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Day 21

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 20, 2009

I just want to start today by saying, “It’s Day 21!!!” Tonight, I will have successfully completed 3 weeks on my program! The key to sticking with it is being prepared! I don’t have another weigh-in until Day 27, so stay tuned for that. I’m expecting very good things! Today, I will prepare many of my meals and snacks for the week so that I am able to stick with it. Huge thanks to my husband and kids for supporting me!!!

AM

6:15 Woke up, took meds, stretched, walked 15 minutes. Showered and dressed. I woke up late and was afraid if I didn’t stop at 15 minutes, that I would be late for church.

7:15 Breakfast. 1/4 (uncooked) steel cut oats, 4oz ground turkey breast, 3 egg whites, 1T Walden Farms apple butter. I packed this and ate it at church at 7:45. (I’m an organist, and wanted to eat this as late as I could because I have a long morning before snacktime.)

11:30 Snack. 1 medium apple, 1T raw almond butter.

PM

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

Lunch, Day 21

Lunch, Day 21

3:30 Snack. 1 scoop protein powder.

6:30 Dinner. 6oz salmon, 6oz asparagus.

Dinner, Day 21

Dinner, Day 21

This was delicious! I had a lovely piece of Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon and fresh baby asparagus. What a celebration dinner!

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Day 20

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 19, 2009

AM

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

8:00 Personal Training session #8. Walked 1.9 miles, and broke personal record by a minute. Circuit and agility training involving cones, running, shuffling, skipping, and jumping. I was able to do all of it, amazingly enough. I was doing great until the skipping. I think it’s been at least 30 years since I skipped, and I honestly had trouble with it. After the first few attempts, I stopped and put my hands on my knees and had my head down. I was actually choking up and tears were forming over this inability to skip. I took a few seconds and decided to think like my 5-yr old who skips everywhere! Bingo! That worked, and after a couple laps of that, my body remembered how to do it. I am strong. I am powerful. I can skip! Hallelujah! After my success with that, I had to jump to the first cone, run back, jump to the second, run back, etc. On the first jump, my left knee reminded me that it as there. Ouch! With a little coaching, I was able to rethink my technique and use all of the muscles in my legs rather than pounding on my knees. I had no pain for the remainder of the session. This section of my workout really kicked my butt, but I feel really, really good right now. I am so proud of myself, I’m probably glowing. I skipped! I jumped! What’s the world coming to? 🙂

9:00 Breakfast. Smoothie by Maggie, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 packet Truvia. Yum-o.

11:15 Snack. 1 medium apple, 1T raw almond butter, 1T Walden Farms Chocolate Dip. This tastes like a dessert! My apple was a little on the large size, but it was the last one. My little boy eats about 5 pounds of apples each week, and I was lucky to get the one I got today.

Snack, Day 20

Snack, Day 20

PM

3:00 Lunch. 1 whole wheat wrap, 5oz chicken, 1c lettuce, 1/4 tomato, 1T Grey Poupon. This was supposed to be a lo-carb tortilla, but I can’t find any without soy flour in them. I should’ve put the lettuce on the bottom for the picture, but this was just how it came out.  It was pretty good!

Lunch, Day 20

Lunch, Day 20

5:15 1 scoop protein powder I took a nap, and slept right through this. Might eat it at 10:00 if I’m still up.

7:50 5oz chicken breast, 2c broccoli, sprinkle of low sodium soy sauce.

Dinner,

Dinner, Day 20

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Day 19

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 18, 2009

AM

9:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched.

10:00 Breakfast. 2 slices Canadian bacon, 1 slice whole wheat bread, 1T raw almond butter. Yum!

Breakfast, Day 19

Breakfast, Day 19

PM

2:00 Snack. 1c plain non-fat yogurt, 1/2c blueberries, 2 packets Truvia, 1oz raw almonds (not pictured).

Snack, Day 19

Snack, Day 19

4:00 Lunch. 1 whole wheat pita, 5 oz. chicken breast, 1c lettuce, 1/4 tomato, 1oz low sodium spaghetti sauce. I reheated 5oz ground sirloin and put it inside the pita like a sandwich. I was running late, and had to eat it in the car… blah, blah, blah. I made a substitution and skipped the salad. No picture. It was all I could do not to grab a banana and a granola bar!

