Whew! Friday! Finally!
Big news first - I ate my first "real" food since September 16!!!!
Transition is going well: this week I am on 3 shakes a day with 3 protein "exchanges" and 1 fruit exchange.
I have decided to start with a lunch-time meal. My objective is to get that meal very healthy and consistent, and keep it that way moving forward!
On Wednesday I did very well and felt great! I had a shake at 4:30am, then 1 cup blue berries at 9am and my "meal" at 1pm and a shake at 5pm and again at 8pm.
Meal One - 1 cup salad mixture (spinach, carrots, red cabbage, white cabbage, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, green onion) 1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese, 8 garlic grilled shrimp. I did cheat a bit since my "cup" was very generous and I added a little spray of no-fat salad spritzer.
Verdict: YUMMY! A great start to my re-introduction to food!
On Thursday I tried follow the same pattern. Underline tried! I had a shake at 4:30am and then at 10am I had half a kiwi and a few grilled shrimp (!). At lunch time I had a similar salad as above, but substituted 2 slices of extra lean turkey breast for the shrimp. I had a shake at 4pm and then after my run in the cold, cold Ottawa weather, I really could not fathom having a cold shake. So, I "cheated". I mixed up another cup of salad with a generous tablespoon of cottage cheese and about an ounce of chicken. I also heated up a mug of no-fat beef broth. It was all so tasty and appreciated after my 1.5 hour workout outside in the bitter cold.
Verdict: YUMMY times two. I know technically I was cheating and that my "product chart" in my next progress report will show a "slip up", but at least I did not cave into eating one of the 4 birthday cakes I made last week!!!
So, transition is going well. I was very nervous at first, but am now realizing I was very ready for it. I am trying very hard to keep a food journal, track every little thing I put into my mouth and keep accountable for my own positive transition.
Fitness wise, my week was pretty good:
Saturday - 4.78KM RUN (no walking or break) this is actually a funny story that I plan to blog about next week for sure!
Sunday - Soccer game - unfortunately, I slightly sprained my ankle in the first half, so did not run as much as I hoped. :(
Monday - Sore ankle meant no run, so, I did the Turbo Jam Body Sculpt DVD. It was a great workout!
Tuesday - Took the day off! Attended my weight management program and had my largest loss to date - 5.6 pounds!
Wednesday - Boot Camp - WHEW! I completed the entire circuit! It was a skip circuit: we alternated 1 min skipping with 1 min task (biceps, triceps, crunches, lunges, shoulder lifts) There were 7 stations and we did the circuit twice! That is a lot of skipping and sweating!!!
Thursday - Walk/Run - I braved the cold, snowy conditions and had a great run/walk. I jogged for about 1.8 KM and then walked for over one hour with my friend Dawn and then jogged about 1KM. I totally love our Thursday walks: great company, good exercise and fun, no matter the weather conditions!
Friday - I plan on doing the Turbo Jam Body Sculpt DVD
Saturday - I was thinking of maybe going to a lap swim for something different
Sunday - Regular soccer game.
Hope everyone had a great week - keep fit!