Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 8

weight: 241.4------>inching EVER SO CLOSELY TO THE 230s!!!!!

breakfast; Carbmaster yogurt, coffee with cream & splenda

workout: ran 1 mile

lunch: rotisserie chicken thigh and 2 wings, 1 cup spinach

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 7

weight: 242.4------> nice. all premenstrual pounds gone. now i can finally focus on getting out of the freakin 240's!!!!!!!!!! Which i have been trying to do for months!!!!!!!!!

breakfast: 1 fried egg, 2 sausage links, 1/2 cup spinach
                coffee with HWC and sugar free creamer

snack: carbmaster vanilla yogurt

lunch: rotisserie chicken thigh/leg with skin, 1 cup sauteed spinach

workout: 1 mi elliptical, 50 walking lunges with bicep curls (5 lbs), 25 squats with overhead shoulder press, 25 squats with over head triceps press, 30 reverse lunges with front raises, 15 lower ab presses, 20 bicycles

snack: coffee with cream/creamer, splenda

dinner: 8 mild wings from Pizza Hut, ranch

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I Caved....

I told myself i wouldn't go the "fake food" route on my low carb journey...but some things i just gotta have, like something to eat for breakfast that IS. NOT. EGGS. I've NEVER been much of an egg person, so I gotta explore alternatives....

I bought some Carbmaster yogurts from Kroger. 4 carbs apiece. I had the carrot cake one this morning...NOT BAD at all! and it's a refreshing change from eggs (which i will still have often)

I also bought some sugar-free hazelnut coffeemate to put in my coffee along with the heavy whipping cream. I gotta have some type of flavor. I can't say that i'm in love with it, but i'm hoping it'll grow on me since i bought the BIG bottle. lol

December 5th

Low-carb all about preparation!

breakfast: fried eggs, sausage links, spinach (I love spinach)

lunch: baked salmon, spinach

dinner (not pictured): ground turkey with taco seasoning, shredded cheese, on a bed of romaine lettuce with a dollop of sour cream (yummy)

December 3rd-4th

Now THIS is where it gets interesting. My (experimental) plan is to explore Carb Cycling, where I'm allowed to consume carbs freely one day out of the week (read posts below about the science behind it).

OK, that's all well and good....but Saturday AND Sunday suddenly turned into a flurry of Starbucks venti lattes, Auntie Annies pretzel bites and nibbles of calamari, stuffed mushrooms and ravioli at Maggiano's. Oh, and lets not forget the gallons of coke and sweet tea to wash it all down.

So basically this weekend was an EPIC FAIL in self-control. It ended with me feeling bloated and sluggish and actually READY to get back to low-carb and exercise. (so maybe it wasnt a total failure)

I still want to include the once-a-week cheat day. But this time I'm going to #1: make it ONE DAY ONLY and #2: really THINK about what I really want to eat and plan to have it. Instead of it being a spontaneous free-for-all that undoes all my hard work.

December 2nd - LC Day 2

Friday's diet and exercise routine were pretty much the same as Thursday's

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1st - LC Day 1

I'm doing it! weigh in: 249 (YUCK - but im still premenstrual, so....)

split breakfast:
9:30 - 1 fried egg, 2 sausage links, coffee with HWC

11:30 - 1 fried egg, 1 sausage link, 20 oz water, multi

12:00 -  coffee w HWC.... (I know you're technically supposed to give up caffeine during Induction, but i'm just not interested lol....i'm trying it with caffeine, and if my results are less than stellar, i'll consider giving it up or cutting back.)

Lunchtime workout: 1 mi elliptical, 50 walking lunges with biceps curls, 50 squats with overhead press, some other stuff I can't remember (I'm updating this 5 days later lol)

2:00 - baked chicken thigh with skin, 1 1/2 cups sauteed spinach with butter

4:00 - baked chicken thigh

8:00 - 10 buffalo wings and ranch from BB wings, diet soda