100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread--Oct. 10 - Oct. 16

10-10-2005, 08:25 AM
Well, yesterday we ordered Chinese food. Jeff and I split some pork lo mein and orange chicken and each had an eggroll. I used to be able to eat all of that food by myself, but now I know that even half of it, while better than all, is still too much (they give you SO much food!). Of course, we stretched it over 2 meals, so I'd had pancakes and turkey sausage for breakfast (total of under 600 calories) and then the Chinese for lunch and dinner, so I know I went over 2000 for the day, but it could have been worse, and it was probably still better than many of my weekends :p Actually, I KNOW this weekend was much better than most, so even with the minor Chinese food orgy, I am proud that I ate all home-cooked meals with that one exception :^:

As for today, the plan is:

4 pancakes w/light syrup and 2 turkey sausage breakfast links (the last of it, so it's out of my fridge now!)
leftover keilbasa in swedish sauce (sauce = equal parts no-sugar-added grape jam and chili sauce)
yogurt (low-fat, no sugar added)
Total: about 1600 calories

I've got my clothes packed so I can hit the gym for a minimum of 25 minutes on the elliptical, and all week long I won't be able to justgo home and nap the evening away (as I have been doing lately) because I need to pack and clean to get ready to move this weekend!

10-10-2005, 08:49 AM
Hi everyone, I just wanted to check in. I'm still here, on-plan mostly, and I just wanted to say that I'm going to start posting my foods regularly again, starting today. You're all doing great!

Have a great day!

10-10-2005, 09:27 AM
OK, I hit an all-time low at the weekend. I won't bore you with the foodporn, but I will say that it was very definitely emotional eating, and although it did help me get through a very difficult weekend, I feel a lot worse for it now. Anyway, what I know is that I can't and won't carry on with eating all of that junk, so am drawing a very firm line, and moving on in a positive way. Unsurprisingly, I am not in the slightest bit hungry today, so haven't eaten - I will eat something healthy and nourishing when I need to.........just wanted to put myself on record!

10-10-2005, 01:59 PM
I love your positive attitude, Claire. :yes: Emotional eating is something I struggle with too, although I'm getting better at recognising it before I do too much damage. I've found the trick for me is to find something else that provides a similar "satisfaction". I recently started scrapbooking, and that looks as though it might be a fair substitute for me. :halffull:

Nice to see you around, Beth. :) Good job on dropping another pound this week!

Jillybean: Good job on the weekend! Maybe you weren't entirely on plan, but the improvement is definitely an achievement worth recognising.

I really need to get back into scheduled exercise. Actually, I really need to stop talking about it, and JUST DO IT! :p

Sun 09/10:

Breakfast: Shake (8 oz banana, cup 2% yogurt, crushed ice, vanilla extract), 500 ml coffee,
Lunch: 2 oz turkey breast, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, 2 oz whole-wheat bread, hot peppers, romaine, 1 litre water.
Snack: 2 oz piece banana bread, 500 ml water.
Dinner: 1 cups home-made chili, 7 oz boiled potatoes 1 litre water.
Extra Drinks: 500 ml water, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1559 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: None.

Monday's plan:

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

10-10-2005, 06:59 PM
DishyFishy (such a great name!) - thanks so much for the encouragement. I do have my list of healthy things to do to handle the emotions....I was just in a state of mind where, frankly, I did not care enough about myself to be bothered to take care of myself.....anyway that, I am happy to report, is behind me, and today was at least a better day food-wise, if not emotionally!


Porridge, banana
Pasta with roast vegetables
Quite a lot of water

Maybe a low fat chocolate should I feel the need....

I can see that the next couple of weeks are going to be tough on several fronts (work, relationship, studying), and I have done some mental regrouping today, so that whatever happens I don't repeat this last weekend.

Ah well, onwards and upwards (whoops, maybe that should be downwards!), as they say....

10-11-2005, 01:16 AM
Just popping in for a moment after a grueling yet very enjoyable loooooong weekend (I took off Friday as well and am not going into work until 5:00 pm Tuesday night). I behaved quite well, all things considered, and though I ate more on Thanksgiving than I planned, I still ate waaaaaaay less than I have on previous holidays. There were lots of celebrations, such as daughter's anniversary, son-in-law's birthday, Thanksgiving, going away party for a work member, "our" anniversary of meeting (which warranted dinner in a smashing restaurant), etc. etc., but I managed to practice restraint except for Sunday (family Thanksgiving celebration). Back to business Tuesday and shooting for "on plan" until Christmas!!

