Sunday, August 17, 2008

Summer Challenge - Day Fourteen of 21

Dad's party

10:00
Eggs
Bacon
Hash browns

1:30
Chips & salsa
Few bean scoops
Veggies
Grapes

5:30
Salmon
Prawns
Egg plant, zucchini
White rice

Pineapple instead of carrot cake!!

Great day. The final week is coming

Cheers,

Beth

Summer Challenge - Day Thirteen of 21

I love weekend

9:30
pancakes with choc chips
turkey polska
grapes

1:00
Beef
Brown rice
broccoli

Coffee

5:30
Ribs
Oven fries
String beans

Great night and family weekend. Doing reasonably good on the challenge.

Busy with last week before school coming...

Summer Challenge - Day Twelve of 21

Raging Waters and other misc

7:00
Turkey
Carrots
Br rice

11:00
Turkey
Zucchini
Brown rice

3:00
Chicken breast
(at the park!!)

6:00
veal and prawns
baked potato (dry)
Salad
Broccoli!

Yummy!

Baby kisses from my new nephew!

Great day!

Summer Challenge - Day Eleven of 21

Thursday

6:00
2 eggs
bell pepp
corn tort

10:15
chicken
green beans
br rice w olive oil
coffee (ok I had a latte)

2:00
chicken
bell pep
tomatos

5:30
MRP shake

9:00
gr beef
veggie salad
salsa
corn tort

Yum-o day!

Beth

Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer Challenge - Day Ten of 21

Wednesday
Things are feeling better, but still...the outfit seemed not right since I had an "out-of-uniform" day in the Bay Area. BUT, I am working on it! The day ended well

7:10am
Chicken breast
String beans
Corn tort

10:20am
Chicken breast and mushrooms
Bell pep
Corn tort

1:00
Chicken breast and mushrooms
Zucchini squash
Brown rice

2:00
Latte (a social latte :) )

5:10
Chicken (again!!)
Chinese bell peppers from Asian market
Rice and tomato juice

8:15
More chicken! (Thank God for the cooler)
More chinese bell pepp
Carrots

Cheers,

Beth

Summer Challenge - Day Nine of 21

Cool, my day off (until night)

Slept in!!

9:30
Eggs over easy (went for the yolk)
Turkey sausage
Hash br0wns
Blueberries
(definitely a "day off" eat)

12:45
Stir fried chicken
Mushrooms
String beans
Tomatoes

4:30
Sample turkey meatball
1 beef short rib
Carrots and bell pepp

8:45
Spaghetti sauce (with beef and sausage) over
Turkey meatball
Squash
AWESOME! I feel better

Summer Challenge - Day Eight of 21

Monday. Good day. Things are getting a little bit better, but still a bit of a struggle. Again - I have talked with the Campers and shared, it's not because of the food and lack of junky foods, it's because I am being a bit impatient about the rate of change I expect! It's okay. Things will work out allright and I am going to hang in there!

6:15
Lunchmeat
Corn tort
Bell pepp

10:30
Chicken breast
Carrots
Tomatos

1:15
Chicken breast
Brown rice
Asparagus
Coffee (I had a latte - no sweetener though)

4:30
Chicken breast
Corn tortilla
String beans

8:00
Stir-fry pork
Spinach, mush, broccoli
Rice

Yay - sleepy and a lot of workout today!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Summer Challenge - Day Seven of 21

HEYY

For a Sunday, things were all good!

Breakfast 9:30
Eggs 2 (1 white)
Turkey sausage
Breakfast potatoes
Bell pepp

1:30
Turkey meat
Corn tort
Asparagus

5:00
Lean beef stir fry
Brown rice
String beans

Hanging in barely!! haha. Just having a bit of a hard time with this! :)

Beth

Sunday, August 10, 2008

RECIPE for Ashley & Lisa

Thanks for the request, ladies...

Here's from last Challenge of March:

Crispy Spiced Potatoes
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1 1/2 lbs white or red boiling potatoes
3 T olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
nonstick vegetable spray

Scrub potatoes, but do not peel. Cut each potato in half and then cut each half into 4 wedges. (Note: if potatoes are very small, cut each half into 2 wedges.)
Place potatoes into a pot and cover with water. Cover pot and bring to boil cooking potatoes for 10 minutes.
While potatoes are cooking, combine oil and seasonings into a large bowl. When potatoes are finished cooking, drain them and toss thwm while still warm into the seasoning mixture (above). Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick vegetable spray amd place the potatoe in a single layer then bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until golding brown. Serve immediately!

Serves 4 servings, 218 calories, 6g protein, 22 carbohydrates, 9 g fat.

Summer Challenge - Day six of 21

Saturday... off and running again

7:45am
Turkey
Corn tort
Asparagus
Black coffee

12:15
Starving after teaching that class and hurting back!! :(
Eggs
Potatoes
Asparagus

3:30
Beef chunks
Brown rice
Asparagus
Tiny garden tomatoes

7:00
Turkey burger pattie
Brown rice with olive oil
Mushrooms
String beans

3 Popsicle cheats! Later

OK, I am hanging in there...

I need to increase my cardio just among notes... all else is well and TOMORROW (Sunday) is food prep day! MORE food to have an awesome week!

Beth

Summer Challenge - Day four of 21

Here's Thursday.

Was I really that behind? Guess so...

EARLY MORN!!

