Post # 1
Ok, so as I mentioned yesterday I am trying to get back to a healthy way of living including diet (meaning what you eat not fads) and excercise. I will add, I am not new to this. I’ve done it before and felt great, its just that since setting the date and booking the venue I don’t know what has happened! I just fell off in a big way. Shame on me! So, i am trying to get back to my good habits. So, I figured I’d start this thread where we can share what we eat. When I tracked my food in a food journal I thought it was interesting how my food choices changed the further I got in to my “good habits”. I’m always looking for new ideas and maybe we can help some bees also looking to loose weight or pickup some good habits. 🙂
This morning I had:
bowl of special K red berries with skim milk
big mug (about 2 cups) of decaf honey chamomile green tea with lemon and NO sweetner
Healthy Choice entree (yes I know frozen entrees have lots of sodium so I drink about 10 cups of water or more to offset)
salad greens with blueberries and shredded asiago cheese w/ lime vinaigrette
fat free yogurt
?? (not sure yet what the side will be)
Post # 3
Today I had:
-Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal with berries and skim milk
-cup of coffee with creamer and Splenda
-cup of coffee with creamer and splenda
-NutriGrain cereal bar
-Sandwich on double fiber whole grain bread: 1/2 “eggless” egg salad, 1/2 chicken salad, w/2 slices LF cheese
-1/2 bag SunChips
Afternoon Snack: nothing so far but if anything I’ll have a light string cheese
Dinner will be:
-Seafood salad (imitation crab & shrimp over lettuce with light Thousand Island dressing
-1 multgrain wrap
I usually put half the salad into the wrap and then eat the other half as salad
Been pounding water all day, I try to drink at least 100oz/day
Tonight I’m going to the gym for 1/2 hour lifitng and 1/2 hour cardio
Post # 4
Great thread by the way! We should do this every day. That will help a lot of us keep on track I bet!!!
Post # 5
I’m doing 5 days of protein to break my plateau, so:
(2) eggs, (2) turkey sausages
(1) chicken breast and leg
(1) snapper filet
a few pieces of jerky and (2) egg whites for a snack
Boo…I want some fruit. But only 2 more days to go!
Post # 6
@bree72 – I cannot live without my fruit! Especially blueberries and cherries in the summer. 🙂 I think that is why I do so awful at low-carb diets.
@Lorienne – What is in an “eggless” egg salad?
Um, last night dinner ended up being Subway instead of chicken cutlets. My plan to run home and get dinner started was thwarted by my doggies being bad doggies and making a mess for me to clean up. Bad doggies. They are outside today…
So instead I had subway. Turkey & ham on 7 (9?) grain wheat, couldn’t forgo the cheese, but did stick with only fat free honey mustard and no oil & vinegar. Lots of veggies. Baked Lays. And I ended up eating 3 oreos with FI, but according to Ms. Labrador if you’re gonna eat something bad for you its best to do it after your workout right?
Today may not go as well as yesterday:
Special K w/red berries and 1/2 cup skim milk
green tea w/lemon (no sweetner)
salad greens w/blueberries& asiago cheese
1 tbsp southwestern ranch
Smart Ones Swedish Meatballs
Fiber one bar
Whatever the “complimentary” entree is at the bar we play shuffleboard tonight. If its hot dogs I’m in trouble! NO ALCOHOL tonight.
I am just glad I got some cardio in today. Even though dinner will not be so great, at least I feel like I can offset it a little bit.
Post # 7
8:00 am – Strawberry/yogurt smoothie made by my FI
9:30 am – Fage plain 2% yogurt
11:30 am – Small Banana
12:30 pm – Sushi: 2 tuna avacado rolls, 1 salmon roll, small miso soup
I have book club tonight, so dinner will be cheese and crackers. A lot of dairy today!
Post # 8
Breakfast: coffee (sweeterner/milk), probiotic low cal cereal
Snack: crackers (maybe…10?)
Lunch: veggie stir fry with some corn (carbs, ah, maybe 1/4 cup tho) and cucumber salad (bonus, i packed my lunch stir fry but only ate half!)
