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Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Day 2 of Week 7 My Leg Work-Out

Weight today: same

Total lost: 11 pounds in 6 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
2 tsp of sugar:30
1/3 cup of skim milk:30
1 tbl of powder coffee creamer for coffee: 30
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 240

1/2 oz of Hanover Garlic bread pretzels:70
20 regular pretzels:35
vanilla protein shake:110
total: 215
running total: 455

1 extra large egg:80
1 extra large egg white:15
1 lefse:30
1/2 cup of 1 % fat cottage cheese:80
4 oz of cantaloupe: 40
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
running total:730

1/2 graham cracker sheet:35
1 lefse:30
1 Laughing Cow Garlic Herb slice:35
vanilla protein shake:110
total: 210
running total: 940

3 1/2 oz chicken breast:122
1 tsp of Bacon Ranch dressing:23
3 oz potato:66
1 tsp of Smart Balance Light butter: 15
1 tbl of powder coffee creamer:30
with sweet-n-low:0
1 ice cream bar:160
pieces of son's chocolate of his ice cream bar:50
running total: 1406
Today's challenge: hydration and not snacking

Planned Fitness: abdominals
2 mile
50-60 minute weight lifting leg work-out (didn't get it in yesterday)

Note on picture: I use salt-free Mrs. Dash on both sides of my chicken breast when cooking it up over the stove. It's better than just a plain chicken breast, and is also salt free.

Added note: I will be providing some more information on my weight lifting leg work-out today.
My Leg Work-out

Well, I just remembered that told you all how I was going to write about my weight lifting work-out that I do for my legs.

I did it this afternoon. It is as follows:

3 x12 leg curls
3x12 leg extensions
3x12 leg press
3x15 step-ups on each leg
3x12 backward walking lunges on each leg
3x12 straight legged dead lifts
3x12 squats
3x15 jump squats

For those who are new to weight lifting terms, the three means that I did three sets of that exercise twelve times each. I didn't include a weight because I didn't want to intimidate, just kidding. Actually, the weight you use depends on the level you are at and the machine you are using because a different brand of machine may have things set-up differently which might affect the weight you use. So it doesn't make sense for me to say the weight.

But, really, believe me, I'm an animal on those weights. Ok...enough joking.

But seriously, I feel like such a pud because I don't have pictures. This particular weight lifting leg work-out is actually something I found on-line from someone else's work-out that they put together to compete in a bodybuilding fitness competition.

But out of this work-out there are a few things you can do without going to the gym that will help sculpt your lower body. They are the walking lunges, step-ups and the jump squats. I would even wager that you could figure out a way to do calf raises at home too. I do those on a different day.

Perhaps tomorrow I can have myself or my 14-year-old protege demonstrate a few at-home moves for you all.

Would you like that? You just have to promise not to laugh.


  1. Chicken is a good choice. I eat a lot of it. Keep it up. love ya; DAD

  2. Mrs. Dash is great stuff. We use it on pork chops too. I have to admit something. Greg made cookies last night. We are talking the deluxe chocolate chip ones from Pillsbury. I was tempted, but then looked at the nutrition facts and get this!!!! 170 cals PER COOKIE! Oh. My. Goodness. I said no way jose!

    However, I was leaving for work and Greg left 2 in a ziploc bag on the counter by my water bottle. Sunshine Mama, I ate them both before 6:30am.

    Not only that, they were do darn good I wish I had like 10 more right now.

    Don't let your husband buy these. EVER.

  3. Oh man...I'll put that on the list of those things I'm going to eat when I lose my weight. That's funny that he put that next to your water bottle as if the water will offset something. That is a lot of calories, though, 170. Wow. Bet it tasted good though.

  4. careful you might turn your daughter into a workout machine! :) of course, that's not a bad thing. those are great leg workouts, most of which can be done at home if needed/can't get to the gym = always good, no excuses!