Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I didn't get a chance to exercise before work or eat breakfast, however, I do plan on working out this evening. Dinner is very simple, so I know I'll have to get it in.

Peanuts - 140 cal

Chicken Salad Sandwich - 250 cal
1.5 serv. Fritos Scoops - 240 cal

3 Oatmeal cookies - 180 cal

Reese PB Cup - 80 cal


3 serv. Voila Garlic Chicken - 720 cal **RED FLAG** Too many calories!

Oatmeal Cookies - 120 cal



*Although my caloric intake wasn't high, 720 calories at one meal is ridiculous!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Boiled Egg – 78 cal
3 slices of turkey bacon – 45 cal

Peanuts – 140 cal
2 oatmeal cookies – 120 cal

Turkey and roast beef sandwich – 180 cal
1.5 ser. Doritos – 225 cal
Sweet Pickles – 100 cal
Starbucks Caramel Macchiato – 180 cal

2 oatmeal cookies - 120 cal
Reese's PB Cup - 80 cal

Meatball sub - 580 cal
French Fries - 150 cal

Total Calories - 1,998
Total Calories Burned - 0

***Didn't get to exercise today. Tomorrow will be better!

Monday, August 29, 2011

MY Fitness - MEAL DIARY MON. AUGUST 29, 2011

As I stated earlier, I'm ready to try well-balanced structured meals to help me lose weight. The plan is to post my daily meals and workouts to help track my results. I'm aiming to stay within the 1800-2200 calorie range and exercise at least 4-5 days a week.

AM Workout before work
15 min -1 mile WATP & 5 min on treadmill = 20 min

Hard-boiled egg - 78 cal
3 slices turkey bacon - 45 cal

Snack Pack Peanuts - 150 cal
Ritz Crackers - 160 cal

Turkey & RB sandwich - 180 cal
1.5 Serv. Cheese Doritos - 225 cal

Smart Pop Popcorn - 100 cal

Dirty Rice - 260 cal
4 Fried Chicken Drummies - 248 cal

BlueBell Moo-llennium Crunch - 380 cal
.5 Serv. Cheese Doritos - 75 cal

Total Calories Consumed - 1,901
Total Calories Burned - Forgot to wear HRM

**My snacking and dinner was off the chain. I will do better!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I Was Trying, BUT NOW I'm......

Prior to getting pregnant, I wanted to lose weight. Now, my struggle is to lose that weight and the weight I put on while pregnant. My long-term goal is to lose 100 pounds. I’m not quite sure, how much my short-term goal should be. Maybe 30????

To help conquer this issue, I started Intermittent Fasting in June; so far I’ve lost 7 pounds w/o consistently exercising. During the week, I would basically fast a minimum of 16 hours and have an eight-hour window in which I can eat. On the weekends, I would do 19 hours of fasting and have a 5-hour eating window. The weekends were sooo much easier for me, because I’m normally really busy and hardly have time to think about eating. It’s really up to each individual to set time limits based on what works for their lifestyle.

For a while, this way of eating was a perfect fit. I’ve never been the type that NEEDED to eat breakfast (except when I was pregnant), so skipping it, wasn't a big deal for me. The purpose of Intermittent Fasting is to give the digestive system a break. During the fasting time, your body eats stored fat. During my eating window, I'd tend to eat healthier so that I could make sure that I’m getting all the nutrients that my body needs for healthy weight loss. One can create a major calorie deficit by eating this way. I learned the foundation to my approach to Intermittent Fasting by going here.

After trying Intermittent Fasting, I'm ready to try well-balanced structured meals....

Monday, August 15, 2011

Long Time, No See

A lot has taken place since the last time I posted. Most importantly, I am now a Mommy!! My son, Bryson Reece, was born on March 24, 2011 weighing 8lbs 6 oz. He is the sweetest baby EVER! I love my son sooo much. He is now my motivation to get in shape and stay in shape so that I can be around and active to take care of him.

Since having my son, I continue to take my iron and prenatal pills so that my post-partum shedding will calm down; so far, so good. I’m also taking a B-complex for energy, burdock root to purify the blood. I would like to begin taking coconut oil for my appetite and belly fat and garlic pills to combat post-partum shedding. Now that I've gotten used to being a new mommy, I'll be posting on a regular basis now. So happy to be back on the WWW!!