100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (12-18 Dec)




DishyFishy
12-12-2005, 02:51 AM
I'm a wee bit early in starting this, but I wanted to post my plan for Monday, and it seemed a bit silly to put it in last week's thread.

Do you realise that next week's thread will include Christmas Day? :hohoho: I don't know where the year has gone.... :shocksn:

So anyway:-
Monday evenings are often difficult time for me foodwise, so I've tried to anticipate it by putting bean soup in as one of my snacks. It comes in at less than 150 kcals, and is really filling. I've also popped a whisky treat in there in case I get the urge.... ;) I've budgeted for greedy worst case scenario, but it would be nice if I'm able to show some restraint and have only 2 fl.oz.. :cool:

I'm determined to stick with this. :yes: I want to report tomorrow that I've had a whole week totally OP, and I want to see that reflected at my WI.

Tomorrow's Plan: :halffull:

Breakfast: Banana & cranberry juice breakfast shake; coffee, 0% milk.
Lunch: Lean ham & Phili Light sandwich on whole-grain, cabbage, cucumber, tomato.
Dinner: Baked salmon, whole-wheat couscous, green beans, sweet corn.
Snacks: Bean soup, tangerine, 2% plain yogurt. I've also budgeted for a very large single malt whisky. :cheers:
Exercise: 40 minute walk.
Estimated kcals: 1550


jillybean720
12-12-2005, 08:26 AM
I LOVE that next week's thread will include Christmas Day!! I skipped out on my TOPS meeting this past Thursday because I honestly didn't feel like listening to the ladies in the group :o It was expected to snow that night, and it seems anytimes anything falls from the sky in winter around here, people act like it's the storm of the century. Having grown up in CT, I know that 2-4 inches of expected snow is NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, but people here just completely freak, and since almost all of the women in my TOPS group are 60+ years old, I knew the entire time would be spent talking about the weather. I'm also not going this week because it's our Christmas party, and I just can't get myself to go to a weight loss group who'se having a big dinner--seems quite counter productive to me. Also, due to the party, the weigh-in time has been moved to over na hour earlier, and I'm not sure I could make it on time anyway. AND next week, I will be in CT on Thursday, so I will have missed 3 TOPS meetings in a row :devil: Since I don't have that accountability, I'll need to be extra good about posting my food (honestly!) in here (which I didn't do very well with last week). New week starts NOW!

Monday:

strawberry bread - 400
milk - 90
Special K bar - 90
oatmeal - 130
fudge - 100
Healthy Choice hot dog on wheat bun w/instant lo mein side - 425Total: 1235 calories

newfiedarling
12-12-2005, 10:46 AM
Good morning ladies! I didn't have such a hot weekend. Saturday was 1750 calories and Sunday was 1895. Both days - no exercise. I know it's not too bad, but higher that I would have liked.

I thought I was having an eating function at work today so I only packed some fruit and yogurt to take with me. But I had the days mixed up so I'm not sure what I'll do for lunch today. Perhaps I'll dive into my stash (oatmeal and cup of soup) and make up for it with a better supper.

Will update on today's eats tomorrow.

~Dee


DishyFishy
12-12-2005, 11:40 PM
Just a quick in-and-out for me. I have to be up really early tomorrow, and then have a couple of dental appointments to go to. :eek:

I've done it! I managed to complete a full week of my plan. Not one thing has passed my lips that I didn't plan for. :smug: Tonight was the first time I found it difficult; there's something about Monday evenings that drives me to want to munch. :chin: It's a good job I'm off to bed early because I really don't feel all that strong right now. :( I did have only 2 fl.oz whisky though (and I really enjoyed it too), so I came in a little under the anticipated kcal count. :)

Mon 12/12: :)

325- Breakfast shake (2 oz banana, 1 cup pure cranberry juice, 2 tblsp. hemp protein powder; 500 ml coffee, 1 cup 0% milk.
313- 2 oz whole-grain bread, 2 oz lean baked ham, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, red cabbage, cucumber, tomato.
348- 2 oz baked salmon, 1 (dry weight) whole-wheat couscous, cup sweet corn, green beans.
80- cup plain 2% yogurt.
43- 4 oz tangerine.
148- Home-made bean soup (2 oz (cooked weight) dried mixed beans, peas, & lentils, celery, chilli, onion, herbs, 2 tsp. reduced salt chicken Oxo).
139- 2 fl.oz whisky.

