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2/29/08 8:21 A

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2/27/08 8:31 P

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Angela

Great choices of foods.
Congratulations!

Mimi

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2/23/08 10:41 A

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Day 2,

Another good day. Stayed within my range and felt good all day

Breakfast
1 c shredded wheat
1 lg apple

Lunch
1 c tobuli salad
1 sm orange

Dinner
1 c fried rice
4 oz salmon
1.5 c stir fried veggies
2 c broth
1 sm salas
1 T dressing

Snacks
3 sm macadamia nut cookies
1 sm bag popcorn

8 c tea
2 c water.

Exercise
40 min brisk walk / nordic poles
30 min resistance band work.

I think I need to pay a little more attention to dairy. I seem to be lacking in the calcium numbers.

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2/21/08 9:41 P

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Okay, here's day one!
Breakfast
Cream of wheat
2 cups of tea

Lunch
1 c kashi crunch cereal
1 banana

Snack
3 c reg coffee with cream
1 small conversation heart

Dinner
4 oz steak
1/2 c potatoes
1/4 c mushrooms
1 c broccoli
2 c lettuce
1/4 c croutons
1/8 c shredded cheese
2 T balsamic salad dressing

3 c water
1 c decaf tea.

Exercise:
1/2 hour brisk walk
1/2 hour resistance band work out.

All in all a great day. Said no to a plate full of homemade cookies. My friend took the plate away when I told her I was starting again. Said no to a wonderful looking appetizer that my husband ordered for dinner. Even when he couldn't finish it.

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2/21/08 8:40 A

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I know it has been a long time since some one has done this, but I would like to start it up again. Today is Thursday February 21, 2008 The start of a New Year for me. Any one up for the challenge?

The goal is to
Eat well,
Exercise daily and
Live life happy!

I'll check in later today ~ Angela

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11/13/07 7:34 P

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Who is next???

Thank you in advance!

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11/13/07 7:33 P

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Kara

Thank you so much for participating in the traveler journal.
It was interesting to read it and learn from it.

Congratulations on losing 1 pound and on all the exercise you're doing.
You certainly earn many AP, and most of the time you don't use your 4 AP allowance for the day.
That helps you lose the weight even better.

Great job!!!
Good luck

Mimi

Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 11/14/2007 (06:19)
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Sorry to be late entering... that completes a week for me. I weighed in Sat and lost 1 lb for the week.

Kara

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Morning
2 cup black coffee 0
2 item egg 4
1/4 cup onion(s) 0
1/4 cup green pepper(s) 0
2 slices reduced-fat cooked crisp bacon 1.5
1 serving Simply Potatoes Hash Browns - Food I created 1
8 fl oz CranRaspberry Fruit Drink 1
1 item Light Multi-Grain English Muffin 1
1 Tbsp Light buttery spread with flax 1
Subtotal 9.5

Midday
1/2 cup cooked frozen chopped collards 0
1/2 cup Niblets Corn, Frozen 1
1/2 cup Lower Sodium Chicken Stuffing, Prepared With Margarine 2
1 medium cooked sweet potato 2
1 tsp Light buttery spread with flax 0.5
Turkey with Fennel - Quick-added food 5
Subtotal 10.5

Evening

Peanut butter sandwich on Brownberry Double Fiber with all-fruit spread 5
Yoplait Light Yogurt 2
Subtotal 7

Snacks
No entries for this meal time.
Subtotal 0

Food POINTS values total used 27
Food POINTS values remaining 0

Activity
60 min strength training--free weights 3
30 min aerobics, low-impact 2
90 min treadmills - Activity I created 6
30 min elliptical trainer, moderate intensity 2
Activity POINTS values earned 13


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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Morning
2 cup black coffee 0
1 large banana(s) 2
4 fl oz Fat free vanilla soy milk 0.5
1 cup Cinnamon harvest cereal 3
6 fl oz CranRaspberry Fruit Drink 0.5
Subtotal 6

Midday
1 cup Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Frozen 0
1 Tbsp Light buttery spread with flax 1
1/2 cup mashed potatoes 2
Chicken smothered with Onions, Peppers, Fen - Quick-added food 5
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream 2
Carmelized Pear Bread Pudding - Quick-added food 5
Subtotal 15

Evening
Turkey Breast with Fennel - Quick-added food 5
1 cup cooked collard greens 0
2/3 medium cooked sweet potato 1.5
1/2 cup Lower Sodium Chicken Stuffing, Prepared With Margarine 2
Subtotal 8.5

