Miranda's February Journal

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Miranda's February Journal
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 4:06pm

Wednesday Feb 1

This week has been great so far - another trainer sent me her competition regime including diet and exercises. The new 4 day split I put together is pretty close to what she had, so I'll stick with my routine. I do have to add more cardio (boooooo.).

The food was the interesting part. Basically they calculated what her calorie needs were with a high level of activity, and reduced that by 500 per day. So if her calorie needs were 2100, then they put her down to 1600 and told her that she had so many grams of carbs, so many grams of protein, and so many grams of fat to take in. The percentages worked out to about 40% Carbs & Protein each, and 20% Fat, plus one high carb day where you ate 50% carbs, 33% protein and 17% fat.

Food:

  • Calories: 1,316 (39.1% Carb + 34.8% Prot + 26.2% Fat)
  • Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/2 cup egg whites + 1 cappuccino
  • Snack: 12 Almonds, 1/2 grapefruit, Skinny Pepperint mocha

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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 9:25am
I want to try the quinoa also. Is all quinoa the same or are there different kinds? Is there regular quinoa and then quinoa pasta? I'm obviously not that familiar with it!

I've never heard of using it in place of pasta - I've only ever eaten it cold in salad.
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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 12:10pm
Carrie, here is a link to the pasta - it is exactly the same as regular pasta, just made with quinoa flour instead of wheat or semolina. http://www.gogoquinoa.com/products/

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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 12:36pm

Wednesday Feb 8

Yesterday was my off day, since I was at the gym. But at lunch I went to a cool presentation on a research project where they are measuring caloric needs and burn rates. I'll explain it in another post, because honestly it's too cool for words!

My food was still really good - but already I've kind of blown it today by having a breakfast sandwhich from Tim Hortons. Arrghhhh. I didn't even really like it! What a waste!

Food:

  • Calories: 1,245 (50.7% Carb + 27.8% Prot + 21.5% Fat)
  • Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/2 cup egg whites + 2 sections pomelo + 16 oz Coffee w/fat free Vanilla Creamer
  • Snack: 15 almonds, 1/2 grapefruit
  • Lunch: Quinoa pasta w/chicken & pasta sauce + romaine lettuce w/balsamic vinegar & olive oil
  • Snack: Isofemme Protein Bar
  • Dinner: Bulgar & quinoa mix + basa filet + green beans
  • Snack: Nothing

Exercise:

    • Nothing

Goals:

  • 2/4 Weight Workouts
  • 1/2 Cardio Workouts
  • /1 Yoga Workout
  • Make List of household fix-ups/clean-ups

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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 12:47pm
iv_miranda_d wrote:
Carrie, here is a link to the pasta - it is exactly the same as regular pasta, just made with quinoa flour instead of wheat or semolina. http://www.gogoquinoa.com/products/


Oh wow Quinoa cookies too!


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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 12:48pm
Good food day Miranda!


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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 2:44pm
ha ha ha. Then it all went downhill. I don't really know what happened, but my food kind of went out the window. And then I thought, "well it's been pretty bad so far, why don't you just start again on Monday". So there went the rest of hte weekend.

Funnily enough, because I have been eating so well, my carbaholic day caught up with me Saturday, and I just totally crashed. Sunday I did a bit better, made some sweet potatos and chicken for dinner with some leftovers, and made sure to get my sorry butt to the gym.

I did get some idea shopping done because on my super lazy Saturday I found an awesome website called Ikea Hacker (http://www.ikeahackers.net/) which has all sorts of cool projects.

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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 4:08pm
Oh those weekends and what they do to us! lol

I couldn't pull up that link :-(


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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 12:14pm
Okay the link is http://www.ikeahackers.net/ but it's weird how sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

Anyhoo. Cool site if you can ever get to it. LOL

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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 12:20pm

Wow. Wednesday and so far the week is just blah. I'm struggling a bit with TOM which is early. Awesome. And was a bit sulky and feelign sorry for myself yesterday and tried to eat my feelings. LOL

So Monday's calories were 1,958 and Tuesday was more like 2,600. Yikes!

But I did get two workouts in, and managed to jump on the bike after my weights yesterday. Rest of the week might be a bit crazy, have an event tonight after work, then have to race to work at the Y, so won't be home until 11. I'm going to Calgary for the weekend (we get a long weekend this weekend, yippee!) to see my new niece! Plus my brother was recently diagnosed with Colitis too, and he is not doing well with his medications. So he might have to go to hospital so they can get things under control, so it will be good to see if there is anything I can do down there. I appear to be lucky in that I respond pretty well to the most mild medication - I just have to take a higher dose.

Anyways, need to get my food back on track today for sure!

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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 4:30pm
We both had a roughish start to this week but I bet we'll finish like champs!