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Day 31

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 30, 2009

This afternoon, we will be traveling to Walt Disney World Resort for a much needed 8-day vacation. There are going to be some major food challenges. As far as fitness goes, I will get plenty of exercise walking all day every day, but not a 45-minute walk/run and strength-training. I’m going to try to update as often as I can, so you can see what sorts of challenges I’m encountering on a family vacation. Foremost in my mind is that I don’t want to lose any of the progress I’ve made thus far. I’m not sure I can eat a huge meal any more, so that will be working for me! I will be packing a few things to help me stick to some version of my eating plan. Maggie has generously allowed me one cheat meal, and I’m really trying to figure out when I’m going to take advantage of that. I need to stick to this. If I can maintain my eating and fitness plan on schedule, I will be 80, that’s right, 80 pounds lighter when it’s time for the Disney 5K the first weekend in 2010. Wow. That should help keep me honest!

AM

8:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, drank water.

8:45 Breakfast. 1/4c (uncooked) steel-cut oats, 3oz ground turkey, 3 egg whites, 1T Walden Farms blueberry spread.

Breakfast, Day 31

Breakfast, Day 31

11:00 Snack. 4oz cottage cheese, 1/2c strawberries.

PM

1:30 Lunch. 5oz ground turkey, 1/2 c brown rice, 4oz asparagus. I ate this in the car on the way to Orlando.

4:00 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder

7:00 Dinner. Wolfgang Puck’s Express. 6-7oz Rosemary Chicken breast (skinless), 1c organic baby greens with balsamic vinaigrette on the side, 1 bite of creme brulee.

Dinner, Day 31

Dinner, Day 31

Late snack. 2 Sugar-free Jell-o snacks.

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Day 30

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 29, 2009

AM

7:15 Woke up, took meds, stretched, drank water.

8:00 Personal training session #12 with Maggie. Fast walked 1 mile, then interval trained for 2nd mile. Lowed body agility and strength training for remainder of session. Wow.

9:15 Breakfast. Smoothie by Maggie. 1/2 grapefruit. Willfully skipped the sad grapefruit at the store this morning.

PM

1:10 Snack. 4oz low-fat cottage cheese, 1/2c strawberries. Yes, this was really late. Shoot me.

3:20 Lunch. 4oz chicken, 2c lettuce, 2T salsa, 4oz sweet potato, 1T Walden Farms balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

6:15 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder

8:30 Dinner. 4oz chicken, 2c lettuce, 1/4 tomato, 2T salsa, 2oz green peppers, 1/4 onion, 1T evoo

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Day 29

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 28, 2009

AM

8:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, drank water. Walked/ran 45 minutes with daughter.

9:15 Breakfast. 4 slices Canadian bacon, 1 slice whole wheat bread, 1T raw almond butter.

Breakfast, Day 29

Breakfast, Day 29

11:15 Snack. 1c plain non-fat yogurt, 1/2c blueberries.

PM

1:45 Lunch. 5oz chicken, 1c broccoli, 4oz sweet potato.

4:00 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder. I used my new Blender Bottle today to see how it would work for Disney. I’m extremely pleased with it! If you are drinking protein powder as a part of your regimen, you really need one of these bottles to take with you! I’m planning to put a couple of scoops of protein powder with the shaker ball in the bottle, and put that in my backpack. Another option here would be to take the shaker ball separately and just put it in my water bottle when it’s time for a shake. Not sure how this will work in real life. I would much rather have a real food snack than a shake, but I might have to sacrifice here so I can enjoy my main meals.

7:15 Dinner. 3oz chicken, 2oz ground turkey, 2c broccoli. Since we are going on vacation, I’m trying to use up what’s in my refrigerator. That’s why the weird mix of meat there. It was still delicious!

Dinner, Day 29

Dinner, Day 29

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Day 28

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 27, 2009

Today ends Week 4!!! Wow! 18 pounds are gone and I’m gaining confidence with my eating plan!

AM

6:45 Woke up, took meds, showered, got dressed, and cooked breakfast to take with me.

8:00 Breakfast. 1/4c (uncooked) steel cut oats, 4oz ground turkey breast, 3 egg whites, 1T Walden Farms apple butter.

11:15 Snack. 1 medium apple, 1oz raw almonds.

Snack, Day 28

Snack, Day 28

PM

1:30 Lunch. 5oz chicken breast, 1c broccoli, 4oz sweet potato.

Lunch, Day 28

Lunch, Day 28

4:30 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder, 1T Walden Farms blueberry spread. Yum!

