Day 26 of 28

Well unfortunately I’m still experiencing problems in my belly although the pain of things moving along inside me has slightly diminished from the pain I was experiencing yesterday.  So I did some checking on IBS to see what could cause it and what to do about it.  Well several places talked about eating more protein and fat rich diets, wow imagine that!  So today I’m back to watching what I eat in hopes that the pain will subside very soon or at least by the end of the day.  Not going to be an enjoyable day at work with this problem.

Woke up after about 7 hours of sleep and it was not restful.  So I’m going to give serious thought of taking my income tax refund and getting a new mattress, maybe box springs at mattress, going from a full to a queen.  I have my king in my storage unit and right now if I put that in the room I’m staying there won’t be room for much else.  So time to start shopping especially since the USA magazine in the paper said that May is a good month to buy mattresses.  I used to consider the sleep by number beds but let’s face facts….I’m not rich and even buying the cheaper mattress only leads to more spending.  You have to buy the foam cushion so you don’t feel the frame as much because I’m large and my number is low so that puts me closer to the frame.  So nope….sleep by number is out of my price range.

So soon I will be mattress hopping in a nice way.  Get your minds out of the gutter, I’m looking to buy a bed not inviting male guests over…sheesh, give me a break.  So will be looking around and last time I bought a mattress and box springs it lasted me for well over 10 years so it will be a good investment.  Besides then maybe I can get a decent night’s sleep without waking up with a backache like I have been for the last few years.

Oh a worse note, all of the dust in my storage unit really stirred up things and are currently playing havoc on my allergies, I should have worn a dust mask.  I know should have, would have, could have doesn’t get it done.

Menu:

Breakfast – 2 strips of bacon, coffee

Lunch – Turkey/Cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread

Dinner – 5 oz ham steak w/2 pineapple slices, brown rice, broccoli

Well what can I say except that I think that I’ve fallen extremely low on protein for the day and probably a little bit over when it came to carbs, but on the plus side I’m not suffering from IBS and things have finally settled down.

 

Oh my god my arms are killing me.  I did wall push-ups Tabata style which in case you forgot it means that 20 seconds fast as possible/10 seconds rest then you repeat the cycle for 4 minutes straight.  No I can’t do regular push-ups so I stick with wall push-ups and in true form.  I push off of the wall surface and my feet are  at least 28 inches away from the wall, that is more than the length of my arms.

Hey what can I say, short arms and short lets as well as short body…hey everything is short with me only being 5’3″.

So my shoulders really feel the workout as do my upper arms.  So maybe there is something to this because it sure took me a little bit to catch my breath.  I’m going to keep on trying and see if that doesn’t help me develop some more muscle without knocking myself out.

I even brought in a packet of ‘Paper Shower’ which is supposed to be a wonderful product.  Hey I’m at work and as I get to doing more of the exercising at work I don’t always have time for a full shower so I use the paper shower.  Last Thursday I did it using alcohol/water mixture on a hand towel and then drying off with another hand towel.  With the paper shower, one side is moist and cleans you and the other part of the packet contains a small clean wipe cloth which can also be used to wipe away any profuse sweating before using the wet side.

Sure there are baby wipes but I really don’t enjoy smelling like a baby or like I just took a shower in baby soap so this Paper Shower is pretty cool because it doesn’t smell like baby products.  Yeah for that.  Didn’t really need the paper shower because I didn’t work up too much of a sweat which is good but I will start carrying it around with me and plan to take it on my conventions because standing in long hot lines just isn’t my thing.

So I ate relatively well but best of all my system has settled down and I’m feeling much better.

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Day 25 of 28

What a disaster, I had taken a laxative the day before because I kept on feeling as if things were stuck if you know what I mean.  Well unfortunately for me things didn’t quite end on day 24 and I’ve had extreme bloating and pain in my intestine as the food I ate moved along.  I was miserable pretty much the entire day.

