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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

168#.

Yesterday ended up suddenly busy, so I did not cook. We went out for sushi. I did stay green.

Breakfast:
Greek yogurt, granola (1/4 cup), coffee.

Lunch:
Black bean chili (vegetarian), cheddar cheese, maybe an apple.

Dinner:
Fresh pasta from my farm share, I think.

I got back to the gym tomorrow early.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to your solid habits, I admire your commitment to your workouts! I'd like to start doing some more resistance training, but I tend to get injuries as soon as I up the intensity. Sad Do you have any thoughts for me? Neck, and knees, and more recently elbows and shoulders - those are the parts that typically start hurting.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to stay green! Sushi—yum!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

169# today.

Two days green in a row! Woo hoo! We did eat the pasta, and I had an apple with dinner, too. I've been doing full plates, but not unhealthy contents. Hoping to put another green day in the bank. I did the personal training this morning at 6 AM and ran/walked (informal intervals) there and back.

Breakfast - Rice, beans, cheese (what was left after filling my kid's lunch), blueberries, cucumber slices, coffee
Lunch - Leftover chili with a bit of rice and cheese, apple, clementine.
Dinner - Chicken thighs, I think
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
In addition to your solid habits, I admire your commitment to your workouts! I'd like to start doing some more resistance training, but I tend to get injuries as soon as I up the intensity. Sad Do you have any thoughts for me? Neck, and knees, and more recently elbows and shoulders - those are the parts that typically start hurting.


My first piece of advice is to go easier on the weights than you think you need to. Heavy weights are great, but only for a few reps. And it's easy to overdo reps with light weights, too. You should only be shaking on the last one or two reps. Only do what you can with good form. This is a video of my old trainer explaining a key part of weightlifting form - tall and tight:
https://www.fitnessforfeminists.com/single-post/2018/11/01/How-to-Get-Tall-and-Tight?utm_campaign=64d4ae1f-3288-45fc-8811-ae18a0ab79a8&utm_source=so
There is some other good advice on her site.

I think you know not to lift or do strength every day - usually 3 days in between, unless you are working different muscles (which is why serious lifters have "leg day", "arm day", etc.). You need rest days. Those are great days to do some yoga. I like the Yoga with Adriene videos on Youtube.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

167.5#.

Three days green. Woo hoo! I am going back to basics and giving myself a full plate. Last night, I took 2 chicken thighs instead of one for dinner, with a bunch of broccoli and some leftover rice and beans, and I had a good sized breakfast today after working out. My "dessert" was a small glass of cream-top milk. No sugar, but damn, it's rich and delicious.

This was my 4th session with the personal trainers. This trainer, Portia, made me work harder! They did say that they go easy on you at first to gauge your abilities. I guess I'm past the honeymoon. I did another 6 am class. I am pretty tired (from lack of sleep, not the workout per se). I will try to get to bed early tonight.

Breakfast: Half bagel with cream cheese, a bit of leftover chicken soup, half of a huge apple, coffee and milk.
Lunch: ? Maybe I will buy lunch today.
Dinner: Lamb chops, maybe with roasted squash/pumpkin and rice.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job on the workouts!

And lamb chops sound delicious!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday was green, too, although I stayed up too late. I am in a weird spiral of pushing myself to go on not enough sleep, and then I think my body gets used to finding a second wind in the evening. My kid was out, and I wanted to stay up until she was home on Friday, but instead I did that plus stayed up another 2 hours. Why?

Oh well. Not a big workout weekend. I worked out on Friday but only walked on Saturday and Sunday (about 3.5 miles each day). I have a training session scheduled today after work.

169# this morning.

Breakfast today:
Life cereal, Greek yogurt, coffee

Lunch: ? About to figure that out. It's cold and rainy, and I'm craving carbs.
> Ended up with school lunch: breaded chicken tenders, cauliflower, sweet potato, spinach salad, green beans, pear.

Dinner: Maybe takeout. My boyfriend will be away, so maybe I'll get something that my kid likes and he doesn't.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good strategy for feeding kid while boyfriend away!

I wonder if you are staying up late because you are needing more alone time? That occasionally happens to me, but it's actually more the reverse -- I wake up abominably early to have some peace and quiet. It's not planned. It just happens sometimes.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
Good strategy for feeding kid while boyfriend away!

I wonder if you are staying up late because you are needing more alone time? That occasionally happens to me, but it's actually more the reverse -- I wake up abominably early to have some peace and quiet. It's not planned. It just happens sometimes.


