Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hello February

Helloooo, February! Before I get to you, I'd like to review all my progress from January.

Monthly Challenge for January
  1. Take vitamins daily (28/31 days COMPLETED!)
  2. Log into Healthy Habits e-course daily (Course COMPLETED!)
  3. Make meal and exercise plans weekly (4/4 weeks COMPLETED!)
  4. Weigh-in weekly with photos for accountability (3/4 weeks COMPLETED!)
I am SUPER happy with my January progress. I lost 4 pounds (from 234.8 lbs. down to 230.8 lbs.) and I managed to stick with my goals through the end! January's Challenge was a success!

Happy after my workout on Thursday, January 30th!

As part of my New Year Resolution, I made it a goal to participate in Monthly Challenges. February's Monthly Challenge is below:

Monthly Challenge for February
  1. Track nutrition daily from February 1st - February 6th
  2. Share calories in and calories out daily from February 1st - February 6th
  3. List everything consumed daily from February 1st - February 6th
  4. Run a total of 5 miles this month
My husband and I are going on a cruise this month, and so I am going to stick with some intense accountability until we leave for our cruise. So far, the intense accountability has really helped me stay on track.

I started keeping track of everything on January 23rd. Here's what intense accountability has looked like since then:

Thursday, January 23rd:

Breakfast: maple and brown sugar weight control oatmeal
Lunch: 2 slices light white bread, 2 oz. turkey, 1 tbsp. homemade honey mustard, one pickle
Snack: 1 oz. spicy sweet chili doritos, 1 clementine, 1 colby jack cheese stick
Dinner: 4 oz. steak, 3 cups lettuce, 2 tbsp. homemade ranch, 1/4 cup shredded taco cheese, 1 italian tomato
Snack: 2 double stuffed keebler cookies, 1 oz. tortilla chips, 2 tbsp. homemade corn and black bean salsa, 1 tbsp. sour cream, 1/8 cup shredded taco cheese

Workout: 2 miles/35 minute cardio on treadmill (walk for warm-up, 12:00 min. mile run, walk for cool down)

Calories in: 1,544
Calories out: 200

Friday, January 24th:

Breakfast: 1 cup spinach, 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 1 tbsp peanut butter
Lunch: 2 slices light white bread, 2 oz. turkey, 1 tbsp. homemade honey mustard, two pickles
Snack: 1 oz. spicy sweet chili doritos, 1 clementine, 1 colby jack cheese stick
Dinner: 1 cup lettuce, 1 tbsp. homemade ranch, 2 oz. fettuccine, 1/4 cup bertolli alfredo sauce, 1/4 cup spinach, 1 serving steamfresh peas, 4 oz. chicken
Snack: 4 double stuffed keebler cookies

Workout: none

Calories in: 1,504
Calories out: 0

Saturday, January 25th:

Breakfast: 1 cup spinach, 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 1 tbsp. peanut butter, crushed ice and water
Snack: 1 colby jack cheese stick, 1 oz. spice sweet chili doritos
Lunch: 4 pieces bacon, 2 scrambled eggs, 1 flour tortilla, 1/4 cup shredded taco cheese
Dinner: 1 large combination sub with lettuce, tomatoes, creamy italian dressing and mayonnaise
Snack: 2 ice cream sandwiches

Workout: none

Calories in: 1922
Calories out: 0

Sunday, January 26th:

Breakfast: 2 slices light white bread, 3 ounces turkey, 1 slice deluxe american cheese
Lunch: 1 package wegmans spicy coconut shrimp roll
Snack: 1 coconut shrimp, 2 homemade egg rolls (from my mother-in-law!)
Dinner: 1 serving Mindy's Turkey Chili
Snack: 1 glass red wine, 4 hershey kisses, 2 servings turkey snack bites, 1/2 cup wegmans beach mix

Workout: 30 min. walk on treadmill

Calories in: 1695
Calories out: 187

Monday, January 27th

Breakfast: 1 cup spinach, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 banana
Lunch: Mindy's Turkey Chili
Dinner: 1 italian tomato, 1 cup lettuce, 1.5 cup yellow summer squash, 2 turkey burgers
Snacks: 1 colby jack cheese stick, 10 strawberries, 2 homemade egg rolls, 1.5 servings bacon, 1/4 cup wegmans beach mix, 5 hershey kisses

Workout: 15 minutes strength training

Calories in: 1674
Calories out: 50 (totally guessing)

Tuesday, January 28th

Breakfast: 1 package quaker brown sugar maple instant oatmeal
Lunch: Mindy's Turkey Chili
Snack: 6 strawberries, 1 colby jack cheese stick, 1/4 cup wegmans beach mix, 2 chocolate covered pretzels
Dinner: 2 al fresco all natural sweet italian chicken sausage links, 1/2 cup kraft minute rice, 1/2 green bell pepper, 1/2 medium onion
Snack: 9 hershey kisses, 2.5 servings tostitos bite size tortilla chips, 4 tbsp salsa

Workout: 30 minutes walk with inclines

Calories in: 1698
Calories out: 200

Wednesday, January 29th

Breakfast: 1 package quaker brown sugar maple instant oatmeal, 1 banana
Lunch: Mindy's Turkey Chili
Snack: 1 peanut butter cookie, 2 pieces sponge candy, 2 oz. lays original chips
Dinner: 1/4 cup bertolli alfredo sauce, 1 oz. fettuccine, 3 oz. baby shrimp
Snack: 4 hershey kisses, 1/4 cup wegmans beach mix, 2 servings old wisconsin turkey snack bites, 5 homemade coconut shrimp (from mother-in-law)

Workout: 15 min. strength training

Calories in: 2,142 calories
Calories out: 50 (totally guessing)

Thursday, January 30th

Breakfast: 1 banana, 1 cup multigrain cheerios, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1 clementine
Lunch: restaurant grilled chicken salad, two rolls, 2 tbsp. ranch
Dinner: 1 tbsp. mayo, 1/4 cup taco cheese, 3 slices bacon, 1 tortilla wrap
Snack: 5 hershey kisses, 5 medium strawberries, 4 tbsp cool whip, 

Workout: 30 minutes on the elliptical

Calories in: 1587
Calories out: 130

Friday, January 31st

Breakfast: breakfast burrito with 1/4 cup taco cheese, 3 slices bacon, 1 fried egg, 1/2 tortilla wrap, tea with honey
Snack: 1 clementine, 1/4 cup wegmans beach mix
Lunch: Mindy's Turkey Chili
Snack: 6 large strawberries, 1 colby jack cheese stick
Dinner: 6 oz. steak, 3 cups lettuce, 8 black olives, 2 tbsp homemade ranch, 1/4 cup taco cheese, 1/2 italian tomato
Snack: 15 hershey kisses, 2 keebler double stuffed cookies, 3 oz tortilla chips

Workout: none

Calories in: 2,436
Calories out: 0

I plan to do even better these next 6 days of February. Stay tuned!

What are your goals for February?
How did January go for you?

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