Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Changing It Up

I woke up this morning to a little snow! Much to the daughters' dismay, it was not enough to get out of going to school! Awwww. More is supposedly on the way tonight, so they may get their wish tomorrow. Frankly, I would love to sleep in a little, too. I've been awfully sluggish the past few days.

This morning, I waited until the daughters were off to school to do my workout. I wasn't in the mood for the normal treadmill or elliptical workout, so I decided to pop in some DVDs. First, I did an 8 minute Tae Bo. Remember that blast from the past???! Boy, I forgot how sweaty and huffy you can get in just 8 minutes! ( Minds out of the gutter, people!) Then, I moved on to Pilates for Dummies. Yes, that is the name and yes, I could be classified as a dummy in this area :) It is pretty tough; there are some exercises that I can't do at all because of my sensitive lower back, but I followed through with the rest. It was a nice change of pace!

After my workout, I made the yummy egg sammie on a Weight Watchers petite bagel with egg white, baby spinach, slice of center cut bacon and slice of 2% cheese. I could eat this 3 POINT breakfast every day!



I ran some errands after that and also headed to Target where I picked up Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I've been reading about it on all the blogs and since it was on sale for 13 bucks, I decided to give it a whirl. I came home and made lunch which was a ginormous salad. I used 3 big handfuls of lettuce, 2 oz. chicken, 1 hard boiled egg white, 1 light string cheese sliced up, tomatoes and carrots. I topped it with 2 tbsp. Marie's Light Blue Cheese Dressing. A colorful 5 POINT lunch...

For snack, I had a Weight Watchers Vanilla Yogurt with 1/4 c. blueberries and 3/4 c. Puffins for 2 POINTS...

I have been craving meat (along with salt!) so I made an Italian Meatloaf for dinner. The husband and daughters had tater tots along with their meatloaf, but I just stuck with Gram's green beans for a side. OK, I DID pop a couple tots in my mouth, so I'll count a POINT for those! Did you know that only 8 tater tots are 3 POINTS???? Who eats just 8 tater tots??? Unheard of! Anyway, this was a super tasty 8 POINT dinner...

After dinner, I thought I would give "the Shred" a try. Holy Crap! I can tell Jillian and I are gonna have a love/hate relationship! It's not an easy workout, but it's only 20 minutes! My legs were shaking when I was done! But, I NEED to work off those calories - I took a peek at the scale this morning. I was prepared for the worst; it wasn't as bad as I thought, but still not good (up 1.4 lbs.). Weigh -in is Thurs; I'm not looking good for my A-Team :( We'll see - maybe I can exercise for 6 hours tomorrow!!!!
I decided to have a post-Shred dessert. I heated a CranBran Vitatop in the micro and added some sliced strawberries and a dollop of fat-free Cool Whip. A great 2.5 POINT finish. Mmmmm....


OK, I'm off to give the Biggest Loser my full attention! Hope you all have a great night =)

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Enjoy Biggest Loser! And tasty eats as always!

Rebecca said...

Food looks yummy today. Hope you enjoyed it!

Angie All The Way said...

My scale keeps going UP! It HAS to be the exercise, HAS to because I wasn't doing it for soooo long and now I'm practically Jillian (lol okay not even close, but you know!)

Amanda said...

I wouldn't worry about the 1.4 lbs yet. You ate all the salt the other day and it still might be in your system (or something!!) Anyway, just keep on doing what you are doing and you should be fine.

Btw, I rented 30 day shred before from the library and it is hard!

Zeusmeatball said...

Hi, I was just looking through some blogs and came across yours, entertaining post so thanks for that and that bagel sammie looks good I might have to steal that one ;) good luck on your weight loss.

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Me

TJ said...

Your food always looks delicious!

I love doing The Shred. Jillian has killer work outs.

luckytastebuds said...

Hi! You have GREAT eats (everything looks so yummy) and you're a wonderful example to follow. Thanks so much for sharing not only those lovely pics but also your personal experiences. :)

Sarah said...

Definitely bringing back memories with the 8min taebo!