7 Day Motivational Thread beginning 10/29/12

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  • Good morning everyone! Time for a fresh start!

    This week's goals:
    Green tea--3 to 5 cups per day
    Choose most foods from those known to help boost metabolism
    Several small meals instead of three big ones
    Gong for averages on all food intake goals:
    Calories 1500
    Cholesterol 250mg or less
    Sat fat 10% of total calories
    Fiber 25g
    Protein 120g
    Net carbs after deducting fiber 25g
    Exercise 5 days
    Water (can count the green tea) 64 oz.

    Planned menu changed from original post
    Meal #1 : spinach and egg white omelet
    Meal #2 homemade veggie soup and some other protein
    Meal #3 llean pork, black soybeans, low carb veggies
    Meal #4 veggie burger with fresh spinach on high fiber tortilla
    Meral #5 Sardines with mustard sauce and walnuts stuffed into celery? I'll let you know how that tasted.
    Snacks: protein shakes, celery, walnuts, another veggie burger
  • Goals:
    1. Don't spend $$$ at the Quilt Festival this week!
    • Work out 2 days > 40 min.s (Doesn't count walking or 'working.')
    • Average < 1600 cals (trying to be realistic considering my plans!)
    • Eat more vegetables & protein
  • I have big plans for this week.
    1. Goal is less than 1600 calories/day.
    2. Continue logging all food no matter how ugly it gets.
    3. Take meds 2x day on time.
    4. Weigh & measure everything.

    I already slipped up for today because I was up until 4a.m. and was starving. I ate 1 bagel thin, 1 oz sliced ham and 1 Tbsp of mayo and (oops) 1 oz of chili cheese fritos. I adjusted the rest of my day a little bit, and if I stay on track the rest of the day I will be just over my goal at 1643 calories. Not too bad. Keeping fingers crossed.

    Midnight snack:
    Ham sandwich, fritos

    1/4 C oatmeal, 1/2 C milk, 2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp Stevia, 1 Tbsp raisins

    Salad with Ken's Lite Creamy Caesar dressing, 1/4 C sunflower seeds
    1/2 C cooked broccoli

    1 1/4 C Tex Mex Chicken & Rice

    Pistachios, Popcorn, 1 C sliced strawberries, 6 Tbsp home made low cal fruit dip

    Have a very good day everyone!
  • I'm in for something this week, not sure what yet. Life has been handing it to me lately and I haven't been focused. Like, at all. I'll make some sort of goals when I get home from work. Talk to y'all later
  • Goals for the week
    1. Keep carbs and protein in check 140/60
    2. 4 servings of fruits and veggies
    3. Drink water--at least 6 glasses!!!
    4. Log everything
    5. Clean bedroom and kitchen
    6. Write

    Tried to exercise yesterday but have been having back spasms so I had to quit after 5 mins. Not sure how much I will get in but I will try tomorrow.

    Made taco soup for lunch--it's in the slow cooker. Going to rain all week

  • Quote: Goals for the week
    1. Keep carbs and protein in check 140/60
    Made taco soup for lunch--it's in the slow cooker.
    Jenn, 140 carbs and 60g protein? or the other way around? Also, would you share your recipe for taco soup?

  • Goals:
    1) Do not gain "hurricane weight" by overeating while hunkered down
    2) stretch every day
    3) remember to take my pills (blood pressure, fibro, vits)
    4) under 1600 calories
    5) what is up with me and water? I not only have to pour it but I actually have to drink some (and I even gave it to Mike as a goal)
    6) gym 2x this week
    7) meditate
    8) write
    9) plan meals
    10) remain positive

    Glad to see you all!!
    Lisa, I fell off the wagon bigtime at the end of the week, just keep clawing my way back on and I know you can too.

    Mern, I didn't answer some of your questions, so here goes: I do have farms and farmers markets around here but I also try to buy organic and local foods in the supermarket when I can (Applegate Farms, soy or almond milk, etc.) When I'm "good" I buy the local string beans from Shoprite rather than the asparagus from Peru. But hey when I want the asparagus, I buy it. And I do need my blueberries and they are only local here in spring and summer, same thing for strawberries. I have a couple of farms on my road and there is a guy who will deliver grass fed meat once a month locally (it is expensive tho but good. And he's a great guy.) And I love farrm fresh eggs, always have.

    I am trying to put together a chapbook of memoir pieces but the deadline is close and my class, which helps me edit, keeps getting cancelled (excuse, excuses cause I could send work to the teacher, just haven't liked what I had enough to send. ) Anyway there are two later, less ambitious, deadlines I could make.

    Jenn, if you don't mind sharing, what are you writing?

    Tori, good to see you here.
  • Lisa, I'm on low protein diet so it's 140 grams of carbs and 60 for protein. I tried to do 120 but it's a little too low since protein is lower.
    The taco soup recipe is in the low carb recipe thread but I can re-post here if you would like--really easy!!

    Hope, I'm writing a memoir. A little rough right now but I'll share a poem.
    Sitting here looking in
    Chin up, pasting on a grin
    feeling that I don’t belong
    different drummer, different song
    I was once a twin, part of a pair
    Didn’t feel this when she was there
    One more thing I can’t replace
    Seeing her familiar face
    I’m a square peg in a round holed world
    That doesn’t fit for this lost girl
  • Jenn, thanks so much for sharing. Your poem is so moving. The tone of the poem really touched me. So much emotion in so few lines. I love the line: different drummer, different song. You could probably write a memoir in verse.

    I keep reading it; it really speaks to me.