100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread...Oct. 17-23




jillybean720
10-17-2005, 08:08 AM
Well, the weekend wasn't a complete disaster. It was probably about anormal weekend for me calorie-wise overall. Here's the short of it:
Friday (around 3000 calories):

McDonald's bacon, egg, and cheese bagel, hash brown, and large orange juice
Panera cup of baked potato soup and half asian sesame chicken salad
Friendly's Oriental Sesame chicken tenders, coleslaw, and french fries
Friendly's "happy ending" sundae--vanilla soft-serve with strawberry topping
Saturday (about 1650 calories according to Fitday--don't know really how many were in breakfast because we threw the box away):

2 small sauage, egg, and cheese biscuits (frozen, microwaved)
1 Krispy Kreme donut
2 slices plain cheese pizza and one slice with hamburger and pepperoni
Sunday (about 2000 calories):

2 slices french toast w/maple syrup, 2 small sausage patties, 2 scrambled eggs with cheese, 1 glass orange juice
Subway 12" sweet onion chicken teriyaki sub on wheat, small bag original Sun Chips, medium soda filled with half regular Coke, half Diet Coke
There--all caught up! Today was not off to a good start (McDonald's breakfast again), but I will go grocery shopping tonight so we will have normal food in the house again :)


boiaby
10-17-2005, 01:44 PM
Don't worry Jill; it could have been worse, Im sure. I know it had to be incredibly difficult to stay OP given your circumstances, but now that you're getting all settled in, I'm sure things with get back to normal in a jiffy. So, are you lovin the new place?? I certainly don't envy the unpacking that surely must still be done, but I bet you're glad the physical moving part is finally over and done with!

Beverly

DishyFishy
10-17-2005, 02:12 PM
Thanks for that link, Jilly... I think! :eek: Next time I'll be sure to remember to take my water along with me. :yes:

I'm glad to hear you had a relaxing time at the spa, Beth. :crossed: that your knee doesn't start giving you major problems.

Sounds as though the move went off okay, jillybean. Tell us more about your new pad. Since you're off grocery shopping this evening, I don't expect to see an entry for McDonald's tomorrow! :mag:

Sun 16/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml water.
Lunch: 4 oz chicken (grilled), 2 oz whole-wheat pita, salad (cabbage, carrot, cucumber, tomato); 500ml water.
Snack: cup plain 2% yogurt; 500 ml water.
Dinner: 5 oz lamb, grilled with courgette & onion, 2 oz pumpkin bread, 500 ml water.
Snack: 4 tblsp. pine nuts & sunflower kernels.
Extra Drinks: 250 ml water, 125 ml diet pop, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1566 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: None.

Today's plan:

Breakfast: Cereal, coffee.
Lunch: Ham on whole-wheat pita, salad.
Dinner: Home-made lentil & split pea soup with Triscuits or a muffin.


rabidstoat
10-17-2005, 06:07 PM
Okay, business trip today. Three meals out!

Breakfast (about 225 calories)
1/2 of an Asiago cheese bagel
3/4 oz cream cheese (they had inidivudal packets, yay for automatic portion control!)

Snack (about 125 calories)
Banana

Lunch (about 220 calories)
1/2 chicken breast (I think it's a half) in some barbecue sauce
1/2 cup macaroni and cheese
Some tomatoes

Snack (about 240 calories)
Reese's peanut butter cup (2-cup package)

Dinner (about 550 calories)
6" turkey and cheese subway from subway with veggies and light mayo
Baked lays barbecue chips

Exercise was 20 minutes walking home from work, about a mile, with a backpack on. I would've walked in the morning but it was 40 degrees and I was in short sleeves.

Anyway, Fitday totalled it up to about 1600 calories. And I even snuck in a little exercise. I compromised on snacks -- one junk food, one healthy -- so it worked out okay.

