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5K Training update & New shoes

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

well I got out this afternoon and did some walking/jogging. This was my 4th time out and I went from jogging and walking equal amounts of time to jogging twice as long as I was walking.

I felt a difference today. I dident feel quite as heavy today... it was much easier durring the jogging and I dident feel like my lungs were going to colaps.

Being that this was only my 3rd time out that gives me some hope that I will be in ok shape in a few weeks when my 5k rolls around.

I went out this afternoon and finally got some new shoes. I have had the sneakers I was wearing for a year and a half. I bought them when I started losing weight back at the beggining of 09 and then needed to be retired a long time ago. I mean when I started out I had 270 pounds walking around on top of them... you can tell too, the soles have stress wrinkles in them where they have been crunched down. eek! On top of all that the shoes are a size 10.5 and after losing all the weight I wear about a 9 now.

I got a pair of new balance shoes this time... I would have got addidas if they had them because I really liked the last pair of shoes I had and they were addidas. The new balances look really nice and feel good too and when I wore them durring my run today they worked out really well.

BTW... these shoes are my reward for making it to 195lbs... I met the goal a while ago but just got around to buying them.

Here they are... I love them emoticon emoticon emoticon

~ Jess

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MALEXANDER4 5/1/2010 9:09AM

    new balance is all I wear. I used to wear nike but a pair of new balance and now that is all I buy. I have a pair for my exercise and a pair for work. Im proud of the improvement on the walk/run. I need to work on mine. You inspire me to do better. Thank you for that.

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    way to go on jogging..hopong when i lose another 65 pounds i will atttempt this emoticon

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RUNNINGOLLIE 4/29/2010 4:49PM

    Nice shoes!!! I so need to get another pair and I am definitely getting a girlie color then my normal blue or black- like the purple! Congrats on your progress! emoticon

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LISSI_RODRIGUEZ 4/29/2010 3:37PM

    Congratulations.... I think I'll reward myself at 195 too... lol all for the sake of buying new sneakers lol. Congrats though, and you're doing very well!

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STEPHANON 4/29/2010 3:33PM

    you're making great progress on your running! great job! and those shoes are cute - what a great reward for yourself. keep up the good work!

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WATCHMEGO2 4/29/2010 7:02AM

    Congratulations on the progress!! New sneakers make a world of difference.

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KENNYWHEELS 4/29/2010 7:02AM

    congrats on your run. i like the kicks. i ran yesterday with the c25k program but then i ran after and i think i finally found my pace and was able to run for a few minutes with stopping. with the help of a good Black Eyed Peas song

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MOTIV8U 4/29/2010 6:00AM

    you can do it! keep running and walking, it DOES get much easier!

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FLYSOHIGH 4/29/2010 5:54AM

    lovely shoes!
nice to hear the running's getting easier, good for you!:-)

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JADENTEX 4/29/2010 1:26AM

    I love how your socks and shoes are color-coordinated.... I'm sure that wasn't an accident. emoticon

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NANC304 4/28/2010 11:08PM

    You're making terrific progress! Keep up the good work.

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1YEARFROMNOW 4/28/2010 9:56PM

    Congratulations on your progress to date! What a great reward for becoming a runner! Good luck on your 5K! You will do great!


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JUST_SIMONE 4/28/2010 9:42PM

    Congratulations on your easier run and on the new shoes. Girl, you were overdue for some shoes!

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Photo Food Journal Wednesday 4-28-10

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Breakfast: 1 cup caramel delight, 1/2 cup 1% milk: 235 cal

Snack: Quaker chocolate chip granola bar: 100 cal

Lunch: Turkey wrap on flatout wrap w/ broccoli cole slaw, lettuce, sunflower seeds & lettuce..... 1/2 can progresso lentil soup: 477 cal

Snack: small apple... (looks so juicey!): 63 cal

Dinner: Home made Chili Mac Hamburger Helper.... green beans.... steam fresh garlic cauliflower: 486 cal

Snack: Waffle cone w/ cookies & cream ice cream: 240 cal
(time for the ice cream cone fashion show!!! whoo hoo!!!)

work it!


oh yeah!



total calories eaten: 1600 calories (awesome!)

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/4/2010 3:08PM

    lol loved the fashion show

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MSNIKE 5/1/2010 2:00AM

    I love your food journal blogs! LOL @ the ice cream cone fashion show...way to make it fun for the readers too! :)

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    i have got to try that one day emoticon

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LEAHANNE1989 4/29/2010 11:48AM

    Great way to track your food for the day.


