My Gut (again)

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So I was staring (well, stealing glances) at my nakedness as I changed after swimming, and I am SO FRUSTRATED with my stomach. I may not be the queen of abs or anything, but they aren’t non-esistent, and I can literally see the layer of fat, 3 inches deep, attached to my awesome muscles. Just kinda, sagging off them. ARGH!!! FAT FAT GO AWAY AND NEVER COME BACK! Or, migrate a little to my flat ass. Whatever.

I ate candy yesterday :/

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Well, yesterday was excellent calorie-wise, until I DESPERATELY WANTED CANDY at the end of Taiko. I bought a bag of the tollhouse chocolate-peanutbutter-chip swirls and ate ~1/4 the bag. My calorie total for the day came in about 1870, which isn’t horrible. I’ll try not to do that today, though ;)

UPDATE!!!!! I was a BAG GIRL this weekend :( but all is not lost, I have a PLAN! (Compromise?)

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So I eat like crap on the weekends. I’ve known this like, FOREVER, it’s time to accept it. I can’t be good everyday.

So, here’s the compromise plan.

I will lose weight during the work week, and be bad on the weekends.

How’s THAT for a plan!

It’s not like I’m giving myself free reign or anything. I overeat on the weekends, sure. For a person losing weight. Otherwise, were I trying to maintain my weight, I’m probably barely over half the time, moderately over others, and more or less on spot a bunch of the time.

So yeah. Aiming for that 1500 (min) for 5!

Food this past weekend involved lots of estimates. I don’t feel like putting ALL that stuff here, so here is a link to my daily plate, you can see the horror for yourself. Tarisaande om the daily plate. Supposedly, it’s public.

Anywho, Friday my calories were good (1561).

On Sat. I got THE LOWEST WEIGHT IN MY ADULT LIFE. The scale said 146.8 . The lowest I got in HS was 147 (yeah .2 lol). Maybe the last time I was 146.8 was when I was twelve, for like, a minute. I went to Bodycombat in the AM, then skipped swimming as I was due in Berlin, so I zipped over there and hung out with Anna, planning our chobits costumes and otherwise wastin’ time. I ate my typical work lunch, as I packed it to bring over, and we went out to dinner at a local Japanese restaurant, which was very nice. We shared a temaki appetizer, of which I had the salmon one, and for my dinner I had an ebi tempura maki and THE BIGGEST PLATE EVER of yakisoba. Anna helped a bit, I ate a bunch, and got the other 3 meals to go, lol. I stopped by my parents and my mom took about half, and the rest is sitting in my fridge. It will probably get tossed in a couple days. Noodles aren’t the sort of left overs I eat, so I’m glad I offered some to my fam. I used my Mom’s scale while I was home (can’t resist) because it weights me 2lb less than my scale. Of course, I was fully dressed and full of food at the time, but it said 153 and my mom was amazed (I don’t really care who sees my weight at this point).

Using my Guestimation Powers and the Daily Plate database, I came up with 2200 for Saturday. Fine.

Sunday wasn’t quite as good foodwise (I think). Breakfast was normal, until I decided to eat a few extra tablespoons of sunflower seed butter (oops). I think maybe I was depressed, as I didn’t get to see Steve much during the weekend. Then I went to Bodypump, which was PACKED because it was at the Woburn BSC, with it’s dinky little studio and not enough weights. I was lucky to get the last set of 5lbs, and of course there were plenty of 10lb. The room was so full I had to use a yoga mat. There were only 2 platforms left when I got there. I knew to get there earlier but was slacking. I was already in a bad mood, thinking I was going to get a crappy workout, because I could either under do my weight and accomplish nothing (10 or 20 when I need 15 or 25), or overdo it because I had no options (20 when I need 15, or the ability to drop down mid-set). Luckily, and mysteriously, I noticed that someone returned a set of 2.5lb weights so I snagged ‘em. Pump got better after that. I challenged myself. I know I am making progress with the legs, as I will describe later :) .

After pump I went home to eat lunch. Standard lunch, oatmeal with pomegranate molasses and almond butter, chicken breast and roast beef lunch meat for protein, spinach and a bit of cheese. Then I went to Stacey’s for the project day and made some beeswax candles. For some reason the first pair I tried didn’t work, and Larry gave me shit about it, but the two I completed were fine, and the problem I had repeated itself for others, something about the bottom of the wicks unravelling. For dinner Stacey made a beef, rice, and onion dish, of which I had A TON, and of course she made honey butter, which means not only did I eat bread (which I usually don’t) I ate a LOT of bread, because I was eating a LOT of honey butter, haha. I heart honey.

Using my mad guestimation skills, I came up with 2500 for the day (ouch much?). I sure hope my guestimations were not under :/.