Snacks
1 small apple(s) 1
6 oz Cherry Yogurt 2
Subtotal 3
Food POINTS values total used 32.5
Food POINTS values remaining 0

Activity
30 min housework, laundry 1
0 min Brisk Walk - 2 Miles 1
Activity POINTS values earned 2


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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Morning
6 oz Raspberry Yogurt 2
1 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal 4
1 large banana(s) 2
Subtotal 8

Midday
Chicken Smothered with Onions, Peppers, and Fen. - Quick-added food 5
Microwave Broccoli with Garlic Oil - Quick-added food 1
1 Tbsp Light buttery spread with flax 1
1/2 cup frozen mashed potatoes 2
Subtotal 9

Evening
1 item Double Cheeseburger 11
2 1/2 cups Tossed Salad, Without Dressing 0.5
Subtotal 11.5

Snacks
No entries for this meal time.
Subtotal 0

Food POINTS values total used 28.5
Food POINTS values remaining 0

Activity
45 min aerobics, low-impact 2
30 min walking, treadmill 2
30 min incline treadmill - Activity I created 4

Activity POINTS values earned 8


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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Morning
1 serving Slim Slam 9
Subtotal 9


Midday
1/2 cup mashed potatoes 2
1 Tbsp Light buttery spread with flax 1
1 cup Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Frozen 0
Chicken Smothered with Onions Peppers - Quick-added food 5
Subtotal 8


Evening
6 oz Strawberry Yogurt 2
2 serving Brownberry Double Fiber Whole Wheat Bread - Food I created 3
1 Tbsp reduced-fat peanut butter 2
1 large apple(s) 2
1 Tbsp spreadable fruit 0.5
Subtotal 9.5

Snacks
No entries for this meal time.
Subtotal 0
Food POINTS values total used 26.5
Food POINTS values remaining 0.5

Activity
60 min aerobics, low-impact 3
Activity POINTS values earned 3


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Monday 11/5




POINTSŪ Tracker entries

Monday, November 05, 2007Morning
6 oz Blackberry Yogurt 2
2 tsp Light buttery spread with flax 1
Thomas Light Multigrain English Muffin - Quick-add 1
Subtotal 4

Midday
2 1/2 cups Tossed Salad, Without Dressing 0.5
1/2 large cooked sweet potato 1.5
Herb-Stuffed Pork Chops - Quick-added food 5
Microwave Broccoli with Garlic Oil - Quick-added f 1
Subtotal 8

Evening
1 large apple(s) 2
1 tsp spreadable fruit 0
1/2 serving peanut butter, low fat 2
2 serving Brownberry Double Fiber Whole Wheat Bread - Food I created 3
1 serving light string cheese 1
6 oz Peach nonfat yogurt 1
Subtotal 9
Snacks
1 cups plain air-popped popcorn 0.5
Salt-free nut and craisin mix 3
2 fl oz Fat free vanilla soy milk 0.5
1/2 cup Fiber One 0
1/2 package Peanut Butter Cup, 34g package 2
Subtotal 6
Food POINTS values total used 27
Food POINTS values remaining 0
Activity
60 min strength training--free weights 3
65 minutes treadmill 3
30 min incline treadmill - Activity I created 4
Activity POINTS values earned 10







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11/5/07 2:40 P

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Here's Sunday:


POINTSŪ Tracker entries

Sunday, November 04, 2007Morning
1/2 cup Egg Beaters 1
1/2 cup tomato(es) 0
1/4 cup onion(s) 0
1/4 item bell pepper(s) 0
1/8 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese 1
2 serving Brownberry Double Fiber Whole Wheat Bread - Food I created 3
1 Tbsp Light buttery spread with flax 1
1 serving Simply Potatoes Hash Browns - Food I created 1
3 slices reduced-fat cooked crisp bacon 3
Subtotal 10


Midday
1 oz cooked lean ground beef 1.5
1 serving lite wheat hamburger bun 2
1/4 cup sloppy joe sauce 1
2/3 cup Baby Carrots 0
Subtotal 4.5


Evening
Healthy Choice Salisbury Steak w/potatoes and veg - Quick-added food 4
6 oz Raspberry Yogurt 2
Subtotal 6


Snacks
8 fl oz Fat free vanilla soy milk 1
1 cup Cinnamon harvest cereal 3
1 large apple(s) 2
Subtotal 6


Food POINTS values total used 26.5
Food POINTS values remaining 0.5


Activity
30 min aerobics, low-impact 2
Activity POINTS values earned 2


Kara

My daily points are 27.



