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[20 Oct 2008|08:12pm]
I have been awful at writing lately.  I broke my wisdom tooth two weeks ago and am finally getting them out after years of putting it off!  My surgery is scheduled for Thursday so I will take Thursday and Friday off of work.  Work has been so crazy so it's pretty sad that I am looking forward to two days off of work after getting knocked out and having four teeth removed.  I plan on spending Thursday night at my parent's house and then just vegging out all day Friday at my house.  Chad will probably come over when he gets off to be lazy and watch movies with me this upcoming weekend.  

Workouts have been good. I am still doing the 30 day Shred video and am on level 3. I do it about 4 times a week and have seen a difference in my measurements and my stomach is becoming more toned.  I think the workout in addition to drinking a ton of water and cutting out a lot of processed food has really helped.  

Now on to days of chicken broth, mashed potatoes, pudding, and yogurt for about a week...fun fun!
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[03 Oct 2008|06:32am]
Weigh in #5
Last week's weigh in - 127.4
This week's weigh in - 126.4
Difference - 1
Goal weight - First Goal: 125 Second Goal: 120
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[12 Sep 2008|05:51am]
Weigh in #4
Last week's weigh in - 128.0
This week's weigh in - 127.4
Difference - 0.6
Goal weight - First Goal: 125 Second Goal: 120
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[07 Sep 2008|10:30pm]

I started doing Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred Workout this week. I am on day three and I am feeling it.  The workout is not super difficult, but combines cardio, strength, and abs.  It is only approximately 20 minutes but after the first day I woke up and felt it.

 

Here is the link if anyone is interested:    http://www.amazon.com/Jillian-Michaels-30-Day-Shred/dp/B00127RAJY/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1220841223&sr=8-1 
 

I took my measurements on day one so I'll post an update at the end of the month.

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[29 Aug 2008|06:00am]
Weigh in #3
Last week's weigh in - 128.4
This week's weigh in - 128.0
Difference - 0.4
Goal weight - First Goal: 125 Second Goal: 120

Slowly getting there!
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[26 Aug 2008|07:45am]
Yesterday's menu

Shredded Wheat with FF Milk - Core
Coffee with FF Milk and Equal - Core
Pineapple - Core
2 Ak Mak Crackers - 1 point
Steamed chicken, veggies, and potatoes - core
Hershey mini dark chocolate - 5 points
Fruit Bar - 0 points
Salad with goat cheese and cranberries - balsamic vinegar/olive oil - 2 points
2 spoons of sugar free fat free vanilla pudding - core 
Diet Coke - 0 points

Non core points used: 8

Workout
25 minute jog
5 min cool down
Total: 2 APs

29/35 flex points remaining for the week 
Water: 84 oz. 
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[19 Aug 2008|09:56pm]
Favorite core snack/dessert - Sliced strawberries soaked in balsamic vinegar...yum!
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[15 Aug 2008|05:59am]
Weigh in #2
Last week's weigh in - 131.2
This week's weigh in - 128.4
Difference - 2.8
Goal weight - First Goal: 125 Second Goal: 120
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[13 Aug 2008|06:36am]
Did a quick weigh in check and came in at 129.6!!!! Fingers crossed for Friday morning!
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[12 Aug 2008|06:02am]
Today

Breakfast
Coffee with FF Milk & Equal - Core
Shredded Wheat (1 cup) with FF Milk - Core

Snack
1 cup Pineapple - Core
Animal Crackers - 1 point

Lunch
Salad with chicken, cucumbers, carrots and balsamic vinegar - Core

Snack
Fat Free Pudding - 2 points

Dinner
Baked Potato with FF Cheese and Salsa - Core

Snack
Edamane

3 non core points used

2.5 mile HIIT run
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[11 Aug 2008|06:05am]
Food log for today...


Breakfast
Coffee with FF Milk - Core
Shredded wheat with FF Milk - Core

Morning Snack
1 cup fresh Pineapple - Core

Lunch
Salad with Carrots, Cucumbers, Chicken, Balsamic Vinegar - Core
Fiber One Bar - 2 points

Afternoon Snack
2 Clementines - Core
Fat free pudding - 2 points

Dinner at panera
Chicken Noodle Soup - 2
Wheat Roll - 2.5

3 AP points earned
8.5/35 core extra points remaining

5.5/35 with deducting APs
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[10 Aug 2008|09:44pm]
I love the fact that Whole Foods has brown rice sushi! I just don't love how I can easily drop $50 on nothing there.