Of course I was shocked and horrified (err, not really) to see 148 back on the scale Monday :( but like, I was still full of food from the weekend. Monday’s food was good, and I went to the gym for Bodycombat followed by swimming. I can tell the bodypump is strengthening my legs, because I could FEEL it while I swam! They felt, more powerful, somehow. And I was able to consistenly due the 25 yard lengths with 16-17 strokes instead of 17-18 like usual (yeah, it gets dull I count the strokes). Woot squats and lunges, even though they make my quads BURN. My total cal for the day was a bit under 1600.

And this morning the scale said. . . 146.8~ SUGOI! And it wasn’t even a sat. morning!

Food and Exercise 2/16-2/18

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.19.10

It’s been a few days since my last update, so like, here it is! 3 days of food and exercise!

Tuesday my food was pretty good. The crappy snow made getting home a nuisance and it took about 40 minutes to get from my job to the Trader Joe’s in Burlington. That’s like 8.5 miles. About 30 of those minutes were the last ½ mile of route 3 getting onto 95 which was, of course, a NIGHTMARE.

I decided that I need to revamp my breakfast, and am slowly putting this into effect. I bought sunflower seed butter and almond butter (on sale, or else I wouldn’t have got it) to use in breakfast a bit, and in my oatmeal instead of the hazelnut stuff all the time which is all sugar. This is another effort to increase the fat in my diet, as I still eat a low fat diet even with some recent changes.

I opted not to go to Taiko, as 1) it was pretty late when I got home because of the traffic 2) I had to shovel my driveway, which wasn’t bad but still took almost 30 min (maybe all 30, dunno, I didn’t time it) and then I 3) needed to cook things and 4) eat things, and 5) didn’t want to drive again on the crappy roads.

I mixed the sunbutter into my oatmeal on Tuesday and it doesn’t work that well, so I’ll save that one for other consumption times.

Wednesday I started including the nutbutters with breakfast. I ate it with the banana which seems to be a great plan. Of course, breakfast Wednesday was a bit high (515, oops) but this is where some of the change needs to come in. Now that I have the nutbutter and the cottage cheese (or eggs, whatever) I can cut back on the cereal. I’m thinking of leaving out the fiber one entirely and having the ½ serving of shredded wheat in just ½ cup of soy milk, which leaves about 80 calories for the peanut butter and stuff. Maybe I’ll do sometimes and egg and ½ serving of cottage cheese, 1 tbsp peanut butter with the banana. I need to decide if I want to just do half bananas, which means bigger bananas, or tossing a bit of the smaller ones, as the peanut butter is quite filling during the meal.

I went to bodypump after work Wednesday. I decided to start increasing my weight today and will probably stay here for a few weeks, we’ll see how it goes. 15 for warm-up (7.5/side) 25 for squats, 25 dropping to 20 for the chest press, 15 for the biceps and tricepts, and 20 for the squat-lunges. Adjusting as needed of course. It’s very convenient to be able to put small weights (2.5lbs) on the outside of the bar to easily slide off if it gets too heavy during the second or third set. The flys at the end I’ll stick with 5 for now, as bu the end I feel like crying. I sweated A LOT this time.

The instructor likes to ask if we want to be there during the class. I say “I want the benefits of being here” because seriously, I don’t want to lift weights, I just wanna be strong and look good. Unfortunately, I have to lift the weights to do that.

Food was more or less okay on Wednesday. Considering the slight extra at breakfast due to nutbutter and the extra girlscout cookie, not bad!

Yesterday was one of my long das at the gym. Also, I got in a super short walk in the morning before work around the building as it wasn’t ridiculously cold. I did Bodycombat and then went swimming, 20 laps. For whatever reason, I felt really good at the beginning of combat yesterday, even though I was so sore from bodypump still. It was good.

After the gym I went to Steve’s house. Where there was no food for me really. His house was devoid of protein (no meat!). I went pretty over what I would have eaten at home because of the limited choices. I ate a lot of oatmeal. I put syrup on it and wish I hadn’t because I couldn’t taste it at all. I had a ton of peanut butter, because I needed fat and protein and not more carbs damn it, and two cheese sticks for the same reason (well, I could have done without some of the fat). And I ate some popcorn during the Olympics. We played dominion while watching the male figure skaters for the gold. So while yesterday was hardly horrible calorie wise, its not going to move me forward either.

And today I’m going to do strength! Using the express line. I’m still sore from Wednesday so we’ll see how it goes.

