Day One-Hundred-and-Fifteen

Alright, it’s Wednesday. I’m trying to stay positive and realistic and focus on making healthy choices every day.

What I Ate Today:

Breakfast (320) I made a breakfast smoothie with a cup of almond milk, a cup of frozen berries, and a banana. And I snagged an iced tall nonfat latte on the way in to work.

Lunch (297) For lunch I had a larabar and an apple.

Snacks (78) By the time I arrived home I was in desperate need of a grapefruit! 

Chicken, mash, and corn!
Chicken, mash, and corn!

Dinner (1,066) For dinner I made the Best Baked “Fried” Chicken with homemade mashed potatoes and frozen corn. And then I had about half a cut up cantaloupe for dessert :).

Exercise

Today I did Day 19 of Lauren Gleisberg’s 30×30 Fat Loss Shred plus week 3 day 2 of her summer abs series.

Summing up the day

2 Liters of water every day (1 pt.) 1
Stop Eating before 9pm (1 pt.) 1
No processed food (1 pt.) 1
No sweets/sugary treats (2 pts.) 2
At or below calorie limit (3 pts.) 3
Accurate food journal (1 pt.) 1
Stick to meal plan (1 pt.) 1
Strength Training (1 pt.) 1
Cardio Training (1 pt.) 0
No Alcohol (1 pt.) 1
Points Tally: 12

Day One-Hundred-and-Fourteen

Weekly Weigh-In:

I weighed myself this morning and I gave back a pound so I’m at 154 lbs. I am plateauing and I know why. I just can’t seem to want to commit enough to make it through the weekends without a total crash-and-burn. I don’t if this is because I just don’t want it bad enough, or because I’m just not thinking about it in the right way. All I can say is that I’m going to try again. And I hope to weigh-in at 153 lbs. next Tuesday.

What I Ate Today:

Breakfast (250) I made a breakfast smoothie with a cup of almond milk, a cup of frozen berries, and a banana.

Lunch (577) For lunch I had the final serving of Orzo “Paella” and a small apple.

Snacks (0) No snacks today.

Dinner (969) For dinner I met some friends at a bar for 2 glasses of wine and a grilled cheese.

Exercise

Today I did Day 18 of Lauren Gleisberg’s 30×30 Fat Loss Shred plus week 3 day 1 of her summer abs series.

Summing up the day

2 Liters of water every day (1 pt.) 1
Stop Eating before 9pm (1 pt.) 1
No processed food (1 pt.) 0
No sweets/sugary treats (2 pts.) 2
At or below calorie limit (3 pts.) 3
Accurate food journal (1 pt.) 1
Stick to meal plan (1 pt.) 1
Strength Training (1 pt.) 1
Cardio Training (1 pt.) 0
No Alcohol (1 pt.) 0
Points Tally: 10

Day One-Hundred-and-Thirteen

“If you’re tired of starting over then stop giving up.” New motto. Enough said.

What I Ate Today:

Breakfast (237) Work breakfast: oatmeal and small apple.

Lunch (577) For lunch I had the another serving of Orzo “Paella” and a small apple.

Snacks (0) No snacks today.

Dinner (956) For dinner I made Wild Rice and Sausage Stuffed Peppers (with a few modifications) along with some roasted asparagus, and a side salad with a homemade vinaigrette. And I had 1 glass of rose.

Exercise

Today I did Day 17 of Lauren Gleisberg’s 30×30 Fat Loss Shred.

Summing up the day

2 Liters of water every day (1 pt.) 1
Stop Eating before 9pm (1 pt.) 1
No processed food (1 pt.) 1
No sweets/sugary treats (2 pts.) 2
At or below calorie limit (3 pts.) 3
Accurate food journal (1 pt.) 1
Stick to meal plan (1 pt.) 1
Strength Training (1 pt.) 0
Cardio Training (1 pt.) 1
No Alcohol (1 pt.) 0
Points Tally: 11

Day One-Hundred-and-Twelve

Oh Sunday. I’m disappointed in myself this weekend. That’s pretty much all I can say. Woof.

What I Ate Today:

Breakfast (0) Again, slept in so late that I missed breakfast.

Lunch (500) For lunch I went to the movies and had a small popcorn.

Snacks (687) 3 cups of fresh cherries, a slice of banana bread, an ounce of potato chips, and an ounce of salami.