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Here is Saturday:

POINTSŪ Tracker entries

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Morning
1 large banana(s) 2
6 oz Cherry Yogurt 2
2 cup black coffee 0
2 fl oz Fat free vanilla soy milk 0.5
1/2 cup Fiber One 0
Subtotal 4.5


Midday
1 serving lite wheat hamburger bun 2
1 patty 10% fat cooked ground beef 4
1 slice White American Cheese 1
1/2 medium tomato(es) 0
1/4 cup Iceberg lettuce 0
1/4 cup vidalia onion(s) 0
4 oz Golden Crinkles 3.5
Subtotal 10.5


Evening
Healthy Choice Blackened Chicken - Quick-added food 6
Subtotal 6
Snacks
1 oz Mixed, lightly salted 4
1 container Mixed Fruit In Light Syrup 1
1 large apple(s) 2
Subtotal 7
Food POINTS values total used 28
Food POINTS values remaining 0


Activity
45 min aerobics, low-impact 3
30 min housework, laundry 1
75 min walking, brisk 4
Activity POINTS values earned 8

Kara

My daily points is 27. I redeemed one activity point Saturday.

I am an RN and have a very active job with lots of walking and lifting (work on a busy medical floor in a hospital on the overnight shift). That's why I have more daily points than a person of similar age and weight who has a sedentary job.


Edited by: _KARA_ at: 11/5/2007 (14:42)
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11/4/07 10:54 A

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Kara
One day at a time is nice, but please do what works best for you and to your best convenience.
As long that we have a whole week of journaling by the end of your week, that's great.
It will be great to see how many activity points you earn and how many you use.
I did the WW test and got only 21 daily points. I had before 22 points , so I decided to stick to my 22 daily points because it worked for me.
I wish I could have 27 daily points.....(smile), but I do try to use ALL or almost all of my WPA.
I've never used any activity points and now you make me think that I can start using them and see what happens. I'll be happy with more daily points...

Mimi


Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 11/4/2007 (17:39)
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Mimi,

I will post yesterday later. I thought I could cut and paste from Etools but can't highlight it and do the traditional cut and paste. So I will have to type it out. That's fine but I can't do it now or I'll be going to church sweaty and in my workout clothes which would not be the best idea, LOL.

Do you think it's best to post one day at a time? And do you want my Activity Points too since I do sometimes eat some of them? ETools takes anything you eat over your daily points from your activity points earned that day first. Then if you eat all your activity points that you earned that day, it starts deducting from your flex. I ended up having a 1 pt fruit cup late in the day yesterday, which put me at 28, so I ate one activity point and earned 7.

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11/4/07 10:32 A

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Kara
Thank you for your answers.
Definetely journal here.
Whatever plan anyone follows, it's such a learning experience and an inspiration to change for the better when reading other people's journals.
Although there are many WW members in this group, there are also many members who follow different diet plans but enjoy our superb healthy recipes.
We would love to see journals of all members and of all diet plans.
I think we actually may have very few who follow the WW core plan.

Thank you for journaling here

Mimi


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1. Etools tracks points and there are boxes for your fruits/veggies, water, dairy, oils, multivitamin, and activity. It looks very much like a paper journal you get at meetings every week. There's a points calculator on the WW site so that if I have a nutrition label or nutrition facts from a recipe, I can calculate points. However, it does not give me a running total of calories, fat, or fiber for the week. Again, it is almost exactly like the paper trackers you get at meetings and having your points sliders.

2. I journal enough on SparkPeople to get my 5 SparkPoints and put the rest there if I have time, which isn't always or even often lately. Since I am first and foremost following (and paying for) WW, I track there first, putting my time where my money is. Fiber I track quite well in my head... I have IBS and have to keep my fiber up there or symptoms are worse. It's probably been months or years since I was below 25 grams a day. You can look at my Spark nutrition tracker and fitness tracker through my SparkPage. I'm faithful about tracking fitness here because that is my primary focus and where I'm still learning and growing the most. Healthy eating habits are pretty much there after this long with counting points and measuring portions.

3. No. I have 27 points according to the WW Personal Points quiz. Activity points are above and beyond that, as are the 35 weekly point allowance. The 27 is my base points for the day based on my height, age, base activity level (I have a very active job), that I am trying to lose vs. maintain, and that I am not breastfeeding.

If most of this group is following Core, maybe I am not the person you want to do travelling journal. Although I try to eat many Core foods and do stop eating when I'm satisfied but not full, I don't follow Core.

