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July 1st Make July Your Bit$h?!

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Sunday

Wow, what a surprise… Last night was horrible and definitely got the best of me. Sucks. Bad food choices, too much drinking, and I did not workout today at all. Horrible. I did clean and get the house in order a bit, since there was a scheduled open house that I had to prepare a bit for. However, my bad decisions just kept snowballing worse and worse. So I already said I didn’t workout. Then I didn’t workout, and oh hey, didn’t workout again. Good job, me. Then I went to Winking Lizard and got wings, ate too many, and a beer too.. hahah oh what is happening to me. Moronic and dumb.

On a happier side note, I cooked homemade whole grain pasta with cooked spinach, and healthy cheese, and squash. Yummmmm-O. Then fell asleep watching a movie. So thrilling! You think I would’ve learned from Saturday.

Workout

No workout.

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,428 calories and consumed 1,382 for the day. Started off the day with breakfast consisting of frosted mini wheats and fat free skim milk. Lunch was wings with bleu cheese dip, celery, and a summer shandy beeeer. Dinner was homemade whole grain thin spaghetti, with some of those healthy cheese wedges, cooked in spinach, and squash.  Then, fatty McFattypants went and got Menchie’s fro-yo. word.

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June 30th Shady Saturday’s

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Saturday

The main goal of today was to work my ass off in the gym. Like literally burn as many calories and not be able to move, if at all possible (probably not) but I realized it’s finally July and WTF. I’ve only lost 10lbs. and that’s really not cutting it for me… So, as a day to take advantage of not having to work and just being able to do whatever workout I want, I did all of them.

Got up, made a relatively healthy breakfast with some protein and then headed to the gym. I conquered spinning, some jogging/walking, and lifted. Then I headed home, made some tasty lunch and headed to work aka lifeguarding… And I swam laps for a bit as well. Definitely felt amazing. Packed a lunch as well so I didn’t have any guilt with what I ate… The only guilt I felt came from later on that night…

Well, here goes nothin’

I met up with my family after I went home from lifeguarding and took care of the dog. We watched my little brother’s baseball game and soon thereafter I was starving, wanting to get my hands on anything/everything… Uh oh. So we decide on this hole in the wall bar/restaurant called Moosehead and I get a gluten free burger aka a burger without a bun, just the way I like it. On a side note, I got a Margarita and side salad instead of fries or potato salad, etc.

Then, it progressively got worse as the night went on…. My calorie intake was skyrocketing. I had wanted to surprise my two guy friends with this new bar/restaurant that was close-by. It’s a whiskey and beer bar, it has the largest whiskey selection in the state of Ohio, and over 500+ beers to choose from. Now, this was great for them, I got them trashed off their asses, but I only had one beer, which was great.

The bad news is that we decided to go to other bars after and that’s what got me in trouble. I decided to take a trip down to Marg city and Taco Bell hell.. and I’m an idiot. Instantly regretted it when I put it into my Calorie Counter app. So dumb. Tomorrow will be interesting…

Workout

Solid workout today. Burned a total of 1,745 calories just from exercising. Did spinning for 75 minutes, jog/walk combination for 20 minutes both warm up and cool down burning 154 calories, swam for 15 minutes burning 193 calories, and lifted for 25 minutes burning 193 calories.

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Food 

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,945 calories and consumed 2,334 for the day. Had a good homemade breakfast with the Skinny Cow cheeses and eggs kind of like an omelette, some watermelon, then lunch was a banana, huge bag of frozen green beans, sweet potato, strawberries, tomatoes, slices of oven roasted turkey breast, and more watermelon. All very delicious and healthy! However, the problem came around dinner time… Dinner was a burger with no bun, a teeensy tinnny caramel cooler from Caribou coffee, a margarita, freshly fried potato chips, and then after hours food and beverage.. Not Good. Had a beer, and 3 Margs, and Taco bell – Chicken quesidilla with sour cream and a Doritos Locos Taco Supreme. Idiot. Big dumb idiot.

