Tuesday, July 28, 2009


So, I just keep hopping on the bandwagon. Better than falling off and never getting back on, right?

I hope to photograph food like Sara again from time to time, but for now, it may just be a list of my foods and workouts.

Breakfast: H2O, prenatal vitamin, small bowl of 7-grain cereal with strawberries, blueberries and 1/3 chopped banana.

Snack: 4 roasted almonds and a smoothie sample at Costco

Lunch: 1 homemade chicken enchilada (leftover), 1 handful of blueberries, 2 big strawberries, green chile corn bake (leftover) -- Note: green chile corn bake-- corn, green chiles, a little butter and light cream cheese baked at 350 for 40 minutes. YUMMO.

Snack: 5 dried mango slices, 1 Tbsp. almond butter, 5 lite (Trader Joe's) Pita Chips

Dinner: 1 homemade pizza, two small pieces foccacia (shouldn' have done it- I was already full).

after-dinner snack (9:30): 8 goldfish crackers, 4 mango slices, lots of Tums. UG.

WORKOUT: 51 min. on elliptical (hills)... 4 miles, 441 calories

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

03 June 2009

Exercise: 25 minute walk with Rowan in stroller (read: HILLS) in the rain! Glorious Day, I love the rain.

Breakfast: 2 whole wheat pancakes with a touch of 100% natural syrup, blueberries, protein shake; prenatal vitamin & flaxseed oil

Lunch: 1 egg + 2 whites, scrambled in a tortilla with green chile, 2 pieces turkey sausage.; a whole lot of homemade salsa with a handful of baked chips

Dinner: chicken and veggie potstickers with delish asian sauce (mostly soy sauce?); one bunch of grapes, 3 small garden tomatoes, sliced. MMMMMMmmmm!

Snacks: small bowl of blueberries, 1 nature valley granola bar,

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

02 June 2009

I was RAVAGING today- so hungry all day. It's as though this baby said, from the depths of my womb, "FEED ME". I am proud, however, that I stuck to healthy foods rather than giving into what really sounded good (read: oreos and milk). I'm trying hard to figure out how to listen to my body and still make good decisions right now. Some days, I'm not hungry much at all, some days (today), I'm starving all day.

exercise: 50 minute brisk walk with Rowan in the stroller and Elias riding his two-wheeled bike!

Breakfast: small bowl of 10-grain cereal with 1/4 c. mixed berries, 1 tsp. agave nectar to sweeten; flaxseed oil, prenatal vitamin

Lunch: 1 talapia filet, grilled with 1 T. fish sauce (1 tsp. light mayo, 1 tsp. fat-free sour cream, citrus grill seasoning); 1/2 artichoke (split with Elias who ate more than me!); 1/3 grilled peach; sliced garden tomatoes

Dinner: a very small bowl of butternut squash ravioli w/ walnuts and mixed veggies in a light creamy sauce (okay. I can't lie. it was Lean Cuisine- my favorite one.); a handful of baked chips and a bunch of homemade salsa- every ingredient besides the lime and the garlic salt came from our garden!! Delish.

Snacks: 2 small pieces lean beef jerkey, 1/8 c. seeds, 5 sugar-free chocolate covered almonds, 1 Dannon lite & fit yogurt with Bare Naked granola, 1 granola bar, protein shake

Monday, June 1, 2009

June 1st 2009

June 1st. New goals. New self-challenge.

For the month of June (with the exception of Father's Day weekend in Kansas City because I fully intend on enjoying my very favorite restaurant, Lidia's, at least two nights), I'm on a new self-challenge. 11 points possible per day. I've still not come up with a prize for myself if I get all of my points. Maybe it will just be the fact that I feel good. My duties each day include: 8 hours of sleep a night, a.m. prayers, 45 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week, 15 minutes of scriptures each day, journal writing each day, 2 servings of fruit each day, 2 servings of veggies each day, 3 servings of protein each day, 50-60 oz. H20 each day, no fast food/bad-for-me food, sugar only 2x per week.

Other goals, just for the record: 100% VT, 2 temple sessions, read 2 books, finish quilt I started 3 years ago, finish birthday gifts for friends, make myself Amy Butler's diaper bag, start reviewing and practicing my Hypnobirthing techniques.

1:15 on day one and I'm doing well!

Exercise: 1 hour spin class (so sad to learn my favorite instructor just discovered she has breast cancer- at only 37!)

Breakfast- 3 egg white breakfast burrito w/ green chile and one turkey sausage, 2 garden tomatoes w/ salt and pepper
*H20, flax oil, prenatal vit.

Lunch- 1 turkey sandwich with cheese, tomato, lettuce and a touch of lite mayo on whole wheat; 1/2 c. blueberries; 1/2 cucumber w/ salt & pepper

Dinner- high-protein, whole grain spaghetti with homemade red sauce and turkey meatballs, a chunk of watermelon, more garden tomatoes with salt and pepper. I'm an addict.

Snacks (throughout the day)- 1 Danon Lite and Fit with Bare Naked granola, 1 peach, 12 tiny pretzel sticks

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wed. 05/06/09

Holy cow- two days in a row. Oh wait. I skipped yesterday. Oh well.

My day:

dessert: 1/2 c. Private Selection Light Butter Pecan Praline icecream. YUMMO. I've decided that I'm okay letting myself have a little sweet each day, especially if I eat well. My focus will be portion size.

Workout: 1 hour of spinning (great music today)

mon. 06 may 09

i'm trying to start sara's thing of photographing my food again. we'll see how long i can do it.

my breakfast was steal-cut oats w/ mixed berries and a touch of agave nectar for sweet.


Workout: 45 minutes on Elliptical trainer- x-training option, starting on level 8;
(3) sets of (20): plies squats, adductor (50 lbs), abductor (50 lbs)
oblique raises (i like making up names for my exercises?), (3) sets of (12): tri-delt work with 5 lb. weights, ball-crunches

Sunday, April 26, 2009

26 April 2009

Wow. It's been three months since I posted on here- can that be possible?

The low-down... I'm in need of some health-therapy. My friend Sara is coming this weekend for a short visit and I'm READY to pick her brain.
Almost done with my first trimester of a much-desired pregnancy (I had two difficult miscarriages last year), I'm struggling to balance exercise (not wanting to go overboard as I desperately want this pregnancy to stick around!) and eating (can we say Ramen Noodle cravings?!).

In the end, my goal is this: not to gain more than 20-25 lbs. before Thanksgiving. I know, people always say not to think that way during a pregnancy, but I can't help it- it's part of me, and I want to be healthy- for me, for this babe. It had taken me a full two years to drop all of the 41 lbs. I gained with little R. and I'm determined to make life easier for myself by gaining significantly less weight this time around. I'm okay with needing to lose 10 or so lbs. after the baby comes. I'm not okay with having 30 to lose.

Here's the other thing: at the first of this year, I took part in a Resolutionary Challenge which included 10 things to do (or not do) for 12 weeks- each thing equaled one point for a total of 10 points possible per day. I did well, until about 3 weeks from the end (lots of traveling- I knew I couldn't keep my "perfect 10" score). By the end, I realized that saying "absolutely no sweets until Sunday" was no good for me. I'd be perfect all week, then binge for an entire day on Sundays, which left me feeling horrible and undoing any progress made during the week. So, I'm done with that rule. And what's happened? I don't eat as many sweets- no binging. Chocolate covered almonds on my counter all week long and I had ... two? Because there was no rule telling me I couldn't. I just... didn't.

Moderation in all things- I'm all over that. Now to figure out how to create a plan for the next 6 1/2 months... (I'm looking forward to Sara being here to help me on that!).