&Follow SJoin OnSugar
Email |
|

from the top

Posted by starangel82 on October 27, 2009 9:08 am | 0 Comments

yikes.  i dropped the ball.  i meant to post mid-week, but i just didn't.  then i was going to post yesterday, but i left my food journal at home.  i'm telling you, this hasn't been my week.  oh well.  i know ya'll will forgive me.  also, there were two family dinner last week, so i ate out some.  well, one family dinner and then a day out with my mother.  no matter how you slice it, neither day was good for the diet.  i've got to get back into my good eating-out habits!

so here we go, from the top!

oct 19-26, 2009

monday
breakfast: Quaker weight control oatmeal, Yoplait light yogurt, homemade applesauce, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: Healthy Choice potatoes and broccoli in cheddar sauce
dinner: hamburger steak (no onions or gravy), 1/2 baked potato with small pat of butter & salt, steamed mixed veggies
snacks: handful of jelly beans
exercise: 30 minutes on treadmill

tuesday
breakfast: Quaker weight control oatmeal, Yoplait light yogurt, homemade applesauce, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: 1 serving of Progresso Carb Monitor Chicken Cheese Enchilada Style, serving of whole wheat crackers
dinner: 1 serving of Progresso Carb Monitor Chicken Cheese Enchilada Style, serving of whole wheat crackers
snacks: sugar-free popsicle
exercise: Pilates (Crunch Fitness: Burn and Firm Pilates DVD)

wednesday
breakfast: Quaker weight control oatmeal, Yoplait light yogurt, homemade applesauce, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: roast beef sandwich on whole grain wheat bread, light mayo, and mozzarella cheese, mandarin oranges, carrot sticks
dinner: dinner at local Japanese restaurant (habati chicken, rice, and sushi)
snacks: handful of raisins, 30 animal crackers
exercise: 30 minutes on treadmill

thursday
breakfast: Quaker weight control oatmeal, Yoplait light yogurt, homemade applesauce, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: roast beef sandwich on whole grain wheat bread, light mayo, mozzarella, and lettuce, banana, carrot sticks
dinner: grilled catfish, boiled potatoes, steamed veggies
snacks: 2 rice cakes, handful of raisins
exercise: Pilates (Crunch Fitness: Burn and Firm Pilates DVD)

friday
breakfast: Quaker weight control oatmeal, Yoplait light yogurt, homemade applesauce, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: hot dog (no bun), apple, grapes, carrot sticks
dinner: venison, 1/2 baked potato with small pat of butter and salt, side salad with light ranch dressing
snacks: 2 rice cakes, apple
exercise: 30 minutes on treadmill

saturday
breakfast: Smart Ones egg and cheese on English muffin (surprisingly good), apple
lunch: Olive Garden soup, salad, and breadsticks lunch (not good i know, but my mom got to pick)
dinner: venison, 1/2 baked potato with small pat of butter and salt, side salad with light ranch dressing
snacks: none
exercise: none.  rested.

sunday
breakfast: none.  slept through it.
lunch: 1/2 whole grain wheat bagel with peanut butter, apple
dinner: Speical K fruit and yogurt cereal with 2% milk
snacks: 30 animal crackers
exercise: 30 minute stroll at neighborhood park

monday
breakfast: Quaker weight control oatmeal, Yoplait light yogurt, homemade applesauce, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: mixed green salad with mandarin oranges, apples, pears, dried cranberries, and drizzled with balsamic vinegar
dinner: grilled chicken breast with corn on the cob, green beans
snacks: sugar-free fudgecile
exercise: 40 minute stroll around neighborhood park

new weight: 261 lbs (-2 pounds)  (water weight???)

Email |
|

ready, set, go!

