Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Disappionting Tuesday (Nov 23)

Howdy..recap of Tuesday Nov 23rd

     Scrambled Eggs with 3 Bean Blend
     Whole Wheat Rounds
     White Chocolate Latte
**As I entered this meal into my food journal this was a high calorie, high carb, high protein, and high fiber meal!.  Calories: 982; Carbs 120.7; Protein 41.8; Fiber: 12

     Granny Smith Apple

     Can of Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup


     Dole Greener Selections Salad w/ 4 ounces of chicken & beans, w/ italian dressing.
     Flax seed sprinkled on salad
Total Calories for the Day 1,940 (WOWZERS!)
Fiber intake 37.4 (my highest to date!  Yah me!)

The reason why today is called disappionting Tuesday is because, it was my normal spin class day.  I get to the gym and all the bikes are already taken!  I was sad! I have yet to try on my new spin shoes!  Well while I was at the gym I figured I may as well do something.  It is hard to do the treadmill when my heart & mind was set on spin class! :0(
     20 minutes of Treadmill; 240 calories burned. 
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another Plain Jane Monday (Nov 22)

Howdy,   Just a quick drop in.  It is Thanksgiving week!  I love the holidays, this is my absolute favorite time of year.  It was very cold outside.  I am not a cold weather lover, but just feeling the chill in the air made the holidays feel that much nearer.

No Workouts today, it was too cold!  But Here is the eats for the day:

     Whole Wheat Round w/ Pumpkin Butter

Mid Morning Munchies
     Triscuits, with Wholly Gaucamole! 
     **Wholly Gaucamole is my favorite Guacomole.  Just an FYI!)

     Dole Greener Selections Salad
     Italian Dressing
     4 oz of chicken

     Home Made Nachos (oops)
I don't know the calories for the nachos.  So today's calorie intake is 1,047 + Nachos. 
Fiber Intake:  22g
Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fiber Up Food Finder

Hello just a quick post since I found this wonderful tool on the prevention website.   It will help you locate high fiber foods in certian food groups. 

Check it Out!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tiring Thursday (Nov 18)

I could not muster up the strength to get out of bed last night to fetch the computer and update my blog.  So here it is.  I will just keep it short and sweet.

     Whole Wheat Rounds
      White Chocolate Latte
      Blue Berries

     Can Campbells Beef & Vegetable Soup
     1/2 cup of lentils  (added to the soup)

     Snack bag of Doritos

     Chocolate Atkins Protein Shake
Forgot to log the nutrition info for hte Doritos, I think it was 260 calories.  So total calories was 1700+ for the day..OOPS! 
Food Journal:
Fiber Intake:  28.5 grams

     1 hour of spin class
     This teacher, her name was DeeDee.  It didn't like her at first, she started off all hyper and was telling us to get hyped up.  The class never got she simmer her little tail down.  She started the class saying our goal was to burn 500 - 600 calories in the hour.  And I really felt like I did! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting over the Hump on Hump Day

The middle of the week is usually a bit rough.  Tired from Monday & Tuesday and I am dreading I still got Thursday and Friday to go!  Oh Wednesday have become like Monday's to me. I reculctantly got my tail out of bed this morning and went to the gym.  I got there 30 minutes later than I would normally go, and the "Man Squad" had already taken over all the weight equipment I like to use.  Men rude and so inconsiderate! 

Got a little creative this morning and created my own little breakfast scramble! I love eggs, they are very versatile!  The ingredients for this breakfast scramble, was eggs (duh), lentils, and canadian bacon.  I wish I had cheese & some salsa, I think that would have kicked the scramble up a few notches.  But it was still good.  I managed to get a nice balance of protein, fat, carbs & fiber in this meal.  I give it 2 thumbs up.

     4 eggs
     Canadian Bacon
     1/2 cup lentils

Lunch (OOPS not a good lunch)
     Whatever the combo #2 is at Wendys


     1/2 cup of lentils w/ flax seed
     2 wedges of Laughing cow cheese
Total Calories for the day:  ALOT!  I didn't have the nerve to fill in the Wendy's nutrional information, so I did not complete my entire journal
Fiber intake for the day:  20gs (could be more in the event a double cheeseburger has fiber.  I think it just might!)

     Today was probably one of my more activity days.  It's been a while since I did this much.  As i sit here typing my leg muscles are already sore!

     30 minutes Treadmill.  Aerobic Condition Track
     30 stationary Bicycle (extremely boring)  Random Hills, 179 calories burned
     45 minute Neighborhood walk, 3 laps around the forum (just under 3 miles total)
     Walking Route:

That is all I am actually tired and sleepy, so as soon as I hit the Power off buttong ont he laptop, I am hitting the sack.  Good Night All!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Terrible Gas Tuesday....

Today is day #2 of mission increase fiber intake!  And boy do I have some really bad smelling gas!  It is absolutely horrible!  I am making my own self nauseated by its odor.