Yes, that is possible. Also, I discovered binge watching on my iPad, which is bad for me, because I never turn on the TV when my kid is doing homework, but I will watch something on the iPad with headphones on.

I did stay green last night. I made us scrambled eggs, asparagus, fancy English muffins, and an apple. (My boyfriend turns up his nose at breakfast for dinner, but he was in New York.) I went to bed early, while my kid was still awake, which I don't love to do. If she is left to her own devices, she texts too much and doesn't go to bed on time. Still, my body needed the sleep. I slept from 9:30 to 6 AM and felt well rested.

I worked out last night and this morning with the trainer, trying to squeeze in my sessions before the holiday. I ran (with some walk breaks) to the gym and back. It's 1.1 miles, so I did 2.2 miles before breakfast. Smile

Lunch: I brought one meatball in sauce in my thermos (leftover from my kid's lunch prep). I think I'll run out and get a salad and a roll to go with it.

Dinner: ?? I have done a good job cleaning out my fridge for the holiday, so I don't have much. I could make lentil soup. I have a little sausage to cook, which goes well with the lentils.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday was green. I did get a salad, just before the announcement about Romaine lettuce.
💀 💀 💀

Last night dinner - souvlaki sandwich and fries.

Breakfast- black bean soup, cucumber
Lunch - cracked oats and pumpkin pie (I am allowing it as a rare mod)
Dinner - ?

We need to get up early tomorrow to get a train.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG, Jen! I ate like THREE bags of Romaine lettuce in the few days before that announcement! Sheesh! And I have been feeling a tiny bit off the last few days. I keep wondering if I'm just paranoid or if it would have been worse if not for my mega-yogurt diet, haha

hope the train took you someplace nice for the holiday. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
OMG, Jen! I ate like THREE bags of Romaine lettuce in the few days before that announcement! Sheesh! And I have been feeling a tiny bit off the last few days. I keep wondering if I'm just paranoid or if it would have been worse if not for my mega-yogurt diet, haha

hope the train took you someplace nice for the holiday. Smile


I hope you are fine today! We went to Philly. The train was pretty relaxing - we did the Acela so it is a little cushier and has a place to plug in devices, etc.

172# today. I know that working out is probably why I'm a bit heavier, so I'm trying to disengage from weird feelings about that until I get the workout routine set. I did the personal training this morning and ran there and ran/walked back (2.2 miles total).

Once I get solid in the workouts, I can work on putting a fence around the law. One habit at a time.

Breakfast - A strange collection - 4 cocktail shrimp, 1/2 bagel and cream cheese, 1/2 apple, coffee and milk
Lunch - Green salad with 3 oz chicken and lentils. More coffee. This was a little bit of leftover chicken. It looked so pitiful, but that is supposed to be one serving of protein.
Dinner - I am planning chicken thighs, maybe some biscuits and kale.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ran my stats in Habitcal for the 5 months June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct. My failure rate is 15%. If I can get that down to much more occasional, I will likely start losing weight again. Just thinking right now, no plan at present.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll put it another way: 85% success. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
I'll put it another way: 85% success. Smile


Thanks!

Today I am at 169#, which is more pleasant.

I did not have the energy to make biscuits last night for dinner, but I did roast a sugar pumpkin while the meat was roasting. So dinner was chicken, pumpkin, and leftover string beans with an apple. My kid turned up her nose at the slice of pumpkin, declaring that it didn't taste like anything, just "mass". She did eat some of the pumpkin seeds that I roasted on the side.

Breakfast: Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup life cereal, 1 pc bacon, coffee and milk
Lunch: Lentil soup, apple, probably more coffee
Dinner: Pizza? There will be pizza at my board meeting tonight.

No workout today - long work day ahead. I will next go to the trainer on Thursday morning. I may do a 20 minute yoga video as an antidote to some stiffness and tightness from the workout yesterday. I did foam rolling last night, which did help.

One thing I'm doing differently with food is trying to get some variety for packed lunches for me and my kid. Occasionally I've been buying lunch from the prepared food section of my local market, and splitting them between us. One $9 prepared bowl or entree salad is enough food for two people. Letting myself buy one of those once a week or so makes packed lunch more enjoyable. I buy them in the 1/2 hour after an early morning workout, on the walk home, and treat myself to store-bought coffee, too. I've also been buying one bagel with cream cheese for the two of us when I get bagels, so that there is less waste, and so we have room for a little fruit with our breakfast.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

168# this morning.

Last night I had a momentary impulse to eat a piece of pizza, standing up in my kitchen, before putting the leftovers away. I did not do it. Go, me!

