January 30, 2009

Exercise Day 265

Posted in daily exercise diary at 11:59 pm by Shanti

Today I did what I would consider a really tough workout, but the numbers don’t really reflect it 😉 Sometimes that happens.

Running: 3.5 miles in 50 minutes
Uphill 1/3 of the way, flat 1/3 and downhill 1/3

When analyzed in depth, it was about 800 calories burnt! YES!

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Exercise Day 264

Posted in daily exercise diary at 1:21 am by Shanti

Yay! Today was a “slow day,” meaning I worked harder/longer than usual yesterday and so today I took it easy. Did I mention it’s like 25°F out? OMG.

Ran: 2.0 miles in 30 minutes.

Solid cardio exercise… definitelty not pushing it, but getting the exercise thing done and avoiding injury/burnout. 🙂

January 29, 2009

Exercise Days 258-263

Posted in daily exercise diary at 10:45 pm by Shanti

I have FINALLY fallen back into a routine with exercise again and I am just loving it. Oh, yay.

I am in SO in love with running again, and since quitting smoking and dropping even more weight, running is like a BREEZE compared with before. YES.

Jan 23, 2009
Biked: 9 miles in 1.2 hours [~600 calories]

Jan 24, 2009
Ran: 3 miles in 45 minutes [~500 calories]

Jan 25, 2009
Ran: 3.86 miles in 1 hour [average HR 160]

Jan 26, 2009
Ran: 2.7 miles in 50 minutes [easy day]

Jan 27, 2009
Rest Day

Jan 28th, 2009
Ran: 4.3 miles in 1 hour [average HR 165]

YAY!

I need to incorporate some strength training into this. I’m thinking P90X is the way to go…

Food Days 247-263

Posted in daily food diary, musings on weight-loss at 10:39 pm by Shanti

Hi Everyone 🙂

I know I haven’t been posting my food… I’ve been incredibly busy and just haven’t made time for it. Nonetheless, I have been TRACKING on my own. The last week in particular has been really stellar.

After weigh-in last week (and aren’t I due to make another today? yes) I really got my act together, fell in love with running all over again, and am now here happy and better off. 😀

Food has been at the losing-weight level every day. I’ve run several times, and on those days I compensate for the burnt-off calories by eating more but only as many calories as I’ve burnt off. Yay!

I haven’t been anally recording my exchanges… it was causing me too much overwhelm. I really quite prefer to just count calories. THAT BEING SAID, I have learned heaps and heaps from eating balanced according to Jenny Craig and will never eat like I did before, again. My eyes are open now and I will always eat more balanced 😉 I’m just not going to track every little thing because it was driving me crazy.

<3333 Hope you’re well… thanks for following 😀

January 11, 2009

Food Day 246

Posted in daily food diary at 11:49 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1310 calories. Broken down…

Breakfast: 600

  • 225: Granola [2 starches]
  • 60: Banana [1 fruit]
  • 90: Yogurt [1 milk]
  • 15: Blueberries [free]
  • 210: 16oz Nonfat Mocha [2 milks]

Lunch: 240

  • 100: Bread [1 starch]
  • 70: Caesar Dressing [1 fat]
  • 10: Lettuce Etc. OMFG [2 vegetables]
  • 60: Olive Oil [1 fat]

Dinner: 360

  • 140: Rice [1.5 starches]
  • 80: Tofu [1 meat]
  • 70: Bread [0.5 starches]
  • 30: Oil [free]
  • 20: Green Beans [1 vegetable]
  • 20: Carrots and Green Pepper [1 vegetable]

Later: 110

  • 110: Apple [1 fruit]

EXCHANGES:

Starch: 6/5
Meat: 2/5
Milk: 3/3
Fat: 3/2
Fruit: 2/2
Veg: 4/3+

WATER: 30 oz (should have at least 85 oz) — BAD!

January 10, 2009

Food Day 245

Posted in daily food diary at 11:06 pm by Shanti

I ate rather well yesterday until I went to a party and had 3 beers and some chips. Ah, well, I always said I was allowed to go over on Fridays and Saturdays… I just rarely do, so it feels weird. I ate about 2100 calories yesterday.

Today’s eating was a little all over the place. Tomorrow will be better. Today I ate 1825 calories. Broken down:

Breakfast: 295

  • 90: Plain Yogurt [1 milk]
  • 125: Granola [1 starch]
  • 20: Blueberries [free]
  • 60: 1/2 Banana [1 fruit]

Lunch: 680

  • 500: Pizza [3 meats, 3 starches, 2 fats]
  • 180: Beer [2 fats, 1 starch]

Dinner: 680

  • 200: Rice w/Mushrooms [2 starches]
  • 150: Baked Chicken [4 meats]
  • 30: Green Beans [2 vegetables]
  • 200: Bread [2 starches]
  • 100: Olive Oil [2 fats]

Later: 170

  • 170: Tall Nonfat Decaf Mocha [2 milks]

EXCHANGES: Bad. Just bad.

Starch: 9/5
Meat: 7/5
Milk: 3/3
Fat: 6/2
Fruit: 1/2
Veg: 2/3+

WATER: 40 oz (should have at least 85 oz)

Ugh.

