100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (Dec. 19-25)




jillybean720
12-19-2005, 10:00 AM
Whew, Christmas week for the Journal Buddy Thread! I know a lot of us are insanely busy this time of year, but I hope those who need to can still make it in to post!

Myself, I had a bad weekend (following a bad week, which followed a bad weekend...). I keep saying I need to get back on track, and I have good intentions, but the partie's and the stress and the business is all getting to me. Enough excuses, though. I may have higher calories for a while, but my current goal is to NOT gain betwen now and New Year's. Here's how Today is looking like:

granola cereal w/skim milk
Special K bar
instant oatmeal
salad (lettuce, egg, cheese, cucumber, onion, and honey mustard dressing)
mini pierogies and Healthy Choice smoked sausageTotal: about 1800 calories. And I am glad to report that we have NO ice cream or shebet in the freezer at home, so smoothies are not an option this week! :p


DishyFishy
12-19-2005, 01:08 PM
Good morning! It must be tough with all the Christmas stuff going on for everyone. I actually have very little in the way of celebrations/parties to attend, but I've been feeling pretty stressed lately. I'm sleeping badly, and I'm getting tension headaches, and I've no idea why. :?: I can't see that there's any reason for it.

On Saturday I wasn't at all in "healthy eating" mode. I suddenly got the urge to bake a cake--very strange since the last one I made was in 1984 for my 18th birthday! It turned out surprisingly well considering I made it up as I went along. :lol: I ate a quarter of it anyway for 452 kcals! :devil: And then we had a 7 hour poker session with a big bowl of meatballs to pick at. All in all, a day best put behind me.

Sat 17/12: :nono:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Liquid Lunch: 3 bottles beer.
Snack: Piece of ginger cake.
Dinner: 17 baby meatballs in sauce (100 ml Heinz Chili Sauce & 3 oz Welch's Grape Jelly heated together).

Water: 2 litres
Total kcals: 2062
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training plus an upper-boddy workout scrubbing down walls. It was enough to make me ache like mad on Sunday!

Sun 18/12: :)

Breakfast: Another piece of cake, 500 ml coffee.
Lunch: 2 oz whole-grain bread, 2 oz smoked turkey, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, raw veggies (red cabbage, carrots, celery, tomatoes).
Dinner: 2 cups home-made black bean & corn chowder.

Drinks: 2 litres, 250 ml green tea.
Total kcals: 1113
Exercise: None.

I'm too disorganised to have made a proper plan for today. I guess it'll be the usual cereal and shake, with probably chicken & whole-wheat couscous for dinner. We'll see how it goes....

DishyFishy
12-20-2005, 03:40 AM
Mon 19/12: :)

Breakfast: Shake (5 oz banana, cup black cherry juice, cup cranberry juice, crushed ice, 2 tblsp. hemp protein powder); 500 ml coffee.
Late am: 4 oz tangerine.
Mid pm: 2 oz whole-grain bread, 2 oz turkey breast, 3 LC Party Cubes, raw veggies (red cabbage, carrots, celery, tomato).
Dinner: 5 oz chicken breast (grilled), 10 Triscuits, 1 cup coleslaw, 1 oz Stilton.

Water: 2 litres, 500 ml green tea.
Total kcals: 1508
Exercise: 20 minute bike ride, 50 minute walk.


Tomorrow's Plan: :halffull:

#1: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
#2: Banana protein shake with black cherry & cranberry juice.
#3: Home-made soup.
#4: Tuna, brown rice or whole-wheat couscous, asparagus, green beans.
Snacks: Tangerine, 2% plain yogurt, green olives.

Estimated kcals: 1450.
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training.


rabidstoat
12-20-2005, 10:43 AM
Christmas week, and I'm on a business trip. Ugh.

Monday

Breakfast: Oatmeal, grapefruit, Morningstar breakfast patty
Snack: Chocolate fudge cookie
Lunch: Shrimp creole over wild rice
Snacks: Soy chips, and TGIFriday potato skin chips on the plane
Dinner: Au Bon Pain mediterranean chicken salad, with lite olive oil vinegarette dressing

Exercise: 46 minutes on the stationary bike
Calories: About 1600

BethC
12-20-2005, 11:15 AM
Well, just my luck NYC subway and buses are on strike. I got up at 5:30am to take a taxi to work, I may need to walk the 2 miles home tonight...

