Thursday, January 27, 2011

A crazy day of sorts

I never saw the day coming when I would just be so irritated, frustrated and downright mad at everything!  But it happened, and that was the kinda of day I had on Thursday January 26,2011!  So now that I have made my emotional state known you can only imagine what my eating was like...so let's get at it! 

Breakfast (started off good)
     White chocolate Latte
      Scrambled eggs w/ lentils & spinach

Mid AM Snack
     Greek Yogurt

Mid Am Snack #2
     Bag of Cheetos

Mid Am Snack #3
     Bag of Doritos

Lunch
     Roast Beef Sandwich, a pickle, rootbeer

Dinner
     Jack in the Box:  2 tacos & 4 chicken fingers

Much to my surprise I did go walk after work.  I ventured over to a new spot that I have been wanting to try.  I don't know the distance, but I walked for 40 minutes.  I went to this little park in Culver City off of Jefferson & Duquesne (sp?)  I walked around the park once and it took about 12 minutes.  It's a very small park.  So I decided to start walking down Jefferson.  As I was walking down Jefferson, I stumbled upon a spot with a big sign that said  Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Trail.  So I went up it.  And why in the world did I do that?  Oh my goodness the thing was all hills!  I was up so high I could see the ocean!  Needless to say I was exhausted.  But I do want to try the trail again and take a camera with me.  The views from the top are wonderful!

Kyra
   
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday January 25th: Sleepiness!

Man, I am not sure what was going on with me yesterday but I was sleepy the entire day!  I left work about 30 minutes early, went home and got in bed and just slept!  I literally felt drained and exhausted.  I had little energy to do anything.  But I am up, bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning.

Here is the uneventful happenings of Tuesday

Breakfast
     White Chocolate Latte
      Scrambled Eggs w/ spinach & lentils

Lunch
     Veggie Plate (broccoli, spinach, lentils, ground turkey)

Snack (Sadly, I thought it would help give me some energy)
     rice krispy treat
     Vanilla wafers

Dinner
     Homemade Salad (lettuce, olives, lentils, ground turkey, italian dressing)

I think I fibered up too much on Tuesday.  I had so much gas its ridiculous.  And I dont know if anyone has ever experience this but I have really bad gas pains in my back.  Have you had gas pains in your back?  It is really painful!  Sorry to be discussing this, I know this conversation has taken an ugly turn, so I will stop.  Talk to you later!

Kyra

   
    
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday Recap

WOW.  My apologies, When I got home last night, blogging was the furthest thing from my mind.  So here I am blogging to you today.  Monday was a decent day.  I have not been keeping my calorie & fiber log, but I know yesterday was a high fiber day.  Things were flowing..ohhh wee.   Well let's get to the important stuff.

Breakfast
     White Chocolate Latte
      Scrambled eggs w/ lentils & spinach

Lunch
     Veggie Plat (Broccoli, Brussell Sprouts, Lentils, Ground Turkey)
     20 ounce bottle of Pepsi

Dinner
     Pollo Bowl from El Pollo Loco

Water Drinking was low today...I only had about 4 glasses of water.  But I will up that today so I can help get some of this "fiber" out of me!  As you know Monday is weigh in day.  I was only down 1 pound.  Nothing for me to worry about.  I always feel like PMS time teh scales are never pleasant.  But such is life. 

Workout - an attempt to push myself
Did another 30 minute stint on the treadmill.  Still doing walk/jog intervals.  I pushed myself today and did 2 jog intervals at 5mph!  And good greif I felt it in my legs and abs as the day progressed. 
Calories burned: 389.2; distance 1.83.  I am still aiming to make 2 miles in my 30 minutes.  I should stop being so lazy and walk faster on the walk intervals!  :0)  That will be next week's area for improvement.

Talk to you later!

