LA Weight Loss - To anyone on purple or gold plans...

07-26-2006, 10:00 AM
They moved me to purple this week!!!

So, I guess the good news is that I am losing weight. However, they moved me to purple this week, so I lose my 1/2P an 1S. THAT SUCKS!

Anyhoo... I was hoping that some of you on either purple or gold could share with me some sample day menus so I can get an idea of how to break up the exchanges. The 1/2P and 1S was my whole breakfast! I have a few ideas for mixing things up, but seeing what y'all are doing would sure help!

Thanks, chickies!

07-26-2006, 10:09 AM
Hi Cassi,
What are your purple portions?
P/S/V/F/D/Fat/Lt Bars? (
Baby Steps….. (
NOTHING tastes as good as skinny feels!

07-26-2006, 10:46 AM
Cassi--I am on Gold (except trying Blue this week--love the extra starch and 1/2 protein but my scale isn't!)

Anyway, a pretty typical day for me is:
yogurt (D)
apple (F)

Mid AM:
Lite (L)

turkey (or tuna) sandwich (PSS)
baby carrots (V)
fruit (F)

Mid PM:
Lite or shake (L)
fruit (F)

chicken breast (P)
salad (VV)
dressing (fat)

We've been eating pretty late so I don't usually have a snack at night but if I am hungry I will have a light string cheese or celery --they've never said anything about the extra since there isn't much to them. Since I've been on Blue this week I've counted the string cheese as my 1/2 protein and I sometimes have a piece of toast for breakfast or a rice cake. I try to have all my starches before dinner (if possible) and just since friday moved a fruit to lunch since we are trying not to have them at night. I've been stuck a LONG time so I may not be the best person to ask. Are you doing the Lites?

07-26-2006, 11:16 AM
Julieann - Purple and gold are the same exchanges, just the protein size is a little more. So for the day I get 1D, 1Fa, 3Fr, 4V, 2S 2P, plus 2 lites.

Thanks for any suggestions!

07-26-2006, 12:21 PM
WTG Cassi!!!!!!

07-26-2006, 12:38 PM
Woohoo on the 30 lbs.!!

I am on purple and rarely eat my protein at breakfast unless it is a 1/2 p. then I have the other 1/2 at lunch. Like a fried egg on a bagel for breakfast then egg salad from 2 eggs at lunch. I usually have my fruit and dairy or maybe a starch for my b-fast.

Here's a day from last week:

8 oz. ff yogurt
1 c. fresh blueberries

small apple
lite bar

taco salad w/ ground turkey
turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, 1 small LC tortilla


grilled fish
1/3 c. brown rice
1/2 c. cooked broccoli
1/2 c. cooked cauliflower

lite bar

07-26-2006, 12:46 PM
Also on Wednesday's I work late, so I usually sleep in a little and eat breakfast late, I usually have my protein for breakfast to fill me up and then a lite lunch. Here is last Wed's menu:

3 eggs scrambled with 1 c. cooked mushrooms, red peppers, zucchini, 9 black olives
1 pc. toast
1 wedge lite laughing cow cheese


1 c. blueberries
4 oz. ff yogurt
lite bar

1/2 c. sf ff ice cream

Quizno's honey mustard chicken salad, no cheese or bacon
LA honey mustard dressing
20 oz. diet Mt. Dew

lite bar

07-26-2006, 04:20 PM
Thanks a lot, guys. I really appreciate the help.

If anyone else would like to add a sample days (or more) menu here, please feel free. I can use all the help and ideas I can get!

07-26-2006, 07:46 PM
Purple was a big challenge for me to get used to - it took a week or so to adjust to the loss of the 1/2P and S. One thing that the COD consistently told me (and here in lies the struggle) is to not split up the protein types. If you have a half P of peanut butter in the morning, have the other half in peanut butter at lunch or for mid-am snack. They bumped me back up to red when I stopped doing the lites, but I expect to move to purple in the next couple weeks or so. In anticipation of that, I rarely have a protein for breakfast.

The starches are harder for me. I like a bagel or english muffin for breakfast, which really messes me up if I want a sandwich at lunch or something. I am trying right now to wean myself of a starch with dinner. It will take more planning on my part, because we are sooooo busy, we eat fast food a lot. Trying to plan for those nights when I may want a burger.... sigh.

Go Mommy Go!
08-01-2006, 09:43 PM
Cassi- Here are my first few days...I am on the purple plan as well.

BFast: S/D/Fr/condiment
1/2 whole wheat english muffin with butter spray
8 oz Yoplait light
1 small apple

AM Snack
la lite bar

Lunch: P/Fr
(CC) 1 mini wholegrain bagel with 2T ff cream cheese & 3 slices of tomato (a little Morton lite salt sprinkled over the top)
12 small strawberries

PM snack: Fa
la lite bar
7 almonds

8 oz grilled chicken breast
1/3 cup rice
2c salad greens with 4 cherry tomatoes & 6 baby carrots (ff dressing)

Evening snack: Fr/condiment
1c sugar free jell-o
1/2 banana

BFast: P/FrFr
2/3c Egg beaters scramble
1 apple
1/2 banana

AM snack
la lite bar

Lunch: S/VV/Fa/condimentx2
1 mini whole wheat bagel with 1T ff cream cheese
1C salad greens with 1/4 cup red pepper, 1/4 cup broccoli, 2 cherry tomatoes, & 3 baby carrots
(ff dressing)
7 almonds

PM Snack: Fr
la lite bar
1/2 banana

Dinner: P/V/D
6 oz sirloin steak (with a small amount,tsp, of spice rub)
1C(measurement done before cooking) steamed broccoli with 2oz melted reduced fat cheddar.

Evening snack: S/condimentx2
1 C sugar free jell-o
1/2 whole wheat eng muffin with butter spray

I had an extra condiment that day.....but if that's as bad as my cheating ever gets, so be it.

BFast: two third P/FrFr
2 hard boiled eggs
1 apple
1/2 banana

AM snack:
la lite bar

Lunch: SS/halfP/Fa/D/condiment
4 thin slices of ff,reduced sodium Turkey on 2 slices of Sara Lee diet bread (45 cals/slice) 1T light mayo, 1tsp mustard
8 oz yoplait light

PM snack:VV
la lite bar
4 cherry tomatoes
6 baby carrots

Dinner: halfP/one thirdP/VV/condimentx2
1 veggie burger (no bun) with 1/2T ketchup, 1/2 t mustard
1 small tomato sliced & 1/4 cucumber sliced drizzled with ff dressing
1/4 c cottage cheese

Evening snack: Fr

Hope that helps. I have more menus, but the little munchkin is fussing so I need to see to that.