Archive | July, 2012

Exercise and Pizza = Smiley Face

9 Jul

After church today, I felt like exercising a lot.  So I spent 45 minutes on the elliptical machine.  In the process, I burned loads of calories, which made it possible for me to eat pizza with friends tonight without tons of guilt.  Exercise plus Pizza = Smiley Face.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Serving of Grilled Chicken

1 Serving of Green Beans

1 Serving of Black Eyed Peas

1 Serving of Fat Free Yogurt

Pizza with Friends (several small slices)

24 oz of soda

70 oz of water

My Exercise Today:

90 Minutes of Walking

45 Minutes on the Elliptical Machine

 

Big Burger

6 Jul

A few months ago, I asked everyone on my blog where I could find the best burger in the New Orleans area.  I heard lots of good suggestions including Phil’s Grill, Port of Call, and Camellia Grill.  Today, I tried one that needs to be added to the list.  Today, in a moment of weakness while on a business lunch at Cheeseburger Eddie’s, I downed a half lb. bacon burger and an order of fries.  (I did leave off the cheese, I didn’t go totally crazy).  Anyway, I’ve been using the Lose It Ap on my i-Phone (I highly recommend it) and with my current weight loss goal, I have a daily caloric budget of 1,521 calories including food intake and exercise.  After all was said and done, it took me an hour of swimming and 30 minutes of walking to get back down to my daily budget.  But, boy what a ride!

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Protein Meal Bar

1 Bacon Burger with lettuce, tomato, and pickle

1 Regular order of Fries

1 Serving of Nonfat Kiwi Strawberry Yogurt

1 Serving of Yellow Corn

1 Serving of Red Dark Kidney Beans

16 oz. of Coca-Cola

80 oz of water

Here’s My Exercise Today:

65 Minutes of Walking

60 Minutes of Swimming (60 laps in the condo pool)

A

3 Jul

Oh, what a difference a letter makes, especially the letter “A.”

Today, as I was reading a book on my phone, I read through a section quickly.  It was a ministry book by an author I hadn’t read before.  The passage actually read as follows:

“Someone trying to sell a pot without integrity might try to paint over the cracks, one that has integrity.”

However, this is what entered my mind:

“Someone trying to sell pot without integrity might try to paint over the cracks, one that has integrity.”

Oh, what a difference one letter makes, especially the letter “A.”

The same is true when making decisions about health, weight, and life.  Little things can carry a lot of meaning, or weight as it may be.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Grilled Chicken Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle.

1/2 Serving of Steak Fries

2 Slices of Turkey Pepperoni Pizza with Fat Free Cheese, Whole Wheat Crust, and Red and Green Peppers.

1 Serving of Fat Free Chocolate Pudding

My Exercise Today:

75 Minutes of Walking

10 Minutes of Freestyle Swimming

10 Minutes of Treading Water

20 Minutes of Hard Scrubbing House Cleaning