6:20 Dinner. 6oz tilapia, 6oz asparagus, Garlic & Herb Mrs. Dash. I love this meal! 2 ingredients, easy prep, etc. It’s a no-brainer! Delicious, too!

Dinner, Day 19

Dinner, Day 19

8:30 Snack. 1 scoop EAS protein powder.

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Day 18

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 17, 2009

AM

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

8:00 Personal training session #7. Walked 1.9 miles. Barely beat my time from 2 days ago, and that’s with stopping twice to stretch quickly. Worked shoulders hard today, plus agility training doing all kinds of shuffles and lunges and other insane things that a person like Maggie thinks up in her free time. I feel pretty good now, but tomorrow, I know getting out of bed is going to be a struggle.

9:15 Breakfast. 2 scoops protein powder, 1T heavy cream, 1 medium banana

11:30 Snack. 1c plain non-fat yogurt, 1c strawberries, 2 packets Truvia.

Snack, Day 18

Snack, Day 18

PM

2:00 Lunch. 6oz tilapia, 1/2c brown rice, 4oz asparagus. This tasted a lot better than this photo shows! I had to eat on the run today.

Lunch, Day 18

Lunch, Day 18

4:30 Snack. 1 scoop protein powder.

6:45 Dinner. 5oz ground sirloin, 4oz green beans. This was pretty good. Not very exciting, though. Since when did my dinner have to entertain me?

Dinner, Day 18

Dinner, Day 18

I’m feeling pretty good, but still dragging a little in the energy department. I’m really looking forward to a good night’s sleep tonight.

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Day 17

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 16, 2009

AM

8:00 Got up, stretched, took meds, walked 1.5 miles in 26 minutes.

9:30 Breakfast. 1/4c (uncooked) steel cut oats, 1T Walden Farms apple butter, 4oz ground turkey breast, 3 egg whites. I’m starting to really like this breakfast.

Breakfast, Day 17

Breakfast, Day 17

PM

12:30 Snack. 1 medium apple, 1oz raw almonds.

3:00 Lunch. 4oz ground turkey breast, 2 slices whole wheat bread, 1c lettuce, 1/4 tomato, 1T Grey Poupon

Lunch, Day 17

Lunch, Day 17

5:45 Snack. 1 scoop EAS protein powder.

8:30 Dinner. 5oz chicken breast, 5 leaves Romaine lettuce, 1/4 onion, 1/4 tomato, 1T evoo. I added 1T of salsa to this because it just needed it.

Dinner, Day 17

Dinner, Day 17

Had a good day overall today. Am ready to go to bed. 8am training tomorrow morning.

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Day 16

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 15, 2009

AM

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

8:00 Personal Training session #6 with Maggie. Weighed in at 340.4, so that’s a total loss of 9.6 pounds. Yes! Go me! We took some measurements, too, and I’m getting smaller. During training, I walked 2 miles in 39 minutes. I didn’t stop a single time. No sciatica, no cramping, no whining. I’m starting to get a good idea of how far 3.1 miles actually is, and I’m pretty sure I could walk it now, but not in the speed I need to be. My goal is 3 miles in 45 minutes, so I’ve got to kick it up. After the walk, I had an abbreviated shoulder/arm/back strength training since my left knee was bothering me a little. It was supposed to be a shuffle/lunge/agility session today, but we moved it to Thursday. I should probably start stockpiling icepacks for the weekend.

9:15 Breakfast. 2 scoops protein powder, 1T heavy cream. I was supposed to eat 1/2 grapefruit with this, but I forgot. Had to text Maggie. She was helpful and responded quickly. She just changed up my snack. Went to the grocery store and got ready for the rest of the week. They were out of Jennie-O ground turkey (boo!) and the difference (nutritionally) between it and the store brand is enough that I’m just going to have to go back later after they get their truck in today. I cut up and packaged 3 green peppers into 2 oz baggies for the freezer. Lots of good stuff going into the new fridge. I’m going to really try to get better and cooking for the whole family and incorporating my eating with that. Until I figure that out, I put Italian sausages, peppers, onions, and pasta sauce in the crockpot for the rest of the family’s dinner tonight.

