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Nutrition & Blood Sugar Log - Mon., 9/10/2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012

FBS 105

BEFORE GYM
Arnold Specialty Stone Ground - 100% Whole Wheat Bread, 1 slices
Country Crock, Shedd's Spread Country Crock Light (Soft), 1 Tbsp
Olde Style Unsalted 100% Natural Peanut Butter, 1 tbsp
Banana, fresh, 46 grams
Half and Half Cream, 1 tbsp
Regular Coffee, 1 cup (8 fl oz) 2

AFTER GYM
Banana, fresh, 46 grams
Egg white, 2 serving

AM SNACK
Apples, fresh, 0.5 medium
Almonds, 12 almond

LUNCH
Pre-Lunch BS 108

Kraft 2% American Cheese Singles, 1 serving
Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Original Cheese (Serving = 1 wedge), 1 serving
Kashi Whole Grain Crackers - Roasted Garlic (7 cracker/30 grams), 0.6 serving
MAKEOVER: Vegan Lentil Soup (by SPARKABELLA13) - serving size 3/4 cup, 1 serving
Hard Boiled Egg, 1 large
8th Continent Light Vanilla Soy Milk, 8 oz

PM SNACK (BEFORE GYM)
Pre-Snack BS 96

Kashi GO LEAN Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Bar, 1 serving

DINNER
Pre Dinner BS 88

Flaxseed, Organic Ground, 2 tbsp - Spectrum Essentials, .5 serving
Tomato, grape (3oz = appro 12 tomatoes), 3 oz
Arnold Specialty Stone Ground - 100% Whole Wheat Bread, 2 slices
Wegmans Organic Spinach & Field Mix (2 cups), 1 serving
starkist chunk light Tuna in water (3 oz), 1 serving
Kraft Mayo Light Mayonnaise (Mayo), 1 tbsp
Carrots, raw, 0.33 cup, chopped
Celery, raw, 0.5 cup, diced
Mushrooms, fresh, 0.5 cup, pieces or slices
Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Sugar Free Pudding, Chocolate, 1 Serving
Country Crock, Shedd's Spread Country Crock Light (Soft), 1 Tbsp , 1 serving

Total Calories 1,546 (Goal 1530-1880)
Total Fat 60g (Goal 51-63g)
Total Carbohydrates 181 (Goal 191-235)
Total Protein 92 (Goal 77-94)

  
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DEBBYFROMMT 9/11/2012 10:08AM

    You are doing GREAT!!

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Training Session #1 - Mon, 9/10/2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

I met with my trainer for the first time today from 5-6 p.m. We started by finding my resting heart rate, but she asked that I try it again tomorrow morning before getting out of bed. I think it's normally around 60 and she measured 72 today but it wasn't completely resting. Then she calculated my BMI and measured my forearm and my waist. We talked about goals for this 10 week period and we're going to focus on core and upper body strength since my plan is to continue my morning cardio workouts. She will toss some cardio in here and there, but I'll be reporting my morning workouts to her as well.

Two of my tests involved measuring the number of push ups and curl ups (crunches) I could do in a minute. The push ups didn't go over so well, but that came as no surprise to me. My upper body strength is ridiculous and when you're having to hoist this large of a body, it's just not pretty. I could only do 4 modified push ups. That's it. So we definitely have room for improvement. She was surprised (as was I) that I did 42 curl ups. She had me lie flat on the mat with my arms at my sides and she taped where my fingertips hit. Then she measured and put a second piece of tape on each side of me. That was the mark I had to hit and she watched to make sure I hit it each time. I could really feel the burn!

Then we did 30 minutes of upper body strength training on maxim and hammer strength machines. They were smooth and I liked the feel of them. She had me complete 3 sets of 10 reps for each machine. We ended with upper body stretching. She said "You obviously know a bit about this and that's great!" She's going to give me strength training routines to take to the beach with me next week!

We meet again Wednesday from 5-6, and then 12-1 on Friday (that's during their regular class time). I know there will be some additional testing throughout the remainder of this week. There are 30 total sessions, but I will miss 3 next week while I'm on vacation. She said we could make up those 3 sessions if I would like and meet 4 times per week a few times to catch up. She's really sweet ... too bad she's a Jets Fan! haha!

I'm happy with my exercise today. The 40 minutes of cardio this morning plus the 30 minutes of strength training this evening has made me feel GREAT! I'm sure I'll be a bit sore in the morning. It was helpful having someone there to help encourage me to up the weight when it looked too easy. I was always willing to try more and let her know how it felt.

I AM ... a WARRIOR!