Kyra
Monday, January 24, 2011

Weekend Recap

Howdy Partners.  I need to work on keeping up my blogging over the weekend. 
The weekend eating was not good at all.  I gave into every craving I had.  :0(  I did get to walk the neighborhood on Saturday.  I walked for 90 minutes.  Sunday I did no excercise. 

I attended a time share presentation on Saturday and got 2 free trips!  So all in all not a bad weekend.

Workout
    90 minutes Lakewood/Long Beach Neighborhood Walk
    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4247733

Kyra

Weigh In Day Results

Alright here we go another Monday, another day to hit the scale.  Only lost one pound, but it is PMS time so that always throws the scale off...At least so I tell myself! loL!

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
     Weigh in date (11/15/10):  Skipped
     Weigh in date (11/29/10):  Skipped
     Weigh in date 12/14/10):  362
     Weigh in date (12/20/10): skipped
     Weigh in date (12/27/10):  skipped due to traveling
     Weigh in date (1/3/2011):  skipped
     Weign in date (1/10/2011): 359
     Weigh in date (1/17/2011): 356
     Weigh in date (1/24/2011): 355

Net weight loss to date: 22 pounds
Net weigh in Monday January 31st
Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday..Success

The day started off shaky.  I started my period yesterday and as always I am always in alot of pain the first few days of PMSing.  So this morning and throughout the night I had really back back pain.  Even though I took advils and all that jazz.  I woke up in the middle of the night and grabbed my heating pad.  That seems to be the only thing that helps my back.  Anywho, since my back was killing me, getting out of bed was a challenge.  I get to work about 15 minutes late and I was in a mood.  So what's the first thing I do?  You know the answer:  FIND FOOD!  So here's the eats for the day!

Breakfast
     White Chocolate Latte
     Breakfast Burrito (eggs, avocado, cheese) YUMMIE

Snack
     Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Lunch
    Homehade Salad (lettuce, olives, ground turkey italian dressing)
    Almonds

Snack
     Croissant

Dinner
    Pollo Bowl from El Polo Loco.

Oh this morning laying in bed on my heating pad, was for nothing!  I had a great idea.  I told myself this morning that afterwork, I would walk in the neighborhood and then hit a movie.  And guess what?  I actually did it!  I was so happy for me!   I went to see The Dilemma with Vince Vaughn & Kevin James.  It was a cute movie.  Just okay though, not overly funny. 

Workout
     45 minute Neighborhood Walk in Century City
     http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4246787

So I am gonna go now, so I can concentrate on eating my Pollo Bowl.  Tata!

Kyra
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The day where time stood still

Today was a very slow moving day!  Good gracious, I could not wait for the workday to end!
I said for hte new year I want to stop buying coffee.  So over hte weekend I bought some ground coffee and coffee creamer and said I would starting using my coffee maker at home and make my coffee.  Well low and behold today I actually made coffee at home!  I surprised myself!

Breakfast
     Cup of Home made French Vanilla Coffee W/ French Vanilla Cream

Snack
    scrambled eggs w/ lentils & spinach

Lunch
     Veggie Plate (brussel sprouts, spinach, Ground Turkey)
     Almonds

That was it!  Can you believe it?  Of course not.  Neither can I!  It was probably for hte best.  There were some serious prayer needs today, so its was probably best that  I didn't need much.  So much is going on this world.  It is really a time for prayer and fasting.  People are dying, people are getting sick, families are being broken up, so much anger, hurt, and disappionts that are causing many to lose hope.  Sigh.  I am always saddened when I hear about teenagers that commit suicide.  It's a hard thing to hear.  Whoever is out there that may read this today, tomorrow or 500 years from now, please know that there is always hope! 

Signing off,

Kyra
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I feel like a little kid....

Howdy!  It was hard staying inside a building today when its so beautiful outside.  I asked to leave work early so that I can go play in the sun!  And I did!  I left work and went to a park.  I should have walked but nah I didn't I just sat and read.  It was a well needed break.

Nothing to exciting happened today.  Again a day of excessive munchies. 

