Furry Furriday

TGIF!

Zacky, my little office cat.

Bruno, my big baller

Mya, my little house queen

EXERCISE LOG

Rest day, so none!

RECAP: 5/28 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer
  • Water

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 31 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • King Taco carne asada combination burrito with green salsa

Snack

None

Dinner

  • 1 Big bowl of cereal
  • 1 Banana
  • Almond milk

 

Thursday Weigh-In

WEIGH-IN

2014-05-29 Weigh in

Starting Weight: 130.2 lbs

Current Weight: 124.3 lbs

Difference From Last Week: +0.1 lbs

Total Loss: 5.9 lbs

Goal Weight: 109 lbs
Weight to Lose: 15.3 lbs

A gain of 0.1 lbs? I’ll take it! – Not that 0.1 lbs means anything. 🙂

After sitting on the lower end of 124-ville, I’m starting to feel motivated about losing the 0.3 pound to slide into 123. After all, I am able to (somewhat) workout now and losing that little amount of weight means that I need to create a deficit of only 1160 calories for the week (approx 165 calories a day). Sounds doable, I’m going for it!

A little recap since last week’s weigh-in:

  • Exercise: Two workouts for a total of 4.25 miles. Unfortunately, those workouts happened yesterday and the day before, which means none between last Thursday and this past Tuesday. Now that my leg is feeling better, I will be upping the frequency.
  • ST: Last week, I said that I wanted to incorporate some kind of ST into my program, but I nixed that idea for now. These workouts are already taxing on my leg and I prefer to focus on the very simple task of walking before I start adding other exercises to the mix.
  • Food: I’m still eating what I consider smaller meals, but it must not be that small because I keep feeling too full in the afternoon for snacks. Hmm, sounds like I need to review what I eat.

What I will/need to work on:

  • Exercise: Workouts I am good with but rest? I am the worst at scheduling and going through with rest days! I need to work on this for sure if I am to keep myself injury-free.
  • Food: Eating lighter meals so that I won’t feel too full to eat my afternoon snacks
  • Get to bed earlier: Third week in a row this has made on my list. Time to do something about it.

Wins:

  • I can now workout on back to back days!
  • Not only can I fit into my biggest pair of shorts, I need a belt now too.
  • I can fit into my 2nd biggest shorts, though slightly uncomfortably

EXERCISE LOG

I was going to rest today but I woke up roaring and ready to go.  Plus, my leg felt pretty great, so… Why not!

During yesterday’s fiasco, I ended up on a different route while trying to turn back home the second time. The change of scenery was so refreshing that I decided to go on similar streets on my walk today. However, my new route ended up being longer than the 2 miles I originally planned on and I ended up going 1/4 mile longer. Typically this is not a big deal and not even worth mentioning, but with my leg in the rehab process, I get worried about it. Turns out, everything was fine, although my leg was so happy that it was finished when I arrived home.

I will for sure take tomorrow off, but Saturday it will be back to it!

RECAP: 5/28 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer
  • Water

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 30 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • Roasted chicken breast
  • Broccoli slaw

Snack

None

Dinner

  • Brisket sandwiches with au jus
  • Steamed veggies
  • French fries

A New Wake Up Call

I finally found a solution to all my troubles in waking/getting out of bed early: place a coffee grinder nearby and have it go off at 4:40 am!

This was accidentally tested today to great success:

First, you have to know that our bedroom is next to our kitchen. Not ideal, but it is what it is. Anyway, while programming the coffeemaker last night for this morning, I realized that I ran out of ground coffee, which meant that I had to delve into my back up bag of coffee beans. Fast forward to 4:40 am, when my fantastic automatic drip coffee machine with grinder screamed as it whipped those beans into freshly ground coffee. Meanwhile, my fiance nearly jumped out of bed along with a cat next to me who leapt three feet in the air. I know it scared the dog in the living room too (on the other side of the kitchen), because seconds later, I could hear him jump off the couch and his nails tap on the hardwood floors to the kitchen tiles and then padding into our bedroom. But never mind that it scared everybody else, I was awake and ready to conquer the world!

My fiance, mystified that it scared everyone but me, may have asked me if I knew that the coffeemaker would make that racket those waking sounds that early in the morning, and I may have shrugged with a Cheshire smile.

 

One thing I was willing to admit, however, was that the coffee indeed tasted absolutely delicious today. Muaaahaaahaa!

Tastes like SUCCESS.

SUCCESS tastes delicious.

 

EXERCISE LOG

I worked out today!

This fuzzy early morning pic is brought to you by my wonderful programmable coffeemaker with grinder! Hee.

Actually, I almost turned back twice due to pain in my leg: once a minute after I started and another at 0.85 miles. The thing is, each time I turned to head back to my house, the pain would suddenly disappear, so I’d shrug and say, “What the heck” and keep on going. Toward the end, my leg definitely felt like it needed to rest, but at that point, I reached the mileage I would have been if my leg didn’t hurt, so it all worked out.

2 days in a row of workouts, whoop!

 

2014-05-28

RECAP: 5/27 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 90 oz

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 31 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • Leftover carne asada taco
  • 3/4 ear corn with butter
  • Steamed veggies

Snack

Wasn’t hungry, so skipped

Dinner

  • Pan-fried chicken
  • Steamed vegetables

Dessert

Strawberries in Greek Yogurt (with cinnamon and vanilla extract)

Back to Business Tuesday Mumbo Jumbo

After three luxurious days of sleeping in and relaxing, the last thing I want to do was wake up early for a workout.

