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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tonight was my weigh in and measurements night to see how much progress I have made in the 11 weeks since I have been working with my personal trainer. Kendra is a senior at the university in their exercise science program. She is leaving for Christmas break and will not be back until Jan. 5. I will miss her! We make a great team! She listens to my goals and helps me put together a program to get there. And she praises me for getting there! Okay! Okay! I know, blah, blah, blah . . . get to the numbers!!! geez!

In 11 weeks I lost 25 lbs.!!!!
Lost 4 inches off my hip
Lost 3 inches off my waist
Lost 2.5 off my thigh
Lost a little over an inch off my bicep!

I gained muscle
I gained confidence
I learned that I can run suicides
I learned I really love to lift heavy weights
I learned I do not like to do the stair stepper
I learned that I do like the results of doing the stair stepper
I have gained core strength
I have regained my balance and stability
I started running
I registered to run a 1/2 Marathon

What a difference a semester makes!!! One school semester for Kendra has helped me change the trajectory of my life!

Okay, this last part will be a journaling of my daily food consumption. I am in a challenge to help me stay on my Clean Eating program. So, you can stop reading now.

Breakfast:
Fritatta - made with two egg whites, one yolk, turkey sausage, spinach, sundried tomato
Cup of Green Tea
A Tangerine

Snack 1:
1/2 cut 2% Fat Cottage Cheese topped with 1 tbsp. pine nuts
1/2 a red bell pepper cut into strips to dip in cottage cheese

Lunch:
3 oz. water packed albacore tuna
1 tbsp. feta cheese
2 tbsp. crushed walnuts
1 tbs. olive oil
1 cup fresh spinach
1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts
1/4 cup pea sprouts
6 cherry tomatoes

Snack 2:
1 tbsp. Sunflower Seed Butter
1 small Gala Apple

Dinner:
1 Garden Veggie Burger
1 slice lowfat provolone cheese
1 slimwiche bread
10 rye crackers (1 serving size)
1 oz. goat cheese w/cranberries (yummo)

Ten glasses of water!!! mmmm

That is my day of food! I pack a huge lunch bag every day filled with all my little yummies and fill a 32 oz thermos twice at work. Plus the water I drink at home. I feel pretty good about what I am doing for my body and health right now. I'm supposed to be eating 1800 calories, but I have trouble hitting that mark and tend to feel satisfied around 1500-1600 calories.
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