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Orientation and Killer Tofu...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Today, I went to orientation with significant other at the college he is transferring to in the fall. I am very proud of him and how hard he is chasing his dreams. We honestly push each other to reach our dreams and keep having faith that we're doing everything we can to make them a reality.

Aside from eating breakfast at 5am, I was starving by the time we got there at 8am. They had doughnuts, cookies and brownies... Not one "healthy" alternative. I had one coffee cake and kept myself from gnawing off Anthony's arm from hunger... It was rough. lol.

Lunch redeemed myself with a big beautiful salad. YUM!

Still fell short on Protein. I think I might break down this week and finally buy black beans, soy nuts, eggs, and even... duh duh duh! TOFU!

For those who know or remember "Doug Funnie" and the song "Killer Tofu, enjoy!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ized1XMRp_I&
feature=related


"Fast food feels fuzzy
Cause it tastes like stuff that's scuzzy
I used to feel like such a nerd
I refused to eat that strange bean curd
I didn't eat it -ow- but it ate you
Aw-wee-oo
Killer Tofu
Eee-aw-wee Iee-oo
Killer Tofu

I eat my sugared cereal
But it makes my teeth bacterial
Ee-awee-oo EE-awee
If you're feeling kind of cruddy
Just stick beside your buddy
And don't eat too much fried food -ow-
Aw-wee-oo
Killer Tofu
Eee-aw-wee Iee-oo
Killer Tofu"


Beat of tracking,
- K

  
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AQUAGIRL08 6/18/2012 2:20PM

    Cute!!!

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    Great!

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Eating out, Prepared Meals, and New Sport Day

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today was GREAT!

I pre-planned my meals again ahead of time on SP. Astonishingly, I have noticed that I feel much fuller with the food I am eating compared to what I used to eat.

For my job, I pre-pack my lunches instead of buying while I am at work- this helps me avoid the "I WANT THAT!" and "THAT LOOKS DELICIOUS!" urge to buy. I also recommend packing an "extra" snack in case you get hungry- it helps to avoid buying things you don't need.

Today was my significant other and I's date day. :) We came up with various options for a place to eat dinner and something fun to do. Our ending result was eat dinner at Panera Bread and learn to play tennis.

Thanks to SP, I have been learning to "budget" my calories the way a person should budget their money- only spend what you have to spend. I searched on Panera bread's website for their meal nutrition calculator. To anyone who is in love with Panera bread but wants to watch their weight, I completely recommend it! I normally get the Bacon Turkey Bravo which weighed in at a heavy 800 calories.

Side note: Anthony found out the hard way that his sandwich alone was 1000 calories. He's having a fantastic time supporting me and learning about the tips I have found. He is in the process of body training to build muscles through lifting and throwing for the track team. He started taking creatine and protein to help with muscle repair and rejuvenation. The article I found regarding lifting and workouts as well as taking powdered supplements served as a good quick read for him.

After finding out that my delicious love choice was WELL beyond the calories I could part with, I started narrowing down the choices. I can honestly say thank God I love salads! In the end, I decided to go with the Pick Two Combo: Caesar salad + the Turkey and avocado BLT (with a baguette snack for later - 150 cal). It was something new for me to try and I enjoyed it just as much if not more then my normal sandwich. I even told Anthony how exciting it was to reach out and try new foods. (I'll admit it now- I am a habit former. I find something I love and I just stick with it because it's familiar, it's safe, and I dislike making choices- it takes me forever to make up my mind. )

After our filling meal, we went to Wally world and picked out our rackets and got a pack of 3 tennis balls. Anthony gave me the 101 to playing tennis- terms, history and all. :) Gotta love this man. We played for about two hours - but not INTENSELY! Just light play, so in reality we only played for an hour.

Do you know how much calories you burn when playing tennis?

... Go on.

Take a guess. I dare you!

I bet you'll get it wrong. I DID!

For one hour of playing tennis, I burned 950 calories. And no, that is NOT a typo. Trust me, I thought I had entered "600" instead of "60" to make the large jump, but no.

So, to re-cap:
1.) Pre-planning and packing meals is the greatest lesson learned.
2.) Look at calories the way you look at money- spend only what you can.
3.) Trying new foods can be not only delicious but filling and even more satisfying then your normal foods.
4.) Each day learn a different sport or activity so that you do not get bored with your strength or cardio routine.

It's an adventure. You are on a journey so each day has to be special.

I would trade anything for what I learned or did today.

- K

  
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AQUAGIRL08 6/14/2012 8:36PM

    You are doing such a great job! Keep up the good work!

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KATHYGOULDSMITH 6/14/2012 3:10AM

    Hurray for you! From a fellow K..........Kool!