DishyFishy
10-17-2005, 11:00 PM
Good going, rabidstoat! :high:

Mon 17/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml water.
Lunch: 4 oz baked ham, 2 oz whole-wheat pita, sprouted beans; 500 ml water.
Snack: 1 cup home-made soup**; 500 ml water.
Dinner: 4 oz chicken breast (grilled), salad (carrot, cucumber, red cabbage, tomato, yellow pepper); 500 ml water.
Snack: 1 cup home-made soup; 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: 500 ml water, 500 ml Shiraz, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1505 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 3 miles WATP. 20 minute bike ride.

**Green split peas, pearl barley, & red lentils cooked in chicken stock with leeks and herbs.

Tomorrow's plan:

Breakfast: Cereal, coffee.
Lunch: Tofu, veggies.
Dinner: Chicken on whole-wheat pita, salad.
Snacks: Home-made soup.

artist
10-18-2005, 04:35 AM
Thankyou, my friends, for all those very insightful comments about "studying beloved", and getting some exercise together on Sunday.... :D :D :D ....OK, its true, the studying got somewhat postponed :devil: :o , but I did hand in the assignment on Monday, and also have a lot of fun on Sunday.... ;) ;) ;) ..!

As to the topic of healthy eating. Well could be better, could be worse, is my assessment of things. I need to get myself at least close to the straight and narrow again. So I think I will aim, for the next week or so, to stick to a mantra of 'no junk food, no trigger foods'. I will aim to start right now, but realistically, since I am hosting this big work event today a 'festival' no less, (280 people coming apparently, top London venue, nervous, moi???! :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: ), and the 'finger food' is not particularly healthy, I will aim for healthy breakfast and lunch, and just do the best I can this evening.

Here is what I recollect eating on Sunday

Way too much bread, with cheese and pickle, and jam (separately)
2 fried eggs (olive oil), more bread
2 apples


Here is what I ate yesterday

Cappucino
Sushi
Mango and melon
Chicken risotto
Tuna mayo, 2 slices of bread

jillybean720
10-18-2005, 07:17 AM
So after yesterday's McDonald's breakfast, I had a sausage calzone from the cafeteria for lunch and a bacon and swiss chicken sandwich and about half my fries from Fuddrucker's for dinner :o We didn't get to go grocery shopping because we spent nearly 2 hours at Comcast trying to get the right kind of cable box and internet equipment :mad: which we then had to go home and set up/install, which took HOURS longer than it should have (Comcast is NOT on my list of companies with friendly customer support!). But, while emptying some boxes in the kitchen, I found a box of instant oatmeal, so today looks like:


peaches n' cream instant oatmeal (reduced-sugar, made with water)
strawberries n' cream instant oatmeal (reduced-sugar, made with water)
Dinner's still up in the air, but hopefully nothing else comes up, and we will get our grocery shopping done tonight.

BethC
10-18-2005, 10:32 AM
Hi everyone, I'm still feeling kinda blue, but definately better.

Went down for PT today for my knee, (he's sooo yummy! :devil: ) my IT band is not good and he gave me a new thing to do w/a foam roller on the floor, let's just say it wasn't my most graceful moment! And he was standing over me watching me do this. Better now than 46 pounds ago, I'm not even sure I would have been able to do it at all then.

My food yesterday was good and I made it to the gym during lunch (my boss is away this week yeah!). While I was ok on points, I made very interesting choices, then this morning my "friend" showed up, which explains it:

4 - 2 eggs
3 - luna bar
2 - coffee
5 - zone bar
1 - 1 pt WW cake
1 - coffee
2 - cookie
6 - chicken
0 - sugar snap peas
24 points

Have a great day everyone!

rabidstoat
10-18-2005, 11:29 PM
Ugh. A 16-hour day, but I'm finally home from my business trip. I was too grumpy today to be hungry, I think.