Water: 2 litres.
Total kcals: 1396
Exercise: 40 minute walk.


Tomorrow's Plan: :halffull:

Breakfast: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
Lunch: Lean ham & Phili Light sandwich on whole-grain, cabbage, cucumber, tomato.
Dinner: Chicken, sweet potato, broccoli, carrots.
Snacks: Tangerine, tuna on whole-grain, 2% plain yogurt.
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training.

:crossed: for my WI tomorrow....

jillybean720
12-13-2005, 07:35 AM
Dishy--AWESOME job on the full week of planned eating! I really need to get back to that level of discipline, too. Today we have a Christmas party at work, though, so I don't think today's the day ;) I'm sure your weigh-in today will be very happy news...let us know!

Yesterday became a disaster yet again...here's more of a reality check on how it turned out (I know ya'll don't really care, but I need this accountability!):

strawberry bread - 400...plus streusel bread later on, and lots of it fresh from the oven! - I'd say an additional 600 calories worth :o
milk - 90...and another tall glass of milk with bread after dinner, so another 135
Special K bar - 90
oatmeal - 130...never got to the oatmeal. Instead, I had sandwich from the cafeteria: ham, swiss, spinach, and honey mustard on a croissant with cool ranch Doritos and a diet pepsi - 810
fudge - 100...more like 500
Healthy Choice hot dog on wheat bun w/instant lo mein side - 425...nope! Dinner was instead chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes - 790Yup, there it is, 3415 calories worth of food that wasn't even worth it! I feel like I'm back at square 1--admitting there's a problem is the first step, right? :^:

I'm not going to post my plan for today since I don't know what will be available for lunch. I'm sure I will return RIGHT after lunch to my Fitday to add up an estimate of whatever I eat at the party (NOT to include any of my bread or fudge!).

rabidstoat
12-13-2005, 07:48 AM
Ack. Another day of parties at work. 'Tis the season, I guess!

Monday

Breakfast: Oatmeal and a Morningstar breakfast patty
Lunch: Bacon Ranch grilled chicken salad at McD's with ranch dressing
Party: 1 cup (or a bit more) grapes, 2 crackers with hummus, 1.5 ounce cheese, part of a chocolate chip cookie, handful of potato chips, small slice of strawberry cheesecake
Dinner: Code fillet with tomato couslit, small bit of rice, and veggies

Exercise: 46 minutes on the stationary bike (and it was a struggle to do it!) plus 25 minutes of strength training and 5 minutes of stretching

Calories: About 1825

BethC
12-13-2005, 08:26 AM
Hi everyone, I've been sick this past weekend. I'm better now, but yesterday I was trying to figure out if I should work out with some respiratory thing. After reading all of the articles on the web, the consensus seemed to be as long as I didn't have a fever and it was above the neck, I could do some less intense cardio, so I did. :) I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of myself.

I'm trying to maintain focus through the holiday, I'd like to at least get to 50lbs by New Years, if not more.

Here's my food from yesterday...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
1 - apple
5 - zone bar
2 - 2 pt cookies
2 - coffee
6 - lc chicken
0 - sugar snap peas
22 points (out of 26)

Exercise: 30 mins Precor (300 cals), abs, upper and lower body

Have a great day everyone!

Sandi
12-13-2005, 02:09 PM
Hello Ladies!!

Fish - Great job on staying on plan for a week!! Your on a role girl!

Beth - Kudos for working out sick. I'd have bailed BIG TIME!!!

