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veganmama's road to the healthiest/happiest me...

#1 Postby veganmama » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:00 pm

Ok, so I don't have any specific goals although losing 20 lbs (I am 5'7" and 160lbs, was about 154 before I started weight training about 3xweek, not sure if that is coincidence or muscle :)) seems like a good goal, as does feeling strong. I have never quite lost my baby weight, though I feel healthier and am more comfortable with my body than I ever was before I had kids. I will also keep my food log here because normally I write it down, but sometimes it is faster to type than to write. Thanks for reading and any and all comments/suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.

Ok, so!

7/20/09

breakfast:

Candy's chickpea flour "omelette" (OMG so delicious!! Thank you Candy!) w/ bell peppers, spinach, garlic, and tofu.
1/2 avocado.

lunch:

green smoothie- 2 pears, kale, mint, water + ice= 1 quart of deliciousness.

dinner:

Japanese food- brown rice, seasoned seaweed, edamame

snacks:

afternoon- bell peppers w/ edamame hummus
post workout- protein shake (almond milk, hemp protein, raw cacao, ice)

WORKOUT: total- 1 hour

Cardio:
15 minutes treadmill
15 minutes of a cardio machine that I can't remember the name of- but LOVED, tried for the first time tonight and I am totally hooked... a cross(?) anyone know?? Kind of like eliptical but not really... got me sweating, that's for sure!

Strength:
3(sets)X20(reps) of each of the following, at various weights (none above 75lbs):
ALL machines:
seated leg curls
leg extensions
hip adduction
hip abduction
arm curls
arm extension


Today was a good day, the only thing I would say is that I ate a little too much... I probably could have done without dinner as I was still full from my green smoothie and snacking on hummus. Great workout, I went to the gym for yoga but the instructor didn't show (boo for flaky gym instructors!), but I am kind of glad because I really liked that new cardio machine I tried. It's always fun to try new things and find out you really like something, right??
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#2 Postby Twilight » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:10 pm

Totally in...
Looking forward to seeing where you go Veganmama!
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#3 Postby veganmama » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:54 am

Thanks for the support! :toothy4:
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#4 Postby veganmama » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:02 pm

tuesday 7/21/09

FOOD:

coffee first thing after waking up (always).

breakfast:

1 quart green smoothie- 2 pears, 1 banana, spinach, water (this is my favorite recipe)

lunch:

chickpea flour "omelette" w/ tofu, spinach, bell peppers.

dinner:

tempeh taco w/ brown rice, pinto beans, & homegrown tomato

snacks:


brown rice cake after workout (starving!)
16oz soy latte in afternoon
small bowl of peanut butter puffins w/ almond milk for dessert, to kill sweet tooth!

WORKOUT: total- 45 min cardio

20 min treadmill incline-6 @4.5mph
15 min crossramp (pouring sweat! I love this machine)
10 min sauna
10 min swimming

my workout was short-ish because I was running out of time b4 the 'kids club' closed.


We had a big thunderstorm last night so it was SOOO nice outside this morning and it is only going to be 108 today... COOL compared to the 115 that it has been. I love how clean everything feels after a storm.

So today was pretty good, except that I am relying too much on coffee, I am soooooo drained lately. I share my bed w/ my 2 year old and he has been waking up a lot at night. I am at the end of my rope energy-wise. The only time today that I felt really good was during/after workout. Other than that I was drained, and relying on caffeine made me cranky to boot :gmorning1:. Also, I notice on days that I am tired I have a nasty sweet tooth! I am guessing that my body is craving carbs for energy?
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#5 Postby veganmama » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:23 am

Wednesday 7/22/09

FOOD:

coffee in a.m.

breakfast:

green smoothie- 2 cups of red grapes, 1/2 bunch of flat-leaf parsley, hemp protein, water & ice.

lunch:

tofurky sandwich on sprouted wheat bread, w/ vegenaise and lettuce; salt and vinegar potato chips :) .

dinner:

pizza crust w/ cheese taken off at costco (blech!). I had to take my dad shopping (he doesn't drive) and got so hungry and desperate. I wish I had brought a snack! lesson learned.

snacks:

peanut butter puffins w/o milk after work.
banana "milk"shake- almond milk, banana, tiny bit of brown sugar, hemp protein, ice.



WORKOUT:

I didn't make it to the gym because of having to take my dad out shopping. I think that pushing two kids around in a cart for 2 hours at a giant warehouse store must burn some calories though, right? :wink:.



