Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lovely weekend :)

To update last night, I ate the Ahi tuna steak at Breadline, with wasabi butter. YUMMY :))) I also had stir fry veggies which consisted of bean sprouts, the stalks of broccoli (cut all skinny), and red peppers. As well, there was probably 1 1/2 cups of jasmine rice. AND, what I consider to be my dessert...TWO--not one--chocolate martinis! OMGAWSH they were delightful! I had never had a chocolate martini before.

We had a wonderful dinner, and then we dropped off Rick and went back to Laura's hotel room and laughed and chatted and just had some quality girl time. Laura is the kind of friend, who I can not see for years, and the moment we are together, we feel like it was just last weekend that we hung out :) Cool! It was really nice!

Today was a great day, too! First I headed off to work out :) I strapped on my HRM, and hit the elliptical trainer. According to my HRM, it said that I burned 108 calories, and went 1.6 miles. I did this in 25 minutes. The cool thing is that since I had my chest strap on, it then synced with the elliptical trainer, even though I wasn't holding the heart rate monitor handles on the machine. It was totally cool!!

Next up, I jumped on the treadmill! I jogged 1.25 miles in 15 minutes. I jogged for 10 minutes, 1 mile, on 6 mph! It was harder this time than the other day. I had hoped to try and jog this pace for 1.5 miles, but that didn't happen. I don't know if that was because I had already worked out on the elliptical for 25 minutes. IDK! It registered on my HRM as 232 calories.

Finally I ended my workout with a mini-weights workout. I did 3 sets of 15 reps of the bench press, triceps push, and bicep curl. Working out for 15 minutes with the weights.

So, in the end I worked out for a total of 55 minutes. And, according to my HRM I burned a total of 492 calories!! My average HR was 150, with a max at 188.

Calories out = 492
Calories in = 784.5
NET calories =292.50

I didn't realize this was so low, so I might have a cup of hot chocolate with mint whip cream and pumpkin spice marshmallows at 60 calories :)

What I ate today...
Coffee with creamer- 30
Pineapple coconut fruit bar- 200

chicken noodle soup - homemade! MY FAVORITE :) My family's favorite!! - not sure on the calories for this. 429.5

1/2 acorn squash (with 1 tbsp of whipped veggie spread, 1 tbsp of brown sugar) 125

Total = 784.50


That's something I would like to do...figure out what all my recipes are for their calorie content!

Gonna do it for my homemade chicken noodle soup...
1/2 cup of the noodles-170- I use the frozen Reames egg noodles!! They are amazing :)
1/2 cup of cream of chicken soup - 120
1/2 cup chicken - 105
1/2 carrots - 25
1/2 cup celery - 9.5

special spices :))

429.5 calories 2 1/2 cups of soup


OK, so the other thing I wanted to mention that I am super proud of for today...I have been using and organizing coupons lately. So, today I went to do my grocery shopping, and I bought over $300 in groceries for just over $200. All told, I saved $136 with about $30 from coupons, and the rest from card savings. I got a free turkey worth $25, and free chuck roast for $25. It was awesome :)))

I buy the Seattle Times at the $1 store, because you can get it there for only $1, duh! I am no extreme coupon queen, by any means, but whatever I can save my family...that's all that matters to me :) I don't do any online coupon stuff, yet. And, I did have someone ask how long I spend with dealing with coupons, and really it's only about 15 minutes a week, just for the cutting and organizing (I organize by each aisle in the store.).

1 comment:

Tina said...

great idea about the newspaper