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.

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Random Note

13 weeks of 20 weeks

weight today: same

total lost:9 pound in 13 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar:30
total: 225

1/4 graham cracker:15
1 cup of Special K cereal:120
1/2 cup of 1% milk:60
1 tsp of sugar:15
running total: 420

1 large egg: 70
1 large egg white:16
1 lefse:30
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
3 oz of sliced strawberries:27
1 tsp of sugar:15
total: 248
running total:668

1/2 cup of Blue Bunny Premium vanilla light ice cream:100
1 tsp of chocolate syrup:20
1 slice of Rotella Italian bread:55
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
2 tsp of natural peanut butter:66
1/2 graham cracker square:35
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
total: 351
running total:1,019

3 oz chicken breast:105
1 tsp of Mrs. Dash zesty garlic herb marinade sauce: 10
1/2 cup of brown rice:85
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
total: 215
running total:1,234

3 oz chicken breast:105
1/2 cup of brown rice:85
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter: 15
1 tsp of Mrs. Dash Zesty Garlic Herb Marinade Sauce:10
running total:1,449

Today's victory: I put up the snacky food up high again where I couldn't reach it and I didn't snack again. I did snack a little on my son's graham crackers, which I still need to work through not snacking on those, but overall I am very pleased.

Actual fitness: 60 minute bicep and back work-out, abdominals.

Note on knees: While at the gym, I tried doing a few squats on the Smith Machine with just the bar and was able to do it pain free while going down and then there was the very slightest pain when I was bending my knees to push up from the squatting position. I was rather excited about this. I'd like to still try to get in something for a leg work-out this week. It is a pretty hectic week with it being Christmas, so we'll see.

Note on picture: This is the first day that I tried out Mrs. Dash's zesty garlic herb marinade sauce. I didn't use it to marinade anything. I just put it on my chicken. In this picture, this is only one teaspoon. It was plenty for a 3 oz chicken breast. There was plenty of great taste...definitely "zesty". It even had a hint of sweet fruit taste to it, but yet there was a nice garlic zip to it. Very interesting. Mrs. Dash is great because there's no salt, plus it's only ten calories to add it to my chicken breast. I'll be trying out Mrs. Dash's other marinade flavors.

Random Note

Hi, everyone!

I don't know about you, but I've been tired and busy lately. I've been working on trying to get more sleep. But I have a few post ideas floating around in my head, but between taking care of four kids at home, working out at night and the holiday season with guests and all, I've been too tired to put out a nice post.

Hopefully I'll remedy that soon.

Also I have plans with a friend to make it to "the pool" tomorrow night. So, I'll have to let you know how that went. I have this idea in my head that I want to spend about 20 minutes running in the water then the next 20 minutes swimming laps.

The funny thing about this is, that I don't think I've really ever "swam laps" in my life. I have this idea in my head that I might get worn out doing it in the first five minutes. Ha, Ha. Also, I don't own a swim cap so I'll have to pick one up so that my hair doesn't get ruined from the chlorine.

How is everyone's week going? Got any fun Christmas plans. We're planning on going to my parent's house for Christmas Eve...the only problem is that there is talk of this big snow storm brewing on that very we'll have to see how that goes.

Now, if I could run...I'd probably try and slip in a five mile run on Christmas Day. Instead maybe what I should do is just jump in place to work up a sweat. One of my newest blog followers Sherah, who has seven children, does these jump rope work-outs that sound like good cardio work.

The reason I wouldn't jump rope is because I don't own a jump rope and plus I'm not sure I'd have enough jump rope clearance. But I can jump in place. I actually tried it a few days ago and my right knee didn't hurt. Maybe because jumping in place shares distributes the body weight to two feet instead of just one.

And, no, I'm not taking a picture of me jumping in place.

In case you were wondering.

Well, I hope you're all having a good week!


  1. Maybe Santa will bring you a jump rope!!!

  2. LOL I can just imagine you posting a picture of you jumping in place and all you see is this blurred person in motion. I've been using this lame little kid's jumprope I happened to have around the house with froggy handles so last night I finally went and got a normal one that cost me $5.99 at a fitness store. It's adjustable so I like that! Tomorrow is my next cardio day so I'm looking forward to it - if you do try it, let me know how it goes!

    I'm also looking into doing planks for abs...have you ever heard of/done those?

  3. I own a snap-jump which are the handles and has a counter and makes the sound of jumping rope - easier for you to look up. However, jumping rope would blow out your knees right now.

    I hear it's good to change your workout routine and actually does good things for weight loss. Looking forward to hearing about the pool experience.

  4. Santa could be listening, Sunshine Mama.

    My mom once tried to out-run the garage door as it was closing. She didn't make it and took a terrible tumble on the concrete. She scrapped her knees up good. She had to swim for awhile to get things moving right again. I bet yours will be the same way. Let us know if you have much discomfort.

  5. hope your sleep tricks are working! i don't just need more sleep - i need to actually sleep at night! i will lay down at a reasonable hour 9, 10pm and just lay there... wide awake, for hours. then i'll drift off to sleep for 45min to 1.5 hrs and wake back up, wide awake again. it's really quite awesome. :-/

    anywho. glad your knees are slowly getting better. stay patient!