Posted by starangel82 on October 19, 2009 8:09 am | 0 Comments

so it's time to get back into the game.  i have no idea if anyone reads this blog anymore, but i'm keeping up with things for me.  it's time for me to get going again after my surgery.  i feel healthy enough (and have my doctor's okay) to get back into the swing of weight loss things.  i am just supposed to be careful exercising and stop immediately if i get tired, dizzy, etc.  actually, that's probably good advice for anyone.

so i have a question for you healthy, active people out there.  i was reading the other day and the article said you really should do no more than 30 minutes of cardio a day.  but then combine that with strength training to acheive maximum weight loss.  i know strength training is important, but i though cardio was the best thing especially when you are trying to lose body fat.  anyone want to weigh in here?

so now, let's get down to business:

10/18/09

sunday
breakfast: slept through it.  oops
lunch: two scrambled eggs, whole grain wheat toast with sugar free raspberry jelly, homemade applesauce
dinner: grilled chicken breast, grilled squash, green beans
snacks: one serving of jelly beans
exercise: 30 minute stroll through my neighborhood

weight: 263 lbs (i gained back everything i lost after surgery (but i knew i would) plus a few pounds i gained while being lazy.  it's okay.  i'll get 'em back off.)

Email |
|

step up - step down

Posted by starangel82 on October 6, 2009 9:13 am | 0 Comments

i'm about ready to get back into the swing of things.  i've gained back every pound that i lost while i was sick.  i'm not upset by it, because i was pretty sure it was going to happen.  i mean, you stop eating for a week and half, then you start eating, it comes back.  especially if you aren't exercising.  like i said, it's not going to get me down though. just a fact of life.

so i plan to start walking again now that my incisions are pretty much healed and i have gotten most of my stamina back.  i'm going to start out on the treadmill just walking until i get tired.  no set time.  then i'm going to start walking outside as the weather permits.  i love walking outside in fall.  the temperatures are usually perfect for walking and the scenery is always so beautiful.  i'm also going to attempt to get back into pilates.  i've really missed doing that and once upon a time, it really helped my body.  so as my stamina gets better, i'm going to be adding that back in.

otherwise, i'm going to slowly start eating on a decent schedule again.  right now my diet is so out of sorts because i can only eat certain things... and i need more balance that i currently have.  so i can't wait to get started again.

Email |
|

go to sleep

Posted by starangel82 on August 31, 2009 9:02 am | 0 Comments

24-30 August 2009

monday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: Lunchables turkey and cheddar with wheat Ritz crackers, serving of Sun Chips original
dinner: 1 serving of Progresso Carb Monitor Chicken Cheese Enchilada Style, serving of whole wheat crackers
snacks: sugar-free fudgesicle, grapes
exercise: 1 hour walk

tuesday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: tuna fish with 1 tbsp light mayo, whole wheat saltine crackers, grapes, apples
dinner: 1 serving of Progresso Carb Monitor Chicken Cheese Enchilada Style, serving of whole wheat crackers
snacks: serving of Wheat Thins, handful of raisins
exercise: 1 hour walk

wednesday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: roast beef sandwich on whole grain wheat, mustard, mozzarella cheese, apple, grapes
dinner: grilled chicken breast with lemon pepper seasoning, green beans, corn on the cob
snacks: serving of Wheat Thins, handful of raisins
exercise: 1 hour walk

thursday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: Sun Roll (salmon, cream cheese, avocado)
dinner: 1 cup Special K blueberry cereal with 1% milk, banana
snacks: sugar-free fudgesicle, 30 animal crackers
exercise: 1 hour walk

friday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: Health Choice Fresh Mixer
dinner: grilled catfish, boiled potatoes, steamed veggies
snacks: apple, handful of raisins
exercise: 1 hour walk

saturday
breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with 2 tbsp low-fat cheddar cheese, 2 slices turkey bacon, whole grain wheat toast with sugar-free strawberry jelly
lunch: Healthy Choice potatoes and broccoli in cheddar sauce
dinner: hamburger steak (no onions or gravy), 1/2 baked potato with small pat of butter & salt, steamed mixed veggies
snacks: apple, handful of raisins
exercise: 1 hour walk

sunday
breakfast: 1 cup Special K blueberry cereal with 1% milk, banana
lunch: tuna fish with 1 tbsp light mayo, whole wheat saltine crackers, grapes, apples
dinner: leftover hamburger steak, green beans, purple hull peas
snacks: sugar-free fudgesicle, apple
exercise: 1 hour walk

new weight: 261 lbs (-1 lbs)

another week down... i still haven't figured out what i'm going to do regarding the yoga situation.  i have some great pilates dvds at home that i enjoy doing.  maybe i'll just replace 'yoga time' with the pilates dvds.  practice the yoga at home as well... maybe before bed.  that would be a great way to relax, i think, especially since i have so much trouble sleeping.  you would think with my daily routine and my exercise, i would sleep better, but i don't.  i wish i did, because i know a good night's sleep is essential to weight loss.  maybe that's why the pounds have been so sluggish to come off lately?