12/12/05
210 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar
161 - 4 triscuts & cheese
460 - 4 fish squares
660 - Pizza
220 - 1 cup Light Ice Cream
1711 - TOTAL

Exercise: None
Water: Maybe 40 oz.

newfiedarling
12-13-2005, 03:35 PM
So I'm back to report yesterday's fiasco. After not brining my lunch because I thought I had a lunch engagement, I did ok and picked up some chili from Timmy's. Then...I remembered that I had an evening dinner engagement (I know, I'm gettin' pretty forgetful the last couple of weeks). So out I go to dinner, and I tried to do well but I went way over in calories. So here's yesterday's eats.

- 2 yogurt
- chili with roll & butter
- 2 cofee (2 cream, 1 swtner each)
- Beef medallions, 1 piece bruschetta, 1 vodka beverage, 5 jumbo shrimp, 4 king crab legs, cheese & tomato salad, steamed veggies & 1/2 potato
Total Calories ~ 2600

BethC
12-14-2005, 09:41 AM
Thanks Sandi, I would have too in the past, but I've been working on this for a while, it does get easier.

Things are really clicking now, I'd been sort of struggling, OP most of the time, but not enough for any serious weight loss, for October and November. I re-evaluated my goals and decided I needed to focus more, so this week I've been working on that.

Here's my food from yesterday:

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
2 - tomato soup
5 - zone bar
2 - coffee
6 - chicken breast
3 - baked potato
2 - sour cream
26 points (out of 26)

Exercise: 10 mins bike (70 cals), 38 mins eliptical (500 cals), yoga class

Have a great day everyone!

jillybean720
12-14-2005, 10:02 AM
I didn't do insanely horribly at the Christmas party at work yesterday, though I could have done better. Here's what ended up being my day:

Special K bar
instant oatmeal
4 pieces of fudge
cheese cubes and pepperoni (maybe 1/2 cup total?)

tiny scoop of pasta salad (3 small bites)
2 small meatballs with sauce
2 mini crabcakes (about the size of a half-dollar)
2 sausage balls (sausage, cheese, and Bisquick)
1 medium scoop of pistachio salad (maybe 1/4 cup)
5 pita chips with spinach dip
4 veggie crisps with some funky dip stuff with a funny name made from eggplant skin?
tiny sliver of Korean cake (interesting how bland the Korean bakery's desserts are compared to American)
tiny sliver of carrot cake

baked beans and Healthy Choice hot dogs (for dinner)
Overall, I haven't a clue as to how many calories--I'd be willing to bet it's over 3000, though :dizzy:

Sandi
12-14-2005, 12:12 PM
Morning!!

Last night was my 4th big food event this month. They say the road to **** is paved with Good intentions. :devil: That be me last night! :devil: First of all, it was Bunko Christmas at the freggin OLIVE GARDEN!! I had planned well, knew exactly what I was getting. At the last minute I double checked and the calories I was counting were for the lunch entree not the dinner entree and that kinda threw me (excuse #1). But when I got there I saw they had a chicken ceasar salad, yahhh!! But the the gal next to me was having my FAVORITE and I just couldn't take it (excuse #2). Plus I had to spend my birthday last night at home and not out celebrating because Jacob was sick. (excuse #3 - see how good I am!). Once I had successfully ordered the most evil thing on the menu, all bets were off, I ordered sangria, said pass the breadsticks!! As you'll see, I had a good ole time.

When I woke I this morning, I did not feel bad, instead I decided to let last night be last night. I know that one evening of celebration will not be my demise, but how I handle today is soooo much more important. If I am on plan today then last night didn't do any real damage other than maybe delay my progress a tiny bit. I am happy to say that despite a kitchen full of homemade treats I am on plan TODAY. As for yesterday, here is the ugly truth!