Breakfast- toast and jam (semi-naughty), coffee and milk
Lunch - ? I should eat leftovers but don’t want to
Dinner- something from my farm share
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the pizza-avoidance!

And I say "boo!" on leftovers for lunch. Smile
Oh, and surprised (pleasantly) that your farm share is still sending you stuff at the end of November!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
Congrats on the pizza-avoidance!

And I say "boo!" on leftovers for lunch. Smile
Oh, and surprised (pleasantly) that your farm share is still sending you stuff at the end of November!


I have a farm share that includes meat, dairy, apples, etc. It's not a true farm share where you pay a flat amount at the beginning. The model is that we customers commit to buying at least $40/month from a group of farms in Northern VT, and you can order whatever you want from their website each week. I get it all year. Not all products are available all year - even eggs have a season when there are none. But there is always something.

We had sushi for dinner instead of farm share stuff. I was tired and willing to pay for good food. We did have some of the farm share apples with dinner. I did not weigh today.

Breakfast - leftover miso soup, english muffin pizza, cucumbers, oj, coffee and milk - wow that sounds insane when I write it out, but it did fit on a plate. And the miso was a 1/2 serving.

Lunch - 2 pieces of pizza, leftover oshitashi (spinach), apple, more coffee

Dinner - roasted chicken (from my farm share), roasted potatoes, cucumber, and broccoli. I also had some haldi milk with one sugar after dinner.

I did a workout this morning and jogged to the gym and back, with some walk breaks. I did the 30 minute strength workout and 5800 steps this morning so far. This is the 3rd week of my six week trial membership at this gym. It is motivating for me to have the appointments, and to have them be a short 30-minute slot that I can fit into my morning. I am scheduled for another one tomorrow. I am a bit sleep deprived. My muscles feel very slightly sore with this new routine, which is kind of perfect. It's enough that I know I am challenging my muscles, but not enough to hurt them.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

168.5# today

I did a 6:30 workout (30 min strength) and ran there and walked back.

I roasted a chicken last night for dinner.

Breakfast today-
1/2 bagel and cream cheese, coffee & milk, 1/2 glass cream top milk, apple

Lunch today
Lentil soup with chicken (from last night), apple, english muffin.

Dinner today
?? I want to make chicken soup from the chicken carcass, but I don't know if it will be done for dinner tonight. I might make it after dinner for tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

169# today

I did make chicken soup and ate it a lot this weekend. We had a party last night for the first night of Hannukah, and I ate a lot of sweets. We celebrate all the nights, but in a lower key way after our party, so I will not designate them as S days.

This weekend, I also drank a fair amount of egg nog, some with rum, which is delicious and yet makes me feel disgusting. Alas.

Today
Breakfast - leftover Ethiopian pumpkin, lentils, injera, and 1/4 jelly donut (slightly naughty). Coffee and milk
Lunch - bean and turkey chili
Dinner - More leftovers from party, maybe Chicken moo shi.

Workout tonight at 5:30 at Get in Shape for Women. Then cardio and head home. I did not work out or even get walks in this weekend. Too many errands, getting ready for the party, getting my kid to rehearsal and then to a concert, getting her to a girl scout event, getting me to a fundraiser wrapping gifts for my kid's school. On Friday, we had a movie night, and I ate a bit of popcorn after dinner, so I will call that a fail.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jenji wrote:
I also drank a fair amount of egg nog, some with rum, which is delicious and yet makes me feel disgusting.


Oh my gosh, so so true on both accounts.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Hanukkah 🕎!! I’m excited to see a fellow Jew in here!

Curious why eggnog makes you guys feel disgusting? Like sick?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that it’s not the fat in eggnog that makes me feel sick, it’s the sugar. I like it but wish it were half as sweet.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red last night. Having party food like salty peanuts and chocolates out in bowls does a number on my will power when I am tired. Oh well, fresh day today. I did work out last night, and had the moo shi for dinner, but ate peanuts as soon as I got home, and had some chocolate after dinner.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ay, crap, another predictable fail (peanuts and chocolate). Small amounts, but still. We had sushi for dinner last night.

Today
Breakfast - half bagel with cream cheese, blackberries, coffee and milk
Lunch - Moo shi chicken leftovers with rice
Dinner - ??