Email |
|

farewell to yoga

Posted by starangel82 on August 24, 2009 8:46 am | 0 Comments

20-23 August 2009

thursday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: roast beef sandwich on whole grain wheat, mustard, mozzarella cheese, apple, grapes
dinner: grilled chicken breast seasoned with lemon pepper salt, grilled yellow squash, green beans
snacks: apple, handful of raisins
exercise: 1 hour walk, 30 minute yoga session

friday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: Health Choice Fresh Mixer
dinner: oven cooked ribs, coleslaw, 1/2 baked potato
snacks: 30 animal crackers, handful of raisins
exercise: 1 hour walk, 30 minute yoga session

saturday
breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with 2 tbsp low-fat cheddar cheese, 2 slices turkey bacon, whole grain wheat toast with sugar-free strawberry jelly
lunch: hot dog (no bun), apple, grapes, carrot sticks
dinner: Sun Roll (salmon, cream cheese, avocado)
snacks: sugar-free fudgesicle, grapes
exercise: 1 hour walk

sunday
breakfast: 1 cup Special K blueberry cereal with 1% milk, banana
lunch: chicken sandwich on whole grain wheat, light mayo, mozzarella cheese, carrot sticks, apple
dinner: tuna fish with 1 tbsp light mayo, whole wheat saltine crackers, grapes, apples
snacks: sugar-free popsicle
exercise: 1 hour walk

i had dinner friday night with my parents.  my mom made some oven baked bbq ribs.  i have no idea what the calorie count would be, but oh well.  sometimes you've just got to go with the flow. 

my yoga sessions will be ending soon.  i had signed up for the summer special at my local wellness center.  if i want to participate in yoga after the end of august, then i have to get a membership.  i guess the summer yoga session was a ploy to get you hooked.  anyway, i don't really want to join the wellness center just for a yoga class.  $55 a month is a bit steep for yoga.  since i hate the gym and wouldn't go, i just can't see the benefit.  so i'll keep doing yoga at home.  i'll keep walking.  i would just like to keep some momentum going for something other than walking.  i need to.  i know i need more than an hour of cardio... i like doing my dvd pilates, but i also liked being in a class.  around people.  having an instructor who could tell me if i was doing a move wrong.  i wish there was a yoga/pilates center around here... sigh.  the thorn of living in a small town.

ps - i had to change the site design because i was having trouble with my administrative abilities with the other theme.  hope you like it.

Email |
|

another long one

Posted by starangel82 on August 19, 2009 11:19 am | 0 Comments

12-18 August 2009

wednesday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: roast beef sandwich on whole grain wheat, low-fat cheddar cheese, light mayo, apple, carrot sticks
dinner: chicken penne alfredo
snacks: 30 animal crackers, sugar-free fudgesicle
exercise: 1 hour walk

thursday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: Healthy Choice potatoes and broccoli in cheddar sauce
dinner: leftover chicken penne alfredo
snacks: serving of Wheat Thins, handful of raisins
exercise: 1 hour walk, 30 minute yoga session

friday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: tuna fish with 1 tbsp light mayo, whole wheat saltine crackers, grapes, apples
dinner: spinach salad, glass of milk
snacks: apple, 10 animal crackers
exercise: 1 hour walk, 30 minute yoga session

saturday
breakfast: 1 cup Special K blueberry cereal with 2% milk
lunch: Sonic Jr. hamburger (plain), 1/2 medium french fry, Route 44 Diet Coke
dinner: hibachi chicken, steamed rice, hibachi veggies (squash & zucchini), soup
snacks: 3 pieces of Milka chocolate
exercise: none

sunday
breakfast: none
lunch: leftover hibachi chicken, steamed rice, hibachi veggies
dinner: roast beef sandwich on whole grain wheat, light mayo, mozzarella cheese, apple, banana
snacks: none
exercise: none

monday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: Lunchables turkey and cheddar with wheat Ritz crackers, serving of Sun Chips original
dinner: hamburger steak (no onions or gravy), 1/2 baked potato with small pat of butter & salt, steamed mixed veggies
snacks: 30 animal crackers, sugar-free fudgesicle
exercise: 1 hour walk, 30 minute yoga session