Sorry you've been going through a rough time, Claire, and hope all your worries are eased ASAP!

Let's get on that exercise trail together, Ali ~ no more excuses, eh? :s:

Glad to see you here, Beth, and look forward to regular postings (feel free to post PT kiss and tell entries, also!) :devil:

Good job on "hitting the gym", Jillybean and good luck with the move. It must be a very exciting time for you!

10-11-2005, 07:24 AM
Well, this week may be a slight struggle food-wise. I have packed away all of my pots and pans and various small appliances for the move, so I really can't do much in the way of cooking. I have also gotten rid of most of the food in my fridge and cabinets, so I don't have a whole lot left. That said, here's the plan for today (edited after lunch!):

yogurt (lowfat, no sugar added)
a jar of pineapple (I but the plastic jars of pineapple by Dole--they're cheaper per ounce than the canned pineapple)
personal-size cheese and grilled chicken pizza
Total: about 1350 calories

Jillegal (I was going to just say "Jill," but I felt like I was talking to myself :p ), thanks for the congrats on gettin' my butt to the gym, but I ended up not going :o But wait, before you yell at me, I promise it was for a good reason! Instead, I went and checked out a couch I found online (Craigslist is AWESOME--check out this couch (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/fur/103087299.html)), and I bought it! Now I have furniture for my new apartment (since I'm not taking my current couch because it is 25 years old, has a piece of foam instead of cushions, and has a completely broken sleeper stuck inside) :D Rest assured, though, I worked up a sweat while packing up my kitchen and closets last night, so it wasn't a completely exercise-free day!

10-11-2005, 10:32 AM

kashi go lean w/skim milk

pork and kraut

oatmeal with applesauce, made w/skim milk

Snacks throughout the day:
candy corn and jelly pumpkins
mid-day, five chicken nuggets (left over from Gem)
evening, Lowfat Cheezits w/peanut butter

tea. Lots of tea. (not feeling well)
diet soda

about 1800


10-11-2005, 02:17 PM
Ok.. here's my food from yesterday...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - Luna bar
2 - coffee
1 - 1pt cake
5 - zone bar
5 - clam chowder
4 - swordfish
3 - baked potato
26 points (out of 26)

PT is being his sweet self... but nothing new to report.

Have a great day everyone.

10-12-2005, 02:57 AM
Here's a great fall recipe chock full of veggies. Its low in calories and fat and high in fibre and taste! I made this as a side dish for Thanksgiving, but its hearty enough to have as an entree.

Roasted Veggies & Tortellini

6 cups of fresh veggies thinly sliced or chopped into chunks (I like mine especially colourful and use red, yellow & green pepper, zucchini, butter squash, green beans and red onion).

4 tsps. prepared minced garlic

1 tbsp. Italian seasoning

"I Can't Believe its Not Butter" spray

1 small package of tortellini

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Spray a large, deep pan liberally with ICBINB. Add veggies, minced garlic and seasoning. Lightly spray veggies with more ICBINB.

Roast veggies until tender crisp (about 15 minutes). Stir occasionally.

Cook tortellini according to instructions. Drain.

Mix tortellini into veggies, then pour into serving dish. Top with a little reduced fat parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings (190 calories per serving)

2 - Nature's Path Flax Multigrain cereal, with
1 - 1/2c 1% milk
1 - Source yogurt (vanilla)
1 - clementine orange
0 - Perrier water
Early afternoon
4 - pumpernickel bagel, spread with
3 - salmon mixed with a little Miracle Whip and black pepper
1 - seedless grapes
0 - bottled water
Late afternoon
2 - medium banana
0 - club soda
Early evening
4 - Leftover Roasted Veggie & Tortellini (heated up nicely in microwave)
0 - garden salad (lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, radish, cucumber)
1 - "light" italian dressing
0 - Perrier water
Late evening
2 - Tim Hortons coffee with cream
1 - one Timbit
23 total (used one flex point)

Exercise: Woke up early this morning and took the dog for a particularly long walk (almost an hour). Walked the dog again for 1/2hr. in the afternoon (before I left for work). Lots of running up and down halls and internal stairwells at work tonight (5 to midnight) in preparation for a major "closing".

