Monday, September 04, 2006

Week 5: Lost 3, Total 10

I lost 3 pounds early this week! Woo hoo! I would love to keep losing 1-2 pounds each week with no plateaus.

My energy was a little zapped so I had some protein powder after working out. Eating right has become so easy for me. I cannot take it for granted though. My friend was talking about a homemade huckleberry pie with cinnamon and sugar on top. It sounded good but I had no desire at all to eat it.

I made some marinated chicken breast and then marinated some flank steak in the same type of soy sauce, sherry, garlic and red pepper flakes marinade. For some salad dressing I made a wasabi mayonnaise with soy sauce and toasted sesame oil. That was really good!

I made several servings of the chicken and flank steak and froze them in small packages to take to work. I’ve been packing my lunch for work which includes salad, dressing and one of the meat packages. I also pack my gym bag to stop on the way home a couple of nights a week. Monday is weight training on my own and Wednesday is mostly cardio and abs. On Friday morning, I workout with my friends and a trainer.

I’ve still been at around 30g carbs daily.

2 – 1 hour weight training sessions
1 hour step aerobics
3 hour hike

Blood sugar has been around 103 in the mornings.

Weight: 235. Lost 3 pounds this week for a total of 10 in 5 weeks.


Tracy said...

Sorry about getting back to you after so long. I am not real adept at this bloggers stuff. You are really accomplishing something. I keep saying I will pack lunches, and I will exercise, but there is a difference between really doing it and just having good intentions. Thank you for the encouragement. Your blog here sounds very inspiring. If I could do half as well. Keep up the good work.

P.S. I have seen first hand the results of what diabetes can do to people if they don't take care of themselves. My own father had both legs amputated before he died, and I know of at least 3 or 4 more cases that are similar. Maybe that is designed to be a warning to me.

Victoria said...

Well done, YOU!!!!!!! It sounds like you've had an excellent week!

How have you liked having a trainer? I've been giving that some thought today. I think it has some real merit, since I don't have a friend to work out with.

Hike2Health said...

Luckily, I found a great friend in my trainer named Laura. I met her at the gym and then realized she lives 2 blocks away. So I work out at her house now with a few other girls. We gab the whole time. But Laura always challenges me to work hard. Plus, when we do a cardio workout, she plays my favorite song: Brick House by the Commodores!