Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tummy Trimmers

I finally went to the grocery store today to load up on essentials...and some nonessentials :)

I tried to get as many veggies as I could since I really don't eat many now. Hopefully, adding fruites and veggies to my diet will only benefit me. Keeping track of what I eat has been a lot easier than I thought it would be...I have been keeping track on my phone so I always have that with me to record my meals.

Day 3:
9:00 a.m. Mineral water and Nature Valley Peanut Butter bar

11:30 a.m. 1 serving raisins
12:00 p.m. Ham sandwich on wheat bread with mustard and cheese (Made by my fabulous husband!!) Mineral water. 1 serving of pea pods. Apple sauce

2:30 p.m. 1 serving Fruit Source mini bites. (These are my new favorite find! They were sampling them at CostCo and I loved them! 1 serving of them- or 14 bites- equals 2 servings of fruit, or 2 apples. And they are really yummy!!!!) 1 mineral water
6:30 p.m. Luna bar (toasted nuts and cranberry.. I was a bit apprehensive about these because anytime I try these bars, they taste gross and...gross. I was impressed with this though!! ). Mineral water. 6 everything flat breads (JJ Flat Breads) with Garlic and Chives cream cheese. 1 sugar cookie.
6:45-7:00 p.m. I tried a new Workout DVD today that I bought at Marshalls for $2.99. How good could it be for that much? It was pretty good. There are 5 different 10 minute workouts. I tried the workout with the ball. I will try a different 10 minute workout tomorrow.
7:30 p.m. Salad with balsamic vinigarette, onion, green pepper, gorgonzola cheese, apple, dried cranberries and blueberries. 1 glass of Pinot Grigio

9:00 p.m. 1 more glass of Pinot Grigio

Comments: 4 waters...didn't reach my goal of 6 today. This is probably because I had wine at night instead of water. I had pea pods, green peppers, onions, apples, cranberries, blueberries and 2 servings of fruit (from the fruit bites). This is getting closer to my goal but still not enough servings.

Goals: I am working out in the morning tomorrow so I will have to wait to eat until after that. I may have another protein bar before the workout though.

Till tomorrow!!!

What is your favorite before-workout snack???

Monday, December 28, 2009

Any sweets??

One of my resolutions for 2010 is to cut back (or eliminate) sweets, especially candy and unneccessary sweets. This is easy at home, because we don't keep candy in the house. However, it will be more difficult when I go back to work...my sweet tooth seems to kick in when I am there. Anyways, here is what I ate today...had a long break in eating because I had a crown and a filling done at the dentist :(

9:00 a.m. Mineral water

11:00 a.m. 2 fried egg sandwich on wheat with mayo. Orange and mineral water.

12:00 p.m. Kid-sized box of raisins

4:00 p.m. Lunds Wild Rice and Ham soup. 6 pretzels. Mineral water. Baked potato with top the tater...(I was starving!! I was also totally numb on the left side so it was quite hard to eat anything)

6:00 p.m. Mineral Water

8:00 p.m. Scrambled eggs with green pepper, onion, andouille sausage, mexican cheese. 1 piece of whole wheat toast and 1 c. homemade apple sauce (Thanks neighbor!!! SOOO good and fresh!!) Mineral Water

8:30 p.m. 4 bites of chocolate cheesecake...perfect amount!!

Comments on today's food: I had 5 eggs today!! 5 mineral waters...which equals 60 ounces. I read that you should drink 8 ounces of water 8 times a day...which equals 64 ounces a day. I was 4 ounces short today...probably because I could not drink out of the left side of my face :(

Tomorrow's Goal: I hope to try to drink 6 mineral waters tomorrow or substitute one glass of regular water. I am also going to try to eat one serving of both fruit and vegetables at each meal.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Healthy Living and Eating...

So I have been struggling since the wedding to find a happy medium with my weight and lifestyle. I have put on some pounds and am feeling the crunch to get rid of them!! I have been going to the gym a lot more and trying to make healthier choices in eating (which has been hard during the last month). Something that has been helpful is reading Food Blogs. The blogs are written by women who are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and they write about their food choices and their workout activities. Two of my favorites are healthytippingpoint.com and ohsheglows.com. These ladies give great advice and recipes that really help me.

Something that I have been trying to do is keep track of what I eat in a day. This is VERY helpful to me because it shows how much the snacks and in-between-meals add up. This also keeps me accountable for my actions...as does this blog!! (Carrie Underwood swears by this ritual)

Today I ate:
10 a.m. 2 pieces of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and sugar-free jelly and a mineral water

11 a.m. Piece of hot pepper cheese

1:00 p.m. 3 Christmas cookies; mineral water. (La Croix Mineral Water has been the KEY to me getting rid of pop in my diet. I do not crave pop anymore and I actually feel sick when I have any pop. These quench my thirst and keep my hunger at bay!!)
2:00 p.m. One piece of meat lasagna, 1/2 c. green bean casserole, 3 pieces of garlic bread (EEK!). Coors Light

4:00 p.m. Glass of red wine; Christmas cookie.

8:00 p.m. Orange and 2 M&MsI also did 50 minutes of The Firm: Total Muscle Shaping DVD I got for Christmas. It was hard to do though because I do not have a step or 3 different sets of weights (3lb, 5lb and 8lb). I only have a 10lb set of weights so those were pretty worthless. I am going to go to Marshalls tomorrow to see if I can find some lighter weights so I can do this DVD on nights that I do not go to the gym.

I hope to use this blog (again) to chronicle my trek on this difficult journey. It is so easy to work out and eat healthy every day when I am off on Winter Vacation. The true test will be when I go back to work in 1 week.

Stay tuned and please send me your suggestions or hints!!!