So let me quickly go over what I ate and we’ll see how bad off I was.

Breakfast – bacon, coffee

Lunch – bacon/guacamole cheese burger on whole wheat bread, 2 beers, 10 potato chips

Dinner – 3 crispy chicken strips, brown rice, peas and carrots

Well I ate dinner very late, as a matter of fact is was after 2100 hours (9 pm) when I ate and that is because I kind of lost track of time.

I went to the store to go buy some groceries, things I forgot to get during Wednesday’s grocery shopping and ended up looking at getting something to slim down my waistline, you know one of those wrap things that you wrap around you and only do ab exercises for 2 minutes and it keeps on working for several hours.  Well then I saw that they sold the lotion that is supposed to really do the action and I thought why not because I can wrap my tummy but then I decided that maybe I should do some more research before falling for another product.

So off I went to my storage unit, I was looking to find this brush that I had bought long ago that helps pick up pet hair especially around the baseboard of carpets.  No my dogs didn’t come back to life and I haven’t gotten another dog, although I would love one but my current living arrangements prohibit it, but I was looking for it for me.  I have long hair and it tends to fall onto the carpet and it is really a pain in the backside trying to pull the hair out of the rollers on the vacuum cleaner so I thought why not just go and get the special brush out of my storage unit.

One big problem….I couldn’t remember where I stored it.  So off I went to my storage unit to start digging through my storage unit which is a large unit, holding my two bedroom suites, my washer/dryer and some of my living room furniture as well as lawn equipment that I just hate the idea of getting rid of it and also I’m storing some of my younger brother’s electronic equipment.  Hey it is a fair exchange, he is storing a sofa that he has given me and considering I gave away my last sofa before moving to Colorado Springs, I guess I might need a place to sit.  But for now living in extremely cramped quarters and since I worked too damn hard to pay off and buy those items, I’m keeping them.

Yeah I know you might say with the cost of storing the stuff and what I could make I could buy the items at a later time.  But the truth of the matter is I know myself, I may put that money in the bank but eventually I would spend it and besides that I took a look at the washer and dryer and to replace what cost me almost $1000 when I originally bought it, well it now costs $1400 and odds are it isn’t going to get any cheaper.  Now trying to buy bedroom suite furniture that originally cost me $800 would cost me more than $3000 to currently replace it because it is solid oak furniture and a pain in the backside to lift.

Oh yeah now I remember why I went to my storage unit.  Well about 3 hours later I couldn’t find it and then suddenly I remembered that I had stored my wedding ring in a box and then spent another hour or so trying to find which box it was stored in.  Found the box only several other boxes had fallen and broken up and so I had to find other things such as crates in which to store the contents of the broken boxes in and that was a task.  I found my wedding ring and was shocked at the small size of the diamond.  Wow did I ever let my husband off easy by getting such a small diamond.  Even my mother had a larger diamond.  Then I did something really shocking…I tried on the ring and could not get it past my knuckle.  Wow talk about shock to the system.  I had the ring sized just right for my hand and was wearing it for a while for  decorative jewelry for a while after my divorce but now my fingers are so fat I can only put the ring on my pinkie finger.  Now that really shows that I’m fat because my fingers have even gained weight.  Then I remembered that the ring that my father gave me when I turned 16 (birthstone ring) is too big for my pinkie but too small for my ring finger.  I’ve got some weight to lose before I can wear any rings in the future.  No I’m not planning on wearing my wedding ring but I might keep the small diamond and the diamond chip.  Boy did I let my ex off easy when we bought the ring.

