Thursday, October 30, 2014

Week 8 Weigh In

No, I haven't given up...I just got tired of writing the same old nothing each day.  I made it to Zumba on Tuesday and will be going to Zumba again this morning.  That's been it for the exercise.  Food intake has not been bad but a couple of days ago Frank went out and got me some BBQ chips so I have been breaking into those each night.  So not much movement on the scale but at least it went down and not up.



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday in Motown

Had a great day today.  Slept in after our late night last night, straightened the house a bit and then headed to the "D" for the day.

Sleep: 7 hrs

Brunch:

Snack
  • Time: 2:00
  • Intake: Roasted Cinnamon Almonds, Water
Dinner
  • Time: 6:00
  • Intake: Dilled Cucumbers in Cream, 1 slice Rye Bread, Roast Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Sauerkraut, Green Beans, Water.
Snack
  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet

Week 7 Weigh In...


Slow but steady wins the race they say.  I am nearly on track.  My goal was one pound a week for a year.  It is now week 7 and I have lost 6.4 lbs. 

And that is with cheating (a lot) and missing many workouts....just think what I could do if I buckled down and got to business!!

Sleep: 9.5 hrs.  No that is not a typo...I guess my body was making up for the lack of sleep the night before.

Breakfast Brunch
I was running errands the rest of the day, getting home just in time to go to our niece's birthday party where I ate snacks, drank wine and had dinner (I did pass on the birthday cake though).  Then we went from that party to the bar where our friend's band was playing and I drank more and ate pizza at midnight.  The only exercise was a little dancing at the bar.




Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ooops I forgot

I was up all night with some kind of stomach bug and I forgot that today was weigh day until just now, so I will weigh in the morning.

Sleep: very little

Breakfast:
  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake:Honey nut cheerios, 1% milk
Lunch:
Snack:
  • Time: 3:00
  • Intake: Apple, cookie, water
Dinner
Snack
  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
No exercise today.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wow, what a Wednesday

I really hurt myself worse than I imagined when I fell during skate lessons.  I had to go wrestle my pig to give her antibiotics today and when I was done my body from the hips down was throbbing as badly as the first day I fell.

This is going to be slow going...I think it is just a very deep bruise.

Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast:
  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake:  1/2 buttered cinnamon raisin bagel
Lunch:
  • Time: 12:30
  • Intake: Big Boy Sandwich, Onion Rings, Cole Slaw, Iced Tea
Dinner:
  • Time: 5:00
  • Intake: 2 pieces bread, 1 c. tomato soup, 2 crab cakes, green and yellow beans with carrots, 2 glasses Chardonnay, water.
Snack
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: Popcorn, Coconut Ciroque on the rocks
Exercise:
  • Type: Walking
  • Distance/Duration: 2.75 miles




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Back on Track Tuesday

Did you miss me.  I had a couple of poor weeks....here are my excuses....I had company, I did a lot of entertaining...I hurt myself taking roller skating lessons.

The only really valid excuse is the hurting myself but that does not excuse not eating properly.  I really did hurt myself though.  That roller skating idea was the stupidest thing I've come up with in a long time.  I got back on track and went to Zumba today and there were still things I could not do without having pain.  So I did what I could and I will continue to get back on track this week.

Sleep: Not much because my Bella girl went missing so every few minutes one or the other of us was getting up to go call her.  Praise God she was returned to us this morning safe and sound.

Breakfast:

  • Time: 9:30 While driving to the gym because this deal with Bella had me busy until then
  • Intake: Kashi Crunchy Granola bar, water
Lunch:
Dinner:
Snack
  • Time: 8:30
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type: Zumba
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hour.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Simply Saturday

I had a restless night last night and was up for about 3 hrs playing games on my phone.  When I finally fell back to sleep, I slept hard and didn't awake until nearly 9 am.  That is extremely late for me.

Sleep: 8 hrs. broken

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: 1/2 cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese, honeycrisp apple
Lunch
  • Time: 12:30
  • Intake: 1/2 piece chicken marsala, 1/2 c. fettuccine alfredo
Dinner
  • Time:6:00
  • Intake: 1 Bowl Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup, 2 slices Rye Bread, 1 glass 1% milk
Snack
  • Time: Throughout the evening
  • Intake: 2 glasses Cabernet, cheese and crackers
Exercise: No formal exercise but cleaned the chicken and turkey coop so that has to count for something.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Total Failure Friday

I lounged around in bed for most of  the morning and then company started arriving and then I started cooking and then Ting and the baby came over and we went to the church to arrange the Christening and then I had to come home and spend the afternoon holding Melody and then it was time for dinner and that is the kind of day I had.  Absolute failure as far as my Quest for Physical Fitness but a huge win in my Quest for Mental Fitness!!

I didn't eat until around noon and then I had a pbj on whole wheat and a glass of milk.

Dinner
Snack
  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: Popcorn, Whiskey and Vernors
Tomorrow my exercise begins anew.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Week 6 Weigh in

I am pretty pleased that I did not gain any weight this past week with all the drinking and entertaining going on.  I am content with a .4 loss.