     Regular White Chocolate Latte

     Whole Wheat Round w/ Pumpkin better & flax Seed

    Can of Campbells Chicken Corn Chowder w/ flax seed & Quinoa

   Large Side Salad from El Pollo Loco
Total calories for the day: 1,516 total Calories. 
Food Journal:
Total Fiber for the day:  23grams

Evening Workout
     1 hour spin class
     *Not sure if I am liking this spin teacher that refuses to get on a bike.  Actually, I don't like it at all!  Well I will have to put that on my list of things not to do when I start teaching spin. 
Off to relax and hit the sack early.  Spin class does that to me!  Ohhh Weee!


Quinoa Trial #1 - Monday Nov 15

I read somewhere that Quinoa was a very healthy food.  So I went to Trader Joes and picked me up some.  Today at work I made me a small portion of it just to try.  It actually is not bad.  I added blueberries, cinnamon, & agave nectar to it to flavor it.  With out the "flavoring" it does not taste like anything.  Quinoa is very high in Fiber, in just the 1/4 cup serving I made there was 4g of fiber and 6g of protein.  Not bad.  Now the down side to the increased fiber intake:  Around 1:30pm at work, I had the worse gas imagineable!  And it was the kind of gas that needed to be released; keeping it in, just made it more uncomfortable and painful.  Good think I have a can of Glade Air Freshner in my desk at work!  I think I will give continue to give Quinoa a try.  Earlier this year I did try a high fiber diet and it did work wonders, so I will try increase my fiber intake on a daily basis, and track it on my food log & blog. 

So here is how the day went:

First breakfast
     White Chocolate Latte
     PepperJack Cheese Croissant

Second Breakfast
      1/4 cup Quinoa
      1 teaspon Flax Seed
       1 cup of blueberries
       1 teaspoon agave nectar

Snack  (you would think after all of the above no snack would be needed!)
     1 cup of Brussel Sprouts

     1 can of Campbells Savory Vegetable Soup
      **Tidbit, Savory is in the title of the soup.  The soup was in no way, shape or form...savory!

     El Pollo Loco 4pc dinner w/ beans & salad!!  This is hilarious to me!
As you can clearly see, this was definately an day of overeating.  Did I really need all this food?  Absolutely NOT! 
Total Calories for the day:  2,447! 
Total Fiber Intake:  25.5
No excercising today.  I left work went to the store and got home and ate and washed my hair and attempted to do a wet set on my own. I was absolutely certain it would turn out a disaster, but I was plesantly surprised when I got up this morning.  It look decent once it dried.  I have little curlies.  I look like  a little kid! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Weigh In Results: Kyra is a chicken!!!!

Today I was scared to get on the scale.  I really was.  I could not face the dreaded scale.  So I opted not to get on it.  Just call me chicken! 

Next Weigh in Day:  November 29th!
See ya there!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I have conquered the cold mornings....I Think!!!

Wednesday morning...alarm goes off.  I lay in bed an extra 30 minutes.  Changed for the gym had my shoes on and everything.  I sat on the couch and said I really don't want to go to the gym.  Sat there for a few more minutes and "something" urged me to go for a walk.  So I grabbed a hoodie and off I went!  I had a wonderful 40 minute walk in my neighborhood this morning.  It was cold out there, but I do warm up quickly.  Maybe about after 10 minutes I was warm.

     AM Workout
         40 Neighborhood Walk
         Link to Walking Route:

          White Chocolate Latte
          Pepperjack cheese croissant

          Whole Wheat Rounds w/ Peanut butter
          Can of Coke

          Ice Cream (I was doing so well)

          6 ounces of chicken
          2 cups of corn

I don't know what got over me, but when I got home from work, I had a craving for ice cream.  So i ate the last of the ice cream I had in the freezer.  I feel good today, I am not tired or overly exhausted.  And I did not fall asleep before finishing my blog entry!!!  Whoooo Hooo!  Well I am gonna hit the sack soon.  Since tomorrow is a holiday, I will try to hit the 5:30am spin class.  Wish me luck!


Tuesday (Nov 9) Recap

Hello...I don't what's happening with me, but I can't seem to stay awake long enough to update my blog at night!  Last night I fell asleep with the laptop on the bed in the midst of me instant messenging my sister.  When I woke up the last message I had from her is, Did you fall asleep?  LOL! 

Well Tuesday was a pretty decent day.  I did not each much in quantity, but I think the things that I did eat were high in calories.  Unfortunately nothing I ate I have calories counts for.

    cup of hot chocolate
    piece of Coffee Cake (made by Veronica in the office)

Lunch (@ the Jonathan Club, had a meeting)
    Turkey Sandwich (turkey, mustard, lettuce, cheese)
    Pasta Salad (really good stuff, went back for seconds)
    Green salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette

And honest to God, that was all I ate.  Even when I got home from prayer, I ate nothing!  I will admit I was tempted to go to Popeyes for the 99cent special but I stayed away.  I really really want to lose 20 pounds this month.  That was Tuesday, nothing to exciting or adventerous.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Meloncholy Monday...

