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

Monday, September 8, 2014

Muscling my way through Monday

Good Morning World.  Today I am finally going to make it to the boot camp class that I keep missing. I need to build up some muscle because I absolutely don't want to lose lean muscle when I lose weight I just want to lose blubber.



Sleep: 6.5 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time:  7:45
  • Intake: Chobani Coconut Greek Yogurt, 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola, 1 glass water
Snack
  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake: pear, water
Lunch
  • Time: 11:00
  • Intake: Panera Bread--cup of vegetable pesto soup, half chicken apple salad, dinner roll, iced tea
Snack
  • Time: 3:00
  • Intake: Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Peanut Bar, 1 glass water
Dinner
  • Time: 5:00
  • Intake: whole wheat English muffin with butter, 1 egg, poached, large tomato, water
Snack
  • Time: 8:30 
  • Intake: Popcorn, water
Exercise
  • Type: Boot Camp/Tabata class
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hr.



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Taking a Sabbatical

It is the Sabbath and that means I get a Sabbatical.  No hard exercise today and I can be more relaxed about my food intake.  Of course, I have a feeling that after yesterday's debacle I should be a little more careful than I would normally be on a Sunday.

Sleep: 8.5 hrs.

Breakfast

  • Time; 9:30
  • Intake: zucchini nut bread
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake-missed my morning snack because we were in Best Buy changing our internet/phone carrier for over 3 hrs!!!
Lunch
  • Time: 2:00
  • Intake: salad with chicken, cheese, nuts and dried cherries, 3 glasses of water
Snack
  • Time: 4:00
  • Intake: 2 glasses Cabernet-While on a boat ride with our friends, the Benda's.
Dinner
  • Time: 8:00 
  • Intake: Ham and Kohlrabi Bake, Fresh vegetables drizzled with Ranch, pickled beets, pears and almonds, 1 glass Cabernet
Snack
  • Time: 9:00
  • Intake: Chips and Salsa
Exercise
  • Type
  • Duration/Distance

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Stick with it Saturday

Today we are getting together with some of my cousins for a pot luck.  I think they call it a pot luck because, when you are trying to watch what you consume, it takes a lot of luck and willpower to attend one of these dinners where everyone brings comfort food and desserts.  Wish me luck!

Speaking of comfort foods, I am bringing stuffed cabbages.  I used very lean ground beef and no ground pork this time in an attempt to make them a bit healthier.  Though even with the pork they are still a pretty healthy dish.  You can find my recipe here.

Sleep: 6 hrs. Dogs were very restless last night, perhaps because of the storm.  Got Frank up at 4:30 and me up at 5:30.  Frank was able to go back to sleep, Lucky Dog....now they are all sleeping, except for me, Lucky Dogs!!

Breakfast

  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: BLT on Pita, several glasses water
Snack
  • Time: 
  • Intake: I missed my morning snack
Lunch
  • Time: 12:30
  • Intake: pear, hardboiled egg, water
Snack
  • Time: 1:15
  • Intake: kashi chocolate, almond and sea salt granola bar
Snack
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: 3 glasses Cabernet, 15 peanut butter pretzels, handful of cherry tomatoes
Dinner
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: 2 mini meatballs, baked beans, 1/2 stuffed cabbage,chips and salsa, peanut butter cookie

Exercise
  • Type: Walk
  • Duration/Distance: 5 miles With a stop for breakfast in between

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Feelings and Thoughts

Yesterday was the first day I was in an environment where I wasn't in charge of the food set out. I failed to eat my snack before I left the house and Rebecca always puts out this yummy chili dip and fritos.  I tried very hard to resist them but then I found myself in a convo with her while standing right next to them and before you know it I had eaten quite a few without even thinking about it.  When I did, finally, notice what I was doing we moved away from the counter and I was fine.  

I am pleased that I drank water the entire time, only having one glass of wine at the end of the visit. Dinner was lovely and contained lots of vegetables, of course it contained a delicious lasagna also but I was able to limit myself to a small portion.  And there was candy on the tables which, of course, I dipped into a few times....aargh....I really have very little self control.  

Oh well, today is another day.....

Sleep: 7 hrs.

Breakfast

  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: Honey Nut Cheerios with 1% milk, 1 pear, 2 glasses water
Snack
  • Time: 1:30
  • Intake: 5 oz carton Chobani Greek Yogurt and 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola, 1 glass water. Snack was a little off schedule because I was busy canning Spaghetti Sauce and lost track of time.
Lunch
  • Time: 2:30
  • Intake: Ham on Whole Wheat bread with Light Miracle Whip, 1 glass water.
Snack
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet.  Stopped by my brother's and visited with him and his wife for a bit.
Dinner
  • Time: 7:00
  • Intake: Sliced Tomatoes, Lake Trout (grilled), Smashed Redskin Puffs, 1/2 ear corn on the cob, water.
Snack
  • Time
  • Intake: No evening snack tonight, just water
Exercise
  • Type: Walk/Run on the Treadmill  Day 3 Week 1 C25K
  • Duration/Distance: 30 minutes/1.8 miles

Thursday, September 4, 2014

It's been 1 week, Time to Weigh in

I have forced myself not to get on the scale all week.  Weight loss, done properly, is a slow process and I get discouraged when the number on the scale does not move quickly enough for me.  My goal is 1 lb per week for one year to reach my goal.