Let me know what you decide and I can post yesterday's. I have today's breakfast logged on ETools and SP too (and did get all my stuff logged on SP yesterday).

Kara

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11/4/07 9:03 A

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Kara

Thank you. That's great! We would love to see a whole week of journaling and learn from it.

May I ask couple of questions...

1. Do you track only points on Etools or do you track calories, fat, fiber that are trasfered into points? (I've never used Etool)
2. Do you also journal on sparkpeople nutrition place to know your total calories and precentage of carbs, fat, fiber...etc...?
3. Do you have 27 daily points because you add in your activity points?

I have my own journal and I've done the flex plan (and trying to eat mostly core foods) for the past 5 years.
We don't use salt in cooking so I know I don't have a problem with sodium.

You're doing tremendously well!!! My admiration to you!

Mimi


Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 11/4/2007 (09:13)
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Mimi,

I can be next, although I can't promise with my work schedule and all that I'll post every day... I would get a week's worth in but may post several days at once. Also I'm on flex, if that's okay! Currently I get 27 points a day.

First and foremost I log on WW Etools, so once it's there should be no big deal to cut and paste here.

My weigh ins are on Saturdays so I could start with 11/3.

Kara

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11/1/07 8:33 A

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Thank you Angela for your participation in this experience.
One pound + is a great weight loss. I'll take it too!
One pound is 16 ounces and is also 454 grams.
You've lost more than 454 grams!
In one year this may translate to 52 pounds weight loss which is 23,608 grams! WOW!
I saw many times WW members following the program 100% while exercising, without losing an ounce the first week and not even the second week.
The third week they had a very nice loss.


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10/31/07 3:47 P

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Sorry it's so late in the day journaling. It's been hectic here

My last entries (for real)
Breakfast:
Cream of Wheat
Suppliments
pomegranate juice

Lunch:
2 hard boiled eggs
1 c taboulie mix

Dinner:
Pulled pork (no roll)
3 C mixed green salad
2 T Italian dressing

Snack:
100 cal pack pecan sandies
1 c brussel sprouts

Beverages 10 c water

Cal. 1753

Exercise 10 min

Not a good week for exercising. I think that is why I only lost a little over a pound. But a pound is a pound and I'll take it!!!

Who's next? ~ Angela


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10/30/07 10:13 A

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CONGRATULATIONS, Angela, on a great weight loss, and you still have one more day.
It's not easy to journal everything every day for a whole week and you did it! CONGRATULATIONS!
Please let us know tomorrow how much weight have you lost in one week of great journaling.
Thank you.

Mimi

Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 10/30/2007 (12:26)
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Oops, I've got one more day. But I stepped on the scale this morning and it tipped the 215 mark. I did it. Yeah!! Next goal - 10 more by Chirstmas!! I can do this!!!

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10/29/07 10:41 P

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Last record for the week
Breakfast:
1 med apple
1 c cream of wheat
supplements

Lunch:
1 c cream of mushroom soup
6 saltines

Dinner
1.5 c home made mashed potatoes made with au ju
1 c cooked brussel sprouts
1 pc pork tenderloin

Snack:
1 Kashi Granola bar
1 warm apple w/ splenda

Beverages
3 c decaf w/ ff half and half
lots of water,
1 c skim milk

Total cal. 1442


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This week has been a week with a lot of activity, but not much exercise. I have kept with in my range for calories and water but the scale really hasn't moved much and that is both discouraging and enlightening. I think weight control has to be a 3 prong approach to be successful. Calorie, fluids and exercise must be in balance to lose weight and maintain it when goal weight is achieved.

I will let you know how I did today and what my final number is in the morning. Good luck to the next traveler! ~ Angela

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Angela

Your consistency is great. That's success!
What do you think this experience have helped you with so far?

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Who would like to be our 2nd volunteer (for ONLY one week) on the traveler journal?

Thank you in advance

Mimi

Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 10/29/2007 (08:32)
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Hi everyone,
Had a great day watching my daughter preform at the NYS Field Band Compition. Made some real good choices when everyone else was eating stadium food. So here's the numbers for the day

Breakfast:
Warm Apply w/ splenda
tea

Lunch
3 pcs. canadian bacon
2 pcs. turkey bacon
2 eggs
2 slices white toast
2 c decaf coffee
4 T ff half & half
suppliments

Dinner:
Subway Chicken Wrap

Snacks:
Apple
Brussel sprouts
broccoli
Cream of Wheat
Kashi Chewy Bar
Nachos & Salsa

Beverages:
Lots and lots of water

Total Cal 1502

I feel like I snacked all day but I reached for heathy snacks and I only purchased one serving of nachos and shared them with my son. I let him have most of it. All in all a great day for my entire family. See you all tomorrow ~ Angela

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Hi Everyone,
Weigh in was a little disappointing today. I think the missing key is exercise. I haven't had the time to devote to it as I should and so I am only down .4 pounds. I don't have as many social activities planned for this week so I should be able to put it in.

