100 lb. Club - Weekly Journal Buddy Thread (July 17-23_

07-17-2006, 04:31 PM
I refuse to let this one by the wayside, especially now that I have a new fridge filled w/healthy things.

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!


1 serving sugarfree raspberry jello
16 ounces skim milk

1 MorningStarFarms cheddar burger
1/2 cup spinach/radicchio mix
small amount sliced fresh mushrooms
small amount light done right house italian
2 pluots
6 deli style rye triscuits

1 liter water
3 liter bottle of water

1 serving baby carrots
1 serving (about 2 tablespoons) southwestern ranch dip

1 green apple
2 sticks reduced fat string cheese

1 spoonful peanut butter
6 low sodium triscuits

1 package chicken ramen
1/4-1/2 cup frozen mixed veggies, mixed into soup

Drank a little over a gallon yesterday. Ended up being very thirsty during the night. :(

07-17-2006, 07:13 PM
Yup, let's keep this going.

Today I had the following:

1 ultimate meal shake (1 banana, 1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk, ~1/4 cup of ultimate meal powder)
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese with 2 strawberries
2 cups of shrimp, veggie stirfry mixed with rice (leftovers from Mongolian BBQ)
1 apple with 1/2 tbsp peanut butter

Dinner will be: 4-5 oz grilled chicken with grilled veggies and 1/2 cup rice
After dinner Snack: TBD - depends if I go to the gym or not, may be a smaller ultimate meal shake or protein shake.

07-17-2006, 07:31 PM
I am all about the details, so I love this idea. Here's my day:


1 C. Kashi Go Lean Crunch
1/4 C. dried blueberries
3/4 C. 2% organic milk

2 8 oz. mugs tea w/a tiny bit of organic half & half


1/2 C. egg beaters
1 oz. light Velveeta
1 low-carb tortilla (whole wheat, 50 calories)
13 baby carrots
1 Tbsp hummus


2 C. romaine lettuce, shredded
1/2 C. grape tomatoes
1 serving tuna (water packed) w/1 Tbsp light mayo and 1/2 tsp. sweet relish


1 light ice cream sandwich
1 100-calorie pack of cookies
1 100-calorie pack of Wheat Thins


45 minutes swimming laps
30 minutes Pilates

80 oz. water so far, but it's Florida and it's summer so I'm drinking water pretty much constantly.

Looking at the list of snacks, I see I still have some work to do cutting back on the processed foods. It seems like I eat so much, but I'm still having trouble keeping my calories up. Some days I can eat 1300 and be full, but days like today when I work out a lot I can eat 1600 easily (I'm trying to keep it at around 1500 for now). I need to add more cooked whole grains into my diet but cooking for myself is my biggest failing. I hate doing it when I can just make a salad instead.

07-17-2006, 10:50 PM
Ok i didn't eat so well today.

Slim fast shake (powder)
8oz skim milk
1/2 Tblspn of wheat germ
1 small banana
blended well in blender yum yum

1 creamy Parmesan Chicken Lean Gourmet
1 serving of light yogurt strawberry orange flavored

1 small chicken breast skinless boneless
1/2 cup of spinach canned
1/2 cup of white medium grain rice cooked

2 Sugar free Sobe energy drinks.
1 8pz mug of green tea with antioxidants no sugar or milk
3 16 oz bottles of water

lol i need more fruits and vegis i think. Also didn't drink enough water : /
haven't had a snack yet today... might have one later if my tummy feels better. I've been feeling queesy all day.

oops almost forgot i walked 4 miles this morning and 1 hour of toning on my Total Gym at home. some crunches and reverse crunches and this excersise i dont' know the name of but its good for my butt and upper back of legs : P

07-18-2006, 02:29 AM
Breakfast: Oatmeal, wheat germ, raisins, 8 oz cup green tea w/honey

Lunch: chicken and wild rice soup, slice whole grain breat w/pat of butter

Dinner: Chicken and Brown rice burrito (2), salsa, broccoli (2 servings)

Snack: Triscuit crackers (6), wedge laughing cow cheese, granola bar

Total calories: 1352

With all of these whole grains I am having a hard time eating enough. I feel full all of the time, I guess that is better than feeling hungry. I am trying to stay between 1200 and 1550 calories a day so I did make it, but...

