Friday, July 30, 2010

Week 10 - Day 4

No exercise

I have been in a state of shock all day...simply stunned. A very sweet person I've known since high school passed away in his sleep yesterday. Passed away at the young age of 38. What has bothered me all day is that I was mad at him and did not even respond to a message or a 2nd friend request that he sent me on facebook last month. Now he's gone and I can't even say I'm sorry. Life is too short to hold grudges and such ,especially over little things that don't even matter. If you're holding one.. let it go. I'm going to end this post here. I just had to get that off of my chest.

R.I.Peace & Paradise K.P....

Brunch and only meal for the day:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Week 10 - Day 3

Shoulders & Arms, AbRipperX

Another busy day today but at least I managed to make breakfast thank goodness. I skipped lunch, not by choice. I wasn't hungry and forgot all about it because breakfast weighed on me like a ton of bricks!

Breakfast: 3 whole wheat pancakes & sliced strawberries ( I put cinnamon and truvia in the pancake batter so they were a little sweet)

Lunch: nada

Dinner: Morningstar Farms lasagna, salad w/ cherry tomatoes & garbanzo beans
                                           *I LOVE Morningstar Farms*

Dessert: BAD BAD BAD...... today was very stressful but this is no excuse I know..
    4 Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies & So Delicious peanut butter and chocolate ice cream


Week 10 - Day 2

Cardio X

Today was a busy day and I didn't plan ahead. By not planning I only managed to grab just a few things for breakfast and lunch on the way out the door.

Breakfast: Oikos caramel Greek yogurt & 1 banana

Lunch: crackers from vending machine (I dropped the ones I grabbed from home somewhere) & Laughing cow swiss - no pic

Dinner: Morningstar 1/4 lb prime griller on 1 Earthgrain thin bun , 8 Alexia garlic & rosemary potatoes


Monday, July 26, 2010

Week 10 - Day 1

Chest & Back, ABRipperX
Run/Walk- 45 minutes

Last night I submerged my leg in a mixture of  Epsom salt and water, then massaged it with shea butter as an associate suggested and wallah. It was all good today and didn't bother me at all on my walk/run. It felt great to be out even in the blazing heat that early in the AM.

Breakfast: Oikos Caramel Yogurt with 1/2 banana & cinnamon

Lunch: Quesadilla (WW Mexican cheese, onions, green and red peppers, salsa) & 1/2 cup cherries

Dinner: Takeout- Broccoli in Garlic sauce with 1 cup white rice, 2 Vegetable Spring Rolls

Dessert: 1 deep chocolate vitamuffin

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Week 9- Day 7

Rest Day

Wow I received my first crazy anonymous comment today and it was deleted just as quick as it was posted lol. Anywho, I headed out for a run/walk early AM but my leg started to ache so I had to turn  around and head back home. I also tried Kettlebell again today only because a friend brought hers over. She popped in the dvd that came with her Kettlebell  and arms are sore. Afterward I was dragged to Kroger to help said friend pick out ingredients for a dinner party. She said I seemed so happy and excited shopping around in the produce section. Well what can I say I'm a food geek.

Breakfast: Natures Own whole wheat bread w/ Peanut Butter & Co white chocolate,2 kiwis

Lunch: Dannon vanilla Greek yogurt & fruit crepe with fat free Redi whip

     This light, cool treat hit the spot on a scorching hot day.

Dinner: Cajun spiced baked tofu, roasted shrunken asparagus, Uncle Ben's brown rice, corn on the cob

Weigh in #9

New measurements

Start Weight: 175
Highest Weight: 176
Current Weight: 154
Lowest Weight: 130
Goal Weight: 135
Waist: 29
Chest: 33 1/2
Hips: 40 1/2
Thighs: 24 1/2

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Week 9- Day 6

Kenpo X
Bike Ride- 1 hr 30 min

A hot 86 degrees outside tonight..... I'm going out to find ice cream.

Breakfast: no pic- Oikos caramel greek yogurt

Lunch: mini vegetable egg rolls, miso soup (not pictured)

Dinner: veggie & cheese quesadilla (*I graciously received a box of tortillas so for the next couple of weeks there will be PLENTY of these)


Snacks: fruit bowl (kiwi, cantaloupe, strawberries) 1 deep chocolate vitamuffin


Friday, July 23, 2010

Week 9- Day 5

Core Synergistics
Bike Ride- 1 hr

Good food and a sweet bike ride after a long day! Next the movies where I'm almost sure that I'm going to crawl up into a ball and fall asleep.  Have a goodnite!