6:45 Dinner. 6oz salmon, 6oz asparagus.

Dinner, Day 28

Dinner, Day 28

Tired. Finishing up some chores, then going to bed. Monday morning walk is gonna come early.

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Day 27

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 26, 2009

AM

7:00 Woke up, took meds, showered, stretched, went to training.

7:55 Weighed-in. 8.4 pound loss this time for a total of 18 pounds lost since Aug. 30! Yes! I’m a machine!

8:00 Personal training session #11. Stretched, did a 1-mile loop consisting of walking and intervals of sprints, shuffles, and lunges. Yes, that’s right. It was tough, but I did it! For the remaining half hour, I had a full-body strength training day, which had so much stuff in it, I can’t really remember any of it! Awesome!

9:15 Breakfast. Smoothie by Maggie, 1/2 grapefruit.

12:15 Snack. 4oz low-fat cottage cheese, 1/2c strawberries.

3:15 Lunch. 6oz tilapia, 1/2c brown rice, 4oz asparagus.

6:30 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder.

8:30 Dinner. 5oz ground turkey breast, 2c broccoli.

Dinner, Day 27

Dinner, Day 27

Sorry about the lack of pictures today, but it’s been CRAZY. I’ve eaten on the run all day long, which means I’ve also been extremely busy all day long. I’m not sure I could’ve managed a day like today a month ago. I’m going to sleep great tonight, especially after seeing the evidence of my hard work on the scale this morning. I’m more committed than ever!

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Day 26

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 25, 2009

AM

7:30 Woke up, stretched, dressed, took meds, woke up daughter to walk!

8:00 Stretched and walked for 45 minutes with at least 6 short sprints (i.e. mailbox to mailbox) interspersed throughout.

9:15 Breakfast. 2 slices Canadian bacon, 2 slices whole wheat bread, 1T raw almond butter. Ack. I was NOT paying attention to my diet printout and I made and ate oatmeal before I realized that it’s not on today’s plan! I sent Maggie a message and she gave me some easy ways to adjust my plan the rest of the day! YAY!

Breakfast, Day 26

Breakfast, Day 26

PM

12:20 Snack. 1oz raw almonds, 1/2c low-fat cottage cheese, 1/2c blueberries, 1 packet Truvia.

Snack, Day 26

Snack, Day 26

I love this snack. It really feels like a dessert!

2:30 Lunch. 5oz chicken, 2c broccoli, sprinkle of Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning.

Lunch, Day 26

Lunch, Day 26

4:30 Snack. 1.5 scoops protein powder.

7:00 Dinner. 6oz tilapia, 6oz asparagus.

Dinner, Day 26

Dinner, Day 26

Today, I had to stop by the grocery store to get some asparagus (on sale this week) and they were out of it! They had fresh fat asparagus packaged in little steam bags, $3.99 for 6oz., though. I tried a package for frozen (they were fat, too) for $3.29. I was so annoyed by this. Then I went to the rice aisle, because I buy Uncle Ben’s plain brown rice already made in bag. They had every other flavor available, EXCEPT plain. It was empty. Okay, I can cope, because they also have little cups of prepared brown rice, too, so I got one of those. Now, I can make brown rice, but I only need a 1/2c here and there. It’s much more convenient to buy it already done. No excuses, right?

After all that, I get home and the 6oz piece of salmon that I bought for Sunday’s dinner was missing from my bag. I’m so glad it wasn’t going to be my dinner tonight, or I would’ve gone back to the store to get another piece of salmon. That’s three bumps in the road out of one grocery trip. I’m over it, and ate my dinner. I’ve learned that when I see baby asparagus on sale, I should buy all of it, package it, and freeze it.

I really hope my little piece of salmon didn’t slide way under a seat in my van. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow!

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Day 25

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 24, 2009

AM

7:00 Woke up, stretched, took meds, showered, stretched, drank water.

8:00 Personal Training Session #10. Beat 2-mile time by 10 seconds. I’ve got to be able to sustain my fastest pace longer. I’ve been warned that we’ll be running a little bit on Saturday, so I need to prepare myself for that somehow.

9:15 Breakfast. Smoothie by Maggie, (9:45) 1/2 grapefruit.

11:45 Snack. 1c plain non-fat yogurt, 1c strawberries. I tried a little something different with this today. I put the yogurt in the blender with 1-2T of Walden Farms chocolate dip, with about 1c water, and blended. Once this was blended thoroughly, I added 1c frozen strawberries, and blended. This was totally delicious!

