Monthly Archives: January 2013

Diet Bet Day 20

Ran 5 miles @ 11 minute pace- I guess. Guessing at the pace. Forgot to turn watch on. But they assured me it was 5 miles.

Breakfast - Smoothie with vanilla yogurt, spinach, frozen peaches, frozen blueberries, banana and orange juice. 339 calories according to my calculations.

Lunch -My Panera lover, again. Don’t judge. I’ve taken a new picture of it every time, that outta count for something.

Dinner - Stopped for BW3 on the way home. I got a salad, but I got a salad with boneless wings and bleu cheese dressing on it, so I don’t think that still counts as salad. Also, I ate 2/3 of the soft pretzels. It was delicious and worth every calorie. We’ll call it my Bob Harper Cheat Meal. Of course, one of the other rules is to not drink your calories, which I did for breakfast. I’M NOT PERFECT, OK?

No cardio tomorrow other than possibly a date with the 30 Day Shred. Hope I don’t keel over from lack of calories.

I apologize for mentioning Bob and Jillian in the same post. I’m not sure what came over me.

Diet Bet Day 19

Ran 5 miles @ 10:20 average- Felt super amazing! Not sure why, but didn’t argue. Last 2 miles both sub-10. I’m almost back!

Breakfast - Chobani Pineapple Greek Yogurt, Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal, small banana. They aren’t kidding about the “crunch” part of that cereal.

Lunch - Panera Chopped Chicken Cobb Avocado. The love affair continues.

Dinner - On the road dropping the kids off, so got my usual at Subway. Turkey, no cheese, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, onion, banana peppers and cucumbers. Was too much bread, but I still enjoyed it.

Actually under for today! Yippee! Even with 2 meals out. Whew. All I had to do was run my ass off this morning, and then spend 4 hours in the car with no access to food.

Diet Bet Day 18

I pretty much have 12 days left to lose 3 pounds. As it took me 18 days to lose the first 4.5, and I ran about 50 miles in that time period, I’m not super hopeful. But, I don’t want to be out my $15, either (I’m in 2 games), so I press on. I should join a high stakes game to keep me honest(er).

Ran 4 miles @ 10:20 pace- Was almost like the old me! Felt pretty good, even threw in some strides at the end. Surprised I felt better 4 days post-marathon than I have in the last 3 months, but I won’t complain. Also, 30 Day Shred Day 1. Wasn’t really that excited to do more cardio, but since it’s only 2 minutes at a time, it wasn’t that bad. Considering my runs are often measured in HOURS. I can gut anything out for 2 minutes.

Breakfast - Omelete with Spinach, Green Pepper, Onions and LF Sharp Cheddar. Got a bit distracted while making it. Still yummo. Wanted a pear with it, don’t have any pears. Crying.

Lunch - Chipotle – Veggie Bowl. Needed. I was going to have a pita thing at home, but I had a Lapband incident with an orange after I worked out and I wasn’t sure it would go down, and didn’t want to find out.

Dinner - Oy. Time got away from me. So we got Dickey’s BBQ (had a Groupon). I did try to get some of the lower calorie choices, which isn’t saying much – it still added up to about 800 or so calories, of which I had 469 to spend. I guess it could be worse. I didn’t eat the roll (love those!) and I didn’t get any of the free ice cream (!!!!). I’ve done worse.

Again I ate about 14,000 snacks today. I could lose weight earlier if I didn’t feel the need to snack every 20 minutes. I swear I work out more and more to earn more calories, just to get hungrier. It’s like I can’t get ahead around here. LOL

Diet Bet Day 17

I’m back in the game! Actually, I was back in it yesterday. But breakfast was a Powerbar on my way to run and then I don’t know what happened after that.

I ran the Disney half on Saturday and the full on Sunday, and really don’t have much if any loss from that. Which seems rude. I didn’t eat TOO terribly bad while there, although I did have a heavy petting session with a Black and Bleu burger and Fries after the marathon. I’m hoping the sodium in the chinese food I ate when I got home is just making me retain water or something. 39.3 miles, seems like I deserve to be down a pound from that. What a ripoff if not. I’ll flip a water table and quit!

