Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Walk the Talk Tuesday

Okay, I've decided it's pointless to try and keep this short!! A week of eating and exercising (hopefully!) is 21 meals, a handful of snacks, and several workouts ~ that's all there is to it! I certainly don't expect you to read through it all, but I appreciate your willingness to hold me accountable if you do!!

Tuesday ("half" day)
Breakfast: nothin' but coffee and skim milk.
Lunch: slice of toast with margarine and Nutella; three chicken fingers with barbecue sauce. (I know, bizarre combination.) One small-ish apple.
Afternoon snack: More coffee and skim milk with Alicia in the afternoon ~ decaf this time!
Supper: one small piece (shared with a daughter) Pork Roast, one small microwave baked potato w/fat-free sour cream and margarine, two large helpings of frozen corn from our last year's garden.

Half-hour of lawn-mowing, followed by a 30-minute, 2-mile walk.

Wednesday ("liquids" day)
Breakfast: skim milk and coffee
Lunch: Kool-Aid-like juice (hotdog lunch at school. Didn't have any hotdogs or ice cream)
Afternoon snack: one leftover chicken finger and half a piece of toast with peanut butter and Nutella. I was DYIN'! Normally, on liquids days I have a lot of fruit juice during the day and a hot tomato juice for lunch, but guess who hasn't gone grocery shopping yet this week?
Supper: 1-1/2 servings EACH of Beefy Jalapeno Corn Bake, Salsa Rice, and cucumber salad. One LARGE glass of ice tea.

Thursday (normal day)
Breakfast: one slice toast with margarine and honey, 1 cup skim milk, coffee
Lunch: 1/2-cup serving of Kraft Dinner macaroni & cheese, 1 cup ice tea

Spent 45 minutes setting up the "pop-up" camper. Which isn't so much popping as it is cranking, pulling, yanking, pushing, hammering, more cranking, straining, more yanking, some ripping and tearing (the canvas has definitely seen better days), and a bit more cranking. And LOTS of sweating. And mumbling under my breath. Cooled off with a large cup of homemade iced coffee.

Supper: Large serving of Chicken Pie and a regular helping of coleslaw. One cup ice tea.

Friday: (fasting day)
Breakfast: coffee, 1 c. skim milk
Lunch: 5 bites of garlic breadstick (the odd bits left after rolling out and cutting them) dipped in meatsauce (It's a fasting day, but I have to mow lawn this afternoon and it's wicked hot again, so I know I can't do that on an empty stomach. Figured that out LAST week and decided not to repeat the experience.)

Mowed lawn for just over an hour. Had a leftover hamburger patty because I was dying again.

Supper: One serving lasagne, 3 breasticks, large serving corn. Two c. ice tea.

Saturday: ("normal" day)
Brunch: sliced nectarines and oranges, one serving Brunch Casserole, one cornmeal muffin with honey, half-cup skim milk, coffee.

Three-mile, 50-minute walk

Afternoon snack: LOTS of celery sticks with a bit of peanut butter
Supper: 1 small barbecued Best Pork Chop, one serving Crispy Potato Cubes, two servings tossed salad (w/crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheddar, and dressing made with Sundried Tomato and Oregano dressing mixed with Miracle Whip), one serving Frozen Mocha Cheesecake, large glass of iced tea, small glass skim milk
Evening snack: one bowl Creamy Dill chips, one can of coke

Sunday: ("half" day)
Breakfast: Half slice of toast with margarine and Nutella, 1 c. skim milk, COFFEE

Two-mile, 40-minute walk.

Lunch: 1 c. Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup, 2 cheddar biscuits, cucumber slices, 1 c. iced tea, 1 c. skim milk, 1/2 serving Frozen Mocha Cheesecake

Four-mile, 70-minute walk.

Supper: Half-serving lasagne, one garlic cheese biscuit, tall glass ice tea
Evening snack: two bowlfuls of Creamy Dill chips, one can coke

Monday: ("liquids" day)
Breakfast: coffee, skim milk
Lunch: 1/2 c. 5-Alive juice, one large bowl hot V8
Supper: 1 c. Lemon Chicken & Rice soup, one slice cheese toast, two extra pieces of cheddar, 1 c. ice tea, FOUR 2-bite Cinnamon Coffee Bars.

Ugh. My mid-week progress check weigh-in on Sunday morning showed I was down 2 pounds from last Wednesday, but I dunno... I seem to have been in self-destruct mode since my weekend ended and our company went home.

Be interesting to see what the scale says tomorrow.

And by interesting, I mean scary.


Brooke said...

is there any way you can work it so that you're not mowing on liquid or fasting days?

penguinsandladybugs said...

So, you know I need to do this Bible study before I comment... Like Brooke, I don't think you should be mowing on days you are fasting. Fasting is HARD to do at any rate...and part of it should be lots of rest, and exercise should be LIGHT! And if you must break your fast, I would recommend something like a baked potato with little (better yet, no) toppings so you don't shock your system too much....and that is easy to digest. We need to be good to our bodies, ya know?