Ouch…I can feel things moving along in my system and it is still a bit painful.  I was reading that eating a diet high in protein and fats is much better than eating one with more carbs so good thing I’m focusing on consuming more protein.  I’m trying to remain relax but the pain is quite intense although not as bad as it was yesterday.  So maybe it is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is what I’m experiencing now.  I can see it in my mind…my intestines are shaking their fist in frustration at me because of what I put down it in the last few days.  So if this isn’t encouragement for me to get back to eating healthier then I would be stupid not to do that.  I may be dumb…Okay so I’m pretty dumb at times but I know or better put I knew better and I guess I just wanted to get it out of my system.  Since the beginning of the year I’ve been doing the Primal thing and not really enjoying myself then I started this Overnight diet and really have struggled with it.

Yeah you heard me, I’ve struggled with this diet, as a matter of fact I seem to struggle on most diets.  The author suggests eating more dairy but in non-fat form or low fat form yet when eating primal they say eat the fat the body can handle it better than the product without the fat because of all of the chemical adjustments made.  So I still splurge and have heavy whipping cream in my coffee, it just gives it a richer flavor and believe it or not it does not bother my digestion although I’m lactose intolerant.

Well that was I believe my third day of destruction to my digestive tract and now it is time to get back on that horse and ride it to weight loss.

Day 23 and 24 of 28

Well when I stumble, I stumble really big.  So I had finished my day of smoothies on day 22 and guess what, I only lost 6/10 of a pound but a part of that might also be because I had a very small amount of wine at the end of the night.  I know I had mentioned how sore my knee was and it was getting worse as the hours ticked along.  So I took some ibuprofen and managed to get some sleep and on the morning of the 23 things were much better.

So I started out the morning of the day 23 with 1 egg scrambled in a corn tortilla.  But that was the last time that I ate healthy.  I was craving some pan pizza and had some for lunch and it upset my stomach a little bit but figured that I would eat better at work by maybe getting a salad and something light in protein but the guys brought in some pizza and didn’t get a chance to go out and get something healthier.

Menu on day 23:

Breakfast: 1 egg scrambled in corn tortilla

Lunch: pizza

Dinner: pizza

Bad snack: beer

Yep I broke down and had a couple of beers to help me burp up the massive indigestion that I was suffering.  I knew better and then I remembered by the time my indigestion was exploding in my stomach that it was the tomato sauce that they use on the pizza that does me in.  There is only one place with tomato sauce that doesn’t affect me quite as much and that is a major chain.  But I really need to cook my own pizza and use a white sauce and that is the only way that I can have pizza without suffering the massive indigestion that nothing seems to help.  My partner was great and gave me one of her prescription heartburn pill which along with a Sprite I managed to get my upset stomach under control which was also after the beer that I was hoping would make me burp.  Everything finally worked and I managed to get to sleep.

 

So here I was on Day 24 and feeling not so good from yesterday’s bad eating.  I made some bacon and had bacon for breakfast along with coffee and then made some crescent rolls but put white chocolate and milk chocolate chips in them.  I had 2 crescent rolls and was feeling okay and was hungry for lunch which was a very late lunch.  I then made a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and topped with guacamole and had 2 crescent rolls.

Yeah I know I did it again and had too many carbs.  Well that wasn’t all that was wrong with me, things weren’t flowing smoothly so I had to take something to get things inside moving along..you know, taking a laxative.  So here I sit hours later still feeling some of the effects from the laxative .

The only good thing that I did right on Day 23 was exercise and boy that just about killed me.  I did Tabata exercising on an exercise bicycle.

I’m sure many of you know about this because it isn’t new but if you’ve been like me it seems as if I’ve been oblivious to things like this form of exercising.  So just in case you are not familiar with it, it is intense exercising for only 4 minutes and the results stay with you all day.  Yeah that is what I thought but I can still feel it from yesterday.

I did Tabata on the exercising bicycle which mean 20 seconds intense pedaling then slow pedaling for 10 seconds and went right back into intense pedaling for 20 more seconds and slow for 10 seconds and did this cycle for 5 minutes, yeah I was so wrapped up in what I was doing that I lost track of how long I was doing it.  I will tell you this much, I was having problems catching my breath after it was over and really felt my little ol’ heart beating up a storm and although it was rough I felt good when I finally calmed down and my legs almost felt like rubber when I finished exercising.