KG

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Motivational Bikinis!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

List of cute bikinis -

Cute bottoms - http://origin.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/16
1/d/AAAAC7_6_bEAAAAAAWHZTw.jpg?v=13082
69021000


Love the print and form - http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqQOKi!E2mI(B
h!bBNrzHtlgYw~~0_35.JPG

Love this bikini! Beautiful color and fun design. Prefer the ties around the neck - http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31b5
vMsSWeL._AA300_.jpg

Sexy peacock feathers - http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lslv2f4e
yQ1qdf414o1_500.jpg

Cute colors and nice design - http://image.made-in-china.com/4f0j00aCQTN
zJICicm/Swimwear-Ladies-Bikini.jpg

New twist on front of bikini - http://athleta.gap.com/Asset_Archive/ATWeb
/Assets/Product/740/740051/big/at74005
1-05vliv02.jpg

Very nice color and love the beading on the straps - http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!Bujcc+!Bmk~$(KGrH
qMOKjcEveeZ11LiBM!y7iVU-w~~_35.JPG

Not so sure, but paisley looks cool - http://www.cocowomen.com/images/product/ag
/ag_p84_1.jpg

Cute color but looks like it lacks support... http://i.americanapparel.net/storefront/ph
otos/detail/serve.asp?media=rnt05_Serp
ent.jpg

BEAUTIFUL color and nice design - http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vix-swimwear-b
ia-logo-bikini-top/3222024?origin=cate
gory&fashionColor=Royal&resultback=1016

VERY fun and colorful design - http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/trina-turk-fij
i-flowers-ring-halter-bikini-top/33092
14?origin=category&fashionColor=&resul
tback=1445

Sexy tie in front - http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/luli-fama-push
-up-bikini-top/3177839?origin=category
&fashionColor=Coralicious&resultback=2483

Lacks shoulder straps but cute twist in front - http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tommy-bahama-p
earl-bandeau-bikini-top/3228254?origin
=category&fashionColor=Caracao+Aqua&re
sultback=2823

Excellent color, design and fit - http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/robin-piccone-
ikat-halter-top/3155203?origin=categor
y&fashionColor=&resultback=3825

Love the stripes - http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/becca-crochet-
trim-bikini-top-d-cup/3333779?origin=c
ategory&fashionColor=&resultback=219

Sexy color, design and fit - http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/vix-swimwear-j
angala-bia-bikini-top/3238781?origin=c
ategory&fashionColor=&resultback=944

Unsure about this one... Love the animal print, but unsure - http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/vince-camuto-w
ild-cheetah-halter-bikini-top/3263330?
origin=category&fashionColor=&resultback=944

Love this one! POLKA DOTS! http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/the-abbie-polka-dot-triangle-top
-beach-sexy?ProductID=36892&CatalogueType=OLS

Sexy halter and fit - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/the-riviera-push-up-halter-top-v
ery-sexy?ProductID=52475&CatalogueType=OLS

Love the design, colors and fit - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/bombshell-adds-2-cups-push-up-em
bellished-halter-top-bombshell-swim-to
ps?ProductID=42940&CatalogueType=OLS

So many different designs but I enjoy the animal prints - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/retro-push-up-triangle-top-forev
er-sexy?ProductID=37090&CatalogueType=OLS

Mosaic design - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/the-liya-tropicalia-push-up-halt
er-top-beach-sexy?ProductID=60123&Cata
logueType=OLS

Bright colors - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/gorgeous-push-up-halter-top-the-
gorgeous-swim-collection?ProductID=525
71&CatalogueType=OLS

Fun straps and ties, more designs - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/the-daisy-push-up-triangle-top-b
each-sexy?ProductID=56375&CatalogueType=OLS

Pee-kA-boo prints - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/cutout-triangle-top-beach-sexy?P
roductID=50534&CatalogueType=OLS

Very sweet color and butterfly jewel in front - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/jeweled-butterfly-bandeau-top-be
ach-sexy?ProductID=31537&CatalogueType=OLS

FREAKING CUTE!!!! Stripes AND stars - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/gorgeous-push-up-halter-top-the-
gorgeous-swim-collection?ProductID=454
83&CatalogueType=OLS

This is sexy - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/bombshell-adds-2-cups-push-up-ha
lter-top-bombshell-swim-tops?ProductID
=45383&CatalogueType=OLS
Love this one too but it would fall off - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/push-up-bandeau-top-forever-sexy
?ProductID=37084&CatalogueType=OLS

Dang... http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/bombshell-adds-2-cups-push-up-t-
back-top-bombshell-swim-tops?ProductID
=14236&CatalogueType=OLS

