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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 13

Thursday, October 13, 2011

BREAKFAST (9:00 a.m.)

2 slices of Nature's Own Double Fiber Wheat bread; 1 slice pepper jack cheese (2%); 1 cup fresh spinach; 2 slices turkey bacon; 2 scrambled eggs; .5 tbsp Smart Balance Light


LUNCH (2:00 p.m.)

Honestly, the time just got away from me and, because of my very substantial breakfast, I wasn't hungry, so right before I left out for work I ate this:

DINNER (6:00 p.m.)

2 chicken drumsticks; steamed green beans

SNACK (10:40 p.m.)

4 entertainment crackers; 1 tbsp peanut butter



Strength Exercises SETS REPS

Close-Arm Wall Pushups 2 12-15
Bridges 2 12-15
Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls 2 12-15
Dumbbell Shrugs 2 12-15
Lying Dumbbell Triceps Extensions 2 12-15
Modified Pushups 2 12-15
Lying Leg Curls 2 12-15
Lying Single-Leg Raises 2 12-15
Wide Leg Squats with Dumbbell 2 12-15
Dumbbell Side Bends 2 12-15
Reverse Crunch 2 12-15
Superman 2
Lying Straight Leg Raises 2 12-15
Pendulum 2 12-15
Scissors 2 12
Standing Dumbbell "Pec Dec Machine" press 2 12

Stretch Before & After Strength Training

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/14/2011 4:19PM

    great pics - that chicken looks GOOD!

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TEMPEST272002 10/14/2011 10:12AM

    Great choices! What a great ST workout. Wow, you really put a lot in!

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4AMAZINGME 10/14/2011 9:19AM

    cool idea.

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1NANA4EVER 10/14/2011 8:51AM

    Your breakfast sandwich looks great! It beats my bowl of mixed cereal and fruit by a mile!

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POOKASLUAGH 10/14/2011 8:51AM

    Your breakfast looks delicious!

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GOURMETLOSER 10/14/2011 5:00AM

    Looks good to me. Wish I ate that well! I love your hearty breakfasts.

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 10/13/2011 11:30PM

    Looks like you had some good fuel for your workout. Healthy Thursday for you!

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DETERMINEDJANET 10/13/2011 11:10PM

    I thought about doing the food photos but just couldn't make myself listen to "What are you doing mom?" LOL GREAT job on the food choices today!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/13/2011 11:08PM

    I just love your food blogs. emoticon

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RIVERCITYTOM 10/13/2011 10:39PM

    Great photos. A great looking meal makes it taste better.
Thanks for sharing.

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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DINNER (5:45 p.m.)

2 chicken legs; steamed brussels sprouts

WATER TOTALS: 3 cups (24 ounces)

Walk 20 min/mile 60 minutes; 241 calories

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HALLELUL 10/13/2011 2:10PM

    I should have known better but at first I was like why is she having chicken legs for breakfast and then I scrolled down and was like where is the rest of her food?

Again I should have know better...duh fast day.


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/13/2011 12:54PM

    emoticon Yum

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TRUE-NESS 10/13/2011 12:11PM

    Yes, ERIKO, It was a fasting day. I'm glad someone remembered. :-)

GOURMETLOSER: You made me laugh. :-) Don't be worried or concerned. Wednesdays are typically a church fast day. We fast from midnight Tuesday until Wednesday dinnertime. LOL That's why that's all I ate all day. Last week I started my blog with "Church fast day" so people wouldn't be concerned about me skipping meals. This time I neglected to include that "disclaimer." But, believe me, I EAT!! lolol No need to be concerned. LOL (I don't always fast on Wednesdays with the church, but when I do, it'll show food consumption only after dinner.)

SHERR513: I am really not accustomed to cooking chicken drumsticks, wings and thighs. I usually get only boneless chicken breast. I could put THAT into the broiler (my favorite way to cook. LOL). But the chicken legs I baked at 375 degrees (my hubby bakes his at 350 degrees, I think). It was good. I seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper, lemon pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika and garlic seasoning. I like spice. LOL And, no, I don't have a cut off time at night for eating. You can see that from my other blogs. But, I don't eat and go straight to bed. I wait at least 2 hours, preferably 3, after eating before I get into the bed.

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SHERR513 10/13/2011 9:50AM

    Food looks good.How do you bake your chicken it looks soooooo good! Do you eat your last meal around 6pm?

Comment edited on: 10/13/2011 9:53:15 AM

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GOURMETLOSER 10/13/2011 6:50AM

    Was that all you ate all day???? I'm worried about you!

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4MRSDAND123 10/13/2011 3:12AM

    Healthy! WTG!

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LIS193 10/13/2011 12:34AM

    Looks good!

