Sunday, April 25, 2010

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Forgot to post yesterday- so for March 24th, 2010-

same as the day before- exactly.

For today- March 25th, 2010-

Same menu again. I know some people get bored eating the same foods day after day, but, call me strange, I have no problem with it. Still, I look forward to weigh-ins tomorrow and a good buffet...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Another good day today. I am ready for my fight- right at weight and still eating!

1 cup of raisin bran, 1/2 cup skim milk

1 multivitamin

3 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 orange

1 apple

1 lowfat granola bar

1 tuna salad on wheat (recipe below)

1 bowl of chili beans (saute 1 pound of lean ground beef and drain, when done add to a pot of 1 large can of diced tomatoes, 1 large can of pintos drained, 2 chopped onion, 2 chopped bell peppers, 12 chopped jalapenos, 1 cup of tomato juice, 4 minced cloves garlic, chili powder/salt and pepper to taste- cook until veggies are done to your liking)

1 smoothie (1/2 cup frozen berries, 1/2 cup of fat free yogurt)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Feeling good- right at weight- just need to maintain it.

3/4 cup lowfat granola, 1/2 cup skim milk

1 multivitamin

3 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 tuna salad on whole wheat (recipe below)

1 orange

1 apple

1 Fiber One Bar

1 small piece of steak, 1 small baked potato with spray butter, 1 bunch grilled asparagus

1 smoothie (1/2 cup frozen blackberries, 1/2 non fat vanilla yogurt)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Good day for cooking today- I prepped a lot of my food for the week...

Sunday- March 21st, 2010

1 cup of lowfat granola, 1/2 cup skim milk

1 multivitamin

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 tuna salad on whole wheat (tuna- drained, celery, onion, pickles, peppers, mustard, a bit of light mayo, hot sauce- made enough to last me a few days...)

1 smoothie- yogurt and 1 cup of frozen blackberries

1 small piece of BBQ steak, 1 bunch of grilled asparagus, 1 baked potato with spray butter

1 orange
Was at my fighter's first fight on Friday- (he won!!!). Ate out twice- sandwiches. So this is for yesterday...

Saturday- March 20th, 2010

I cup of lowfat granola, 1/2 cup skim milk

1 multivitamin

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

Taco Bell for lunch- 1 grilled steak taco without cheese, 1 bean burrito no cheese

1 apple

1 shake n bake chicken breast, 1 can of corn

3 cups light popcorn

1 cup cocoa with skim milk

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It was my 15th wedding anniversary today- so you can bet I did a little celebrating with my hubby- he took me out for lunch. It's ok to splurge here and there- just don't do it every day!

1 cup of raisin bran, 1/2 cup of skim milk

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

lunch out at Luigi's Pizza (one of my favorites!)- a slice of pizza, a bowl of antipasto salad and a root beer

1 small apple

1 banana

1 chicken breast (skinless and prepared with shake and bake)

1 can of green beans

1/2 cup of strawberries

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Back in the saddle again! Up to 128 after getting down to 117 for my last fight. I LOVE being this weight, but I gotta get down to around 125 for the next fight! So, here goes...

1 cup of raisin bran, 1/2 cup skim milk

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 cup of salad (greens, bell pepper, 1 small piece chopped steak and my special dressing--- made of 1/2 minced onion, 1/2 chopped avocado, 1/4 cup fat free ranch, 1/4 cup fat free Italian- mix well)

1 low fat granola bar

1 small piece of steak, green beans, 1/2 baked potato with spray butter

1 chocolate rice cake

(feels good to EAT again!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Getting all pumped up for the weigh in tomorrow- then FINALLY- the fight!!!
I won't be posting what I eat again until Monday or Tuesday- after I have some time to recover from my fight. Please look at my past few weeks for ideas and recipes, and stay healthy!

1/2/ cup of berries, 1/2 cup of yogurt

1 multivitamin

4 cups coffee

4 cups of water

1 PBJ

1 handful of sunflower seeds (in shell)

1 bowl of veggie pasta (recipe below)

1 bunch of steamed asparagus

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Good day today- had lots of energy despite several fires to put out at work. If you are new to this, please fell free to make equal substitutions and add some fruit and protein. This is a harsh diet- extreme low fat and low calorie- it's for me too stay at a fighting weight. I'll be adding some calories back in after my fight this weekend.