Today I work (yay) I am needing a break from chores/kids.

oh, I forgot to mention that I weighed myself at the gym yesterday and the scale said exactly 160 so that will be my official starting point for gauging weight loss.

craving sweets again today, and I am going to bed and waking up w/ nasty headaches every day??? caffeine?
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#6 Postby veganmama » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:11 pm

Thursday 7/23/09

FOOD:

breakfast:

green smoothie- papaya, mango, banana, spinach, water & ice.

lunch:

tofurky sandwich on sprouted wheat bread, w/ vegenaise and lettuce (pretty much my usual work lunch).

dinner:

green smoothie during/post workout- 1 mango, 1 banana, kale, hemp protein, water & ice.

snacks:

brown rice cake
small soy latte
a few of kids' french fries :) they tempt me so!!

WORKOUT:

CARDIO:

20 min treadmill
20 min crossramp

STRENGTH:

3(sets)X20(reps) of each of the following, at various weights (none above 75lbs):
ALL machines:
seated leg curls
leg extensions
hip adduction
hip abduction

I didn't have time for arms today so I will do arms/back 2morrow.




Today was a good day, no headaches. I am thinking that they might just be a detox thing from the green smoothies. I am starting to feel strong and noticing some firming action! like when I get up from laying down and put my hand on my stomach I can totally feel some abs going on, and the definition in my arms makes me very happy :)
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#7 Postby MaryStella » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:18 pm

good luck with your goal.

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#8 Postby Tasha » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:25 pm

Log Looks Great Veganmama. :)
Keep up the great work !
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#9 Postby veganmama » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:35 am

thanks girls!!
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#10 Postby veganmama » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:47 am

Friday 7/24/09

COMIDA:

breakfast:

green smoothie- raspberries, banana, spinach, hemp protein, water & ice.

lunch:

veggie burger w/ tomatoes, pickles, onions, lettuce, a few french fries.

dinner:

japanese food- seaweed salad, cucumber salad, veggie hand roll, edamame + a small sapporo :)

snacks:

homemade raw "cookies".

EJERCICIO:

15 minutes crossramp
all machines 3x15reps @ no more than 15 lbs (don't laugh)
arm curls
arm extensions
lat pulldowns (30lbs)





crazy busy day. unfortunately didn't have as much time as I wanted to work out, had to take my dad to dr.

tomorrow is shadowboxing baby! yeeeeah!
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#11 Postby veganmama » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:07 am

offical before pic:
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taken today. Sorry, it is quite blurry... it is frikkin hard to stay still when you are flexing (YES, I AM flexing... don't laugh). I want to see a lot more definition in my arms by the end of september... + I want to get that tummy flatter.
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#12 Postby veganmama » Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:24 pm

Saturday 7/25/09

FOOD:

breakfast:

coffee
1/2 a banana (Finn absconded w/ the other half :? )

lunch:

mexican- 1/2 grilled veggie burrito, rice and salad; horchata (mmm)

dinner:

brown rice, tofu, chickpeas, veggies.

snacks:

green smoothie- spinach, banana, pear, mint, water & ice.

coffee
1 raw "cookie"

WORKOUT: 1 hour total

45 minute everlast shadow boxing class (awesome)
15 minute ab work
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#13 Postby Twilight » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:24 pm

Mama, how many calories are you taking in right now? I think you may want to add a little something to breakfast, maybe some Oats or leftover cooked Brown Rice. I only ask cause today i just had an orange and, despite it being my rest day, i was a growly McGrowl like 2 hours later.

Everything else is looking awesome though, keep it up!
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#14 Postby veganmama » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:25 pm

Sunday 7/26/09

Sunday I don't track what I eat- just too much running around and grazing.

BUT workout was awesome, 1 hour pilates that totally kicked my butt (awesome teacher) and I was already sooo sore from shadowboxing class yesterday. Good times.
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#15 Postby veganmama » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:27 pm

Twilight wrote:Mama, how many calories are you taking in right now? I think you may want to add a little something to breakfast, maybe some Oats or leftover cooked Brown Rice. I only ask cause today i just had an orange and, despite it being my rest day, i was a growly McGrowl like 2 hours later.

Everything else is looking awesome though, keep it up!


haha... I was STARVING yesterday after my 1/2 banana but I was in a hurry to get to my class@ the gym...I ended up eating lunch at like 11:00 right after the gym. I am good w/ my green smoothies in the morning (I drink at least a quart), they fill me up in a big way! I need to keep some Larabars on hand for weekends when I am in a hurry to get out of the house. I am not sure how many calories I am taking in, actually... I don't count or restrict my diet, just eat what I want, when I want it- but if I don't start meeting my goals I may start keeping track b/c I know too little calories are as bad as too many.

thanks!!!
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