10-12-2005, 06:35 AM
Thanks for the recipe, Jill - thats the kind of cooking I can handle!

Well, I am doing a lot better than I did at the weekend, but not as well as I could be doing (those fruit and veggie cravings seem to have disappeared entirely!!).


Banana, Coffee
Chicken and ricotta salad, melon
Rice cakes (way too many....), tuna, sweetcorn & lowfat mayo, and low fat soft cheese
Tomato soup

10-12-2005, 07:00 AM
I haven't posted for a few days - how long has it been? Hmmm...not sure...anyway, I'll just go back a couple of days:

Sunday: 1980
Monday: 1826


Special K & 1% milk

Leftover Mushroom casserole

Chicken Tostada (chicken breast, 1 tostada, 1 tortilla, refried beans, cheese, lettuce, salsa)

Bowl of Special K & 1% milk (I was hungry tonight...)
Sunflower seeds

1 diet cola
12 oz chocolate milk

Calories: 1741

**So, I went to the doctor last week - not sure if I mentioned it here - b/c I've been so TIRED. I have two small children - but it seems like I've been even more tired than I should be (not able to make it through the day without a NAP!!). After a blood test - they found that my iron is very low so I have to start taking supplements. :) Very glad to have a REASON and I'm so hoping that I'll start having more energy very soon! :)

10-12-2005, 09:50 AM
Well, yesterday I had a complete food meltdown... It's been coming for a few days. I've had alot going on personally, my best friend completely betrayed me and quite honestly I don't have too many close friends, lots of people to have lunch with, but not many close friends.

So I've been walking around feeling really alone for the past week and yesterday, I started w/McDonalds and kept going. :(

I did write it all down and ultimately even though I was totally nauseous after, I only went over by about 27 points. The thing is, I haven't had one of these days in a long time and I can't seem to put it behind me. I'm back to being on plan today, I had an egg white omlet this morning, but yesterday is still haunting me.

Any thoughts?

10-12-2005, 10:07 AM
walnuts pre-commute
cottage cheese

country fried steak w/onions and gravy
green beans

Afternoon snack to keep the Beast at bay:
pickled herring

tomatoes and kale (combines two "super vegetables" in a very tasty way)
five Little Smokies mini-sausages w/mustard

Snacks throughout the day:
small bowl of candy corn and jelly pumpkins with my evening tea

coffee w/creamer
diet soda

about 1700

stairs, but no walking -- too wet out

10-12-2005, 10:17 AM
Who knows what's on my menu for today. I had a yogurt (fat-free, "sweetened with aspartame and fructose"), but lunch and dinner are still up in the air. I'm thinking all I have at home that I can eat is my tomato soup, so that's dinner. We'll see how lunch goes.

Edit--Well, lunch ended up being a free frosted cupcake from an office birthday party and a large diet pepsi. How's that for nutrition :p

10-12-2005, 03:07 PM

I really feel for you - I am going through a similar struggle myself right now. I think its really impressive that you wrote it all down, and calculated the points - you are being very honest with yourself. Here are some of the things I try and do at such times:

- allow myself to feel the emotions that I want to feel, rather than anaesthatising myself with food.

- eat a lot, but make sure it is really healthy food rather than junk

- think long and hard about the long term.....sure, food does the trick for a few moments, but it doesn't change the situation, and makes me feel worse usually

- indulge myself in lots of non-food ways (long hot baths, good books, trashy TV)

- do what I can to change the situation which is upsetting me....sometimes this isn't possible, and sometimes its a very long term plan, but taking what control I can over a situation always helps

- focus on how good it feels when you feel fit and healthy from eating well and exercising

Hope you are doing OK today


10-12-2005, 06:53 PM
Beth: Sorry about your friend's betrayal. :grouphug: How (s)he choses to act is not something over which you have any control so I hope you don't blame yourself for his/her behaviour.