So here are the results of today's journal

Breakfast:
Cream of Wheat
French Vanilla Coffee

Lunch:
Subway Buffalo Chichen Wrap
loaded with veggies (about 1 c worth)
1/8 c colby cheese
3 oz chicken

Dinner
1 c fried rice
2 c stir fried veggies
1/2 c shrimp

Snack
Butterfinger candy bar
2 plum tomatoes

Beverages
7 c water
2 c tea
1 c decaf coffee

Exercise:
20 min. walk
45 min raking

Total Cal 1230

Hae a great day everyone! ~ Angela


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10/27/07 1:42 P

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Angela

Good for you on drinking 8 cups of water.
You're doing so well.

Mimi

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ANGELAMF Posts: 70
10/26/07 9:50 P

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Mimi,
I will have to try the pizza receipe. I would change the pizza sauce for buffalo chicken wing sauce. Thanks ~ Angela

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10/26/07 9:48 P

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Oh, forgot to mention total cal they are 1610 (with in my range for the first time since Wednesday) I was always below before.



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10/26/07 9:46 P

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Hello everyone,
Today was easier.
Here are the results of today.

Breakfast:
1 c cream of wheat made with skim milk
1 c grapes
suppliments

Lunch:
1 sm serving Pretzel bites

Dinner:
1 c red cabbage
1/2 red potatoes
1 T butter
1/8 c fat free half and half
1 serving lean pork

Snack:
1 serving 93% ff popcorn
1 c raw cauliflower
3 med carrots

Beverages:
8 glasses water
2 c decaf coffee

Exercise:
20 min brisk walking at the mall before work.

Tomorrow should be another easy day (working). I am looking forward to my mid-week weigh-in ~ Angela



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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,416
10/26/07 9:55 A

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Good morning Angela, the traveler journalist

You're doing absolutely wonderful! Good luck with the rest of your week.

Here is a Pizza recipe (my husband and I love this Pizza)
I buy a cooked whole rotisserie chicken, take off the bones and cut the chicken to pieces.
I steam in the microwave a lot of frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrot until almost soft.
I also "fry" in a non stick pan 2-3 large sliced onions, 2-3 sliced red peppers, sliced white and portabela mushrooms and sometimes sliced zucchini and asparagus, with 1-2 tsp. of olive oil.
Drain all juices out.
I sometimes add canned artichoke hearts and sliced good quality olives.
***** See below technique how to "fry" vegetables.
Buy the Boboli Pizza crust.
Spread Pizza sauce on the crust (fat free).
Spread cooked chicken pieces.
Put ALL the vegetables on crust.
It looks like a mountain... finish with low fat shredded mazzorela cheese on top.
I have to put this Pizza in a deep glass pan because it's so high.
I baked untill the crust is ready. DELICIOUS!

Mimi

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Here is a special TECHNIQUE of

HOW to "FRY" ONIONS WITHOUT A DROP OF OIL !!!

The same technique can be done to roast peppers and any other vegetales.
I use a kitchen timer with this method.

I "FRY" at least 4-5 very large onions for the whole week, and keep it refrigirated for use in many dishes.

4-5 very large sweet onions, sliced or chopped

In a large non stick pan, on HIGH HEAT, put in onions and COVER with the lid for 1-2 minutes (more like 2 minues)
DO NOT STIR OR OPEN THE LID.

After 1-2 minutes, open the lid, mix well, and COVER with the lid , second time.
Cook again for 1-2 minutes without opening.
Open the lid and mix thourouly.

Repeat it once more. (three times total, and all on HIGH HEAT !!!).
By now, the onions got a brown color and they are soft.
If after you mix them they are NOT brown, repeat once more the above method.

If you have an electric top stove, turn stove OFF, and keep stirring CONSTANTLY for about 3-4 minutes more, WITHOUT the lid.

If you have a gas stove, turn it to the lowest heat, and stir CONSTANTLY WITHOUT the lid, for 3-4 minutes.

