100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (Nov. 21-27)

11-21-2005, 07:17 AM
Over in calories again (there's a shocker for me on the weekend, eh? :p ), but I still think it all balances out throughout the course of the week. Anyway, here's Sunday:

Fruit Loops (the 1/3 les sugar kind) w/skim milk
2 Healthy Choice hot dogs on wheat buns topped w/melted American cheese w/mac n' cheese
2 Healthy Choice hotdogs (no buns) w/mac n' cheese (it's been FOREVER since I've had mac n' cheese, so I bought just 2 boxes and will save the other for a rainy day)
home-made milkshakes (1 was some sort of healthier Edy's vanilla ice cream--reduced sugar, fat, calories, something--skim milk, peanut butter, and a banana, and the other was minus the banana and replace with lite chocolate syrup...both were AMAZINGLY delicious--and high in cals :dizzy: )
Total: something like 2750 calories :o

Todays plan:

instant oatmeal
sandwich [reduced-cal Wonder bread, natural peanut butter (peanuts only, not even any salt added), and no-sugar-added strawberry preserves]
Smartfood popcorn
2 turkey burgers w/Swiss cheese and bbq sauce on wheat buns w/instant noodle side (teriyaki flavor)
Total: comes to about 1475 calories

11-21-2005, 10:08 AM
Happy Monday Everyone!!

I lost 7.4 lbs this week!!! :D :D :D Here is to another solid week!

210 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
150 - Pretzels & Hummus
280 - Turkey sandwich
70 - Oranges
90 - 1/2 granola Bar
435 - 1 1/2 cup chicken & dumplings
190 - 2/3 cup mashed potatoes
160 - 4 thin mint cookies
1585 - TOTAL

11-21-2005, 01:59 PM
Great job Sandi!

I had to drag myself to the gym this morning, I was fighting it all the way. But I did it anyway! Didn't have a great weekend food-wise, but I'm back on track today!

Have a great day everyone!

11-21-2005, 02:05 PM
7.4 lbs?!?!?!? That's great.

11-21-2005, 02:09 PM
Your loss put a huge smile on my face, Sandi! Do you think if I stand up close to you, some will rub off onto me? :^:

I wasn't at all well yesterday. :( I felt okay when I first woke up, but when I was in the bathroom I came over all hot and sweaty, and actually fainted! :?: So, I pottered about in my PJs all day. :o I feel much better today, though still a little weak. I might manage a wee walk later to blow out the cobwebs.

Sun 20/11:

Meal #1: 2 cups home-made creamy mushroom soup; 500 ml coffee.
Meal #2: 8 Triscuits, 2 oz gouda; 500 ml water.
Meal #3: 3 sushi maki rolls; 1 l water.
Meal #4: 1½ cups rice with beansprouts, onion, and spices cooked in 2 tsp.olive oil and vegetable stock; 1 l water.
Meal #5: 12 Triscuits, 3 LC Party Cubes, 1 oz gouda; 1 l water.
Extra Drinks: 750 ml water, 500 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1565 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: None.

11-21-2005, 05:51 PM
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :dance: :dance: :dance: CONGRATULATIONS SANDI!!!!!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:


1/2 cup coffee
1/2 cup soy milk

1 Natural Ovens bagel
2 aldi's breaded chicken patties
1 packet mild sauce from taco bell
2 tbsp buttermilk ranch dressing

1 cup lemon seltzer

1 small 7 layer (although it was more like 4-5 layers :lol: ) salad
1 serving baby carrots, and half the dip that came with it (eating all of the dip would have been 15 grams of fat!!! :eek: )

1 cup green tea/1 cup orange spice tea in same mug

1 turkey/swiss/lettuce/tomato sammich in 5-7 grain bread
1 serving buttermilk ranch dressing
2 servings low sodium triscuits. :(

sticking to water now.

just snacky stuff @ Mom's while the Packers got spanked. :(

5-6 mini corndogs
1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
1 serving baby carrots
1 serving baby broccoli florets
1 bottle (500ML) water

2 servings cheese triscuits. :(

11-21-2005, 08:52 PM
Sandi I am so proud of you!!! Yippee Skippee! I had another week of staying the same. But I am here and I am not giving up! Frustrated yes but quitting no. I am so happy for your loss!!!!

11-22-2005, 02:39 AM
:hug: :high: :cheer: :carrot: ~ well, that about sums up how I feel about Sandi's loss this week! :D Great job! Now that's something to really keep you in line leading up to Thanksgiving!

Ali, its gotta be the antibiotics; I've had that exact same reaction where you break out in a cold sweat and pass out! :( I guess it means they're working, but still....