1/2 cup berries, 1/2 cup fat free yogurt

1 multivitamin

4 cups coffee

6 cups water

1 cup of sliced bell pepper

1 PBJ (light on the peanut butter)

1 bunch of steamed asparagus

2 handfuls of sunflower seeds in shell

1 cup of veggie pasta- recipe below

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

1/2 cup blackberries, 1/2 cup fat free yogurt

1 multivitamin

4 cups coffee

6 cups water

1 bunch steamed asparagus

1 cup of fresh bell pepper

1 PBJ on whole wheat- light on the peanut butter

2 handfuls of sunflower seeds- in shell

1 cup of veggie pasta- recipe below

Monday, March 8, 2010

Still under- feels good to know that I don't have to kill myself to make weight....

1 cup of blackberries, 1/2 cup skim milk, dash of flavored creamer

4 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 multivitamin

1 PBJ on whole wheat- very light on the peanut butter

2 cups of veggies

1 cup of veggie pasta (recipe below)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I am actually almost a pound under! I made it! I hope it holds....

1 cup of blackberries with 1/2 cup of skim milk and a dash of flavored creamer

4 cups of coffee

9 cups of water

handful of sunflower seeds (in shell)

1 multivitamin

1 cup of cabbage salad (cabbage with rice vinegar)

1 grilled PBJ (had to change it up- and it was pretty freakin' awesome. Take your whole wheat sandwich with light peanut butter and lots of jam- fry it in fat free butter spray until brown on both sides.)

1 cup of veggie pasta (recipe below)

celery salad (2 stalks celery, chopped, with a little fat free Italian dressing)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Only .2 pounds over- now if I can just hold it.....

1 cup of blackberries, 1/2 cup of fat free yogurt

3 cups of coffee

9 cups water

1 multivitamin

1 cup of raw veggies

1 PBJ on whole wheat

1 cup of veggie pasta (whole wheat pasta with veggies sauteed in spray butter and garlic topped off with marinara sauce)

1 cup of cabbage salad (shredded cabbage with seasoned rice vinegar)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Getting more irritable as the days go on. Can't wait to add a few calories and some fat back into my diet... The good news is that it's working. I'm almost at my fighting weight.

1 small bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

3 cups coffee

2 cups of raw veggies

1 PBJ on whole wheat- very light on the peanut butter

2 handfuls of sunflower seeds (in shell)

5 scrambled egg whites (I was starved) 3 corn tortillas
(after dinner- I was quite satisfied, though)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

1/2 cup raisin bran with 1/2 cup of fat free vanilla yogurt

1 multivitamin

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

2 cups fresh fruit

2 cups raw veggies

1 PBJ on whole wheat (light on the peanut butter, heavy on the jam)

handful of sunflower seeds (in shell)

4 scrambled egg whites on 3 corn tortillas with hot sauce

1 cup of smoothie (frozen blackberries and vanilla yogurt)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Little bit tired today, but still had a couple of good workouts....

10 cups water

4 cups coffee

1 cup of blackberry and fat free vanilla yogurt smoothie

1 piece of whole wheat toast

2 cups fresh fruit

1 slice veggie pizza (recipe below)

2 cups raw veggies

4 scrambled egg whites with salsa on 2 corn tortillas

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Should be sore tomorrow....

1/2 cup of raisin bran 1/2 cup of fat free vanilla yogurt

1 multivitamin

4 cups coffee

8 cups water

2 cups fresh fruit

1 small piece veggie pizza (recipe below)

2 cups raw veggies

4 scrambled egg whites with salsa on 2 corn tortillas

Monday, March 1, 2010

Killer workout again today!

1 small bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

1 multivitamin

3 cups coffee

10 cups water

1 cup of fresh pineapple

1 cup of raw carrots

1 square of veggie pizza (recipe below)

1 cup of cucumbers and onions with a little rice vinegar on top

4 scrambled egg whites with salsa and 3 corn tortillas

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Had a KILLER workout today! Feeling strong and ready.....
Please remember that my current diet may not be suitable- it's extremely low fat and low calorie. Make sure you are taking a multivitamin if you are doing this with me- also- add in some high fiber and high protein snacks.

