Weight Loss Support - Held Accountable for Novemeber: Post your menu here!

10-30-2005, 11:27 PM
A day early but wanted to set it up so it's all ready to go! Wish you all a healthy and happy journey to a better YOU!!!!!!!! I love these threads and the feeling of accountability and support I get from them.

11-01-2005, 11:21 AM
yesterday cont.

*5 fortune cookies

*1 c mixed green salad w cherry tomatoes, cabbage,carrots, broc, and annie's natural dressing
*1/2 baked potato w 1/2 c turkey chilie, 1 oz sharp cheddar, and 2TB lf yogurt
*4 small choc covered graham cracker squares

*few spoonfulls of soup while cooking (lunch for this week)
*12 oz tea w 2%

water goal- met (!)

*1 c strawberries
*1 c cheerios (no milk)
*16oz coffee w 1oz 2%
*4 oz choc milk (2%)

*1 1/2 c bulgher and red lentil soup-- 2t olive oil, onion, dill, cilantro, garlic chives, bulgher, lentils, garbanzo beans, spinach, lf yogurt, chick stock.
*15 whole wheat saltines

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-01-2005, 12:21 PM
b- 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1/4 c blueberry
s- 1/2 c nonfat plan yogurt
s- slice of low fat cheese, carrots, broc, snap peas
l- 2 c tofu "chicken" soup
s- apple
d- 1/2 c brown rice, spinach, broc, napa, pay choy, onions, pepper, 2 egg whites, 1 egg
s- 1 PB cup (homemade, about the size of the regualr recees ones, but with chunky PB...BF made them), 1 c tea and skim milk

11-01-2005, 07:38 PM
B: 1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1 apple
L: tossed salad w/romaine, tomatoes, grilled chicken, fat free Italian dressing
s: yogurt
D: extra-lean ground beef cooked w/mushrooms, onions, garlic, spinach and egg whites (kinda like a beef and veggie omelet) and a baked sweet potato

Planned snack for tonight is a sugar-free pudding cup

What I didn't eat today - not even one bite! - was any of the donuts, leftover Halloween candy, coconut cake, potato chips or tortilla chips that were in the kitchen at work! And I have to walk past the kitchen to get to my printer, the copier and the ladies room, so I have to see this stuff several times a day! I didn't want to have to write any of that down for everyone to see. Being held accountable does help.

11-01-2005, 09:02 PM
I hate to post, but I need to!

breakfast: biscuit and gravy from BK, large coke, bacon n cheese crossain'wich
lunch: peanuts and almonds (1 serving) , vanilla coke
dinner: 2 bowls of homemade spaghetti, vanilla coke

I suppose it could be worse.....but I was sick today so I didn't watch what I ate too much

11-01-2005, 09:21 PM
3/4 cup black bean and veggie chili
2 small sprouted grain corn tortillas

1 cup garbanzo beans
2 cups spinach and romaine mix
1 cup chopped tomato
1 T sunflower seeds
1 T fat-free balsamic viniagrette

1 cup mixed veggie soup
1 slice Ezekiel sesame flourless bread
1/2 cup black cherry juice

2 cups broccoli (with lemon pepper)
1 T lemon juice
1 soy patty (20 grams protein and 1 gram fat! :D )
1 slice Ezekiel sesame flourless bread
1 T stone ground mustard

1 T. (approx., it was licking the spatula :lol: ) chocolate cake batter (I am making a cake for a friend's B-day and I had to taste it to make sure it was just right! :lol: )

6 almonds
1 Granny Smith apple

60 oz. water, so far :)

11-02-2005, 01:53 AM
First, Great job on the resisting EllyMay.....temptations are hard to pass sometimes. And the fact that having to be accountable and post on here. But we all slip sometimes and I wouldnt judge if you had.

Yogini, of course you had to make sure the batter tasted just right. Dont want to make an icky cake. :lol:

Mandy, it can be hard when you arent feeling well to really care what you are eating....don't worry you will get back on track and do great!!!!!

B: eggbeaters w/ lean ham, 1 sprouted wheat toast w/ SF jam 280 cal.
S: 1 oz turkey, 1/2 c peaches 150 cal.
L: Lean ham sandwich on whole grain 270 cal
S: 1 c leftover spaghetti 350 cal? guessing
D: SmartOnes turkey meal, cucumber, 1 c. green beans 320 cal

Total calories= 1370

11-02-2005, 10:14 AM
b- 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1 banana
s- 1/2 c nonfat plan yogurt
s- laughing cow cheese, carrots, broc, peppers
l- 1/2 c blackeyed peas, salsa, 2 c cabbage, 1 c broc, 1/2 c pepper and tomato
d- 1/2 c brown rice, 1/2 c tuna, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 c spinach, soy sauce/pho sauce

11-02-2005, 10:59 AM
11/2/05 Menu- Tentative

I'm starting off good today!

breakfast: 2 cups 1% milk w/sugar free chocolate syrup
lunch: 1 cup spaghetti with 1/2 sauce. Side salad w/light ranch
snacks: pineapple cup, peach cup, vanilla yogurt
dinner: Beans & Rice- 1 cup yellow rice w/ 1 cup pinto beans

11-02-2005, 11:21 AM
Good variety everyone :)

So, at least 60 oz. water (of course) and also:

1 cup lentil-spinach-tomato soup (no oil/no salt)
1 cup steamed broccoli (with a pinch of garlic pepper)
1 slice Ezekiel sesame flourless bread (dipped in the soup)

1 cup garbanzo beans
2 cups spinach, arugula and romaine mix
1 cup chopped tomato
1 T sunflower seeds
1 T fat-free balsamic viniagrette
1/2 tsp. garlic pepper

2 cups roasted cauliflower (with 1 T lemon/balsamic vinegar and 2 T roasted garlic)
1 cup lentil-spinach-tomato soup (no oil/no salt)

1 cup calcium-added orange juice
1 Granny Smith apple
1 T pumpkin seeds

Juicer Juice (from my juicer ;) ) :

3 carrots
2 beets
5 stalks celery
1 cucumber
1 T ginger

11-02-2005, 11:29 AM
Wow Yogini you have such a healthful menu! I feel malnourished just looking at your menu! lol nice job!

11-02-2005, 11:36 AM
Thanks :) It's really silly that I am so fat because I LOVE healthy food! However, I also love to cook and eat, so as long as I cut out the fats/salt/sugar and avoid emotional eating (that's a tall order :lol: ) I am guaranteed success!

Mandy, I noticed that you have planned out a much healthier day today-keep up the good work! Also, how did you create your sig? I LOVE it and want one like that :D

11-02-2005, 03:25 PM
yesterday cont-

w/ lunch-
* 12oz v8

tortilla chips, 2 chicken tamales w queso, black beans and rice, 1/2 a plaintain, 1 margarita, 2 michiladas (basically beer-- in this case negro modelo-- with hot sauce/spicy tomato juice), 1 plain beer. happy day of the dead indeed. eek.

water- 1 nalgene :(

4oz choc 2%
1 c strawberries
1 c cheerios (no milk)
16 oz coffee w 1 oz 2%

*2 c mixed green salad w/ broc, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cukes & 1 tb annie's natural dressing
* 1/2 baked potato w 1/2 c turkey chilli and 1oz sharp cheddar

11-02-2005, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Meecha. Everyone sounds like they're doing great and I'm getting lots of interesting ideas for healthy meals from this thread!

B: oatmeal with a scoop of protein powder and skim milk
s: meal replacement shake
L: Italian wedding soup
s: grilled chicken breast, carrots, celery
D: leftover beef/veggie omelet and baked sweet potato

planned snack for tonight: apple slices with a bit of natural peanut butter, skim milk

11-02-2005, 10:56 PM
You are welcome EllyMay, well all need those words to keep us motivated. :D

Yogini, I feel that its how much you eat and the exercise you get, healthy or not. I eat rather healthy, never one for junk food and things like that and I exercised all the time and i still was 60 lbs overweight. I came to realize that it was the amount of food I was taking in. As soon as I started Sept 1st watching my calories which automatically cuts the portion sizes, I started to lose. You seem to be doing a great job and are very possitive, keep it up!!!!!

Mandy, way to go on a healthier meal plan for the day...... :carrot:

OK here it is:

B: eggbeaters, 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 oz lean ham 290 cal
S: 1 oz turkey, 1/2 c peaches 150 cal
L: chicken soup, w/ff saltines, 1 oz ham 280 cal
S: slim fast oatmeal bar 150 cal
D: 1 1/2 c. cajun red beans and rice w/ 1/2 c. ground lean beef mixed in,
1 c. green beans, cucumber 415 cal.

Total calories= 1285

Might have a snack, but maybe not. Will keep it to about 100 cal if I do.

KEEP IT GOING LADIES>>>>> WE ARE DOING GREAT!!!!!!!!!! :carrot: :carrot:

11-03-2005, 10:11 AM
b- 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1/2 c blueberries
s- 1/2 c nonfat plan yogurt
s- laughing cow cheese, carrots, broc, peppers
l- 1 morning star black bean patty, mustard, 2 c cabbage, 1 c broc, 1/2 c pepper and tomato
d- 1/2 c brown rice, 1/2 c tuna, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 c spinach, soy sauce/pho sauce

yes pretty much the same menu as yesterday....does anyone else find that eating the same things in general just helps with your efforts more?

11-03-2005, 11:45 AM
yesterday cont.

* 5 cubes laughing cow, 1 serving (measured) lf triscuits

* 1 1/2 c bulgher/quinoa pilaf w/ walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, dried cranberries, and dried pineapple w/ 2 tb lf cuke/yogurt riatta
* 1 red beer (16oz beer w 12 oz v8)

water goal- met

* jam sandwich- 1tb each brummel&brown & blueberry jam on sprouted toast
* 16oz coffee w 1 oz 2%

going out to a veggie place. not sure what i'll have.

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-03-2005, 05:57 PM
Hi everyone

Today I got on the scale (just couldnt help myself) and I reached my first mini goal!!!!!! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: 20# gone forever, YEA!!!! Monday is supposed to be my weigh in day so I will hopefully I may lose a couple more by then.

Anyway, Yume...I do find that eating a lot of the same foods and meals is very helpful. I count my calories so each meal that I am use to I know the calorie count for it. It is sooo much easier. Plus I am a picky eater and a creature of habit so that helps.

Have classes tonight so wanted to post early just in case I dont have time later.

B: 1 1/4c. leftover beans and rice 275 cal
S: 1 oz lean ham, 1/2c. peaches 150 cal
L: Chicken veggie soup, 20 grapes 280 cal
S: 1/2 ham sandwich on wh grain bread 150 cal (planned)
D: 2 oz cubbed steak, cucumber, tomatoe, small green salad w/ ff dressing
roughly 350 calories
S: not sure yet but stick to 150 or less cal.

Total calories w/out snack= 1205

11-03-2005, 07:11 PM
Way to go on reaching your goal Meecha! 20 lbs. is awesome!

Today's eats:

B: protein shake and 1/2 turkey sandwich on whole wheat w/lettuce
(yes, I eat strange things for breakfast sometimes...)
L: Lean Cuisine spinach & mushroom pizza, Diet Coke
D: will be grilled chicken breast w/bbq sauce, mashed potatoes made w/skim milk & butter buds, green beans/carrots/cauliflower veggie mix

I just realized I didn't have any snacks today...can I have 3 tonight to make up for it? :dizzy: I was real busy at work today and didn't even think of it. Will probably have some almonds or maybe a pudding cup if I get hungry later.

11-03-2005, 08:47 PM
Meecha, congrats on making your mini-goal (early too ;) ) !

I had a very stressful day and I fought the urge to eat CONSTANTLY!

I mixed the following into a "stew" and ate it with 1 sprouted grain tortilla (150 Calories, 3g Fat, 6g Protein, 5g Fiber, ):

1 cup steamed asparagus
2/3 cup cooked carrots
4 oz. soy tempeh (215 calories, 8 g fat, 20 g protein and 12 g of fiber)
1 cup cooked split-peas (prepared in water with the fresh herbs below)
2 T fresh herbs (rosemary/sage/thyme/parsley)
1 T garlic paste

1 Veggie Bowl from Chipotle:
3/4 cup fresh tomato salsa (raw tomatoes/onions/jalapeno/cilantro)
1/3 cup corn salsa
2 T hot salsa
1/2 cup guacamole (125 calories, 12 g fat, 4 g protein, 6 g fiber)
1/2 cup rice
1 1/2 cups black beans
1 cup chopped romaine lettuce

1 cup soy milk with 2 tsp. "Pero" coffee substitute (roasted barley malt and chicory) (120 calories, 12 grams protein, 3 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber)

I am just about at my fat/calorie limit so , I'll just use my juicer and have the following for dinner:

4 carrots, 1 cucumber, 2 beets, 6 stalks celery, 2 T ginger
1/2 sprouted wheat pita (90 calories, 6 g protein, 5 g fiber)
2 oz. seitan (150 calories, 34g protein, 1 g fat, 4 g fiber)
1/2 cup mixed baby greens

and a total of 1 gallon water all day long :)

I am proud of myself for staying within my calorie and fat limits even though the urge to stress eat was there all day :)

Valerie Joy
11-03-2005, 10:41 PM
I was over my calories today. I was so hungry in the afternoon after my massage. At least I wasn't that far over my 1600 a day goal.

B.. Zone Bar
L.. Cheeseburger on rye
S.. ZoneBar
S. Yogurt & raspberries
S. No fat cheese on low carb bread
D... Chix and cauliflower
S.. No fat cheese on low carb bread, Strawberries

1785 calories and 80 oz water so far.

11-03-2005, 11:07 PM
Hi everyone

Had a slight change in dinner....

Smart ones tuna meal, cucubber and 1 c. green beans 360 cal.

Thanks for the congrats.....It feels really good....

I wouldn't worry about go over abit with the calories Valerie, they were healthy ones. I have heard that changing with a little flucuation (sp?) in your calories is good...so your system doesnt become shocked and fall into a stall.

Yogini, way to resist emotional eating....WOOO HOOOOOO I know it can be hard but today showed that you CAN do it! Pride starts within yourself. :D

11-04-2005, 09:53 AM
Great job on the 20 lbs loss meecha!
Ellymay: the LC pizza sounded really good, so i will steal the idea tonight :)

b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 banana, 1 c soy milk
s- 1/2 c plain nonfat yogurt
s- 1 c raw broc, 1 c raw carrots, 1 wedge light laughin cow cheese
l- 1.5 c healthy choice vegetable soup
s- apple
s- 1 c skim milk, 1 tbs sugar-free mint syrup, coffee
d-1 pita, 1/4 c. low fat feta, 1/2 c spinach, 1 tomato, 1/2 c mushroom (to make a nice pizza), 1/2 c healthy choice vegetable soup with 4 oz tofu cubes mixed in

11-04-2005, 01:43 PM
yesterday cont.