Breakfast
Bowl of raisin bran with 2% milk

Snack
Light and fit lowfat yogurt

Lunch
1/2 turkey sandwich with a little mayo
About 2/3rd cup potato salad
2" x 2" chocolate chip brownie

Dinner
Grilled Chicken BLT salad at McDonald's with ranch dressing

No exercise because, well, 16 hour day! But I suppose I walked some, dragging my stupid broken suitcase around airports. I also drank about 5 bazillion Fruit2Os today, for some reason. Well, maybe 4 bazillion, but a lot.

Calorie total: About 1325

jillybean720
10-19-2005, 07:21 AM
Yesterday ended up being:


instant oatmeal
spinach, ham, swiss cheese, and honey mustard on a croissant
small bag of Sun Chips
2 dill pickle spears
grilled chicken breast with barbecue sauce, melted cheese, and green onions
french fries
My best estimate is about 2200 calories. Fitday is annoying me--I don't know what to put for my skinless grilled chicken breast. When I choose "skin not eaten," I think it thinks it was still cooked with the skin on it and therefore has more calories (seems higher than the labels of the chicken I buy, anyway). It also doesn't have "grilled" as an option, and all of the "baked" or "skinless" options include some sort of flouring, breading, or coating. How difficult can chicken be?!

Went grocery shopping last night, so today looks is starting out much better:

Carnation instant breakfast w/skim milk
instant oatmeal
yogurt
wrap--small tortilla, lettuce, Miracle Whip, honey mustard, ham, swiss cheese (made it myself instead of getting a huge wrap at the cafeteria, so I know exactly how many calories are in it :D )
Smartfood popcorn
All that puts me in around 770 calories, so we'll see how dinner goes (we WILL be eating at home! :drill: ).

BethC
10-19-2005, 08:13 AM
Good morning everyone!

Here's yesterday...

1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
2 - coffee
5 - zone bar
2 - coffee
4 - 2 truffles
6 - grilled chicken salad
3 - w/feta
26 points

Jillegal
10-19-2005, 11:52 AM
Well...I've been missing in action for a few days (life has definitely got in the way of my posting) and I'm going to be taking a sabbatical from the forum for a couple of weeks due to lack of opportunity. Doesn't mean I'm taking a sabbatical from journaling (since I started Weight Watchers in June of 2002, the only time I didn't journal was the month I spent in Russia). Figure skating season is upon me and I'll have lots of temptations (dinners and drinks with friends, arena/hotel/restaurant food) but I've managed it in the past and will give it my all this season! Off to Atlantic City tomorrow for Skate America and then on to Newfoundland for Skate Canada. No European skating trips this season for me (the World Championships are in Canada this year!!) and the Canadian Championships aren't until January, so I'll have some recovery time (if you can call the Christmas season recovery time) before the next arena/hotel/restaurant/ food onslaught!

I trust my thread will be kept alive in my absense and that I'll return to good news (foodwise, weightwise and otherwise) from all of you! Enjoy and behave!! (I'll certainly enjoy and try my best to behave). :^:

Cheers!! :wave:
Jilly

famograham
10-19-2005, 01:42 PM
AWWW Jilly....I'm going to miss you SOO much :cry:

I do, however, hope that you have a wonderful time...and wish I could go with you (it just sounds so fun and exciting!)

Please check in if you get a chance..try to behave yourself most of the time..and :coach: get your butt back here ASAP!

We LOVE you!
xoxoxo
Linda

rabidstoat
10-19-2005, 09:21 PM
Not feeling well today aand left work early. Blah. No exercise, I came home, ate, slept for 2 hours, woke up with the phone. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow.

Breakfast
3 Mrs. T's perogies
1 bowl oatmeal

Lunch
Crock pot shrimp creole over brown rice

Snack
Some pineapple chunks

Dinner
Angus Burger from Burger King (craving red meat)

jillybean720
10-20-2005, 08:45 AM
Had some yogurt-covered raisins, 2 apples, and spaghetti last night, bringing yesterday's total to about 1780 calories :) Yay for eating dinner AT HOME!!

