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  1. Hi everyone! I'm still rocking the plan, but it's been insanely busy. It's not going to get any less busy soon, but I miss you guys, so here I am. B - oatmeal (4) S - cheese (2), apple L - tuna (2), oil (1), crackers (3), carrots, lf pudding cup (2) S - lara bar (6) D - chicken (3), oil (1), pasta (3), broccoli, milk (2) That's 29.
  2. I'm having a rough time adjusting back to work life. I barely got 5 hours of sleep on Sunday, and then only 4 last night. I really hope I'll get home and crash tonight. If I could be asleep by 9pm tonight, it would really make all the difference. I'm about to hit up some coffee (I'm so late today, I haven't even had any yet!), but then I'm switching to water for the rest of the day. I have Yoga tonight at 530. I might fall asleep at the end during shavasana. Drive to work - 12 oz grapefruit juice (3) B - coffee with cream (1), lara bar (6) S - cheesestick (2) L - 0 pt soup, sandwich with homemade chicken and light mayo (7), 1/2 cup ff yogurt with frozen strawberries (1) S - hardboiled egg (2), apple D - indian style black eyed peas (3) in oil (2), indian style fried cabbage in oil (1), raita (1), decaf masala chai made with ff milk (2) APs: 2/6 Target: 29/29
  3. Montreal isn't until April. But, he is so excited about it, and I'm really happy he is. It's going to be a great trip - good music, some quality alone time - a nice way to celebrate our 11th anniversary. Where do you live again?
  4. I'm still doing P+ but I really like you guys, and I don't really wanna post anywhere else. Are you going to make me? I gained 1 lb during the entire 2 weeks I was off. Considering I had a complete yoga fail during my time, I'm ok with it. I really enjoyed the holidays, enjoyed what I was eating, and more importantly, enjoyed my family and friends. I never felt that I ate to excess, and honestly, that's enough for me. But today, it's back to perfectly OP! Monday Day 1 B - 4 oz yogurt (1), raspberries S - apple, cheese (2) L - homemade veggie soup with 1 oz chicken (1), crackers (3), salad with evoo (1) S - hardboiled egg (2) S before yoga - lara bar (6) D - chicken (4), mix of white/sweet potatoes (3) with evoo (1), 1 cup ff milk (2), roasted carrots/turnips with evoo (1), salad That's only 27 pts. Plus I'll earn 4 APs for yoga. So I need to figure out another 2 to 6 pts to use. I refuse to eat junk just to get them in. I mean, if I want junk, I'll use them, but I'm not going to create things to eat. Am I missing good health guidelines? I suppose I'm low on grains, but the crackers are brown rice crackers, and the lara bars are whole grain, so...yeah.
  5. gb041

