100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal/Buddy Thread (Jan 2 - Jan 8)

01-02-2006, 04:30 PM
Originally Posted by SuchAPrettyFace
For our new members that don't know, this thread is where we share what we ate for the day & also log our exercise & water, if we choose to. You can do this any way you want, ie whatever is most helpful to you. Sarah, for instance, likes to plan out her day ahead of time & then edit her message to show what was eaten or what she just didn't feel hungry for. I like to write it down as I eat it, to keep track since certain things are easy to forget, especially if I WANT to forget them.

It's also a good thread to get recipe or food ideas from, as well as to ask the other members, "What am I doing wrong? What am I doing right?"--everyone is always glad to help.

You can do one message every day, or several days in one message. That's up to you. Welcome & please feel free to join in!

Rabidstoat, posting and journaling the bad stuff is really hard for me, but I'm going to join you on that resolution. The thing I've noticed for me (and, frankly, for others) is that that when I'm not eating well, I don't post and that's the time I need to post even more so I can get that wonderful, inspiring feedback. Even a tongue lashing from Jilly can be motivating so I'm going to suck it up and post even when I don't want to. :D

Pre-breakfast and Breakfast

pumpkin muffin (3)
egg white (0)
sharon's low gluten mix (6)
1/2 c ff cottage cheese (2)
1/2 c blueberries (1)
1/4 c milk (1)

mini bagel (2)
laughing cow light (1)
light ham (1)
orange (1)
light mayo (1)

chicken (4)
light dressing (.5)
pumpkin fluff (5)

Total = 28.5

Exercise: 30 min. rowing machine, 30 min. evil elliptical, 35 min. weight training, 10 min. stretching

01-02-2006, 05:08 PM
January 2, 2006
Stomach still flip-floppin'. I'm blaming the choc donuts I had last night.

On the upside: I weighed in yesterday at 219! Of course, with being sick, how much of that is just lost water weight? :sigh: still, it was a brief thrill. LOL Will weigh in again later and update my tracker.

B: 1 toasted bagel with 1 TBS light margarine; 2 cups applesauce
L: 1.5 c chicken noodle soup; 1 slice plain toast; 1 cup applesauce
D: tentatively planning on a salad with light italian dressing; 2 slices garlic bread and 1/2 c spaghetti with 6 meat balls and 1/2 c marinara sauce.
Beverages: so far-20 oz water
Exercise: 1 hour Tae Kwon Do this evening :D

01-02-2006, 06:17 PM
I'm joining y'all again. I've been doing great so far today. It's so amazing how easy this is when you plan. If only all my days would go this smooth I'd be healthy in no time flat :D
Oatmeal with artificial sweetener.
Morning snack
Lean Cuisine Sante Fe rice and beans
Jumbo salad with fat free italian
Afternoon snack
1 cup. sugar free cheesecake pudding
Calories so far: 664
I'm not sure what I'm having for dinner as it is Jeff's night to cook. Since I'm trying to stay under 2000 calories I'm not worried about whatever he cooks. I'm focusing more on veggies and portion control with my dinners.
Exercise: 30 minutes with Maya when I get home. I bet she kicks my butt again. :D

01-02-2006, 09:49 PM
I like to post my bad days not to get beat up, I've always responded poorly to people lecturing me about food (I swear I get this from my mother), but just to write it down. It's harder for me to pile multiple bad days on top of one another when I'm actually looking, really looking, at what I eat.


Breakfast: Oatmeal, soy sausage patty, and a No Pudge brownie
Lunch: Amy's frozen cheese enchilada dinner
Snack: 1 oz peanuts (I love my new electronic food scale!)
Dinner: Honey Ginger chicken and green beans, over brown rice

Calories: About 1430
No exercise. I've been just awful about exercise, I need to remotivate, I think all this time off work has made me lazy.

01-02-2006, 10:57 PM
Oops! Hope I didn't give the wrong impression. Just joking about Jilly and the tongue lashing. Should have said her tongue-in-cheek lashings, which are always supportive and amusing. Sorry if I gave you the idea that anyone would lecture you on food--nobody is into that at all.

01-02-2006, 11:46 PM
New here...
Jumping in a bit late~
B~ egg fritatta,diet rite
snack~ sugar free fudge bar 40 calories
D~taco casserole recipie I found here on the SBD forum
snack~20 peanuts

Went to the Y and walked 30 minutes

01-03-2006, 12:02 AM
Carol...never too late! :hug:


01-03-2006, 12:33 AM
coffee w/ 1/2 & 1/1 (1)
Apple Cinnamon instant oatmeal (2)

Applebee's Tango Chicken Sandwich (7)

5 laughing cow cheese bites (1)
10 baby carrots (0)
6 triscuits (2)

mahi mahi w/tropical salsa (4)
salad (1)
brown rice (2)
winter blend veggies (0)
1/2 slice chocolate peanut butter pie (5)

11 baby carrots (0)
dill dip (1)
strawberry smoothie (4)
Total daily points: 30

I stayed OP, took all my vitamins today, and drank all my water! :carrot:

01-03-2006, 12:47 AM
I think today was another wash.

about a cup of skim soy

1/2 cup rice
1-2 servings chinese food (diet plate of chicken w/mixed vegetable)
1/2 cup of salt free brown sauce that comes with it

2 pieces raspberry kringle
1 cup cow's milk

6 cups air popped popcorn
1 tbsp smart balance margarine

2 slices beef tenderloin
1 serving risotto
1 serving honey lime yams
1 serving steamed broccoli/cauliflower
2 tsp's smart balance margarine

copious amounts of water (trying for 6 liters)

1 serving trail mix

01-03-2006, 12:56 AM
Once upon a time, I started the weekly journal buddy thread because I had read somewhere that people who record their "eats" on a daily basis are more likely to stay on plan. I have to admit I'm amazed at how the thread has thrived and prospered, even during difficult times such as the traditional eating holidays. When I've been on my own self-imposed exiles, someone's always stepped in to keep the thread alive. :^:

One thing that makes the thread successful is the idea that everyone here is human and its not always possible to adhere to plan. Some people disappear when they don't feel comfortable recording their eating misadventures. But we've always encouraged members to bravely venture here and admit to having veered dangerously from plan. This often results in posts that have become known as "food porn". :devil: Accompanying these posts is usually a plea by the poster for a swift kick in the butt to help them get back on track. I volunteered to be :coach: and became jokingly (and affectionately, I hope :p ) known as the chief butt-kicker, but only on the condition that I be given the same swift kick in return when I need it. ;)

Nobody here lectures (who of us is in the position to?) and its understood that any requested "tongue-lashings" are given out of support and caring :hug:

That's not to say there isn't a :nono: from time to time, especially when a few regular posters have made the declaration that comforting responses of "don't worry about going off plan ~ you can start again tomorrow" doesn't help them in the least. Let's face it, if we tell ourselves we can start over again tomorrow every day, we'll never get ahead, will we? :smug:

January 2
English muffin (toasted) sprayed with "I Can't Believe its not Butter" spray
Large mug of tea
Beef/lentil soup with carrots
Bottled water
President's Choice Shepherds Pie (from the "Blue Menu" ~ meaning lower fat and calorie and made with extra lean ground beef), corn
Bottled water
Tim Horton's coffee (with cream)
One Timbit
Bottled water
Carnation light hot chocolate.

Exercise: Trail walking (through the slushy snow) with the dog.

Back to work tomorrow and back to counting points!! :angel:

01-03-2006, 02:30 AM
Here, here, Jilly! :cheers:

Obviously, I'm one of the members who comes and goes from this particular thread :lol: Mostly it's laziness (I wish you could copy and paste from fitday :mad: ) But I'll also freely admit to having days when I wouldn't want to tell anyone what I'd eaten!

It's a wonderful thread..and I'm so glad you started it!!
Thank you!


01-03-2006, 02:43 AM
Jan 2
Breakfast - 1 serving Honey Nut Cheerios with 1/2 cu milk
Snack - Whole wheat pancakes w chocolate chips
Lunch - 1 cup Spagetti Squash with 1/2 cup pasta sauce and 2 tbs parmesan cheese, 1 hotdog (bare,no bread) and 1/2 apple, 1 can pepsi
Snack - 9 Hershey's kisses
Dinner - 3 beef sausages, 1/2 c mashed sweet and regular potatoes, asparagus, small dab of butter.

All my 64 oz of water. Still sick, no exercise. All got all my veggies in today, as planned.

Jan 1
Breakfast - 3/4 cup raisin bran with 1/2 cup 1% milk
Lunch - 1 cup scrabbled eggs with veggies and sausage cut up in, 2 whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes
Dinner - 1 4oz pork chop with italian seasoning, 1/2 cup of 1% cottage cheese
had 1 can pepsi, drank 8-8oz glasses of water, 2 glasses of milk.
I'm sick so no exercise. I did get all my dairy in as planned.

