100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (6-13 Nov)




DishyFishy
11-07-2005, 10:52 AM
Just getting this week's thread started. I posted yesterday's eats and stuff in last week's thread.

Have a great week, everybody! :)


newfiedarling
11-07-2005, 10:59 AM
I haven't posted to this thread yet, but I need to start getting more motivated and have more accountability. So this week I'll log everything and see how it goes...

Monday:

Breakfast
Coffee (2 cream, 1 sweetner)
Banana
Yogurt

Morning Snack
Apple

Lunch
Tuna on whole wheat crackers
Garden Salad with low cal dressing

Mid Afternoon Snack
Orange

Dinner
Not decided yet - most likely salmon with steamed veggies and baked tomato

~Dee

jillybean720
11-07-2005, 11:13 AM
Monday:


Carnation instant breakfast w/1% milk
banana
instant oatmeal
chicken tortilla soup
Smartfood popcorn
for dinner, I'm thinking of making up some sort of chicken quesedillas--have to see what kind of ingredients I have at home
Total: depending on dinner, hopefully around 1400 calories


Jillegal
11-07-2005, 12:01 PM
:wave: Hi, folks! Anyone remember me? :^: Yes, I've been away and was accompanied by my inner :devil: who worked overtime to ensure that I'd overindulge in the "eat, drink and be merry" categories. Problem is, the "merry" part of that equation left quickly but the "eat and drink" parts stayed and have made their presence known on the scales! :mad:

So, here I am, bending at the waist and awaiting the proverbial arse kicking I deserve! I can't even come to the conclusion that I'm one of those people who can participate in a healthy lifestyle as a rule, but loses all control during vacations and holidays, because when I was losing the bulk of my weight I was :angel: through all such occasions. No, its definitely complacency and a belief that I can "lose it later". Well, I've been losing and gaining the same 10-20 lbs. now for over two years (and that's without even reaching goal yet)! Its definitely time to get a grip and stop this yo-yo existance and complete what I set out to do in 2002 (AND to maintain that goal!!) :carrot:

I'm happy to see this thread has thrived in my absence and is still drawing new posters (I took a peek at your progress pic, Newfiedarling ~ you look wonderful!!) and I'd like to publicly acknowledge those who sought me out by private message and convinced me to drag my sorry butt back here (as well as those I solicited advice from and who came through admirably). I respect and appreciate you all tremendously! :smug: Ahhhh, its good to be back! ;)

Oh yeah, food posting...I shall do that at the end of the day (at the end of a totally "on plan" day, I should say!) :D

DishyFishy
11-07-2005, 12:51 PM
:welcome: to the "Buddy" thread, Dee! Good to have you here at last! :)

Oh, it's grand to have you back, Jilly! :wave: You always make it so difficult for us to kick you up the bum because you do that to yourself, and get back on track before we get the chance! :s: I feel cheated! :lol:

So, all I can lamely say is, DON'T DO IT AGAIN! :drill:

Seriously though, I'm so pleased to see you taking charge. I've just re-committed to getting to a healthy weight myself, after a month of maintaining due to smugness and self-satisfaction with my success so far. To be sure, I'm proud of myself for dropping 52 pounds. I'm also ready to work off the next 52. :yes:

You can do this! We can do this! So, LET'S GET TO IT! :coach:

activeadventurer
11-07-2005, 07:09 PM
Welcome Dee :cool: And welcome back jillegal:carrot:

I don't know if I need an asskicking. I am just listless as all get up and have not even been keeping track of my challenge points very well. I just don't care!!! Not having a working computer and being able to post when ever I like has really bummed me out. It seems like a really lame thing to whine about but I really miss posting. You help keep me motivated. I can't really complain about life. I love my new job and seem to be handling things as they come up in the rest of life. I am stressed about the financial realities of not having worked all last year due to illness and the present uncertainty with my medical stuff but none of that adds up to listless...it is just life! I have no idea why I am at this place except maybe my old bugaboo, fear of success. :devil:

At least I have gotten back on track with the LMT and have been exercising regularly again. I am planning to do a second one between mid November and the end of the year. I guess my only commitmnet right now is to get to the library EVERYDAY to post and do some form of exercise daily whether LMT related of not.