2.18.10

Breakfast

Banana

Fiber One cereal

Shredded Wheat

Silk Light Vanilla Soy Milk

Strawberry Whey protein powder

Trader Joe’s Sunflower Seed Butter

Cabot Vermont Style cottage cheese

MEAL TOTAL

Lunch

Apple chicken sausage

Chicken thigh

Natural unsweetened applesauce

Cinnamon (in applesauce)

Navel orange

Red pepper

Butternut squash

Pumkin pie spice (on squash)

Spinach

Soysauce

Yukon gold potato

MEAL TOTAL

Snack

Baby Carots

Pre-gym snack

South Beach high protein peanubutter bar

Dinner

(estimates as I was at Steve’s house “making do”

Quaker Oats oatmeal

Maple Syrup

Teddy Natural salted peanutbutter

Kraft string cheese

Lake Champlain chocolate square

MEAL TOTAL

Snack during Olympics

Orville Redenbacher’s 94% fat free kettle corn

DAY TOTAL

grams/servings

1 banana (100gm)

15 gm (1/2 servings)

25 gm (1/2 serving)

1 cup (1 servings)

8 gram (~1/3 serving)

16gm (1tbsp

113 gm (1 serving)

½ sausage

37gm

1 serving

~5oz

35gm (~1/3 medium pepper)

65gm

1 cup

75gm

85gm (1 serving)

1 bar

1 cup oats (2 servings)

~2TBSP (1/2 serving)

4 tbsp (?), 2 servings

2 sticks

1 square

~2/3 popped bag

Calories

89

30

31

85

80

100

100

515

70

73

50

70

8

45

45

5

55

421

30

140

300

100

380

160

60

200

2153



2.17.10

Breakfast

Banana

Fiber One cereal

Shredded Wheat

Silk Light Vanilla Soy Milk

Strawberry Whey protein powder

Trader Joe’s Almond Butter

Cabot Vermont Style cottage cheese

MEAL TOTAL

Prelunch

Clementine

Lunch

Chicken thigh

Natural unsweetened applesauce

Cinnamon (in applesauce)

Navel orange

Red pepper

Butternut squash

Pumkin pie spice (on squash)

Spinach

Yukon gold potato

MEAL TOTAL

Pre-gym snack

South Beach high protein chocolate bar

Dinner

Bob’s Red Mill Organic High Fiber hot cereal with flaxseed

Great Northern Beans

Butternut Squash

Shrimp

Soy sauce

Trader Joe’s Almond Butter (in oatmeal)

Al Wadi pomegranate molasses (in oatmeal)

MEAL TOTAL

Desert

Girl Scout Tagalongs

Trader Joe’s 72% dark chocolate

DAY TOTAL

grams/servings

60gm (~3/5 banana)

15 gm (1/2 servings)

25 gm (1/2 serving)

1.06 cup (236gm – slightly more than 1 cup)

9 gram (~1/3 serving)

9gm (1tbsp

113 gm (1 serving)

~1/2 (bad Clementine)

75gm

1 serving

1

50gm (~1/2 medium pepper)

65gm

1 cup

100gm

1 bar

45gm (1 serving)

50gm cooked beans

65gm

85gm

20gm (~1tbsp)

15gm (~3/4 tbsp)

1 cookies

3 squares (~12gm)

Calories

53

30

85

85

35

100

100

488

16

148

50

64

12

45

45

74

438

140

150

44

45

60

5

120

38

462

75

70

1672

2.16.10

Breakfast

Banana

Fiber One cereal

Shredded Wheat

Silk Light Vanilla Soy Milk

Strawberry Whey protein powder

Cabot Vermont Style cottage cheese

Hood low fat cottage cheese with peaches (disgustingly sweet)

MEAL TOTAL

Lunch

Chicken thigh

Natural unsweetened applesauce

Cinnamon (in applesauce)

Navel orange

Red pepper

Spinach

Yukon gold potato

MEAL TOTAL

Snack

Baby Carrots

Dinner

Bob’s Red Mill Organic High Fiber hot cereal with flaxseed

Bob’s Red Mill 10 grain hot cereal

Bob’s Red Mill apple cinnamon hot cereal

Trader Joe’s Wild Maine Blueberry fruit sauce (on oatmeal)

Trader Joe’s Sunflower seed butter (in oatmeal)

Great Northern Beans

Butternut Squash

Chicken Breast

Spinach

Athenos feta with basil and tomato

MEAL TOTAL

Desert

Trader Joe’s 72% dark chocolate

DAY TOTAL

72gm

15 gm (1/2 servings)

25 gm (1/2 serving)

1 cup

11 gm

55gm (1/2 serving)

55gm (1/2 serving)

56gm

1 serving

~5oz

~70gm (~2/3 medium pepper)

1 cup

150gm

1 bar

~50gm (1/2 serving)

45gm (1 serving)

20gm

5gm

1/3 serving

20gm

50gm cooked beans

130gm

1.5oz (cooked)

1 cup

20gm

3 squares (~12gm)