01-03-2006, 11:21 AM
Happy New Year everyone! Welcome back to all of you that we haven't seen for a while. I didn't have the greatest weekend, I guess I was still reveling in the 55.4 lbs, but I'm back on track today.

My bad news today is that Thursday will be my last day of PT :( I'm so sad. He let me stay for 5 months when I only had an Rx for 2. My knee is really better so I knew this day would come.

PT has really been a great support person for me. Even though I'll still see him everyday when I'm down in the gym, I'm going to miss our time together. Now, unless we actually make the effort to get together, we won't.

I guess we'll see what happens. I'll be ok.

01-03-2006, 11:32 AM
Hello!!! I have returned from 11 days of "Food Porn". Yesterday was my 1st day back on track. I went over in my calories, but I am happy because at least I counted them!!!

Jan 2
190 – Oatmeal
152 – Juice
400 – Turkey/Ham subway with lettuce, light mayo & cheese
220 – popcorn
220 – (2) chicken, spinach & cheese sausage
30 – salad with dressing
200 – rice
302 – (2) beer bread
108 – Butter
220 – 1 cup light ice cream
2042 – TOTAL

01-03-2006, 12:04 PM
You're dead right, Sheila. :yes: I tend to knock off posting when things are going poorly for me, yet that's precisely when I need the accountability. So, I'm with you. I don't usually make NY Resolutions, but I'll make an exception and come here regardless of how I've done.

Hope your tummy settles down soon, Laura. And lay off those doughnuts, okay? :p

Good to have you back, Dawnyal! I'm glad things are going well.

:welcome: to the new additions! :wave:

6 litres of water, SAPF? :faint: Take care you don't knock your electrolyte balance out of kilter.

I love that you're our :drill: , Jilly. :) I'm one of those who finds the responses you mentioned more of a hindrance than help. I'm quite the expert at denial and self-sabotage already, and I deffo don't need any further encouragement. :nono: Ahem... is now a good time to report my 5 pound gain over the holidays...? :eek:

Hey, Beth? How about your offering to take him out as a thank you for all his help? You never know, if you ask him nicely, he might be more than happy to continue supporting you.... :^:

Nice to see you again, Sandi! Lots of us are knuckling down after a period of excess, so lets all do it together. :yes:

I've been [deliberately] less stringent about tracking my kcals. I want to see how I do this week making careful choices and limiting the sizes of portions. I'm still trying to find something sustainable; slavishly counting every kcal simply isn't working for me right now, but I don't want to abandon all control.

I didn't eat a great deal yesterday, but had lots of water and green tea to lubricate my sore throat.

Mon 2 Jan:

500 ml coffee.
1 slice Genuine Bavarian Organic Whole Rye Bread, 2 oz lean roast ham, 3 Laughing Cow Party Cubes, red cabbage, cucumber.
Raw carrots, tomatoes.
16 oz dark roast coffee, Ό cup skimmed milk.
90 g whole-grain spelt bun, large beef hotdog sausage, mustard, hot peppers, asparagus, Ύ cup sweet corn.

Exercise: 40 minute walk

01-03-2006, 02:15 PM
Whew, great to see the thread thriving now that the holidays are behind us! I am getting back on track--here's today's plan:

granola cereal w/2% milk (the store only had @% or whole! :mad:) and small banana
whole-wheat bagel w/deli turkey, raw spinach, and ff cream cheese

skinless chicken breast marinated in honey dijon sauce
whole-wheat blend noodles w/ mixed veggies (carrots, corn, green beans, peas, and lima beans--frozen...it also lists salt as the last ingredient, but it can't be much since there's only 85mg of sodium per serving) and some of the honey dijon sauce I'll add more if I eat more, but this is the plan, and it's about 1320 calories as listed.

Edited to add: 2 no-sugar-added fudgesicles (40 calories each)--so up to about 1400 cals for the day.

01-03-2006, 05:20 PM
I'll finish off yesterday's menu:
I went ahead and had another cup of pudding for an afternoon snack since I felt famished at 4:30.
Jan. 2 Dinner
Cheesy enchilida hamburger helper (1 cup and I measured it out or I could eat the whole skillet)
1 c. instant potatoes
1 1/2 c. mixed veggies
Total calories for the day: 1511
Exercise: 30 minutes with Maya (yourself fitness) concentrating on upper body

Jan. 3
Egg/3 egg white omelet with 1 oz. cheddar and ham
3/4 c. of OJ

Morn. Snack
Key lime pudding

Lean cuisine glazed chicken
large spring salad with fat free italian

Afternoon snack
2 c. ff sf lemon pudding
Calories thus far: 1080
Exercise: 30 minutes flexibility. Let me tell you the boat and penguin about did me in :D

For dinner I'm going to create something with canned turkey, mixed veggies, veggie juice and some spices to make some type of stew.

01-03-2006, 07:07 PM
Hanging in there. SBD phase 1, 2 down 12 to go LOL

B~ the ricotta pudding thing from the book

L~salad with tuna, tomato,celery ,onion and cucumber

snack~ 1oz cheese

D~ marinated tenderloin, roasted veggies, salad w/ vinigrette

drinks~ 32 oz water need to drink more, Diet Rite and Crystal Light Lemonade

Exercise~Dh and I are walking 30 min at the Y

01-03-2006, 09:24 PM
Almost had a meltdown today. I swear, I'm like the Queen of Emotional Eating and triggers. Things were stressful at work today and I got it in my head that I wanted McDonald's. So I made a deal with myself, to eat something with nearly the same calories, but infinitely healthier and more filling. And it seemed to work! I had the right fat/protein/carb balance for me today (30/20/50), and 40 grams of fiber. AND some fun food. Yay!

Breakfast: Not-so-good smoothie (OJ, frozen strawberries, vanilla yogurt, bit of sugar)
Snack: Morningstar Farms breakfast patty
Lunch: Spring mix salad with 2T LF Italian dressing, and an Amy's organic Samosa Wrap
Snack: Hershey chocolate bar
Dinner: Boca Burger Prime grilled burger, on a bakery whole wheat bun, with a slice of real cheddar cheese, some LF mayo, ketchup, lots of veggie trimmings. And also 2 cups of homemade potatoes o'brien (onions, green peppers, potato, light on the potato) sauteed in 1/2T olive oil

Exercise: 30 minutes exercise bike

Incidentally, the deli looks at you really strange when you order just one slice of cheese. But that's all I wanted! :)

01-04-2006, 12:35 AM
Fishy, I am allowed to have as much as I want now. I am supposed to drink 1-2 cups after each time I void, and another 1-2 cups before bed. The drug is made to help your kidneys process more water. I'm delighted. :) In fact, the dr looked at me & told me I would DIE on this medication if I didn't keep up the water regimen. He didn't have to convince me, as I have been thirsty for the last 4 years on liquid restriction.

Beth, I think that was a GREAT idea--offering to take HIM out to dinner, as a thank you for helping you. ;)

Today, for me was NUTS, but I am writing it down & moving on. This is only in the order I am remembering it, NOT in the order I ate it, for the most part.

about 6 liters water
1 cup skim soy
2-3 coconut petit fours :(
1 6 inch subway turkey provolone sammich
1 cup sweet potatoes w/honey & lime
1 snack size bag baked lays cheddar chips
1 peanut butter cookie
1 KFC "Snacker" chicken sandwich, added pickles to it, but it just was not like the Chicken Littles they used to have back in '84
30 ounces "light" lemonade--5 cals per 8oz serving
2 MSF breakfast patties
1 piece raspberry kringle
1/2-3/4 cup cranberry juice

01-04-2006, 02:18 AM
I feel like I did crappy. but still managed to get the foods in for my plan. I plan to eat meet at least two of my goals a day. 3 veggies or fruits or dairy, as discussed with my dietician. I did manage to exerise.

Break fast: 2 beef sausages, 2 eggs basted, 3/4 hashbrowns, 1/2 large orange

Snack: 1 med apple, 2 chewy oatmeal granola bars

Thisis where I started to go wrong: 1hotdog with 1 oz cheese, honey mustard and kechup.
1/2 cu. 1% cottage cheese
1 little pizza from the deli about 4 inches across with all the veggies, a little meat and cheese.
1 danish
Snack: 9 hershey kisses, 1 can sugar free/caffene free coke
4 sesame snaps
Dinner: 1 4oz porkchop with 1/4 apple sauce, 1 cup basmati rice with a little soya sauce, 9 baby carrots.
Snacking: 1 banana, 1 fat free chocolate pudding, 4 oatmeal cookies, 9 hershey kisses.

I did get all my water over 64 oz, did 1 mile WATP.

I really have to start looking at mytriggers for overeating. I'm feeling way guilty right now! But will move and make tomorrow a better eating day.