1 small bowl raisin bran with skim milk

3 cups coffee

10 cups water

5 scrambled egg whites with salsa and 3 corn tortillas

1 cup of grapefruit drink (frozen grapefruit, water and a dash of sugar blended)

3 large strawberries

2 handfuls of sunflower seeds (in shell)

slab of veggie pizza (recipe below)

1 salad- greens with fat free Italian dressing

1 piece cantaloupe, 1 piece pineapple

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Had to go to the bay area today- long trip- but I packed right- plenty of food!

1 small bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 cup of raw veggies

1 handful of sunflower seeds (in shell)

1 PBJ on whole wheat

1 square of veggie pizza- no cheese (it had a homemade crust- my hubby said it was gross- so I won't be sharing the recipe- just use a Boboli pizza crust, top with tomato sauce, top that with veggies sauteed in spray butter and garlic- bake until hot)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Did some sprints in the rain- soaking wet, but good times!

1 small bowl of Kashi Go Lean with skim milk

2 cups coffee

9 cups water

1 PBJ on whole wheat (light on the P, of course)

1 cup carrots

2 pieces of whole wheat toast with 4 scrambled egg whites (cooked in spray butter)

1 cup blueberry smoothie (frozen blueberries, skim milk, dash of flavored creamer)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Long road trip to Modesto today- didn't pack enough food...

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 small bowl Kashi Go Lean with skim

1 PBJ on whole wheat

1 cup of smoothie- (frozen berries, skim milk and a little sweetener)

2 pieces whole wheat toast with 4 scrambled egg whites
Wednesday- February 24th-

Whoops! Forgot to blog my diet for today. Sorry!

1 small bowl Kashi Go Lean with skim milk

2 cups coffee

10 cups water

1/2 cup bean dip and chips (recipe below)

2 cups veggies

4 hard boiled egg whites and 2 pieces whole wheat toast with spray butter

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Long day at work today....

1 bowl Kashi GO Lean with skim milk

1 cup coffee

8 cups water

1 banana

1/2 cup bean dip and chips (recipes below)

1 cup veggies

1 big bowl veggie, chicken udon (recipe below)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Had an excellent double workout- ran for lunch and all kinds of stuff at my mma class and fight club!

1 bowl of Kashi GO lean with skim milk

1 grapefruit

2 cups coffee

10 cups water

1/3 cup bean dip and 8 chips (recipes below)

3 cups raw veggies

1/2 of a chocolate Power Bar

big bowl of veggie, chicken udon (recipe below)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Had a great workout with my friends today- sprints on the track. Also had a nice walk with my dogs.

2 cups coffee

10 cups water

1 orange

large handful of sunflower seeds (in the shell)

4 hard boiled egg whites

2 cups raw veggies

1 bowl of udon noodle (tons of veggies- broccoli, cauliflower, onion, carrot boiled in a little chicken broth, added 2 cubed, cooked chicken breasts and 2 packages udon noodles with seasoning packs the last 3 minutes of cooking- seasoned with pepper and a little soy sauce.) This made for a huge pot of soup (I'll be eating it for days)- you can use any type of noodle, even ramen- just don't use more than 2 packages, because it's mostly veggies.

1 tall strawberry smoothie (1/2 cup frozen strawberries blended with 1 cup of milk and a dash of flavored coffee creamer)

1/2 cup bean dip (large can low fat refried beans, whole jar of salsa, 1 can of chopped jalapenos, 1 big onion chopped, 1 can of corn drained, 1 large tomato chopped- all mixed well- again, I'll be eating this for days...)
with 5 tortilla chips (1 package fat free corn tortillas cut into 1/4s, dipped in water and baked at 450 degrees until crisp)
Warning: I am at 125 but have to lose down to 120 by March 13th for a fight in Denver, Colorado. I will be eating less than normal, so I won't have to cut any water weight the unhealthy way (by not drinking fluids and using the sauna before the fight). I can't use those methods anymore since the kidney failure. So, please feel free to look at my posts prior to today, February 21st, if you want a more accurate idea of a healthy amount of food to eat. I will try to add some calories here and there that YOU could eat. Anyhow- let the dieting begin!!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Had an awesome workout in Sac today- should be good and sore tomorrow!