Spin Class- Wanted to run. Ran yesterday. But don’t want injury. I almost injured myself after my last marathon by trying to jump right back into it, so I’m trying to avoid that. I have no pain or soreness, but that doesn’t mean my legs aren’t tired. Also, I always take the lazier option if given a choice. Not that spinning is easy, but it’s at least sitting down.

Breakfast - Oatmeal with Blueberries and Almonds

Lunch - Taco Soup. Forgot to buy Mexicorn and only had mixed vegetables in the freezer. I don’t care. Don’t judge. Although, you probably can’t even see my peas and green beans in here, so I don’t know why I brought it up.

Dinner -Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage and Escarole

RAVENOUSLY hungry today. I didn’t eat anything BAD, but I sure as hell ate too much. Ugh.

Diet Bet Day 11

Nothing new on the scale today. Not sure if that’s good or bad. I did have the one day of fartoomany* Caramel Kisses, but otherwise I’ve been pretty good. Not enough water, so I’ll work on that today.

No Cardio Today- I’m doomed.

Breakfast - Breakfast burrito (egg beaters, black beans, salsa, LF cheddar) and an orange. There’s a slight possibility I might have overfilled it. Just maybe. Didn’t finish it. Not even close.

Lunch - Big Ass Salad. Romaine, pears, Craisins, almonds, blue cheese and Kraft Light Raspberry Vinaigrette

Dinner -Sweet and Sour Meatballs. Not the most low-calorie ever, but mighty delicious. And of course my beloved Steamfresh Veggies. I haz teh lazy.

Snacks: All. Hungry today. Always feel defeated on days I don’t get the extra calories from exercise, and not sure how to fix that.

Flight to Florida for the Disney Marathon leaves tomorrow morning at 8:45, so not sure when I’ll be able to check in with all of this while I’m gone. Definitely won’t be able to post my adorable little shitty iPhone photos. But, we will see how it goes. Lets hope I don’t eat the state of Florida and come home even heavier than I started.

*Obviously translates to ‘far too many’, not ‘fart oomany’. I’d never oomany after eating chocolate.

Diet Bet Day 10

1 hour spin class - IDK WTF my deal was today, but I was sweating BUCKETS. Hopefully 3-5lbs worth. Haha.

Breakfast - Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal – I used Splenda instead of sugar, and added pecans. This was an odd little recipe, but decent enough results. I think next time I’d add the pumpkin later or something. It was good, but I still think it could be improved. 262 calories the way I did it (which was to cut it in half to make one serving, and then subtract the sugar and add the pecans), and very filling.

Lunch - Chipotle. My plans were to make a salad, but I just got mynails done and was starving and didn’t want to mess them up cutting all that stuff, so here we are. I got a salad with shredded lettuce, it is under there somewhere.

Dinner - Lemon Feta Chicken – This was a surprise. Haha. I had “Lemon Chicken” written on the menu, but no such recipe anywhere that I keep recipes, so I have no idea why I bought these items. Not to be outdone, I cut the chicken in half the thick way and threw it in a ziplock with the juice of one lemon, some minced garlic, italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Then I just cooked it in a skillet and topped it with feta cheese at the table. It was REALLY yummy. Also, LOL at the double corn. I’d made plain white rice (kids) and corn and then saw this leftover Cilantro rice in the fridge so I decided to use it. It wasn’t until I plated my food and went to take the picture that I realized I had corn both places. Oh well, I like corn. Yummy meal!

Tomorrow and Friday will be no exercise as I rest up for the 2 races this weekend. ANDDDD I’ll be in Florida on Friday (and all weekend). Things are about to get ca-ray-zee.

