Friday, July 23, 2010

A Total Win

I've rearranged my calories for the day. It seems like I mentioned eating more calories during the day and eating a smaller dinner. Well I never really actually got around to doing it. But the last couple of days (brought on by the stress eating) I've been eating more calories during the day. I figure it makes sense. I'm more active. I'm chasing kids and am more likely to burn up what I'm eating while I'm eating it.

The lighter dinners have actually been working better for me with working out too. I'm not so loaded down when I hit the "gym". Last night I made a vegetarian pasta (a first of not having a meat with a meal) and it turned out so good. I was going to take a picture to torture you all with but I was hungry so I just ate it. It's a definite keeper so I'll take a picture next time. It was penne rigate mixed in with sauteed spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, onions, garlic, and basil sprinkled with some parmesan cheese.

Last night I had a date with an elliptical trainer (I love going out on dates) It's all mind games so if you associate exercise with something good then you'll like it better (unless you're thinking horrible blind date then don't associate exercise with that). I did over 1500 steps(?) in 30 minutes going over 2 1/2 miles it said. It didn't even slow me down that much when it went up to 8 resistance. So I was feeling pretty good about myself. Plus, I had the gym all to myself and no one scared the crap out of me. So, you know, a win all around.

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise - 33 minutes on an elliptical trainer and strength training and yoga -- burning approximately 652 calories. Drank 12 glasses of water -- day 40 of no soda.

Breakfast - 1/2 an egg sandwich on toasted bread w/ sauteed garlic spinach and tomatoes, mangoes, peaches, pineapple, and bananas
Lunch - Chicken Sandwich, Pirate Booty, and package of 100 calorie striped shortbread cookies
Mid-Afternoon Snack - Lemon Angel Food Mini-Cake, Mango Peach Sorbet, and a granola bar
Dinner - Basil Penne Rigate pasta w/ sauteed mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, garlic, and onions sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

total calories = approx. 1382
total days = 45
total pounds lost = 17.1


Susana & Chris said...

Stick with the elliptical, it will work magic on you! I lost 170 lb just doing the elliptical. If you've got a cross-ramp button, go down to "6". It'll work all your leg/butt muscles, unlike the setting it defaults to. While you focus on weight loss, don't put the resistance much higher than 10. Above that it gets hard to move the pedals fast enough to make it an effective cardio workout. You'll be mainly building up calf and thigh muscles. Alright, less reading, more elliptical!

Angie said...

I don't do gyms. I'm not big on crowds of strangers, and every gym I've been to (okay, so both of them) were packed. Bleh.

I hope you know I'm stealing your meal ideas. ;)

Lisa Dovichi said...

I do the weight loss setting so every four minutes it switches from 2 resistance to 8 resistance and then back to 2 and so on and so forth.

I have no idea what this cross-ramp button of which you speak is? What's it look like? LOL I'll have to look for it.

Lisa Dovichi said...


By "gym" I mean a tiny room with only like 6 machines at my apartment complex. I can't afford a real gym right now. Although, I'd love to belong to one.

If ever you want any recipes give me a holler. I write down all the ones that are "wins".

Susana & Chris said...

Usually there's two sets of 'up' and 'down' buttons. One for cross-ramp which is how high you're stepping, and the other set for resistance. Most of the ellipticals I've been on have the cross-ramp buttons on the left hand side of the display. Check it out next time and report back. Stat.

Lisa Dovichi said...

I will check that out tonight and report back in triplicate as soon as possible!

Janna Qualman said...

Okay, that veggie pasta sounds scrumlicious. Yum! Then again, so does every other thing you make and tell us about. You're amazing in the kitchen!

"They" say that works, breaking your meals down into several little ones over the day. Good luck!

Lisa Dovichi said...

Janna -- it totally was super good. I wish now I'd taken a picture to write out the recipe to. I'm going to the store for more veggies tomorrow so I can make it again! Then I will torture you w/ pictures. :D

You make me blush!