1 bowl of Kashi Go Lean with fat free yogurt

10 cups water

1 apple

1 orange

1 PBJ on whole wheat

1 piece beef jerky

1 handful El Mero Garbanzos con chili y limon (these dried, spiced beans are fat free)

2 cups of raw veggies

1 steak salad (handful of chopped steak over lettuce, dressing- fat free Italian)

10 fat free Pringles

1 cup cocoa with skim milk

Friday, February 19, 2010

Had a nice relaxing day today- good to give the body a break every once in awhile.

1/2 of Kashi Go Lean, 1/2 cup of fat free vanilla yogurt (I know you must be shocked that is wasn't raisin bran- but I do change my breakfast on occasion..)

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 grapefruit

2 cups raw veggies

1 tuna salad (recipe below) on whole wheat

1 apple

green salad with fat free Italian dressing, grilled chicken breast, 1 piece of garlic bread (french bread with fat free spray butter mixed with minced garlic, parsley and pepper on top, baked at 450 degrees until toasted- not too long)

1 cup cocoa with skim milk

Thursday, February 18, 2010

One of my students, who is following the diet, noticed that since she added so much fiber (fruits and veggies) she has been really, painfully gassy. It's a sad truth- fiber, though a great tool for weight loss and cleansing, can make you gassy at times. I've found that Gas X and beano work well. Just be assured that it won't last forever, your body will adjust the the higher fiber intake- and you will be all the healthier for it!

1 bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

1 cup pureed grapefruit

2 cups coffee

10 cups water

I was going to eat my usual- PBJ- but my friend, Dinesh, surprised me with some chicken curry with rice and a whole wheat tortilla that his mom made! I love Indian food- and this was the best I've ever had! So- if you get the chance to experience something new- do it. Go out to eat with your friends, whatever, just choose wisely- no fried foods, no cheese, no fatty/greasy foods, no fatty dressings or mayo.... There are usually plenty of healthy choices on the menu- ask if you're not sure.

1 fridge cookie

1 tuna salad on whole wheat (recipe below)

1 rice cake

1 cup cocoa with skim milk

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Had a nice run at lunch- no better way to spend your lunch hour...

1 bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

1 cup coffee

10 cups water

1 grapefruit

2 cups raw veggies (celery, radishes, carrots, bell peppers)

1 PBJ on whole wheat

1 bunch of grilled asparagus, 1 piece of grilled steak

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Long day at work- but no complaints here! Glad to have a job!

1 bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

1 cup coffee

8 cups water

1 grapefruit

1 peanut butter and jam on whole wheat

1 apple

1 cup carrots

1 orange

1 fridge cookie

1 tuna salad (tuna, celery, onion, pickle, chopped hard boiled egg whites, mustard) on whole wheat

Monday, February 15, 2010

Here's a tip- people have a hard time eating right because they are always in a hurry. I plan my week out and get some of my meals and snacks ready right at the beginning of the week. My backpack weights like 20 pounds on Monday- between all the fresh fruits and veggies and whatever else I've stocked up on. I never want to have to rely on the vending machine- nothing but crap in there.

I love grapefruit, but it can be an inconvenience to peel and eat- so I came up with this: I peel at least 6 grapefruits, take the seeds out, break it up into sections and add some sweetner- then I blend it up real fine. I pour it into a juice container and try to drink at least a cup a day (pulp and all- it's pretty thick). Try it with any fruit- the problem with juice is there's no fiber- with this- it's fiber galore!

1 bowl raisin bran with skim milk

2 cups coffee

10 cups water

1 small bowl of chicken enchilada (recipe below)

1 cup carrots

1 grapefruit and blueberry smoothie (pureed grapefruit with a handful of frozen blueberries)

1/2 PBJ sandwich on wholewheat

1 can Campbell's Chunky old fashioned vegetable beef soup
MAN- doesn't take much- I gained like 5 pounds since yesterday! I will be on my game today- lots of fruits and veggies. Plus- at least 4 hours of workouts- sucks to be me!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day! Let's just say that I could afford to cheat today (have a fight next month and am almost at weight- can't afford to lose any more). So I ate GOOD today- lot's of tasty stuff! Hubby took me out to eat at the Cozy Diner- you know that's greasy right there.