12/13/05
190 - Oatmeal
230 - South Beach Chicken wraps
67 - Apple - Notice the low calories so I could eat out at Olive Garden...
OLIVE GARDEN
3 breadsticks
Bowl of pasta figoli (sp?)
3 slices of Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Hot Chocolate
small slice of cake (They told them it was my birthday!)
TOTAL - Just not going there!!

DishyFishy
12-14-2005, 03:15 PM
Beth: Good going for working out when you weren't feeling well!

I was rewarded with a 6 pound drop at my WI yesterday, BUT... they say pride goes before a fall, and I have to say it's true. :o After all my smugness for sticking with my plan for a week, I made a right pig's ear of yesterday. :rollpin: I have a few excuses, ranging from a bit of a do I had in the grocery store to stress and bother over my teeth, but truthfully, excuses are all they are. I have no good reasons. All I can do is take a leaf from Sandi's book: put it behind me and try to do better from today.

Tues 13/12: :(

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Lunch #1: 2 oz whole-grain bread, 2 oz lean baked ham, oz Swiss cheese, red cabbage, cucumber.
Lunch #2: i portion home-made bean soup, 3 tblsp. Parmigiano.
Snack: 4 oz tangerine.
Dinner: 2 cups chicken fried rice, portion honey garlic spare ribs, 2 fl.oz whisky.
Evening Grazing: A dozen Rosemary & Olive Oil Triscuits, 2 oz cheese (Cheddar & Swiss).

Water: 2 litres.
Total kcals: A conservative estimate (using info found on the 'Net) would be 2572. I suspect it was rather more than that though.
Exercise: 45 minute walk. Didn't do my 30 minutes scheduled strength training.


Today's Plan: :halffull:

Meal #1: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
]Meal #2: Banana & cranberry juice breakfast shake; coffee, 0% milk.
]Meal #3: Home-made chicken curry, brown rice.
Snacks: Tangerine, 2% plain yogurt, variety of raw veggies (red cabbage, carrots, celery, tomato), 0% milk.

Estimated kcals: Around 1500.
Exercise: 40 minutes walk.

DishyFishy
12-15-2005, 02:37 AM
Weds 14/12: :)

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Late am: Shake (5 oz banana, 1 cup cranberry juice, 2 tblsp. hemp protein powder).
Mid pm: cup 2% plain yogurt, raw veggies (red cabbage, carrots, celery, tomato).
Dinner: 1 cups brown rice, 1 portion home-made chicken curry (212 kcals).
Snack: 4 oz tangerine, 1 cup 0% milk.

Water: 2 litres plus 250 ml green tea and a small black tea from Tim Horton's. <--- Nods to Jillegal.
Total kcals: 1479
Exercise: 45 minute walk.


Tomorrow's Plan: :halffull:

#1: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
#2: Banana protein shake with black cherry* & cranberry juice.
#3: Beef tenderloin, onions, tomato, yam.
Snacks: Tangerine, 2% plain yogurt, raw veggies (red cabbage, carrots, celery, tomato).

Estimated kcals: 1445.
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training.

* :mad: I meant to get the cranberry juice, but picked up the wrong flipping bottle! :dz: I'm hoping if I cut the black cherry juice with cranberry it'll at least take away some of the sweetness. :halffull: Even so, that's 440 unnecessary kcals I'll have added (by the time I finish it) through not paying attention. :rollpin:

rabidstoat
12-15-2005, 07:26 AM
Wow. The holidays are kicking my butt this year in the healthy eating department. Went out shopping with friends, ate dinner late, tried snacking during the day and was starved, ugh. I seem to be hovering around the maintain line sort of, in the same 3 pound stretch. I suppose if I can maintain until after the holidays I'll be happy as well.

Breakfast
Lowfat yogurt with granola

Snack
Hershey bar (oops)

Lunch
Healthy choice meal, sweet bourbon steak
1 cup grapes

Snacks
Some wafer crackers with hummus
Luna bar

Dinner
Little Willie's chicken burrito with sour cream and cheese (calorie estimate, ala Calorie King -- about 1140, that thing was huge!)

