Goal:* Attend a wedding in mid February 4 lbs lighter than I am now (weigh in tomorrow but somewhere around 126 lbs).* Since its crunch time I thought I'd do a mini journal to keep me focused although i'll probably ramble on about clothes and makeup.* Ideally I need to lose 7-10 lbs to get me back to where i was before but 4 lbs is realistic given this short amount of time.* I most dislike the tops of my knees right now.* I know it’s a weird body part but that's where I'd like to be lean and mean and jiggle free.
Workout: *I'm following the 30 Day Total Body Plan in the February issue of FitnessRx with Jamie Eason on the cover. It's a 5 day upper and lower body done twice a week and then a total body circuit once a week.** I don't lift as heavy as I used to but I'd like to see some progress in the leg area.* I’m content with my lighter upper body lifts.
Diet:* I'm pretty much eating the same things that are easy to prepare.* I don't mind the monotony for the next couple of weeks.* I try to be strict mon-fri and refrain from eating out or splurging in happy hours so I can save some of that for the weekends. And I try to minimize my carbs at dinner, reserving them mostly for breakfast and lunch.* Cals are around 1400-1500 a day.
Breakfast is always: oatmeal with flaxseed and stevia and two slices of trader joes turkey bacon.* Half a grapefruit if I have time.* On weekends I may whip up an omelet and fruit.
Lunch I rotate between this Omelet Torte With Indian Spices and Grilled Beef with Basil Puree over Tuscan Beans.* If I’m ever in a pickle I’ll have a Trader Joe’s Chili Relleno.
For the omelet I sub 4 eggs plus 3/4 cup egg whites for 8 eggs and only use 1.5 T of oil.* It’s so yummy served with a dollop of greek yogurt and apricot preserves and I’ll usually have a side garden salad. http://www.indian-cook.com/breakfast...an-spices.html
For the grilled sirloin recipe, I only use 1 can of white beans instead of 2 and I double the pesto recipe and then freeze in ice cube trays.* The basil I buy at Trader Joe’s is a lot and I hate to see it go to waste.* And I serve this with a vegetable like broccoli or spinach.
I’ve recently discovered the Smitten Kitchen site which is supposed to be one of the top food blogs and there are all these recipes I’d like to try.* The photos are amaaaaazing…and it’s so funny you’d think she has one of those gourmet kitchens, but she is able to whip up all these tasty meals in a very small NYC kitchen.*
I’ve already tried this yummy Mediterranean Pepper Salad:* http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/06/me...-pepper-salad/
This pesto potato salad is on my to do list: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/06/pe...h-green-beans/ *
Fashion:These are the Betsy Johnson shoes I bought for the wedding.* I don’t have the dress yet.
And today I scored this jacket from Nordstroms for 50% off!* So cute!* I feel like a grape Grover in it hahaha!
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