Day Ten ~ Vegan Challenge

Day 10
Eat Drink
Wake Up 8 oz of water
Breakfast Oatmeal with a variety of toppings OR a piece of fruit (apple orange or banana) with EITHER 2 pieces of whole wheat toast topped with a nut butter of your choosing or a homemade Larabar 8 oz of water
Morning 8 oz of water before lunch (I always keep a water bottle handy)
Lunch Leftover Kale with Tomato Risotto 8 oz of water
Afternoon If you're hungry any time throughout the day have an apple or celery with 2 Tbsp of nut butter OR a larabar 8 oz of water before dinner
Dinner Leftover Black Bean Veggie Burger (if you have any) crumbled over a Spinach Salad with salsa for dressing (add your choice of fresh veggies to the salad) 8 oz of water
Exercise At least 16 oz of water after exercise to rehydrate

For breakfast I had an orange with a Larabar. It was tasty and simple.

Lunch was a plate of the leftover Kale with Tomato Risotto. I love the flavors of it. I want to make it again with some actual Arborio rice though. It’s not the same without some creaminess.

Kale with Tomato Risotto

For dinner I was lazy and still had a Black Bean Veggie Burger so I crumbled it over a spinach salad with some salsa. If you don’t have any veggie burgers left, just make a spinach salad with some fresh veggies and either salsa or balsamic vinaigrette.

For exercise I did my shoulder exercises as well as jumped back in on day 3 of the Five Day Workout Plan since it doesn’t involve anything that will bother my shoulder.

day 3 of five day workout plan

I also followed this yoga video for some good stretching. I like the chest stretches since my pecks are tight which is contributing to my shoulder problems.

Reached A Goal!

Another week has flown by. Where is the time going? Well, another week and another weigh-in. Last week I was 129.0 and I said I wanted to finally reach 128 or 127.  Well, I did it! This morning I was 127.2 lb. Woohoo! I’m really not sure what I did different to finally get out of the 130 plateau I had been on for almost a month but I’m happy.  I didn’t really work out this week. Oops. However, my average calories per day have been the lowest ever, so that must have been the contributing factor.

First let’s take a look at Saturday’s calories:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond milk 30
Lunch Brown rice 100
Fiber One bar 90
2nd Lunch Spinach and fruit salad 125
Dinner Veggie burger with guac 100
Chips and guac 200
Drinks Straw-ber-ritas and beer 400
Drunk Snack THE SANDWICH 400
Total 1545

At the grocery store yesterday, I picked up some similar items that Ashley had gotten because they were sounding good. Like some veggie burgers and guac! I usually buy MorningStar but I compared it with Boca, and Boca was less calories, less sodium, and more protein! I decided to give them a try. I chose the original Vegan Veggie Burger. I put some fresh guac on it. Doesn’t look pretty?

veggie burger and guac

Well, unfortunately it didn’t taste pretty. In fact, there wasn’t much flavor other than the guac. I think I like the flavor of MorningStar a lot more.  But the gauc was sooo good! I did some damage on that with tortilla chips. Yum!

It was a low calorie day until I started drinking. And of course with drinking comes the necessary SANDWICH at the end of the night. Mac n’ Cheese Grilled Cheese with Bacon. What’s not to love?


Workout Recap

Daniel wasn’t feeling well yesterday morning. He went out with his cousin Friday night. So no CrossFit saturday =( Hopefully we can try it next week!

Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap Up

My average is the closest to 1200 that it has ever been! I wish I had gotten more exercising in but I’m proud to have stayed closer to my calorie goals. I hope to keep it up this week as well but incorporate more workouts into my routine. I have a two tests and an interview, so we’ll see how well I can time manage.

I’ll be back later today with Ashley’s Before Photos!!

Double Time

I’m back again to update you with Saturday’s success…er failure.

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Cereal 120
Almond milk 30
Lunch Corn dog with ketchup 190
Veggie burger with bread, ketchup, mustard 190
Dinner Grapes 40
Mac & Cheese, BBQ, salad, cantalope 369
Dessert 1/2 Brownie Bling Concrete 375
Total 1314

Ok it wasn’t that bad but I did go over. That Brownie Bling was necessary! We were back in Topeka and I NEEDED some Sheridan’s. Look at it’s beauty.

Brownie Bling ice cream

I love fudge on ice cream and it did not disappoint!

We had dinner at Daniel’s sister Kelly’s house. Her husband, Nelson, grilled some delicious BBQ ribs.


Love me some good ol’ fashion BBQ!

Workout Report:

I ran friday and saturday! Be proud.  Friday was just 2.5 miles because I made Daniel run with me before his class and he didn’t have a lot of time. Then saturday we ran 4.5 miles! It felt great! But we did walk for some of it.

So I’ve decided in order to really see how I’ve been doing each week I’ve started Weekly Wrap-ups!

Week Wrap-Ups

I was fine for most of the week until the end. I did well keeping track of my calories more but the weekend is where I really slacked. I knew I was going over and I didn’t stop myself. My goal for this next week is to not let social gatherings cause me to exceed my calories for the day (at least by a large amount i.e. 700+ calories).

So moving is going well, we are pretty much done with all of the big stuff, just have random clothes, books, knick knacks left to sort through. I have taken the before photos of the place but it may be a little while before we’re completely settled but I’ll provide some “progress” photos soon!

Oh and tomorrow is mine and Daniel’s one year anniversary. I have already been surprised with my gift!!!!!! Now I just have to think of a clever way to give him his. I can’t wait! I’ll tell you all about it later! For now, we gotta finish sorting through boxes. We also currently don’t have internet so I’m typing this at my parent’s. It should be installed tomorrow. Have a lovely Sunday evening!