Saturday, February 28, 2009
I'm off for the weekend!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Another 12 hour shift and no workout. But I was really on track as far as eating goes. I probably ate around 1300 calories for the day. My stress level has been out of control lately. In fact, I don't even know where my head is these days. To prove my point, let's just say I commited an ultimate no-no...I forgot my best friend's birthday, which was yesterday, the 25th. I didn't call her or anything. It just completely slipped my mind. If you know me, you know its VERY unlike me to commit such a no-no. All is well, she forgave me. She is getting married in a few months so I think she understands. I love her. =)
Morning weigh-in: 135.3! I am excited about this because for the last few days I have been weighing in around 137.4-137.9. I felt really bloated those days but I couldn't figure out why. I think I just needed a good workout.
Today was a really busy day. I accomplished a lot nonetheless. I went to a cycling class (WOOHOO), tanned, went shopping, packed for the weekend, cooked a fabulous dinner for my soon-to-be hubby and ran other little crazy errands. I bought him a shirt and tie for the wedding tomorrow and he looks SO HOT in it. I am pretty excited about tomorrow. The only thing I have left to do tongiht is paint my nails.
BF: Cheerios (220), Lunch: 1/2 Subway turkey sub (this time I had cheese)...so I dunno...400? Snack: vanilla cone from McDonald's (it was a small one this time, 200), Snack 2: slice of rye bread and Smart Balance spread (200?), Dinner: white rice (250) and chicken chilli (250)...total: 1340. Not a bad day. I don't know if eating the beans tonight was a good idea since it might make me bloated for tomorrow. We'll see.
Today marks exactly 3 weeks until my wedding!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Second fitting today!
Well, here we go...I was so busy today that the only things I ate till about 8:15pm were: BF: Cheerioes (145), hard-boiled egg (80) and "Lunch": vanilla cone from McDonald's (250)....so at about 8:15pm I had: a large bowl of pasta with my mom's veggie and beef sauce and parm cheese, 3 slices of cheese with 2 slices of white bread, about 10 wafer cookies and one more large slice of white bread with Nutella. I'm going to guess between 1500 and 1600 for the day, if not more.
I had my fitting. The good news is that the lady fitted me perfectly last time and the tops half of the dress fits me like a glove. And even if I were to lose 10 more pounds (which obviously I won't and don't even want to), it would not have to be taken in because the dress is completely flat against my ribs...there is nothing I could lose in that area. Here's the bad news...I'm not that sure I like my dress anymore now that it is hemmed. When I first tried on the dress, it was super long and I was standing on one of those stands, so the dress was even hanging down below my feet. I looked so tall, long, lean and elegant. Now that it is hemmed, I feel so short in it and my waist doesn't seems as small. I put my hair down and the I put on the veil to complete the look...I felt like a complete snow beast. It was totally not what I wanted to look like on my wedding day. Like, no sex appeal, no great style, nothing. Ugh...I am thinking I am just having a bad day. The two ladies in the fitting room with me, my mom, and the seamstress, were both abnormally thin and tiny women. Maybe I just felt all big and boxy next to them. I am hoping I will completely change my mind by my next fitting, in exactly 2 weeks.
I didn't do the Shred as planned today because of my hectic schedule.
On a more positive note, we finished our registries! One less thing to worry about.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Post-workout snack: protein shake (150), BF: Cheerios (145), hard-boiled egg (80), Lunch: grilled chicken (100), mac and cheese (220), Snack: a bunch of apple slices (160), sample of salmon the grocery store was serving (70), Dinner: WW meal (300), Snack: Wherther's originals (60), 2 cookies (100), 3 pieces of chocolate (126)...total: 1511. It would have been 1225 without the liitle snack binge after dinner...oh well.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I only work 7 hours today. My fiance said he would do 10 minute abs with me tonight so so far I am on track with my little workout plan.
BF: Cheerios with fresh blueberries (180), Snack: hot chocolate (80), Lunch: turkey sub on wheat from deli (375), Snack: Wherther's (25), Snack: Raisinets (definatley my new addiction/weakness, 190), Snack: whole small grapefruit (110), Dinner: salad (15), chicken (85), rice (200), salsa (50), sour cream (60), chocolate (85)...1455.
I did the 10 minute abs video with my fiance before dinner. I also did some push-ups, squats and shoulder raises. Tomorrow is upper body and stair master.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
My plan is to stay under 1600 today.
