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shawnee - Monday Oct 11, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 192.5

Lost one more pound.. 

Had a very busy wk-end and did not eat very well tho.. better than I would have before I started eating healthy and I did get in a cpl of good walks. I hope everybody had a nice wk-end!   I am at work w/my healthy packed lunch if I didn't have ANY days off I would do better on my weight loss/healthy living journey!! lol 

B raisin bran sk milk    230

 sn yoplait                        100

L vegge-chilli w.side of peppers 400


Progress as of today: 4.5 lbs lost so far, only 52.5 lbs to go!

just42day on 10/11/2010:
Turkey burger or meatballs 1-1.5 @ ground turkey 1/4 diced onions 1/4 cup diced peppers (red and/or green and/or yellow - 1/4 of each if you have them) 1/2 - 3/4 Tsp garlic powder 1-2 TB worcester (sp?) sauce 1 egg 1/4 - 1/2 C oatmeal 1/4 C grated carrots Note: basically just add as many and as much veggies as you want. I think the carrots add sweetness and I just use whatever peppers I have on hand at the time. Form into burgers and/or meatballs (small ice cream scoop works great for meatballs) Place on baking sheet sprayed w/nonstick spray. Bake in 400 degree preheated oven for 12-15 minutes depending on thickness. Both burgers and meatballs freeze extremely well! Be sure to cool completely before freezing.

liza36 on 10/11/2010:
Awesome job on the lost pound!

Weekends are hard to stick to a plan, at least they are for me. Work is always challenging too, because even though I pack a healthy lunch, there is SO much food around - candy, cake, etc. Just this morning I was offered chocolate cake at 9:30 am! So I don't know if I would do any better if I didn't have any days off. Just too much food around everywhere!

Have a good one!

shawnee on 10/11/2010:
Thank you just42day I will try them they sound yummy!! liza36 yes in deed esp. for foodies!!lol

KathyBlue on 10/11/2010:
wow, 1 pound, impressive! :) You rock!

moogy on 10/11/2010:
congrats on your week loss - that's great!!

V on 10/11/2010:
Great job on your loss!!!

breakaway on 10/11/2010:
Great job! So proud of u, ur doing super:)

shawnee - Friday Oct 08, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 193.5

                      Good Morning to all DD : ))  Have a Great Friday!!

   I had a bad day yesterday ATE jail food... I had no plan to I was in the bubble and the trusties came up and asked if anybody wanted a tray they ended up w/2 extra ones.. My partner was leaving soon new shift partner was coming in they said go ahead it is not like your going home for dinner so I was O.K. and ate it... I felt horrible about it afterwards but..errr  I havve to dig into why I do that impulse crappolla!!

 Today is my day off and I also have the week-end off Whoo-Hoo! I am having all the kids and families over for a football party on Sat.  Mich State-Michigan game (college teams) should be fun I am worried about the food HELP!!

B Oatmeal w/sk milk pinch B.S.                            

Progress as of today: 3.5 lbs lost so far, only 53.5 lbs to go!

just42day on 10/08/2010:
Yesterday's behind you now so don't beat yourself too badly for the minor slip. We've all been there; the important thing is to pick up and move on which I know you CAN do. Family get-togethers/football games games can be challenging. Wish I had a solution. The only suggestion is to try to have tasty healthy options available to you. Trust me, I know how hard it is to resist the other stuff! Maybe remember how disappointed you felt w/yesterday's hic-cup and remind yourself you don't want to feel that way again? Short term satisfication isn't worth the delay in the progress. Again, I really do understand the challenge but I'm cheering for you! (food options: low cal hummus w/rf crackers, always veggies, fruit, air popped popcorn, LOTS of water. There's actually some pretty tasty "veggie potato chip-like" options out there (key is to not overdo it), turkey burgers/dogs/meatballs. I have a very tasty (& easy) turkey burger/meatball recipe. Let me know if you want it and I'll happily post it. (Even people not watching their calories love these - especially w/a little sweet-n-sour sauce). Have a great weekend! :)

liza36 on 10/08/2010:
I had a pretty bad eating day yesterday too, I succumbed to impulse crappolla too! It's the hardest thing to change. One day at a time is all I can say. Today's a new day for us both. Have a good one.

hollybelle on 10/08/2010:
I find that I "eat on impulse" mostly when I have not PLANNED anything else. I don't plan my meals out exactly ahead of time, but I always have a game plan in mind, at least. For example if I am in a pinch and don't have anything I can take for lunch (my bet option) or have run out of my healthy stash at work I plan to go to one of the fast food resturants where I know I can get something in my "range" - like even at McD's I can get one grilled chick snack wrap and a yogurt parfait. At Taco Bell I can have two crispy or soft Alfresco beef or chick tacos. At Arby's I eat one reg RB sandwich or a med RB sandwich. I always keep apples, bananas, grapes, pretzels, puddings, crackers and Laughing Cow LIGHT cheese at work. These are things that help me - you may not be able to take lunch with you, but maybe you can find a way to work something out that helps you stay non-impulsive. I just have to "be prepared" when an unexpected "opportunity" to get off path comes up. Good luck - let us know what you think you can do to prevent those moments. It takes time to build these habits, but little by little......:o)

moogy on 10/08/2010:
I sounds like you are going to have to prepare healthy snacks. There are some good ones in the forum recipe site or go online and check out healthy options. You and your family will be suprised that they are healthy (if you bother telling them), healthy doesn't mean boring. I hope you have a good enjoyable and healthy weekend.:)

shawnee - Thursday Oct 07, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 193.5

