Saturday, July 11, 2009

:: July 11, 2009 ::

Activities: Back on the training program!
10 miles, 1:55:00,

Breakfast of Champions, 9am: Strawberries, Plum, carrots, emmenthaler cheese, eggs, salad, leftover strudel

Light dinner @ home
Fresh sardines from the farmer's market, grilled
Insalata Caprese

Friday, July 10, 2009

:: July 10, 2009 ::

Activities: Rest

Fast from 7pm-7pm

Feast @ 7pm
Starter: fruit/vege smoothie shots
Appetizer: Bowl of home made carrot soup
Main: Rainbow Chard Strudel
Side: Cabbage "spaghetti"
Dessert: Fresh fruit with vanilla yogurt


Thursday, July 9, 2009

:: July 9, 2009 ::

Activities: 20 min elliptical, 2.0 mile treadmill run, 40 mins

1/2 banana

Main meal @ home
Ground buffalo with onions, fried eggs, raw and cooked lettuce, bak choy, cheese

:: July 8, 2009 ::

Activities: None.

1 banana, 1 plum

12pm: Pizza from a work thing :(

7pm: Black-pepper grass fed beef on a big bed of salad greens, fruit and yogurt


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

:: the ultimate victory prize ::

Remember how I had the victory dress? And then I had the victory jeans? And then the victory wardrobe overhaul?

I've decided what I want my ultimate victory prize to be - a photoshoot, a no-kidding-around-type, serious pay-good-money photoshoot. I'll have to first get my body to a state where I just love it. And then I'm going to frame up my favorite picture in my bedroom to remind myself, every single day, of what I've achieved.

Somewhere in my fridge I should put up a picture of old me though. LOL. A conscious reminder of who I don't ever want to be again.

:: July 7, 2009 ::

Activities @ 6am: 2 mile run, 1 mile walk
Ankle felt weird after 2 miles so decided to take it easy. :(

7am: Vege fruit smoothie by Mikee

Snacks: 1 angelcot, 1 banana, carrots

Last lunch by sodexho
Broccoli, Filet Mignon, Cut fruit


Monday, July 6, 2009

:: July 6, 2009 ::

Seems like ages since I last did this...

Activities: Rest day

7am: Vege fruit smoothie, 1 angelcot, 2 fried eggs sunny side up

12pm: 1 apricot, 1 angelcot

7pm: Ruey's farewell dinner at Satsuma's
soup, salad, saba, softshell crab, sukiyaki (no rice)


:: hello world, again! ::

Hello, world.

So we sold our home, closed escrow a little over 5 weeks after listing. Given the economy, I think we did pretty well. Yay!

Since then, we’ve been living off the good graces of our family and now crashing at my SIL’s while they are on a cruise in Alaska. Meanwhile, we’re shopping for a new home.

My nutrition took a crash landing during the last two weeks of house madness. I was constantly stressed and tired and definitely ate more than I should. Because I didn't have access to my own kitchen/produce, I couldn't control the quality and type of food I consumed. I didn’t think twice when apple cider or chocolate was offered to me – It was like I was a zombie. A toxic zombie. Our scale has been packed away for two weeks now so I really have no idea how the weight is doing but I don’t need my scale to tell me my body's not liking what I'm doing. Even with the house sale stress over, I started getting these nasty headaches every day in the late afternoon. A couple of times they were so bad I actually had to resign to taking tylenol (which I almost never do). After 5 days of continuous headaches, I (finally) got the message. It was at that same time that we got access to well stocked-up kitchen. So I instantiated Operation Clean Up. We started up on fresh organic vege/fruit smoothies every morning and cooked our own dinners. We fasted as much as we could during the day to get back to our primal instincts. This week is going to be pretty awesome – the fridge is stocked with goodies and I’m whipping out some health on a plate.

No kidding though – my headaches started to alleviate and yesterday, ZERO headache! I feel great. Now time to get back on track. I sprained my ankle on Friday so my marathon training came to a screeching halt over the weekend. But I'm over that disappointment and will pick things right back up again as soon as the swell is down to zero. I ended up doing a great kettlebell workout which was definitely less impact on the ankles. :)