Sunday, February 12, 2012

Week in Review

It was lovely to wake up this morning and see a 4 lb loss on the scale.

My goal for this week was to just get into a routine as quickly as possible - making sure to go to the gym, even if my workouts weren't as intense as I may have wanted to be, and eating healthy food, even if they were simple/boring foods.

Although I feel like I have been working out regularly and watching what I eat, I think over the past 2 months as my schedule started to become more insane than normal, I slacked off a little - not watching my portions as closely as before, skipping a workout or two in order to get work done etc.

All actions have consequences.

I know I can't escape the work I have. If I could spend all day at the gym, I would -- but I've got other responsibilities ... still, this is definitely a priority, so I want to make sure that I stick to it. I also want to make sure that I don't stumble into the same problem of slacking off once things start to get hectic again with my teaching, writing, etc.

I've seen that some people post what they heat and how much they workout on a daily basis. Although I do try to write about my workouts on a regular basis, I don't always write about what I'm eating ... so I'm hoping to write a weekly summary on Sundays -- the same day I'll weigh in each week, so that I can keep track of what I'm eating and what I'm doing to burn off that excess fat!

I've started keeping track of my measurements etc. from Feb. 5th:
Feb. 5 - 60 lbs. to target weight
Feb. 8 - 56 lbs. to target weight

Sunday: Treadmill (30 min)
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Cross-trainer (45 min); Zumba class (1 hr)
Wednesday: Weights (NROL4W 2B4 - 1 hour); Body Balance class (1 hr)
Thursday: Cross-trainer (45 min); Treadmill (30 min); Zumba class (1 hr)
Friday: Body Pump (1 hr); Zumba (1 hr)
Saturday: Rest

Breakfast: 5 days/week - oatmeal; 2 days/week - egg white scramble
Sunday: Cauliflower/potato with rice; Penne arrabiata
Monday: 1/2 baked potato w/1 T light cream cheese; Soup + grilled shrimp
Tuesday: Tuna-avocado salad; vegetable curry w/yogurt
Wednesday: Tuna-avocado salad; vegetable curry w/yogurt
Thursday: Roca salad w/salmon avocado maki roll (3 pieces); grilled cod w/carrots, peas, salad
Friday: vegetable curry w/2 slices toast and 1 T margarine; 1/2 loaded sweet potato
Saturday: 1/2 loaded sweet potato; vegetable soup
Snacks 2-3/day:
Mix of raw almonds, walnuts, pecans + dried cranberries and raisins (handful)
Protein shake
Square of dark chocolate
Fat-free pudding

OK - there's my summary. I'm not too fond of the format that I presented it in -- I tried to insert a table, but it didn't work. In any case, I know I didn't include the calories of the meals at the moment, but I will for this coming week. This is just for me to keep track of what I did and what I ate ...

My diet is not perfect - I have a sweet tooth which is my biggest short-coming. However, I've found that 1 square of dark chocolate, or even 2-3 table spoons of the fat-free pudding (which is only 90 calories anyway), can satisfy me in terms of having dessert after dinner.


  1. Finally getting a chance to catch up on blogs today. A 4 lb loss is phenom. Congrats. I totally understand about making trade-offs and trying to fit everything in to your day...things are picking up here at work again and it's getting hard to make time to exercise. So far, so good but it's going to get busier these next 4 weeks so wish me luck.

    I really liked reading what types of food you're eating. It gives me some new ideas of things to eat. I'm in a foot rut lately and eating the same things. Your stuff sounds so good and is definitely stuff I can eat. Thanks!

    I'm sure you're not glad to be back from your vacation, but I'm so glad you're back! :)

  2. A 4 lb loss is wonderful! Great job!

    I completely understand trying to balance work and working out. Tracking my food is crucial to staying on track, so if posting yours here helps, go for it!

    PS, I posted the recipe for the sweet potato soup here. :)


Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I can use all the support I can get :)