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07-17-2006, 08:18 PM
I did well for my first day home all day--I actually didn't eat the oatmeal or yogurt I had planned for, but I did have a few licks of a fruit dip I was making to bring as a goodie to my old co-workers (cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and crushed pineapple--a delicious way to make the fruit not so healthy :devil: ). I also had 2 liters of water, which is less than I would have had in the office, but more than I normally have when I'm home all day, so not bad overall. Moving on to tomorrow's plan:

smoothie (banana, pb, skim milk)
salad--Monday I did a chef's salad (lettuce, spinach, egg, beans, ham, croutons, avocado, cucumber, and ff thousand island), so maybe for Tuesday I'll do an Asian flare salad (spinach, shredded cabbage, beans, leftover stir-fry served cold, light sesame ginger dressing)
ham steak w/pineapple and a rice or pasta side

07-17-2006, 08:43 PM
That sounds good. I would kill for a smoothie right now. might have to go get one. lol. your menu sounds good to me! Good Luck! :)

07-17-2006, 09:09 PM
B - oatmeal, dried blueberries

S - horizons organic fat free plain yogurt, 6 oz raspberries

L - big salad - spinach leaves, grape tomatoes, orange pepper strips, baby carrots, 1/4 cup dried cranberry, grilled chicken, dressing on the side

S - 1.5 cups fresh cherries

S - tall non fat sugar free latte

S - cut up veggies (baby carrots, grape tomatoes, sugar snap peas, orange pepper strips)

D - stir fry - bok choy, butternut squash, shitake mushrooms, carrots, yellow pepper strips, garlic, ginger, onion, tofu, stir fry sauce, cashews served over brown rice

07-17-2006, 09:20 PM
Hmm, let me think.
S-plum (have to take ds to doctor)
L-rosemary&parsley fritatta, salad
D-have to go to other ds's Boy Scout court of honor so...hopefully veggie tray will be there? I'm going to take nuts and fruit in my purse
S-depends on dinner

07-17-2006, 09:42 PM
I haven't figured any of the calories or points, but this is the plan:

b--couscous w/ splenda and dried cranberries
l--homemade chef salad, lite vidalia onion dressing
s--2 wasa crackers, 1 wedge laughing cow
d--vegetable and chicken couscous
s--sf jello

I bought the Superfoods Rx book yesterday. I'm going to work on adding these foods into my diet. I have a lot of leftover processed diet foods that I can't just throw away. So, I'll add some in and use up the frozen dinners I have.

07-17-2006, 10:03 PM
Hey guys!

B - 1.5 cups skim milk + 3/4 Frosted Flakes
1 banana if I'm still hungry

S - Nature Valley Oats n' Honey granola bars (2/pack)

L - 1/4 cup brown rice + roasted veggies
1 8 oz Dannon nonfat plain yogurt

D - salad wraps (2-3)

Exercise - Le gym for 1 hour. Didn't go today (monday) because I was upset about work. Bah.

07-17-2006, 11:03 PM
I love these kinds of posts, maybe cuz I love talking about food- I truly feel obsessed sometimes, but lately it's been an obsession on healthy foods. Everyones menus sound so good, I haven't really thought of mine yet, but here goes:

B- english muffin w/ 1T PB
s- small nectarine
gym- 1 hour cardio
L- big salad with grilled chicken leftovers, tomatoes, cukes, little bleu cheese and some pine nuts- light rasp vinaigrette
no snack, gonna take a nap instead been working late at night so I need a nap.
D- Homemade Cord on Bleus- baked chicken with one slice ham and fat free swiss. steamed spinach on the side.

Have to work tomorrow night too, the hardest part is trying not to eat when I get home at 3:00 am. Just GO TO BED!

07-17-2006, 11:20 PM
Tomorrow I'm trying a new salad for lunch! I get ridiculously excited about these things, I've been looking forward to it since last week.

B - Flax Plus cereal, 4 oz soy milk, the last of my blueberries :( (about 300 calories)
S - tea with a little soy milk and sugar, maybe some fruit
L - Chicken salad with apricots, mango (supposed to avocado but they were way overripe so I'm sustituting mango), apricots, and slivered almonds (about 300 calories)
S - nutrition bar (100 to 200 calories)
S - fruit, nuts, or popcorn
D - Chicken in vietnamese sauce, 1/2 ear of corn, green salad (about 400 calories)
S - low calorie pudding, if I have enough calories left, otherwise sugar-free candy

Exercise: about an hour of cardio, combo of elliptical and treadmill, maybe also stairs

- Barbara

07-18-2006, 01:05 AM
Tonight's dinner was - hamburger and then I made a side dish that was canned corn and mushrooms with some onion and butter and garlic seasoning and I cooked that all up - it was yummy!

B- half a peanut butter sandwitch with some honey, banana
S- coffee with vanilla toffee carmel cream
L- left over corn/mushroom stuff from last night with some whole wheat pasta mixed in
S- green grapes
D- no idea

6L of water and I might ride my bike - I am thinking about getting a ride in tonight as well but it is already 9.

07-18-2006, 01:08 AM
I was just wondering... on a package on pasta if it says X number of calories in 1.25 cup / 85 gram - is that dry or cooked? Cooked takes up more room but weighs less (I would think)

07-18-2006, 01:28 AM
I always measure it dry :)

07-18-2006, 01:32 AM
Okay - that's what I did! thanks :)

07-18-2006, 09:47 AM
My yesterday..D-2low fat hot dogs
s-protien shake
workout-40 mins core workout
40 mins walking

B-english muffin with peanut butter
L-SB chicken wrape, sugar free jello, mix fruit cup.
s-100cal snack

40 mins core<<working on a week of this
40min walking

07-18-2006, 09:50 AM
I overdid it on pizza last night, but didn't do too bad on calories.

