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sophiethecat 11-02-2011 09:24 PM

It's THURSDAY - what are you eating?
 
It will be a DD for me *whew* I need it! :)

hockey_gal 11-02-2011 09:41 PM

DD for me too.

Good idea to put this thread out the night before...it gets me planning for tomm.

shake
tuna caesar salad
cauli-rice w/veggies
SF jello

then I guess I'll have a rice cake or something in there

wastednuffime 11-03-2011 03:14 AM

UD for me....And...its my official one week "Weigh in" day too.. :D

Gotta run my daughter to school, will come home, strip down :laugh:, ...and hop on the scale..

be back to post later..

E.W. 11-03-2011 03:42 AM

Well it's back to Golden Corral for the senior special. It's sort of funny I may eat there twice a week who would have thought of going to an all you can eat place so ofton
when on a diet. When we have lost weight do we do the UD and DD calculations again?
On the basis of 300lbs my UD and DD came up as 2856 and 714 calories. Well now if
I calculate with my new weight of 275 I come up with 2668 and 667 calories. Carriying
this further supose I get down to 150lbs am I suposed to cut my DD day calories to 357?
Did the book talk about this?

emky 11-03-2011 04:19 AM

Up day here.

I started things w/ some chicken and broccoli quiche, a cup of coffee, and a low carb tortilla spread with about half an ounce of cream cheese.

I have no idea what I'll be feasting on later, but I can tell you it won't have sugar in it! (52 hours SF as of now :))

Dottie 11-03-2011 05:26 AM

DD for me and I'm glad, I love DD's.
B: Coffee w/almond milk
D: tilapia and coleslaw on a low-carb pita bread (197 cals, 12g carbs; 7g fiber)
S: shirataki tuna noodle casserole (shirataki, laughing cow and tuna) (170 cals w/a full can of tuna and 2 wedges laughing cow)
Snack: egg drop soup using egg beaters, or some celery stalks, or a hot cocoa

412 cals, 20g carbs; 11g fiber; 58g protein without snack

sophiethecat 11-03-2011 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E.W. (Post 15145151)
Well it's back to Golden Corral for the senior special. It's sort of funny I may eat there twice a week who would have thought of going to an all you can eat place so ofton
when on a diet. When we have lost weight do we do the UD and DD calculations again?
On the basis of 300lbs my UD and DD came up as 2856 and 714 calories. Well now if
I calculate with my new weight of 275 I come up with 2668 and 667 calories. Carriying
this further supose I get down to 150lbs am I suposed to cut my DD day calories to 357?
Did the book talk about this?

Hi EW, I'm not good at these calorie questions, but I know someone will come along and answer your questions soon.

Talking about Golden Corral, the last time I ate there was late in the summer and I was still on LC. I remember I ate really good from the meats and veggies. The next time I go (whenever that may be, perhaps during Christmas shopping) I'll look forward to enjoying more of the carby things again as well as the meats and veggies :)

Nik Nik 11-03-2011 07:15 AM

DD WOOHOOOOO!!!! Getting hyped up!!!!:jumpjoy:

Alright...today we have.....
B- Atkins Shake - 140
L- Atkins Shake - 140
D- Salad with half packet of Bleu Cheese Dressing - 160ish
Snack - I don't know...maybe 1 HB egg - 70

Puts me at 510 for the day...feeling full from yesterday still, so the breakfast shake is just sitting on my desk until hunger strikes...

Body is SORE from my workout last night but it hurts oh so GOOD!!

Can't wait for my weight check in tomorrow to see what happens!:aprayer:

betty301 11-03-2011 07:17 AM

I'm going to make my own chicken soup..I'm all mixed up with this cold so just eating what I feel like which is not much.

actually I want sushi..our little commissary here on base has a small sushi selection made fresh daily.

:yummy:

kris4chloe 11-03-2011 07:31 AM

It's an UD today and I have no idea.

Right now just getting in some caffeine and trying to wake up and amazingly I am not hungry.

I have some pork steaks that maybe I will do mushroom gravy with (low carb recipe that my whole family loves)

kel7298 11-03-2011 07:34 AM

DD for me today. I am hoping its an easy one.

oneoftwo 11-03-2011 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kris4chloe (Post 15145679)
It's an UD today and I have no idea.

Right now just getting in some caffeine and trying to wake up and amazingly I am not hungry.

I have some pork steaks that maybe I will do mushroom gravy with (low carb recipe that my whole family loves)

Oh share your mushroom gravy recipe please, I LOVE mushroom gravy !

kris4chloe 11-03-2011 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oneoftwo (Post 15145738)
Oh share your mushroom gravy recipe please, I LOVE mushroom gravy !

its technically from lindas low carb and she calls it pork chops alfredo but my family refers to it as mushroom gravy. i use baby bellas because they give more flavor and i have used it on chicken too and it very yummy.

Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes

kris4chloe 11-03-2011 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kris4chloe (Post 15145748)
its technically from lindas low carb and she calls it pork chops alfredo but my family refers to it as mushroom gravy. i use baby bellas because they give more flavor and i have used it on chicken too and it very yummy.

Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes

want to add that the key to it, is lots of scrapping of all the yummy cooked bits into the sauce to give it a nice caramel color

darlingnikki 11-03-2011 08:00 AM

UD today...
B-waffles w becel light sf pb and wf syrup 300cals plus skim milk latte 45
L-chicken noodle soup 180 cals plus yogurt and rhubarb 62
D-Shepherds pie with lean ground pork and mashed cauli not sure of calories will count later.
Don't think I'll hit my ceiling today 1798 not really hungry?
have a great day!

2muchme 11-03-2011 08:17 AM

I'm on a much needed DD. Went to dinner with some friends yesterday. It was suppose to be a MD and I did great until dinner. Had only 300 all day and then ordered dinner! :annoyed: and I just kept eating! :eek: What was I thinking!! :mad:

Anyway, today's another day and I really want nothing to do with food today!! I know this will change tho as the day moves on.... And I'm ready. Can't slip now! So close. Only 12 pounds!!

Not getting near the scale tho for a few days. Don't even want to know the damage done. :o

avecrain 11-03-2011 08:20 AM

DD here.

B: Green tea w/1 tbsp h&h, hard boiled egg (97)
L: 2 Hebrew Nat'l 97% FF hot dogs, 2 tsp mustard, 1 cup steamed broc (145)
D: 2 c. spinach, 8 oz chicken, 2 tbsp FF italian dressing, 1 stalk celery (245)

total: 487/496

S: (not counted in calorie total, after 2 hour walk) 1 can tuna, 1 tsp mustard, old bay, 1 stalk celery, 1 wedge laughing cow cheese

Sissiesue 11-03-2011 08:32 AM

UD here.

B: Egg cream and some salt-n-vinegar almonds
L: Spam, an egg, shirataki noodles, spinach, miso, and bonito broth combined to make a ramen-like noodle soup.
S: Lots of chai with heavy cream.
D: I have no idea.

Aiming for 1800 calories.

Dottie 11-03-2011 08:51 AM

My tilapia fillets are only 2.7oz, not 4, so I'm going to roast some okra and have them like fries on the side.
Changes my meal to 225 cals; 24g carbs; 11g fiber
Daily total: 440cals; 31g carbs; 15g fiber; 52g protein

SoHappy 11-03-2011 08:59 AM

I'm doing a DD here too.

I plan to fast for most of the day, drinking just black coffee and water and perhaps some 0-calorie flavored beverage.

I'll make an egg white scramble with lots of various veggies and a bit of ham in it for an early supper.

And, I'm looking forward to a nice bowl of oatmeal, sweetened with Walden Farms 0-calorie pancake syrup for an evening snack. That gives me such a sense of well being, of warmth. :laugh:

Aiming for calories to come in between 500 and 600... depending on the amount of veggies and ham I end up putting in the scrambled eggs.

sophiethecat 11-03-2011 09:13 AM

B - black coffee

L - just a dill pickle spear, so far.

SoHappy 11-03-2011 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sophiethecat (Post 15146011)
B - black coffee

L - just a dill pickle spear, so far.

I love dill pickle spears but have to rinse them off with water for awhile to take away some of the sourness. :laugh: I'm a wimp.

sophiethecat 11-03-2011 09:47 AM

I have to confess I'm not feeling well today and it's my own fault. The dill pickle was a sort of "remedy" just to get something in me. No sympathy needed for me, guys - I did this to myself as I have many times in the past, and though I've greatly improved, now and then I'm just.... stupid. And my poor body suffers. *sigh* :sad:

Pat, Would you mind taking a look at EW's post #4 in this thread? He had some specific calorie questions, and I'm no good with those yet. :)

betty301 11-03-2011 10:17 AM

I'm proud of the soup I made. I've only had a little taste so far but the whole house smells wonderful!!

I tallied up total calorie count for it and if I ate it all, it would be a whole days's worth!!

So far I've had:
5 prunes
12 almonds
1 oz cheese

And I'm about to have some soup.
I'm finding that it's easier for me to write stuff down(food, cals) instead of feeling like I'm chained to the computer. It's also cool because if I don't know the calories of it, I'm less likely to eat it. :)

SoHappy 11-03-2011 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E.W. (Post 15145151)
Well it's back to Golden Corral for the senior special. It's sort of funny I may eat there twice a week who would have thought of going to an all you can eat place so ofton
when on a diet. When we have lost weight do we do the UD and DD calculations again?
On the basis of 300lbs my UD and DD came up as 2856 and 714 calories. Well now if
I calculate with my new weight of 275 I come up with 2668 and 667 calories. Carriying
this further supose I get down to 150lbs am I suposed to cut my DD day calories to 357?
Did the book talk about this?

Hey, Guy! You're doing awfully well at this, aren't you! You're keeping me inspired.