64

30

85

80

42

50

55

406

111

50

70

16

45

110

401

140

15

150

70

12

26

112

44

90

70

45

54

619

70

1567

Hood Cottage Cheese with fruit added = ick

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So I was in a supermarket the other day, picking up cottage cheese, and saw the Hood brand with ADDED FRUIT. I said, cool! They had peach and pineapple. I looked at the nutritional information for regular cottage cheese with fruit. . .130 calories per serving! I said, um. . . 4% cottage cheese is like, 110 per serving, what gives? So, I bought the reduced fat one (2%) that was 110 per serving. As well as some cabot 4% (plain). I tried the peach one first. . . . OMFG SO FRICKIN’ SWEET! I guess there is a lot of added sugar? I was expecting cottage cheese with fruit in it, not desert! Ugh. Well, now I know why it had so many more cal. in it.   Steve and I ate half of it that day and I had another serving left, leaving one serving left. I mixed it today 1/2 serving with 1/2 serving the regular cabot one, and it was STILL too sweet. Erg. I still have the other container too. Hmm. I’m going to trader Joe’s today anyway for stuff and will get more of their regular. I guess if I want fruit in it I’ll have to add my own. Do people really need to eat candy for breakfast? Since when did added fruit = dessert? I totally got shorted on protein, too.

A weekend of Food, Dominion, and Avatar

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As the title would suggest, the weekend consisted of eating, playing Dominion, and seeing Avatar. Woot!

I didn’t quite make my 1500 for 5 or whatever, because when I went to Stacey’s on Friday she had gone to the cheesecake factory and I met her and her daughter there. I ordered the Chicken Marsala, and ate a little over half the entree. Could have been better, could’ve eaten the whole thing ya know. I also got my girl scout cookies and immediately ate a samoa (yum!) My total for the day was a little over 1800, so not terrible, really.

The weekend was kind of a disaster, though. Saturday went fairly well (Steve ate my leftovers for me) until after Avatar. We say a late show at the Imax, so we didn’t get out of the movie until after midnight. Of course the first thing I said (cause  always say it) is “I want ice cream”. Steve, instead of saying “No you don’t!” said “yeah, I could use some candy” so we went to the 24hr wallgreens and I got my Ben&Jerry’s peanut butter cup ice cream. I ate most of it of course, oops. I ALMOST MADE IT to Sunday, for valentine’s ice cream!

I did exercise quite a bit sat. I did Bodycombat in the morning, followed by swimming (20 laps, a bit over 1/2 mile).

Anyway, Sunday wasn’t so hot either. For dinner Steve and I cooked at his house and made our pasta creation of pasta with sauce, mushrooms, marinated artichoke hearts and sausage (chicken this time). Yummy, but I ate SO MUCH of it! And then a bit later we went out for valentine’s ice cream. I wanted to try something other than friendly’s, and found a homemade ice cream place in Wakefield called Meltharb’s. It was good! I got a 3-scoop sundae with peppermint stick, heath bar, and goose tracks (like moose tracks, but with only the mini peanut butter cups). I got peanut butter and marshmallow sauces on top. And they like, FILLED THE CUP TO THE TOP with sauce. It was yummy, and scary, and took a while to get to the ice cream. As much as I love those toppings, I think next time I have to remember to ask for 1/2 what they usually pour in. I think there was like, 1/3 of a cup of liquid sugar lol.

Sunday wasn’t all food, I guess, I did go to body pump in the AM. So I can get BUFF! or something. Working on adding in that strength training.

Monday I have mixed feelings about. I was in a bad mood for some of it. I dropped Steve and the train and went to my parents to see my sister before she drove back to school She hung around an extra hour just for me so I could see her before she went home. Yay!

And then I spend the afternoon with my dad. We went to lunch at Not Your Average Joe’s and I got the Cranberry-teriyaki chicken with butternut squash cannelloni and spinach (whew!). Lunch portion size, yay! It was SOOOO GOOOODDD. I checked out the menu ahead of time and they even have nutrition information, so that was very helpful. This dish was reasonable (about 900 total for the lunch portion) and sounded really delicious, with a lot of flavors, and it sure was! My dad ended up getting the same thing, it sounded so good. All I’d had that day was a piece of chocolate so far, one of the valentines chocolates dad got for mom from Trader Joe’s, and I didn’t feel guilty about eating the whole meal. Of course, I ended up eating bread with the yummy cheese-oil too. Oh well.