tuesday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: Lunchables turkey and cheddar with wheat Ritz crackers, serving of Sun Chips original
dinner: 2 eggs scrambled with 2 tbsp low-fat cheddar cheese, 2 slices turkey bacon, whole grain wheat toast with sugar-free strawberry jelly
snacks: 30 animal crackers, sugar-free fudgesicle
exercise: 1 hour walk, 30 minute yoga session

new weight: 262 lbs (-2 lbs as of wednesday 8/12)

sorry i haven't updated in so long.  things have just been a little crazy.  the good news is, i've managed to lose 2 lbs that i put on during the dating crisis.  maybe it was just water weight, but still, i'm back down to 262 lbs.  which is better than 264 lbs.  but still leaves me with a long way to go.

as to my weekend eating, my best friend (that i hadn't seen in over a year) was in town.  needless to say, we decided to enjoy ourselves this past weekend.  personally, i thought i did really well in the face of eating out all weekend.  especially since i let her pick all the restaurants.  surely hibachi chicken isn't that bad for you... right?

Email |
|

seven foods every woman should eat

Posted by starangel82 on August 13, 2009 9:33 am | 0 Comments

berries

why: ounce for ounce, berries have more protective plant antioxidants than almost any other food. "these compounds not only lower your disease risks, they help prevent memory loss," says Elizabeth Somer, R. D., author of Age-Proof Your Body.

how much: aim for a cup of berries—any berries, fresh or frozen—at least three times a week (berry researchers say eat a cup daily). since berries are high in fill-you-up fiber, they may also help curb weight gain.


salmon

why: sure, salmon is a prime source of omega-3s, the healthy fats that fend off heart disease and maybe more, but are you aware that a mere 3 ounces of the fish serves up 170 percent of your daily vitamin B12 and more than 80 percent of your D?

how much: aim for two servings a week (and if you substitute tuna for one serving, that's OK).


leafy greens

why: it's almost impossible to meet your nutritional needs without eating dark leafy greens, from spinach and romaine to collard greens and chard. they're huge sources of fiber; vitamins C and K; folic acid (a B vitamin that guards the heart and memory and fights birth defects); lutein, a vision protector; and four essential minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.

how much: two servings a day—and the darker, the better.


whole grains

why: they have up to 96 percent more fiber, magnesium, zinc, chromium, and vitamins E and B6 than refined grains. this nutritional powerhouse helps prevent the same health problems that refined grains help cause: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and even obesity.

how much: ideally, all of the six daily grain servings you need should be whole, unrefined grains, but aim for at least three.


nuts

why: they're excellent sources of protein, magnesium, and B and E vitamins—trusty fighters in the war against heart disease and cancer. yes, nuts are high in fat calories, but their fat is the heart-healthy kind. replace junky snacks with them and you won't gain an ounce.

how much: Up to five small fistfuls a week (roughly a quarter cup or about 15–20 almonds, cashews, walnuts, or pecans).


golden veggies

why: just one serving of fiber-filled, deep-yellow-orange vegetables supplies five times the beta carotene you need daily to lower your cancer risk, defend against colds and other infections, and protect your skin from sun damage. the potassium in these veggies also keeps your heartbeat in sync and your blood pressure down.

how much: aim for two half-cup servings a day, the equivalent of one sweet potato, 12 canned apricot halves, or a cup of butternut squash or carrots.


yogurt

why: low- or no-fat plain yogurt is a terrific source of B vitamins, protein, calcium and—if it has active cultures—the healthy bacteria known as probiotics, which crowd out disease-causing germs.

how much: four or more cups a week, if this is your main dairy source.

