100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (Jan. 23-29)

01-23-2006, 01:49 PM
After a weekend out of town (and off of diet :dizzy: ), I am back to post today's eats:

instant oatmeal
whole-wheat English muffin w/peanut butter and banana slicesThat's it so far...I'll post dinner and any other snacks later :)

01-23-2006, 02:10 PM
Sorry for the absence, death in the family, leaving for Mayo Clinic tomorrow after the funeral.

:queen: Jilly, I know, I know. I need to be stronger than this! TOM is here & stress eating is the MO. Not for dinner, though. ;) At lunch I made up for the low calorie breakfast.

Thank you for the good wishes, Fishy!! :hug:

decaf soy skim latte
1 packet cheezits (needed food to take pills with & just not hungry. I need to get some lo-so triscuits back into the building ASAP!)

1 grilled cheese sandwich w/tomato slices
1 raspberry shake, extra raspberries (because somehow that's healthier???!?!?! :lol: I am not even kidding myself anymore)
1/2 grilled chicken salad
half a packet of wheat thins


01-23-2006, 02:15 PM
Yes, Jilly, I drank the whole bottle of wine! :o Hubby doesn't like any alcoholic drinks, and it would've gone flat if I'd left it.... :^:

Sorry for your loss, SAPF. :( Have a safe trip to the clinic. :goodvibes:

Sun 22 Jan:

500 ml coffee, 2 tblsp. half & half.
1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
Handful of almonds.
1 cup whole-grain pasta with sauce (leftover fromFriday), green beans, carrot, onion, peas.
750 ml black tea tea.
2 oz whole-wheat bread, 2 oz lean baked ham, 1 oz cheddar, hot peppers.
500 ml green tea, handful walnuts.

Exercise: 35 minute walk.

Today's Plan:

Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee with half & half.
Banana, yogurt.
Ham sandwich, salad..
Cheese & tomato omelette.
Marmite & Triscuits.

01-23-2006, 06:54 PM
Hi folks,

Jillegal, you crack me up:D BTW, I do live very close to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport!!!

SAPF, sorry to here about all that is happening. Let me know if you would like a visit in Rochester or on your layover. I sent you a PM:goodluck:

Dolly, glad your feeling better

and Ali, congratulations on the weight loss. I tend to do better when I loosen up a bit. I am not sure why:dizzy:

I had a soso weekend foodwise but a great one funwise:dancer: I am starting to do a lower carb thing this week. It seems to be the only way I can lose any weight. (How I lost my 50#'s 2 years ago) So food will look a little different although I still eat 6 times a day. Exercise has been for naught. I am not sure what has gotten into me as I usually love going to the gym. Winter blahs maybe?

B 2 eggs and 3 strips bacon
S Beef roll up and low carb muffins
L Curry chicken with red peppers and string beans
S celery and cheese
D meatballs string beans and salad with dressing
S Low carb bar

01-23-2006, 07:00 PM
SAPF, sorry to here about all that is happening. Let me know if you would like a visit in Rochester or on your layover. I sent you a PM:goodluck: Thank you for your kind words. I have sent you a PM in reply, so the ball's in your court. I DO have a 2-3 hour layover in MPLS. :D

Venus In Mourning
01-23-2006, 09:37 PM
Monday - Breakfast - Peaches and cream oatmeal and a cup of hot green tea - Lunch - A slice of american cheese on toast with half a can of iced green tea - Dinner - A slice of american cheese on toast with the other half can of iced green tea.

01-24-2006, 02:00 AM
Another business trip. Just when I was trying to get back into the habit of strength training! And it was 3 hours late, too. Grrr.

Breakfast: Oatmeal and strawberries with some sugar
Snack: LF sugar free yogurt
Lunch: LF Shrimp Creole over brown rice
Snack: Small Ben & Jerry's vanilla yogurt (probably still 1.5 cups of ice cream!)
Dinner: McD's grilled bacon ranch with ranch dressing

Calories: About 1436

01-24-2006, 03:26 AM
Sugar free, fat free Asto yogurt, vanilla (3)
Thawed frozen raspberries, mixed into yogurt (2)
tea (0)

small banana (1)
Perrier water (0)

breaded fish fillet (4)
cabbage salad (2)

tangello (1)
bottled water (0)

club soda (0)

President's Choice Blue Menu Extra Lean Shepherd's Pie (7)
salad of mixed greens (0)
calorie reduced ranch dressing (1)
club soda (0)

Carnation light hot chocolate (1)

Total points (22)

Exercise: Walked the dog for 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening. Walked to my polling station to vote in the federal election (30 min round-trip walk).