After lunch dad drove around with me while I shopped (he seems to enjoy this and doesn’t get bored). First we went to borders so I could get the 101 workouts for women strength training book the trainer and BSC recommended. I had a 33% off coupon so it was only 10 bucks, lol. It has great color pictures of the exercises and clear descriptions, which is great. Then began the quest for t-shirts. We went to Old Navy first, which I usually do great in, but I didn’t like the fit of most of the t-shirts this time. I did get two, which are ok. And size small, which is weird. They are a bit snug, but not so much, and I like the idea of me in a small. I also got a tank top my dad saw on the clearance rack for 2 bucks (for 2 bucks, I couldn’t NOT buy it, right?) and a pair of exercise shorts with the mesh and stuff. And like, they actually extend BELOW MY INNER THIGH FAT which is cool. I needed a second pair of shorts, seriously. And they are an EXTRA SMALL which weirds me out. They must be cut huge or something. Then we went to Kohl’s and I got a couple more t-shirts. I was going to get this really cute skit too, black with shite embroidery on the border and a white underskirt peaking out, but the yoke was make from jersey rather than a non-stretch material and looks HORRENDOUS.

Then we went back to the house and I ate some dinner, a piece of enchilada Mike had made and some of the shepherd’s pice he made, and a smallish piece of my parents anniversary cake (Feb is a big month for us, apparently) and the sugar flower they saved for me.

I then went to the Wellington BSC for a 7:30 zumba class instead of the 6:30 bodycombat at wellington, and I like this instructor MUCH BETTER than the other one whose classes I can get to, and then went swimming after. I did 23 laps! That’s like, almost 2/3 of a mile. I may alternate mondays between lexington and wellington, as its tough hanging around until 6:30 without going home first and then having to wait around for the pool after combat. I love bodycombat, but I guess I don’t REALLY need to do it 3x a week. And going to wellington, I can eat dinner first, then go to bed when I get home.

Steve and I played A LOT of dominion this weekend. Starting on friday, through sunday. First we went through the entire deck from the 3 games without repeating, and then just played a bunch. I REFUSE to play with the pirate ship, it ruins the game, in my openion. And there’s a few other cards we ditched just because we don’t like them as much. My favorite cards are Tactician, followed my pearl diver. Nifty.

And Avatar was cool. Big, colorful, adventury-actiony-random-nerual-magic-stuff. Cool. I don’t care if the story was weak or whatever, that was SO NOT T HE POINT of this movie. And, Steve read they may be a sequel. Cool.

Today I resume 1500 for 5. Or 4, I guess. I never cna do it on weekends. And I was 147.8 this morning, so the loss appears to be sticking. Yay!

Food! And whoosh!?

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So Yesterday I went to the gym (no way, really?) I did BODYCOMBAT with my favorite instructor, Matt. He’s been recording the class a couple times now, I guess for his recertification or something, I dunno, and we did bodycombat 40, the one before the one I started with, so only a little familiar from doing bits of it. I FINALLY remembered to wear my stupid heart rate monitor during the class. According to the HRM, my max heart rate was 168, and I expended ~500cal in an hour. Assuming the HRM is accurate at elevated heart rates at all, I’d say it was a bit less, because I forgot to stop it during the pushups and cool down section when my HR came down, so maybe 400-450? Anyway, then I went swimming, 20 laps. I always do breast stroke, because the crawl would kill me in like, 5 laps. I tried to switch to the craw just to pass the guy in my lane who was not the best swimmer and needed lots of kick space, but my calves cramped IMMEDIATELY so I had to stop that. I guess it probably happened because I had just done the combat class.

After the gym I went to the Mall instead of home to dinner, and walked around and tried some stuff on. I need more t-shirts. I know this, but after trying on stuff in Forever21, I realized I also need t-shirts that are, um, not too big apparently. I was trying on a skirt, and had just my t-shirt on and it was like, baggy and stuff. Umm. At any rate, I seem to fit more or less in an XXI size L, which is cool, though I may never be able to buy anything but skirts due to my boobs. I then went to Delia’s, and they were having s shirts for 20, or something, actually reasonable. I got one shirt, its kinda snug on the gut but fits fine up top, so I’ll just let it stretch to accomoddate me. I also got a long-sleeve t-shirt with a print so hideous it demanded to be owned. So now, 15 years after the age I was LUSTING after Delia’s clothes, I finally own some! HAAHAHA. Then I went to sears, with the hopes of finding attractive t-shirts in the misses section that might accomodate my WOMAN HIPS (for some reason teen clothes thing the girls have no hips, which isn’t actually true, and therefore stretch super tight over their supposed wash-board abs. But like, If you are a size xl teen, you don’t HAVE washboard abs), which of course was a FAIL becaus misses don’t wear T-shirts, they wear tops and blouses. So I tried on some more teen stuffs, and of course my boobs were too big (but not as bad as the f21 stuff). And then, I got more socks. Going to the gym so much means I blow through my socks. And undeis, I need more of those too, but didn’t think of it until I’d left and everything was closed. I need to just get my ass over to old navy and buy their t-shirts, I like them AND they fit.

Then I went home. And ate dinner at like, 10:20.

