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Started off the day waking up before my alarm. Great for getting more done sooner, but it concerns me that my body is now used to only sleeping a few hours at a time. I don’t plan on keeping up this crazy schedule forever so at some point I’d like to sleep 8 hours straight through again, not in bits and pieces.

8:15am 16oz water (which seems to have led to a massive hiccup fit)

9:20am Breakfast – 12oz water with 2 Beachbody Slimming Formula tablets, Chocolate Shakeology made with 4oz water, 4oz 1% milk, 1 scoop Shakeology Fiber Boost, a little cinnamon and 3 ice cubes. Drank it from my Simpsons Squishee cup 🙂 Now I’m not necessarily saying that among all the other benefits, Shakeology is a cure for hiccups, but they did stop as soon as I started drinking it so I’ll let you come to your own conclusion.

11:45am Snack – 6oz Yoplait Light Harvest Peach and 3 whole walnuts (it actually took me an hour to eat this because I was working on facebook)

1:30pm Nap

3:15pm Lunch – Lean Cuisine Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry (I don’t usually eat frozen meals, but I was rushing to get out the door to pick up my son from a playdate and send some Shakeology samples to friends)

5:30pm Snack – 20oz water with 2 Slimming Formula tablets, 1 low carb tortilla with 1 tsp. mayo (the real stuff), 1 slice each reduced fat cheddar and havarti cheese and 2 romaine lettuce leaves, 1 Fuji apple (was really hungry today…pretty sure it’s partly my metabolism really kicking in and partly being tired)

7:30pm 20oz water then took the kids out to the basketball court

9:15pm Dinner – Chocolate Shakeology made with 8oz 1% milk, 1 scoop Shakeology Fiber Boost, 3 maraschino cherries and 3 ice cubes (perfect way to feel like I’m cheating without blowing my plan)

10:15pm Workout – Didn’t have access to the TV so I made up my own, compiling moves from ChaLEAN Extreme, TurboFire and P90X. Lots of squats and lunges, some kickboxing, push-ups and yoga. Definitley got a good sweat on.

11:10pm 12oz water

1:00am Snack – 9oz edamame in the pods and 12oz Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger tea with stevia in the tea bag – the great thing about edamame, other than the fact that it’s insanely good for you, is that if you get it in the pods it’s fun to eat and takes a while as opposed to a bag of chips that doesn’t do much to keep you from mindlessly cramming multiple servings in your mouth without even realizing it

Total calories consumed – 1377  Total calories burned – 3139

Protein –  102g, Carbs –  189g, Fat –  34g, Fiber – 45g

Water – 92oz

Didn’t quite reach the 4500 calories burned I was hoping to, but I think I’m getting the hang of this new summer schedule and will plan better next time. See you tomorrow!

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Today is Easter which means different things to different people, but one thing seems to be the same with everyone…food. I find it interesting that humans include food as such an important part of their celebrations. Why do you think that is? Please leave a comment with your theories. In the spirit of all that food, here are the photos I’ve taken of things I’ve eaten over the past couple of weeks. (It’s about time I finally got around to posting them.) Scroll over the photos if you want to see the descriptions. If you want a recipe or more info, just ask!

After yesterday’s detour from my otherwise fairly healthy eating habits, at least since I started posting my food journal, I figured I’d better make sure I got back on track quickly. Otherwise, one or two poor choices could easily lead me back into that vicious cycle of not treating myself right which leads to depression which leads to not treating myself right, etc.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology with 8oz water, 4oz 1% milk in my shaker cup

AM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Lunch – Greenberry Shakeology with 10oz water, 1Tbs almond butter, 3 ice cubes (I don’t normally have two shakes a day, but after the previous night I knew I could use some extra cleansing)

PM Snack – 1/4c low fat cottage cheese (because that’s all that was left in the container…kids), 1/4c hummus, 9oz edamame including pods

Dinner – 2 large flour tortillas (whole wheat would’ve been better, but we didn’t have any), 1c Rosarita fat free refried beans, 1 1/2oz part skim mozzarella cheese, 3 packets of Taco Bell Hot sauce, 2Tbs Daisy Light Sour Cream

Dessert – 2 mandarin oranges

Post workout – 1 scoop Results and Recovery Drink (it was kind of late, but I need that stuff so I don’t get sore)

Totals Calories – 1961, Protein – 123 grams, Carbs – 274 grams, Fat – 56 grams, Fiber – 32 grams

Protein 24%, Carbs 52%, Fat 24%

Calories may seem high, but between walking, shooting hoops with my kids and ChaLEAN Extreme I burned 3238 calories for a deficit of 1277 which I’m perfectly happy with. 🙂

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology made with water, 4oz 1% milk, ice – tomorrow I’m making an actual Shakeology recipe no matter what the kids say 🙂

AM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Lunch – 6c romaine lettuce, 2 1/2oz extra thin sliced turkey breast, 1 slice Swiss cheese, 1 Pink Lady apple, 2Tbs ranch dressing

PM Snack – 1/2c lowfat cottage cheese, 9oz (including pods) edamame – I’ve always been a bit afraid to try it despite all the great things I’ve heard because it resembles lima beans and I REALLY don’t like lima beans. OK, I hate them. But, the edamame was delightful! I loved it and with low calories, tons of protein and fiber why wouldn’t I?

 Dinner – 1 Foster Farms Hot N’ Spicy chicken wing section, 4oz bowtie pasta, 1c Prego Heart Smart sauce, 4c romaine (I ate a lot of salad today!), 1Tbs. Wishbone Italian dressing, 10 Fresh Gourmet Roasted Garlic croutons (Have you had these? They’re SOOOOO good. Got them at Costco. Actually that’s where I got the romaine, Prego, chicken wings, edamame, cottage cheese, apples, ranch dressing and turkey, too.)

Total Calories – 1894, Protein – 120 grams, Carbs – 233 grams, Fat – 59 grams, Fiber 33 grams

Protein 24%, Carbs 48%, Fat 28%