January 8, 2009

Food Day 243

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:48 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1320 calories. Broken down…

Breakfast: 260

  • 140: Lemon Yogurt [1 starch, 1 milk]
  • 100: Grnaola [1 starch]
  • 20: Blueberries [free]

Lunch: 410

  • 170: 4oz Turkey [4 meats]
  • 10: Red Pepper [1 vegetable]
  • 10: Hot Sauce [free]
  • 220: 16oz Nonfat Mocha [2 milks]

Snack: 420

  • 120: Apple [2 fruits]
  • 70: 2 Tsp Peanut Butter [1 fat]
  • 70: Carrots [2 vegetables]
  • 160: Soy Protein Drink [1 starch, 1 meat]

Dinner: 230

  • 220: Pice Pilaf [2 starch]
  • 10: Mushrooms [1 vegetable]

EXCHANGES: I missed one fat today. Did that really happen?? LOL

Starch: 5/5
Meat: 5/5
Milk: 3/3
Fat: 1/2
Fruit: 2/2
Veg: 4/3+

WATER: 100 oz (should have at least 85 oz)

January 7, 2009

Food Day 242

Posted in daily food diary at 11:47 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1440 calories. Broken down…

Breakfast: 220

  • 90: Plain Yogurt [1 milk]
  • 100: Granola [1 starch]
  • 30: Raspberries and Blueberries [free]

Snack: 95

  • 25: Tomato [1 vegetable]
  • 70: 6oz Carrots [2 vegetables]

Lunch: 210

  • 20: Red and Green Peppers [2 vegetables]
  • 10: Onion [free]
  • 170: 4oz Lean Ground Turkey [4 meats]
  • 10: Hot Sauce [free]

Snack: 340

  • 90: Plain Yogurt [1 milk]
  • 250: Granola [2 starches]
  • 0: Tea

Later: 365

  • 115: Apple [2 fruits]
  • 70: 2 Tsp Peanut Butter [1 fat]
  • 55: Cottage Cheese [1 meat]
  • 125: Granola [1 starch]
  • 0: Tea

Really Later: 210

  • 140: Lemon Yogurt [1 milk, 1 starch]
  • 70: Caesar Salad Dressing [1 fat]
  • 0: Salad Mix w/Sprouts [2 vegetables]

EXCHANGES: Did really well. So many veggies!

Starch: 5/5
Meat: 5/5
Milk: 3/3
Fat: 2/2
Fruit: 2/2
Veg: 7/3+ (!!!)

WATER: 130 oz (should have at least 85 oz)

January 6, 2009

Food Day 241

Posted in daily food diary at 11:14 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1405 calories. Broken down…

Breakfast: 260

  • 140: Lemon Yogurt [1 starch, 1 milk]
  • 20: Blueberries [free]
  • 100: Granola [1 starch]

Lunch: 235

  • 55: Cottage Cheese [2 meats]
  • 120: Ground Turkey [3 meats]
  • 50: Green and Red Peppers [2 vegetables]
  • 10: Hot Sauce [free]

Dinner: 340

  • 90: Yogurt [1 milk]
  • 250: Granola [2 starch]

Later: 250

  • 0: Salad Mix [2 vegeatables]
  • 60: Caesar Dressing [1 fat]
  • 120: Gala Apple [2 fruits]
  • 70: 2 Tsp Peanut Butter [1 fat]

Later Later: 320

  • 0: Tea
  • 200: Granola [2 starch]
  • 90: Yogurt [1 milk]
  • 30: Blueberries and Raspberries [free]

EXCHANGES: Over by 1 starch. Oh well 🙂 That plus the “free” foods brought my calories up a bit today… not bad though.

Starch: 6/5
Meat: 5/5
Milk: 3/3
Fat: 2/2
Fruit: 2/2
Veg: 4/3+ (!)

WATER: 85 oz (should have at least 85 oz)

January 5, 2009

Food Day 240

Posted in daily food diary at 11:13 pm by Shanti

Hello Lovelies! It’s Jan 5 and that means I am BACK ON PLAN completely, with exercise and food logging. Yay!

If you saw my year-end weigh-in (#31) video, you know that this year I am trying to eat more balanced as well as eat within my calories and eat all organic, non-processed, etc.. So at the end of posts from now on, I will also summarize how I did on the balanced eating. I am also tracking my water intake more closely.

Today I ate 1370 calories. Broken down…

Breakfast: 320

  • 100: Granola [1 starch]
  • 140: Nonfat Yogurt [1 starch, 1 milk]
  • 60: 1/2 Banana [1 fruit]
  • 20: Blueberries [free]

Snack-ish: 220

  • 220: 16oz Nonfat Mocha – no whip [2 milks]

Lunch: 280

  • 90: Gala Apple [1 fruit]
  • 70: 2 Tsp Peanut Butter [1 fat]
  • 120: 2 String Cheeses [2 meats]

Dinner: 350

  • 100: Split Pea Soup w/Veggies [1 starch, 1 vegetable]
  • 100: Hot Cereal [2 starch]
  • 30: Brown Sugar [free]
  • 120: 2 String Cheese [2 meats]

Later: 200

  • 70: 2 Tsp Peanut Butter [1 fat]
  • 70: 2 Tomatoes [2 vegetables]
  • 60: String Cheese [1 meat]

EXCHANGES: Perfect!

Starch: 5/5
Meat: 5/5
Milk: 3/3
Fat: 2/2
Fruit: 2/2
Veg: 3/3+

WATER: 130 oz (should have at least 85 oz)