Friday, October 29, 2010

Didn't feel great this morning.... I didn't exercise much.  I decided on a splurge of sleep plus homeworkout versus boot camp, simply because I didn't have to be at school until 9:00.   At about 5:15 I had a horrible stomach ache.  I had some similar experiences this summer.  I thought it was gallstones - I'm a perfect candidate for a variety of reasons.  But this summer I underwent a very costly nuclear scan of my gall bladder, which revealed that it looks fabulous.  So I took some of the medication they gave me and tried to ride out the pain.  That worked, but I missed my workout.  I am feeling guilty as a result.  :(

Monday, October 25, 2010

Food Journal Week of 10/25


Oatmeal, naner, OJ
3 oz. pork tenderlion  w/ mushrooms & chicken broth/wine sauce
3/4 c. corn
2 oz. wild rice
4 bites o' brownie
4 multigrain pretzel ribbons w/ hummus
6 teddy grahams
1/2 c. Kashi cereal w/o milk
5 perogi
3/4 c. broccoli, carrot & zucchini mix
2 c. white tea
5 c. water

Exercise:  55 minutes boot camp


Oatmeal, naner, OJ
5 perogi
3/4 c. broccoli, carrot & zuccini mix
2 chocolate kisses, 2 miniture PB cups
1 apple
1 cheese stick (Hautly of course :)
4 oz. pork roast
3/4 c. broccoli
1 small roll w/ margarine
4 c. water
3.5 c. white tea

Exercise:  30 min. dog walk

Oatmeal, naner, OJ
3 oz. pork roast
3/4 c. broccoli
2 dove dark chocolates
1.5 pieces homemade bread
1/2 c. S.O.S
1 c. peas
3/4 c. Kashi Light, no milk
3 oz. white wine
4 c. water, 2 c. white tea

Exercise: 55 min boot camp, 15 min dog walk


Oatmeal, naner, OJ
5 perogi
3/4 c. broccoli, carrot, zucchini mix
1 dove dark
12 toasted ravioli with spaghetti sauce
3/4 c. broccoli, carrot, cauliflower mix
20 M & M's
3 c. water, 3 c. white tea

Exercise: 30 min dog walk


Oatmeal, naner, OJ
small blueberry muffin
two small rolls w/ margarine
2 scrambled eggs
1 Lindor truffle
10 M & M's
large salad w/ italian dressing
2 small slices Racanelli's pizza w/ mushrooms & sausage
4 c. water, 4 c. white tea

Exercise:  5 minutes strength training


Oatmeal, naner, OJ
6 pita chips plus hummus
large apple
1 golden oreo w/ double stuff
Football party:
   6 bites smoked turkey
   2 smoked pork ribs
   several raw carrots & cherry tomatoes from relish tray, w/ a bit of dip
   4 club crackers with seafood dip
   3/4 c. tater salad
   2 sheets (8 small) graham crackers with pumpkin spread
   1 Landshark
2 c. white tea, 4 c. water

Exercise:  6 miles + on grant's trail (the plus is the part where the dog slipped off my grip :)


Oatmeal, naner, OJ
10 pita chips plus hummus
1/2 c. craisins
1 Lindor truffle
Halloween Party:
   more raw carrots & cherry tomatoes & broccoli from tray
   2 Taquitos
   2 mini-quiches
   1 handful home roasted pumpkin seeds (roasted w/ a bit of canola oil & salt)
   2 c. wok popped popcorn, w/ a little butter
Candy:  1 little Butterfinger, 1 mini Reeses, and 1 mini dark chocolate
2 c. white tea, 4 c. water, 4 oz. white wine

Exercise:  Very minimal.  This time Aaron was sick to his stomach for several hours this morning, so Rob walked the dog while I stayed home with the kid.

155 - Still........

Today the journal and activity log begin again.  I took your advice, Lisa, and tried to eat accordingly.  I think I did pretty well, I may have even dropped a pound before we left or while we were gone.  But, sadly, we headed home about a day sooner than expected due to poor weather forecasts.  I ended up being home with chocolate muffins (Rob made) and chocolate brownies (Rob also made) a day sooner than expected, and, I think I was having a bit of a pity party for myself.  I thought the whole experience was incredible.  Camping was great, the weather was gorgeous, the bikes ran perfectly, the colors were spectacular.  It was our traveling companion, however, that thought it necessary to return home, and since I was home yesterday without the plan I originally had in mind, though I walked the dog and stayed very active, I think I also hit the chocolate too much.  Henceforth, today is a new day, and I have no more unexpected incredible get aways in the forseeable future, so I am back on track to stay.  I think the only time I overdid while we were gone was on the way home.   We stopped at Ruby Tuesday, and I ordered grilled trout with asparagus, but I found the free biscuits overwhelming and I had a glass of wine.  Mind you, I don't abstain from alchohol for any real reason other than the calories, but it was the first/only glass I had had for quite awhile, and I don't think it helped to have one, and the yummy fresh biscuits that went with. 

So this morning, it was back to boot camp, and now its back to journaling, which could be a forever thing, if that's what helps keep me in line.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Food Journal Week of 10/18 MAY NOT GET COMPLETED


small sausage patty
3/4 c. broccoli
2 dove dark chocolates
1/2 serving chocolate teddy grahams
1/2 serving Snap pea crisps
3 handfuls trail mix
Panera 1/2 creamy tomato soup & 1/2 tuna melt
small handful M & M's
2 c. tea
5 c. water

Exercise:  30 min walk, 20 min strength training, 15 min evening walk

I'm not eating, I'm NOT eating, I'm not eating

It's surprising how much of my eating is habitual.  Here I am during a prep time, resisting the urge to much on (several) Dove dark chocolates, just because they're there.  I've opened and closed the drawer several times having to stop myself each time.  Hopefully this will go away with time, too.


