Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hat Trick

   Hats off to the USA Hockey Team who beat the Canadians 5-3 on Sunday night.  What a show...the team accomplished what they never thought they could.  I am proud to say that I had a hat trick this week.  Three days in a row I met my goal but it felt like an Olympic sport, the time and energy that was consumed was extreme.  I diligently recorded every single thing I ate; the calories, fat, carbs, fiber and protein.  I worked out all three days and wrote down every move.  I was still far from perfect but I'm proud to have taken this step after the weekend of debauchery.

Here's how it looked-the number to the right is the calories-and is an approximation given research I've done from packaging and online.  I felt like it was a good idea to look at these numbers rather than Weight Watchers Points this week.  I wanted a new perspective on things and how many calories I am really ingesting.

MONDAY:


Breakfast:
Soy Latte 1/2 grande  162

Snack:
Protein Pack from Starbucks (hard boiled eggs, apple slices, grapes, 1 oz. cheese, small whole wheat bagel)   290
Chinese Tea

Lunch:
Fresh Brothers Spinach and Mushroom pizza (2 small slices)  270
1/2 cup greek salad  105

Snack:
edamame 1/2 cup  120

Dinner:
Weight Watchers Portobello Mushroom Burger with basil mayo  288
Trader Joe's Organic Reduced Guilt White Corn Tortilla Chips   120
Red wine  100

TOTAL CALORIES:  1452

Workout:

Bike 30 minutes-5.5 miles
Jumping  3X12
Bicep curls  3x12 10 lbs.
Leg Extensions 20 lbs. 3x12
Leg Adduction 70 lbs. 3x15
Leg Abduction 50 lbs. 3x20
Run 10 minutes -.68 miles


TUESDAY

Breakfast:
Chinese Tea  
2 eggs   150
Coffee with soy milk   14

Snack:
Bite of birthday cake   100

Lunch:
Ate at the Spot, a vegetarian restaurant in Hermosa Beach, California.
Vegetable soup with black eyed peas   80
Dear George - a dish with tofu and mixed vegetables in a "savory" sauce 128
Water

Snack:
Edamame 1/2 cup  shelled  120
Yogurt covered pretzels  150

Dinner:
Weight Watchers Tortilla Pinwheels without the meat.  Includes olives, light cream cheese, cherry tomatoes, spinach   247
Trader Joe's Organic Reduced Guilt White Corn Tortilla Chips   140
Wine  100

TOTAL CALORIES: 1269

Physical Activity:

Biked 2.5 miles  58 calories
Side step ups  3x12  92
Tripod dips 3x12  46
Bicep curls  3x12   41
Booty lift/crunch  3x12
plank/jacknife  3x12
leg lifts with ball 3x12

WEDNESDAY:

Breakfast:
Water and Apple Cider Vinegar  0

Snack:
Balance Bar  210
1/2 coffee with soy milk  15

Lunch:
Half Miso Salad from California Pizza Kitchen  580
Bites of my kids mac and cheese  150
Bite of my kids cheeseburger pizza  80
Water

Snack:
Cheese stick  60

Dinner:
Edamame  90
Dynamite:  187
Miso Soup  84
Hand Roll  117
Sushi Roll -various fish and some tempura  508
Beer 145
2 glasses red wine  170

TOTAL CALORIES:  2396

Workout: 
With Trainer
Dead Bug leg lifts
Planks
Full situps 2x20
Ball Stretch
Ball Situps
Side Bridge
Bridges
Leg Lifts on side
(2 sets of each)

   This has been a great test to see the differences between cooking and planning at home and eating in and going out.  What I thought was seemingly innocent (a night out for sushi) actually sabotaged my day.  Knowledge is power and I will move through the week with a bit more understanding of my diet and the consequences of stepping away from the rules of the game.