Snack
Tropicana orange cream bar

No exercise.

Calories: About 2400 (technically should be maintainable...)

jillybean720
12-15-2005, 07:31 AM
Yesterday, Jeff and I both played hookey, so we had a busy day of errands together. Here's how it ended up:

Special K bar
Subway 12" chicken teriyaki sub w/2 cookies
dinner out at Singapore Bistro--1 steamed veggie dumpling, chicken teriyaki, and some sort of coleslaw-ish sideTotal: about 2100 calories (best guesstimate using Fitday)

BethC
12-15-2005, 12:52 PM
Happy Thursday! We're waiting for word on a transit stike here in NYC. If it happens, I may have to walk to work tomorrow!

I've really been focused this week, it's really hard, there's all this food around the office, but I haven't gone there at all. Tonight I have a party after work, but I'm trying to be positive. I can have one drink and be done, or none at all if I don't want to. This is a new me!!

Here's my food from yesterday...

2 - coffee
2 - egg whites
2 - cheese
3 - ww bread
1 - apple
5 - zone bar
3 - luna bar
1 - coffee
3 - tuna
1 - lite mayo
2 - ww bread
1 - cheese
26 points (out of 26)

Exercise: 30 mins Precor (400 cals), abs

Have a great day everyone!

rabidstoat
12-15-2005, 08:17 PM
It's Thursday!

Breakfast: McDonald's fruit and yogurt parfait, and a Morningstar breakfast patty
Lunch: Healthy Choice Mesquite grilled chicken and a chocolate cookie with fudge chunks
Snack: 1 cup grapes and 1 ounce cheese
Dinner: 4 oz cooked shrimp and 1/4 cup cocktail sauce
Snack: Luna Bar

Exercise: 55 minutes on the exercise bike and 20 minutes with weights
Calories: About 1350

DishyFishy
12-16-2005, 12:05 AM
Well, a maintain is always better than gaining, rabidstoat.

Hubby and I hardly ever eat out, jillybean, and every now and then I look longingly at some of the meals posted here. Your dinner out sounds rather tasty. :T

Good job resisting all the temptation, Beth. :high: Hope the party went well.

Thurs 15/12: :)

Breakfast: Shake (5 oz banana, cup black cherry juice, cup cranberry juice, crushed ice, 2 tblsp. hemp protein powder); 500 ml coffee.
Late am: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
Mid pm: cup 2% plain yogurt, raw veggies (red cabbage, carrots, celery, tomato).
Dinner: 6 oz beef tenderloin, 4 oz baked yam, onion, tomato.
Snack: 4 oz tangerine.

Water: 2 litres
Total kcals: 1390
Exercise: 30 minute bike ride, 30 minutes strength training.


Tomorrow's Plan: :halffull:

#1: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
#2: Banana protein shake with black cherry & cranberry juice.
#3: Grilled chicken breast, whole-grain bread, asparagus, onions.
Snacks: Tangerine, 2% plain yogurt, raw carrots, celery, tomato.

Estimated kcals: 1308.
Exercise: 40 minute walk.

BethC
12-16-2005, 08:28 AM
Hi everyone! No transit stike so far, so I'm at work trying to decide what's for breakfast... Tomorrow's weigh-in, I've had a pretty good week and a great week exercise-wise, so I'm hoping for the best!