I've been flying w/all the compliments on my weight. I've also been going down in sizes. I started this @ 20W - we're talking pants, then to 18W, then 18 - which was like 2 weeks ago, now the 16's fit and are a little big!! I'm thrilled!

Here's my food from yesterday:

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
1 - soup
1 - chocolate
1 - coffee
10 - grilled chicken and feta salad
19 points

Exercise: 400 cals - Precor, upper body, abs

Have a great day everyone!

jillybean720
12-20-2005, 11:39 AM
Today's plan:

Special K bar
instant oatmeal
sandwich (wheat bread, Miracle Whip, honey mustard, lettuce, ham, and swiss)
100-calorie Snack pack of Cheese Nips
turkey burger w/American cheese on wheat bun
instant mashed potatoesThe above only totals just under 1200 calories, but I also have a Christmas party at work (again!) this afternoon, so I'm sure I can be sensible enough to limit myself to 800 or fewer calories at the party :)

newfiedarling
12-20-2005, 01:23 PM
Hi there everyone! I see I'm not the only one who's abandoned this tread for the holiday week. I've had too many eating out functions to even dare to count what I've eaten. My scale says I'm maintaining, which is a good thing. I've decided to just try and maintain for the next couple of weeks and if I lose a pound - wonderful if not, no big deal.

Dishyfishy, Jillybean, Rabidstoat & BethC - excellent job for sticking with it. I'll be back in the new year in full force to join you again.

I hope you all have a very special and safe Christmas with your families.

~Dee

DishyFishy
12-20-2005, 03:18 PM
Oh dear, a business trip AND Christmas to contend with, rabidstoat! :eek: Keep making those good choices, you're doing really well!

It's so exciting to see those sizes go down, Beth! :cp: When I started I didn't have a pair of jeans that fit me, and I was blowed if I was going to go and buy any either. I was wearing those sloppy pull-on, tie-waist leisure pants (ick!) in UK size 22. I looked and felt like a sack tied in the middle. I'm in size 16-18 now.

Hope your party goes well, jillybean. You know what I mean. ;)

You're right, Dee, this thread's getting a little lean on posts lately, but if you really must abandon us... :^: have a fabbo Christmas, and rest assured, if you aren't back promptly in the new year, I shall be hunting you down. :s:

Sandi
12-21-2005, 10:22 AM
Boy, is it ever hard to keep focused during the holidays. Party after Party after Party!! The next 3 days are party free, so I am going to really try and stay focused. I don't want to be too far off the beaten path when the Holiday strikes!

I lost 2.4 last week, so I am pretty excited to actually be losing during the holidays. I can't wait to see what I can do once everything settles down. That said, I had a run in with the candy store on Monday...:o

12/19/05

290 – Egg McMuffin
105 – ½ zone perfect
I had lunch with a friend and ordered the grilled chicken…with cheese and mayo. And as if that weren’t enough it came with a mound of wedge fries which I ate ½ of!!
520 – Grilled Chicken Sandwich
500?? – potato wedges
Then after work I went by Fannie May to get 2 gifts. I left with 6 trinadas because I was going to have on each night!! Ha ha ha ha – I’m so funny!! We all know how well that worked!
80 – trinadad
340 – chicken
150-3/4 cup rice
80 – trinadad
80 – trinadad
80 – trinadad
90-1 cup skim milk
80 – bite of Steve’s peppermint bark
2395? – Total

After such a bad Monday I didn't feel like being on plan on Tuesday, but somehow I made it through under my 1800 calories!!!