I cannot, in good conscience, share my food diary today. I don't want anyone gaining weight and blaming it on me! Enjoy your chocolates in moderation, and you'll do just fine!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Had another awesome workout with my coach in Sac! Sore already! Good times...

2 pieces of whole wheat toast with jam

1 cup coffee

10 cups water

1 orange

1 apple

1 handful of sunflower seeds (in shell)

1 big piece spicy jerky

1 can of Campbell's Chunky soup (sirloin burger)

1 piece whole wheat bread

1 small bowl of chicken enchilada casserole (shred 2 cooked chicken breasts, 1 chopped onion, 1 can drained corn, 1 can olives sliced, 1 jar of salsa- mix all of this, put half in a casserole pan, top with some enchilada sauce, cover with corn tortillas soaked in warm enchilada sauce, another layer of mixture, top with the tortillas and rest of sauce- heat in oven until hot)

1 fridge cookie- recipe below

Friday, February 12, 2010

Had a nice relaxing day with the hubby today- dinner at his parent's house tonight.

2 pieces whole wheat toast

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

lunch out at a Mexican restaurant- 1 chicken taco- no cheese, 1/2 serving of rice, 1/2 service of ranchero beans, ice tea

2 fridge cookies- recipe below

2 cups cantaloupe, 1/2 cup rice, 1 (very) small piece meatloaf

1 cup cocoa with skim milk

Thursday, February 11, 2010

These ads crack me up! Here's a tip for ya'- stay hydrated! Drink water at least every other hour. I was getting these weird headaches in the back of my skull- thought I was getting a tumor or something. I was riding my bike with my buddy, Debi, and told her about it. She asked if I had any water lately- I was like, "No- just coffee!" Well- she told me that I was probably dehydrated. Drake some water- and BAM- the headache was gone! I stay hydrated now. You'd think with the kidney failure I'd know better... Oh well.

1 bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

2 cups coffee

10 cups water

2 grapefruits

1 whole wheat sandwich- 1 tbl peanut butter, 2 tbl jam

1 fridge cookie (recipe below somewhere)

10 whole grain crackers (I like All Bran)

1 cup cabbage salad (recipe below)

1 lean hamburger patty

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My husband is a house husband, and I love it! He does the shopping and he makes a lot of my meals. I know I'm spoiled. But when I'm dieting, I'm make some of my own. I don't like to waste food, so you'll notice that I will eat leftovers for DAYS! Of course, you don't have to do this- switch it up.

1 bowl of Chocolate Cheerios (low fat, but not much fiber- left me very hungry- I'll stick with raisin bran or shredded wheat from now on) with skim milk

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 orange, 1 apple, 1 grapefruit

1 bowl of salmon soup (salmon, potatoes and onions boiled in some water, seasoned with salt and pepper)

1 fridge cookie

1 bowl of chicken Alfredo (recipe below- see, I TOLD you I'll eat leftovers forever!)

1/2 cup fat free yogurt with blueberries

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Had a GREAT run today with my buddy Shay. Nothing like a run and a peanut butter sandwich for lunch! Good times.

1 bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

2 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 peanut butter sandwich (1 tablespoon peanut butter, 2 tbs jam, whole wheat bread)

1 grapefruit

1 handful of sunflower seeds

1 lowfat granola bar

1 cup of cabbage salad (recipe below)

1 hamburger (97% fat free beef, whole wheat bun, veggies, ketchup)
Ahhhh, Monday. Gotta love it. Too tired to put in my diet last night- had to do it this morning.

1 bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

10 cups waters 2 cups coffee

1 grapefruit

1 handful of sunflower seeds (always get them in shell- takes forever to eat- keeps you fat intake of them down)

1 package dried cranberries

2 fridge cookies (see recipe below- bad lunch choice, I know, but I didn't pack one today!)

1 cup of cabbage salad- shredded cabbage, bell pepper, celery, carrot, onion with vinegar

1 bowl of "chicken Alfredo"- recipe below

Sunday, February 7, 2010

40 year old fighter

I had pizza last night- didn't want to keep it around to tempt me further (I LOVE pizza more than anything- except brownies). I gave the leftover pizza to a neighbor. Best way to deal with temptation- don't have it in your house.