01-24-2006, 08:30 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm still sort of struggling. My knee is better, but my shoulder still hurts - alot. PT isn't quite sure what it is, yes I know he's not a Dr., but at this point, he's not even sure if I need to see an Orthopedic Surgeon or a Neurologist, because it might be a nerve! Nothing seems to make it better, ice, Advil, stronger pain meds help a little because as least they put me to sleep. So, no upper body, but I'm still doing cardio and lower body.

As for my food, I still have 1-2 pts over creeping into my days, I talked about it @ WW and we all agreed that w/the amount of cardio I do, it's ok, I just don't like the feeling. Plus, in another 4lbs, I lose 2 more points!

Here's my food from yesterday...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
2 - tomato soup
5 - zone bar
0 - veggies
2 - (2) 1 pt cakes
2 - coffee
7 - LC chicken
2 - almonds
2 - cheese
28 points (out of 26)

Exercise: 40 mins - 500 cals (goal = 2,000/week), abs

Have a great day everyone!

01-24-2006, 08:53 AM
I did good until friday night. We ate japanese which is fine if you are low carbing! I'm not.
But then the rest of the weekend kind of went down hill. Sunday I went to they gym for the first time in forever, I will be going tonight also. I'm babystepping back into this! I told myself I would stick with this for 6 mos and I'm subtracting the time 'off' from the total. I do intend to keep on going after 6 mos, I just want to see where I am in 6 mos and see how worth it, it is.

This weekend has been so full. My parents came to visit and left their new puppy at my house while they went on to an annual meeting for a few days. They come back today to get the pupppy. But I have a 2 year old, a 12 year old with attitude, my own dog and two cats and this demanding puppy. Its been a little more than we can handle and makes me glad I don't have to keep him. He is on my dads schedule who gets up at 5 a.m.! Anyway I had intentions of going to the gym but I have been letting dh keep on sleeping and don't want him to have to deal with the dog.

So to quit being negative :)
I didn't tell you something I did - well a couple of things. I love photography and found a way to photograph that I like. Well I took a couple of my sons friends (bro and sis) upto a park to take pics. The girl was the only one who enjoyed it. I took some awesome pics(if I say so myself) so I printed them up and gave them to the mom. She offered to pay me to do it again! So I'm starting that up. And the other thing is at work I began doing toastmasters! Something social! I am very antisocial anymore and it could weight related. So I'm starting down that road!

01-24-2006, 09:31 AM
Okay, so yesterday I would have ended up at 1388 calories if I could behave--I had 2 turkey burgers on wheat buns with SunChips for dinner, which fit wonderfully into my calories for the day. But no, I had to blow it. I went grocery shopping. I bought some spinach and some coke zero and some low-fat frozen vegan spring rolls--and a container of frosted sugar cookies :o It had 10 cookies in the package, and they are my ULTIMATE weakness. I haven't had them in FOREVER because the only place I ever knew of that carried them was Super Walmart. But I went to the grocery store, and right there by the front door was a big display--ON SALE FOR $1.99 (regularly $3.99). I ate 8 of them :mad: 8 cookies doesn't sound horrible, but they are big and frosted and have sprinkles--190 calories a pop. I didn't know a single cookies could be so bad! But yeah, that brought me flying up to a little over 2900 calories for the day :devil:

On a brighter note, I already threw out the last 2 cookies, and after gorging myself like that (though they were DELICIOUS), I have a fresh memory in mind of how gross and overly-stuffed I felt for the rest of the night.

Moving on to today...

GoLean Crunch cereal w/skim milk and a banana
whole-wheat bagel w/peanut butter and jelly
Chicken Toscana (Macaroni Grill--yay for them providing nutritional info on their website!)Total of about 1340 calories and NO grocery shopping today :dizzy:

01-24-2006, 10:38 AM
That's awesome chucking out the biccies, jillybean! :high:

How cool to get paid for something you enjoy, Liz. Maybe there are more parents out there who'll stump up some cash to have you take flattering pics of their little darlings? :)

You're doing really well on the weight-loss front, Beth, so if your body needs those extra couple of points to balance out your exercise, that doesn't seem unreasonable to me. :crossed: your shoulder heals soon.

Hey, Jilly! Have you fallen out with Kashi, or something? :p I can't remember the last time I saw Go Lean on your menu!

It must be tough dealing with all those trips, Liz, what with the disrupted routine and all. I've just seen hubby off to Calgary, and even though I don't care for the place, I half wish I'd gone with him. The house seems so empty....