Dinner (1,108) For dinner I made Linguine and Clams with Almonds and Herbs. So delicious! I also made steamed green beans. And then I had 6 reduced fat oreos. Oh man…  

Exercise

Sunday, so I didn’t work out.

Summing up the day

2 Liters of water every day (1 pt.) 1
Stop Eating before 9pm (1 pt.) 1
No processed food (1 pt.) 0
No sweets/sugary treats (2 pts.) 0
At or below calorie limit (3 pts.) 0
Accurate food journal (1 pt.) 1
Stick to meal plan (1 pt.) 0
Strength Training (1 pt.) 0
Cardio Training (1 pt.) 0
No Alcohol (1 pt.) 1
Points Tally: 4

Day One-Hundred-and-Eleven

It’s Saturday! This is just so my m.o.: eating well all week and then losing it on the weekends. I think I just don’t want it bad enough to keep it together most of the time instead of about half the time which is what I’m averaging now. Ugh.

What I Ate Today:

Breakfast (0) Slept in so late that I sort of missed breakfast…

Lunch (680) For lunch I had a small bacon quiche, with a simple salad dressed with vinaigrette, and small nonfat latte.

Snacks (255) A glass of champagne and a beer.

Dinner (1,762) For dinner my husband and I went to a friend’s house and she made fried chicken, coleslaw, and potato salad. Along with many, many glasses of wine. And then a homemade cherry pie.

Exercise

Today I went on a 3 mile run.

Summing up the day

2 Liters of water every day (1 pt.) 1
Stop Eating before 9pm (1 pt.) 0
No processed food (1 pt.) 0
No sweets/sugary treats (2 pts.) 0
At or below calorie limit (3 pts.) 0
Accurate food journal (1 pt.) 1
Stick to meal plan (1 pt.) 0
Strength Training (1 pt.) 0
Cardio Training (1 pt.) 1
No Alcohol (1 pt.) 0
Points Tally: 3

Day One-Hundred-and-Ten

Friday and I’m at work for the sixth day in a row. Ugh. That said, being at work forces me to eat healthier than I would were I just lazing around at home.

What I Ate Today:

Breakfast (237) For breakfast I had my usual work fare: oatmeal and an apple. I’ve really come to realize that variety is the spice of life but the bane of my healthy eating habits…

Lunch (577) For lunch I had a serving of the Orzo “Paella” and a small apple.

Snacks (966) At work I had 1 doughnut. At home I had 6 small chocolate chip cookies. And out at a bar I had 1 negroni.

Dinner (516) For dinner I had the southwest chicken salad from McDonald’s along with a small fries. Ugh.   

Exercise

Today I did Day 16 of Lauren Gleisberg’s 30×30 Fat Loss Shred.

Summing up the day

2 Liters of water every day (1 pt.) 1
Stop Eating before 9pm (1 pt.) 0
No processed food (1 pt.) 0
No sweets/sugary treats (2 pts.) 0
At or below calorie limit (3 pts.) 0
Accurate food journal (1 pt.) 1
Stick to meal plan (1 pt.) 0
Strength Training (1 pt.) 1
Cardio Training (1 pt.) 0
No Alcohol (1 pt.) 0
Points Tally: 3

Day One-Hundred-and-Nine

It’s Thursday. I’m winning this week! I’ve done very well so far. So let’s just keep it up. I can do it.

What I Ate Today:

Breakfast (250) For breakfast I had a smoothie: one cup of almond milk, one banana, and one cup of frozen fruit.

Lunch (577) For lunch I had the last serving of the Pork Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Sugar Snap Peas and a small apple.

Snacks (120) When I got home I had some slices of salami while I was cooking dinner.  

Dinner (750)  For dinner I made Orzo “Paella” and it was super easy and very very good.

Exercise

Today I did Day 15 of Lauren Gleisberg’s 30×30 Fat Loss Shred plus I did week 2 day 2 of her summer abs series.

Summing up the day

2 Liters of water every day (1 pt.) 1
Stop Eating before 9pm (1 pt.) 1
No processed food (1 pt.) 1
No sweets/sugary treats (2 pts.) 2
At or below calorie limit (3 pts.) 3
Accurate food journal (1 pt.) 1
Stick to meal plan (1 pt.) 1
Strength Training (1 pt.) 1
Cardio Training (1 pt.) 0
No Alcohol (1 pt.) 1
Points Tally: 12