Good advice from Claire. :yes: Here's my two penn'orth:

Are you able to thoroughly examine your emotions? By that I mean being totally honest with yourself about what you're feeling and why you're feeling it. It's more difficult than it sounds and, personally, I find it a very painful (though worthwhile) thing to do. This is what I aim for as I go along, although more often than not I get carried away and have to attempt to reconstruct it after the event:
First I jot down what it is I'm feeling that leads me to over-indulge. Then I write down what I'm deriving from eating junk food (in the moment, rather than afterwards when I'm left feeling bloated and nauseated). Whatever it is, I then force myself to come up with an alternative way of getting similar benefits (reward, feeling satisfied, and ironically, feeling in control). Sometimes there are no positives, and it's all about self-punishment for me. Then I have to address why I feel the need to punish myself. You get my drift, I'm sure.
It's a long, and ongoing, process, and one that raises lots of questions that need to be answered before long-term changes in behaviour can be made. One thing I'm getting much better at (probably 'cause it's the easiest to do :lol: ) is keeping these incidents in the past. I.e., not allowing myself to fall for the old, "Oh, I've blown it now, so I may as well give up altogether.", as I have before.

I don't know if any of that was useful or pertinent to your situation. I have major "head issues" and this is one of my ways of making progress in that area. YMMV.

I hope today is easier for you. :goodvibes:

So, I haven't posted my eats for a couple of days. Oops! :^: They weren't bad although I'm eating at the higher end of my kcal range, so I'll have to keep my eye on that. Yesterday was a rather Cheese-and-Triscuits kind of day. :)

Mon 10/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk, 500 ml coffee,
Snack: Shake made with 6 oz banana.
Lunch: 3 oz turkey breast on 2 oz whole-wheat pita, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, hot peppers, red pepper, romaine,
Snack: 1 oz almonds.
Dinner: 7 oz roast ham, :ink: 2 oz boiled potato, veggies (carrots, garlic, leek, sprouts) roasted in 2 tsp. olive oil & veggie stock.
Extra Drinks: 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1594 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: None.

Tues 11/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, cup 0% milk, 500 ml coffee,
Snack: 1 oz gouda, 10 RF Triscuits.
Lunch: 270 ml Campbell's Chunky Beef Fajita soup, 22 Triscuits Thin Crisps, 1 litre water.
Snack: 1 oz seedless raisins, naked coleslaw, 500 ml water.
Dinner: 270 ml Campbell's Chunky Beef Fajita soup, 1 oz gouda, 10 RF Triscuits, 1 litre water.
Extra Drinks: Starbuck's Double Tall FF latte, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1591 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 3.69 mile walk.

10-12-2005, 10:28 PM
B: 2 apples w/ 3 tbsp. peanut butter
S: 100 cal cheezits
L: 1/2 pita w/ turkey and 1/2 slice provolone
1 large cucumber sliced
S: Far too much cookie dough (DANGIT!)
D: Chicken/broccoli/rice
Glass of milk

10-13-2005, 02:48 AM
Sorry to hear you've been hurt, Beth ~ I know its difficult to find out that someone you trusted isn't worthy of your friendship and to accept that you're better off without them. :grouphug:

You've received some great advice from Claire and Ali, but you just know I have to add my tuppence worth too: I think so many of us fall victim to food for comfort because its so readily available and provides instant gratification. Problem is, the comfort is so short-lived and then it turns into disappointment and frustration and compounds the problem. Its a tough one. We know in our heads that it makes more sense to get out for a brisk walk to clear our head or have a long soak (and sob) in the tub or get on the phone and ***** and complain to some poor soul when we're going through a tough time, but I still find my first response is to seek out food and too much of it! We're works in progress and I feel assured we'll respond differently in time! Remember that you can't "uneat" what you ate, so beating yourself up over it isn't going to change anything, so put it behind you and resolve to get back to business ASAP. A day of overindulgence (or two, or even a week) will not undo all your success, so just carry on and don't get discouraged!

Those iron supplements should do the trick, A-Laura, and no doubt you'll be running marathons within the week! ;)

As for you, Young Miss Jilly, I'll let the frosted cupcake and diet pop go this time, but I'm wanting to see a healthier lunch tomorrow! :p

2 - Nature's Path Flax cereal, with
1 - 1/2c 1% milk
0 - large mug of tea
Mid morning
1 - clementine orange
1 - Carnation Light hot chocolate
Early afternoon
3 - tuna mixed with Miracle Whip and black pepper spread on
0 - celery sticks
2 - low-fat cottage cheese
0 - Perrier water
Late afternoon
2 - medium banana
0 - club soda
Early evening
6 - Beans and rice *
0 - salad of lettuce, tomato, mushrooms
2 - oil and vinegar
0 - spring water
Late evening
3 - 1c 1% milk with 1 tbsp. Nestles Ice Java
23 points (used one flex point)

* pinto beans, black-eyed peas, chick peas, diced carrots, minced garlic and basmati rice

Exercise: Walking with dog (total of 40 mins. ~ less than usual, but it rained all day). Scrubbing walls in preparation of painting (neverending painting....sigh, that's the problem when you start with one room, next thing you need to paint every frigging room in the house!)