12/20/05290 - Egg McMuffin
450 - Grilled CHicken Ceasar Salad with garlic bread (no dressing)
290 - Bag of cookies (what was I thinking??)
440 - 2 slices of pizza
270 - 1 breadstick
1740 - TOTAL

I feel more focused today. Thank goodness!!

rabidstoat
12-21-2005, 11:36 AM
Wow. Monday was bad. I logged. It was like 2911 calories, estimated. About half of it was in sweets -- brownies, gumdrops, ice cream... so I won't put it here, but, yeah. Not great. But I was sensible on meals, anyway, and got some semi-decent nutrition in outside of the sweets.

jillybean720
12-21-2005, 12:01 PM
Sandi, that's so awesome! You're doing such a great job! You inspire me, so you'd better not disappear during the holidays like so many already have :devil:

Well, I definitely overate at yesterday's Christmas party. It would have been easier, I think, if it was a sit-down lunch like last year. I would have had my 1 plate of food (a little bit of everything) and been done. This year, though, it was finger-foods in a conference room, so we all stood around the tables "grazing" and socializing--what a dieting disaster! I had a brownie, 3 cookies, 6 little meatballs, 2 cheese wedges, a slice of chicken quesedilla, and bread sliced with spinach-artichoke dip. Oh, and 2 little plastic cups of punch :rollpin: It was one of those times where you just don't even realize how much you're eating until the damage has already been done since you take such small quantities at a time, ya know? I guess I need to be more conscious and aware...

DishyFishy
12-21-2005, 02:22 PM
I have no idea what trinadads are, Sandi, but I'm guessing they're not something I need to add to my menus! ;) Great loss again! :high: You're doing wonderfully well.

Those buffets are a nightmare, aren't they, jillybean? You actually did better than I did at the last one I was at. I fully intended to fill my plate only once, but of course, that didn't happen, and I shudder to think how many meatballs I'd put away by the end....

I have some treats, that I need to stay away from, in the kitchen cupboard now. Hubby packs up eating ket for Advent, and starts again on Christmas Day, so this is really his stash. I can take or leave most sweeties, especially the stuff he generally favours like Turtles and chocolate orange, but for some reason, he picked up a box of Quality Street (yummy!), After Eight mints (double yummy!), and chocolate-covered nuts (treble yummy!). He didn't even know that I have a weakness for these things either, so why he chose them is a mystery. :?: I'm going to have to be very restrained.

Here's yesterday's eats:

Tues 20/12: :)

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Late am: Shake (5 oz banana, cup black cherry juice, cup cranberry juice, crushed ice, 2 tblsp. hemp protein powder).
Mid pm: 3 oz whole-grain bread, 4 oz turkey breast, cup coleslaw, red cabbage, carrot.
Dinner: 2 cups home-made lentil & split pea soup.
Snack: 4 oz tangerine.

Water: 2 litres, 250 ml green tea, Starbuck's tall Sumatra.
Total kcals: 1502
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training, 40 minute walk.


Today's Plan: :halffull:

#1: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
#2: Banana protein shake with black cherry & cranberry juice.
#3: Soup.
#4: Tuna, couscous, asparagus, green beans. (What I was supposed to have yesterday, but didn't.)
Snacks: Tangerine, 2% plain yogurt, green olives.

Estimated kcals: Around 1400.
Exercise: 40 minute walk.

rabidstoat
12-22-2005, 07:47 AM
Okay, yesterday was bad too, though slightly less bad. I'll record what I ate. Positive things about yesterday? I skipped dessert at dinner (only thing I skipped, but...), I only had half a burrito for lunch and no chips, and I skipped morning hot chocolate in favor of tea with Equal sweetener. I think today will be a little better, dinner should be more reasonable. Still no exercise (travel day) but I'll be home tomorrow with a day free before my long drive.

Wednesday

Breakfast: Oatmeal, mini yogurt cup
Lunch: 1/2 a humongous steak burrito (okay, the bigger half) and 1T sour cream
Snack: Peanut butter cookie
Dinner: 2-3 pieces of bread dipped in olive oil and parmesan cheese, salad with too much vinegar and oil dressing and a bunch of cheese crumbles on it, and broiled scrod with a breadcrumb coating and, again, cooked in tons of butter

Calorie estimate: about 2450 (more than half of it at dinner)

BethC
12-22-2005, 08:25 AM
I'm still here, the transit workers are on strike. One of the new guys said it best. New Yorkers are walking around NYC like nomads moving from place to place. I've been lucky to get taxis in the morning to work, but there's easily a chance I could have to walk the 2miles too. I just want this to be over!

The good news it that it hasn't effected my food at all.

Here's yesterday:

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

Exercise: 40 mins Precor - 500 cals, upper body, abs

We're closed until next Wednesday, hopefully they'll settle this by then.

