Clean Eating Club ~ January 2009

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  • jessmomof3
    jessmomof3 Posts: 4,590 Member
    Hello CE'ers!! Another busy day here! I woke up late and was in a rush to get my dd's off to school and headed out to the Y!!

    Pre-workout:
    Melaleuca Access (fat burning bar) (110 cals)

    Ran 4 miles on the TM, then swam 800 yds.

    Post-workout:
    Banana (100)
    String cheese (70) = 170

    Out running errands again, picked up a coffee.
    McD's SF Non-fat Vanilla Latte (80)
    Apple (80) = 160

    Late lunch:
    1 c. Meijer NF yogurt (140)
    1 T. NM PB (85)
    1/2 c. Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Granola (140)
    Fresh fruit cup (melon, blueberries, strawberries, grapes)- (150? not sure exactly) = 515

    955 so far. Not enough with burning close to 700 this morning. :grumble:
  • Sexythighz
    Sexythighz Posts: 159 Member
    Jess that is ohh so true! Im back on track. I have recommitted myself and its already paying off big time. I am eating like its nobody's business but its healthy foods. For some it may seem like too many meals 5- 6, the quality of food is keeping me within my caloric range to finally burn off these last few pounds. I am just loving this.

    Steph
  • jessmomof3
    jessmomof3 Posts: 4,590 Member
    Jess that is ohh so true! Im back on track. I have recommitted myself and its already paying off big time. I am eating like its nobody's business but its healthy foods. For some it may seem like too many meals 5- 6, the quality of food is keeping me within my caloric range to finally burn off these last few pounds. I am just loving this.

    Steph

    Good for you! I am recommitted too. I am on a mission to lose 5# by Valentine's Day, I have a bet going on w/ my BIL. I'm already feeling leaner since last week's Chex Mix derailment. :laugh:
  • jessmomof3
    jessmomof3 Posts: 4,590 Member
    Snack:
    12 almonds (85)

    Dinner:
    Meatloaf muffin (160)
    2oz Barilla Plus pasta (210) w/ 1 tsp. olive oil (40) & 1 T. Parm. cheese (25)
    Salad w/ balsamic (30)
    2/3 c. peas (70)
    Jello SF choc. fudge mint pudding cup (60) = 595

    Snack:
    SF hot cocoa (144)

    Cals: 1,698- 235g carb/ 53g fat/ 93g protein
  • cherapple
    cherapple Posts: 670 Member
    January 6 meals:

    #1
    Oatmeal 1 c cooked
    Apple 1 sliced
    Egg whites 1/4 c
    Skim milk 1/4 c
    Trail mix 2 T
    Calories: 390

    #2
    Coffee with cream and maple syrup
    Caloires:71

    #3
    Coffee with cream and syrup
    Lowfat plain yogurt 1/2 c
    Lowfat cottage cheese 1/4 c
    Cashews 1/8 c
    Calories: 256

    #4
    Whole grain bread 1 slice
    Peanut butter 1/2 T
    Boomi Bar .8 bar
    Calories: 363

    #5
    Multi grain flat bread with flax
    1 pouch tuna
    A few grapes
    Calories: 198

    #6
    Homemade whole wheat pizza 1 slice
    Lowfat cottage cheese 1/2 c
    Skim milk 1 c
    Calories: 489

    Total calories: 1767
    Protein: 115 g
    Carbs: 197 g
    Fat: 65 g

    Exercise: 50 mins. elliptical
  • teridene
    teridene Posts: 71 Member
    Hi cherapple! I have been "eating clean" since 2006. So my weight loss has been slooooow. The clean eating magazines are great. I love the menu pages and live by them. I do pack my lunch box almost everyday. I am now pumping up my weight loss, or what I call, "healthy gain" rather than weight loss. I want to really burn some fat! I want to email Tosca and send a picture! So anyway, I do love that you post your menus. Have a great week!
  • cherapple
    cherapple Posts: 670 Member
    Slow is the best way to lose, they say! It took me six months to lose 10 pounds. I've since gained five pounds back, lost it again, and then gained it back again, but that was before I started eating clean. I'm hoping to achieve more consistency now that I'm eating better foods. Closer to spring I'll start really making an effort to lose the last few pounds, once it warms up outside and I can start running again. (There's something about winter that makes you want to eat more and pack on a little extra cushion, LOL!)

