbell's Chunky Beef Fajita soup, 1 litre water.
Extra Drinks: Starbuck's doppio espresso, 500 ml green tea.


Total kcals: 1568 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 45 minute bike ride.

Today's plan (plus a couple of TBA snacks):

Breakfast: Cereal, coffee.
Lunch: Ham in whole-wheat pita, salad.
Dinner: Grilled chicken/pork with whole-wheat couscous & veggies.

artist
10-05-2005, 06:57 PM
Hmmmm. Not the best of days, but also not the worst of days either.......got a bit thrown of course at lunch, which was a working lunch with not a huge amount of healthy food on offer....but I did at least turn down the carrot cake....

Porridge, banana, coffee
Half piece of naan bread, a samosa, some hummous, salad
2 cups of tea
Avocado, low fat soft cheese, cherry tomatoes, apple
Vegetable soup
Laughing cow cheese (low fat)

activeadventurer
10-05-2005, 07:25 PM
Thanks to all for there well wishes. I had a stress eating day of some healthy food and too many sweets. It was not a blow out or anything but just too much mindless eating. Not the best, far from the worst. I am planning on a better day tomorrow. (Right Jillegal?) Starting with some "real" protien for breakfast. At least I got my water and exercise in! Have a personal training session tomorrow (a members perk) at my gym. Have no idea what to expect. If any one has any suggestions about what to say, ask, how to approach it, I am all ears:dizzy: .

wip
10-06-2005, 12:34 AM
A trainer, very cool. No suggestions for you though other than complete honesty and openess about your goals. Yesterday (Tues) wasn't too bad:

breakfast - branflakes and skim milk, celery w about 1 tsp of PB
lunch - salad with chicken. Passed on the bun very smuggly but ended up with 3 cookies (oops) :p
supper - chicken breast, small amt noodles & sauce, mixed veggies
Misc snacking - my worst habit - tasting while cooking, getting kids snacks, etc. I think I ate about 100 grapes

Did however get walking and water in. Could have been worse, I fought off a lot of cravings.

Today (Wed) - no brekkie (very bad idea), lunch chicken noodle soup (homemade) and 1/2 tuna sandwich. Passed on the cookie today :)
supper - chicken sandwich, grapes. Tried to watch the "picking".
snack - ice cream bar made with splenda

A little low on the water. No walking - winter was making itself felt in MB :yikes: This week at work I have been in meetings and fed lunch. Always a challenge. A colleague of mine who has all of 10 lbs to lose in on SBD again. He brought his lunch. Of course everyone bugged him. Got to admire his conviction. Here's to a better day tomorrow Absolutely need more veggies :yes:

Jillegal
10-06-2005, 02:29 AM
Back to business today! :D

Wednesday
Points
Morning
2 - Weight Watchers Cinnamon Crunch cereal, with
1 - 1/2c 1% milk
Mid-morning
1 - clementine orange
0 - spring water
Early afternoon
2 - hard boiled egg, crumpled over
0 - fresh spinach and mushrooms, tossed in
1 - herbed oil and vinegar dressing
0 - Perrier water
1 - Astro fat free sugar free yogurt (peach)
Late afternoon
2 - banana
0 - club soda
Early evening
7 - homemade chili *
0 - lots of spring water (chili was extra spicy)
Late evening
1 - seedless grapes
3 - 1c 1% milk and 1 tbsp. Nestle Ice Java cappucino
21 total (one point under target)

* extra lean ground beef, red kidney beans, chopped onions, celery, carrots, green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms, crushed tomatoes, V8 juice and seasonings.

Exercise: Usual dog walking (total of 45 mins), moving heavy furniture and appliances (with G) to prepare for installation of new flooring in kitchen and hallways.

taekwondomom
10-06-2005, 03:15 AM
10/04
B: oatmeal with sugar and soymilk
L: leftover frittata; tossed salad with turkey and cheese
D: cheesy tuna, broccoli'n'rice
S: apple slices with peanut butter and butterscotch chips
Beverages: 80 oz water
Total Calories=1914
Exercise: none :(