Do you have a set amount of carbs you're aiming to stay below, Denise? And does it make a difference what type of carbs? Just being nosey. ;)

Mon 23 Jan:

500 ml coffee, 2 tblsp. half & half.
1 cup Optimum Slim cereal, 1 oz seedless raisins, cup 0% milk.
2 oz whole-wheat bread, 2 oz lean baked ham, 1 tblsp. Phili Light, red cabbage.
1 cup fresh fruit (grapefruit, orange, pineapple), 750 ml green tea tea.
1 egg omelette with 1 oz cheddar, red pepper, cup sweet corn, tomato.
8 Lo-So Triscuits, Marmite, 1 oz gouda.

Exercise: None.

Today's Plan:

Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee with half & half.
Starbuck's triple grande FF latte.
Ham sandwich, salad. (Or something on the hoof--I'm going shopping for yarn.)
Prawns, brown rice, salad.
Marmite & Triscuits.

01-24-2006, 11:08 AM
So I went back and checked and I posted on Monday last week and that was it!! Monday and Tuesday I was sick, Wednesday and Thursday I played games. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I finally got back to business. *whew* I wish I didn't play around with this so much. I need to be more consistent.

Good Luck today SAPF!! :hug:

BethC - I also think that if you need a few extra points right now, that's ok. Look how far you have come. You'll get there. Sorry to hear that your shoulder is bothering you now. Be careful with that. A doctor visit might be in order here.

Jillybean - Congrats on throwing the cookies out and moving on. I think we all have some foods that we just cannot have in the house.

goalnorolls - Sorry about the puppy troubles! Congrats on the photography thing. I know I am always looking for some alternatives to the JcPenney thing. Keep in mind that people are always trying to get great pictures of their kids at Christmas time for Christmas cards.

jillegal - Didn't I tell you I am a paid spokesperson for Zone Perfect bars. You don't know, but I have Dolly itching for them too, if only she could get them out by her!!! ~zone pefect bars~ Mmmmmmmm.

rabidstoat - Are your business trips overnight at a hotel with a gym? Or just quick trips?

Dishy - Good for you! Being able to lose and not count. I believe I will have to count for the rest of my life. And I'm ok with that. (somebody remind me I said that, when I start to ***** and moan)

I am reading a new book called Calorie Queens that someone recommended. It's pretty good. I don't know that it's anything new, but i like what they say and sometimes you just need to hear it again. It's written by a mom and daughter who lost over 300 lbs!

Ok, my stats

210 - Coconut Zone Perfect Bar
161 - Triscuts & cheese
230 - south beach chicken ceasar wrap
100 - yogurt
110 - 1 chicken sausage link
150 - 3/4 cup rice
190 - 2 slice whole wheat bread
100 - butter
220 - 1 cup light ice cream
10 - strawberries
75 - chocolate syrup
100 - some generic M&M's
1656 - TOTAL

Water: 72 oz.
Exercise: None

Venus In Mourning
01-24-2006, 03:05 PM
My friends, I tell you... I have found heaven in a can. Progresso French Onion Soup. Low fat. Low cal. One can is only 100 calories. I'm splitting a can today. I skipped breakfast today because I woke up sick to my stomach. (No, I'm not pregnant.) So my lunch was a slice of American cheese on two slices of toasted bread and half a can of that soup. My dinner will be the same. Late tonight I might make some oatmeal if I start to lag from the lack of breakfast. I just HAD to tell someone about that soup! MMMMMM The only problem is the sodium content. I'm not really watching my sodium though... other than just not adding salt to anything.

01-24-2006, 07:33 PM
1/23 No exercise today but I did eat well and drink lots of water.
b - 1/2 banana, ww banana pumpkin muffin
s - 1 strawberry yogurt
l - chicken and corn chowder, a few chips, 2 cc cookies
d - steak with stroganoff noodles, greek salad, 1 diet pepsi

01-24-2006, 09:42 PM
My business trips have a gym, but this is a 2-nighter, and I have a report to work on tonight so, no gym.

Breakfast: Oatmeal and a LF sugar free yogurt
Snack: Luna Bar
Lunch: 1/2 chicken breast with barbecue sauce, 3/4 cup macaroni and cheese, salad with a tiny bit of cheese and a small spoonful of dressing
Snack: M&M packet
Dinner: Salad with gorgonzola cheese, shrimp, walnuts, and house dressing

Calories: A wild guess at 1750, but it could be up to 400 calories more. I ate more walnuts than I intended, which is annoying, as I asked them to leave them off. They were everywhere, though, must've been a half cup on the whole thing, I managed to pick a lot off, though.