Diet Bet Day 9

Ran 3 trail miles @ 10:43 pace

Breakfast - Yogurt and Pumpkin Flax Granola with half a banana

Lunch - Tuna / Egg Salad Wrap and an Orange

Dinner - Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce over Pasta – I bought diced instead of crushed accidentally, and forgot to buy pasta entirely, so I had to use the shells I happened to have in my pantry. I suck at this. It was still delish, though, and the kids overwhelmingly approved. Hooray for that!

Aside from those 3 well thought out and healthy meals, and my usual snacks, I was still over by about 200 calories. Or so. Thanks to the 2013 Caramel Hershey Kisses Debacle which we will not speak about again.

Diet Bet Day 8

Week 2 begins! I weighed in (unofficially – only the first and last ones actually count in the game) and: Down 3.2lbs! Yay! I was actually up .6-.8 from where I’ve been the last few days, so it could be more, but I’m not complaining about over 3 pounds in a week. Awesome! :)

Ran 5 trail miles @ 12:30 pace

Breakfast - Spinach Feta Omelete, with Egg Beaters this time. Fewer calories, not quite as yummy, but balances out. Worth it, I think.

Lunch - Taco Soup leftovers, added avocado. Yum.

Dinner - Chicken Fajitas with Fiesta Lime Rice I did a bang up job of showing the fajita, I know. Just chicken, onions and green peppers with the packet of fajita seasoning, and then the normal accoutrements. That’s one of the La Tortilla low carb wraps. I love them and they are like 50 calories or something.

I rage ate some Peanut Butter M&Ms today, but with the 5 mile run, I could afford them. Woot.

Diet Bet Day 7

No cardio today. That’s going to make things interesting!

Breakfast - Oatmeal and a Fruit Cup at my favorite pancake place. Master of self control. Wasn’t bad, but not as good as 2 giant buttermilk pancakes. Am certainly full and satisfied, though. In fact, I couldn’t even finish the oatmeal.

Lunch - Romaine, spinach, pears, blue cheese, almonds, Pomegranate Craisins and balsamic vinaigrette

Dinner - Taco Soup, old faithful. This was an old WW standby that I make even when I’m not trying to lose weight. Easy and delicious and even better warmed up, so expect it tomorrow for lunch. I change up the beans, usually 1 can of black, one can of great northern and one can of kidney. Today was 2 black, one white. I like beans. And I do one or two cans of diced tomatoes and one can of Rotel, no tomato sauce. Sometimes, I also leave out the Ranch, but I used it this time. Why did I bother posting the recipe at all? Who knows. Lets start over.

Taco Soup, in this case

1 lb ground turkey
1 onion, diced
2 cans of black beans
1 can of great northern beans
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can Mexicorn
1 packet of Ranch dressing powder mix
1 packet of taco seasoning

Brown turkey with onion in a large pot. Drain and then add remaining ingredients. Simmer for 30-60 minutes. Serve topped with sour cream, cheese, and cilantro.

A bit over on calories today (200?) since I didn’t work out, but I was 2000 under for the week, so I’d say that all works out fine.

Unofficial weigh in tomorrow. I peek every morning, and so far things are going VERY well!

Diet Bet Day 6

Ran 9 miles @ 11:30 pace. About 70% of the path was iced over today. There was lots of walking. And yet, it felt hard.

Breakfast - Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

Lunch - Panera Chopped Chicken Cobb Avocado Salad. I have a deep, philosophical love for this salad. I’d eat it every day if it wouldn’t make me broke.

Dinner - Whatever this was. Chicken tacos of some sort. And 3 beers. And chocolate cake. How many calories? I DON’T KNOW. But… can’t stop the parrrrrr-tay. We were at a 40th birthday party at a local brewery. I didn’t need 3 beers but… yes I did. I had 1400 calories left going into the meal, so we’ll just hope that all worked out. If not, we’ll call it my weekly ‘cheat meal’. If it’s good enough for Bob Harper, it’s good enough for me!

Tip of the week: This site rocks my socks for calculating calories. I just paste the list of ingredients in and it gives me a total. It also tells you what’s good and bad about your recipe. IE: low sodium but too much sugar. Excellent resource.