10/05
B: oatmeal with sugar and soymilk
L: Peanut butter and chocolate meal replacement bar
D: pizza
S: low-fat cocoa struesel cake
Beverages: 6 oz soymilk; 80 oz water; 20 oz diet iced tea
TOTAL CALORIES=1953
Exercise: Core program exercises; upper body strength training workout; 40 minutes Tae Kwon Do

jillybean720
10-06-2005, 07:37 AM
It's Thursday, which means TOPS weigh-in for me tonight! So, what I plan and what I actually eat are probably not the same--stupid mental games telling myself that if I eat less today, I will have a better weigh-in :devil: So in reality, here's how today will probably go:


strawberry yogurt (low-fat, no sugar added)
if my tummy screams in hunger (which, surprisingly, sometimes it doesn't), instant oatmeal (peaches n' cream flavor, reduced-sugar, made with water)
Subway 12" sweet onion chicken teriyaki--no cheese--w/small bag of chips (after the TOPS meeting, of course :p )
No time for the gym, as I have to take my car for its very first service at the dealership (hit the 7500 mile mark this week) after work, then go home and get ready for TOPS. I DID go to the gym yesterday, though. I think when I move (next weekend!!!), I'll start going to the gym at 6am and going to work from 7am-3pm so that I won't have any excuses to not go to the gym (although, excuses are my specialty, so I'm sure I could still scrounge up a few ;) ).

DishyFishy
10-06-2005, 01:16 PM
Let us know how it goes with your PT, Denise. You should get lots of good tips from her/him. I've never even set foot in a gym so I have no idea what you can expect. I did walk past one once though! :rofl:

I heard about the snow, Sherri. I guess it'll be arriving here in Edmonton shortly. :eek:

I love your plan for the gym, jillybean, but going all day with so little food isn't good for you. :nono: Remember, you're more than the number on the scale. Healthy treatment of yourself will give you great results without your having to deprive yourself.

My new George Foreman grill (courtesy of AirMiles :D) arrived yesterday morning so I've been testing it out. :dizzy: I love it! It wasn't even my playing excessively with it that put me over--I'm blaming hormones for my 3 evening snacks. :shrug:

Weds 05/10:

Breakfast: 500 ml coffee, 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
Snack: 1 oz sugar-free granola.
Lunch: 2 oz salmon, 1 oz tiger prawns, & yellow pepper (all grilled) on 2 oz whole-meal pita, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, hot peppers, romaine, tomato, 1 litre water.
Dinner: 6 oz grilled fillet steak, 42 g bread grilled with 1 tsp. butter & crushed garlic, leeks poached in veggie stock, 1 litre water.
Snacks: 5 oz banana; 2 oz baked ham; cup plain 2% yogurt.
Extra Drinks: Starbuck's tall FF latte, 500 ml water, 250 ml diet cola, 500 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1791 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 40 minute bike ride, 30 minutes strength training, 30 minutes raking leaves.

Today's plan:

Breakfast: Cereal, coffee.
Lunch: Prawns & Phili Light on whole-wheat muffin.
Dinner: Chicken breast, whole-wheat couscous, veggies.

alphabetsoup
10-07-2005, 03:31 AM
Thursday:

Breakfast:
Instant oatmeal w/1% milk & 1 tsp sugar

Snack:
granola bar

Lunch:
Grilled cheese sandwich (whole wheat bread, provolone, swiss, onion)
apple slices
smoothie (strawberries, 1% milk, dry pudding mix)

Snacks:
pickles
graham cracker

Dinner:
Burger King mushroom cheeseburger
3 chicken fries
diet cola

Snack:
Popcorn

Drinks:
(diet cola above)
water

Cal: 2012

jillybean720
10-07-2005, 07:31 AM
Today's plan:


strawberry yogurt (low-fat, no sugar added)
instant oatmeal (banana bread flavor, Weight Control, made with water)
cheese pizza (grease blotted off)
2 turkey burgers on wheat buns w/reduced-fat cheese
I'm going to try SO hard to be good and post my food over the weekend, no matter what I eat--I need to be accountable!!

DishyFishy
10-07-2005, 02:00 PM
Hmph... I have really bad back pain (TOM, I think) so exercise is not gonna happen today. :mad: I only hope I don't also get the usual accompanying munchies. :halffull:

Thurs 06/10:

Breakfast: 500 ml coffee, 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
Snack: 6 oz banana.
Lunch: 2 oz tiger prawns, on 2 oz whole-wheat pita, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, hot peppers, romaine, tomato, 500 ml water.
Snack: 36 g SF granola, cup 2% yogurt, 500 ml water.
Dinner: 4 oz grilled chicken breast, 2 oz whole-wheat couscous, 2 tblsp. pine nuts, 1 cup peas, 1 litre water.
Extra Drinks: 500 ml diet cola, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1486 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 4 miles WATP.