Today was committee ****, seeing as I'm on so many and there were 3 meetings today. The food provided wasn't exactly beneficial to my plan, but I ate small portions. Of course I had to work really late to catch up on all I didn't get done during the meetings, so I'm really tired and cranky right now ~ I know, I know, someone's about to offer me some whine to go with my cheese! ;)

Morning (at home)
1 - Carnation Light hot chocolate
Morning (1st meeting)
2 - Astro organic vanilla yogurt
2 - coffee with cream
Afternoon (2nd meeting)
4 - small portion pasta salad (rotini, oil, veggies, seasonings)
3 - two little tuna salad sandwich squares
0 - Perrier water
Early evening (dinner meeting)
3 - basmati rice with garlic
4 - chicken pieces (boneless, skinless, grilled)
0 - mixed greens
3 - some sort of oil and vinegar dressing
0 - Perrier water
0 - bottled water
Late (very late) evening (at home)
1 - Carnation Light hot chocolate
23 total (used one flex point)

Exercise: Very little (15 min. walk with dog in morning)

11-22-2005, 07:03 AM
Oops, a day or two behind...


Went on a hike today. Well, for an hour. Rawr!

Breakfast burrito (low-fat, low-carb wrap stuffed with veggie & scrambled egg beaters, sauteed in olive oil spray, topped with lowfat cheese and salsa)

Grilled salmon in bourbon sauce
McDonald's fruit and yogurt parfait
Broccoli and rice in cheese sauce (1.5 servings, technically)

Luna Bar

Dinner (sorta)
1 oz low fat cheese
1-2 oz turkey breast
1 cup grapes

Late night snack
Clif Bar

Calories: About 1725
Exercise: 1 hour hike!


Kinda a blah day. I need to start eating proper dinners again...

Breakfast burrito (low-fat, low-carb wrap stuffed with veggie & scrambled egg beaters, sauteed in olive oil spray, topped with lowfat cheese and salsa)

Chicken stir fry over brown rice (veggies and about 3 oz chicken cooked in 1/2T olive oil and stir fry sauce)

Green pepper strips and raw zucchini
Ranch/sour cream veggie dip

Single serving bag full butter popcorn (which is why I get in a single serving bag!)
Luna Bar
Dole 'no sugar added' fruit popsicle

Calories: About 1312
Exercise: None (and I fell asleep around 7:30 pm, not sure what was up, just tired I guess)

11-22-2005, 07:47 AM
I ended up adding onto yesterday's menu last night after dinner, so I was up to almost 1500 calories instead of being below 1200, which is still within a good range for me.

As for today:

instant oatmeal
sandwich (light Wonder bread, no sugar added strawberry preserves, natural salt-free peanut butter)
100-calorie snack bag of Oreo crisps
chicken cordon bleu w/instant mashed potatoes
Total: only 1058 calories, but I'll come back and update if I add anything else

11-22-2005, 10:04 AM
Good Morning all!! Thanks for all the encouragement, I can't tell you how much it means to me. Anyone check out the 3FC home page today? ;)

210 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
161 - 4 triscuits & 1 slice cheese (Hmm, wonder who put that in my head!!)
390 - Turkey/Ham Subway
100 - soy crisps
150 - 3/4 cup spanish rice
130 - 2 taco shells
150 - 3 oz. taco chicken
110 - 1/4 cup sheredded cheddar cheese
1401 - TOTAL

Water: 40 oz.
Exercise: 0

11-22-2005, 10:13 AM
Love the profile Sandi! You know we will all support you on your journey just like you have supported us! :hug:

11-22-2005, 10:33 AM
Gonna try this again....

Breakfast - Yogurt, banana, coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)
Snack - carrot sticks
Lunch - tuna on whole wheat crackers, yogurt
Snack - apple, whole wheat crackers
Dinner - Boneless/skinless chicken breast with steamed veggies and baked tomato
Snack - pretzels, bread with margarine & jam
Total Calories ~ 1305


11-22-2005, 11:15 AM
Hello everyone! I finally figured out how to put a picture in my avatar! This is my little boy, Brandon - he's 3 1/2 and absolutely yummy. He's making muscles like mommy :)

Here's my food from yesterday...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
1 - veggie soup
5 - zone bar
2 - cookies
2 - coffee
2 - ww cake
6 - lc chicken
2 - cheese
26 points

I also did the eliptical machine for 500 cals and abs.

Today, I have a yoga class and I'm going to try for 300 cals on the eliptical. My calorie goal per week is 2,000, I'm going to try for a little higher this week due to the Thanksgiving.

Have a great day everyone!

11-22-2005, 03:23 PM
Your crankiness is probably as much to do with lack of Timmy's coffee as anything else, Jilly!

The anti-bios better had be working: I had another poor do yesterday, followed by a wicked migraine that's still lingering a little this morning. Bleagh, I'm not used to being sick, and I don't like it one bit.

Love the profile, Sandi! You're always so candid, and what you say really makes sense. You'll sail through Thanksgiving with your attitude that it's only one meal. :yes:

Your wee boy is certainly a sweetie, Beth! Cute!

Looks as though everyone has had a great start to the week. :high: Of course, I have to be a contrary fish! :sorry:

I had my usual cereal etc. for brekkie with sushi maki and raw vegetables for lunch. After that I'm afraid I have no clue.... I know I ate rice, stuffed turkey breast, veggies, pumpkin bread, pie and ice cream (:?: I never eat pie and ice cream!), a big chocolate biscuit (maybe 2)....