*approx 2 c stir-fried veggies w 1/2 c steamed (white) rice
* 1 fortune cookie

* 5 cubes laughing cow
* 1 serving lf triscuits
* 12oz v8

*1 c chili
* 1 oz cheddar cheese
* 1 handful tortilla chips
* 1 saltine, 1 ritz
* 1 beer


water- 1 nalgene

*4oz choc 2%
*12oz coffee w 4 oz 2%
* 2 c strawberries

* 1 1/2 c bulgher/quinoa pilaf w nuts, etc & 2tb lf cuke/yogurt riatta
* 2 c mixed green salad w carrots, tomatoes, celery, and annie's natural dressing

* 5 cubes laughing cow, 1 serving triscuits, 12oz v8

water goal-
2 nalgenes

11-04-2005, 06:16 PM
Hi ladies...

Thank you Yume.....I am pretty proud of myself...I even past up temptation yesterday at a clients house. They had a huge bowl full of kitkats and reeces sticks which if I were to eat any candy, those two are my favorite. It was VERY tempting but I felt so good after getting on the scale that I just said NOPE not doing it. :carrot:
In the past I would have reasoned it as a reward...which I discovered is totally counter productive.
Still early here in WA but here is what I have had so far and what is plannned for later.

B: eggbeaters w/ lean ham, 1 slice sprouted wh wheat w/ sf jam 280 cal
S: 1 oz lean ham, 1/2 c. peaches 150 cal
L: 1 1/4 c. red beans/rice, 1 oz lean ham (Im a ham freak) 345 cal
S: (planned) 20 grapes, 15 FF pringles 145 cal
D: Cubbed steak (2 oz) green salad w/ tomato, cucumber, FF ranch
1 c. green beans 375 cal (roughly)
S: stick to 150 cal

Total calories if to planned= 1295 w/out night snack


11-04-2005, 08:33 PM
B: 2 egg whites + 1 whole egg scrambled; 1 piece whole wheat toast
s: 1/2 turkey sandwich on whole wheat w/lettuce & tomato
L: leftover beef/veggie omelet, 1 apple
s: 20 raw almonds, sugar-free chocolate pudding cup
D: the last of the beef stuff (yay!)

No planned snack tonight - I will probably drink the 3 beers in the fridge instead. Hey, it's Friday, right?

This was my first week posting on here and it really did help. Knowing I had to write it down for everyone to see made a difference in what I choose to eat (and what I chose NOT to eat). I avoided all the junk at the office, which was a very big change for me, and made better choices in general. Was I perfect? No, and glad of it...insisting on "perfection" or nothing helped me get to 200 lbs. Let's see where "better most of the time" can take me.

11-04-2005, 10:42 PM
My menu today:

B: 1 cup 1% milk, 1 egg, few drops vanilla extract, pinch cinnamon (blender drink)
S: 1/2 apple, 2 oz. cheddar cheese.
L: Lean Cuisine Steak Tips Portabello, 180 cals 7g fat 13g carbs
S: 4 Triscuits with small amount cheddar cheese spread
D: Lean Cuisine Chicken Marsala, 140 cals 4g fat 12 g carbs
S: 1/2 apple, 6 oz. Kefir (yogurt-like beverage)

I also take multivitamins and calcium.

12 pounds lost in last month. I eat about the same thing every day. Breakfast is sometimes Kashi Go Lean with 1% milk instead of the shake. And the flavors of Lean Cuisines change.


Valerie Joy
11-05-2005, 02:50 AM
I was OP today. I'm counting 2095 calories but who knows how many calories were in the reuben sandwich, I put it a 696 calories. At least I didn't have fries with it.

S...PB & J on low carb
L... Eggbeater, rye bread with PB & grapes
S...Yogurt & Strawberries
D...Cheeseburger on rye
S...Reuben Sandwich & clam chowder soup

11-05-2005, 10:05 AM
Yesterday I was so busy that I didn't have time to eat :(

1 pumpkin-graham flour scone
1 cup rice-soy milk with Pero coffee substitute

2 cups cabbage-leek-bok choy-black bean-tomato soup
2 sprouted corn tortillas

1 gallon water

I'll do better today :)

Valerie Joy
11-05-2005, 09:14 PM
All I ate today was a Zone bar and Thai Green Curry Chicken. I'm not really sure the calories on the curry chicken. It had a lot of veges in it, zuchini, beans, green pepper & bamboo shoot. The sauce might have been high. I think it was made with coconut milk.

11-05-2005, 09:22 PM
Yogini, was your cabbage-leek-bok choy-black bean-tomato soup homemade? and if so, could you share the recipe? that sounds wonderful!

B: 2 eggs over easy on grits
L: minestrone soup, 2 slices deli turkey
D: 1 philly cheese steak Lean Pocket
and 1 bottle of red wine :nono:

I tend not to eat enough on the weekends, and drink too much. Something I am working on!

11-06-2005, 02:35 AM
Wow we are doing great ladies..... ;)

Welcome Jay and congrats on the 12 lbs.... :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

EllyMay, I hear you on the weekend thing...I am not on my usual schedule so getting enough in for me can be a problem also.

Valerie, you did alright and good for you on passing up the fries...I lOVE fries especially seasoned curly ones. :D

Ok here is today:

B: eggbeaters w/ lean ham, 1 slice flax wheat bread w/ SF jam 325 cal
L: LC rice meal, 15 FF pringles 300 cal
S: grapes, 1 oz ham 150 cal
D: LC turkey/potato meal, Samll green salad w/ tomatoes, cucumber
S: 1/2 banana 50 cal ?

Total calories= 1170 about 200 under what I like.

Keep up the dedication everyone, we are doing a terrific job!!!!!!! It is feeling great to be healthy.

Valerie Joy
11-06-2005, 02:42 AM
Good job today Meecha!

I love eggbeaters!

11-06-2005, 02:58 AM
Thanks Val

I use to eat the Atkins way on and off for the last 5 yrs or so and I am huge egg eater so it was great, but then I realized that it may not be the healthiest thing. Anyway, when I switched to eggbeaters, at first I thought UUGH!!!! They were really bland, but then I started playing with them by adding garlic powder, pepper and sometimes onions and of course my ham and a squirt of ketchup and now I love them. I tried a couple of regular eggs the other day becuase I ran out of the beaters and I could totally tell the difference..they didnt taste right anymore. I also use them when anything calls for eggs which cuts back on the fat.

11-06-2005, 03:10 AM
Forgot to post this with my menu but thought i would share it with all of you.

Chicken Chili

2 cans kidney beans (rinse them)
1 can Bush's chili beans in mild sauce (not their regular chili)
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 large can white meat chicken (break it up in a bowl so it is shredded)

Put it all together in a crockpot or cook it on low/med in a pot

Add oregano, parsley, basil, garlic powder, chili powder, and pepper. I do this to taste so I dont use measurements....with the cili powder I go easy at first and as it slowly cooks I add more because the spices enhance as it cooks. It is super yummy and it makes great leftovers and is low in fat and cals. If you dont eat meat it is also good without the chicken. I also added some chopped up canned mushrooms and some chopped onions one time which was good also.

Anyway, thought I would share this with all of you.


11-06-2005, 10:19 AM
Yogini, was your cabbage-leek-bok choy-black bean-tomato soup homemade? and if so, could you share the recipe? that sounds wonderful!

Yes, it was something I created because I had lots of cabbages and veggies and needed a low-fat, filling soup. Basically, I just put as much or as little as I want of everything but here's what I did:

1/2 small head purple cabbage
10 pieces of napa cabbage
2 small bunches baby bok choy
1 medium leek
3 carrots
3 pieces kale
1 large can (32 oz., I think) of chopped tomatoes (I used low-sodium)
3 cups black beans
1 T garlic pepper (if you don't have this, use 2 tsp. pepper and 1 tsp. garlic powder)
4-6 cups water, as needed

Basically, you can use more or less of everything if you need to make just enough for you. I made enough for my family and they liked it so much that we ate the whole pot of soup in one day :carrot:

Put the water in a large pot and set on medium-high. Wash and chop all of the veggies and start with the leek and kale. Put the veggies in the pot as you go, starting with the "heartier" ones first so the soup will be evenly cooked by the time you are done (after the leek and kale, put the carrots, then the purple cabbage, then the baby bok choy then the napa cabbage).

Add the garlic pepper and stir.

Continue simmering and stirring (it will become a lovely purple from the purple cabbage) and add the entire can of tomatoes.

Simmer and add the black beans last, cooking for a few minutes to combine flavors. Do no overcook the veggies! This soup tastes best the next day but will be great right away as well.

This soup would be good for almost any eating plan and is so healthy, hearty and delicious! You may choose to add salt or other condiments to each individual serving- I wanted fiber-rich, oil and salt-free soup so I kept it simple. ;)

I'll post this in the vegetarian recipes section too :carrot:

11-06-2005, 10:41 AM
Well, yesterday was really busy again and so I didn't eat all I planned to (again)! How ironic would it be if my weight loss this week slowed due to LACK of calories! :lol:

6 oz. blueberry soy yogurt (140 calories/6 grams protein/3 grams fiber)
1/2 a sprouted grains bun (90 calories/5 grams protein/5 grams fiber)

2 cups cabbage-leek-bok choy-black bean-tomato soup (200 calories/20 grams protein/14 grams fiber)

1/2 a sprouted grains bun (90 calories/5 grams protein/5 grams fiber)

2 cups split pea soup (220 calories/18 grams protein/12 grams fiber)

Citrus Kombucha Tea (60 calories)

1 gallon water

800 calories... :o but I fulfilled my minimum amount of protein requirements!

Okay, today I will eat seitan and also a few more higher calorie foods to meet at least 1200, no matter how busy I get!

11-06-2005, 11:33 PM
Today I seemed to be more hungry than I usually feel????????? :?:
But I think I did pretty well.

B: eggbeaters w/ ham, 1 slice wh wheat w/sf jam 325 cal
S: grapes, FF pringles 180 cal
L: LC chick enchilada meal, green beans 340 cal
S: Brownie (made them for my son) 180 cal
D: 1c. redbeans/rice, 3 oz lean pork 380 roughly cal

Will skip the night snack due to the brownie...not a baked goods person but I LOVE brownies.....

Total calories= 1465 (100 too many) New day tomorrow so I will do OK.

11-06-2005, 11:37 PM
Fresh juice of carrots, celery and beets

2 cups cabbage-leek-kale-black bean-tomato soup (200 calories/20 grams protein/14 grams fiber)

Cliff Nectar Bar (170 calories/2 grams protein/6 grams fiber)

1/2 a Veggie Bowl from Chipotle:
1/3 cup fresh tomato salsa (raw tomatoes/onions/jalapeno/cilantro)
2 T hot salsa
1/2 cup guacamole (125 calories, 12 g fat, 4 g protein, 6 g fiber)
1/2 cup rice
3/4 cup black beans
3/4 cup chopped romaine lettuce

That's about 1,200 calories today :) No seitan but much better food overall than the last 2 days. I am posting here a lot because it really helps me keep on track! I thought about everyone here when I was so busy at work and made myself eat the Cliff Bar instead of skipping it becaue I know it's not healthy and I WON'T lose in the long run if I don't eat enough! Accountability works ;)

11-07-2005, 10:28 AM
b- ww bagel, 1 baked apple
s- 1/2 c plain nonfat yogurt
l- 1 c tomato basil soup
d- 4 oz tofu, 1 ww pita, raw spinach, cucumbers, carrots, and salsa

errr 1/2 bottle white wine, 3 gin and lime juice, 4 whiskey shots...yes....

b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1/2 c blueberries
s- 1 small light mocha frap (i have not been to starbucks in almost two years...these are ok, i guess)
l- 1 laughing cow cheese piece, broc, mushrooms, tomato, spinach, 1/2 c black beans, salsa
d- 4 oz shark with homemade lime marinade, 1 small yam,1/2 c peas and carrots, 2 cups broc, peppers, spinach

b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1/2 c blueberries
s- 1/2 c nonfat plain yogurt
s- 1 piece laughing cow cheese, broc, carrots, peppers
l- 1 c. tofu "chicken" noddle soup
s- apple
d- 1 hard boiled egg, 2 egg white, 2 c raw spinach, 2 c mixed baby greens, broc, peppers, carrots, cucumber 1 tbsp olive oil/lime juice/vinager dressing, 1 ww pita
s- 1/2 c skim milk, 1 pack sugar free hot chocolate mix

11-07-2005, 10:35 AM
Monday is weigh in day and since LAST monday I have dropped 3 more pounds but last thursday I weighed just because and had dropped 4 pounds since that monday. So hence I gained back 1 pound. :( :( :(
Not sure how I managed that. Bummed YES, giving up? NOPE!!!!! :carrot:

Will avoid the scale until next Monday and will be back later with my menus for today. Hope everyone has a good day.


11-07-2005, 12:35 PM
friday cont.
*drinks out (eek)
* approx 1/2 med size frozen cheese pizza
* more drinks in (eek eek)
* 1/2 bowl micro mac'n'cheese w fake chick

water- 2 nalgenes

*8oz coffee
*3/4 of a 3 egg omlett w swiss cheese, 1 slice rye bread, 1 potato pancake

*5 cubes laughing cow, 1 measured serving lf triscuits, 12oz v8

* big salad- mixed greens, broc, carrots, red cabbage, dried cranberries, walnuts, flax seeds, 1/2 can water packed tuna, cukes, tomatoes, dulse flakes w annie's natural dressing

*few sips of root beer, 1 small popcorn, handfull of m&ms

water goal- 1 nalgene lemon/honey/cayenne water, 1 plain water (yay!)


*2 eggs scrambled w 2 c spinach, 1/2 cut tomato, 1 clove garlic, 2 cubes laughing cow, 1 t evoo
* 2 slices sprouted toast w brummel&brown
* 6 oz choc 2%

* approx 10 whole wheat saltines w natural pb

*1 small cornbread muffin (made by my landlord. mmm. blue cornmeal, whole wheat flour, corn, chives, jalapenos) w brummel&brown

*2 c salad- romaine, tomatoes, broc, carrots, cukes, sesame seeds w ginger dressing
*1/2 small amy's mushroom&olive pizza
*1/2 square of dark chocolate

water- 1 nalgene

11-07-2005, 12:43 PM
oops- i forgot today's menu

*2 c strawberries
* 16oz coffee w 1 oz 2%

*1 1/2 c tomato curried chickpeas w basmati
* 1 sm cornbread muffin

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-07-2005, 02:29 PM
Keep up the good work Ladies! ;)

30 minutes treadmill
1 gallon water

Fresh veggie juice (carrot, beet, celery)

Mung bean stew (mung beans, carrots, spinach, onions, tomatoes, celery and garlic)

Salad of mixed sprouts, tomato and mixed baby greens with balsamic viniagrette

Steamed broccoli and kolrabi with lemon and garlic

Sprouted bun

Frozen tropical fruit juice pop (planning for a treat so I will keep on program )

11-07-2005, 07:22 PM
Still steady at 12 pounds down.