Exercise: 20 pushups, girly-style :)

01-25-2006, 12:34 AM
I'll keep an eye out for the Progresso French Onion Soup, Venus. The stats look good and it sounds yummy. Thanks for the tip!

I feel your pain when it comes to travelling, rabidstoat, but it looks like you're coping quite well in circumstances not under your total control.

You're right, Ali, cereal has been banished from my breakfasts for awhile. Its the weather! Its so darn cold that I can't stomach the thought of cold cereal with cold milk when toast and tea is so comforting (whole wheat toast for fibre, with a little peanut butter for protein, and caffeine free tea, naturally) ;) I'm going to pick up some Quaker Oats hot cereal this week, though.

Glad to see you back, Sandi (even if you feel compelled to flog those Zone bars) :p

Good luck with the photography, goalnorolls! How nice to combine pleasure with extra income.

Too bad about your shoulder, Beth. Hopefully the PT can use his magic touch to alleviate some of the pain. As for the points reduction, yes, what a missed blessing, isn't it? You're happy to weigh less, but you mourn the loss of the couple of points. :^:

That would be great if you could manage a visit with SAPF on her layover, Denise!!

Okay, Jilly the Younger, I figure the gross and over-stuffed feeling is sufficient punishment, so I won't sound off about the 8 ghastly sounding cookies, and will, instead, praise you for having the strength and fortitude to throw out the two remaining ones! ;)

2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted (4)
1-1/2 tbsp. peanut butter (3)
tea (0)

"Soup at Hand" vegetable soup (2)
Reduced fat wheat thins (2)
small can of V8 juice (1)
bottled water (0)

Carnation light hot chocolate (1)

Skinless chicken breast baked in italian herbed dressing (4)
wild rice with spinach (3)
fresh baby carrots (1)
Perrier water

Carnation light hot chocoate (1)
bottled water (0)

Total points (22)

Exercise: brrrrrr it was cold today! Took pup out for 15mins in the a.m. and 1/2hr. in the p.m. Believe me, they were very brisk walks!

01-25-2006, 03:38 AM
I reckon my h-m onion soup has more than 100 kcals a serving, Venus. I'm betting I have larger portions though. :ink: :lol: Oh wait, you said 100 kcals in a tin! That's usually 2 cups, right? Cheap fare indeed!

Tues 24 Jan:

500 ml coffee, 2 tblsp. half & half.
Subway 6" turkey breast on wheat with mustard and all the veggies.
500 ml Russian black tea. Couldn't find a blooming Starbucks! :tantrum: :coffee: It was good tea though (and about 160 less kcals. :twirly: ). BUT I happened upon a Starbucks later, so:
Triple grande FF latte. :coffee2:
1 cup fresh fruit (grapefruit, orange, pineapple).
4 oz prawns. (Didn't bother with the rice or salad).
750 ml green tea.
8 Lo-So Triscuits, Marmite, 1 oz gouda.

Exercise: 4.61 mile walk.

Tomorrow's Plan: :dunno: but I suppose I should put something! :dizzy:

Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee with half & half.
Ham sandwich, salad.
Tuna, brown rice, salad.
Marmite & Triscuits.

01-25-2006, 06:50 AM
Coffee with pound cake


Large Salad with Ranch (no low fat left at work!) but limited the amount

Hot dogs for dinner - ds age 12 begged and I gave in but was still very good

Life Cereal with whole milk (I stole some of the baby's milk!) :)


Turkey Reuben (Jason's deli, on their low cal /fat menu)
with Baked Lays

Quesadilla with chicken

I did amazingly well today. HIGH in fat...

My son has had some issues with his speech. At first they thought it was due to hearing because of tubes in his ears, but today they diagnosed him as having a cleft palate. He is 2 and a half now and I just can't believe no on noticed it until now. It explains all the gagging and throwing up, it explains why I couldn't breastfeed, it explains why he can't imitate sounds. He had tubes put in and the dr said if had removed his adnoids(like ds12) that ds2 wouldn't be talking at all. I am on the verge of tears at all times. Not because he is not a 'perfect' child but because I fear the surgery and pain...and its my baby. My husband seems unphased- maybe its a man thing? I'm sure deep down inside his wheels are turning. There is definetly this quietness when we play with him, even ds12 wanted to know what the dr said today. He wanted to know that his brother would not be in any pain and then I could tell he was upset. I told him it'll be fine, this happens all the time...anyway tonight he spent so much time playing with him and I know its because he's worried too. Needless to say I'm emotional. I guess the good thing is that I really have no appetite.