So, the scale registered a 6 pound gain at my WI today. :eek: Maybe some is water, maybe not, :dunno: but I don't want to be scratting around for an excuse. It's overeating that got me fat in the first place, and denial and excuses that kept me there for so long. I must rein this in and stop being so complacent. Starting right now!

Any kicks up the bum and stern talking tos will be gratefully accepted.

Fish out.

11-22-2005, 03:36 PM
Welcome back, Dee! :)

Sandi, LOVE the profile! We are with you all the way, as always! Also, I assume no liability for your Triscuit addiction, I can't get ahold of mine! :lol:

Beth, your little boy is ADORABLE!!! :)

Ali, hope you're feeling better soon!


we are having a potluck here @ work & it's Mexican themed. I have brought fruit salad (honeydew cubes, kiwi, maraschino cherries w/the juice rinsed off, mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits, fresh strawberries & pomegranate seeds). Not so easy to do in cold weather, but I managed. :)

1/2 cup coffee
1/2 cup soy milk

16 oz cup fruit salad
1 small soft taco (there was almost no meat left by the time I got there)
2 servings chips
1 serving salsa
1 tsp chili cheese dip
1 serving guacamole

about a cup of water, working on another liter I just opened.

1 plate of nachos, with taco meat, tostitos queso dip, fresh tomatoes, lettuce & sour cream :ink:
16 oz cup of fruit salad

1 cup green tea/1 cup peach tea in same mug
8oz fruit salad

2 servings cheese triscuits :(
1 serving rosemary olive oil triscuits. :( On a more positive note, they taste just like Stovetop Stuffing. I will have to keep this in mind next time I want to fry up stuffing in butter & eat it.

Lean Cuisine salmon basil meal
working on a 32oz bottle water

11-23-2005, 06:45 AM
For Tuesday, blah.

McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Morningstar breakfast party

Low sugar oatmeal

McDonald's grilled chicken BLT with ranch dressing

Yoplait yogurt whip

McDonald's double cheeseburger
Large fries

Grazing at night
Single-serving bad movie butter popcorn
100-calorie Oreo-style snacks

No exercise.

Caloires: About 2100

11-23-2005, 07:54 AM
Well, I didn't end up adding anything to my menu for yesterday, so I endd up at under 1100 calories for the day. We've been going to bed early since I feel really tired for some reason (around 8pm), so I think it's okay to not have as many calories since I don't have as long of a day :dizzy:

Today's menu:

instant oatmeal
100-calorie snack bag of peanut butter cookies
wrap (low-cal garlic tortilla, fat-free cream cheese, swiss cheese, deli turkey, and lettuce)
shredded bbq chicken on wheat bun w/Sunchips
Total: a little under 1100 calories (2 days in a row, but I'm sure I'll make up for it plenty at Thanksgiving tomorrow :o )

11-23-2005, 09:04 AM
Breakfast - Yogurt, banana, coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)
Snack - carrot sticks
Lunch - turkey sandwich on ww bread with mustard, lettuce, pickels, tomato
Snack - apple, yogurt
Dinner - pork tenderloin with steamed veggies and baked tomato
Snack - raisins, bread with margarine & jam
Total Calories ~ 1350

Treadmill - 35 mins
Rowing machine - 8 mins
Sit-ups/squats - 10 mins
(7 mins short of my 1 hour goal - will do it tonight!!!)


11-23-2005, 09:17 AM
thought i would try this for a while

so for today:

breakfast 1 cup kashi cereal w/ skim milk 16 oz h2o
calories - 270

lunch 1/4 sub roll (about 100), 2 slices deli ham (73), 1/2 slice swiss cheese (85) 16oz h2o
calories - 258

afternoon snack yogurt
calories - 60

dinner i am hoping i can get this here - pizza hut Fit 'N Delicious™ Ham & Veggie (2 slices) 16oz h2o
calories - 300

after dinner snack -

1 1/4 cup rice checks w/ 1/2 cup skim milk
calories - 160

total calories for the day if i dont cheat- 1,048

3 slices of pizza w/ dinner will put me up to 1,198 depends if i am full

if by some chance my pizza hut doesnt carry this i'm getting a thin and crispy plain 1 slice 190 calories so i can have 2 slices for 380 :carrot:

11-23-2005, 10:10 AM
I'll be back after thanksgiving... :)

I'm doing okay- staying in points but not eating very well.

11-23-2005, 10:12 AM
Well, here we are in the home stretch to Thanksgiving, it actually feels like there's no one in all of NYC, except the tourists!

Doing well on the exercise front, of course, now I have an extra motivation. I did 400 cals on the Precor (100 more than planned) and a basic yoga class. I'm really getting better on flexibility, which is something I never had before. Now I can touch my toes! I'm going down later to workout.

Food was ok yesterday, I went 5 points over, but it's pretty rare that I do that.

