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Food & Fitness – September 2013 Recap

Not gonna lie... Storm works out way harder than both me and Canadian Bacon.  He's always on that thing.

Not gonna lie… Storm works out way harder than both me and Canadian Bacon. He’s always on that thing.

Sun 9.1.13
B- OCharley’s: 2x scrambled eggs, 2x bacon, piece of toast, breakfast potatoes, 1/2 strawberry waffle
D- 2 pieces of pizza, 2 breadsticks

Mon 9.2.13
B- bowl of Oatmeal Squares
L- pad thai vegan soup, 1/2 a greek yogurt
D- Best Steak Ever, roasted veggies (new potatoes, squash, zucchini, carrots), piece of toast
S- cranberry scone
Cardio – tried the “fat burner” mode on the bike. Holy crap. I lasted for about 22 mins of the 30, for a total of 3.72mi. Heart rate at 156.

Tues 9.3.13
B- chicken biscuit, orange juice
L- bbq sandwich, chips
D- house fried rice, scone
Cardio – bike: 20 mins, 4mi
S- greek yogurt

Weds 9.4.13
B- bowl of Oatmeal Squares
D- beef patty with gravy, rice, speckled butter beans, green beans, cornbread
Cardio – bike: 20 mins, 3.8mi
S- cheese & crackers

Thurs 9.5.13
B- bowl of Oatmeal Squares
S- pop tarts & pineapple (yeah… one of those days)
D- cheeseburger & fries
Legs & knees are achy – taking a day off

Fri 9.6.13
B- half a ham & cheese omelette, pancakes
L- chicken fingers & fries
D- Blackhorse: pizza & beer
BEST FOOD DAY EVARRRRRR
Fell asleep right after I got home from dinner.  Is it any wonder, looking back at what I ate? (and knowing I got less than 4 hours of sleep?)

Sat 9.7.13
B- bowl of Life
Cardio- “fat burner” mode on bike for 20 mins, 3.75mi
S- greek yogurt, honey, raspberries
L- tuna & spinach on broetchen
D- pork roast, carrots, rice, crowder peas, roll

In one week, I have biked 15.27mi.  Already a definite improvement from last month!  I am also down two more pounds.

Sun 9.8.13
S- bowl of Life
L- roast beef sub, tortilla chips with spinach dip & hummus, fruit salad, pineapple casserole
D- Wendy’s pretzel bacon cheeseburger (wanted to try it… meh, not so good), small fries
Cardio- bike: 20ish minutes, 4mi

Mon 9.9.13
B- toasted broetchen, sunrise smoothie
D- stuffed peppers, rice, crowder peas, green beans
S- bowl of Life

Tues 9.10.13
B- Cracker Barrel’s new “wholesome” multigrain french toast & strawberries
L- my veggie beef soup, toasted broetchen
D- stir fry, rice
S- greek yogurt w/raspberries & honey, s’more gfish
Cardio- bike: 20mins, 4mi
Started using SparkPeople again today. Ate about 2100cal and burned about 255cal on the bike.

Weds 9.11.13
B- Sunrise Smoothie, leftover stuffed pepper
L- my veggie beef soup, toasted broetchen
D- bbq sandwich, baked beans, chips
Cardio- bike: 20 mins, fatburner mode for 4mi, 255cal
1,767cal

Thurs 9.12.13
Today I went to Nashville with my mother, and like always she led me down the path to perdition.
B- 2 old-fashioned cake doughnuts from Donut Delight (THE BEST) with milk
L- Five Guy’s hotdog & fries
D- shrimp scampi pasta
3,049cal

Fri 9.13.13
B- Hardees: steak & gravy biscuit, small tots, orange juice.  I looked at their nutritional data for the first time today and I am never eating this shit again.  Over 1,000 calories for breakfast!!  Of course I told Meemaw I don’t want Hardees anymore, and she responded with “IT’S NOT LIKE WE EAT IT ALL THE TIME!” which she totally does.
L- apple, cheese & crackers
D- baked spaghetti, crescent roll
2,201cal

Sat 9.14.13
B- Sunrise Smoothie
L- Noodles & Co Japanese Pan Noodles + potstickers
D- Corned beef, roasted carrots & fingerling potatos, broccoli, crescent roll
S- 2c lowfat chocolate milk
2,323cal

Sun 9.15.13
B- O’Charley’s eggs & bacon, ww toast, brunch potatos, half a waffle with strawberries
D- baked bbq chicken thigh, greasy rice, baked beans, broccoli, corn
S- yogurt with raspberries & honey
Workout- did circuits with bike/weights, 3mi @13mph+, normal strength routine, burned around 375cal
2,270cal

09-16-13-dinner

This looks like a ton of food, but I promise, that’s totally a salad plate. I could have happily eaten 3x that amount of rice, too.

Mon 9.16.13
B- Oatmeal Squares / Life in milk
L- baked potato with turkey chili, cheddar cheese & sour cream
D- meatloaf, mashed potatos, corn, green beans
S- 2c chocolate milk
Cardio- bike: 20mins, 4mi, 255cal
2,050cal

Tues 9.17.13
B- Oatmeal Squares / Life in milk
S- apple
D- 2 pieces of pepperoni pizza, cheese sticks, 5 “chicken poppers” from Papa Johns
S- sugar free chocolate pudding
2,088cal

Weds 9.18.13 – CB’s bday!
B- Oatmeal Squares / Life in milk
L- sandwich: chicken on ww w/cheese & spinach, gfish, yogurt
D- Noodles & Co Japanese Pan Noodle, Summer Flatbread
Cardio- bike: 20mins, 4mi, 255cal

Thurs 9.19.13
B- Oatmeal Squares / Life in milk
D- meatloaf sandwich
S- greek yogurt
Cardio- bike: 20mins, 4mi, 255cal

At this point, CB’s parents came to visit and I stopped tracking stuff as carefully.  Also, I wasn’t as careful about tracking in the two proceeding days, being busy running around in a frenzy because I must CLEAN ALL THE THINGS.