Happy Holidays everyone!

DishyFishy
12-22-2005, 02:45 PM
Yesterday could've been better. I was only just over my kcal budget, but I didn't get out for a walk--was too busy making soups and power cleaning.

Weds 21/12: :(

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Late am: Shake (5 oz banana, cup black cherry juice, cup cranberry juice, crushed ice, 2 tblsp. hemp protein powder).
Mid pm: 3 oz whole-grain bread, 4 oz turkey breast, cup coleslaw, red cabbage, carrot.
Dinner: 3 oz tuna (water-packed), 1 cups brown rice, random assortment of spices, steamed asparagus & green beans.
Snack: 4 oz tangerine.

Water: 2 litres, 250 ml green tea.
Total kcals: 1575
Exercise: None.


Today's Plan: :halffull:

#1: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
#2: Banana protein shake with black cherry & cranberry juice.
#3: Turkey sandwich, raw veggies.
#4: Bean burger in a whole-wheat pita, veggies.
Snacks: Tangerine, 2% plain yogurt.

Estimated kcals: 1400.
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training.

DishyFishy
12-23-2005, 04:54 AM
Well, I'm not being very disciplined with eating the things I have planned out for my dinners, but I'm sticking within my kcal allowance so I'm not too worried. I have the black beans already soaked and cooked, just waiting to made into burgers, so I will have them today. :yes:

Thurs 22/12: :)

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Late am: Shake (5 oz banana, cup black cherry juice, cup cranberry juice, crushed ice, 2 tblsp. hemp protein powder).
Mid pm: 2 oz whole-grain bread, 2 oz turkey breast, red cabbage, carrot, 4 oz tangerine.
Dinner: 2 cups bean & lentil soup, 1 oz gouda.
Snack: 4 oz tangerine.

Water: 2 litres, 500 ml green tea.
Total kcals: 1483
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training.


Friday's Plan: :halffull:

#1: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
#2: Banana protein shake with black cherry & cranberry juice.
#3: Chicken sandwich, raw veggies.
#4: Bean burger in a whole-wheat pita, veggies.
Snacks: Tangerine, 2% plain yogurt.

Estimated kcals: 1400.
Exercise: 40 minute walk.

rabidstoat
12-23-2005, 07:21 AM
Okay, slightly better. A little.

Thursday

Breakfast: 1/2 Asiago cheese bagel and 3/4 oz cream cheese; hot tea with Equal
Snack: Orange
Lunch: 1 cup macaroni and cheese, 1/2 turkey and cheese sandwich on rye (skipping most of the bread) with mustard, 2 small frosted sugar cookies
Afternoon/Evening grazing: 1 cup chicken noodle soup, 1 small bag TGIFriday potato skins, low-fat yogurt, 1 Godiva dark chocolate bar

No exercise
Calories: About 1800

Jillegal
12-23-2005, 09:43 PM
Just popping in to give a little encouragement and say "good job" to you all for keeping the thread going (especially during the holiday season). I'll be seeing you on a daily basis come January (fer shure ~ I got goal plans!) :p

DishyFishy
12-24-2005, 02:42 AM
Ooh, Jilly! Nice to see you, to see you nice! :wave: Looking forward to your return.

Okay, slightly better. A little.A lot better, I'd say! :high: And certainly better than I did today. :o

:Sigh: I still haven't had that bean burger I keep putting in my plan! i wouldn't care, but I absolutely love them. :T Third time's a charm--tomorrow is the day! My eats were very healthy today... if you discount the lattes (though they were FF :angel: ), nuts, and bottle of plonk. :joker: My breakfast was very nutritious. :^:

Fri 23/12: :(

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Snack: 1 oz unsalted peanuts. Uh-oh, the nibbly snackies have started.... :eek:
Late am: Tall FF latte.
Mid pm: 2 oz peanuts.
Early Evening: Starbuck's triple grande half-sweet FF no-whip gingerbread latte. (Gordon Bennett! I think I worked off all the kcals just ordering it!)
Mid pm: 2 oz peanuts.
Dinner: Bottle sparkling wine, 1 cup home-made chicken & bean soup.
Snack: 4 oz tangerine.

