Saturday, April 25, 2015

Final weigh in

Final weigh in this morning before the race was 126.2. I blame all the salt from the bacon, I think it made me hold some water.

The race? Total crap. I did pretty good until about mile 3-ish and then I blew up. The wind blasting in my face, and my stomach was SO upset. In fact, it is still upset right now. I spent all day curled in a ball with my stomach cramping and not being able to stand much. I don't know what's going on with me today but I do NOT feel good.

I pretty much ate whatever I wanted today. I think I had chips and raisinettes for lunch!

I'm going back on the "diet" (I hate that word) tomorrow. Next goal is to hit 123. I am about to have a pants problem. I put on a pair of jeans today (granted, they are the fat jeans) and they fell off me today. I don't think I can wear them anymore! My running tights during the race were a little loose as well. Does this mean more shopping?? :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Day 6 IIFYM/Clean Eating Challenge

Hanging steady at 125 even with the bad day yesterday.

I tried on my "racing" capris to see if I could wear them comfortably at the race tomorrow.

I could use some more work in the thighs and butt, but (see what I did there?) I think they are going to be good. It's the first pair of workout pants I've ever owned that aren't black!

Breakfast - 2 protein waffles and an apple. Topped with sugar free syrup. (230)

Lunch - spaghetti squash, chicken, and some cacciatore sauce and parm.

And 2 cups of strawberries with a greek yogurt. Dannon, of course.

(502 total calories for lunch)

Snack is two three slices of banana bread. I swear it's addicting. Call it carb loading for tomorrow's race. (392 cal)

Are you ready for the major caving to a craving? Here goes.

My absolute favorite candy bar, worth every one of those 250 calories. :)

Again, not super hungry for dinner but I'm a little low on protein so I had "breakfast".

2 eggs, 4 slices turkey bacon, and 1 slice of low calorie toast. (290 cal)

Ending the day almost right on track for my macros.
1666 calories, 171 carb, 50 fat, 110 protein
Goals are 1610 calories, 173 carb, 51 fat, and 115 protein. - pretty stinking close! 

This just goes to show that you can splurge and have a candy bar and still fall under your goals. :)

I'll weigh in one more time tomorrow before the race, but I'd call this week pretty successful! 

Day 5 IIFYM/Clean Eating Challenge

Woohoo, only one more really strict day left before my race!

Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to this:

another .4 down from yesterday and a total of 4.8 pounds since Sunday morning. I really, REALLY thought my weight would go up or hold steady since I've been dropping so fast. I'm betting tomorrow I will either go up a little or stay where I am.

I was starving when I got to the pool this morning and found this granola bar in my bag. I have no idea how old it was and it didn't taste that good so I only ate 1/4 of it.

Real breakfast was a breakfast burrito! Low carb tortilla, egg beaters, turkey bacon, and a sprinkle of cheese. Also 2 oranges.

Lunch was a great salad. Chicken, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, hard boiled egg, and my first time trying Walden Farms calorie free dressing. (494 calories)

I spent a lot of time studying and was feeling pretty snacky, so I kind of overdid it on the snacks.

Jamba juice had free smoothies, so I got a strawberries wild. (260 cal)

The kids opened a bag of candy and I had a couple. (150)

air popped popcorn. I was DYING for more candy or something sweet, so I snacked on plain, boring popcorn. (220)

I wasn't really hungry at dinner, so although I served myself this, I only ate 3/4 of the hamburger patty and none of the sweet potato tots. (180 cal)

All in all, not a great day for me. We'll see what tomorrow looks like!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Day 4 IIFYM/Clean eating Challenge

Now before you freak out over the low weight this morning, I did an exercise class at 9pm last night and sweated a lot and while I did drink a water bottle, I was really thirsty when I woke up so I'm sure I'm dehydrated. My guess is that tomorrow morning the weight will go up a little.


I ate half a clif bar before running the worst 7 miles of my life. (125 cal) I felt horrible the whole time.

Then I ate real breakfast, 4 protein pancakes topped with PB and honey again. Lots of water. (430 calories)

Lunch is my cucumber, tomato, and avocado salad again. It's SO good. But only if you like those things. (309 cal)

I spent a lot of time today doing school work on my computer so I was feeling pretty snacky. I picked up these two things to try.

The BBQ flavor of the protein chips is actually really good! I must have gotten the wrong flavor last time. The quest bar was pretty great as well.