BF: Cheerios (145), Snack: Zone bar (190), Snack 2: hot chocolate made with water (80), Snack 3: sample of chicken the grocery store was serving (60), Lunch: turkey sub on wheat (no cheese) from the deli (370), Snack: Wherther's (25), Snack: frozen yougurt (300...some snack, I know), Dinner: salad (20), salsa (75), rice (160), chicken (150), cookie (100)...total: 1675 (close to goal).
I have to workout tomorrow, I have been slacking like crazy...this week's goal is to workout, even if only 20 minutes each day, until this Saturday's wedding.
Plan (not set in stone but you get the idea):
Sunday: walk/run around complex before work, 10 minute abs after work
Monday: upper body, 20 minute stair master
Wednesday: Cycling class, 10 minute abs after work
Friday: Shred, upper body
Friday, February 20, 2009
I planned on going to the gym this morning but things got a little hectic. I had to make 100 wedding phone calls at 9am. We went to my fiance's dad's long-term girlfriend's home and she gave us each a facial. It was very relaxing. We ended up having dinner with them and staying really late.
My eating was a disaster today. But I am perfectly ok with that. Cheat days are necessary here and there.
BF: 1 cup skim milk (90), Lunch: pork salad at our favorite restaurant in Satellite Beach (white rice, black beans, tons on sour cream, lettuce, salsa, chopped cabbage, pickled carrots, special spicy sauce, Hawiian style pulled pork on top), worth every calorie, Snack: 4 single wrapped chocolates, Dinner: Carrabas: Chicken Gratella (630), house salad (45) with creamy dressing (???), garlic mashed potatoes (???), 2 slices of bread (150), mixed veggies (50), tiramisu (???)...I would guess close to 2500-3000 calories for the day. Well, I guess every metabolism needs a little kick in the pants every once in a while.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I work another 12 today...
BF: Cheerios and fresh blueberries (175), Snack: bag of Raisinets, hehe (190), Lunch: homemade sandwich (210), Greek yogurt (130), lemonade (5), Dinner: WW meal (300), Wherther's original (25), Snack: Boca chicken patty (160), 2 slices of wheat bread (100), chocolate (120)...total: 1415.
Not too bad. Again, not enough protein. Tomorrow I am going to go for lots of protein and some major working out.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Ok, off to work 12 hours...
BF: blueberry oatmeal (160), Snack: Kraft mac n' cheese bowl (220), Lunch: homemade sandwich: 2 slices of wheat (100), turkey (60), WW cream cheese (60), lemonade (5), Snack: small sample of chili the grocery store was serving (60?), Small plum (30?), few Mentos (30), Dinner: (embarrassing) vanilla cone from McDonald's (150 supposedly, lets say 200), Snack: few chocolate covered raisins (40)...total: 970. I am really not proud of this way too low number. I am also not proud of the types of foods I ate (nutrition was lacking). I have been feeling kinda sick all day. I hope I am not coming down with something. All day I was kinda hungry but nothing sounded good. Tomorrow I will eat 1400-1600 calories most likely. I don't wanna lose the muscle I worked so hard to gain.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
BF: Cheerios (145), Lunch: frozen yogurt, fat free, medium, on cake cone (?), Snack: about 10 shrimp and cocktail sauce, Dinner: steak, 1/2 small baked potato with sour cream, small serving of bean salad, 1 roll, few slices of tomato, large slice of cake, Snack: a little more cake.
Not the best day...but I resisted all the horrible food at the food court for lunch. I know frozen yogurt wasn't the best thing in the world.
The wedding stress is starting to get to me. I am tired and very grumpy at the moment.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Well, the day was pretty productive I must say, although I didn't do everything on my check list. I had a really hardcore leg workout at the gym. Then I went to the tanning salon where I got some kinda light facial, hydration therapy and a 10 minute tan. I came home and did laundry, showered and went shopping. I found a dress for my cousin's wedding! FINALLY! Its pretty sexy I must say, even though it emphasizes the fact that I have no boobs whatsoever. It is long, black and has an open back. I got it at BCBG and get this....its a size 4! I know, I can't believe it either. Its only cause my upper body is so small. I needed a 6 or 8 in the dresses that were fitted in the butt. With all this running around today I didn't eat too much.
