Monday, April 4, 2011

Food Overdue

here's my food log from the past few days give or take since it's been awhile and I might have forgotton.... Friday breakfast--cereal, piece of pancake; lunch--turkey sandwich on wheat pita, pop chips; dinner--mac and cheese; on the road to NY--a few pita chips, vanilla bean frap, 5hr energy (to keep me awake as I drove the whole way!), 2 starbursts *no exercise Saturday breakfast--eggs, pancake, bacon, sausage, strawberries, blueberries (courtesy of Betsy), lunch--lo mein, chicken; snack--ground beef puffs (3-4); dinner--meatloaf, asparagus, mashed potatos, a brownie *walked around the mall for several hours Sunday 10k day late breakfast-- half banana, 3/4 bagel, yogurt covered mango pieces; snack--puff, piece of Crumbs cupcake, lunch--asian restaurant--pad thai, chicken, soup, fried rice, etc. (had to carb it up for some energy!), gelato; late snack--brownie; dinner--half of dhara's chicken nuggest! Monday breakfast--cereal; snack--Charlottesville bagel w/ pecan cream cheese (I know bad, oh well), handful of cashews; lunch--peanutbutter and jelly sandwich; snack--sooo bad, a cheesecake brownie from work; snack--2 rice cakes, 1 peach yogurt some starbursts throughout the day; dinner--nothing as of yet (still at school) *will see if I can get a run in when I get home... -B


Good Job J and B! That's awesome!

Breakfast: NONE, SO BUSY! REGRET IT! A little water!

Lunch: Very little rice, beans, and potatoes, 1/2 raspberry snapple

Snack: 1/2 pear

Dinner: rice, beans, plantains, dahl, water, 3 pieces of grilled shrimp, 10 fries

Snack: 2 Sugar Cookies

Before Dinner: 1 glass of Water


Sunday, April 3, 2011

10k done. YAY!

this run was pretty awesome. although I was tired after mile 3, and felt like shots of pain were running up my ankles, it was definitely worth it. I ended up finishing in 1hr 7minutes-a little over my goal time, but I was still happy. I also thought it was pretty cool when the three of us cheered J on at the finish line! good times yo. will post my food log from the past few days shortly.

a very tired noah...


a very proud and probably still tired noah...

Feeling Accomplished :-)

So B and I and our siblings ran a 10k today out in Plainview, LI, and it was great!! It was the first big thing I've done in terms of running and it was such an awesome feeling to finish this! Granted, I was on the slow end of the spectrum, crossing the finish line at 90 minutes, but that just gives me something to work on for the next one, right B???

Breakfast: water, small coffee w/ 1% milk, 1 piece whole wheat bread, peanut butter, strawberry preserves

During race: water

Snack: 1 boxed apple juice, water, 1 orange

Lunch: water, handful of jalapeno baked lays, chicken parm sandwich (mozzarella, chicken cutlet, tomato sauce on a wedge)

Dinner: 1/4 cup penne, marinara and 2 meatballs (homemade), water, 1/2 banana


Saturday, April 2, 2011


Ahh, I can't believe the race is tomorrow morning!! 3 months have flown by so quickly!

I didn't post yesterday, so hopefully I remember everything:


Breakfast: orange juice, coffee w/ skim milk, cheerios w/ 1% milk

Lunch: 1/2 turkey and cheese on whole wheat, 1/4 cup homemade chicken salad w/ lettuce and tomatoes, water

Dinner: (I went out last night, so I had some bad things! The restaurant we were at had just closed their kitchen, so this became dessert-dinner a.k.a. calorie central!) creme brulee cheesecake and molten chocolate cake - shared with a friend, 2 glasses of red wine

Post-Dinner: 2 Grey Goose and tonics

Exercise: None


Breakfast: 2 pieces artisan bread, fresh salami, provolone cheese, medium iced coffee w/ skim milk and splenda, water

Lunch: homemade vegetable soup, 1/2 turkey and cheese sandwich, water

Dinner: 2/3s burrito filled with steak. rice, bell pepper and onions, 1 tbsp guacamole, 1 tbsp sour cream, 1 can dr.pepper (I was having a majorrrrrr dr.pepper craving, it had to be fulfilled!)

