Thursday, October 4, 2012

Day 10

First off, Happy 13th birthday to my middle son!  I think he was just two yesterday.

Anyway here is what I ate yesterday:
1 cup of the kids' cereal
1/2 cup 2%milk
16 ounces of coffee
for a total of 209 calories

Taco Bell nachos supreme express
for a total of 440 calories.

1 1/3 cups of mixed beans
for a total of 213 calories

1 swiss roll
1 nutty buddy
for a total of 543 calories

1 hour of Zumba -537 calories
26 minutes of Blogilates workouts - 80calories
for a total of 617 calories spent

I ended the day 439 calories under budget. Last night my muscles were good and sore, especially my triceps and obliques. I don't think I've ever done so many pushups as I have in the past couple days. I was going to go to the rec center on campus before class this morning but I think I'll skip it. I have my resistance training class and I want to save some of my shoulders for that.  I think I'll go to the church gym tomorrow if I don't work.
One of the trainers, who does the Tigers Feel Great program at school, saw me at the health fair yesterday the campus had. She asked why I didn't do the program this semester and how and what I was doing.  I wanted to do the program, but have classes during the times it's offered. I felt a bit guilty about not going to the rec center yet this semester. My immediate excuse was I didn't have the time, but I do have some time. I just need to get better at managing it and quit putting off assignments till the last minute.

Looking at my last few days food logs and I know I've been bad. I'm not eating a ton of calories but the majority of the calories have been from junk food it seems. That will not give my body the fuel it needs, I know. I put myself through a grueling pace mentally and physically and I need to eat nutrients that will give me energy to keep up the pace. Swiss rolls and nutty buddies have no real nutrients and I deserve better. I need to keep that in mind when the craving to grab something quick and easy to snack on hits.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Day 9

Nine days in on my own little personal challenge. I think all and all it's going well. Yesterday wasn't quite as bad as I feared, I think mainly due to my presentation being pushed back till the 18th.  Anyway here's what I ate and did:

1 serving of my baked oatmeal
16 oz of coffee
for a total of 279 calories

Small serving of Chicken Teriyaki from school (I only ate a portion of what they served me)
A couple bites of Chow Mein (the noodles were way too greasy and I decided the taste wasn't worth the calories)
for a total of 201 calories

3 oz of pork roast
1 med baked potato
1 carrot
for a total of 453 calories

One package of peanut butter crackers
One 12 ounce Mountain Dew
for a total of 301 calories

1 hour of weight lifting (class) -431 calories
35 minutes of pilates type exercises (Blogilates, love Cassey she's a great motivator) -101 calories
5 minutes of aerobic dance ( Blogilates Gangnam Style) -45 calories
25 minutes of walking -108 calories
total calorie expenditure is -685

I came in 691 calories under budget yesterday.Oh btw, I think I forgot to mention previously that shows my calorie budget as being 1,240. That number seems super low, but that's net calories. Calories left after exercise. The more I exercise, with their software, the more I can eat. Win, win huh.

Anyway I really need to eat a better lunch. Also, I tried to not drink soda but that last Dew in the fridge was more temptation then I could of handled so it had to go.

So far today I'm doing great, feeling great and think it's going to be a wonderful Wednesday. I'm going to finish up some stuff for Chem lab this morning and if I have time try to knock out some of today's workout before leaving for campus. I'm going to go to Zumba at noon then lab at 2 then rush home to attend my hybrid class (sometimes it's on campus and sometimes it's virtual).  I'm down 2lbs this morning, woot. My fat percentage is the same as it was the other day. Which is fine, it's still down. Maybe that's the way my body wants to work. I'm cool with it as long as it continues in the right trend.

Oh and a classmate of mine is a Beachbody coach and said she would bring me a sample of Shakeology to try. How great is that? I've been wanting to try it, but iffy about putting down the money for the program.

Have a fantastic day dear readers!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Updating and a Recipe

Well, I didn't do too bad over the weekend I think. I didn't log my foods and well, I didn't workout either. So maybe I didn't too well. My excuse is that Auntie Flo's visit was pretty rough and I just didn't feel like anything Saturday, and Sunday we had a family day of cleaning house (and I painted the hall closet). So I guess that counts as activity.  I was going to post yesterday but I ended up working and so I didn't log foods then either. However, I do count standing for 6 hours (3 hours then sit for 30 minute  15 minute lunch break then stand the last 3 hours) as exercise.

So I will log today, though I think I'm going to have a bad day so I'm not sure how well my diet will be. I'm a bit of an emotional eater and when a bad day strikes I either don't eat or reach for junk.  If I can make it through without wanting a Dr Pepper I'll be great.

Oh and here's my recipe for the day. Sorry no pics, the kiddies inhaled it as soon as I pulled it out of the oven, it was yummy. I'm loosely calling this a recipe, the amounts are an estimate as I was kinda just throwing things in a bowl and stirring. I did measure out the flour though.

Baked Oatmeal w/ Raisins 
serves about 8 or 4 hungry kids and one mom
~274 calories per serving, 5.2 g fat, 52.9mg chol., 211.2mg sodium, 52.1g carb, 4.3g fiber, 18.6g sugar, 6.6g protein.

2 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 cup of raisins
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 eggs
1 cup almond milk (though I'm sure any milk will work)

Mix the dry ingredients, mix the wet ingredients then mix the two together.  Pour into a greased 8x11 (2qt) baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees (don't forget to preheat oven) for 30 minutes until golden brown and set (should bounce back when pressed like a cake).  Cut and enjoy.

We ate ours fresh out of the oven while it was still hot. If you're wanting a treat you could also take and make a simple sugar glaze with powdered sugar and milk and drizzle over the top. You could also add in any other fruit or nuts for a change.