11:30 Snack. 1/2 grapefruit, 1 packet Truvia, 1oz raw almonds.

PM

2:00 Lunch. 1 slice whole wheat bread, 4oz low-sodium Boar’s Head turkey breast, 1/2 tomato, 2c lettuce. 1T Grey Poupon

Lunch, Day 16

Lunch, Day 16

I put about half the turkey on the bread with some Grey Poupon, and the rest of the turkey in the salad. This was a yummy lunch.

4:30 Snack. 1 scoop EAS protein powder.

6:30 Dinner. 5oz chicken breast, 2c lettuce, 1/4 tomato, 2T salsa, 2oz green peppers, 1/4 onion, 1T evoo

Dinner, Day 16

Dinner, Day 16

This was awesome! I cooked the chicken, peppers, and onions in the olive oil with a little garlic and chili powder. I then put that on the lettuce and tomatoes, and topped with salsa! I actually mixed it all up when I ate it. Tasty!

The Biggest Loser season premiere is tonight! You bet I’ll be watching!

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Day 15

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 14, 2009

AM

8:00 Got up. Took meds. Stretched. Drank a glass of water, then walked 1.5 miles.

9:15 Showered, got ready.

10:00 Breakfast. 4 slices Canadian Bacon, 1 slice of whole wheat bread, 1T raw almond butter.

Breakfast, Day 15

Breakfast, Day 15

I forgot to take the picture before I started eating, so I really did have 4 slices of Canadian bacon.

PM

12:45 Snack. 1c plain fat-free yogurt, 1/2 banana, 2 packets Truvia.

Snack, Day 15

Snack, Day 15

3:45 Lunch. 5oz chicken breast, 4oz sweet potato, 1c broccoli. Delicious all thrown together.

Lunch, Day 15

Lunch, Day 15

Today, I am running very late. I will try for my next snack in 2 hours, then dinner 2 after that. Not the best schedule, but I’m sticking with it.

5:45 Snack. 1 scoop EAS protein powder. This curbed my hunger! Hooray!

8:00 Dinner. 5oz chicken breast, 1c broccoli, 1/2c brown rice, 1/4 onion, 1/2c scallions, 1T low-sodium soy sauce

Dinner, Day 15

Dinner, Day 15

Okay, friends! I’ve made it into Week 3 and haven’t gnawed my arm off out of hunger. This week is going to be tough, though. I’m down a lot of calories and have personal training Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I know I’m going to be hurting, but I can tell I’ve lost pounds and inches already. My best guess is around 10 pounds so far and enough inches that my shorts will be falling off next week. I’m not sure when I’m weighing in, but I’m kind of hoping for tomorrow morning. I’d like to see the numbers. Also, I figured out that the block across the street from me is just about .5 mile. This morning, I did 3 laps. I forgot about timing since I ran into my neighbor and we chatted for a little bit when I was on my way home. I am planning to buy a stopwatch tomorrow so I can do a better job at tracking my personal progress. I also plan to add 1 lap every week until I get to 7 laps. That will cover the 5K that I will have to tighten up to a 4mph pace. Basically, I need to be able to do 6-7 laps in 45 minutes, which means I’m going to have to run some of it. This should get easier as I shed the pounds and my cardio improves. It’s still hard to get out of bed and walk, but I’m getting it done.

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Day 14

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 13, 2009

AM

7:15 Breakfast. 1/4 (uncooked) steel-cut oats, 4oz ground turkey breast, 3 egg whites, 1T Walden Farms apple butter. This was great. I made a turkey and egg scramble, and put the apple butter in my oatmeal. Delicious!

Breakfast, Day 14

Breakfast, Day 14

10:15 Snack. 1 medium apple, 1oz almonds. The apple was great. I ate about half the almonds, then must’ve gotten a bad one. I spit out nearly all the almonds back into the baggie (I was driving) and nearly got sick on myself. Not sure I’m going to be eating anymore of the almonds I have for awhile. I’ll just have to deal with the almond butter when it comes up, and plan not to eat it while I’m driving. Again, planning.