Snack: grapes, maybe a protein bar if i get super hungry before 3:30
Dinner: some lean cuisine stuffed in the freezer
Today’s not doing stellar but that’s ok! I don’t really know how many calories were in my lunch but i didn’t add any butter at least. I’ll be doing 45 minutes on the elliptical too.
Post # 9
Breakfast: Coffee with fat free half & half (who knows how they do this?!)
Bowl of cereal with skim milk
Morning Snack: 100 Cal pack cheese crackers
Lunch: Lean Cuisine Swedish Meatballs, 100 cal pack Chessman cookies and a diet rootbeer
Afternoon snack: sugar free pudding snack
Dinner: planned to be Chicken curry; salad with sweet onion and strawberries
Could be worse right? 🙂
Post # 10
Yesterday was a disaster:
Add: 3 muskeers bar (full size I should add)
A coke with about 2 refills. alcohol might have been better at that point.
One hot dog and a frito pie. Oh and a turkey and cheese quesadilla x 1.5
I think that’s it. Minus the peach.
B: Special K with 2% milk (out of skim at the store Grrr)
L: Healthy choice complete meal. butter greens & spinach with blueberries, asiago & light on the dressing
S: peach. protein shake?
D: chicken cutlets, salad, ??
Post # 11
@ Miss Hot Sauce: I love me some berries too! I’ve just been avoiding the produce section this week!
Still on protein:
B: (2) eggs, (2) turkey sausages
L: (1) snapper filet and a few slices of turkey
D: (1) 5 ounce filet mignon
Snacked on some jerky.
B: (1) egg, (2) turkey sausage
L: a chicken breast and leg
Snack: a few pieces of jerky, and I’ll probably snack on a few egg whites later
D: Probably some more chicken!
And I drink close to 2 gallons of water every day.
Post # 12
Breakfast: Turkey deli meat & sugar free jello
Snack: Fat free smoothie
Lunch: About to eat a healthy choice meal, like Miss hot sauce, it is loaded w/ sodium, but its low cal & super easy 🙂
Snack: Forgot one
Dinner: Making our “typical” dinner chicken & a veggie of choice for the day
The trukey meat & jello isn’t typical, I just really need to go to the grocery store 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
This is one of the ways I really make sure I stay on track eating right — making sure I can name (hehe, and that I’m not embarrassed to list) everything I eat in a given day. Today’s easy so far:
Breakfast: Kashi cereal with skim milk; small OJ and vitamins
Lunch: Lean pocket
I have a cooking class tonight with my sister, so I’m saving my splurge calories for the food we’ll be preparing!
Post # 14
I keep an excel spreadsheet at work that automatically totals what I’ve had.
Yep i’m that girl
Post # 15
I love this thread!!
7am – 4 egg whites and 1/2 cup oats with splenda and cinnamon
10am – no carb protein shake
1pm – 4oz chicken breast and 1/2 cup broccoli
at 430pm I will have 10 almonds
at 730 I will have 6 oz chicken or steak and a salad with spritzer dressing.
9pm 1 cup of dieters tea, apricot flavor
1 gallon of water per day.
Been on this diet for 2.5 weeks now, LOVING how I feel. Nothing better than eating clean!
Post # 16
@bree72 & AnnieAAA – I am trying to avoid the grocery store this week too! That’s why the choices are so sparse. Either way, I find my breakfasts and lunches don’t change too often. Usually dinner is the most versatile.
Those frozen entrees do have a lot of sodium, but for a while I was bringing sandwiches for lunch instead and even with deli turkey, lf cheese, whole wheat bread, mustard only – I was still getting about the same amount of sodium! Sodium is one of my weaker vices when it comes to nutrition. I rarely come in under the 2500 mg recommendation a day.
@bruschetta – LOL Sharing with the hive what you’ve eaten is a good way to keep yourself accountable. Even though I ate bad last night, I knew I had to share it or else I’d feel bad for withholding information. LOL