For workout did 60 mins water aerobics, 20 mins lap swimming and 30 mins of strength training.

Did one gallon of water.


07-18-2006, 01:37 PM
food wagon came, i have no willpower!!! :stress:

2 cups skim milk
1 piece oreo torte. :(

1 yellow apple
1 english muffin (light, multigrain)
1 tsp smart balance w/omega's "spread"

1 liter water

a few (less than 10) mini pretzels & more southwestern ranch dip....stay out of the mailroom, SAPF!!! :drill:

3/4 cup maybe of spinach radicchio mix
1/4 cup maybe fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2-1 serving light done right house italian dressing (have to try the ranch)
1 serving deli style rye triscuits
1 MorningStarFarms pizza burger
1 serving sugar free raspberry jello

1 serving baby carrots
2 sticks reduced fat string cheese

1 packet cinnamon weight control oatmeal
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon clover honey

more water. :faint:

07-18-2006, 01:59 PM
Update from last night:

Dinner was ~4 oz boneless skinless thigh meat and breast meat chicken (both had been grilled)
~3/4 cup of roasted red potatoes
grilled zucchini & yellow squash

Snack was Kashi trail mix bar (~110 calories)

For today is the following:
Breakfast: 1 ultimate meal shake (ultimate meal powder, 1/2 banana, 1/4 apple, 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk)

Snack: 2 cups carrots and celery with laughing cow cheese wedge

Lunch: ~3 oz grilled boneless skinless chicken thigh, 1/2 cup jasmine rice, broccoli, zucchini

Snack: 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese, 3 strawberries

Dinner (tentative, may have fish instead): ~3-4 oz grilled boneless skinless chicken breast, 1/2 cup jasmine rice, broccoli

Snack - Maybe kashi bar or shake

07-18-2006, 02:41 PM
Oh dear. I really shouldn't have abandoned this thread. :rollpin: Thanks for keeping it going, SAPF.

Today's plan:

Fruit shake (banana, blueberries, raspberries, skimmed milk, tofu).
Natural PB on Ryvitas, salad.
Broccoli florets and sugar snaps with hummus.
Toasted w-w quesadillas. (Filled with black beans, chilli, corn, onion, grilled turkey, and a little cheese), more salad.

07-18-2006, 02:43 PM
BTW, love the new sig, nelie. :yes:

07-19-2006, 12:15 PM
Food wagon will be here in an hour. :kickbutt:

The girls are ordering Chinese takeout. :rollpin:

I have more willpower than that. :yes: :dust:

Food wagon purchase will be skim milk only. :dance:

planned for today:
english muffin & fruit & cheese for breakfast
salad & cheddar burger (veggie) & triscuits for lunch
ramen noodle soup with frozen veggies mixed in for dinner.

Actually eaten today:
1 green apple
1 red pear
2 sticks reduced fat string cheese
1 light whole grain english muffin
2 tsp's smart balance spread
2 cups skim milk

1 MorningStar Farms cheddar burger
1 cup spinach radicchio mix
1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 serving light done right house italian dressing
6 rye triscuits (so much more flavor than the low sodium & only 100 more mg of sodium) :T
1 packet sugar free drink mix (strawberry lemonade) calorie free too! :)

1 serving sugarfree orange jello
2 servings baby carrots (i have them here in a bowl to dip from throughout the afternoon.
1 serving Breton multigrain crackers

1 lean cuisine macaroni & cheese meal

no more food last night. :)

I must say having that oatmeal last night totally helped. :cool: Not only did I not make a bad choice out of sheer hunger, I didn't even feel hungry for dinner!

planned dinner (if i can make it that long)
1 bag baby spinach/radicchio mix, sauteed
mushrooms, sauteed with ^^
1 package chicken ramen, prolly will only use half the packet.

If I can't make it that long, it's going to be the oatmeal again. (or not)

07-19-2006, 12:48 PM
SAPF - I don't have a food wagon but I do have to stand by the vending machines as I heat up my lunch. They have no power over me though. That food wagon has no right to have power over you either!