I did another 6:30 AM workout today. I feel good and am starting to see progress in muscle strength returning.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah last Thurs and Fri both were fails, too. Solid red last week. Shocked Leaving chocolate gelt candy out in a bowl is a recipe for failure for me. I also think a bratty part of myself thinks I either should be crushing my workouts (I am!) or eating right (whoops), not both. I worked out with the trainer on Wed morning, Thurs evening, and Saturday morning, and again today in the morning.

Also ate a lot of meat and sugar this weekend. We made Christmas cookies and ate them. We made a half batch, and sent a container of them to my daughter's D&D group, but the rest, we ate at home. They were delicious, at least, and by this morning, I was craving healthy food.

Detoxing today. I had plain yogurt, 1/2 apple, and broccoli for breakfast, with coffee and milk. The yogurt tasted good to me.

Lunch: Black bean soup, small pc cornbread, broccoli rabe sauteed with olive oil.

Dinner: Maybe chicken thighs, rice and beans. I forgot to pre-cook the beans, so it would have to be in the pressure cooker.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green yesterday. 169.5 today. Reclaiming my ability to say:
    * no thanks,
    * not now,
    * maybe later,
    * some other time, and
    * what I really want is sleep, not food!

We had chicken, kale, and rice for dinner, with 1/2 grapefruit on my plate for my "dessert".

I am cooking the beans in the crockpot today and will have them tonight with rice.

Breakfast -
Raspberry coffee cake and coffee (grey area, but I allow it)
Lunch - one plate at the buffet, Harvest India, mostly bindi masala and rice, yum
Dinner - rice and beans, perhaps with some broccoli and and orange

I have a workout scheduled this afternoon with the trainer.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lpearlmom wrote:
Happy Hanukkah 🕎!! I’m excited to see a fellow Jew in here!

Curious why eggnog makes you guys feel disgusting? Like sick?


By the way, I should've said, it's my boyfriend who is the Jew. We've been celebrating Hanukkah with him (and Passover, more importantly) since he moved in with us 7 years ago. He is a "secular Jew". The holidays are important to him for family, food, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

your food sounds good!
Hope the workout went well!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
your food sounds good!
Hope the workout went well!


I am trying to work in more vegetarian meals. My rice and beans were tasty. Dried beans cooked in the crockpot are so much more yummy than canned beans (which are fine, but meh). I added sautéed onions and celery, sweet red peppper spice, a bit of hot sauce, vinegar, thyme, and garlic, and I cooked it all with a leftover ham bone from my pork roast earlier in the week. Finished it with a bit of frozen corn mixed in, and diced tomatoes. 😋

My trainer today talked with me about how I shouldn’t always avoid stressing my muscles. That’s how they get stronger. I know that, but I also have had many overly-enthusiastic starts at strength training, followed by a pulled muscle and enforced inactivity. I will keep what he said in mind, though, because I think he sees that I could work harder...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

169.5 today

Breakfast -
Raspberry cake, broccoli, couple pieces of clementine, coffee

Lunch - weird collection from the hot bar at Broadway market. Rice, plaintains, veggies, Jamaican jerk chicken.

Dinner was Indian food takeout from Guru - dal and rice and veggies.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds delicious in the crockpot!
I can’t even tell you how often I’ve seen people give it all at the beginning of training and then immediately burn out to stop doing it. (I used to work reception at a gym). Think the professionals sometimes forget this isn’t a full time job for and energy will be needed for the rest of the day. That said, it’s great to push a bit past the limit.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the validation, eshano. I don't want to burn out. I like this gym because it's social and supportive. I want to keep building good habits of showing up there.

I did a workout this morning at 6:30. Last night, I walked to get the Indian takeout, snatching a small victory from the jaws of lethargy. I got about 8,600 steps as a result. It was BRISK out there in the dark.

I ran to the gym and back this morning. Did 1/2 hour training. My lower back is a little sore. I will try some stretches tonight. It might be because I was on the computer all day. I got 5,600 steps today, basically just the 2.2 miles to the gym and back, and walking a couple blocks from my parking.

Breakfast today -
Leftover dal (lentils), rice, aloo phali (potatoes and green beans), some plain yogurt, and broccoli. Coffee and milk, a thermos full over the morning.

Lunch -
Red beans from my crockpot, a roll with butter, dried mango, some cheese.

Dinner -
Lamb chop, turnip, both fried in butter. 1/2 Grapefruit. Tea. I am finishing what will be my 4th green day, after a week of reds last week.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

170# today

Breakfast
Red beans and rice, coffee and milk

Lunch & dinner
TBD

I did walk to work today (2.2 miles). So if I walk home, it will be 4.4 miles.

