All Things In Moderation

…….. and moderation in all things .

Finally ! Real Summer Weather !

Posted by Susan on August 11, 2009


Summer has FINALLY arrived here in my neck of the woods ! It is hot and sunny and gorgeous, just like summer is supposed to be ! Better late than never I guess.

I am happy to report that I woke up this morning with no toothache and no headache ! Hurray ! yesterday I was miserable ! Talk about a rough start to a new week ! I am so glad that I was back to normal today.

I decided to track and photograph my food today. I thought it would keep me more accountable and give me a visual of what exactly I am eating and how much.

For breakfast I had one hard boiled egg , plain oatmeal, with 1 serving of Go Lean Crunch, and a teaspoon of chocolate peanut butter.

For snack at work , ( I know I vowed not to snack, but in the morning I need a little something to get me through till lunch at 2:00) I had a banana, and a yogurt.

Lunch was one tortilla, a single serving can of tuna made with broccoli slaw, carrots, and 1 table spoon of lite mayo, some whole grain crackers and a nectarine.

Dinner was a 4 oz. chicken breast with a cup of enriched pasta, some fat free parm. cheese, and some Olivio Spray. For my vegetable, a salad made with : romaine lettuce, baby spinach, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, broccoli slaw, reduced fat cheese, and lite dressing.

And last but not least dessert ! A slice of Diet Coke Cake with a drizzle of lite Hershey’s syrup. I ate roughly 1700 calories today.

Some Interesting Stuff :

I subscribe to Oxygen Magazine . Although there are way too many ads in it for miracle fat burners, I usually walk away with some good information. Not all of it I agree with for myself. I just take what I can use, and forget the rest.
I did find an interesting article about green tea. It listed the benefits of 1, 2, and 3 cups per day. According to the article drinking 3 cups per day can in one year, result in 38,000 calories burned, equal to 11 pounds of fat.
They also claim it blasts belly fat. A study claims that three days of exercise combined with 3 cups of green tea a day can lead to abdominal fat loss.
It is also good for your bones, your heart, and helps control insulin levels if combined with exercise. Also it boosts metabolism.
I am not sure I completely agree with it all, but since I drink it anyway, I figured I would add and extra cup to my usual 2 cups a day and see what happens ……. can’t hurt right ?
Something else I found was an ABS program consisting of 3 moves, so I decided to give it a whirl, adding it to my regular exercise program. It claims ” Three weeks to a stunning midsection. All you need are three effective abs moves.” I started it on Sunday, and will do it for 3 weeks to see if the claims are at all valid. The moves are simple but I am definitely feeling some major DOM’s from it . I will let you know how I do after three weeks. There is an e mail address at the end of the article , so I will also be letting Robert Kennedy , the publisher of the magazine and the supposed creator of the program, what I think of it.
That’s all for today ! Only 3 more days till the weekend ! ( thinking in those terms make the week that much easier to get through ) Hope everyone is plugging along, doing what has to be done and being good to themselves !

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3 Responses to “Finally ! Real Summer Weather !”

  1. Bare It All said

    Does it matter what kind of green tea you drink? I get this Yogi brand that is for weightloss, but I wonder if that is good enough.

  2. Susan said

    It doesn't say what kind , but I drink regular store brand because it costs less. I don't think it matters . 🙂

  3. Rebecca said

    Oohhh…I cant wait to hear about your success with the ab workout!!!

    Also, how do you like the Diet Coke cake? It looked so decadent I was surprised at first to see it on your blog!!! Hihihi…

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