Kept with my usual program:

B: shake with 1 cup 1% milk, 1 egg, pinch cinnamon, few drops extract
S: string cheese, lowfat
L: Lean Cuisine Roast Chicken w/Garlic
S: didn't get one today!
D: Lean Cuisine Chicken w/Basil Cream sauce
S: Kefir, 1/2 apple

There is nothing wrong with whole eggs. You can eat an egg every day and they won't hurt you.


11-07-2005, 07:33 PM
Thanks for the soup recipe Yogini. Can't wait to try it!

Sunday -
B: meal replacement shake
s: 1 apple
4 beers while watching the football game (yeah! the Browns won!)
D: double cheeseburger, onion rings, and split a chocolate shake with the BF at Steak & Shake (not the greatest choice - but it was good)
s: 1 glass skim milk, sugar-free pudding cup

B: egg white, spinach and mushroom omelet
s: 1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese, 1 apple
L: salad w/romaine, red and yellow peppers, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, turkey and a hard boiled egg, fat free ranch dressing
s: rye crisp crackers (4) topped with mustard and deli ham slices
D: (which I am making now): flank steak, green beans w/olive oil, balsamic vinegar and tarregon, and cous cous

If I am hungry later, which I doubt after such a big dinner, I will have some almonds.

Keep up the good work everyone!

11-07-2005, 07:39 PM
Way to go on keeping the 12 pounds off Jay.....

I didnt mean to imply that eggs were bad for you, I ate them almost 24/7 in the past. But when I switched to watching my fat intake is when I started eating eggbeaters and boy was there a difference between the two, taste and texture wise. Can't get my 16 yr old to eat the beaters to save my life :dizzy:

Here is today:

B: eggbeaters w/ham, pineapple 290 cal
S: 1oz deli meat, pineapple 150 cal
L: Chicken veggie soup, grapes 320 cal
S: Slim Fast shake 180 cal
D: Lean ham sandwich on sprouted wheat, grapes 330 cal
S: (planned to eat when in class) 30 FF pringles 130 cal

total calories= 1400

Weight training class 45 min.

Keep up the great job everyone!!!!!! We are doing good. :D

Valerie Joy
11-07-2005, 10:33 PM
I've been OP today

B: Zone Bar
L: Eggbeater with 1 slice rye and 1 cup grapes
S: 1 cup yogurt with strawberries
D: Zone Chili
S: Under 200 calories

Zone Bar 1 serving 210
Egg Beaters 1 cup 1 serving 60
Shreded Chedder lowfat 1 oz 1 serving 80
Rye Bread 1 slice 1 serving 60
Natural peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon 1 serving 26
Grapes, raw, NS as to type 1 cup, NFS 114
Yogurt lowfat 1 cup 1 serving 140
Strawberries, frozen, unsweetened 1 cup, thawed 77
Raspberries 1 cup 0.5 serving 40
Ground Beef 4 oz 0.5 serving 100
kidney beans 1/2 cup 1 serving 76
crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup 1 serving
Total Calories 1033

11-08-2005, 01:15 AM
Great job today with sticking to plan Valerie!!!!

22 pounds is awesome! ;) :carrot: ;) :carrot:

Valerie Joy
11-08-2005, 04:03 AM
Thanks Meecha! I just updated my sig tag today :) You're doing a great job too. I like to read everyones menus. It gives me ideas.

11-08-2005, 10:41 AM
b- 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1/2 c blueberry
s- 1/2 c nonfat plain yogurt
s- 1 laughing cow cheese, broc, carrots, peppers
l- 1/2 c black beans, tsp olive oil tbsp lime juice, salsa, 1 c broc slaw (just the veg mix not with dressing), 2 c romain lettuce
s- apple
d- 1/2 c ww pasta, 1/2 can tuna, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 c spinach, 1/2 c mushrooms, 1/2 c canned tomato

11-08-2005, 11:21 AM
Valerie: It is nice to come here and get ideas and support, I just LOVE having others who UNDERSTAND. :D

Yume: Great menu plan, looks like you are doing awesome!!!!!

Everyone: Keep up all the hard work and dedication, we ALL know we WILL do this and live a better, healthier life. :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

Time to start my day, be back later to post.


11-08-2005, 12:09 PM
ellymay- i L O V E steak&shake! i grew up in st louis, and steak&shake is all over the place there. mmm. greasy burgers and shoestring fries. i haven't been to one in like 5 years.

yesterday cont.
*2 c mixed green salad w broc, carrots, red cabbage, sesame seeds, 1/2 can tuna dressed w few sprinkles of sesame oil
* veggie burger w horseradish, mustard, pickles and 1 slice sharp cheddar on sprouted wheat bun
* 4 choc covered graham squares w natural pb

*3 beers

water- 1 1/2 nalgene

*16oz coffee w 1oz 2%
* jam sandwich- 1 tb each b&b, blueberry jam, 2 slices sprouted bread

*1 1/2 c curried chickpeas w basmati
* 1 c strawberries

* 2 cubes laughing cow, 1 serving lf triscuits, 12oz v8

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-08-2005, 04:33 PM
Punkrockgrryl, what is a "nalgene"? It's cool that you eat sprouted breads and buns too!

"Pink" lentils with green beans, corn, peas and garlic (1 cup) I'm just NOT hungry! Odd!

1/2 Cranberry Kombucha Tea (30 calories)

1/2 cup blueberry juice with 1 cup Pellegrino

1 sprouted bun with 5 thin slices Tofurkey, 2 tsp. German mustard, 1 tomato and 1/4 an avocado

I plan on having another 1 1/2 cups of the lentils and veggies

I know I'll juice and have the usual (carrot, beet, celery) but may throw in some mixed greens I have that I don't feel like eating. Do you ever just get tired of chewing? :lol:

Also, a gallon of water ;)

11-08-2005, 04:53 PM
Would like to join the posting. Here is my food log for today.

B - 2 cups of coffee, 2 envelopes of lipton soup. (I really hate breakfast, yuck!)
L - 1/2 c. Spaghetti w/meat sauce, 1 c. salad, 1 teaspoon ranch dressing
S - 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt w/3 tsp. of frozen strawberries
Plan for the evening meal. It could change.
S - 1 tbsp peanut butter and 1 slice of whole wheat bread - this will get me through the workout.
D - 3 oz. chicken breast, 1 1/2 c. romaine lettuce, 2 tbsp. ceasar salad dressing
S - Mini bag of Orville Redenbacher.

Total calories: 1,259

Workout - Firm tape - 60 min.

11-08-2005, 07:52 PM
B: Kashi cereal w/skim milk
s: 1 banana
L: salad: romaine, red & yellow peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, 1/2 pouch of albacore tuna, sun-dried tomato vinaigrette
s: 100-calorie pack of popcorn, Diet Coke, 1 apple
D: flank steak, green beans and couscous
s: (planned) almonds and skim milk

I tried to eat a little less today because I ate a lot yesterday. My co-workers were laughing at my little bag of popcorn this afternoon...they're used to seeing me scarf down a whole big bag all by myself! But, amazingly, the little one was enough for me.

I'm feeling a lot more energetic since I started making better food choices and exercising a bit. I was down 1 pound at my first weekly weigh-in Monday, and it's probably just my imagination but I swear my clothes are fitting just a teensy bit better too.

This site is really helping me. Thank you all for being here!

Valerie Joy
11-08-2005, 11:38 PM
EllyMay congrats on being down at your WI!

I've been eating well today

B: zone bar
L: 1/2 cup eggbeater, 1 slice rye with PB, 1 cup grapes
S: Zone Bar, asparagus
D: Stir Fried tofu with veges & peanut sauce, no pudge sundee
S: 2 slices low carb bread with 2 slices fat free cheese & strawberries

1342 calories :)

11-09-2005, 12:03 AM
EllyMay, congrats on your loss.... :D

Valerie, you are doing great!!!! Way to stick to plan. :carrot: :carrot:

I did pretty well today and feeling good.

B: 1/2c. oatmeal, 3/4c. eggbeaters, 3/4c. pineapple 300 cal.
S: 1 oz protein, 1/2c. peaches 140 cal
L: LC lemon rice meal, salad w/ toamtoes and FF dressing 350 cal
S: skipped it today, still full from lunch so why eat :D
D: 3oz. lean porkloin, green beans, 1c. redbeans/rice mix roughly 400 cal

Total calories= 1190 May have a small snack but its 8pm already and still full so probably not.

11-09-2005, 12:07 AM

You will love it here...the women are great...and you get some great ideas for foods.

11-09-2005, 12:13 AM
B - Muslix cereal w/ 2% milk

S - a few crackers

L- lean cuisine meal
a pickle
a chocolate pudding

(nibbled on a few things through out the day, nothing major)

D - Wild berry oatmeal
a few walnuts
a peach yogurt

11-09-2005, 11:08 AM
b- 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, banana
s- 1/2 c plain nonfat yogurt
s- 1 laughing cow cheese, carrots, broc, peppers, snap peas
l- 1/2 c black beans. 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 c cole slaw (no dressing, so again just cabbage), 1 c mixed salad greed
d- 1/2 c ww pasta, 1/2 c tuna, 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 c tomato, 1 c spinach, 1 c mushrooms
s- 1/2 c skim milk and coffee

11-09-2005, 12:41 PM
nalgene is a brand of containers-- mostly used for camping and outdoorsy type stuff. they're made of sturdy plastic and usually the lids are attached (so you won't lose 'em!). they make all kinds/sizes of containers, but their 32oz bottles are really popular (which is what i carry)-- i'm sure that you've seen them before

good lord, you'd think i worked for nalgene. anyway, i love 'em because it helps me visually track how much water i've had to drink. i may forget how many 8oz glasses or bottles of water i've had, but i can just look at my nalgene and know how much i've had or if i need my refill. it's funny, i've gotten so used to carrying it around with me, i get all out of sorts without it.

yesterday cont-

*big salad- mixed greens, spinach, broc, carrots, red cabbage, cukes, dried cranberries, walnuts, sesame seeds, 1/2 oz sharp cheddar, fake chic nuggets, lf vinegarette
*10 whole wheat saltines

water- goal met

*12oz coffee w 1oz 2%
*1 c cheerios (no milk)
*1 c strawberries

* 1 1/2 c curried chickpeas w basmati
* 1 med apple

* 1 serving lf triscuits, 12 oz v8

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-09-2005, 07:32 PM
Hi everyone,

Have to post early because of school tonight. Hope everyone is doing well today.

B: 3/4 c. eggbeaters, 1/2 c.oatmeal 220 cal
S: 2 oz lean protein, 1/2 c. peaches 140 cal
L: Chicken veggie soup, cucumber w/ ff ranch 260 cal
D: Planned: Lean ham sandwich on sprouted wheat, grapes 340 cal
Snack while in class: 30 FF pringles 130 cal

Total calories= 1090 Not enough so I may grab something healthy at school. Maybe some more grapes to munch on in class. :D

Punkrockgrryl....Dont you love those bottles? Especially if you are a person who loses lids...which is me!!!! And way easy to keep track of how many oz you drink.

11-09-2005, 08:59 PM
B: 1/2 c. oatmeal with a scoop of protein powder and skim milk mixed in
s: 1 pear, 1/2 c. cottage cheese
L: salad w/romaine, red & yellow pepper, cucumber, flank steak and fat free ranch dressing, 4 rye krisp crackers
s: 20 almonds, 1 sugar-free pudding cup
D: pasta with pesto sauce and shrimp :T

Kinda low on veggies today so I will try to increase those tomorrow. I really love all kinds of vegetables; just get a little lazy about cooking them sometimes!

Keep up the good work ladies!

11-09-2005, 09:03 PM
So far, 66 oz. water

Beet, carrot, celery and mixed sprouts juice *This was INTENSE!* (150 calories)

1 can Health Valley No Salt Added Organic Black Bean Soup (240 calories)

Roast Tofurkey, stuffing, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, celery, leeks, shallots, onions, garlic and many spices (500 calories)

Pumpkin Pie <homemade, with tofu > (300 calories)

Valerie Joy
11-09-2005, 09:22 PM
B: Zone Bar
L: 4 oz ground beef on 1 slice rye
S: Zone Bar
D: BBQ chicken breast with Steamed cauliflowerr w/ broccoli salad
S: under 200 calories

total 1235

Exercise 45 minutes curves

11-10-2005, 01:41 AM
WOW!!!!!! Watch those tickers drop.....way to go everyone...we are doing great! :carrot: ;) :carrot: ;) :carrot:

11-10-2005, 05:50 AM
yesterday - wednesday 9th November

B - 1.5 cup of branflakes with milk
tea and 3 apples through the day.
S - chicken and veg with 3 slices of bread.

No idea what that is in calories!
Exercise - 1 hour of cycling approx 12.25miles

11-10-2005, 08:17 AM

b - cereal w/ 2% milk

s - yogurt

l - chicken salad with some ceasar dressing
a pickle (they work for some reason LOL)

s - most of a slice of cheesecake

d - homemade veggie soup & salad

s - a pickle
some pinapple chunks

11-10-2005, 09:39 AM
ok, i am officially in a food rut....

b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milke, apple
s- 1/2 c nonfat plan yogurt
s-1 laughing cow cheese, carrots, peppers, broc, raw spinach, snap peas
l-1/2 c black beans, 2 c cole slaw mix no dressing, 1 tbsp lime juice, 2 c mixed salad greens
s- pear
d- 1/2 c ww pasta, 1/2 c tuna, 1/2 tbsp olive oil, tomato, broc, spinach, mushrooms

Ummmm...almost the EXACT thing i ate yesterday, and the day before....OH but at least i had a pear in afternoon...yeah

11-10-2005, 11:37 AM
yesterday cont-

*1/2 burrito at a 'chipotle'-type place (spinach tortilla, rice, black beans, mixed spoonful of steak/white meat chicken, cheese, cilantro, hot salsa, guac-- not many veggies to choose from)
* 2ish servings of tortilla chips

i'd just like to say that i was entirely happy with my 1/2 size burrito, even though the full size is only like 50 cents more-- i know i'd eat the whole thing (including chips) even if i didn't really want it. the 1/2 size was just right. also-- the restaurant was next to a shop that sells the b e s t ice cream in houston, and since i wasn't bursting at the seams from choking down a full size burrito i toyed with the idea of splurging on ice cream. i chugged down about 1/2 my nalgene and resisted though. :D

water goal- met


*jam sandwich- 1tb each brummel&brown, blueberry jam on sprouted toast
*16oz coffee w 1 oz 2%

*1 1/2 c curried chick peas w basmati (alright, this is good but i'm getting a little sick of it already) w 1/4 c lf plain yogurt
* 1 med apple

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-10-2005, 08:10 PM
Punkrockgrryl, way to go on resisting the ice cream! My favorite local burrito place is right next to a Coldstone Creamery...it's a conspiracy! :lol:

B: egg white omelet w/spinach and mushroom, whole wheat toast
s: 1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1 pear
L: LC chicken marsala w/mushrooms, green beans & carrots
s: cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, pepper strips, and 3 slices deli turkey
D: flank steak, couscous and steamed spinach
s: glass of skim milk

11-10-2005, 08:59 PM
ok well Im new here and thought this was a great idea after meesha on another thread recommended it.

