Tuesday Totals & Base Building Week 1

3 Apr

I weighed in last Wednesday at 150.1, down 1.1 pounds from the week before, and down .2 pounds from two weeks prior.  I wasn’t expecting to lose after another weekend of indulging a little too much, so that was a pleasant surprise!

This week was tricky.  I’ve bumped up my exercise and am trying to use the extra activity points to fuel my workouts, and am trying out a new food plan.  We also had a three day weekend, which for me equals an extra day of being a little more lax than usual with my eating.  I didn’t do horribly, but my numbers didn’t exactly match up and I came out on the negative side.

I had a plan to get in the positive by tonight, which involved going to a kickboxing class yesterday at the gym, but the instructor never showed up and the class was canceled.  I was not pleased.  By the time I walked out all the cardio machines were taken, so I came home and walked on the treadmill for a bit.  I lost out on about five activity points, but mostly I was really looking forward to really getting my heart pumping.

Totals for 3/28/12 – 4/3/12

Daily points used:  196/196
Weekly points used:  53/49
Activity points earned:  34
Activity points used:  34
Points left on the table:  -4

Sunday concluded the first week of my base building plan, and I am proud to report that I completed all of the scheduled workouts.  It looked like this:

Monday – 45 minutes elliptical
Tuesday – ran 2 miles
Wednesday – ran 2 miles
Thursday – BodyPump (strength)
Friday – ran 2 miles + 40 minutes tennis
Saturday- rest
Sunday – ran 3 miles

That’s nine miles total for the week.  Doesn’t seem like much, but it’ll only go up from here!  I had just a little bit of discomfort in my left hip and knee, but nothing that held me back, and I’m icing and stretching proactively.

Wednesday, 3/28/12

breakfast – smoothie (banana, strawberries, Vega One, almond milk, turnip greens)
AM snack – apple, 6 walnuts, coffee with vanilla coconut creamer
lunch – slow cooker minestrone with lima beans & swiss chard
PM snack – salad (romaine, red cabbage, orange bell pepper, slivered almonds, creamy hemp dressing)
PM snack 2 – 2 dates
dinner – kale salad with avocado, blood orange & chipotle-ginger tempeh, one slice 21 whole grains bread with 1 Tbs spinach artichoke hummus, 6 oz red wine

exercise – ran 2 miles (24 minutes), walked 10 minutes

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  8
activity points earned:  5

Thursday, 3/29/12

breakfast – smoothie (banana, cherries, hemp protein powder, lime, 1 tsp walnut oil, chia seeds, turnip greens)
AM snack – apple, 12 almonds, coffee with vanilla coconut creamer
lunch – smoky split pea soup
PM snack – salad (romaine, shredded carrot, beets, edamame, creamy hemp dressing)
dinner – slow cooker minestrone, 12 oz beer
after dinner – 2 Bavarian pretzels, 2 mandarins, 4 oz red wine

exercise – BodyPump

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  10
activity points earned:  5

Friday, 3/30/12

breakfast – almond butter & blueberry preserves sandwich on 2 slices 21 whole grains toast
AM snack – smoothie (coconut water, banana, strawberries, blackberries, Vega One, wheatgrass powder, 2 dates)
post-workout snack – smoothie (banana, cherries, almond milk, chocolate hazelnut butter, maca powder, cocoa powder)
dinner & evening – 5 slices veggie pizza with Daiya mozzarella, coffee with almond milk & 1 oz whiskey, 12 oz light beer, 16 oz red wine, 2 servings reduced fat potato chips

exercise – 40 minutes tennis, ran 2 miles (24 minutes), walked 10 minutes

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  31
activity points earned:  9
activity points used:  11

Saturday, 3/31/12

(slept through breakfast)
lunch – 3 slices veggie pizza with Daiya mozzarella, coffee with vanilla soy creamer
PM snack – apple, multigrain pretzel twists
dinner – whole wheat spaghetti with “meat” sauce (smart ground soy crumbles), nutritional yeast and steamed broccoli, 14 oz red wine

daily points used:  28
activity points used:  11

Sunday, 4/1/12

breakfast – grits with 1 tsp Earth Balance
AM snack – smoothie (coconut water, blueberries, lemon, 2 dates, sprouted chia powder, buckwheat sprouts), coconut with vanilla soy creamer
post-workout snack – smoothie (banana, cherries, almond milk, maca powder, cocoa powder, turnip greens)
lunch – slow cooker minestrone
PM snack – veggie sushi roll
dinner – whole wheat spaghetti with “meat” sauce (smart ground soy crumbles), nutritional yeast and steamed broccoli, 8 oz red wine

exercise – ran 3 miles (35 minutes), walked 10 minutes

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  7
activity points used:  12
non-existent points used:  3

Monday, 4/2/12

breakfast – smoothie (banana, peaches, Vega One, rolled oats, chlorella, almond milk)
AM snack – strawberries, 6 walnuts, coffee with vanilla soy creamer
lunch – whole wheat spaghetti with “meat” sauce (smart ground soy crumbles), nutritional yeast and steamed broccoli
PM snack – salad (romaine, red cabbage, orange bell pepper, buckwheat sprouts, creamy hemp dressing)
PM snack 2 – 2 dates
dinner – socca with herbed white beans & Daiya mozzarella, balsamic roasted carrots & radicchio

exercise – walked 45 minutes

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  3
non-existent points used:  1

Tuesday, 4/3/12

breakfast – smoothie (banana, strawberries, pineapple juice, hemp protein powder, ground flax, turnip greens)
AM snack – apple, 12 almonds, coffee with vanilla soy creamer
lunch – socca with herbed white beans & Daiya mozzarella, balsamic roasted carrots & radicchio
PM snack – salad (romaine, red cabbage, bell pepper, buckwheat sprouts, creamy hemp dressing)
dinner – Tropical Quinoa & Black Beans with steamed kale & pumpkin seeds
after-dinner snack – multigrain pretzel twists

exercise – ran 2 miles (24 minutes), walked 10 minutes

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  5

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