01-04-2006, 02:38 AM
Be it full speed ahead, slowly but surely, in fits and starts ~ however we may be doing it, as long as we get it done! :carrot: GO US! :cheer:

Whole wheat english muffin, toasted (3)
1 tbsp. peanut butter (2)
Huge mug of tea (0)

Medium banana (2)

2 slices Weight Watchers 60% whole wheat bread (1)
2 slices fat-free cheese (2)
sliced tomato (0)

Grapes (1)

Seasoned and baked skinless chicken breast (3)
Hot salsa (0)
Boiled fresh carrots (1)
Potato mashed with chicken broth and minced garlic (2)
"I Can't Believe its not Butter" spray (0)

celery sticks (0)
1 tbsp. light cream cheese (2)

Carnation light hot chocolate, made with 1% milk (3)

Points total: 22

Beverages: bottled water and Perrier water throughout the day
Exercise: 45min. dog walking

01-04-2006, 06:13 AM
Here is what I did for January 4. I came in at 2036 calories.

Wheat Bread 1 slice
Peanut butter
2% Milk

Popcorn 1/2 bag
Taco Soup
Salad dressing 2 oz

Pork Chop 8 oz
Brussell Sprouts

SF FF Jello
Free Cool Whip

01-04-2006, 08:13 AM
Ended up at about 1800 calories yesterday (I made strawberry banana smoothies after dinner--YUM!). I was short a serving of veggies, but 2 servings in a day is already more than I was normally getting, so I'll count that as a good thing :p I ended up with 14% fat for the day which is well within my 20% or less goal.


granola cereal w/skim milk
fruit cocktail (small can, packed in juice--2 servings)
whole-wheat bagel w/ff cream cheese, spinach, and lean deli turkey
reduced-sugar instant oatmeal
chicken marinated in honey dijon sauce
whole-wheat blend noodles w/chopped spinach and broccoli (with some honey dijon sauce for flavor)That all comes to about 1500 calories, but I'll update if I add anything else.

01-04-2006, 11:33 AM
Yesterday's (3-3) Dinner
I made up a recipe with canned turkey, v-8, mixed veggies, egg noodles and taco seasoning. It was pretty good. It could've used another taco seasoning pack. I ended up with 3 extra servings I froze. :D
10 saltine crackers
Calories for the day:1706
Added exercise: 15 minutes of yoga

Jan. 4 Breakfast
egg/egg white omelet with ham and cheese
3/4 c. OJ

Mid morning snack

Lean cuisine (don't remember which one I bought)
Big salad with a tomato and fat free italian (I may go with catalina today. not sure)

Afternoon snack
More pudding :)

Proposed dinner
I'm going to attempt "fried" chicken with my grill. We'll see how it goes. I thawed out 2 chickens so I can cook extra to make lunches next week.
Noodle alfredo
Proposed calories:1894
Exercise for today: 29 minutes upper body

01-04-2006, 12:23 PM
Ok, I need to ammend Monday's menu. I used .5 flex points on a Sugar Free Nip candy.

Tuesday went good. I did have a bag of m&m's. The taste of chocolate from those was enough to satisfy me and I ate them slowly as opposed to dumping them all in my mouth.

coffee w/ 1/2 & 1/2 (1)
oatmeal (2)

orange (1)

2.5 oz flank steak (4)
salad (0)
dressing (1)

5 cheese bits (1)
6 triscuits (2)
1/2 cucumber (0)
2 SF Nips (1)

4.5 oz chicken (3)
salsa (0)
green beans (0)

2 SF Nips (1)
m&m's (6)
1 orange (1)
strawberry smoothie (4)
total points: 30

Today I will not eat the m&m's. :) I will use those 6 points on a wiser snack. :)

We recieved a late Christmas present that involved a box of chocolates. As soon as I unwrapped it, dh said "give that to me, I'll take it to work." :) I love that man! :)

01-04-2006, 12:50 PM
So far today:

Breakfast: 1 cup scrambled eggs with cut up beef sausage (dh usually makes breakie), with 1/4 cup of salsa.

I did 25 min 1 mile express WATP and 20 min Windsor Pilates basic workout.
I'm at a First Aid course for the next three days so I won't be on much.

No snack but I did have a hot chocolate.
Lunch: croissont w/ turkey/havarti/lettuce/tomato/cucumber and 1 tbs mayo/honey mustard
1/2 cup blueberries

Snack: 2 reese peanutbutter cups
another hot chocolate

Dinner: bruschetta on french bread, 1 cup fruit juice (pineapple/orange)
3 cookies

I also had a cup of tea and tons of water.

I feel overall I had a good eating day with the exception of the hot chocolate. I will watch that tomorrow and maybe stick to tea if it gets cold in the church again where we are doing first aid.

01-04-2006, 01:04 PM
Well that's great, SAPF. :) I realised after I'd posted that of course you'd be well up on what's good for your kidneys. I wasn't trying to kill you off, honest! :^:

Any chance of your posting the recipe for that ricotta pud, CarolO? I'm not doing SBD, but it sounds interesting.

Hmm... I don't think my 5 pound gain was accurate. I weighed again at lunchtime, and was down 2 pounds. :chin: And this morning I weighed 192, so who knows....

Tues 3 Jan:

500 ml coffee, ½ cup skimmed milk, Ό cup 2% milk.
½ cup Optimum Slim cereal, Ό cup skimmed milk.
Starbuck's grande bold roast, Ό cup skimmed milk.
1 slice Genuine Bavarian Organic Whole Rye Bread, 1 tblsp. SF no sodium peanut butter*, red cabbage.
½ cup cranberry juice, ½ cup pomegranate juice, 2 tblsp. hemp protein powder.
½ oz walnuts.
5 oz chicken breast (grilled), 1½ oz (dry weight) whole-wheat couscous, 1 cup green beans, onion, ½ cup peas.

*Wow! I actually like PB now I've tasted it without added salt & sugar. :) Beats me why anyone would want to eat it any other way.

Exercise: 1 hour walk

01-04-2006, 01:31 PM
*Wow! I actually like PB now I've tasted it without added salt & sugar. :) Beats me why anyone would want to eat it any other way.
Wow, if only I could ignore peanut butter! I'm not a big fan of regular (too sticky), but I LOVE Skippy reduced-fat peanut butter. I can honestly eat a whole jar of it in 2 days. On what, you ask? Bread? Crackers? Oh no...just a spoon, please :p This is why I no longer buy the stuff or keep it in the house. Instead, I also now buy the natural kind (peanuts only!), and I don't snack on it because I keep it in the fridge (keeps the oils from separating), so it's too hard to pick at as easily. I ONLY use it on PBJ sandwiches now, and even those are few and far between.

01-04-2006, 01:52 PM
Hmmm, natural peanut butter. Never thought of it. I'll add that to my grocery list!!

Went over in cals, but I'm Ok with that. I'm counting, I'm aware and that's what matters!

152 – Juice
210 – Coconut zone Perfect Bar (You MUST try!!!)
161 – triscuts & cheese
600 – Wednsy’s Cheeseburger kids meal (I waited too long to eat & I was out)
220 – Popcorn
70 – 1 cup Ham & Bean soup
302 – (2) slices Beer bread (it’s all gone now!)
108 – butter
220 – 1 cup light ice cream
2043 – TOTAL

Water: 72 oz.
Exercise: None

01-04-2006, 02:04 PM
1 liter water
1/2 cup decaf
1/2 cup skim soy
6 lo/so triscuits

1 liter water
1 packet kashi apple oatmeal, I mixed some skim soy in there
2 MSF breakfast patties

there is 1 cup real coffee w/skim soy on my desk. I need it today cause I can't wake up. It's sitting, though, for an hour, so we will see who wins, me or the lovely caffeinated yumminess.... :kickcan:

the coffee won. :(
1 piece birthday cake
1 dark chocolate truffle
1 coconut petit four

1 can healthy requests beef veggie soup
6 lo/so triscuits
1 liter water

12 lo/so triscuits
1 liter water
1 bowl pasta w/smoked cheese
1 green apple
20 oz water
1/2 cup salsa
1 serving chips

1 more liter water

01-04-2006, 04:16 PM
I tried avoiding this part..but guess not.

2 cups of coffee w s/l & 1/2
1/2 chicken parm wedge
1 can diet pepsi
lots of water
2 sm. pork chops
broccolli w cheese

The natural pb-I had yers ago. If you get a good brand, not too bad actually. Very peanuty. haha

01-04-2006, 04:22 PM
Happy New Year everyone!!

I just got back from my Christmas vacation. Had a great time but gained 4 pounds. I'm hoping to have them gone in the next week or so. I could have been better, but I sure did enjoy myself. Great to see everyone back in full force.

I started back on plan yesterday and was a little under in calories @ 1150. I'll post today's eats tomorrow. I'm a little overwhelmed with tackling the rest of the threads, there's so much to read through. Hello to anyone new that I might miss and good luck to us all.



