Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Days 1 and 2 of 1300 calories.

I'm feeling good on day 2 of 1300 calories. I think I can keep this up. I went to the gym today and did my usual routine...

 Walk 1 mile to the gym= 85 cals
Bike 15 minutes = 135 cals
Elliptical 50 minutes = 643 cals
Weight lifting 30 minutes = 116 cals
Walk home 1 mile = 85 cals
Total calories burned = 1,064 burned

Now to go to the gym 5 more days this week.

Here are my food logs for the past 2 days...

I'm kind still trying to get comfortable meal planning 1300 calories. Lately I have been loving oatmeal with fresh fruit in the morning. I have to skip my usual orange juice with it though because I had to make calorie cuts. The nachos that I had for dinner the 1st day wasn't the best nutrition but it sure was tasty! I think next time I make it I will add some pinto or black beans for protein.

Mission tortilla chips, daiya cheddar  "cheese", sliced jalapeno, sliced olives, and habanero lime salsa.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Go away 170's!! Re-determination stat! + New I.D. card

Not the 170's again!! I am 170.2 It's not like I have been sticking to my diet or workout. The 1.2 lb gain this week is to be expected. I only worked out 3 days and only partial workouts at that. Going to bars and eating out didn't help either. I can't just not stick to my plan and expect results (even though sometimes that's exactly what I do). I just really want to get back to where I was because I know I felt better and I was a much more confident person when I set goals for myself and followed through each week.


I will...
  • Eat 1300 calories per day
  • Weigh in only on Sundays 
  • Go to the Gym 6 days per week
  • Not go back to sleep after waking up in the morning. Instead I will go to the gym.

I have decided that I am cutting my calories to 1300. Drastic I know but I feel like making a big change and sticking to it. I have noticed that when I weigh myself before Sunday and it is a good number (like this week I was 167.4) then I'm like "Wow that was a good number I think I can slack off now that will be ok".  One of my other current set backs is waking up in the morning, having breakfast with my boyfriend before he goes to work, then crawling back into bed telling myself  "Only 1 hour more and I'll wake up". What ends up happening is I oversleep and skip my workout completely.

On a different note here is my new I.D card. I don't even recognize my face anymore.
My new I.D. says 182 because I originally was supposed to get it months ago but they ended up shredding that one because they didn't know what address to send it to (Um hello it's right on the card people). I had to go in and re-take the picture. I wish they would have let me leave my glasses on but they said that there was a glare so I had to take them off.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Trip to Ocean Shores

When we arrived to the timeshare we realized they actually did have a gym on the 2nd floor and wi-fi! The online description said the exact opposite. I was super happy about that! I don't feel too comfortable without my caloriecounter just yet .

Here are some pics from the trip...

 The view of the ocean from the living room was so beautiful!

What the timeshare building looks like from the beach.
Todd and I walking on the beach.

There were lots of deer everywhere. I have never seen a deer before so that was pretty cool. Here is one staring up at me when I was on the balcony.

It was Todd's birthday on the 11th so I made us all vanilla cupcakes. Happy B day Todd!

Todd and I walking on the beach with his parents. ( This beach was a few miles away from the time share)

 Todd with his mom and dad.

The greatest part about this beach was the Snowy Owls. You can get a better view if you click on the pic.

  The Quinault Rainforest loop trail. This trail was so much fun to walk.

 A cool waterfall on the trail.

These pants are starting to get loose on me.
The trip was from Feb. 5th-14th. I had so much fun! Todd's parents were so nice and very accommodating with our vegan-ism. It was a little tough when going out to eat because most things had seafood but I found at least one vegan option on each menu. I even made us all vegan blueberry pancakes for breakfast one of the days. Todd's dad (Mike) was like " These taste like buttermilk pancakes!". When I said "Nope soy milk" he made a fake yucky face as a joke. My favorite thing on this trip was learning how to play rummy. I forgot how much fun it is to play cards with a group of people.

When I arrived home I weighed myself to see what the damage was. The scale said 168.8! That's a loss of 1.4 pounds! I have never lost weight during a vacation before.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Peanutty Pumpkin Stew

                Peanutty Pumpkin Stew
                              Makes 6 large servings
                              (378 calories on its own)
          (596 calories when paired with 1 cup of brown rice)

Last week I found a can of pumpkin in my cupboard but didn't know what to do with it. Google to the rescue! I found this Indian style recipe but added a little cayenne to give it a little extra kick. It turned out so good! The pumpkin and the peanut butter are the main attraction for sure in this recipe. I am definitely making this again soon!

1 tbs olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 potato, cubed
2 garlic cloves, minced 
1 (14.5 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (16 oz) solid pack pumpkin
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 tsp hot/mild curry powder
2 cups vegetable stock
1.5 cups cooked or 15.5 oz kidney beans drained and rinsed
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
1/2 tsp cayenne (or more depending on how spicy you like it)
1 cup thawed peas
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

 1. Saute onions, garlic, carrots and potato in a large pot. Cover and cook until softened.

2. Stir in tomatoes, pumpkin, peanut butter, soy sauce, curry powder, cayenne and stock, stirring after each addition. Add beans and chilies stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.

3. Shortly before serving stir in peas. Garnish with chopped peanuts.

Annoyed at the scale and intuitive eating.

So this video pretty much sums up my feelings with the scale on Sunday.
I did great on my calories and workouts all week long. I was expecting a really good loss like last week but what happens? I gain .6 pounds. Most of you out there are probably like "Pssssht whatever .6 pounds!. I just worked so hard and I'm still a little annoyed about the fact that I'm in the 170's again. On a positive note I most likely gained muscle because I lost an inch from last month.

Next week I'm going on a 1 week vacation with my boyfriend and his parents to a timeshare in Ocean Shores. They said that there will be a gym there so I don't need to worry about missing exercise. I will however be going through calorie-count and blogger withdrawals because there will be no internet access!! I am a little addicted to the internet these days so maybe it will be good for me? That means intuitive eating for me. Am I ready?! We will see what the scale says when I get back from the trip.