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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Letter to PETA

Dear Ingrid Newkirk,

Stop sending me emails asking for money. I know I should just unsubscribe to your newsletters, but there has been interesting news I've gotten, so I haven't done it yet. I just received your newsletter titled "Meet Dog #3017".

The impact of your newsletter was harsh until I read the inevitable sentence "Horrific and pointless experiments like these can be stopped, but only with your help. By making a tax-deductible donation today, you can help our work to prevent the suffering of animals like dog #3017, who right now face needless agony behind the closed doors of laboratories and other hideous places."

If I was a celebrity or some shit, I'd donate to PETA. For now, I'll stick with my local Humane Society. And that's only if I have money left over after paying all the bills that go along w/ having a family of four.



P.S. Do you condemn me b/c I'm not a vegan? I still eat animal products. Does that make me bad?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day 11: 4/8/09

I just can not get through one day w/o pain.  Even if it's minor pain, it's pain.  Other than my back, my left knee is giving me problems and now my neck.  *sigh* 
Food for Wednesday, 4/8.
Breakfast: Strawberry protein shake
Snack: Kashi GoLean protein bar
Lunch: Cafeteria salad
Snack: Handful of salted almonds
Dinner: Cheese & crackers
Drinks: Coffee, water, G2.
Exercise for Wednesday, 4/8.
1 hour yoga class.
My knee was really annoying me, so I skipped the video.  I figured yoga might help.  It may have, but the jury is still out on that one.
Another thing I find is that the days that I go to the gym in the evening, I don't eat as much when I get home.  I'm just not that hungry.  I really have been worried that I'm not eating enough. 
I'm going to be trying on the bridesmaid dress this weekend.  Hopefully it will just fit better.  If I go down a size, I'll be in trouble b/c I'm already wearing the smallest size they have.  I don't want my mother-in-law to have a coronary since the wedding is next weekend.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day 10: 4/7/09

I have been so tired during the day.  I'm getting plenty of sleep at night, so I can't figure out what's going on.
Food for Tuesday, 4/7.
Breakfast: Honey Nut Cheerios w/ Fat free milk
Lunch: Cheese, Crackers, and apple
Snack before gym: Chocolate peanut butter Kashi bar
Dinner after gym: Vegetable soup (which Kelsey correctly classified as "tasting like water")
Snack while watching Fringe: Kashi GoLean crunch cereal (dry)
Drinks: Coffee, G2, water, Diet Pepsi (bad me).
Exercise for Tuesday, 4/7.
AM: Level 2 30 Day Shred.
PM: 1 hr Spinning class.  Which kicked my ass...hard.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day 9: 4/6/09

One more week. One more week. One more week.

Food for Monday, 4/6.

Breakfast: Strawberry protein shake
Lunch: Cafeteria salad
Snack: Zone protein bar (Chocolate caramel - yum)
Dinner: Leftovers

Drinks: Coffee, Water, G2.

Exercise for Monday, 4/6.

Level 2 of 30 Day Shred. I decided to give it a try b/c even using heavier weights in Level 1, I wasn't feeling sore. That's how I know it's working. It worked, let me tell you. For some reason, I didn't have as hard of a time w/ the cardio, but the weights kicked my ass. I did have to modify a few things that involved twisting, but other than that it wasn't as bad as I was expecting.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 8: 4/5/09

I have srsly been counting down the days.  I'm over halfway through my goal and each day gets me closer to the end.  I'm wondering if I'll actually want to stop, considering that I feel great.  Sure, getting up in the morning is no fun, but other than's great. 
Food for Sunday, 4/5.
Breakfast/Lunch: Kashi GoLean cereal
Snack: One scoop of Baskin Robbins Butter Pecan on a cone (yum).
Dinner: Barbeque Tofu Sandwiches and Kung Pao Spaghetti
I didn't get up until about 10ish.  By the time I had my coffee and wanted to eat, it was already 11.  I'm not sure if I ate enough yesterday, though after dinner I was soooo stuffed.
Exercise for Sunday, 4/5.
Level 1 of 30 Day Shred.  I used heavier weights than I have this past week. 
I've really noticed a difference with the fit of my clothes.  I may not be losing weight, but my clothes do feel better.  I just might not look like a big fat grape in the bridesmaid dress after all.  Just a grape.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day 7: 4/4/09

Today was my day off. Originally, I planned on doing the video every day, but that just didn't work out.