The best thing is that my legs still feel a little tight from the intense exercising.  I don’t know if I be able to exercise tonight before going to bed because of my frequent bathroom visits and only time will tell.

So I’m still hoping for the ability to at least lose 4 more pounds before the 16th of this month but I would love to lose more.  So still keeping my goal in mind and hoping that tomorrow will be a much better day and I will be more focused on my eating habits and my exercise habits.

So at least I realized I stumbled big but I’m not going to let it discourage me because I know I can lose the weight because I’ve done it before and can do it again.

Day 21 of 28

Holy Cow….I’m almost done with the big experiment.  I had set an impossible goal of losing 15 pounds, wanting to be 190 in 28 days but I don’t think it is going to happen, not because the diet failed but because I didn’t do the diet justice.  As you know I’ve been said time and time again that I need to increase my fruit and vegetable intake and once I do that along with just simply exercising for 20-25 minutes 4 times a week it could have happened.  However, right now I’m happy that despite my lack of exercise and eating better I’m still below 200 pounds.  This morning despite stepping on the scale and seeing 198.3 pounds, I didn’t let it bug me but I’m letting it inspire me.  I figure being inspired and giving myself a Gibbs slap to the back of the head won’t hurt either but maybe get me back on track.

I’ve been distracted the last few days with a project outside of work and that has me rather occupied and I’ve slipped on exercising and barely remember to eat much less eat correctly.  This outside project is something that I’ve been working on for quite some time and had put it aside for the last month or two and suddenly the muse hit me and off I go again working on the project.

However seeing that I’m nearing the end of the experiment I can see that maybe I can do a lot better on these last 7 days of the diet.  Now today things aren’t moving along like I think they should be and I’m feeling kind of bloated so I opted for a smoothie this morning with spinach.  I like the spinach because it keeps things running smoothly and to be honest I’m doing it in anticipation of tonight.  A young woman who I recommended and endorsed to join the police academy is stepping down from the rank of Chief of our Explorer Group because she was accepted into the academy and will be starting in the academy next week is having a goodbye celebration as they name their new Explorer Chief of the post and so they are having a big blow out.  So I’m eating light and planning on exercising in anticipation to what I may consume at this event.

There are some who don’t think very highly of the Explorer group because it is a part of the Boy Scouts but it is great and I’ve seen it change some of the young kids in our group.  With a few exceptions I could see the explorers in our group go on to be good citizens in the community and even many of them becoming police officers.  It is a hard and too often thankless job that is a calling to some.  So as I type this I know that I’ve seen the young lady I recommended for the past 5 years and I’ve seen her change some but never as much as I have in the last year and the maturing is now setting in which made me proud to know she chose to change and become a responsible adult.

Okay I’ll get back to the diet.  So sorry to go so far off but I’ve never had any of them come to me before saying that they would like to use me as a reference and ask for my endorsement and support into the academy and so it touched me especially since she made it into the academy.

Okay so in anticipation to a possible bad night of eating, I’m planning on doing some walking at work on the treadmill or even out in the parking lot if it isn’t raining and this morning I’m having a Blueberry Smoothie that has spinach in it to get things moving along.  So I’m off to a good start but I will strive to do even better for these last few days so today I have to prepare for what may come tonight.

Just made it back a day later so let me finish wrapping up what happened on the day.