6:30am
Turkey lunchmeat
Corn tort
Bell pepp
(standard)
Black coffee

10:00am
Scrambled eggs with peppers and onions
Salsa
Pan potatoes

1:30pm
Calamari salad
Chicken breast
Tomato soup
Salad w/oil

5:20pm
MRP shake

9:00pm
(another long night)
Steak
Red potatoes
Broccoli

TOO LATE AGAIN

I do not feel organized this late week!!

I am feeling very challenged by this challenge! :0)~~~

Cheers,

Beth

Summer Challenge - Day five of 21

SO, here's Friday's foods. Been very busy and not on-line.

I workout out real hard yesterday (Saturday) at my body pump class (I was pulling more weight than the guys) :) and hurt my back some. Of course, it didn't keep me from pulling some weeds that were choking my vegetable garden as I NEED LOTS OF VEGGIES!! So, I was done in and I missed a special wedding last night.

Still resting right now.

SO... here is the low down on the intake recently.

Friday 8/8
Slept in a little (thanx Laura and Sam :0) )
9:00am
Oatmeal pancakes (egg whites and oatmeal)
Strawberries (workout at noon - so I allowed myself!)

11:30am
Turkey lunchmeat
Corn tortilla
Bell pepper

3:30
SUPER hungry!! too long after I taught at noon.
Pan fried beef
Brown rice
Asparagus

7:30pm
Salad
Chicken
Strawberries

OK, so I had 2 things of fruit! BAD DOG!!
I did workout, though.

Thanks for your comments and sharing in person as well!

You all are doing GREAT! And even in our struggle to do this Challenge, we learn lessons.

Cheers,

Beth

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Summer Challenge - Day Three of 21

Greetings! Today was pretty good! I packed up the cooler for ALL day and found that toward the end of the day, water got in the lunchmeat container and - MAN, that tasted like CRUD!! I ate out at Whole Foods Market and did fine. Purposely I ate at 6:00pm so I wouldn't be hungry when I got home, but after having taught 3 classes all day (and working it) I WAS in fact hungry when I got home! Kept it light and did my best!

In case it was unclear... I do have multi-vitamin and EFA at my 3 main meals - I don't want to type it every meal over and over agian!

7:30
Turkey
Corn tort
Bell peppers (standard)
Black coffee

11:10
Chicken breast
Rice
Peppers

2:20
Chicken breast & thigh meat
Brown rice
String beans
Mushrooms & tomatoes!
Green tea
Whole Foods YUMMY!

6:00
Icky bite of water-logged lunchmeat
Brown rice
Celery sticks
Mushrooms & tomatoes

9:15pm
Salad w/chicken breast & tomatoes
Olive oil dressing

OK! The cold food gets so boring so when I get my food hot, it's nice!

Hang in there everyone...lots of comments are roling in...
Some are learning and doing great and others, mixed feelings have been expressed! Some have been there before and it's hard to get back at first.

You are never alone!

Cheers and see you at Camp or at class....

Beth

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summer Challenge - Day Two of 21

So, today was a little different because I was OFF most of the day!

I found things to be fine except in the afternoon, I just WANTED to have an additional snack, but I didn't go there. Must have been just because I was home and my mind was tricking me!

9:30 - a cheat meal for the week :)
protein shake
homemade chocolate chip pancakes
latte w/ milk

12:00
chix breast
brown rice
asparagus
pickle

3:00
MRP

5:30
prawns w/ olive oil
brown rice
bell peppers

9:00
small chicken salad

I ate late but was hungry after camp. Might have been just fine with a MRP, but I am always on the road, so being at home was nice to eat heated and homemade meals!

Off to a long day.....

HOW ARE YOU ALL DOING??

POST COMMENTS!

Beth

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Summer Challenge - Day One of 21

Yesterday was a great day and felt nice by the end of the day. Have to admit teaching yoga and my belly right there in the mirror made me remember how I let getting sick and injured the past months let me slip somewhat on my eating...it happens to everyone!

I always feel great when I get back on track like this, the evening was a little difficult because I wanted something more when I wasn't even hungry! Oh, the mind can trick you!

Here's my meals:

6:30am
1 egg + 2 egg whites
Bell peppers
2 corn tortillas

11:00am
Turkey meat
Celery sticks
1 corn tortilla

1:45pm
Baked chicken
Bell peppers
Brown rice

(Waited too long for my next meal which was dinner... because I had a clogged kitchen sink that required work! I should have ate around 5 on my way home)

7:15pm
Lean steak
Asparagus with parsley
Brown rice with Cheri's olive oil

Tada! Great day!

Comments?? How did you do??

Laurie had a great share in Camp about her favorite rice...tell us Laurie!
Eva also told us about her spinach saute...please post these ideas for us!

Cheers,

Beth

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I'm READY NOW!

Hello friends,

After a fun weekend of a few treats of bacon and eggs and my favorite latte, I am ready to begin tomorrow. Ok, I did not do anything crazy, but I did finish up the popsicles! HAHA Life's too short!

Here's what I've been doing today:
  • Shopping!!
  • Extra protein like chicken and turkey is cooked and bagged, ready-to-go
  • Protein shakes and oatmeal is off the shelf
  • Hard boiled eggs are peeled and stinkin my fridge!!
  • Brown rice is cooked and packed up
  • Veggies are cut and either ready for snacking or ready-to-saute
I'm ready for the challenge to get back on track after months of...injury, illness, more injury, more illness, a fall... hmmm... what else?? No more slacking! It't time to boost all and make that change!

Are you ready to rock!!???

I will be toting the scale and the tape measure as well as the body-fat calipers all week. Find me on location in Livermore, Form Factor, Starbucks (with a misto in hand - aka black coffee) and Tracy!!

Cheers and see you soon,

Beth