Back to business-

1 cup of fat free yogurt with 1 cup of blueberries

3 cups coffee

8 cups water

2 pieces of whole wheat toast with spray butter

1 can of Campbell's Chunky vegetable beef soup

1 fridge cookie (recipe from the 1930's- boil 2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup butter- I use fat free spray butter, 1/2 cup skim milk. Add 4 tbs cocoa, 3/4 cup peanut butter, 4 cups uncooked oatmeal, 1 tsp vanilla. Mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper- keep in fridge- don't cook)
For about a tablespoon of treat- you get fiber, satisfy your sweet tooth and get some protein for less fat and calories than most cereal bars.

1 cup of chicken Alfredo- (shred a cooked chicken breast, add a can of cream of mushroom soup and a half can of skim milk, add a bunch of cooked, chopped broccoli, add a half package of cooked No Yolks egg noodles, season with salt and pepper, mix well- top with some Parmesan cheese if you want)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Had an excellent workout in Sac today! I earned me some pizza! Hey, nobody's good all the time. It's ok the cheat here and there- just not excessively, and not every day!

1 bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

1 cup coffee

12 cups water (I sweated a ton- had to replenish throughout the day)

1 grapefruit

1 apple

1 whole wheat sandwich with 2 tablespoons jam and 2 teaspoons peanut butter

1 bowl of chicken chow mien (chicken, veggies, fat free Chinese noodles, soy sauce, hot sauce)

-here's the splurge- 2 pieces Papa Murphy's Chicago stuffed crust pizza-

Friday, February 5, 2010

Had a good run and a bike ride during lunch.

1 bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

3 cups coffee

10 cups water

1 cup of grilled veggies, 1 small piece of steak

1 apple

1 mocha with skim milk, no whip cream

1 grapefruit

1 popcorn rice cake

1 bowl of chicken chow mien (fat free Chinese noodles with chicken, peppers, onions, soy sauce, chili sauce)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

There's nothing like running in the rain- you start out cold and dry but end up hot and drenched! You are not made of sugar. Don't let the rain stop you from getting out there and walking or running or riding your bike. One more thing- stay hydrated. I kept getting a nagging headache when I was running, and my buddy Debi told me I was most likely dehydrated. She was right! I got back to my office and downed some water, and the headache went away almost instantly. 8-10 cups a day- shoot for it.

1 bowl of raisin bran with skim milk

3 cups coffee

10 cups water

1 grapefruit

1 orange

1 chicken, pepper, onion burrito on low fat/high fiber tortilla

1 small, low fat granola bar

bunch of grilled veggies (squash and asparagus), small piece of steak, 1 piece of whole wheat bread

1/2 cup fat free yogurt with a handful of raspberries

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fiber is the key to weight loss- I am convinced! I'm down 5 pounds. Try to get at LEAST 2 cups of raw veggies and 2 fresh fruits into your diet every day. Eat only whole grain cereals. It works, guys.

1 bowl of shredded wheat with skim milk and some vanilla creamer to sweeten

3 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 banana

1 apple

1 bowl of steel cut oatmeal with skim milk

1 cup radishes

2 cups celery

1 chocolate powerbar

1 chicken, pepper, onion burrito (low fat, high fiber tortilla)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I had a student tell me that I like grapefruit WAY too much. It's true- I got through stages where I'll eat the same fruit, veggie, cereal for days on end. He hates grapefruit and wanted to know if he could sub in another fruit. YES- sub in any other fruit (fresh preferably) or vegetable or whole grain cereal (try to pick from raisin bran, shredded wheat, grape nuts or oatmeal) or low calorie/low fat meal.