B- 1/2 cup coffee 1 cream
1 c. oatmeal plain

L- smart ones pizza smartwich
18 small unsalted pretzels
water, water, water

D- 1/2 cup spaghetti with 1/2 cup meat sauce
1/2 c. mixed green salad
1 Tbs. ff ranch
water, water, water

I havent been snacking today but I do love those little individual pieces of cheese, and yogurt, and ff pudding I wish I liked veggies a little more but have a hard time not dunking raw carrots, or cauli. in veggie dip. I tried the ff kind but its almost as bad as ff ranch dresing (which I had a hard time swallowing today). I just started WW yesterday and think I did ok today I just really need to work on the water (ugggg) Anyone have any suggestions on a decent dressing? I think I would/could eat more salads if there was something decent to put on top of it.

11-10-2005, 09:06 PM
Simple, healthy dressing:

1 lemon, juiced
2 T balsamic vinegar
1-2 garlic cloves, diced finely or pressed (pressed is best)
1/2 tsp. onion powder
A pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 tsp. of your favorite dried herb

Combine and allow flavors to mingle overnight and enjoy a fat-free, sugar-free dressing :)

11-10-2005, 09:13 PM
thank you yogini I will give it a try. Balsamic vinager has a very destinct taste that Im not crazy about but the more I thought about this recipe I wonder if the other flavors dont even it out a bit??

Valerie Joy
11-10-2005, 10:51 PM
B: Zone bar
L: 4 oz ground beef on 1 slice rye
S: 2 slices lowfat swiss on low carb bread
S: Danon carb control yogurt
D: Chix sandwich and Salad
S: under 200 calories

1292 calories

30 mintues WATP 2 mile

11-11-2005, 01:01 AM
Happyinme: I have eaten FF dressings for years now and they do take some time to get used to after years of regular dressing. Now I cant even eat the regular, I can TASTE the fat. :o If you like ceasars dressing the FF types are good and taste a lot like the regular. At least I think so. May want to try that.

OK here is my intake for the day:

B: 1 c. eggbeaters, 1/2 c. oatmeal 255 cal
S: 2 oz lean protein, grapes 160 cal
L: Veggie soup, 2 oz lean protein 280 cal
S: 1/2 ham sandwich on WW flax bread 150 cal
D: 1 c. WW noodles w/ chicken marinara sauce, breen beans, cucumber 400

Total calories= 1245
45 minutes of weight training class

Still looks like everyone is doing great....keep it going ladies!!! :carrot:

11-11-2005, 10:39 AM
b- 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1 banana (310 cal)
s- 1/2 c nonfat plain yogurt (55 cal)
s- 1 laughing cow cheese, carrots, peppers, shredded cabbage (70 cal)
l- OH SOMETHING DIFFERENT sort of...4 oz tofu, 2 c mixed greens, raw broc, peppers, snap peas, carrots, 1 c spinach, 1 tbsp peanut butter melted mixed with some soy sauce for a dressing (250)
s- pear and cottage cheese (150)
d- 1/2 can tuna, ww pita, romain lettuce, tomato, cole slaw/broc mix (no dressing) (250)

small starbucks skim gingerbread latte ....i actually dont know...skim latte is abou1 120 so err 70 for the syrup i am guessing makind it about 200? ech what a waste


11-11-2005, 11:31 AM
yesterday cont-

*4 med size carrots w natural pb
* 1 serving lf triscuits

*1 1/2 c whole wheat pasta, tomato sauce (w anchovies&herbs&parm) & yellow squash
* 2 c salad- romaine, celery, tomatoes, carrots w annie's natural dressing
* 16oz diet coke w so.co.
* 12oz vodka tonic

water- 1 1/2 nalgene

*16oz coffee w 1oz 2%
* 1 med apple

lunch plans???

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-11-2005, 05:26 PM
Today I weighed myself at work today and I am UP a pound :eek!: I hope it's water weight.

Plan for today:

1 gallon water

1 sprouted bun with 7 slices thin Tofurkey and german mustard (400 calories)

4 cups broccoli, corn, pea and spicy tomato salsa (300 calories)

1 serving raw almonds (180 calories)

2 snack sized applesauce tubs (120 calories)

1 cup steamed kale (50 calories)

1 cup steamed kolrabi (50 calories)

Fresh veggie juice: cucumber, carrot, celery, green apple (150 calories)

5 minutes treadmill, followed by 30 minutes weights then 30 minutes treadmill

11-11-2005, 07:00 PM
B: Kashi cereal w/skim milk
s: 1/2 egg salad sandwich on whole wheat, 1 apple
L: same ole salad: romaine, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red & yellow peppers, tuna, sun-dried tomato viniagrette
s: 1/2 egg salad sandwich on whole wheat, 1 apple

and I'm not sure what dinner will be. I'm going out with my sister and my friend for dinner and then to see my BF's band play at a bar. I'm planning on having salmon and steamed veggies for dinner, but that may change when the waitress starts reciting the specials! :devil:

I'll let you know how I made out tomorrow. Happy Friday!

Valerie Joy
11-11-2005, 09:13 PM
B: zone bar, 1/2 cup quick oatmeal (dried)
L: 4 oz ground beef 1 slice rye
D: South beach pizza (350 calories) No pudge cone (110 calories)
S: 4 sugar free lifesaver sorbets (40 calories)
S: under 200 calories

1322 calories if I stick to it. I have had such a sweet tooth today for some reason.

45 minutes curves

11-11-2005, 09:31 PM
It's OK Yogini...I know that when I weigh myself throughout the week before my weigh in day I go up and down or stay the same. But in the end on weigh in day I am usually always down. I think thats why the say dont be a slave to the scale because it can be frustrating. Try really hard to avoid that awful machine during the week if you can. :D

EllyMay: Have fun on your night out...I know you will make great food choices.

Everyone looks like the are doing a fab job on sticking to their new lifestyle..notice I avoid that icky four letter word..(diet).

Here is today:

B: eggbeaters, 2 slices flax whole grain bread w/ sf jam 300 cal
S: 2 oz protein, grapes 150 cal
L: Mc chicken sandwich plain no mayo...nothing (rather dry :( ) Grapes.
guessing about 350 cal.
BOY WAS A DOUBLE QUARTER POUNDER TEMPTING!!!!!!! Then my son tortured me with the smell of his food!!! Told him to eat quick. :lol: :lol:

Planned dinner is leftovers,
1c. WW noodles w/ chicken marinara sauce, green beans, cucumber 400 cal
creature of habit, same meal as last night.
May have a snack later if I do total calories for the day will be 1350.

11-12-2005, 10:19 AM
Thanks, Meecha. I don't own a scale for those reasons, but I weigh myself at work occasionally, just to see if I need to cut back or something, but in this case, I know it's water retention because I haven't upped my calories too much and PMS is looming :(

1 gallon water

(Bran, water, grape, whole wheat flour, blueberries, sodium bicarbonate, salt.
1 cake - Cal: 80, Fat: 1.5g, Chol: 0mg, Sodium: 180mg, Carb: 22g, Fiber 13g, Sugars: 2g, Prot: 5g)
1 cup plain soy yogurt (100 calories)

3 cups mixed baby greens, spinach, steamed kale, steamed kolrabi (100 calories)
1/3 cup brown rice (80 calories)
1 oz. baked tofu (100 calories)
Reduced-fat balsamic viniagrette (80 calories)

2 cups fresh pineapple (150 calories)
1 cup Vitasoy Complete soymilk with fiber (70 calories)

I am not sure what dinner will be yet...most likely steamed broccoli with lemon and garlic and some type of beans or maybe just my usual fresh veggie juice (beets, cucumber, celery, carrots)...or MAYBE a little bit of both ;)

11-12-2005, 05:51 PM
Hey Yogini, don't worry...you've been making very healthy choices and 1 lb. could definitely be water weight or just one of those weird little fluctuations our bodies like to do! I can swing 5 lbs. one way or the other for seemingly no reason. I try not to worry too much about the scale for that reason...though I am weighing in once a week because I found if I skip it all together I seem to steadily gain.

Meecha - I've never tried McD's chicken sandwich. No matter what I say I'm going to order, when I get there it's burgers and fries every time! I'm trying to cut down visits to once a month. Good for you on resisting the Quarter Pounder!

OK, on to the food..

Dinner last night: one of the specials was salmon and steak bernaise. I got the sauce on the side, and a tossed salad and steamed green beans. I put a little dab of the sauce on a few bites, but the salmon and steak was really good without it so I left the rest. Had a scotch and water before dinner, and 3 more at the bar after. So, not great, but it could have been worse! :D

Today so far:
B: 1 slice whole wheat toast w/natural peanut butter, skim milk
L: 4 slices deli ham, 1 apple
s: sunflower seeds (about 1/4 cup)
s: 3 beers (does beer count as a snack???)
and dinner will be a single-serving veggie pizza. Snack tonight will be 2 snack-size bags of Funyums - I don't know why but I just love those darn things - and I almost bought a big bag at the grocery store today but then decided if I only bought 2 little ones it would be less damaging.

Baby steps...

Valerie Joy
11-12-2005, 10:38 PM
I've been so bad today :(

B: Oatmeal
S: zone bar
L cheeseburger (mc donalds)
S: Zone bar
D: 4 big slices of cheese pizza. 1/2 of a 16 inch.

I just had an emotional day and slipped. I'm be back on plan tomorrow.

Any idea of the calories in that pizza.. I'm guessing as many as 1000 *hide*

11-12-2005, 11:21 PM
Well it seems a lot of us are having an interesting weekend food wise. I took my son and a couple of his friends to the movies and I knew I would want some popcorn so being the good girl that I have been I stopped at the store and picked up a bag of bbq rice chips out of the health food section. Planning to eat maybe only two servings worth...I ATE THE WHOLE BAG!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o Plus I brought about 3 oz of turkey breast with me and ate that TOO!!!! Lordy, Lordy, Lordy.

EllyMay: Sunds like you did OK on your night out. But I think if you ask AA 3 beers arent considered a snack :lol: :lol:

Valerie: I think you are pretty close on the calories for the pizza. We all have rough days, but you sound like you put it aside and will be right back on track tomorrow.

Yogini: EllyMay is right, your eating is always on track so I wouldnt worry about it. I have PCOS so I dont deal with the PMS anymore but I sure remember the days with the water weight etc.

OK here is today as bad as it looks.

B: eggbeaters, 1 slice flax WW bread w/ SF jam, 2 oz turkey 300 cal
L: (if you can call it that) 1 bag of rice chips, 3 oz turkey breast
1040 cal :(
D: 1 c. shredded chicken breast in tomatoe sauce, green beans 300 cal

Total calories= 1640 (300 over what I like) Definitely back on schedule tomorrow.

11-13-2005, 12:38 AM
Well, I have been on track so far, but I am shaking it up tomorrow! :devil:

I am going to a buffet for breakfast and I have planned out what I am going to eat:

1/2 Cup black beans
1/2 Cup brown rice
1/2 a whole wheat chapati
1/3 cup breakfast potatoes
1/4 cup salsa
1 cup tofu scramble with veggies (broccoli, carrots, onions)
and MAYBE 1 small Blueberry pancake with maple syrup
(if I have the pancake, I guess that's nearly 1000 calories!)

Vegan Thanksgiving Tasting at Whole Foods (who knows what there will be? I will scope it out and limit my calories...it is a tasting, after all, with only 5 vegan items and they will only be serving by the tablespoon so I'm sure I'll keep it to 300 calories)

After a day of this kind of feasting, I will likely just have veggie juice for dinner (celery, cucumber, carrot) at 200 calories.

1500 calories, not spaced out the best, but within limits anyway :)

I will have a gallon of water throughout the day as well ;)

Valerie Joy
11-13-2005, 07:57 PM
Back on track today! :carrot:

B: PB on low carb bread (300)
L: 1/2 cup eggbeater, 1 slice rye toast (140)
S: 3 oz tuna on 2 slices low carb bread (160)
S: No pudge fudgy bar (60)
D: Eating Right frozen dinner broccoli & beef (290)
S: Under 200

1220 calories

2 miles WATP
1 mile brisk walk outside

11-13-2005, 08:07 PM
Slice of flax whole grain bread
w/ peanutbutter
1 cheese string

Grandmas meat & potatoes
half a yogurt
small slice of orange cake

diet pepsi

reduced surgar maple oatmeal
cup of tea

11-13-2005, 09:29 PM
I am ashamed to post this but I promised myself I would post everyday and be brutally honest, so here goes...

B: (IHOP "Country Breakfast") scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits & gravy, sausage links, and pancakes. I ate only 1/2 the eggs, about 1/3 of the biscuits & gravy (they weren't very good), 1/2 the sausage and not even one whole pancake. But, I was planning on ordering an egg-white veggie omelet and whole wheat toast...don't know why I didn't.

Moving on!

s: 2 small pieces pepper jack cheese
D: baked chicken breast, red beans and rice, veggie mix with zucchini, green beans, carrots & cauliflower

No snack tonight - I think I've had plenty of calories today! :o

11-13-2005, 09:35 PM
Good job today for those that slipped yesterday a bit. :carrot:

Today seemed to be a snacking day but with foods I usually eat during the day and didnt gorge on them.

B: eggbeaters, 1 1/2 slices of flax ww bread w/sf jam 250 cal
L: greens w/ tuna, FF ranch, tomato 200 cal
Snacks: 25 grapes 80 cal
FF pringles 160 cal
2 oz turkey breast 75 cal

Dinner planned: Not sure what to call it but I cut up lean pork steak into small pieces, and slow cook in the crockpot with FF cream of mush soup and lots of spices. Then pour it over ww noodles or brown rice. Think I will do noodles, son likes them better. Its really yummy. So with 1.cup of the sauce and 1 c. of the noodles its about 300 cals roughly.
Green beans 60 cal

Total for the day= 1125 Much better than yesterday. Tomorrow is weigh in but think I will skip it after yesterdays little binge. Give it a few days of normal habit then weigh...hate to get discouraged if it went up or stayed the same.