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WEBEZE 9/11/2012 1:50AM

    Wow that is great that you have access to a trainer. I have been muddling by on my own and using the exercise demos here on Spark People. Will be looking forward to hearing about your progress over the next 10 weeks. I am with you on the push-ups I can barely do 2-3. Have to work on that. My legs are much stonger than my arms. emoticon emoticon

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SPARKABELLA13 9/10/2012 10:05PM

    I lucked out. This is free. It's part of their curriculum in a physical fitness specialist degree program. I'm the client. I will share anything I learn!

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LAHUDSONCHEF 9/10/2012 10:02PM

    This is great! It is really neat to have someone who knows what they're doing train you. I keep asking my friend, and she gives tips, but I'm really kinda on my own, since I can't afford to hire anyone.

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KSCRAP363 9/10/2012 9:55PM

    I've said if before but I shall say it again...YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You are a warrior!!

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Exercise Blog - Mon., 9/10/2012 (AM)

Monday, September 10, 2012

6:00 am

5 mins warm up
30 mins elliptical trainer (intervals)
10 mins recumbent bike (intervals)
5 mins cool down
stretching on Precor Stretch Trainer
Avg HR 84%
Max HR 91%
40:35
299 calories

I'll be having my physical fitness test with my trainer this afternoon at our first session.

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IM_GETTIN_THIN 9/11/2012 6:18AM

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TMCK-40 9/10/2012 11:42AM

  Stay strong

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/10/2012 10:10AM

    Excellent! Anxious to hear about your fitness test!

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MIRAGE727 9/10/2012 8:43AM

    Girl, you are doin' this big time! I so love it and am always excited for you! Stay strong, Warrior!
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08ESCAPE 9/10/2012 7:18AM

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Exercise Blog - Thurs., 9/6/2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

6:00 am

6 mins warm up / treadmill
10 mins stationery bike
20 mins elliptical (intervals, level 2)

Avg HR 82%
Max HR 91%
257 cal burned (according to HR monitor)

5 mins cool down / treadmill

  
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SUSANS706 9/6/2012 3:34PM

    You go girl!!!!! emoticon

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LADYJNAR 9/6/2012 12:49PM

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/6/2012 11:48AM

    Good Job Bella! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 9/6/2012 9:12AM

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Stay strong, Bella!
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KSCRAP363 9/6/2012 9:08AM

    you are so good!!! I wish I could MAKE myself workout in the a.m. but I often talk myself out of it! emoticon

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Nutrition Blog - Wed., 9/5/2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

BEFORE GYM:
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6:07 am / FBS 107 (fasting blood sugar)

8oz 8th Continent Light Vanilla Soy Milk
57g Wegman's Ancient Grain Bread w/Cranberries
1 T. Country Crock Light

~30 minutes of cardio (plus proper warm up, cool down, and stretching)

AFTER GYM
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8:28 am / BS 111 (blood sugar)

0.5 medium fresh apple
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Orig Cheese
1 patty Morningstar Farms Veggie Sausage Patty (maple flavored)
coffee w/ 1 T. half and half

A.M. SNACK
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1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Orig Cheese
1 oz Almonds (24 kernels)

LUNCH
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1 cup vegetable beef soup (my very own)!
2 slices Sara lee 45 Cal Delite Whole Wheat
2 slices Kraft 2% American Cheese Singles
8 oz. 8th Continent Light Vanilla Soy Milk

WATER
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32 oz. as of 1:24 pm

2:43 pm (2 hours post lunch) - BS 120

SNACK
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medium pear

NOTE: Will update this evening with afternoon snack and evening meal.

  
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MIRAGE727 9/5/2012 9:12PM

    Rock steady, Bella! I know you can do this!
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NASFKAB 9/5/2012 6:44PM

  great idea

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SUSANS706 9/5/2012 4:41PM

    You are doing great, take it day by day, and the numbers will go down!!! We're all here for you!!! emoticon

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KSCRAP363 9/5/2012 2:16PM

    You are doing emoticon!!! I think you are doing great! Keep up the good work and the numbers will take care of themselves! It's not always were you are right now, it's how far you've come!!!!!!!!



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SPARKABELLA13 9/5/2012 1:34PM

    In May, my FBS was running 180-200. I know ... HORRIBLE! In order to get off the 1,500mg of Metformin I take each day, I know I'll need to get it under 100 and keep it there. In May, my A1C was 8, which was the highest result I've had since being diagnosed 5 years ago (it was 8.3 at that time). I'm hoping when I'm tested again in November it will be at 6 or lower.

I WILL give it my all! I've been struggling with finishing out my tracker in the evenings, so I thought it would help if I kept a daily exercise & nutrition blog.

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/5/2012 1:30PM

    It looks like your glucose is still a little high (especially the fasting) but I take it it is improving? Keep blogging! I want to see if it changes!!! I know a diabetic diet is the most healthy diet anyone can be on. We should ALL be on it! Keep it up! I'm following you!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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