A Good Weigh In

23 Jun

After almost two months of hanging around in the low 150’s, I finally got my eating under control last week and had a good weigh in!

Totals for 6/13/12 – 6/19/12

Daily points used:  196/196
Weekly points used:  46/49
Activity points earned:  31
Activity points used:  31
Points left on the table:  3

The key really is to just stay within the allotted points each week.  If only it was as easy to do as it is to say!  The weekends are usually where I give in.  Saturday we were out of the house from 9AM to 9PM – we left early to tailgate, then went to the A’s game, then headed to a barbecue at a friend’s house.  It was a long day, and as designated driver I only had three beers all day – one at the tailgate, one at the game, and one at the barbecue.  I also chose relatively healthy food at the tailgate and the barbecue – grilled buffalo tofu and celery sticks, stuffed zucchini, grilled banana, bean tacos with hot sauce and shredded cabbage.  It was a long, exhausting and fun day.

Sunday I was only scheduled for a five mile run (it’s still funny to me to say “only” for anything higher than two or three miles), so I didn’t earn a whole lot of activity points, but I seemed to naturally eat healthily.  I LOVE those days when it’s easy to eat healthily.  It certainly helps to have a stocked fridge…makes it easier to pass on calling for Chinese food.

Anyway, to get to the point, I weighed in at 149.5 on Wednesday, 4.5 pounds down from the week before.  Now I have to stay determined to not jump back up into the 150’s.  To help me move in the right direction, I joined Run with Jess’ Marathon Weight Loss Challenge.  I don’t quite have 26.2 less to lose (nor do I think I could lose that much by September anyway), so my goal is to lose a half marathon, 13.1 pounds.  You weigh in each Monday for a chance to win prizes, and there is a very supportive and fun Facebook group.  Registration closes on June 25th, so there’s still time to sign up if you’re interested!

Wednesday, 6/13/12

breakfast – mango, banana dates, almond milk, chocolate hemp protein powder, carob powder, 1 Tbs ground flac, wheatgrass powder, maca powder
AM snack – applesauce, 12 almonds, coffee with vanilla coconut creamer
lunch – Thai Veggie Burger on romaine with pineapple and sriracha-Vegenaise, roasted broccoli, roasted potatoes with onion & red bell pepper
PM snack – limon frozen fruit bar, nectarine
dinner – salad (romaine, bell pepper, mushrooms, bac’uns bits, 1 tsp hemp oil & balsamic vinegar), pizza in a cup (pizza crust, pizza sauce, mushrooms, peppers, cheesy sauce), 12 oz light beer, 6 oz red wine

exercise – ran 2.5 miles (30 minutes), walked 10 minutes)

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  6
activity points used:  14

Pizza in a cup, tutorial here

Thursday, 6/14/12

breakfast – smoothie (pineapple, banana, almond milk, Plant Fusion protein powder, 1 Tbs ground flax, spinach)
AM snack – applesauce, 12 almonds, coffee with vanilla coconut creamer
lunch – salad (romaine, shredded carrot, light champagne vinaigrette), pizza in a cup
PM snack – Persian cucumbers with 1 1/2 oz hummus
dinner – Thai veggie burger on rye bread with pineapple, lettuce, sriracha-reduced fat vegenaise, dill pickles, 10 oz red wine

exercise – Wii Fit rhythm boxing, hula hoop, advanced step, squats and lunges, Biggest Loser Wii yoga

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  3
activity points used:  12

Friday, 6/15/12

breakfast – smoothie (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, banana, chocolate protein powder, almond milk, 1 Tbs ground flax, spinach)
AM snack – plum, nectarine, 12 almonds, coffee with vanilla coconut creamer
lunch – giant salad (romaine, chickpeas, edamame, wheatberries, carrots, corn, tomato, sesame dressing)
PM snack – cucumber with 1 1/2 oz hummus
dinner – salad (romaine, shredded carrot, bac’uns bits, Goddess dressing), pizza in a cup
after dinner – banana, 2 slices rye bread, 16 oz red wine

exercise – walked 20 minutes

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  1
activity points used:  5
weekly points used:  17

Saturday, 6/16/12

breakfast – smoothie (peach, banana, 1 Tbs ground flax, almond milk, spinach), coffee with vanilla coconut creamer
lunch @ tailgate – buffalo tofu, celery sticks, Moroccan zucchini stuffed with couscous, dried apricot & toasted pine nuts, potato-mushroom skewers, grilled bread with grilled banana, 24 oz beer
dinner – two tacos (corn tortilla, pinto beans, avocado, hot sauce and shredded cabbage), 12 oz beer
after – 10 oz red wine

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  22

Sunday, 6/17/12

breakfast – grits with 1 tsp hemp oil and nutritional yeast, coffee with vanilla coconut creamer
pre-run snack – banana
post-run – 1 cup coconut water
lunch – Tofurky slices on rye bread with hummus, mustard, dill pickle and baby greens, carrot sticks, peach
PM snack – cherries
dinner – Leahey Gardens macaroni & cheese with spinach, 12 oz red wine

exercise – ran five miles (60 minutes), walked 10 minutes

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  12
weekly points used:  6

I do love a Tofurky and hummus sandwich.

Monday, 6/18/12

breakfast – smoothie (peach, banana, 1 Tbs ground flax, almond milk, Plant Fusion protein powder, chlorella)
AM snack – cherries, 12 almonds, coffee with vanilla coconut creamer
lunch – Tofurky slices on rye bread with hummus, mustard, dill pickle and baby greens, carrot sticks
PM snack – 2 plums
PM snack 2 – chocolate sacha inchi blueberry energy bar
dinner – fried quinoa with tofu, edamame, carrot, mushroom, celery, zucchini, bok choy & sesame seeds

exercise – 50 minutes Afro-Belly Boogie (belly dancing)

daily points used:  28
activity points earned: 4

fried quinoa with tofu, edamame & veggies

Tuesday, 6/19/12

breakfast – smoothie (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, 1 Tbs ground flax, banana, chocolate protein powder, almond milk, carob powder, 1 Tbs chocolate hazelnut butter, spinach)
AM snack – 1/2 honeydew
lunch – fried quinoa with tofu, edamame, carrot, mushroom, celery, zucchini, bok choy & sesame seeds, dark chocolate with blueberries & almonds
PM snack – mini sweet peppers
PM snack 2 – 2 dates
dinner – Tofurky slices on rye bread with hummus, mustard, dill pickle and baby greens, neapolitan mini frozen dessert bar

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

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  5
weekly points used:  1

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