Hope everyone has a great start to a brand new week.

11-13-2005, 09:41 PM
Even though you ordered what you did you can pat yourself on the back for not eating all of it. So there is some good about it. Like the saying under your username says, One day at a time!!!!! Today is done so now you will move on to a better one tomorrow. :carrot: :D :carrot:


Valerie Joy
11-13-2005, 11:42 PM
Elly May I have the same problem sometimes when I go out to eat. I plan on getting one thing and end up with something else. I blame it on old habits. I think in my mind I use to get this.. so I'll still get this. It's tough going out to eat!

It looks like you got back on track after breakfast though!

11-14-2005, 01:00 AM
I agree...going out to eat (and eating a healthy meal) really can be challenging!

Tomorrow I plan on having the following:

Fresh veggie juice (carrot, celery, cucumber, beet, lemon)

Zen Bakery Bran Cake
Soy Yogurt

Arugula, romaine, spinach, tomato, garlic and lemon salad w/Balsamic Dressing
Lentil Soup

Red kuri squash, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and broccoli (baked) with herbs

Hemp Protein Powder with Calcium-fortified orange juice

A gallon of water

Total: about 1,300 calories, 60 grams of fiber and 60 grams of protein ;)

11-14-2005, 09:25 AM
b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy
s- 1/2 c peach yogurt
s- carrots, broc, spinach, 1 laughing cow cheese
l- nothing, running around
d- 1 medium skim latte.....
not such a good day

b- 2 whole wheat pumpkin pancakes, 1 hard boiled egg YUM
s-1 small skim latte
l- 2 c raw spinach, 1/2 can tuna, peppers, broc, carrots, radish, 1 tbsp mustard
s- hard boiled egg, apple
d- 1 slice ww toast, 1 tbsp peanut butter, pear

b- 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1/2 c raspberries
s- 1/2 c 1% cottage cheese, baby carrots, broc
s- 1/2 c nonfat peach yogurt
l- 1 c tofu 'chicken soup'
d- 3 oz tofu, 1/4 black beans, spinach, broc, napa, carrots, red peppers, 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce, 1/2 tbsp olive oil

11-14-2005, 11:34 AM
Hi Ladies!

Have to post early, classes tonight.

B: 1 c. eggbeaters, 1/2 c. oatmeal 250 cal
S: 2 oz lean protein, 1/2 c fruit 150 cal
L: Leftovers, green beans 350 roughly
S: 2 oz lean protein, 1/2 c fruit 150 cal
D: lean ham sandwich on WW flax bread 260 cal
30 FF pringles 130 cal

total calories= 1290

40 min. weight training

11-14-2005, 03:20 PM
friday cont.

*indian buffet. i overate- 3 spoonfulls sag paneer, 1 spoon dal, 1 spoon chana masala, 2 spoons aloo something, 1 spoon basmati, 1 naan

1 small bag reese's pieces

went to a bbq- 3 oz marinated grilled pork tenderloin (i hate pork, and this stuff was goood), 2 oz grilled turkey, grilled corn on the cob-- 1/2 cob, few bites of salmon dip in rye bread, few bites of pimento spread on toast rounds, 1 beer, 1 rum and diet coke, 1 vodka tonic-- i was the dd ready to head home when my too drunk cohorts decided on 3am dinner at house of pie. i had about 1/2 a piece of chocolate pie.

water goal- 2 1/2 nalgenes

*2 eggs- scrambled w a spoonful of salmon/brie mix, 5 slices party size cocktail rye

*2 servings pringles, 1 - 2 servings yogurt pretzels

*4 oz white meat chicken (roasted)
* 2 servings roasted sweet potatoes & butternut squash
* 1 serving baked tofu
* 2 slices bread (1 sourdough, 1 pumpernickel) w butter
* 1 c mixed green salad w caesar dressing
* 1 1/2 pieces key lime pie
* 1 beer

water- 1 1/2 nalgene

* 2 or 3 slices party rye w salmon
* veggie burger on sprouted bun w mustard, horesradish, pickles, 1 slice cheddar

* 4 med carrots w natural pb

* 1 1/2 c squash soup (carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, roasted yellow and patty pan squash, veggie stock, splash of milk-- pureed together)
* 2 slices bread (sourdough, pumpernickel) w brummel and brown

water- 1 nalgene

*1 piece salmon fritatta w spinach and red peppers
* 16oz coffee w 1oz 2%

* 1 1/2 c squash soup
* 4 flatbread crackers
* 1 serving yogurt pretzels

1 med apple

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-14-2005, 08:09 PM
B: Kashi cereal w/skim milk
s: hard boiled eggs - 1 whole, 2 whites
L: the salad mix for this week is: romaine, mushrooms, celery, carrots, and sprouts. Had a small salad w/ff ranch and a 1/2 cup red beans and rice.
No afternoon snack - too frantic at work.
D: will be 1/2 chicken breast and a sliced tomato.

I was down 1 lb. at my weekly weigh in this morning. Makes me wonder how much better it would have been without my indulgences this weekend! Oh well...I am happy with a pound a week. I want to lose 50 lbs. and I've given myself a year to do it, so if I can keep a nice slow steady pace that should work out just right!

Thank you all for all the great support! :hug: You guys are wonderful and posting here has made all the difference in keeping me on track (well, mostly on track!)

11-15-2005, 08:41 AM
1 Zen Bakery Bran Cake
12 oz. Soy Yogurt Drink

3 cups Fresh veggie juice (carrot, celery, cucumber, beet, lemon)

3 cups Arugula, romaine, spinach, chickpea, tomato and garlic as a salad w/Balsamic Dressing

3 cups Red kuri squash, celery, carrots, leeks, red cabbage, onions, garlic and herbs with 2/3 cup brown rice

A gallon of water

Total: about 1,000 calories, 60 grams of fiber and 50 grams of protein

11-15-2005, 09:04 AM

slice of flax whole grain bread
w/ peanutbutter

can of soup
plate of broccoli
5 veggie crackers w/ salsa

2 big cups of maple tea

spicy chicken sandwhich on 1 slice of flax whole grain bread
(some havarti cheese, pickles & salsa)

light hot chocolate w/ 6 mini marshmellows

11-15-2005, 09:41 AM
b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1/2 c raspberries
s- 1/2 c lowfat cottage cheese
s- broc, peppers, carrots, radish, 1 laughing cow cheese
l-1/2 c blackeyed peas, 1 tbsp olive oil/lime juice, 1 c raw spinach, 1 c mixed greens
s-1 pear
d- 4 oz tofu, spinach, broc, napa, carrots, red pepper, 2 egg whites

11-15-2005, 12:05 PM
last night-

dinner- there may have been pizza, and i maybe remember something about ice cream or whatever. 2 slices (spinach/tomato) and 2 scoops (coffee w oreos).

water goal-

*1 1/2 slices salmon fritata w spinach and red pepper
*16oz coffee w 2%
* 4 oz cranberry/pomegranate juice

* 2 c mixed green salad w broc, carrot, red cabbage, sugar snap peas, pumpkin seeds, 1/2 can of water packed tuna w lf vinegarette.
* 1 can healthy request campbell's tomato soup
* 1 small orange

*12oz v8
* 1 serving lf triscuits, 5 cubes laughing cow

water goal- 2 nalgenes

Valerie Joy
11-15-2005, 05:16 PM
B: Zone Bar (210)
L: cheeseburger 4 oz , 1 slice rye, 1 slice ff cheese (300)

Dinner will probably be zone chili about 350 calories. I'll probably have yogurt and strawberries as a snack later.

Staying around 1300.

Exercise: WATP 2 mile :carrot:

Good job everyone!

11-15-2005, 07:42 PM
Valerie Joy: yum, chili.... That sounds so good!

B: egg white, spinach & mushroom omelet, skim milk
s: 1/2 c. cottage cheese mixed w/1 container ff blueberry yogurt
L: turkey on pita w/lettuce and sprouts, cherry chiffon whipped yogurt
s: 100-cal. microwave popcorn, diet coke
D: 1/2 chicken breast, carrot & celery sticks
s: (planned) almonds, sugar-free pudding cup

11-15-2005, 08:55 PM
I need to start posting here!!

B: Kashi Go Lean Protein Bar (school day)
L: 6 inch roast beef sub from Subway, all veggies, no mayo or condiments, 100 Cal Pringles
S: Mixed fruit
D: Chicken breast with 1/2 baked potato and 1/2 cup veggies, coffee protein shake

School days(Tues & Thurs) are tough for me.. do better tomorrow!

11-16-2005, 12:13 AM
EllyMay: 1 pound down is way better than one pound up.. :D
Slow and steady is the way to go...keep up the great job. :carrot:

Welcome Nevaeh!!!!!!!

Down three at yesterday's weigh in...was worried with my weird Saturday I had.

Here is today:

B: eggbeaters (as usual) 1/2 c. oatmeal 250 cal
S: 2 oz protein, 1/2.c peaches 150 cal
L: Chicken veggie soup 200 cal
S: 1/2 c. brown rice, 1 oz protein 200 cal
D: green salad, green beans, 3 oz cubbed lean pork in FF crm. mush soup
roughly 420 cal.

Total calories= 1220
Really need to work on my water intake :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:
One mile walk w/ the dog

Keep it going ladies...we are doing great !!!!!!!!!!!! :carrot: :carrot:

Valerie Joy
11-16-2005, 01:41 AM
Elly May and Meecha congrats on your losses :cp:

11-16-2005, 02:01 AM
Thanks Valerie...you are doing quite well yourself. :D :D

11-16-2005, 07:42 AM
I don't know what to eat today :( I am feeling so discouraged because even though I have been eating SOOOO carefully, I may have gained this week :mad: It must be water or muscle, because I have been really careul (and I did recently begin weight training and I have PMS).

11-16-2005, 09:37 AM

honey nut cheerios
w/ 2% milk

(ate at the food court in another town)
chicken inside a pita
w/ tomato, lettus & salsa
diet coke

bowl of homemade stew
water & tea
2 chestnuts

11-16-2005, 12:25 PM
Yogini- oh dont worry it too much, do you take measurements? it might be more encouraging as you start to weight train

b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, banana
s-1/2 c cottage cheese
s- 1 laughing cow cheese, broc, pepers, carrots, snap peas, radish
l-1/2 c blackeye peas, 1 tbsp oilve oil and lime juice, 2 c spinach, 2 c mixed greens
d-1/2 c ww egg noodles, 4 oz tofu, spinach, broc, onions, mushroom, pepper

11-16-2005, 02:24 PM
got busy at work and forgot my orange and the tomato soup (just a salad for lunch)

2 pieces cornbread w 1 c bean soup-- pinto beans, diced tomatoes, carrots, hot sauce pureed together-- anmd 2 tb lf yogurt

'snack'- few licks of icing while baking (my first homemade cake EVER)--

water- goal met

4oz pomegranate/cranberry juice
16oz coffee w 2%
piece of flatbread w red pepper

can of campbell's hr tomato soup
2 pieces cornbread
1 small orange

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-16-2005, 08:00 PM
B: Kashi cereal w/skim milk, 1 banana
L: salad w/ff ranch, minestrone soup
s: 4 Rye Krisp crackers w/deli ham & mustard, 1 apple
D: 1/2 chicken breast, 1/2 c. red beans & rice, broccoli
s: glass of skim milk if I'm hungry later

Congrats to everyone who lost at their weigh in, and to those who didn't, congrats for trying! Don't get discouraged...we can do this.

11-16-2005, 11:12 PM
honey nut cheerios
w/ 2% milk

black forest ham & swiss deli sandwhich
w/ no mayo... took out just a bit of cheese
diet coke

grandmas home made soup
container of low fat yogurt

(tim hortons)
half a small hot chocolate

Valerie Joy
11-16-2005, 11:48 PM
B: Honey nut cherrios, zone bar (300)
L: 1/2 cup eggbeater, ff shredded cheese, 1 slice rye with 1/2 teaspoon PB (250)
D: Zone Tuna & fruit salad (strawberries, mandarin oranges & blueberries (300)
S: Carb Control yogurt (60)
S: Under 200 calories

1236 calories

45 minutes curves :carrot:

11-17-2005, 01:37 AM
Yogini: Remember that muscle weighs 10X as much as fat does...as you turn the fat into lean muscle mass you will see a noticable difference in your measurements but may see a small or slow change in the pounds lost.

Everyone looks like they are doing great!!!!!!!!!

B: eggbeaters, 1/2 c. oatmeal 250 cal
S: baked chicken breast 150 cal
L: Chicken veggie soup, grapes 280 cal
D: Turkey sandwich on flax WW bread, grapes 340 cal
S: FF pringles 200 cal

Total calories= 1220

45 min. weight training :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

11-17-2005, 11:18 AM
b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1/2 c raspberries
s-1/2 c low fat cottage cheese
s- 1 hard boiled egg, carrots, broc
l-1/2 c blackeye peas, miso paste mixed with soy sauce, 1 c broc slaw (no dressing), 2 c mixed greens, pepers
d-1/2 c ww noodles, 4 oz tofu, broc, spin, mushrooms, carrots, peppers, 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce

11-17-2005, 01:35 PM
B: 1 1/2 cup EggBeaters, Light English Muffin, 1 slice KRAFT 2% Cheese
L: 3/4 Chicken breast, 1/2 cup broccoli
S: Mixed fruit
D: 1 Turkey sausage link, light hot dog roll, green peppers & onions, 3/4 medium potato
S: Almond Joy Pudding

Cal: 1301

11-17-2005, 02:44 PM
Yesterday, I had a weigh in and I escaped the water weight and lost 2 1/4 pounds this last week :D So, now I have to be EXTRA careful about exercise this week to make sure I keep up my losses!