10-13-2005, 09:18 AM
New to the boards, but this seems to be where people post what they're eating? I'm such a voyeur, I love looking at other people's meals to see what they're eating. Reminds me of the Seinfield bit where he goes to the grocery store, confused on what's healthy to eat, and starts walking up to random people: "Hi, you look healthy, what do you eat? Okay, I'll eat that too." Hee.

Anyway, I've found in the past I do better if I post, so here's starting. I'm sort of doing a 90/10 plan where I eat healthy 90% of the time, and then have one treat a day. So, might not be the healthiest, but this year I've had a problem eating healthy more than 3 days in a row, and I'm at a whopping 9 now, so I'll stick with it.


Breakfast: Small bowl (I use the individual boxes for portion control, I'm so bad at it!) raisin bran, with 2% milk, and a 1 oz slice of cheddar cheese

Lunch: Healthy Choice Grilled Whiskey Steak dinner

Snack: Reese's Pieces (don't tell E.T.!) and a few chunks of watermelon

Dinner: Some homemade chicken curry on jasmine coconut rice, with a side salad with balsamic vinegarette dressing, with a McDonald's fruit and yogurt parfait for dessert

Exercise: 30 leisurely minutes on the exercise bike

Ta da. That was my day. It ended up being (according to FitDay) about 1600 calories. My stationary bike riding is pretty leisurely, but I do work up a small sweat, and I can feel like I'm exercising, it's just not all out exhaustion so I collapse in a heap afterwards. And the currry was good! I'm trying to get in the habit of cooking, which is hard for just one of me. I did it with fresh ginger root and fresh cilantro and everything.

10-13-2005, 12:54 PM
:welcome2: to you, rabidstoat! This is a great thread for keeping accountable--watch out for Jilly, :eek: 'cause she'll be watching out for you! :lol:

What's that Flax cereal like, Jilly? I've been sticking with my Optimum Slim but I'm thinking of being brave and branching out! Who'd have thought that something with "Slim" in the name could be so tasty? :lol:

Hmm... I was a little light on veggies and kcals yesterday. I don't think the two are related though! :p

Weds 12/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk, 500 ml coffee,
Lunch: Tin Campbell's Chunky Chicken Gumbo soup, 500 ml water.
Mid-Afternoon: 1 cup 2% plain yogurt.
Dinner: 3 oz smoked tuna (water-packed), 2 Safeway potato patties, 1 tblsp. hot sauce, naked coleslaw, 1 l water.
Extra Drinks: 1 l water, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1024 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 30 minute bike ride.

10-14-2005, 04:06 AM
BETH! :hugs:

WELCOME Rabidstoat! :wave:

Wednesday Calories: 1951


Oatmeal w/1% milk, 1 tsp sugar

Granola Bar

Taco Bell -
Bean Burrito
diet cola

1/2 Pannini Sandwich (cheese)
macaroni & cheese

candy bar

(cola above)
orange juice

Cal: 1970

10-14-2005, 09:08 AM
Hrm, I think I put down as Tuesday what I ate on Wednesday but anyway, here's what I ate on Thursday.


Breakfast: 'Fake Egg McMuffin' (whole wheat English muffin, light margarine, a MorningStar breakfast (soy) patty, 2% cheese slice, and 1/3 cup Egg Beaters

Lunch: Healthy choice Mesquite chicken BBQ dinner

Snacks: 1 cup watermelon, and a Yoplait Whips yogurt (they're mousse-like and I love them, but I took a bite of the chocolate and was disgusted, so threw it out and ate the delicious key lime pie one)

Dinner: Leftover homemade chicken curry on coconut jasmine rice, and about 3/4 cups of low fat ice cream

Calories are lower than I anticipated, at 1424. At my weight, I'm aiming for 1500-2000. But I might be higher on Friday, there's always one meal a week that is my 'off the diet' meal, and I might have a cheesesteak.

10-14-2005, 09:37 AM
Thanks for everyone's input, I'm so angry I swear I could kill her...
Well I'm still not feeling too much better. I seem to have stopped overeating, but I'm on the verge of tears constantly.