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
1 - veggie soup
5 - zone bar
2 - coffee
10 - chopped steak
5 - mashed potatoes
2 - corn
31 points (5 over)

Have a great holiday everyone!

11-23-2005, 11:21 AM
Did pretty good yesterday. I skipped dessert, so I could have a low day because I know Thanksgiving is coming!!!

210 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
320 - Wendy's grilled Chicken (plain)
161 - 4 triscuits & 1 slice cheese
160 - 1 sub roll
181 - 1/2 cup shredded BBQ pork
160 - 1 oz REAL potato chips
240 - 1 cup lowfat ice cream
1432 - TOTAL

11-23-2005, 02:00 PM
McDonald's 3 times in one day, rabidstoat? Have you got shares in the place? ;)

Welcome to the thread, Krista! It's a great way to be accountable and see any trends in our eating patterns.

I'm still feeling very weak, but managed to get a short walk in yesterday. I'm too eager to cry off exercise altogether instead of just doing what I'm able to. Heh, I can always find an excuse for not exerting myself. :rollpin: I did pretty well on the food front too, which was just as well since I needed the pumpkin bread, and it doesn't come cheap in kcals.

Tues 22/11:

Breakfast: Shake (5 oz banana, 2 oz blueberries, crushed ice, ¼ cup 0% milk, ½ cup 2% plain yogurt) 500 ml coffee.
Lunch: 2 cups home-made beef & veggie soup; 1 l water.
Dinner: 3 oz pork tenderloin (baked), leeks, sprouts, 3 oz yam; 1 l water.
Snack: 2½ oz pumpkin bread; 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: 1½ l water, 250 ml green tea, 500 ml coffee with 2 tblsp. light 6% cream.

Total kcals: 1542 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 35 minute walk--and I was exhausted by this!

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, everybody!

11-23-2005, 03:37 PM
Beth, where would NYC be w/o us loverly tourists? :p

Welcome to the thread, Krista!

I completely understand about NEEDING pumpkin bread, Fishy. ;)

OOH OOH OOH! Linda's here! One of my favorite chicks! Welcome!! :cheers:


1 egg mcmuffin, no ham
1 fruit salad, no walnuts, no yogurt
1 can (11.5oz) florida's natural orange juice
1/2 cup coffee
1/2 cup soy milk

2 cups green tea, lemon ginseng flavored in the big mug
1 Lean Cuisine Thai chicken meal :T
1 can fruit cocktail in its own juices

nursing a liter of water.

so far so good.

11-23-2005, 03:44 PM
Breakfast: Total calories 235
Tea with cream and sugar
6oz. honeydew melon
6oz. cantaloupe
125 grams astro fat free sugar free yogurt (mixed berry)

Lunch: Total calories 218
2 slices WW 60% whole wheat bread
2.5 oz. Tomato slices
1 oz. cheddar

(sliced tomatoes on the bread sprinkled with garlic powder...and into the toaster oven till the cheese is melted and toast is toasted...yummy!)

Dinner: Total Calories 485
5 oz. Chicken breast
.75 cup Mashed potatoes
4.25 oz. Broccoli
1 pat Margarine

After dinner....blew the day :mad:
Snack/binge Total calories 989 (dear God that is hard to admit:?: )

granola bar
sugar cookies
Tea w/cream and sugar

Total for the day: 1928:(

So after a great day....I ruined it and felt terrible about myself.
Today is a new day...and I DO NOT want to have to admit this again


11-23-2005, 06:37 PM
Okay, SAPF, according to what's in front of me, you posted 7 minutes before Linda showed up. Are you psychic, or what? :p

Glad you decided to rejoin us, Linda. :)

11-23-2005, 06:44 PM
:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

Ali, that's HILARIOUS...must've been some kind of computer mess-up!

And Aimee....thank you!!! I figure if I've gotta tell...maybe I'll do better, ya know?

Love you guys,

11-23-2005, 09:51 PM
This post will be short and nasty cuz life sucks right now. Incredible stress at work and at home (one of the kids has been diagnosed with a serious heart condition) and I've had a migraine for two days that culminated in puking pretty much all last night. :barf: As for food ~ yesterday I had some light hot chocolate, a slice of wholewheat bread with peanut butter and for lunch had baby carrots, some brown rice and a baked chicken breast. After that the headache took over so I just drank water. Today I've had several cups of tea and some chicken noodle soup (all I could keep down). The headache has eased now and I'm going to bed to collapse in utter exhaustion :(

But I shall interrupt my pathetic little pity party to welcome new posters and welcome back those who've found their way home, to tell Beth that her son is a cutie patootie, to comment on how nice it was to see Sandi's smiling face on the home page and read her inspiring story, and to wish everyone who's celebrating Thanksgiving a great time and to remind them that if you must indulge, indulge in hugs rather than desserts! :angel:

P.S. - I hate Triscuits, so there, Ali and SAPF! :p

11-23-2005, 10:40 PM
Had to check out your post, Jilly. I'm so sorry to hear about one of the girls having a heart problem. I hope that it's easily fixable. I'll be thinking healing thoughts. Also sorry to hear about your lousy migraine--sounds like it's from stress?? Hope you can relax this weekend (if you were American, you'd be getting four days off!).