Mondays!!! The dreaded beginning of the work week.  That is enough to put me in a somber mood and I was all day today.  Not sure the root of this sadness, but I was a a bit sad for most of the day.  Not much of an appetite today so I took up grazing.

     Regular White Chocolate Latte

    about 2 cups of grapes

    1 cup of Cheerios

    Left over Quesadilla
    Egg sald w/ crackers

No workout today.
Monday, November 8, 2010

Weekend Recap

The weekend as always flew by.  It is never long enough.  I had a really good weekend!  Watched movies, ate out, it was just a time to get out and get my mind off of things.  Not the greatest eating weekend...but oh well!  It was well worth it.  I have 7 days until I get back on the scale. 

I went to see was a cute movie.  Not overly funny, but still good.  How could you not love someone that calls themselves megamind!  Then I saw Colored Girls.  It was a heavy movie, but very well done.  I could have done w/o the methaphorical monologues the actresses had, but it was a very good movie. 

Just to keep myself accountable here is a quick run down of what I ate on Saturday & Sunday.

     Baked Apple Oatmeal w/ 1 teaspoon of flax seed
     1/2 Atkins vanilla protein shake
     Scrambled eggs (alot of eggs)
     2 pancakes
     2 pieces of bacon
     1 sausage
     apple juice (probably the nastiest apple juice I ever drank)
     2 tacos
     chips & salsa
     1/2 turkey club sandwich
     french fries

     Baked Apple Oatmeal
     2 pieces of Filet of Sole
     French Fries
That is all for now.  Its early on Monday morning and the rain is back.  Time to get back to the tasks at hand.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fantastic Fridays....

I am slowly getting myself out of my rut.  I am feeling much better.  My attitude and my spirit has made a turn for the better.  I had an excitement about me today.  This morning I jump started the day with a trip to Walmart to get my relaxer and then headed off to the gym.  Friday mornings is a slow day @ the gym.  I will have to remember that.

     30min Treadmill (track course) Walk/Jog Intervals
     Burned 363 calories, 1.81 miles completed.
     This walk/jog interval I jogged faster for a shorter period of time.  It was hard!
      I will have to stick with this for a few weeks to build up my stamina. 


   2 Whole Wheat Rounds
   w/ 1 teaspoon of peanut butter & 1 teaspoon of flax seed

     10 lemon pepper wings
     few fries

Went to the movies tonight.  Went to see megamind.  It was okay, very cute.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday Recap...

Hola..Recap of Thursday.  I had every intentioin of working out on Thursday, but the excercise gods were working against me

     2 boiled eggs
     Whole Wheat Rounds

     2 cups of broccoli
     6 ounces of Chicken

    Lays Cheddar & Sour Cream Chip (forgot to log calories)

Dinner (my appetite was a bit wierd, but yes this is what I ate)
     2 boiled eggs
     2 cups of corn
Not too bad of an eating day, I guess.  Total Calories for the day  1,326 + the chips

So I was going to workout after work.  As I was changing my clothes to hit the gym, something posessed me (yes possessed me) to go lay down.  So in the bed I got to lay down...and well you can guess what happened.  So I didn't make it to the gym. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Terrible Tuesday

Howdy Bloggers!  Well today was not a good day at all.  All areas of the day was pretty bad.  I wish I could have skipped today.

     White Chocolate Latte
      PepperJack Cheese Croissant

Lunch (extremely nutritious..NOT)
     Sour Cream and Onion Lays
     Green Apple Sour Punch Straws

     Muscle Milk Protein Shake

     Whole Wheat rounds

Total Calories for the day:  1676.  With most of hte calories junk/empty calories!
     50 minutes of spin class.  Got there 10 mins late. 
     Didn't particularly care for this instructor.  He never got on a bike!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Back to the Basics Monday

I am tired today.  Mainly cause I am stressed, and I have alot on my little pea brain!  Nevertheless, I will not lose heart.  So I had a a temporary set back on the scale this morning.  I am okay with it, because I know I had strayed off plan.  Today I resurrected by food journal and logged my food for the day. 

AM workout (it was a quickie)
     17 minutesTreadmill
     calories burned 195

     2 boiled eggs
     Whole Wheat Rounds
     small apple

     2 boiled eggs
     20 ounce bottle of Pepsi

     Side salad
     4oz chicken
     Italian dressing
Total Calories for the Day:  1011 calories


Weigh In Day Results: I have no one to blame but self!

Okay...another weight gain week.  But I expected that.  No excercise & crazy eating is a guaranteed way to gain weight!  Gain 3 pounds over these last 2 weeks.  But at least its only 3 pounds its a manageable number. 

Recap of Results:
Weight Lost Summary
     Starting Weight (7/28/10):  377
     Weigh in date (8/9/10):  361
     Weigh in date (8/25/10):  363
     Weigh in date (9/6/10): 355

     Weigh in date (9/20/10): 365
     Weigh in date (10/4/10):  359
     Weigh in date (10/18/10): 353
     Weigh in date (11/1/10):  356
Net weight loss to date:  21 pounds!!! 

Next Weigh in:  Monday November 15th!  See ya there!