Breakfast
     White Chocolate Latte
      Scrambled Eggs w/ lentils & spinach

Snack
    Bag of Sour cream & Cheddar chips

Lunch
     Home made salad (lettuce, spinach, olives, ground turkey, italian dressing, lentils)

Snack
    Scrambled Eggs
     Cheezits

Dinner
     Subway: Spicy Italian Sub

Overall not the best food day.  Oops!   Until tomorrow!

Kyra
Monday, January 17, 2011

Tired as can be!

Wowzers!  I am tired.

Got up this morning and hit hte scale.  I was satisfied with my results.  I am grateful for any weighloss!

It was another Summer in January day here in SoCal.  So I hit hte beach!  I walked on the beach for an hour and a half!  I learned a lesson today...I need new walking shoes.  My feet are killing me!  I am not gonna lie, it was a tough walk.  When I was heading back to the car, I struggled, I had little life in me!  I am tempted many times to catch a bus on Ocean Blvd Back to my car!  I think I am gonna go to bed right after I finish this.

Breakfast
     White Chocolate Latte
     Pepperjack Cheese Croissant

After walk snack
     banana & water

Lunch
     3 pieces of chicken

Snack
     Cherries (lost count of how many, but it was alot)  I love cherries!
     And more water.

I just finished making my veggies for lunch this week.  I need to wash my hair, but I am so not in the mood for that right now.  So I think I will iron my work clothes and hit the sack early! 

Tata for now!

Kyra

Weigh In Day Results: WOWZERS I surprised my ownself

Alrighty it is Monday! It's Martin Luther King Day and I did not have to go to work today!  Whoop Whoop!  This day could not be any better a holiday and a weight loss on the scale!  Time to Partay! 

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
     Weigh in date (11/15/10):  Skipped
     Weigh in date (11/29/10):  Skipped
     Weigh in date 12/14/10):  362
     Weigh in date (12/20/10): skipped
     Weigh in date (12/27/10):  skipped due to traveling
     Weigh in date (1/3/2011):  skipped
     Weign in date (1/10/2011): 359
     Weigh in date (1/17/2011): 356
Total Weight Loss to Date:  21 pounds

Weekend Recap

Friday started off early. I was up at 2:30am at the gym @ 3am.  I was a bit reluctant about being back in the gym.  I have not been since the middle of December.  I downloaded this app on my Iphone called Get Running: couch to 5K running plan.  So I said what the hay day, lets give it a shot.  I am to run 3 days a week on this plan.  The first day (today) the plan called for a 30 min training session in intervals.  Run for 1 minute, walk for 1:30 minutes.  Not to bad sounding huh?  It was actually doable.  Once I started the app it had a little coach that came on, and told me the goal for the session.  It talked to me every now and again, through the session.  I told me when warm up and cool down started.  It told me when to start & stop running, and when to start & stop walking. All in all I was pretty darn impressed! Gotta love free apps on the Iphone and this is definately one I plan to continue to use!

AM Workout
     30 minute Treadmill  406.9 calories burned.  1.79 miles completed. 
     **At some point I want to be able to get to finish at least 2 miles in 30 minutes.  I need to run/walk faster I guess

**Brief Sidebar:  Once I left the gym, I was starving.  My little mind told me to go to Denny's for breakfast.  I Drive to the Denny's by my house and guess what?  They were closed!  I was shocked.  Then my mind said, go to Jack in the Box, they are also open 24 hours.  I drove down to Jack in the Box and guess what?  Jack in the Box was closed too! So I drove my little self to 7-11 and got me 2 bananas & a bottle of vitamin water.

The weather was beautiful this weekend.  I spent alot of time outside.  But not much time walking or doing anything active.  It is hard to get yourself back to physical activity after being lazy for so long.  Oh WEE!  Even though I did not make it to excercise, I was mindful about my food intake.  I did have a splurge of wingstop on Friday, adn then Mexican Food on Sunday.  But the Mexican Food was my only meal for the day.
Friday, January 14, 2011

Good Day...