11-24-2005, 12:59 PM
Oh, Jilly, love. What a rotten time you're having. :( I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with further health problems in your family, and hope, like Sheila, there's something they can do to take care of it. :goodvibes: and try not to neglect yourself in all this.

Looks as though you had a good day on the food front, Linda. :high:

I went a little over my allowance because I ate an enormous dinner. :ink: It wasn't that I didn't feel full either; I was, in fact, stuffed. It was like some hideous pathological need to eat more. I will do better today. :yes:

Weds 23/11:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, ½ cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Lunch: 2 cups home-made vegetable soup (carrot, garlic, onion, parsnip, squash, 6% cream); 1 l water.
Dinner: 2 cups rice, ¾ cup baked beans, mushrooms, 2 oz cheddar; 1 l water.
Snack: 2 oz pumpkin bread; 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: 1 1 water, 500 ml coffee, 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1690 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 20 minute bike ride with 20 minute walk.

11-24-2005, 02:10 PM
Ali...it did look like I did well on the food front yesterday..and I did..UNTIL late in the evening.

I went back and added it all in for accountability's sake (NOT fun!)

That's what has been typically happening lately...I just get so furious with myself.

Anyway..today's a new day..I'm letting it go.


11-24-2005, 09:55 PM
DishyFishy, hee, I eat at McDonald's waaaaaay too much, sad but true. There's one near work and it's just habit to stop in. I have managed to curb burgers and fries to once a week or less, and I love their fruit and yogurt parfaits, I'm like addicted! :) They're really not that bad either, like 160 calories. And I dig their salads so mostly I'm good, just too much sodium, I'm sure.

And now for recent food choices (only one McDonalds, as I now have stock in... Luna Bars!):

Breakfast: McD's fruit and yogurt parfait, Morningstar breakfast patty
Snack: Luna Bar
Lunch: Healthy Choice stuffed shells dinner
Snack: Cut up veggies in some ranch dip
Dinner: Fajita (veggies, 2-3 oz chicken, salsa, LF sour cream in a LF, low carb tortilla shell, cooked in 1tsp olive oil and fajita seasoning)
Snack: Another Luna Bar

Calories: About 1400
No exercise

Thanksgiving Thursday!

Okay. I'm totally spitballing here on calories. I tried to be conservative, because I really just took a little bit (comparatively for me) of things at dinner. And then FitDay just estimates. It's definitely less than I've eaten at past Thanksgivings! I tried to just take a taste of everything, though I tasted some things more than others. I think I'm good at estimating portion sizes so here's trying...

Breakfast burrito (1/2 cup egg beaters, some veggies sauteed in olive oil spray, salsa, LF cheese, in a LF low-carb tortilla shell)

1 oz LF cheese

Thanksgiving Dinner
Reduced fat Pillsbury crescent roll (90 calories)
4 oz cooked white meat turkey (230 calories? sounds high on estimate)
2T gravy (40 calories?)
3/4 cup stuffing (225 calories?)
1 cup mashed potatoes (225 calories?)
3/4 cup green beans (40 calories?)
1/3 cup corn (60 calories?)
1/2 cup sweet potato souffle (180 calories?)
1/3 cup something with pudding and marshmallow (80 calories?)
1 slice pumpkin pie (320 calories?)
2T real whipped cream (80 calories?)

Healthy Choice mandarin chicken
Another slice of pumpkin pie

Calories: About 2600 calories?
Exercise: 30 minutes of slow walking, as everyone was in a Thanksgiving coma

11-25-2005, 10:21 AM
Jill - (((HUGS))) I am so sorry to hear that one of the girls is having health problems. I also hope that the amazing medical Industry has answers for you. Is that the reason for your migrane? Poor thing. I hope you are feeling better soon and better news to report.

100 - English Muffin
95 - 1 TBSP Peanut Butter
90 - 1 cup skim milk

*Thanksgiving Lunch* I enjoyed myself and ate what I wanted.

210 - Popcorn
180 - Hot Chocolate
? - TOTAL - Don't know!!

My plan was to enjoy thanksgiving with my family and get RIGHT back to business after. And it's quite the suprise, but that's exactly what I've done!!

