Day 7 – A New Week

So last week probably a bad week to start this up again. I ended up going home to St. Louis  this past weekend, and you all knowwwwww what happens when you go home for a weekend. 🙂 Anyways, I was pretty good all week, but St. Louis did me in between a family reunion, Fast Eddies, grandma’s home cookin’, and Imo’s pizza. Uhhh. 🙂 But, I’m not going to beat myself up because that’s why you fail, right? So I’m skipping weighing myself this week and just picking back up where I left off.  With that said, here is what I did today:

Food Intake:
200 calories – 1 cup of oatmeal w/a little butter and truvia
55 calories – 1 small fuji apple
60 calories – 1/2 cup 1% milk in coffee
200 calories – almond/coconut protein bar
25 calories – 1 cup cauliflower
90 calories – 1/2 cup cottage cheese w/truvia and cinnamon
100 calories – 1 medium banana
60 calories – 3 whole wheat squares
50 calories – 1 babybel light cheese wedge
180 calories – 4 oz. salmon w/ olive oil
19 calories – 1 cup cooked zucchini
85 calories – watermelon
30 calories – 1 cup almond milk
92 calories – 2 homemade carrot cake protein bars

Ran for 35 minutes and burned 325 calories, 29% from fat

Total calories consumed = 1,246 calories
Total calories allowed = 1,525 calories
Total calorie deficit = 279 calories 


Day 1 – Back on the Horse

I weighed myself this morning. 151.2. Ouch. Definitely put on some weight, but that’s okay. I’ll get back down. I knew it was coming after not working out for a month and eating like complete crap for the past three months. Now that things are slowing down and fall is right around the corner (can’t believe I just said that…feels like summer hasn’t even started), I should be able to drop this easily. With that said, I am going to get right into my day:

Food intake for the day:
200 calories – 1 cup oatmeal w/ a little butter and truvia
80 calories – 1 medium fuji apple
65 calories – 2% milk in coffee
140 calories – 7 slices of turkey lunch meat
50 calories – 2 cups of steamed cauliflower
290 calories – 1/2 cup trail mix
290 calories – 1/2 cup trail mix (didn’t have anything else to snack on at work)
235 calories – Jimmy Johns Vegetarian Unwich
50 calories – Babybell Light Cheese
30 calories – 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
25 calories – 4 olives

Total calories consumed – 1,455 calories

Work-out for the day: 
30 minutes on stair climber
Chest incline press – 3 sets of 15 at 20 lbs
Chest cable cross press – 3 sets of 15 at 20 lbs
Tricep rope pull – 3 sets of 15 at 35 lbs
Tricep assisted dips – 3 sets of 15 at 150 lbs (pretty much body weight)
I also ran .5 mile to the grocery store after working out

Total calories burned – 419 calories, 39% from fat

Total calorie allowance to lose weight = 1,619 calories (1,200 daily allowance + 419 burned)

Calorie deficit = 164 calories 

Long Time, No See

A few months have passed since I last wrote or updated on my weight loss journey. I am a ‘tad mad at myself for doing so good and then just letting it all go. When I say letting it all go, I mean that I have really not been watching what I eat as well as I used to, nor have I been working out as often as I used to. I could give a million excuses as to why I did this or why I did that, but what it all boils down to is that honestly…I got into really good shape and figured that I could go back to my “old ways”. I stopped caring about what I was eating as much, went on vacation and pigged out, and just thought..well, I lost it, I won’t put it on. Pfffff that’s a lie!

But with that said, I’ve come to a point where I terrified to step on the scale and feel really unhealthy. Now I’m not saying I’m fat or have put on a ton of weight (I have maybe gained 5 pounds from my lowest), but I FEEL unhealthy. So it is time to change that and pick myself up and get back on the horse. I need to face reality, stop making excuses and get back into the routine that I was in.

I was talking to a friend and he suggested that maybe I burned myself out from January – April. I did so well, but really restricted what I ate and worked out like a crazy woman. I think that is partially the truth, yes. But I also think summer came, and I gave into temptation WAY more than I should have and now here I am, beating myself up and telling myself every day that I’ll start tomorrow or I’ll start next week. No more of that because tomorrow comes and goes…the next week comes and goes…and I haven’t started working towards making myself healthy again.

I haven’t worked out in nearly a month. I was in Thailand and India from July 7 – 21, 2013, and I worked out one day on that trip. I ate HORRIBLY and it was pretty much a downward spiral from there. So it’s time to reset my goals and get back into a healthy and active life and routine that I was in just a few months ago. I will not only feel better about myself, but I will be healthier overall…which has been my goal since January 1st.

Tomorrow morning I am going to “start from scratch” if you will and take photos, weigh-in and take measurements. I am going to look at this as a new beginning and give myself until December 31, 2013 to be in the best shape of my life. However, I am not going to focus on the scale as much and more on how I feel. I will say that I am going to set a general goal weight of 130-140 pounds, but if I weigh 150 and look amazing, that’s okay. The good thing is, I haven’t lost all muscle mass that I built so once I start using them again, they will easily condition back to what they were at my peak.

So I will see you tomorrow and am looking forward to restarting this journey again and picking up, blogging, and sharing my experience, pitfalls, etc. with you all. Good night!