SAFTY NOTE:
You HAVE to be in the kitchen the whole time to watch it.

Great inside a pita bread with low fat cheese.
Great as a filler for chillies.
Great in burgers, with finely chopped onions instead of sliced onions.
Great on Pizza.
I add "FRIED ONIONS" to many dishes.
It enhances the flavor of many dishes.




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Great job Angela. I probably would have still had a slice of pizza. I'm willing to give up the 4-6 pts that the slice of pizza is just for the pizza...LOL You did great with the will power and resisting. It's hard to go to Pizza Hut with the buffet having all kinds to pick and only getting salad.

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10/25/07 8:15 P

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Hello everyone,
Talk about accountability! Went to Pizza Hut with a friend and all I had was the salad bar. I knew I had to tell all of you what I ate so it was easy to say no to the pizza! (not really easy but definitely doable.)

Here's for numbers for the day

Breakfast:
2 c grapes
1.25 c shredded wheat

Lunch:
3 c iceburg lettuce salad
1 c cherry tomatoes
.25 c chopped onions
3 T French dressing
.75 c seasoned croutons

Dinner:
1 serving season chicken
1 c green peppers
1/2 c onions
2 c skim milk

Snack
2 pcs sugar free gum
1 pkg 93% fat free popcorn

Beverages
3 Cups Decaf coffee
6 c water

Exercise for the day was parking at the last parking spot and about 10 minutes of raking wet leaves.

Total cals. 1217

Special note: If you are thinking not to do the record keeping on this thread, please reconsider. I really would have gone for that pizza today, if I didn't promise to tell all. I am really looking forward to Saturday's weigh in. I am aiming for 215 by halloween. I know I will be able to reach that goal, mostly because I have to answer to all of you.

Thanks for keeping me on the straight and narrow! Or "curvy and thin"
~Angela

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,416
10/25/07 7:39 A

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Angela

Great job on your journaling.
You're doing so well!

Mimi

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Mimi,

It's Kara... but yes, the statistics are correct.

Kara

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ANGELAMF Posts: 70
10/24/07 11:46 P

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Hi everyone,
Tough day to start, I met some friends for coffe AND dinner. I think I made some good choices anyway.

Starting point is 217.2

Breakfast:
1 c Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal
1 C FF yogurt
2 C herbal tea
Vitamins

Lunch:
1 lg. Warm Apple w/ splenda

Snacks:
1 Lg Pear
1 slice blueberry orange pound cake
1 Kashi go lean granola bar

Dinner: (the hard one)
1/4 c spinach-artichoke dip
1/2 c tortilla chips
1 c brown rice w/ carrots
2 c steamed mixed veggies
1 serving tilapia
1/8 salsa

Dessert:
1 bite ice cream
2 bites chocolate cake w/ hot fudge topping

Beverages:
6 c decaf coffee w/ ff half and half
2 c reg coffee w/ ff half and half.
4 c water

Total caleries 1512

With all my visiting, I didn't have time to exercise, but Wednesday in not one of my usual work out days any ways, just to much visiting going on

Have a great evening ~ Angela




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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,416
10/24/07 8:13 A

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Angela
Thank you so much. You'll do just great!

Cara
You've lost 86.4 pounds and you're only 1.6 pounds from goal! Is this correct?
AMAZING!
Please let us know when you reach goal and we'll celebrate with you.

We would like to have 12 volunteers (12 weeks, one week each), to get the most from this valuable experience.
Please let us know which week you would like to choose and we'll add you to the list.

ALL members, ON ANY DIET PLAN, are more than welcome to join.

1. Angela
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TO HEALTH!

Mimi



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Thanks, Angela! We did this last winter at my WW meetings.

Kara

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I am game! I'll start on Wednesday 10/24. I'll weigh in tomorrow too. ~ Angela

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Like the idea can't do it myself for the next 2 weeks I am doing a carb count with my doctor for my diabetes and numbers would be too low.
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10/23/07 8:34 A

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Here is an idea that I suggested in my WW meeting and it has been very succesful. GREAT WEIGHT LOSSES!

ALL members, ON ANY DIET PLAN, are more than welcome to join.

1. Each week we'll have a new volunteer to post their food journal here every day, for only one week (accountability).
You can include your exercise activity, if you wish.

2. Please weigh-in on the first day and a week later.

3. At the end of the week the member will tell us about his/her experiences and their weight loss/gain/maintain.

It's ONLY for one week... (...smile...)

WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE FIRST???




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