PM

3:00 Lunch. 5oz chicken breast, 1c broccoli, 4oz sweet potato. Really late with lunch. Got busy cleaning out the old fridge and making way for the new one. Just as I was about to eat, the delivery guys came, so I ate late.

Lunch, Day 14

Lunch, Day 14

5:00 Snack. 1 scoop EAS whey protein powder. I cannot believe I missed this snack.

8:00 Dinner. 6oz salmon, 6oz asparagus. I actually was able to work this into the family dinner, sort of. The kids both had salmon, asparagus, and a baked potato. Husband had a porterhouse steak and baked potato. I was extra excited about this meal because WILD Alaskan Coho Salmon was on sale for $9.99/lb!!! I think I’ll be going back to stock up. Anyway, we all enjoyed our meal tonight!

Dinner, Day 14

Dinner, Day 14

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Day 13

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 12, 2009

AM

6:10 Woke up, took meds, got ready to go on daytrip with LEGO team. This is a really low calorie day, and I’m going be away from home all day, too. All I can do is be prepared with gum, Crystal Light, and sugar-free jello cups to help me through the drive and the rest of it.

7:00 Breakfast.  2 scoops EAS vanilla whey protein powder, 1T heavy cream, 1 banana. I blended this into a smoothie with a lot of ice and water. Delicious!

10:00 Snack. 1 medium apple, 1oz  raw almonds. Ate it.

2:15 Lunch. 1 whole wheat wrap, 4oz chicken, 1c lettuce. Ate this at McDonald’s in Downtown Disney. Splurged on a Diet Coke.

Snack. 1 scoop EAS vanilla whey protein powder. Missed this snack entirely. Boo.

7:00 Dinner. 5oz  ground turkey breast, 2c broccoli. Inhaled this when I arrived home from trip.

This wasn’t a great day, but I stuck to my plan even though I missed my afternoon snack.  Go me!

No pictures of the food today. I took tons of pictures of LEGO-related things, though! I’m beat, so I’m going to bed. More pics tomorrow!

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Day 12

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 11, 2009

AM

7:15 Woke up, took meds, stretched, walked from 7:30-8:00 with a couple of sprints thrown in for fun.

8:00 Breakfast. 4 slices Canadian bacon, 2 slices whole wheat bread, 1T raw almond butter, 1/2c cantaloupe.

Breakfast, Day 12

Breakfast, Day 12

10:40 Snack. 1oz almonds, 1c plain non-fat yogurt, 1/2c blueberries, 1/2c strawberries. Trying to skip the Truvia because 1) I’m out of it, and 2) I don’t need to use sweetener so much.

Snack, Day 12

Snack, Day 12

PM

2:00 Lunch. 1 whole wheat pita, 5oz chicken breast, 2oz low sodium spaghetti sauce, 1c lettuce, 1/4 tomato. I actually had 3oz chicken breast, 2oz low-sodium deli turkey, 3 slices whole wheat bread (very close to 1 whole wheat pita), 5 Romaine leaves, 1/2 tomato, 2T Grey Poupon. This is the farthest away from any meal that I’ve gone. I’m trying to use up stuff in my fridge. I’m going to be gone all day tomorrow, and we’re getting a new refrigerator on Sunday. I’m trying not to pile a whole lot more in there before then. I’m set for my snack and dinner tonight. Need to pack my food for tomorrow.

Lunch, Day 12

Lunch, Day 12

4:00 Snack. 4oz low-fat cottage cheese, 1/2c blueberries. I must remember to buy Truvia or Splenda tonight.

6:45 Dinner. 6oz tilapia, 6oz asparagus. Yum. Picked up pizza from Hungry Howie’s for the rest of the family. I was hardly tempted. My dinner was delicious!

Dinner, Day 12

Dinner, Day 12

Looking at the greasy pizza box makes me feel a whole lot better about what I’m having!

I will be gone all day tomorrow, and won’t post until late evening. I’m packing all of my food, snacks, water, and gum for tomorrow. I don’t want to risk a meltdown of my discipline. Constant vigilance! Be prepared!

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