Exercise: None, just some basic yoga


Good Luck!

Good Luck J and B! I hope you guys do GREAT at the 10K! I am in no shape to do a 10K so kudos to you!


Thursday, March 31, 2011

3 days to race!

Breakfast: honey bunches of oats cereal, pb&j
Snack: yogurt
Snack: 2 rice cakes
Lunch: cosi turkey, tomato, mozerella, hummus, pieces of sample cosi bread
Snack: handful of cashews
Snack: apple, slice of wheat bread w/ peanutbutter
Dinner: asian noodles from costco

exercise--50 minutes on the treadmill, weights, crunches

Cold and Rainy

Breakfast: medium coffee w/ skim milk, special k bar

Lunch: whole wheat sandwich with turkey, american cheese, lettuce, water

....lots of water

Dinner: whole wheat toast, 2 eggs w/ salt and pepper, 1/3 cup almond milk, water

Sweet: 2 small pieces of dark chocolate

Exercise: nada!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rainy Days.

On this rainy day....

breakfast: banana, yogurt

snack: small handful of fiber wheat thins

snack: handful of cashews

lunch: chicken breast w/ spinach and mushrooms

1 sugar free lifesaver

snack: 8 gummy bears, 1 pretzel m&m, 1 rice cake, 3 cashews (omg, so random!)

snack: apple, mozzarella cheese on wheat toast

dinner: chicken tacos/tortillas

Exercise--ehhh, I'm so tired today! I will be doing one last run tomorrow before Sunday's race..gotta rest up those muscles!

Image, etc...

1.5 weeks in. Current weight: so I had a MAJOR reality check today - I weighed myself on a gym scale yesterday, meaning a REAL scale. My current weight is nowhere near what it was the last time I weighed myself, which was last year sometime. I'm definitely not 148, I'm 165. SO, that being said, this obviously changes my goal loss from 20 lbs to 37 lbs. TTFR, that's all I've got to say!!! I guess I'd better start eating lots of cucumbers with salt ;-)

Oh, and target areas? At this point, I'm guessing I should say everything, but I specifically need to work on my midsection and thighs.

Here is my overdue Before photo - clearly kind of grimey :-)


Breakfast: honey nut cheerios, 1% milk, coffee w/ skim milk

Snack: Special K bar, water

Hunger Pangs while researching: 1/2 bagel w/ cream cheese (bad, I know!!)

Late Lunch: Whole wheat sandwich w/ turkey&ham, american cheese, chipotle mayo, lettuce, water

Late Dinner: Grilled ham and cheese on whole wheat (olive oil used), water

Exercise: 45 minute boot camp (pilates, cardio, weights)


Sick and Tired

Today I'm really sick with sniffles, sneezes, and headache, I took Benadryl and I passed out for two hours when I got home from work.

Breakfast: 1 Glass of Water, Grande Skinny Iced Caramel Machiatto-140 Calories, 1/5 of Wheat English Muffin with Egg and Turkey Bacon, Grapes

Lunch: 1/4 Raspberry Tea, 1 Glass of Water Little Bit of Rice, Dahl, Plaintains, Cabbage

Snack: 1 Peanut Butter and Jelly English Muffin

Dinner: 2/3 Southwestern Salad with Grilled Chicken with 1/2 packet of All Natural Southwestern Dressing(50 Calories) 10 French Fries, 1 Glass of Water

Snack: 2 Pieces of Gum

After Dinner: 2 Tablespoons Rice, 2 Oakre pieces in Curry, Sauteed Green Beans and Potatoes, 1/2 Glass of Water

Exercise: Sneezing 100x


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

4 days to race!

Update: Sony motivated me to take my BEFORE pic...I was all sweaty after a workout, so don't judge me!
1.5 weeks into competition, current weight: 162lbs
my target areas include my thighs, booty, and stomach

I'm getting nervoussss!

