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Smokin' Body Summer Challenge Week 3 Food Journal

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Week 3 Food Journel

I had a very bad food week, mainly due to preparation for our vacation. We had a lot of packing and such so my exercise really suffered this week. So here is my food and exercise journal for week 3 of the Smokin’ Body Summer Challenge.

Breakfast- reduced fat string cheese 2 sticks
Lunch- Not hungry due to the heat so I didn’t eat lunch
Dinner- Subway Foot long Veggie Delight Sub on Wheat with peppers, spinach, tomatoes, and onions with pepper jack cheese, M&M cookie
Today I just was not very hungry so I did not eat that much.

Breakfast- Reduced fat string cheese 2 sticks
Lunch- Culvers Garden Fresco Salad with French dressing, ½ serving of small fries, ¾ grilled cheese
Dinner- Homemade pancakes with light syrup
Exercise: Sit-ups 20, Crunches 20, plank 10 seconds, Running/walking 30 minutes

Breakfast- 2 large eggs and pancakes with light syrup
Lunch- 2 pancakes, ¼ serving of Velveeta shells and cheese
Dinner- Homemade mashed potatoes, chicken breast with Mrs. Dash lemon pepper seasoning, green beans
Snacks- cracker jacks

Breakfast- Corn Chex cereal with milk and a little sugar
Lunch- Godfathers medium taco pizza slices
Dinner- Corn Chex cereal with milk and sugar
Snack- sargento light string cheese

Breakfast- 1 slice of Taco pizza (leftover)
Lunch- Olive garden pizza with onion, peppers and mushrooms (2 slices), Olive garden salad, 2 olive garden breadsticks (stopped for lunch with friends on our way to vacation destination)
Dinner- 2 slices leftover olive garden pizza
Snacks- 100 calorie mini pretzel packs (2), 100 calorie cheese crackers, light string cheese, Keebler coconut dream cookies
Exercise: Walking/Running Plan 39 minutes

Breakfast- McDonalds Egg White Muffin, Egg McMuffin no ham
Lunch- Bojangles fries, mashed potatoes, and chicken strips with a little BBQ sauce, 1 biscuit
Dinner: small M&M blizzard
Snack- String cheese, 100 calorie mini pretzels
Exercise: Walking 20 minutes

Lunch- Healthy BBQ beef sandwiches on steakhouse yeast rolls
Dinner- Little Caesars cheese pizza and crazy bread

This week was a bad food/exercise week. I am hoping that next week will be better. I am so disappointed in myself. How does one eat healthy while on vacation? It is a learning process.


50 Pounds Gone…What Have I Learned About Myself?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

50 Pounds Gone…What Have Learned About Myself?

I recently met a HUGE weight loss goal…I lost 50 lbs. and I feel great, I have so much more energy. I started out with small goals to keep myself motivated along the way. Then I just kept going and pushing myself to the next landmark. Sure there were times that I wanted to give up. There were times that I did not feel that I had the strength to go on. There were times were I felt that I would never lose weight. There were so many times that I could have and almost did give up, but I then found the strength to go on.

I learned that you can’t just give up if you want to see real lasting results. I had some great friends that are on the same journey and at times needed some motivation and encouragement. Other times they would be there to give motivation and encouragement to me when I needed it. I have met some really great new friends through this process. I have connected better with people that I never had anything in common with before.

Through this journey I have learned so much about myself. First of all, I have learned that I can get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle. I CAN do this, even though at times I didn’t think that it was possible. Secondly, I learned that the mind is a powerful thing; I can do whatever I put my mind to. I can exercise even though I don’t want to, I can run a 5k, and I can push myself to limits beyond what I ever thought or imagined that I could do. Thirdly, now that I know I CAN do it I really truly CAN reach my goals. Not only that but I WILL reach my goals.

There are many other great things that I have learned about myself through this weight loss journey and I am sure there are many more things that I will discover about myself as I continue to work hard. I still have a ways to go but I can see the finish line, sure it is a ways off but I CAN see it. Since I have met such a big weight loss goal I now have to set up some new goals for myself. So that begins the next chapter of my weight loss journey, but that is for another blog.


Smokin’ Body Summer Challenge Goals

Monday, June 24, 2013

Smokin’ Body Summer Challenge Goals

My goals for this challenge are:
1) To get down to 160 lbs. by the end of August
2) To continue making healthy choices
3) To train for and run a 5k race
4) To get some exercise everyday

Since I have been on my weight loss journey since the end of December I was not sure what kind of goals to make for this challenge. I already have made and accomplished so many of the goals that I have set for myself. I have lost 50 lbs. since I started exercising and making changes in my diet. I have come so far already, but I still have a ways to go. I joined this challenge to help motivate me to keep going and to help reach my ultimate weight loss goal.