Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

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.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Apples And Oatmeal...

Day 25 of six weeks

Weight today: same

Total lost: 4 pounds in 3 1/2 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 195

almost 4 oz banana:90
2 slices of Natural Ovens Bakery oatmeal bread: 240
1 1/2 tbl of natural peanut butter:150
running total: 675

1 3/4 cup of chicken Alfredo Fettuccini dish: 300
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
handful of pretzels (about 50):110
1/2 graham cracker sheet:35
running total: 1,150

Snyder Hanover pretzel bites: 60
1/2 banana:40
1 tbl of Natural peanut butter:100
running total: 1,350

1/2 cup of Blue Bunny light premium ice cream: 100
1 1/2 tsp of chocolate syrup: 35
total: 135
running total: 1,485
Today's challenge: getting to the gym

Actual fitness: my second leg work-out mixed with my triceps and chest work-out mixed with my abdominal routine, and then a 2 1/2 to 3 mile run. Then later in the evening, I did a five mile run.

Note on picture: My birthday dessert. This is apple crisp using freshly picked apples from the apple orchard served with low calorie vanilla ice cream. Unfortunately this is high calorie at 53 calories and ounce. This was five ounces at 265 calories with about 25 calories in ice cream for a total: 290

Apples And Oatmeal...

This sounds like a healthy combination...and I was pretty sure it would be health-ier than cake, but after I made it and tallied the calories, I realized how much butter and sugar calories can add up. Apparently if you add enough of that stuff, the health value decreases.

And no wonder this stuff tasted sooo good.

I even took time to peel the apples instead of throwing them in there unpeeled. I'll have to admit that I ate more of this than I should have and even think I went over my calorie limit by a few hundred calories. But I did do the right thing and made my husband take the rest of it with him for the day.

Thanks for all your birthday wishes. Especially the "Volcano Hot Mama" comment by Lynn from actual scale. That one made me hoot out loud. You come up with the funniest stuff.

Also decided that I'm not getting up at five a.m. to go to the gym. So, hopefully I'll find a way to make it to there. There's just few things going on this week that are pushing me to the limit as far as being able to get in my work-outs. It's really annoying, but I know sometimes life throws you curve balls and I need to figure out a way to bend with them.

I did manage to run for two miles yesterday.

But I had an awesome birthday yesterday. My children blessed me with a ton of wonderful gifts including a home-made "double binocular" gift that my seven-year-old son made with toilet paper rolls and broken clothes pins and glue. If you'd like to see his creation, click here, and scroll down past the photo of me wearing Uggs and of the kids handing me their gifts.

Have a Great Day!


  1. Happy belated b'day! I got you this nifty double binocular thingy with some toilet paper tubes but apparently you've already got one (don't worry... I kept the receipt).

  2. Sleep is precious. I know fellow weight-loss bloggers probably aren't supposed to say such things, but I think not waking up at 5am for workouts is probably a good call.