Dishy - Thanks

Last night, I ate a little more than planned. I had an apple with 1/2 tbsp pb then I had 1/4 cup of mixed nuts, raisins and kashi go lean.

Dinner was 4 oz fish, brussel sprouts and 1/2 cup rice with a piece of rye bread. Also had a salad with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red bell peppers, carrots & lighten up salad dressing.

Dessert was 1/2 kiwi. Snack was a Kashi TLC bar.

Today is:

Breakfast - 1 ultimate meal shake (ultimate meal powder, 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk, 2 strawberries, 1/2 banana)

Snack - 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt, 1/4 cup 1% cottage cheese, 1/3 kiwi

Lunch - 4 oz grilled chicken breast, 1/2 cup rice, brussel sprouts. I also have a salad but may hold off until after lunch. Salad has lettuce, tomatoes, red bell peppers and cucumbers.

Snack - Mixed veggies (cucucmbers, carrots, red bell peppers) and laughing cow cheese wedge.

Dinner - 4 oz fish, broccoli, salad

Snack - Not sure, I don't want to eat kashi tlc bars every night.

P.S. Where is jilly?!

07-19-2006, 01:44 PM
Think of all that nasty MSG and sodium you don't need, SAPF. Stay strong. :)
Looks like a great day of menus planned there, nelie. :yes: I've never tried those TLC bars. Are they sweet or savoury?

Last night I added another apple, cup 1% cottage cheese, and a couple of tablespoons half & half in a coffee.

Today's plan:

Fruit shake (banana, blueberries, plain yogurt, skimmed milk, tofu).
Cottage cheese and Marmite on Ryvitas, salad.
Carrots and sugar snaps with hummus.
Baked salmon, broccoli, peas, w-w couscous.
Apple, strawberries.

07-19-2006, 01:46 PM
I forgot about this thread- I never really wrote in it but always liked to follow it and see how people were doing and what they're eating... Nelie, glad to see you at it again! :)

Today unfortunately I didn't wake up until almost 11 (yay unemployment) and lay in bed talking on the phone for an hour and a half, only getting up to get:

Peanut butter and jam on a hamburger roll
one piece of mozzerella

HA, fabulous eating habits I'm having.

But for the rest of the day this is what I have planned:

snack- designer whey shake
dinner- probably one chicken breast and veggies

exercise: one hour pilates class, 30-45 minutes cardio (incline treadmill/elliptical)

07-19-2006, 04:06 PM
Welcome, Dana! :wave:

Heh, already I've veered away from the plan, but at least it was with something healthy. :D I had wheat bran, raisins, and skimmed milk for brekkie, so that'll change the rest of my day. Maybe I'll just swap it out with the cottage cheese meal. We'll see....

07-20-2006, 10:46 AM
Dana, welcome :) I found it helps to track my food and to help keep me honest.

Dishy, the TLC Kashi bars (I buy from Costco) are a little sweet but mostly crunchy. I originally bought them for hiking but they found their way into the snack area too for me :)

Yesterday was as planned up to dinner (and a pre-dinner snack)

snack - apple and 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
dinner - salmon/cucumber/bell pepper salad (recipe as posted in Super Foods thread), 1/2 cup whole wheat penne pasta, ~3 tbsp pasta sauce, 1 piece of "The Baker" whole wheat flax bread (~50 calories and dense), zucchini and a sald which consisted of lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, green onions, cucumbers and carrots with 1 tbsp newman's own lighen up salad dressing.

I went to the gym and did 23 minutes on the elliptical and I didn't have an after dinner snack.

Today is:

Breakfast - 1 ultimate meal shake (ultimate meal powder, 1/2 kiwi, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk)

Snack - 1/4 cup 1% cottage cheese, 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt, 2 strawberries

Lunch - 4 oz grilled chicken breast, 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta, 2 tbsp pasta sauce, zucchini plus salad with lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, green onions, cucumbers and red bell peppers with 1 tbsp salad dressing.