1 1/2 cups black beans
1 cup rice
1/3 cup guacamole
1/2 cup fresh tomato/onion chunky salsa
1/4 cup HOT salsa
1 cup romaine lettuce
1 large tortilla

Soup of the following:

2 cups pureed veggies (red cabbage, leeks, onions, celery, carrots, garlic)
1 cup tomato-lime juice
1/3 cup corn
1/3 cup shredded potatoes
2 T dried herbs
1/3 tsp. pepper

2 scoops hemp protein powder
12 oz. calcium-fortifed orange juice

1 gallon of water

1,400 calories and an okay day :)

I went swimming and did a bit of water exercises with water paddles and aquacize then went in the sauna and steam room because I felt so good about losing and wanted to avoid snacking

Today, I am having the following:

1/2 cup cooked beets and onions
3/4 cup rice with peas, cilantro and cashews
2 T. cashew "cheese"
2 cups arugula
1 T. fat-free balsamic dressing

2 black bean, corn, zucchini and onion enchiladas (Amy's brand)
1/4 avocado
2 cups steamed broccoli

Fresh veggie juice (celery, cucumber, carrot, beet)

1 Granny Smith apple and 6 walnut peices

Light coconut curried veggies: Bok choy, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, onions and garlic with Thai spices, seitan (wheat protein) and light coconut milk

1 gallon of water

1,600 calories of YUM :chef:

60 minutes of yoga @ 7am & @ 4 PM, 5 minutes cardio, 30 minutes weights, 25 minutes cardio

11-17-2005, 02:47 PM
OH! Meecha and Yume, thanks for the encouragement. I really appreciate it :) and know you both right. I need to measure myself to track how many inches I am losing along with these pounds :) and remind myself that how I feel is more important than a number on a scale!

11-17-2005, 03:23 PM
yesterday cont-

*1 sm square choc covered graham cracker

* 2 c romaine w gorgonzola, proscuitto, and vinegarette
* 1 piece wheat bread
* 2 slices eggplant parm.
* 2 serving spoonfulls of penne w marinara & 3 bite-sized pieces sausage
* 1 beer
* few sips coffee w 2%, 1 slice choc cake
(even though i didn't eat great, i left the restaurant feeling full, not stuffed-- yay!)

water- 1 nalgene

*16oz coffee w 2%
* small orange

*4 -6 inch piece of baguette
* 1 c chick noodle soup (lf)

* 5 cubes laughing cow, 1 serving lf triscuits
* 12oz v8

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-17-2005, 06:32 PM
1 slice flax whole grain bread
w/ peanutbutter

1 lean cuisin meal
flavoured water

plate of mixed veggies
1 tuna sandwhich w/ 2 slices of rye bread
(salsa, pickle & mrs. dash)
flavoured water

cup of light hot chocolate
w/ a few mini marshmellows

11-17-2005, 06:56 PM
B: 1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1 pear
L: turkey, ham, provolone w/lettuce tomato & sprouts on pita bread, carrot & celery sticks
s: 4 pretzel rods
D: willl be 1/2 chicken breast, broccoli, skim milk

Valerie Joy
11-17-2005, 11:18 PM
B: Zone Bar (210)
L: 2 oz ham on low carb bread (130)
D: 4 oz ground beef stir fried with cabbage, red pepper, mushrooms & onions (250)
S: small can of corn w 1/6 cup LF shredded cheese, (160)
S: apple (80)
S: 2 slices NF cheese on 2 slices rye bread, strawberries (220)

I'm only at 1050 calories for the day I should probably add something more.

2 Mile WATP :carrot:

11-17-2005, 11:58 PM
Yogini: You're welcome that's what we are here for. I think that is why to many people fail on "diets" because they get all consumed with what the scale says instead of looking at the way they feel and the inches they are loosing. that's why I tell myself that I will approach it as a health lifestyle and not a diet. Diets end, healthy lifestyles continue forever.... :D

Here is today:

B: eggbeaters w/lean ham, pineapple (switched it up a bit) 270 cal
S: 2 oz protein, fruit cup 150 cal
L: LC turky/mash pot meal, green beans 270 cal
D: cucumber, greens w/ff dressing, 1 slice flax ww bread, 4 oz turkey breast w/ gravy (powder kind, no grease) Basically open faced sandwich. 435 cal

Total for day= 1125 Not enough so may have a small snack less than 200 cal.
45 min weight training

Everyones menus look great....and the trackers are looking good! Watching them go down really helps doesn't it?

Bring on the holidays...mentally I am ready!!!!! :carrot: :carrot:

11-18-2005, 12:06 AM
I usually wear a lot of sweats and track pants and when I started I was a very very tight, like cant sit and breath tight, 18-20 pants that zipped or buttoned. I put on a old pair of 16 this week and they are to big!!!!!!!!!! YEAH! Sorry but I felt soooo good and happy about it, just had to share with people who understand.

11-18-2005, 03:13 AM
Meecha, that is so cool! Congrats! We are all so different! I think I'd have to weigh around 160 to be a size 16 in jeans! :)

Friday's Plans:

Soy yogurt with fresh pineapple and 1 Zen Bakery bran cake=350 calories

1 1/2 cups black beans
1 cup rice
1/3 cup guacamole
1/2 cup fresh tomato/onion chunky salsa= total=approx. 600 calories
1/4 cup HOT salsa
1 cup romaine lettuce

VitaSoy Complete (reduced fat/sugar soy milk with added fiber)=70 calories
Cliff Nectar Bar=170 calories

Fresh veggie juice (celery, cucumber, carrot, beet)=200 calories

30 minutes of cardio

Day's total: About 1400 calories ;)

11-18-2005, 03:26 AM
I am 5' 10 and have a pretty large frame so when I was in shape I still weighed around 180-85 but I gain weight weird,kinda like a guy. My thighs are small and I have absolutely no hips, no waist and only sort of a butt.... :dizzy: I gain all my weight in my upper body and face. If it wasnt for my tummy I could probably wear a size 12. I get so frustrated when I go to buy normal pants or jeans because I have to buy them to fit my tummy but then they bag and hang everywhere else. So I am slowly working on improving that and I cant wait!!!!!!!!!
Body shapes are strange huh?

11-18-2005, 09:30 AM
good job on the loss yogini (your menus always look so good by the way)

meecha-i have the opposite problem, my waist is not there and my hips are huge, blah, pants shopping is not fun...actually i finally just started to get things taken in and tailored, its a lot cheaper than i thought it would be and it makes me happy that my pants actually fit


b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1 banana

s-carrots, broc, 1/2 c tuna with mustard
s-1/2 c plain nonfat yogurt

l-1 morning star veggie burger, 2 c. broc, pho sauce


d-2 egg whites, 1 whole egg, broc, spinach, mushrooms, onions, napa, no dressing cole slaw mix, peppers, and 1/2 c canned plain pumpkin (err not all mixed together)

s-small skim sugar free vanilla latte

11-18-2005, 02:20 PM
yesterday cont-
i didn't have my regular snack- about 4pm i had 1/2 a mushroom/mozz sandwich on foccacia (?) and a small orange

2 pieces cornbread w 1 c ranch beans and 1/2 oz cheese w 1tb lf yogurt

water goal met

16oz coffee w 2%
5 cubes laughing cow w 1 serving lf triscuits

2 c mixed green salad, cabbage, sugar snap peas, pumpkin seeds, 1/2 can water packed tuna w lf vinegarette
1 can campbell's hr tomato soup
1 piece cornbread

1 small orange

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-18-2005, 09:28 PM
1 slice flax whole grain bread
w/ peanutbutter
1 low fat dessert yogurt

some kind of beef frozen dinner (forget the name..not lean cuisine this time)
flavoured water

1 bits & bites snack pack

1 small chicken parmasian pizza
plate of mixed veggies

1 pear greentea.

11-18-2005, 10:49 PM
Hi everyone

Menus are still looking good. :carrot: :carrot:

Here is today:

B: eggbeaters w/ lean ham, pineapple 290 cal
S: 2 oz protein, fruit cup 150 cal
L: LC rice meal, green beans 290 cal
S: 6 ww crackers w/ LF spread 130 cal
D: 1 slice flax ww bread, 3 oz lean pork loin
in salsa/ff crm mush sauce, cucumber, green beans roughly 390 cal

Total calories= 1250

Valerie Joy
11-19-2005, 01:31 AM
B: PB on low carb bread
L: 1/2 cup eggbeater, 1 slice rye, 1 cup grapes
D: SB pizza & romaine salad
S: 1 cup yogurt w/ strawberries and rasberries
S: under 200

Calories 1506

Exercise: 45 mintues curves :carrot:

What is Flax bread? Why is it good and were do you get it? :smug:

11-19-2005, 11:05 AM
Hi -- I know November is almost up, but do you mind if I jump in on this thread? This is exactly the kind of accountability I need. Does anyone know if there is a similar accountability thread for exercise? Thanks!

11-19-2005, 01:36 PM
B: PB on low carb bread
L: 1/2 cup eggbeater, 1 slice rye, 1 cup grapes
D: SB pizza & romaine salad
S: 1 cup yogurt w/ strawberries and rasberries
S: under 200

Calories 1506

Exercise: 45 mintues curves :carrot:

What is Flax bread? Why is it good and were do you get it? :smug:

Well I dont have my gallbladder anymore, and so apparently flax is very good for me to eat. Im not quite sure what it does lol .. i just know its very healthy. You can buy the seeds too, and put them in anything really. I like to put them in my yogurt.
The seeds & bread with them can easily be found at grocery stores :) .. oh and theres flaxseed oil too.... you could probably look up some info over the net!

11-19-2005, 01:42 PM
Flax is high in fiber, omega 3 fatty acids (the ones most people lack in proportion to omega 6's) and are just great little seeds! Grinding them makes sure that they don't just pass through in your stool.

11-19-2005, 01:59 PM
Veggie juice: (beets, celery, carrots, romaine lettuce): 200 calories

Green curry veggies w/seitan: (Thai curry spices, bok choy, carrots, broccoli, onion, garlic, tomato, celery, peas, potato, light coconut milk & seitan): 200 calories

Vegetable Lasagna (zucchini, onions, garlic, tomatoes, tofu, vegan cheese, spices, roasted onion marinara sauce & whole wheat pasta): 650 calories

Raspberries in soy yogurt with agave nectar, sliced almonds & ground flax: 200 calories

1 pear and 1 serving walnut peices: 200 calories

Smoothie of hemp protein powder, carob powder, ground flax, Vitasoy Complete & 1 banana: 350 calories

1 gallon of water

11-19-2005, 04:22 PM
I missed posting yesterday cuz I went out straight from work and didn't get home until late...

Hi Veerie, welcome and post away! This is a great thread with lots of very supportive people. There is also an exercise thread here in the Support section.

Meecha - way to go on the shrinking sizes!!! That is great! I can't wait until I can "go shopping" in my closet and re-discover clothes I haven't seen in a long time. Isn't it funny; I can throw away something that's a little big on me in a heartbeat, but I tend to hang on to those old smaller sizes forever! I think I have a size 9 pair of jeans from about 10 years ago still lurking somewhere in the back of the closet! (I'm not giving up on those yet! :lol: )

OK, Friday's food:
B: 1/2 cup oatmeal w/protein powder and skim milk mixed in
s: yogurt
L: salad mix w/chicken breast and ff Italian dressing
s: 20 almonds, 1 sugar-free pudding cup
D: (from Applebee's WW menu) teriyaki steak and shrimp skewers w/rice and steamed veggies, 1 glass red wine

No snack last night as my sis and I hit a local dept. store's night sale - they were open until midnight and we almost literally shopped until we dropped - I came home and crawled into bed! But I got a lot of my Christmas shopping done so I'm happy.

Food today:
B: deli ham and ff cheese on pita bread, glass skim milk, 1 apple

...and that's it so far. I got my grocery shopping done, did a little house cleaning, raked the front yard, groomed the dog, and I'm just not hungry for anything else yet. I think I'll have soup for dinner and maybe make some popcorn later tonight for a snack for me and the dog...it's the only "people food" we let her have and she just LOVES it!

11-19-2005, 09:21 PM
1 low fat dessert yogurt
1 slice flax whole grain bread
w/ peanutbutter

1 lean cuisin meal

homemade soup
fruit salad (chopped orange & banana, mixed with yogurt)

light hot chocolate
w/ 7 mini marshmellows

1 orange greentea

(water & flavoured water throughout the day)

11-20-2005, 03:08 AM
Thank you EllyMay it does feel good. Took a bunch of my 2x and 18/20 pants and gave some to my best friend, and the others I listed on ebay, no turning back now...might as well make some money while I lose also. :D

Valerie: Flax is great for the digestive system...Thwere is a bread called Healthy Way Organic Grain Breads. They have I think four different types and one of them is called Flax Loaf. They are all made with organic sprouted wheat. They are fat free and only have 80 cal per slice and they are not those little slices but the wider bigger ones. I don't know if you have Safeways where you live but that is where I buy mine. They cost about 3.30 a loaf.


B: fruit cup, 1 slice flax bread, 2 oz turkey breast 290 cal
S: fruit cup 2 oz protein 150 cal
L: LC meal, green beans, cucumber 320 cal
S: FF pringles...went a little over board, 2 servings 250 cal
D: chicken breast, 1 c. rice 380 cal

Total calories= 1390 Did good today, usually struggle on the weekends.

Keep it going ladies... :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

11-20-2005, 03:51 AM
I'm going to "wing it" tomorrow...I have an idea of what I will eat but I don't want to commit to it just yet in case I change my mind...I am being more flexible (and having more calories) as a controlled experiment :lol: I'll post after I see how it goes. I have a feeling it may be time to allow myself a serving of "After Eight" mint chocolates (only 170 calories for 5 wafers)...PMS monster has put in a request.

11-20-2005, 07:10 PM
Well, I avoided the chocolate and instead ate other less healthy than usual foods BUT stayed within my fat and calorie limits and met my fiber and protein goals!

Vegetable Lasagna (zucchini, onions, garlic, tomatoes, spinach, tofu, vegan cheese, spices, roasted onion marinara sauce & whole wheat pasta): 650 calories (high fiber, high protein, low fat).

Grape Kombucha Tea: 60 calories

2 cups Vitasoy "Complete" (reduced sugar, extra fiber an protein soymilk): 140 calories

Amy's Refried Beans w/Green Chiles, HOT habanero salsa, olive salsa, avocado salsa, 2 tomatoes, 1 cup sunflower seed sprouts, 1/2 a cucumber and "Cabo Chips" (these are AMAZINGLY good corn tortilla chips that have only 2 grams of fat per serving!): 600 calories

1 serving lemonade: 100 calories

1 all fruit frozen strawberry pop= 50 calories

Total 1600 calories and I *still* got to eat treats :D I kind of feel nervous though, because even though I know I stayed within my calorie range, I ate some things (sugar in lemonade, soy cheese and salty chips) I have been avoiding and so it feels wierd :( I always over estimate my calories to be on the safe side ;)

11-20-2005, 10:03 PM
Yogini, for "winging it" you did really good...congrats! It is weird though how your body can feel the difference when you eat foods you normally avoid even with staying in calories fat etc....I am the same way...you are doing great on your loss. Mini ticker is almost there. :carrot:

I slept in and didnt get to breakfast on time...eating schedule was all screwed up today so I will just post what I ate.