Breakfast: cantaloupe, cherries, 1 orange

Lunch: what a pairing! White Miso Soup & 13 Spicey Falafel chips

Dinner: Field Day whole wheat spaghetti with roasted garlic pasta sauce, 1 small homemade quesadilla with WW mexican cheese, red & green peppers and onions, with a side of chipotle salsa


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Week 9- Day 4

Walk/Run- 45 minutes

I was determined to get my walk/run in this morning and I did just that. Although I made it to the trail a little later in the morning as planned, I still managed to do 45 minutes with the sun blazing on my back. Geesh. The normal hunger pangs that usually hit me afterward didn't do so much as a grumble today but I made myself eat a light breakfast anyway.
1 slice Nature's own whole wheat bread with 1 tbsp Peanut Butter & Co dark chocolate & 2 kiwis

My goal was to do at least 60 minutes of the YogaX but I just couldn't do it. I did a full 15 minutes and couldn't take it anymore. The internet connection went down in my area so I decided to take the opportunity to head out to a few stores to look for a new yoga vid with no such luck. I also took a much needed trip to Natures Own Herb Shop to stock up on my oils, butters and organic snacks. Since we were in the area, mini me and I decided to have lunch at Lov'n It Live. I have been wanting to visit this restaurant for a while now but never wanted to make the 45 minute drive from my home. It is one out of two raw food restaurants in GA with the other being Life Grocery & Cafe.  The inside was very nice and quaint not what I expected at all.

They open up at 2 pm and we arrived around 3 beating the rush so that was a huge plus. I was told they get pretty crowded late evening. Mini me ordered the seaweed soup and I ordered the infamous tostada that all of my vegan and raw foodist friends  recommended.
             huge 16 oz soup with homemade flax crackers

 This beautiful HUGE tostada of fresh veggie goodness with 2 types of delicious sauce on top of a flax seed crust

The portions were huge and very filling to say the least!  I immediately cut my tostada in half as I knew this would be lunch and dinner. I am so glad that I finally went because it was everything that my friends described to me. It was soooo delicious and even hours later when I ate the rest. As you may already know I love my desserts so we ordered a piece of carob cake and a brownie to go because we were too full to eat them there. I can't stop nibbling on the carob cake as I type. We saved the brownie for tomorrows treat but of course I pinched a piece off and it was very moist and delicious. The desserts were also raw and so full of flavor. On my list of things to do is learn how to make these meals! Speaking of desserts, Holey Donuts  is having a super one day sale! Only $5.99 for a sampler box of those delicious treats! Today only thru midnite. Oops, sorry for posting so late!

Other news: I'm Blossoming..... bestowed upon me this lovely award which reminded me that I had not yet posted the requirements for the other awards I received. So sorry about that ladies. Charge it to my mind and not to my heart. I'm becoming forgetful in my old age. Since the requirements appear to be the same, this post will double for the previous awards as well.

The rules:
  1. Thank the person who gave you the award
  2. Tell 7 things about yourself
  3. Nominate 15 NEW bloggers for the award and pass it on to them
  4. Notify said bloggers that they have received the award.

1. THANK YOU SO MUCH I'm Blossoming.....! Very sweet of you and I appreciate it!
2. SEVEN things about myself:
 (1.)  Out of 8 kids I am "the baby" to say that)
 (2.)  I have a habit of naming everything I own..and I mean everything ... my cars name is Dora
 (3.)  I have a severe case of arachnophobia
 (4.) I was a tom-boy up until the age of 14, then went straight into prissy mode in 0.2 seconds (my parents were sooo happy about that)
 (5.) I had a near death experience at the age of 11 when i almost drowned.
 (6.) I have a serious secret crush on  Billy Zane and Johnny Depp.
 (7.) Since my family is one melting pot in itself, I'm currently trying to teach myself different languages....via tapes...UGH..not working out too well at all.

3. Passing the award on to the rest of my followers...I appreciate and thank you for following :)

Crazy Riffs
My Love Affair With WW
Get Healthy With Melissa
Thank You Fat Girl vs Skinny Girl & Good Night
Black Girl Gets Fit
Nobody's Princess
Nia Promotions
The Half of Me
Sweet Dream or a Beautiful Nightmare
My Transformation
Divine Diva In Training
Beauty Within Me
It's My Taste
Irresistible Icing
Daily Thoughts
Fit Mama
Sexy Roz Weight Loss Journey
Kristin's Chatterbox

*for some I didn't see links so if you have one please let me know. I would like to add it and follow you as well :)*

also passing the award to 2 others who are not followers but I simply love their blogs:
Simply Shaka
Biggest Diabetic Loser *she's got an awesome giveaway going on that you may want to check out!*

Whew! I'm tired after this long post so hopefully everyone will stop by to get their award because this post serves as the official notification! If not that is okay too. If you already have this award, that is okay as well :). I'm just happy to pass it along.

One last thing, I also received my Muscle Fitness Magazine in the mail today that I won in Miss Haneefa's giveaway some weeks ago! Thanks again MH!

