Well. My body could not take it & I am now going through sugar dumping syndrome, where my body gets rid of the sugar FAST!!! (and furious :( ) But I guess I deserve it for being such a jerk & not making a better choice.
for lunch I have
an asian salad from McD's (no meat)
a cheese sandwich
We will see how the rest of the day goes. I know I cannot eat like I have been anymore, and will need this thread for inspiration from good vegetarian eaters like our Helen, as well as a place to be accountable to.
an asian salad from McD's (no meat) (very little dressing)
1 serving Bremner Wafers
6 ounces grilled steak
1 strawberry yogurt
2.5 gallons water
07-03-2006, 03:41 PM
In answer to the question on the last thread, this is rocket (http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/arugula.htm). It has a variety of names, but rocket's the one I use :)
Today I've had :
cherries and strawberries
cous cous and roast pepper salad
a bag of mini pretzels. I'm a bit annoyed about this, the vending machine just drew me towards it...
This evening I'm having lentil balls with a rocket, spinach and watercress salad (a couple of other veggies in there too).
07-03-2006, 05:17 PM
I forgot to post tomorrow, it's pretty similar to today (I made a huge bowl of the salad)
Cous cous salad with roast peppers etc
Strawberries and cherries
Spaghetti with courgettes and mange tout
This evening I've also had a high fibre bagel with houmous and roast pepper, my salad didn't fill me up as much as I was hoping.
07-03-2006, 10:10 PM
Helen thanks for the answer, I was really curious about it. Have a great day.
07-04-2006, 01:06 PM
I've been forgetting to post here! :o Hope you're feeling better today, SAPF.
I did okay with my food yesterday except for being low on veggies. Oh, and discovering I was out of brown rice. If I were smarter, I'd have had w-w couscous or pasta instead, but I had my heart set on rice, and the Basmati was calling me. :T White starches really give me a bloaty feeling these days, and I can still feel it this morning. Mind you, I did have it twice! :p
Mon 3 July:
500 ml coffee, 2 tblsp. half & half.
2 oz water-packed tuna, 3 Ryvitas.
Small portion of tofu coconut curry, 1 cup Basmati rice.
Another cup Basmati with 1 cup black beans, ¼ cup sweet corn, dressing (balsamic vinegar, chilli, garlic, 1 tsp. EV olive oil).
Breakfast drink (Banana, plain yogurt, protein powder, strawberries).
Cottage cheese on Ryvitas, salad.
Fruit shake (banana, skimmed milk, strawberries, tofu, vanilla extract)..
Smoked tuna, w-w pasta, salad.
07-04-2006, 05:49 PM
Today was as I posted with a 65cal ice lolly and a bagel with houmous and roast pepper.
Tomorrow will be:
500ml lucozade sport (8 mile run)
cous cous salad (the last portion, finally!)
nut roast with veg
evening snack (possibly a slice of toast, or houmous with red pepper)
07-04-2006, 06:55 PM
Thanks, fishy! I am. :) What are ryvita's? Someone else here used to eat them too. Jillegal? Claire/artist? Someone!
You ate a whole pomegranate???!?!?! I am very jealous!
1 serving grilled salmon
bread and butter pickles
raw green pepper
1 serving potato/onion mixture that was sprinkled with garam masala & grilled in a small pan
1-2 servings cooked green peas
1 serving salad w/craisins & spring onions
1/2 serving paul newman's caesar dressing
1/2 serving coleslaw made w/balsamic & splenda. no oil :)
1 serving strawberry whip
1 serving fresh watermelon
1 cream cheese swirl brownie :(
2 gallons water now.
I was at a picnic. My best friend & his boyfriend are moving to Portland, OR. His parents invited all of us for the meal. It was nice. :) Not sure I will eat again today.
1 serving beef lo mein
1 can sierra mist free
07-04-2006, 09:22 PM
I seem to recall it was our Jilly (who is missed here), SAPF. Ryvitas are whole-grain crispbreads, and they are mega-delicious. :) I'm still waiting impatiently for the Minis to hit my local supermarket. :tantrum:
The U.K. site is HERE (http://www.ryvita.co.uk/index.html).