:grouphug: and :goodvibes to all

Denise

rabidstoat
11-07-2005, 08:28 PM
Breakfast
Low sugar oatmeal
Morningstar Farm breakfast patty

Snack
1 cup grapes
1/2 pita with 2T hummus, some lowfat feta, and a bunch of veggies

Lunch
Healthy Choice fish dinner
Tossed salad with various veggies, a bit of lowfat cheese, and light dressing

Snack
Single serving bag of trail mix (need portion control on that stuff!)

Dinner
Chicken fajita in a low carb tortilla shell (chicken, green pepper, onions, 1 tsp olive oil, fajita seasoning, salsa, light sour cream)
Apple

Exercise: 30 minutes on the bike
What I watched: Last week's Biggest Loser (all caught up!)

Calories: 1668

Jillegal
11-07-2005, 11:16 PM
You can do this! We can do this! So, LET'S GET TO IT! :coach:

Yes, ma'am ~ here and accounted for! :p

Monday
Points
Morning
2 Weight Watchers Cinnamon Crunch cereal, with
1 1/2c 1% milk
0 large mug of tea
Early afternoon
0 salad of lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, with
4 diced lean ham and cheese, all tossed in
1 "Light" Italian dressing
0 bottled water
Late afternoon
2 crackers, topped with
2 tuna and "Light" Miracle Whip
0 soda water
Early evening
5 skinless chicken breast (baked with coating)
2 cabbage salad
0 Perrier water
Late evening
2 seedless grapes
1 "Light" hot chocolate
22 total

Exercise: 45min. evening walk with dog

Hope you get yourself back on an even keel soon, too, Denise! We're here for you (and when we disappear you know how to hunt us down!) :D

jillybean720
11-08-2005, 08:07 AM
Welcome back, Sarge! :D

Ended up making smoothies last night (frozen strawberries, bananas, skim milk, and carb-smart vanilla ice cream), so my calorie total jumped up to about 1700.

As for today...

Carnation instant breakfast w/skim milk
instant oatmeal
Special K bar
sandwich (Wonder light bread, ham, provolone cheese, miracle whip, honey mustard, and lettuce)
Smartfood popcorn
baked chicken breast w/either an instant noodles or instant mashed potato side (we'll see what's appealing when I go to cook it)
Total: should be around 1400 calories (assuming no more smoothies tonight!)

DishyFishy
11-08-2005, 09:32 AM
Sorry you're feeling down, Denise. :goodvibes: I hope your 'puter is fixed soon so you can pop in here whenever you please.

Good to see you get straight back at it, Jilly. :high:

Mon 07/11:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Snack: 1 oz cheddar; 500 ml water.
Lunch: 3 sushi maki rolls, 4 olives, red cabbage, radishes, tomato; 500 ml water.
Snack: 2 falafel, 1 tblsp. hot sauce; 500 ml water.
Dinner: 4 oz chicken breast (grilled), 2 oz whole-wheat pita, carrot, lettuce, tomato;1 l water.
Snack: 1 oz pumpkin bread, 5 Altoids Citrus Sours; 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: 500 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1392 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 3 miles WATP.

rabidstoat
11-08-2005, 08:41 PM
Not as good nutrition today. I had healthy snacks planned, and healthy dinner, but TOM meant I wanted chocolate and gooey stuff.

Breakfast
Oatmeal
Egg beater omelet with veggies


Snack
McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Lunch
Healthy Choice Mesquite Chicken dinner
Salad with lots of veggies and about 2 oz chicken breast, in LF dressing

Snack
1/2 a dark chocolate bar

Dinner
Small size Philly Cheesesteak

No exercise, I had planned off day. And the cheesesteak wasn't so bad, about 500 calories and not good nutrition, but I didn't get my usual (which is a large with extra cheese, and about twice as many calories -- and I usually eat chips with it and a fully sugared drink).