Goodnite & hope everyone had a great day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Week 9- Day 3

Shoulders & Arms, ABRipperX
Elliptical- burned 300 calories

My leg felt fine today so I picked right up where I left off with P90X. I wanted to do more on the elliptical but I didn't want to push it. Food has been blah this week. We're clearing out what's left in the fridge before we go grocery shopping.

Breakfast: Chobani pomegranate 

Lunch: 1 Moningstar Farms Prime Veggie Grillers on Natures Own whole wheat bread, 9 Alexia garlic potatoes

Dinner: Wild Caught  Cajun Salmon, 1 cup organic broccoli


Monday, July 19, 2010

Weigh in #8

I have been super busy lately and on top of that hurt my left leg in the process. It's been hurting for a while and I continued to exercise on it without allowing it to heal. To make a long story short my Dr. advised me to take a break to allow it to heal. When I woke up Saturday morning the normal aching had subsided. I thought it was better so i decided to head downtown to the National Black Arts Festival to help out at a friends booth. Big mistake. I didn't even make it out of the parking deck. Once I started walking to the event the pain came back and with a vengeance. I could have cried right there in front of everyone in the deck but I fought back tears as I limped back to my car. Lesson learned. I've been pretty bummed out about it. I've only been able to do a few upper body workouts and crunches and crap. I weighed in this morning and thought surely that I had gained. To my surprise my weight remained the same. Happy that I was able to get this log in. I have so many blogs to catch up on tonight. Can't wait.


                 sorry for the blur but I was in a hurry

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Week 9- Day 2

Walk/Run- 1 hr

Woke up bright and early at the crack of dawn ready to hit the pavement for my walk/run and guess who was waiting downstairs....

Wow. I couldn't believe she was up so early and eating blue candy that turned her teeth and lips blue. I had to snap this photo and send to my mom and brother because normally MM doesn't open her eyes until after noon.
She rode her bike, snapped photos, and had me cracking up with her numerous jokes while I walked and ran. Great company, thanks MM. :) 

Glad I now know what I look like from the back. *Note to self- cover back next time. lol

Breakfast: crepes with raspberries, blackberries and fat free redi whip, 2 egg white omelet, 1 Morningstar veggie sausage on 1 Thomas whole wheat english muffin

Lunch: 1/2 pk oriental Ramen noodles with tofu

Dinner: *no pic* leftovers: 1/2 pc of fish, sweet potato fries and 1/2 serving of Bush's black bean fiesta (which I may never buy again, I'll stick with Bush's reduced sodium black beans when I'm rushed to grab canned goods)

Dessert: 1 Holey Donut 100 calorie bun

Hope everyone had a great day!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Week 9- Day 1

Chest& Back, AbRipperX
Walk/Run-1 hr
Elliptical-burned 400 calories


Breakfast:1 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup raisins & walnuts, 1/2 banana, truvia & cinnamon

Lunch: falafel balls on a flat out FOLD it w/ lettuce, yogurt sauce, red chili sauce & tomatoes- mini me ended up eating it.

Dinner: fried fish, 1/2 cup Bush's black bean fiesta, sweet potato fries

Hope everyone had a great Monday!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Week 8- Day 7

Rest day for P90X
Walk/Run- 45 minutes
Bike Ride- 20 minutes

Today was supposed to be my rest day but it felt so great outside early in the AM that I had to take advantage of it! The rest of my day consisted of mini me and Sashi both on my heels from room to room the entire day.

Breakfast: tblt and Chobani pom

 Lunch: 1 Monrninstar veggie italian sausage & 1 plum

Dinner: 1 big ole salad with feta and grilled spicy chicken & 1 corn vitatop

Dessert: 1 lemon filled holey donut ~ delicious! *sorry didn't take a pic*

Hope everyone had a great weekend & I can't wait to read about it!

Weigh In *correct*

Weigh in #8

 New measurements

Start Weight: 175
Highest Weight: 176
Current Weight: 157
Lowest Weight: 130
Goal Weight: 135
Waist: 29
Chest: 33 1/2
Hips: 41
Thighs: 24 1/2


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Week 8- Day 6

CardioX (missed it yesterday)
Legs & back, Ab RipperX
Elliptical-burned 400 calories
Bike Ride- 45 minute cruise with mini me

Mini me decided to join me on my bike ride today. She told me that she had concerns that I wouldn't be able to keep up with her. Ah she is so funny..

Breakfast:  oatmeal (a bit modified)

Lunchtime snack: PB2 with cinnamon on 1/2 Thomas whole grain English muffin, & 1 plum

Mini me's lunchtime snack: 2 crepes with blackberries, fat free redi-whip, lemon sauce, cinnamon and mango slices
   I saw her status on facebook  "omg i luv my mom she makes the best snacks!"
                                             Made my heart smile :)

Dinner: REPEAT jambalaya -2 oz turkey sausage, 8 shrimp, onions, red & green peppers with white rice this time( i ran out of UB whole grain) with 1 small corn on the cob

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!