01-04-2006, 06:04 PM

Luna bar (3)
pumpkin muffin (3)

rolypoly chicken sandwich (6)
pumpkin muffin (3)

red-fat triscuits (3)
popcorn (4)
wine (3)

pork chop (6)
pumpkin fluff (4)
lowfat peppermint ice cream (4)

Total points = 39 (out of 54 available)

Exercise: 30 min. evil elliptical, 30 min. treadmill, 35 min. weight lifting, 15 min. stretching


1/2 c ff cottage cheese (2)
1/2 c blueberries (1)
low gluten mix (6)
3 oz. canned salmon (3)

2.5 oz. chicken (3)
salad w/ 1Tbl. ff dressing (0)
1 orange (1)

3.5 oz. chicken (4)
salad w/ vinagrette dressing (.5)
olives (1)
broccoli w/lite mayo (.5)
fudge bar (2)

total = 24

Exercise: 1 hour water aerobics, 30 min. weight training, 15 min. stretching

01-04-2006, 06:22 PM
Not a great eating day not a bad eating day...

B~2 ww waffles w sugar free syrup water, not phase 1

snack ~ diet rite and Atkins bar

Dinner~ chicken breast,cauliflower fake mashed potatoes,beans huge salad,1/2 c sugar free pudding

snack ~leftover salad

Walked 30 minutes at the Y

Tomorrow is another day to make better choices!!!!

01-04-2006, 08:38 PM
No exercise today. I was slothful this morning, and then tonight, the handyman is here installing a huge walk-in closet system (it's taking like 4 hours, would've taken me 10 or 12!) and I don't want to exercise while he's here.


Breakfast: McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfait and 1 hash brown
Snack: 1 hershey kiss
Lunch: Healthy Choice chicken alfredo
Snack: Hershey chocolate bar (I was going to raid the whole candy dish if I didn't get it!), an orange, and 5 wheatsworth crackers with a laughing cow light cheese wedge
Dinner: Big tilapia fillet with a little bit of Thai peanut seasoning (I ran out) and some Green Giant green bean casserole
Dessert: No pudge brownie

Calories: About 1550

01-05-2006, 12:53 AM
Welcome back, Dee!

Whole wheat english muffin, toasted (3)
1 tbsp. peanut butter (2)
huge mug of tea (0)

Tim Hortons Yogurt & Fruit ~ vanilla yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries ~ (4)
Tim Hortons coffee with cream (2)

Pumpernickel bagel (4)
President's Choice "Too Good to be True" spicy blackbean soup (4) *
Carrots (1)

Small banana (1)
Carnation Light hot chocolate (1)

Points Total: 22

* I love this spicy stuff! Its thicker than usual soup (more like a chili) and is great for Weight Watchers because of the high fibre and low fat. Talk about filling, there's no hunger pangs for the rest of the night! Here's the stats: 240 cal, 1g fat, 15g fibre and 13g protein.

Beverages: Not enough today - in addition to the tea (the coffee doesn't count) I only had one bottle of Perrier and a 500ml bottled water.

Exercise: Usual (45mins. dog walking total)

01-05-2006, 01:30 AM
Wednesday... :)

I used 6.5 flex points today.

coffee w/ 1/2 & 1/2 (1)
oatmeal (2)
8oz 1% milk (2)

orange (1)

2 whole wheat tortillas (1)
1/4 c cheese (3)
salad (0)
dressing (1)

7 RF triscuits (2)
5 cheese bites (1)
graham cracker (1)
orange (1)
2 graham cracker/whipped cream sandwiches (4)

3oz marinated flank steak (6)
cauliflower (0)
1% milk (2)

4 graham cracker/whipped cream sandiches (8)
1 SF Nip (.5)
total points used: 36.5

I was feeling very hungry today between lunch and dinner. Moreso than normal.

I did go to the movies tonight and not get any popcorn or candy for myself! YEAH ME!

01-05-2006, 05:22 AM
January 5 - Total: 2224
All Bran
Kashi Puffed
Soy Milk

Chicken Breast 2
Salad dressing 2 oz
Brussel Sprouts

Wheat bread
Margarine 3 tsp

SF FF Jello
Free Cool Whip

01-05-2006, 07:35 AM
Bah, I ended up having a few pieces of leftover holiday chocolates yesterday afternoon, but everything else was still as planned, so not a horrible day :^:

Today's plan:

whole-wheat English muffin with natural peanut butter (peanuts are the only ingredient!) and sliced banana
reduced-sugar instant oatmeal
Subway 12" sweet onion chicken teriyaki sub on honey oat bread (no cheese) and 2 Subway cookies (my usual Thursday night treat)About 1920 calories total (27% fat, 57% carbs, 17% protein).

01-05-2006, 08:48 AM
Hi everyone! I don't understand, I made it through the holidays fine, but now I'm struggling?? Also, it's time for my cycle, so I don't even know what's going on. 5.4##s until I get my belly button pierced! (if I don't chicken out!)

Well, here's my food from yesterday, at least I forced myself to work out on the 1st day of my cycle...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
2 - almonds
5 - zone bar
1 - 1 pt cake
2 - cheese
3 - tuna
2 - lite mayo
3 - bread
4 - ww ice cream
27 points (1 over)

exercise - 33 mins eliptical (400 cals), upper body

01-05-2006, 08:57 AM

Coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)


Pita with turkey & lettuce, low cal miracle whip
Garden salad with light dressing

Whole Wheat Crackers

Ham Steak
Baked tomatoes
Dill Pickles

1/4 biscotti

Calories ~ 950
Exercise: 30 mins light aerobics, 20 mins treadmill
Water: 4.5 litres


01-05-2006, 10:22 AM
Well, I'm not going to post exactly what I ate, but a general summary of yesterday.

1000 calories, 25min strength training & 1.5ltrs water

01-05-2006, 10:40 AM
Beth - I know what you mean, how did I make it all the way through the holidays and the falter 2 days before Christmas and stay off plan 11 days?? I think sometimes it's just our bodies and we can't help when we have good (less cravings) and bad (more cravings) days. Hang in there!!

Yesterday was a pretty good day. Calories were good. Choices were good. Still no exercise though.

210 - Coconut Zone Perfect (Beth - have you tried them yet??)
160 - 8 oz. vanilla Chia Soy protein drink
300 - Turkey & cheese sandwich
67 - small apple
90 - 1/2 Peanut Butter Granola Bar
340 - breaded chicken
200 - 1 cup rice
0 - salad
220 - 1 cup light ice cream
25 - FF cool whip
1612 - TOTAL

Water: 72 oz.
Exercise: None

01-05-2006, 10:51 AM
Weds 4 Jan:

500 ml coffee, ½ cup skimmed milk.
½ cup Optimum Slim cereal, Ό cup skimmed milk.
3 oz spelt bun, 2 oz lean roast ham, 1 tblsp. Phili Light,red cabbage, hot peppers, red pepper.
2 cups unsweetened chai with Ό cup skimmed milk.
1 oz Cheddar, 1½ oz Gouda, Marmite, Triscuits (I didn't count them :p).
Exercise: None.

01-05-2006, 11:24 AM
I got put on iron pills by the kidney dr in charge of the clinical trial. 3 times a day. Bleh.

So Sandi you say there is a COCONUT Zone Perfect bar??? :love: :love: :love: What is the calories, protein & sodium from the wrapper, if you don't mind, please???

egg mcmuffin, no ham
hash brown
small orange juice
1 liter water

1/2 skim soy
1/2 decaf

1 liter water
1 mcdonald's fruit salad (no walnuts, no yogurt :barf: )

1 order portabella mushroom ravioli
1 piece garlic bread
1 liter water

1 wendy's chicken nugget combo meal
LIGHT (haha) lemonade to drink
fries :(
1 liter water

01-05-2006, 12:07 PM
Hi Folks,

I have missed you guys and definitely have some catching up to do with what has been going on. It is so great to be back and have a working computer!!! I looked and it has been about 2 months since mine blew up. The good news.. weight has been stable or losing (People tell me I look like I have lost) Exercise nonexistent accept more active in my everyday life.


B Oatmeal w/ brown sugar and raisons, cinnamon roll

S Spelt tortilla w beef bologna spinach, mayo and mustard

L Leftover rib and tamale sweet potato with ghee

S plain hot dog and slice of bread

D meat ball sandwich and garlic bread

S 2 oatmeal cookies

My plan is to eat less bread, sweets and fast food and to exercise more!!!
Pretty loose. The exercise is really important to the way I feel!!!!!!

01-05-2006, 12:18 PM
Today was my last day, does it sound crazy to anyone that I didn't want to leave physical therapy?? Sometimes I think I've lost my mind!

I made it through pretty much w/out focusing on this being the last time. I didn't want to start crying, men don't always know what to do with it.

