Thursday, May 26, 2011

Today's Eats - May 26, 2011

Good Afternoon!

B: 2 fried eggs, 2 slices of ham, 2 ounces of cottage cheese
S: 1/2 apple, 5oz. of plain yogurt with cinnamon
L: 3 small roast chicken thighs, lettuce, drizzle of vinaigrette
S: Not really that hungry but need to eat. Banana and 6 almonds
Post Workout Snack: Whey Protein Shake
D: Same as breakfast

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

There are good days and bad days. Say hello to a bad day....

I guess I still have a long way to go after all. :( Some jerk asked if I wanted to try a food sample after he said "you look hungry...must be eating for two..." WTF??? My stomach is always the LAST thing that goes down when slimming/exercising. :( Ugh! I just want to hide.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yes, I'm back!

Yesterday's workout was a doozy!

I always...always begin with 20 minute HIIT cardio on the elliptical. Why? My gym becomes crowded after a certain time and if I finish my strength training, there is a chance I won't be able to get on the equipment. I get it done and out of my way. I do not feel fatigued to the point where I can't do my training. In fact, I feel pumped and ready to go!

Chest press
Huggy Bear
High and Low Rope Pulls
Biceps (Barbell Curls)
Biceps (Dumbbell Curls)

4 sets each with 10 to 15 reps each at varying weights. I was impressed I could do a barbell curl with each arm using a 20lb. weight! Yes, I grunted and yes, the guys were looking at us. Sweet!

After, I did a few reps using an ab machine. WOW! I felt it right after!

Eating was great.

Breakfast, Snacks and Lunch were the usual fare and dinner was the buffet. Now before you comment, I ate smart this time. Protein such as lean ham and chicken, chopped egg with spinach, peas, shredded parm cheese, drizzle of low-cal dressing, carrots and green beans. Not a huge plate by any means. Just enough for me.

'Today's Workout:

Cardio and abs with weights for flexibility.


Breakfast: Low-carb pita, Laughing cow creamy Swiss wedge cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of hummus, 3 turkey slices

Snack: 1/2 apple, 5 oz. of plain non-fat yogurt with cinnamon

Lunch: Grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, 3T of balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Snack: Banana, 6 almonds

Dinner: 2 fried eggs, 2 slices of ham, grapes for desert.

I feel good!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Today's Eats - May 20, 2011

I was starving during lunch! I think all that cardio and weight training caught up with me. I ate a 14-16 point meal for sure!!

Today's Menu is looking like this now:
Breakfast: Low-carb pita, laughing cow cheese wedge, teaspoon of hummus, 3 turkey slices (5 Points)

Snack: 1/2 apple, yogurt (2 Points)

Lunch: Whole wheat wrap, stuffed with ham, swiss cheese and lettuce with mustard
(I'm guesstimating 14-16 points)

Snack: 1/2 apple

Dinner: 2 fried eggs, non-fat cottage cheese, on top of a handful of mixed greens, some grapes for desert. (6 Points)

Oh! I guess I am okay! I thought I was way over my dpt today! I do have activity points that I never used up this week. I deserved a good lunch this week, but I know it is important to plan and prepare ALL my meals to avoid pitfalls.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It is a learning experience #2!

Yesterday's Eats:

Breakfast: 2 whole eggs scrambled (cooked in microwave), teaspoon of hummus, mustard (4 points)

Snack: 6oz. of non-fat plain yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon, 1/2 green apple (2 points)

Lunch: Low-Carb Pita, 1/2 teaspoon of hummus, Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese wedge, mixed greens, 2 turkey slices (5 points)

Snack: Banana, 6 almonds (2 Points)

Post Workout: Lean Body Chocolate Milk Shake Protein Drink (5 Points)

Dinner: Same as lunch but with 10-12 red seedless grapes for a treat (5 Points)

I am guesstimating I am eating between 23/25 points day.

Workouts: 20 Minutes of HIIT cardio on the elliptical
Weighted abs with 25lb. weight.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It is a learning experience!

My trainer said I should not bother posting a dinner plan anywhere if I keep changing it at the last minute even if it's on plan or not. It confused her when I said after my protein drink last night, all I was hungry for was 4oz. of baked chicken breast and a handful of mixed greens. Once again, I did not eat enough points.I'll post my dinner plan after from now on.

I don't know what to say. There are days when I have no desire to eat, others I will bounce way over the 29 and into the 49 with little to no thought.

What was suggested and highly recommended was to stay within the same routine for the weekend.

Wake at the same time.
Prepare food to place into cooler.
Eat at same times if possible.
Remember to take supplements.

My body will begin to adapt and I will see the results!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Today begins a new week with a tweak! :)

My menu today is different from what you've all been used to seeing. And will include supplements.

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 Boca sausage links (mustard for taste) - 6 Points

Snack: 6oz. non-fat plain yogurt, cinnamon, 1/2 green apple - 2 Points

Lunch: Low-Carb Pita, 1 Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge, 1/2 teaspoon of hummus, mixed greens and 2 chicken breast slices (1/2 green apple) - 5 Points

Snack/Pre-workout: 1 banana, 6 almonds - 2 Points

Post-Workout: Lean Body Chocolate Protein Shake - 5 Points

Dinner: Mixed greens, Boca Burger, 1/2 teaspoon of hummus, 1 egg white and 2 whole fried eggs. (A few grapes.) - 6 Points

If still hungry, a few almonds and a whey protein shake - 5 Points

26 Points. and with the -3 Points deficit and 8 activity points I'll earn today, I am far under the 29 dpt. I'll add some more protein during dinner to help things along.

