Friday, July 30, 2010
Well two things I've done this month are things I haven't done in so many years I can't remember the last time. A couple of weeks ago I played tennis with DH.
Today I played racketball with my BFF for 45 minutes. I couldn't have done that 80 lbs ago. She is slightly injured due to a fall, so I tried running all around chasing the ball so she wouldn't have to. For the fun of it we tried playing left handed for about 15 minutes just to do a brain challenge. We got a lot of laughs out of that.
From time to time I post pics of new food things that I'm trying. Here are a few ideas:
I've been trying to find new snack ideas that have carbs, protein, healthy fats. One orange sliced and a 100 calorie pack of walnuts and almonds was a recent choice.
After racketball today it was 1 cup watermelon, 1/2 of a 110 calorie bagel topped with a 35 cal lite laughing cow swiss cheese.
We're trying alot of Laughing Cow products lately. I used the lite garlic and herb one tonight. Dinner was a 100 calorie sandwhich thin, laughing cow, sliced ham, lettuce, and roasted red bell pepper with 1 cup dark sweet cherries.
All three of these are 35 calories with only 10 calories from fat. I use them now instead of mayo on most sandwiches. My other go to things are hummus and avocados. If I do use mayo now it's the one that has olive oil in it.
I'm reading the brand new issue of Clean Eating magazine tonight and getting some new ideas for August. What are some of your favorite snacks?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
For those of you who haven't read one of my blogs about my virtual trip, I'm tracking my mileage to Forks, WA to see my favorite vampire. Can you guess which one by my background? LOL
I'm now up to 419 miles. This week's additions come mostly from biking, but there was a 1/2 mile warmup on the rowing machine before weights the other night. I've been throwing in some alternatives to just spinning lately.
I've added some new songs to my playlist...Taio Cruz - dynamite is one of my favs when I'm riding now. I also like Misery by Maroon 5. That's a good one to ride hills to.
I met four of my sorority sisters for dinner last night. I hadn't seen them in 25 years. One is here from Turkey so we all got together through connections on FaceBook. I was happy to walk in being only 10 lbs from my college weight. Yeah SP! One actually commented on how I looked in my jeans...yeah these are the ones I took from my daughter. Thinking those thoughts is when I listen to another song that gets me going on the bike... Sexy Chick (feat. Akon) by David Guetta.
Who else is doing a virtual journey? What are you doing to stay motivated and rack up your mileage and fitness minutes? Got any good music to add to my playlist? Share Girlfriends!!!!
My dinner tonight after my spinning class... whole wheat tortilla, 1 serving reduced fat mexican cheese, sauteed black beans, onions, mushrooms, and jalepenos all topped by a little Greek Yogurt. Veggie Quesadilla...........mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!
Who has a great meatless dinner to share? Not that I'm going vegetarian but I do a couple nights a week.
See you on the trails!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Today was a great day for me on my spark journey. I'm going to show you an old picture. I started losing weight two years ago and started out at 256. I have no idea if that was my highest, I didn't go near a scale. Here's what I looked like then.
Today I was actually able to zip up a pair of my daughter's Miss Me jeans. This means that I could in theory go in Buckle and jeans shop with my junior:
I weighed in this morning at 175.4. I believe that I am down 5 pants sizes now. So I texted my trainer who I have called Mr. Squat Police and now Mr. Swevil (sweet and evil) and complained about to no end and told him I wouldn't call him names anymore. From now on it's just Mitchell. :) He never really cared about the names or the whining. He still made me do the workout.
So what am I doing? Clean Eating diet (www.cleaneatingmag.com) Love that I have learned good habits through tracking on SP! Here are a couple of pics of tihngs I've eaten lately that I really liked:
Fresh spinach, 1 cup mixed fresh berries, 1 T sliced almonds and Newman's Own Light Balsalmic Vinagrette
Grilled chicken breast, steamed broccoli, and 1 medium ear grilled corn taken off the cob and topped with small amount of light butter.
1/2 grapefruit, whole wheat tortilla with homemade shriimp salad.
Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. DH and I go to IHOP sometimes on the weekend. The healthy option spinach, mushroom, tomato omelette with fruit comes in at 350 calories
Today's workout was 10 mins rowing machine for warmup, 70 mins weights and foam roller stretching, 20 mins spinning and then 1/4 mile walk home.
I'm planning my week now for success so that I can break past 175 and raid my daughter's closet again sometime! Keep sparking!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
This is a post just so I remember this.... my son walked by tonight and did a double take and said wow mom you look skinny. That has never happened that I remember. he's 18 and the last time I was skinny he was 6.
Makes two years of working out and trying to eat right worth it.
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