This new shift is making it hard to be on DD too much it is much too busy here during the day w/court and all! I hope everybody is doing great!! I work till midnight  tonight an (18) hr shift so I will log back on during my next shift after the crazy-day is past....

B yoplait X 2            200 c

sn pickles-olives    100 C

L progrssive Santa Fe soup  160 C

sn   apple      sk milk                             220 c

D lean cuisine chick rice        350  c

THEN...Jail food+++ hot turkey sandwich w/mash pot   at least 800 C 

sn  red tell orange peppers w/FF ranch        150 c

                ttl cals  1980


Progress as of today: 3.5 lbs lost so far, only 53.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 10/07/2010:
Oy, 18 hours? I would never live through a shift like that! Take care today!

moogy on 10/07/2010:
Catch you later then. Hang in there!

nita51 on 10/08/2010:
Get some rest. We'll cyber see ya later. :) :) Take Care.

shawnee - Wednesday Oct 06, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 193.5

I feel so much more in control w/my meals when I pack it in the a.m. and go to work!

B 3 slices of turkey yoplait            200 c

sn apple                                            110 c

L shredded wheat sk-milk             350 c

sn olives-pickles                              100 c

D red/orange/yellow pepper onion turkey ff ranch wrap  350 c

sn ww/t low cal tst  mustard turkey   110 c

1-beer                                                    130 c

ttl cal  1340


Progress as of today: 3.5 lbs lost so far, only 53.5 lbs to go!

just42day on 10/06/2010:
Yes, planning does seem to make a difference for me, too. Sometimes it's a pain but it's so worth the effort and really doesn't take that much time once in the swing of things. Hope your day is great! :)

hollybelle on 10/06/2010:
Planning (even half way) makes all the diff! YAY for feeling in control. It is a good good feeling!

legcramps on 10/06/2010:
Have a good day!

moogy on 10/06/2010:
Good planning shawnee:)

shawnee - Tuesday Oct 05, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 193.5

It is a beautiful day in Northern Michigan today Indian summer type!!

Lunch w/daughter n law- did pretty good! Went shopping w/her! Brushed down all my dogs-horses and my cat!

B grapes breakfast burritto Wcheese red-orange-yellow peppers oinions turkey in egg beaters          400 c                                                                           300 C

sn yoplait                                                                                           100 c

L taco w/chicked-beans-cheese                                                   450 c

sn w/w low fat tst  w/peanut butter                                                200 c

D lean gourmet buffalo chicken   corn                                          340 c

sn  grapes                                                                                           100 c

ttl cal        1590


Progress as of today: 3.5 lbs lost so far, only 53.5 lbs to go!

just42day on 10/05/2010:
Your b'fast burrito sounds fabulous! Glad you had a nice lunch w/your DIL.

moogy on 10/05/2010:
I hope you enjoy your beautiful day shawnee. I am treasuring every cool day now, knowing that the dreaded summer will soon arrive.

breakaway on 10/05/2010:
Great job today! Sounds like u had a great time with the d-inlaw

shawnee - Monday Oct 04, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 193.5

Day off what a crazy week-end in the jail!!!                                                                    Everybody doing meatless Monday good luck!!   : ))

B  oatmeal w/w tst dry   sk milk     pinch brown sugar   400 c

L orange chicken (lean cuisine)                                         290 c

 sn yoplait                                                                                 100 c

D progressive soup w/ crackers   cheese                          400 c

sn apple                                                                                      110 c

sn  peanut wbutter on 2 pices w/w low fat bread              330 c

sn  popcorn wair popped w/spray butter                             150 C

ttl cals  1780 (at least)

wow could NOT stop eating!!           well I could/but didn't???

Progress as of today: 3.5 lbs lost so far, only 53.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/04/2010:
I thought that you were doing meatless monday with us for a minute until I saw the orange chicken!! lol. I hope you have a good day of healthy eating. :)

breakaway on 10/04/2010:
Glad your crazy weekend is over and hope you had a great day off :D

shawnee - Sunday Oct 03, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 193.5

Sunday weigh in only 1 lb lost feels like more my duty belt feels different-better. I am back.. Got a tad busy but I am at work..lol      so ...o.k. I need to get my fanny moving I have not got into the EX part of healthy living yet and I know the scale would have moved more if I would have!  Now I am off mids no excuses..My week ahead is my short week at work my goal is to walk in or outside every day off I have!!    My shifts are..      

