Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 10 Trick My Body Challenge


Woke up at 7am got the kids up, (getting them back on school schedule, they start Monday) 
Made Coffee, Breakfast 7:30 Vanilla Yogurt with fresh blueberries added , an apple & coffee with 1 tsp creamer 

Went to Exercise class, it was great, did 10 min on elliptical 2 mins jumping rope, then 60 mins boxing/kickboxing then after class I did 35 mins on the treadmill (2.25 miles) 107 mins total (10 points) 

Lunch 1 egg, 2 egg whites, 1 lg tomato, 2 oz ground turkey (made it into a scrambler) 

Snack Banana 

Dinner 1 oz mixed nuts, 2/3 cup grape nuts 2/3 cup milk, 2 eggs, 1 oz pepper jack cheese 1 tomato 

It was a great day, my muscles were super sore from the day befores exercises but I'll live. 

1503 calories 55 Fat 191 Carbs Protein 81 26 fiber 1447 Sodium... WOO HOO I was 100% perfect in my ranges.. not over and not under on anything!! YAY!!! 

Yay another great day!!! Ready for Day 11 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 9 Trick My Body Challenge

(7/26) Woke up at 7am very tired, very cranky, didn't get much sleep from being up so late from the Braves Game on Monday night. 

Ate at 7:20 (10 points) 

Breakfast was Oatmeal with fresh blueberries & coffee with creamer 

Went to the gym and warmed up on the treadmill 13 mins (1 mile) and then hopped on Elliptical for 7 mins, then class for 40 minutes and omgosh what a hard class, we were pulling one another down the mat with a Gei Belt.. I don't think I've ever pulled 150 pounds before and wow was it challenging but I did. Then we put the belt around our waist area and the partner behind us had to basically "hold the other person back" and the one up front had to run while dragging the other person.. Talk about an intense grueling workout!!! 

After class, grabbed a Subway Salad, then went grocery shopping. 
Later that afternoon I went out to the gazebo to do 30 more mins on the elliptical to get my 90 mins in for the day (10 points). 

Supper I had a Steak, Baked Potato & California Medley. 

I was super short on calories so for Snack I had Grape Nuts, with Milk and a Banana 

1393 Calories, 235 Carbs (OVER, ugh I hate that fruit is high carbs!) 21 Fat (Low) 85 Protein, 31 Fiber & 1258 Sodium 

It was a great day!! Here's to another great day for day 10! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 8 Trick my Body Challenge

(playing catch- up with my blogs) 

Woke up at 8am didn't eat until 10am so no points for that.. 

Breakfast was oatmeal & brown sugar 

Went to the gym had a great class, 10 mins on elliptical, then 20 mins class then 30 more mins on the elliptical, will have to get the other 30 minutes in later when we go to the Braves game 

Finished the day great, walked around for over an hour at the game. 
It rained for 2 hours so we were on delay, the game started at 9:10 and we didn't get home until nearly 1:30 in the morning! EESH! 

40 points for the day. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 7 Trick my body Challenge -Week 1 complete

Woo hoo! what a week! I'm so proud of myself, I earned 40 points every day -280 points done. Woo hoo! I'm well over 1/2 way to my pedicure! 

Woke up at 7:35 
Breakfast at 7:45. Banana, Coffee, 1 tsp coffee creamer, 1.2 cup oatmeal & blueberries. 

Went to church, awesome message 

Lunch Cashew's 1.25 oz 2 Boca Burgers, 1 Egg, 1 egg white, 1 cup Spinach. 
1tsp southwest mustard 

Went to the park & played. Me and Tyler jogged 1/2 way around the track then he didn't want to go into the sunny area so we walked back. LOL! Played kickball with the family for awhile and then home. 

Dinner 6oz ground turkey, 1/2 cup corn & Salad for dinner. 

Snack 1 waffle bowl, 1/2 cup yogurt ,1 nutty bar & 33 chocolates. YUCK.. Major Fail! I won't be having that again.. eeek.. 

1609 cals 184 carbs 70 fat (over) 91 protein 23 Fiber and 1224 sodium 

Today ends week one! It's been super successful - Proud of myself Looking forward to just as much success for week 2. Praying the scale keeps moving this coming week 

Day 6 Trick My Body Challenge


Got woke up at 6:45, had a banana at 7, 4 tsp creamer, 2 cups coffee . 
Breakfast didn't really happen but since I ate the banana I'm giving myself credit, as long as I ate something.. 10 points 

We went for a bike ride today 100 minutes 11.51 miles It was so much fun. So that way my exercise for the day 

Came home made them all lunch then I had, 2 apple slices, probiotic vanilla yogurt, blueberries & cherries 

Went outside and tanned a little then for snack I had 2 eggs, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup 3 beans (pinto, kidney, & lental) 1 oz pepper jack 

12 glasses of water down so far. 