Today's plan:

Breakfast: Banana shake, coffee.
Lunch: Ham & Phili Light on whole-wheat pita, salad.
Dinner: Steak, veggies.

synger
10-07-2005, 02:09 PM
WEDNESDAY

Breakfast:
Almonds
apple
cottage cheese

Lunch:
santa fe chicken tortilla wrap


Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
big glass of skim milk
Just the Nuts (mixed nuts and toffee)


Dinner:
hamburger
broccoli and cauliflower w/butter
raw radishes and pea pods


Snacks:
mozzarella cheese stick

Drinks:
water
coffee w/creamer
diet soda

Calories:
about 1400

Exercise:
walking
stairs
biking

synger
10-07-2005, 02:12 PM
THURSDAY

Breakfast:
almonds
cottage cheese
3 of those hazelnut creme filled long cylinder cookies

Lunch:
Reuben sandwich (corned beef, saurkraut, cheese, spread, grilled) (Man I did NOT know how much fat was in this old favorite. It's got more than some fast-food hamburgers!)

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
protein bar

Dinner:
baked fish
broccoli and cauliflower w/cheese
two wheat rolls with butter and jam

Snacks:


Drinks:
water
diet soda
coffee w/creamer

Calories:
about 1600

Exercise:
none (wet, rainy day, and I was carrying a lot to work, so no extra walking or stairs)

Jillegal
10-07-2005, 03:18 PM
I'll be MIA for a few days due to the long weekend festivities, but I trust everyone will post (and behave :s: ) during my absence!

Thursday
Points
Morning
1 - Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread, toasted
2 - 1tbsp. peanut butter
2 - 1c 1% milk
Mid-morning
1 - seedless grapes
0 - Perrier water
Early afternoon
0 - fresh broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and red onions, tossed in
2 - yogurt dill dressing
1 - Astro fat free sugar free blueberry yogurt
0 - bottled water
Late afternoon
1 - clementine orange
0 - calorie free, sodium free, sugar free lemonade
Early evening
6 - basmati and chicken salad *
2 - breadsticks (2)
0 - bottled water
Late evening
3 - 1c 1% milk with 1 tbsp. Nestles Ice Java
21 total (1 under target)

* Basmati rice, chopped apple, cubed roast chicken (white meat), steamed cauliflower and peas, 1 tsp each of oil, vinegar and lemon, salt and pepper to taste, on a bed of lightly steamed cabbage

Exercise: 20min a.m. walk with dog and 45min evening walk with dog (it was raining, but a lovely cool drizzle where the fallen leaves still crunched underfoot) :)

artist
10-07-2005, 07:26 PM
Hmmm. I could have done better on Thursday.....but then, I could have done worse...

Thursday

Porridge, banana, coffee
Sushi, 2 apples, plum
The good have done better bit:
Dinner out at Wagamama (Japanese fast food): Large bowl of soup, with noodles, vegetables, a few prawns....killer ingredient was the coconut milk....
Followed by the munchies at home.......too many pine nuts

Still, today (Friday) was a triumph, of sorts......Had a tough day, came home, walked home (past various tempting shops), thinking about eating all kinds of junk.....and settled for tomato soup, and a lot of vegetables. Its true, I ate a lot, and no doubt it was comfort eating, but better to eat vegetables than junk, I say...

Friday

Half a cappucino
Chicken salad wrap
Tomato soup
Carrots, sweetcorn and tuna in bbq sauce
Hot chocolate (low fat)

synger
10-08-2005, 11:56 AM
Breakfast:
bagel w/ lowfat cream cheese
coffee w/caramel sauce

Lunch:


Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
mixed nuts in toffee (end of the container, finally. Not getting that again. Too tempting)


Dinner:
3 egg omelet w/lowfat cheddar
tomato soup made w/skim milk


Snacks:
remains of my husband's pumpkin pie slice (he ate most of the pumpkin filling, and I ate the crust)

Drinks:
water


Calories:
about 1500

Exercise:
none

wip
10-08-2005, 03:13 PM
I can't believe what you ate was 1500 cals Synger. I need to get a counter book. Ive had a really rough few days. I'll start posting again on Monday.