      WK 1.  work =mon-tues / fri-sat-sun 6am 6pm  (  wed-thur off )

     wk 2. work= wed-thur 6am 6pm     (mon-tues / fri-sat-sun off )   This alt=every other week for a total of 84 hours every 2 wks + any O.T.


B shredded wheat sk milk        250 C

sn pickles olives                          100 c

L yoplait                                          100 c

 sn apple                                        110 c

D  turker burger mac-cheese     500  c

sn   grapes                                     100 c

ttl  cal   1160 

Progress as of today: 3.5 lbs lost so far, only 53.5 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 10/03/2010:
hello, congrats on ur loss... 1 pound is something n if it feels like more, thats a sign more will be gone soon :) sunday is/was my official weigh in day too, altho i have not been sticking with it the past couple months, i plan to start weighing regularly today.. hope u have a good day :)

just42day on 10/03/2010:
Yeah on the disappearing pound! That's fabulous that belt feels looser, too. I'm sure you'll see and feel more gone soon. :)

shawnee on 10/03/2010:
Thank you! : ))

V on 10/03/2010:

moogy on 10/03/2010:
Well done, I would be pleased with a pound. Good for you.

shawnee - Saturday Oct 02, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 193.5

                                                HAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL!!

2ND DAY ON DAYS : )) I went out to dinner last night it is so hard really I only guessed on  cal-count it made me feel loss of control tho my hubby is home been gone for 12 days so it was also very nice!! I packed a healthy Brk-lunch-sn for work NOT touchin the jail food!!  Thank you for comments they sure help! Going to step on the scale Sunday I have a few times been up/down so am never sure when to post I have decided to post every Sunday no matter what I figure it will also keep me good on Saturdays with the threat of UP being real on Sundays....

B shredded Wheat sk-milk      250 C

sn YOPLAIT                                 100 C

L progressive santa fe soup    160  c

sn yoplait                                       100 c

D pollock potatoe corn                 540 c

sn olives-pickles                           100 c

  ttl   1250 cal


sn pickles/olives                          200 c



Progress as of today: 3.5 lbs lost so far, only 53.5 lbs to go!

V on 10/02/2010:
I think that you will be pleased with your results! have a good day :)

breakaway on 10/02/2010:
Glad you got to see your hubby and great job packing your food :D I know it sure does help me when I'm all packed and ready for the day!

chidogs on 10/02/2010:
Eating out is still very difficult for me to do. At least you tried to cal count. Good for you. Congrats on hubby home!

shawnee on 10/02/2010:
Thank you for your comments n support!

hopingforhealth on 10/02/2010:
Eating out is tough, but it's good that you tried to keep track of it with your day. Enjoy having your husband home!

moogy on 10/02/2010:
Weighing in on Sunday will definiety keep you on the straight and narrow on Saturday's - good for you!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

nita51 on 10/02/2010:
Enjoy your weekend!

shawnee - Friday Oct 01, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 194.5

                                           GOOD MORNING TO ALL!!

Well I am up and been at work for 2 hours wowza it feels early after 9 months of mids!! I am a little worried about eating healthy NOT eating any jail food only my healthy lunch box stuff I bring in. I got into the habbit of eating it last year and gained 10 pounds..... I am going to try to zip-zero-zilch notta.. just program myself to not EVER eat it!! On mids kitchen was closed!!

B yoplait 1/2 chicken brst     200 c  (hey it was in the firdge..lol)

 sn yoplait                                 100 c

L oatmeal  apple   sk milk    300  c

D mac -cheese 3-meatballs toss salad w/ff ranch  melon     800 c (? about hard to tell went out to eat? )

sn  w/w lf toast                        100  c

    ttl                1600  c

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 54.5 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 10/01/2010:
hope u have a great day!

legcramps on 10/01/2010:
Have a good day!

moogy on 10/01/2010:
Well I hope you have a good healthy eating day and thank you for your comments.

just42day on 10/02/2010:
Thanks for your comments and support. I hope the day ended well for you! :)

shawnee - Thursday Sep 30, 2010
(balanced diet and counting calories)
Weight: 194.5


B oatmeal w/sk milk pinch brown sugar  200 c

sn yoplait                                                         100 c

L bean/rice taco     strawberries                   300   c

sn apple w/cott cheeses low fat                   230   c

D lean cafe ravioli                slice w/w lo ca bread 275 c                       

sn air popcorn w/spray butter                         300 c

              ttl cal    1405



B 2 slices low fat tst w/  grapes                       200  c

sn  yoplait                                                            100  c

L  taco  salad                                                       500 c

sn  strawberries   diet coke  4 crackers          150  c

D chicken  brst  gr beans   grapes                   375  c          

sn yoplait                                                              100 c

                     ttl  1425 c


Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 54.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 09/30/2010:
Nice diet plans. It is good to see that you are eating healthily. Keep up the good work.

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