- Chicken veggie soup 200 cal
- 7 mini slices of ww onion bread 130 cal
- grapes 80 cal
- Green salad w/chicken 225 cal
- Reduced fat pringles 150 cal
- 1 c. lean ground beef 175 cal
- 4 c. lettuce shreds, w/ ff dressing 50 cal
- 2 small roman tomatoes 60 cal
Made a taco salad with dinner makings. Minus the tortilla.

Total calories= 1070 Its still early and about 300 under daily calories so I will probably have a snack....weight loss slows if I dont stay in the 1300's at least.

Hope everyone had a successful weekend and a great start to a new week.
Be back tomorrow.

11-21-2005, 09:02 AM

1 low fat dessert yogurt
1 slice rye bread w/ peanutbutter

7 veggie crackers with salsa
2 pickles
Another lowfat yogurt

3 chicken nuggets w/ salsa
plate of mixed veggies

cup of tea.

11-21-2005, 09:06 AM
Good morning all!

Here's how I did yesterday:

B: Scrambled light tofu with broccoli and garlic
L: Boca burger with 3 slices of avocado and spinach on a whole weat/oat bran pita
S: One cup nonfat yogurt
S: Pria bar and tea
D: 2 cups veggie chili with soy protein, 2 tablespoons reduced fat shredded cheese
Two dark chocolate Hershey's Treasures
Two cups of tea
4 Nalgenes

Have a great Monday!

11-21-2005, 09:40 AM
more drinking, weekends are so hard

b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy
s-apple, hard boiled egg
l-2 c raw spinach, 4 oz tofu, broc, carrots, radish, califlower, snap peas, 1 tbsp olive oil lime dressing
s-1/2 c tuna, red and green pepper strips, mustard
d-2 soup apple martini, and a number of shots of tequila (maybe 4 or 5?)...umm liquid dinner, that counts as water right?

b-1 whole wheat pancake, 1/2 c nonfat plan yogurt
s-broc, snap peas, califlower, carrots, peppers, 1 laughing cow cheese wedge
l-2 c vegetable soup, 1 c skim milk
d-2 c spinach, 15 small shrimp, 1 c red cabbage, 1 c broc slaw (no dressing), soy sauce

b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c soy milk, 1 banana
s-1/2 c lowfat cottage cheese
s-carrots, broc, 1 hard boiled egg
l-2 c vegetable soup
d-1/2 c ww pasta, spinach, broc, mushroom, red pepper, 15 shrimp, 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce

11-21-2005, 12:13 PM
Hi everyone....seems we all did good this weekend, unless I missed something. Weigh in day today....down 4 pounds WOOO HOOOOO :carrot:
My best friend made me feel really good Saturday when I saw her, usually we see eachother once a week at least but she went on vaca for 2 so it had been awhile and the first thing she said to me was how thin my face and neck area was looking and also my upper arms. Those areas and my tummy is wear I collect my fat, :p
I thought that was so cool because usually people who see you often take longer to notice a change in you.

Yume: Weekends are hard arent they? I ALWAYS struggle...but I am slowly getting so use to how I have been living that it is getting easier. You always do so good with your eating that I don't think the liquid dinner Saturday will matter. And I bet Jose' appreciates your support! :D

Veerie: Great job!!!!!!!!

Alsten: As usual...such a good girl.... ;) :carrot: ;)

Classes tonight so I have to post planned menu early and it may change:

B: eggbeater w/ lean ham, pineapple 290 cal
S: 2 oz protein 150 cal
L: Chicken veggie soup, cucumber 250 cal
S: protein, fruit cup 150 cal
D: Turkey sandwich on flax ww bread, grapes 380 cal
S: if I have one, 150 cal Sometimes need something to munch on in class.

Total w/out snack= 1220 W/snack=1370
45 min weight training, WATP 2 mile

See you next time!!!!!!

11-21-2005, 02:21 PM
meecha- yes, senor jose and i have been friends for some time....since my split with jack D. and Mr. jonnie walker

i dont think that liquid dinners are bad in terms of diet and calories......just pretty unhealthy

11-21-2005, 03:02 PM
Yume- It is only proper to be a one man woman...lol. :D

As for unhealthy, probably if a person lets it get out of control, I am not a drinker..could never handle the taste. And your liver and pancrease (Sp?) may have something to say about it. ;) But we all have our vices...mine unfortunately is smoking. That is my next tackle after my weight. I tried to both at the same time.....THAT definitely didnt work. I was like a fish trying to swim upstream.

11-21-2005, 04:58 PM
It's good to see so much variety and veggies! Keep it up ladies :bravo:

Today I will take 1 1/2 hours of Yoga, swim for 1/2 and hour and then enjoy the sauna and steam rooms (not "exercise" exactly but a nice reward for staying on program).

I am eating the following:

Brown rice with vegetable juice, tomatoes, carots, peas, celery, onions, garlic and olive salsa

2 pieces ciabatta bread

Salad of green apples, raspberries, purple cabbage, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, orange juice, lemon juice and agave nectar

1 cup tempeh and 3 cups veggies (bok choy, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli and garlic)

Beet, celery, carrot and ginger juice

1 cup soy milk

1 cup calcium-fortified orange juice with hemp protein powder

1 gallon water

11-21-2005, 07:20 PM
this weekend i ate pretty well- maybe not enough (not enough veggies for sure) and sucked at drinking water.

*16oz coffee w 2%
* 1 slice sprouted wheat toast w natural pb

*4c mixed green salad w cabbage, sugar snap peas, baked tofu, pumpkin seeds, lf vinegarette
* 5 flatbread crackers

* 1 sm orange

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-21-2005, 08:44 PM
Had a pretty horrible weekend as far as eating too little and drinking too much. I'm doing great on week days but I'm going to have to work harder on getting the weekends under control. A little treat now and then is OK, but I'm letting it slide too much. (Reminder to self: 2 beers is OK. A six-pack at once is not. 2 glasses of wine is OK. The whole bottle at one sitting is not. Repeat until you get this straight!!)

Moving on...

B: Kashi w/skim milk
s: 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 pear
L: the salad mix for the week: romaine, and slaw mix consisting of shredded broccoli, green and red cabbage and carrots. Topped it today with sliced turkey and ff ranch dressing. 1 apple.
s: 1 serving whole-grain wheat thins (16 crackers), carrot & celery sticks
D: chili made w/extra-lean ground beef, kidney beans, rotel and a package of chili seasoning mix. 1 glass skim milk.

Weighed in this morning and stayed the same as last week. (199) Hey, at least I didn't gain. :rolleyes:

Woooo-hoooo on your weigh-in, Meecha!

11-21-2005, 11:15 PM
Honey nut cheerios w/ 2% milk
1 low fat yogurt

(a friends place for lunch)
medium sized slice of quiche
half a crossant
some salad w/ homemade dressing
a couple grapes
small chunk of really good dessert bread (not quite sure what was all in it lol)
2 cups of tea

1 small tea w/ one sugar from Tim hortons

(didnt have anything for dinner, definitely was not hungry, and im sure that lunch i had covered my calories for the day lol)

11-22-2005, 01:33 AM
Thank you EllyMay....it felt really good to see the numbers drop...And way to stay positive. When you dont see a difference it can be hard so looking at it from a positive approach is great!!!!!

Good job to all..... :carrot: :carrot:

Valerie Joy
11-22-2005, 01:53 AM
B: 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter on low carb bread
L: 1/2 cup eggbeaters, ff shreded cheese, 1 slice rye toast
S: 2 slices ff cheese on low carb bread
D: Zone Sweet and Sour chicken (yummy)
S: No pudge sundee cone
S: Under 200 calories

Calories 1210
Exercise 45 minutes curves.

Today was my weekly weigh in and I was down 1 pound :)

11-22-2005, 09:41 AM
b-1/2 c oatmeal, 1 c skim milk (out of soy milk....my fridge is so empty...going up to PA for a week)
s-baby carrots, 1 hard boiled egg
s-1/2 c nonfat plain yogurt
l-1 c broc, ww pasta, 1 c spinach, carrots, snap peas, 15 shrimp, 1 tbsp pho sauce
s-1 homemade lowfat pumpkin cranberry muffin, apple
d-2 c vegetable soup

11-22-2005, 01:09 PM
yesterday cont-

*2 1/2 c lf homemade tuna casserole (hr cream of mushroom, 1 can water packed tuna, whole wheat pasta spirals, 1 c frozen peas/carrots, 2 - 3 oz shredded cheese, mustard, bread crumbs)
* 4 squares choc covered grahams
'snack'- 2 handfulls of skittles (sugar!)

water goal- met


*16 oz coffee w 2%, 1t cinnamon sugar
* small orange

* 1 c leftover tuna casserole
* 2 c mixed green salad w baked tofu, cabbage, sugar snap peas, lf vinegarette

water goal-
2 nalgenes

11-22-2005, 08:19 PM
Keep up the good work, Ladies :)

Today, I had passionfruit, mango and orange juice with hemp protein powder and a slice of "Woman's Bread" (an organic bread that has 6 grams of protein per slice)

3 cups romaine lettuce, 1/4 c. slivered almonds, 3 oz. veggie "chicken", 1 T Oriental dressing, 1/2 c. shredded cabbages, 1/2 cup brown rice, 2 fresh veggie spring rolls (raw) with 1 T. hosin peanut sauce and 2 bites of "drunken noodles" (spicy rice noodles)

1 gallon water

11-22-2005, 08:29 PM
1 lowfat yogurt
1 slice rye bread w/ peanutbutter

Small chili from Wendy's
diet coke

chicken curry type frozen meal
small amount of cranberry stuffing

light hot chocolate w/ a few mini marshmellows

11-22-2005, 09:48 PM
Valerie Joy, congratulations on your loss! You're doing great!

B: protein shake
s: 1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1 apple
L: chicken chow mein w/white rice, 1 egg roll
s: 100-cal. microwave popcorn, Diet Coke
D: salad mix w/2 hardboiled egg whites, ff Italian dressing
s: 1 glass skim milk

11-23-2005, 12:34 AM
WOOO HOOO Valerie, another pound of fat gone forever!!!!!

Today was a weird day for me, schedule all screwed up so I didnt eat at my usual times...more like when I could.

eggbeaters w/lean ham 200
pineapple 100
fruit cup 70
2 oz protein 90
LC meal 210
green beans 60
FF pringles 130
grapes 80
2 oz lean protein 90
1 slice whole grain bread 100
1 slice cheese 100 ?
salad greens ff dressing
cucumber 125

looks like a lot of food but totals 1355 so stayed in calories. Just felt weird to not be on my time schedule.

Keep up the ggreat job everyone. :carrot: :carrot:

Valerie Joy
11-23-2005, 01:44 AM
Another day OP! :carrot:

B: Zone Bar
L: 1/2 cup eggbeaters, shredded cheese & 1 slice rye toast
D: Stir Fried tofu with veges
S: 2 slices rye toast
S: Under 200 calories

Calories 1103
Exercise 45 minutes WATP 3 mile :)

11-23-2005, 12:02 PM
yesterday cont.
* 1 c vegetarian split pea soup
* 1 slice whole wheat bread w brummel&brown
* 1/2 regular sized slice of choc cake
* 8 oz coffee/hot chocolate drink (1/2 water, 1/2 2%, cinn/sugar, cocoa, cayenne steeped in the french press w coffee. seriously good)

water goal- met


*16 oz coffee w non-dairy creamer
* 1 small orange

* 2 c mixed green salad w cabbage, sugar snap peas, baked tofu w lf vinegarette
* 1 c lf tuna casserole
* 12oz v8

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-23-2005, 08:13 PM
B: 1 slice deli ham, 1 slice ff cheese on whole wheat English muffin, 1 glass skim milk
s: 1 apple
L: turkey sub on whole wheat w/lettuce, tomato, mustard & black olives
s: yogurt
D: I really have no idea...either a salad or some leftover chili or maybe a little of both. (Not the least bit hungry at the moment.) So, should I force myself to eat or just wait until I want to? Probably wouldn't hurt me to skip it, since I know I'm going to eat plenty tomorrow. Then again, eating frequently is better for the metabolism...decisions, decisions.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

11-23-2005, 09:47 PM
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving just in case I dont have time to check in tomorrow. It's so cool to see that everyone is doing so well on the pathway to healthier happier ladies...... :carrot:

Here is today:

eggbeater w/lean ham, peaches
2 oz protein, peaches again. (love peaches)
Chicken veggie soup, 7 mini-slices onion ww bread (from those little 2" loafs)
LC tuna meal, green salad, green beans
May have a snack later but haven't been really hungry today, eating to keep that internal furnace burning. :D :D :D

So without late snack total calories for the day is roughly 1210 (always over calculate so I don't go over what I like to stick to.

Valerie Joy
11-24-2005, 02:11 AM
B: Zone Bar
L: 2 slices LF Swiss on low carb bread
D: 4 oz Ground Beef, 1 slice rye, broccoli
S: 3 oz Tuna & 2 slices LF Swiss on low carb bread
S: No fat cheese on low carb bread, strawberries

Calories 1313

Exercise 45 minutes curves

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :thanks1:

11-24-2005, 11:57 PM
Slice of of 12 Grain bread
w/ peanutbutter

(Swiss Chalet)
Chicken (without the skin)
half of my stuffing (was a big ball of it)
a bit of cranberry sauce
half the chalet sauce
1 hazelnut lindor chocolate
diet coke

mixed salad
w/ swiss chalet house dressing
1 lowfat yogurt

Valerie Joy
11-25-2005, 12:13 AM
B: Zone Bar
L: 3 oz ham on low carb bread
D: 6 oz turkey ½ cup stuffing, salad
S: Beef Stick
S: No fat cheese on low carb bread, strawberries

Calories 1304

I think I did well today. I only had turkey and a bit of stuff with Salad. I stayed away from the sweet potatoes, cranberry, mashed potatoes, chips & dip & pumpking pie!

11-25-2005, 02:15 AM
Hi ladies, I did well today...despite all the yummy food set out. Ate my usual breakfast and once at family's house stuck to the veggie tray and only had about 8 or 9 slices of venison sausage off the tray. I stuck to plan for the main dinner, 2oz turkey, no gravy, side salad, green beans and 1/2 cup stuffing. I added up all the calories and it came to roughly 1350 calories.

I hope all of you did well today and if there was a slip or two don't worry about it, the day is over so just get right back on track tomorrow. ;)

11-25-2005, 02:16 AM
Tomorrow's plan:

Fresh Veggie Juice: (beets, carrots, celery, ginger, lemon)- 150

Hemp protein powder with calcium-fortified orange juice- 200

Cliff Nectar Bar- 160

Salad of baby spinach, shredded carrots, purple cabbage, slivered almonds and dried cranberries with a fat-free dressing- 140

Amy's Veggie Chili- 360

Rice, Tofu and Thai Veggies- 450

Raw veggies (carrots, celery, tomatoes)- 40

1 gallon of water

1500 calories

11-25-2005, 02:20 AM
Way to go ladies...way to be accountable!!!!!!!!!! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

11-25-2005, 05:37 PM
1 slice rye bread
w/ peanutbutter
1 lowfat yogurt

Grandmas portuguese beef in half a large brown bun
w/ just a few fried onions
2 walnuts
1 banana

surgar reduced maple oatmeal

hot chocolate
w/ mini marshmellows

11-25-2005, 11:50 PM
Hi everyone, hope all of you had a great day.

