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Monday Log

Published June 25, 2012 by Becca

Today was not a great eating day. :-/ And I don’t mean in the overeating way.

I started the day with some “yoga.” It was lots of back stretching and a couple yoga poses. OMG you guys- it really did help my back! I found it on OnDemand. It was perfect. I’ll keep using that to help stretch my back. And it was only like 20 minutes. I gave myself an activity point for it, just cause it was something I needed to do. Though- downward dog is no joke. That’s a really hard pose!  My whole body is so tight- I kinda want to get into yoga now and work on my flexibility (though it’ll be easier once my big belly doesn’t get so in the way!).

I was going to take a walk, but the weather was insane today. A huge storm woke me up at 8:30 for a bit, and when I got up later it was sunny. When I went to walk at 2, it was raining again. So I ate a plum and did laundry. The rain kept coming back, so the walk never happened. Eh. It happens. I don’t really love walking anyways. Lol. Maybe.

I got hungry since I only had a plum and made myself 3 eggs with cheese and salsa. The salsa was a fail. I didn’t eat everything. (6 points)


Salsa fail

Today was an aimless day. I had all good intentions to go to the grocery store to get some produce for the next few days. But I was feeling really cranky, low, and lonely and just wanted cake so I avoided the store and eating until I could figure out something. I didn’t really have anything in the house so I just made some pasta and red sauce. Which wasn’t so filling since I was trying to be care of portion control. (5 points)


Puney pasta


I finished the night with a bowl of raisin bran.  (9 points)


Here’s to making tomorrow a better day.  I have a workout with a friend planned and a run on the books- 3 miles.


Weekend Log

Published June 24, 2012 by Becca

I’m a little light on pictures for this weekend. I don’t always remember to take pictures, especially at work.

But I was successful with my tracking this week! 7 days! And I’ll keep going. It really makes me stop and think about HOW MUCH I’m eating. I’m measuring food and it’s really helping me from eating until being stuffed.

Saturday I treated myself to an Everything Bagel with some cream cheese before work. I had the girl go easy on the cream cheese so it was only about 2 TBS and I only ate the top half. Though it was more like the top 2/3 they way they cut it. (9 points)

I ended up eating “breakfast” which I treated as lunch at work. One of the chefs made a quiche for us and I gave myself a small piece at first, but it was so amazing I had the other half of that piece. OMG. So good. (A total guess of 11 points)

I also splurged on some Sprite. I was hot and sleepy and watching everyone else drinking soda and I caved. And it was delicious. Oh well. (8 points)

And to finish the day, which I planned for by deciding to use some of my weekly stash- I had a cookies and cream milkshake. And it was exactly what I had been wanting for a few days now. (Well, they put a tad too much milk in it for me- I like it thicker…) It was perfect. And worth it. All 25 points of it.


Mmmmmmm (25 mother fucking points!!!!)

I had a dinner planned, but I ended up going to bed early to work a double today.

I woke up early to run and it was so beautiful.  A little warm in the sun, but otherwise perfect.  I had a peach before my run to help fuel.  My run consisted of 2 cycles of 6min Run/1min Walk/4min Run/1min Walk/6min Run with a warm up and cool down for 3(+) miles. (6 activity points) I had some thirst quenching chocolate milk post-run. (5 points)

Today’s work breakfast was eggs, home fried potatoes, and bacon.  I had a scoop of eggs I estimated to be about 2 eggs.  3 pieces of potato and 1 strip of bacon.


Eggs, potatoes, bacon (7 points)

I kept eating though. I had skipped it yesterday, but the cheddar chive scone my coworker had made was calling to me. And it was incredibly good. I was going to call it my lunch, but I was hungry again at 3 and I had like 2/3 of a burnt grilled cheese sandwich we have. The best grilled cheese ever. With ham and tomatoes and on super crusty yummy bread. LOVE this sandwich. (6 points)


Mmmm cheddar chive scone!! (7 points)

I brought in half my cantaloupe because I was prepared for needing to snacks since I was working a double- and I even brought a chicken breast in case dinner sucked! I ate a bunch of melon after the toastie, and right before dinner was served- which did not suck.


1/2 cantaloupe (0!!)