Calories: 1520

DishyFishy
11-08-2005, 11:33 PM
Tues 08/11:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Snack: 5 oz apple.
Lunch: 3 sushi maki rolls, tomatoes; 750 ml water.
Dinner: 5 oz chicken breast (grilled), 1 cups rice, 1 cups veggies in butter sauce; 1 l water.
Extra Drinks: Starbuck's grande bold roast, 500 ml water, 500 ml green tea, 250 ml cocoa made with 1 cup 0%, 1 tblsp. half & half, and 2 tsp. cocoa.

Total kcals: 1429 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 3.94 mile walk. Hubby's gone away for a few days, :( so I took advantage and went shopping for more scrap-booking stash! :s: :sssh:

Jillegal
11-08-2005, 11:53 PM
Day two down and doing well (must be the good examples set by the DishyFishy, Jillybean and Rabidstoat) ;)

Tuesday
Points
Morning
2 Weight Watchers Cinnamon Crunch Cereal, with
1 1/2c 1% milk
0 large mug of tea
Early Afternoon
5 portion veal cutlet (lightly breaded)
0 salad of lettuce, carrots, tomato, tossed in
1 light balsamic vinaigrette
0 bottled water
Late Afternoon
1 orange
0 Perrier water
Early Evening
5 wrap (flatbread, chicken, lettuce, carrots, onions, red pepper)
3 Italian wedding soup (w/ extra spinach)
0 club soda
Late Evening
1 seedless grapes
1 Carnation "Light" hot chocolate
20 total (2 under target)

Exercise: 40 minute walk with dog

P.S. - Where's the two Lauras, Synger, Beth, Apryl, Sandi and Artist? Hope they didn't fall prey to the same :devil: who took hold of me while I was away! :?:

newfiedarling
11-09-2005, 07:47 AM
Tuesday

Breakfast
Banana
Yogurt
Cofee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)

Morning Snack
Apple

Lunch
Tuna on Whole Wheat Crackers
Garden Salad with low cal dressing

Snack
Almonds

Dinner
Grilled chicken with steamed veggies
Baked tomato

~Dee

jillybean720
11-09-2005, 08:13 AM
Ended up only eating half my chicken and less than a serving of noodles for dinner and no smoothies, so my calories for yesterday ended up only being about 1200.

Wednesday:


instant oatmeal
Special K bar
pizza (hopefully plain cheese--managers are buying for us since we have a meeting thing this afternoon)
turkey ham and instant mashed potatoes

Total: about 1350 calories

BethC
11-09-2005, 09:53 AM
I'm here! and OP! I got bored writing the same things over and over again, I basically eat the same things for breakfast and lunch and then vary dinner. It's been working, but the last few days, I've just been hungry more, I wonder what that's about.

I've really been cranking up the exercise, Monday, I did 30min cardio, yesterday, I took a yoga class (I'm still sore today) and I just got back upstairs from doing 40mins of cardio. Joining the gym in my office is the best thing I've every done, I'm kinda kicking myself for not joining years ago, but I felt self consious working out with people I knew and the CEO. Now, I just don't care. And I get to see Mr. PT more often :o

Have a great day everyone!

jillybean720
11-09-2005, 10:06 AM
It's been working, but the last few days, I've just been hungry more, I wonder what that's about.
You answered your own question:
I've really been cranking up the exercise, Monday, I did 30min cardio, yesterday, I took a yoga class (I'm still sore today) and I just got back upstairs from doing 40mins of cardio.
The more you exercise, the more calories you burn, so the more calories you need to take in! If you have the same amount of calories taken in and yet become more active, therefore burning more calories, it stands to reason that you would be less satisfied with the same amount of calories, right? Just a thought :)

goalnorolls
11-09-2005, 10:11 AM
I try to eat the same thing all week long while at work and switch it up at night.

