Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Walk the Talk Tuesday

Tuesday (normal ~ switched with Thursday)
Breakfast: coffee, 1 c. skim milk (some in the coffee), 1 slice toast w/Nutella
Lunch: 3 cornmeal muffins w/margarine & honey
Afternoon: 1 mini Banana Chip Muffin

raking: 60 min

Supper: 1- 1/2 c. Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup, 2 slices cheddar, 1 slice toast w/margarine
Evening: 2 regular-sized Banana Chip Muffins w/margarine

Wednesday (liquids)
Breakfast: 1 c. skim milk (some in my coffee)
2.25 miles: 30 min
(jogged 1.5 miles in three half-mile intervals)

Lunch: 1 c. hot V8, 1 c. V8 Splash
Raking: 30 min
(had more to do, but my arms just couldn't take any more!)

Afternoon: 1 mug green tea w/skim milk & honey
Supper: 1 slice cheddar, 1 burrito (approx 1/3 c. mixed taco beef, cooked rice, guacamole and a slice of cheddar wrapped in a 10" tortilla ~ great way to clean up leftover odds and ends!!), 1 stalk celery dipped in Caesar dressing
Evening: unsweetened green mint tea, 1 stalk of celery w/peanut butter

Thursday (half ~ switched with Tuesday)
Breakfast: 1 small toast crust w/Nutella, 1 c. skim milk (some in my coffee)
Lunch: 1 c. Kraft Dinner, 1 c. V8 Splash, 1 orange

Pick Your Spot Pilates: 30 min
(did all three 10-minute workouts ~ belly, butt, and thighs)

Afternoon: 1 large mug of hot chocolate, 1 soda cracker, 2 ripple chips while I made supper... but only TWO!!!!
Supper: 1 very small serving Old-Fashioned Tuna Potato Chip Casserole, small helping ginger glazed carrots.
Evening: leftover hot chocolate (about 1/2 c.), 1 c. V8 Splash, 1 cereal bowl Ripple chips, 1 Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin w/margarine

Except for the evening, this was another solid day. And the evening wasn't bad, really, either. If I hadn't stayed up so stinkin' late, my stomach would never have started to growl. But at least I waited for that before I started snacking ~ that's a victory in and of itself!

Friday (fasting/liquids)
Breakfast: 1 c. skim milk (most of it in my coffee)
2.25 miles: 30 min
(jogged and walked the usual 4 intervals)

Lunch: 1 c. hot V8, 1/2 c. V8 Splash
Late Afternoon: 1 mug green tea w/1 tsp. honey, 1 mini-Banana Chip Muffin (basically one large bite)
Supper: 1 KFC Spicy Big Crunch Sandwich, small fries, 1/2 large Pepsi
Evening: 1/3 bag low-fat microwave popcorn, large cereal bowl of Ripple Chips

Saturday (normal)
Brunch: coffee w/skim milk, 1 c. V8 Splash, 2 fried eggs, 1 serving homemade hashbrowns, 1 small chunk steak, 1 slice toast w/margarine & honey
Afternoon: 1 c. iced tea
LATE Supper (9:30pm!): 1 c. ice tea, 1 burrito (leftover venison steak, rice, refried beans, onions & cheddar in a 10" tortilla) dipped in salsa and fat-free sour cream, 1 peanut butter & Nutella tortilla roll-up, 2 c. skim milk, handful jellybeans

Sunday (half)
Breakfast: 1/2 slice toast w/margarine & Nutella, 1/2 c. V8 Splash, coffee w/skim milk
Lunch: 1/2 c. Multi-Bean Soup, 1/2 slice toast w/margarine, 1 c. ice tea
Afternoon: 2 mugs coffee w/skim milk
Supper: 1 cereal bowl Kraft Dinner
Pick Your Spot Pilates: 30 min
(all 3 workouts again)

Monday (liquids)

Fat-Burning Pilates: 40 min
(Yikes. Much harder than jogging!)

Breakfast: 1 c. skim milk (most in my coffee)
Lunch: 1 c. hot V8
Afternoon: had a few licks of cake batter to make sure I made it right! (I've learned the hard way how important it is to ALWAYS taste before baking!!)
Supper: 1 serving Hamburger Stroganoff (made w/fat-free sour cream) and spaghetti w/peas and carrots mixed in
Evening: finger foods ~ 1 small piece of dessert, 3 pieces veggie pizza, handful grapes, a handful of little whole wheat crackers w/cheese and pickles, 1/2 c. punch, coffee w/cream

Total exercise time: 4 hrs, 10 mins (avg: 36 min/day)
Average Exercise Level: Moderate to Heavy
Total distance travelled: 12 mi/19.3 km (converting Pilates workouts and raking into miles adds approximately another 7.5 miles/12.1 kms to the physical distance travelled the days actually I went for a walk or jog.)


Brooke said...

you're doing incredible on your activities!! :)

~Mendie~ said...

Great job...looks like you are getting back in the groove!

penguinsandladybugs said...

Two questions....feel free to answer in email or somewhere else ;)

(1) Have you always had the energy to do your exercising? Or did it come about as you worked this program

(2) When you fast, it looks as though you are doing liquids....is that on purpose?

ValleyGirl said...

Jamie, I'm going to answer here this time, just in case someone else is wondering the same things.

1. Walking is something I love doing; I've always got the energy and desire to get outside and enjoy my mile road, even if it means getting up WAY earlier than everyone else, or being out in the dead of winter. I just love my walks!

I started jogging this summer and I can't say I enjoy it, but I do love how I feel afterwards. I don't jog because I particularly like it or have the desire to do it ~ that one is more simply because I KNOW I'm fully capable of doing it now, so I'll hate myself if I don't! The Pilates workouts come and go in phases.

2. Your eyes do not deceive you ~ I do, indeed, consume a variety of juices and other liquids on "fasting" days just like I do on "liquids" days. I find that I simply don't have the energy to do even the basics around the house if I don't have at least a few calories each day. I tend to have a much shorter fuse as well, and I decided that it was more important continue to function as a homekeeper and to stay civil with my girls on "solid food-free" days than to follow the exact letter of the law.

According to the opening pages in the Bible study book, any eating plan is acceptable as long as you stick with it, so modifying their recommended eating plan doesn't bother me in the least! Especially since I'm far more likely to have success on food-free days if I allow juice. Fasting days have often led to over-indulgent, bingeing evenings and I want to do what I can to prevent that.

TammyIsBlessed said...

Well, that was a much better week!!