No other workout today, but I do have an appointment for an 8 AM workout tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did a workout on Saturday and this morning at 6:30. I feel both energized but also sleepy. I know that's contradictory.

I made bread pudding last night. It was okay. My kid was not a fan.

I didn't bake otherwise, because our neighbors dropped off cookies, and that was the perfect amount of sweets.

I made it through last week solid green after solid red the week before.

Breakfast today - Fried egg, green peas, coffee with milk.
Lunch today - Small chicken club sandwich, potato chips, apple.
Dinner today - also TBD. Maybe chicken soup. My kid is still sick after several weeks with a cold. Over the weekend, we drank a lot of hot water with lemon. I don't have time to make soup, but I could buy some at Whole Foods.

** Edited to say - I did not make it to Whole Foods, so no chicken soup. Dinner - ribs (bought prepared), red kuri squash, snow peas, a little cheese.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s fantastic Jen, getting a solid green week in! Great work. It’s been a while since I managed a full green ‘un. Must try harder.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will start logging again tomorrow. I feel off during my vacation.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I had not tracked since December 18, so I just did a best guess reconstruction in HabitCal. Back to real tracking today. I took a lot of yellow days, between actual holidays, the days I hosted parties, and more.

I did do mostly green last week, with a Thursday fail (seconds and snack), as I recall.

My weight has been 168-171, depending on the day. I'm not panicked about it being slightly up, because I have been lifting weights.

Today:
Breakfast - toast, leftover chicken soup, coffee and milk
Lunch - will go out - maybe Chinese
Dinner - ?? Maybe more chicken - I have chicken legs to cook, so even if we don't eat it tonight, I should cook them, either just roasted or make more soup.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night's dinner was Rod Dee takeout (silver noodles, crispy chicken). It was red, but just barely. I had a tiny bit of seconds. I need to keep the serving dishes off the table. I did pretty well, and I think today I can keep it to one plate.

Today -
Breakfast - leftover silver noodles.
Lunch - Izzy's takeout (Puerto Rican rice and beans, steak, salad). I did well in portioning it onto a plate, and not just eating from the container. The container probably held 2 platefuls.
Dinner - ? TBD - I am working a lot, so probably more takeout. The beauty of living in the city.

Tomorrow is a nutso day. Hope to lean on the habits to keep me sane and fed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green yesterday. I forgot that we had a fundraiser for one of my kid's activities last night, so we bought pizza for dinner to benefit the chorus.

Today -
Breakfast - life cereal, tea, chicken broth (that sounds weird, but I felt parched and a bit under the weather)

Mid-morning event - coffee, water

Lunch - leftover PR food from Izzy's - steak, beans, rice, salad, apple. More coffee

Afternoon slump (right now) - tea

Dinner - added later - Dinner turned out to be a very full plate of fried fish from the farm share, couscous, kale, and marinated artichokes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's to a 2019 of moderate eating! Congrats on pretty much maintaining your habits enough to have a respectable loss. You are beating the odds!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breakfast - 2 fried eggs, pea pod stems, coffee and milk.

Lunch - Leftover Ethiopian food (some) and leftover ramen from kid's lunch. Big plate.

Dinner - I have a fresh pizza crust from the farmshare, so maybe sausage & onion pizza.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did make that pizza Thursday, and it was good.

Friday -
Breakfast - Last of the chicken soup
Lunch - leftover pizza
Dinner - Mexican food at Jose's (red - I ate chips and salsa before dinner and had a margarita, which I consider a sweet).

Today -
Breakfast - berries, a bit of raspberry cake (not frosted), sausage
Lunch - chicken soup from Whole Foods, roll, hummus, salad, apple
Dinner - pork chop, pasta with butter and red pepper.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red yesterday. Ate my kid's pasta when she did not. Worrisome on two levels. She didn't eat much dinner or much lunch yesterday, or much breakfast today. She did eat the pork chop last night and had a bowl of blueberries. She did not eat the chicken soup I packed for lunch, instead eating the pear only. I am keeping my eye on her because I know teenage girls are prone to eating disorders. She is slim already and should not get any slimmer IMO. Not that I would ever comment to her about this. It is likely that she just got distracted and talked during lunch, but I'm putting it here to remember to watch this.

Today, my food
Breakfast - one fried egg, tortilla, cheese, guac, salsa, coffee
Lunch - one plate, Indian buffet. Rice, raita, chicken curry, chana, naan, bindi masala, some kind of green bean.
Dinner - more Indian food? Sushi? I want something that my kid will be excited about.
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