Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 9

It was a good day! Apart from my emotional meltdown at 9 pm, it was a good day! Again, whole other blog there....I'm just glad it happened late enough at night that I wasn't tempted to eat my way out of it. Here's what yesterday looked like:

Breakfast: 8:00
protein shake w/ banana mixed in, 3/4 cup dry Cap'n Crunch (breakfast of champions, heehee)

Snack/Lunch: 11:00
2 hard boiled eggs, on 1 cup spinach, 1 cup romaine, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 T. red wine vinegar, water to drink

Lunch/Snack: 1:30
1/2 sweet potato, 3.5 oz extra lean ground turkey, water to drink (a tip here: I bought one package of ground turkey last week, cooked up the whole thing with some salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and a dash of Mrs. Dash. I divided and froze about 3 to 3.5 oz each in individual baggies. So yesterday, just grabbed out a bag, dumped it in a bowl, microwaved it for a bit, and voila!...my protein for this meal.)

Snack: 4:00
5 Brach's Cinnamon Jelly Hearts, 1 3/4 cups Smartfood popcorn

Snack: 4:45
protein bar

Dinner: 7:15
about 3 oz chicken breast, 2 cups salad w/ 1/2 T. Thousand Island dressing, 1 slice bacon, water to drink

The only time I got too hungry was, you guessed it, about 4 pm. It was after my work out and I was at the grocery store...I bought those darn hearts and opened 'em right there in the check out line. Got home and had that popcorn which wasn't too terrible a choice, and it helped to fill the chasm that was my stomach at that moment. I was just happy I stopped at 5 hearts!

I made a note in my journal yesterday that it was hard to resist grabbing handfuls of stuff that I was putting away off the table. As I put cereal boxes away, there was an almost automatic reach in to the box for a handful. I did have some Cap'n Crunch this way, but later on, I almost did it again, and asked myself first "Are you hungry?"...decided "no", put it away and walked away!

I had a great workout yesterday afternoon! I was at the gym for an hour, did about 15 minutes on the elliptical then my brother-in-law met up with me and led me through a rigorous 30 minutes of weight training on chest and shoulder muscles. I was glad to have the guidance. I've missed working out with him! Rounded out the workout with 40 crunches on the fit ball and 10 minutes of stretching. It all felt so good!!! I'm telling you, the hardest part is actually getting to the gym. Once I'm there, I like it and I love how I feel afterwards!

Day 9: Loved it! Wish every day went as smoothly as Day 9 did!

1 comment:

  1. It is SO great to follow you on your journey, Kari. Inspiringly honest. My hubby and I are on a new healthy eating plan too in order to transform our lifestyle this year and beyond. Thanks for sharing with us all! Congratulations of a great day! I wish I was in a place to be able to do the gym thing, but I'll get there.