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Friday, May 13, 2011

Week Thirteen: Day Five

Hello!!  Blogger was down all day, so I am only able to post now.  I wanted to write something, though, because this weekend is shaping up to be pretty busy!!

Yesterday went very well.  I had forgotten how much I love cottage cheese, but I was happily reminded yesterday when it was on my "menu"!

FOOD:  From the website I am following -

Two eggs, any style (no fat used in cooking)
Low-fat cottage cheese
Zucchini, or string beans, or sliced/stewed tomatoes
One slice of protein bread, toasted
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water
Dinner: Roast, broiled or barbequed chicken (skin and visible fat removed before eating)
Plenty of spinach, green peppers, string beans
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

My food diary from yesterday:
b'fast - Activia, toasted protein bread, coffee with Splenda
late morning snack - Large bowl of Low fat cottage cheese
Lunch - 2 scrambled eggs, slice of toasted protein bread, small bowl of cottage cheese
Dinner - Diced chicken, spinach leaves, carrots, green beans
Before bed snack - Small bowl of cottage cheese

From website - FRIDAY

Assorted cheese slices (preferably lowfat)

Spinach, all you want
One slice of protein bread, toasted
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water
Dinner: Fish or shellfish
Combination salad (any fresh vegetables desired, raw or cooked)
One slice of protein bread, toasted
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water
My food diary:
B'fast - Activia, toasted protein bread, Laughing Cow Swiss cheese spread, coffee
Mid-morning snack - Laughing Cow swiss cheese, carrots
Lunch - Oops!  2 bites of a recipe "creation" I just HAD to try.  I made a bbq chicken spaghetti lasagna (obviously my own name), and had to taste it.  Yep.  I had to...sigh.
Mid-afternoon - 2 slices toasted protein bread, low fat cheese melted on bread, spinach filling the "sandwich"
Dinner - Laughing Cow swiss cheese, carrots

EXERCISE:  Zoe and I visited a friend and her 7 week old baby, and the four of us went for a 60 minute walk covering 2.5 miles of some hilly neighborhood!  Ha, ha.  We managed to keep up our conversation throughout the walk even with the slight huffing and puffing.  After picking up the boys, we headed to a park to meet up with some other friends.  I fully intended to head out for my 2nd Couch to 5K workout after dropping the kids off at home, but the rain began as soon as I got home!  Booo.  Truthfully, my legs were feeling the walk from earlier, but I really was going to hit the track!!  It was pouring for long enough that I got settled in at the house and decided to go Friday instead...which I did this evening.  As soon as Shaun got home, I put on my tennis shoes and headed to the track at the middle school.  I am assuming this track is a 1/4 mile around?  This is what I remember from the high school track...of course, that one was around a football field and this one is just around an open field.  It seemed similar in size, though.  I did my 5 minute warm up walk, then 60 seconds of running followed by 90 seconds of walking, repeated for 20 minutes.  I completed 8 laps and I'm calling that 2 miles.  I don't know the exact time...close to 25 minutes.

TIPS/ISSUES:  So, obviously today's food intake wasn't so good.  I may have gone a little overboard with the whole "eat all the cheese you want" instruction, and I know I shouldn't have had those bites of the bbq chicken thing.  BUT, I had planned on my walk/run for this evening and I think I just allowed myself some lee-way.  Is that even how you spell that word?  Anyway, I had planned to have dinner after my run, but I was just NOT hungry.  Except for some cheese, of course, but I was sort of eating that just because I knew I needed to eat something.  At least I stuck to approved foods!  I really enjoyed my exercise this evening.  I know in the past there have been times when I would decide I was ready to lose weight and I would start working out daily or every other day, but I would always tell myself I would work on diet LATER.  "Once I am comfortable with working out, then I will switch my diet."  That would never happen.  I could be on an elliptical machine for an hour every day for a month and lose nothing.  So, while I am happy to have started with diet this time, and I am seeing results, I am just a little frustrated to see myself falling back into some old habits.  Justifying snacking and extra bites with exercise.  Grrr.  I am planning to find at least 30 minutes to myself tomorrow to dive into some Bible study.  Not the book I have been working on with my group, but my own personal mission.  More on that tomorrow....

For tonight, I will end just by saying, I know it's okay that I wasn't 100% compliant today.  It does NOT mean I will not be good tomorrow.  It does not mean I have ruined all my hard work.  It does not mean I should throw in the towel and "quit".  It simply means I have some more work to do...mental work.  This will be overcome.  Tomorrow I am planning to follow the "plan" perfectly, and I am guaranteeing I will stick to my plan!!

Have a great night!


1 comment:

  1. THAT is the stuff/thinking that success is made of! You are a great inspiration. xxoo


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