Monday, December 17, 2012


I've been doing a pretty good job of documenting with photos my December eats throughout the work days - but other than that - December is going downhill pretty fast for me. I haven't been tracking my calories in My Fitness Pal and the scale is showing it with a little upward movement. I haven't even been doing my ChaLean Extreme dvds or hitting the gym during lunchtime as often as I should. Work has been terribly busy and I find myself working through it sometimes which isn't good and then by the time I get home I'm too wiped out to think about an evening workout and then can't wake myself up early enough in the morning to get one in either. Ugh! I did look up some 2013 5Ks and I'm going to restart the Couch to 5K running plan this week.

Top Left - greek yogurt w/ granola
Upper Right  - Tis the season - Big tin of popcorn came to the office for the holidays and I helped myself to 2 little cup fulls
Bottom Left - Lunch - Black bean burger, string cheese and baby zucchini
Bottom Right - Snack - YUM!
From upper left - Breakfast,  morning snack, afternoon snack (which helped me resist the cupcakes that had been brought in to work by a co-worker), lunch
Just a little preparation for my hubby's birthday party
Birthday party shenanigans!
Work day meals and snacks
Another day of workday meals and snacks
Last food pic for this post.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cleaning out the refrigerator - and not in a good way

Today's eats at work:
Breakfast - oatmeal and a pear
Snack - string cheese (wrapper shown) and 100 cal pack almonds
Lunch - Morningstar Farms black bean burger and mixed veggies
Snack - 4 Hersheys Kisses
Last night after work I finally got my nails done - they were way too long!

When I got home it was still pretty early and since Jamie was still at work I put on my workout clothes and did the ChaLean Extreme Push Circuit 3 dvd. I was proud of myself for really pushing myself and even using the 20 lb weights for a couple of exercises. I am definitely getting stronger. The disappointing part is that this dvd stresses lifting heavy and slow with less reps - so I barely burned 100 calories. What's even more disappointing is that after the workout I totally raided the refrigerator and ate practically all of the leftovers that were in there :-(  I think I may not have eaten enough before 8:30pm when I actually ate dinner - and this is what happened. Next time I need to plan a better afternoon/early evening snack when I'm going to work out so late.
Top left - leftover pizza slice
Top right - yay - a veggie!
Bottom right - leftover wings with the squash
Bottom left - leftover lo mein and sweet and sour chicken

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Yesterday morning I was too sleepy to get up early and do my ChaLean Extreme dvd because I had stayed up til midnight the previous night watching the Monday Night Football Game. I really wish those MNF games would start earlier! The Redskins were playing the Giants and it was one of those games that was so close up until the final seconds that I couldn't even go to bed at half-time or the 3rd quarter because it was so good.
Because I woke up so late I didn't pack my breakfast or lunch to bring to work since I was rushing. I ended up ordering breakfast from across the street for the first and last time. It was was awful! I ordered a veggie egg white omelet (for $6)!!! It actually ended up being more potatoes than egg whites. I swear it seemed like there was only actually one egg white in there - and it wasn't even that tasty. I ate a couple of bites of potato because I was still hungry and then remembered I had a Chobani greek yogurt in the work refrigerator so I ate that. What a waste of $6!

Left - the breakfast I ordered
Right - I separated out the potatoes from the egg white omelet
Bottom - Yum - my favorite Chobani!

I walked to Subway at lunchtime. The sub was okay - nothing to write home about. I got was the 6 inch ham (no cheese), piled with veggies and the deli mustard (no mayo). I did break down and have a bag of Sun Chips too because I was starving - it was after 2pm.

Left - Subway lunch
Right - Look at all those veggies!!
Bottom - Afternoon snack (kisses); Early evening snack (Popchips while tackling to-do list); Dinner (marinated tilapia, a little bit of Stove Top Stuffing - hey - it's quick!, and some veggies)

After work Jamie got stuck in awful traffic coming home so I did a little of my to-do list around the house and then got ready to surprise him with a little, quiet, romantic evening when he got home. So - no workout for me for the whole day - unscheduled rest day...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Weekend wrap-up

Friday morning I had to bring my daughter to the orthodontist after we dropped my son at school. We had about an hour to burn before the appointment so we went to Starbucks. We had what I hope was a good heart-to-heart. See - she doesn't like to fly and doesn't want to have to get on an airplane at Christmas when we fly out to see my family. She was in tears as we were talking and I really hope I was able to ease some of her fears.
My "baby" girl
Because I got into work a little later I didn't take a lunch so I didn't do a lunchtime workout.  I did wake up and do a ChaLean Extreme workout though and I photographed all my food for the day again
Breakfast - greek yogurt, pear, turkey bacon
AM Snack - light string cheese
Lunch - Picked up a salad
Afternoon snack - 4 Hersheys Kisses
Dinner - Pasta salad my daughter made (while I waited for pizza delivery); wings and pizza
Evening snack - 2 leftover pieces of Halloween candy

Saturday was Jamie'sWork Christmas Party up in Delaware so I had my best friend (besides my husband) come over to stay with the kids. It was a buffet dinner and I made some pretty good food choices. I may have had one or two more drinks than I would have liked though.

Sunday morning I had to wake up early and get back to the kids. I spent most of the day in the recliner helping with homework and watching football ad trying to organize my December. It's going to be a busy month!

I was completely worn out from Saturday night! Jamie was in even worse shape than me when he got home from work. After I dropped the kids at their dad's house we watched a few minutes of tv and barely ate a dinner before we went up to our room and crashed out around 9!

The sleep did my body good.  I was able to get up Monday morning and kill it with the ChaLean Extreme Burn Intervals dvd! I did not do a lunchtime workout though because I'm trying to be smart about my knees and not overdo the cardio. I didn't take a picture of any of my food which was a mistake for the evening - I ended up overeating but I did track the rest of the day's food in My Fitness Pal and I was on track until dinner time.