100 - English Muffin
95 - 1 TBSP Peanut Butter
90 - 1 cup skim milk
280 - 2 hot dogs
110 - 1 bun
110 - pretzels
20 - ketchup
181 - 4 triscuits & 1 slice cheese
200 - 5 oz turkey
150 - 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
150 - 1/2 cup baked beans
250 - 1 cup stuffing
1736 - TOTAL

11-25-2005, 11:41 AM
Breakfast - Yogurt, banana, coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)
Snack - carrot sticks
Lunch - turkey sandwich on ww bread with mustard, lettuce, pickles, tomato
Snack - apple, yogurt, coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)
Dinner - Cheeseburger with steamed veggies
Snack - figs
Total Calories ~ 1375

Treadmill - 43 mins
Rowing machine - 15 mins
Sit-ups/squats - 10 mins
(I did it! I met my 1 hour goal)

Breakfast - Yogurt, banana, coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)
Snack - carrot sticks
Lunch - turkey sandwich on ww bread with mustard, lettuce, pickles, tomato
Snack - apple, yogurt
Dinner - toasted cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mustard, pickles
Snack - figs
Total Calories ~ 1125

Treadmill - 35 mins
Sit-ups - 5 mins


11-25-2005, 11:55 AM
Not sure of exacts, but I know I was at least below 3000 calories on Thanksgiving Day, so being nearly 300 pounds, that should at least be a maintenance level for me :) As for today, started off with a bowl of granola cereal w.fresh strawberries and banana slices in skim milk and 3 frosted sugar cookies (breakfast of champions!). Now, all of the cookies and frosting are gone, so the rest of the day and weekend should be easier! Hmm...these updates to the site seem to have made it impossible for me to insert smilies, change font color, or change pretty much anything by clicking on the icons around my text box. So, good-bye, purple text (for now, anyway).

11-25-2005, 02:35 PM
The colours still work for me, jillybean.

Doesn't sound as though too much damage was done yesterday. :) I'm glad you all had fun.

I was exhausted yesterday evening, and flopped into bed really early. It's a great cure of the night-time munchies, but not much use for getting stuff done.

Thurs 24/11:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, ½ cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Lunch: 1¼ oz cheddar, 80 g bread, 2 oz turkey breast, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, tomatoes; 1 l water.
Dinner: 6 sushi maki rolls, red cabbage, cucumber, tomato; 1 l water.
Snack: ½ cup 2% plain yogurt, 5 Altoids Citrus Sours; 500 ml water.
Extra Drinks: 1½ 1 water, 500 ml green tea.

Total kcals: 1316 (plus free veggies)

Exercise: 45 minute walk.

11-25-2005, 02:45 PM
I think I got back on track on wed- I realized again I hadn't gone to the store and stocked up on my foods. Wed I ate from the caterer we have at work, I won't say what I ate but I had 15 points for dinner and measured my spaghetti and sauce and drank lots of water.

Thursday was a hectic morning so didn't eat breakfast- yikes and neither did the kids!- we had thanksgiving dinner at noon and I had the stuff I normally won't get. My mother in law will put a cup of butter in her green beans and corn so I didn't touch them. I had a serving of ham, probably 2 servings of the fried turkey, mashed potatoes, a serving spoon of brocolli cheese and mac and cheese, and yes I had some fudge. I did not eat another meal, however I did eat another serving of turkey about 6 p.m. but nothing else.
I also walked a little over a mile after dinner.

I feel great about that!

Today I woke up early to shop before work.
I had a sonic breakfast burrito- 12 pts
and a large diet coke

believe it or not at lunch I got a smoked turkey sandwich from schlotskys and a diet coke

Dinner- we are going out on a date! We'll see what happens!

11-25-2005, 05:54 PM
Jilly, I am really sorry to hear about your daughter's heart condition. Let us know more as her treatment develops. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

As I am without computer, I don't get here very often lately. Food has been pretty good lately with a shaky week earlier in the month. Exercise seems to run hot and cold AND I really notice the difference either way. Miss you guys. Hope to be back in a computer groove by mid December.


11-25-2005, 06:46 PM
Jilly, sorry to hear about G's little girl. :hug:

Everyone else: I am not afraid to post what I ate yesterday:

My strategy was to have "just a taste" of everything.

1 large coffee w/2 little cuplets of eggnog flavored creamer & some ice @ a gas station on the way. I would NOT recommend this flavor. I am lucky my mom stopped, she wasn't going to :eek: and I get a headache if I don't have my coffee. :coffee2:

1 little taste of the turkey & skin right when it came out of the oven (SOMEONE had to make sure it was good. And was it ever!)
1/2 can cherry Coke, before one of the kids ran off w/it

1 serving homemade pasta
1 spoonful sauce
2 homemade meatballs
1 slice bread
1-2 small pieces white meat turkey
1 spoonful stuffing
1 spoonful mashed potatoes
1 spoonful gravy
1-2 servings sweet potatoes (butter & some sort of sugar)
2 spoonfuls green beans w/bacon

1 small sliver Italian cream cake
1 small sliver pumpkin pie w/real whipped cream, which I did not finish. My aun't spices are from her wedding shower--in 1945. :lol:

1 can Pepsi
2 glasses water
a few sips of a beer I shared w/my cousin

when we came home, we ate some leftovers:
1 bite green beans w/bacon
1 spoonful stuffing
1 spoonful mashed potatoes
1 bowl whole berry cranberry sauce

Not enough water yesterday. But I did ok, considering it could have been a lot worse. I have learned my lesson & don't eat breakfast on TG anymore. And I know that leftovers are dinner.

