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Day 61

Posted by iwanttodothat on October 30, 2009

I am so excited about today! I am picking up my race packet for my first 5K tomorrow! Also, we have a family costume party to attend tonight, so I’ve got to get that all worked out today, too. It all starts at the Endocrinologist’s office early this morning. On with the day!


7:00 Woke up, took meds, got ready for the day.

8:00 Breakfast. 1 EAS Myoplex banana cream shake, 1 pear.

8:30 Doctor appointment. 6-month checkup at Endocrinologist. Everything went great! My levothyroxine prescription was modified because my TSH level was high. This is directly proportional to my weight, so I will be getting this level checked every 3 months now that I’m losing weight. Because of my thyroidectomy, I will always have to take this medicine. The level also has nothing to do with your health or wellness; it is completely determined by weight. That’s why it’s so important to get your bloodwork checked regularly if you are taking medication during weight loss.

10:00 Brunch. Perkins. Border Grilled Chicken Omelette (calorie counter): Grilled chicken and Egg Beaters®, green peppers, onions, tangy Southwest sauce and sour cream. Served with a slice of dry toast and fruit. (No accompaniments) 410 calories, 7 g total fat, 39 g protein.


Brunch, Day 61


1:30 Snack. 2 slices Muenster cheese, 2 slices of Black Forest ham.

3:00 Took a short nap.

5:00 Picked up race packet for 5k tomorrow.

7:00 Dinner. Going to a Halloween Costume Party with the family. Going to try to make smart choices. It’s a good thing I have a race tomorrow morning.

9:00 Snack. 1c yogurt, 1/2c frozen blueberries.

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Day 58

Posted by iwanttodothat on October 27, 2009


8:05 Woke up late. Was supposed to be at Maggie’s at 8. Boo. Words cannot describe how pissed off I was at myself, first, then everyone else, secondly. I need to get over it. It’s my own damn fault I overslept. I was so tired last night that fell asleep before I set my alarm. Dammit!!!! I took my meds, then hustled to Maggie’s.

8:30 Personal training session with Maggie. Today was tough. After two cardios yesterday, my body was dragging, plus I had penance for eating popcorn, pizza, and beer on Saturday. I’m exhausted.

9:30 Breakfast. Protein smoothie from Maggie, 1/4c (uncooked) steel cut oats, 1/2 peach.

Breakfast, Day 58

Breakfast, Day 58


12:45 Snack.  10 almonds, 1 small apple.


Snack, Day 58

1:30 Doctor appointment. Bloodwork results. Everything – perfect! Seriously. Well, my thyroid level was high because I’m losing weight and my meds are too much, but I’m seeing the endocrinologist on Friday and he’ll adjust that. Whoopee! My cholesterol numbers were ridiculous! Blood pressure was perfect, everything… perfect! That’s right, people…. Diet and exercise. Imagine that! After all that, the doctor gave me my medical clearance finally to participate in my fitness program with Maggie. It’s only taken me 2 months to do it, but it’s done!

2:30 Lunch. 1/2c brown rice, 1c zucchini, 4oz chicken breast.

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

7:30 Dinner. 4oz chicken breast, 1c sugar snap peas, 2c mixed baby greens salad, 1T evoo & balsamic vinegar.

9:30 Snack. 1c plain, non-fat yogurt, 1/2 frozen blueberries.


Lunch, Day 58

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Day 40

Posted by iwanttodothat on October 9, 2009


7:30 Woke up, took meds, stretched, drank water. Walked for 30 minutes. Got up late. Gonna try to get in one more cardio today.

8:30 Breakfast. 2 slices Canadian bacon, 2 slices whole wheat bread, 1T raw almond butter. I made two sandwich halves: one with the Canadian bacon, and one with the almond butter. Yum, and portable!

Breakfast, Day 40

Breakfast, Day 40

9:00 Doctor appointment. Got a new primary care physician. I like him okay. Getting bloodwork done and a few other little things taken care of. Need to get an EKG, but am not sure insurance will cover it unless I’m having palpitations. So far, everything looks pretty good.

11:15 Snack. 1c plain non-fat yogurt, 1/2c frozen blueberries, 1oz raw almonds, 2 packets Truvia. This is one of my favorite snack combinations!

Snack, Day 40

Snack, Day 40


1:00 Took a nap. Wasn’t really a decision. It was unstoppable.

2:30 Lunch. 5oz ground turkey, 1/2c broccoli, 1/2c brown rice, dash of low-sodium soy sauce.

Lunch, Day 40

Lunch, Day 40

5:00 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder.

7:30 Dinner. 6oz tilapia, 6oz asparagus. I cooked the tilapia with a little Pam in a skillet. It was fantastic! Steamed the asparagus.

Dinner, Day 40

Dinner, Day 40

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Day 39

Posted by iwanttodothat on October 8, 2009

First day home after 8 days of vacation at Disney World. I weighed in this morning at my training session and I was down .2 pounds! That brings my total loss to 18.2 pounds! Maggie and I were both worried about the damage I’d done over vacation, but I’m here to tell you that my metabolism is working properly now, and I balanced my eating with smart choices most of the time and some serious cheat meals sprinkled throughout the trip. I think I’m still hanging onto some water weight from vacation because of the copious amounts of salt I’ve had. At any rate, I maintained my weight loss thus far, and don’t have any massive recovery efforts underway. I’m just jumping back on track with my eating and exercise plans now that I’m home. I’m pretty proud of myself!


7:15 Woke up, took shower.

8:00 Personal training session #13. Full-body weight- and agility-training. This was tough, and I’m really tired.

9:00 Breakfast. Smoothie by Maggie.

9:30 Napped until 10:45. Yeah, that’s right.

11:00 Took meds, because I forgot earlier.

11:45 Snack. 1c plain non-fat yogurt, 1c frozen strawberries, 2 packets Truvia.

Snack, Day 39

Snack, Day 39


2:30 Lunch. 6oz tilapia, 1/2c brown rice, 6oz asparagus. Another gourmet microwave creation. I just throw everything into the bowl, cover with Press ‘n’ Seal wrap, microwave for 5 minutes, let it sit, sprinkle Mrs. Dash on it, eat it.

Lunch, Day 39

Lunch, Day 39

5:00 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder

7:30 Dinner. 5oz ground sirloin, 6oz green beans

Tomorrow morning, I have an appointment with a new primary care physician. I’m hoping for someone trustworthy and helpful! I need to get a complete physical as well as a medical release for Maggie.

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