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Day 4/51 - Food and Fitness Blog

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Did pretty well yesterday. Was a bit higher on calories, but under 1,500 still.

Breakfast: ViSalus shake with blueberries and strawberry phyto power mix-in
6 almonds

Snack: 1 cup coffee with 2 squirts of Coffeemate French Vanilla liquid creamer, 1 scrambled egg

Lunch: 1 beef hamburger patty (3 oz.) with 1 slice Kraft Singles
.5 tbsp Hellman's Canola mayo, and 1 tbsp Heintz no-sugar added ketchup
1 Arnold 100% Whole Wheat sandwich thin, lettuce
.75 cup raspberries, fresh
20 blueberries

Snack: Special k protein plus, 1 cup, and .5 cup milk 1%

Dinner: ViSalus shake with 1 cup frozen strawberries and banana energy mix-in

Snack: 1 small glass (4 oz.) Sangria

Totals for the day...

emoticonCalories: 1,454 Carbohydrates: 152 g Fat: 59 g Protein: 81 g emoticon

My sodium was still down around 1,400 mg, so not too bad. I have kept it pretty low the last few days.

emoticon Exercise: 23 minutes on treadmill, 3.2 mph for 1.22 miles, 1.6 mile walk in 27 minutes (50 minutes total).

Not too shabby!

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FITGRL124 6/24/2012 10:02AM

    You had a great day!!! Mine was splurge. I don't know why I feel compelled to continue the splurges - all it does is hinder my results. emoticon

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Day 3/51 - Food and Fitness Blog

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Woke up super early today. I figured I might as well blog about my food from yesterday.

Breakfast: ViSalus shake with Orange mix-in

Snack: 12 almonds, 1 hard boiled egg.

Lunch: ViSalus with 4 oz berry blend, 1 banana energy mix-in

Snack: 1 slice whole wheat bread with 2 tbsp. peanut butter

DInner: Chicken Bacon Ranch salad from McDonald's, with 1/2 of the ranch packet
1 fruit n' yogurt parfait

Pretty good!

emoticon Calories: 1,192 Carbohydrates: 104 g Fat: 51 g Protein: 83 g emoticon

emoticonExercise: 1 mile walk on treadmill, intervals, average speed 3.3 mph 20 minutes

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SUPERKHAN 6/23/2012 12:02PM

    Girl good job! I wish I could just have a shake for Breakfast N Lunch! Your a better person than I am. LOL emoticon

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FITGRL124 6/23/2012 9:52AM

    emoticon job!!!!

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Day 2/51 - Food and Fitness Blog

Friday, June 22, 2012

I was down to 152.0 this morning! Yay! Haven't seen this number in a couple of weeks or more.

Breakfast: ViSalus shake with strawberries and Banana Energy mix-in

Snack: 1 slice Pepperidge Farm whole wheat bread with 2 tbsp peanut butter
1 pear

Lunch: 1 ViSalus shake with strawberries and Strawberry Phyto mix-in

Snack: 12 almonds; 1.5 hardboiled "deviled" eggs

Dinner: 9 oz. chicken with 4 tbsp. Kraft honey BBQ sauce

My calories were kinda high, a bit over my 1550 limit. I am OK with that, because they were only 1100 the day before. I don't wanna go into "starvation mode." Plus, I am still down a pound!

emoticon Exercise: Walked a bit over a mile outside, and did an interval training walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes; 40 minutes total.

I watched a documentary called "The Weight of the Nation," which talked about obesity and being overweight and how those who have lost weight have kept it off, and I found my problem. In the documentary, the doctors studied metabolism and everything involving weight loss. They monitored the people at the beginning, when they were overweight, and as they lost weight, and as they reached a goal weight. Their metabolism became less efficient as they became smaller, so it was slowed down. This means that the calories they can consume will always be less than that of someone who has always been thin, even though they are at the same weight. Interesting. I always eventually allowed my eating to creep back up on me, and therefore, I regained all the lost weight over the years.

Over the years, I have also "dieted" myself up to my highest weight ever. So I feel like this time is going to be different! I am armed with the knowledge that my body is working against me, and so is my medication. I can subvert that by being extra diligent about my calorie intake, and keep on Sparkin'!

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FITGRL124 6/22/2012 11:29AM

    You go girl! You've got this!!!!

