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graindart - Sunday Jan 20, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 260.0

Yesterday went ok.

B - Slimfast

L - 1/2lb hamburger with sauteed onions and mushrooms, small salad with blue cheese dressing, baked beans

D - 2 bratwurst, 1 bun, some coleslaw, potato salad, and macaroni salad

Water intake was on the lower end.  

The Slimfast or other breakfast shakes are mainly for convenience.  Any of them that I chose are high in protein and low in sugars.  The Slimfast chocolate that I drink most of the time is the high protein low carb version which has 20g of protein and 4g carbs (2sugar,2fiber).  I usually don't eat breakfast, so it's pretty much either these "shakes" or I'd just skip breakfast alltogether.

I kept from snacking, but lunch and dinner were large meals with a lot of food intake.  Weighin day is tomorrow, so that should give me some motivation to keep today on track.

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 85 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/20/2013:
Thanks, Dart. Can't wait till tomorrow's weigh in.

graindart - Saturday Jan 19, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 260.0

Yesterday was ok with some slipups.

B - Slimfast shake

L - large can of soup - chicken noodle

snack - piece of cheese

snack - a fruit/nut granola bar

D - spicy chicken wings and green beans 

snack - piece of cheese

mistake - about 5 or 10 potato chips

I've been trying to keep to just 3 meals and not snack inbetween.  None of the snacks were due to being "hungry".  They were more due to being bored and stressed and wanting food for comfort.  Unfortunately I'm an "all or nothing" type guy, so after 1 screwup it's usually going to be a day filled with screwups.  I know what I chose to snack on wasn't terrible and even the potato chips were a limited amount, but I still don't like failing.

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 85 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/19/2013:
At least you're aware of where you need change. Are you getting enough water ? It fills me up pretty much all day and I don't feel "Snacky". By the looks of your chart, you're not failing.

Tangalyn~ on 01/19/2013:
its actually in a bag of rice right now.. but i think it sat in the dryer for a couple days already, i was too lazy to fold the clothes when they got done so i didnt get to them til yesterday, i dunno if that matters or not, but im pretty sure theres no hope :( thanks for the suggestion tho... menu looks good, hope u have a good day!

V on 01/19/2013:
I know you didn't ask but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day..With that being said maybe exploring protein powders with more protein, less filler may be more filling than the slim fast shakes, just a suggestion,,I think that you are doing a wonderful job Just keep at!!!

graindart - Friday Jan 18, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 260.0

Yesterday went good.

B - Slimfast

L - slice of pickled beet and a large omelette - 2 eggs, 1/4lb ground hamburger, some ham pieces, onion, mozzarella cheese - I really wished I would've had some fresh pico de gallo or salsa and some sour cream to top it with, but didn't think of it until the omelette was made and I didn't have any of the stuff in the fridge.

D - frozen dinner - roast chicken and green beans - I couldn't eat the green beans, I tried, but they tasted nasty.  Ate the chicken and ate 1/2 of a fruit/nut granola bar.  Also had a bite of another bar which was a healthy version of a chocolate w/ coconut bar.  The chocolate/coconut bar tasted good to me, however my wife said that it didn't taste very good to her.  The difference is that I haven't had any regular chocolate for a couple weeks.  I'm sure if I had just eaten a regular chocolate bar that the healthy alternative would've tasted far inferior.  

Water intake was alright, but on the lower end of the scale.

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 85 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 01/18/2013:
i almost never like green beans in frozen dinners!! hope today is a great one for ya!

OhioRaven on 01/18/2013:
I got the same deal with frozen peas.

legcramps on 01/18/2013:
Good eats, great job! Have a good weekend.

graindart - Thursday Jan 17, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 260.0

Yesterday was decent.

B - Atkins shake - strawberry banana - It was much better than yesterday's EAS brand shake.  The consistency was better and the flavor was ok.

L - 6oz steak with garlic / onion

D - very large salad, imagine a mixing bowl full of lettuce, chicken, apple, bacon bits, onion, broccoli, and smothered with blue cheese dressing - probably an 800-1000 calorie salad - it tasted alright and filled a craving for a full tummy

Water intake was alright.


Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 85 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/17/2013:
Hey, Dart. Good to hear from you. I eat almost that kind of a salad every day and yes it satisfies and stays with you for a good while.

mskitty on 01/17/2013:
Mmmm tasty sounding salad.

supercheese on 01/17/2013:
Have a good day!!

legcramps on 01/17/2013:
Yep, that salad sounds delicious and satisfying.

V on 01/17/2013:
Hope you had a good day!

graindart - Wednesday Jan 16, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 260.0

Yesterday decent again.

B - tried a different prepackaged breakfast shake - EAS AdvantEdge strawberry cream - It has less fat and calories as compared to the Slimfast high protein that I've been drinking, but the consistency is far inferior.  It's like water with some fake plastic strawberry flavoring.  The Slimfast definitely tastes better and has a better consistency which is probably the reason it has a higher fat content with more calories.

L - 6oz steak with garlic/onion and a large slice of Havarti cheese

D - chicken cordon bleu

It's a good thing I flipped my scale upside down a couple days ago otherwise I wouldn't have remembered that I was planning on weighing once per week.

