Feb 15, 2008

Gotta do better


My eating has been stupid for the past two days (damn you, Valentine's Day....) AND I haven't worked out in two days. Tomorrow is a new day, and I plan to wake up early, head to the gym, then come back home and run a bit around the neighborhood. Then I'm going to go to the zoo tomorrow and I get to play with my new camera! I'm really excited for tomorrow.

Feb 13, 2008


Okay, so I tried the new "skinny latte" at Starbucks, which is basically a latte with sugar free syrup, nonfat milk, and no whip. I tried a tall Cinnamon Dolce and OH. MY. GOD. It was GOOD. I made it about half way through before I could even tell that the syrup was sugar free. I guess the closer you get to the bottom, the more it settles so it's more obvious but it was still good, and I'm not a fan of sugar free anything, other than Coke Zero. And for 90 calories for a tall, it beats the crap out of my regular grande nonfat white chocolate mocha with whip that's about 400 calories or so.

I can barely get up off of the toilet!

I'm so sore! But I like it!

Okay, yesterday I did:
30 minutes on treadmill set at 7 incline varying speed 3.8-5
20 minute Ab class
10 minute on recumbent

I didn't do so great with the eating, I got up to 1900 calories. Not that anything I ate was really bad, but the dinner I made, though healthy, had more calories than I would have liked. Still, not a bad day.

Today I am so sore I don't know if I will make it to the gym. I'm kind of doing that sore leg chicken walk - where you can't really bend at the knee or take long strides so you walk stiff legged with your butt out.

Today I am making it a goal to drink more water than I did yesterday, which was only about 16 ounces. I detest drinking water, so this is hard.

Feb 12, 2008

First Post!

Okay, so today is the first posting, but I am actually posting about what I did yesterday (2/11/08).

Food Log -

Breakfast: 1 FiberOne yogurt (80 cal)
1 Instant Oatmeal (160 cal)
1 Coke Zero (0 cal)

Lunch: Lean Cuisine (320 cal)
4 large strawberries (approx 100 cal?)

Dinner: Atlanta Bread Co. Soup (190 cal)
Atlanta Bread Co. Side house salad (50 cal)
Balsamic Vinegarette dressing (150 cal) <- CRAP! Hot tea no sugar Snacks: 1 100 cal pack cookies (100 cal) 1 Starbucks tall mocha lite frap (140 cal) 1/2 container Cottage cheese & Pineapples (100 cal) V8 Juice (170 cal) Total calories for the day: 1560 Not bad, calorie wise. I had plenty of fruits and vegetables and fiber, but not a lot of protein, which is probably why I lost steam while working out. I need to drink more water also and give up the sugar. I can't believe how many calories were in the dressing! I looked up the info on the ABC website this morning and was shocked! They have a fat free raspberry vinegarette that is only 35 calories, so that will be my choice next time I am there. Workout Log -

Legs - 3 reps 15 each leg press
3 reps (1) 15 and (2) 10 thigh abducter
3 reps (1) 15 and (2) thigh adducter

Cardio - 10 minute warm up on Precore machine (like an eliptical but smoother)
20 minutes treadmill on incline 5 at 3.8 speed

I swear, these posts won't always be this detailed. Yesterday being the first day of REALLY trying hard, it was very ambitious. I would like to post on here at least four times a week to keep up with my exercise, if not my diet. Being that my goal is to lose five pounds in the next two weeks, I am tracking calories right now too.