I'm actually afraid to go on the scale tomorrow, but I know if I don't, it will keep going until I do. Boy this sucks!

10-14-2005, 09:38 AM
Well, yesterday was unhealthy, not in how many calories I had, but thatI only ate once all day. I had my Subway 12" chicken teriyaki on honey oat (SO good!), ranch doritos, and 2 macadamia nut cookies. So much for eating every 3 hours.

This whole weekend will be a crazy food weekend. I might eat almost nothing, or I might eat way too much--who knows. With moving, having my parents here, and trying to keep everything (and everyone!) organized and on-track, I may not have time for food! At least I know I'll get a bit of exercise in climbing stairs and carrying boxes and moving furniture...Who knows when my internet will be up and running at the new place, so I'll have to check back in with ya'll on Monday from work. Till then, hope everyone else has a successful weekend!

10-14-2005, 02:57 PM
:grouphug: for Beth. Sorry you're still feeling rotten. Get some of that anger out by writing about it here, or by beating your pillow. Just don't bottle it up, okay?

Good luck with the move, Jill!

I aim to average my kcals over the week, rabidstoat--some days are higher than others, some are lower.

I had my first :jeno: treat in over 6 months and boy, I enjoyed it! I know it would have been healthier to have eaten half the amount and teamed it with some veggies, but I knew I could afford the kcals, and I consciously chose to eat what I did. In the olden days, I've been known to trough a 14" plus cheese fingers and wash it all down with a bottle of wine. Yesterday, water was my drink of choice. :angel:

Thurs 13/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk, 500 ml coffee, 500 ml water,
Lunch: 3 oz pork loin on 2 oz whole-wheat pita, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, raw veggies (red cabbage, carrots, red pepper, tomato), 500 ml water.
Dinner: a 12" Domino's pizza **, pot marinara dip, 1 l water.
Snack: 10 Altoids Sours.
Extra Drinks: Starbuck's grande bold coffee & doppio espresso, 1 l water, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1544 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 20 minute bike ride, 2.1 mile walk.

**Comes in at 846 kcals for half a classic hand-tossed cheese with beef, green peppers, & mushroom, and was remarkably un-greasy despite its whopping 27 g fat. :devil:

Friday's plan:

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

10-14-2005, 09:18 PM
:welcome3: rabidstoat! There's no need to fear me ... yet :s: :lol:

I suggest that both Beth and Claire take this weekend to treat themselves like queens (and that does not include a trip to Dairy Queen) because they've both been through the emotional mill and need some "me" time! :yes:

:goodluck: with the move, Jill (and on surviving the craziness of a weekend move foodwise!)

Good job with the :jeno: treat, Ali (especially in guzzling water instead of wine). This weekend we're celebrating George's daughter's birthday and she wanted to go to Pizza Hut, but the two closest restaurants to us have closed down! Do you think its a sign? :?: As for the flax cereal, its not bad ~ is low in calories and fat and quite high in fibre, but....well....it tastes like FLAX! :^:

Always glad to see you check in Alpha-Laura. I know you're a busy lady so I'll just express my pleasure when you do show up and not berate you when you don't. ;)

Yesterday was an off and on day. I went over on points, but it wasn't a free-for-all by any means.

2 - Nature's Path Flax cereal, with
1 - 1/2c 1% milk
Mid morning
2 - Timmys coffee with cream
1 - Timbit
Early afternoon
5 - pumpernickel bagel spread with
2 - light herbed cream cheese
1 - Astro fat-free sugar free yogurt
0 - 2 small bottles of Perrier water
Late afternoon
0 - carrot, celery and green/red pepper slices
1 - Light ranch dressing
0 - spring water
Early evening
3 - chicken breast (skin removed), baked after dredging in
2 - crushed cornflakes and light parmesan cheese
0 - fresh green beans
3 - new potatoes (skin on) sprayed with I Can't Believe its Not Butter Spray
0 - spring water
Late evening
4 - baked Doritos
0 - salsa
0 - 2 cans of club soda
27 points (used 5 flex points)

Exercise: Morning walk with dog (20 mins.) Evening walk with dog (45 mins)

10-15-2005, 02:38 AM
OK, I'm not going to lie. I ate like a toddler today! Pretty much no actual meals. Very, very odd for me.

orange juice
flax cereal (Uncle Sam's) and soy milk

about 5 cookies
1 apple

2 tortillas baked
3 tbsp. cheese dip
3 tbsp. salsa

10-15 shrimp
cocktail sauce
sparkling grape juice
slice of chocolate cake (I scraped off most of the frosting.)