Tues are my days off so they are a challenge. Yesterday I had 3 pieces of halloween candy for breakfast! I know I know :)
I had 3 crackers
chicken salad with wheat bread and celery
Lots of green tea
A banana
then I had pork, brown rice, peas and carrotts all mixed together ( :) Pork fried rice without the fry)
ww bar

I realize I didn't eat enough points
Yogurt, carrotts, banana and water in the a.m.
Today I am planning on being 'bad' but staying within points I want some broccoli chicken (chinese food) I am going to limit the portion, eat half.
Water the rest of the day due to sodium.
Its only 9 a.m. and I am so psyched for this. I know I shouldn't be but oh well I am pms'ing I dare someone to try and stop me :)

Jillegal
11-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Okay, Liz, I won't try to stop you (though staying within points, having a half-portion of a meal that includes broccoli, and drinking lots of water doesn't seem all that bad to me ~ no comments on the candy breakfast though) ;)

I know what you mean about writing the same foods over and over, Beth, but we're not here to entertain or disclose fascinating culinary dishes (though I've picked up a few really good recipes at this thread), we here to be accountable to ourselves and the others, right? :D This coming from someone who had a breakfast of Go Lean cereal and 1% milk every day for about a year! :)

Wednesday
Points
Morning
4 whole wheat & honey bagel (plain)
1 Carnation Light hot chocolate
Mid Morning
1 Orange
0 bottled water
Afternoon
0 salad of lettuce, tomatoes & carrots, tossed in
1 - Light balsamic vinaigrette
2 shredded crabmeat (on salad)
0 Perrier water
Late Afternoon
0 1 bottle Perrier and 1 can club soda
Early Evening
5 homemade meat loaf (low fat recipe)
3 1/2c mashed potatoes
2 frozen veggies (peas, carrots, green beans, lima beans, corn)
0 bottled water
Late Evening
1 seedless grapes
1 Carnation Light hot chocolate
21 total (one under target)

Exercise: evening walk with dog (about 45 minutes)

rabidstoat
11-10-2005, 09:12 AM
Oops, forgot to record yesterday, this is for Wednesday.

Breakfast
Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal
1/2% fat yogurt
Morningstar Farms breakfast patty

Snack
Hershey Kiss

Lunch
Healthy Choice Blackened Chicken dinner
Romaine lettuce and tomato salad, with LF dressing

Snack
1 cup strawberries
1 small slice horseradish cheddar cheese

Dinner
Leftover tilapia in the ginger teriyaki marinade
Some Green Giant veggies (cauliflowers and stuff in a cheese sauce)
Wild rice

Exercise: 30 minutes on the stationary bike
What I watched: Last night's Biggest Loser episode

Calories were about 1515

goalnorolls
11-10-2005, 09:22 AM
Okay the transportation of my chinese food (dh was bringing it) was interrupted. I did not eat chinese food! :) I ate my chicken salad with celery on whole wheat with baby carrotts.

I did good yesterday stayed within points. Drank tons and tons. I had chicken, pasta salad and peas for dinner.

BethC
11-10-2005, 09:31 AM
Hi everyone, here's my food from yesterday. I tried to mix it up a little...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
2 - tomato soup
5 - zone bar
2 - cheese
3 - tuna
2 - lite mayo
3 - ww bread
3 - ww mousse
26 points

I also did 40 mins on the Precor machine and abs.

Have a great day everyone!

jillybean720
11-10-2005, 09:34 AM
Thursday, so it's my TOPS weigh-in day.


instant oatmeal
Subway 12" sweet onion chicken teriyaki sub on honey oat bread (w/lettuce, no cheese), diet soda, 2 cookies (man, those white chip macadamia cookies are to DIE for! good thing I only go once a week!)
I'm sure I'll have something else (just a packet of oatmeal isn't much for during the day, so we'll see what I find when I get hungry). I'll update later if/as necessary :)

DishyFishy
11-10-2005, 11:13 AM
I was a bit careless with the craft knife yesterday--sliced the end of my finger quite badly--so I'm keeping it brief 'cause it's not so easy to type.

