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Archive for November, 2009

Day 81

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 19, 2009

AM

7:15 Woke up, took meds, stretched, got ready for personal training.

8:00 Personal training. New personal best on 1-mile run/walk… 16:24!!! I smashed my last time by a full minute! Was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment for the remaining 40 minutes.

9:00 Breakfast. Smoothie by Maggie.

11:15 Snack. 1/2c fat-free cottage cheese, 1/2c frozen blueberries.

1:30 Lunch. Chick-fil-A. Grilled chicken and fruit salad.

4:30 Snack. 2 stalks celery, 2 wedges Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese.

6:30 Snack. 1 Yoplait Light yogurt.

7:00 Exercise. Fencing. I had my first official fencing lesson tonight. I was so excited that I had to lie down at 5:30-6:00 to get myself under control. I got to the rec center and was given a glove and a foil. Coach Terry got her hands on me and gave me the 411. I learned what to practice for the next week and half until we meet again after Thanksgiving week. For my own note taking purposes, I will list it here.

  • “En garde” position. Feet at a 90 degree angle, shoulder-width apart, in an “L” shape, knees bent, back straight, shoulders relaxed, R elbow about 1 hand-length from torso, foil grip tucked into wrist, thumb at 12 o’clock, blade tip aimed at opponent’s eyes, L arm bent in a right angle, hand relaxed, low center of gravity.
  • Advance. Short steps, knees bent, pick feet up, R foot heel first, move L foot forward quickly, head shouldn’t “bob”… smooth movement.
  • Retreat. Short steps, knees bent, pick feet up, ┬ásame principles as Advance, but in reverse.
  • Lunge. Extend blade arm, use back leg to push body forward, L hand should drop backward to help with balance.
  • Recovery from lunge. Return to “en garde” position with blade extended, then bring it back.
  • Basic drill. Start “en garde”, 1-extend, 2-lunge, 3-recover, 4-retract blade. I know there is some other name for 3 and 4, but I can’t think of it right now.
  • Point drills. Find a point and hit the target with tip of blade ┬áby extension.
  • “6” position is defending my right side
  • “4” position is defending my left side

I think that’s probably enough to keep me busy for about six months! The maestro gave me a foil and glove to borrow until next time! Woohoo!

10:00 Dinner. 4oz salmon, 4c mixed baby greens, 1c broccoli, o&v.

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Day 80

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 19, 2009

AM

9:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, got ready for the day.

10:00 Breakfast. Protein shake. Not feeling so hot after my cookie-fest last night.

12:45 Lunch. Chick-fil-A. Southwest Chargrilled Chicken salad. No accompaniments.

4:00 Snack. 1 apple.

9:00 Dinner. 8 oz tilapia, 1c asparagus. I know it’s too much tilapia. I was hungry and I needed something substantial to keep me on track.

11:00 Bedtime.

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Day 79

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 18, 2009

AM

7:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, got ready for training.

8:00 Personal training with Maggie. Ran nearly half of the time of my cardio walk, but am still not cutting time like I should be. It’s frustrating me! The rest of the hour was focused on triceps and legwork. I won’t be able to move tomorrow.

9:00 Breakfast. Protein shake by Maggie.

1:30 Lunch. Chick-fil-A. Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad, no dressing, no sunflower seeds, no croutons, no tortilla strips, and a Coke Zero.

5:30 Dinner. 3c mixed baby greens, 4oz chicken breast, 1c squash/zucchini, o&v.

8:00 Snack. I did a bad thing. I ate a few cookies and a brownie. I couldn’t control myself. What a mistake. I’ve got to pick up the pieces and do better tomorrow.

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Day 78

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 16, 2009

AM

8:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, got ready for the day.

9:00 Breakfast. 3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 1/4c (uncooked) steel cut oats.

12:30 Lunch. 4oz salmon, 3c mixed baby greens, 1/2c brown rice, 1T lime juice, 1T garlic.

4:00 Snack. 1 apple.

6:00 Dinner. 4oz chicken breast, 1c squash, 1/2 ear of corn on the cob.

7:00 Fencing Club. I went to observe and take notes, and had a lovely chat with one of the coaches. She’s convinced me that I should take the plunge! So, I’ve agreed to show up Thursday night ready to learn some footwork drills. I’m so excited!

