Posts Tagged ‘Look what I did’

Imagine, if you will, alarm clock number one blares loudly from across the room at 4:30a.m. (yes, 4:30a.m. – we’ll discuss my inability to adhere to the self-imposed discipline of time management in another post) – anyways –

Alarm clock number one blared loudly from across the room at 4:30a.m.. It’s about six feet from the space where I continually dent my mattress (I bought one of those nosupposedtodent mattresses about six months before I had my weight loss surgery – dented it in three – and voided the warranty at the same time because I exceeded the weight allotment). I flipped the comforter off and heard something hit the floor. It sounded like a small bag of fish tank rocks plopped on a counter.

But before my brain could register something hit the floor, I promptly stepped in that:

trailmixAt least it wasn’t ice cream.

Everyday Sneakers. The front of the sneaker bends more than the gym sneaker, but the arch is solid as you can see.

Sneaker Porn Diaries

A Fraction of my Sneaker Porn Collection

I didn’t intentionally set out to have a zillion pair of sneakers out on the porch (technically more sneakers could be found in a bin, in a box over in the storage closet, in a plastic garbage bag, or in a New Balance box which presently doubles as a door stop device). The sneaker pile is a daily reminder I no longer weigh 360ish pounds…

33inches (and a carpet)

McChubby v McSassy

McChubby v McSassy

A handful of us from church signed up for the Gilda’s Club 2013 5K Run/Walk on October 12th in honor of Foster Braun. Foster’s a member of our church, and also a radio personality here in the Detroit area (Foster has a voice that would melt Wolverine’s metal alloy adamantium skeleton). He’s married to a lovely woman, Ginny – they are just the perfect couple. Foster is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Our team, Team Foster, will be helping to raise funds for Gilda’s Club and the research to find a cure for Multiple Myeloma.

Prepping for is so not like riding a bike.

My friend Rebekah and I got together last night to “run together”. My cocky-meter was set to about medium-high because you know, I workout. So we meet up, agree on timed runs (6 minutes on, 2 minutes off), set our respective fitness apps, and away we went for a nice 3.1 mile jaunt. I kept up once or twice, but for the most part Bekah was a good half mile ahead of me. It sucked. I got smoked by a mom of four extremely rambunctious boys!


Kick up your routine: consider a workout buddy who’s better than you are at a certain activity. It’s extra special if that buddy encourages and pushes you to go a little further – even if they’re a lot cuter than you and a half mile ahead of the game.

And if you’re able, consider making a donation to help us raise funds for Gilda’s Club and cancer research. Our team goal is $500.00. I’m hoping all of you will consider helping us make it to $2,000.00.

Get up & GO!


Holy Cow! Check out today’s stuff. Not the weight size that got me, was the reps!

But I did it! What did YOU do today????

Hey! Check out the Workout of the Day for today, Monday August 12, 2013.

Share you thought son what you think!

Only Your Best. No Excuses. Never Quit.

Only Your Best. No Excuses. Never Quit.

Hey! Check out today’s workout on the SPFit site:

Come check out the Boot Camp class – your first class is free!

Only Your Best. No Excuses. Never Quit.

Only Your Best. No Excuses. Never Quit.

My budget is not as expansive as it once was (Starbucks is now a luxury, not a necessity….twitch…twitch), so I haven’t been buying snack foods and other crap like I normally would. This is difficult for me as I have a massive pretzel addiction (I can easily go through a big bag in 2-3 days…which will be curbed now. I just saw what that did to my food diary) and live right across the street from a party/convenience store. Sometimes I allow my single life to dictate much of what I do (i.e. I’m lazy and really hate to cook for one), which makes for poor eating choices more often than not (which isn’t all that great considering I peddle a boot camp class). However, I am committed to a healthy life and healthy lifestyle.

Those two do not happen if I’m screwing around, AND I cannot give honest feedback to people through social networks if I’m not educating myself with healthy choices. For instance, the subject of getting all your protein in for the day through food sources other than protein shakes came up. I’m a shake person, and I will have one or two a day (the other night I made a frozen shake…OMG!). I personally do not feel the need to remove 100% of the shakes out of my diet, but others do. So I thought, what the heck could I do to answer that question.

Prior to my workout, I started my day with McCann’s Steel Rolled Oats and Hemp Pro Fiber. The combo was “okay”, I’m just not 100% sold on the baby poo food green color. Truvia didn’t mask the color, nor did it mask the dry of the hemp (this is obviously going to be a work in progress).

After my workout I had Cheerios, ½ cup of Trader Joe’s Vanilla Soy Milk, Chia & Hemp seeds.

Later I had pretzels (#failure), a cup of coffee (brewed, not bough), and I think something else – for the life of me I cannot remember what….

Dinner Ingredients

Dinner Ingredients

For dinner I made lentils & split peas with curried TVP & NoOodles (side note: Quest’s Pastabilities are MUCH better). I weighed out a serving each of the lentils & split peas on the food scale, then boiled them with some garlic powder and cracked pepper. Once those were about finished, I cooked up the TVP according to the directions and added my own homemade curry powder. The color was perfect. Lastly, I added a package of NoOodles. I did not cook those to the package directions, rather added them to the curried TVP. They have to stay in the pan until they’re no longer white, but translucent. Then I topped it with some of the lentils & split peas. Kind of looked like I added vegetables. On the side, fire roasted diced tomatoes (another note: make your own. The canned ones are incredibly tart and taste like aluminum).

When I finished cooking I realized I accidentally made a vegan dish (yay me! Sorta…I still like cow).

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My day kind of ended up like this:

575 Cals
75 Carbs
23 Fat
27 Fiber
30 Protein

Pretzel Fail:
200 Calories
46 Carbs
0 Fat
2 Fiber
4 Protein

165 Cals
29 Carbs
0 Fat
11 Fiber
13 Protein

940 Cals
150 Carb
23 Fat
40 Fiber (which brings Carbs to 110)
47 Protein

Did I do it? Not exactly. My protein intake is typically over 100. My caloric intake should be somewhere between 1,200 and 1,500. So, I’ll have an Isopure shake to top out the day.

It is possible. If you’re a grab & go person, might be a bit more difficult. But it’s totally possible, and if you’re a meal planner – this is a great option.

If you have any healthy protein intake suggestions, shoot me a note at