- Monday Dec 18, 2000
Hello everybody. Sounds like all of you are very busy. As for myself, I skipped a Christmas goodies eating last night. It was SOOOO tempting. But I'm glad I did. Today I have eaten thus far: Breakfast: 1 banana and 6 oz. grapefruit juice. Morning snack: 1 mug cocoa. Lunch: 1 cup stringbeans with potatoes and 1 cup lima beans, tea. Snack: 1 pack nekot cookies (210 calories kind) and tea. Supper will be 3 or 4 oz. baked turkey and another cup lima beans, tea and mug of cocoa. Total for day anticipated: 1400 calories. As you can see, I am for now not eating bread. I LOVE bread. But it adds weight on me. Even the 40 calorie a slice diet wheat bread does. Also, rice, which I found out through the oriental brown rice diet adds weight, too. I am really pushing it with the small amount of potatoes I have eaten today and yesterday which equaled about 1/2 boiled potato each day. My Hubby asked me about what we are going to eat for Christmas, mentioning that since we have a 12 pound turkey in the freezer, am I going to fix that? I told him no and that Thanksgiving is the all-out cooking fiasco for me and that if it was okay with him, we might just go eat out somewhere Christmas or have a simple ham-based meal here at home. Every Thanksgiving, I have to do ALLLLLL the cooking, preparing and clean-up. (And the storing away and reheating, etc.) So guess what? This morning, I took that 12 pound turkey out, didn't even thaw it out,and have got it roasting in the oven right now! Ha, Ha, Ha! It's not going to be a Christmas turkey, it is going to be a this week turkey! Ha, Ha! Maria
- Sunday Dec 17, 2000
Hello everybody! WOW, I really LOVE this site! And you all are such great guys and what an inspiration you all are for newcomers like me to achieve goals. We had a great church service this morning. Our pastor gave a message on 'For unto us a Child is born' in Isaiah 9:6,7. I only had cocoa for breakfast, was running late and in a hurry. Hubby was a good sport when I told him that I wanted to cook dinner for us instead of our usual buffet restaurant dinner after morning services on Sundays. So I have eaten a banana and drunk a mug of cocoa while I am fixing us barbequed baked chicken breasts and string beans with potatoes for dinner. Tonight, I will probably have a pack of peanut butter/cheese (200 calorie kind) crackers and soup for a total of 1200 calories for today. We are having a LOT of wind today and last nite it was thunder, lightning and rain. I hope you all have a great afternoon! Maria
- Saturday Dec 16, 2000
Hello out there...it is me again. Been a busy day today. Daughter and I went Christmas shopping...the mall is so packed, we both got claustrophobia...it was like a sea of people in there. Nevertheless, we got some shopping done. I ate today: Breakfast: 1 banana & 6 oz. grapefruit juice. Lunch: 6 oz. baked liver and a cup of cocoa. Afternoon snack: banana, pack of nekot cookies, soft drink. Supper: 3 oz broiled steak, banana, tea. Total: 1400 calories. Yes, I know I need to add some veggies in and I will. I do take vitamins every day. It is just that when I determine to lose weight, I have learned what works for me and what doesn't. I know that starches do not work, especially breads. I read a book about a brown rice diet...well forget it. I did it and it only added. I usually find that a low-carb diet works best for me plus counting calories. Well, here it is, December 16 and we are having thunder here in the south. How about that? Tomorrow is church and Hubby and I usually go out and eat buffet for lunch on Sundays. Last Sunday I tried eating low carb and counting calories, but maybe there was a lot of oil and salt in the foods because I still had gained when I got on the scale Monday morning. I try to be careful about fat and salt. Well, it is raining now and thunderstorms are predicted and we are now getting some sharp lightning, so guess this is all for tonight, folks. Thank you for your responses. Have a good night. Maria
- Friday Dec 15, 2000
This is my first entry. I lost 50 pounds in 1998 that I have been struggling to maintain for the past 2 years. As you can see, I have put on a few over goalweight of 150. I have a new goalweight and it is 140. I have a tendency to be extreme sometimes. Like when I lost the weight in 1998, sometimes I only did 350 calories a day and ended up so sick I was hospitalized. Now I am more sensible. It has been a cloudy day here in the south. I love snow, but I see that the northwest is really getting a lot of cold and snow. Today I have eaten: Breakfast: 1 1/2 weiners and 8 oz grapefruit juice. (Sometimes I just eat whatever is on hand.) Lunch was 4 oz liver and 1 cup black-eyed peas. The liver was baked. Snacks were a banana about 10 am and another one about 3pm. Also I drank cocoa 2 times today. Supper was 2 oz. baked liver and 4 nekot cookies. I drank about 2 glasses tea. Total for day: 1400 calories.