So, I think I’ve had one of those magical Whooshes they like to blather about on the forums. I’ve been hovering at 149.8 like all week (oh 149.2, where are you!) but this morning, BEFORE using the bathroom, which I had to do with some intensity, I was 148.8 . I was like, OMFG COOL. After using the bathroom, I was 147.6 . Like COOL!! Of course, I had to take my measurements IMMEDIATELY, and it looks like, at least for the 5 minutes before breakfast, my waist was 32 instead of 33, and my stomach fat was 37 instead of 38. Cool! I did not think to do my bust. I don’t think the girls shrank, though, but if they did, maybe my Bodyline shirt will fit now.

FOOD for Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday is full of extimates, because like, I don’t have Steve’s mom’s recipes, and I don’t bring my food scale to dinner there, that would just be rude, ya know?

I hate all the worpress layouts available, I just want my stupid text to be visible, but NO, they all have wierd colors or right side bars. Feh

2.10.10

Breakfast

Avocado

10gm

16

Breakfast

Banana

110gm

98

Breakfast

Fiber One cereal

15gm (1/2 serving)

30

Breakfast

Shredded Wheat

25gm (1/2 serving)

85

Breakfast

Silk Plain Light Soy Milk

220gm (1 cup serving)

70

Breakfast

Trader Joe’s Omega3 egg

1 egg

80

Breakfast

Designer Whey strawberry

13gm (1/2 serving)

35

Breakfast

Cinnamon in my cereal

Lunch

Chicken thigh boneless, skinless

35gm

70

Lunch

apple chicken sausage

~1/3 sausage

46

Lunch

Yukon Gold potato

~110gm

83

Lunch

Red Pepper

50gm

12

Lunch

Frozen Spinach

100gm

45

Lunch

A couple mushrooms

a few slices of mushroom

12

Lunch

A little onion

a few slices of onion

8

Lunch

Soy Sauce

a capful

5

Lunch

Navel Orange

~150gm

75

Lunch

Natural Unsweetened Applesauce (+cinnamon)

50gm (1 serving)

50

Snack

Clementine

~70gm

33

Snack

Baby Carrots

~40gm (~1/2 servings)

15

Later Snack

Shredded Wheat

25gm

85

Later Snack

Silk Light Soy Milk

1/2 cup

40

Later Snack

Designer Whey strawberry

11gm

46

ALL THE REST IS ESTIMATES AS I DID NOT PREPARE IT MYSELF OR MEASURE IT

ESTIMATED CALORIES

Dinner

Rotini Pasta

maybe about 3oz pasta? ~1.5 servings

300

Dinner

Meatballs

maybe about 4-5oz meatballs?

400

Dinner

Brocolli

3 spears, barely any

10

Dinner

Tomato Sauce

1/2 cup (a serving)

80

Dinner

Loaf bread (not that white soft crap)

2 smallish-medium slices

170

Dinner

Butter

2/3 tablespoon

70

Dessert

Sourcream Cherry Nut Cake

2 slices, during the evening

600

TOTAL (estimate)

2669

Protein (estimatee)

118

6%

Fat (estimate)

1090

38.41%

Carbs (estimate)

335

55.58%

2.11.10

Breakfast

Banana

120gm

107

Breakfast

Fiber One cereal

30gm (1 serving)

60

Breakfast

Shredded Wheat

30gm

102

Breakfast

Lactaid Milk

1/2 cup

65

Breakfast

Water (there wasn’t enough lactaid for my cereal)

1/2 cup

Breakfast

Designer Whey strawberry

11gm

42

Breakfast

Trader Joe’s Omega3 egg

1 egg

80

Breakfast

Cinnamon in my cereal

Lunch

apple chicken sausage

~2/3 sausage

94

Lunch

Yukon Gold potato

~100gm

77

Lunch

Red Pepper

50gm

12

Lunch

Frozen Spinach

100gm

45

Lunch

Soy Sauce

a capful

5

Lunch

Navel Orange

~180gm ?

85

Lunch

Natural Unsweetened Applesauce (+cinnamon)

50gm (1 serving)

50

Snack

Baby Carrots

~40gm (~1/2 servings)

15

Snack before gym

South Beach Living Peanut Butter high protein bar

1 bar

140

Dinner

Bob’s Red Mill High Fiber with Flax seed hot cereal

35gm (1 serving)

150

Dinner

Pomegranate Molasses (on oatmeal like syrup)

14gm (~3/4 serving size)

28

Dinner

Coffee-mate sugar free hazelnut (in oatmeal)

5 gm (1 serving)

30

Lunch

Red Pepper

50gm

12

Dinner

Frozen Spinach

100gm

45

Dinner

Frozen Shrimp

85gm

60

Dinner

Watermelon

128gm

39

Dinner

Athenos Feta with Basil

20gm

54

Dinner

Soy Sauce

TOTAL

1397

Protein

88

23%

Fat

34

19.60%

Carbs

227

58%

I’m gonna be 150 forEVER

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I relaly, REALLY hate not being able to determine how much I ate, which is ALWAYS THE CASE when I go to Steve’s house to eat. If I had the recipes, I could probably figure it out a little closer than guessing, but only maybe.