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MOTIV8U 4/29/2010 6:00AM

    your day amazes me... good work!

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LOSINGJESS 4/28/2010 11:40PM

    haha... yeah I was hamming it up for the camera emoticon

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NANC304 4/28/2010 11:10PM

    Looks like you really enjoyed that cone!

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KENDRASTIC 4/28/2010 10:32PM

    Still loving your food journal. Wish I could import your lunch!

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SARAHJ19 4/28/2010 10:02PM

    can you make my meals for me lol! you do such a great job!!! keep it up! thanks for the ideas!!!

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KMARTIN9061 4/28/2010 9:50PM

    Awesome! I love that you do a food journal - it's all about the visuals!! Your meals always look so yummy too!! Who makes the cereal that you eat ? I've never heard of it?

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LOSINGJESS 4/28/2010 9:46PM

    I almost got a mcdonalds cone which is a good standby when your wanting something sweet... but I was at the grocery store and dident want to stop by mcdonalds after going there. Now I just need to keep my portion sizes down. :-)

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JESSSPARK 4/28/2010 9:29PM

    so jealous of that ice cream cone.. I almost bought waffle cones today but I just couldn't deal with turning over that many things of ice cream to find something vaguely low in calories.. :) emoticon

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Photo Food Journal Tuesday 4-27-10

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

well today I ended up right at the top of my calorie range so no tastey snacks for me after dinner :-( I geuss that is what happens when you overeat at dinner though.... it was so good though, I couldent resist.

Breakfast: Plain Oatmeal w/ splenda, sliced almonds & frozen peaches thawed in the microwave: 236 cal
(a really good combination if you have never tried it)

Lunch: baked sandwich thin w/ turkey, tomato pesto, mozzerella & roasted red peppers...... 1/2 can light progresso chicken noodle soup: 407 cal

Snack: 1 slice strawberry cheese cake: 190 calories

Dinner: 1 & 1/2 servings lean meat loaf, 2 tbls ketchup, 1/2 cup mashed potatoes w/ light margarine, 1/2 cup frozen peas, 1/2 cup broccoli with 1/4 cup cheese sauce. : 891 calories
(OMG I ate too much and I should have not put that extra meat loaf on my plate.... but it was sooooo good!..... I will do much better tomorow :-)..... )


Total calories eaten: 1724 ..... dident go over :-)

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RONNIEKAY 4/29/2010 8:05AM

    Your dinner looks super yummy! I think I would've taken extra, too!

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KMARTIN9061 4/28/2010 9:51PM

    Well, at least you loaded up on the veggies at dinner though, that's awesome!!

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LOSINGJESS 4/28/2010 9:44PM

    I just took the peaches in the glass messuring cup and poped them in the microwave by themselves for like 40 seconds... I have a really high power microwave and it really depends how cool or warm you want them.... When I cook the old fashioned oats I take the peaches and throw them in durring the last two minutes of cooking the oats.. you know it takes 5 minutes once you put the oats in the water.... works out well.

~ Jess

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TURBOTIF 4/28/2010 9:40PM

    the oatmeal sounds awesome... I do soemthing similar with frozen blueberries and wheat germ on my oatmeal

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PRINCESSNURSE 4/28/2010 9:35PM

    The oatmeal loks awesome! How long do you thaw the peaches in the microwave? Do you thaw them by themselves or on top of the oatmeal?

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STEPHANON 4/28/2010 6:14PM

    ALL your food looks awesome. Yum!

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LISSI_RODRIGUEZ 4/28/2010 8:36AM

    WHoa... that dinner looks awesome. lol

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Photo Food Journal Monday 4-26-10

Monday, April 26, 2010

Breakfast - Breakfast burrio / 1 egg, 2 egg whites, 1/2 slice cheddar, 2 tbls salsa, 2 slices turkey bacon, flatout wrap : 312 calories

Lunch: 1/2 turkey sandwich thin, 1/2 can progresso light chicken noodle: 245 calories

Snack: 2 squares ikea dark chocolate: 36 calories

Snack: 1/2 cup caramel delight fiber one, 1/2 cup 1% milk: 145

Dinner: Teriyaki chicken on a stick, sticky rice balls, green beans & asian vegetables...... 1 slice of strawberry ricotta cheese cake (homemade 190cal a slice): 623 calories


Family enjoying dinner

(no this was not my slice .... lol)

My yummy portion :-)

Snack: Sugar free fudge pop - 50

Snack: 3 musketeers mint with dark chocolate mini bar - 100 calories..... I usually dont get the mini candy bars because they are quite a few calories for the portion size... but this week I just really wanted a candy bar. Now I can have one a little bit at a time.

