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10 Pounds Down - Week 2

Posted June 3, 2009

Well, I made it. I lost another pound last week. Just one this time. So, for the first two weeks of our Ten Pounds Down campaign I have lost a total of three pounds. My weekly average is minus 1.5. lbs.  My weight this morning was 181.  My goal in this ten week program is 174. I really feel like I can make it.

How about you? How did it go for you this week? Did you shed or add any weight this week? It’s tough. It really is. A WRAL colleague who is participating in the program lost a pound and a half this week after gaining a pound the week before. I would love to hear your stories.

The best part of this program is that I feel so much better. I had heard that most dieters are miserable. I was already exercising regularly before I started. But now I am eating better. Dietitian Avril Young’s suggestion of adding a fruit snack while I am on the air helped out tremendously. Those bananas and apples are working wonders. Plus, the diet log has been quite helpful even though, I admit, it was a pain getting started.

Please keep those questions about diet and exercise coming. We’ll get some solid answers for you.

Okay, here is my diet and exercise log for the last week:

Wed May 27
3:05AM – Cheerios with low fat 1% milk, no fat & light yogurt, glass of V-8 juice with high fiber
4:00AM – diet soda
6:00AM – half a banana
8:09AM – half a banana
9:15AM – green eggs and ham at Cup-A-Joe with coffee
130PM – 80 minute work out at gym –i.e. chest, triceps, legs, shoulders and four mile run
315PM – Kashi pumpkin spice bar and two slices of cheddar cheese
545PM – beef stroganoff with brown rice, green salad, ranch dressing and glass of red wine

Thurs May 28
3:05AM – Cheerios with low fat 1% milk, no fat & light yogurt, glass of V-8 juice with high fiber, multi vitamin
4:00AM – diet soda with caffeine
605AM – one half banana
8:09AM – one half banana
9:20AM – pumpernickel bagel with cream cheese
11:00AM – gala apple
1:35PM – 60 minute workout – i.e. core, abs, biceps and back plus elliptical cardio
2:50PM – Whey of Life smoothie with banana, strawberries and energizer
5:45PM – blackened chicken with green beans, rice pilaf and glass of red wine
630PM – one mile walk

Friday May 29
3:05AM – Cheerios with low fat 1% milk, no fat & light yogurt, glass of V-8 juice with high fiber, multi vitamin
4:00AM – diet soda with caffeine
605AM – one half banana
8:09AM – one half banana
9:15AM – green eggs and ham at Cup-A-Joe with coffee
NO EXERCISE – LAZY DAY
415PM – Kashi pumpkin spice bar
6:00PM – grilled fish sandwich and salad at The Loop and glass of red wine

Sat. May 30
6:05AM – Cheerios with low fat 1% milk & blueberries, no fat & light yogurt, glass of V-8 juice with high fiber, multi vitamin
8:15AM – handful of blueberries
10:30AM - one half banana
12:00N – EXERCISE - 20 minutes of basketball and 40 minutes on treadmill
1:30pm – chicken breast – broccoli and diet soda
3:45PM – handful of blueberries
6:00PM – ribeye steak, potato, Caesar salad with dressing, crackers and cheese, red zinfandel wine and four clandestine bites of chocolate chess pie
8:00PM – one mile walk

Sunday May 31
7:00AM - Special K cinnamon pecan cereal with low fat 1% milk, no fat & light yogurt, glass of V-8 juice with high fiber
12:40PM – steak and cheese sandwich on multi grain flatbread with mustard
2:30PM – banana and blueberries
3:45PM – Kashi pumpkin spice bar
4:15PM – Exercise – 30 minute run
5:45PM – large salad with ranch dressing and broccoli

Monday June 1
3:05AM – Spec. K cinnamon pecan cereal with blueberries & low fat 1% milk, no fat & light yogurt, glass of V-8 juice with high fiber
6:05AM – one half banana
8:10AM – one half banana
8:25AM – peanut butter on multi grain flat bread
11:00AM – gala apple
1:35PM – one hour work out i.e. chest, triceps, legs, shoulders and three mile run
3:30PM – chicken breast and large slice of extra sharp cheddar cheese
5:30PM grilled salmon patty with cole slaw and glass of red wine.
6:30PM – one mile walk

Tuesday – June 2
3:05AM – Spec. K cinnamon pecan cereal with blueberries & low fat 1% milk, no fat & light yogurt, glass of V-8 juice with high fiber
6:05AM – one half banana
8:10AM – one half banana
9:15AM – green eggs and ham at Cup-A-Joe with coffee
11:10AM – gala apple and handful of peanuts
1:45pm - exercise: core, abs, biceps, back for 30 minutes, 40 minute aerobics on elliptical
3:30PM - small salad, ranch dressing and slice of cheddar cheese

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  • dbcrocker Jun 5, 2009

    YEAH BILL! Congrats to you and all!
    Yesterday was weigh in day for us. I lost 4 pounds this week. I was so excited. I also joined the gym this week. Worked out for an hour Wednesday night and an hour and half last night. Hoping this will help me tone up and help get those last 10 pounds off.

  • bleslie Jun 3, 2009

    momsprink - congrats on your three pounds down! I love that walk from the NC Art Museum to Meredith - especially the art along the way. It's hilly and a good workout. I'm proud of you!

  • momsprink Jun 3, 2009

    I started last week and with gardening and walking, I've lost 3 lbs.I have to go back to a work schedule now as I am tracked back in, but hope to exercise more with the Tracked Out Campers. Tomorrow I'm taking them on the Art Museum to Meredith College Walk.

  • bleslie Jun 3, 2009

    YOMAMA and the weight loss drama! Three pounds down! You're are the weekly wonder!

  • tennispro Jun 3, 2009

    does anyone know how long you grill salmon on a holland grill? thanks

  • YOMAMA Jun 3, 2009

    Woo hooo Bill, I lost 3 lbs. last week. I did a lot better; started cooking my veggies with chicken boullion cubes and drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day really helped.

  • thefensk Jun 3, 2009

    One low calorie dessert we like is to soften 8 oz of fat free cream cheese and combine that with a small pkg of sugar free strawberry jello mixed with one cup of boiling water ... mix the jello really well, then blend it into the cream cheese. A stick blender works really well for that. Can use two pkg of cream cheese for a creamier almost cheesecake texture (but that adds calories). Give it two-three hours to set. You can use this for a pie filling too, but we skip the extra calories by skipping the crust and eating it like ice cream. Mmmmmmm.

  • tennispro Jun 3, 2009

    the strawberry recipe using 7up was in the life section of the news and observer one day last week. It is the best pie ver!! you can use any lemon -lime drink like sprite, sierra mist, 7up!! you all need to try it!!

  • bleslie Jun 3, 2009

    egary - water helps on curbing the hunger pangs. the energy surge I get from fruit snacks is also quite helpful. I love grilled salmon marinaded in zesty Italian dressing. It's also great with pesto on top.

  • bleslie Jun 3, 2009

    thefensk - thanks for your update. I am glad you knees are feeling better. lseltmann - congrats on your tremendous effort and the whey information. ljdenni - praise to you as well. what is the best part of your diet?

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