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10 Pounds Down - Week 2

Posted June 3, 2009 9:56 a.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2009 10:08 a.m. EDT

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