Total calories: 1512

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LOSINGJESS 4/28/2010 10:05PM

    Its a certain type of rice... japanese sushi rice.... You just cook it the way it says on the bag. The bag I have recomends 1.5 cups of rice to 2 cups water, mix them together in a pot and bring to a boil and then cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes. I cool the rice down and then I add - 1/4 cup rice vinagar (get it in the same section as sushi rice and seaweed) and 1 tbls sugar (I used splenda this last time and it came out great).... then you mix it all up, and shape it into balls with your hands.... or you can make sushi, I do that some times but its a pain. This is quick and easy and you dont need a sushi mat.

If you feeling creative you can put things in the middle of your rice balls, like imitation crab and cream cheese.... make a california roll ball... lol.

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KMARTIN9061 4/28/2010 9:52PM

    How do you make sticky rice balls??

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RORYLYONS 4/27/2010 7:42PM

    OMG..yum I'll be right over.... emoticon emoticonlove your food journal!

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SARAHJ19 4/27/2010 11:25AM

    Awesome food journal! Your dinner looked amazing! Great job! emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 4/27/2010 8:27AM

    I love your food journal. You do give great Ideas.

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KISSFAN1 4/27/2010 8:25AM

    I love to see pictures of what people eat instead of just reading about it so really enjoyed looking at your blog. It looks a lot like what I would eat without the candy and cheesecake (which looks delicious) and instead putting Greek yogurt in place of that, LOL.

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LOSINGJESS 4/27/2010 8:22AM

    The kids had actually never had my rice balls before... my one year old lyra really liked them and aiden actually ate one (with lots of ketchup) which really surprised me... its hard to get him to try new foods.

I think its great everyone is getting ideas from my meals. I love looking at other peoples photo food journals too... its so weird how entertaining it is to look at what someone eles eats durring the day. lol.

My husband thinks Im completely insain for doing this. He just cant fathom anyone wanting to see what I eat durring the day. It is helping me though, I have stayed more on track since starting to do this than any other time durring this year.

~ Jess

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KENDRASTIC 4/27/2010 5:24AM

    I thought about your pre-planned meals and creative ideas when I was eating today. Thanks for the influence!!!!!'


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BECKYCOLVIN 4/26/2010 10:31PM

    Fun to see your food again. I know you're doing this for you, but it's giving me ideas, too. The rice balls are cute--bet the kids love them that way. :)

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IRISH_EYES_66 4/26/2010 9:37PM

    Your meals look filling and delicious. I especially like the breakfast and may try it tomorrow. As for the soup, beware of the sodium. My mother started buying salt free bullion to which she added cooked frozen soup vegetables, and chunks of leftover roasted chicken. Yum!!

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Photo Food Journal Sunday 4-25-10

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Breakfast: Fiberone caramel delight cereal, 1/2 cup 1% milk: 235 cal

Lunch: Turkey Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato sandwich thin with light miracle whip..... 1/2 can progresso light ittalian meatball soup: 296 cal

Snack: 1 Banana, 1 tbls nutella: 220 cal

Dinner: 3 lean ground beef & black bean tacos w/ avocado and salsa.... small salad with kens ranch and tortilla salad topper, 1/2 cup corn: 640 cal

Snack: 1 wasa wheat cracker, 1 tbls hummus, 1/2 oz dry roasted peanuts: 163 cal


Calorie total for the day: 1554 calories

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LOSINGJESS 4/28/2010 9:59PM

    I love the caremel delight... its like having dessert for breakfast lol

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KMARTIN9061 4/28/2010 9:53PM

    Ahhh, I see - Fiber One ... I'll have to check it out when I go to the store this weekend - it looks delicious!

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KENDRASTIC 4/26/2010 6:09PM

    Oh, my gosh! I love the food diary. I have gotten out of the habit of recording my food and I think I would be shocked to see what I am eating if I had to take a photo. Also, it is clear you are planning your portion sizes and meals because it would be hard to photograph something that you were just munching or grazing on.

Great idea!

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MSNIKE 4/26/2010 12:10AM

    Nice! Keep at it girl!

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MMLEIKAM 4/25/2010 11:03PM

    Mmm...turkey bacon!

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