Sunday, July 26, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

Okay it has been too long since I last posted. I have been eating well but my exercise has suffered because of exams and moving. These are excuses and I must realize that I have to take at least 20 minutes out of each 24 hour day and exercise. I am going to try that starting this week. When I lost weight many years ago I walked at the track daily. I no longer live ner a track, but I do have a treadmill in my home so I am going to crank it up daily. What's 20 minutes out of each day? Time for me :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Everything is coming together

I am feeling good about my workouts I did 30 minutes of walking today. My eating is coming together. I like to eat the same thing for breakfast either oatmeal and eggs or scrambled eggs with toast and fruit. My snacks are usually fruit and cheese, almonds and fruit, or my all time favorite natural almond butter on ezekiel bread. Another great snack is greek yougurt because it has 15 grams of protein. The only meals that I really have to think about are lunch and dinner and I love salmon for dinner.



Breakfast
Scramlbed eggs
toast
apple


Snack
Almond butter on ezekiel bread


Lunch

1/2 of a portion of Japanese food (salmon and vegetables)


Snack
Nectarine


Dinner

same as lunch

Monday, July 13, 2009

Jumping Rope is Very HARD

People, I decided that I would jump rope in between my weight training sets. This was a very ambitious idea. I did 9 sets of shoulder exercises and 9 sets of tricep exercises. Each set of exercises was seperated by 30 seconds of jumping rope rather than resting for 30 seconds. Let me tell you that I was exhausted after my last set. By exhausted I mean I was extremely tired but excited that I had made it through. I will jump rope tomorrow as I complete my leg routine. I did excellent on my eating today and I felt invigorated.

Breakfast

Scrambled eggs (1 whole egg & 3 egg whites)
1 piece of ezekiel bread

Lunch

4 oz talapia
1 cup broccoli

Dinner

4 oz Salmon
Spinach

Snacks
almond butter & ezekiel bread
12 almonds and 1 banana
12 almonds and 1 apple

Remember to Commit to Recommit

As we all know weight loss is a journey and we often stop and restart on this journey. I found a article on the calorie count website titled Committing to Recommit. This is very appropriate when it comes to my dieting pattern. I may not eat and exercise at a 100% level each day but I commit to recommit daily. Each day is another day for you to do better than you did the day before. This not only applies to dieting but to ever aspect of your life. This weekend I realized that preparation is imperative to my success. I cook for myself and as it gets late in the day I am less inclined to cook. I decided to cook my dinner in advance and that way I have no excuse. The weekend food list follows.

Breakfast

Saturday & Sunday
scambled eggs (2 whole eggs & 1 egg white)
Ezekiel Bread

Lunch
Saturday

Talapia 4oz
broccoli
1/2 cup brown rice

Sunday

Salmon
Broccoli

Dinner

Saturday
Bojangles Kids chicken strip dinner (at least it was a kids meal)
2 popsicles

Sunday
Turkey Sausage links with roasted vegetables over brown rice
(this is a delicious, healthy, and versatile meal that the family loves)

Snacks

Saturday and Sunday
almond butter on ezekiel bread
almonds and apple

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dinner is not going well

Okay as usual my food is listed below. Let's get to the real sad part of this day. Today I went to the grocery store to get my groceries at about 7pm eastern time. This was a bad idea because it was late in the evening and I was already hungry. I completed my grocery shopping and stopped to get some fried chicken because I was starving and couldn't stand the thought of going home putting up the groceries and then cooking dinner. Just like yesterday I ran into problems because I was not ready. On the bright side I did do 30 minutes of walking today and I know I will do better tomorrow.

Breakfast
scrambled eggs (2 whole eggs 2 egg whites)
1 piece of ezekiel bread

Lunch
4 oz talapia
salad
broccoli

Dinner
3 pieces fried chicken
Corn on the cobb

Snacks
1 piece ezekiel bread w/ peanut butter
handful of almonds (20) w/ apple

Water
6 servings (48 oz)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Make sure to have food available

Today I did excellent with breakfast, lunch, and snacks. My foods are listed below. Dinner went down hill because I didn't take any food out for dinner and I had nothing to prepare. So as you can see below in a pinch I went to McDonalds and got a filet of fish combo with a plain sundae. Look everyone it is imperative that you have food available or you will be derailed. One of two things will happen if you don't have your food planned out and ready. You will eat whatever you can get your hands on or you will forgo eating. Both of these things are terrible ideas. No exercise today I will get on it tomorrow.

Breakfast
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 hard boiled eggs

Lunch
1 cup of great northern beans

Dinner
filet of fish sandwich
large fries
orange soda
plain sundae

Snacks
ezekiel bread w/ peanut butter
20 almonds and an apple
popsicle (you know the one that comes 40 to a bag and you free them yourself)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Beginning Stats

Well hello to anyone trying to get healthy and active. I am a women that is trying to lose 50 lbs and get healthy. I have a family history of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. I used to weigh 236 lbs and lost 100 lbs over a 2 year period. That was 2 yrs ago and I have gained 30 lbs back. I am not upset about the weight gain I just realize that I have to do something about this weight in order to prevent health issues from developing. I have tried many diets and I have decided to start eating healthy meals five times a day My meals will include oatmeal, eggs, granola, almonds, walnuts, string cheese, greek yogurt, fruits, veggies, fish, tuna, natural almond butter, ezekiel bread, and beans. I will be drinking 100 oz of water per day and exercising. My exercise protein will consist of a twenty minute walk most days, a serious stregnth training routine, and interval cardio work. In order to keep track of my routine and my progress I will be documenting my progress in this blog. I will be keeping track of my food consumption, emotions, and exercise regimen. My starting Stats are: Age: 38, Weight: 168.4, Arms: R 13.5" L 13.5", Bust: 38.5", Waist: 34", Hips: 43", Thighs R 26.5" L 25.5" Come and join me on this journey as I strive for success.