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just42day - Tuesday Jan 29, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

*** Tuesday ***

I wasn't going to post today given I had a horrible night of eating.  I did what I did and now I must move on.   For what it's worth, at least I drank more than 64 oz of water. ..

Will post meals later.  Am going to the store in a bit to replenish my supply of fresh fruits and vegetables.   Will probably plan meals around those and what's ever in the freezer as that is definitely fully stocked.

And in the latest "isn't Chicago's weather ridiculous" segment -- currently 66 degrees with flash flood warnings tonight followed by snow tomorrow...

Well, gotta get on with day.  Have a great one all.

getmebackto150 on 01/29/2013:
One bad night will not affect you in the long run if you get right back on the wagon today!!! I had a not so great night as well, but I'm determined to make today perfect!!! We can do this!!

supercheese on 01/29/2013:
Great attitude!! Yeah im in illinois and its crazy weather!

legcramps on 01/29/2013:
Holy moly, crazy weather!

OhioRaven on 01/29/2013:
You're doing great. Keep it up. You deserve it.

Umpqua on 01/29/2013:
Bad nights happen, keep up the good work in general and you will see results!

Puddles on 01/29/2013:
What is done is done - don't look back - look forward. Have a great day - freezing rain here.

mylilsista on 01/29/2013:
Great attitude! No need to throw in the towel over "one" night! We all have those one-nighters (I do). I simply forgive myself and move forward. Congrats for allowing yourself to be human (hugs)!

Tangalyn~ on 01/29/2013:
slip ups happen, just continue on the right path and forget about last night, u have had wayyyy more good days lately than 'bad' ones and that is whats important, u cant let this get ya down

V on 01/29/2013:
I am sure it is not as bad as you think,,I mean you have really healthy foods in your house..Yeah it seems like it is unseasonably warm almost everywhere in the States..It was 81 here today, not the typical for Jan/Feb..Hope you had a wonderful day :)

V on 01/30/2013:
BEEEEEEEEP!! hello you better not think of disappearing again cause it would upset Tang and I :( Yep I am still slaking ya!! LOL Have a great evening :)

V on 02/05/2013:
Where are you? I hope all is well <3

just42day - Monday Jan 28, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

** Monday already?   How the heck did that happen?**

Had another good day with water; not so good with food.  While my meals were appropriate, I did evening snacking of popcorn and a tuna fish sandwich.  Neither was necessary but both were ridiculous.    Amazingly the scale didn't punish me this morning but I renew my resolve as I definitely want to hit my first mini-goal by the end of the month and today's the 28th!  Onward.

Need to go to the store again today or tomorrow as I'm almost out of fresh fruit and veggies.  Every time I think of having another salad I cringe.  Have been having at least some salad as a sidedish instead of as a meal and that seems to be tolerable (and actually tasty so I must need my veggies)

Keeping this short and will catch up with everyone later.  Have a great start to your week!

Today's Food Plan:

B:  egg on bagel thin w/sprinkling of mozzarela cheese,  water, coffee

s:  apple

L:  tuna fish salad (greek yogurt, celery, onions, carrots) on bagel thin w/lots of lettuce.  Side salad w/ balsamic dressing.  water

s:  tbd

D:  broiled flounder (Yeah!), cauliflower or broccoli, side salad, water

 Mini-goal:  Lose 10 lbs;  9 lbs down, 1 lb to go!

Puddles on 01/28/2013:
Yes bad weather here also snow and freezing rain in the forecast for the next few days. Keep up the good work and have a good week.

Tangalyn~ on 01/28/2013:
MMMmmm there u go having that delicious sounding fish again :) have a wonderful day!!

OhioRaven on 01/28/2013:
Thanks, 42. Enjoy your salad :v)

V on 01/28/2013:
Yeah I sometimes burn myself out with the salads so i try to mix it up with another veggie alternative but I always seem to go back to the standby salad when I am not feeling creative,LOL.. Talked to my Mom today and she told me that all the snow is gone and it is warming up a bit so I am sure you are one happy camper :)

Yeah that was so uncool what the vendor did to us and didn't even bother to call or at least send out e-mails to all letting us know she wouldn't make it, don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the day but I could have def used a few extra hours of sleep before the afternoon party.. You should have heard what the manager of the other place thought of her antics and I thought I had a potty mouth, he made me look like a choir girl..hahahaha

Hope you had a wonderful day!!

