Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Officially 7 Days

Well, even though I started this blog a week ago Monday, today is officially 7 days from the start of my workout and calorie counting process.  Two more weeks to go and all of this should be a habit if my mother is right about it taking 21 days to form one.

Last night, after I had already gone to bed, I was hit with a sudden attack of hunger pains.  They came on instantly and were as strong as if I hadn't eaten all day.  I find this annoying and it is clear evidence that my body is confused.  Well I'm just fine with that, let it be confused.  I know I'm not starving myself and I know that I feel great, not to mention there is no way that I am going to get out of bed at 10:30 at night to eat something.  So I ignored it, went to sleep, and woke up not feeling hungry.

I'm eating like a Hobbit today.  At 4 pm after work I mixed up shredded carrots, fat free catalina dressing, rice wine vinegar, two slices of white American cheese, and a whole tomato sliced with salt and pepper.  Later I will find some form of meat and something else for the final 600 calories.

4 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee with creamer
1 onion bagel toasted (last one!)
2 oz cream cheese
1 cup fat free milk
24 mini-wheats
10 almonds
1 whole tomato - sliced with salt and pepper
1 cup shredded carrots w/ oregano and red pepper
2 Tbsps Fat Free Catalina dressing
1/2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
2 slices of white American cheese
1/2 cup white rice w/ lemon pepper
1/4 of a kielbasa link
8 oz White Zinfandel
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,576

30 stomach crunches
30 leg lifts (side) each leg
30 leg lifts (front) each leg
30 butterfly kicks (both legs) [These are AWESOMELY effective]
30 bicycle kicks (each leg)
90 minutes of Wii Golf
Daily Caloric Burn: 698

[I need to find a calorie calculator that counts reps instead of minutes.  These numbers are way too sporadic.]


  1. Actually, if you know that you're getting enough calories, you are right on the button for ignoring those hunger-pangs. It's a rough, but real road.

    I remember reading a spot of Oprah's (don't laugh at me) article on her weight re-gain, when she found out it was partly because of a failing thyroid her doctor told her "make friends with hunger."

    Now, whenever I'm out and can't get to good food, I just smile and say "Hello, old friend."

    Yeah. Me and hunger. We're tight.

  2. I hear you there completely. Based on some home thyroid test my mom saw on Dr. Oz it's likely that I have a thyroid issue myself. Of course that says nothing to the fact that I just love food and love to eat ... but I think you're right. Those odd, can't be right, hunger pains that don't make sense are something I'm just going to have to get used to from time to time. In some ways I feel like I'm eating more food than I was before the diet because I'm eating better quality food (kinda).

  3. You really are a Muse :) Due to school constraints this is the first time I have been able to read your blog. WAY TO GO :) I think this is fantastic and as someone who is trying to lose weight that just keeps finding me I will totally support you :) I don't see any specific cardio in your work outs. High reps done in close intervals can effectively raise your heart rate but will you be adding in additional cardio? A great way to raise your heart rate and strengthen your legs (I noticed you mentioned weakness in this area) is to do squats and calf raises without any weight. You will be surprised how quickly they will raise your heart rate! I know I was :p I totally support you and if you ever want to get together on the weekend for some exercise just let me know I’m on the north end of town :)

  4. You're in vegas Tia?! How did I not know that?! We MUST get together...often! I do want to add cardio but I think squats are going to have to take a back burner. I'm kind of ashamed to admit this but my legs can't hold my weight for them. I hurt my back while working at the liquor store a few years ago and part of my workman's comp requirement was completion of a series of exercises. While trying to do the squat portion I fell over backward. I will, however, keep working on strengthening my legs and you better believe that I'll be adding more cardio when I've lost some more weight. I'd like to even train for the triathalon they have at Lake Mead every year. I may not actually enter it, but I want to see if I can at least become capable of trying. Whaddaya say, want to see if we can swim across the lake together when the weather gets warmer? All we need now is Ki to move here and it will be like we're back in her GWC boot camp!

  5. After your body is accustomed to eating when it isn't hungry, it takes a while for the hunger pangs to be accurate again. Sometimes when I'm hungry like that "off schedule" I'll just drink and extra glass of water to calm the grumbling and that usually works.