At any rate, my total caloris with estimates for yesterday was 2650. I don’t know if I managed to overestimate, or if I’m on the money, or UNDERestimating. Dinner was pasta with sauce and meatballs, bread witih butter, and brocolli (I didn’t bother to record the 3 spears I ate). I estimated I had 3 oz pasta (300 cal) 1/2 cup sauce (80 cal) and maybe 5oz worth of meatballs (I picked one in the daily plate that was 6 meatballs for 3oz, that seems about right for the size/# i ate, so for 4.5 oz is was 400 cal). I’m hoping seriously that my meatball estimate is over rather than under. The bread, I got no idea how to estimate. I found a listing in the daily plate for 1/12 of a 2lb loaf, I took it. 170. The only estimate I think is close for dinner was my butter intake, ~2/3 tbsp. Really, I’d almost be less upset if I hadn’t eaten bread with butter. That alone, would have been enough to make me feel less of a failure. I work so hard to eat less for 2 days, and it all gets wiped out in one meal. That doesn’t even include desert, the infamous sourcream cherry nut cake. Of which I had TWO pieces, one after dinner, and one while playing Dominion. I don’t think the cake is horrible for you, it’s not really thick or creamy and no chocolate or anything and only lightly frosted, but still, it’s CAKE and FULL OF SUGAR. I found some kind of nut cake in the daily plate and threw in 150gm of cake (~5oz) and got 600 cal. Sigh.

I have to force myself to keep if up for the next 3 days, including saturday, to keep the 5 days “on plan” to make up for yesterday. And sunday, I want to get ice cream withi Steve for valentines so I have to be not horrible that day, also.

So today is combat and swimming, and saturday is also combat and swimming. Sunday I will go to Woburn or wellington for the pump class, as I missed Wednestday and REALLY need to get going with the weights. And you know, I won’t do shit at home. I got home last night and did 5 squats and then said screw this. Not entirely a bad idea I guess, as I was really sore for some reason yesterday, up around my ribcage and a bit of the arms, still am in fact.

At least Dominion was fun. Steve requested All 3 sets for his birthday and received all 3. Had he not I migiht have caved and got him whichever his parents didn’t get him.

Oh, And the NO SNOW pisses me off, but only on the exercise front. It was to be my replacement strength training, as I failed to go to the gym to do it.

I WANT SPRING DAMN IT IA WANT TO TAKE WALKS OUTSIDE.

My 1500 for 5 days plan is shot! Steve’s fault!!!!

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Well, due to various things, Steve’s birthday dinner celebration will be TONIGHT instead of saturday as planned. Which means, I have to stop my 1500 calorie thing today and start again tomorrow to MAKE UP FOR IT! OMGOMGOMG I HATE MAKING IT UP I’D RATHER JUST EXERCISE MORE. And, I guess the tradeoff is that I have to be good on Saturday. How the hell am I going to be good saturday? It’s a WEEKEND damn it! AND Valentine’s day! WAHHHHH!!! I can’t even not eat until noon or something, because I have Bodycombat at 10. Blargh.

And no gym for me tonight. Even if the gym doesn’t close because of snow, I don’t have time to do that AND get to dinner. So, I will leave work early (~ 4 I think), go home, shovel some snow if it has accumulated yet, pack up clothes, breakfast and lunch for tomorrow, and head over to Steve’s house. I still want to do some sort of workout though, as this was to be my STRENGTH day. I seem cursed for strength. So, I’m poking around online, but mostly I’m going to try to get in some exercises if I have time between potential traffic and weather. Like, pushups and squats lol.

Also, I don’t know what’s REALLY going on, but Both google and smart traveller indicate that the boston road system is currently DEVOID OF TRAFFIC. This seems unbelievable, considering all the storm warnings and the fact it’s been snowing, at least a little, since about 10AM. Well, like the weather, 5 minutes could change the traffic too, I suppose.

Exactly what I ate, to the gram! (more or less) for TWO WHOLE DAYS

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So I have complete food consumption records for TWO ENTIRE DAYS IN A ROW. And I’ve decided to post it, with EXACTLY what and how much I ate, for those interested (I have like, 3 readers/skimmers, right?)

I’m trying to stay around 1500 cal/day for 5 days this week. Steve’s birthday celebration with his family is saturday and I’m gonna eat CAKE woot. Also, I just need to like, cut calories, damn it! I’m sick of my borderline overweight status. And my fat stomach. My breakdowns both days were approximately 50% carbs, 25% protein and 25% fat. I hit the 100gm protein both days.

