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