    What do you mean by "pumping up your weight loss"? Are you lifting weights?

    I'm sure Tosca would love a picture. I keep "before" and "after" pictures of her on my fridge, to remind me of what's possible as I head into my 40s.
  • jessmomof3
    jessmomof3 Posts: 4,590 Member
    Hello Clean Eaters! I changed my profile pic, my dh took some new pics this weekend for me. I'm VERY pleased with how my back and shoulders are taking shape! :bigsmile:

    Pre-workout:
    Thomas's Light Multi-grain English Muffin (100)
    1 T. NM PB (85)
    1/2 T. Black raspberry all-fruit (20)

    ChaLean's Burn Circuit #2

    Breakfast:
    1/2 c. multi grain hot cereal (130)
    1/2 c. whole cranberries (33)
    1/4 c. Fiber one cereal (30)
    1/2 scoop choc. protein powder (50)
    1 T. NM PB (85)
    1 T. flax (30), 1 T. wheat germ (25)
    1/2 c. cottage cheese (80)

    Total = 668 so far.
  • cherapple
    cherapple Posts: 670 Member
    Hello Clean Eaters! I changed my profile pic, my dh took some new pics this weekend for me. I'm VERY pleased with how my back and shoulders are taking shape! :bigsmile:

    Excellent!!!! :flowerforyou:

    It's great that your husband is so supportive. My husband would think I was "shallow" if I wanted him to take pictures of my progress. :grumble: God forbid anyone should ever focus on how they look -- be it clothes, haircuts, or body fat. Of course, he enjoys looking at my muscles. :huh:
  • jessmomof3
    jessmomof3 Posts: 4,590 Member
    Excellent!!!! :flowerforyou:

    It's great that your husband is so supportive. My husband would think I was "shallow" if I wanted him to take pictures of my progress. :grumble: God forbid anyone should ever focus on how they look -- be it clothes, haircuts, or body fat. Of course, he enjoys looking at my muscles. :huh:

    Thanks! My hubby might think I'm a nut at times (ok, I am! :laugh: ), but he's always supportive. Plus, since I do have a fitness business I need to have updated pictures. I do feel weird *posing* but am happy to see my muscles!! :bigsmile:
  • cherapple
    cherapple Posts: 670 Member
    I have been "eating clean" since 2006.

    I've been thinking more about this. So you started eating clean before Tosca's book even came out! That's really impressive, and the fact that you've stuck with it for over two years. :heart:
  • cherapple
    cherapple Posts: 670 Member
    Jan. 7 Meals

    #1
    Banana, 1 sliced
    Grape Nuts, 1/2 c (meant to have only 1/4 c -- oops, there's an extra 100 calories I didn't need!)
    Skim milk, 1/2 c
    Cashews, 1/8 c
    Calories: 425

    #2
    Oatmeal, 1 c cooked
    Apple, 1 sliced
    Skim milk, 1/4 c
    Egg whites, 1/4 c
    Flax seed, 1/2 T
    Calories: 290

    #3
    Coffee, 1 c
    Half and half, 2 T
    Maple syrup, 1/2 T
    Whole grain bread, 1 slice
    Almond peanut butter, 1/2 T
    Calories: 257

    #4
    Flat bread, 1
    Tuna, 1 pouch
    Coffee, second 1 c (I really need to limit myself to 1 cup a day!)
    Half and half, 2 T
    Maple syrup, 1/2 T
    Calories: 271

    #5
    Homemade whole wheat macaroni and cheese, 1/2 c (At the kids request! I only had 1/2 serving.)
    Baked sweet potato, 1/2
    Broccoli, 1/2 c
    Skim milk, 1 c
    Calories: 454