Sleep: 8.5 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: Cranberry Almond Crunch Cereal with 1% milk
Lunch
  • Time: 1:30
  • Intake: Hard Salami on ww bread, coleslaw, cinnamon sugar donut, apple cider
Dinner
  • Time: 5:00
  • Intake: Chicken Marsala, Fettuccine Alfredo, Salad
Snack
  • Time: 8:30
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
No exercise again today.




Welcome Back Wednesday

My company has left and things should go back to routine here now.  It is hard for me to eat properly and limit my alcohol intake when entertaining so often.  While I love having company and especially family visit I am glad that I will be able to get back on track now.  

Stopping at the chiropractors and then spending the day at the food pantry. Hopefully this visit to the chiropractor today will get me back to where I can move and exercise again.

Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time:9:30
  • Intake: Pineapple Chobani yogurt with 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola
Lunch
  • Time: 12:00
  • Intake: small chicken burrito, 1/2 c. rice, 1/2 c refried beans, water
Snack:
  • Time: 2:30
  • Intake: Kars sweet and salty trail mix, individual serving size
Dinner
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: Corona Light, 2 pcs. fried cod, coleslaw, 1/2 c. mac and cheese.
Snack:
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
No exercise but I did carry boxes of food up and down the pantry stairs for 5 hrs.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday's Tailbone of Woe

Well, I didn't sleep much last night.  I think that my skating days are over.  It does me no good to try a new exercise that prevents me from getting any exercise.  I can't move today, let alone go for a walk, a run or zumba.

Sleep: 3 hrs, awake for 4 hrs., then 3 hrs more

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: 1 1/2 pumpkin praline pancakes with maple syrup, 1 c. 1%  milk.
Snack
  • Time: 12:30
  • Intake: Movie Theater Popcorn, water
Snack
  • Time: 4:30
  • Intake: 1 glass cabernet, 1/4 of a chicken quesadilla, several parmesan garlic knots, water
Dinner
  • Time: 7:30
  • Intake: salad, crab legs, 1 glass Chardonnay
No exercise today but I am feeling a little better than yesterday.

Monday, October 13, 2014

No Monday Mishaps Please

I am a little nervous about my skating lesson today.  It even awoke me in the middle of the night worrying about falling on my knee again which is still pretty tender.  I just hope if I do fall again it is not on the same knee.  I hope even more that I don't fall at all.

Sleep: 8 hrs., broken

Breakfast

  • Time: 8:30
  • Intake: Carnation Instant Breakfast
Lunch
  • Time: 12:30
  • Intake: Greek Salad, Spinach Pie, Rice, Iced Tea
Snack
  • Time: 3:00
  • Intake: Baby Frozen Custard (Pumpkin Flavor)
Dinner
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: Salad, Eggplant Parmesan Pizza, 1 glass Cabernet
Snack
  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type: Roller Skating
  • Duration/Distance: 30 Minutes  I really fell again....HARD...I am in serious pain here.....I think my skating days are over.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday at Steph's

We have been invited over to my niece, Stephanie's, for dinner tonight.  Stephanie is a year younger than my daughter, Amy, so they hung out together and I got to spend extra time with Steph when she was growing up.  We have remained close and I look forward to spending some time with her tonight. 

Sleep: 5 hrs.

Brunch
  • Time: 11:00
  • Intake: Mushroom and Swiss Omelet, American Fried Potatoes, 1 1/2 pcs. Rye toast with marmalade, ice water
Afternoon at Stephs
  • Time: 4:00-7:30
  • Intake: 3 glasses Cabernet, 1 bowl chili, 3 Corn Chips, 1 pc. Corn Bread, Salad, sliver of cake.
Evening Snack:
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
No exercise today.







Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday Strides

Luckily I nothing was seriously hurt yesterday at skating.  My hand feels almost back to normal and the bruise on my knee is right on the knee cap so it only hurts if I kneel on it. I may have pinched a nerve because my arms kept falling asleep last night but a quick trip to the chiropractor will fix that. I'm going to take advantage of this nice fall day today and go for a walk.

Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time
  • Intake
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake
Lunch  Brunch
  • Time: 11:15
  • Intake: Eggs Benedict, Hashbrowns, Ice Water
Snack
  • Time: 4:00
  • Intake: Pumpkin Pie Martini
Dinner
Snack
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: Pumpkin Custard Pie with Whipped Cream
Exercise
  • Type: Walking
  • Duration/Distance 5 Miles with a stop for brunch.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Oopsy Daisy...

I had my first skating lesson today.  I fell on my knees....owie.  I fell on my back, which would have been okay had I not put out my hand to catch myself...my poor wrist!!  When I was done falling, and made it around the rink a couple of times the instructor told me how well I did LOL.  My next lesson is Monday morning.  I am buying knee and elbow pads and wrist guards this weekend LOL.

Sleep:7 hrs.