Here is today:

B: eggbeaters 130
peaches 80
S: 2 oz protein, fruit cup 150
L: Soup 225
S: 30 FF pringles 130
D: 3 tuna patties, small side salad 320

May or may not have a snack keeping it to 150 cals or lower. Total without it is 1035 for the day.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Valerie Joy
11-26-2005, 12:12 AM
B: 2 tbs PB on low carb bread
L: ½ cup eggbeater w/ 1/6 cup LF cheese, 1 slice Rye toast
S: No pudge sundae cone
D: Turkey Sandwich on low carb bread, beef soup
S: 1 cup LF yogurt & 1 cup strawberries
S: under 200

Calories 1309
Exercise 45 minutes WATP 3 mile

11-26-2005, 09:33 PM
honeynut cheerios
w/ 2% milk

most of a peanutbutter sandwhich on bread bread
(left a chunk behind)

Tim Hortons
Vanilla yogurt
small bite of my fiances sandwhich lol (just too good)

Salsa tortilla w/ tuna fish
(hot pepper relish, sliced pickles, table blend seasoning)

5 wheat thins (lower fat kind, tastes surprisingly very good!...13 of them for only 90 cals ;))

11-27-2005, 12:27 AM
Tomorrow I am trying out a 90minute yoga class with a new studio/instructor. It's an Iyengar class and supposed to be VERY strenuous.

I also will make the effort to get in 45 minutes of cardio and 45 minutes of weight training (maybe some swimming for the cardio).

Fresh veggie juice in the morning (beets, celery, cucumber, carrots)=250 calories

Later, lentil, leek, carrot, green bean and green pea soup with a little brown rice=400 calories

Calcium-fortified orange juice with hemp protein powder=250 calories

Salad of tomatoes, red cabbage, spinach, carrots, dried cranberries, sliced almonds and low-fat dressing=200 calories

100 calorie treat of some kind (nuts & dried fruit or a frozen fruit pop)

1 gallon water

1200 calorie day, with a good amount of exercise...I am holding myself to the yoga class at the very minimum and I'll try to do the rest too ;)

Valerie Joy
11-27-2005, 01:16 AM
Hi everyone!

I was over on my calories today because I have my once a week cheat meal on saturday and I choose pizza again. I figured it to be about 1100 calories.

B: Zone Bar
L: 2 oz turkey on low carb bread
S: Zone Bar
D: 10 inch pizza thin crust
S: 2 slices NF cheese on low carb bread

Calories 2081
Exercise 30 minutes WATP 2 mile

11-27-2005, 10:15 PM
Hi everyone...had some family issues yesterday....STRESS!!!!!!! But I didn't take it totally out on food!!!!!!

Valerie: I think treats once in awhile, even every Saturday is good...it keeps you sane. ;) And pizza is an awesome choice....I LOVE pizza. :dizzy:


Went over but not tooo bad.

B: egg beaters w/ham, 1 srouted wheat toast 280 cal
S: 2 oz protein, fruit cup 150 cal
L: Soup 275 cal
D: green salad, cucumber, Homemade chicken chili 1 1/2 c. 460 cal
S: a bunch of FF tortilla chips w/ 1/2 c. chili leftovers Probably about 300 cal

Total calories= 1455
worked out with free weights


B: eggbeaters, 2 srouted flax ww toast w/ sf jam 300 cal
S: 1 oz protein, fruit cup 150 cal
L: Soup, 8 FF saltines 260 cal
Snack: 30 FF pringles, 1 oz protein 200 cal
D: 1 c. redbeans/rice, chicken breast, green beans 410 cal

Total= 1320

Tomorrow is weigh in day....hope it's a good one!!!!!! Have a great start to another brand new week. :carrot:

11-28-2005, 08:48 AM

bran flakes w/ 2% milk

1 pita bread w/ some olive oil, salt,
blackforest ham & relish

(went to a baby shower)
not quite sure 'everything' i ate, but was pretty
reasonable. ... some veggies, fruit, a little of this and that, just small
picking at different things. Im proud, i did very well considering all the
temptations there :D

11-28-2005, 10:43 AM
Meecha, hope tha family stress situation resolves itself soon :)


Fresh veggie juice (carrot, cucumber, beet, celery)=200 calories

Black bean soup (tomato juice, black beans, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, corn)=350 calories

Salad of quinoa, arugula, spinach, tomatoes, chickpeas, tofu and sunflower seed sprouts with a miso dressing=400 calories

Hemp protein powder with calcium-fortified orange juice=250 calories

A gallon of water

11-28-2005, 02:38 PM
i won't even post my thanksgiving menu- i feel good about what i ate though- now back to regular eating---

* 1 small orange
* 16 oz coffee w non-dairy creamer

-- leftovers (my last encounter with Thanksgiving grub!)
1/2 c beef w beer, 1 c dressing, 1/2 c au gratin potatoes
12oz v8

water- 2 nalgenes

11-28-2005, 08:27 PM
Hi everyone...I have not been very accountable lately, but I am back on track now. I actually did good on Thanksgiving - it was the long weekend that killed me! Oh well, gee, I'm not perfect...what a shock, eh? :o

B: protein shake, 1 banana
L: mixed greens salad, 1 c. chili, 1 whipped yogurt
s: 20 natural almonds, 1 apple
D: shrimp, pasta, broccoli & carrots w/garlic sauce
Snack tonight will be a big glass of skim milk, since I haven't had any milk today. I try to have at least one glass a day for these old bones.

Exercise today was a 2 mile WATP video.

Weigh in this morning was same as last week - 199. I have lost a whopping 2 pounds in 4 weeks. (Wooo hooo??) But it's OK. I will just keep plugging along and try to be happy that at least I've stopped gaining.

11-29-2005, 01:49 AM
Hi everyone

Thanks Yogini, just dealing with some teenager issues that I am not use to....my son has always been a really good kid and still is but now is delving into teenage things that are to be expected I think but not tollerated...skipping classes, alcohol...etc. New freinds he has aquired lately are not very desirable...but mom put a squash to that. :D

EllyMay: You're right, you aren't perfect and neither are we. ;)
And remember, a loss is a loss....so be proud of that. If it makes you feel any better today was my weekly weigh-in and only lost 1 # and lost 4 the week before....Makes you say HMMMMMM? I even did good on Tahnksgiving but who knows....


B: eggbeaters w/ lean ham, fruit 280 cal
S: protein, fruit cup 150 cal
L: LC meal, green beans 310 cal
S: SlimFast shake 180 cal
D: Turkey sandwich on bread, fruit cup 350 cal
S: FF pringles, 2 oz protein 230 cal

Total calories= 1500
45 minutes weight training

Valerie Joy
11-29-2005, 03:13 AM
B: 2 tbs natural peanut butter on low carb bread
L: 1/2 cup eggbeater, 1/6 cup shredded LF cheese, 1 slice rye
S: 1 cup LF yogurt w/ strawberries
D: Zone Curry chicken with mushrooms and peas
S: No Pudge Fudgy Bar
S: Under 200

calories 1239

Exercise 45 minutes curves :carrot:

Today was my weekly weigh in and I lost 5 pounds last week! I had only lost 1 pound last week so it all evens out :) :smug:

11-29-2005, 08:58 AM

bran flakes cereal
w/ 2% milk
1 lowfat yogurt

lean cuisine meal

salsa tortilla wrap
(w/ veggies, pickles & hot pepper relish)
1 snack pack of bits & bites.

a bite of pepperoni pizza

11-29-2005, 10:16 AM
Hi everyone, i have not posted in awhile, out visiting pennsylvania...eating went really well :) even thanksgiving, we have pumpkin ravioli with salmon

b-1/2 c all bran, 1 c soy milk
s-1/2 c cottage cheese, broc, snap peas, carrots, radish
s-apple, 5 almonds
l-1/2 c black bean, lime juice, 3 c mixed greens
d-1/2 c ww pasta, 10 shrimp, tomato, olives, spinach, broc
s-1/2 c banana yogurt

11-29-2005, 12:08 PM
last night cont-

*1/2 a sandwich baggie-full lf pretzels
*1/2 a small size gingerbread blast at sonic (mmm. ginger-y)

*big salad (finally some veggies!)- mixed greens, cabbage, grape tomatoes, 1tb cheddar, sesame seeds, fake chick w lf vinegarette

water goal- short by 1.

*16oz coffee w non-dairy creamer
* small orange

*4 c mixed green salad, cabbage, dried cranberries, sugar snap peas, grape tomatoes, 2 hard boiled eggs (diced) w lf vinegarette
*12 oz v8

*6 small/medium carrots
*5 cubes laughing cow

water goal- 2 nalgenes

11-29-2005, 05:47 PM
1 slice brown bread
w/ peanutbutter

(lunch @ Ikea)
brown veggie sandwhich with some miricle whip
(there was quite a bit of cheese, so i took out one of the chunks)
veggie soup

sugar reduced oatmeal

11-29-2005, 07:05 PM
Today I have had

2 pop tarts
8 Mothers white chocolate chip cookies
1 (entire) Tony's cheese pizza
1 cup of hot chocolate
3 servings of cherry vanilla icecream

I think thats "it"....

Wheres the motivation hiding??:mad:

11-29-2005, 09:11 PM
Big Woooo Hoooo to Valerie Joy! 5 lbs. - that's great! Way to go girl!!!

Yume, your menus always sound so good...and pumpkin ravioli with salmon??? Wow, that sounds great!

B: 1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1 apple
s: 6 pretzel rods
L: vegetable beef soup
s: 100-cal. popcorn, Diet Coke, 6 peanut M&M's (stupid candy jar at work...)
D: salad greens w/ff ranch, baked onions (end of the Thanksgiving leftovers)

Kathy Smith's Lift Weights to Lose Weight tape

Valerie Joy
11-30-2005, 12:22 AM
Thanks everyone!! :)

Todays menu..

B: Zone Bar
L: ½ cup eggbeater w/ 1/6 cup LF cheese, 1 slice Rye toast
S: Asparagus with 1/3 cup LF cheese
S: No Pudge cookies & cream bar
D: Zone Chili
S: No fat cheese on low carb bread, strawberries

Calories 1414
Exercise WATP 3 mile

11-30-2005, 12:39 AM
Tomorrow is the end of another month.....we all did great I think...and the next month will be even better. Think I will start the next thread for December's accountability if there isn't one already.


B: eggberaters, 2 slices sprouted ww bread w/ sf jam
S: 2 oz protein, fruit cup
L: veggie soup, 2 oz protein
S: 1 slice srouted ww w/sf jam
D: lettuce shreds w/ 1 1/2 c. lean taco meat, tomato, cucumber
S: 30 (one serving) ff pringles

Total calories= 1330

11-30-2005, 12:41 AM
Tomorrow is the end of another month.....we all did great I think...and the next month will be even better. Think I will start the next thread for December's accountability if there isn't one already.


B: eggberaters, 2 slices sprouted ww bread w/ sf jam
S: 2 oz protein, fruit cup
L: veggie soup, 2 oz protein
S: 1 slice srouted ww w/sf jam
D: lettuce shreds w/ 1 1/2 c. lean taco meat, tomato, cucumber
S: 30 (one serving) ff pringles

Total calories= 1330

1 1/2 mile walk w/ the dogs (actually they walk me!!!!! :dizzy: )

11-30-2005, 10:37 AM
ellymay-yes the pumpkin ravioli was great...my bf parents are health nuts, and cooked for us the whole weekend :)
also i dont think thats it my menus are that good...just consistant...i kind of just found a particular day that kept me feeling full...and i have kind of just been repeating it for the past ummm year? wow...thats almost OCD

b-1/2 c all bran, 1 c soymilk
s-1/2 c cottage cheese, broc, snap peas, carrots, radish
s-1/2 c nonfot plain yogurt, apple
l-1/2 c black beans, 1 tbsp lime juice, 2 c raw spinach
d-1/2 c ww pasta, 10 shrimp, tomato, olives, spinach, broc
s-1 small nonfat sugar free vanilla latte

11-30-2005, 08:13 PM
(Tim hortons)
Half a whole wheat bagel
w/ veggie garden light cream cheese
vanilla yogurt
a couple sips of orange juice

frozen meal (something beef)
pear tea

beef barely soup
6 thin wheat crackers

11-30-2005, 08:17 PM
B: yogurt
L: 2 hamburgers, 1 small fry from :mcd:
s: 1 apple
D: lean ham and ff cheese on whole wheat english muffin, carrot sticks, 1 glass skim milk

Had to run errands on my lunch hour and really, really didn't want the soup I brought for lunch today, next thing I know I was swinging into the drive-thru. We have 9 different fast food places within a few minutes' drive from the office. I'm better off staying in for lunch but I get a little stir-crazy sometimes and just have to get out of there!

Exercise: 2 mile WATP tape

11-30-2005, 08:43 PM
So far:

Salad of spinach, butter lettuce, shredded beets, cucmbers, red onions and tahini garlic dressing=200

Tempeh "sausage"=100

White bean, carrot, celery, garlic and onion soup (with rosemary)=200

Grape Kombucha tea=60

1 gallon of water

Total=560 calories :(

Okay, today is supposed to be my highest calorie day of the week...I need to eat something else! I feel so crampy today and don't want to cook. I wish I could order a vegan pizza and have it delivered and I WOULD if such a thing were readily available :(

Valerie Joy
11-30-2005, 10:55 PM
B: Zone Bar
L: ½ cup eggbeater w/ 1/6 cup LF cheese, 1 slice Rye toast
S: No Pudge cookies & cream bar
S: 2 slices NF cheese on low carb bread
D: Tofu & veges stir-fry, apple
S: Dannon carb control yogurt
S: No fat cheese on low carb bread, strawberries

Calories 1245
Exercise 45 minutes curves :carrot:

12-01-2005, 01:42 AM
Whew! Long day....definitely time for bed.

Here was today's food...

B: eggbeaters, 1/2 c. oatmeal
S: 2oz protein, fruit cup
L: LC rice meal, green beans, cucumber
S: 1/2 c. ww noodles with garlic
D: Turkey sandwich on sprouted ww bread, ff pringles (typical dinner when in class)

Total calories= 1330

30 minutes weight training

Hope to see you all in the December's thread......;)