Yes, it really has come to this. Five days of food hangover since winning my last bet…and with weigh-in looming on my own hosted bet (this Friday, holy crap), I am in a “desperate times require desperate measures”. I need to be at 139 pounds by the end of the day on July 4th.
Thankfully, Teresa Howes has lots of blog posts on her site related to detox plans that are healthy and full of nutrients. I’m amending her plan(s) and creating my own based on her recommendations and my needs/schedule. I am hoping and praying that this does the trick. Lucky readers out there, you get to follow my progress, if you can stand it.
During some of this, I provide a HQ: Hunger Quotient. The higher the number, the hungrier I am.
Day One – Tuesday, July 1st
5:30am: Got on the scale. 144.9. Are you kidding? That was more than when I started the diet bet! Ridiculous. Started the morning with one 6 ounce cup of leftover coffee (yuck) and 16 ounces of water.
5:55am: Off to the gym. Streak mile and some walking (20 minutes) followed by circuit training (Strength Workout for Runners, 20 minutes). Half a Camelbak of water at the gym (21 ounce bottle). HQ = 6
6:55am: Home. Went to the bathroom. Got on the scale. 144.4. Geez.
7:15am: Shower. Blow dried hair. Went to the bathroom again. 143.1. That is probably the best it’s going to get. Entered that weight for my new game. Teresa’s Eat Drink and Be Skinny Summer, Part II.
7:30am: Protein Smoothie with one scoop protein powder, ½ cup blueberries, ½ cup Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, and ½ cup of crushed ice. Very slushy, took a while to drink it. Yay.
8:00am: Walk to work. 23 minutes. HQ = 5
8:30am: Drink half a Camelbak of water
9:00am: Drink half a bottle of Suja Sweet Beets. Take a full morning to do so.
10:52am: 10 minute walk around the building; earning Nike+ Fuel J
11:30am: Drink a full Camelbak of water. HQ = 7
12:50pm: “Lunchtime Lap” around the campus, it’s about a 1.25 mile trek. 20 minutes, focusing on stride, posture, and engaging the core! HQ = 8
1:12pm: Refill the Camelbak and eat ½ cup brown rice with ½ cup black beans. I put strict emphasis in seeing how long it can take me to eat if I chew VERY slowly and deliberately. Take big sips of water between bites. I time myself….really. 11:10.80. Tomorrow I think I should add a tablespoon of salsa to the beans and rice. Low sodium salsa.
2:30pm: Drink half a bottle of Suja Mango Madness. Take at least 15-30 minutes to do so. Realizing that I’m getting a little heartburn from the beans L
2:53pm: Take a ten minute walk to earn some Nike+ Fuel. Win the 2pm and 3pm hours. Reach my goal for the day J. HQ = 6
3:35pm: US loses to Belgium. The urge to eat is quelled by another full CamelBak bottle! (P.S. I have easily gone to the bathroom for #1 at least 9 times today).
4:32pm: leave for home. It’s a 33 minute walk when you include a quick stop at the 99 Cents Only store for salsa and avocado. I have to pee the entire time – the women’s bathroom was being cleaned when I left the office! HQ = 8
5:45pm: I’m home…dogs are fed…laundry has started…getting ready to settle in and watch last night’s “24 – Live Another Day”. My dinner was supposed to be another protein smoothie – but I am really hungry. So instead I opt for this:
3 cups of half-greens-half-baby-spinach
2 green onions, chopped
Small handful of cilantro, chopped
About 1 ½ ounces of chicken thigh meat from our leftovers.
I don’t use the entire chicken thigh. I want just enough protein in there to be filling, but want to keep the calories down. I give the rest to the puppies – they are pleased. On top of my salad I put a few tablespoons of salsa and ½ T of sour cream.
Again – wanting to eat deliberately and slowly. I time myself AGAIN. 16:38.84 to finish the salad.
6:45pm: Jack and Kate are in pursuit, and a bad guy from Seasons 5 and 6 is back….don’t know how I can stand it. But, the show is over and it’s time to get some domestic work done. Meanwhile, filling the CamelBak bottle yet again.
7:45pm: quick walk around the block to earn a bit more Nike Fuel!
8:10pm: My HQ is higher than I’d like….about a 5. So I decide to make a little slushy with 1/3 frozen banana, ½ cup Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, 1 t crunchy PB, and crushed ice. A little splash of vanilla extract for added yum! There’s definitely too much crushed ice and my Magic Bullet has a fit. Thank goodness my mother in law left some straws from their visit!
I am done being active for the day. A quick tally of all my activities shows the following:
Active Time Today: 2 hours 27 minutes
Logged Activity Time: 40 minutes (20 running, 20 circuit training) – which means that the rest of my active time was spent walking. I add that to the Lose It app: 1 hour and 47 minutes of walking (right? Did I do the math correctly?)
That’s a total of 785 calories in exercise. I ate 771 calories today. I’m under my calorie allocation for the day. So I’m feeling pretty good and I’m not going to bed hungry.
8:30pm…I need to post this and make a decision on whether or not to take the Super Dieter’s Tea. Teresa has used it…and says it’s powerful stuff. And I’m not exactly sure that I need it. So…stay tuned. I’ll tell you in the morning!!