Weds 09/11:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Snack: oz almonds; 250 ml water.
Lunch: 3 sushi maki rolls, red cabbage, cucumber, and tomatoes; 750 ml water.
Snack: 1 oz cheddar; 250 ml water.
Dinner: 5 oz chicken breast (grilled), 1 cups rice, steamed broccoli & cauliflower; 1 l water.
Snack: 2 oz pumpkin bread; 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1589 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 45 minute walk.

rabidstoat
11-10-2005, 07:13 PM
Mistakes were made. I still have huge cravings. Luckily, there's no chocolate/sugar/popcorn in the house, so I'm going to try to ignore the peanut butter downstairs and post, before I do more damage. Hopefully posting will put the brakes on things today and I can pick up tomorrow.

It all started so good and then...

Breakfast
Instant oatmeal
Eggbeater omelet with mixed veggies and 2% cheese, cooked with Pam

Snack
1 tootsie roll

Lunch
Lean Cuisine Chicken Tuscan
Kudos bar

Snack
12 tootsie rolls (estimate)
12 hershey kisses (estimate)

Dinner
McDonald's double quarter pounder with cheese
McDonald's large fries

Added Late Night Munchies
2 sheets of graham crackers
More than 2T of peanut butter (4?)

No exercise.
Calories; 2713-- well, before late night snacking. Editing to put in 3271

Jillegal
11-11-2005, 12:02 AM
:( Ouch Ali! Hope the digit's feeling better soon (I have to wonder why people take up hazardous hobbies such as skydiving and scrapbooking) :p


Thursday
Points
Morning
2 - one thick slice 100% whole wheat bread, toasted
2 - light peanut butter
1 Carnation Light hot chocolate
Mid Morning
0 bottled water
Afternoon
4 - pumpernickel bagel with
2 - slice of swiss cheese
0 bottled water
Late Afternoon
2 - banana
0 large mug of tea
Early Evening
4 whole wheat pasta
4 - homemade pasta sauce *
0 - bottled water
Late Evening
1 seedless grapes
1 Carnation Light hot chocolate
23 total (one over target)

* extra lean ground beef, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, garlic, mushrooms, roasted red and green peppers, celery, seasonings

Exercise: morning (15 min) and evening (40 mins) walks with dog

BethC
11-11-2005, 08:45 AM
Hi everyone, here's yesterday...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
5 - zone bar
2 - coffee
1 - salad w/dressing
6 - chicken
3- baked potato
2 - sour cream
1 - butter
26 points

Also, I did 50 mins on the Precor machine and abs again.

Today, I'm going down to the gym again for cardio and then meeting my trainer after work at my other gym (I'm going to have to give her up soon, it doesn't make sense to have 2 gyms, kind of excessive).

Mr. PT is acting strangely, he works down in the gym too, so now I see him basically everyday, yesterday I walked over to say hi and he looked at me like I owed him money. Yes, I know he was working and busy and I'm probably being too sensitive, but it really threw me. Men are so strange, aren't they?

Have a good weekend everyone.

goalnorolls
11-11-2005, 08:49 AM
I didn't eat enough calories all day, but drank more water, and because of a high point dinner I ended right at 30 pts!

I had a yogurt for breakfast, carrotts for a snack. I had my normal chicken on whole wheat with celery in it. I had carrots for a snack.

I had 3 pieces of chocolate- its finding me in the house. Actually ds will get a handful out of his stash which is hidden and leave it on the counter. Well its chocolate! :) Anyway they are little and full of guilt.