Venus In Mourning
01-25-2006, 12:09 PM
About the Progresso French Onion Soup: Yes, it's approximately 2 cups in a can and I couldn't believe my eyes. I read the label literally 20 times to make sure I was reading it right. Only 50 calories in a serving. Serving size is one cup and total servings was approximately 2. The label in the front says "low calories and low fat" and assured that the specific line of healthy soups had less than 100 calories a serving. I'm definately a Progresso soup fan now, that's for sure! Like I said before, it's very high in sodium, like most french onion soups are, but there might be a better kind in the line to suit those who are cutting sodium. :) If anyone else tries it or another Progresso flavor, please let me know how it is!

01-25-2006, 12:23 PM
About the Progresso French Onion Soup: Yes, it's approximately 2 cups in a can and I couldn't believe my eyes. I read the label literally 20 times to make sure I was reading it right. Only 50 calories in a serving. Serving size is one cup and total servings was approximately 2. The label in the front says "low calories and low fat" and assured that the specific line of healthy soups had less than 100 calories a serving. I'm definately a Progresso soup fan now, that's for sure! Like I said before, it's very high in sodium, like most french onion soups are, but there might be a better kind in the line to suit those who are cutting sodium. :) If anyone else tries it or another Progresso flavor, please let me know how it is!
I've never been a fan of French Onion soup (served about a million too many bowls of it while working at Ruby Tuesday and now gag at the smell alone), but I may have to check out some other flavors--such a great idea this time of year when it's so cold out!

01-26-2006, 12:46 AM
Still on the business trip but home now. I was feeling really, really ill this morning while at a partner's site, and missed 3 hours of meetings. Stomach trouble, must've been something I ate, no idea, it was just unpleasant. But over fast. Still kept to semi-bland foods today (and missed my favorite burritos at lunch).

Breakfast: Raisin bran with 2% milk, and 2 hard boiled egg whites
Snack: 1 can ginger ale
Lunch: 1.5 packets of apple cinnamon oatmeal
Snack: Big sugar cookie (in retrospect, a bad idea)
Dinner: Banana, pretzels, and 1/2 can ginger ale

Calories: About 1200

01-26-2006, 03:02 AM
How unfortunate that it took so long to get a proper diagnosis for your little one, goalnorolls! :( Thankfully cleft palate surgery is a relatively simple procedure these days and in no time he'll be all over it and you can put all the frustration behind you. (Though I know the thought of any surgery is always worriesome). :hug:

Sliced banana (2) and thawed frozen raspberries (2) mixed in Astro fat free, sugar free yogurt (2) and a huge mug of tea (0)

Tangello (1)
bottled water (0)

pumpernickel bagel (4) with lettuce, tomato and mustard (0) and a thin slice of black forest ham (3)
Perrier water (0)

seedless grapes (1)
Nestles Orange Splash water (0)

homemade chili (6)*
lots of bottled water (0) to counteract spicy chili!

Carnation light hot chocolate (1)

total points (22)

*extra lean ground beef, red kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, red pepper, celery, V8 juice, garlic puree, chili seasonings

Exercise: 45 min. total dog walking

01-26-2006, 03:17 AM
Weds 25 Jan:

500 ml coffee, 2 tblsp. half & half.
3 oz whole-wheat bread, 4 oz grilled chicken breast.
Starbucks grande bold roast.
1 cup fresh fruit (grapefruit, orange, pineapple).
3 caramels.
750 ml black tea.
2 oz Tai Pan noodles, 4 oz chicken breast stir-fried in 2 tsp. olive oil with bean sprouts, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, onion, and various spices.

Exercise: 30 minutes strength exercises.

Tomorrow's Plan:

Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee with half & half.
Ham sandwich, salad.
Beef tenderloin with veggies.
Marmite & Triscuits.

01-26-2006, 09:03 AM
Well, the good news is that my shoulder is feeling better! :) I still have to wait a little before I start doing upper body again. I'm going away next week, so I'll start again when I get back.

Yesterday was a good day food wise, and I stepped up cardio too.

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
2 - coffee
5 - zone bar
1 - 1 pt cake
3 - chicken
5 - bread
3 - baked potato
1 - 1 pt cake
26 points (out of 26)

Exercise: 49 mins - 600 cals (1660/2000 for the week)

Have a great day everyone!

01-26-2006, 10:20 AM
Beth - Glad the shoulder is feeling better!!