Tangalyn~ on 01/28/2013:
well this particular one im having tonight is the gardien brand orange chickn.. but sometimes i dont use the sauce, i use sautee packs.. and make it italian herb chickn or garlic lemon chickn, but its just like its sounds... a vegetarian version of chicken :)

just42day - Sunday Jan 27, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

 *** Sunday ***

Yesterday was, thankfully, another ok food day.  Again, I exceeded 64 oz of water!  I did have a bagel thin later in the evening but otherwise the food plan with reasonable portions was followed. I suspect McDonald's stock is plumenting as I haven't been there in over 2 weeks.  McDonald's crew members who work the drive-thru have probably reported a missing person....

Weather in the Chicago area is supposed to get ugly for most of the day.  Lots of freezing rain/ice in the forecast.  Amazingly it's then supposed to be 60 degrees on Tuesday and then snow for Wednesday.  Crazy.  Anyway, may sneak out first thing this morning to pick up some things before the fun starts.  Then I'll happily stay hunkered down in the house.

Have a great Sunday!

Today's Food Plan:

b:  grapefruit, water, coffee

s:  grapes

l:  tuna salad made with greek yogurt, onions, celery, carrots on bagel thin w/lots of lettuce (Tange had that yesterday and inspired me), tossed salad, water

s: tbd

d: left over chicken w/mushroom wine sauce, cauliflower, salad, water

Mini-goal:  Lose 10 lbs;  9 lbs down, 1 lb to go!


graindart on 01/27/2013:
I wonder if McDonalds does see a downward trend every January (new diets) and an upswing every February (failed dieting). It's been a month since I've been to McDonalds and I usually ate there 2 times per week.

Puddles on 01/27/2013:
I totally understand you not wanting to be out in that weather. I am doing the same. I think that McDonalds can afford a few downward sales considering how much their sales are. We will not put them in the poor house because we are not showing up. lol Have a good relax day.

mylilsista on 01/27/2013:
One pound more until you reach your mini-goal, whoo hoo!!! You have such a great attitude :)

OhioRaven on 01/27/2013:
Looking forward to you completing your mini goal.

just42day - Saturday Jan 26, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

 *** Saturday ***

Good food day yesterday.  Consumed more than 64 oz of water - that's a first.   Also finally made flounder and it was delicious!  Will definitely be making that again and probably soon!   (based on internet recipe trolling, I mixed together @ 1 tbls olive oil, garlic, oregano and @ 1 tbls lemon juice.  Brushed flounder w/mixture and lightly sprinkled with Italian bread crumbs.  Broiled for @ 8 minutes.)  Very, very satisfying!  Scale smiled up at me this morning with 1 lb loss.  Yeah!

Yesterday did have its disappointments.  V never showed up to shovel so I had to do it myself.  Thankfully, snow was light and I could do it with my trademarked one-armed shovel shove.  Then I lost power again - 2nd time this week.  Passed the time sitting in the dark by tormenting the cat with a laser light.  He's finally regained consciousness after his many flights into the walls.

Have a great day.  Will catch up with everyone later!

Today's Food Plan:

B:  grapefruit, water, coffee

S: grapes

L:  turkey chili and salad (red & white cabbage, tomatoes, lettuce, red & green peppers, balsamic dressing), water 

S: popcorn, water

D:  broiled chicken breast w/mushroom wine sauce, steamed cauliflower, water

Mini-goal:  Lose 10 lbs:  lost 8; 2 more to go

OhioRaven on 01/26/2013:
Congrats on your loss. Woo-Hoo. Leave the cat alone :v)

V on 01/26/2013:
Well Congrats on your loss!! Wooohoo! The flouder sounds deelish :P Wow that must have been quite the storm to lose power.. RYC I am so BUSTED, sorry next time I promise ;) LOL Have a wonderful day!!

Tangalyn~ on 01/26/2013:
u r doing so very well :) and that fish sounds perfect! have a great day :)

V on 01/26/2013:
BEEEEEEEEEP!! Yep late evening driveby :)

just42day - Friday Jan 25, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

 ** Friday **

Happy Friday all.  I altered yesterday's food plan.  Had a large lunch of liver and onions (several people recently posted liver so, of course, I was craving it.)  Wasn't hungry at dinner so I just had popcorn.  Not the healthiest dinner but that's what I did.  Another day of being ok with water. Haven't gotten on the scale for a few days but plan to do that tomorrow.  Hope to be better today. 

V offerred to shovel my driveway so I hope she arrives soon.  Have about 2" of the white stuff waiting for her. 

Today's Food Plan:

B:  bagel thin w/egg small amount of mozarella (yummy!), water, coffee

s:  grapes

L:  salad (romaine, tomatoes, peppers, balsamic dressing), water

s:  apple?