Post-workout snack: protein shake (110), BF: Cheerios and fresh blueberries (175), Lunch: Zone bar (190), Dinner: plain baked potato (320) and large chili (280) from Wendy's, Snack: fresh strawberries (50)...total: 1125.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I woke up this morning and did 3 laps around my complex (2.1 miles). I walked 1/2 of a lap, ran 2 straight (1.4 miles) and then walked the rest. I completed the 1.4 miles in 12 min, 50 sec. It took me 6 min, 40 sec. to do the first so I wanted to beat that time in the second lap (I did, 6 min, 10 sec.).
I work from 10-5 today. Then I am stopping by a co-worker's baby shower. Maybe I will get to fit in some form on exercise tonight.
I am lazy to blog all of my food intake for the day. Let's just say that I was perfect until about 5:30, when I went to a baby shower. I had a slice of cake. When I got home I continued the madness. I will skip a weigh-in or two but I expect good results by Wed morning.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Morning weigh-in: 136.7! I finally broke the 137 marker once again. Hopefully I will see 135.something soon. Even if it is 135.9 I will flip. I haven't seen that in over 12 years!
Today I work a 10 hour shift. My plan is to do my nails tonight but it is V-Day and all, so I might have to post-pone that till tomorrow. I woke up so extremely sore. I think it is the 99 push-ups from the other day combined with the lunges and squats. Tomorrow, even though I work, I will try to either run or do the Shred.
BF: plain oatmeal (150) with cinnamon and 3/4 of an apple (75), Snack: hot chocolate (80), Snack 2: Zone bar (190), Lunch: homemade sandwich (260), few slices of kiwi (30?), 1/2 grapefruit (60)...845...then I got bad...2 slices of rye bread (250?) with WW cream cheese (60) and ham (60)...so about 1275...but then: about a 3x3 inch slice of chocolate chip cookie cake and a glass of milk. Yikes, who knows how many calories were in that. It was really dense and really stuffed me up. But at least I finished eating it around 8:15pm and I won't eat anything else for the rest of the night. So maybe I will go to bed slightly hungry. Of well, at least I was good all day up until then.
I hope this doesn't mean I will be way above the 137 mark tomorrow.
Friday, February 13, 2009
This morning I walked one lap around my complex (0.7 of a mile) and did Tony Horton's 10 Minute Abs. I am working a 12 hour shift today.
BF: Cheerios and fresh blueberries (180), Snack: hot chocolate made with water (80), Lunch: 1/2 homemade wrap (145), 1/2 grapefruit (60), Snack: some mints and a Wherther's Original (85), Snack 2: Zone bar (190), Dinner: 1/2 homemade wrap (145), 1/2 grapefruit (60), Snack: another hot choclate (80), Snack/Dinner 2: small slice of rye bread with Smart balance (120), small bowl of chicken soup (150)...total: 1295.
Not too bad. I also did 40 squats at work (during my bathroom breaks of course). I know, who works out in the bathroom? Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Oh by the way, a co-worker came up to me today with a huge tray of Valentine goodies...from chocolate to rice krispy treats, to homemade cookies and cupcakes. There were even brownies and these little Reese's treats that looked so good! And it was free. I simply said, no thank you. He said he would put it in the lobby and I could grab anything I wanted later in the day. Trust me, all day I walked over to the bathroom that is further away so that I wouldn't pass them and be tempted.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Anyway, next I want to start taking better care of my nails. I am going to give myself a little manicure on Saturday night and start applying nail hardener as they grow. Hopefully they will be lovely by the wedding.
I also want to schedule a facial in the near future.
I have a lot of errands to run today but my plan is to be super-productive and do something to whip my body into shape. I wanna do at least 2 workouts. I think I am going to take some body shots after this period and post them so we can see if there are any changes in the next month.
BF: Cheerios (145) with 2 oz. fresh blueberries (30), Post-workout snack: 1 cup skim milk (90), Lunch: Zone bar (190), Snack: few grapes while cooking dinner (40?), Dinner: homemade chicken and dumpling soup, 1 bowl (350?), 2 small/medium slices of rye bread (200?) with Smart Balance spread (50), Snack: mini pig-out on blueberries and strawberries (120)...so about 1245 if I am estimating correctly.
Workout #1: I just completed 3.5 miles outdoors! I know this isn't much to the runners out there but I haven't ran regularly in ages. Well, my complex is 0.7 miles around. I walked one lap, ran 3 straight (2.1 miles! in exactly 21 minutes), then walked a lap. During that final lap I did 100 walking lunges! I feel great. (My knees are pretty sore right now, especially the right one...I hope this pain is very temporary).