Venus In Mourning - Progresso soup was on sale this week - so I bought several. All the ones I bought were 100 calories for a cup (which I still think is pretty darngood!). I don't really like french onion, but I can't wait to try some of the ones I bought!!!

goalnorolls - I am sorry to hear that your son needs surgery. :hug: It's only natural to worry. It is amazing that no one found this out earlier.

SAPF - Are you back yet? How did it go?

I won't report my food, I had a bad day yesterday, no sense in exposing you all to food porn! Trying to do better today. I even have hopes of making it to the gym!!! :D

01-26-2006, 10:33 PM
Wow can't believe it is Thurs already!
I feel like I never have time to post. I read alot though even if I can't post. I'm a work lurker...can't post though :)

I had a low fat coffee cake with a low fat mocha latte


small serving of spaghetti with a piece of whole wheat bread

Coffee - I've just discovered it I guess- cause I love it!
Pound cake (within points)

(2) Egg Rolls

South Beach pepperoni pizza

I know I'm not eating enough. I'm not gonna fret about it, I'm just worrying, not sleeping much. Hence the coffee-which is getting me through the day.

Ds2 goes to the surgeon on Feb 2 for his consult.

Everyone is doing so good and eating such rounded meals and snacking appropriately. :) GREAT JOB!!

01-26-2006, 11:42 PM
Breakfast: McD's fruit and yogurt parfait
Snack: Soy chips
Lunch: Subway 6" turkey and cheese with light maya on one of the cheese breads
Snack: Zone bar
Dinner: Shrimp stir fry over brown rice

Calories: 1450
Exercise: 45 minutes exercise bike, 25 minutes strength training

01-27-2006, 12:04 AM
Glad to hear your shoulder's on the mend, Beth.

Did you make it to the gym, Sandi?

:goodvibes: to your son, Liz.

Oh dear. I'm not sure what happened with me today. :?: I'm even less sure that I should post my eats, but here goes:

Thurs 26 Jan:

500 ml coffee, 2 tblsp. half & half.
1 cup fried rice, 4 oz fried chicken, stir-fried bean sprouts & onions.
A HUGE rib-eye steak grilled with mushrooms & onions, 4 oz ciabatta with cheese & olives spread with an unmeasured amount of butter.
6 tins beer. :eek:
1 cup fresh fruit (grapefruit, orange, pineapple).
Mini lemon tart (110 kcals) with 1 tblsp. Devon cream.
Handful of nuts--That would be hubby's hand size, not mine! :ink:
Exercise: 3.76 mile walk.

Tomorrow's Plan: To do better than today. :halffull:

Cereal, raisins, 0% milk; coffee with half & half.
Ham sandwich, salad.
Grilled salmon with veggies.
Marmite & Triscuits.

01-27-2006, 02:44 AM
Sorry, Ali, but I always have a chuckle at your indiscretions ~ entire bottles of plonk, a six pack of beer, HUGE steaks ... reminds me of my ex-hubby (except he did it on a nightly basis for over a decade) :p :dizzy:

Sliced banana (2), thawed frozen raspberries (2) mixed with Astro vanilla yogurt (2)
huge mug of tea (0)

bottled water (0)

2 slices fat free cheese (2) and 1 slice garlic bologna (2) between 2 slices of whole wheat bread (4)
fresh baby carrots (1)
club soda (0)

bottled water (0)

meat tortellini (6) with roasted veggies* (2) and small amount of grated parmesan cheese (1)
Perrier water (0)

Nestles Orange Splash water (0)
pretzels (2)

Carnation light hot chocolate (1)

Total points (27 - used 5 flex points)

*slice up red, green and yellow peppers, onion, zuchini, carrots. Place on baking dish and drizzle over veggies a small amount of olive oil mixed with a couple of tablespoons of garlic puree and seasonings of your choice. Place under broiler until done (stirring every so often). Then toss veggie mixture with cooked tortellini and sprinkle with a little parmesan before serving.

Exercise: Can you guess? Yep, dog walking totalling 45 min. I'm such a lazy bugger during the winter. However, that's 45 mins. more exercise than I did before I had a dog (or started losing weight) :D

01-27-2006, 11:30 AM
Hi everyone! I just said goodbye to PT for 2 weeks! I'm going away on business and when I get back, he'll be gone for a week, I think I'm going to go through withdrawal!!!

I had a good talk with the other physical therapist downstair - yes, there are 3 others, but PT is one that I alway dealt with. Anyway, we were talking about working out and taking it to the next level. He had some good suggestions and offered to help, I'm always open to support.