Not very much fruit, fresh vegetables or milk. Oops. But you know what? It was one day, I am moving on. I only ate 1 plate of food & I am proud about that.


red pepper/spinach omelet
2 slices toast
1 cup coffee, 1 shot a milk, a LOT of ice

1 bowl (1/2 can) whole berry cranberry sauce
1 bottle water

1 serving fresh pasta
2 meatballs
1 serving sauce
1 slice bread
1 cup decaf orange spice tea

1 large bowl homemade chicken soup (1 big box broth, 2 cans chunky chicken, half a bag of frozen Scandinavian blend veggies & 2 cups of leftover spaghetti noodles, cut up. It was awesome!)
1/2 glass peach fresca w/some frozen raspberries floating in it.
1 small serving fruit crisp
1 miniscule scoop cinnamon ice cream. :( (wasnt enough. being "semi-good" sucks)
1 bottle water

11-26-2005, 02:23 PM
Hi everyone! It's the Saturday after Thankgiving... I did ok, not great, but I managed to keep it all under control. Yesterday was right back on program. I went to the gym, did cardio for 65 mins (700 cals!), and did an hour with the trainer. My total cals for the week was 2,300 (300 over my 2,000 cal goal).

Jilly, I'm sorry about your daughter (big hug), I hope everything's ok and I hope you come back real soon.

Well, even after I went a little overboard, I still lost .8 (WW scale) at weigh-in this morning! This week I'm going to Italy for the weekend, so I'm trying to stay focused until we leave. I'll try to weigh-in on Thursday morning, then I'll be gone until Tuesday.

Have a great day everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving!

11-26-2005, 02:44 PM
I ate 1580 kcals yesterday supplemented with another 1480 (some sort of snack mix and too many chocolate Smarties) for a grand total of 3060. What can I say? I'm struggling. The urge to snack relentlessly on an evening is too much to overcome.

It's only 11:45 and I've already had two coffees from Starbucks (tall half-sweet, FF, no-whip gingerbread latte and a reduced-fat eggnog latte) and a Jamaican pattie from the Farmer's Market. :sigh:

Edited to add:
I made the mistake of conceding defeat before today really got going. I kind of spat the dummy out and didn't measure anything all day, almost like a defiant brat. Heh, I can be such an idiot at times. :rollpin: I've had some home-made soup, cheese and Triscuits, some roast chicken with olives, and a bottle of wine. Oh, and 2 or 3 chocolate biscuits and the last of the snackie stuff. I guess I'll need to eat again before I go to bed too. I'm hoping I've got that wee tantrum out of my system and will do better tomorrow. :halffull: I take my last dose of antibiotics in 5 hours so that should perk me up a bit too. :crossed:

11-26-2005, 07:25 PM
I am having fun playing w/the new toys.

Today has gone ok. Out to breakfast this morning & there is nothing good on the menu, so I go to my "usual" chicken fried steak w/eggs--the gravy on it was not gravy. but creamed chipped beef!! Bleck! :barf:


1/2 cup coffee

1 cup coffee w/1 little container thingy of half & half
scrambled eggs
only half of the chicken fried steak
only half the fried potatoes
1 "small" (prolly 10oz!) grapefruit juice
same size glass of water

3 rosemary & olive oil triscuits
3 small squares pepper jack cheese

1/2 Schwan's beef pot pie
1/2 Schwan's chicken pot pie
1 serving sweet potatoes
1 small green salad w/1TBSP fat free horseradish dip as dressing

currently working on:

1 can peach Fresca
1 bottle water (500ML)

Made for later:
1 pink grapefruit, just the sections
1/2 large pomegranate, just the seeds
some black grapes

1 serving homemade pasta
3 meatballs
2 glasses milk

11-26-2005, 11:21 PM
Breakfast - Yogurt, banana, coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)
Snack - apple
Lunch - tuna on whole wheat crackers
Snack - yogurt, coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)
Dinner - chicken quesadilla
Total Calories ~ 1450

Stretching/Yoga - 40 mins
Tae Bo - 8 minutes
Abs - 8 minutes

Breakfast/Lunch - BLT on whole wheat, coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)
Snack - banana
Dinner - garlic bread, roasted chicken with steamed veggies, garden salad
Snack - figs
Total Calories ~ 1450

Tae Bo - 8 minutes


11-27-2005, 12:13 AM
Okay, I've fallen out of the habit of doing this daily, it seems.