Breakfast:

  • Time: 7:30
  • Intake: Carnation Instant Breakfast
Snack
  • Time: 10:30
  • Intake: Cranberry Almond Crunch Cereal
Lunch 

  • Time: 1:30
  • Intake: clam chowder, grilled vegetable pita , iced tea 
Snack
  • Time: 5:00
  • Intake: chips and hummus, lots of wine
Dinner
  • Time: 6:30
  • Intake: Caesar Salad, 1 slice bread, fettuccine alfredo with chicken, apple pie, lots more wine
No evening snack

Exercise
  • Type: Rollerskating
  • Duration/Distance: 40 minutes.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Week 6 weigh in

I should have taken the photo yesterday when the scale showed 173.8, at least it showed  4 oz loss and not at 2 oz. gain LOL.



This is what happens if you don't work out and eat junk food two days in a row.

Sleep: 7 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake: last 1/3 of my leftover burrito from last night with sour cream
No morning snack

Lunch
  • Time: 1:00
  • Intake: Salad with pears, walnuts and blue cheese, hummus with pita, 1 glass Cabernet
Snack
  • Time: 4:00
  • Intake: 1 miniature reese cup
Dinner
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: 2 oz. chicken, 1 oz, steak, tomatoes, 1/2 c. rice, ice water.
No exercise again today.





Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Weary Wednesday

Things are still pretty topsy turvy around here.  Hopefully things will start turning around here soon.

Sleep: 7 hrs. broken sleep, not sure how much actual sleep I had.

Breakfast

  • Time:8:30
  • Intake:  Cranberry Almond Crunch Cereal
Snack
  • Time: 11:00
  • Intake: 1 pc. deep dish pizza
Lunch
  • Time: 2:00
  • Intake: Pasta with Kale and Creamy Pumpkin Sauce
No afternoon snack

Dinner
  • Time: 7:30
  • Intake: 2 lt. beers, 2/3 of a lge wet burrito with sour cream
No evening snack and No exercise again today.





Testing Tuesday

You know that old saying...The Best Laid Plans?  Well, yeah.....

I am pretty stressed out lately and I keep telling myself that exercise will help but I didn't get motivated yesterday and it is not looking good for today.

Sleep: 4 hrs

Breakfast

  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: 1 plum, 1 hard boiled egg
Lunch
  • Time:2:00
  • Intake: 1 c. chicken and dumplings soup, french dip sandwich, iced tea.
Dinner
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: 1 pc deep dish pizza, 1 broasted chicken breast, 2 slices broasted potatoes, cole slaw, water
No snacks, no exercise.  I did get a short nap in.  A very tense and busy day.  At least I don't have any extra wine calories on the list today.


Monday, October 6, 2014

I need some Monday Motivation

I had planned on getting up early and going to bootcamp class but that didn't happen.  Luckily it looks like a nice, crisp fall day so I am going to get out for a walk.  First though a stop at the chiropractor and after the walk I need to get to the food pantry because I won't get another chance before Wednesday.

Sleep: 7.5 hrs

Breakfast
  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake: 1 pc. ww toast with pb and banana, 1% milk
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-none
Lunch
  • Time: 2:00
  • Intake: Turkey breast on ww with light miracle whip, 1 pc. peach pie, water
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake: none
Dinner
  • Time:6:00
  • Intake: Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce and Kale. 3 glasses Chardonnay
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake:2 glasses Cabernet
Exercise
  • Time
  • Duration/Distance:  none






Sunday, October 5, 2014

Smooth Sailing Sunday

Yesterday was a complete failure as far as tracking my activity and food.  It was a wonderful day as far as spending time with great people and having fun.  I think if I had a way to track my activity yesterday I would find that I got in more steps than usual.  I think I am going to ask for a fitbit for Christmas this year.

Today is a new day...

Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast:
  • Time: 10;30
  • Intake: 2 poached eggs with spinach on english muffin with hollandaise sauce, fresh fruit cup, water.
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-No morning snack
Lunch
  • Time
  • Intake-No lunch, I was still full from Breakfast
Snack
  • Time: 3:00
  • Intake: Ham salad on whole wheat
Dinner
  • Time: 6:30
  • Intake: 1/2 biscuit, Stew, 2 glasses Cabernet, 1 slice Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake, 1 glass Riesling.
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-No evening snack
Exercise
  • Type: Walk/Run-Finally advanced to week 2 of C25K
  • Duration/Distance: 30 minutes/2 miles

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Social Saturday

We are having company over for lunch and dinner today.  I made some cookies this morning so, of course, I had to try one with my coffee. So I am starting today's meal with a snack.

Sleep: 7 hrs.

Snack

  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: Cookie
That was the last moment I had time to record anything.  I started making soup for lunch, people started arriving and I never sat down again until now....it is 9 pm.  I have on idea what I ate.  The only exercise I got was running up and down the stairs to serve lunch and dinner.  Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

Breakfast
  • Time
  • Intake
Lunch
  • Time
  • Intake
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake
Dinner
  • Time
  • Intake
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake
Exercise
  • Type
  • Duration/Distance

Friday, October 3, 2014

Stormy Friday

It is pretty dark and blustery out there right now.  I was planning on going for a walk/run.  I think I will head down to the basement to use the treadmill for that.

Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake: Strawberry/Banana Chobani Greek Yogurt, 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake: no morning snack
Lunch
  • Time: 12:30
  • Intake: salad with shrimp and scallops, 3 slices bread with olive oil, iced tea 
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake: No afternoon snack
Dinner
  • Time: 6:30
  • Intake: 2 Light Beers, Fried Perch, Coleslaw, French Fries
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-No evening snack, just ice water
Exercise
  • Type: Treadmill, walk/run, 3/5 incline at 2
  • Duration/Distance: 30 minutes/1.8 miles

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Week 5 Weigh in

I am afraid to step onto the scale.  No exercise yesterday and lots of wine last night.  Oh well, here goes nothing.....



Wooooohooooo.


And so far on this journey I have lost 5.4 lbs.
My goal is one pound a week for one year so I am right on track.


Sleep: 8 hrs

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:00 
  • Intake: Coconut Chobani Greek Yogurt with 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-No morning snack
Lunch
  • Time: 1200
  • Intake: Vegetable pita with brick cheese and ranch dressing, 1 c. bean with ham soup, water
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-no afternoon snack 
Dinner
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: chicken pot pie, water
Snack
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type: Zumba toning 
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hr 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Living the Life

My brother and his wife, who live in California, arrive this morning.  In fact, Frank is gone to the airport right now to pick them up and they will be staying for a couple of weeks.  I am going to try to stay on track during this time but it is difficult when you have guests and are doing a lot of entertaining.  The good thing is that they both are understanding of the need for a healthy lifestyle so they will be very supportive.

Sleep: 8 hrs. Because Frank was nice enough to go to the airport and let me sleep.

Breakfast:
Snack
  • Time: 11:30
  • Intake: 1 pc. pumpkin roll
Lunch
  • Time:1:30
  • Intake: Panera Bread, Squash Soup and Squash Ravioli, iced tea
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-No afternoon snack
Dinner
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: Short ribs, 1/4  c. mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, 2 glasses Cabernet
Snack
  • Time: The rest of the night
  • Intake: 2 more glasses of Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type 
  • Duration/Distance-No exercise today but tomorrow is Zumba



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Triumphs

Awoke with a headache this morning and was very tempted to just roll over and go back to sleep. Luckily, I knew that Jackie was expecting me to pick her up for Zumba today so that was not an option.  That is the good thing about having a work out buddy.  It is not as easy to skip your workout when someone else is depending on you.

Sleep: 8 hrs

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:15
  • Intake: Carnation Instant Breakfast
Snack
  • Time: 12:00
  • Intake: Apple, water
Lunch
  • Time: 12:30
  • Intake: 1/2 chicken jalapeno wrap leftover from dinner out on Friday. 2 oatmeal cookies.
Snack
  • Time: 4:00
  • Intake: watermelon 
Dinner
  • Time: 6:00
  • Intake: salad, dinner roll, linguine with clam sauce, 1 glass Chianti, water 
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-No evening snack, stuck with ice water
Exercise
  • Type: Zumba
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hour

Monday, September 29, 2014

A New Experience

Each year, beginning on my birthday, I try to learn something new or experience something new. Last year it was starting my blog "A Day in the Life on the Farm" and learning to land the airplane.

Today I went roller skating with Kim. I'm glad there was no video. I didn't fall. That's something. I did sweat and felt new muscles so that's something too. 

I have decided that I will go at least 5 times before I decide to continue or give up.  The instructor suggested I would do better with some lessons than just going 5x by myself so I am going to set up some lessons and see if it helps. 

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: blueberry Chobani yogurt with1/4 c bear naked granola   
Snack

  • Time
  • Intake: no afternoon snack, I was too busy trying not to fall
Lunch
  • Time: 1:30
  • Intake: 4 steamed potstickers, 1/3 c. fried rice, 1/2 c. sweet and sour chicken, water
Snack
  • Time: 5:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
Dinner
Snack
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake Another glass of wine--it was tasting good tonight.
Exercise
  • Type: Rollerskating
  • Duration/Distance:  well I was there for about 1.5 hrs.  I probably skated (well I wouldn't really call it skating) stayed on my feet around the rink, for about 30 min.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Day Trip

Today we are flying to Mackinac Island, a lovely step back in time.  There are no cars on the Island. You either walk, bike, ride a horse or take a horse drawn carriage.  The downtown area is very touristy with one shop after another.  Not all of them are tourist traps, there are some lovely stores selling very unique items but the majority are, of course, tourist traps.  And fudge shops....for some reason people travel all that way and across the water by ferry to buy fudge.  They stand in line for it.



