Archive for February 13, 2011


Food Journal 2/13/11

My biggest struggle when it comes to losing weight and getting in shape isn’t working out…I’ve learned to love pushing myself to the max. It’s food. And not even what I eat throughout the day. I can be really “good” all day, but at night something kicks in and I just want to eat and eat and eat. It’s not because I’m hungry. It used to be because I was depressed, but that’s not the case now. It seems to just be a deeply ingrained habit that comes from years gone by. After the kids have gone to bed and my husband is busy tutoring online I automatically start to reach for something to eat. I don’t crave junk food anymore since I’ve been drinking Shakeology, but the habit of stuffing myself with high fat/salt/sugar foods remains a force to reckon with. I don’t sit around thinking, “Oh, I wish I could eat some ice cream or chips or candy.” There’s really no thought involved. It’s just an automatic ritual unless I’m making a huge effort to avoid it.

Just as with working out, the best way to succeed is to have accountability and the more people you’re accountable to, the better. So, I’m going to keep a journal of everything I eat and make myself accountable to everyone who has access to the internet. For years and years, I’ve hidden my eating habits from everyone around me and even if not one single person out there cares what I put in my mouth the fact that I’m willing to share that information with the world is progress. I can finally free myself from the habits that have kept me from being my best. So here we go…this is what I ate today.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology made with 8 oz water, 4 oz Silk PureAlmond Vanilla and 2 ice cubes

AM Snack – 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese and 1 popcorn rice cake

Lunch – 1 cup homemade chili made with ground turkey, pinto and black beans, onions, diced tomato, seasonings

               Salad – 6 cups romaine, 1/4 tomato, 1/2 English cucumber, 1 1/2 Tbs. Vidalia Onion dressing

               Medium pink lady apple

PM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Dinner – 6 teriyaki chicken meatballs, 1 cup yakisoba noodles, 1/4 cup mushrooms, teriyaki sauce, 1 cup peas and Yoplait Light Harvest Peach, 1 Ruby Red grapefruit

Total calories 1717 – Protein 119 grams – Carbs 231 grams – Fat 41 grams – Fiber 30 grams

Protein 27%/Carbs 52%/Fat 21%

Thought it would be fun to post my progress with ChaLEAN Extreme and maybe start some friendly competition. Here are my stats for the Week 1 and Week 2 of the Burn Phase: 

                                                                                               Week 1

Burn Circuit 1                                                                         lbs/reps

  • Sumo Squat with Hip Lift                                                 10/12
  • Lunge with Posterior Fly                                                  10/12
  • Push-up with Leg Lift                                                      6 knees
  • Dead Lift with Posterior Fly                                              5/12
  • Lunge with Core Rotation                                                15/12
  • Bench Press and Leg Lower                                              10/12 (6 legs)
  • Squat with Side Bend                                                        10/12+3x
  • Forward Lean Lunge with DBL Arm Post Fly                      5/12+3x
  • Chest Fly with Hip Lift                                                      10/12+3x

                                                                                               Week 2

Burn Circuit 1                                                                         lbs/reps

  • Sumo Squat with Hip Lift                                                 15/12
  • Lunge with Posterior Fly                                                  10/12
  • Push-up with Leg Lift                                                      8 knees
  • Dead Lift with Posterior Fly                                              10/12
  • Lunge with Core Rotation                                                20/12
  • Bench Press and Leg Lower                                              15/12 (6 legs)
  • Squat with Side Bend                                                        15/12+3x
  • Forward Lean Lunge with DBL Arm Post Fly                      10/12+3x
  • Chest Fly with Hip Lift                                                      15/12+3x

                                                                                               Week 1

Burn Circuit 2                                                                         lbs/reps

  • Sumo Squat with Bicep Curl                                              15/12
  • Lunge with One Arm Tricep Extention                              10/12
  • Dead Lift Row                                                                    10/12
  • Sumo Squat with Overhead Tricep Extension                    15/11
  • Dead Lift with Double Row                                                15/10
  • Bowler’s Lunge with Single Arm Row                                 15/10
  • Bicep Curls with Abductor Balance                                    10/12+3x
  • Forward Lean Lunge with Double Row                               15/12+3x
  • Triple Threat Push-ups                                                     9+3x

                                                                                               Week 2

Burn Circuit 2                                                                         lbs/reps

  • Sumo Squat with Bicep Curl                                              15.75/12
  • Lunge with One Arm Tricep Extention                              10.75/12
  • Dead Lift Row                                                                   15/12
  • Sumo Squat with Overhead Tricep Extension                    20/10
  • Dead Lift with Double Row                                               15/10
  • Bowler’s Lunge with Single Arm Row                                15/11
  • Bicep Curls with Abductor Balance                                   15/12+3x
  • Forward Lean Lunge with Double Row                              15.75/12+3x
  • Triple Threat Push-ups                                                     9+3x

                                                                                               Week 1

Burn Circuit 3                                                                         lbs/reps

  • Sumo Squat with Overhead Press                                     10/12
  • Lunge with Calf Raise                                                       15/12
  • Squat with Lateral Raise                                                   7.5/12
  • Lunge with Frontal Press                                                  10/12
  • Squat with Calf Raise                                                       20/12
  • Sumo Squat with Delt Raises                                           10/12
  • Squat with Double Overhead Press                                  10/12+3x
  • Lunge with Lateral Raise                                                  5/12+3x
  • Sumo Squat with Calf Raise                                             10/12+3x

                                                                                               Week 2

Burn Circuit 3                                                                         lbs/reps

  • Sumo Squat with Overhead Press                                     15/11
  • Lunge with Calf Raise                                                       15/12
  • Squat with Lateral Raise                                                   10/12
  • Lunge with Frontal Press                                                  15/12
  • Squat with Calf Raise                                                       15/12
  • Sumo Squat with Delt Raises                                           15/12
  • Squat with Double Overhead Press                                  15/10+3x
  • Lunge with Lateral Raise                                                  10/12+3x
  • Sumo Squat with Calf Raise                                             15/12+3x