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10 lbs. down - week one

Posted May 27, 2009 10:21 a.m. EDT
Updated May 27, 2009 10:41 a.m. EDT

It’s Wednesday. Weigh in day. Week one has elapsed in our 10 week campaign to shed 10 pounds. We gave our weight loss challenge a snappy title: 10 Pounds Down.

So, how did you do the first week?

I think I worried off a couple of pounds. I was so afraid of not meeting my goal that I actually lost two pounds. So I’ve dropped from 184 to 182 lbs. I was worried about the holiday weekend and my tendency to eat more when I go to the mountains. I did a lot of exercising and I tried to eat better.

Okay. A little transparency here. Governor Bev Perdue would be proud. Here is my diet and exercise log for the last week. Tomorrow, Dietitian Avril Young of Life Time Fitness will give me her assessment.

How did you do over the last week? Problems. Pitfalls. Progress. Let’s discuss all of it. I still have a tough time resisting the urge to gorge on food after my work-out at the gym. Plus, I probably eat dinner too late for someone who needs to get in bed by 7:30PM.

Wednesday, May 20
300AM – Special K cinnamon pecan cereal with low fat 1% milk, no fat & light yogurt, glass of V-8 juice with high fiber
400AM – diet soda
930AM – cup of coffee black – spinach tortilla with scrambled eggs, slice of ham and cheese
135PM – gym: 1 hour and 10 minutes chest, triceps, shoulders, legs - two different exercises for each body region - three reps for each exercise. Treadmill 4.25 miles
330PM – whey protein smoothie with strawberry and banana
350PM – Quaker chew granola bar - 90 calories
545PM – spaghetti casserole with tossed salad and ranch dressing
600PM – one mile walk
745PM – bedtime

Thursday, May 21
300AM – Special K cinnamon pecan cereal with low fat 1% milk, no fat & light yogurt, glass of V-8 juice with high fiber –gala apple
400AM – diet soda
1010AM – breakfast burrito and diet soda – Chick-Fil-A
AFTERNOON GYM WORKOUT: one hour – core exercises, biceps and back – two different exercises for each group and three reps of @exercise
330PM – whey protein smoothie with strawberry and banana
350PM – Quaker chew granola bar - 90 calories – handful of almonds
400PM – two slices of whole wheat bread with layer of shredded sharp cheddar
600PM – grilled salmon, roasted vegetables, Caesar salad with dressing – Carrabbas, Cary – glass of cabernet

Friday, May 22
300AM – Special K cinnamon pecan cereal with low fat 1% milk, no fat & light yogurt
400AM – diet soda
930AM – green eggs and ham on spinach tortilla and cup of coffee with cream and Equal
1115AM – apple and banana
530PM – rib eye steak at Outback – grilled vegetables and mixed green salad – ultra light beer (1)

Saturday, May 23
745AM – Cheerios – no sugar – coffee with cream and Equal
1130AM – crab cakes (2) salad at Chateau Morrisette with one glass of cabernet sauvignon
300PM – 90 minute strenuous hike
615PM – Lexington barbecue, cole slaw, broccoli & cheese and two hushpuppies

Sunday, May 24
745AM – Cheerios – no sugar – coffee and cream
1200PM – Cajun Filet sandwich at Bojangles and a few French fries
630PM – large salad from Harris-Teeter with ranch dressing – glass of red wine

Monday, May 25

310AM – Uncle Sam’s flaxseed cereal – no sugar – no fat, light yogurt, glass of V-8 with high fiber
825AM – one banana
-930AM – cup of coffee black – spinach tortilla with scrambled eggs, slice of ham and cheese
1100AM – Gala apple (1)
130PM – 80 minute work out at gym –i.e. chest, triceps, legs, shoulders and four mile run.
330PM – ten sugar free wafer cookies, granola bar, and large slice of cheddar cheese
540PM – grilled salmon with pesto, small dish of strawberries and cole slaw – glass of red wine
600PM – 2.25 mile walk

Tuesday, May 26
310AM – Uncle Sam’s flaxseed cereal – no sugar – no fat, light yogurt, glass of V-8 with high fiber
725AM – one banana
930AM – cup of coffee black – spinach tortilla with scrambled eggs, slice of ham and cheese
140PM – 60 minute workout i.e. core, back, biceps, abs and 30 minute on bike and treadmill
300PM – protein smoothie with strawberry, banana and energizer
600PM – beef stroganoff (large) with brown rice and lima beans
630PM – one mile walk