The island is also very historical and you can take tours and learn about our history during the Wars of 1812 and 1814.  Today the part of the Island that I am interested in is the natural part of the Island.  It is surrounded by Lake Huron, The Straits of Mackinac and Lake Michigan.  It has beautiful landscape and rock outcrops that you can climb. It has pristine forests with wonderful hiking trails that are seldom used and on which you can imagine yourself traveling by foot during the 1800's. This is where you will find me today, hiking those trails.

Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast:
  • Time: 8:45
  • Intake: ww toast with peanut butter, 1c milk
Snack
  • Time: 12:15
  • Intake: Apple, water
Lunch
  • Time: 1:30
  • Intake: lobster blt, sweet potato fries, ice tea 
Snack
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: peanut butter crackers, water
Dinner
  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: 1/2 large cheese quesadilla with salsa, 1 oatmeal cookie, 1 c. milk
Snack
  • Time: 8:30
  • Intake: 1 glass cabernet
Exercise
  • Type: hiking 
  • Distance/Duration: 4.3 miles/80 minutes 




Saturday, September 27, 2014

Weigh In--Week 4, A Couple of Days Late



I am not complaining, mind you, but I just don't get how I can go on vacation, eat terribly, get no exercise and lose weight.  Happy girl today, I thought for sure the scale was going up.

Sleep: 9 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time: 10;30
  • Intake: Cherry Chobani Yogurt wit 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola
Snack
  • Time: 12:00
  • Intake: soft pretzel with cinnamon apples and caramel 
Lunch
  • Time 2:00
  • Intake: 1 egg roll, 1/4 c fried rice, 1/2 c cashew chicken, 1/2 c Mongolian beef
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake No afternoon snack
Dinner
  • Time: 8:30
  • Intake: 2 glasses Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type: Walk
  • Duration/Distance: 44 min/2.7 Miles

Friday, September 26, 2014

Farewell NYC Friday

It is 5:30 am we are all packed and ready to go.  It is going to be a loooooong day.  1 hour bus ride into Jersey, 9 hr car ride to the airport, 1 hr. flight back to Michigan and half hour drive home.  Don't think there will be any exercise in there at all.

Sleep: 5.5 hrs.

Breakfast 

  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake:  1/2 sausage,egg and cheese on a roll
Lunch

  • Time: 11:00
  • Intake: 1 c corn,bacon and clam chowder, spinach salad with cheese and egg, iced tea  
Snack

  • Time: 2:30
  • Intake: peanut M&Ms, water
More junk food

  • Time: 4;30
  • Intake: 1 cup moose tracks ice cream 
Dinner
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: 2 light beers, 1/2 chicken wrap, homemade chips
Exercise: Not one lousy minute



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Well no Weigh in Week 4

I am going to have a weigh in but probably not until Saturday and I will be happy if I just didn't gain over a pound.

It is a rainy day here in NYC today so I probably won't get in as much walking as yesterday except for slow pace through museums.

Sleep 8 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:00 
  • Intake: Oatmeal with almonds, dried cherries and brown sugar, melon
No morning snack

Lunch
  • Time: 1:00
  • Intake: Hamburger, fries, cabernet
No afternoon snack

Dinner:
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: Lobster Bisque, Salad, Broiled Salmon, 4 bites of ice cream sundae, 2 glasses Chardonnay.
No evening snack

Exercise
  • Type: Some Walking
  • Duration/Distance

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lots of Walking Wednesday

Our hotel room here in NYC is slightly bigger than a shoebox.  Needless to say we have no gym facilities and you aren't going on a walk/run on the sidewalks that are filled with hundreds of people. 
But we are going to be doing a lot of sightseeing and I am on vacation so I am just going to breathe and enjoy.

Sleep: 6.5 hrs. 

Breafast

  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: 1/2 ww bagel with salmon cream cheese, onion, lettuce and tomato, melon
No Morning Snack

Lunch

  • Time: 12:30
  • Intake: 1/4 of a gigantic corned beef sandwich, coleslaw, 3pickles, water
Snack

  • Time: 4:45
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet on cruise to see the Statue of Liberty

Dinner 

  • Time: 6:30
  • Intake: vodka/tonic, salad, 3 sliced bread ,lasagna, chicken piccata, 1 glass chianti, water
No evening snack

Exercise
  • Type: Walking
  • Duration/Distance: All Day/Miles and Miles

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Traveling on Tuesday

We had quite the adventure yesterday.  You can read all about it right here.  If you don't want to go there just suffice it to say that we are not in NYC this morning as planned we are in Clarion, PA and will be leaving shortly to finish driving to NYC.

Sleep: 6 hrs. Plus an hour in the car on the drive here.