When he was stretching me out, I told him that I'm going to miss him, he said he doesn't think of it that way because he knows he'll see me everyday when I workout. Then he said, "now you're not my patient anymore, now you're my friend" and he winked at me!!! I'm not going to read anymore into that, I'll just make myself crazy. :devil:

I did get to tell him how much help he's been and thank him. At the end, I said "can I have a hug?" and he hugged me and I kissed him on the cheek. Then I went downstairs and worked out.

Whatever this is, it feels good!

01-05-2006, 01:54 PM
Happy to have you back, Denise, you've been missed (although I'm insanely jealous that your weight has been stable ~ even losing ~ through the holidays) ;)

Beth, you and the PT are carrying on such a restrained courtship (almost like a Jane Austen novel). Yes, I can see a very nice friendship developing with hugs, kisses on the cheek and ... :D If things don't move along as quickly as you like, I have connections in the figure skating world and might be able to arrange to have Tonya Harding give you a whack on the knee so you'll require more therapy. :devil:

01-05-2006, 02:00 PM
Beth, you and the PT are carrying on such a restrained courtship (almost like a Jane Austen novel). Yes, I can see a very nice friendship developing with hugs, kisses on the cheek and ... :D If things don't move along as quickly as you like, I have connections in the figure skating world and might be able to arrange to have Tonya Harding give you a whack on the knee so you'll require more therapy. :devil:

Yes, well if you see the bottom of my posts, it was him (his real name is Mike) that once said that Our motto was "Slow down to go fast..." My head hurts!

And I think I'll be ok without a new knee injury, I kind of like exercising without the pain - call me crazy!

01-05-2006, 05:27 PM
I got on the scale this morning and I have lost 5 pounds! Woooo Hoooooo!

01-05-2006, 08:13 PM
I have had a really good day, Biggest Loser phsyched my up last night. Was down 2 lbs this morning. Woohoo! I drank way past my requirements so am happy and food so far has been an A plus. Not sure about dinner plans though.

Dolly: 5 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So sweet!!

Beth: He sounds like a real doll. I love getting winked at!

B: 2 cups of coffee
SnacK: peanuts
Lunch: Creamy Chicken w wild rice soup
Dinner: Egg omelete w wheat toast
WAter, water, water, water, water,water,water,water,water,water

01-05-2006, 10:49 PM
1/2 low gluten mix (3)
2 egg whites w/hummus (1)

1/2 low gluten mix (3)
1 apple (1)
1/4 c milk (1)
chicken (2)

popcorn (5)
LCL w/celery (1)

pork (6)
salad w/lite dressing (1)
olives (1)
fudge bar (2)

total = 27

Exercise: 60 min. treadmill (jogging intervals), 35 min. weight training, 20 min. stretching

01-06-2006, 12:48 AM
Wow, so many people posting now (and some great results, too) :carrot:

Whole wheat english muffin, toasted (2)
1 tbsp. peanut buffer (2)
Huge* mug of tea (0)

Grapes (1)
Mandarin orange (1)
Carnation light hot chocolate, made with 1% milk (3)

Reduced fat Wheat Thins (2)
1 slice fat free cheese (1)
Shaved black forest ham (3)
Vanilla yogurt (2)

Vegetarian chili (5)
Small banana (1)

Total points = 23 (used 1 flex point)

Beverages: Besides the tea, 2 bottles Perrier water, 1 can club soda, 500ml bottled water

Exercise: Dog walking (one hour during the evening)

*one of my stocking stuffers was the largest tea mug I've ever seen. It easily holds 3 regular cups of tea and its quite a job to empty it before the contents are cold! :dizzy:

01-06-2006, 07:21 AM
Good to have you back, Denise. :wave:

Nice losses there, Darlene and Jennifer. :high:

Blimey, that's a big mug, Jilly! You probably get a fair strength workout just lifting up when it's full! :D

Heh, I'm struggling to keep up with all these posts! :lol: It's great to see so many people serious about getting healthy.

Thurs 5 Jan:

500 ml coffee, ½ cup skimmed milk, Ό cup 2% milk.
½ cup Optimum Slim cereal, Ό cup skimmed milk.
1½ cups home-made split pea soup.
1 oz raisins, ½ oz walnuts.
1½ cups brown rice, home-made curry*.
Small portion of FF SF chocolate pud (I found this in the cupboard, but I don't recall ever buying it!) with 6 mini Rolos.

*Chicken breast, green beans, onion, peas, various spices, plain yogurt.

Exercise: None.

01-06-2006, 07:28 AM
SuchAPrettyFace, I should be taking iron, but I went off. I probably should start back up. I don't know if it's coincidence or causality, but I lose a lot less when on it. And (gross out alert) I swear it's because I get so constipated, I always wonder where it, um, ends up going, you know? (gross out alert over!) If you find you have a hard time tolerating the iron, like I did when I was on 3 pills a day in the far past, ask your doctor if you can try Ferro-Sequels. They come in a green box, and are time released. The catch is, it's ferrous fumurate instead of ferrous sulfate, same iron, different form, but I don't know if for you it would work or not. Did for me, and made it so much easier on my stomach, though at greater expense.

Anyway! Here's Thursday. I can't believe I bought a 5 oz chocolate bar at Target yesterday, talk about impulse shopping! I ate about a quarter of it last night, planned.


Breakfast: Low-sugar oatmeal and Morningstar breakfast patty
Lunch: Amy's organic Asian noodle stir fry, with tofu
Snack: McD's fruit and yogurt parfait
Dinner: Honey ginger soy chicken stuff, with green beans, over brown rice
Snack: 1.25 ounces dark chocolate

Calories: 1435

No exercise. I need to kick my butt in gear over the weekend, and hope that establishes a routine. It's just, frankly, been down on my priority list lately.

01-06-2006, 08:52 AM

Coffee (2 cream, 1 swtnr)


Pita with tuna & lettuce, low cal miracle whip
dill pickles, yogurt

Veggie Sticks

Pita Pizza
Baked tomatoes


Calories ~ 1060
Exercise: 30 mins walk
Water: 4.5 litres


01-06-2006, 09:04 AM
Hi everyone! Well it's Friday again, the weekends seems to give me trouble staying on OP, so I'm going to try a new approach this weekend (I don't know what it is yet). Hopefully, Aunt Flo will leave before tomorrow's weigh-in, I still feel huge.

Jenniffer - I love the Biggest Loser too, I keep thinking, I can do this!

Here's my food from yesterday...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
1 - veggie soup
5 - zone bar
6 - chicken
4 - baked potato w/sour cream
2 - 1/2 pc corn bread
2 - ww ice cream
26 points

exercise: 12 mins - bike (100 cals), 33 min eliptical (400 cals), abs

I try to hit 2,000 cals on the machines a week, so far I'm at 1,900 this week, with today left to go.

Have a great weekend everyone!

01-06-2006, 09:27 AM
Well, I left the house with a bagel and an english muffin, so I'm trying my best to be good with what's available in the cafeteria downstairs. I will NOT have pizza for lunch!! My plan is:

whole-wheat English muffin w/honey and banana slices (I got the honey and banana from the caf--yay for not getting the danish or frosted donut :devil: )
pineapple chunks and red grapes (got these at the caf, too :D )
whole-wheat bagel w/light cream cheese (in a single-serving tub--thanks, caf)
oatmeal and little can of fruit cocktail (had them in my purse--way to be prepared when temptation strikes!)
dinner is still up in the air--I'll come back to update

01-06-2006, 12:41 PM
I didn't fall off, I promise. I was off work yesterday with no access to the computer. I've done well so far. Rather than post everything, I'm just going to post my totals. You can check out my food log at my fitday journal (http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJournals.html?Owner=barbygirl43)
Wednesday: 1506 calories
Thursday: 1873
I've still be doing my yourself fitness for 30 minutes.
So far today I've had the egg/egg white omelet and OJ for brekky and yogurt for morning snack. I'll be back later to post my proposed meals for the rest of the day and the weekend.

01-06-2006, 12:43 PM
Hi folks,

Thanks for welcoming me back and congratulations to the "losers". Beth, I love hearing about your "courtship" Hope it is as fun as it sounds.:) I am purposely not weighing this year (except at the doctors) and trying to focus mostly on behaviors. My pluses for yesterday: no fast food and ate six times during the day, all "real" food.


b & s spelt tortilla with beef salami, spinach, mustard and mayo; blueberries, thai brocolli salad; oatmeal cookies

l bluberries, figs beef salami

s tea w honey

d two hot dogs and chips

s Mcdonald's cone and cookies

Not my best day but not that bad either. Heavy on the fast food and sweets.


01-06-2006, 12:55 PM
I just love seeing this thread so busy!! :)

Congrats to the losers!!! I must say that seeing the biggest loser on Tuesday also made me believe that this can be done! I really liked being able to see the results the same day I saw them start!!