Recap of Thursday January 13th.  I hope to get back to posting at night. I keep falling asleep before I get to update teh blog. 

Breakfast
     White Chocolate Latte

Lunch
     Veggie Plate (Squash, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts)

Dinner
     Home Made Side salad.  I kept it simple, lettuce & italian dressing! 

Evening workout:
   I finally got to spend some time outside.  I wish I could have stayed longer.  But I enjoyed a nice 30 minute stroll around the Forum before I had to go to bible study.

I drank a ridiculous amount of water today.  So ridiculous I lost count.  But I was surely more than 8 glasses!  That's all!  Can you believe it, I had no cheating snacks all day!  Yeah Me!

Kyra
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Recap of Wednesday - Jan 12th

Howdy.  Nothing too exciting happened today either.  Still struggling with the munchies, did better than I did on Tuesday, but I must do better.  I pray for strenght to overcome the munchies!

Breakfast
     White Chocolate Latte
     Cranberry Bagel w/ Cream Cheese

Lunch
     Veggie Plate (Zuchini, lentils, corn & ground turkey)

Dinner
     Home made Salad (lettuce, lentils, black olives, italian dressing)

Snackies for the day:  Sour Cream & Cheddar Ruffles & a Kit Kat.

I was semi-productive.  I got 3 loads of laundry done before bible study.  Yeah me!
I am so looking forward to the days ahead.  We are going to have some wonderful weather!  So ya know what than means for me...It's time to hit the streets! 

Talk to you Later!

Kyra
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On off day...

Howdy!
Today was just one of those days that something was not right.  Something was just a tad bit offf and I can put my finger on it.

Today was an uneventful day, but I was struck with a serious case of hte munchies today.  I had 2 bags of chips, almonds, and sour punch straws in addition to my veggies!  Today I also had some really bad gas, Brussel sprouts & squash is not a good food combination.  Trust me!

Breakfast
    White chocolate Latte
     Veggie Plate (brussel sprout, squash, and ground turkey)

Lunch
     Cobb Salad

Dinner
     Lentils
     Ground Turkey

Munchies:  Almonds, Sour Punch Straws, 2 bags of sour cream & cheddar chips, can of pepsi

overall not the best eating day!

Night Night.
Kyra
Monday, January 10, 2011

Weigh in Day Results: A Loss is a Loss


It's been a long time since I visited my friend the good ole scale.  So I went and paid him a visit today. So here is the results!
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
     Weigh in date (11/15/10):  Skipped
     Weigh in date (11/29/10):  Skipped
     Weigh in date 12/14/10):  362
     Weigh in date (12/20/10): skipped
     Weigh in date (12/27/10):  skipped due to traveling
     Weigh in date (1/3/2011):  skipped
     Weign in date (1/10/2011): 359
Net Weight Loss to Date: 18 lbs

Stay tuned Next weigh in (1/17)!!!

I have been decieved!

I searching for an all natural protein powder I ran across a product called Garden of Life Raw Protein.  I looked at reveiwas online and all these people said it was so good.  Some people even suggested making it with almond milk.  So me being hopefully bought the protein powder on friday and even bought some almond milk.   On Saturday I mixed the protein powder as instruction.  1 scoop w/ 8 ounces of water or other beverage.  I used the almond milk. 

I could not even get the powder to mix into the milk.  Problem #1.  So I added more milk, that helped a little.  Then I wen to go taste it.  I felt like I was drinking liquid chalk.  Problem #2.  I ended up having to throw the whole thing down the drain!  It was horrible.  So me being the thinker that I am said.  Maybe if I use less powder and blended it with a banana it would taste better.

So brilliant me is at work today.  I bust out my blender, my protein powder and my almond milk and get to working my magic.  I blended it up and stuck in the freezer.  I am almost able to get anything down if its nice and cold.  Here it is almost noon and I went to pull the protein shake out of the freezer.   Granted it does taster better cold, with less powder, adn more liquid, but it still has a horrible after taste! 