 

Menu:

Breakfast – blueberry/spinach smoothie

Lunch – crispy chicken tenders, Asian vegetables w/chicken pieces

Dinner – maybe 2 oz of brisket, potato salad, beans, rice, 3 pieces of cake

 

Well the day was going good until the captain decided to stick around for the festivities I mentioned above and by the time she left so I could go back there for some food, I barely got anything to eat thus why I had 3 pieces of cake.  She didn’t leave until about 2100 hours when most of the restaurants in the area are shut down and cake was almost the only thing left that was in abundance.  Yes I know that I shouldn’t have eaten those three pieces of cake but I was actually starving and if I had been able to go to the party at the back of the building when they were serving food then I might have eaten a little bit better but I guess beggers can’t be choosy.  I was just thankful that they had pity on me and realized that the captain didn’t really need two of us to man the phones so the main cook brought me the plate and I was so very thankful.  I would have loved to have more than two small pieces of meat but some people started taking home the food and he grabbed that for me.  I was lucky to eat but know that I’ll pay for it in the morning.

Days 19 and 20 of 28

Yeah I know I’ve been forgetting to post and have been so wrapped up in doing a project outside of work that it has taken a lot of my time.  Unfortunately I haven’t been playing very close attention to what I’ve been eating or more correctly what I haven’t been eating.  I still am struggling to eat more fruit and even more veggies and believe it or not these past couple of days I’ve been having eating enough protein.  I tend to get wrapped up on projects and tend to forget things including when to eat and then it hit me, I’m not losing anything but the few tenths of a pound that I might have gained the day before.

The best thing that I can say is that I’m still below 200 pounds but not by much but that is because I’ve been falling behind on eating correctly and have forgotten about doing the Rev Up Exercises which is really bad.  It is only 20 minutes but now that I’m getting 7 hours of sleep instead of 5 hours of sleep and that little bit of loss of time combined with my getting so caught up in the project makes it difficult for me to find time to exercise.  You see I’m terrible with time management but that doesn’t mean that I can’t improve.  So today I’m 199.3 which yes I know is quite heavy and I’ve been bouncing between 199.3 and 198.9 which isn’t great but it isn’t bad.

Let me to a quick run down of what I’ve eaten while I think I can still remember it.

Day 19

Breakfast – 2 eggs scrambled, coffee

Lunch – chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, cutie

Dinner – sirloin tip w/wine mushrooms, green beans

Snack – protein shake with milk

Snack – 2 celery stalks w/peanut butter

Day 20

Breakfast – 2 egg omelet w/cheese, diet soda

Lunch – chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, diet soda

Dinner – filet mignon, broccoli, hash browns

Snack – strawberries protein smoothie

Snack – 2 celery stalks w/peanut butter

Well as you can see I was staying pretty close to what I was supposed to eat but on day 19 I only had 10 oz of protein but on day 20 I was at 12 oz of protein thanks to the filet mignon.  No I didn’t strike it rich, my local grocery store has very small filet mignon and it lets me have a good meal at a cheap price.

Because I haven’t been exercising things don’t go as smoothly through me because I’m not doing any form of exercising.  A part of my excuse is the weather, thankfully we’ve been having some rain which we desperately need because we are in a drought situation.  So my walking I had done has been nipped but maybe I can get on the tread mill at work and walk for a bit though I hate walking on that thing.  I like being outside but I see that I’ve got to get things moving in more than one way if you know what I mean.

The good thing is that I’ve decided to use my head to record all events when I come into work so if the mean lady I relieve gets upset I will have it recorded.  I hope I don’t have to use it but at least it will be in my armory should I need it but lately the lady has been nice.  Because I’m so caught up mentally in my project that I don’t even have time to focus on what the lady may do or say to me and I’ve decided to do my best to let her comments roll off me.  I have too much to occupy me to worry about her so I will just let her rudeness pass me by.

