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Catching up..

Monday, January 14, 2013

I'm kind of bummed that I missed blogging yesterday, but I gave myself permission to put it off until today.

Saturday was a typical chores/errand day, hitting the grocery store and puttering around the house. Not much intentional fitness, really, but that's ok.

Saturday, Jan. 12:
Morning Coffee
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Total: 150

Breakfast
Green Beans (snap), 0.5 cup 17
Carrots, raw, 0.25 cup, grated 11
Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.25 cup, strips 9
Broccoli Slaw, 3 oz 25
Jennie-O Lean Turkey Burger Savory Seasoned (1 burger), 1 serving 160
Butter, salted, 1 tbsp 102
Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp 117
Total: 442

Morning Snack
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Apples, fresh, 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb) 81
Total: 166

Lunch
Cheddar Cheese, 0.25 cup, shredded 114
Guilt-free Cream of Broccoli Soup, 1 serving 183
Total: 297

Afternoon Snack
Pecans, 0.25 cup, halves 187
Walnuts, 0.25 cup, chopped 196
Total: 382

Dinner
Meatloaf, 1 serving 329
Onions and Mushrooms, 1 serving 274
Viva Fat Free Cottage Cheese, 0.5 cup 70
Total: 674

Evening Snack
Dreyer's / Edy's Ice Cream: Slow Churned Rich & Creamy, Light, Peanut Butter Cup, 1 serving 260
Total: 260

Daily total: 2,370
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1,800 - 2,150*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the second week of January, 2014.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 2,370
BMR* 2,206
Exercise 589
Total Burned 2,795
Differential -425

I did better at not eating as much, fortunately.

Sunday dawned downright cold again, but dry at least and no icy conditions. We took our time getting ready for the day, snuggling up puppies and cleaning bird cages, etc. We hit the Humane Society around 10, and waited excited. It was our first effort at involving other volunteers in the dog path maintenance, and Bill had heard from a couple of people that they might show up to help us.

No one else showed up.
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That's ok, though, it was like 28 degrees when we started! Hopefully when the weather turns for the better people will come give us a try.

We cleaned up downed limbs and debris for the first hour and a half, then dedicated ourselves to removing a tree our resident beaver had harvested last year. The tree has been laying in the creek as long as I've been a volunteer (7 months now, woohoo!) so it was time to take it out. Bill used a handsaw to break it down into manageable pieces, and I snapped off the twigs and limbs, cutting them into wheelbarrow sized pieces.

All told, we worked 4 hours on cleaning everything up. My Fitbit only counted 76 minutes of that as exercise, but that's alright. I still had a good calorie burn, my arms and hands were a bit achy from the unusual activity, and I got in plenty of steps. We even got a WooHoo from one of the paid staff for our efforts, which was unexpected but oh-so-appreciated.

Back home we trundled, and spent the rest of the evening trying to warm up LOL It was a good day overall.

Sunday, Jan. 13:
Morning Coffee
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 6 tbsp 120
Total: 190

Breakfast
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 6 tbsp 120
Zoi Greek Yogurt - Honey, 0.25 serving 60
Almond Flour Pancakes, 2 serving 299
Total: 484

Morning Snack
Pecans, 0.5 oz (20 halves) 98
Walnuts, 0.66 oz (14 halves) 122
Total: 220

Lunch
Meatloaf, 1.5 serving 494
Total: 494

Afternoon Snack
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Coffee-mate Original Creamer (powder) , 6 tsp 60
Total: 65

Dinner
Kirkland chicken breast (canned), 8 oz 240
Vegetables Mixed Blend (1c=30cal/serv) Asparagus Stir Fry FlavRpac, 5 cup 150
Organic Valley Pasture Butter (14 g), 1 tbsp 110
Total: 500

Evening Snack
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 2 serving 84
Total: 84

Daily Total: 2.036
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1,800 - 2,150*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the second week of January, 2014.

Calorie Differential:
Calories
Eaten 2,036
BMR* 2,206
Exercise 1,087
Total Burned 3,293
Differential -1,257

MUCH better eating day. Finally reigned myself in and made smarter decisions about what to eat. For instance, I really wanted buttered popcorn for dinner, but opted for meat and veggies instead. I also really wanted a mocha before bed, but decided to have Dove Dark Chocolates instead, saving calories again.

I'm ready to get underway with BLC and to find out what challenges lie ahead. I'm worrying about fitness challenges since I'm not doing much more than walking right now, but that's the point, isn't it? To be challenged to move outside your comfort zone and work harder for your goals.

Ah yea!
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GAYLEP67 1/14/2013 11:23PM

    Sounds like a great weekend Candy! How do you like the coconut oil? My sister was telling me about it a few weeks ago and I was thinking of trying it.

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IMIN2GENES 1/14/2013 8:22PM

    Way to go! I can't wait to hear how your challenge goes.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/14/2013 4:14PM

    Well done!


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MRSBENNETT2 1/14/2013 3:24PM

    Good for you! I've been such a couch potato for so long.....

I'm really impressed that you do so much for the Humane Society! I belong to WIRES here, which is native wildlife rescue and rehab. I always wondered why we get so many calls for domestic animals - turns out that even though we have RSPCA in the area, they don't do a heck of a lot. I guess that alleviates any guilt I'll have in the future for not supporting them. I'll give my donations/time to WIRES and other native critter places.

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GINGERHAWK 1/14/2013 2:06PM

    Nice job on what looks like an on track weekend! I imagine that you and the hubby burned plenty of calories while cleaning up at the shelter, not to mention that you were doing something to benefit others. emoticon

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PARASELENIC 1/14/2013 1:53PM

    "I really wanted buttered popcorn for dinner, but opted for meat and veggies instead. I also really wanted a mocha before bed, but decided to have Dove Dark Chocolates instead"

Mocha before bed! HA! If I had something like that, there'd be no sleeping!

And I never don't want buttered popcorn. Here's a toast to your willpower and your strong fu in food-decision-making!

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REALLY_ROBIN 1/14/2013 1:44PM

  You are doing great, Candi....I'm sure you will do great on the BLC!!!

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