Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Accountability day #7

Sept 7th
Breakfast: 1 slice toast with peanut butter, 2 eggs(1 yolk), coffee/cream
Lunch: I shared a chicken nugget happy meal with my girls, BAD BAD, ice tea
snack: Green Salad, cottage cheese for dressing, turkey lunch meat, some goldfish for croutons.
Dinner: 2 slice pizza and 1 cookie

Boy I am doing good on portions I think, but my food options lately SUCK! 

Today Sept 8th is my little babes 2nd Birthday!  Happy Birthday g-bear I LOVE YOU!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Accountability Day #5 and #6

Sept 5th
Breakfast: 2 slices chicken sausage, 2 eggs (half yolk),
 Hashbrowns and coffee/cream
Lunch: We had a church picnic, 1 peice of fried chicken, I pulled off most the skin, ceasar salad, potato salad, a few chips, and 1 choc chip cookie.
Side note/ Excuse: I know this wasn't that good of a day so far, but I am NOT perfect, and somtimes I will enjoy my food, at least I can say these portion sizes were not out of control!!!!
It gets better
Dinner: Mexican food, I had Taco's al Carbon

Sept 6th
I took the day off, 1 day a week I think it is good to take a break.  I did run 6 miles with a good friend today.  So I guess taking the day off from writing things down isn't too bad!

I just weighed myself, the scale said 190.1!  Are you kidding?  That is so great down about 3 lbs......Yippee!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Accountability day #4

Sept 4th
Breakfast: Toast with Peanut Butter and Bannana Coffee/cream
Gu while running, Choc milk afterwards
Lunch: Left over Chicken Alfredo
Snack: Green Salad and few More bites of that yummy fettucini
Dinner: 2 slices of Spinach and Mushroom pizza
Reward: 2 glasses of red wine =)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Accountability Day #3 and 10 mile run!

First lets just get the food out of the way!
Sept 3
1 Pancake with Peanut Butter, 1 egg with cheese
coffee/ cream
Snack: Half a Clif Builder Bar
Lunch: Tuna Sandwich, Lettuce, Pickle, Cheese
Snack: Grapenuts with skim milk
Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Fettuccine Alfredo ( I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!),
corn on cob, green salad with Italian dressing
Dessert: Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich

Rocco's Fettuccine Alfredo

DiSpirito's latest cookbook, Now Eat This!, transforms heart-stopping dishes like this pasta, traditionally laden with heavy cream, butter, and cheese. Here, he re-creates the sauce's velvety texture with Greek yogurt and chicken broth.

8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
1 tablespoon butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Pinch of ground nutmeg
3/4 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
3/4 cup 5 percent Greek yogurt
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine; cook according to package directions.

While pasta cooks, melt butter in a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook two minutes.

Combine cornstarch and nutmeg in a small bowl; whisk in chicken broth until smooth. Pour into saute pan, raise the heat, and bring sauce to a simmer, whisking occasionally.

Whisk in 1/2 cup of the cheese until melted. Remove pan from heat.
Whisk in yogurt until smooth.

Toss fettuccine with Alfredo sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Top pasta with remaining cheese. Serves four.

FAT: 10 G

 Honestly I think this is one of my favorite pre-long run meals for the night before!!!


I didn't get a run in yesterday, and I am glad I rested. The plan was to meet up with 3 of the team members for the You GO Girl, but only one gal showed up. Esper whom I work with at Norpoint hasn't ran very much and is registered for the 10K. I knew this would be kind of a tough one for her. So we set out and around 1 mile she started to do her run walk. I kept going and went to the five mile mark to turn around. It was kind of cool another team for the You Go Girl was out this morning doing a 13 miler. They are the Fleet Feet team, they started about 1 minute before us, so we shared a little bit of the run space with those gals. I felt pretty strong as I picked off a little bit of the competition! When I met back up with Esper towards the end I slowed down to stick by her side. I realize running on the trail alone can be a little scary, especially when there is a guy riding his bike in jeans and sweatshirt, kinda weird, Why doesn't he wear workout clothes like the rest of the bike riders? But anyhow, we finished and it felt GREAT to get another 10 miler done!
My Splits
mile 1 10:43
mile 2 11:02
mile 3 10:56
mile 4 10:54
mile 5 10:45
mile 6 10:31
mile 7 10:30
mile 8 10:50
mile 9 11:07
mile 10 10:18
Total 10 miles, time 1 hour 47min, Pace 10:46,
1527 calories BURNED BABY!
What a great view! I enjoy the Orting trail, but some hills are nice, just a few would be nice.
Did I say that?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Accountability DAY #2

  Yesterday wasn't too bad, I was tired all day long.  But I did manage a little workout last night.  Ran 2 miles on the treadmill with a 9 min pace, and then I took a BOOTCAMP CHAOS class at the gym.  It involved some sprinting, running, bear crawling, hop squats, dips, push ups, and a lot of ab work.  I really liked it and amazingly I am not that sore today! 