Breakfast: half glass of Silk's PureCoconut milk, banana

Snack: handful of cashews

Snack: yoplait fat-free blueberry yogurt

Snack: handful of fiber wheat thins

Lunch: cucumber with salt/pepper, 7 small gummy bears, a small sample of cosi bread

Snack: 1 rice cake, apple, 2 mints

Dinner at 5pm: chicken tortilla soup/breadstick, nonfat sugar-free iced vanilla chai

Coming-home snack: small piece of susan's chicken, a bite of some pasta & spinach, cup of cereal

Exercise--ran/walked 35 minutes, weights, abs


So beat!

Wake-up: medium coffee, sugar free coffeemate

Brunch: 2/3s of a turkey and american cheese sandwich on a whole wheat roll, banana, water

Snack: 1 tuna cutlet, water

Late Lunch-ish Dinnerish?: (lol I didn't know what else to call this!) 1/3 piece of grilled salmon, 1/3 cup sauteed spinach w/ garlic, green beans, and mushrooms, water

Dinner: 1 piece grilled salmon, 1/4 cup white rice, water

Exercise: 2.15 mile run - my quads and glutes have been in painnnn since yesterday's boot camp, so I wasn't the most effective exerciser today. But, no pain no gain, right?


Picture Post and Not So Good Food and Exercise Update!

August 2010 Summer, 137lbs

March 2011, 1.5 weeks into Competition, 133lbs


Brunch: Plum, Rice, Dahl, Plantains, Chicken Curry, Glass of Water, 1/4 Cup Raspberry Tea, 2 Squares of Chocolate

Chew: 1 Piece of Gum

Snack: English Muffin with Peanut Butter and Jelly, Doritos, Small Frozen Burrito

Dinner: 1/2 Southwestern Salad with Chicken Breast, 1/2 All Natural Dressing Packet (5o calories), 10 Fries 1/2 Glass of Water

After Dinner: 1 Piece of Dove Chocolate, 2 pieces of Gum

2 Glasses of Water

Exercise: Dead Tired. No Exercise Today.


Delinquent Entry


Breakfast: Grapes and a Glass of Water

Lunch: Rice, Cooked Plantains, Chicken Curry, Cabbage 1/2 Raspberry Tea Snapple

Snack: A Bunch of Doritos, Dry Roasted Edamame

Dinner: Small Frozen Beef and Bean Burrito---English Muffin with Peanut Butter and Jelly and a Glass of Water

Exercise: None


Breakfast: Water

Lunch: Water, Rice, Chicken Curry

Snack: 2 English Muffins with Peanut Butter and Jelly and Dry Roasted Edamame, 3 Doritos

Dinner: Small Frozen Bean and Beef Burrito, Rice and Vegetables, 1/2 Glass of Apple Juice, Glass of Water

Exercise: 1 hour playing volleyball


Monday, March 28, 2011


I'm currently in bed, not exactly looking like the prettiest picture, so that "before" picture we're all supposed to post is going to have to wait another day!! Let's make our deadline tomorrow by 10 pm to post the pics!


Momentum Back!


Breakfast: medium coffee, 1% milk, 1/2 bagel with low fat cream cheese

Lunch: whole wheat chapathi, tomato curry, homemade plain yogurt, water

Snack: handful of almonds, orange juice

Dinner: 3 fish cutlets, water

Post-dinner: 2 Oreo cookies, orange juice (weird combo, I know)

Exercise: Nada


Breakfast: medium coffee with sugar free coffeemate

Mid-Morning Pick Me Up: Starbucks skim mocha, no whipped cream

Late Lunch: whole wheat chapathi, fish curry, homemade plain yogurt, water

Snack: 1 tuna cutlet, water

Dinner: 3 asparagus, 1 chicken cutlet, 1/2 piece grilled salmon, spinach sauteed with garlic and onion, water

Exercise: 1.5 miles this morning (ankles were hurting, so I couldn't do much), 1 hour boot camp (cardio, pilates, etc)*

*A few girls and I now have an at-home trainer twice a week. Today was our first day with him, and it was great! I have the feeling he'll be kicking our butts into shape!!



ladies, what's up with our updates?!?! it's only been a week! let's not lose momentum!! keep it goin...