1 bowl shredded wheat with skim milk and vanilla creamer to taste

1 banana

3 cups coffee

8 cups water

Thai food! Spicy basil chicken- Thai hot- (chicken and veggies stir fried with steamed rice)

1 cup radishes

1 burrito (chicken, peppers and onion sauteed on a low fat, high fiber flour tortilla)

1/2 cup fat free yogurt with handful of raspberries

1 orange

Monday, February 1, 2010

Forgot my lunch again-

1 bowl shredded wheat with skim milk and a little vanilla creamer to flavor

3 cups coffee

10 cups water

1 power bar (crappy lunch)

1 cup radishes

2 cups carrots

1 bowl shrimp spaghetti (recipe below)

2 pieces whole wheat bread

1 grapefruit

Sunday, January 31, 2010

2 cups coffee with skim milk and sweetener

1 cup cocoa

8 cups water

1 bowl of blueberries with skim milk and sweetener

1 bowl of broccoli/corn chowder (see recipe below)

1 cup of radishes

1 grapefruit

1 cup of whole wheat pasta with shrimp in marinara sauce

1 chocolate rice cake

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Workout in Sacramento today.....

2 pieces whole wheat toast, spray butter, jam

2 cups coffee w/creamer, sweetener

2 cups radishes

1 medium grapefruit

1 chocolate rice cake

1 piece beef jerky

1 chicken with salsa burrito (on low fat, high fiber flour tortilla)

1 bowl of broccoli/corn chowder (boil 4 bunches broccoli, 3 small potatoes, 1 onion- all chopped, 2 grated carrots- until tender; drain; add skim milk to cover; flavor with chicken bouillon granules, season salt and pepper; bring to a boil- thicken with 1/4 cup corn starch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water; add a can of cream corn- mix well)

1 cup cocoa with skim milk

Friday, January 29, 2010

Oatmeal with skim, peanut butter and sweetner

3 cups coffee

8 cups water

1 turkey sandwich on whole wheat with mustard

2 cups raw carrots

1 handful of All Bran crackers

1 chicken breast and salsa burrito (on a lowfat, high fiber flour tortilla)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Broke down and went out to eat at my favorite restaurant today.......

1 small container fat free yogurt with large handful of raspberries

3 cups coffee

8-10 cups water

Thai food! 1 cup veggie soup, 1 serving of spicy basil (chicken, bell peppers, onion, basil- Thai hot!) with 1/2 cup of steamed rice.

bowl of oatmeal with skim milk and a bit of peanut butter

1 cup of cabbage salad- purple cabbage, bell pepper, onion with a little vinegar

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Had a killer work out- a long run at lunch, after work- some sprints and the cave man workout!

3 cups coffee

8 cups water

I fat free yogurt with large handful raspberries

1/2 large grapefruit

1 bowl oatmeal with skim milk and peanut butter

1 cup raw carrots

1 tuna on whole wheat sandwich- (tuna, mustard, onion, pickle)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Had a minimal workout today- will pump it up tomorrow.....

1 small fat free yogurt with handful of raspberries

1 large grapefruit

3 coffees

lots of water

2 cups steamed cauliflower

1 package dried cranberries

oatmeal with skim milk and bit of peanut butter

1 burrito (low fat flour tortilla, pork fajita- lean pork, potatoes, pepper, onion)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Manic Monday

Hard to go back to work after such a nice weekend. Oh well, better than the alternative.....

1 small vanilla fat free yogurt with a handful of rasberries

3 cups coffee

lots of water

1 bowl of oatmeal with skim, a little peanut butter

1 cup cocoa with non-fat milk

1 cup of cabbage salad

1 tuna salad (water packed tuna, mustard, onion, pickles) on whole wheat

1 cup cucumbers in rice vinegar

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I love Sundays!

Nothing like a nice, relaxing Sunday. Wore my weighted vest and took the dogs for a walk in the rain.

3 cups of coffee

oatmeal with sugar and skim milk

veggie pizza (see recipe below)

cucumbers in rice vinegar

small piece of pork roast

lots of water

cup of cocoa with skim milk

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Training Day

When I work out with my coach in Sacramento on Saturdays- I have to eat light before so I don't puke when he has me do these heavy, intense workouts. Also, I try to pack everything I need, so afterward I don't have to go out anywhere to eat.

