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I woke up this morning and headed out to my Pilates Class for a 30 minute work out! And boy was it ever a workout.  Who knew a 30 minute jump board class would be so intense.

And as I was doing the class, I thought to myself that I should get back on the eating plan. Because if you look at the calendar, my birthday is exactly 14 days away.

This morning, I stepped on the scale and noticed I was at 162lbs. My goal weight though, is 144lbs. So that means I have to lose 16lbs in 14 days to be able to reach my goal.

Breakfast 1tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz Distilled Water

Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Spinach. I did make a fresh juice this morning because Mike bought me some more carrots yesterday.

And drinking this Juice is difficult, because I have those donuts lingering in the kitchen still. And my stomach is rumbling so hard… it seems like it got used to eating all that crap yesterday.!

In an effort to get the donuts out of the house without eating them all, I have decided to hand the donuts out tomorrow morning to a bunch of middle school students. I decided to Chaperone a Field Trip to Gettysburg  with Mikes 14 year old’s school.

30 minutes before lunch 1tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz Distilled Water

Lunch will be either Apples until satisfied or Strawberries until satisfied. (This was my hopes, but I actually had the two leftover pieces of cheese pizza for lunch!)

Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice Carrot, Celery, Spinach

30 Minutes before dinner  1tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz Distilled Water

Dinner was the leftover Swordfish Salad from Moby Dick and some roasted potatoes Mike made mixed with Onions and Sweet Potatoes.

SO MUCH FOR ME DOING IT!!!!!

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I started the day with my Pilates Class… and it seemed to go good, but as the title says I had a dinner blowout. Here’s what the menu was supposed to be for the day.

Breakfast of 1tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of distilled water

Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Parsley, Spinach Juice

30 Minutes before Lunch 1tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of distilled water

Lunch: Banana and  Apples until satisfied.

Mid Afternoon 8oz Carrot, Celery Juice

30 Minutes before Dinner 1tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of distilled water

Here’s where everything gets mixed up. I was supposed to have for dinner: Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad, Steamed Vegetables, Seasoned Basmati Rice.

Instead Mike and I went to Clyde’s Restaurant where I had Two Glasses of White Wine a Beet Salad, and a Grilled Salmon with Leeks and Onions.

It was delicious and fairly healthy for me…. but what really took me over the top was all the butter in the food. Afterwards, I was sick from all the butter I consumed. After not eating it at all, to getting a whole stick of it at one sitting… is overwhelming to the body to processs.:(

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Starbucks Grande Iced Chai Latte w/Soy

Starbucks Grande Iced Chai Latte w/Soy

Tuesday mornings are my early Pilates Classes starting at 7am. I almost missed the class because I ended up leaving the house 2 minutes before 7… so I got there about 5 minutes late.

Anyway… I burned calories and built some core muscle. For all this work, I felt like I deserved a reward. So against my best judgement, I went to Starbucks and upgraded my drink to a Grande Iced Chai Latte with Soy.

Then I came home to take a quick shower. And after the shower, I was curious to see where my weight was. I had some additional snacking of Stacy’s Pita Chips again and dinner last night was huge. It was like I couldn’t keep my mouth shut.

Stacy's Pita Chips

Stacy's Pita Chips

So, I got on the scale and I saw 160lbs… and thought WHAT!!!! And then did a little happy dance and jumped into the shower. I’m so thrilled that I am down to this weight, it really feels GREAT!!

Then I bounced down the stairs to the kitchen and made:

Breakfast with 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with Distilled Water

My Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Vegetable Juice. For the Vegetable Juice, I put together some Cucumber and Spinach and POOF!

Tuesday Menu Spinach, Carrot, Cucumber Juice

Tuesday Menu Spinach, Carrot, Cucumber Juice

30 minutes before lunch, 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with Distilled Water

Lunch: Grapes until satisfied

Mid Afternoon 8oz Carrot, Celery, Parsley Juice.

30 minutes before  dinner, 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with Distilled Water

Dinner: Mixed Garden Salad, Tomato Soup. For the Mixed Garden Salad, I’m going to add some Green Peas, Celery and Tomatoes. 

Tuesday Menu Mixed Garden Salad

Tuesday Menu Mixed Garden Salad

Mixed Garden Salad:

Ingredients:

1Avocado

1/2Red Onion

1Small Bunch Broccoli

2Cucumbers

2Cups Fresh Green Peas

3/4Cup Celery

3/4Cup Fresh Tomatoes

Directions: Chop celery, peel and chop tomatoes and mix with existing veggie salad.

Tuesday Menu Tomato Soup

Tuesday Menu Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup:

Ingredients:

3Cups Fresh Tomatoes

1Small Onion

1Ripe Avocado

1Tsp. Oregano

1Tsp. Basil

1Tbsp Lemon Juice

1Stalk of Celery

Celtic Salt

1/2Cup Fresh Carrot Juice

Directions: Peel Tomatoes and avocado, place in blender and puree. Chop the onion and celery, and add to the blended seasoning and celtic sea salt. Puree to desired consistency, stir in carrot juice just before serving.

THEN…. IF THAT WASN”T ENOUGH. THE BOYS WANTED TO GO OUT AND EAT, SO WE DECIDED ON NOODLES & COMPANY FOR DINNER. I HAD A SMALL BOWL OF PHAD THAI NOODLES WITHOUT THE EGGS AND PEANUTS!!!!

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I’ve decided to walk around the neighborhood when I don’t take a Pilates class… a keep doing the weights 3-4 times a week along with everything.  And I plan to do the best I can with my eating with this schedule, because it’s crunch time. June 2nd is just around the corner and I still have a good 30lbs to go.