Well I’ve got to wrap up for now because I’ve got to start on day 21.  Now I had set a goal of 190 and of course I know that it would be unrealistic to lose 15 pounds in 28 days and it probably isn’t going to happen because I’ve been very lax about this diet.  But the other day I was talking to another friend of mine who is exercising 5 or 6 days a week and has been doing that for the last 2 almost 3 months and has been on a very strict diet, not allowing her any alcohol, no condiments and no form of dairy products and in 2 1/2 months she has lost 14 pounds.  I think that is great.  However, I know that she weighs more than I do and she has been killing herself at her exercise class and restricting what she can eat so much that she said she would kill for a drink or something really sweet.  Then I look at this diet where I’m encouraged to have dairy even though it is non-fat products and I’ve even had a glass or two of wine and yes that is allowed in the diet but not to excess or too frequently and seeing that I had lost as of week 2 I had only lost 6 pounds in only 14 days with only doing exercising 4 times a week for about 25 minutes or taking a long hike, I think I’m much happier doing this.

Day 18 of 28

Well I’m back to where I was on Thursday morning so what I ate was worked off even without the extra exercising but that still doesn’t mean that I’m off the hook.

Well I woke up late simply because I managed to sleep 8 hours which is great.  So I grabbed a protein drink and then got ready to go for a walk.  3.53 miles later I felt good enough to do some yard work.  Okay the reality is that I was very upset because I found out that my supervisor’s boss is gunning for me and wants to put paper to me and get me out of the station.  The odd thing is that I’ve done everything to be nice and polite to her but then I found out that the woman who I relieve does not ever have anything positive in her life.  She complains about work, she complains about the customers, she complains about her life, she complains about her son and basically she is a very unhappy person and has been telling the big boss that my partner and I was making her life miserable.  Odd because we come in to work with smiles on our faces and actually like our job where all the other lady does is keep on threatening not to come back to work.  She needs to get a different job but until she does, she is determined to make everyone else’s life as miserable as she feels.  Yet other co-workers that she works with and others she come across all agree that she needs to someone to satisfy her really good and then maybe she will smile and won’t be angry with others who like their job.

So that was why I was walking so much, I needed to find a stress reliever and I guess that was why when I finished my walk I decided that I needed to do some much needed yard work.  Okay well the yard work was also needed because we’re expecting rain and our yard tends to flood because one of the neighbors put a cement barrier about 6 inches above ground which ruined the flow of water.  So we had to dig a ditch so the water could flow out of our yard.

I went to work with a hatchet trying to cut some of the grass back enough so that I could see the edge of the sidewalk and then the ants attacked but thank you poisons the ant issue was a thing of the past.  So then I could use the edger on the trench setting and I think that I’m ready for the rain because now there are deep enough trenches to help drain the rain water and decrease the flooding in my backyard.

Rev Up Exercises just didn’t get done today because I worked 3 hours on the lawn and I have probably more sore muscles and aches that I would if I had done the exercises but that’s okay because it was needed and left me feeling a little bit more satisfied especially now that it’s raining.

I still can’t believe how someone in a command position can be so bias and in our line of work we are supposed to get both sides of the story but she doesn’t want to listen to us so I’ll just keep on doing what I’m supposed to do and hope that Karma comes and smacks both ladies in the face.  So I’m doing my best not to be stressed especially since the woman telling the supervisor things about us is known to lie, guess that is why she hasn’t told the supervisor that she knows the supervisor’s husband in the biblical sense…come one Karma!!

So thanks for letting me vent and I’m doing my best not to let that factor upset me because I want to just focus on eating correctly and losing weight.  Now let’s see what I’ve eaten today.

 

Breakfast – protein drink – 3 oz protein, coffee with cream

Lunch – tuna sandwich on whole wheat bread, cuties (an orange) – 1 oz of protein

Dinner – burger from local chain, added another slice of cheese and meat pattie, bun, lettuce, tomato, 12 fries

Snack – 1/2 cup coffee

I’m not really sure how much I had on protein on the last meal but I’m going to estimate about 6 oz of protein and the bun and fries may have put me over but to be honest, at the time I didn’t really care.  I was busy doing things for 4 hours and have no idea how much energy I exerted but let’s put it this way, I was exhausted once I finished and decided I was not in the mood to cook and I wanted meat.  I’m sure I’m going to pay for it but that is life and sometimes you just have to give in and let things happen.

