Archive for August, 2013

Body for Life Day 40

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Lunch on 08/29/2013 by ganns

I did a bad thing today: I still didn’t work out.

That’s two straight days.

While I still make the effort to eat well – and walk as much as I can – clearly, I can do better. So tomorrow, I’ll do lower body weight training.

Breakfast: Four-mushroom stir-fry with tofu and quinoa (392 calories)

Lunch: Grilled chicken fajita with red bell peppers, tomato salsa, cheese, broccoli, and cauliflower, on pita bread. (780 calories)

Dinner:  Grilled chicken sandwich from The Sandwich Guy with water and Granny Goose tortilla chips. (410 calories)

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Body for Life Day 39

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Lunch on 08/28/2013 by ganns

Today, I got up late. This means I’m not going to be able to do cardio. (It’s the hardest thing for me, really.)

Breakfast: Cafe Americano with two Splendas + half a cookie (I know, I’m sorry!) – 115 calories

Lunch: Salmon and egg white omelet with 0.5 cup quinoa, 1 cup steamed cauliflower and 0.5 cup steamed broccoli (371 calories) + Cafe Americano with two Splendas (0 calories)

Dinner: Four-mushroom stir-fry with tofu and white rice (490 calories) + 0.5 bag Chumbos (188 calories)

Evening Snack: 0.5 piece dark chocolate (101 calories)

Total: 1265 calories out of 1,710 calorie limit

Body for Life Day 38

Posted in Body For Life, Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Exercise, Lunch on 08/27/2013 by ganns

This morning, I grilled me some chicken breasts for healthy, delicious chicken fajita pockets that I cannot wait to sink my teeth into at lunch.

And guess what? I discovered my family’s new Wii has a variety of games, including boxing games! YAY! I don’t have a punching bag, but this should do fine! Can’t wait to try that sucker out!

Meanwhile, this morning, I’ve got upper body scheduled.

Chest: Push-ups.

Start Workout: 5:28 AM

1st set: 12 reps of pushups (30-second intervals)

2nd set: 12 reps of pushups against my bed

3rd set: 10 reps of pushups against my bed

4th set: 10 reps of pushups against my bed

5th set: 12 reps of pushups against my bed

Shoulders: Side raises

1st set: 12 reps of 5 lbs in each hand

2nd set: 12 reps of 5 lbs in each hand

3rd set: 12 reps of 5 lbs in each hand

4th set: 6 reps of 10 lbs in each hand – BURN, BABY!

5th set: 12 reps of bent-over raises at 5lbs

Back: One-arm dumbbell raises

1st set: 12 reps on 15lbs

2nd set: 10 reps on 17.5lbs

3rd set: 8 reps on 20 lbs

4th set: 6 reps on 25 lbs

5th set: 12 reps on 15lbs

Triceps: Dumbbell Extensions

1st set: 12 reps on 10lbs

2nd set: 10 reps on 15lbs

3rd set: 8 reps on 20lbs

4th set: 6 reps on 22.5lbs

5th set: (One arm dumbbell extensions) 12 reps of 5lbs

Biceps: Seated dumbbell curls

1st set: 12 reps on 10lbs

2nd set: 10 reps on 12.5lbs

3rd set: 8 reps on 15lbs

4th set: 6 reps on 17.5lbs WOW Ouch!!!

5th set: (Hammer curls) 12 reps on 10lbs

End workout: 6:11 am

Great workout! I’m an #Overcomer! FIGHTING!!!!!!

Body for Life Day 37

Posted in Body For Life, Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Exercise, Lunch on 08/26/2013 by ganns

I bought a copy of the Men’s Health Nutrition Guide yesterday – Php180 at BookSale – and was surprised to learn a few things, even this late in my weight management journey. I feel like such a dummy, but hey, better to find this out now rather than later when it’s too late to do anything about it, yesz?

One of the things I learned is that every meal – or snack – should ideally be complete, with carbs, proteins, and fats. A lot of my meals have been vegan, which means they’ve been incomplete. So I need to be a little more aggressive with my meal choices to ensure I have enough to really build up muscle and burn the fat.