Yes, Virginia, there is a CHOCOLATE COCONUT CRUNCH Zone Perfect Bar. I have had Hubb and Boiaby try it and they both loved it.
Serving Size: 1 bar
Calories: 210
Fat Cals: 50
Total Fat: 6
Sat Fat: 4
Trans Fat: 0
Cholesteral: 10
Sodium: 240
Potassium: 60
Total Carb: 23
Fiber: <1
Protein: 15

210 - Mint Zone Perfect Bar (Have to finish them off!)
161 - 4 Triscuts & 1 slice cheese
300 - Turkey & Cheese Sandwich on wheat
81 - apple
160 - 8 oz. vanilla soy chai drink
550 - Roasted Turkey sandwich with lettuce
210 - snack size bag popcorn
57 - Candy
1729 - TOTAL

Water: 48 oz.
Exercise: None

01-06-2006, 01:29 PM
What's my problem :?: I've tried 3 kinds of Zone Perfect bars now and they all tasted chalky and too sweet to me!! After my initial intervention by the Zone Perfect cult of Boiby and JacobsMommy in Chicago I was compelled to give them another try, but I still say bleh ... different strokes for different folks, I guess. :p

01-06-2006, 01:37 PM
I don't know Jill, Sandi turned me on to the Chocolate Mint ones and I love them... I also eat the Luna bar - Nutz over Chocolate - it's only 3 pts vs. 5 for the Zone bars (Luna has fiber).

But I always say, if you don't like them, don't eat them, it's not worth it in the long run...

I'm trying not to focus on fact that PT isn't back in the office until next Friday. :( I just saw him before, but I had just worked out and was all sweaty w/my hair up. After I'd showered and looked pretty good, he wasn't around. Not the image I wanted him to have of me for the week, but there's nothing I can do. I love working out downstairs, it's made it so easy for me, I went from 2-3 days/week to 5! :strong:

Have a great weekend!

01-06-2006, 01:53 PM
Thank you for posting the info, Sandi!! I picked one up today w/the Your Diet. :)

I had a lemon Luna Bar once. It was good.

I found BLUEBERRY soy yogurt today @ the grocery store. :T :dance:


asiago cheese bagel
1 serving light chive onion cream cheese
1/2 cup decaf
1/2 cup skim soy
1 liter water

2 Morningstar Farms meatless breakfast patties
1 serving lo/so triscuits
1 serving blueberry soy yogurt
1 liter water

1 salad w/spring greens, blackberries, chicken, walnuts & blue cheese (i hate spring greens, remind me to buy a bag of baby spinach for next time i eat this)
2 coconut petit fours (they are gone now)
1 pistachio biscotti
1 strawberry soy yogurt
1 liter water

1 coconut crunch Zone Perfect Bar
1 liter water

1 wendy's taco salad
1 plain baked potato
1 packet wendy's hot chili sauce
1 container wendy's mandarin oranges
1 serving cranberry juice
1 liter water

I always drink 2 liters during the night, too!

01-06-2006, 01:55 PM
Who knows, Beth, maybe the image of you all sweaty IS the one he wants of you for the week! :devil:

01-06-2006, 01:58 PM
Who knows, Beth, maybe the image of you all sweaty IS the one he wants of you for the week! :devil:

Ok, now I'm smiling and blushing!! :o Just think all of his work on my flexibility may pay off! :censored:

I've got to stop thinking about this or I won't make it through the week!

01-06-2006, 10:09 PM
BethC, Nutz Over Chocolate is my favorite Luna Bar too! I tend to like the ones with a chocolate type of base. The ones like Cookies and Cream don't do as much for me. My problem is I always forget which ones I dislike and accidentally buy them again.


Breakfast: 3-cheese veggie quiche (1/8th of a pie only 150 calories, and homemade, go me!)
Snack: 3/4 cup grapes
Lunch: Amy's organic teriyaki bowl with tofu, and a hershey bar
Snack: Honey soy nuts, and an orange
Dinner: Leftover (from 2 months ago frozen) shrimp creole over 1 cup brown rice

Calories: About 1350
Exercise: 30 minutes on the stationary bike

I've been on a chocolate kick lately, that's 3 days in a row, but budgeted in. And I've been on an organic food / homemade cooking / more vegetarian and fish kick, too. So I guess it balances?

And, exercise, ugh. Definitely not been on an exercise kick. Today I got home from work and I literally hopped on the bike in my jeans and a nice shirt. I wasn't planning to work out, and I knew if I went upstairs to change, with the lure of my computer, the TV, and a warm bath to pick from instead, I'd never come down to the bike. It worked. Kind of strange workout clothes but hey, it worked. :)

01-06-2006, 10:46 PM
1/4 c ff cottage cheese (1)
1/2 low gluten mix (3)
1/8 c ff milk (.5)

3 oz. canned salmon (3)
1/2 low gluten mix (3)
1/8 c ff milk (.5)

veggie burger (2)
light bread (1)
orange (1)
pickles, lettuce, tomatoes

popcorn (5)

shrimp stir fry w/ veggies (3)
celery with laughing cow light (1)
WW fudge bar (1)

total points = 25

Exercise: 1 hour water aerobics, 20 min. stretching

01-07-2006, 01:28 AM
I grazed today ~ but it was a good grazing. :D

1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted (2)
1 tbsp. peanut butter (2)
small banana (1)
reduced fat wheat thins (2)
2 slices garlic bologna (3)
1 slice fat free cheese (1)
green/red pepper slices and celery sticks (0)
fat free ranch dressing (1)
Lipton's chicken noodle cup-a-soup (2)
pretzels (2)
Vanilla yogurt (2)
1 cup of mixed berries (2)
Tim Hortons coffee, with cream (2)

Total points 22

Beverages: regular huge mug of tea (approx. 3 cups), 1.5 litre bottled water, 1 bottle Perrier water

Exercise: 1/2 day off today, so I had more time to walk dog and we finished a 5km (rather icy) trail. :dizzy:

01-07-2006, 01:44 AM
Jan 5/06
Brekfst: scrambled eggs w/ salsa, 4 slice of turkey bacon
Snack: tea, 1/2 slice banana bread, 1 slice lemon poppyseed cake w/icing
Lunch: turkey & havarti on stoned wheat bread with lettuce and cucumber; 1/2 c. heinz steak chilli, 1 serv. V8
Snack: 1 tiny piece of chocolate brittel, 1 slice lemon poppyseed cake; 1 cup of hot chocolate
dinner: beef stir-fry w/ 1 cup basmati rice w/ veggies (broccoli, onion, mushrooms, pepers); 1 cup of 5 alive juice
snack: 1 serv Just Right cereal with 1% milk

WATP 2 mile express with stretchie and 2lb weights.
Felt really good today.

Jan 6/06, weigh-in day, no change from last week.

Brkfst: just right cereal with 1% milk; orange juice
Snack: 1/2 nut/peanut mix; orange juice
Lunch: turkey and havarti on stoned wheat bread with lettuce; 1/2 cup maccaroni and cheese; 1 med wholewheat honey banana muffin (no eggs sub. pumpkin)
Snack: 1 banana muffin (same as above), 1 apple
Dinner: 1 porkchop, sweet potato mashed
Evening: 1 pepsi

I missed my exercise today because I slept in. I felt bad about that but not guilty.

01-07-2006, 10:23 AM
My water sucked yesterday, so my goal today is to drink like a horse.

2 cups of coffee
Chicken Cesar salad
Sausage with red sauce
3 small biscuits (ugh)
sugar free chocolate puddin w fat free cool whip

01-07-2006, 11:46 AM
Hi all,

I seem to be following a pattern of checking in in the morning and then going back and posting everything I ate in the evening. I think I will stick with that for now and see how it feels.


b Mango and ginger candy

s sweet potato

l 3 graham crakers, 10 corn chips, goldfish, 3 small mints

s small wendy's frosty

d 2 small chessburgers and small order of onion rings

s zone perfect bar and pear

Today was great for noticing what happens when I don't eat a "real " breakfast.

See ya


01-07-2006, 12:42 PM
Fri 6 Jan:

500 ml coffee, ½ cup skimmed milk, Ό cup 2% milk.
Ύ cup Optimum Slim cereal, ½ cup skimmed milk.
Handful of walnuts.
2 slices whole-grain bread, 3 oz lean roast ham, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, hot pepers, red cabbage, cucumber.
A giant mandarin.
1 cup brown rice, leftover curry from yesterday.
2 doses of Ali's cold medicine (3 cloves, 1 tsp. honey, juice of ½ lemon, hot water, 1 oz whisky).
2 squares Green & Black's 70% chocolate.

Exercise: 60 minute walk carrying a 25 pound backpack. I know the weight was distributed differently, but how I managed to lug around more than twice that--all the time--is beyond me!

