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.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Lost Another Pound...My Sister-in-law Is Pregnant

9 1/2 weeks of 12 weeks
weight today: lost one pound
Total lost: 10 pounds in 9 1/2 weeks
1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
1 tsp of sugar: 15
1 tbl of powder creamer with tea:30
2 tsp of sugar:30
total: 225
1 Jimmy John's turkey sub with no mayo, but with cheese and Dijon mustard:422
1/2 graham cracker sheet:35
running total: 682
Before run: 1 peanut butter chocolate chip granola bar:100
1/2 graham cracker sheet: 35
1/2 into workout: espresso bean energy gel:100
post work-out: 1 3/4 cup of garlic Alfredo fettuccine chicken: 268
running total:1,185
Today's challenge: The challenge today was accomplishing my 4x1-mile repeats, which I've completed and am happy with how I did.
Actual fitness: 1 1/4 mile warm-up to the track, 1st mile-7:03, 4-5 minute rest, 2nd mile 6:58, 4-5 minute rest, 3rd mile 7:00, 4-5 minute rest, 4th mile 7:02, 1 1/4 run home.
Note on no caffeine and no sweet-n-low: Had major stomach upset on my way back from my work-out. Had to use the bathroom so it may be that all of the activity occurred when my stomach was in the digestion process. At least it didn't happen during the one mile repeats. No caffeine is going great. With not "needing" a coffee any more, I find I have more calories for other things if I choose to not drink three teas a day. My coffees were totalling 180 calories a day. So, that's almost 200 calories that I can use on other stuff because I'm no longer addicted to caffeine. Pretty cool. I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep though.
Note on picture: We went out to a buffet last night for Thanksgiving dinner. This is what I ate. And not picture is some ice cream that I ate after this. 3-4 oz. of white turkey breast: 122, 1 cinnamon roll:225, 1 red jello square:20, 1 1/2 tbl of green been casserole: 25, salad greens:10, olives:10, 1-2 tbl of 2 % cottage cheese:35, 3-4 shoots of broccoli and cauliflower: 10, 2 tsp of fat free salad dressing: 20, 2 croutons:5, 1 tsp of sesame seeds: 15, 1 tsp of bacon bits: 7 total:504
ice cream afterward shared with son: 75
total: 579
Of course these are all estimated calories, but I bet I've come pretty close. Tomorrow I'll post the picture of the pies that I ate later that night.
Note on weight lost: Can you believe I lost another pound the morning after Thanksgiving day? The morning after I ate three different kinds of pie on Thanksgiving night? I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and one of those things is having this diet blog. It helps me keep on track and keeps me accountable. Thank you everyone for your encouraging words and interest in what I'm doing.
Added note: Remember my sister-in-law that recently ran in a 5K with me and got sixth place out of 109 in her age group and 55th out of 1,300 other women? My brother and her announced last night that they are pregnant! This will be their fourth child. She's about 4 weeks along and plans to race the next few weekends and also in January and February if she's feeling up to it of course. Just another thing to be thankful for folks.


  1. They say that changing up things sometimes boosts your metabolism and you certainly changed things up with the pies!?! :)

    We're living parallel baby sister told us she was preggos last night too with her first baby! She's 37,so this is wonderful news!

    I gave you an award on tonight's post!

  2. Congrats on the growing family! How exciting. That cinnamon roll or bun, whatever you call them, looks delicious! You have done great with your lifestyle change. I hadn't read this in a little while and you are amazing! 10 more pounds?!?! Woo hoo! Keep up the good work and congrats again to your bro and sis-in-law.

  3. OMG! I was catching up through the posts and read the recap of the 5k! An award! Wow, didn't want to leave a comment there, in fear you wouldn't see it, but that is just so cool!