Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday August 22, 2010...

I met with a trainer on Saturday morning. It was a good meeting. He was very helpful in giving me suggestions to make my treadmill walk more effective. He also showed me around the circuit training room and suggested that I try the circuit a few days a week in addition to my treadmill walk. After our meeting I did my walk and tried the things he suggested. One was to increase the incline of the "rolling hills" setting. With this setting the treadmill automatically inclines and declines every few minutes. I simply pushed the button each time to make it incline just a little bit more. The other thing he suggested was to increase the speed for short intervals. I normally walk at 3.5 mph. This time I walked at 3.5 or 5 minutes and 3.7-4.0 for five minutes throughout the walk. I was sweating like crazy at the end of the time!

I had a light breakfast an hour or so before I went to the gym. I had a peach and a half cup of Fage 0% Greek yogurt.
2 points

Lunch was sort of a brunch that I threw together in a hurry after coming home from the gym and before heading out for my "Knit Together" group. (I meet with some ladies from my church and we knit or, in my case, crochet. I make "chemo caps" for donation to cancer patients)

Omelet with veggies and fat free cheese and a mango chicken sausage. I ate a piece of reduced fat string cheese while I was cooking as well.
6 points

Dinner was pizza. I found this "Western bagel Alternative Pita" bread at the store and decided to give it a try. Each pita is 1 point. I split it into 2 pieces and then used the same toppings that I normally use on one large tortilla. I simply put half on each piece of pita. This was good but the tortilla holds the toppings better without getting soggy in the middle. I was hungry so while this was in the oven I nuked some broccoli and munched on it while waiting for my dinner to cook. It was so funny...I was texting back and forth with my son while I was doing all of this and, at one point I said to him, "OMG, I have lost my mind! I am munching on steamed . salted broccoli and it tastes like the BEST THING EVER!"
7.5 points

After dinner I snacked on popcorn. I also had some frozen yogurt but forget to take a photo.
7 points

Daily Points used 22.5
Target 24


Lesia said...

Awesome food pix.

Allan said...

Awesome food.. Chemo caps, my wife and I used to wear those, as I shaved my head and eyebrows the day of her first taxol infusion. Fabulous cause, and very proud to know you contribute !! All good things...

Anonymous said...

Another day of success for you. I'm finding your posts helpful as I wallow around...trying to find my way out of my hole. Keep it up, Vickie.

anne h said...

Sounds like you are doing great!

Grace said...

I have been away too long. I just looked through some of your posts... WAY TO GO... 30+ lbs... woo hoo. I am excited for you. And as always, you have exceeded yourself in the food porn photos... I wish my stuff looked as yummy as yours does. :)

Joy said...

Thinking of you my friend!!! Hope all is well!

Sending love and hugs your way!!