01-07-2006, 01:25 PM
We went to Uno's for dinner last night. I got a bowl of tomato soup and a large entree salad, thinking I was being good, but the salad was 870 calories (we hadn't planned on going there, so I hadn't checked the nutrition on their website beforehand). I didn't think it was THAT high--it was just lettuce, grilled chicken, corn, black beans, cucumber, tomato (which I picked out and didn't eat since I forgot to ask for the salad without) and cheese. There was Ranch dressing, but there wasn't much of it since there was also bbq sauce on the chicken, and there didn't actually seem to be much cheese, either, so who knows. Good thing it didn't come with a bread stick, too :devil: On the other hand, the tomato soup was only 150 calories, so that was a pretty good choice.

01-07-2006, 06:03 PM
Ooooh, I HATE it when that happens Jillybean!!

You think you're making a great choice and then find out later you coulda had a burger for the same or less!!

My fave in restaraunts is a grilled chicken burger (no mayo or butter or anything else fatty on the bun) with lettuce and tomato, and a salad with ranch on the side. I dip my fork in the dressing before picking up the salad..you end up using sooo much less. You can usually get that meal for under 600 cals. not bad for a restaraunt!

I feel for you..:hug:


01-07-2006, 07:25 PM
1/2 low gluten mix (3)
2 egg whites w/hummus (1)
1/8 c ff milk (.25)

3 oz. canned salmon (3)
apple (1)

sweet & sour shrimp w/veggies (3)
1/2 low gluten mix (3)
1/8 c ff milk (.25)

1/2 c ff cottage cheese (2)
1/2 c blueberries (1)
string cheese (2)

cowboy beans (6)
salad w no dressing
fudge bar (1)

total points = 26.5

Exercise: 60 min. rowing machine, 40 min. weight lifting, 15 min. stretching

01-07-2006, 11:45 PM
Ahhhh, Saturday ~ time for relaxing a bit (in every way). I was short on veggies and over on points, but had a week's worth of flex points to use and didn't go overboard. Speaking of relaxation mode, exercise consisted of 3 short walks with the dog and a lengthier walk through the malls grasping my Christmas gift certificates and looking for bargains. ;)

We rented March of the Penguins and I was riveted (moreso than the kids were). After witnessing the extreme cold of the Antarctic, I'll try not to complain about Canadian winters again. After knowing that the penguins go for 125 straight days without eating, I'll try not to complain about surviving on 22 "points" a day. After knowing penguins seek a brand new mate every season, I'll .... never mind. :p

1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted (2)
1 tbsp. peanut butter (2)
Mug of tea (0)

Low-fat cranberry muffin from Tim Hortons (4)
Tim Hortons coffee, with cream (2)

Pasta (8)
Sun dried tomato and pesto sauce (3)
Huge bowl of romaine lettuce (0)
Calorie reduced caesar dressing (2)
Calorie reduced croutons (1)
Large amount of spring water (0)

Light popcorn (3)
1 litre bottle lime flavoured Perrier water (0)

Carnation Light hot chocolate (1)

Total points 28 (used 6 flex points)

01-08-2006, 01:40 AM
Hello Everyone!!!

Jilly - you make thoughtful choices and that's all that really matters. For me that's 1/2 the battle!!

210 - COCONUT Zone Perfect (Yummy, Yummy in my Tummy!) ok, ok, I'll quit now
161 - 4 triscuts & cheese
230 - SB Chicken Ceasra wrap
70 - oranges
550 - Chili's chicken pita
420 - Popcorn
1641 - TOTAL

Water: 48 oz.
Exercise: None

290 - Egg McMuffin
290 - Filet O Fish (plain)
10 - Ketchup
170 - Fruit & Walnut salad (no walnuts)
150 - 3/4 cup rice
130 - 2 Taco shells
110 - 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
224 - 3 oz. Taco meat
220 - 1 cup light ice cream
25 - 2 Tbsp FF cool whip
1619 - TOTAL

Water: 48 oz.
Exercise: None

01-08-2006, 01:41 AM
On the food front, I recieved a belated Cristmas gift today that consisted of a huge gift bag filled with candy, cookies and snack foods. I will spare you the food porn but it was a little overwhelming. I ate a few small items, gave some away to the family that gifted me with it and stuffed the rest of the bag (almost the size of a grocery bag!!!) in the trunk of my car. I am hoping that I keep it there until Monday when I can drop it off to work as snacks for the volunteers! Aghhhhhh!!!

I know this probably sounds nuts to you folks but I went to a regular grocery store and bought a lot of the different foods that I here people talking about here. I am sort of a 70's throwback food wise and typically shop at a whole foods coop, everything from scratch, organic etc. Lately I have been feeling too tired and wrung out ( I know none of you can relate:) ) and have been reverting to fast food, snack foods and lots of eating out. I just don't have the energy to do all that cooking and prep. So today at the grocery store I bought Lean Cuisine, Stouffer's, Zone and Luna bars (thanks Sandi and Beth), Kashi Go Lean (I thought I heard about that from Ali) Banana Bread oatmeal (Jillybean?), prewashed and cut vegetables and fruit and several fresh prepared entrees (flank steak roll, pecan crusted salmon...). I spent $184 Yikes!!!! and loved every minute of it. I think next time I might try some of those Weight Watcher treats my friend Nancy is always talking about. It was a new cultural experience;) and one I definitely want to do again. I feel stocked up and ready to handle whatever life hands me. Thanks for all your enthusiastic posts and great info.

One last note, thanks Jillegal for noticing that I maintained over the holidays. I attribute that mostly to a promotion at my gym where you pay $7 and they weigh you before Thanksgiving and after New Years. If you maintain or lose you get a promotianal t shirt. It really helped me with not bringing things into my home that I knew would pack on the pounds (mostly sweets) and limiting the number of Christmas goodies I made for others.

I think it was Linda who talked about this being our year. I went from a 6X to 4X two years ago. This year I want to make it to a 1-2X. Let's Go:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: Thanks for listening. Denise

01-08-2006, 05:58 AM
1 Cup Milk 146
1 Banana 105
1 Cup Yogurt 150
1 Cup Blueberries 83

Mandu Guk w/ Duk (beef broth with two dumplings and rice patties) 550
6 Kimchi 90
Rice 1 Cup 205

Fajita - Beef 168
Peppers 30
Onions 67
Oil tablespoon 126
2 Flour Tortilla 666
1 Cup of cheese 428

ff sf jello 10
cool whip free 50

Total Calories = 2874
without the tortillas and cheese 1780

I can't believe I let the "Tortilla Incident" (as I now like to call it) happen. I screwed up my day. It was going really well. I had no idea tortillas were so high in calories.......I was thinking naw they aren't bad because people use them for wraps.

Worse thing about it was my dumb idea of eating and then :o counting. I could of easily .....easily gone over to the computer and calculated on the calorie king site before eating them.

:carrot: I will make tomorrow a great day for plan though!!:carrot:

01-08-2006, 07:37 AM
Jillybean, I swear that restaurants must just sprinkle calories on their food, I really do. I'm amazed at how many calories can be packed in! Just look at the Wendy's salads, which I eat and love, but are incredibly high calorie. I think it's close to 500 calories for the chicken salad I normally get -- and that's WITH the lowfat dressing! But it adds up. 150-250 calories in cheese, 100-200 calories in croutons, then maybe the turkey breast has fat, and a relatively small serving of salad dressing can have 200-300 calories, add some olives, and there you go.

Darlene, tortillas can vary a lot. It depends on if they're low-carb types (like used at Subway) or more traditional types, fried in lard. It's sort of like Ramen noodles. They look so innocent, even healthy, but by being fried in all manners of unhealthy thing, they're a nightmare.

Denise, if you like organic stuff, have you seen the Amy's frozen dinners? They're significantly more expensive than the more popular brands, unfortunately, but that's because they're mostly organic. They have a lot of Asian/Indian flavored dishes. I've not tried too many. The enchiladas are good -- not necesarily lowfat but good -- as was the teriyaki bowl I had, and the Asian noodle dish. My mom swears by the enchilada with beans and corn, it's not that bad really. I wasn't a fan of the Samosa wraps, but I think they just need sauce, I'll try to think up some sort of yogurt-based sauced for the second one. It was just a bit dry, is all.

And after all that... my food log. :)


Breakfast: Homemade vegetable quiche, and a serving of soy chips
Lunch: Asian-themed turkey burger, with 2% cheese slice and veggies and hoisin ketchup, on a whole wheat bun
Snack: Strawberries with sugar
Dinner: Healthy choice stuffed shells with broccoli
Snack: 1.25 ounces dark chocolate

Calories: About 1325
No exercise. Oops.

01-08-2006, 08:04 AM
Living in the land of where Ramen comes from I agree. The Koreans make killer Ramen though. You can get it with veggies and meat which makes it very tasty. I have to get the non-fried ramen at the local supermarket. I will figure those in like other pastas.

01-08-2006, 09:40 AM
Ooooh, I HATE it when that happens Jillybean!!