I am loving the core program so far. I feel like it's so much easier to go out to eat and make better decision and not have to worry about counting points for everything and I feel more satisfied.

Ran 3 miles today and plan on meeting Tara tomorrow after work to do some walking/jogging.


More to update throughout the week...
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[08 Aug 2008|06:46am]
Started trying out core this week and gave myself a day or two to adjust to the eating habits. I'll do my weekly weigh in on Friday mornings.

Weigh in #1
Starting weight - 131.2
Goal weight - 125- then well see how I feel going lower

Breakfast
Shredded Wheat with FF Milk - Core
Iced Coffee with FF Milk and Equal - Core

Snack
Pineapple - Core

Lunch
Chicken and Rice Soup - Core
Clementines - Core

Snack
Baby Carrots - Core
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[05 Aug 2008|06:26am]
Woke up this morning and did a quick run of one mile...going to run 3 more this evening when I get home.

Food log for today...I'll post more during the day as consumed :)

English Muffin - 1
Margarine - 1
Coffee - 1
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[04 Aug 2008|08:09pm]
God I'm awful at updating!

Still battling those last few pounds. It is so frustrating, but I'm trying my best. More to post this week!
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[17 Jun 2008|08:15pm]
Today

Coffee throughout the day - 3
Toast - 2
Bagel & Cream Cheese- 5
salad - 2
frozen yogurt - 3
egg, ff cheese, on wheat - 3
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[16 Jun 2008|08:52am]
Breakfast
- 2 pieces of Ezekial Toast with ICINB spray - 2 points
- Coffee with FF Creamer and 1 equal - 1 point

Snack
- 1 cup of pineapple - 1 point

Lunch
- salad with chicken, goat cheese, craisins, balasamic vinegar & olive oil - 5.5


Snack
15 points total - eek!

Workout - Activity points - 4
- 3 mile run
- strength training - arms, abs

Total points consumed - 24.5
Activity points - 4

Points for today - 20.5
Flex points used - 0.5
Flex points remaining - 34.5
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Goals for the week [15 Jun 2008|08:54pm]
Goals for the week

- Workout out 4-5 times this week. Running and strength training combinations
- Drink 80 oz of water daily. I have been so bad at drinking my water lately!
- Keep track of my points
- Bring lunch every day this week
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Excellent recipe [27 Jan 2008|07:40pm]
Crockpot Creole Jambalaya

3pts for 7 servings (about 1 1/2 cups to serve over rice or whole wheat pasta)

4 pts for 5 HUGE servings (served like a stew)


2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes (12 ounces)

1/2 pound cajun turkey sausage links (aidells or trader joes)

1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes or sauce

1 medium onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 teaspoons dried oregano

3 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning

1 teaspoon hot sauce (more for spicy)

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 pound frozen peeled and cooked shrimp, thawed





In a slow cooker, combine chicken, sausage, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, celery, and chicken broth. Stir in oregano, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, bay leaves, and thyme.



Cover, and cook on LOW for 7 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours. Stir in the thawed shrimp and cover and cook until the shrimp is heated through, about 10-15 minutes.



Discard bay leaves and spoon mixture over cooked brown rice.


This was super yummy! I recommend cutting down on the cajun seasoning if you don't want it too spicey. I enjoy spicey food so I didn't mind it.
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[19 Jan 2008|11:29pm]
I am attempting to make crock pot steel cut oatmeal overnight. Hopefully it will come out well! I really want to focus on eating more clean and cutting out as much processed foods as I can.

I have given up soda up this week and am getting better on dealing with cutting it all out.

Besides that I am working out 5 days a week with a combination of cardio and weight training. I need to work on getting more sleep in the next week.

We are still getting the house in order, but we finally finished painting. I am so glad to have it done with. Next step is to organize the guest room and then we should be good until we redo the bathrooms next year.

Goals for the week
- Eat as clean as possible
- Drink 80 oz of water daily
- Gym 5 days
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