Thanks for the information - I may have to find that documentary. It sounds interesting!

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SUPERKHAN 6/22/2012 10:44AM

    Girl! You got it. It's awesome to kick in the extra knowledge you learned from the documentary. I'm going to check it out myself. Congrats on your weight loss! Keep on truckin and sparkin!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 6/22/2012 10:12AM

    Thanks for the interesting information. Keep at it and burn those calories!

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Day 1/51 - Food and Fitness Blog

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I did pretty well for my first day.

Breakfast: Special K Protein Plus, 1 cup; .5 cup 1% milk

Lunch: ViSalus Shake with 9 strawberries emoticon
1 packet Banana Energy mix-in
1 slice 100% whole wheat Pepperidge Farm bread, 2 tbsp. peanut butter emoticon

Snack: 1 Babybel light emoticon

Dinner: McDonald's Southwest Salad with grilled chicken, no dressing
1 Fruit N' Yogurt parfait

Snack: 1 5-oz glass of Sangria

emoticonCalories: 1,147 Carbohydrates: 138 g Fat: 44 g Protein: 79 g emoticon

As you can see, I did have a glass of wine, but I had half a bottle left from earlier in the week. I was low on my calories for the day, so I splurged. I stayed within my ranges for everything. My sodium intake was around 1,200 mg. Overall, pretty good!

emoticon Exercise: 15 minute walk, .76 miles. I know, not much, but the heat was too much to bear.

Today, so far, I walked a bit over a mile. I plan on walking more later today and working in some strength training. I am going strong!

Also, because I was so excited, I did weight myself: 153.0 down 1.5 lb. from yesterday. It is from all the sodium, I think, because I haven't been eating right until yesterday! But I will take it!

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FITGRL124 6/21/2012 7:33AM

    You had an emoticon day!! I think being able to fit in a glass of wine if you want it is better than telling yourself no. When you cut out things from your day or tell yourself you can't it tricks your brain into diet mode and then you overeat.

Keep up the emoticon work Whitney!

Girl - you are SO going to fit into that emoticon


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Countdown to the Big Day.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I just wrote a long blog and inadvertently deleted it. So, to recap:

Today marks 51 days until the big wedding. My husband and I are going out to Iowa for his brother's wedding. I have a dress to squeeze into, which only zips halfway up as of right now. Hopefully, I can spend the next 51 days sticking to my diet and losing some of this weight I have put on. At this point, I'd be happy to be at 140 lb. I am 14.5 lb away from that goal. So, for the next 51 days, I am incorporating ViSalus drink mix into my diet and sticking to my ranges.

I just read a great blog by JENSFITJOURNEY, and it has motivated me to do a daily blog on my day, including diet and exercise. I start tomorrow morning, blogging about what I did today. I am not going to blog on the same day anymore, because knowing myself, anything could happen between now and midnight.

I am currently a size 8/10 with the 8 being really damn tight, so probably just say a size 10 dress. I was like 136 or so when I fit into the size 6 dress that I need to wear. I know 2 dress sizes in 51 days is a lot, but I am striving for it with all my might!

emoticon GOAL 1: Walk every day, even if it is just for 10 minutes. I plan of getting up earlier than I did today, and exercising before it gets too hot. I only did 15 minutes today, or 3/4 mile. Every step counts! Plus, I am on my feet for my work.
emoticon GOAL 2: Drink lots of water!
emoticonGOAL 3: Weigh in only 1x per week, on Wednesday. Post weight in here.

emoticon GOAL 4: NO drinking, period. It isn't worth it! It is half the reason I am where I am at.
emoticonGOAL 5: Drink at least 1 ViSalus shake daily, as one of my meals. I like it for breakfast, preferably. I want to up that to two shakes per day and 1 reasonable meal, but I am flexible here due to previous issues with consistency.

My current weight: 154.5 lb. as of this morning.
My goal weight: 125 lb.
Pounds to lose: 29.5 lb.

For the next 51 days:
Goal weight loss: 15-20 lb.

Wish me luck. I will check in tomorrow with the results of

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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/20/2012 3:19PM

    watch out world...she is focused and determined! Go girl go girl!


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FITGRL124 6/20/2012 1:29PM

    I think you can definitely do this! I would try to incorporate as much strength training that you can because inches lost will make a huge difference in fitting into that dress! I'm off now to google your shakes. They sound interesting!


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