1 banana
1 coffee

tons of water
(workout)

1 whole wheat sandwich- with 1 tablespoon jam and 1 teaspoon peanut butter

a couple chunks of raw coconut

1 bowl New England boiled dinner (see recipe below)

homemade veggie pizza - (I made a homemade crust, but you can do a thin crust Boboli)
I sauteed veggies (mushrooms, bell pepper, squash, onion) in fat free butter spray and garlic.
I topped the crust with sauce (tomato sauce with Italian seasoning, hot sauce and garlic)
on top of that, I put the veggies (no cheese). Heat it in the oven until hot (it's already cooked). I had 2 pieces. There are 2 more 2 piece servings left. It is so top heavy with the veggies that you get full and satisfied pretty quickly.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I forgot to pack a lunch!!!

Oh, well. Sometimes ya gotta make due with what ya got! Thank goodness I always pack a lot of snacks!

Shredded wheat with skim milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla coffee creamer to taste (yes, I broke the oatmeal run!)

lots of water and 3 cups coffee

1 apple

2 pieces beef jerky

15 fat free Pringles potato chips

1 grapefruit

1 mocha, non fat milk, no whip cream

1 bowl New England Boiled Dinner (see recipe below)
1 piece whole wheat bread

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jan. 21st, Thursday

Oatmeal with apples and skim milk
1 grapefruit

8 cups water throughout the day
2 cups coffee

1 package dried cranberries
2 pieces beef jerky

1 turkey sandwich on whole wheat with mustard
1 apple

1 mocha with non-fat milk, no whip cream

1 bowl New England Boiled Dinner
(which is cabbage, cubed veggies- potatoes with skin/onion/carrots, and ham boiled in water- salt and pepper to taste)
1 fat free yogurt

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Had to go to a training to day....

Even though I was surrounded by pastries and crap, I was able to stay true to my diet. The key is always bringing along lots of healthy snacks and plenty of water!

Jan. 20th- Weds

oatmeal with apples and skim milk

1 cup coffee
3 cups herbal tea
8 cups water (throughout the day)

1 grapefruit

went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant- had 1 cup beans (not refried), with salsa, 3 corn tortillas and a Diet Dr. Pepper

1 large apple

1 small package of dried cranberries

1 medium mocha- non-fat, no whip cream

1 can of Cambell's Sirloin Burger soup
1 slice whole wheat bread

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A tip for those of you trying this- you can make equivalent substitutions- just keep it low fat- no mayonnaise, no cheese, no high fat meats. Add these snacks- 2 fruits and 2 cups raw veggies every day. I can eat a pretty boring diet- I'll make a big pot of something and eat it for days. You can change it to whatever low fat soups, or high fiber, low fat cereals, or other meals under 5 grams of fat. That said- here we go again-

Jan 19th- Tuesday-

3 cups coffee, milk and sweetner
1/2 cup oatmeal w/apples and skim milk

10 cups water throughout the day

1 grapefruit

1/2 deli sandwich (on whole wheat, turkey and veggies, mustard)

1 large apple

2 pieces of beef jerky

1 cup of split pea soup with 2 pieces whole wheat toast (spray butter)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Time to get serious and lose some weight!

OK, folks, so I have an opportunity to fight a chick in Florida in April. Only problem is, I'm at 130 and need to be at 115 for the fight. I did a 15 pound weight loss last year for a fight and got sick as hell. No cutting water weight this time around. I'm going back to my traditional bodybuilding style of diet- very low fat and low calorie. If you need to drop a few, this will work. But I'll warn you, it's pretty strict! You might need to add some snacks, or, for guys, add to your meals (double portions). Oh, and ask your doctor if you have any special health concerns like diabetes or hypoglycemia. So, here goes......

Sunday- Jan. 17th

2 cups of coffee (with a little milk and 1 tsp sugar in each)
1 huge apple

4 cups water

2 cups raw veggies (bell peppers, radashes)

1 burrito (1 whole egg plus 3 egg whites scrambled in fat free spray butter, topped with salsa on a low fat flour tortilla)

4 cups water

1 cup low fat veggie beef soup, 1 green salad w/fat free dressing, 1 slice bread

2 mandarins

4 cups water

Saturday- Jan. 18th

2 cups coffee with milk and sugar

1/2 cup of oatmeal (with apples sauteed in spay butter and cinnamon) , sweetner and skim milk

1 grapefruit

4 cups water

1 egg burrito (see above)

4 cups water

1 cup split pea soup (made with potatoes, onion, carrots and lean ham)

4 cups water

1 cup hot cocoa (with skim milk)