    Total calories: 1698
    Protein: 88
    Carbs: 264
    Fat: 41

    Today's exercise: Muscle Max lower body and abs
  • cherapple
    cherapple Posts: 670 Member
    I do feel weird *posing* but am happy to see my muscles!! :bigsmile:

    I feel a little funny with my pasty white abs showing in my profile picture (I felt a little naked racing that way, too), but it was 90 degrees that day! And it keeps me focused on where I want to be -- running, and comfortable enough with my body to let it show!
  • Sexythighz
    Sexythighz Posts: 159 Member
    I hear you Jess! Clean eating will surely assist in you meeting your 5 lb goal! Im aiming for 20 lbs. Ill take 10 to start. My weight has been stuck for a long time. Im ready for the pounds to hit the road.

    Steph
  • jessmomof3
    jessmomof3 Posts: 4,590 Member
    Lunch:
    Large Fuji Apple (103)
    1 c. Meijer NF plain yogurt (140)
    1 T. NM PB (85)
    1/2 c. Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Granola (140) = 468

    Snack:
    Whole grain tortilla (100)
    Laughing Cow Light Cheese wedge (35)
    Canadian bacon (60) = 195

    Dinner:
    5oz chicken breast (150) w/ hot sauce (0)
    Romaine (30) + broccoli (80) + red wine vinegar (5)
    Jello SF pudding cup (choc. fudge mint) (60) = 365

    Snack:
    SF hot cocoa (144)

    Total: 1,796
  • jessmomof3
    jessmomof3 Posts: 4,590 Member
    I hear you Jess! Clean eating will surely assist in you meeting your 5 lb goal! Im aiming for 20 lbs. Ill take 10 to start. My weight has been stuck for a long time. Im ready for the pounds to hit the road.

    Steph

    Thanks! Me too, I've been happy where I've been for a while and am now ready to shed a few pounds! :bigsmile: We can do it!

    Jess
  • jessmomof3
    jessmomof3 Posts: 4,590 Member

    I feel a little funny with my pasty white abs showing in my profile picture (I felt a little naked racing that way, too), but it was 90 degrees that day! And it keeps me focused on where I want to be -- running, and comfortable enough with my body to let it show!

    I think you look great in your profile pic, super strong and fit!! I never run showing my tummy, too many stretch marks!! :grumble:
  • AmyNVegas
    AmyNVegas Posts: 2,233 Member
    ok so here goes

    breakfast
    Oatmeal w/almonds and skim milk
    small banana
    coffee/Half n Half/ xylitol

    snack
    Apple w/ff yogurt all natural sw. w/fruit juice, walnuts, rolled oats(raw)

    Lunch
    Lean Cuisine Chicken w/Peanut Sauce and whole wheat pasta
    Salad of shredded carrots, zucchini, and cabbage with a little olive oil italian and red wine vinegar
    Trader Joe's Fiberful mixed berry fruit leather

    Snack
    All natural PB
    pretzel sticks
    carrot sticks

    Dinner
    Rice pilaf with onions, tri color peppers, turkey sausage
    Creamy mashed cauliflower w/ lf cream cheese

    And 22 cups of water and still going in addition 2 big mugs of green tea with xylitol

    I'll work on lunches next week the lean cuisines were on sale for $1.25 each and it was easy and cheap!
    Amy
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  • AmyNVegas
    AmyNVegas Posts: 2,233 Member
    Just finished up my day with my "treat"... 1/4 cup all bran w/ 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I warmed it in the microwave and it was yummy. The best part is I chose this over the dark chocolate M&M's I had considered first. I am trying to stay away from refined carbs at least until I get the hang of this. I have so much energy eating clean. Nice side effect! :bigsmile:
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  • jadaigle
    jadaigle Posts: 161 Member
    I'm just posting to get there where I can access it and read it later. I'm interested.