Oh, and I’m SO SORE around my ribcage and waist! I hulahooped on Sunday night for the first time in a while, and all my muscles had deadapted apparently because it hurts! And I’m sure it was exascerbated by taiko last night (push ups, sit ups, and general swiveling while playing naname style) and I did THREE ENTIRE PLANKS this morning (standard and two side). But mostly, I think it is from the hooping.

And today, assuming the class isn’t cancelled due to the BLIZZARD, I will go to BODYPUMP. And if it is, I’ll due the fast track circuit.

Calories are generated ny the daily plate, using the fractions of servings I entered from measuring food. As ever, the navel orange weights are estimates. . .

Monday February 8 2010

grams/servings

calories

 

Breakfast

Banana

70gm

62

Breakfast

Fiber One cereal

15gm (1/2 serving)

30

Breakfast

Shredded Wheat

25gm (1/2 serving)

85

Breakfast

Silk Plain Light Soy Milk

220gm (1 cup serving)

70

Breakfast

Designer Whey strawberry

13gm (1/2 serving)

50

Breakfast

Trader Joe’s omega 3 brown egg

1, ~55gm

80

Breakfast

Trader Joe’s 4% cottage cheese

65gm

70

Breakfast

Cinnamon in my cereal

 

 

Lunch

apple chicken sausage

~50gm (~2/3 sausage)

94

Lunch

Sweet Potato

100gm

90

Lunch

Red Pepper

50gm

12

Lunch

Frozen Spinach

100gm

30

Lunch

Soy Sauce

a capful

5

Lunch

Navel Orange

~150gm

75

Lunch

Natural Unsweetened Applesauce (+cinnamon)

50gm (1 serving)

50

 

Snack (before gym)

South Beach High Protein Chocolate bar

1 bar

140

 

Dinner

Bob’s Red Mill High Fiber with Flax seed hot cereal

60gm (1-1/3 serving)

200

Dinner

Pomegranate Molasses (on oatmeal like syrup)

12gm (1/2+ serving size)

24

Dinner

Coffee-mate sugar free hazelnut (in oatmeal)

6 gm (1.2 serving)

36

Dinner

Frozen Spinach

100gm

30

Dinner

Frozen Shrimp

71gm

57

Dinner

Apple Chicken Sausage

30gm (a bit more than a third)

60

Dinner

Watermelon

100gm

31

 

Dessert

It was so late when I got home for dinner I skipped it!

 

 

 

DAY TOTAL

1381

 

Tuesday February 9 2010

grams/servings

calories

 

Breakfast

Avocado

20gm

31

Breakfast

Banana

110gm

98

Breakfast

Fiber One cereal

15gm (1/2 serving)

30

Breakfast

Shredded Wheat

25gm (1/2 serving)

85

Breakfast

Silk Plain Light Soy Milk

220gm (1 cup serving)

70

Breakfast

Designer Whey strawberry

9gm (~1/3 serving)

35

Breakfast

Trader Joe’s 4% cottage cheese

71gm (a bit more than 1/2 serving)

76

Breakfast

Cinnamon in my cereal

 

 

Lunch

Chicken thigh boneless, skinless

70gm

138

Lunch

Yukon Gold potato

100gm

74

Lunch

Red Pepper

50gm

12

Lunch

Frozen Spinach

100gm

30

Lunch

A couple mushrooms

a few slices of mushroom

12

Lunch

A little onion

a few slices of onion

8

Lunch

Soy Sauce

a capful

5

Lunch

Navel Orange

~150gm

75

Lunch

Natural Unsweetened Applesauce (+cinnamon)

50gm (1 serving)

50

 

Snack

Clementine

~50gm

22

Snack

Baby Carrots

~120gm (~1.5 servings)

45

 

Dinner

Bob’s Red Mill High Fiber with Flax seed hot cereal

45gm (1 serving)

150

Dinner

Bob’s Red Mill apple cinnamon hot cereal

15mg (1/3 serving)

36

Dinner

Pomegranate Molasses (on oatmeal like syrup)

14gm (~3/4 serving size)

28

Dinner

Coffee-mate sugar free hazelnut (in oatmeal)

5 gm (1 serving)

30

Dinner

Frozen Spinach

100gm

30

Dinner

Frozen Shrimp

80gm

57

Dinner

Hilshire Farm Pastrami Deli Select ultra thin (whew)

56gm (aka 2oz, 1 serving)

60

Dinner

Clementine, medium-big

70gm (without peel)

33

Dinner

Salsa Jack cheese from whole foods

~30gm (1 serving is 28gm)

122

 

Snack (after Taiko)

smaller clementine

50gm (without peel)

24

Dessert (after Taiko)

Trader Joe’s 72% dark chocolate

12gm (1/4 bar, 3 sections)

70

 

 

DAY TOTAL

1536

 

 

 

 

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