I had a couple of gardening things to do in front of the house and while I did that, Mike cleaned out the cars. And of course, while I was on my walk, Mike made a Meat dish for his lunch. I suggested we sit outside again on the patio, and started setting the table for lunch. I decided to have my Fresh Vegetable Salad from Thursday Night and the Grilled Potatoes & Onions from Friday for lunch.

I did have a couple of servings of the Grilled Potatoes & Onions… simply because it was so good and I had a walk earlier.:(

Nectarine

Nectarine

Trail Mix

Trail Mix

Since then, I’ve been munching on some Nectarines and my Trail Mix of Almonds, Raisins, and Dried Cranberries.

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I woke up and didn’t have the slightest urge to go for a walk around the neighborhood, or even get up and out to take a Pilates Class. I just shrugged the early morning away!!!

I did get on the scale this morning and I went from 172lbs. to 171lbs… and I felt good about myself. And for some reason I had the idea to get a Venti Mocha Frappacino.

Starbucks Indulgence

Starbucks Indulgence

 I walked into Starbucks on my way out to run errands and Sari still recognized me after 6 months of not visiting. I didn’t think she was going to recognize me, but I’m glad she did. It made the purchase all the better.

Mike's Asha Reshteh

Mike's Asha Reshteh

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Then for lunch, Mike and I sat down for some Fresh Vegetable Salad and Ash Reshteh. I had a scoop of each, which I probably could have gone a little easy on!!

Afterwards, we went to St. Augustine in search of my Beach Cruiser. It turns out Sears didn’t have my bike in yet, so I tood the opportunity to shop around. But I didn’t find anything. 😦

Then we stopped into Carrabba’s… big surprise!!!!

White Wine Carafe

White Wine Carafe

I had my usual Happy Hour White Wine and Insalata Fiorucci Salad… Mixed field greens tossed with marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red bell peppers and grilled eggplant in vinaigrette, topped with a hazelnut goat cheese medallion. NO CHEESE & OIL AND VINEGAR DRESSING.

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I woke up this Saturday morning, bound and determined to go to a pilates class. I had enough of laying around. My body and muscles were atrophying! When I woke up around 8:30am I turned on the T.V. and watched a movie (Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood). As the next movie started (27 Dresses) I got up to make myself an Avocado Sandwich.

I went downstairs to put two slices of Whole Grain Wheat Bread (from Whole Foods) into the oven to toast. While I was waiting for the bread to toast, I mixed my Barley Max and drank it. Then, I spread a bit of “I can’t believe it’s not butter” onto the bread, sliced up the Avocados, placed them on each piece and lightly salted with Sea Salt. Yum Yum Yum!

By the time I ate my quick feast, it was time to start getting ready for my Pilates class. I actually scheduled the class last night, so I was financially obligated to attend the 11am Beginners Class. And the whole time I was getting ready, I was very worried how my back would feel in class, because it wasn’t 100% yet. There’s still some stiffness and pain when I move and walk. But I am feeling more flexible and mobile, even after walking around in those high heals yesterday.

I certainly remembered what happened last week when I was feeling better. I did something, or it was a combination of my activities that I reinjured my back. And I wasn’t looking for a repeat of that. So in the class, first thing I did was let the instructor know I have some back issues and I was very hesitant and slow to make any of the moves. But as the class progressed, I was making my moves more confidently and putting more effort and energy into each move. To say the least, I am surprised at how flexible I was without the pain I was expecting!

And as I type these words, my back is still feeling good after taking the pilates class. I am laying on the heating pad for a bit, just as a precaution!:)

I did snack on some Pita Chips and Hummus again and did drink my Vedge Vegetable drink from BoltHouse. It’s a great combination of 7 Vegetables (kinda like a v-8 juice drink). We picked that up the day before at Whole Foods. I’m trying to drink 2-8oz glasses a day.

Stacy's Pita Chips

Pita Chip SnacksHummus SnackVedge Juice

Sabra Hummus

Hummus SnackVedge Juice Drink

BoltHouse Vedge Juice

Vedge Juice

 

For dinner I got up and made a Broccoli Noodles where I just cut up some Mushrooms, Broccoli and Boiled Noodles we bought at Whole Foods. I threw in the Broccoli and Mushroom to blanche with the Noodles. The Dressing was an Oil, Dried Onions, Paprika, Sea Salt, Corriander Seasoning.

Broccoli Noodles

Broccoli Noodle Dinner

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This morning was my first day back to Pilates… and boy did it feel great. I took the Jump Board Pilates 30min class with Lindsay. She’s got to be the best pilates instructor ever… because she works you hard.

All day today, I’m feeling the burn from this morning… and I hope I’m up for the hour long class tomorrow. I love these Pilates classes at Potomac Pilates(just up the street from me), that I’ve already signed up for a class tomorrow. That class is an hour long Intermediate Pilates Class. Generally, I like to go to the 7am or 7:30am classes… and because I live just a few minutes away, it works for me.

Out of the shower, I weighed myselft… GOOD NEWS!!! I came in at 168lbs. And since I’ve been doing my crunches and arm weights at night lately, I decided to measure myself as well. I think the numbers are going down from last time I measured-a couple of months ago(November 5, 2009).
Chest: 40″
Waist: 35″
Hips: 40″

Things are looking better in the weight loss and eating raw departments…

Because on a side note…. to prove my theary of eating raw is good for you and healthy, I got some much needed third party encouragement. Mike went to the doctors this morning and just for his curiousity he asked, what foods are good to eat for you.? And the doctor replied, If it comes out of a cow it’s not good, if it comes out of the dirt it’s good.!!!!!!!!

And as I continue on with the Rawtolose40 Plan, for lunch I ate my Vegetable Salad from last night and took my spoonful of Barley Max (it came in the mail) and am drinking Water and Carrot Juice.

Dinner is still a question at this point in the day…

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