Vanessa's November Journal

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Registered: 11-12-2001
Vanessa's November Journal
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 3:48pm

October was decent enough for me with getting back in to exercising - it was my food that sucked big time. I'm going to use November to try to refocus on my food while Jamie is gone. He'll be gone most of the month besides Thanksgiving weekend so I may experiment around with trying to cook quick, healthy meals we can boh eat and enjoy when he's back.

Other than that my November goal will be to continue to exercise consistently, to track food and to get out of the 150's! I'm still at 151.5. Yuck!

Tuesday, Nov 1

B - Bagel thin w/ laughing cow cheese, fat free chobani greek yogurt w/ 1/2 banana, coffee w/ creamer, Splenda
S - pistachios
L - baked chicken thigh, green beans, light string cheese
D - Black bean burger w/ salsa on sandwich thin, couscous, mixed veggies
S - 3 fun pack m&m's, 1/2 serving Pringles

GOAL:
1200-1550 calories, 32-56 fat, 163-236 carb, 60-127 protein, 25-35 fiber

ACTUAL:
Mon: 1,528 cal, 57 fat, 200 carb, 69 pro, 23 fiber
Tue: 1,458 cal, 50 fat, 195 carb, 79 pro, 27 fiber

Water:
Mon - 48 oz
Tue -


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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 2:09pm

Sunday, Nov 6

B - 1 egg, 1 egg white scrambled with laughing cow cheese on a sandwich thin w/ salsa, turkey bacon, coffee w/ splenda, creamer
L - Whole grain pasta w/ spag sauce, 2 turkey meatballs, apple
S - Light string cheese
D - Jennie-o turkey burger w/ light cheese and ketchup on sandwich thin, suddenly salad pasta salad, 2 corona lights
S -


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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 2:15pm

Well after such a great week last week of tracking my food and getting in some good exercise my Monday pretty much sucked. I had a funeral to go to of a friend who died in a car accident. Very sad. Afterwards 3 of us went for food and drinks and ended up spending 6 hours eating, drinking and talking which was good for the soul but absolutely not good for the waistline!

Monday, Nov 7

B - 1 cup coffee w/ splenda, creamer
L/D/S - Honey bbq wings, 1/3 order nachos and a bunch of grey goose and cranberries which I swear wasn't Goose and was in fact rail because I felt like crap that night with a pounding headache


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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 3:33pm
Vanessa, given the circumstances, I don't blame you for having a get together with friends.

You did a great job over the weekend!

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 6:31pm
Sorry about your friend! Sometimes the needs of our souls need to take priority over our waistlines!
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Wed, 11-09-2011 - 10:25am
Your allowed an off day and certainly one when you have such emotional dealings!

Your weren't joking last week - you really kicked it into high gear and your weekend was stellar!
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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 8:23am
Well it ended up being a tough week for me. I haven't worked out since last Friday and I haven't tracked my food all week. I haven't gone crazy with my food but I just haven't put as much thought or effort in to packing it for work although I have made decent choices while I ate out. The week was tough emotionally beginning with Monday's funeral, the kids are with their dad and Jamie still away for training so I've been lonely at home in the evening and then xdh is just acting like a butt so my emotions have been all over the place. But with today being the start of a 3 day weekend I think it's a great day to get back in the swing of things.

This morning I'm going to pick the kids up for breakfast and do a little shopping. This afternoon I have a nap planned along with a trip to the gym. I haven't been to the gym that I actually pay for each month in AGES! lol I'm going to pick up a group exercise schedule and see about maybe possibly trying out some classes on the week's the kids are with their dad.


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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 9:20pm
Sorry you had a rough week..Have a great long weekend! I'm sure you will be kicking @$$ next week!
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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 9:11am
Thanks Sonia - yesterday was quiet. I had breakfast with the kids and then we went shopping. After I dropped them at their dad's I did more shopping and had lunch by myself. I was out from about 9:30am until almost 6pm. I came home and watched a little tv and crashed out around 8:30 and slept for over 12 hours! No workout, didn't eat great but I feel awesome this morning!


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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 12:57pm
ahhh...Retail Therapy..Glad it worked.
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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 1:17pm

Vanessa, that was a tough week! I'm so glad you had a good sleep. I think I'm going to try to get to one class a week at the gym I go to. So you let me know what you pick, and we'll check in at the end of the week!

I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!!