D:  flounder, broccoli and cauliflower, water

Mini-goal:  Lose 10 lbs:  lost 7; 3 more to go. 

legcramps on 01/25/2013:
We got more snow here too, and now I have a tiny little walking path to the garage because i'm too lazy to shovel. Maybe when V is done shoveling your driveway she can come shovel my backyard path to the garage ;)

legcramps on 01/25/2013:
RYC - so far the juicing is going well, I guess we'll see once I actually make it a habit if I really like it or not. Definitely takes me at least half an hour to get the thing going, juice the recipe twice, and then clean up afterwards. I think it's worth it though, i've probably never eaten so many vegetables in my life ;)

Tangalyn~ on 01/25/2013:
when V arrives send her my way :) i shoveled yesterday but its all piled up again! ur doing great.. keep it up!!

Umpqua on 01/25/2013:
Sounds like a good day to me. Give my love to V when she arrives! ;)

OhioRaven on 01/25/2013:
Liver, yummmm.

V on 01/25/2013:
I got this, 2 inches? pshaww and yes I will go to Legcramps and Tang's too cause that's how I roll ;) Hahahaha I will be there shortly okay? Hope you had a stellar day :)

just42day - Thursday Jan 24, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

 *** Thursday ***

Yesterday's food was good; night time snacking wasn't.  Had both popcorn and some chocolate chips.  Tsk, tsk.  Didn't overindulge but having both was unnecessary.  On the plus side, I did do all my water. Yeah me!  Onward with a new day.

May have to actually touch the shovel today -- the first all season.  Probably not more than 1" of snow but enough that I want to get it off the driveway so I don't end up with ice. 

Had a great night's sleep so I feel very motivated today!  Hope to get lots of misc done around the house.  I do wish I wasn't such a slob (clutter-bug) but I just can't seem to help myself.  How embarassing.  I try to blame everything on the cat but that just annoys him...

Today's Food Plan:

B:  grapefruit, water, coffee

s:  grapes

L:  salad (romaine, tomatoes, every color of pepper, egg, celery, balsamic dressing) 

s:  tbd

D:  Flounder (a first for me so I'll check the internet for prep methods/recipes unless someone can suggest something), broccoli, perhaps salad.  

Mini-goal:  Lose 10 lbs:  lost 7; 3 more to go. 

OhioRaven on 01/24/2013:
Flounder is good fish :vb Don't know how to cook it though. Have a good one.

V on 01/24/2013:
LOL @ your comment, you are such BRAT :P Have a good day!!

supercheese on 01/24/2013:
Yay on the water! Yay on not overindulging. We all have those days....

Tangalyn~ on 01/24/2013:
everyday cant be PERFECT.. great job on water tho.. hope today is a great one for ya!

legcramps on 01/24/2013:
LOL, poor cat!

getmebackto150 on 01/24/2013:
I totally try to blame everything on my cats too:) Have a great day and yay for motivation!!

Umpqua on 01/24/2013:
Reading about your snack makes me think that popcorn and chocolate chips would make a good combo :P And tonight is the boys' movie and popcorn night - I will be strong!

V on 01/24/2013:
Hope you didn't have to shovel lots of snow today, I could come over and help if you like :)

mskitty on 01/25/2013:
yay you for getting the water in... that's a hard one for me that's for sure.

just42day - Wednesday Jan 23, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

*** Hump Day ***

Had another good food day yesterday.  Still a bit shy on water but much better than I usually do...   Got on the scale and was pleased to see I'm down a lb.  I'm sooo glad I hadn't gotten on the scale immediately following the weekend as I would have been horribly discouraged.  I know my motivation shouldn't be based on #s but the decrease does keep me motivated. 

Running some errands this morning and then meeting a friend for another free movie.

Yesterday's haircut turned out fine (several of you had asked about it.)  No new style but I'm happy with it.  I have short curly hair so maintenance is high with hair cuts every 4-6 weeks but the daily maintenance is low  -- just a blow dry.  

Will catch up with everyone later - gotta get a start on the day.  Have a good one and stay warm.

Today's Food Plan:

B:  grapefruit, water, coffee

s:  tbd

L:  salad (romaine, carrots, peppers, turkey, mushrooms, balsamic dressing)

s:  pretzels & water at movies 

D: mini pizza (bagel thin w/tomato salt, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, onion, mozarella cheese) water  

Mini-goal:  Lose 10 lbs:  lost 7; 3 more to go. 

OhioRaven on 01/23/2013:
Good attitude ! Congrats on the loss ! I really don't know the good/bad ramifications of L...r on our diet. I hear you girls use it for iron and the guys use it for body building. Good post. Have a good one.

Umpqua on 01/23/2013:
Congrats on the loss and keep up the good work!