This is the last time I listen to reveiws on Amazon.com!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0031JK96C?ie=UTF8&tag=krisraw-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0031JK96C
Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday (1-6) Recap & Status

Hello somehow I have managed to be behind a day on my postings.  I hope to get that back on track shortly, but nevertheless here is a recap of yesterday Thurday January 6th.

Breakfast:
     White Chocolate Mocha
     Banana

Lunch
     Cobb Salad
     1/2 Veggie Plate (Spinach, black beans, zuchini)

Snack
     Albacore Tuna
     Can of Coke

Dinner
     Corn

Currently I am sitting here at my desk eating lunch.  I started to think about this week.  I have made it all week on mostly veggies only.  I am even more impressed that I did not stink up the office nor did I crap myself on the freeway or even while at work.  It was not a 100% perfect journey, but I am grateful for the change of pace and to show myself I can do better with my eating. 

Wish me luck for next week!
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Purge is still in Process

Howdy I know I missed a day or two here in the blogging.  I am back to give a quick update on yesterday.  Not much to report so here is a quick review of Wednesday January 5th
Breakfast
     Regular White Chocolate Latte
     Banana

Lunch
     Veggie Plate (Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Italian Squash)

Dinner:
     Chicken Fingers
     2 hard boiled eggs

Snacks:  can of Pepsi & sour cream & cheddar chips. 

Yesterday I really struggled with my eating.  I had trouble staying on target as you can see.  But what can I do.  I tried.  I did drink alot of water again, but I forgot to count the ounces. 

Kyra
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Veggie Day #1 - Monday January 3rd

I can't rememebr if I mentioned or not, but in an attempt to break my eating I am doing 2 weeks of eatting vegetables.  Today was my first day.  I started this off my cooking alot of veggies on Sunday night and plated them up in those divided plates.   In addition to my veggie dishes, we are fasting from 8am - noon liquids only. These blogs probably won't be too exciting over the next few weeks, but I am still gonna write them. 

Breakfast
     Banana (eaten before I left the house)
     Disclaimer:  I am fully aware that a banana is not a vegetable nor is it liquid! 
     White Chocolate Latte

Lunch
     Veggie Plate (Brussel Sprouts, Black Beans, Yellow Squash)

Then I got home, and I was hit with a serious case of the munchies.  So here are the munchies that got munched.
     Triscuits
      Corn
     3 Hershey Kisses
     1 pc of Godiva Chocolate
     1 banana

On the upside I did drink 64 ounces of water.  I am starting to feel a little under the weather so I did no excercise, but that will change today, I promise! 

Kyra
Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Day of the new year....

I hope the way I spent this day is not how I will spend the rest of the year.

I started off with a trip to It's A Grind Coffee Shop for a cranberry Bagel w/ cream cheese and a white chocolate cafe mocha.  Ran some errands, looked at 2 townhouses.  Went home and got into bed.  About about 12:30 I left to go find me something to eat.  This trip lead me to Taco Bell.  Eating my oh so favorite tacos & quesadilla! 5:30p I am scavening for food again.  I am seriously craving some Wing Stop, but my laziness won't allow me to dress, comb my hair and drive over to wingstop.  So into the fridge I go and opened up the bag of fresh express salad and ate it.

What a completely unproductive day!  It was so nice outside when I went out around noon, I had told myself to take advantage of the weather and walk in my neighborhood.  I didn't do it!  

I am going through some of the pictures that were taken while I was in Vegas.  My sister was oh so inconsiderate and took a video of me bowling.  So in true blog fashion...I am posting it!  I did tell myself I would post any and all pics of myself so I had a record of my weight loss or in this case weight gain!
video

Looking at pictures or videos of oneself is such a reality check!  Oh wee.  Gotta get back on track.  That's all I got for ya.  See ya later!

Kyra