Breakfast: 1 cup raisin bran in 1/2 cup milk, and a Morningstar breakfast patty
Lunch: (leftover0 Turkey sandwich, on 2 slices whole grain bread, with mustard and tomato and a 2% cheese slice. And a Kozy Shack 'no sugar added' pudding.
Snack: McDonald's fruit and yogurt parfait
Dinner: Shrimp creole over brown rice

Calories: 1256
No exercise

Breakfast: 1 cup raisin bran in 1/2 cup milk, and a Morningstar breakfast patty
Snack: 1 cup grapes
Lunch: Uncle Ben's rice bowl (teriyaki chicken)
Snack: PB&J on low carb bread with sugar-free jelly
Dinner: Peanut Thai tilapia and coconut ginger green beans
Snack: Cozy Shack 'no sugar added' chocolate pudding

Calories: 1461
Exercise: 30 minute brisk walk

11-27-2005, 12:01 PM
Morning all. I have stayed on plan this weekend, but I am pushing it. I think the heavy carbs of Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving leftovers are making me crave. I even had cookies for breakfast!! But I wrote them down and moved on. This week is TOM, so I fully expect to struggle the whole week. I have only 1 goal. Stay within my 1800 calorie range. Other than that, all bets are off. Yesterday was 1805 calories, but I still consider that on plan.

On a postive note while Christmas shopping with my mom we stopped for lunch at Chili's. *sigh* I knew this wouldn't be easy. I was pleasantly suprised to find that have a guiltless portion to their menu that has the calories listed. It just made it so easy to have a very enjoyable lunch and know exactly what I was eating! Cool!

160 - 4 thin mint cookies
100 - 3/4 cup sugar cereal
45 - 1/2 cup milk
500 - guiltless chicken pita
660 - 3 slices hand tossed pepperoni pizza
220 - 1 cup light ice cream
120 - 3 thin mint cookies (really pushing it here!)
1805 - TOTAL

11-27-2005, 02:59 PM
That's pretty cool about Chili's, Sandi. I wish more restaurants would provide nutritional information.

Oh boy, I was really nauseated again this morning. I came out in a wicked sweat and my legs just buckled from under me. It passed after about 10 minutes, but I feel so weak. This had better sort itself soon as I have to go down to Calgary later in the week.

I'm determined to stay under 1600 kcals today. :yes: If I don't stay sensible, I'll be back over 200 pounds by Tuesday's WI, and I don't want to have to deal with that, thank you very much. :nono:

Sun 27/11:

340~ 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, ½ cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
172~ 40 g whole-wheat tortilla, 40 g smoked tuna (water-packed), 1 tblsp. Phili Light, red cabbage, romaine, tomato; 1 l water.
245~ 5 oz banana, 2 oz frozen blueberries, ½ cup 2% plain yogurt, ¼ cup 0% milk.
0~ 250 ml green tea.
424~ 1 cups rice, ½ cup curry sauce (crushed tomatoes, onion, pineapple, spices), 4 oz chicken breast; 1 l water.
300~ 1 cup rice, ½ cup curry sauce; 500 ml water.
90~ 4 Rosemary & Olive Oil Triscuits; 500 ml water.
0~ 250 ml green tea.

Total kcals=1571

11-27-2005, 06:42 PM
No real meals...
Fruit - apple, 3 bananas, figs
Veggies - carrot sticks, celery sticks
Dairy - yogurt
Dinner - Beer (1) and wings
Other - 2 coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr), pretzels
Total Calories ~ 1500

Treamill - 30 minutes
Tae bo - 8 minutes
Abs - 8 minutes
Rowing Machine - 15 minutes

11-27-2005, 09:31 PM
Sunday! I meant to go for a walk, but I've just been feeling blah all day. I think I'm dreading another work week. I enjoyed my 4 days off!

Breakfast burrito (LF tortilla, egg beaters, green peppers, onions, 2% shredded cheese, salsa, and a few squirts of olive oil spray)

5 oz hamburger patty (93% lean) with catsup
About 6 or 7 ounces (2 servings) Ore Ida steak fries, with catsup

1 slice pumpkin pie (I made one for under 200 calories per slice -- 199!) :)

And that was it. I meant to eat kiwi fruit as a snack, and shrimp creole over rice for dinner, but I started with the pumpkin pie for dessert and then wasn't hungry. It'll balance with my Thanksgiving feast, I suppose.

Calories: About 1100

11-28-2005, 11:42 AM
290 - Egg McMuffin
160 - Sub roll
45 - Light Mayo
120 - 3 oz turkey
50 - pretzel/rollo/pecan candie
615 - 1 1/2 cups cheese tortalini, chicken with pesto
200 - 2 breadsticks
80 - parmesan cheese
200 - 5 thin mint cookies
1760 - TOTAL

11-28-2005, 12:01 PM
Come join us in the new thread, Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (nov. 28-Dec. 4) (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69231) :)

11-28-2005, 02:22 PM
I am gonna squeeze in yesterday's eats, Jilly, hope that's ok!


2 cups orange spice tea
1 bag Newman's Own Pop's Corn, the lowest fat variety they make
^^some buffalo wing sauce sprinkled on that^^
chicken ramen

1 serving white meat turkey
1 serving cranberry stuffing
1 serving steamed cauliflower
1 serving steamed asparagus
a little gravy
1 serving buttered acorn squash
1 serving jellied cranberry mush
1 cup milk

1 serving fruit crisp
1 serving cinnamon ice cream

1 cup hot cocoa w/mini marshmallows already in mix
1 cinnamon candy cane