Everclear? Ughh.  Bummer on the Gin and Tonics, they are my fave. :( 

Also, no wine list? meh.

Today I restarted 30 Day Shred.  I’ve never done Before/After photos quite like this, so I’m hoping this keeps me accountable.

Sorry for the shit quality of photos— the bulb is burned out in that room and I cannot reach it! I have to wait for my tall friend to come fix it this week :)

Sherried Sardine Toast

Food Network Recipe: Sherried Sardine Toast.  I ate half the recipe for about 367 calories, and I’m totally full. :)

vincentandvincent:

gastropost:

Gastroposted via Instagram: “Aint nobody got time to make a fancy meal…this will have to do.” by @ktammerz | http://instagram.com/p/XoA4UbxhGf/

Looks awesome, but also the Sweet Brown reference KILLS me:)

vincentandvincent:

gastropost:

Gastroposted via Instagram: “Aint nobody got time to make a fancy meal…this will have to do.” by @ktammerz | http://instagram.com/p/XoA4UbxhGf/

Looks awesome, but also the Sweet Brown reference KILLS me:)

I know it sounds silly, but when I run on the treadmill and want to stop, I channel Jillian Michaels. Am I a failure? No I am fucking not. Then I’m not going to stop.

Bodybugg!

I bought a bodybugg a few days ago!  It is the coolest thing related to weightloss and fitness that I’ve ever owned.  It is making it so easy to understand my ACTUAL calories burned and calories consumed, and accounts for your BMR.  Gives you all kinds of motivation, tips and fancy graphs.  I LOVE IT.  So cool.  I’ve lost about 3.5 pounds using it so far. GEEKING OUTTTTTT! :)

Playing this game with myself at the gym where I’m on the treadmill and I let the belt carry me all the way to the back of the machine and then sprint to the front to increase the speed.  Did it up to about 7.5mph during my C25K training.

Low calorie scallop recipe 

So good.  I boiled up a Yukon gold potato, and put the scallops on a bed of lettuce with a bit of feta cheese. 

Low calorie scallop recipe 

So good.  I boiled up a Yukon gold potato, and put the scallops on a bed of lettuce with a bit of feta cheese. 

These are the races I’m registered for so far this year. 
In order: Firefly Run; Graffiti Run; Color Me Rad; Dirty Girl Mud Run.

So. Excited. 

When and where did I learn to be a stress eater? Ugh.

Nutrition and rambling

Nutrition isn’t magic, it’s science.  A woman criticized my food selections at the grocery store, saying I had too many carbs (some whole wheat bagels, pasta, some brown rice, coucous, etc).I wanted to slap her and tell her that all the fruits and vegetables in her cart were also carbs (and I had plenty of those too). Listen lady, WE NEED CARBS TO SURVIVE.  It is a macronutrient.  And think about it.  Look at your bell peppers.  Are they a fat? No?  How about a protein?  Also no? THEN THEY ARE A CARBOHYDRATE.  SCIENCE!!!!

Also, I’m trying to retrain myself with eating.  One of the hardest things is remembering that you only have to eat until you’re not hungry, not until you’re full.  Slow bites, roll your tongue around on your food to get the most of the flavor.  These are some of the hardest things about rekindling a healthy relationship with food.

JumpNRope Fitness: Jump of the Week (JOW) #1

jumpnrope-fitness:

90 speed step (count 90 on your right foot only)
90 jumps on only the right foot
90 jumps on only the left foot
30 backwards jumps on 2 feet
30 double unders (modify with 90 2 foot forward jumps)

60 speed step (count 60 on your right foot only)
60 jumps on only the right foot
60 jumps on only…

I renewed my gym membership but won’t be able to go til tomorrow.  This looks like a good “in the mean time” workout.  Maybe more effective than bobbing around on the elliptical for a half hour.

1behealthy-bestrong:

WHY SHOULD I JUMP ROPE?
       1.10 minutes of jumping rope (at 120 turns per minute) produces the same cardiovascular fitness as:
Cycling for 2 miles in 6 minutes
Handball for minutes
Jogging for 30 minutes at a moderate pace 
Running for 1 mile in 10 minutes
Swimming 720 yards in 12 minutes
Playing tennis for 90 minutes (singles)
       2.I can do it anywhere.
       3.It works my whole body
       4.It’s probably the least expensive workout ever.
       5.No specific training needed.
       6.No more worries about the weather.

1behealthy-bestrong:

WHY SHOULD I JUMP ROPE?

       1.10 minutes of jumping rope (at 120 turns per minute) produces the same cardiovascular fitness as:

  • Cycling for 2 miles in 6 minutes
  • Handball for minutes
  • Jogging for 30 minutes at a moderate pace 
  • Running for 1 mile in 10 minutes
  • Swimming 720 yards in 12 minutes
  • Playing tennis for 90 minutes (singles)

       2.I can do it anywhere.

       3.It works my whole body

       4.It’s probably the least expensive workout ever.

       5.No specific training needed.

       6.No more worries about the weather.