jillybean720
10-08-2005, 04:05 PM
YAY, I stuck to my planned foods for Friday, which kept me around 2100 calories for the day. Today, we got up waaay late, so it was more brunch than breakfast, but I had:


4 lowfat Bisquick pancakes with reduced-calorie syrup and 3 turkey sausage links (total of about 585 calories)
and I'm making dinner of:


lowfat turkey keilbasa with swedish sauce (no-sugar-added grape jam and chili sauce)
In the entire pot of keilbasa, there's a little under 2300 calories, so even if I eat half, I'll still be below 2000 for the day (though I will try not to eat that much!). :)

activeadventurer
10-08-2005, 09:23 PM
Hi everybody,

I have had 2 OP and 1 slightly off plan day to the best of my recollection. Hang in there wip and glad to see you, Jillegal, back to your usual routine. Hope you have fun this weekend. The PT session was awesome and helped me to add a few exercises for my "core" (abs and back) that I had been neglecting. It was also nice to have someone to talk to "live" about what seems to work and not work for me.

DishyFishy, thanks for making me smile with your accounts of George Foreman Grill "bliss". DCM

DishyFishy
10-09-2005, 05:48 PM
There's a pretty good on-line database here (http://www.calorieking.com/foods/), wip. I sent off for their book, and have found it really useful.

Fri 07/10:

Breakfast: Shake (8 oz banana, cup 2% yogurt, crushed ice, vanilla extract), 500 ml coffee,
Snack: 1 oz SF granola, 500 ml water.
Lunch: 2 oz baked ham, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, 2 oz whole-wheat pita, spinach, tomato, 500 ml water.
Snack: Cadbury's Crunchie bar, 500 ml water.
Dinner: 7 oz fillet steak, 2 oz whole-wheat pita, carrots, green beans, 1 litre water.
Extra Drinks: 500 ml diet cola, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1448 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: None.

Sat 08/10:

Thanksgiving dinner was moved forward. I stayed within my kcal plan, but was way down on my water.

Brunch: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk, 500 ml coffee.
Pre-Dinner Nibbles: 1 oz tortilla chips, 1 tblsp. salsa. (Yes, I weighed & measured!)
Dinner: 4 oz turkey breast, carrots, sprouts.
Other Drinks: 1 litre red wine, :cheers: Tim Horton's coffee with cream, 500 ml water.

Total kcals: 1539 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 2.89 mile walk.

Today's plan:

Breakfast: Banana shake, coffee.
Lunch: Turkey & Phili Light on whole-wheat pita, salad.
Dinner: Ham, veggies.

synger
10-10-2005, 12:25 PM
I use Fitday to track my calories. Sometimes I'm surprised at how much (like a rueben sandwich) or how little (like chocolate powder for your milk or coffee) the calories are on some things. And I'm finding that much of it is in the portion size, which isn't really reflected here. Most of the things I posted that day were for about 200 calories -- the bagel, the nuts, the caramel, the eggs, the soup, the goldfish crackers. I'm also finding that I'm "grazing" more and more, rather than planning whole meals. So 200 calories is a good mini-meal goal. It helps me keep my hunger on an even keel, and keeps me from crashing too much.

Anyway, on to the rest of my week.

SATURDAY

Breakfast:
laughing cow lowfat cheese
saltines


Lunch: (Dutch/Amish restaurant)
pork and kraut
dinner roll w/butter


Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay: (movies -- went to see Wallace and Gromit. VERY fun movie)
mixed candy (a couple hard candies, some candy corn, and some jelly pumpkins)


Dinner:
fat free hot dogs w/Jim Beam mustard


Snacks:
triscuits w/peanut butter


Drinks:
diet soda
water
coffee

Calories:
about 1600

Exercise:
none

synger
10-10-2005, 12:28 PM
SUNDAY

Breakfast:
Protein shake (banana, milk, protein powder)


Lunch:
Waffle w/butter and fruit syrup
bacon


Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:



Dinner:
pork and kraut w/carrots (got inspired by the amish market's version, so I made it in the crockpot)


Snacks:
Skinny Cow lowfat ice cream sandwich
cheese curds
laughing cow lowfat swiss w/triscuits (really late at night, since I was on hte computer until 1 am)


Drinks:
diet soda
water
tea

Calories:
about 1800

Exercise:
rest day