Today looks like this:

Carnation instant breakfast w/skim milk
Special K cranberry apple bar
Smartfood popcorn
yogurt
peanut butter and jelly sandwich (natural peanut butter, whole wheat bread, and no sugar added jelly)
Subway 12" sweet onion chicken teriyaki sub (no cheese)

Total: about 1475 calories

Only did 23 minutes on the elliptical this morning since I got to the gym late, but it's better than nothing!

rabidstoat
10-20-2005, 08:19 PM
Okay, after not being hungry the last two days I was ravenous today!

Breakfast
20 oz smoothie from Smoothie King (angel food)

Morning snack
1 oz cheddar cheese

Lunch
6" turkey and cheese sub with light mayo from subway
An orange

Snacks!
1.25 oz trail mix (prepackaged bag!), minus the almonds
1 cup pineapple chunks
Luna Bar (Nutz over Chocolate)

Dinner
Low fat shrimp creole over brown rice
About 1 cup of low fat ice cream (Edy's double churned)

For exercise, 30 minutes on the stationary bike. Total calories was right under 2000.

jillybean720
10-21-2005, 07:08 AM
Hello? (echo) Anybody here? I know rabidstoat and I are not the only ones who need this thread, and just because Sargent Jilly is gone temporarily doesn't mean we can all slack off!

Here's my menu for today:

carnation instant breakfast w/ skim milk
yogurt
instant oatmeal
salad (lots of lettuce, some lean ground turkey cooked with taco seasoning, fat-free sour cream, and lots of salas instead of dressing--wish I had some ff shredded cheese, but I forgot to buy some, but overall, a GREAT salad for very few calories--I've finally found a substitute for those creamy dressings I love so much: slasa!)
yogurt-covered raisins (discovered they have trans fats, though, so one these are gone, I won't buy any more)
cheese pizza
turkey ham
instant mashed potatoes
Gosh, that seems like a LOT of food, but it comes to about 1850 calories, so I'm still below 2000 for the day :)

DishyFishy
10-21-2005, 04:40 PM
Okay, okay, jillybean, I'm here! :p

I've been really busy with odds and sods yet don't seem to have accomplished anything much. :dizzy:

Tues 18/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee, 500 ml water.
Lunch: 1 cup h-m soup, 500 ml water.
Snack: 6 oz banana, 500 ml water.
Dinner: 4 oz tuna, 2 oz whole-wheat couscous, 1 cup peas, 2 tblsp. pine nuts, 500 ml water.
Snack:
Extra Drinks: Cocoa (1 cup 0% milk, 2 tsp. cocoa).

Total kcals: 1195 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 2 walks: 1.54 miles and 4.57 miles.

Weds 19/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee, 500 ml water.
Lunch: 50 g tofu, 56 g whole-wheat bread, 1 tblsp.walnut mustard, salad (cabbage, carrot, cucumber, hot peppers, tomato); 500 ml water.
Snack: 3 LC party cubes, 11 Triscuits Thin Crisps; 500 ml water.
Dinner: 3 chicken breast (grilled), roasted veggies (carrots, leeks, parsnips, sprouts, swede) with 4 tblsp. pecan pieces; 2 oz pumpkin bread; 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: 500 ml water, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1595 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 4 miles WATP.

Thurs 20/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee, 500 ml water.
Snack: 6 oz banana; 500 ml water.
Lunch: 80 g tofu, salad (cabbage, carrot, cucumber, hot peppers, tomato); 500 ml water.
Dinner: 540 ml tin Campbell's Chunky Beef Fajita soup; 500 ml water.