Yes, my shoulder is better, but I'm going to wait until I get back to do upper body again, I don't want to risk hurting it again before I go way.

Here's my food from yesterday...

2 - coffee
1 - egg whites
3 - luna bar
2 - coffee
5 - zone bar
1 - 1 pt cake
1 - almonds
7 - LC chicken
2 - ww ice cream
25 points (out of 26)

Exercise: 40 mins - 500 cals, abs lower body
Adding in today exercise - 50 mins - 600 cals for a total of 2,785 for the week.

I won't be around pretty much for the next week, unless I find a place in Florida to log on. Have a great week everyone!!

01-27-2006, 01:14 PM
Hi Folks,

I haven't been here since Monday. Glad to see that Beth and Rabidstoat are feeling better

Goalnorolls, I am so sorry to hear about your son but I think Jillygal has the right idea... it will be over in no time. I am glad you got an appointment with the surgeon so soon.

Hang in there Sandi and jillybean. Congrats on coming back and tossing out the cookies.

Dishyfishy, no I am not counting carbs or following a specific plan. I just have shifted the emphasis away from fruits and grains (my favorites) to vegetables and animal protiens. And cutting way back on the sugar!!!! It has worked for me in the past and I thought I would try it again. I still eat some fruit and grains just a lot less. I may try the first two weeks of the SBD starting next week. It looks pretty good. I am also a big fan of George Stella on the Food Network and his cookbooks. He, his wife and two sons lost 560# in 2 years!!!! He is a professional chef and has great recipes!

I know this is turning into a volume but I have to mention that I hooked up with SAPF at the Minneapolis Airport. It was great fun even if the only place we could sit and eat/talk was a Starbuck's. (It's a security thing.) She is strikingly beautiful and fun.

Todays food

B Burger and salad
S Ricotta cheese with cocoa and sweetener
L Crustless quiche and salad
S Celery and cheese
D Turkey wrap and South Beach Bar
S Probably Ricotta with lemon and sweetener

P.S. Last night DF and I went to a cheese class as part of a birthday celebration. He is the kind of person that doesn't really care about food (how annoying:mad: ) but loves:D cheese. Maybe I'll post some other time about the different kinds I tried.

:hug: to all


01-27-2006, 01:35 PM
You got ot meet SAPF!!! :tantrum: I'm so jealous!!!! Waaaahhhh

Yep! I made it to the gym on Thursday. Plan to go again tonight. At least I am doing something right!! Although food is on track for today. :)

01-27-2006, 08:08 PM

Breakfast: McD's fruit and yogurt parfait, and a Morningstar patty
Lunch: Lean Cuisine balsamic chicken dinner
Dinner: Fettucini alfredo
Snack: Strawberries with sugar

Calories: About 1400

01-27-2006, 08:24 PM
I've had a stressful two weeks but I'm back. So here we go.

Jan 4 - b; eggs w/ mushrooms on tortilla w/ salsa & cheese
s: 1 pumpkin muffin, 1 yogurt, 2 cc cookies, 1 light hot chocolate

WATP - 2 mile express w/ stretchie
l: 1 diet pepsi, 1 bruschetta bun, 2 peanut butter cups,
s: 1 orange
d: pork chop, french fries, beets
1 chocolate milk.

Jan 25 - 20min Power sculpting w/ resistance, 20 min buns and thighs with resistance (Windsor Pilates)
b: couple bites of banana, 2 cinnamon raisin toast, 1 bun w/ butter, honey & PB
s: special K w/berries and 1% milk
2 hotchocolate
dinner: 2 sausage and 1 cup kd
s: 1 bowl of Just right cereal w/ 1% milk
1 chocolate bar

Jan 26 -
b: sausages (5), hashbrowns, toast 1, 2 eggs
l: turkey and havarti on croissant, 10 kisses

s: just right cereal w/ 1% milk, 1 bun with honey & banana

d: shepard's pie, 1 pepsi

Jan 27 -
b; mini wheats w/ 1% milk
s: special K w/ berries w/ 1% milk, 1 hot chocolate
l: shepard's pie, 1 chocolate bar, 1/2 pepesi

So far today.

01-28-2006, 09:43 PM
Breakfast: 3 panckes, 3T light syrup, 1T lowfat margarine
Lunch: Arby's southwest chicken wrap
Snack: 1 cup grapes
Dinner: Leftover ziti with sausage
Snack: Jellybelly, single serving box

Not the best day, but only 1750 calories, could be worse. I ate some fruit? That's about the best I managed.