Dinner, Chicken, squash & fresh cooked carrots. & some watermelon. 

Day 5 in the evening I didn't have any control and ate those 5 powdered sugar donuts, and a granola bar, and really wasn't trying hard to control myself. I know I will still have those urges, I just need to be more disciplined and control myself. Even after all this time on my journey I'm still learning stuff!! 

Snack Vanilla Yogurt, Cherries 33 chocoalte chips & 1 sprinkle of coconut shavings. 

Great day!! 

40 more points 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 5 Trick My Body Challenge

Today was just a basic day 

Got up at breakfast within 30 mins - 10 points 

Breakfast-- Banana, Coffee, PRobiotic Vanilla Yogurt, Blueberries 
Lunch Apple, Lettuce Salad with 1 oz mild cheddar cheese 

Whew! I did 55 mins on the treadmill 3.52 miles . I can defiantly tell it's been a while since I've done any treadmill work, I feel like I'm so slow all of a sudden!! Oh well, just gonna have to build my endurance back up. It's great having a treadmill again (my other one quit) 
Then I did 25 mins on the elliptical and 10 mins weight lifting and 5 mins of crunches for 95 total mins and 981 calories burned 

Dinner, I made Homemade Chili, I used Dry beans and fresh products (onion, celery, tomatoes ) etc and seasoned with Mrs Dash and some other seasonings that are sodium free yay!!! 

So I had 2 bowls of Chili (NOPE I didn't eat any of the fresh rolls that I made) 

Was feeling a bit snacky later on and ended up eating a few powdered sugar donuts holes and a granola bar. Not the greatest choices in the donuts but today's a new day and I'm not going to beat myself up for it. 

Another 40 points for the day!! 


Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 4 Trick my Body Challenge


Wake up at 7:15 eat at 7:40 10 points 
2 eggs 1 egg white. 2 tsp creamer 2 cups coffee 

I had my interview, it went well but I wasn't impressed so I wouldn't take the job if they offered it. Way to much Chaos going on there. 

Been a lazy day, but busy had to run to the store and get bread and such, came home and finally forced myself to exercise. I did 15 mins elliptical, 35 mins step dvd and 20 mins weight lifting and crunches, so with that walking around the store I got my 90 mins for the day 

Dinner was omelette.. (2 eggs, 3 egg whites) with 1/2 oz pepper jack cheese, 1/2 cup chili beans, 152 g tomatoes & 52 g onions. Then an Apple. I was super low on calories so we went to Starbucks and I ordered a caramel light but they gave me whip cream and extra caramel so I just counted it as a regular to get my calories in for the day.. 

Calories 1448 Carbs 205 Fat 43 Protein 66 Fiber 18 Sodium 1475 YAY!! A great day!! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 3 Trick my body Challenge

Woke up at 7, breakfast at 7:20 10 points 
1/2 cup oatmeal , blueberries, 1 tsp cofee creamer & 1 cup coffee 

I also had 2 cups water before breakfast. 

WOW! Got on the scale and I about fell over, 181.6 OMGOSH, that's like 5.4 pounds gone in 3 days!!(started challenge at 187) WOW WOW WOW!! Monday is my official weigh in but I'm thrilled . I got on and off the scale like 6 times then got on the wii and it was exact with my numbers so I'm certain the scale is right!! YAY 

Went for lunch with my friend, ordered a buffalo chicken salad, no croutons, cheest & dressing on the side, it was pretty good, it did have bacon bits in it and some cheese but all in all not too bad.. BUT then I ordered a slice of peanut butter pie!! eesh over 600 calories just for that.. 

Needless to say I had to plan my dinner accordingly so I only thankfully went over my fat grams.. 
Calories 1648 Carbs 167 Fat 83 (over) Protein 69 Fiber 17 Sodium 1908 

Exercise 1 hour bike ride 10.6 miles and 35 mins on treadmill! 95 total mins 

Ready for Day 4

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 2 Trick my Body challenge

Yesterday was great day!! woo hoo 

Day 2 

Woke up at 8:00 
Breakfast 8:30 (10 points for eating within 30 mins of waking) 
Breakfast 3 eggs, 1 ground turkey patty (no bun) 1 cup coffee, 2 tsp coffee creamer 

11:00 weighed, surprised that the scale is down 1.2 pounds from yesterday, not going to get to excited since my body changes daily. 

11:30 Exercise 30 mins Bob Harper's cardio dvd, 10 mins Denise Austins ultimate fat burner had to stop doing it because my shoulder was hurting. 25 mins on the treadmill & 25 mins elliptical --90 total mins done all at once!!! (10 points) 

I'm exhausted but so proud of myself for not stopping. Those last 10 minutes on the elliptical felt like 60 so YAY me I did it!! WHEW!! 

