Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

Last Weeks Weight:  203.0                                     This Weeks Weight:  203.0

No Gain/Loss!

Blogging- Blogging is beginning to become a part of my life again.  Putting my SV and NSV's in black and white for myself keeps me accountable.  This week I plan to add a scale to the top of  my blog again to keep me aware of my goals.

Nutrition-I logged all my food this week.   1500 calories was very easy to keep, dropping to 1400 per my Dietitian's advise will be my goal this coming week.  My veggies seem to be lagging so I will pay more attention to that area.

 FRI : 1227SAT: 1472 SUN: 993 MON: 1127 TUE: 1499 WED: 1360 THU: 1574

Exercise - I walked 1X, Swam Laps 4X but missed strength training.  ST will be a priority this week.

Water -Water is doing good, although I need to focus on logging it this week

My Life-I lost much of my MOJO this week.  Watched too many video's and need to really kick but around my house this coming week.  No grandkids to blame it on, although I did dog sit this week. 

My focus for this coming week!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dietitian Consultation #2 of 4 (Flexibility)

Today was my second Dietitian Consult with Melissa.  I provided her with printout of my food log from myfitnesspal.  I expressed my feelings that 1500 calories was high for me.  Most days I did not reach it.  It was far more than I am used to eating during my lapband days.  She agreed that I should lower my daily caloric intake to 1400 per day.   She also asked me to keep focusing on high protein choices each day.

Next we talked about my exercise plan.  Melissa said my swimming has been doing great things for my muscles.  She advised me to continue to do strength training 1-2 times a week and to add a day of either Pilates or yoga for flexibility. She told me I could look for YouTube videos to try at home if I didn't want to jump into a full blown class right away.  So increasing my  flexibility is to be my focus over the next month!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Week 12- Not a good week for me

Last Weeks Weight:  205.0                                    This Weeks Weight:  203.5

1.5 Loss!

Blogging- I missed my Friday post last Friday, it was a busy week with my Granddaughters.  Honestly, I have no excuse.  All I can do is try to do better.

Nutrition-This week was not the best for me nutritionally speaking.  I haven't eaten enough veggies and had way too much carbs. 

Exercise - I walked, Swam Laps  and I missed my strength training, not because I was busy, I just laid around all day and didn't get there.

Water - I did ok with my water but need to do better.

My Life- I had appt with my surgeon Wednesday.  He wants to add more protein shakes to my diet.  I am getting enough protein right now from foods but, that will change once I do bypass.  I had a serious carb binge yesterday, my day is so much worse when I start with Carbs at breakfast :(

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday weigh-in

Last Weeks Weight:  205.5                                       This Weeks Weight:  205.0

.5 Loss!

Blogging- I did very well with my blogging this week.  I didn't post everyday, but I did better than usual.  Posting on my blog is becoming fun again.

Nutrition-I logged all my food this week.  The challenge for me was logging poor choices.  I find that increasing my calorie intake from 1200 to 1500 seemed like too much food.  I honestly feel its impossible for me to lose eating that much calories.  That said, I am trying to follow my dietitian recommendations as much as possible.  I have been really watching my protein, adding a couple of protein shakes when it was low.  My most difficult  day was Tuesday when we ate crabs.  I made adjustments in my meals in preparation for eating them but they just have so many calories :(

 FRI : -56 SAT: -410 SUN: -314 MON-69  :TUE:+523 WED: +36 THU: -52

Exercise - I walked 3X, Swam Laps 4X and did strength training  1X

Water - I did very well with my water this week, not perfect, but very close to perfect.

My Life- This week seemed to fly by even though we did not have the grandkids.  I spent some much needed quality time with Hubby.  Had a date night 4th of July, went to see The Heat, very funny movie and then went to beach to watch the firework shows.  We had to leave early because the went was blowing making the sand sting.  It was a good week.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Swimming & Delicious Sweet Corn

My Sunday was a busy day.  Hubby and I swam laps in the pool for 30 minutes.  My strokes are getting better and I slowly increasing my total laps each day.    Afterwards we bought 20 ears of fresh corn for $4.

Freezing corn is going to help my efforts to eat cleaner.  Canned veggies have so much sodium and contaminated with PBA.  Eliminating PBA is a challenge because it is in so many products, but I am making the effort to reduce our exposure.  When I was a working Mother, I barely had time to open a can & heat it, much less provide fresh produce to my family.  Now that I'm retired....I am making it a priority.

Hubby removed the husks from the corn and I saved some of best corn husks to use later to make some healthy chicken tamales. 


I blanched them in boiling water and immediately transferred them into a bowl of ice water.

Next, Hubby helped me cut the kernels for freezing. 
Look how much sweet delicious corn we got from just 20 ears! NO SODIUM, NO PRESERVATIVES, NO BPA EXPOSURE, NO INGREDIENTS WE CAN'T PRONOUNCE. 
Just delicious sweet corn, yummmmy!