Breakfast:
  • Time: 8:30
  • Intake: 1 link sausage, waffle with strawberries, 1 tangerine 
Snack
  • Time: 11:00
  • Intake:  Apple, water 
Lunch
  • Time: 12:00
  • Intake subway 6" chicken teriyaki with extra veggies, baked bbq chips, water 
Snack
  • Time: 3:45
  • Intake: Kashi pumpkin spice flax crispy granola bar, water
Dinner
  • Time: 6:00 
  • Intake: Hot Dog from a street vendor on the way to Jersey Boys, 2 glasses of Cabernet while at the Jersey Boys, water
Snack
  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake: 1 lg slice New York Margherita Pizza, water
Exercise
  • Type: Walked around the city but no real exercise
  • Duration/Distance

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday, Monday....So Good To Me

Sleep is overrated anyways....I would much rather rock a baby during the night....at least once in a while LOL.




Sleep: 4 hrs. -We stayed up with Little Miss until midnight so Ting could rest.  When it was feeding time, we went to bed and Ting took over. At 4 am, Little Miss needed a diaper change and more nourishment. I of course awoke at the first squeak.  I went and lay back down while Ting nursed but I wasn't going back to sleep so when feeding time was done I got back up and forced myself to take over baby rocking duty so Ting could get some more shut eye.


Breakfast

  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: 1/2 c. cottage cheese and pineapple, water
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-No morning snack
Lunch
  • Time: 12:00
  • Intake: PBJ on WW, 1 glass 1% milk, 1 magic bar (don't ask, just add lots of calories)
Snack
  • Time: 
  • Intake: no afternoon snack

Dinner
  • Time: 6:00
  • Intake: salad with Italian dressing, 6 meat ravioli in heavy sauce, 1 glass chianti, 1 glass water
Snack
  • Time: 10:30
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet-Just got to a hotel in PA.  The Plane broke down in Ohio and we had to rent a car to get to NYC.  I need this wine.
Exercise-I got on the treadmill immediately when Little Miss went for her 7:30 feeding so I did not get distracted again today.
  • Type: Treadmill Run/Walk,,5/3, 1 incline
  • Duration/Distance: 30 minutes/1.75 Miles

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Super Sunday

I am going to get on the treadmill today for sure because it has been 2 days since I got any exercise in.  Then it is time for another busy day.  Heading over to Ting and Tony's to get the house spruced up for Little Miss Maddie's homecoming.  I spent last night making several dinners to put into the refrigerator there.  On the way over I will stop and get some fresh fruits and veggies and they should be all set until I get back from my trip.  On the way over there we are stopping to see Mom.  I have not been there since Tuesday and I am missing her.  This afternoon, my friend, Michelle is coming for a visit and dinner and then this evening there is a Mission at our church that I hope to attend.  It is a 3 day program and this is the only one I may have an opportunity to attend.

Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: Honey Nut Cheerios with 1% milk
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake: no morning snack
Lunch
  • Time 1:20
  • Intake: Mushroom Ravioli with Marinara Sauce
Snack
  • Time 3:30
  • Intake: Cheese and Crackers
Dinner
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: Steak Kabobs, Squash, Applesauce, Beets, Orzo Salad
Snack
  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: 2 glasses Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type-Never did get my time in on my treadmill.  This is Day 3 of no exercise.
  • Duration/Distance

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Feeling Stressed Saturday....

I am feeling very fragile today for some reason. It began last night with the news that my Buddy Boy has cancer.  Yesterday was such an incredibly emotional day and I had no sleep of which to speak of nor had I eaten properly so when I was a wreck last night I wasn't surprised but I am still feeling whacked out this morning.  Hopefully as the day goes on my mind and body will sync.  

Sleep: 10 hrs. And boy did I need it!!

Breakfast

  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: Zucchini Blueberry bread-I took it with me on the way to the hospital
Snack
  • Time:10:30
  • Intake: Miniature Snickers-I stole it from Ting's stash at the hospital
Lunch
  • Time; 12:45
  • Intake: Bean Burrito and Mango Iced Tea from Taco Bell-Eaten in the car after the hospital and before the hair appt.
Snack
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet and Edamame
Dinner
  • Time: 6:30
  • Intake: Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Orzo with Asparagus and Shrimp, Cucumbers and Tomatoes, 1 glass Water
Snack
  • Time:10:00
  • Intake: small piece of pumpkin/butter pecan cake with streusel topping, 1 glass water
Excercise
  • Type No exercise again today
  • Duration/Distance

Friday, September 19, 2014

Meet Melody Elizabeth Jacobson


Our little princess arrived this morning at 6:53. She weighed in at 7 1/2 lbs and she is 20" long. Both Mom and daughter are doing wonderfully well.

Sleep: a couple of hours in between contractions. 

Breakfast: 
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: Pear, yogurt and granola
Snack
  • Time: 11:00
  • Intake: Trail Mix
Lunch
  • Time: 1;30
  • Intake: 2/3 of large hamburger, 5 onion rings, Iced Tea
Snack
  • Time: 5:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
Dinner
  • Time:  6:00
  • Intake: Mushroom Ravioli in Marinara, Cukes and Tomatoes
Snack
  • Time 8:15
  • Intake: Another glass of Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type
  • Duration/Distance: Can we count walking and rocking the baby?  I did a lot of that.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Week 3 Weigh in


Man, is this slow going...and discouraging.  I know I have had goodies every once in a while and the occasional adult beverage....but I have also been sweating my but off each day and realistically I am not going to give up the occasional goodie and the even more often cocktail or wine.  So I guess slow and steady is the way to go...at least the number went down this week instead of up.  I am hanging tough....Zumba today.