    Calling gb

    Hiiiiii! I was just hugely busy while I was on vacation. Now I'm back to work, so I'm hugely busy in a different way! Off to journal the day!
  6. Hi everyone. I'm off to NYC to get my baby sister for the holidays in a bit. YAY. I overslept and missed yoga though. Boo. B - egg (2), veggies, cheese (1) L - lentils (3), banana S - apple, cheese (1) S - bringing a lara bar if I need it (6) We are apparently going to some smanchy Mexican place for dinner tonight. Not exactly points friendly. I took a peek at the menu though, and I think I can manage. 1. Ensalada del Mercado - Mixed greens, avocado, radishes, tomatoes, carrots, red onion, and orange segments with honey lime vinaigrette (on the side) - I'm guestimating 3 pts. 2.Salmon Filet with Tropical Fruit Mole - Grilled natural salmon over black beans with zucchini and roasted corn. Served over a ole of ancho chiles and tropical fruits - This is probably 10-15 pts depending on how oily it is, etc. That actually may be high.
  7. By the way, the pancakes were made with brown rice flour, ff milk, eggs, and oil. So not really so horrible. It was a good whole grain source. And now that I think about it, I already have 1 oil in today, and by the time I get lunch/dinner done, I'll have another one. But I'll use those 2 points for oil on my salad anyway. It's a better choice than junk.
  8. Hey everyone. Man, I had a big few days of splurging. I faced the music today, and it's not pretty, but the week is salvagable. I'll spare you the details, but I have used 27 WPAs in 2 days. Eek! I struggle to find a good balance. It's very easy for me to have a day waaaay under 29 pts when I'm eating really healthy or even with a reasonable splurge in the day. But 1 or 2 things that aren't in the plan and I'm just completely off kilter. I suppose some of it is that it's hard for me to look at something and know how many points it is now. I knew the old formula backwards and forwards, and even if I had to guess, I was usually within 2-3 pts. So, the plan today is to use 29 pts only. Tomorrow I'll do yoga. We have dinner in NYC and I don't know where we're going, but I'll be reasonable. Then Friday is Christmas Eve and we have dinner with my dad at a lovely restaurant, and it'll be easy to make good choices there. I'll hit yoga on Christmas Eve for good measure though. And then Christmas dinner with mom should be ok - meat, veggies, and a few apps. I definitely can salvage. I just need to be a reasonable person and stop acting like vacation = all you can eat junk food. Here's today: B - gf pancakes (5), banana S - hot tea with milk (1) L - curried lentils (3) with veggies (it's at least 1 serving), apple Holiday party - GF beer (5), hummus (3) with raw veggies D - curried lentils (3) or chili with lf cheese (4), big green salad with evoo (2), ff milk (2) That's 25 pts, and I think I hit my 8GHs. Keep me honest. If you think I'm missing something, call me out. I'm not sure what I'll do with my other 4 pts tonight, but if I'm hungry, I won't use it for junk food. Perhaps I'll add 1/2 cup rice to dinner, or have a small piece of core'n bread, or something else like that. Or, it's entirely possible I'll make a smoothie with frozen berries and milk. I just need to be in control. There are tons of reasons I ate too much junk, some of them in my control, some of them less in my control, but all of them are excuses. No more excuses.
  9. Sorry just came back to this. I don't know why the recipe is weird. I thought I typed it wrong, but I just checked and I didn't. I'm known for using a recipe as a guide more than following it, so I guess I didn't notice when I made it. Here is the site. http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/93427/green-lentil-curry-with-potatoes-and-vegetables Basically, I just used the spices as listed before stuff got cut off. And I didn't assume it was rice or broccoli. I added broccoli, and then I served it over rice. I had it cold for lunch yesterday without rice, and it was perfectly wonderful without it, so I think rice really is your preference. Anyhow, sorry it was weird. It's a good recipe even still.
  10. The recipe called for, and I used, green. But I imagine brown would also be fantastic. By the way, this was amazing leftover and cold this afternoon for lunch.
  11. Good idea, Soda. I was late for work today even though I'm at home in my jammies. So I didn't weigh in. I guess I'll do it first thing tomorrow morning. I'm chicken. I like doing it the same time everyday. I only work for 4 hours today, and then I'm OFFFFFFFFF for the rest of the year. A bagel sounds good, so I should go to the store and see if I can find a decent gluten free one. When I was a kid, my mom used to do a mixture of cream cheese and pb on my bagel because I wanted the cream cheese, and she wanted me to have the protein. That sounds pretty darn good right about now.
  12. This is excellent. I used the recipe as a guide so mine probably isn't exactly like the recipe, but it's great. Ingredients 2 c Dried lentils; rinsed 2 tb Vegetable oil 1 md Onion; diced 12 Mushrooms; sliced 1 sm Zucchini; diced 2 Tomatoes; cored and diced 4 Cloves garlic; minced 1 Jalapeno pepper; seeded and 1 tb Fresh ginger root; minced 1 tb Curry powder; (Madra or 1 ts Ground cumin 1 ts Ground coriander; or garam 1 ts Salt 1/2 ts Ground black pepper 2 c White potatoes; unpeeled, 2 Carrots; peeled and diced 8 Broccoli florets; or 8 c Hot cooked rice Place the lentils in plenty of water to cover and cook until tender (see package for time; 30 to 45 minutes). Drain the lentils in a slander, reserving 2 cups of the cooking liquid, and set aside. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the onion, mushrooms, and zucchini. Cook for about 7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes, garlic, jalapeno, and ginger, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes more. Add the seasonings and cook 1 minute more. Blend in the lentils, reserved cooking liquid, potatoes, and carrots and cook over low heat for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the broccoli and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes until broccoli is fork tender. Remove from the heat and serve with basmati rice. A cucumber raita or plain, lowfat yogurt make a soothing accompaniment. Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  13. In big weeks, I like to prep. It helps me say in check. Plus, I'm off from work this week, so I think it's important for me to have healthy stuff already made for me to grab. Curried lentils and veggies with brown basmati rice Beef chili with pintos and kidney beans Whole wheat pasta I am buying salad greens tomorrow. I have carrots/cucumbers/tomatoes to add for veggies. I will also buy apples, oranges, and bananas. I am getting plain ff yogurt to make smoothies with the frozen fruit I have in the freezer. Breakfast will be Quinoa Porridge but I'll use regular milk instead of almond milk. I'm thinking maybe I'll buy a dozen eggs tomorrow also and then I can have hardboiled eggs for breakfast/snack/lunch if I get bored. Anything I'm missing? What's your plan?
  14. gb041

    Sunday SFT

    Hi everyone. I'm 6 pts over for the week because I went out last night and didn't pay attention to points before I went out. I got cocky. It wasn't horrible choices, but it was just a lot more points than I should have eaten. I did work out 2 times this week, I didn't quite hit 29 pts on 2 days, and I've behaved today. We'll see how the scale looks tomorrow. :/ My Christmas shopping is done and now I just need to wrap. DBF is going to a Christmas party later tonight for work, so I'm going to wrap at least his stuff tonight. His real present isn't here yet - concert tickets for his favorite band who is playing in Canada. They normally don't play in the US or in Canada (they are from the UK) so I think he's going to be pretty excited. I bought him 2 of their cds, and a guidebook of Montreal (where the concert is). I'm going to put a note in the guidebook so he knows what his real present is. The concert is the weekend after our 11th anniversary (in April), so I figure the actually trip there can be our anniversary presents to each other. I'm so excited! Hmmmmmm, that's all I've got for now. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
  15. B - string cheese, apple, black coffee S - granola bar L - alba shake, banana S - light yogurt D - ? No idea yet
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