For dinner I was so good, I feel great about this- We have cheap pizza night on Thursday. Its our family thing to have pizza on Thurs. We've done this since we were dating. Well last night I got a ww pizza instead. I baked it in the oven with everyone else's and I had two big bowls of salad with large chunks of tomato(love tomatoes!!).
I then had a giant ww bar. 1 pt.

Good day.

newfiedarling
11-11-2005, 01:35 PM
Wednesday (exactly the same as Tuesday

Thursday

Breakfast
Banana
Yogurt
Cofee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)

Morning Snack
Orange

Lunch
Chicken Fried Rice W/Steamed veggies

Snack
Apple

Dinner
Beef & Broccoli stir-fry

~Dee

jillybean720
11-11-2005, 01:46 PM
Well, something I'm doing seems to be working...I posted a 4.25 pound loss at TOPS last night! That's 9.75 pounds total in the past 3 weeks :carrot: Seems moving in with Jeff was a GREAT move for my diet--10 pounds gone since we started living in sin :devil:

Friday:

Special K bar
2 slices plain cheese pizza (grease blotted off the top)
who knows what for dinner...I'll update later :)

DishyFishy
11-11-2005, 02:56 PM
Oh dear, rabidstoat, that was quite a night, huh? Today is a brand new day, so chalk it up to experience and move on.

My sister bullied me into scrapping, Jilly! It's quite addictive, if a little dangerous with my cack-handedness. :lol:
I see you were really adventurous with your brekkie--no cereal! :faint:

Good job on the pizza night, Liz! :high:

Congratulations on an impressive loss, jillybean! Amazing how much a bit of exercise helps it along! ;)

I've noticed my evening meals have crept up in kcal content (and size!) over the last week or so, but I've also been struggling a lot less overall, so I'm more than okay with that. I guess it takes a wee bit of experimentation to find what works best, and right now it seems to on the mark for me. :)

Thurs 10/11:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee, 500ml water.
Snack: cup 2% plain yogurt.
Lunch: 50 g lean ham, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, 75 g whole-wheat bun, red cabbage, carrot, cucumber, tomato: 500 ml water.
Dinner: 2 oz (dry weight) whole-wheat pasta with sauce*; 1 l water.
Snack: 1 oz cheddar; 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: Starbuck's grande bold roast, cup 0% milk, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1465 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 45 minute walk.

*Garlic, onion, & red pepper fried in 1 tsp. olive oil, mixed with 2 oz chorizo sausage (grilled & chopped), 1 cup crushed tomatoes, cayenne, chillies, coriander leaf, ginger, & lime zest.

jillybean720
11-11-2005, 03:18 PM
Congratulations on an impressive loss, jillybean! Amazing how much a bit of exercise helps it along! ;)
Thanks--I certainly wish I could pinpoint the reason, but I'm pretty sure it's not exercise! The plan has been to go to the gym every weekday, but I've actually only been going 3 times a week and only doing 20-30 minutes on the elliptical, which isn't any more than what I had been doing previously. Maybe exercising in the morning gets my body going more? Or maybe the higher calories is what my body needed to wake up? Who knows--actually, who cares, as long as it's working :lol:

rabidstoat
11-11-2005, 06:58 PM
Okay. No exercise today (I'm feeling lazy and blah and want to mope around) but eating went much, much better. I had to graze during the afternoon, and scramble to find healthy things to eat, and I ate a huge dinner, but calories are fine. Whew! Avoiding the candy was hard but I felt like one little Hershey Kiss would lead to a downward spiral today.

Breakfast
McDonald's fruit and yogurt parfait
Morningstar breakfast patty

Snack
Individual serving size bag of trail mix

Lunch
Healthy Choice cheese shell dinner

Snacks
Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt
94% fat free popcorn (didn't even eat the whole two-serving bag!)

Dinner
Two fajitas (2 low-carb, low-fat, low-cal tortilla shells, 5 oz chicken, onions and peppers and garlic sauteed in 1 tsp olive oil, with fajita mix, and 1/2 cup salsa)

Usually I eat just 1 fajita, and add LF sour cream. I decided to have two tonight so upped the chicken, added another torilla, and cut the sour cream.