Sleep: 7 hrs

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: Pineapple Chobani Greek Yogurt with 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola
Snack
  • Time: 11:30
  • Intake: kashi chewy granola bar, water
Lunch
  • Time: 1:00
  • Intake: Small Botana-Probably about 1200 calories but they were 1200 delicious calories and I didn't have a margarita so that should count for something!
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake: No afternoon snack, trying to make up for the Botana
Dinner
  • Time: 7:30
  • Intake: PBJ on Multi Grain Bread, water
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake: I skipped my evening snack too to make up for the Botana
Exercise
  • Type: Zumba toning
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hr.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Worrisome Wednesday

My Buddy Boy has a growth coming out of his nose.  I took him to the vet yesterday and surgery is scheduled for today.  Frank will be dropping him off at 8:30.  I have some things to take care of here at home and then I am going to go walk my stress away before going to the food pantry today. 



Buddy made it through his surgery with flying colors.  He had the tumor removed from his nostril and a large tumor removed from his chest.  Lab reports should be in on Monday.

Sleep: 8 hrs

Breakfast

  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: Honey Nut Cheerios with 1% milk.
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake: No morning snack
Lunch
  • Time: 12;30
  • Intake: grilled chicken salad, pea and ham soup, water
Snack
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: 5 soft pretzel bites, water
Dinner
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: 1 Pretzel Dog, baked beans, homemade chips, tomato and cucumber salad, water
Snack
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: 1 glass of Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type: walk
  • Duration/Distance: 4.78 miles breaking in between for lunch

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Temptations

I am glad that I have Jackie and her daughter in law, Lindsay, joining me at Zumba today because it gives me the incentive I need to get out of bed and go!  It is very tempting just to snuggle up and go back to sleep.


Sleep: 8 hrs

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: Cherry Chobani Greek Yogurt, 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola
Snack
  • Time: 10:20
  • Intake: Kashi Pumpkin Spice Flax Crunchy Granola Bar, Water
Lunch
  • Time: 1:30
  • Intake: Brown Rice Spicy Tuna Sushi
Snack
  • Time: 6:00
  • Intake: Small piece veggie pizza appetizer, water
Dinner
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: Pot Roast, 1 red potato, 1 carrot, green beans, 1/2 c. ice cream with fruit topping, water
Snack
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type: Zumba
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hr.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Moving again on Monday

I will be attending class again this morning, either a 9 am Tabata Boot Camp or a 10 am Below the Belt strength workout.  I have been wanting to try the 10 am class but I didn't get any cardio in this weekend.  Then again I have zumba tomorrow. Decisions, decisions....



Sleep: 7.5 hrs

Breakfast

  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: Carnation Instant Breakfast
Snack
  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake: banana, water
Lunch
  • Time: 12:00
  • Intake: Roasted Chicken Breast on Multi Grain Bread, coleslaw, water
Snack
  • Time: 3:00
  • Intake: 1/2 oz. cheddar jack cheese, 1/4 c. trail mix, water
Dinner
Snack
  • Time: 9:00 
  • Intake: Glass of Chardonnay-While watching the premiere of DWTS.
Exercise
  • Type: boot camp- I decided to go to the early class because it is too easy to not go at all if you put it off.
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hr


Sunday, September 14, 2014

So now it's Sunday

I was supposed to get up early today to get in the exercise I missed yesterday...but, yeah, that didn't happen. Mass this morning at 9 and then I want to stop by and see Mom before we head to my niece's surprise 40th birthday party. (I won't be posting this until tonight so it is safe to tell you about it). So I have decided that, since yesterday was nearly a total fail, to just move on and begin again. So today will be my off day and tomorrow I will hit the bricks running again.


 

Sleep: 9 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time: 8:30
  • Intake: Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt, 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola, Water
Snack
  • Time: 10:45
  • Intake: scrambled eggs with bacon. 1 piece multi grain toast with butter and homemade strawberry jam, water
Lunch
  • Time: 1:30 
  • Intake: 1" slice of giant sub, salad, 1 T.  hommus and veggies, 3 bottles water, small slice cheesecake
Snack
  • Time:  throughout afternoon at party
  • Intake: handful of nuts, handful of cheddar popcorn
Dinner
Snack
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: popcorn, water
Exercise
  • Type 
  • Duration/Distance

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sloppy Saturday

Well, it is a rainy, gray, miserable morning but I still need to go outside and get the pig pen finished up before noon when we go to get the piglets and I need to clean both the chicken and turkey coops out also.  I am going to try to get on the treadmill after my farmwork is done and before we have to leave to go to the Rib Fest today.  If I don't I will use today as my off day instead of tomorrow.  We will see how it goes.

Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time 
  • Intake-Went directly outside as soon as I got up and started getting the coops cleaned so I missed breakfast and morning snack.  I didn't get in from outside until lunch time.
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake
Lunch
  • Time: 11:15
  • Intake: English Muffin with Peanut Butter, 1 banana, 1 glass water
Snack
  • Time: 1:00
  • Intake: Half of a Fanny Brice Sandwich
Dinner
  • Time: 5:00
  • Intake: 3 vodka tonics, 4 wings, handful of chips, 2 ribs, tomatoes, coleslaw, cheesecake with strawberries 
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake: no snack after a dinner like that!
Exercise
  • Type
  • Duration/Distance

Friday, September 12, 2014

Following Through on Friday

I am not going to the gym today.  Class is early and I am being lazy.  Besides it is a beautiful, crisp day today so I am thinking that a hike is in order.  



Sleep: 7.5 hrs.

Breakfast

  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: Chobani Pineapple Greek Yogurt (recommended by my friend Paula and delicious indeed), 1/4 c Bear Naked Granola
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-Missed my morning snack
Lunch
  • Time: 1:15
  • Intake: Roast Chicken Breast on Whole Wheat with Light Miracle Whip. Water
Snack
  • Time: 4:15
  • Intake: 1/4 c. trail mix, water
Dinner
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: Country Ribs and Kraut, steamed green beans, tomato, 1 glass milk
Snack
  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: Chips and Salsa
Exercise
  • Type: Hike-It was more like a leisurely walk, we were busy mushroom hunting.
  • Duration/Distance: 1,5 miles

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Week 2 Weigh In

I was sorely disappointed today when I got on the scale and saw a .2 weight gain.  I went back through my posts and I thought I was doing pretty well.  Of course, the last 2 days contained a lot of carry out food which is very high sodium so perhaps that is the problem.  It would be very easy to get discouraged and give up but I will not....Zumba  here I come!!



**Sigh**

Sleep: 7 hrs-I took an aleve before bed last night and slept straight through the night.  Not once did I awaken because my muscles were screaming in pain!!

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: cheerios with 1% milk
Snack
  • Time: 12:00
  • Intake: banana, water
Lunch
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake- No afternoon snack since lunch was so late
Dinner
  • Time: 5:15
  • Intake: Roast Chicken, Mashed potatoes, carrots, gravy, water
Snack
Exercise
  • Type: Zumba
  • Distance/Duration: 65 minutes


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

No Excuses

Right after Zumba class yesterday I got a call from my daughter letting me know she was having contractions.  The rest of the day was spent at the hospital.  First they kept her on a monitor for 2 hrs to see if she were in labor.  She was showing contractions but they were irregular.  The baby was doing fine with a very strong heart beat when suddenly the heartbeat dropped.  They came in to check on her, the heartbeat was once again strong but they decided to do an ultrasound.  The ultrasound showed that the amniotic fluid was low (this makes it easy for the umbilical cord to get compressed or crimped) so they kept her overnight on the monitor.  She will have more tests this morning.  So I am waiting on a phone call to let me know what is going to happen today.  I will keep you posted either here or at A Day in the Life on the Farm.

On the fitness front....I cannot move my arms today.  I didn't do any weight work yesterday so this is still as a result of Monday's workout.  I think I will be having an Aleve for breakfast!

Sleep: 7 hrs.

Breakfast

  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter, water
Snack
  • Time. Stopped by Ting's house to pick up some things that she needed, started cleaning and missed my snack
  • Intake
Lunch
  • Time: 12:15
  • Intake: seaweed salad, brown rice tuna sushi, water
Snack
  • Time: 3:00 
  • Intake: Mixed Berries
Dinner
  • Time: 5:00
  • Intake: Fried Chicken Breast, 2 bbq ribs, 1/4 c. cole slaw, 1/2 c. broasted potatoes, water
Snack
  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
Exercise -I got on the treadmill before going to the hospital. It would have been easy to use this baby as an excuse to skip today but instead I used her as a reason to stay healthy!
  • Type: walking-treadmill program 1
  • Duration/Distance: 30 minutes

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Forgotten Muscles

Oh my goodness...that class yesterday awoke a whole body of muscles that I forgot existed.  Walking is a trip, and the act of sitting into a chair is hilarious and don't even ask me to raise my arms LOL. It is a good pain though.  I like the feeling of sore muscles. It let's you know that all that hard work is doing something other than making you gasp for air.



Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: Carnation Instant Breakfast
Snack
  • Time 
  • Intake: Water after Zumba, no morning snack
Lunch
  • Time: 11:30
  • Intake: Hot Dog with Mustard, Pickled Spiced Beets, Applesauce, Water
Snack
  • Time: 2:45
  • Intake: Kashi bar
Dinner
  • Time: 6:30
  • Intake: 3 steamed dumplings, beef and broccoli, water
Snack
  • Time: 9:00 
  • Intake: 1 Glass Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type: Zumba
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hour