Workout #2: The goal was to see if I could do 100 push-ups in 10 minutes. I tried this once before a few months ago. The previous time I managed to do 99, lol, of which only 20 or so were "real" and the rest were on my knees. On this attempt I did 40 real ones in 3:15! Then I just didn't have the power to do real ones anymore. Oddly enough I did 99 again, lol. My whole upper body was one big cramp. It was an awesome workout. Hopefully on my next attempt I will do 100 and over 50 will be real ones.
1. My fiance cracks me up on a daily basis, almost hourly basis. I am so lucky in that respect.
2. Any kind of animal. I love watching them do their thing. It always cheers me up. Especially if it is something silly such as the following:
3. My family. A good sense of humor is pretty hereditary in my experience. Listening to my cousin Sandra is always hilarious.
4. My friends. I love them. I have such loyal, trustworthy, caring friends. I feel blessed.
5. Seeing the number go down on the scale, haha.
6. Thinking about my fiance refering to me as his "wife". Weird, but so cute.
I am tagging the following:
Counting Down (http://countingdowntomybigday.blogspot.com/)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Another 12 hour shift today. Ugh, this schedule sucks when you are trying to plan a wedding. I can't do anything on the days that I work except make a phone call or two.
I am pretty lazy to blog all my food intake for the day. Basically I stayed under 1600 calories but ended up eating pretty late due to work. I had my usual Cheerios in the morning and a few snacks afterwards. My co-worker brought in a platter of fruit and cheese so I nibbled on apples, grapes and some cheese thoughout the early afternoon. I also had a sample of chicken, rice and veggies the grocery store was serving. Mainly my day consisted of snacks, not meals.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Today I drove down to go to pick up my fiance's ring, go to a cake tasting and have my first dress fitting. All went pretty well. I am still waiting to hear from the cake lady to see what she would charge. Frankie's ring fits perfectly! The fitting was short and sweet...a few pins were put in place and I was on my way.
BF: Cheerios (145), Snack: Zone bar (190), Snack: cake tasting (I tried not to go crazy) (350?), Lunch: 1 slice of white bread (90?) with a piece of ham (20) and a Kraft American Single (70), 1 orange (80), Dinner: Small bowl of mom's homemade soup, 2 bigger slice of white bread (200?), 1 Kraft single (70), 1 cookie (200?)...I am guessing I ate around 1600 calories, maybe a little more.
Monday, February 9, 2009
I plan on being good again all day today. 12 hour shift and a crazy busy day out of town tomorrow.
BF: Cheerios (145), Snack: Zone bar (190), Snack 2: hot chocolate made with water (80), Lunch: 1/4 turkey sub (180), Snack: other 1/4 of turkey sub (180), Wherther's original (30), Snack 2: WW muffin (180), Dinner: plain oatmeal (150), 1/2 apple (50)...total: 1185.
A co-worker ate 2 big donuts and a large regular Coke in front of me today. I must be re-motivated because I wasn't tempted to eat donuts or cheat at all. I kinda felt bad for her because she was trying really hard to stick with her diet. I offered her a Zone bar or a WW muffin instead but she refused. Hey, I tried.
Yay, a good day! I wish I had more protein but at least I didn't pig out. Ugh, the thought of 30-something days left really kicks you in the behind!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
BF: South Beach bar (140)...I resisted the morning pancakes everyone else ate, Snack: Zone bar (190), sugar-free Red Bull (10), Lunch: Cheerios (145), Dinner: homemade grilled chicken salad: chicken (150), mixed greens lettuce (40), dressing (60), rice (80), Snack: plain oatmeal (150), small apple (90)...total: 1045.
Around 5:45pm I did the Shred. I could barely breathe afterwards. I felt like I was doing it with an extra 10 pounds in my stomach.
It was really romantic and wonderful.
Needless to say my diet suffered. On Friday I had Chik Filet for lunch but I only had the grilled chicken sandwich, no fries. Later I had rice and chilli and lots of alcohol. I went to bed really stuffed. Snacks that day included Sour Patch Kids and M&Ms. I also had a few Hershey's kisses.
Saturday was even worse. For breakfast I had 2 pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. Lunch was a big pasta dish with sausage. Dinner included grilled steak and hot dogs, as well as mashed potatoes, bean salad and corn on the cob. Snacks included peanuts and chips. I didn't have much alcohol on Saturday though.