June 29th Fu@$ Bad Food Decision Friday

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Friday

Today got off to a great start, first night house sitting for my Dad and his doggy was a success. I got up early with plenty of time to stop by the West Side Market to get an Apple Fritter for myself and a few other people in my office. (I have got to stop buying bakery treats for other people in the office! It’s really starting to be a bad habit and I’m pretty sure I’m justifying it by thinking I’m sharing it with other people and it puts everyone in a better mood. Maybe not their stomach’s, but just go with it. Or stopping ‘going with it’ haha…

That first trip of the day snowballed into other bad decisions pretty much. I then continued to head to Starbucks and got a lemonade/tea. Bad idea. Another bad choice, would be heading back to the West Side Market for lunch, which was delicious, but just not sticking to the healthiness routine/aspect. Final bad decision of the night, having a drink with dinner and then ice cream afterwards. Shot those cals through the roof that’s for damn sure.

On a lighter note, I made it to spinning and then headed out to dinner afterwards with my Mimi and we got to catch up, had some good eats and a drink but then I went home (with some ice cream) to hit the hay (so lame) Spinning did wipe me out and all that food/alcohol/ice cream. My body is hating me for this I’m sure and this better not be a sign of worse things to come this weekend… Fingers crossed.

Workout

I got a good workout doing my spinning class tonight! Headed to the Fitworks by my Dad’s house and that’s definitely a nice perk to being a member, that you can go to any location. That’s a plus!  I got to experience a new instructor, and the class was okay, nothing too phenomenal about it, but it was a great workout. very satisfying.

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Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,290 calories and consumed 1,239 for the day. Started off breakfast with an apple fritter and a TAZO Passion Tea Lemonade. Lunch I had a banana, cucumber, watermelon, and a bratwurst on a hard roll. Snack before spinning was part of my turkey sandwich and some/barely at my Greek yogurt. Dinner consisted of a Marg, cup of clam chowder, and a salad. Barely used any dressing, which was better than dumping it all on there. Finally, a snack of pralines and cream ice cream. WOOF! Bad news bears for cal intake today…

June 28th As Britney Would Say, Oops I did it Again

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Thursday

Morning All! Today started off with an exciting little vibe because of what the day entailed. Started off with a little bit too tasty Starbucks that I’m sure I’ll regret later on, as usual. Had a busy day at work, rushing around to do a lot of exciting things that made today feel like a Friday.. Didn’t have too much of an appetite today, but I did have some overindulgences.

We had a ‘Meet the intern’ Happy Hour and I definitely embarrassed myself. It was rough, but I didn’t have any drinks which was a plus. Then I went to get a good workout in, swimming up a storm. Managed to make it home and cooked some delicious dinner that was on the healthier side than most. Got ice cream and then ruined the ‘healthiness’. As Britney would say, Oops I did it again. I swear I’m never going to get this shit under control. I haven’t looked at the scale for a day and I’m not going to for a while I think. I’m starting to obsess and I don’t want this to get out of control.

Workout

I swam for 38 minutes total today. First, I did 15 minutes doing full laps in the pool, alternating freestyle and breaststroke. Then, I tread water for 23 minutes. Glad I was able to increase my total time for once! That’s kind of a big deal, if we’re looking at the positives here? Burned a total of 476 calories. Neat-o!

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,845 calories and consumed 1,159 for the day. Breakfast started off with a whole grain bagel, two clementines, and spent money on a Starbucks iced coffee but couldn’t even drink any of it. Lunch was minimal, baby carrots and ranch, red peppers, blueberries, and Greek yogurt. Dinner was grilled chicken breast with seasoning, lots of peas, rice and red beans, and cucumber salad. I did have a snack of some TLC crackers at work, and cheddar cheese cubes. And then after dinner…. Some ice cream. Yikes!

June 27th Hell of a Hump Day!

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Wednesday

WoooooWeeee!! What a Wednesday!!! Probably the best Hump Day I’ve had in a while! Today rocked! First thing today at work I kind of got a little flustered and pushed around, but hey, it’s part of the job description when you’re still learning the ropes. I don’t like getting the feeling that you are being discussed while walking into a room after briefly leaving.. Makes me anxious. Anyway, I didn’t eat much breakfast/my oatmeal because of how I was feeling then. But, it’s alright. Let it go for the most part.

On to the fun stuff!! There was a catered luncheon/guest speaker and it was awesome! I loved to not just be sitting at my desk all day long and got to head down to the room and have a great healthy and delicious lunch! Then afterwards, I headed back up to my office to have some more fun work to do that I actually enjoyed. Not being a smartass. And part of me loves being a designer because of days like today where I can fall in love with it all over again after being frustrated and having designer block on some of the projects I’ve been working on.

