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, January 8, 2010

15 1/2 weeks of 20 weeks
weight today: same
total lost: 9 1/2 pounds in 15 1/2 weeks
7:15 a.m.
1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 1/2 tsp of sugar:22
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:60
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
9:00 a.m.
1/2 cup of brown rice: 85
2 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:30
4 oz tilapia fillet:100
1/2 graham cracker sheet:35
running total:482
11:00 a.m.
1 large egg:70
1 large egg white:16
1 lefse:30
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
1/4 cup of canned pineapple:35
running total:713
12:00 p.m.
1 1/2 cup of Blue Bunny Light premium vanilla ice cream: 150
1 tsp of chocolate syrup:20
1/4 graham cracker:15
running total: 899
4:00 p.m.
4 tsp of powder creamer in tea:40
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
running total: 969
5:30 p.m.
2 oz noodles (measured uncooked):210
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
4 oz of chicken breast:100
total: 360
running total: 1,329
8:00 p.m.
7 oz apple: 112
running total:1,441
11:00 p.m.
1 tsp of creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
1 slice of natural ovens bakery bread:90
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1/2 tsp of sugar:7
running total: 1,613
Today's victory: I incorporated my new eating schedule and the snacking almost went away. At 9 and 11 a.m. this morning I felt like I was starving. So, I was mentally prepared to make myself a healthy high protein and good carb meal. Once I ate my meal, I felt much better. At noon, I got really hungry again, which is why I ate the ice cream. I suppose I could have eaten something healthier, but I really wanted the ice cream.
Between noon and 4:00 p.m., I took a 2 1/2 hour nap and so didn't suffer any hunger pangs during that time.
I find it much easier to resist snacking in the evening if I get hungry and most of my calories are used up for the day.
We did not go to the gym this morning and I mentioned to my husband that I was surprised, then, that I was still so hungry in the morning. He figures that my body is not only still recovering from the work-out the day before, but working out in the morning is requiring more energy...or something to that effect. So, I'm just glad to have a plan when I get so hungry in the morning.
Actual fitness: 2 1/2 mile run in 25 minutes.
Note on knees: My knees felt fine on tonight's run, so I'm planning on running the race tomorrow. The temperature was five degrees on tonight's run. The low tonight is suppose to hit negative ten. So, by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning when we race, I'm sure it will be sub-zero temperatures. After tonight's run, I feel like I have a good idea of what to wear and am prepared for the weather.
Note on picture: This is what I ate tonight. A lot of pasta for the night before a race. 2 oz: 210 calories, mixed with 1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter, 4 oz chicken breast: 100 calories ( that's what the Gold-n-Plump package said), salad:35 (est) for a total of 360 calories.


  1. Good luck tomorrow! I'm so excited for you...and again very impressed with your cold-weather tolerance and determination!

  2. Good luck in the race. No falling down! I'm so happy that those knees are healed! I hope that pasta does the trick, running Mama!