Breakfast: banana

Snack: 4 goldfish crackers

Lunch: rice, chicken curry, daal, morigurry, aveal, 1/2 cup paisum

Snack: kudos granola bar

Dinner: 2 idilis, sambar, daal, 1 piece of spice cake (not very sweet)

Snack: mocha frap (needed a pick me up!), piece of homemade raisin bread


Breakfast: honey bunches of oats w/ 1% milk

Snack: bottle of vanilla milk frap, strawberry nutrigrain bar

Snack: handful of fiber wheat thins

Lunch: homemade stuffed pasta shells

Snack: yoplait fat-free yogurt, 2 Quaker Oats rice cakes

Dinner: chicken picatta, green beans, oven roasted potatoes

Snack: low-fat chocolate pudding

Snack: piece of raisin bread w/peanut butter, small piece of focaccia bread, piece of chicken curry (clearly I was snacking when I got home tonight)

exercise--not so much on either day...I guess I was recovering from that last run!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Brisk Saturday

Breakfast: Small Iced Mocha Coffee, Glass of Water

Lunch: 1/2 Turkey Sub with Mayo, Lettuce, and Tomato, Chocolate Cupcake, Glass of Water

Snack: 1/4 piece of Raisin Bread with Butter, Tangerine, Glass of Water

Dinner: Peppermint, 1 Glass of Water, Steak and Chicken Fajitas, Sweet Corn, One Bite of Cheese Quesadilla, Black Beans, A few bites of Spanish Rice

Exercise: Walked about 1.5 miles with some NHS students in very cold weather! Cleaned up a road near school!

Lazy Saturday?

Breakfast: Coffee with sugar free coffeemate

Lunch: leftover slice of veggie pizza, water

Snack: handful of almonds, glass of vanilla soymilk

Snack: Coffee with milk, 6 unsalted saltine crackers

Dinner: Stir-fry beef with cauliflower, broccoli, onion, and mushroom, 1/5 cup of white rice, water, orange juice

Exercise: 5k run in 45 minutes (time hasn't changed in a while!)


It's Saturday, Saturday.

went to a sister's fellowship at my church this morning...

Breakfast: glass of almond milk, banana

Snack/Lunch: 3 slices of my grandpa's homemade raisin bread, half glass of almond milk

Dinner: today was a carbtastic day apparently...had a piece of focaccia bread with cheese/olives, homemade stuffed pasta shells w/ ricotta, spinach, mozzarella, cantaloupe, a few pieces of chicken curry

ran a 7.3km which is the equivalent of 4.5 miles in 50 minutes and 25 seconds and burned 590 calories...I've been using the RunTastic app on my blackberry to keep track of my runs's very handy...surprisingly I could have kept going, but it was getting dark outside! I guess that's a good thing with the race coming up..

BTW, the "before" photos of ourselves are due on the blog by Sunday evening! :)


Friday, March 25, 2011

Crazy Day...

(last night after working out, I had some cantaloupe!)

slept in a little late and went running this morning...did a 5.68k in like 39 time definitely went up from when I did just a 5k last September...need to work on this for the upcoming 10k next Sunday! J, are you READY?!?!

Brunch: glass of almond milk, about 15 fiber wheat thins

Snack: banana

Snack: yogurt

Dinner: 2 pieces of baked chicken breast, bowl of honey bunches of oats (man, I was hungry!)

so, today I went to school to audition for singing the National Anthem at graduation. Before I started, they said, "imagine yourself in front of 1,400 guests, including faculty, students, and parents!" I sang, they liked it, and said, "well, no one else has tried out, so IT'S YOURS!" They gave a deadline audition extension unil April 9, so if anyone else decides to try out, they will then decide. BUT, no one has auditioned in the last month since they sent out the announcement. soooo, I guess I'm doing it?!?!?! CRAAAAZY.