Yippee for me!  I lost three pounds last week!  Things are fitting better!!  That's the good news.  Now for the bad......

Rob and I are leaving town Wednesday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.  And....this part is sorta kept quietly....we're riding the Harley to a Christian Motorcycle Association rally in Arkansas.  And we're camping.  So, there will be no hotel pool to swim laps, no treadmills or weight rooms, and I'll be lucky to have one pair of tennis shoes along.  Needless to say I am worried about my progress.  My realistic goal is to stay at 155 and not gain anything back.  My happy goal would be to lose a pound or two this week despite the traveling.  Any advice??

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I jogged today!

It was only for one song, but usually when I try it hurts so much I can't jog at all.  Today, I did!!  Yippee!!

Journal for week of 10/11

Monday 10/11

My smoothie
turkey sausage/potato chunks/green beans (about 1 cup)
3 stuffed banana pepper
1/2 serving chocolate teddy grahams
1 small apple
1 serving whole grain pretzel ribbons w/ 1T hummus
2 small crossants w/ turkey breast, swiss cheese and lots of veggies
2 brownie bites
6 cups water
2 cups white tea

Exercise:  50 min. boot camp


3/4 c. steel cut oatmeal
1/2 nana
4 oz. orange juice
2 c. hot chocolate
4 bites o' brownie
1 small crossant w/ turkey breast
1 c. grapes
1 serving Sun Chips
1/2 serving Teddy Grahams
1 Dove Dark chocolate
4 oz. grilled sirloin
3/4 c. grilled green pepper & onion
1/4 c. teryaki noodles
1/2 chocolate chip cookie

Exercise:  Walked 30 minutes in morning, walked 40 minutes in evening
Today's victory:  6th graders had a party and I didn't overeat!  And the jogging....


3/4 c. steel cut oatmeal w/ 1 T brown sugar
1/2 naner
4 oz. OJ
3 oz. steak, grilled green pepper & onion
1/2 serving Teddy Grahams
1 Dove Dark
10 grapes
2 baby carrots
1 cheesecake square
4 oz boneless skinless chicken breast w/ low fat sour cream over whole wheat noodles
1 c. california style veggies
5 c. water
2 c. tea

Exercise:  55 minutes boot camp, 20ish minutes walking at recess, 20 min evening walk

3/4 c. oatmeal w/ brown sugar
1/2 naner
4 oz. OJ
small cookie
shepherd's pie w/ extra corn
mandarin oranges
salad w/ pasta house dressing
beer cheese soup
1 slice homemade bread
5 c. white tea
2 c. water

Exercise:  30 min morning walk, 20 min evening walk
Bad news:  I'm catching a cold   Good news:  I have no appetite.  That made it easy to avoid treats at class party #2

3/4 c. oatmeal w/ brown sugar
1/2 naner
4 oz. OJ
1/2 cookie
3 oz boneless skinless chicken breast w/ low fat sour cream over whole wheat noodles
3/4 c. california mix veggies
1 dove dark chocolate
2 brownie bites
2 pieces homemade double stuff pizza
4 c. white tea
4 c. water

Exercise:  30 min. strength training.  (ouch, the abs have been forgotten for awhile)

oatmeal, naner, OJ
2 scrambled eggs on small crossants
6 snap pea crisps
1 dark chocolate candy
1 brownie bite
1 piece baked chicken
1/4 c. instant mashed taters
3/4 c. mixed veggies
6 c. water
2 c. teac

Exercise:  6 miles walking, in and out with laundry again


oatmeal, naner, OJ
1 piece baked chicken
3 bites 'o brownie
1 pomagranite juice bar
salad w/ asian dressing
small sausage patty w/ banana pepper
3/4 c. broccoli
3 bites hash browns
6 c. water
4 c. tea

Exercise:  30 min walking

Monday, October 11, 2010

Journal through 10/10

This is it for the weekend.  Sweets are still difficult, but I did drink a lot to help curb the craving, especially lemon water.  Getting back into regular exercise is feeling just fine on the ankle.  This morning I still weighed in at 158, but I am convinced that this will be the last time I see this weight.


3/4 c. steel cut oatmeal w/ 1 T brown sugar
1/2 banana
4 oz. OJ
2 c. white tea
1 slice veggie Boboli on wheat
Pomagranite fruit bar
3 dark chocolate candies
grilled green beans, taters, & turkey sausage....maybe 1 cup of all?
3 grilled banana peppers w/ bit of cream cheese
5 bites of brownie
8 oz decaf tea
2 cups of lemon water

Exercise:  walked 4 miles
laundry day w/ hanging laundry outside...up and down the stairs a lot!!

"My smoothie"  - 1 FF yogurt, pomigranite juice, 1/2 c. strawberries, banana
1/2 c. baked dark meat chicken no skin
1/4 cup. spaghetti squash w/ 1 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 c. ricearoni
5 bites of brownie
4 cups white tea
6 snap pea crisps
4 cups of lemon water
2 small (homemade) gorditas w/ boneless skinless chicken, lettuce and tomato
1/3 c. Vigo rice

Exercise:  walked 2 miles

Resisting the urge....

This weekend I had to buy a bag of Teddy Grahms for a student, and today I portioned out the amount he had requested for his reward.  Right now I want to eat the rest of the bag.  I did have a few, but am battling the fact that I have no students in my room, and I am seated at my desk working.  This is a hard time for me to resist!