Breakfast: toast with peanut butter, greek yogurt with raspberries,
Snack: Half a clif bar
Lunch: 6" tukey/ cheese sandwich, all veggies and mustard,
 Fuze Ice tea
Snack: Half a clif bar
Dinner: salad with tuna and turkey lunch meat all veggies, cottage cheese, cheese,
 sunflower seeds
Left over Cheese Ravioli's with EVOO
Dessert: 1 spoonful of Ice Cream

I felt pretty darn good, I am excited for a nice 10 mile flat run tommorrow.  MUST EAT A GOOD DINNER!!! MUST MUST MUST MUST EAT A GREAT DINNER!DO IT DO IT DO IT.  Ok thats enough, I will let you know how it goes.
OH and since I have run the past 3 days in a row, I think I am going to keep it going for the 10 day running challenge.  I am excited to see how it feels.  I can tell after 2 days of good eating and NO DRINKING I already a little bit happier and feel a lot better about myself!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Running v.s. Food and Drink.......... ACCOUNTABILITY TIME!

  The truth is I eat what ever I want!!!  Unfortunatly I like to eat a lot of things that don't help my run!  Not to mention what I drink.... please let's not go there!  I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  Yesterday it all caught up to me!  I planned a nice 8 miler with a couple of my teamates for the You Go Girl race coming up in less than 4 weeks!  I mapped our route and chose some new territory that I am not familiar with.  I told the girls there wouldn't be too many hills, if any and we went on our way.... It was sooo nice to catch up and chat for the first 3 miles.  I was feeling great!  We came to a campground that I didn't have planned but decided to run a loop through it, it was a little hilly but not too bad.  We took a quick break and I took half a GU, thought I would start trying them out again to see if my stomach felt ok.  About a half a mile later I saw a huge hill coming, I new this was here but I thought it was short and sweet.  It turned a corner and I saw a MOTHER OF A HILL THAT NEVER ENDED!  I stopped and walked, ran, walked, ran, walked, ran......... the girls were way ahead of me and I was feeling pooped.  Once we got to the flat point I told the gals where we were going and that there would be another incline coming up, not a hill, but a LONG GRADUAL CLIMB!  I was not in it anymore, I HAD NO ENERGY! ( Pause, do you always think that food is energy?  I realized that I ate some ravioli the night before, and BEER.)  I walked and ran and walked and ran...... until we reached the top again.  Now the pressure. I am a team Captain for crying out loud!  What kind of an example am I setting here?  I was complaining and laying it all out there for these girls to listen too.  I'm sorry you have to wait for me!  I eat too much!  I drink too MUCH!  I am not ready for this race!  I am tired!  I have no energy!  Yadda Yadda Yadda!  Finally I told them, that is it I am in need of accountability!  So starting today until race day (Sept 26th) I am going to post everything I eat and drink on my blog!  Woops!  Did I say that?  YES I did......
  Back to the run.... we kept going and the next hill I walk ran walk ran walk.... yelling just go ahead ladies I will catch up with you later.  Now my brain is shutting down, I am thinking my foot hurts, my back hurts, I am tired....... I take a little short cut and finish my run at 7 miles.  Walking back to the gym like a sad little puppy with my tail between my legs.   I felt the guilt setting in.  And was TIRED!  POOPED!  Just wanted to go home and go to sleep!  

SO Back to what I ate......

Sept 1.
Breakfast: 2 eggs with cheese and half a pb and jelly toast, coffee with cream
Gatorade G2 mixed with water
Lunch: Half tuna sandwich, only pickle mustard and lettuce and Half a Clif Builder bar
Veinte Black tea with one splenda
Snack: grape nuts, skim milk, raspberries
Dinner: Pork Tenderloin, Baked sweet poatoes diced in EVOO, Corn on Cob, Green salad (Romaine, carrots, cucumber, mushroom, red pepper, celery, a few little gold fish and Cottage cheese for dressing).
Dessert: Chocolate Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich

I was so hungry YESTERDAY!  This was toning it down a bit, does it look like it? I mean sure you don't know what I normally eat, but I did burn 1000 calories on my run, so I think I did pretty good. 

My Goal with all of this is to drop a few lbs before the big race!
Current Weight: 193
I would like to be at 185 on race day! 25 days to go!