Ok Here Goes Sunday Nutrition

Sunday, June 28, 2009
Breakfast: Ego Muffin Topers 130 calories
Coffee Black

Lunch: Fazoli's Tortellini & Sun-Dried Tomato Rustico 850 Calories (ouch it was good but
Light Lemonade 10 Calories won't be making that mistake again...)

Snack: Whole Cucumber Sliced 10 Calories
0 Calorie Popcicle

Dinner: TBD

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Week off of the blog

Monday, June 22, 2009
Well I took a week off from blogging, and I haven't posted how I did the last 2 weeks. I have lost 15 lbs since the start of my "journey" 10 lbs the first week, and 5 lbs last week. I am going to be posting what I have eaten in a separate entry at the end of the day every day to keep me honest.

I've done well on finding foods to eat, not that its been tough... I have done this before, I just dropped off the boat time and time again. But not this time.

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Kick Start Your Metabolism

Monday, June 8, 2009
Some things you can do to kick start your metabolism:

1.Sip green tea three times a day. A study from the University of Geneva in Switzerland found that in addition to caffeine, green tea contains catechin polyphenols, plant chemicals that may boost metabolism.
2. Use interval training to rev up your workout. Walk for the same amount of time at the same intensity day in and day out and your body gets as bored with your workout as you do. Throw it a curveball with interval training, which involves varying the intensity of your workout throughout your exercise session. Every five minutes into your walk, jog for one minute. Every five minutes into your bike ride, shift into a higher gear and pedal hard for a minute. If you swim, turn on the speed every other lap. You?ll burn more calories in the same amount of time.

3. Fidget. People who drum their fingers or bounce their knees burn at least 500 calories a day! That adds up to losing a pound a week.

4. Keep a small squeeze ball with you and work out your hands frequently during the day. It?s one of the few exercises you can do anytime. You?ll build up themuscles in your hands--and muscle, whether in your hands or legs, burns a lot of calories.

5. Don?t starve yourself. Cutting too many calories can backfire in more ways than one. Try to subsist on morsels and your metabolism will slow so much that you?ll not only stop losing weight, but you?ll be lucky if you can peel yourself off the couch.

6. Put five rubber bands around your wrist every morning. That?s how many 16-ounce bottles of water you should drink during the day to rev your metabolism, helping burn more calories. At least, that?s what German researchers found when they had 14 participants drink about 17 ounces of water. The volunteers? metabolic rate--or how quickly they burned calories--jumped a third within 10 minutes of drinking the water and remained high for another 30 or 40 minutes. The researchers estimated that over a year, increasing your water consumption by 1.5 liters a day (about 50 ounces) would burn an extra 17,400 calories, or about five pounds? worth. Since much of the increased metabolic rate is due to the body?s efforts to heat the water, make sure the water you?re drinking is icy.

7. Exercise outside. Maybe it?s the fresh air, maybe it?s the sunshine, but something about exercising in the open makes you walk or run faster than doing the same exercise in the gym.

8. Turn up the heat with hot peppers. Some studies show that very spicy foods can temporarily increase your metabolism. Gourmet groceries often stock a dozen different kinds of peppers. Buy one a week and practice adding some to various meals. Spice up your scrambled eggs with minced jalapeno, add a little fire to your beef stew with half a diced banana pepper, or pull together a spicy jambalaya (using turkey sausage and lots of veggies).

9. Eat five small meals throughout the day instead of three large meals. You might think you should eat less often if you want to lose weight, but that's just not the case. By eating every few hours, you keep your metabolism fired up and ensure it doesn't slow between meals in order to hang on to calories. A "meal" can be as small as a cup of soup.

10. Sip a couple of cups of coffee throughout the day. Studies find that the caffeine in coffee increases the rate at which your body burns calories. This does not mean, however, that you can order one of those fancy calorie-packed frappuccinos! And skip the java if it makes you toss and turn at night.

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My Diet Plan (so far)

Here is a list of Weight Watcher Point Sites I have used in the past for free:

How many WW points do I get a day/week?

WW Points

Dotti's Weight Loss Zone

How many Weight Watchers Points is that ?

Point Calculator

Other WW sites

and here are some of the other sites I frequent

Eat This Not That

Calorie King

Spark People (This site has a ton of videos for exercise, suggested diets, and you can track your fitness and such as well)

Track your Calories on iGoogle

One last thing... You can always sign up for a blog at blogspot.com

I have one for my weightloss that I will be blogging or journaling whatever you want to call it... In every day here

Oh! I almost forgot, I use a hybrid method myself. I use WW points when I can but I have a calorie amount I try to stay under as well. They actually work the same (essentially) I will be allowing myself 1700 calories a day no more than 2000, or 28 no more than 32 points. You can figure out how many calories you should eat a day here.

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And so it begins

I weighed myself yesterday. I am 230. Not my heaviest but at a 33bmi I am by far not skinny... I took come pictures of my before. I will add them to this post later... Two hundred and thirty pounds, and to think I was 180 when I graduated... I even kept that weight off for a good 3 years! Its amazing what having a kid can do when it comes to gaining...

I had mini-wheats for cereal, that's something I have said I am going to start doing, eat breakfast. So far I have been doing well on drinking water, 32oz already today. We went to Taco Bell for lunch and I ordered 2 chicken soft tacos fresco style, but they only made one of them that way. I only had one, and half of the wrong one. Not sure why every time I order them that way they are wrong...

I'll get better t blogging but since this is my first weight loss blog post I am sure I will!

Here are the pictures:

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