Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
so the 12 week challenge that i screwed up so horribly is over now. i am not going to cry about it, people make mistakes.
how did you all do? i know andrea kicked all our butts. and my mom gave me a big run for my money.
i ate like 8 thousand carbs in mexico.
not going to cry about it, just going to get back on track.
i had my oatmeal and protein powder this morning and i am chugging water like i am the hoover dam.
it is nice to be back on track..
i am sick again, however. blech. i am going to an ear nose throat specialist tomorrow.. see why the crap i keep getting horribly sick.
on a side note, it has come to my attention that keeping up with two blogs does not fit into my life. so, i am stopping posting here and i am going to keep my other blog:
i will post crap about my life there, since that is what it has been used for up until now, but i will also incorporate all my body for life, eating, recipes, all that junk on there too.
lurk away over there if you would like.. if not, that is cool too.
thanks for reading the ramblings i did have on here, sorry i ended up letting life get in the way.
i hope you liked some of the stuff i had to say!
anyway, that is all for now, hope to see you commenting over on my other blog sometime.
just keep taking care of your body, it is the only one you've got.
Friday, March 27, 2009
i COULD give you a recipe for a delish breakfast burrito!
- 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites
- 3 oz turkey burger~sausage style (see below)
- 1 wedge laughing cow light cheese
- 2 TB red pepper hummus
- 1 low carb high fiber tortilla--two brands i use are Don Pancho or La Tortilla Factory. they are both found in the refrigerated section by the pepperoni, not out with the other tortillas.
first, make your turkey burger. i made a LB of this stuff the other day and LOVE it.
spray a skillet with non stick cooking spray, put 1 lb ground turkey in there, mash it all up. add a whole bunch of fresh ground pepper, 2 TB of fennel seed (this is what makes it taste sausage-y), 1 TB garlic powder, 1 TB onion powder, a few shakes of basil, oregano and whatever other seasonings you have in you cupboard :) also add a few pinches of salt. cook it until it is done! viola, yummy seasoned meat for 5 meals.
put eggs and egg whites in a microwave safe bowl, beat them up really nice, then add the cooked turkey burger. microwave on high for a minute and a half, stir, and microwave for another minute and a half.
heat up your tortilla for 15 seconds so it is warm, then spread on the hummus and laughing cow light cheese. add the egg/burger mixture.
roll it up and eat it!
Monday, March 9, 2009
click here to see how much of what food adds up to 200 calories. be prepared for an eye opener.
oh and make sure you click on the photos to see them full view, it puts everything on the same size plate to really put it into perspective!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
first, to answer andrea's question about the laughiing cow light wedge cheese. YES they taste like you are cheating and YES they are ok to eat! i would limit myself to only one wedge a day, and andrea you are right, you would need to include a protein with the cheese and cracker combo. try some grilled chicken diced up or some thinly sliced turkey. my favorite way to enjoy the laughing cow liht cheese is in my scrambled eggs.. delicious. i also like pairing a wedge with sliced red peppers.
the stats for one wedge is 35 calories, 2g fat, 1g carb, and 3g protein. so.. basically they do not add too much of anything to your daily count, but make sure to limit yourself to just one a day. the nice thing is one wedge goes a long way.
onto today's accountability. i did not do so hot today, but i also wouldnt consider it bad. i only ate a few times and so that is why i don't think it was great, and i also cheated with some popcorn.
m1. 12 noon protein pancakes, coffee
m2. 4 pm egg beaters, spinach, mushroom & avocado omelette, diced potatoes, coffee (this was @ blue plate diner w/ marshall), lots of water
cheat: popcorn @ movie (no butter), lots of water
m3. 1/2 cup high fiber protein cereal, muscle millk light
the end. and nope i didnt work out. moving onto monday!
i wanted to type up some goals i have this week...
*get all 6 workouts in (only ot 5 in last week)
*drink 1 gallon of water every day--even free day!
*absolutely positively NO BLT's. none no nada nil.
*1000 reps of ab work in any type of variation throughout the week
*eat more veggies
and how have i prepared myself to accomplish these goals?
*gym clothes already packed for tomorrow
*50 oz bottle of water sitting bedside for when i wake up
*got rid of all the treats sitting around my house
*fixed a huge bowl of salad with lettuce, spinach, cucumbers and red peppers ready to go in my fridge
hopefully i will be able to hit these goals! what are your goals this week?
then i shared a tres leches w/ marshall.
had some ice cream.
later on before bed i had a bowl of honey bunches of oats and a bowl of crispix. it was national cereal day, i had to celebrate!
m1. protein oatmeal
m2. fajita grilled chicken, low fat mozzarella, salsa, 1/4 of an avocado, low carb/high fiber tortilla
m3. mini cheesecake. oops!
HIIT 20 min on treadmill it kicked my butt, probably because i was having a sugar crash from eating that stupid cheesecake.
m4. shrimp, string cheese, bowl of high fiber protein cereal
m5. same as m2!
almost a gallon of water, and i had some almonds late at night.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
m1. 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1/3 cup soy meat crumbles, handful of spinach, 1 wedge laughing cow light cheese. allll scrambled and super good! and 3/4 cup trader joe's cereal with soy milk.
m2. 3 turkey meatballs w/ 1 cup v8 tomato soup. 1 string cheese.
m3. wasa crackers & cottage cheese.
UBWO: cable bicep curls, hammer curls, overhead tricep extension, skull crushers, db chest press, db flyes, db overhead shoulder press, db lat raises, barbell rows, single arm db rows. in between bicep sets i held the 25# plate and did standing side crunches, total of 60 reps each side. in between tricep sets i did jumping jacks. in between chest press i did bench tucks total of 60 reps. in between rows i did reverse crunches total of 60 reps.
m4. 100 calories worth of almonds, 1 apple, some shrimp
m5. salmon w/ capers & ff cream cheese, 2/3 a bag of steamfresh carrots, broccoli, carrots and snap peas.
1 gallon of water
then. i made white chocolate cheesecake cups. cause tomorrow is national white chocolate cheesecake day and i made them for work. well. so i had a few licks of the filling. and then when they were done there was a little leftover filling and so maybe i ate that, it was probably 1/3 of a cup. so there is my confession, i should do some pushups or burpees to make up for it, eh?
pressing on to tomorrow! good night!
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Vegetable cooking spray
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves (about 1 pound)
1 pkg. (about 14 ounces) frozen mixed pepper strips
1 carton (18.3 ounces) Campbell's® V8® Sweet Red Pepper Soup
Spray a 10-inch skillet with the cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until it's well browned on both sides.
Stir the peppers and soup in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the peppers are tender.
Calories 212, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 69mg, Sodium 391mg, Total Carbohydrate 16g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Protein 27g
That is the nutritional info without the rice in the picture. If you do add rice to the dinner, make sure it is only about 1/4 cup cooked since the recipe already has 16 carbs.
m1. protein oatmeal
m2. v8 tomato soup (1 cup) with 3 trader joe's turkey meatballs, suuuper good. 2 stalks of celery.
hiit on treadmill maxed @ 8.5 and 3.0 incline. 20 min.
m3. apple, huge salad with spinach romaine peppers and albacore tuna with balsamic vinegar
4 calcium chews
m4. protein shake
i have not been fitting all my meals in, because i have not been eating first thing in the morning and i am trying not to eat past 8pm from now on. but the important thing is i have not been hungry, so i think that is good.
i had probably 3 liters of water yesterday, and i remembered to take my CLA. woohoo!
UBWO later today, getting stoked! good job on the weights andrea!