Cardio and chest/back to earn my high activity points.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kimkins Ordered to Pay $2 Million

Posted on 5/13/2011

Riverside Superior Court has ordered Heidi “Kimmer” Diaz, owner of Kimkins, to pay $1,824,210 in damages as restitution to those who paid subscription fees to her diet plan and participated in a class action lawsuit against her company in October 2007. The court also awarded punitive damages of $500,000.

Diaz started a website in 2006, on which she posted photos of herself before and after she lost 189 pounds using the Kimkins diet. She offered permanent weight loss, without exercise, and a lifetime membership.

The lawsuit alleged that Diaz never lost weight, but remained at 300 pounds, having posted a false “after” photo. She's also alleged to have posted 41 false testimonials and pictures, the pictures obtained from a Russian mail-order bride website, to promote her website.

Plaintiffs say they suffered such health damages as loss of hair, arrhythmia, nausea, confusion, loss of lean muscle tissue, and more, after they used the diet plan.

Information in the Better Business Bureau's file on this company is that the lifetime membership costs $59.95 and entitles the subscriber to diet food lists, sample menus, a recipe library, support forums, an online personal journal, and direct access to Kimmer. We've received four complaints about Kimkins, none more recent than July 2009. One complainant felt “sick all the time” she was on the diet, but she and another complain because they never received the refund they requested after they learned about the Kimkins fraud. The other two complain because they were locked out of the website after paying for a lifetime subscription.

Kimkins was and is rated “F” by us.

The judgment against Kimkins also ordered payment of attorneys' fees, still to be determined, and injunctive orders.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Today's Eats - May 12, 2011

Today's Workout plan:

20 minutes of HIIT elliptical, abs with weights for flexibility, work on my core with some much needed stretching and maybe get on the hip abduction machines. There is always a couple of ladies on them when I want to use it! BOOOO!

Today's Eats:

Breakfast: Low-Carb Pita, Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Wedge, 1/2 teaspoon of hummus, 2 slices of turkey meat (5 points)

Snack: 1/2 an apple, Dannon - plain, non-fat yogurt with a cinnamon sprinkle (2 points)

Lunch: Low-Carb Pita, Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Wedge, 1/2 teaspoon of hummus, Boca Burger - 1/2 an apple (5 points)

Snack: 1/2 grapefruit, 6 almonds (2 points)

Dinner: Rest of yesterdays salad. (Tuna with mayo, feta, lettuce with 2 egg whites and one whole egg.) I'm guesstimating about 8 to 10 points for this meal.

If I am hungry, I will eat 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese and some grapes.

My trainer recommends I eat no grains of any kind in the evening for right now.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Today's Eats - May 11, 2011

Breakfast: Low-Carb Pita, 1 Wedge of Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of hummus, 2 slices of cooked ham

Snack: Dannon Plain Non-Fat yogurt with a sprinkle of cinnamon, 1/2 apple

Lunch: Low-Carb Pita, 1 Wedge of Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of hummus, Boca Burger and 1/2 an apple

Snack: 6 Almonds and 1/2 Grapefruit

Dinner: Will try once again for the tilapia! LOL!

Second Day of Strength Training with my Personal Trainer -

Shoulders, Arms

Shoulder Overhead Press
Dumbbell Lateral Raise
Dumbbell Rear-Delt Raise
Barbell Curl
Hammer Curl
Lying Triceps Extension

Begin with Cardio for 20 minutes and end the workout with a quick abs and stretch.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Today's Eats - May 10, 2011

Today's Eats

Breakfast: Low-Carb Pita, 1 Wedge of Laughing Cow Light Garlic and Herb cheese, teaspoon of hummus, 2 slices of cooked ham

Snack: Dannon Plain Non-Fat yogurt with a sprinkle of cinnamon, 1/2 apple

Lunch: Low-Carb Pita, 1 Wedge of Laughing Cow Light Garlic and Herb cheese, teaspoon of hummus, Boca Burger and 1/2 an apple

Snack: 6 Almonds and 1/2 Grapefruit

Dinner: Mixed Greens, Tilapia, cottage cheese, 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites

Water, Green Tea and I brought a small can of Diet Schweppes Ginger Ale with me.

Workouts will consist of 20 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical, abs and maybe some hip abductions for fun.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

And it begins...again!

The other night, my trainer and I took a nice little walk over to the Vitamin Shoppe and looked around for some supplements I need for my workouts. Along with the multi-vitamin I already take, she suggested these:

Green Tea Extract

She suggested I consume carbs such as oatmeal and low-carb pita bread in the morning and at lunch. And make sure I eat fruit, vegetable and protein with every meal. At dinner, a salad with vegetables, fruit and protein will do my body good. I need to keep away from foods that contain high amounts of sodium such as olives and hard cheese.

I must remember to eat during the day! And prepare all my meals and snacks ahead of time and most especially on the weekends. She is happy I am on WW PP since it is very flexible and can be tweaked at any time.

My workout plan: 5 days a week with one day of a fun activity. One day completely off. (20 minutes of cardio.) - 3 days a week of strength training.

Mondays: Chest/Back
Tuesdays: Cardio and Abs Only
Wednesdays: Shoulders/Arms
Thursday: Cardio and Abs Only
Friday: Fun activity
Saturdays: Legs
Sunday: Rest

This starts next Monday. We'll see what happens. I'm finishing out my week with doing what I do at the gym right now and staying within my dpt with WW.