Peanut Butter and Challenges

September 11, 2009

I try to wake up each morning at 6:30 am. The last few nights though I’ve stayed up too late and my wake up times have been slowly inching up. The crazy thing is that my boys who normally sleep in till after 11 am (if I let them) have been getting themselves up early this week. Today my oldest son woke me up at 7:30 a.m. hoping to check his email and facebook. (Our upstairs computer is in my bedroom.) I missed out on my precious quiet time this morning. Two hours of alone time really helps get my day started on the right foot.

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I was not very inspired for breakfast today. I whipped up some scrambled eggs and grabbed a banana from the bunches sitting on my counter.

~ 2 eggs, scrambled = 4 pts.

~ one banana = 2 pts.

Total = 6 pts.

I’ve been doing great the last few days getting back on program and eating the way I should. Now I really need to get back on track with my exercise. I paid for a one year gym membership I should at least get my moneys worth. This weekend is not looking good for any gym time. I have two more homeschool classes to finish up, Friday and Saturday, and then I get my certificate. I am thinking Monday I should hit the gym. Yup, I’ve decided, Monday it is. I challenge myself to go to the gym on Monday. I’ll reward myself with another star if i do it.

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I just found a pretty cool challenge I’d like to participate in. Operation Fat Blaster is hosting The Biggest Loser: OFB Style! I signed up for Most Miles Walked and for Weight Loss. It’s the perfect challenge to get me motivated about exercising again.

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Peanut butter is heavenly. I know I’d probably fail any diet that made me give up peanut butter all together. Another aspect of the Weight Watcher’s program that I love is that it teaches you how to eat ANYTHING in moderation. Lunch today was a peanut butter and raisin sandwich.

  • slice of bread = 2 points
  • 1/4 cup of raisins = 2 points
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter = 2.5 points

Total = 6.5 points

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For dinner I made chicken and biscuits and then ended my evening with 1 cup of ice cream.

My Daily Points Target = 32
Total points spent = 27.5
Breakfast: scrambled eggs and a banana = 6 points
Lunch: peanut butter and raisin sandwich = 6.5 points
Dinner: chicken and biscuits = 9pts.
snack: 1 cup ice cream = 6pts.

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    A Quick Note

    July 24, 2009

    Day 28 July 23 (posting this late)

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    Food Units
    bagel, egg and cheese bagel and a cup of grapes. 9
    steak, green salad, baked potato and macaroni salad. 16
    1 slice cheesecake. 8
    1 hour treadmill and weights at the gym. -6
    Total: 27

    Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

    My sister came over late last night, after she put her two year old to bed, so we could visit the gym together. I’m not sure how I feel about working out at night. All day I kept wishing I was working out sooner and then after wards we were both super tired. Maybe our bodies will adjust to a schedule like that if we kept at that routine.

    Tomorrow (July 24) I’m planning on doing some fasting and praying, so there probably won’t be a blog post. I will return when I am finished.

    Have a great weekend!

    I Joined A Gym

    July 20, 2009

    Day 25

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    Food Units
    hard boiled egg and fruit. 3
    5 inch port of subs sandwich. 5
    dinner was noodle salad with a side of fruit and steamed broccoli. 7
    popcorn. 9
    Total: 24

    Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

    My sister approached me a few weeks ago about possibly joining a gym with her. I told her I would love to. She signed up at Bellingham Fitness this week because her friends from work go there and also because of the great deal they have going right now, a two for one membership. Basically my sister signs up for a regular membership and gets to have a friend sign up for free. What we are going to do is just split the price of the one membership so it ends up being half off for the both of us. Today was the first day we went together. It was so much fun! We started by doing 30 min on the treadmill. Then we went to the weights and did some circuit training for 10-20 minutes. Then we went back to the treadmills for another 15 min and then ended with some stretching. I really loved it and going with someone else is great. It was a great place to just chat with my sis who I don’t get to see as often as I would like to.

    Last night I started my period. (yuck!) I was cramping so bad I couldn’t get to sleep. I cramped badly all day today. I was surprised that working out at the gym actually made the cramps less noticeable and it helped my mood. I felt great! I will have to remember that for next month. I do hope though that my period won’t effect my weigh in on Friday. Hopefully my period will all be gone by then along with all the bloating associated with it.

    I’m crossing my fingers.

    Day 13 July 8,2009

    July 8, 2009

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    Food Units
    oatmeal with raisins. 6
    40 min firm workout and 30 min walk. -6
    lean cuisin and a banana. 8
    i had a snack of popcorn and a cookie. 10
    Total: 18

    Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

    Last night I had an idea. I have these Firm work out tapes that I have absolutely no motivation what so ever to use. I was thinking about it last night and decided that they are a little boring. I hate exercise so I need to make it fun for me. Make it something I will enjoy. So my idea was to do the Firm tomorrow but mute the T.V. and listen to my ipod instead. It worked great. It was fun and whenever it was tough and i felt like giving up a new song came on to motivate me.

    I ended up getting a lot of activity in today. The boys we driving me bonkers. They had so much energy and I didn’t know what to do with them. We needed groceries and instead of driving down the road to the store we all decided to walk. It worked, although I not only wore the boys out but I wore myself out also. It was good though.

    Another awesome thing happened today. It was chilly outside today so I was looking for a jacket to wear on our walk. My usualy zipped sweatshirt was in the laundry so i went to my closet to find something. I don’t really have alot of jackets to wear. I had a few old ones in the back that are too tight for me but I love them so I keep them around. I tried one on and it fit! That totally made my day.