I have aches in my knees, feet and all I can say is that it was one heck of a workout and gave me satisfaction.

So what is the moral of the story, watch out at work and just realize that some people will never be happy but I can’t let that bring me down, which it usually doesn’t but today was sort of the exception.  Then the next moral is don’t wait until the last minute to make preparations for mother nature events.  At least my trenches should be wide enough and deep enough to help the water flow.  Wish I had enough energy to stay up and watch but after all of that work I’m going to sleep and should sleep well, and with the rain I think the mating/fighting cats who wander over to my yard and cry out under my window will probably be under cover tonight.  Wow, a good night of sleep.  Look out pillow, here I come!

Day 16 of 28

Well I made it through the day of shakes, excuse me….the day of smoothies and things went pretty well and I stepped on the scale this morning and found that I had lost 3 pounds from day 15.  So what does that mean, well it means that last week on day 8 I really didn’t follow the type of smoothies very well and by focusing yesterday on exactly what type of smoothie I was making, it obviously made a difference.

So that was a great way to start the day but things went downhill from there.  Oh I managed to get almost 8 hours of sleep which was great for me only it set me back further on my time factor.  So by waking up so late that meant that I wasn’t able to really have a breakfast so I had to do the next best thing, substitute things.  After my breakfast I seasoned two of my ceramic pans and used one a little later to cook my dinner.  Then I treated another pan, the ceramic flip jack pan and one side came out good and the other side of the pan was kind of messed up.  So going to re-season the flip jack pan tomorrow.

It was taking a bit longer than I had expected to season the pan which of course set me back further on time.  I then took a quick shower and started fixing my dinner.  I had defrosted a few chicken breasts and cut them up so I could use them in a Asian vegetables, oh yeah and they were cooked in the ceramic pan I had just seasoned earlier.  Well things didn’t stick initially and I mean initially because once I tossed the frozen vegetables in the pan it was hard to get things stirred around so after a few stirrings I added a little bit of water and voila!  Things really cooked fast so I then served up some of the chicken/veggie dinner into a dish and I started getting ready for work.

Luckily I managed to grab something quick to eat for lunch and once again found that I was violating things by rushing through my meals.  One of these days I will manage to get up early enough for me to really be more like regular people when it comes to my eating schedule.

This morning I tried all natural peanut butter and knew that it would slightly separate with some oil on the top but boy was I surprised at how much oil was there and I really had to work at mixing and not spilling it all over.  I will admit that it will take just a little bit of getting used to because I’m so used to eating regular peanut butter… you know the type with hydrogenated oils which allows it to stay smoother without separation but full of things rather unhealthy.  So I’m just going to have to get used to thinks like peanut butter.

So thankful that I stuck with the diet only I still need to focus on following it better.  I know that I ate more vegetables today which is good but I didn’t do the Rev Up Exercise and ended up doing some walking.  I’m hoping to do some exercising and possibly walking tomorrow but only time will tell and how well I can get up off my backside.  Okay so let’s see what I had today to eat.

 

Breakfast – 1 slice of whole wheat bread with 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter, coffee w/cream

Lunch – tuna fish sandwich with cheese

Dinner – Asian vegetables w/chicken and 8 whole wheat penne pasta noodles and pineapple chunks.

 

I was doing my best to avoid adding soy sauce to the Asian veggie chicken mix so I added some grated parmesan cheese to the mixture and it was a nice change and made things rather tasty.  Guess I got lucky because it was good.

I took a walk in the parking lot at work about an hour later and hopefully worked a little bit of dinner off but I need to do better tomorrow.

That is this day wrapped up.   Oh yeah and because I stuck with things, I lost 3 pounds from smoothie day so guess what…. That means that I have lost 9 pounds so far.  Now the object will be to eat well and exercise so I can avoid skipping meals and substituting protein drinks.