Anyway, today’s Treat Day – although I feel that my choices last week have been one long parade of cheats – so supposedly no exercise today. But you know what? I’ma walk to Mercury Drug to buy vitamins for the kids. (I also did some major walking when shopping today.)

Breakfast: Uncle Sam’s Toasted Whole Wheat Berry Flakes and Flaxseed (35g, 140 calories), Nestle Fitnesse Almond Clusters (20g, 90 calories), Nestle yogurt (125 grams, 73 calories), and honey (2 tbsps, 100 calories), for a complete protein, fat, and carb breakfast with lotsa fiber. Nom nom! Approx 400 calories.

Lunch: Homemade salmon kimchichigae (kimchi stew). Approximately 500 calories.

Dinner: Dinner at Kao Chi Chinese restaurant along Retiro (Amoranto) in Quezon City. The place had some ridiculously good food. Lucky for me it’s Treat Day today. I totalled about 1,000 calories from a variety of foods, including sweet and sour pork, fermented tofu, pork belly, beef tenderloin, and vegetable rice. #groan

And I had a Magnum. Ice cream really is my weakness.

Body for Life Day 36

Posted in Body For Life, Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Exercise, Lunch on 08/25/2013 by ganns

Start workout: 6:01am

Quads – Dumbbell Squats

1st set – 12 reps on 10lbs in each hand

2nd set – 10 reps on 12.5lbs in each hand

3rd set -8 reps on 15lbs in each hand

4th set – 6 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand! Let’s zap these quads!

Hamstrings – Straight-Leg Deadlifts

1st set – 12 reps on 12.5lbs in each hand

2nd set – 10 reps on 15lbs in each hand

3rd set -8 reps on 17.5lbs in each hand

4th set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand! FIGHTING!

Calves – One-Leg Calf Raises

1st set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

2nd set –  10 reps on 20lbs in each hand

3rd set -8 reps on 22.5lbs in each hand

4th set – 6 reps on 25lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 12.5lbs in each hand

Abdominals – Stomach and side crunches

1st set – 12 crunches each

2nd set – 12 crunches each

3rd set – 10 crunches each

4th set – 8 crunches each

5th set – 20 crunches each

End workout: 6:35am (34 minutes with 30-second intervals. Slower than usual.)

Breakfast: 1 cup of youvetsi (470 calories) (Couldn’t believe it. How can something so good be so bad?)

Lunch: Half a Goolai salad (275 calories) plus 3/4 Yoh Froz Brownie Batter yogurt cookie (204 calories)

Dinner: Kimchi soup with hand-pulled noodles (140 calories), plus bean curd and three-mushroom stir fry (255 calories) and 1/2 cup of white rice (100 calories)

Evening Snack: Iced Ceylon tea and a sugar-free cheesecake (257 calories)

Body for Life Day 35

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Lunch on 08/24/2013 by ganns

This morning, I got up at 6:00 AM and wasn’t able to work out. But I’m confident I’ll find time today to do so because it’s a Saturday. 🙂 I’m still at 221lbs which is encouraging after a relatively lackluster three days. I walked about 500 steps so far today because I brought my car to the car wash.

Breakfast: Corned beef and garlic rice + one chicken wing

Lunch: Korean buffet (OH LORD!) – mostly lettuce, kimchi, raw garlic, and an assortment of meats

Dinner: 5 ounces of salmon with Prego mushroom sauce & a fistful of cooked spaghetti

No idea what the calorie count on this is, but I’m not optimistic. lol

Body for Life 34

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Exercise, Lunch on 08/23/2013 by ganns

I got up at 4:00 AM but the rain ensured I wouldn’t be able to run. So instead I did a variety of exercises for about 20 minutes. lol

I need to move my weights downstairs. It’s so hard to workout around sleeping people. hahahaha

Breakfast: Farmer’s ham and cheese omelette sandwich from 7-11

Lunch: Canned salmon in Prego fresh mushroom tomato sauce, fried eggplant, 1 cup white rice

Dinner: Horiatiki salad and chicken and seafood youvetsi from Cyma. Oh my God, you guys, it was soooo good. I have no idea how many calories were in that meal. I’ll say 45,000. lol No, maybe 590 calories for the salad, then 400 calories for the youvetsi because I didn’t have a lot.