I was a part of a catered luncheon and we had a speaker! Exciting to see, hear, and be a part of the awesome new stuff they have going on down here! I had some delicious lunch in light of everything going on and I loved every minute of it! Then, the day just kept getting better too…

NEXT! We ended up having a group Happy Hour for one of the projects I was shadowing on and had a small part in the creative process, so we got to leave the office early. Not only was that nice in itself, yet again a change of scenery, but it’s Hump Day for Pete’s sake! And it’s almost the weekend! I lived it up a little bit and got a BEER! Woah! The last time I had a beer was about a year and a half ago during my Sophomore year, how pathetic is that.  I just had one though and then headed off to the next and last (save the best for last) part of the day!

Spinning!!! and Working Out in general!!!! HOT DAYUMMM today’s spin class was amazing. Not only did I do an hour of spinning, but I did lifting, and a cardio circuit after that too! WHooooP! … alright, enough, that’s a bit much.

But on an honest side note… Eating tonight was a challenge and I instantly have had remorse. And a part of that has to do with my friends and how they influence what I eat and the timing… Not good and I feel as if I can’t eat certain things because no matter what, how healthy it is, ‘green’, good for you or whatever, I feel guilty. I add up those damn calories and I instantly feel like all of this hard work I’ve been putting in is just going to waste. I still look in the mirror, still look at the scale and honestly think ‘Am I ever going to be happy with how I look or the amount of weight I’ve lost’ and I really don’t see myself ever getting to that point, at least not right now anyway. I mean, I know this stuff doesn’t happen over night but how does Beyonce go from having a baby and just shedding those pounds like tissue paper?! Its nothing to her!? Or Britney Spears looking super thin in her skin tight bandage dresses… Part of me just wants to give up and say fuck it and not care because it seems as if I’m taking two steps forward and 10 back… S.O.S.

So, going from an awesome day, downright fun and exciting to me sitting here writing this to you and just not knowing when or how I’m going to manage to meet the goals I’ve set for myself and stay there are going to be a discovery  for another day….  Discovering that lifestyle…

(trying to go to bed with some satisfaction or pride in what I accomplished at the gym today)

Workout

This workout today was fricken phenomenal. Started off with a spinning class that was at 85-90% the whole time, heavy resistance and lots of dripping sweat. It was great! Then afterwards I did some Olympic lifts (snatch) (power clean movements) and then used my NTC App for a 15 minute Core Crunch targeted area.

 

 

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Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,631 calories and consumed 1,354 for the day. Breakfast was a few bites of my oatmeal with brown sugar and one clementine since the second one I brought was bad. Lunch was a catered lunch; huge bowl of fresh, delicious fruits, honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, raspberries, etc. Then HALF of an Italian sandwich and a cucumber and tomato salad. After work, had one beer, then went to workout. After working out I had some Chipotle; black beans, tomato salsa, lettuce, and steak. The bad part is that when I got home I had some ‘dinner’ that was out; rigatoni comprised of not whole wheat pasta and a meat sauce. UGH! GUILT STRICKEN.

June 26th Cupcakes, Lettuce Turkey Wraps, Tortillas, OmmNomm..

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Tuesday

Today started off very fun and exciting! I got into the office and a few hours later I was sent on a ‘secret mission’ to go and pick something up from another office downtown. It really wasn’t anything exciting, just a comp’d product for a project that was being presented. Well I had two options, I could either go and walk there or take the bus/trolley. I decided to walk for a few reasons. The first, because it was beautiful! It was a cooler day! And I was happy to be outside of the office and get some fresh air rather than being couped up in a bus or something. And of course, lets not forget how satisfying it is to put in your exercise acitivity on Calorie Counter…. Let me answer that for you, very satisfying.

After I left the company I walked to this place I had been talking to my colleagues about for a few weeks or so. It was right on the way back from the office which made it too serendipitous to pass up. It’s Called Colossal Cupcakes and it’s in downtown Cleveland and I decided to be the awesome office-mate who brought some mid-morning breakfast for my mentor, the other guy in the office, and the two girls who took me out to lunch and dinner and didn’t let me pay. I think a delicious baked treat is better than a boring thank you card? Eh, it’s arguable, but if you check out my twitpic you can see how AMAZING they really were! Shoot! I do have to confess that I was so proud of myself and how portion conscious I was … I don’t like frosting to begin with, but I only at the cake of the cupcake haha sorry frosting lovers… what are ya gonna do?

