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, 02-02-2012 - 6:54pm

Very interesting!

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Sat, 02-04-2012 - 11:05am

Carrie, I think her calorie goal for weight loss was around 1700 but honestly she started out quite slim. And when I do my calorie requirements I come up with around 2100 for maintenance, and so 1600 for weight loss. That's including my workouts every week, so I figure if I stick to around 1200-1500 that's probably where I should be with one higher calorie day each week.

Thursday & Friday

This week has been really great! I just have one more weight workout to do which will be Today, and my food has been on target pretty much except for one day where I ate out for lunch and dinner. But the dinner was soooooo good it was worth all the calories. We went to an italian bistro and basically just ate appetizers and drank wine, so not so healthy LOL

Food:

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Mon, 02-06-2012 - 12:59pm
How was the weekend for you? Did you cross anymore of your goals?


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Mon, 02-06-2012 - 4:28pm

Saturday & Sunday

Okay, well the week ended on an okay note. Food was only so-so, but so delicious LOL I met a friend after my yoga class and we went to my favorite bakery and had tea and goodies. I think every Sunday should be like that! My food is actually becoming a little more balanced but I do need to cut back on the indulgences a bit. One day out of the week to go overboard is okay. 3 out of 7 not so much. I got in a great shoulder and calf workout Saturday, so definitely needed the yoga Sunday!

Food:

  • Calories: 1,601 (58.2% Carb + 23.4% Prot + 18.4% Fat) Saturday was 2,021
  • Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/2 grapefruit + 16 oz Coffee w/fat free Vanilla Creamer
  • Snack: Nothing

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Tue, 02-07-2012 - 9:24am
I made the mistake of clicking on the link for the tart - DO NOT DO THAT! I could really use one of those now...

What kind of a bed are you shopipng for? Dh wants a tempur pedic one and while I want one to I'm having a hard time swallowing the cost of one.

You did an excellent job with your goals last week!
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Tue, 02-07-2012 - 4:16pm
That tart looked AWESOME! What is quinoa macaroni? Sounds yum!


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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 11:26am

Yup ladies the tart was delish. I do love that bakery. I mean if you're going to indulget then it should be worth indulging LOL

Vanessa, Quinoa macaroni is just macaorni made with grouind Quinoa. I did a quick comparison and the only real benefit I can see to the Quinoa is it has less carbs, and less calories. Taste wise I thought it was fine! I compared it to the Smart Catelli pasta:

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 11:34am

Monday & Tuesday (Feb 6 & 7)

Great week so far - I'm in a groove food wise, although it is as boring as all get out. If I can hang on until the weekend I can indulge a bit I figure. My workouts are going really well and I got to a spin class Monday at lunch, did back and biceps after work, and then Tuesday I had a client right after work and still managed to get in my chest and tricep workout afterwards. I'm not sure how the rest of the week will playout, but my weight is holding pretty steady at around 135, but my body fat is down and muscle % is up, and my clothes are definitely fitting looser!

Food:

  • Calories: 1,229 (51.9% Carb + 27.8% Prot + 20.3% Fat) Monday was 1,563
  • 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 + 1/2 supreme protein bar
  • Snack: Fruit Bar
  • Dinner: Bulgar & quinoa mix + basa filet + green beans
  • Snack: Nothing

Exercise:

    • Chest & Triceps (60 Min)

Goals:

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

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 3:36pm
The numbers on that quinoa pasta look like they may be something I will possibly try out.

What an awesome start to your week - and congrats on your clothes fitting looser!!


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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 9:23am
Those scale numbers and looser clothes are fabulous!

I could eat the same thing every day all week and probably not be bored with it...lol. If it's something I like I have no problem eating it many times over and lets face it - I tend to like most foods. It works for me but you certainly seem to have a wide variety of foods in your meals so I could see how you might get bored.
Between your weights, cardio, and yoga I'm impressed - you've got it going on!
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