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10-15-2006, 05:50 PM
Yeah, I know it's early, but I went grocery shopping this weekend and am about to go make a ton of spghetti squash for the week, so I've got food on my mind, and better to post about it than to eat it, right? ;)


intentional exercise (who cares how much--right now I'm getting NONE)
3+ liters plain water
1800 calories or less
eat at least 5 times a day
100+ grams of protein
My plan for Monday is something like:

5 turkey sausage links (183)
2 cups spaghetti squash (83) with 1 cup tomato sauce (140) and 1 Italian turkey sausage (110)
Healthy Choice sesame chicken meal (230)
yogurt (80)
5.88 oz cooked chicken (232) and 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli (41) with 4T honey dijon marinade (96)That brings me to 1058 calories and 102g protein total, but I'm sure I'll add either a fruit smoothie or some fat-free, sugar-free pudding in the evening as well.

10-15-2006, 10:59 PM
blah, I didnt eat that much last week... not enough to gain anything (but it wasnt that healthy of a week) but the scale was up 1-2 pounds :/ I think I need to get back to exercising.... even if it is just a few days a week.

B- banana with peanut butter; source vanilla apple crumble yogurt
S- coffee with skim milk and 0 calorie vanilla syrup; raisin brand bar
L- rice crackers and antipasto; soup
S- cut of veggies (carrots; celery; cucumber) and hummus
D- blah no idea
W- 4L

Hope to stay at or under 1400 today

10-16-2006, 05:04 AM
What is spaghetti squash? Pasta noodles with squash instead of meat?

10-16-2006, 07:30 AM
What is spaghetti squash? Pasta noodles with squash instead of meat?
It's not pasta noodles, just squash. You buy the squash and cook it, and then scrape the flesh out with a fork, and it comes out in strands like pasta. To me, it's almost flavorless, so with a good sauce, it's an excellent pasta replacement, expecially considering it's only about 45 calories for a cup of spaghetti squash vs. nearly 200 calories for a cup of cooked pasta. Here's a link (there's tons of info if you Google, but this one had good photos):

There are lots of other recipes, but I've only ever used it as a spaghetti substitute. I never knew about it either until I noticed other women here on 3fc mention it!

10-16-2006, 09:40 AM
B - 1 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch, 1 cup skim milk
s - medium banana
L - Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken
s - 2 pc. wasa crispbread & 1 tbsp peanut butter
D - Chicken stir fry

Exercise - 45 minutes treadmill
Water - 64 oz.

10-16-2006, 10:18 AM
Breakfast - steel cut oats w/walnuts, chopped apple

Snack - cottage cheese w/peach bits

Lunch - salmon pasta salad w/broccoli, shredded carrot, red onion, whole wheat rotini, apple

Snack - pear, clementine (oh my darling, oh my darling!)

Dinner - baked tilapia w/tomatoes and spices courtesy of this site's recipe section :D, brown rice w/dill and peas, cabbage

Water - much as possible, 3L +

Exercise - slept in, missed gym, am very :mad:.

10-16-2006, 10:48 AM
Okay, off my lazy butt...

B: 1 slice whole wheat bread with lite veggie cream cheese
1 cup of vanilla yogurt
1 cup of coffee with two creamers and equal

L : 1/2 whole wheat pita with tuna and celery bits
One whole orange

Snack: 1 container of yogurt, decaf coffee, an apple or nuts

Dinner: Steamed broccoli with balsamic vinaigrette, 3 oz. of beef or

Water: hoping to get around 3 L

Exercise, hopefuly around 30-45 minutes

Grrrrrrr I need to be good this week.

10-16-2006, 11:30 AM
I am going to get me some spaghetti squash next time I am at the store! is that what it is sold as?

also, I got up this morning and rode my exercise bike for 30 min - first time in 3 months!!!

10-16-2006, 12:57 PM
I am going to get me some spaghetti squash next time I am at the store! is that what it is sold as?
yupyup--I have found it at Trader Joe's and Wegman's around here. Whenever I go to our chain grocery store (Giant), I see a sign for the spaghetti squash, but it's never there. The sign is usually posted over a crate of acorn squash, which is a round green gourd and SO not the same thing! :dizzy: So make sure it is an oblong yeloowish colored squash to be sure the sign is correct ;)

Also, for anyone thinking of cooking the squash, most of the directions I find online say to cut lengthwise and put in the microwave in a dish with 1/4 cup water and wrap with plastic wrap. Umm, WAY too much work for me--it worked just fine when I just cut it in half, scooped out the seeds, and placed it in the microwave round side down--no pan, no water, no plastic wrap :)

10-16-2006, 01:18 PM
Br: watermelon and yogurt

Lu: chicken tenders

Di: chicken breast w/ spaghetti squash tossed w/ garlicky butter

Water: 2L (1 more liter to go!!)

10-16-2006, 01:27 PM
B - 2 slices whole grain whole wheat
1 egg
1 cup skim milk

S - 1 banana

L - 1 piece homemade veggie lasagna.
1/4 cup Italian rice salad
1 8oz container dannon plain yogie

S - Maybe 2 chinese steamed buns. (veggie)

D - 1 homemade veggie quesadilla (less cheese, more emphasis on veggies)
Spiced corn
1/4 cup plain yogie
1 banana/apple/some fruit

Exercise: 1/2 hour on bike in gym. Stupid girls refuse to get off the treadmill. HATE. them.

10-16-2006, 01:38 PM
Stupid girls refuse to get off the treadmill. HATE. them.

Sunni, everywhere i go, we have a 30 min limit on the treadmills.