Um, now I am dreading the dress fitting on Tuesday. Not only did I pig out but I will have my period for the fitting. Wonderful. Thank goodness I did not get a mermaid dress. I would just die.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
My eating was ok today...I resisted a lot of goodies...including doughnuts at work. I didn't do a small workout this evening as planned but I didn't get home till 10pm and I cooked up some stuff for the weekend...it is past midnight now and I am heading to bed.
BF: Cheerios (145), Snack: Zone bar (190), Snack 2: hot chocolate made with water (needed something to warm me up...80), Snack 3: 100 calorie bag of popcorn, Lunch: 1/2 wrap (265), bag of Baked Lays (130), Dinner: other 1/2 of wrap (265), Snack: another hot chocolate (80), Snack 2: few chips with guacamole, plus a taste fo the stuff I was cooking for my weekend away (fresh strawberry fruit topping for pancakes and bean salad), about 5 strawberries....So before my after-dinner snack I was at 1255...I am pretty sure I stayed under 1600 for the day.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I woke up this morning at 5:30am and went to the gym for a cycling class. It was REALLY tough. I really regreted having all that junk yesterday. I couldn't breathe!!! I woke up an layed in bed for a few minutes and wanted to go right back to sleep...I kept saying, "Come on, do you want this? Do you want this? If you wanna change your body you gotta get up! NOW!" And I did. I do want it.
I had a pretty good day food wise:
BF: Cheerios (145), Snack: Zone bar (190), Lunch: 1/2 deli wrap (265), watermelon (60), Snack: Activia (110), Dinner: other 1/2 of wrap (265), Snack: small grapefruit (90)...I was at 1125 and I had a bad snack: about 6 bites of cold pizza (so about 1/2 of a slice) (150??)...so 1275.
Here's some motivation for the day:
Monday, February 2, 2009
BF: Cheerios (145), Lunch: turkey wrap and pickle at the mall, Snack: few sour gummy bears from the mall (I know, weak), Dinner: awesome salad that my fiance made...it had mixed greens, jasmine rice, a black bean and corn relish, grilled chicken and guacamole. I ate an orange for dessert. Stupid rule breaking snack: 2 chips with guacamole at 10:30pm.
I went to the gym tonight and it was packed! I focused on legs but I did push-ups and abs between sets. I did some cardio on the stair master and stationary bike.
1. Not eat a single thing past 9pm **(UGH, I finished eating at 8:30, then I forgot about my plan and had 2 chips with guacamole around 10:30)**
2. Try to drink as much water as I can **(Check, I drank about 10 cups today!)**
3. Do cardio on 5 out of the 10 days **(Check, 1 out of 5, I did stair master and stationary bike at the gym)**
4. Lift weights at least 3 times **(Check, 1 out of 3, I did a killer lower body workout)**
5. Say no to the sample meals at work **(Check, easy, I only worked a few hours in the am)**
6. Not eat any chocolate (except Zone bar chocolate) or ice cream **(Check)**
7. Do push-ups daily **(Check, I did a set of 20, then 2 more sets of 10)**
8. Do 100 crunches daily **(Check)**
9. Do the Shred Level 3 once **(Not today)**
10. "Try" to get to bed before 11pm **(Lets just say it is 11:20 now and I am not ready for bed)**
Sunday, February 1, 2009
BF: Cheerios + fresh strawberries (160), Snack: Zone bar (190), Lunch: WW meal (290), Snack: baked Tostitos chips (200), homemade guacamole (300), Snack: small grapefruit (90), Dinner: same as breakfast (160)...1390 for the day.
1. Not eat a single thing past 9pm **(Check, I think my last bite was around 8:15)**
2. Try to drink as much water as I can **(Check, I drank about 8 cups of water today, which unfortunately is an improvement...I will aim for at least 10 tomorrow)**
3. Do cardio on 5 out of the 10 days **(None today)**
4. Lift weights at least 3 times **(None today)**
5. Say no to the sample meals at work **(Check, I resisted the chef salad with fried chicken strips)**
6. Not eat any chocolate (except Zone bar chocolate) or ice cream **(Check)**
7. Do push-ups daily **(Check, I did a set of 20, followed by a set of 5...man, I used to be able to do tons more...I am glad I am starting these up again)**
8. Do 100 crunches daily **(Check)**
9. Do the Shred Level 3 once **(Not today)**
10. "Try" to get to bed before 11pm **(Kinda check, it is 10:52 and I am about to get into my PJs, brush my teeth and get ready for bed)**