Adorable with zebra top and black bottom - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/the-liya-push-up-halter-top-beac
h-sexy?ProductID=21517&CatalogueType=OLS

Might fall off - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/the-rio-push-up-twist-bandeau-to
p-very-sexy?ProductID=46338&CatalogueType=OLS

Love the halter back and design - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/bombshell-adds-2-cups-x-back-hal
ter-top-bombshell-swim-tops?ProductID=
31498&CatalogueType=OLS

Stripes and color - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/the-sara-halter-top-beach-sexy?P
roductID=21465&CatalogueType=OLS

Another sexy back - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/jewel-trim-triangle-top-very-sex
y?ProductID=36913&CatalogueType=OLS

OMG! So sexy and cute! Animal print bottoms and halter stoned front - http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/bi
kinis/gisele-bandeau-top-vix?ProductID
=32159&CatalogueType=OLS

  
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AQUAGIRL08 6/13/2012 1:35PM

    Sounds interesting but I won't be wearing one for a long, long time.

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Next Year's Goal: Complete the Toledo Zoo Dart Frog Dash (5K)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I am employed at the Toledo Zoo. Every year, I win or recieve shirts for the Toledo zoo Dart Frog dash. It's a little disheartening to be as big as I am wearing a shirt that states "I ran the Dart Frog Dash!" ...

Deep down, as much as people say they HATE running, I secretly would LOVE to learn how to run and not die.

I'm starting the Couch to 5k program in hopes that next year I will be able to complete the Toledo Zoo Dark Frog Dash (5k).

Goal: emoticon

Help using:
Couch to 5K program - www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181
.shtml

Couch to 5K interval music - www.djsteveboy.com/1day25k.html
Great excel sheet created by STRICTLYSECRET - ENTER YOUR WEIGHT IN A3 - www.sendspace.com/file/3sty7d

Another to do: 5 minutes to a better butt www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1755

  
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AGPLCANDLELADY 6/19/2012 9:37AM

    You can do it. I did it walking at a fast pace in 48 minutes. Remember it's a run or walk.
Great goals

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AQUAGIRL08 6/13/2012 1:34PM

    That is awesome that you plan on doing the race! You can do it!

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Where's the beef?! (aka Protein?)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What a day!

My significant other is truly amazing. He printed out my list for me and is super supportive of my change in diet. He really is an inspiration to me and I couldn't ask for a higher form of support.

We went grocery shopping last night and helped me make choices or narrow down food options.

Today I mapped out my food and even packed my healthy lunch today. I have already lost weight from my dramatic increase of consuming water. Considering my overdose of food yesterday, I am honestly surprised.

In tracking my food, I know I am well under my protein needs. I can tell anyone for a fact that I love chicken. Aside from that, it's hit or miss. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a picky eater, but I'm just not a huge meat eater. I like fish but I'm scared to cook it myself. My fridge has slightly limited room until next month so beef, cut deli meats, etc are out as well. My primary source of protein right now is cheese, milk, and greens. I'm hoping to find alternatives that I love and enjoy.

Where I went under:


My Values for today:


Where my calories should come from:


(SUPER proud of my values for today minus protein!)

I have tried tofu but I'm not a fan. Nuts are delicious but super expensive right now in Ohio. An article I found listed some good alternatives to meat for protein. I guess I am called a "Flexitarian" according to the article "Meatless Meals Benefit Your Health."

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
on_articles.asp?id=902



If anyone has suggestions of meat, meat alternatives, or any food that is high in protein, I would be thankful. Even better if you have suggestive recipes or ways to eat/cook them that you like- I'm going for tasty. :D

Thanks,
- K

  
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PAPERDAR 6/20/2012 11:14AM

    I like the EAS Carb Controlled Protein shakes(best prices at Walmarts and Meijer) They have 17 gr. protein and are only 110 calories. For a tasty very filling treat I put 8 ice cubes and a shake in a blender and make a creamy thick shake.
Milled flax seed is a good replacement for flour, high in protein and omega's. Barilla makes a high protein pasta. Brownberry makes a double protein bread. Beans are a good source of protein...my favorite is black beans. My all time favorite protein is a meat though...it is buffalo. It has twice the protein and half the calories of beef...also it is grass fed and organic. Tastes better than beef If you look at my recipe book you will find lots of high protein, low carb recipes. Good luck!

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AQUAGIRL08 6/13/2012 1:33PM

    Never under estimate the power of egg whites. I consider them to be the perfect protein food. When I have too little protein, cooking up 4-5 of those babies puts me in the right protein number category with very few calories. My family wonders why I eat them so often but to me, they fit a serious dietary need. Yes, they are rather tasteless but all you need is some onion or other veggies and you're good to go!

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