3:00 Lunch. 6oz tilapia, 1/2c brown rice, 2oz asparagus, 2oz green beans. I ran out of asparagus and had 2 extra ounces of green beans, so I’m hoping that was an okay substitute.

Lunch, Day 25

Lunch, Day 25

The power was out for quite a while. It delayed my snack, so when the power finally came on, I fixed my dinner. I will have the snack later.

7:15 Dinner. 5oz ground sirloin, 6oz green beans.

Dinner, Day 25

Dinner, Day 25

9:30 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder.

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Day 24

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 23, 2009

I can really feel a difference this week. I have on a pair of jeans that I haven’t worn since last year or longer ago, and they are loose. My t-shirts are feeling loose, too. I’ve pledged to get rid of all of my clothes that are too big, immediately, so there is no way I could even clothe myself if I started gaining weight.

A week from today, we will be headed to Disney World for an 8-day resort vacation with a lot of fancy dining reservations. This week, I’m trying to put together a week’s worth of vacation clothes that fit, and have a game plan for my eating situation. I will post updates about this, and try to post on vacation. I do know that I will be the most fit I’ve been in a LONG time for this Disney trip! I’m actually really looking forward to it!

AM

7:15 Woke up, took meds, stretched.

7:45 Stretched some more, walked briskly for 45 minutes with a number of sprints sprinkled throughout! I took my daughter (age 9) with me and she did quite a bit of running and other footwork drills while keeping me honest about my pace and time.

9:10 Breakfast. 1/4c (uncooked) steel-cut oats, 3oz ground turkey breast, 3 egg whites, 1T Walden Farms apple butter.

Breakfast, Day 24

Breakfast, Day 24

11:15 Snack. 4oz low-fat cottage cheese, 1/2c strawberries.

PM

2:30 Lunch. 5oz ground turkey breast, 1/2c brown rice, 4oz asparagus.

5:15 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder.

9:00 Dinner. 5oz ground turkey breast, 2c broccoli.

Dinner, Day 24

Dinner, Day 24

I should never wait nearly 4 hours to eat. I was so tired that I felt like I could’ve just skipped eating dinner. Going to try to go to bed before 11pm tonight. Training is at 8am, and I need a good night’s sleep. I’ve had a few really busy days in a row and need some recuperation time. I’m really looking forward to vacation next week!

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Day 23

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 22, 2009

AM

7:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, showered, drank water, went to personal training.

8:00 Training. Beat my 2-mile time by 30 seconds! Did a lot of other torturous supersets.

9:00 Breakfast. Smoothie by Maggie, 1/2 grapefruit.

11:30 Snack. 1c plain nonfat yogurt, 1/2c strawberries, 2 packets Truvia.

PM

2:30 Lunch. 4oz chicken breast, 4oz sweet potato, 1/4 tomato, 2c lettuce, 2T Walden Farms balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Lunch, Day 23

Lunch, Day 23

5:20 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder.

7:30 Dinner. 4oz chicken breast, 2c lettuce, 1/2 tomato, 2T salsa, 2oz green peppers, 1/4 onion, 1T evoo.

Dinner, Day 23

Dinner, Day 23

I love this dinner. I saute’ the onions, peppers, and chicken in the evoo with some garlic and chili powder, then pile it onto the lettuce and tomato, then top with the salsa. This is really good!

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Day 22

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 21, 2009

Wow! It’s the beginning of Week 4, and I’m still going strong! Let’s rock and roll!

AM

8:00 Woke up, took meds. Didn’t walk this morning, but I’m going to try to get it in today!

9:00 Breakfast. 4 slices Canadian bacon, 1 slice whole wheat bread, 1T raw almond butter.

Breakfast, Day 22

Breakfast, Day 22

11:00 Snack. 1c plain non-fat yogurt, 1/2 banana, 2 packets Truvia.

PM

1:00 Lunch. 5oz chicken breast, 1c broccoli, 4oz sweet potato.

Lunch, Day 22

Lunch, Day 22

3:50 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder.

6:00 Dinner. 5oz chicken breast, 2c broccoli, 1/2c mushrooms, splash of low sodium soy sauce.

Dinner, Day 22

Dinner, Day 22

Didn’t get my walk in today. Boo. Trying to get the rest of my life and responsibilities in order. Full-time mom, part-time organist, full-time student of fixing myself… If I could figure out how to think while I’m walking, and remember any of it, that would be fantastic.

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