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I greatly enjoy exercise and staying healthy, however, I've fallen off track this past year or so. I am currently getting back into my usual diet and exercise regimen and hope to see great results from my efforts. I love food and I enjoy cooking, especially baking! I have an incredible sweet tooth, but try not to give in to it too often!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Yay its friday!!! Happy its friday but really bummed about my weigh-in this am...

So I am weighing-in on Friday mornings, so I stepped on the scale this am and quickly jumped off!!! I gained 3 everyone is telling me it is muscle gain bc I have been lifting, however, its a gain to me and I feel like I am failing. It's really depressing for me. I worked so hard at my workouts all week and to gain just sucks!

Breakfast was a packet of low sugar oatmeal and a banana. Lunch was a salad with feta cheese, beans, and 1 hard boiled egg-white...same lunch as yesterday, but I enjoyed it. I am on my break now, so I just had a snack...a large lightly salted rice cake with natural PB on it....i love PB!!!!

Dinner tonight is going to be out. We have a gift card to Cheesecake factory, so I think we will be going there! Yummy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I packed a lunch to bring to work with me since I knew my lunch break wouldn't be until 2:30! I made a salad with hard boiled egg white, sprinkled reduced fat feta cheese on it, a sprinkle of cranberries, and about 1/4 cup of mixed beans. I drizzled red wine vinegriette on it and it was delicious!

I can't wait for dinner tonight....grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella cheese, lettuce and tomatoes wrap in a (100 cal, 3 g fat, 13 g fiber, and 8 g protein). The wrap is 12 inch diameter, its huge! The company of LaTortilla Factory and it is the whole grain smart&delicious soft wrap. I'm going to wrap it all up and put it in the toaster oven to melt the cheese and make some Alexia sweet potatoe fries and a small side salad! I can't wait!

What a Night!!!

Oh my GRAVY!!!!! Dancing with the Stars was awesome last night!! I'm not even a big fan, don't watch the show regularly, but I do enjoy dancing! That was so much fun! They did all current up beat songs, like top hits today! Ken even liked it a lot!

So, dinner was not as planned last night...I got home from work later than expected and we needed to get on the road, to make it before the show started, so we decided to get something to eat there. I was nervous about what junk they would have at the concession stands, BUT, it was great!!!! They had a grill there, and I ordered a grilled chicken salad, with bleu cheese crumbles and crumbled bacon, with a red wine viniagrette! It was actually very good, but I did push the bacon aside(my tummy can't handle real bacon).

We got home at midnight and I was of course exhausted, being that we were up that morning at 5:30 am for our workout. So I decided to sleep in a little bit this morning. Skipped the morning workout, but my Ken and I plan on getting at least 30 mins of cardio in tonight, if all goes as planned!

Breakfast today is 1 cup quick oats, raisins, cranberries, and a smidgin' of fresh ground PB. YUM!

So, now that I have been side tracked by this whole blogging deal, I am running late and still need to shower and get to work in an hour!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dancing With the Stars!!

I forgot to mention that Ken got 2 free tickets to the Dancing With the Stars tour performance tonight! I'm excited! I followed the past season! I get out of work at 6 and the show starts at 7:30. I won't be blogging this evening because I will be in a rush to get out the door and on our way tonight! I can tell you that I plan on eating a veggie soy patty and a small salad for dinner(something quick).

AND...I can't promise you that I will get a workout in tomorrow am...I don't know how late we will be home tonight from the show.


It's 5:30 a.m. AGAIN!

Time passes so quickly when you are having a good nights sleep...I slept straight thru the night and woke to the alarm at 5:30. I have been very tired at night with the early workouts in the mornings. So, Ken and I went at it again this morning. Started with 15 min cardio warm-up on the treadmill...I did 4 mph at an incline level of 6. It was a good sweat and my legs are feeling it already! After my warm-up, I did my usual Day 3 lifting routine...I am following a 3 day lifting routine that I found in my Women's Body Sculpting book.

After my workout and shower, I settled down for some breakfast. I had 1 cup of Dannon Fat Free strawberry yogurt topped with 3 tbps of low fat granola and a tbsp of raw sunflower seeds.

I am off to work in a bit...I have packed a cup of red grapes and a Clif Z Bar to hold me off until my late lunch break at 2 pm.

I'll ttyl! Have a great hump day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Up and at it!

Alarm went off at 5:30 once again, so we hopped out of bed and got ready for our morning workout. Today was a cardio day only, so I did 40 mins on the elliptical, then completed the workout with a few sets of ab work.

While I showered, Ken made protein breakfast shakes for us...protein powder, ice, skim milk, and a 1/2 banana, and a TBSP of PB....YUMMMMMMY!!!

On my way out the door for work I grabbed a Clif Bar and a reduced fat cheddar cheese stick to have as a snack before my lunch break.

Now I am home and for lunch I had 5 slices of turkey breast and a lightly salted quaker rice cake with a smear of PB on it.

When I go back to work I will bring grapes and raisins with me to snack on until I get home for dinner tonight.

I have dinner going in the crock pot now...I cut up thin skinless boneless chicken breasts into pieces, 1 can of italian herb diced tomatoes, and I threw in a bag of frozen mixed veggies, as well as some italian seasoning, garlic, etc. We will have a small salad and cousous with the chicken.

Sounds and smells great, I'm looking forward to it!

I will be back later tonight!!

Monday night dinner

So, although it is Tuesday afternoon, I will recap on Mondays dinner, since I did not get around to blogging last night or this am.

Last night I cam home from work at around 6:15 and my husband was already home, so he got dinner started. In the oven he had grilled chicken stuffed with creamy broccoli. It is simialar to chicken corn on bleu, however, a healthier version! It was yummy! We also had steamed mixed veggies on the side with brown rice.

After we ate dinner we headed out to Nature's Pantry, a local health food store simialr to Whole Foods. We got fresh ground all natural PB, Alexia sweet potatoe fries, and some soups, as well as some Clif Z bars ( peanut butter). Afterwards, Ken wanted to go to GNC to get some more protein powder.

By the time we got home it was around 8:30 and I was exhausted so I hung out on the couch with my Health magazine, then headed to bed sortly after.