Monday, August 11, 2014
I said I'd never do "Meatless Monday" just because it used to be a thing. But here I am using one of my meatless days on Monday.
Breakfast: 1 Egg (It seemed like such a little amount), Greek Yogurt, Honeydew
Lunch: Carrot & hummus, Coconut Lara Bar
Snack: Greek Yogurt
Dinner, Portobello Mushroom fixed like a steak, corn, Caesar salad, rice with Picante, Grilled Onions.
Snack Tonight: Mixed fruit, maybe a Fiber One Cookie
The mushroom didn't have the full flavor of a steak, however the texture was very much like the fatty part of the steak, so I can see the logic behind it.
Sunday I went to Olive Garden after church, then Denny's with a friend later that night after a movie. My goal for this week is to just go down in weight, lose what I put on on Sunday. I'm not expecting a loss this week.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Breakfast: Two slices of the Quiche from Tuesday & Honeydew
Lunch: Protein Bar (first day back at work)
Dinner: Grilled Rutabaga eaten like a steak (with steak sauce), Grilled Zucchini, Chickpeas with lime and garlic, Cous Cous with pine nuts.
To be honest, I was hungry an hour or two later, but I just drank water.
This week I'm doing vegetarian Monday & Tuesday. I'm planning on eating a portabella mushroom like a steak (see a pattern?) I may try cauliflower but I'm kind of weirded out by those things. I'm also wanting to replicate the chickpea burritos with some greek yogurt instead of the sour cream.
Today I helped someone move, all complete with lifting a piano up some stairs (with 5 others taking breaks of course. Afterwards I went to the gym and did about 300 squats in a circuit. I used kettle bells and did 50 squats with 15 pounds, 40 with 20 pounds, 30 with 30 pounds, 20 with 40 pounds, 10 with 30 pounds, 20 with 20 pounds, 30 with 15 pounds, 40 with 8 pounds, and 50 with body weight. I 'bout died.
I did chest press too, but lower than what I can usually do because I was exhausted from the day.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa
(I used apple instead of berries and walnuts instead of pecans due to what I had in the kitchen)
2 Scrambled Eggs with cooked Spinach.
Baby Carrots, Celery, and hummus.
After workout snack
2 Tablespoons Coconut Peanut Butter
Sweet potato and onion hashbrown
Kale, Spinach and Tomato Quiche (No Crust)
(I used Sharp Cheddar instead of Cottage cheese and I skipped the Mustard.) I also used 3 eggs, not 2.
My next vegetable I'll try is Rutabaga. I'm thinking of slicing/eating it like a steak if that's possible. Hopefully I'll get better as I go, the hard part with this plan is getting in the protein.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Hello again, it's been a while.
Late December I started the Spark People 5k up again. In 2013 I took a job that threw me off schedule. I couldn't find it in me to settle down and find time to start running again. I kept starting 5k programs and stopping them by week 2 or 3.
Fast forward to December 23rd 2013, I was done with my retail job I held for a year and I was now just focused on the one graphic design job. It has consistent hours, if my schedule needs to change, I pretty much know when that needs to happen.
However, even though I started running, my weight was a hindrance. I timed my mile in the January cold. 17 minutes to run a mile. That's one minute slower than I started in June 2012. I started running and my weight was 308. That's a little over 30 pounds more than what I weighed after BLC16. I kept running, and then February I joined a gym... a few weeks later I was 312, and my measurements haven't moved.
I'm not gonna call that muscle. You don't gain muscle that fast. I promise you that. All you new people out there, take note. You don't gain 4 pounds of muscle in one or two weeks. But 312 was my weight, and I was very discouraged.
But what have I done? I haven't touched a scale in a couple weeks. Maybe I'm still getting heavier, but my 48 waist pants for work are feeling a little lighter, my arms feel a little harder, I beat a girl in a wall squat endurance contest, I can throw a 15lb medicine ball over my head onto a trampoline and catch it before it slugs me Marcia Brady style. I'm now in week 7 of the 8 week 5k training program.
Maybe I'll weigh myself in the future, like in May. But for now I'm obsessing over numbers I swore I'd never go back to, and I'm done doing that.
That's why I'm not looking at the scale.
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