Exercise: Blah!

Breakfast: 1 Glass of Water, Caramel Mocha Coffee, Banana

Lunch: 2 pieces of Challah Bread with homemade Honey Hummus,-Rice, Beans, Corn, Bell Peppers in Olive Oil and White Wine Sauce

Snack: Fresh Tabuli and Bagel Crisps

On the way home: Iced Caramel Machiatto

Dinner: 1/4 Salad, 1/2 piece of Grilled Chicken Breast and a little bit of Cream Sauce

Snack: Small Bowl of Veggie Rice, Yogurt and Tomatoes, 1 Glass of Water


Oh, Friday...

Brunch: 2 eggs sunny-side, bagel w/ low fat cream cheese, coffee w/ sugar-free coffeemate

Snack: Handful of almonds and a few chocolate chips (sugar craving!), Medium coffee w sugar free coffeemate

Lots of water

Dinner: Slice of pizza with bell pepper, onions, mushrooms, olives, and sausage, Water

Exercise: 5k run (45 minutes)


A little late...

So I'm a little late on this one (I got home verryy late last night after watching The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo). Great movie, by the way.

Breakfast: medium coffee with 1% milk, cheerios with a banana and 1% milk

Lunch: 1/2 whole wheat wrap with provolone, ham, lettuce and tomato, water

After work drink: 1 Red Stripe, water

Snack: 5-7 pita chips

Dinner: burger on whole wheat bun with cheddar, lettuce and tomato, fries with a chipotle mayo, water

Exercise: nada again (I'll be making up for it today!!)


Thursday, March 24, 2011


Dance! Today I danced away my calories, to some ridiculous songs on youtube! Check out Rebecca Black-Friday. Its so dumb, but so entertaining, and good exercise music. I finally watched it today, its viral! My students hate it so I decided to finally watch it. I couldn't find the energy to go out running or do some random cardio workout, so I danced hard to teeny bopper songs, bhangra, and r&b for 45 minutes!

I love dancing. I've learned that I have to have fun while exercising or I'll quit.

Maybe I'll do volleyball one day, dancing another, weights another day, and running the last day? Who knows?

But I sure am feeling good lately!

Brunch: 1 Glass of water, 1/2 Raspberry Snapple Tea, Macaroni and Cheese, Fish, 1 Piece of Gum

Snack: Bananna, Dry Roasted Edamame, Maggie Noodles (Just 4 bites)

Dinner: Bell Peppers, Black Beans, Corn cooked in White Wine and Olive Oil, Mozzarella Cheese, 2 tablespoons Rice, Shredded Chicken Breast

Before Sleeping: 2 glasses of water


B to the K

Breakfast: a little over 1 cup of almond vanilla milk

Snack: 1 Quaker Oats rice cake, 8 ounces of vitamin water (lemonade)

Lunch: chicken noodle soup, wheat roll

Snack: 3 cashews

Snack: 1 sugar-free lifesaver, pack of goldfish crackers

Snack: fat-free yoplait strawberry banana yogurt, apple

Dinner: baked chicken, piece of mozzarella, 3 fiber wheat thins, a few sips of almond milk (dhara drank the rest!)

exercise -- running/abs


not even joking, this is the BEST stuff ever! Silk PureAlmond Vanilla milk. I bought this yesterday from the grocery store because I received rave reviews from several people on how good it is. and BOY, they were not lying! it tastes like a creamy vanilla shake, with a hint of almond. and only 90 calories per cup! you could easily make this a breakfast meal if you blend it up with banana and a small spoon of peanutbutter :) try it folks--you'll be happy you did.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tips on Motivation??

Especially after an extremely long or brain-draining day, my motivation to get myself to the gym is low, to say the least. Wednesday was one of those days - I ended up watching How I Met Your Mother and falling asleep.

Any thoughts on how to combat the desire to put on my pjs and do absolutely nothing??