Then I totally lost the plot--developed the munchies around 19:00 and spent the rest of the night snacking on nuts and crackers with cheese, and lots of it! :ink: I didn't measure any of that, but know it all took me way over my kcal allowance. I wasn't emotional or anything, just genuinely felt hungry. :shrug: These things happen.

rabidstoat
10-21-2005, 07:52 PM
I'm really fascinated by those in the UK (I presume) doing measurements in metric. I have no idea what the equivalents are. DishyFishy could be eating an entire cow for all I know, I'm metric ignorant. :)

Breakfast
Oatmeal (full sugar kind)
MorningStar breakfast patty
McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt parfait with LF granola

Lunch
Healthy Choice Sweet Bourbon Steak meal
Side salad with LF balsamic vinegarette from McD's

Dinner
Half a chicken breast baked in barbecue sauce
Simply Grillin' potatoes and veggies, in garlic (more than a serving)

Exercise: 30 minutes on the stationary bike.
Tivoed show, watched while exercising: Everyone Hates Chris episode, and a bit of Survivor Marquesas

Calories were about 1160. That's low, but yesterday was high, so it makes sense.

DishyFishy
10-22-2005, 01:04 AM
I'm really fascinated by those in the UK (I presume) doing measurements in metric. I have no idea what the equivalents are. DishyFishy could be eating an entire cow for all I know, I'm metric ignorant. :)"...an entire cow" :rofl:
I'm ex-UK, living in Canada now. I was a staunch supporter of the Metric Martyrs and was always a pounds-&-ounces, pints-&-fluid-ounces lass (that's Imperial measures, mind, not US :p), but Canadians have this whole metric thing going on. :rolleyes: Now, I use whichever measure is most convenient. My kitchen scales do both, but it's much easier to measure, work out, and log 40 g than 1.4109 oz, for example. And my most-often-used tumblers and mugs are 500 ml and 250 ml respectively, so I log my drinks in metric.

As a rule of thumb, 28 g is about 1 oz equivalent, and 500 ml is about 2 cups, or just over a pint (US) and just under a pint (Imperial).

And then there's the difference in UK and US cups.... :lol:

[Edited to add...]
Went daft with KFC for dinner. I overate and felt quite ill afterwards. :( I wish I could remember how much rubbishy fast food messes with my digestive system BEFORE I overdo it. :rolleyes: Hubby is under instructions to remind me in future. All that salt has really bloated me up too. Bleah!

Fri 21/10:

Breakfast: Shake (6 oz banana, crushed ice, cup 2% yogurt, cup 0% milk, vanilla extract); 500 ml coffee, 500 ml water.
Lunch: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, cup 0% milk, 1 oz seedless raisins; 500 ml water.
Dinner: KFC Original Recipe AND Boneless Wings AND coleslaw. :yikes:
Extra Drinks: 250 ml green tea, 2 litres un-sweetened iced tea, 1 l water.

Total kcals: 3000? :o

Exercise: None.

activeadventurer
10-22-2005, 04:40 PM
Hi folks,

It is so great to be back AND you will truly be missed Jilly. It seems we have lost a few people and I am very grateful for those still here. I know exactly what you mean dishyfishy re that fast food. What is the attraction?

In the meantime... I have a bad port on my computer and will have infrequent internet access for about the next 4 weeks. I am still kind of recovering my emotional balance from my recent roller coaster due to health concerns. Food has been ok with an occasional not so great day. Exercise has been terrific and I have completed two legs of my Lazy Man's Triathalon. I have ten more days to complete 70 milesof bicycling!!!! Better get to the gym now!!!

jillybean720
10-22-2005, 07:28 PM
Great to have you back, activeadventurer! We're getting mighty sparse around these parts lately.

Alright, I am cut off for today (it's about 7:30pm), so here's what I had:


apple
yogurt-covered raisins
honey nut cheerios w/skim milk
Silver Diner bacon cheeseburger w/barbecue sauce (but at least I got a side salad instead of french fries!)
more yogurt-covered raisins
another apple
leftover turkey-ham and spaghetti
Total according to Fitday: almost 2300 calories :o Could have been worse, though, considering the Diner excursion (they have AMAZING milkshakes, but I refused) ;)

rabidstoat
10-23-2005, 07:03 AM
Okay, forgot to post on Saturday because I was tired. Here goes.

