Sunday, August 31, 2014

Savoring Sunday

Sunday is my day of rest.  No hard exercise.  No over worry about my food consumption.

Sleep: 7.5 hrs.

Breakfast

  • Time: 10:30
  • Intake:  Honey nut Cheerios and 1% milk
Snack
  • Time: 12:15
  • Intake: Snacked on some tomatoes while working in the kitchen
Lunch
  • Time: 1:30
  • Intake: Greek Salad, Grilled Chicken Gyro, 1 glass iced tea
Snack
  • Time 
  • Intake: I had no snack this afternoon but I did drink several glasses of water
Dinner
  • Time: 6:15
  • Intake: 2 BBQ Ribs, 1/2 ear corn, tomato and beet salad, pickled beans, watermelon, 2 glasses Cabernet
Snack
  • Time: 7:45
  • Intake: Small slice strawberry cream pie
Exercise
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Boot Camp Reprieve

I went to the chiropractor yesterday so I am moving much better today.  I am picking up Kim and we are going to the 9 am Boot Camp class.  There is an 11 am Zumba class but we both have busy days in front of us so we decided Boot Camp it is.  Wish me luck.

Sleep: 7 hrs.  I stayed up past midnight finishing my book.  You can read my review over here on ADITL on the Farm.

Breakfast

  • Time: 8:15
  • Intake: Carnation Instant Breakfast
Snack
  • Time: 10:30 
  • Intake: 1/2 Kashi Bar shared with Kim after gym, 4 glasses water
Lunch
Snack
  • Time: 2:15
  • Intake: 15 cinnamon roasted almonds
Dinner
  • Time: 6:00
  • Intake: 2 glasses Chardonnay, crock of French Onion Soup au gratin, Salad of Seared Tuna, tomatoes and grilled avocado,1 glass water.
Snack
  • Time 
  • Intake-No after dinner snack due to the large dinner.
Exercise-When we got to the gym there were no classes due to the holiday weekend so I hit the treadmill which was probably better for my back anyway.
  • Type: Walking on Treadmill/3 MPH with varying inclines 1-4.
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hr.

Friday, August 29, 2014

We're Walking..We're Walking

I can't remember which movie it was that this line was in but it was during a tour of the White House and it was one of those phrases that gets stuck in your head so now every time Frank and I are walking anywhere and one of us stops for more than a beat the other one says "We're walking, we're walking".  I guess you gotta be there.

Anyway, Frank had no early meetings this morning so we got up early and walked to breakfast for my exercise today and that is what made me think of this.

Oh and even though I am not posting it you can assume that each morning I have 2 or 3 cups of black coffee before starting my day.

Here was my day:

Amount of Sleep:  8.5 hrs. I  was exhausted last night and was snoring by 10 pm.

Breakfast

  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake:  veggie omelet with feta cheese, sliced tomatoes, 1 slice rye toast with butter and jam. 2 Glasses water
Snack
  • Time: 2:00
  • Intake: 15 Cherries, water
Lunch
  • Time: 3:15
  • Intake: Chobani Coconut Greek Yogurt, 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola, 2 glasses Water.
Snack
  • Time:
  • Intake:
Dinner
  • Time: 6:30
  • Intake: Salad, 3 Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, 3 glasses water, small slice of Blueberry crumb cake.
Snack
  • Time: 
  • Intake:
While walking home from breakfast this morning we passed one of our neighbors selling his Gladiolas for $3 a dozen.  


Aren't they beautiful??

Exercise 
  • Type: Walking
  • Duration/Distance : 1:27/4.79 Miles  Split with breakfast in between. 


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Let's Begin Anew

Today is Day 1....

I am using this blog to track my food intake and my exercise output.  Each day I will post my accomplishments, I hope there are many, and my failures, I hope there are few.  I am hoping that by starting this blog I will have the incentive to continue on this journey I am beginning today.

Thanks for joining me and offering your support.

Starting Weight:179.8


This is the highest my weight has ever been.  Even during pregnancy it was not this high.  I am 5'-3"tall and pretty muscular.  My goal weight for right now is 150.  My best weight from past experience is 140 lbs., at this weight I was strong and lean.  I know it sounds like a lot of weight for my frame but it was perfect, as you can see from the photo below.



This was my last 5k, ran with Amy in memory of Pops.
And then I stopped....
stopped running,
 stopped eating properly,
 stopped taking care of myself.
Pop's is shaking his head at me right now and sending encouragement my way.

Amount of Sleep: 7 hrs with some wakeful moments during the night.


Breakfast:

  • Time: 8:30
  • Intake: (2 c. black coffee prior) 5 oz. yoplait greek yogurt, with 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola and 1 small peach. 1 glass ice water.

Snack:

  • Time:
  • Intake: I had planned on bringing a cheese stick with me to Zumba but forgot.  2 glasses water.


Lunch:

  • Time: 12:15
  • Intake:  1 c. asst. fresh fruit, Grilled chicken breast on pita with cheese, lettuce and tomato, 3 dill pickle chips, 2 glasses unsweetened ice tea with lemon.


Snack:

  • Time: 3:10
  • Intake: kashi chocolate, almond and sea salt granola bar, water


Dinner: We had a very late dinner because we had a choir practice for a special Mass this weekend for a dear friend's granddaughter who was born still.  I had my after dinner snack before practice to bide me through.

  • Time: 7:45
  • Intake:  Salad with Sweet French Dressing, Baked Penne Pasta, 2 slices garlic toast, small serving dump cake, 2 glasses water


Snack:

  • Time: 5:15
  • Intake: 15 cherries, colby jack cheese stick, water


 This is my before pic.
I will post one for each 5 lbs. lost.


Exercise:

  • Type: Zumba at the Gym
  • Duration: 70 minutes....0-70 in 1 day...Holy Cow!