10-15-2005, 02:08 PM
:tantrum: My supermarkets don't stock Laughing Cow Light triangles. :mad: Still, their party cubes aren't too bad at 80 kcals for six.

Fri 14/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk, 500 ml coffee, 500 ml water,
Late Morning: Shake (5 oz banana, crushed ice, cup 0% milk, cup 2% yogurt, vanilla extract), 250 ml water.
Mid-Afternoon: 2 cheese & Marmite toasties (120 g whole-wheat bread, 6 LC cheese cubes, 1 oz gouda, Marmite), naked coleslaw, 500 ml water.
Snack: 1 oz tortilla chips, 500 ml green tea.
Dinner: 5 oz grilled skinless chicken breast, 2 oz whole-wheat pita, roasted no-fat veggies (garlic, leek, sprouts, tomato), 500 ml water.
Snack: 1 oz SF granola, 250 ml water.
Extra Drinks: 500 ml water.

Total kcals: 1570 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 3.62 mile walk.

Saturday's plan:

Breakfast: Cereal, coffee.
Lunch: Grilled chicken on whole-wheat pita, salad.
Dinner: Either grilled lamb & veggies OR cheese & onion toasties. Depends upon how much time I have.

10-15-2005, 04:21 PM
Aha, Friday. I don't think I posted Friday. I succumbed to a fast food breakfast, and I swear, they slathered butter on the bagel I got at McDonald's. Grrr. I shouldn't have put cream cheese on it too, but I wanted cream cheese, not butter.

Then I was stuck late at work, and there wasn't much to snack on. I sort of grazed what I could find.

McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
McDonald's Bagel
Butter! Grrr, on the bagel
1 oz cream cheese

Healthy Choice Cajun Style Shrimp and Chicken

1 quarter of a dark chocolate candy bar
6 cherry tomatoes
1 oz cheese

Wendy's BLT Salad with croutons and LF honey mustard dressing
3/4 cup Edy's slow-churned ice cream

Calorie total according to FitDay was about 1738 calories. No bike riding. I'll try to do it tomorrow.

10-15-2005, 07:06 PM
I'm checking in here so that Jilly doesn't come and hunt me down! :o :o :o
That was a very fine suggestion about 'me-time', Jilly, and much appreciated, :) :) :) but it aint happening just yet.....am behind on my studying/course work :( (this is ENTIRELY self-inflicted :dizzy: :dizzy: ), and had course days Friday and today (Saturday). Tomorrow I have to do course-work, although my beloved is also coming around to distract me :D :D , which is a good thing since we haven't seen sight of each other for a fortnight..... ;) ;) ;)

So, I confess my eating has gone to pot. :o :o I have absolutely no excuses. :devil: :devil: But I will try and do better tomorrow.....

10-16-2005, 12:49 AM
Okay, today was a hamburger-and-fries day, but I plan on having one of those each week, so it's fine. Dinner had lots of veggies, too.


Low sugar oatmeal
Morningstar soy breakfast patty

Second breakfast (I feel like a hobbit!)
"2 egg" Egg beater omelette, with garlic and onion sauteed in 1 tsp olive oil, topped with a slice of 2% cheese

Quarter pound burger with ketchup
"Small" frieds (still between 4-5 ounces at this joint)

Low fat shrimp creole, heavy on the veggies, over brown rice
1 cup Edy's slow-churned ice cream (and I suspect the past serving or two were 1 cup, in retrospect)

30 minutes on the stationary bike (I'm getting better!)

Calories: 1871

Tomorrow starts a 2-night business trip. No stationary bike. I'll try to do some walking, I suppose. I have a few healthy eating places in mind, but the two catered lunches are set.