Dinner was a mishmosh of BLTs and French toast. I’ve never had a BLT before because I didn’t really like raw tomato on sandwiches, so I just took half and then half a piece of french toast and some salad. Well oh my stars BLTS are amazing!!!! And the tomato really makes it!!! I’m an official BLT convert. I lost out on the other half of the sandwich 😦 And I was full anyways. I may need to have another BLT one day soon. I’ll see how I can make it WW friendly (preferably without it being turkey bacon). (12 points)

I’ll finish off with a pic from today’s run- I ran the 1st half through the park to help avoid the sun (I ran back along the water and I was dying in the sun, and it was only 8am!)


Friday Daily Log

Published June 22, 2012 by Becca

So I ended up with the day off today. 😦 I can’t afford extra days off so this is very much a bad thing. So I sent out some resumes. Summer isn’t a big hire season so I may have to wait until August/September to see more openings and find something with more hours.

Anywho. Food was fine today. I started with a small glass of chocolate milk (4 points). Then I ate the same thing as yesterday for a late lunch. Only came to 10 points cause there was 1 less scallop. I did a better job with the sauce (taste wise) so that was nice. I ended up not really eating the tomatoes. They were just too sweet and weren’t great in the dish. Oh well. Live and learn.

In between the rain and storms I managed to fit in a run. It was 3.1 on the books today and I did great. I treated it as a long run, so on the slower side. I finished it in 42 minutes. Which wow. That’s slow. Considering I used to do 27:30s no problem. I got progressively slower too :-/. I started out 12:12/min mile and went all the way up to 14 min mile by the last mile. I didn’t feel super slow so it’s ok. And it’s only week 1! Jeeze!! But on the plus side I ran most of it! I only took short walk breaks at each mile mark for about .1 mile. Fantastic!! (6 activity points- I counted my running as only moderate intensity)

I had a recovery glass of chocolate milk! (4 points) I think I’m drinking it lately cause I’m kinda craving ice cream but I’m waiting until I can really enjoy it and get something I’m really wanting. Maybe a milk shake.

I still had a bunch of points left so I decided to have just a bowl of cracklin oat bran. Oh man that cereal has so many points. One serving is 8 points! Which is tiny! I had 100g (an overflowing cup?) and 5 oz. of milk (13 points!). I’m not buying that cereal again after I finish it. Even if I love it. Or just not often. Though that would taste amazing on fruit and yogurt. Um anyways.

I’ll finish with my daily running pic.


I love running at sunset!


Running and running and pizza

Published June 15, 2012 by Becca

I just wanna dash off a quick post before I head to bed (I have to be up sooo early tomorrow for work!)-

I’ve been working the Couch to 5k program for…a while now (technically since November), and until today, I never really felt like I worked out.  I’ve never really been tired or sore.  Well today I finally did it!

I’ve been having difficulty with the longer runs, so I decided to go back a few weeks to the short ones, but do it twice, so I’m at least out there for longer.  I did that yesterday and today and holy crap my quads are pooped!  I’m hoping that doing it like this will help my endurance so that I can start tackling those longer runs.

And I totally treated myself to Chinese and pizza (2 separate nights).  But!  In moderation of course. I probably ate less than half of my Chinese dish (they made it different than last time, so it was less yummy anyways) and only about 3/4 of my egg roll.  And I did have 3 slices tonight, but I paced myself and asked myself if I was still hungry.  And I was!  I’ll probably have left over pizza tomorrow… 😦  But I’m single and I have no one to share a pie with any more.  </3  But, I may do a P90x video of mine for either arms or abs (NO LEGS!) and that should hopefully counteract.  I’ll probably keep it to 2 slices this time.  And at this rate the pizza will be gone by Monday!  No, but for reals I have to figure out some sort of cross training.  And since I have $0 in the budget for the bike or roller blades I kinda want, it’s my arsenal of work out DVDS or OnDemand for me…

I started writing my backstory post but it’s quite wordy, and I haven’t even gotten through high school yet.  *Sigh*  I think I’m going to have to break it up into parts.  It’s also super detailed and super exposing for me, so it may stay on the back burner for a little bit.  I think I want to focus on current events and goals.  I’ll try and summarize my goals in my next post.