Post # 1
How well did you stick to your goals? For those counting calories/points/keeping food diaries care to share?
I love looking to others for good meal ideas.
I’ll go first:
Egg whites w/ one slice of American cheese on a whole wheat English muffin
Brown Rice salmon avocado sushi roll
Small Skim Chai Latte
Big salad w/ cucumbers, mushrooms, chickpeas, a few croutons & balsamic vinaigrette
1 c homemade turkey chili
Goal for today – Get to the gym and run at least 3 miles.
Post # 3
Nice… this is a really good idea!
Breakfast: coffee w/ skim milk
morning snack: yoplait light yogurt
lunch: salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette dressing
dinner: baked tilapia with breadcrumbs and lemon
I did really well all day, then went kinda crazy with some leftover xmas cookies. Oh well…. there’s only a few left and once they are gone no more junk food is allowed in the house! I never miss it when it’s gone… but when it’s on the counter staring at me, I just can’t resist!!
Good luck today bees! I didn’t work out yesterday, but I’m starting 30 day shred tonight!
Post # 4
@TinyTina: Haha darn those pesky Christmas cookies! I hear you about not missing them when they aren’t around, but not being able to resist when they are.
Maybe you could bring the remainder into your office for your coworkers so you get them out of the house.
The baked tilapia sounds really delicious. What do you usually serve it with?
Post # 5
Nice job, ladies! I didn’t do quite as well, but I think that’s because I haven’t really started planning out my meals properly. Here was my day:
Breakfast: coffee with skim milk, bowl of frosted, shredded mini-wheats with skim milk.
Lunch: leftover pesto pasta with chicken and mushrooms. One piece chocolate (dark chocolate filled with dark chocolate ganache).
Dinner: more leftover pasta (I had made a TON of it). 1 glass red wine.
Snack: Tortilla chips (yuck, bad!)
Exercise: Dancing w/the Stars Cardio Dance, Abs of Steel (yup, kicking it old school!)
Sooo…not so great, but not the worst day ever. A couple of obstacles I have coming up are a) I’m in culinary school for baking & pastry, so I tend to have lots of bad stuff around me all of the time, and b) I’m trying out chocolate and cheesecake recipes for our wedding favors and cake. I better start pawning stuff off on our neighbors!
Post # 6
@Bubu82: Other than the chips your day doesn’t look so bad, unless your pasta portions were huge or super cheesy.
Congrats on getting some exercise in. I really need to try and get into using exercise videos. I can’t seem to work out at home even though I have a yoga mat, weight bench, and weights.
Post # 7
@KatNYC2011: I like exercise videos for the convenience, but I do tend to get bored with doing the same ones over and over. I would prefer to sign up for a live class at a gym (like zumba – I love zumba!) but alas, the budget won’t allow it these days!
What kind of exercise do you like to do?
Post # 8
@Bubu82: My favorite classes at the gym are yoga and zumba. I also don’t mind just running on the treadmill for 30 min (as long as I have gym buddy to go with) and when the weather warms up I’ll do my runs along the east river.
I also ride horses at least once a week so that is part of my exercise routine as well.
Post # 9
@KatNYC2011: Wow, running along the river sounds nice! Ditto the horseback riding, but I am a little afraid of horses myself!
They have a set of Zumba dvds out on the market now, if you’re looking for something you can just do at home sometimes if you can’t make it to the gym. I don’t know if they’re any good, but if you try them, let me know!
Post # 10
@Bubu82: I’m not sure I could get the same energy from a DVD as I do in the class. Although doing Zumba at home without seeing myself in a mirror might make me feel more confident.
I always feel like I look so good until I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and feel like a total spaz!
Post # 11
Checking in for day 2… how’d you do yesterday.
I did ok, not as well as Monday though.
Bialy w/ whipped cream cheese and tomato (really should have looked up the NI for the bialy first and not just assumed it was the same as an English muffin)
Salad w/ mushrooms, cucumbers, apples, & dried cranberries
1 martini (oops)
Roast chicken w/ lemon brown rice
Post # 12
Okay, here goes.
Breakfast: 1 cup oatmeal, cofee with milk and 2 sugars
Lunch: Turkey burger on whole grain bun, no cheese, dijon mustard – one packet, with onion, tomato, pickle and lettuce
Dinner: 1 chicken breast, baked with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil, one crown brocolli with no butter
Drinks: 1 beer, half bottle of red wine – yeah, I know.
Post # 13
As usual its the sugar that gets me 🙂
Breakfast was a shredded cabbage salad with veggoes and leftover shredded turkey leg on it with a ginger lime dressing.
Snack was some plain yogurt with some frozen berries and 1/2 a cookie.
Lunch was a spicy black bean sauce stirfry with chicken (thigh), eggplant, mushroom and leek and a pretzel rod with some PB
Snack was a string cheese and brussels
Dinner was late so I was starving and had 1 oz triple cream cheese wth 4 crackers to start.
Bowl of mushroom miso, 4 oz NY strip steak, cabbage salad with pom seeds and veggies and a small bowl (maybe 1/2 serving? of whole wheat pasta)
and dessert wsa 5 large gum drops
Exercise was just 15 minutes of yoga. Its usually a light day, but with the errands I didnt have time for more or the run I wanted.
Post # 14
@lola2011: Your menu looked fantastic until I got to the 1/2 bottle of wine. But at least everything else looks good.
@lefeymw: I LOVE triple creme cheese. SO hard to say no to it when it’s around. If you’re a big sweet tooth have you looked into no pudge brownies? Or you can also get frozen strawberries, put them in a bowl, sprinkle with splenda and steel cut oats and microwave. You get a berry cobbler without all the calories.
Post # 15
@KatNYC2011: I brought some chocolates to work today.. I can’t have them in the house anymore!! I usually just have a small salad with the tilapia, but on Monday I wasn’t very hungry and just ate it alone.
Still on track as of today! Slept in yesterday and kinda skipped breakfast (oops!) I ate:
Lunch: penne with tomato sauce
Snack: Laughing Cow cheese wedge, 1 small piece of chocolate
Dinner: Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken ( OMG SO GOOD ) Here’s the recipe. I used chicken breast instead of thighs. Some tortilla chips with homemade mango salsa (1 mango, 1 small tomato, little bit of onion, salt, pepper and lime juice).
Exercise – 30 day shred! Tonight is Pilates. Never tried it before, so I’m excited for something new.
Good luck everyone!
Post # 16
@TinyTina: Ooo that chicken sounds delicious!
Pilates is great, although your abs are going to HURT when you are done. But you really feel like you got a great toning workout.