I've been sleeping better this past week or two and am only usually waking up once in the night to reposition due to back.


Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 85 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/16/2013:
Have a good one.

legcramps on 01/16/2013:
It's good that you're sleeping better; decent sleep equals decent days!!!

graindart - Tuesday Jan 15, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 260.0

Pretty good day yesterday.

B - Slimfast - tred the vanilla cream for a change - taste wasn't the greatest

L - small steak with garlic / onions, 2 large slices of Havarti cheese

D - Atkins frozen dinner -  Italian Sausage Primavera - It didn't look good, but tasted alright.  The one thing I do like about the Atkins frozen dinners is that there is usually a decent amount of meat (or meat substance). 

I wasn't hungry, but really would've liked to have eaten about 5 more large slices of the Havarti cheese (my favorite).

I wanted to weight myself, but will hold off until next Monday.

Actually got a good amount of water intake without trying ~120 oz



Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 85 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/15/2013:
I see the needle on your chart moving in the right direction. Way to go.

IndependentEm93 on 01/15/2013:
Have a great day!

OhioRaven on 01/16/2013:
When was on weight watchers I found I could get the most food for my points with a sm. Chili and a baked potato no butter/sour cream. But I would add a pack of their lite ranch dressing to the potato. Now if we have to eat on the fly, I try to steer us into wendys. Give it a try if you have to be out.

graindart - Monday Jan 14, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 260.0

Yesterday alright again.

B - Slimfast shake

L - chinese food - bbq pork, spicy pork, s&s pork, fried rice, chow mein - pretty large helping

D - frozen dinner - turkey, potatoes, broccoli & carrots

water intake was a little low during the day so I drank a larger amount before bed, which of course meant that I woke up a couple hours later.......

I usually weigh myself daily, but turned my scale over this morning and will wait until next Monday to weigh myself again just to change things up a little.

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 85 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/14/2013:
Thanks, Dart. Keep up the good work.

legcramps on 01/14/2013:
LOL, I do the same thing sometimes with water intake. Around 9pm, I think to myself "oh, I still need to drink more water today" and i'll chug a bottle then go to bed. And then by 11-12pm, i'm up and heading downstairs to the bathroom. So annoying!!!!

liza36 on 01/14/2013:
Hope you have a good Monday.

graindart - Sunday Jan 13, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 259.4

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slim Fast shake

L - large salad with all types of fixings

D - 3 cajun shrimp tacos at Cafe Rio

Water intake was alright. 

Lunch tasted good, but wasn't satisfiying at the time due to no meat.  A little while later I was feeling fine / satisfied.

For dinner we went to Cafe Rio.  I hate the noisy atmosphere, but love the fresh soft tortillas.  We only go on Saturdays because that's the only day that they have the shrimp tacos that I like.

I didn't feel hungry during the day, but I did find myself craving all sorts of things including candy, salty chips, french fries, etc.  I didn't give-in to the cravings, but they were there.

Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 84.4 lbs to go!

IndependentEm93 on 01/13/2013:
Have a great day!

graindart - Saturday Jan 12, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 259.8

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast shake

L - frozen dinner - Atkins frozen dinner - Farmhous sausage scramble

D - went out for pizza - 2 slices of meat lovers and equivalent of 2 slices of cheese-bread

The frozen dinner for lunch actually tasted pretty good.  Not as good as fresh, but definitely not bad for a frozen dinner.

Water intake was acceptable.

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 84.8 lbs to go!

mskitty on 01/12/2013:
Congrats on your journey thus far. Keep it up and I hope the weekend is a blast for you mate.

Tangalyn~ on 01/12/2013:
hope u have a great day!

OhioRaven on 01/12/2013:
Have. Good weekend, Dart.

IndependentEm93 on 01/12/2013:
Have a great day!

graindart - Friday Jan 11, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 260.6

Yesterday went alright, but with a little more food intake than planned for dinner.

B - Slimfast shake

L - frozen dinner - Atkins meatloaf with mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli - It didn't taste as good as some of the other frozen dinners, but the piece of meat was larger and more filling

I felt a little hungry around 4pm and decided I was craving meat so announced that we were going out to a AYCE Mongolian Grill restaurant.

D - a large amount of various types of meat and some vegetables - the bad was the large quantity eaten, the good was passing on the noodles and rice which I normally also load up on.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 85.6 lbs to go!

Just42day on 01/11/2013:
Congrats on passing on the noodles and rice. I'm a carb addict so I thinks that's great you were able to walk away from those. Hope today's a great day for you!

OhioRaven on 01/11/2013:
I hear ya, Pal. If it was me I'd get all the "baked" meat I could; fish, chicken, whatever. Good choice skipping the carbs. Hang in there. We're gonna do this.

Innerpeace on 01/11/2013:
I love the mongolian grill...my downfall is the sauces. Great job skipping the carbs.

IndependentEm93 on 01/11/2013:
Have a great day!

legcramps on 01/11/2013:
mongolian grill, awesome. Have a good day today :)

liza36 on 01/11/2013:
I've seen a commerical recently for the Atkins frozen dinners and wondered how they were. Good to know they are not as good as others. Nice job on passing on the rice and noodles - that can be tough! Have a good weekend.

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