Snack - mixed veggies (cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers) with <1/4 cup hummus

Snack - salmon/cucumber/bell pepper salad

Dinner - 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta, ~3 tbsp pasta sauce, 1 piece of "The Baker" whole wheat flax bread, 1/2 cup salmon/cucumber/bell pepper salad, broccoli plus a side salad

07-20-2006, 12:40 PM
Do you make your own hummus or buy it? I haven't found a kind I *love * yet, but I've had some great homeade hummus. Too bad i'm such a crappy cook. :lol:

Yesterday I was actually decent, and I got my butt to a 1.5 hour yoga class and did 44 minutes of elliptical/treadmill cardio. Today I have to make sure I get enough protein.

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 slices turkey bacon, 2 slices wholegrain bread

lunch (planned): veggie burger, mixed veggies

snack: Bolthouse farms protein drink (1 c), piece of fruit

dinner TBD

Workout: 75 min yoga class, 45 min cardio

07-20-2006, 12:49 PM
I buy hummus. My favorite hummus comes from a restaurant that I used to go to but I moved so no more of that. I have been meaning to make it myself but I haven't yet.

07-20-2006, 12:57 PM
I make hummus with the Fantastic Foods mix. :T


1 packet cinnamon weight control oatmeal
1/2 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon clover honey
2 cups skim

1 can healthy request soup, chicken & rice, more water added than called for to reduce the sodium some more. :)
1/2 cup-3/4 cup baby spinach & radicchio
1/4 cup mushrooms
1 serving light done right house italian dressing
1 light multigrain english muffin
1 tbsp smart balance
1 stick reduced fat string cheese

1 packet doritos :nono:
2 sticks reduced fat string cheese
1 yellow apple
2 servings baby carrots

1 serving kashi blueberry cereal
1/4 cup skim milk

I am nervous now guys because I am home & the cereal is open now. Cereal is the easiest thing ever to binge on. :( Keep your :crossed: for me.

07-20-2006, 04:34 PM
Thanks for the TLC info, nelie.

I make my own hummus with chick peas, garlic, lemon/lime juice, EV olive oil, and tahini. I don't stick to a given recipe, just taste it to see if it's balanced, but I tend to go easy on the oil and heavy on the garlic, and always add lots of black pepper. There's a stall at our local farmers' market that does the best hummus I've ever tasted :T, but I'm too cheap to buy it very often. ;)

Well, I ate nowhere near what I'd planned yesterday, but apart from a small portion of ice cream, it was all good stuff, so I'm okay with that. Sticking to a plan isn't my forte. :lol: However, with that said:

Today's plan:

Optimum Slim cereal with raisins and skimmed milk. Done.
Fruit shake (banana, blueberries, skimmed milk, tofu).
Cottage cheese and Marmite on Ryvitas, carrots and sugar snaps.
Baked salmon, broccoli, peas, brown rice.

07-20-2006, 06:04 PM
I am really glad to see this thread. Funny I was thinking about it on my way home from the gym.

Here is what I ate yesterday:

Oatmeal...Low Sugar Maple
1 cup skim milk

1/2 cup hummus
pita chips

White nectarine

Blue Fish
Roasted Veggies
Cucumber and Tomato salad


No exercise. I am on an every other day routine.

... so far has not been that great as far as eating since I am on vacation I went to lunch with my Mom. I am also tending to "treat" myself to things I do not get in Korea.

Skim Milk

Pita chips

gucamole with chips
chicken/avacodo quesadilla
My favorite dessert....tartufo.....(vanilla and chocolate ice cream ball with thin chocolate shell and a cherrie in the middle)
decaf coffee

Dinner will be:
roasted veggies


:carrot: :carrot: Exercise was fine I went to the gym and worked like crazy on the recumbant bike for 20 minutes using the fat burning setting (instead of level 1). I also used the arc trainer for 20 minutes and the arm bike for ten. I was dripping with sweat by the end. :carrot: :carrot:

So maybe the tartufo will equal out and there will be no gain. HOWEVER...I know I am on vacation and am trying to do what I can but I am not in full diet mode while I am away. So I am not beating myself up over anything.

