Monday, January 3, 2011

Being Accountable


This picture was taken yesterday while preparing dinner.057

I ate myself into gaining 10 pounds in the past month.  I have still exercised like crazy (1-2 hours 5 days a week) but I let my eating get more relaxed and boy did my body hold onto every ounce of fat and gram of sugar I consumed.  I didn’t eat more than 2000 calories a day except on the 3 main holidays so I shouldn't have gained that much but oh well, that’s what the scale says.  So today the scale read 186 lbs.  That is better than the 189 lbs Sad smileI saw last Friday.  I am back on track and my goal is to see 176 lbs by February 1st.  Really I’d like to see it in a week but that would be a little crazy!

So here is my being accountable:

Exercise so far today:

45 min on the elliptical at 8-10 tension (1000 cal burned it said)

3.5miles run on the treadmill at 5.5 miles/hour (500 calories burned)

Food eaten:

Breakfast:1 egg (90 calories) and green smoothie (300 calories) and 16 oz water

Lunch: 2 slices turkey (60 calories)

1 1/2 cup homemade vegetable soup (250 calories)

5 grape tomatoes (25 calories)

4 ribs of celery (30 calories)

24 oz water

Afternoon snack: 5 grape tomatoes (25 calories)

3 ribs of celery (23 calories)

1 Kellogg's fiber plus choc chip granola bars (120 calories)

24 oz water


  1. I am too afraid to weigh myself right now. I am giving myself a week to get back on track and then I'll brave the scale. Good for you for being so brave. It was a feeding frenzy around here over the holidays. I ate every meal like it was my last. I don't know why I do that. It's very scary.'s to a new year, renewed goals, ambitions and inspiring people like you to show people like me that it can be done!

  2. I like your enthusiasm. I some how dodged the bullet of weight gain this holiday, but I didn't lose anything either. I'm going to kick my butt back into gear by using the treadmill I got for xmas. Good luck to us all!

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