10-16-2005, 04:31 AM

Kashi w/1% milk

Strawberry Smoothie (1% milk, strawberries, dry pudding mix)
Granola bar

1 pc. of bakery bread w/ margerine

Homemade Chicken Noodle soup (chicken breast, chicken stock, carrots, celery, onion, egg noodles)
Bakery Bread w/ margerine


3 oz cola :lol: (I just wanted a little)

Cal: 1816

Exercise: Playing outside with kiddos - 45 minutes. Running, chasing, capturing, tickling. :D

10-16-2005, 01:39 PM
Good luck with the studying, Claire, books and Beloved.... ;)

I didn't want the cola I had, Laura. :lol:
I was baby-sitting yesterday evening--was supposed to be for three hours, but turned into six. :rolleyes: Fortunately the kids were in bed for most of the time. :s: I won't drink unfiltered tap water, and was so thirsty I ended up having a full-sugar tin of Coke from her fridge. I usually take water with me when I go out, but completely forgot yesterday. :doh:

Sat 15/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk, 500 ml water.
Lunch: 4 oz chicken breast (grilled), 2 oz whole-wheat pita, naked coleslaw, tomato; 500 ml water.
Snack: Ginger snap, 1 oz piece pumpkin bread.
Dinner: 540 ml tin Campbell's Beef Fajita soup, 10 RF Triscuits, 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: Starbuck's grande bold roast, Timmy's XL coffee with cream, 355 ml tin Coke, 710 ml bottle spring water.

Total kcals: 1620 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 2 miles WATP, 30 minute bike ride.

Today's plan:

Breakfast: Cereal, coffee.
Lunch: Grilled chicken on whole-wheat pita, salad.
Dinner: Either grilled lamb & veggies.

10-16-2005, 08:34 PM
Okay, low on health today, but in my calorie range, so eh. I'm on a business trip and grumpy and usually I do much, much worse. It was just a personal pan pizza instead of half a medium, and just one candy bar instead of grazing on various snacks and ending up with the candy bar I was trying to avoid at the end anyway.

1.5 cups potatoes o'brien, stir fries in 2 tsp olive oil
Morningstar Farms breakfast patty

TGIFriday's potato skin chips (on plane)

Au Bon Pain mediterranean chicken salad with mediterranean dressing (at 490 calories total, instead of the 300 calorie total Thai chicken salad, but they were out, oh well, tons of fat but at least 'good' fat)


Individual (6") veggie pizza (conservative estimate at 700 calories)
Chocolate bar

Calorie total was about 2000. I didn't exercise like I planned, planes always run me down. I did get exercise dragging my luggage through the airport, my rollaboard doesn't roll anymore so I have to tote it, my laptop, and my purse all along by hand.

10-17-2005, 01:41 AM
I know how difficult it is to stick to healthy eating when you're travelling, Rabidstoat, so as long as you do okay calorie-wise I figure you can take the hit nutrition-wise and make up for it later (anyway, I'm not going to come down on you in case you sic that scary looking cat on me :eek: )

Glad you checked in, Claire, and owned up to having "no excuses" ~ it reminds everyone we're all human and that lapses don't have to mean anyone's giving up. I trust you'll get back on track ASAP (exercising with the beloved on Sunday was probably a good start :devil: )

Ali and A-Laura ... after reading this, you might prefer unfiltered tap water! :s:

2 - Flax cereal with
1 - 1/2c 1% milk
4 - "Fruit Explosion" muffin
2 - Tim Hortons coffee with cream
Early evening
7 - Homemade meatloaf *
2 - mashed potatoes (very small portion)
3 - baby carrots
2 - sliver of Mariah's birthday cake
0 - 1 litre bottle of lime flavoured mineral water
0 - 1 litre bottle of lemon flavoured mineral water
23 total (1 over target)

* extra lean ground beef, 2 egg whites, 1% milk, onion soup mix, finely crushed melba toast, minced garlic, tomato sauce

Exercise: Morning walk with dog (20 min), 1-1/2 hr. hitting the trails (rugged terrain)

10-17-2005, 08:57 AM
Ok, I'm doing better. I had a long weekend to think about everything. I weighed-in Saturday AM and by pure luck stayed exactly the same!

Yesterday, I went to Bliss (a spa in here in NYC) and had a massage and a facial. It really helped me to relax and get out of my head for a while.

So the good new is I'm really back together now. Unfortunately, my IT band is still really tight which makes me nervous that my knee will "pop" again. It seems like a constant battle, doesn't it? I really whined at my PT on Friday, I was in a lot of pain, (not all physical) but I realized what I wanted was him to cheer me up, next time maybe I'll just tell him that instead?

Enought rambling, I'm joining the gym downstairs in my office and today I have to take a stress test, fun!

Have a good day everyone!

10-17-2005, 09:09 AM
STOP...Started a new thread for the new week--come join us there! :)