Breakfast
Breakfast burrito (LF/lowcarb veggie wrap with 1/2 cup egg beater, some stirfried veggies in 1 tsp oil, 1 LF pepperjack cheese slice, and a glop of salsa)

Lunch
Leftover barbecue chicken (only about 4-5 oz pre-cooking) and Simply Grillin' veggies (about a serving and a half)

Snack
3/4 cup LF ice cream (meant to eat the watermelon but....)

Dinner
Leftover crock pot shrimp creole over brown rice (super-filling and mostly veggies!)

Exercise: 30 leisurely minutes on the exercise bike
Watched: The last bit of a Survivor Marquesas episode, and another Everyone Hates Chris episode

Calorie total for the day, again, was low, at 1240. Since I'm not hungry, it's around 1200, and I'm headed to Disney this week, I'm not going to worry about it. I'm sure I'll have a heavy-eating hungry day soon, and if not, I'll pick up some calories at the theme parks.

jillybean720
10-23-2005, 12:52 PM
Sunday's not over yet, but I have already planned dinner, so here's the day:


2 Special K bars (one strawberry, one cranberry apple)
Trix cereal w/skim milk
sandwich (3 slices whole grain bread, lettuce, miracle whip, honey mustard, ham, turkey breast, swiss cheese, and provolone cheese) w/a serving of SunChips
boneless, skinless chicken breast cooked with salsa, topped with fat-free shredded cheddar cheese and a dab of sour cream, served over brown rice
Per FitDay, comes to about 1765 calories for the day :D

DishyFishy
10-23-2005, 03:21 PM
Denise! :wave: You're doing a great job with the LMT! Bad luck about your 'puter though.

You're right, Jill, it has quietened down around here. It's not the same without Jillegal, of course, but where the heck are the two Lauras, hmm? And Apryl and RealCdn and SAPF and SillyFluff and Synger? Even Beth and Claire don't pop in nearly often enough either. I hope everyone's just too busy to post here, and that they're not neglecting themselves. :halffull:

I was low on kcals too, rabidstoat, but since I was way over the previous two days, it's probably a good job! ;)

Sat 22/10:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, cup 0% milk, 1 oz seedless raisins, Starbuck's double tall FF latte, 500 ml water.
Snack: 4 oz lean sliced ham; 500 ml water.
Lunch: 3 sushi maki rolls, salad (red cabbage, carrot, cucumber, tomato); 1 l water.
Snack: 11 Triscuits Thin Crisps; 250 ml green tea.
Dinner: 5 oz chicken breast (grilled), brussels sprouts & leeks, oz Parmigiano-Reggiano; 500 ml water.
Snack: 5 Altoids (Tangerine Sours).
Extra Drinks: 500 ml coffee with 2 tblsp. half & half

Total kcals: 1245 (plus free veg)

Exercise: 20 minute bike ride, 20 minute walk, strength workout.


And finally...
My sister's stuck with WW for two weeks now, and I'm so proud of her I made her a ticker:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/img/bar060/flower05/lb/185/133/179/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/index.php)

Three cheers for SisterFish! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

activeadventurer
10-23-2005, 04:09 PM
Hi folks,

OP food days yesterday and so far today. Find myself VERY resistant to going to the gym. It's like now that I know the LMT is within my reach I don't want to finish. Crazy indeed!!! The last two LMT's I've tried (each summer two and three years ago) I never even got close to finishing. I think the support of posting has really helped to keep me on track, now it is just closing that I need to do.

Dishyfishy, glad to see you back on track and love the tracker for your sister. Way to go sis!!!

rabidstoat
10-23-2005, 08:31 PM
Okay, more calories today, but I had a 'junk food' craving at lunch. Here's how it shaped out.

