Saturday, July 31, 2010

today's intake, 7/31

1 pack oatmeal: 100
1/4 cup almond milk: 10
handful blueberries: 18
5 strawberries: 30
half cucumber: 22
half apple: 40

2 vegan hot dogs and a tbsp ketchup: 100

drink: starbucks skinny grande hazelnut latte: 130

1/2 cup mashed sweet potatos: 50
1/4 cup veggie rice: 40
1 cup spinach: 30
1/2 cup asparagas: 30

Total Intake: 600

Total Outtake: 300 calories on treadmill

Ending with: 300 calories

So I have a new diet plan for the next few days. I am going to see how it works/if it works.

I am going to eat three times a day, and each eating will be 150 calories only. I will not eat past 7 p.m. I will work off 300 calories in running, if not more. So I'll end each day with 150 calories.

Friday, July 30, 2010

today's intake, july 30

pho tai soup (1.5 cups) = 450
7 mini rice cakes + 2 tbsp of butter'n peanut butter = 160
16 cherries = 64
mint chip ice cream (1.5 cups) = 360

Total intake = 1034

Outtake = 565 calories on treadmill/elliptical/walk to store

Ending the day with = 469

I could have done waaaay better. The rice cakes with peanut butter is a dessert to me and I should NOT be having that AND ice cream! Gross.. :(

Saturday, July 24, 2010

beauty is pain

I'm wondering if the nausea and anxiety attacks in the middle of the night are worth the glorious feeling of stepping on the scale in the morning and seeing a lower number than the day before. I'm wondering if the extreme headaches and weariness is worth having my jeans become too big for me.

Sadly, yes. This pain is worth it.

But last night was pretty awful. It's the days I go 15 - 24 hours with no eating, then go to bed, that I feel gross in the middle of the night. Waves of nausea and migraines hit out of no where. I usually feel better when I wake up in the morning, though.

What a life......numbers on the scale rule my mind

Friday, July 23, 2010

my favorite low cal/no cal treats

These get me through the day:

green tea = 0 cals

yummy cottage cheese with some fruit. 100 cals!

black coffee, sweetened w/ splenda = 3 cals

Quakes, I get caramel and the berry flavors. amazing! 60 cals for 7 cakes

almond milk, 40 cals a cup

vitamin water zero tastes great and 0 cals

oatmeal regular flavor 100 cal packs. If I have breakfast I have this

gerber graduates little cereal thingies, yummy when u want something to just nibble on, only 25 cals for a half cup

weekly intake

So this week I've done pretty good. Here are the calories I've ended each day with:

Sun 7/18 - 450 cals
Mon 7/19 - 300 cals
Tue 7/20 - 280 cals
Wed 7/21 - 355 cals
Thur 7/22 - 295 cals
Fri 7/23 - 700 cals

I've also worked out every day and burnt at least 200 calories, but most days 300 calories. I've dropped 3 pounds and 3 inches off my waist and 2 inches off my hips. Friday made me sad, but I was going out for some celebratory drinks... I thought it was going to end up really bad, but 700 is okay... I am motivated. I WANT to keep doing this. I am seeing results so suddenly, and my boyfriend is getting worried, but too bad. This is what I need to do to not feel horrible inside. And the health affects suck.. I feel nauseous at night and weak during the day, but whatever. I must get to goal weight 1, then goal weight 2....etc.

Monday, July 19, 2010


So I love HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. They are basically a cardio session of mixing it up with brief really fast speed and then a quick rest, and start over.

From Wikipedia: "HIIT is a form of cardio which is beneficial to burning fat in a short and intense workout. Usual HIIT sessions may vary from 9–20 minutes. The original protocol set a 2:1 ratio for work to recovery periods. For example, a runner would alternate 15-20 seconds of hard sprinting with 10 seconds of jogging or walking."

I love this because if you're in a time crunch you can burn a lot of calories faster. Sometimes I don't feel like walking for an hour only to burn like 2oo calories. So tonight I burned 300 calories in 35 minutes which is really good for me because it takes me well over an hour to burn that many usually. Instead of sprinting for a certain amount of time because it's sooo annoying since time seems to pass so slowly when you're running, I just made it my goal to run till I burnt 10 calories then walk and burn 10 calories. So everytime I burnt 10 calories I would switch to either running or walking. It was cool because it went by faster and you are more motivated, especially if you want to burn a certain amount of calories in your session. I'm going to definitely continue doing this.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

yummy low cal dessert

Watermelon Granita


3 1/4 lb seedless watermelon, cubed

1 tsp lemon zest

1/3c all natural cane sugar OR agave nectar

1/3c lemon juice

1/4 fresh mint, chopped (optional)

Puree watermelon in food processor. Pour into 9×13in pan. Add lemon juice, lemon zest & sugar (or agave nectar & optional mint). Stir until combined. Place pan into freezer, uncovered, and scrape with fork every 20-30 mins for approximately 2-3hrs or until consistency is similar to shaved ice. Makes approximately 6-8 servings. 70-90 calories/serving.


Recipe by Tina Scott

negative calorie foods

So I'm sure everyone knows about negative calorie fruits and vegetables, but I never knew about this until recently. I figured EVERYTHING had calories that you had to exercise off.

From a site:

"Negative calorie foods are foods, which use more calories to digest than the calories food actually contains! Calories from these foods are much harder for the body to use. In other words, the body has to work hard in order to extract calories from these foods. Even though a food may contain equal amount of calories, much less of these calories can possibly turn into fat in negative calorie foods as fewer calories are actually available to the body. This gives these foods a tremendous natural fat-burning advantage."


Negative Calorie Vegetables
Beet Root
Hot Chili
Garden cress
Green Beans
Negative Calorie Fruits

Yay... I like most of these foods so it works for me. Today I sliced up cucumbers, apples, blueberries, and peaches and put them in a bowl to nibble on. They're aren't that filling but hey, if it keeps me from consuming real calories, I'm allll about it.