01-28-2006, 09:57 PM
Sandibaby, you are 3 hours away, ya stinker!!! :p Next time you go to the Dells, pencil me in for a (decaf soy) latte. ;) Or maybe me you & Charbar could meet up in Milwaukee for some hijinks. :cheers:

DENISE!!!! :) So great to meet you! I can't wait to peruse the cookbooks!! :) I think next time I will get me a salad & you something of your choosing & bring it out to the security area & we can eat it in front of those ****ers. :angel: I'm only sorry we didn't get more time & I DEMAND you post a pic of your cute new cut & color. :hug: I will let you know when I am going to be back. Right now looks like February 22, but will confirm in a week or two. I have to have some icky tests done, but might be there longer than a day. Would be great if your new job let you come down, if not that's ok, too. :)


egg mc muffin no ham
fruit salad, no yogurt, no walnuts
decaf w/skim soy milk

6 lo so triscuits
1 serving lite chive onion cream cheese
some chocolate covered blueberries :(
1 cup decaf Constant Comment tea :T

1 6 inch wheat subway turkey sammich. I took Howie's advice & skipped the cheese. And he was right! I didn't even notice it was gone! :) I had turkey, spinach leaves, green pepper, tomato, black olive & mayo. YUM!

handful of unsalted peanuts

1 hardee's kids meal chicken strips :nono:

So that's it for today, I will just have water from here on out. :)

01-29-2006, 12:18 AM
Wheeeee! How cool that SAPF and Denise got to meet! :carrot:

Today was a typically unstructured Saturday for me, foodwise and otherwise. No kidlets this weekend, so G and I had a late night :devil: and slept in today until noon! :o Hence, breakfast was MIA.


Lunch at Tim Hortons
Coffee with cream
Timmy's *new* flaxseed & whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese

Dinner at a local restaurant (The Abbey Grill). Bruschetta appetizer and grilled chicken quesidilla, diet pepsi.

Tim Hortons coffee with cream.

Nothing like starting and ending the day with a Timmy coffee :D

I didn't drink enough water today and dinner was sadly lacking in veggies and too high in carbs, fat and calories. However, all told I probably didn't go too much over in points because I only had two meals and didn't snack.

On the exercise front, I walked the dog in the morning, vacuumed and used a fair amount of elbow grease thoroughly cleaning the bathrooms, tubs and tiles in the afternoon.

01-29-2006, 06:23 AM
Back......whew what a couple of weeks. First tonsillitis and then trying to catch up for grades. I think I was a vegetable all weekend just trying to revive myself. I still have a small cough but everything looks much better for tomorrow.

I am going to do the first WATP tape tomorrow after work if I get home early enough. I am also trying to improve what I eat each day by trying to incorporate good wholesome foods in my diet. I have been trying to eat yogurt, fruit, raw veggies like broccoli and cauliflower. I have done this the past two weeks even though my diet went to the wayside due to illness and yes .......stress
My next goal is to get rid of red meat from my diet and increase my fish. I have eaten entirely too much of the red meat. I am going to try to eat more fish even if comes in frozen and try to get to the Korean Wal-Mart for fresh fish once in a while.
My weight is up a little but I refuse to weigh in until a week from today. I have to lose this weight but more importantly I have to increase my immunity and eat healthy.

01-29-2006, 11:03 AM
Hi folks!

Good to see you back Dolly. :D
Jillegal...Sounds like fun ;) and
SAPF glad you got back OK. See you in February!

Ok, so I got my hair cut really short and dyed Red Violet #4. (A beauty school experiment) Everybody under 30 and older gay men love it. Most everybody else is a no comment or I did get one "Are you having a midlife crisis?" :p Some people have no imagination! Hope to post some progress pics soon.

Now down to business :drill:


B Turkey wrap with mayonaise, spinach and tomato
L "Kitchen Sink" crustless quiche; cooked zuchinni, celery and onion
S Ricotta with lemon zest and Splenda
D LC beef and brocolli entree


B "Kitchen Sink" crustless quiche and veggies

Probably finish off the rest of the quiche and vegetables some time today, grocery shop and go to the GYM. I have really been having a hard time getting there lately but really feel the difference physically and mentally when I don't exercise.

:hug: to all


01-29-2006, 09:38 PM

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch: Bahama breeze, tilapia grilled with jerk barbecue sauce, a few bites of the cinnamon mashed potatoes, and two fried plantain slices
Snack: 1 oz cheese
Dinner: Chicken marsala with ginger coconut rice
Snack: Luna bar

Calories: About 1425
No exercise. Hectic day.