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Not What I Had Planned

Posted by Susan on August 28, 2009

Well , today was not at all what I expected. The weather all week predicted that Friday would be nice all day, rain in the late afternoon………….. SURPRISE ! When I woke up this morning I knew that the report was WRONG ! Oh well.

It didn’t turn out as I’d hoped and I didn’t really have a Plan B for the day, so it turned out to be a sort of blah day. I could have started laundry , I could have cleaned the house, but I didn’t ! I read blogs, I watched some of the shows I’d DVRed all week, and that was kind of it.

Two things I did do …….. I organized my closet by season and color. That took all of 3 minutes because I don’t have much yet ( I purged myself of all of my fat clothes and haven’t had the funds to replace as much as I would have liked) and I have literally zero in terms of a fall/winter wardrobe !

Another thing I did was workout ! Twice ! I did my usual morning workout of circuits and HIIT. Around 1:00 I was bored. I wanted to watch the 30 Shred DVD to get an idea of what I am in for during the month of September, so I watched while I did 45 min. on the elliptical and 30 min. on the spin bike.

I must have done too much because when I was done I tried to read for a while and ended up falling asleep for a few hours. I think it is safe to say that I was half bum, half workout addict today.

Here is my food for the day. I am ashamed to admit that there is not one fruit or veggie present today ……. it was shopping night tonight, and I have since replenished my fridge !

This morning , since I had time, I made an omelet……. 2 eggs, 2 wedges of Laughing Cow Cheese, and what was left of the baby spinach (my one and only veg. for the day).

Around 10:00 I was wanting something, so I had 15 animal crackers.

It was cold and rainy at lunch time so I had some oatmeal with Fiber One Cereal and a spoonful of chocolate peanut butter.

At 1:00 I decided to workout out of boredom , after my workout I had a Go Lean Crunch Bar.

And a handful (or 3) of pretzels.

Last night Matt and I went to Ocean State Job Lot’s and this is one of my finds. I priced these in my local supermarket today and they were over $3.00. I got these for $1.50 each ! I got the original flavor …… I had that tonight.

And this Mexican flavor.
I had 1 cup of original flavored rice with a 4oz. chicken breast. It was excellent, but I am not surprised. I think Kashi products are always great ! This meal was super filling and satisfying ! I wish I bought more of them !

We went food shopping after dinner, and I stocked up on tons of veggies and some fruit for the coming week. I have been dying for cake all week. I would never buy an entire cake because I know what would happen. I have no problem polishing off an entire cake in one day …….. a piece here , a piece there , next thing I know it is gone and I am sick to my stomach !
I always wish that stores would sell slices of cake instead of whole cakes . Guess what I found tonight ! Single slices of cake !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought this and had it for dessert ! I took my shower, got in my PJ’s, made some tea and enjoyed my little treat. It hit the spot , and I am not tempted to over indulge, and I am not sick !
Even though today was not what I planned , at least I wasn’t at work, and I got in some extra cardio ! I guess that makes it a good day after all !

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Weekly Weigh In :

Posted by Susan on May 9, 2009

I am happy with today’s weigh in . I lost 1.4 lbs. !!! That makes me 6.6 lbs away from my Ultimate Goal Weight !!!! I have never ever been this close to my goal weight ever . I am excited . I have a full day planned , but I am going to squeeze some extra cardio into today somehow . I am really motivated now .

I upped my calories this week by alittle this week with the hopes it would make the scale move , I am not sure if that is what helped this week’s weigh in . I also did an extra day of cardio . Maybe it was the combination of the two , or maybe it just happened . Whatever the reason I am happy with it ! I was hoping to be maintaining by the first week in June when my husband and I are off for the week . I am not sure that will happen , but I am sure it will be soon after . The thought of maintaining my weight loss scares me to death ! I am sure it is about balence , smart eating , and planning . I think ( hope ) I am up for it !

This weekend is a busy one , as always . So many things I want to get done ! Hopefully I will get to it all !

Here are my stats for this week :

Weight : 147.6 ( 1.4 lb. loss ! )

Fat % : 32.5 (0.6 loss )

BMI : 22.0 ( 0.2 loss )

*** I did an extra 60 min. of cardio this morning ! Got it out of the way !

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Finally Friday !

Posted by Susan on May 8, 2009

My favorite day of the week ! It is finally here ! This week has been tough for some reason food-wise . I stuck to my calories , but found myseld really hungry for some reason . I would just eat and 10 min. later I would be hungry again . I am just glad I was able to resist.


Tomorrow is my weigh in and I hope I lose something . I am really losing weight painfully slow . My workouts were great this week , and inspite of my constant hunger , I ate well too . I guess I will find out tomorrow.


This weekend I am planning an extra cardio session in the morning , and the usual yard work , and housework . Sunday we are hiking with my husband’s mom , and also taking her out to lunch afterward . I am already planning what I will order. I get stressed when we eat out , but I will just do the usual grilled chicken of a bed of romain , dressing on the side. not exciting, but at least I know exactly what I am eating and it is easy to track the calories .


That is it for now. I am exhausted and getting ready to relax a bit before going to bed. Happy Weekend Everyone !

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