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Day 77

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 15, 2009

AM

6:45 Woke up, took meds, got ready for church.

7:30 Breakfast snack. 1 EAS Carb Control drink.

PM

12:30 Lunch. 6oz tilapia, 1/2c brown rice, 1c asparagus.

4:00 Snack. 2 stalks celery, 1T hummus.

6:30 Dinner. 4oz chicken breast, 4c mixed baby greens, 1c asparagus.

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Day 76

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 14, 2009

AM

7:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, went back to sleep for one more hour!

8:00 Got up again, took shower, got ready for morning walk.

8:30 Breakfast. 1/4c (uncooked) steel cut oats, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 apple.

10:00 Exercise. 2+ mile walk for FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network). We got out and exercised as a family, had a little fun, and raised money and awareness for a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts! Go Team!

10:45 Snack. 1T Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter), 1 banana.

12:30 Lunch. Wendy’s Chicken Caesar Salad with fat-free French dressing, Diet Coke.

1:00-4:00 Went to a FIRST FTC Robotics Tournament to support our FLL team’s mentors.

5:00 Dinner. Sweet Tomatoes. I ate entirely too much here. I must say that it was almost all pretty healthy stuff that’s on my diet, but I just ate too much. Tomorrow’s another day!

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Day 75

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 13, 2009

AM

10:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched.

11:00 Breakfast. 1c plain nonfat yogurt, 1/2c blueberries.

2:15 Lunch. 6oz shrimp, 1/2c brown rice, 1c zucchini.

4:30 Snack. 2stalks celery, 1 wedge Laughing Cow Swiss cheese.

7:00 Dinner. 5oz chicken, 4c lettuce, 4oz asparagus, 1T o&v.

9:00 Snack. 10 almonds, 1 apple.

Need to go to bed early tonight. Tomorrow is the FAAN (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) Walk! It’s a 2-mile family fun walk and should be a lot of fun!

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Day 74

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 12, 2009

After today’s very successful weigh-in, I have a renewed commitment to really sticking with my clean eating plan, daily cardio, and plenty of water. At this point, 74 days in and 39 pounds gone, I have a short term goal of hitting the 50 pound mark by December. This puts me in good shape for the holidays and will reaffirm my lifestyle to persevere through all of the parties and other “eating” activities that will certainly take place over Christmas. I can’t let up now. That 15-minute/mile pace is really weighing on my mind, and the only way I’m going to get there is to faithfully adhere to my cardio program and get the weight off! I’m excited and worried at the same time. My biggest fear right now is that I will be picked up from the back of the pack at the Disney 5K in January for not being able to maintain the required pace.

AM

7:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, got ready for training.

8:00 Weigh-in: total loss of 39.2 pounds! Personal training session. Lap personal best by 2 seconds, agility training (suicide drills, jumping jacks, lunges-all types, jumping, squats, etc.)

9:00 Breakfast. Shake by Maggie.

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

1:30 Lunch. 4oz chicken breast, 4c lettuce, 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese, 1T o&v, 1/2c blueberries, 1 pear.

6:00 Dinner. 4oz salmon, 4c lettuce, some grape tomatoes, 1T o&v.

7:00 Fencing. Planning to go observe again tonight. We bought a Wii today, so we had a family game night!

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Day 73

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 11, 2009

I hate to do this, but this is a blogger day-off. Too much to do today. Exhausted. Sorry, peeps! I’ll be back strong tomorrow!

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Day 72

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 10, 2009

AM

7:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, got ready for training.

8:00 Personal training. 18 min. cardio with arms/back/shoulders strength training.

9:00 Breakfast. Smoothie by Maggie, 1 pear.

9:45 Exercise. 45-minute walk/jog with the kids.

11:15 Snack. 10 raw almonds, 1 small apple.

2:00 Lunch. 2c mixed baby greens, a few grape tomatoes, 4oz chicken breast.

5:00 Snack. 1/2c blueberries, 1/2c low-fat cottage cheese.

8:00 Dinner. Pulled pork sandwich. This was a total breakdown in my will to pass on the bbq and eat my scheduled food. OMG. I need to get it together!!!

 

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