07-21-2006, 01:59 AM
Blew it again after the fruit shake. :mad: Went for a long bike ride with hubby, and just couldn't be bothered to start cooking when I got back. I had two big pieces of fried chicken with small fries. I'm sure the kcals won't kill me, but I know I'll feel the effects of too much fat and too few veggies tomorrow.

Incidentally, tomorrow is day one of a smoke-free Fishy! :halffull: I'm off out for my last one now. :smoking:

07-21-2006, 09:45 AM
I did ok yesterday. No gain... which is a success in itself. Looking forward to today.

07-21-2006, 01:18 PM
I'm proud of you, Darlene! :yes: It just shows that you can still enjoy a vacation without piling the weight back on. :cp:

(Hmm... are you listening, DishyFishy! :nono: )

07-21-2006, 01:33 PM
Awwww, Fishy. Be gentle with yourself. You can't uneat anything. You can only move onward & downward. :hug:


2 eggs, scrambled in a little butter
2 slices white toast, buttered
1 banana
1 serving 1% milk

^^ate at mom's with my little man silent begging at the table. Silent begging is sitting nice, as if to say, "Look what a good boy I am. I am sitting nice. Don't you want to share your breakfast with me?" and I did give him some toast crusts & a bit of egg & a bit of banana. I can't help it, he's good. And he has lost a pound, and is down to 17 pounds. :)

07-21-2006, 01:46 PM
I always switch up my dinner.

Pre-dinner snack (dinner was late, ~8pm) - 1 piece of "The Baker" cranberry and pumpkin seed bread (70 calories), couple of wasabi dry roasted edamame (20 calories?)

Last night Dinner - 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta, 3 tbsp pasta sauce, 1/2 cup eggplant sautee, 1/2 cup black bean salad (black beans, corn, tomatoes, red bell peppers, green onions), 1/2 cup salmon/cucumber/bell pepper salad with a side salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers) and 1 tbsp newman's own honey mustard dressing.

For today:

Breakfast - 1 ultimate meal (ultimate meal powder, 1/2 banana, 1 kiwi, 1/4 cup soy milk)

Snack - 1/2 cup black bean salad

Lunch - 1 cup eggplant sautee, 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta, 3 tbsp pasta sauce with side salad

Snack - 1/2 cup salmon salad

Snack - 1 cup mixed veggies (carrots, bell pepper), 1/8 cup hummus

Dinner - Maybe veggie pizza

07-21-2006, 05:45 PM
Yay for quitting smoking , Dishy! Lean on us... it's a toughie.

07-22-2006, 02:23 AM
Thanks, Dana! Today was difficult, and I have to admit to having had a wee smoke this afternoon. :o Pretty feeble attempt, huh? I'm going to look into those pretendy cigarette things to help me out. I can't use the patches because of an allergy, and this cold turkey thing is nasty. :(

On a brighter note though, I did fine on the food front. I seem to do better without a plan! :lol: And I even got in a couple of walks totalling about 7 miles. (Spoilt a little by my :smoking:. :rollpin: )

Today's food:

Wheat bran cereal with raisins and skimmed milk.
Fruit shake (banana, blueberries, skimmed milk, tofu).
Asparagus, carrots, spinach, sugar snaps, and sunflower seeds with dressing (black pepper, garlic, EV olive oil, and raspberry balsamic vinegar).
Baked salmon, broccoli, peas, whole wheat noodles.

07-23-2006, 06:14 AM
I ate a whole bag of chips tonight, and washed it down with a bottle of wine. I really don't know what gets into me sometimes. :?: I mean, I started the day well, but spent the entire afternoon planning to have crisps and plonk!! Wouldn't you think at some point I'd have come to my senses? But no, I waited for it to cool down (it was 43C in my garden, and I can't get the indoor temp below 32 :faint: ) and then went for a walk with hubby to the off-licence and supermarket. He said to me, "Should I be reminding you how awful you'll feel after this?". I just said, "Nope.", and carried on. :lol: Poor bloke!

Today's food:

Fruit shake (banana, blueberries, rasps, skimmed milk, tofu, FF yogurt).
cup black beans, cup FF cottage cheese, red cabbage, carrots, spinach, 2 Ryvita crisp breads.
Big bag of crisps.
Bottle of red wine.