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ERIKO1908 10/13/2011 12:12AM

    was today a fasting day?? brussel sprouts look DIVINE!!! have a GREAT day tomorrow!!!

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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 11

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

BREAKFAST (8:00 a.m.)

1 cup cereal; 1 cup milk; multivitamin

SNACK (12:00 p.m.)

6 mini sweet peppers and 2 tbsp of roasted red pepper hummus. I think these sweet peppers are my FAVORITE raw veggie to eat. They are sooo sweet and sooo yummy! You just pop them in or take a bite from the cutting necessary. Delish!

LUNCH (1:30 p.m.)

It doesn't quite look like it does on the packaging, does it. LOL It taste pretty good though.

SNACK (4:45 p.m.)

6 crackers; Laughing cow cheese wedge

DINNER (6:00 p.m.)

This looks like a pretty decent portioned dinner, right? Well, it would be IF that was all I ate. Problem: After I finished stirring in the cheese sauce of the Kraft Deluxe Mac and Cheese dinner (which is 320 calories per cup, by the way!!), I had about 6 heaping teaspoons full of it PRIOR to putting it on the plate!! So, imagine double of what you see on the plate. I was so concerned about resisting the cake, I neglected my other vice (mac and cheese--whether store bought or homemade, doesn't matter) It was a total binge on mac and cheese. BUT, It definitely could have been worse.

Keeping it all in perspective of my total day, it's all good. It happens. Whatever. No problem. It's not the end of the world. So, I won't act like it is. ;-)

BUT, I do think about the fact that for all the calories in that mac and cheese, I could have had a big ole slice of that tempting cake that I blogged about earlier. LOL You just have to laugh! I doubt the cake would have been as filling though...would have been just empty sugar calories... but it would have been satisfying. LOL I have no doubt. LOL

By the way, that cake is almost gone already!! I'll not have to look at it too much longer, I'm sure. One more day tops. :-( Pray for my hubby.

WATER TOTALS: 9 cups (72 ounces)

(2 sets of each; 12-15 reps)

Close-Arm Wall Pushups
Bicycle Crunches
Dumbbell Hammer Curls
Dumbbell Lateral Raises
Modified Pushups
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Calf Raises with Wall
Dumbbell Squats
Lying Abduction
Lying Adduction
Lying Straight Leg Raises

Stretch Before & After Strength Training

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HALLELUL 10/12/2011 9:09PM

    Wow you did all that strength training. You get several WooHoo's for that.
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GHK1962 10/12/2011 7:08PM

    Very nice core STs.

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GOURMETLOSER 10/12/2011 8:31AM

    Well done on resisting that cake. Top of the class!

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MICHSTATE 10/12/2011 7:34AM

    I just bought a couple of that Lean Cuisine meal. On Saturday, I heated the meal up and as soon as it was done cooking put it in a bowl with a cup of raw shredded carrots. It was good!!! The carrots made in seem more substantial and were heated up by the food.
Yumm!!! I might do that for lunch today!!!

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POOKASLUAGH 10/12/2011 5:40AM

    Mac and Cheese. I only like the storebought kind (which is odd, since 95% of the time I prefer home made food), but it's another food I shouldn't have around, haha! :D

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/11/2011 11:26PM

    I need to get some broccoli. Yours looks so good. emoticon

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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 10

Monday, October 10, 2011

BREAKFAST (8:45 a.m.)

Multivitamin; 3 Fiber One pancakes; 1 cup 1% milk; Less than .25 cup Aunt Jemima Butter Lite syrup

SNACK (1:20 p.m.)

A large Golden Delicious apple

LUNCH (2:15 p.m.)

2 slices of Nature's Own Double Fiber Wheat bread; 1 cup fresh spinach; 2 oz. rotisserie chicken; 1 slice pepper jack cheese (2% milkfat); spicy brown mustard



DINNER (6:45 p.m.)

2 whole wheat pita bread pizzas: spinach & goat cheese and pepperoni & cheese (made with Hormel turkey pepperoni, italian five cheese, triple cheddar, colby jack and pizza sauce)

*Note: I used Wegman's Basting Oil for the spinach and goat cheese pizza since I did not use pizza sauce. I use this basting oil A LOT (as you can see since it's almost gone). Anytime I mention that I broiled some veggies, I sprinkled this oil on it first.

WATER TOTALS: 5 cups (40 ounces)

It was a high carb day today, huh? What's up with that? It's so unusual for me to have so much bread in one day. Oh well... body must have wanted it.

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SANYA_SHNICK 10/13/2011 9:41AM

    I LOVE the idea of picture-food tracking. I may steal your idea here. It makes tracking fun! Way to go!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/11/2011 12:52PM

    looks delish!!

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PEPPERCHILD 10/10/2011 11:36PM

    Great idea - I'm going to give this a try. Keep up the great work!

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ERIKO1908 10/10/2011 11:08PM

    I can look at the pictures tonight...i'm still full from dinner!! :)

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GOURMETLOSER 10/10/2011 9:33PM

    It all looks so good although it looks higher calorie than your description sounds with all the 'lite' things in there. Oh Yum!!!

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JAYLES 10/10/2011 9:32PM

    I love that post pix of what you ate! Great idea!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/10/2011 9:24PM

    Looks delicious. Except for the pancakes. Only because I do not eat them. emoticon

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MICHSTATE 10/10/2011 9:19PM

    I love the Fiber One pancakes!!!! I don't add as much water as the box says, and they come out nice and thick and fluffy!!!!

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POOKASLUAGH 10/10/2011 9:18PM

    Body must have wanted it - that's right! I love it. When we really listen, we can eat exactly what our bodies want from us. Awesome. :)

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HALLELUL 10/10/2011 9:03PM

    Oo-oo-oo (me singing in an opera tone) Those pancakes took so good. Were they?? I love, love pancakes but am still having issues with getting them right. Please let me know if yours were as good as they look.

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1NANA4EVER 10/10/2011 8:57PM

    It is my personal opinion that when you vary the amounts of carbs, proteins and fats during the week that your body is less likely to go into starvation mode. I believe if during a week you end up balancing out the 3 you loose just as much as balancing them each day. So a day higher in carbs isn't going to sabotage you. Bottom line a calorie is a calorie and 3500 = a pound (I think :-))

What I have observed about myself is that if I cut out way too much fat, that I will not lose as much. I now am purposely cooking with olive oil to make sure I have some good fat in my diet. I expect the basting oil is doing that for you.

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SHERR513 10/10/2011 8:54PM

    That food looks great! I'm gonna try those pancakes even though i'm not really a pancake eater, but I need the fiber! Thanks for sharing you really inspire me. emoticon

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PURRRPY 10/10/2011 8:53PM

    Love this - a picture says a thousand words. Very inspiring.


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MOMMY445 10/10/2011 8:48PM

    the food looks delicious! thanks so much for sharing! have a fabulous day!

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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 9

Sunday, October 09, 2011

BREAKFAST (9:00 a.m.)

2 eggs, turkey bacon, broiled portabella mushrooms and onions

Light and Fit yogurt


SNACK (2:00 p.m.)

DINNER (5:00 p.m.)

My to-go boxed salad from lunch at Ruby Tuesday on Friday. This one has mixed field greens, peas, onions, mushrooms, cucumbers, green peppers, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, banana peppers, and carrots. I used 3 Tbsps of my Bolthouse dressing (50 cals per 2Tbsp) and added...

4.75 oz of boneless chicken breast

WATER: 9 cups (72 ounces)


Stationary Bicycling: moderate (bike, biking): 60 minutes; 488 calories

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/10/2011 8:08PM

    Looks good. emoticon

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PINKBEANBOO 10/10/2011 12:42PM

    You do so good with your veggies!

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TRUE-NESS 10/10/2011 9:20AM

    POOKASLUAGH: I'm kind of a 5x/day eater as well...sometimes 6x/day. But on Sundays, I'm in church during the lunch period. That's why I make sure I have a pretty decent breakfast to fuel me through the service. Then immediately after service once I get to my car, I have a snack. So, it's just a Sunday thing.

1NANA4EVER: It doesn't really taste like coconut...You might have to add your own. I pretty much only taste the vanilla.

DRB13_1: Yeah, I know some people have cholesterol issues. I don't. I really got into eggs when I was on a "good-carb" type diet years ago. It has always been thought that it raises your cholesterol. But, I have not found it to be true for ME. And, as you can see, I eat eggs (full) pretty often.

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POOKASLUAGH 10/10/2011 8:52AM

    I have no idea how you go without lunch! I'm seriously a 5x/day kind of eater... :D

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ERIKO1908 10/10/2011 1:17AM

    the mushrooms & onions look totally YUMMO!!! and the yogurt is tempting...might have to avoid looking at your pictures after 10 pm...that is my "hungry time" - not my eating time luckily, but BIG hunger... I ignore it 99.99999999% of the time, but pictures don't help...especially when they all look so yummy!! Happy Sparking my friend!!

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DRB13_1 10/10/2011 12:13AM

    looks really good!
I find that when I eat eggs, my calorie and cholesterol counts are always exceeded, so I have to focus on the egg replacement products. I also love making spinach omelets and could get by using only the egg whites, I guess.
Keep up the good work!

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1NANA4EVER 10/9/2011 11:44PM

    Good looking food. I am going to have to find the toasted coconut vanilla Dannon yogurt. I love coconut.

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