Lunch, Apple & Probiotic Vanilla Yogurt 
Snack 1.25 oz of mixed nuts 9 cups water so far 

Cooked dinner,Had Salmon, Potato, and peas, I did good, had a very tiny tiny amount of french bread, smaller than even a roll, maybe 1/2 dollar sized amount. I knew I couldn't eat more than that or I'd be suffering tomorrow,(and the next and the next and the next) 

Water update 16 glasses for the day (10 points) 

Yay I got my 40 points for the day again. 

Calories 1372 Fat 56 Carbs 144 Protein 79 Fiber 18, Sodium 944. I need to up my fiber just a tiny bit. 

It's bedtime and I haven't snacked, and I will keep it that way. It's easier to not have anything than to go over board on what I want to snack on... 

Night all 

Great day 2 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 1 Trick my Body Challenge

Yesterday began Day 1 of 14 of Trick my body Challenge at the Dandy
It's so perfect because I have been struggling with plateaus too so it's time to shake up my body!! 

I started a notebook for the challenge, I am keeping it with me and writing through out the day, I will just share that each day here. This may be boring to some and I apologize but it keeps me accountable and ontrack. 

My goals 1. Eat Breakfast within 30 mins of getting up, no exceptions 
2 Drink 12 glasses of water (NO Packets) 
3. Exercise 6 days a week for 90 mins instead of 60 
4.Log and Journal daily to keep myself accountable. 

My reward will be a pedicure if I reach 450 points. 

Day 1. 
Woke up at 7:45, breakfast at 8:00 
Oatmeal (1/2 cup) blueberries (50 g) 1 tsp brown sugar, & Coffee with 2 tsp creamer 

I have been battling up and down on the scale, I loose a big amount then eat what I'm not supposed to (taco shells, and bread) and am bloated. As of yesterday morning I was back up to 187. I'm so sick of this up and down , praying this challenge is exactly what I need to to jump start the weight loss again. 

11:15 snack Banana (100 grams) & 1 oz cashews 

12:00- 12:30 Did 30 mins on Treadmill at 10% incline. Burned 300 calories and did 1.75 miles 

1:00 lunch Probiotic Vanilla Yogugrt, 3 eggs, 75 g tomato & 74 g onion 

Water 12 glasses so far for the day! (GOAL MET) 

3:20-- Elliptical for 45 minutes WOO HOO 

I did great until dinner, then had 5 crackers, which aren't on my ok to eat list. Any bread product messes with my tummy and gives me digestion issues, Supper was ground turkey burgers, Which I didn't measure (not good) with pepper jack cheese(not measured) on top of the meat. Lettuce & Tomatoes & Onion Salad (again not measured). 
I should have not been so careless, I MUST MEASURE EVERYTHING!!!!! 

Even though I didn't measure I did choose not to eat the bun for the bugers, and I didn't eat the spaghetti either. I did taste the spaghetti sauce but it was only a lick. So I maintained some control when I comes to that. I know that pasta & bread upset my tummy, as a matter of fact, I'm sure I'm allergic to them so I have to stay away from it as much as possible.. Praying the crackers don't upset my tummy. 

Calories for the day 1575 (in range) Carbs 147 (in range) Fac 75 (OVER) Protein 86 (OVER) Fiber 16 (UNDER) Sodium 1426 (in range). 

6:00 15 more mins on treadmill to make my 90 for the day!! WOO HOO 

9:00 had a great chat with the Dandy Lions teammates, now I'm having a horrbile urge to have ice cream. I thought I'd write about it to make myself feel better but it's not working!! ... UGHHH 

YAY!! So I decided last night to just go to bed instead of fighting the urge to snack & go over my calories .. WOO HOO I didn't cave in... 

End day 1... YAY! 40 points for reaching all goals for the day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

June Recap & July goals!!

Woo hoo I met my June goal of 2000 minutes and 100 miles With our Disney Trip I got an bunch of minutes of walking in woo hoo!!!! 3352 minutes & 104.49 miles total  I did not have any scale victories last month (played the up/down game on the scale) but I did loose an inch off the thighs!! 

Things were a bit out of wack when I hurt my knee a couple weeks ago, and for some reason I let myself get off track just because I couldn't exercise.. Time to make it a fresh start!! I can and WILL do this!!!! My knee is still a little tender but I'll just do modified stuff to make sure I don't re-injure it again 

We had a great time in Disney!! Just for fun I pulled up my last years photos of when We were there to compare how I've changed, thought I'd share them with you 

Last year April 2010 

June 2011 

Things are going great so far in July!! heres to a great rest of the month 

1. Read my Bible Daily 
2. Drink at least 12 cups of water daily 
3. Exercise 2,000 minutes 
4. Get 100 miles logged by Walking /Running, Treadmill/ Elliptical or Bicycling 
5. Lose 10 pounds 
7. Log my food & stay within my ranges set by Sparkpeople 
8. Go 3 times a week or more for classes 

Woo hoo! Here's to a great month filled full of Great choices