Tired Law Student

Ok, so today is a bleeghh one (whatever that means):

Breakfast: Special K bar, medium coffee w skim milk

....conducted a deposition and was stuck inside because the weather was ultra crappy...sooo..

Lunch: another coffee (I know this is bad!) w skim milk, water

Dinner: 2 pieces of roasted chicken, steamed broccoli and string beans, water

Exercise: Nada, niente, nil...


shabooqua it up.

Breakfast: a little over 1/4 of cantaloupe

Snack: handful of cashews

Lunch: broccoli spears w/ a small dallop of ranch dressing

Snack: yoplait fat-free boston cream yogurt

Snack: 10 cashews, 1 sugar-free lifesaver

Snack: plum

Snack: 1 Quaker Oats rice cake, 3 half slices of cantaloupe

Dinner: baked chicken, yogurt, green beans


Lazy Teacher

Exercise: Mental/Cognitive exercises grading papers, worked out finger muscles writing grades on papers.

Breakfast- bottle of water, plum, strawberry yogurt

Lunch- 1/2 raspberry tea snapple, rice, peas and corn, kebab

Snack- piece of wheat cinnamon raisin bread, handful of dry roasted edamame-fiberlicious

Mini Meal #1: very small bowl of rice, peas and corn, yogurt,kebab

Mini Meal #2 small piece of fish, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese, 1/2 raspberry tea snapple

before bed: bottle of water


why do I feel like this lately?

-B (ain't no joke.)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


this was spread out throughout the day...just in case you were wondering.
: vitamin water (lemonade)

Snack: handful of cashews

Snack: yoplait peach fat-free yogurt

Snack: tangerine

Late Lunch: cup of chicken noodle soup, breadstick

Snack: apple

Dinner: chicken parmesan (made by Susan), small piece of italian bread w/ a hint of butter

exercise---abs and weights

Slacker named S

exercise: zero, zilch, nada

breakfast 8:30: 1 glass of water and a few crunchy oatmeal crisps

lunch 11:00: around a tablespoon of rice, a whole bunch of diced sauteed baby carrots, 3 large squares of red potatoes in curry sauce, 1 small cube of chicken, 1 bottle of snapple raspberry tea (2 pieces of spearmint gum)

big snack 4:00: 2 english muffins with butter and grape jelly, 1.5 bowls of golden grahams with 1/2 cup 2% milk, 1/2 cup apple juice (1 piece of spearmint gum)

dinner 7:50pm: 3 two inch mini ground beef kebabs, 2 "thovi's" of jasmine rice, 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt, 3/4 cup sweet corn and sweet peas with olive oil, 1/2 cup apple juice

before bed: 2 glasses of water



Breakfast: Special k protein bar, Medium coffee w/ skim milk

Lunch: 17 oz water, Salad: grilled chicken, bell peppers, cucumbers, chickpeas, kidney beans, oil and balsamic vinegar, 1 piece orbitz gum

Starvation when I came home led to this: multi-grain cheerios, 1 banana, 1% milk

Dinner: 1 piece grilled fish, steamed broccoli and onions, water

...followed by 45 minutes of pilates and weights


The Biggest Loser Experiment

Today, while sitting in class, I was engaged in a pretty intense discussion with two very good friends, one being the original blogger on this site, on how to best reach our "goal weight". The end result was a decision to create a home-grown version of the Biggest Loser. From today forward, on a daily basis, each of us (Becky - the lovely lady below, Sony-teacher and volleyball player extraordinaire, and Jen- that's me) will post on two items: 1. what we've eaten all day (and we mean EVERYTHING), and 2. our workouts (duration and type of exercise). We'll weigh in bi-weekly and will post a new picture of ourselves at the start of each month. Expect our pre-competition picture soon. So what's our incentive in all of this? Besides putting in $50 each towards a winner's pot, it'll be the satisfaction of looking fabulous this summer and spending our twenties (and beyond) in great shape! Kate Moss said it best, which is why I think it's the title of this blog - here goes...