I had to make these ice cream cookie sandwiches for a church thing on Thursday and there were a few broken ones left over. I only had one and gave the others to my 3 year old.

400 calories in snacks all together. Yikes. I am worried about the weigh in tomorrow!

Dinner: 1 chicken breast, 1 cup green beans, 1 cup spaghetti squash and 1/2 cup cacciatore sauce. I also added 1 TBSP of parmesan.

After that I had a dessert with my Greek yogurt and some of this:

I mixed 2 TBSP of powdered peanut butter with one tablespoon of cocoa power in water and made this glob of peanut butter chocolate, then I dumped it on top of the yogurt.

Yum. All of dinner (including my "dessert") was 528 calories.

Total for the day was 1792 calories, 198g of carbs, 72g fat, and 158g protein.
The highest day of this week so far!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Day 3 IIFYM/Clean eating challenge

Weight this morning:

Down another .4 pounds this morning for a total of 2.2 pounds so far.

I had an early morning swim and was pretty hungry so I ate this bar before hitting the water. (120 cal)

After that, I had a normal breakfast of 3 protein pancakes topped with natural peanut butter and honey, and an apple. (445 calories)

That peanut butter honey mixture was amazingly good.

I apologize for the following crappy pictures. I stashed my phone in my waist band when I took a bike ride and my camera got all condensed!

Lunch was 1 cup green beans, 1 chicken breast, 2 cups spaghetti squash, and 1/2 cup cacciatore sauce. And a Dannon yogurt. (473 calories)

I was pretty hungry about 1:30-ish so I ate one of these: (160 cal)

and one serving of golden grahams (120 cal)

Dinner was the rest of this powerade zero, another chicken breast, and 1 cup of green beans. (267 cal)

I had to run some errands after dinner so I filled up the empty bottle with water and added some crystal light for an appetite suppressant. 

Just for fun, here is my one month progress picture from Jamie Eason's Live Fit program.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Day 2 of the IIFYM/Clean eating Challenge

Weigh in this morning:

A solid 1.8 pounds down. Yay!! Now, before you freak out, a lot of that is going to be the water weight I was holding on to because of the salt and processed food I ate over the weekend.

Breakfast is me trying a new protein pancake recipe along with an apple, and some egg beaters cooked with a zucchini. (322 calories) Please ignore the haze on my camera, I sweated on it while lifting weights.

Lunch is shrimp, steamed broccoli, Dannon light and fit greek yogurt and 2 cups of strawberries. (I love me some strawberries!) (377 calories)

I dumped the yogurt on top of the strawberries and it was amazing. It's basically like dessert. The dannon light and fit greek is seriously the most delicious greek yogurt I've had! I usually eat Chobani but this stuff is goooooood. It's only 80 calories for the 5.3 oz and BETTER than ice cream. (at least for me, I'm not an ice cream person)

About 45 minutes before my run today, I ate this: (160 cal)

And then ran an incredible run for me.

Dinner was a chicken breast, 2 cups of broccoli, 1 cup of green beans, and 2 slices of bacon. I actually only ate 1.5 slices because it was SO salty and greasy I couldn't eat it anymore. (415 calories)

I was going to eat some fruit or a yogurt but we went on a family bike ride and I'm too tired to make anything. 

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

6 day IIFYM/Clean eating Challenge

Only 3 weeks ago I was on the path to a great racing weight. I weighed in at 127.2 pounds and although still had at least 5 pounds to go, I was feeling good. My clothes were fitting better, my abs were showing through again, and then I crashed with the clearance easter candy and this weekend was atrocious! I gained 2 pounds in 2 days eating donuts and twix and popcorn. 

I have a race on Saturday and I would like to wear my crazy patterned tights I have, they are pretty snug, though. So for an experiment, I am going to do a 6 day challenge. It's a combination of IIFYM and clean eating. I will track every single thing I eat along with my weigh in each day until Saturday morning.

This morning's weigh in:


I got out all this produce with the goal of eating it all in one day. Spoiler alert - didn't make it.

Don't forget the water!

So for breakfast I ate 2 oranges and 1 apple at 8:45am. (203 calories)

At 10:45am I ate one tomato, one cucumber, and one avocado all mixed together like a salad. and more water. (309 calories)

For full disclosure, I did eat a few of these at church today.

Dinner at 3pm - 2 zucchini, one chicken breast, and 2 cups strawberries. and a lot more water. (377 calories)

Last item with no picture - chocolate protein shake (140 calories)

We'll see what the scale says tomorrow.