Water: 2 litres, 250 ml green tea.
Total kcals: 1956
Exercise: 20 minute bike ride, 45 minute walk.


Christmas Eve's Plan: :halffull:

#1: Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee.
#2: Banana protein shake with black cherry & cranberry juice.
#3: Black bean burger, whole-wheat pita, raw veggies.
#4: Cheese, crackers, smoked mussels & oysters.
Snacks: Tangerine.

Estimated kcals: 1800 (ish). Hmm... planning to be over budget? :crazy:
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training.

rabidstoat
12-24-2005, 10:00 AM
Okay. My exercise plan has gone laughably astray. In retrospect, trying to double my exercise in a month where I had two business trips, a family holiday trip, end of year deadlines at work, Christmas shopping, multiple parties after work, and-- well, yeah. It was bad. January will be better!

Friday

Breakfast: Quaker oatmeal and a Morningstar breakfast patty
Lunch: South Beach frozen pizza
Snack: McDonald's fruit and yogurt parfait, and 2 wedges of LF Laughing Cow cheese (I just found this, ohmygod it's good!) on 7 Wheatsworth crackers
Late dinner: Chicken BLT salad at Wendy's with LF honey mustard dressing

I did manage to go out to fast food without getting a burger and fries, at least! But no exercise.

Calories: About 1400

rabidstoat
12-25-2005, 12:17 AM
Christmas Eve! And a 8 hour car trip...

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Morningstar breakfast patty, few watermelon chunks
Snack: Soy crisps
Lunch: Wendy's small chili and 1 cup mandarin orange slices
Snack: More soy chips and a sugar cookie
Dinner: Sweet and sour shrimp over rice (home cooked)
Party: Few bits of fruit, 1/2 deviled egg, cheese slice on a triscuit, mini chocolate chip cookie

Calories: About 1650

DishyFishy
12-25-2005, 01:36 AM
Sat 24/12:

Breakfast: 1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk; 500 ml coffee.
Late am: 1 cup 0% milk.
Mid pm: 1 oz unsalted peanuts.
Evening: Black bean burger*, 90 g whole-grain bun, 1 tblsp. hot sauce.

Water: 2 litres, 250 ml green tea.
Total kcals: 954**
Exercise: 30 minutes strength training.

*We'll be up late tonight and having cheese, crackers, smoked mussels & oysters, and some fizzy wine around oneish. This'll bump my kcal count up a fair bit.

**Mashed black beans, w-w bread crumbs, garlic, onion, red pepper, sweet corn, herbs & spices.


:hohoho:Christmas Day's Plan: :xcheer:

I'll be having a lie in, so I'll probably only get two meals and a snack in. Brekkie will be my usual cereal, and on the menu tonight for dinner: roast pumpkin soup with fennel, prime rib with veggies, cranberry chocolate bombe, several glasses of wine, no doubt, and a few cups of black coffee. Anyone know the kcal count for Gaviscon! :lol: (I wonder if it'll be considered crass to ask for a doggy bag. :chin: )

Estimated kcals: :dunno: Portion control is the name of the game today.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

teahoney
12-25-2005, 12:38 PM
Is this thread only to post daily menus?? Well, I'll take a gamble and post that I am down 1.5 this week.

rabidstoat
12-25-2005, 10:09 PM
teahoney, it's mostly to post daily menus on, sort of an online food log. Though there's another weekly thread in the Forum here for weigh-ins, it's called something like "Weekly Weigh-In: December 19-25th" (with the date changing, obviously). Looks like someone will create a new one for tomorrow. Congrats on the loss, though. :-)

Here's my Christmas Day and how it went. Lots of food about today!

Breakfast: Low-sugar oatmeal and a Morningstar breakfast patty
Snack: Sugar cookie
Lunch: Healthy choice grilled whiskey steak dinner
Snack: 1 cup assorted fruit
Christmas Dinner: 4-5 oz deskinned turkey, 1/2 cup mashed potatoes (thankfully they weren't good enough for seconds!), 3/4 cup stuffing (unfortunately, it was), 1/3 cup peas, dinner roll with butter
Dessert: 1 slice pumpkin pie with a dab of whipped cream, and three bites of rum cake with frosting

Exercise: 60 minutes spread across two different walks
Calories for the day: About 2000