So yesterday, we were at the soccer field most of the day. Then we went to my mom's house and I had three glasses of wine while we were there. We had dinner and then played Rockband.

I'm ready for week 2.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day 6: 4/3/09

I was srsly considering taking the day off. I work from home on Fridays and the last thing I wanted to do was get up before I absolutely had to. I eventually did the video at about 5pm. Then I remembered why I liked doing them so much in the morning. I have no food in my stomach, so I don't start feeling sick.

Food for Friday, 4/3.

Breakfast: Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal
Lunch: Cheese and crackers
Snack: Protein bar
Dinner: Baked potato w/ cheese
Drinks: Coffee, G2, and water

I really need to start cooking. Actually writing my food down is making me realize that I have no variety. I really need to get more fruits and vegetables.

Exercise for Friday, 4/3.

Level 1 of 30 Day Shred.

Instead of moving to Level 2, I'm going to do Level 2 w/ heavier hand weights. This video really works. I've already noticed that my pants are looser.

ETA: I totally skipped 4/3. I guess I really want this to be over. LOL

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 5: 4/2/09

I'm really disappointed in myself today. I only did half the dvd. As soon as I started, my nose started running and I started sneezing. I really hope I can do something about these allergies b/c I was miserable all night last night. *sigh*

Because I'm such a procrastinator and put off working out in the past, I can't help but feel like I'm doing that now. Even though I know I'm not.

Food for Thursday, April 2nd.

Breakfast: Protein Shake
Lunch: 1/2 veggie sandwich and bag of chips
Snack before gym: Kashi GoLean bar
Dinner: Spetzel

Drinks: Water and soda w/ lunch.

Exercise for Thursday, April 2nd.

AM: Half of 30 Day Shred

PM: 1 hour Spinning class

Day 4: 4/1/09

I really dislike April Fools' Day. Like, a lot.

Food for Wednesday 4/1.

Breakfast: Protein Shake
Lunch: Salad (a really yummy one - they had garbonzo beans)
Snack: Kashi GoLean bar
Dinner: Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal.

Yes, I'm having cereal for dinner. Sue me.

I also had a piece of tofacon (that's tofu "bacon") that a co-worker made today. It wasn't bad, but not something I'd take the time to make.

Exercise for Wednesday, 4/1.

AM: Level 1 of 30 Day Shred. Jillian is right, it does get easier.

PM: 1.44m run.

I remember why I don't run in the spring. I have HORRIBLE allergies. About halfway through my run, I started sneezing. I was half a mile from my house (I run a loop) and I sneezed the whole way home. Misery, I tell you.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Day 3: 3/31/09

Food for Tuesday, 3/31.

Breakfast: Kashi Go Lean cereal (w/ 1% milk)
Lunch: Broccoli and cheese quiche
Snack: Pepper-jack cheese and crackers (6)
Snack: Kashi Go Lean bar
Dinner: Baked potato w/ veggie chili topped w/ cheese.

Drinks: Coffee, water, G2.

Exercise for Tuesday, 3/31.

AM: Level 1 of 30 Day Shred.

I am so terrified (no, srsly) of hurting my back, that I don't know how I'm going to bring myself to try Level 2 on Sunday.

PM: I was planning on going to Spinning, but I took Will to soccer so Jack could go instead. I'm so nice.

Tomorrow, my goal is to come home and run. We'll see how that goes.