Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Morning Weigh In

Weight this morning: 203. That's down 3 pounds since Monday....nice!

I'm still not feeling 100% since my bout with a nasty stomach bug so my food is still sketchy. My calories for yesterday were low as I was hesitant to eat while at work since my insides still feel pretty unsettled. 

In the morning I had a cup of Bulletproof turmeric/ginger tea. It was yummy and soothing. I was so pleasantly surprised by how really yummy this is. And with the high fat low carb content it's totally satisfying.  I'll definitely be making this on a regular basis. 


2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1TBS unsalted grass fed butter 
1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
1 TBS grated fresh ginger
Dash of stevia

Heat the almond milk to almost boiling. Dump everything in the blender and blend until frothy. 
Pour into your favorite polka dot cup and enjoy. 
167 calories
3 gm carbs
16 gm fat
2 gm protein
2 gm fiber
1 gm net carbs

When I got home I wasn't feeling much like cooking so after taking this little guy for a walk...

....I scrounged around in the fridge and found a piece of avocado, some cheese, and a baked turkey wing. I had the part of the wing that doesn't resemble a drumstick. It was simple and satisfying. For my treat I had some peanut butter mixed with heavy cream. 

My totals for the day were:
1057 calories
20 gm carb
86gm fat
52 gm protein
9 gm fiber
11gm net carb. 

My blood sugar this morning is 97
Blood ketone level is .9


Thursday, January 21, 2016

On the mend...

So yesterday, 1/20/2016, I was still feeling quite queasy and the thought of eating caused me to feel the nausea returning full force. So, I just soldiered through eating nothing until afternoon. I sipped on I tried to drink a Keto Chow shake in the afternoon and was able to drink about 1/3 of it. In the evening I had some scrambled eggs with cheese and avocado. I didn't track on MFP because I really didn't eat much. 
This morning my blood sugar is 96 and blood ketones are .3. 
I'll be tracking my intake today. I'm hoping to feel better enough to take a yoga class on Saturday. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Well, that was a rough start....

Within just a few hours of writing my last post I came down with some awful stomach thing. I spent the last two days in bed. (when I wasn't running to the bathroom) I sipped on chicken broth and was finally able to eat a few bites of scrambled egg last night. 
So nothing new or exciting to share on the healthy lifestyle front! I really have to go to work today so hopefully I'll start to feel some strength coming back soon. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Making a Fresh Start




Here I am, dusting off my old blog and ready for a new start. 
I've deleted all of my old stats from My Fitness Pal so today can be my day one. 
My weight is up to 206. It's time to get serious again or I will gain it ALL back. 

So here's the plan....
I'm following a low carb, whole foods type plan. I am also using Plexus Products to get healthy from the inside out. 
I'll be tracking on My Fitness Pal and sharing my menus, exercise, etc. here on the blog. 
I plan to start running again and taking some yoga classes. 
My weigh in day will be Friday morning and I'll report that here as well. 
I need the accountability of a blog/journal. I need to get myself back to a consistently healthy lifestyle. 

So, new start stats:
Weight: 206
Measurements:
Waist 39
Hips 48
Bust 43
Under Bust 36
Upper Arm 12
Thigh 26
Calf 16

Sunday, February 23, 2014

San Diego Women's Half Marathon



So yesterday a jog/walked the San Diego Women's Half Marathon. I LOVED this run!! 


This was my first non-Disney half marathon and I have to say I enjoyed it so much! It was only a couple thousand runners. So there were enough people to have the air ignited with the excitement of the event but it wasn't insanely crowded like a Disney run. It was well organized and staffed with scads of volunteers who did an amazing job. 


There were Race Guards running the course and just making sure that everyone was okay. One of my friends is a race guard and we walked together and chatted for a bit until my timer beeped and I started jogging and he jogged off to encourage other runners. 


The course was flat and scenic, running along the San Diego harbor area. The course had ample water stops with some having Gatorade and Gu gels. One volunteer even had packets of salt which was a godsend at mile 10ish when my legs wanted to cramp. 


I did the run by myself. I left my house at about 4:45 after assuring Vern that there was no reason for him to come out and stand around for hours to cheer me on. I arrived about an hour before start time parked and found the porta potties :) Then I found my friend Mary Joe (Joe's wife) at the race guard tent and got a hug and some encouraging chit chat before making my way to the start corrals. I watched the sun come up while waiting to start. 

I'm always struck by the hush that falls over the crowd when out national anthem is sung, and it always makes me cry...this time was no different. 

And then we were off!! 13.1 miles of awesomeness. I ran my race. I chatted with a few ladies along the way. I met a gal from one of my Facebook groups. She was faster and the course criss crossed back on itself in several areas so we saw each other several times during the race, high five'ing each other each time. 

I ran my intervals. I thought about my mom and dad. I thought about a lot of things. I stopped to take a couple of photos. I enjoyed the scenery and the warmth of the sun on my face. I even enjoyed the ache in my legs as my muscles worked. At mile 10 it became tough. My legs started to cramp and I realized I forgot to stick a mustard packet in my pocket....that won't happen again! A sweet lady at a water stop asked me if I wanted a salt packet and I almost hugged her!

Those last 3 miles, Jeff Galloway was in my head saying "Just get through it one walk break at a time" and that's what I did. 


My finish time was a personal best for me. 3:11:05....finally under 3:30 and heading toward under 3 hours!! I am sore this morning but my heart is full and proud. 


Next race is St Patricks Day weekend....1/2 marathon. 


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Impromptu Saturday

Whew! Saturday was a busy day! I went for a seven mile "run" in the morning. I say "run" because I was playing around with different walk/run intervals and how they affect my pace. I really don't care so much about being faster. I just want to be able to keep under the pace requirements for races and still have fun and be healthy. So anyway....seven miles in the morning. 


We planned on working yesterday but after an hour at the shop we decided to postpone work until today and head up to Disneyland. I wasn't really prepared food wise for an impromptu outing so I had to wing it. I was mindful in my choices and I tracked everything. I used 11weekly points but I earned 14 activity points. I'm pleased with how I did. 


So today I need to fit in a few hours of work, a few loads of laundry, a bit of grocery shopping and some food prep....lol. No sweat!


I have two buttons in my bowl :)