Breakfast
Small box of frosted mini wheats with 2% milk
1 oz cheddar cheese

Lunch
McDonald's double cheeseburger
McDonald's medium fry

Dinner
Chicken in a red curry ginger sauce
Spiced couscous with peas and carrots
1.5 cups diced watermelon

Exercise: 30 minutes on the cycle
What I watched: An Everyone Hates Chris episode and a bit of a Biggest Loser episode from a few weeks ago

Calories: 1722(ish)

SuchAPrettyFace
10-24-2005, 12:03 AM
DishyFishy, I saw my name! I have to be back, so I will post today's:

Brunch w/Mom:
pepperoni/genoa salami
fresh mozzarella
french bread
olives
baby grape tomatoes
4 cups coffee (pumpkin spice) w/maybe 1/4 cup milk

dinner:
3 ounces beef pot roast
1 serving carrots
1 serving potatoes
3/4 of a green apple
3/4 of a yellow apple
1 bottle water

now:
2 cups peppermint tea

I am hungry, but not going to eat anything as it's 11pm. ;)


also:

Fitday is annoying me--I don't know what to put for my skinless grilled chicken breast. When I choose "skin not eaten," I think it thinks it was still cooked with the skin on it and therefore has more calories (seems higher than the labels of the chicken I buy, anyway). It also doesn't have "grilled" as an option, and all of the "baked" or "skinless" options include some sort of flouring, breading, or coating. How difficult can chicken be?!

That's why I can't use fitday anymore, too frustrating.

rabidstoat
10-24-2005, 07:49 AM
I had the same FitDay frustrations. Drove me nuts!

What I did was choose the 'Add Custom Food' option and filled in the nutrition label off a package of chicken I bought at the store. It was like 110 calories for 4 ounces, and it had the cholesterol and sodium and fat and protein numbers. Then I labeled it 'Chicken I really eat' or something. :)

SuchAPrettyFace
10-24-2005, 10:36 AM
I had the same FitDay frustrations. Drove me nuts!

What I did was choose the 'Add Custom Food' option and filled in the nutrition label off a package of chicken I bought at the store. It was like 110 calories for 4 ounces, and it had the cholesterol and sodium and fat and protein numbers. Then I labeled it 'Chicken I really eat' or something. :)I did that too until I realized I had 40 foods in there. :lol:

rabidstoat
10-24-2005, 11:12 AM
Hrm. I have 67 custom foods on Fitday. :)

jillybean720
10-24-2005, 11:20 AM
Yeah, I've done that for a lot of foods that aren't listed in fitday (my reduced-sugar oatmeal, my Special K bars, whatever kind of bread I happen to have bought...), but I would think skinless grilled chicken breast would be a normal food that should be listed--especially since it comprises about a third of my entire diet :dizzy:

DishyFishy
10-24-2005, 12:48 PM
STOP!!
New thread started for new week!!

jillybean720
10-24-2005, 01:08 PM
Minor moment of strength for today--I skipped work (we'll call it a mental health day ;)), and for lunch, I was so ready to just have a bowl of cereal (nothing healthy, of course--would have been frosted cheerios or lucky charms or something). Instead, I stood my ground and made a salad. Yay! For once, the laziness did not win out :p

So here's today for me (dinner's already planned):
plain cheerios w/skim milk, splenda, and a bit of honey
Special K bar
salad (lettuce, fat-free shredded cheddar cheese, ground turkey cooked w/taco seasoning, salsa, and a little fat-free sour cream)
2 turkey burgers w/cheese on whole wheat buns

Total: 1370 calories, though I'm sure I'll find something to make as a side to go with the burgers, so it will be a bit higher.

boiaby
10-24-2005, 02:19 PM
Yay! Good for you Jillybean! :carrot: Now, hightail it over to the new weekly thread, you silly goose, this one is finished! :D

Beverly