Here my food from yesterday...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
1 - sm. pc chocolate
5 - zone bar
8 - chicken
3- ww bread
23 pts (out of 26)

Exercise: Bike (85 cals), precor (600 cals), abs

Have a great weekend everyone!

jillybean720
12-16-2005, 09:02 AM
Alright, yesterday I had:

ice cream (vanilla and stawberry--gotta love neopolitan ;) )
chips
cheez-its
2 Special K bars
salad (romaine lettuce, cucumbers, egg, cheese, onion, and honey mustard dressing)
chicken w/mesquite marinade and 2% shredded Mexican cheese
mashed potatoes
smoothie (orange sherbet, banana, frozen strawberries, skim milk)Total: about 2500 calories. The chips and cheez-its were not at all planned, but I forgot to bring any food to work, and I was SO hungry (and not just having munchies, but actually hungry--otherwise, I wouldn't have made the trip out to the elevator and down 2 floors to get to the vending machine!), and the vending machine didn't have many healthier choices (lots of candy and pastries). I'd like to blame my deal Aunt Flo for the hunger--I hope that's all it is, cuz if I'm still this hungry in a couple days, lord help me!

DishyFishy
12-16-2005, 10:47 PM
Fri 16/12: :)

Breakfast: Shake (5 oz banana, cup black cherry juice, cup cranberry juice, crushed ice, 2 tblsp. hemp protein powder); 500 ml coffee.
Late am: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
Mid pm: cup 2% plain yogurt, raw veggies (red cabbage, carrots, celery, tomato).
Dinner: 5 oz chicken breast (grilled), 3 oz whole-grain bread, asparagus, onion.
Snack: 4 oz tangerine.

Water: 2 litres plus 250 ml green tea and a Starbuck's grande Sumatra.
Total kcals: 1308
Exercise: 50 minute walk


Tomorrow's Plan: :halffull:

#1: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
#2: Banana protein shake with black cherry & cranberry juice.
#3: Grilled chicken breast, broccoli, carrots, sweet potato.
Snacks: Tangerine, 2% plain yogurt, green olives.

Estimated kcals: 1265.
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training.

rabidstoat
12-17-2005, 09:57 AM
Friday, yay! Got some stuff done around the house with a hired handyman, including putting a deadbolt on the door to the garage and hanging a heavy wall mirror. So, no exercise, since I had someone over.

Breakfast: Raisin bran with 1/2 cup 2% milk and Morningstar breakfast patty
Snack: One of the chocolate fudge cookies
Lunch: Lean Cuisine chicken tuscan
Snack: A second chocolate fudge cookie (yikes!)
Dinner: Flounder in spicy Thai peanut bake, with some wild rice and Green Giant vegetables alfredo (lowfat version)

Calories: About 1700 -- and nearly a third of them from the two cookies!

SuchAPrettyFace
12-18-2005, 01:38 AM
I should be back Monday. Glad to see everyone's doing ok. :)

BethC
12-18-2005, 11:47 AM
Hi! I just wanted to check in to see how everyone's doing. I'm down 3lbs this week! I can't believe it!

Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!

Sandi
12-18-2005, 08:44 PM
Wow! Don't know how this happened, but i haven't checked in since TUESDAY!!!

Yikes! Glad to report I've been 100% OP after my Tuesday night Christmas Party. Even made it through my work Party OP. Just got back from my mom (Chrustmas with the Aunts). Afraid I didn't do so well. Could have been worse, but could have been better. Just wanted to let you know that maybe I haven't been reporting in, but that I am still on plan. I was even down a lb this morning, I might make that my weigh in, not sure what tomorrow will show will all the salty stuff (ham, polish sausage) they had.

rabidstoat
12-18-2005, 10:55 PM
Two days behind, ack!

Saturday

Breakfast: Raising bran with 1/2 cup 2% milk, and a Morningstar breakfast patty
Lunch: Chicken breast in peach melon salsa, with rice and steamed veggies
Snack: Hershey bar and soy chips
Dinner: Subway 6" turkey and cheese on cheddar bread, with light mayo and veggies

No exercise.
Calories: About 1550

Sunday

Breakfast: Buckwheat pancakes with light margarine and light syrup, and 3 pieces of lean bacon
Lunch: South Beach diet wheat crust pizza
Snack: Soy chips and a hershey bar
Dinner: Veggie chili with some light cheese on top

Exercise: 35 minutes on the stationary bike
Calories: About 1428