I might have some grapes later tonight, not decided. I'd planned for them, but I'm not hungry right now.

Calories: About 1550

Jillegal
11-11-2005, 11:06 PM
Great loss, Jillybean (btw, I don't think Ali was talking about exercising at the gym) :devil:

Good job on staying away from the candy, rabidstoat (exactly how much is left??) :p

Nice way to enjoy pizza night with the family by working it into your plan, goalnorolls! I quite enjoy Lean Cuisine Spinach and Mushroom pizza.

Yep, men can be so strange, Beth ~ talk about them running hot and cold, not at all like us women who are so predictable and always easy to understand. :dizzy: We can't even blame his mood on PMS...let's see how he acts next time you meet up.

Nice, balanced meal plan there, Dee. No wonder you're having such good results. :carrot:

I really like the sound of your pasta sauce, Ali ~ I might just throw some chorizo sausage, coriander leaf, ginger, & lime zest into my next batch. :)

Friday
Points
Morning
2 - large banana
1 Carnation Light hot chocolate
Mid Morning
0 bottled water
0 - large mug of tea
Afternoon
2 - one thick slice 100% whole wheat bread, toasted
2 - light peanut butter
1 - orange
0 bottled water
Late Afternoon
0 - sliced peppers (red, green, yellow)
1 - fat free ranch dressing
0 large mug of tea
Early Evening
6 - rather large slice of baked ham
3 - mashed potatoes (made with chicken broth)
1 - frozen veggies (carrots, green and wax beans)
0 - lime flavoured mineral water
Late Evening
1 - One Timbit
2 - Tim Hortons large coffee (2 creams)
22 total (on target)

Exercise: 45 mins dog walking

DishyFishy
11-12-2005, 02:33 AM
Great loss, Jillybean (btw, I don't think Ali was talking about exercising at the gym) :devil:I wasn't! :lol: Funny how you picked up on that straight away...! :chin:

Fri 11/11:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee, 500ml water.
Snack: oz cheddar, 4 Triscuits; 500 ml water.
Lunch: 76 g lean ham, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, 54 g whole-wheat pita, broccoli, red cabbage, carrot, cucumber, tomato: 500 ml water.
Snack: oz cheddar, 4 Triscuits, 4 olives; 500 ml water
Dinner: 4 oz chicken breast (grilled), 1 cup rice; 500 ml water.
Snack: 1 oz cheddar; 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: 2 beers.

Total kcals: 1591 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: None. I should have at least gone for a walk considering how restless I've been all day.

jillybean720
11-12-2005, 10:16 AM
:lol::o My innocent young mind was certainly not in the gutter--but around here, I should have known better :devil::lol:

Last night, we ended up ordering Chinese for dinner. I had orange chicken and a little of Jeff's pork lo mein. I entered it into fitday, but I thought the calories were a little low, so I actually purposely overestimated the portion sizes. So yesterday ended up being about 2000 calories. Not horrible considering I didn't really eat anything healthy all day!

Today has started with Fruit Loops cereal (the 1/3 less sugar kind) with skim milk. I'll update later as I've eaten more :)

Jillegal
11-13-2005, 12:06 AM
Today was birthday #12 for brat #2 ;) and, as is custom, she was allowed to choose the evening meal. I silently willed her to select a brocolli stirfry but she went for meat ravioli. :dizzy: Oh well, I managed to make a guilt-free sauce for it. :cool: For the birthday cake I tried the infamous "2 point diet coke" chocolate cake found on this site and used Light Cool Whip mixed with Jello Fat Free Chocolate Fudge Pudding to make the icing. Thus a satisfying 3 point treat was created for me and (bonus) George and the kids absolutely loved it! Mind you, I'm not forcing the whole family to bend to my dietary changes, but I don't see a problem with providing them with healthier versions of their favourites, especially when they like them as much as the calorie laden originals. :D