As to adjusting the calorie numbers, you can approach that in a couple of different ways. On most any level we understand that a man of 150 pounds can't expect to eat as many calories as is supporting a 300 pound man. So obviously, quite a bit of weight loss is going to mean that at some point calories are going to have to be reduced. The question is more about when you're going to do this.

You can just wait until your weight loss has slowed down to a crawl and then stops, and that will be the sign that you are now maintaining that weight on the number of calories you are taking in. At that point, you can lower the calories another good chunk and start in again. That would work. But...

If you re-figure your numbers about every 20 or 25 pounds, you shouldn't ever run into this slow-down and stall, and your weight loss should be expected to continue at a little faster pace. You'll always be working (eating) at a good calorie deficit this way.

Another advantage is this: If you lower bit by bit by bit as you lose weight, you get used to each new calorie level as you move into it, so there won't ever be a big *cut back* in your calorie numbers. Each incremental cut to the overall calories doesn't cut you back so drastically that you feel you're going to go hungry. It gives your body and mind time to adjust between each time of another reduction.

I'd choose the second way for myself, but I think either will work.

..........Never heard of a person on a diet eating at the Golden Corral. :hyst: Isn't JUDDD a marvel? :up: :laugh:

oneoftwo 11-03-2011 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoHappy (Post 15145969)
And, I'm looking forward to a nice bowl of oatmeal, sweetened with Walden Farms 0-calorie pancake syrup for an evening snack. That gives me such a sense of well being, of warmth. :laugh:

What kind of oatmeal do you usually make? I assume the Walden Farms syrup is good? I have tried the Maple Grove Farms brand which is sugar free but not calories free...not sure how it compares

SoHappy 11-03-2011 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oneoftwo (Post 15146320)
What kind of oatmeal do you usually make? I assume the Walden Farms syrup is good? I have tried the Maple Grove Farms brand which is sugar free but not calories free...not sure how it compares

There's a BIG difference in my oatmeal recipe between DD oatmeal and UD oatmeal. :laugh:

On Up Days, it's as much oatmeal as I want, and then I put in a big glob of butter to melt, and a lot of brown sugar, and some cream over top. Maybe some raisins. Maybe some chopped dates. Some chopped walnuts. It's pretty much like a cookie! Well, cookie ingredients. :hyst:

On DDs, it's only a 1/4 cup measure of the oats, nuked and stirred, nuked and stirred in 1/2 cup of water until real creamy. I sprinkle some salt on it to *sort of* get a speck of the salty butter taste, and the Walden Farms 0-calorie pancake syrup takes the place of the brown sugar. It gives it a bit of a maple-y flavor. The syrup is Splenda, and I think it tastes completely acceptable for a Down Day. No milk or cream.

Frankly, I don't expect Down Day foods to be remotely as good as Up Day foods. But, that's OK. I'm not doing DDs for the food. I'm doing DDs for the weight loss, and the gift of the fabulous UDs they are giving me, so I'm OK with DD foods that are a bit scant. I do appreciate the value of the fasting day, so I like to keep them pretty low calorie, and that means if I have Down Day Oatmeal, it isn't the *cookie* type. :sad: :)

sophiethecat 11-03-2011 11:10 AM

Having a cup of hot Amy's veggie soup, 60 calories.

Feeling a little more like my old self. :) Have to head out for a while, but will finish the can of soup and have some lite bread and swiss cheese wedge later.

Lori-s 11-03-2011 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E.W. (Post 15145151)
Well it's back to Golden Corral for the senior special. It's sort of funny I may eat there twice a week who would have thought of going to an all you can eat place so ofton
when on a diet. When we have lost weight do we do the UD and DD calculations again?
On the basis of 300lbs my UD and DD came up as 2856 and 714 calories. Well now if
I calculate with my new weight of 275 I come up with 2668 and 667 calories. Carriying
this further supose I get down to 150lbs am I suposed to cut my DD day calories to 357?
Did the book talk about this?

Hi EW! For myself I used my goal weight to figure my UD/DD calories. but, since my DD calories were just in the upper 300s I defaulted to the 500 cal DD to start. Of course I am much closer to my goal so there isn't that much difference. If I were you, I would calories down as I lost but, would use lower weight to figure it ... say maybe set some goals in between your current weight and 150lbs and adjust as you reach each goal to the next goal? Just a thought.

Congrats on your success!

Lori-s 11-03-2011 11:34 AM

DD for me. Last DD I figured that I do much better if I just have coffee for breakfast and don't start eating until mid-afternoon. I've always been a night eater and found I need my calories then or I am starving at bedtime and wake up during the night hungry. So today:

B - Coffee
Late Lunch - Turkey meatballs w/zucchini, green peppers, cauliflower, tomatoes, parmesan cheese
Dinner - repeat lunch
Snack - SF jello w/ dash of hwc and Swiss Miss Diet Cocoa
Total Calories = 459


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