So, a welcomed reception of smiling faces with cupcakes in hand was what I found myself encountering when I got back to the office. Yay! Then I plugged in a cupcake to my calorie counter and that kinda made me cringe, but the thing was, I had already eaten it and I’m starting to get to the point of if I see how many calories something is, I won’t eat it, and damnit, after yesterdays workout I think I could spare some chocolate cake-iness.

Lunch was another ‘my version’ of a turkey wrap aka Jimmy John’s Unwich. Hey, I’m hooked, at least its a healthy craving right? Then worked out/swam/tread water… And then had  a dinner date with family.

My stepmom invited me over because she had to give me keys for the house since they were going out of town and I would be house sitting and dog sitting for a bit. She made her home made tortillas. So I also watched how much and what I ate. Measured out my sour cream portions and cheese. The rice and chicken same, but the good thing is that she makes them spicy/hot so that’s great for your metabolism! Pretty good healthy choices?

And when I told you guys that my life literally revolved around food and what I eat, today is a perfect example of the truth behind it. Sad, but true.

Workout

I swam for 26 minutes total today. First, I did 16 minutes doing full laps in the pool, alternating freestyle and breaststroke. Then, I tread water for 10 minutes. Planning on upping the time each session I go or depending on how I’m feeling. Today was not my strongest suite for swimming however, and they had to close down the lap lanes because of a class that comes in… So that’s why I swam for such a short time. And treading does get boring after a while if there’s no one else around unfortunately.

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,796 calories and consumed 828 for the day. Breakfast started off with a delicious and guilt ridden cupcake, apple sauce, and clementines. Lunch was a home made version of my favorite (Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom Unwich). I had some baby carrots and a little bit of ranch and added some spinach to the turkey lettuce wrap. Dinner was my stepmom’s home made tortillas that I had to control what I ate and how much of it.. So hard to do. Didn’t do horribly for the day however, which is a plus.

June 25th Monday Madness!

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Monday

Here we go, beginning that vicious cycle of what we call a ‘weekday’ all over again. I had a decent breakfast/morning. Then, the excitement started to kick in when I went to lunch, went out to Jimmy John’s and that was a good ‘burning’ walk because I did get warm and then got to enjoy a healthy lunch. Satisfying. What was more satisfying was my workout that I had planned and looked forward to all day. I packed my bag the night before so I could go straight to spinning class, since if I had to go home early I wouldn’t have made the spinning class, just the yoga/pilates. So I doubled up on workouts, lived in the gym for over 2 hours and I loved every minute of it!

Dinner was fun. I went over my friends house and we cooked dinner, grilled a ton of veggies, made salad, and grilled up some healthy protein. The only regret of the night I have was a teeeeensy bit of wine when we watched Sherlock Holmes 2. However, I was so fricken tired that I knew Tuesday was going to be a bit rough… SO lets hope tomorrow I won’t be incredibly sore or exhausted.

I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake!

Workout

Holy Hell. What a day of working out. Like a Champion! So, on my lunch I power walked/sweat my ass off just getting food to eat (Jimmy John’s Unwich) duh! and that was for about 30 minutes. Then, After, I went to FITWORKS.. I OWNED SPINNING! Not only was it a good 60 minute workout, but I didn’t leave after that, I went to CENTERGY for 60 minutos too! Then I did some Olympic lifts (Snatches and some abs) WOOOOOHHHHHWEEEEEE DOGGGIIEEEE Burning those cals!

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Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,683 calories and consumed 1,052 for the day. Started off the day with breakfast with just coffee with the works and some applesauce before I ran out the door. Lunch was exciting! Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom Unwich, a banana, half of a red bell pepper, carrots and a little bit of ranch, clementines, and lots of water! Dinner was so good! Grilled veggies galore! Grilled zucchini, squash, mushrooms, had some spinach salad with cucumbers and a little bit of poppyseed dressing, and some grilled chicken and a bit of wine for dessert. Not too shabby!!! Healthy lady!

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