You think you're making a great choice and then find out later you coulda had a burger for the same or less!!
I suppose nutritionally, it was a better choice anyway. Better for me to have had a lot of calories in grilled chicken and veggies than to have had the same amount of calories worth of a burger on a white bun with greasy fries, so at least I can justify it that way a bit :p

Yesterday, we went out for lunch (I do some secret shopping, so it was a scheduled outing, and I get fully reimbursed), and I got another salad, but this one had no cheese and added pecans and dried cranberries, so even though it may have had about the same amount of calories, I'm confident that at least it was good for me, ya know?

Anyway, famograham, I just had to mention that every time I saw your picture on these boards, I thought you looked familiar, but I FINALLY placed it--in your picture, you look exactly like Rhonda Britten, one of the life coaches from a reality show called Starting Over (though I see that you don't live in L.A., so I guess you won't be on Lifetime TV anytime soon, eh?) :)

01-08-2006, 10:11 AM
Hi everyone! Just checking in, I can't believe how may people are posting on this tread, it's sooo great!! Well, I'm down .4 this week, I'm just now finishing my cycle.

I'm checking in today because I've been having a hard time on the weekends. I eat out more than during the week and I'm out of my schedule that I have during the week. I posted earlier this week that I was looking to try something different this weekend. Well, I did count all of my points yesterday, but went into 22 of my flex points for the week. Which is better than I have done in past weeks. Anyone have any suggestions for dealing w/the weekends??

So, I decided to check-in, let it go and vow to do better today. I'm going to the gym this afternoon, which is an "extra" workout from my normal 5/week. But it's good because it's just cardio and I can do as much as I want w/no time constraints like I have during work.

Have a good rest of the weekend everyone!

01-08-2006, 04:58 PM
Posting for the weekend...

Yesterday was a big family holiday get together, lots of goodies. i did well stuck to fruit to satisfy my sweet tooth.

B~ eggs cheese
L~turkey,broccoli and culiflower

about 2 cups of fruit and 1/4 c dip ( cream cheese, sugar free jelly )


Lunch~ 2 turkey hot dogs,no bun ketchup, 3 thumbprint cookies

D~ salad turkey and lots of veggies

01-08-2006, 07:08 PM
mini bagel (2)
ham (1)
laughing cow cheese (1)
2 pumpkin muffins (6)

(went to a Chinese restaurant for lunch after helping my friend's daughter move. I tried to make good choices and eat small portions. Guessed at the points.)

2 potstickers (3)
szechuan chicken (7)
tai chi chicken (4)
won ton soup (3)
hot and sour soup (1)

total points = 28

Exercise: moved boxes and furniture to a second story apartment. Felt like good exercise to me!

Note: I don't know what happened, but I became ill rather suddenly about three hours after eating the Chinese food. Really bad stomach stuff and the chills. Yuck!

01-08-2006, 08:24 PM

Breakfast: 2 homemade blueberry pancakes with 3T light syrup and 1T lowfat margarine
Lunch: 6" Subway turkey and cheese on white, with loads of veggies
Snack: 1 cup strawberries with 2t sugar
Dinner: Spring mix salad with croutons and cheese and light oil-based dressing and tomatoes, and homemade kung pao chicken with green peppers over white rice (ran out of brown!)

Exercise: Climbed a mountain! Okay, so only a 2.5 mile roundtrip, but it was steep, boy it seemed steep

Two things I've learned since Christmas. One, I absolutely love both my digital food scale my little 1/4 cup measuring cup, it measures in 1T increments. And two, I went to an "easy meal preparation" event and I just ate my first real meal and oh my god, it's so good! The class is hard to explain, but basically you go to their kitchen and put together a dozen different meals, of either 3 or 6 servings. The raw ingredients get mixed in Ziploc freezer bags, or occasionally places in tinfoil trays, and then wrapped up with instructions for the freezer.

Like my kung pao chicken tonight was from there and it was amazing. They have all the stuff set up at stations when you go, and the meat pre-diced if needed. So you grab a ziploc bag of meat, and then you add maybe 3 or 4 different things in with it, according to instruction, as a marinade. The stuff is all laid out in a row with the right size measuring utensils. Then, in this case, I grabbed another bag and mixed 4 or 5 more things for a sauce. Then I took a third bag and mixed some peanuts with chopped green onions and garlic. It was all premeasured and prechopped so it took like 5 minutes to throw together.

Then at home I just heated some oil, and added the marinated chicken to cook. Added some green peppers I'd chopped up (to give it some more color). Microwaved some instant rice. Added the sauce. Simmered. Then added the peanuts and onion mixture. The ziploc bags I just threw away so it's very, very easy to clean. And it tasted so good. And it was decently healthy.

Anyway, that's my gushing about the meal place. :)

01-08-2006, 10:29 PM

B lean cuisine pizza and pear

S carrots and celery

L Strip steak and carrot and raison salad

S Mango and pineapple

D Lean cuisine pizza and carrot and raison salad

S Luna bar and low sugar dried mango

Rabidstoat - That quick cooking class sounds terrific If you have a web link or description can you PM me. I would like to suggest it to our local grocery store which also has a cooking school. Thanks for the suggestions regarding Amy's. with the Lean cuisine on sale they cost nearly 3x's as much. But I may try a few you suggeted the next time around.

Jillybean - Linda does look like Rhonda only prettier!

See ya tommorow


01-09-2006, 12:33 AM
AWWW, Jilly and Denise!!! :o

I'll have to admit that the only real resemblance I see is the hair :lol:
But I haven't watched that show in a long time so I can't remember what she looks like animated..rather than a still shot.
I did go and look up her website after you mentioned that though, Jillybean.

love you guys :hug:

01-09-2006, 12:45 AM
I had to google to see who Rhonda Britten was and seeing this pic, I definitely see the resemblance to Linda!

G's favourite meal is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and boiled (fresh) carrots ~ good, plain, winter comfort food, but all my former meatloaf recipes were calorie and fat laden. Thanks to Gretchen (tolose85) we've been provided with a Sunday favourite that both G and the kids love. As for me, I'm ecstatic because it tastes great without throwing me off plan! Making the mashed potatoes with chicken broth instead of milk and butter and spraying the carrots with "I Can't Believe its not Butter" spray instead of adding dollops of butter makes for an even healthier meal! :D

1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted (2)
1 tbsp. peanut butter (2)
Seedless grapes (1)
Large mug of tea (0)

Carnation Light hot chocolate, made with 1% milk (2)

Vanilla yogurt (2)
Blueberries and raspberries, mixed in yogurt (2)
Lime Perrier water (0)

Meatoaf * (6)
Mashed potatoes (3)
Carrots (1)
Bottled water (0)

Tim Hortons coffee, with cream (2)

Total points (23 ~ used 1 flex point)

Exercise: Luckily it was relatively warm today and it didn't snow, so pup got treated to a long (over an hour) walk. :)

*Gretchen's Low Fat Low Cal Meatloaf
2lb 99% fat free fresh ground turkey breast
1cup eggbeaters
4 pieces low carb whole wheat bread (cubed)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
4 tbsp beef bullion powder
1 large onion (chopped)
4 pieces fat free cheese
1 tbsp. minced garlic
couple of shakes of your favorite seasoned salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Combine all of the above except for cheese (save for later).

After all ingredients are combined, spread half of the mixture in a glass bread pan. Place 2 slices of cheese then layer with the rest of the mixture placing the last 2 slices of cheese on the top. Cover with foil, cook for 35 minutes, remove foil and cook for 10 additional minutes.

This is excellent and the beef bullion really hides the turkey taste. It tastes just like the "fattening" meatlof but much much better for you.

Nutritional Info:
8 servings:
211 calories/2g fat per serving

01-09-2006, 11:09 AM
Wow looks like everyone had a decent weekend while I was away. Again I'm pressed for time and don't have time to repost all my eats over the weekend. You are welcome to checkout my fitday journal (http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJournals.html?Owner=barbygirl43).
On Friday I had 1896 Calories (and that was with a burger and fries for lunch)
Saturday 1527 calories
Sunday 1504 calories
My weekly average: 1646
For exercise I just did the physical challenge on yourself fitness on Saturday. I improved my HR and upper body and stayed the same on lower body and core.

01-09-2006, 03:50 PM
I wasn't as steadfast this weekend.

Jan 7
Breakfast: just right cereal with 1% milk
3 whole wheat honey banana muffins (small)
Lunch: Popcorn shrimp, 1/2 c baked beans
Snack: banana muffin, Max 5 bar
Dinner: chicken breast, 1 small baked potatoe and broccoflower
Snack: just right cereal w/1% milk
I also did 50 min accelerated pilates, boy what a workout.

Jan 8:
Breakfast: juice/ 1 muffin
just right cereal with 1% milk
Snack: muffin
Lunch: veggie and chicken soup, corn cips, 1 V8, 1 glass grape juice
Dinner: fish & chips

No exerise today but lot's of housework.

I exceed in water intake both days. Overall ithink it was a pretty good eating weekend.