And I did it.  I would be lying if I didn't admit I was hoping to see more than a 1 lb weight loss.  I feel like I have been working very hard but then I look back at my days and note that I had dessert more often than not so I guess that might explain it.  Anyway...I met my first goal so I will just be happy about that.

I am going to an early cardio class today instead of zumba because I have a dentist appt. at 10 am. 

While having breakfast Frank reminded me of that .8 after the 79 last weigh in so I actually lost nearly 2#  this week. Yay

Sleep: 8 hrs.

Breakfast
  • Time: 7:50
  • Intake: carnation instant breakfast
Snack
  • Time: 9:30
  • Intake: hard boiled egg, water
Lunch
  • Time: 11:00
  • Intake: Leftover Tortellini and Vegetable Bake, Leftover grilled chicken, water
Snack
  • Time: 4:30
  • Intake: Corn Chips and chili dip
Dinner
  • Time: 5:30
  • Intake: salad, green beans, corn, ham, lasagna, small roll, lots of water
Snack
  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: 1 glass Cabernet
Exercise
  • Type: Cardio Class
  • Duration/Distance: 30 minutes

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday Workout

I didn't get up in time to make it to my bootcamp class so I chose to do Day 2 of C25K instead of rushing out of here in an attempt to make it in time.  This was a good choice because it gave me time to sit and relax with my coffee and it is a beautiful day for exercising outside.  I really should take advantage of that before the weather get's ugly.

First stop though this morning is the chiropractor.  

Sleep: 8.5 hrs.  woooohooooooo

Breakfast

  • Time: 10:00
  • Intake: Thomas Whole Wheat English muffin with 1 T. Jif Peanut Butter (I know, I know but I like Jif the best), 1 c. watermelon, 1 glass water.
Snack
  • Time: 11:50
  • Intake: hard boiled egg, water
Lunch
  • Time: 1:00
  • Intake: mixed greens with grilled chicken, blue cheese, walnuts and dried cherries, iced tea
Snack
  • Time:
  • Intake: I was busy lounging in the pool with my book so just a couple glasses of water.
Dinner
  • Time: 5:15
  • Intake: Chicken and Vegetable Braid, 1 c. Watermelon, 2 glasses water
Snack
  • Time: 8:00
  • Intake: 1/2 of a baked apple, 1 glass Cabernet.
Exercise
  • Type: walk/run c25k day 2, week1 with 10 min extra walking
  • Duration/Distance: 40 minutes

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ZZZZZZZumba....

Well here is the plan for today...Zumba, followed by a visit to Mom, visit to the grocery store and visit to the chiropractor.  And then I'll probably need to head home for some ZZZZZ's LOL.



Sleep: 7 hrs That seems to be my new normal

Breakfast
  • Time: 8:30
  • Intake: 5 oz. Chobani Coconut yogurt, 1/4 c. Bear Naked Granola, 1 almond pear that I canned last year.
Snack
  • Time 
  • Intake: No snack, I went right from the gym to see Mom and then had lunch.
Lunch
  • Time: 12 pm
  • Intake: Brown Rice Sushi, 3 glasses water.
Snack
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Intake: Banana, glass of water
Dinner
Snack
  • Time: 7:45
  • Intake: 1 c. Watermelon
Exercise
  • Type: Zumba
  • Duration/Distance: 1 hr.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Relaxing with Friends on Labor Day

Happy Labor Day all.  We are having friends over for a cookout and swim (weather permitting).  I am going to do my best to serve up  some healthy fare that is still delicious.  

Sleep: 7 hrs.

Breakfast

  • Time: 7:45
  • Intake:Carnation Instant Breakfast- I needed something in my stomach before my run/walk this morning 
Snack
  • Time 
  • Intake: large glass of water- I didn't eat a snack because I knew I was having this for lunch.

Lunch
  • Time: 11:00
  • Intake: 2 Pancakes with Pure Maple Syrup, 2 slices of Bacon, 1 c. Cantaloupe, 1 glass water.
Snack
  • Time: 2:00
  • Intake: 10 cherries, 3 crackers with pear butter, 4 chips with Salsa, 2 glasses water
Dinner
  • Time:5:00 pm
  • Intake: 1/2 chicken breast, 1 chicken wing, watermelon, applesauce, broccoli salad, 1/2 an ear of corn, tomatoes, beets, 3 glasses water
Snack
  • Time: 6:30 
  • Intake: Blackberry Crisp with Ice Cream
Exercise
  • Type: Walk/Run- C25K app on my iphone, day 1.
  • Duration/Distance- 2 miles/30 minutes