And they're pretty low in sodium too, unless you slather them with Marmite like someone I know.... ;)
07-05-2006, 12:42 PM
Ok Ali, you knew this was coming, what is Marmite? :lol: I agree, I miss Jilly too. :)
1 egg mc muffin, no ham
2 cups skim milk
1 mcdonald's asian salad, no meat very little dressing & NO almonds, they forgot them. Oh well!
1 small bag (33) pretzel braids
1 can tuna canned in olive oil
I have already purchased another asian salad, no meat for my lunch. :)
Once the tuna canned in olive oil I've already purchased is eaten up, it's going to be a once a month treat, rather than once a week.
07-05-2006, 01:11 PM
Marmite is a dark savoury vegetarian spread made from yeast extract, most often eaten spread thinly on toast. I like it with Laughing Cow triangles in a toasted sarnie. :T Excellent source of B vitamins. and though it tastes very salty, I'm sure it's not as high in sodium as one might think. :chin: (I can't be bothered to go and check right now.) It's been a staple in my diet forever--I used to be known as the Marmite Kid. :D
I didn't have the second fruit shake yesterday, but I did have a couple of portions of reduced-salt potato chips. :devil:
Today's plan is not much different from yesterday's plan:
Fruit shake (banana, skimmed milk, strawberries, tofu, vanilla extract).
Cottage cheese on Ryvitas, salad.
Fruit drink (Banana, plain yogurt, protein powder, strawberries).
Tofu in crushed tomatoes with herbs, w-w pasta, salad.
07-05-2006, 02:18 PM
Alright, holiday's over, TOM is gone, time to get back to crackin' down! But first things first--while we're on a roll with getting unfamiliar terms defined...sarnie??
granola/almond cereal w/skimmilk and sliced banana
black bean soup w/ff sour cream
pumpkin pie filling stuff w/ff cool whip
salad (spinach, chicken, strawberries, almonds, and light ginger dressing)
07-05-2006, 02:47 PM
:lol: Sarnie is Brit-Speak for sandwich.
I love the sound of that salad, Jill. Yum!
07-05-2006, 04:23 PM
Ok, Ali, one more!! We appreciate it! :yes:
Spaghetti with courgettes and mange toutWhat did our Miss Helen eat? Spaghetti with what?
07-05-2006, 04:57 PM
zucchini and erm... mange tout.
Let me find a link...
07-05-2006, 05:01 PM
Mange tout (http://www.waitrose.com/food_drink/recipes/glossary/foodglossary/Mangetout.asp)
No picture, sorry, but they're kind of like sugar snap peas or something like that.
Today was not too bad:
cous cous salad
bag of soy crisps
some jelly beans
Nut loaf with courgette, mange tout, pepper, carrot, ginger, soy and chilli stir fry (that's a mouthful!)
A different cous cous and chickpea salad
Dried fruit (apricots, prunes and dates)
The remains of the stir fry with some rice
Possibly some 70% chocolate
07-05-2006, 05:27 PM
Yeah, I've found that sugar snaps here taste very similar to mange tout, but are a lot fatter, I think because they're picked later. Snow peas seem to be the equivalent.
I think we need a glossary of terms! I mean, imagine my disappointment when I discovered the exotic-sounding veggie, rutabaga, was really plain old swede :lol:
07-06-2006, 06:43 AM
So, if anyone caught my thread in the support forum, you'll see I clearly did NOT stick to yesterday's plan exactly. But here I am with a bit of a renewed sense of spirit, ready to get in the ring for another round :dizzy:
granola cereal w/banana and skim milk
salad (spinach, strawberries, almonds, chicken, cabbage, broccoli, and light Asian sesame dressing)
Subway (lord give me the strength to order wraps instead of a whole sub on bread :^: )I've also vowed to start walking up the stairs to my apartment and ditching the elevator whenever possible (4 flights of stairs to my floor). Water goal is for at least 3 liters, not including any additional diet soda or anything.
07-06-2006, 01:48 PM
I, too, think we need a glossary of terms! ;)
Jilly, you cannot uneat anything. Today is a new day! :)
1 packet cinnamon weight control oatmeal
1 T peanut butter
1 tsp clover honey
2 cups skim milk
1 serving portobella mushroom ravioli
1 piece (medium sized) garlic bread
1 small cup cherry jello w/fruit in it.