But after almost a week of no workouts, there was no way I could skip today – especially since my leg feels okay again. So I took my time (read: 45 minutes) in sending step-by-step instructions to each muscle and limb to get myself out of bed. It was painful, but I finally did it and got dressed.

“Proof” that I got out of bed. NOT easy!

And tried to act thrilled about it.

YAY.

YAY.

But not after drinking a few big swigs of coffee. <– lifesaver

Cat on my office chair again. That little guy is such a boss!

Cat on my office chair again. That little guy is such a boss!

I pumped out 2.12 miles on my walk today, which may not sound impressive, but what was spectacular about it was that I didn’t experience any pain. There was a slight discomfort that started almost from the beginning, but it felt more like a stretch than pain or ache. In all, I consider it a massive improvement! Now to see if my leg will feel good enough to workout tomorrow as well… Crossing my fingers over here! 🙂


Random scenes from yesterday:

05/26: Weekend coffees are the best

Getting ready for a breakfast date with my fiance ❤

05/26 Brekkie: egg white veggie omelette, buttered wheat toast, bowl of fruit. Not pictured: 1/2 slice of white toast with butter

05/26 dinner: carne asada taco with refried beans and Cholula, 3/4 ear of buttered corn, and steamed veggies. Not pictured: additional 3/4 ear of buttered corn

EXERCISE LOG

Whoop!

RECAP: 5/26 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 90 oz

Breakfast

  • Egg white veggie omelette
  • 2 slices wheat toast with butter
  • 1/2 slice white toast with butter
  • 1 cup fruit

Lunch [pic]

  • Carne asada with 2 tbsp refriend beans on corn tortilla topped with Cholula
  • 2 – 3/4 ears of corn (1.5 total?)
  • Steamed veggies

Dinner

  • Strawberries with Greek yogurt (plus few shakes of cinnamon, a splash of vanilla extract, and a dribble of honey)

Memorial Day

Hello, friends.

Let’s take this time and blog space to thank our fellow American soldiers for keeping us safe so that we don’t have to. To our fellow Americans serving in the military past, present and future: Thank you!

EXERCISE LOG

After my leg’s painful episode last night, I decided to postpone my workout until tomorrow. It’s feeling much better today, but I’d rather be safe about it then sorry that I hurt it again over one itty bitty little 2 mile walk. 🙂

RECAP: 5/25 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 90 oz

Breakfast

  • Egg white veggie omelette
  • 2 slices wheat toast with butter
  • 1/2 slice white toast with butter
  • 1 cup fruit

Lunch

  • Turkey burger on gourmet bun with lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup and mustard
  • Small green salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Dinner

  • 1 bowl of cereal
  • 1 banana
  • Almond milk

Faux-Sunday

Happy Faux-Sunday!

Sundays are my least favorite day of the week – mostly because Mondays loom a little too close for comfort – but where Monday is a holiday, it makes that Sunday feel like a faux-Saturday, and then that Saturday feel like faux-Friday, and then that Friday feel like 48 straight hours of wonderfulness. Oh how I miss the days of working 10/4!

Some random and pointless pics of my day… (There would have been more, but I got a bit too relaxed and got lazy when noon came around)

Starting my faux-Sunday relaxed and well-rested.

Starting my faux-Sunday relaxed and well-rested.

This is a picture of Mya right before I left the house. It is also how I found her when I got back. The life this princess leads!

This is a picture of Mya right before I left the house. It is also how I found her when I got back. The life this princess leads!

Saw this guy when I visited my local farm to pick up from fresh produce. He was singing on top of his lungs! What a ham...

Saw this guy when I visited my local farm to pick up from fresh produce. He was singing on top of his lungs! What a ham…

EXERCISE LOG

No workout because my leg was killing me today! The pain was similar to how it was when I first injured it and even debilitated my ability to walk. I rested it a lot today and made sure I wore my compression socks. I’m hoping it will be ready for a little workout tomorrow.

RECAP: 5/24 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 90 oz

Breakfast

Egg white veggie frittata, 2 slices wheat toast with butter, 1/2 slice white toast with butter (unpictured), 1 cup fruit

Lunch

Lazy Dog Cafe:

  • Edamame
  • Mediterranean Half Crisp

Snack

  • Strawberries in Greek yogurt

Dinner

  • 1 bowl of cereal
  • 1 banana
  • Almond milk

3 Thing Saturday

Nothing exciting happened today except…

I can finally squeeze into my “big” jeans!

Since gaining enough weight to outgrow all my biggest set of clothes, I get panicked on days where the temperature drops and I have to go out to a place where I have to wear something less casual than yoga pants. Turns out, all I had to do was say “no” to cookies and treats to lose the six pounds needed to fit into these! Now all I need to do is keep up the work to get back into my “regular” clothes.

On a separate note, this is the look I get from my dog when I leave without him:

Can you say guilt trip?

Hope your weekend is going great so far!

via Reddit

EXERCISE LOG

I was going to workout this morning, but I got a little panicked about how my leg felt yesterday, so I skipped. If it feels 110% fantastic tomorrow, I’ll go out on a little workout.

RECAP: 5/23 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 101.4 oz

Breakfast

  • 2 McDonald’s Egg White Delight sandwiches with no cheese

Lunch

  • Vietnamese bun with grilled pork and 2 egg rolls

Dinner

  • Sushi: 3 small rolls and 3 sets of 2 sushi