I did use some of my flex-points today (due, in great part, to the birthday celebration) but that's why we have them and I still have plenty left over for the week (which ends tomorrow). :carrot:

Saturday
Points
Morning
2 - one slice 100% whole wheat bread, toasted with
2 - 1 tbsp. peanut butter
1 - orange
1 - Carnation Light hot chocolate
Afternoon
0 - Tim Hortons hazelnut coffee (black)
2 - banana
Evening
7 - Beef ravioli
3 - sun dried tomato and pesto sauce
3 - small slice of garlic bread
0 - mixed greens
1 - Light balsamic vinaigrette
3 - "infamous" birthday cake
Late Evening
2 - one cup 1% milk
27 total (5 points over target)

Exercise: one hour trail walking with dog (and brat #1) ;)

rabidstoat
11-13-2005, 06:12 AM
Alright, second day back on track. And second day without caffeine. I've avoided killer headaches thus far! Though, it's amazing how much I want to drink diet coke, even with caffeine-free alternatives.

Breakfast
Huge plate of potatoes o'brien (chopped up potatoes, peppers, onions) stir fried in 1/2 T olive oil) with ketchup
Soy breakfast patty
1 cup (probably less) grapes

Lunch
Wendy's chicken BLT salad (for a whopping 680 calories and tons of fat with the dressing, I know, but I really do love them!)

Dinner
Shrimp creole over leftover rice
Sugar-free Jell-o

Exercise: 30 minutes on the bike
What I Watched: Everybody Hates Chris

Calories for the day: 1573

DishyFishy
11-13-2005, 01:07 PM
Good job with the birthday celebration, Jilly! :high: That cake sounds just the ticket.

Ooh, giving up caffeine is a biggie, rabidstoat. :goodluck:
I :love: :coffee2: and get a thumper of a headache later in the day if I don't have one first thing.

It looks as though I'll have to move my trip to the UK forward to April instead of May, although I should still be over there for my 40th birthday. :woo: Anyway, my sister lives up the road from the Highland Park distillery (one of the nicest single malts, IMO), so I thought I'd get in the mood (and brace myself for planning the journey) by indulging a little. :) :cheers:

Sat 12/11:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee, 500ml water.
Lunch: 2 oz whole-grain bread toasted with 6 LC party cubes & Marmite; 1 l water.
Dinner: 7 oz sweet potato (baked in skin), 3 oz tuna (packed in water & drained), 1 tblsp. Phili Light, cup sweetcorn; 1 l water.
Extra Drinks: 500 ml water, 250 ml green tea, bottle Highland Park whisky.

Total kcals: 1594 (Wot, no free veggies? :o)

Exercise: 35 minute walk.

rabidstoat
11-13-2005, 09:26 PM
Third day without caffeine. I don't know, maybe somehow I'm getting some snuck in, I haven't had massive headaches. I worry that the Quik Trip has their soda fountain mixed up, and my caffeine free diet coke might actually be caffeinated. Or maybe I'm just blessed with no caffeine headaches this time.

Breakfast
Krispy Kreme donut
Low-sugar Oatmeal (I know, after the donut, what's the point? The donut was planned, though!)
Morningstar soy breakfast patty

Lunch
5 oz 93% lean hamburger patty, with ketchup
Leftover veggies in a light cheese sauce (frozen stuff)
Romaine lettuce salad with tomatoes and green peppers, and LF dressing

Dinner
Healthy choice meal (ceasar chicken)
1.5 cups watermelon chunks
2 oz turkey breast meat (nibbling while waiting for stuff to cook)

Exercise: 30 minutes on the exercise bike
What I Watched: Everybody Hates Chris and some Survivor: Marquesas (4th season)

Calories: Just over 1300

jillybean720
11-14-2005, 06:12 AM
Come join us in the new thread for the new week! :cool: