Friday, July 30, 2010

Five Pounds

What is body fat percentage?
It's the number that represents the percentage of your current weight that is made up of fat. Combined with your body weight and body mass index (BMI), it can provide an overall assessment of your risk for disease.

Essential Fat
We all need some fat in our bodies for them to function properly. For women, essential body fat should make up at a minimum 10 to 12 percent. However, this is not the healthiest percentage to be at, as it is too low.

This category is for people that are very athletic, such as marathon runners and gymnasts. A healthy body fat for this category is 14 to 20 percent of the current weight.

The next category is for those that are considered fit or in good physical shape. For this category, the percentage of body fat should fall between 21 and 24 percent.

If you fall in this category, your percentage of body fat is still OK, but bringing it down a bit would lower your risk for disease even more. For this category falls between 25 and 31 percentage of fat.

If your percentage of body fat is over 31 percent, you are considered obese and at a high risk for disease.

Knowing the percentage of body fat can be helpful when starting to work out. Women can gain up to 5 lbs. when they first start lifting weights. This can be discouraging, but what is happening is that they are dropping fat and gaining muscle. A normal scale will not show this progress.

If you'd like to learn more about body fat percentage, see The info here was taken from there.

My body fat according to my scale (which is pretty accurate according to some experience in the past and testimonials from friends I know) is 30%. According to this article, I could lose a little bit more to be healthier.
Today's run went great! As usual, the balls of my feet started hurting at mile 4.
I hope you have a happy and healthy weekend.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Counting Down the Days

Fourteen days to go until the stepkids are gone!
That means there are 15 days until my first 10K!

I can hardly wait for either event.

Yesterday I ran 3.5 miles. I feel guilty every time
I run these short runs.
Mainly I feel this way because my body is telling me I can run longer.
I have to remind myself that these are my short runs, and my long run (on Friday)
is soon to come. I burn about 450 calories every time I run 3.5 miles.
Have I told you how difficult it has been to lose weight at this point?
My body is fighting me every second.
I almost want to quit.
I don't mean to quit being healthy and working out.
What I mean by "quitting" is to quit anticipating when I hit 120 pounds.
What is 120 pounds anyway? I'm 125, as healthy as I've ever been in my life with the exception of shin splints and a sore knee. LOL.
Well... goals do change. I'm not holding my breath. Maybe this is something I just need to think about more. Right now I'm focusing on increasing my endurance and stamina to run well and finish the 10K in under 1 hour and ten minutes. Right now (in an air conditioned gym setting and on the treadmill at 1% incline) I can run 10:30 miles. That's ten minutes and 30 seconds per mile. Mathematically that's under 1 hour and ten minutes for the 10K. I'll be running outside early in the a.m. all week next week except for my long run. We're talking 5 a.m. runs. Yikes.

Fuel for Today:  Eating clean
Activity:  Kenpo P90X (first time doing it)

Have a happy and healthy day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Feeling It

I'm feeling it today.
The hill my friend and I ran up for a little over a mile is kicking my butt today. It was a beautiful day. I probably should say it was first a beautiful night because the sun hadn't risen yet when we started at 5 a.m. yesterday. When we were done running, we were greeted by a small amount of rain and a beautiful rainbow just above the mountain behind my house. It was breathtaking. I was also out of breath! LOL.
It was about 93 degrees when we started. That's probably how hot it will be when we run our first race in just a few weeks. My new Camelbak hydration belt worked awesome! It didn't budge, and it kept me hydrated. I'm so glad I bought it, and I have absolutely no "buyer's remorse" about paying $40 for it. I don't shop for myself a whole lot, and it was a necessary purchase if I want to continue being active outdoors. So today, Ibuprofen is my friend.

We had some drama here last night with my hubby and his kids. Actually... if you haven't noticed... I haven't really been posting much about the stepkids. I've purposely done that, so they didn't take over my ENTIRE life. They stress me out as it is, and this place is one of the few "safe" places for me to be me, vent, and focus on the good things. Well, like I said, there was drama. There's been drama every night (meaning something happened with one or both of the stepkids and me and hubby were arguing and fighting about it all night) for four consecutive nights. I often think his stepkids will be the end of our marriage. Last night's fight was bad. I was physically ill from talking, fighting, and arguing every night for four nights. I told him I wasn't going to talk to him about them anymore unless it concerns the twins. I told him, "I'm done." There are 17 days until they leave. I plan to not spend much time with them for those 17 days. I think we'll all be happier then.

I was so upset last night, that I slept in the twins' room, and didn't run this morning. I haven't missed a run except for the two times I got shin splints and my knee got really swollen. I'm not letting that upset me because I'm running tonight once the babies are in bed. I absolutely refuse to spend time with my husband and HIS kids right now. That might sound petty, but I need a break from them.

Today's Fuel:  Eating clean even though my stress level is asking for me to snack!
Today's Activity:  3.5 mile run at night, upper body with weights

I hope you're having a happier and healthier day than I am!

Monday, July 26, 2010

19 More Days until Race Day

There are 19 more days until my very first 10K race.
It's my very first race ever.
I am nervous, but I'm also very excited.
I've been training for it since April.

The only thing that really worries is me is the heat.
They're going to have hydration stations there, but I also plan on bringing this hydration belt.
I finally bought a Camelbak.
This one attaches to your waist.
I'll be filling it about halfway just so it doesn't weigh me down too much.
I don't like running with a lot of stuff on me.

I weighed myself on Saturday, and I lost half a pound.
I know that's not a lot, but it's finally going down again.
4.5 pounds to go!

Fuel:  Eating clean.
Activity:  3.5 miles outside

Have a happy and healthy day!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank You!

Sometimes I wonder if anyone besides two people are reading my posts.
In the beginning when I started this "Get Healthy Journey" and this blog,
I mainly did it
to help myself be accountable
with my food
with activity.
Let's be honest here.
Blogging is free. The only investment is time.
You have to spend time out of your life to write something and post it.
I didn't want to spend any money by going to WW meetings and also buying
"special food." Let's face it. My family has been cutting down on expenses for the past 2 years.
That's one of the costs of being a stay-at-home mommy to twins.

By losing at least 30 pounds so far, I've proven a few things to MYSELF.
I stress "myself" because everyone's "Get Healthy" journey is different. It's personal.
I've proven that
*I don't have to live with obesity.
*I can change what I don't like about my life.
*I can be active.
*I can control what I put in my mouth.
*I don't need an extra helping of something.
*I can run and not faint.
*I can love myself.
*I can do all this without spending a whole lot of money.
*I can't do it alone. You've been there along with my family and friends to love and support me.

There is still a lot of work to do. It doesn't stop when I reach my weight goal... whenever that will be.
I have to maintain.

I still blog to be accountable about food and activity, but I also blog for other reasons.
I blog in hopes of helping someone out there reach their "Get Healthy" goals.
I blog in hopes that I inspire someone to start.
I blog in hopes that I teach others who don't have the same weight issues learn to be understanding of how difficult it really is to get started, lose it, and maintain it.
So if you're reading this, I thank you.
Thank you for taking the time to read my posts.
Thank you for supporting me.

Fuel:  Eating clean.
Activity:  3.5 miles, leg work, core work

Fuel:  Eating clean during the day, and indulging in a nice dinner and dessert at night.
Activity:  rest day

Fuel:  Eating clean.
Activity:  rest day

I weigh myself tomorrow, and I'll post any changes on Monday. I'd be happy if I lost even 1/2 a pound.

Have a happy and healthy weekend!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

When it Becomes an Obsession

I've been watching "Obsessed" on A&E.
My heart really goes out to the 3.3 million people who suffer from such debilitating problems.

The last episode I saw featured a woman who was obsessed about exercising every day.
The only time she missed a day of working out has been when she was giving birth to her children.
She was on the treadmill at least 3 hours a day.
She would spend another 9 hours doing sit-ups and other exercises.
She would only eat once a day- at 2 a.m.
She never ate with her family.
The woman was matched up with a therapist who used
cognitive therapy as well as exposure therapy.
The therapist weaned her from the treadmill and gradually had her eat and spend
time with her family.
At the end of the show, she seemed to have gotten better.

I can very easily see how someone could get obsessed with working out.
I looked at my journey here.
I've been battling being obese for at least 5 years.
I woke up one day last January and decided that I couldn't be that way anymore.
I wasn't living.
I wasn't taking care of myself.
I wasn't loving myself.
I was cutting down the life that I wanted with my husband and twins.
I started working out 5-6 days a week.
I started eating less and clean.
I've joked about how I can handle only one obsession at a time.
Living healthier is that obsession.
Watching that show has made me think about how I've been living my life these past seven months.
I'm not obsessed.
I do work out about 1.5-2 hours a day.
I only work out early in the morning when the twins are still asleep and during their naps.
I run 5-6 days a week.
I work on core, legs, and arms 5-6 days a week.
I've learned to balance making a loving home with my husband and twins.

Getting to this "balanced" stage wasn't easy.
It was hard to figure out WHEN I was going to work out.
It was hard to figure out WHEN I could indulge a little.
I guess that's why we call this a "battle."
It's a battle with food.
It's a battle with exercise.
It's a battle with OURSELVES.

I really hope that I'm helping at least one person out there with my journey.
I admire those bloggers who are so faithful in writing their posts.
I admire those people who keep on fighting.

Today's Food
Eating clean.

Today's Activity
7 miles
arms with free weights

Have a happy and healthy day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quick Post

"It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal."

Helen Keller
Let's do this.
Let's fight the fight.
I've never heard anyone who has gotten healthy say they regret it. Have you?
Food: Eating clean.
Activity:  3.5 miles, core work, leg work
Have a happy and healthy day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Go To Bed Earlier

One of my goals for living a healthier life is to get more sleep.
Your body heals itself from your muscles to your skin as you catch some ZZZ's.
One of the ways to reach that goal is to go to bed EARLIER.
This is sooo hard for me.
Is it hard for you too?

Why is it so hard?

Is it because...
there's sooo much fun TV on every night?
I just want/need to snack?
I'm too lazy to go upstairs to go to bed?

Whatever the reasons are... I have gotten much better at sleeping earlier.
I know this because my husband even complains about how early I go to bed.

Last night I went to bed at 9:30 p.m.
It was early for me.
I woke up this morning at 6 a.m., checked the temperature outside, and I realized
it was just too hot to run outside- 93 degrees already.
I was so disgusted with the heat that I drove down to our community clubhouse and ran on the treadmill.
It would've been so easy to go back to bed.
Believe me. I wanted to.

I stepped on the treadmill.
I ran 3.5 miles.
I felt great.
I'll be doing it again tomorrow.

Eating clean today.
Last night, I ate a chilled navel orange... it was so juicy and sweet!
I've developed a love of fruits!

Have a happy and healthy day!

Monday, July 19, 2010


What is wrong with my body?
I weighed myself last Saturday, and I lost... nothing.
I feel like my body is a walking bloated balloon.
In this case... actually a running bloated balloon.

I've been running. A lot.
Is this the case of building more muscle and retaining water in them again?
This happened for two weeks about two months ago.
I hope so.

I have 18 days until my "final" weigh in.
My old friend the scale isn't a good friend lately.

I've decided this week to really monitor what I put in my mouth.
I'm watching my
*salt intake
*water consumption
*cholesterol consumption

I'm running 3.5 miles 5 days a week, and a 7 mile long run on Fridays.
I know I'll lose these last few pounds.
It's just a matter of time.

8 oz. orange juice
1/2 cup Kashi, 1/4 cup fat free milk
1 multigrain muffin, 1 TB reduced fat peanut butter
7 almonds
2 corn tortillas, 2 slices ham, 2 TBS salsa, 1/4 cup fat free cheese
7 almonds
1 orange
1 breaded fish filet, grilled veggies

Have a happy and healthy day!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Twenty Eight to Go!

Twenty-Eight more days until freedom!
Twenty-eight more days until my stress level goes WAY down!

My stepkids are going back to their mother's house in 28 days.
I'm soooo ready for it.

Today is Friday, and I love Fridays.
It means one more day to be good and then I can indulge a little.
I have a 3 mile run scheduled this morning.
I just hope I don't pass out in the heat.
I'll be going about 9 a.m.
It's already hot at that time.
I'm trying a new route.
I'm a little nervous, but I'm starting uphill and then coming back down for a recovery run.
It should be easier than the other way around.

I have to get going, so I won't be posting my food for the weekend.

Have a happy and healthy weekend!
I'll post my weight (if it changes) here on Monday.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Take it Easy

I'm supposed to run 7 miles this week for my long run,
but since my knee is still healing I'm just going to run 4 today.
I'll attempt 7 miles next week.
I've been feeling extra bloated this week because of TOM.
I hate TOM.
I LOVE the week that follows.
I'm expecting to see a nice loss that week.
I've been drinking lots of water to help not retain it.
Funny how that works, huh?

1/2 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup nonfat milk
7 almonds
2 corn tortillas, 2 slices ham, salsa, 1/4 nonfat cheddar
1 orange
1 toasted multigrain muffin, 1TBS peanut butter, 1 TBS sugar free strawberry preserves
7 almonds
baked fish and veggies

Have a happy and healthy day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wear This

It's super hot out here, and every time I run outside (even though the sun is just rising) I make sure I put on sunblock.
It's just one more extra thing I have to do before I get out the door, but
I feel a lot better knowing I'm helping prevent
skin cancer and SUNBURN.
I do actually burn despite the fact that my husband doesn't think so.
I tan easily, but I also burn.

Another thing that's a "must" for me before I run?

Lip Balm!

I know. It's silly, but I can't run without it.
It must be because I do some serious inhaling and exhaling through my mouth.

Today's run went awesome.
I'm a little sore on my left shin, but my knee is okay.
I keep icing my legs throughout the day.
I guess I'm officially a runner. Haha.

Today's Food
6 Triscuits
1/2 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
2 corn tortillas, 2 slices lean ham, 1/4 cup nonfat cheddar, 2 TBS hot chunky salsa
1 1/2 cups whole wheat organic cheese puffs
1 multigrain english muffin toasted, 1 TBS peanut butter
7 almonds
4 oz. grilled steak and veggies

Have a happy and healthy day!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Running In the Dark

I woke up this morning at 4 a.m.
It was still dark.
Very dark, in fact.
This is the earliest I have ever woke up in my life to work out.
Trust me, it probably won't happen again any time soon.
I had to get up early for my 3 mile run because my husband had to get to work early this morning.
Let me tell you that it was hard.
It would've been so easy to stay in bed.

My run went great!
I wrapped my knee really well, and I didn't really have any pain.
I'm currently icing it right now just in case it starts to swell again.
It looked great before my run.
It was in the low 80's when I went out for my outdoor run.
There was a slight breeze that gently kissed my sweaty face.
I loved it.
After not running for four days, I was reminded how good it feels to get your heart
racing and your muscles going.
I never thought I would ever feel that way about exercise.
Who knew it could feel so good?

I made a mistake yesterday and told you that I was going to work on arms.
It's supposed to happen today.
So today, I'm working on arms and core work.
I'm laying off leg work, since my knee is still healing.

Today's Food
3 Triscuits (before run)
1/2 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
1 multigrain muffin, 1 TBS peanut butter
7 almonds
2 corn tortillas, 2 slices deli ham, 1 diced tomato and red onion
3 Triscuits and 1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge
small serving of chicken carbonara with peas

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and well wishes.
Thanks to my loyal follwers and readers.
Welcome to the newest followers and readers!

Have a happy and healthy day!

Monday, July 12, 2010

What's Going On with Your Knee?

Okay, please don't let me discourage you from running.
I've been posting a lot of my running injuries in my blog,
and I really don't want to discourage you from running.
This IS my honest journey to a healthier life, and
that sometimes includes the not-so-fun injuries that
can come along the way.
It includes the mistakes and pitfalls I experience.
I ran 7 miles on Thursday, and I ran the last mile in 9 minutes.
That's fast for me.
What lesson did I learn?
Hurting my a knee can be the outcome of running faster and pushing yourself after
you've already run 6 miles.
I've been doing R.I.C.E. for the past 3 days.

I weighed myself on Saturday, and I'm at a "stand still."
No loss.
I would be frustrated, but I'm being patient.
It was before my TOM.
It probably doesn't help that my knee is swollen and retaining some fluid in it to
It's looking better today, so I will attempt running 3 miles tomorrow morning.
I'll let you know how it goes.

Eating clean today, and working on arms!

Have a happy and healthy day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Pump It

I've always enjoyed lifting weights.
I feel (and think) I'm stronger while I'm working with weights.
I know that's silly, but it's true.

Working with weights obviously strenghthen and builds your muscles, but it also
*strengthens bones (helps prevent osteporosis)
*helps you become a stronger runner
*and helps you burn calories even when you're resting (because bigger muscles burn more calories)
*helps you lose weight (when combined with cardio)
*helps speed up your metabolism

I've been working on my arms and upper body now for four months, and I still have a while until they're really toned.
However, they look a whole lot better than they used to!

1 Gu gel (before 7 mile run)
1 Gu gel (during run)
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
1 corn tortilla, 1/4 cup nonfat cheddar, 6 slices turkey, tomatoes
7 almonds
grilled chicken breast, veggies

1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
1 corn tortilla, 1/4 cup nonfat cheddar, 6 slices turkey, tomatoes
7 almonds
eat what I want for dinner and dessert
1 orange

1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
1 corn tortilla, 1/4 cup nonfat cheddar, 6 slices turkey, tomatoes
7 almonds
grilled chicken breast, veggies
1 orange

I weigh myself on Saturday, so I'll see you back here on Monday.
Hopefully, I've lost more than half a pound this time.
I'm so close to my goal, and I'd really like to make it before my deadline.

Have a happy and healthy weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vaseline, My New Friend

Vaseline has become my new friend...
against chafing when I run!
I generously apply it around my armpits and where I wear my ipod case.
I learned a hard lesson about chafing and how much it hurt when I don't "lube" before a run.
That was the first time I ran 7 miles.
It's been a while ago now, but I still have a scar by my right armpit.

There are products out there specifically for preventing chafing, but a runner friend of mine suggested I use Vaseline. It's cheaper. You can even buy a generic brand from the 99 cent store!

Today's Food
1 multigrain toast, 1/2 TBS honey
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
1 cup udon noodles, shrimp, and veggies
1 orange
grilled chicken breast and veggies

Have a happy and healthy day!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Get Going Faster

Looking back to how I started this journey
I've learned to develop some helpful routines to keep me going.
One of these routines is setting out my workout/running clothes and gear the night before.
When all the laundry is done, I've even set out my clothes for the entire week on Sunday night.

The benefits of having your clothes and gear ready when you wake up:

*You have less excuses about not working out/running.
*You get out the door faster.
*You're more likely to get up and get active!
*This is just me... I love putting on nice smelling and clean workout clothes! Lol.

Today's Food
1 multigrain toast, 1/2 TBS honey
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
2 corn tortillas, 6 slices turkey deli, 1/4 cup nonfat cheddar, tomatoes
chicken caesar salad with dressing on the side
1 orange

What do you do to get ready to work out faster?

Have a happy and healthy day!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Don't Wait Until You're Thirsty

Today I ran only 3 miles, but it felt like I was running 10!
The culprit?
I didn't drink enough water before the run.
Staying hydrated the day before and hours before a run is crucial to running performance.
It's also getting super hot out here, and I need to drink more water than I used to.

Today's Food
1 Gu gel in Vanilla Bean (yum)
4 almonds, 6 Fire Roasted Tomato Triscuits
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
2 yellow corn tortillas, 1/4 cup nonfat cheddar, tomatoes, 6 slices turkey deli
7 almonds
lowfat chicken fettucini alfredo, veggies
1 Skinny Cow strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwich
1 orange
water, water, water

Have a happy and healthy day!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Woohoo! Look at Me, I'm Sandra... Oops... I'm down!

Yay! I lost a whopping half pound!
I know this isn't much, but I've been suffering from some serious cravings!
I didn't give into them, but just the thought of me
weakening and possibly stuffing an extra large bag of greasy fries into my mouth
frightens me.
I don't know what it is.
Ever since January, I've been super good.
I can probably name off the two times that I "cheated" on my journey.
Once was girls' night out, and I had a strawberry cupcake.
Another time was when I had those two slices of pizza two days before my weigh-in.
Yes, I know I indulge on Saturdays, but I do that so I don't
completely fall off the wagon.
Why am I so hungry?
Am I not eating enough?
Am I not spacing out my food (time-wise)?
Am I eating too many carbs and not enough protein to keep me satisfied longer?
These are all very good questions, and I'll have to spend some time thinking about them.

This Week's Activities
Monday-3 mile run, upper body
Tuesday- 3 mile run, core, legs
Wednesday- 3 mile run, upper body
Thursday- 3 mile run, core legs
Friday- 7 miles, stretch

Today's Food
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
2 slices multigrain bread, 2 slices deli ham, tomatoes, 1 TBS BB spread
7 almonds
grilled fish, veggies
1 orange

Have a happy and healthy day!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Now I Eat This

Now I eat this!
This is my new love affair with food.
Eating apples keeps hunger at bay.
It's full of fiber, and it doesn't raise your blood sugar too high or too quickly.
I've remembered how much I love baby bok choy!
It's used a lot in Chinese cuisine, and it's so simple to cook.
Greens are so good for you too!
I was watching Dr. Oz on Monday, and one of his Ten Commandments of Weight Loss was to only eat "4-legged animals" once a week.
That means people need to eat more
other seafood,
and chicken!
We don't really eat a lot of red meat at our house.
We probably do just once a week, and that's something I started when I was in college.
Growing up at my grandparents' house we ate fish and other seafood 90% of the time because we lived on an island!
Quinoa was a staple of ancient Andean civilizations. Today, thousands of quinoa varieties thrive, ranging in color from pale ivory to yellow and even purplish black. Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard.
I now eat this or brown rice. I've sworn off white rice unless I'm eating sushi.
Have you tried this bread yet?
Two slices are low in calories, and high in fiber.
I usually toast a couple of slices and smear 1 TBS of honey over them before I do my long run.
It keeps me energized for a great workout!
Researchers discovered in a green tea study that mice that received the largest amount of green tea extract (.5%) were able to run a full 30% longer than those that received no green tea extract. They also had higher levels of glycogen in their muscles and more free fatty acids in their blood, both of which are used for muscle fuel. This indicates that their bodies were sending more fuel to their muscles, where it was needed, and less to adipose tissue, where it would be stored as fat.
Another green tea benefit noted by the researchers was a significant decrease in lactic acid in the animals’ blood. Lactic acid, as any athlete will tell you, is responsible for post-workout muscle soreness. Less lactic acid translates to less soreness the day after a hefty workout.
I've learned to enjoy green tea due to its many benefits!
Have you tried this?
I can seriously eat a huge bag of this popcorn.
I love white cheddar.
I love popcorn.
I was in heaven when I discovered this bag of deliciousness.
It's healthier than a bag of greasy chips, I think.

So there you have it.
These are a few of my new food items I frequent.
I'm off to drink my cup of green tea.
But before I go, here are my weekend plans.

3 mile run
core work
1 slice multigrain toast, 1/2 TBS honey
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 orange
multigrain english muffin, 6 slices deli turkey meat, basil, 1 TBS BB spread, tomatoes
7 almonds
grilled chicken breast, 1/4 cup brown rice, and grilled veggies

3 mile run
1 hour hula
upper body with free weights (working with 10 pound weights, a first!)
1 slice multigrain toast, 1/2 TBS honey
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 orange
multigrain english muffin, 6 slices deli turkey meat, basil, 1 TBS BB spread, tomatoes
Eat what I want for dinner- BBQ, of course!

rest day
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 orange
2 corn tortillas, 2 slices deli ham, 1/4 cup fat free cheddar tomatoes
7 almonds
grilled tuna steaks, 1/4 cup brown rice, and grilled veggies

I hope you have a happy and healthy week!
Thanks for coming by and visiting!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Former Love Affair with Food

Yes, I confess. I've had a love affair with food.
This is a lemon passion cake from Macaroni Grill.
It's so moist. It's so tart. It's so sweet.
It's so very bad for me,
but I still love it.

This is a full serving (3 people could share it and be satisfied)
of the Cheesecake Factory's Chicken Piccata.
All that cream and butter.
Capers... and white wine sauce.
Can you say "cholesterol?"
Okay, but I'm sorry.
There's gotta be something wrong with you if you don't like In-N-Out.
They really have the best burgers for fast food.
I was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy with the twins,
and yes... I ate this popcorn like there was no "tomorrow."

These were in my past life.
I will tell you though that sometimes I indulge in one of these on my Saturdays.
I feel absolutely no guilt in doing it either, since I've been running and working out so much.

Today's Food and Activities
7 miles to kick butt!
upper body with weights
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 orange
2 slices multigrain bread, 6 slices turkey deli, 1 TBS BB spread, basil, tomatoes
7 almonds
teriyaki marinated salmon with steamed veggies and brown rice

Have a happy and healthy day!