Tangalyn~ on 01/23/2013:
yay! u r doing so well. congrats and keep up the good work!

getmebackto150 on 01/23/2013:
I hear you on the scale... SO shouldn't let it have power, but I always do... RYC Yes, I wasn't feeling nearly as cravey last night after having more carbs earlier in the day... Could have been coincidence, but there is lots of research that says if you eat more earlier in the day consistently you just aren't as hungry at night, so maybe there is some truth to it...

legcramps on 01/23/2013:
Awesome job! Enjoy the movie :)

just42day - Tuesday Jan 22, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

 ** Tuesday **

Was ok with food yesterday.  Did have popcorn and turkey slice for night snack and only 1/2 my water but meals were good and reasonable portions.  Am still waiting one more day before getting on the scale following the weekend.

Bitterly cold today; -20 with the wind chill.  Brrr.  Am getting my hair cut later this morning but then it will definitely be an inside kind of day. 

Today's Food Plan:

B:  grapefruit, chocolate raspberry coffee, water

s:  tbd

L: salad or turkey chili

s: tbd

D:  baked or broiled chicken, steamed broccoli, salad

Mini-goal:  Lose 10 lbs:  lost 6; 4 more to go. 


OhioRaven on 01/22/2013:
You're foods are looking good. Thanks for the inspiration.

V on 01/22/2013:
Good Morning!! So are you getting a new do? I am sure it will look fabulous :) I don't blame ya for laying low -20 brrrr.. Oh RYC the nibbles are baked snacks, they are really yummy, I am sure you can find them at Jewel,Trader Joe's or Whole foods.. www.bhuja.com I always get the original mix..Well I better get going, catch up with ya later <3

Umpqua on 01/22/2013:
We're having bitter cold here too, waiting for the school bus is no fun! Hope you have a good one :)

getmebackto150 on 01/22/2013:
Super cold here too!!! YUCK!!!!! Have a great day:)

Supercheese on 01/22/2013:
Its really cold here too!! (Illinois) Woke up and it was -6! AH!

Tangalyn~ on 01/22/2013:
same temps here.. i hate it! hope u have a good day

legcramps on 01/22/2013:
Stay warm today! Have fun at your hair appointment :)

mskitty on 01/23/2013:
Menu looks good. Hope you get a good hair cut- I always have bad luck with hair dressers. Its my curse lol.

just42day - Monday Jan 21, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

**** Monday ****

Today will be the day of fully getting back on track after my weekend slips.  I did down 64 oz of water yesterday which is a first in a very, very long time.   Hope to do that again today!   Perhaps tomorrow I'll be brave enough to get back on the scale.

Cold, cold weather here in the Chicago area.  Went to the store this morning to get more veggies & fruit so I don't plan on leaving the house the rest of day.  

Today's Food Plan:

B:  grapefruit, coffee, water

s:  grapes

L:  Light Clam Chowder, water

s:  popcorn 

D:  salad (romaine, carrots, mushrooms, tomato, egg, turkey slices), water 

 Mini-goal:  Lose 10 lbs:  lost 6; 4 more to go. 

legcramps on 01/21/2013:
Great good plan today! Stay warm :)

Tangalyn~ on 01/21/2013:
great job with the water.. hope ur day goes good.

OhioRaven on 01/21/2013:
Thanks for your support. I hope you're good this week. Drink that water :v)

getmebackto150 on 01/21/2013:
We are getting the super cold here too in upstate NY, have a great day and try to stay warm!!

mskitty on 01/21/2013:
Diet menu looks good

V on 01/21/2013:
Beep Beep!! Hello there :) hope you stay warm and entertained today..Hey congrats on your 6 lb loss!! Awesome job girl!!

just42day - Sunday Jan 20, 2013
(Healthy eating with portion control)
Weight: 0.0

** Happy Sunday**

Safely returned from weekend at Mom's.   Very busy few days but now her pantry is full, laundry and house are clean, RXs picked up, her hair is done, etc.   Once again, I'm very grateful for the mild winter (non-snowy) which has made travel a non-issue. 

While my portions were good, I definitely indulged in some not so great food choices.   Don't plan on getting on the scale for a day or two and will consume copious amounts of water till then.

Was back in my home for about an hour today and completely lost power.  Grr.  Thankfully it was restored in about 3 hours so at least I'm back up and running with heat, etc.  Temps with wind chills may get down to 10-20 below tonight so I'm happy to have the heat!

Enjoy the rest of your day

Today's Food
B:  hard boiled egg, water

s:  missed; water

L:  turkey chili -- perfect for today's weather! water

D:  tbd


OhioRaven on 01/20/2013:
Glad you got Mom squared away and you're back on your routine.

Umpqua on 01/21/2013:
It sounds like you had a productive weekend and I'm glad your power came back quickly. Have a good one!

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