Br: Ham, cream cheese, tomato sandwhich, nectarine, yogurt
Lu:Leftover Pizza (not the greatest, but that's all there was to bring and I'll stay within my calorie limit), FF chocolate pudding
Din:Salad (lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, red and green peppers, avocado, italian dressing), mango

ex: walking 4 miles

07-18-2006, 10:32 AM
I was just wondering... on a package on pasta if it says X number of calories in 1.25 cup / 85 gram - is that dry or cooked? Cooked takes up more room but weighs less (I would think)
hmm...I don't know about this one specifically. Most pasta boxes say to measure dry, but 1.25 cups dry is a LOT cooked--more than 1 serving, I would think. I would actually think cooked pasta is heavier also because it has absorbed so much water. The past in my cabinet says a servings is 3/4 cup dry (180 calories--and that's a whole-grain pasta).

Typically, I would assume it means dry--it just sounds like a big serving size to me, so who knows :dizzy:

Ooh, could you figure it out by the number of servings per container? If it says there are 3 servings per container but certainly not 3.75 cups of dry pasta, then it means cooked (and vice versa).

07-18-2006, 11:09 AM
Tuesday ... as in today is Tuesday?
Coffee flavoured shake with psyllium
Tuna with crunchy vegetables
Chicken, salad, brown rice

I really need to hang in there for a day for a change. Thanks for being here folks.

Stephanie Osborne
07-18-2006, 12:32 PM
Tuesdays Catch Up:

Overdid it yesterday so scaling back a bit to average myself out for the week.

Skipping coffee

B: CranBerry Muffin
S: ???? - <--- not quite sure yet
L: Tuna with rf Mayo
S: Pretzel
D: Turkey Burger with RF Cheese and some veggies

Workout: RUN RUN RUN, and some Tennis

07-18-2006, 12:41 PM
I looked at the box and it doesn't say how many servings in a box but I looked at another kind of pasta I have and it says 85 grams dry so I am going to assume this pasta is the same since it says 85 grams. The only reason I think it is 1.25 cups is because it is bigger noodles... but still over 300 calories - but I only used like .75 of a cup cuz I mixed it with all this other yummy stuff!

07-18-2006, 06:03 PM
OK so far ....

Coffee flavoured shake with psyllium .... done
walking ... done
Tuna with crunchy vegetables
errands ... done
Chicken, salad, brown rice

I had a headache and went to lay down and someone ate the rice! So, I'm a little behind and have to think of a carb for my men. :)

07-18-2006, 06:25 PM
Weighing pasta (dry) is much more accurate than measuring. :) I usually weigh out two servings and then cook just enough. If I eyeball it, or just cook "some" then I eat it all. Pasta is my all-tiime downfall, I could eat it for every meal. And yes, it's either the blended or whole wheat.

07-18-2006, 06:29 PM
I don't want to be all hard core about my eating. If I owned a food scale I would probably use it - but I am not about to rush about and buy one. Ususally I eyeball - if I can measure easily in cups before I cook or eat I will. There is a site that shows you general portion sizes for things, like 4oz of meat is about the size of a deck of cards, etc. I do my best (usually I try and over estimate), but I find I am already consumed with what I eat and how much... I don't need to make it worst!

07-18-2006, 06:34 PM
That's me too courtnie. I don't think I'd be able to weigh my food for the rest of my life. It's bad enought that I do get out the measuring cups. I like to use my trusty ol' eyeball!!!

07-18-2006, 06:38 PM
I totally agree Rosario - I don't want to spend the rest of my life measuring and weighing every little thing I eat. I only just starting measuring, and with stuff like grapes, pasta, nuts, etc because it is easy to use too much. Something like crackers I try and count them when I potion them out, but I eat them right out of the bag I don't go as far as to count them while I am eating them, haha.

07-18-2006, 07:27 PM
Oh gosh. No way do I weigh/measure everything! But pasta - sigh - yes. :)

07-18-2006, 07:37 PM
eeps! Sorry Pat!!
Some people really DO measure and weigh everything little thing and its like ACK that's too much for me to handle. I probably should get a food weigher just for fun to see how much I am eating, but yah - that's a pain in the butt and a waste of money for me! If I found one at a garage sale tho that would be cool!

07-18-2006, 09:37 PM
I did measure everything for a while (got a scale from my sister who never used hers, so it was free for me). After all, how can you eyeball something if you never really know what the correct amount looks like in the first place? I don't measure everything anymore because I'm confident I know what a propoer portion size looks like. The generic measurements (such as a deck of cards for 4 oz of meat) don't apply to everything--4 oz of cheese, 4oz of meat, 4 oz of tofu, etc. all look different. Heck, even 4oz of cooked ground beef vs. 4 oz of a solid meat (like ham) would be different in size.

I think if I didn't measure anything, I would think I was eating a serving when in fact I would be eating more, increasing my calories and making my weight loss slow, stop, or even reverse. If all it takes to keep me in line is to whip out a little scale or some measuring cups once in a while, I think it's a million percent worth it.

Not to say everyone should (or needs to) measure everything, but I don't think anyone should feel as if you're being crazy if you do :dizzy:

07-18-2006, 11:27 PM
Jillybean - I totally realize that 4oz of cheese is different then 4oz of meat. Here is the site I was talking about:

I know it is just a guideline, but it helps!

07-18-2006, 11:57 PM
I missed a meal and a snack and weight lifting. Coulda been worse, I guess.