 

source: MSN Health

Email |
|

getting back on the wagon

Posted by starangel82 on August 12, 2009 8:29 am | 0 Comments

9-11 August 2009

sunday
breakfast: 1 cup Special K blueberry cereal with 1% milk, boiled egg
lunch: low-fat chicken noodle soup, 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich (whole grain wheat bread and 1 slice Kraft American cheese)
dinner: grilled chicken breast with lemon pepper seasoning, green beans, corn on the cob
snacks: 30 animal crackers, sugar-free popsicle
exercise: 45 minute walk

monday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: roast beef sandwich on whole grain wheat, low-fat cheddar cheese, light mayo, apple, carrot sticks
dinner: low-fat chicken noodle soup, 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich (whole grain wheat bread and 1 slice Kraft American cheese)
snacks: Fiber One bar, sugar-free popsicle, cup of Lipton cranberry pomegranate green tea
exercise: 30 minute yoga session, 45 minute walk

tuesday
breakfast: Yoplait light vanilla yogurt with Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Crunch granola, boiled egg, 12 oz Diet Coke
lunch: Sun roll (salmon, avacado, cream cheese) with a small side of edamame
dinner: grilled chicken sandwich on sourdough with lettuce and mayo, green beans, sweet tea
snacks: 15 animal crackers, sugar-free popsicle, cup of Lipton cranberry pomegranate green tea
exercise: 30 minute yoga session, 45 minute walk

so i hitched up my skirts and climbed back on the wagon this sunday.  (lord, that's a mental image i didn't need.)

my yoga teacher was a little upset and worried about me.  i hadn't been to yoga class in over a week.  at first, i thought she was going to kick me out of class, but i am paying for the class.  we talked a little after class monday.  she said she understood what had happened to me, but she wished i had kept coming to yoga.  she said it would have been a good stress reliever.  and i know she is right... because on monday it felt great to just stretch and sit still.  yet, in the face of mind blowing emotional problems, i still revert to my old ways.  sigh.  maybe some day i can get past that, but for now, it's all i know.  i mean, i have gotten a lot better about stress eating and eating because i'm bored.  but apparently, i still need to work on the massive stress, emotional problems eating.

oh... and my tuesday dinner isn't the best, but my parents were in town and took me out for dinner.  to Cracker Barrel of all places.  it is really, really hard to pick something to eat at the good country eatin' restaurant, you know?

Email |
|

it's been a bad week

Posted by starangel82 on August 5, 2009 7:53 am | 0 Comments

i'm not even going to begin to list the foods i've eat in the past week.  they have been bad for me.  but after the 'incident', well i haven't felt much like eating anything that isn't a comfort food.  or exercising.  even though i know this is a time i should have just plowed through it.  but i didn't.

call it lack of willpower.  call it emotions being stronger than willpower.  or just call it plain giving up.  i don't care.  but the fact of the matter is, it isn't giving up.  because i'm getting back on the wagon.  in the past, i would just throw my hands up and say, "screw it."  but this time, i'm not.  i've had my week of moping around and eating everything in sight.  now it's time to get back on track.

new weight: 264 lbs (+5 lbs)

oh... and i gained weight.  but i don't care.  it happens.  now i'll just take it off again.

Email |
|

protein

Posted by starangel82 on July 29, 2009 7:44 am | 0 Comments

looks like my search for sources of protein is over!  nothing like the internet for a little research.

fish and seafood
Seafood is one of the best sources of protein because it's usually low in fat. Fish such as salmon is a little higher in fat but it is the heart-healthy kind: omega-3 fatty acids.

white-meat poultry
stick to the white meat of poultry for excellent, lean protein. dark meat is higher in fat. the skin is loaded with saturated fat, so remove skin before cooking.

milk, cheese, and yogurt
not only are dairy foods excellent sources of protein but they also contain valuable calcium. choose skim or low fat dairy to keep bones and teeth strong, prevent osteoporosis and enhance weight loss.

eggs
eggs are one of the least expensive forms of protein. the American Heart Association says normal healthy adults can safely enjoy an egg a day.

beans
one-half cup of beans contains as much protein as 3 ounces of broiled steak. plus, these nutritious nuggets are loaded with fiber to keep you feeling full for hours.

pork tenderloin
this great and versatile white meat is 31% leaner than 20 years ago.

soy
t
wenty five grams of soy protein daily can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. combine soy protein foods like tofu with a healthy low fat diet.

lean beef
lean beef has only one more gram of saturated fat than a skinless chicken breast. lean beef is also an excellent source of zinc, iron and vitamin B12.

protein on the go
grab a meal replacement drink, cereal bar or energy bar. check the label to be sure the product contains at least 6 grams of protein, and is low in sugar and fat.

source: WebMD

About Me

Share/Save/Bookmark

Archive

Archives

December 2009
SMTWTFS
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031