Friday, December 4, 2009


I am wondering if I should be posting what I eat vs. maybe just total calories for the day.Granted I usually copy and paste from previous day. Yes I know my lunchs are boring but it's convient. I couldn't find somthing on my Losing It app for iPhone ao I didn't completely log my calories. Must admit I was surprised that LEan cusine panini's weren't there. I did cheat a little. Wheat bread with Nutella. So yummy. I
manually added in the panini and I was still under my calorie goal for the day. So that is good. I did splurge with the nutella. but the chocoloate hits the spot.

I didn't hit the gym last night, boy texted me and wanted to hang out. He was haveing a rough day so I chose boy over gym. Eh, it happens. He is busy tonight so I will try to go after work. Need to run home and take out the dog first.

I keep telling myself my goal for weight loss is not to buy a plus size bridesmaid dress however I know that bridesmaid dresses run small. My size 4-6 friend had to get a size 12. So I know I may still end up in the 20's even if my jean size is smaller. But I think its a good motivation anyway.

In the fall I was traveling for work and it looks like I may do so again. Waiting for confirmation on dates and stuff. Luckily the hotel we were at last time had a gym. So I know I can work out as long as I don't get distracted. I also need to make better choices at restaurants. SO hard to choose the good option when you are in a new place and new restaurant and have exciting alternatives. I also need to see if we are at a different hotel if I can get a temp membership at a gym near by. My gym while it has locations all over the country is about 50 miles from where I will be. (In Los Angeles, that is 2 hours of traffic) there has to be a better option. I think I will check out 24 hour fitness and see if I can get a temp membership. I know there is one close to where I will be. Without paying too much. Maybe I should just hope we are at same hotel or new hotel has gym facility. Don't really want to pay $50 a month for a temp membership. If I can get a temporary memembership.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I almost forgot
Did Day 3/Week 1 of Couch to 5 k
Will do Day 1/Week 2 tonight
and about 15 min on eliptical
and some weights

again I don't try to count calories I burned with weights
I know it's just increasing my overal calorie burn.
Oh, just in case anyone reads this and loves me enough to buy me things
I want this:
GoWear fit Display Device

I really want something that will accurately count my calories

What I ate Day 2

Didn't add enough water to my oatmeal, now it's a little dry. oh well.
I did 2 packets today. I was starving when I got home from gym last night. Maybe I need the extra oatmeal in the am to have a lighter dinner. Let's see what happens tonight.

My meals are uninventive. Easy. But it helps to monitor calories and planning.

Breakfast and Morning Snack
Coffee with half and half and splenda (guess, 24 oz)
1 pkg - Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, weight control, with dried mixed berries
8 oz of Orange Juice
1 medium apple
2 wedges Laughing cow cheese, with
15 crackers crunchmaster multi grain gluten free (yes I counted crackers)

arnold Sandwhich thins- Mutli Grain
2 slices ham
1 slice American cheese
1/2 cup iceberg lettuce
1/8 cup pasta salad
1/8 tuna salad
1- mott's pomegranite apple sauce

Afternoon Snack
1 wedge lauging cow cheese
15 crackers. (may have been less but I wasn't couting since I had planned 2 portions in lunch and the only ones I didn't eat were broken

2 friend eggs, 2 pieces of toast
corned beef hash with a scrambled egg (made that as not to waste the corned beef hash, didn't like it but I kept eating, was starved after gym)

1 slice bread w/ nutella

Total calories: 2247
exercise: 396
Net calories: 1851
Technically only over 45 calories
not bad
I do think I will plan dinner better.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Diet Plan

I am going to have small meals through out day vs. larger meals.

This morning:7 am ish
coffee w/ half and half and splenda

later in morning at work
oatmeal with dried berries 9 am ish
8 oz oj after I finished oatmeal
just finished an apple 10:45 ish
next snack is laughing cow cheese and some crakcers

Not sure what is best as far as a schedule to time my meals
Should I do every 2 hours or so? Or is there a better option

granted when I eat it takes 15 minutes or more, I know that if I don't rush to eat my food that I will have a chance to begin digestion and have brain tell me I am full so I stop eating when I am full.

I am thinking about using this to Document food so here it goes
This will be a day behind.
I am using "Losing It" on my iphone to track calories
Calorie count won't be exact

Coffee with half and half and splenda (guess, 24 oz)
2 pkgs - Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal with dried mixed berries (2 pkgs was too much)
8 oz of Orange Juice

Morning Snack
2 wedges Laughing cow cheese, with
15 crackers crunchmaster multi grain gluten free (yes I counted crackers)

arnold Sandwhich thins- Mutli Grain
2 slices ham
1 slice American cheese

Afternoon snack
1 wedge laughin couw cheese
with 7 crackers crunchmaster multi grain gluten free

Pre Gym
arnold Sandwhich thins- Mutli Grain
2 slices ham
1 slice American cheese

Turkey meatballs I made the other night
no pasta, with sauce

evening snack
1 slice wheat bread with nutella
calories consumed: 1948teadmill 30 min: burn 144 calories
net calories 1804

calorie budget is 1806
so I was within, barely but in guidelines
I don't count the weight machines in my exercise since I can't seem to quantify the calories, so that is just "spare room"

today I had 1 oatmeal package and that was fine.
My orange juice says 90 Calories but my calorie counter says 110. So I do have leeway there.

Wow, long ass post. But I figure if I am accountable for food I eat and exercise it will help.

By the way, my goal is to not buy a plus size dress for my friends wedding next year.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Insert Something Witty

Finally got a new scale. It shows weight, BMI and body fat percentage.
So far I like it. My body fat and bmi are high but I knew that. Now with a scale I can monitor it.
Went to gym twice last week. didn't make it over the long weekend. Goal this week is gym at least twice.

Now that V is on hiatus it gives me free time on Tuesday for gym I would go tonight but I really have to hit store and get cat litter.

Tomorrow I will do gym again.
Working on Couch to 5k. I really like the program. Really attainable.