Fri 9.20.13 – CB’s bday dinner @ Casa Blanca!
B- Oatmeal Squares / Life in milk
S- greek yogurt
D- fajita quesadilla, beans & rice, chips & queso, margarita, cupcake

Sat 9.21.13
B- Cracker Barrel- 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 smoked sausage, biscuit
S- greek yogurt w/almonds
D- baked ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, orange fluff, crescent roll

Sun 9.22.13
L- Redwood- beef & zucchini, steamed rice, eggdrop soup
S- fresh kettle corn from the stand
D- baked bologna, scalloped potatoes, lima beans, broccoli, cornbread

Mon 9.23.13
L- sandwich: chicken on ww w/cheese & spinach, gfish, yogurt
D- cheeseburger, green beans, baked beans, tomato slices, roasted veggies (carrots, zucchini, potatoes)
S- leftover orange fluff

Back to tracking things.

Tues 9.24.13
B- egg & sausage hash, tomato slices, watermelon, piece of toast
D- roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, creamed corn, green beans, broccoli, tomato slices, crescent roll
S- greek yogurt
Cardio- bike: 25mins, 5mi, 319cal

Weds 9.25.13
L- O’Charley’s: split a cheeseburger & fries with mom, piece of pie
S- fresh kettle corn from the stand
D- Chipotle: burrito bowl, around 700cal
Cardio- bike: 25mins, 5mi, 319cal

Thurs 9.26.13
L- sweet potato, chili, shrimp
D- Sunshine Cafe: schnitzel sandwich, fries ICH LIEBE DER SCHNITZEL

Fri 9.27.13
L- porkchop, sweet potato, green beans
S- greek yogurt w/pumpkin butter
D- homemade pork fried rice
Cardio- bike: 25mins, 5mi, 319cal

09-30-13-friedrice

I’m pretty much as Asian as a white girl can be.

 

Sat 9.28.13
B- egg & sausage hash, tomato slices, watermelon, piece of toast
L- Subway: footlong Italian BMT w/spinach & tomatoes
D- enchiladas, rice & beans

Sun 9.29.13
B- Oatmeal Squares / Life in milk
D- hamsteaks, broccoli, rice, roll
S- greek yogurt w/pumpkin butter
Cardio- bike: 25mins, 5mi, 319cal

Mon 9.30.13
B- egg & sausage hash, tomato slices, piece of toast w/pumpkin butter
S- piece of toast w/pumpkin butter (OKAY… I AM ADDICTED TO THIS SHIT OMMGGGG IT’S SO GOOD)
D- perfect steak, roasted veggies, tomato slices, piece of toast w/pumpkin butter

This was my first time roasting a butternut squash. That mound of veggies also includes sweet potato, zucchini, and regular russet potatoes.

This was my first time roasting a butternut squash. That mound of veggies also includes sweet potato, zucchini, and regular russet potatoes.

 

Let’s look at how I did with September’s Goals:

  1. Eat out less. Failed. I ate out for 17 out of 90 (breakfast, lunch, and dinner x 30 days) meals this month. Part of the problem was all the celebrating + guests; that tends to lead to more restaurant-hopping. Wait… maybe I didn’t do so bad?  Last month I ate out for 13/21 recorded meals.  Okay, but I still didn’t do good here.
  2. Exercise more.  I ran/biked only 15.47mi this month.  I want to almost double that in Sept. 62.47mi total.  BOOYAH.  However, I fell behind on my strength training.  I feel like cardio is more important for weight loss at this point, but I want to get going again solidly with my weight-lifting regimen because it makes me feel good.  I’ve just been lazy :(
  3. Eat more vegetables.  I am going to start eating tomato slices with dinner when we have fresh tomatoes.  CB has been doing so, trying to make himself like them.  I will also attempt to do this.  Also good.  I now like tomato slices and have even started eating them with breakfast.  I don’t know what has happened to me.
  4. Lose 4 pounds. I lost 7 pounds this month!  I have now lost 18lbs in two months.  Slow but steady.
  5. Continue this daily log for accountability.  I slacked off a lot in the end.  Halfway through, I started counting calories again.  This helped me put my meals in perspective and more weight dropped off them.  I need to pick this habit back up.

Goals for October-

  1. Eat out less.
  2. Bike at least 5 miles each time; try to increase by another mile or two by the end of the month.  Successfully complete “Fat Burner” mode on the bike.
  3. Pick my weight lifting regimen back up and follow it successfully throughout the month.  Add in a few lighter exercises meant to tone my arms (which are the thing I hate the most about my body, fyi, so I want to address this head-on).
  4. Lose 5 pounds.
  5. Continue this daily log for accountability, and attempt to count calories for much of the month. (This part is really hard, because for a lot of the stuff I cook I have to figure out every last detail – super tedious and I get frustrated with it quickly.  But I know I do better when I stick to it!).

 

BRING IT ON!!!

 

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