Diet Progress: Week 1 Recap

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I am back to let everyone know how my diet and workout plan is going. Needless to say, I enjoyed myself this weekend, but still tried to have everything in moderation as much as possible.


Breakfast: Hot tea w/ Equal sweetener; yogurt
Lunch: Green salad w/ tomatoes and O&V dressing; Lean Cuisine butternut squash ravioli; bottle of water
Dinner: Grilled veggies marinated in rosemary, garlic, S&P, and oil; scoop of orzo salad; Morningstar BBQ “riblet”; bottle of water
Misc. Snacks & Beverages: 2 cups of hot tea w/ sweetener; 1 cup iced tea made with cane sugar; slice of Tuscan garlic bread with 2 tbsp Seasons chipotle oil

Workout for 29 minutes and 53 seconds. Walked and jogged 1.5mi (6 laps) at a rate of 2.6-3.2mph with an incline percentage grade of 3-4.


Breakfast: Iced coffee w/ skim milk, a splash of half-and-half, and 2 Spenda sweeteners; low-fat raspberry muffin from Starbucks
Lunch: Baked brie appetizer (wedge of brie wrapped in puff pastry, with raspberry coulis and a side of fruit salad); Asian spinach salad (spinach salad with peanuts, sesame dressing, shredded carrots, shredded broccoli hearts); 2 LIT’s from restaurant at the beach
Dinner: Garden salad w/ O&V; slice of Tuscan garlic bread with 2 tbsp Seasons chipotle oil; bottle of water
Misc. Snacks & Beverages: 1 bottle diet 7-Up; 1 bottle of water

No workout on treadmill, but walked a lot today at the beach and at the mall!

Sunday marked the beginning of week 2, so I will talk about Sunday and Monday in tomorrow’s update.

Week 1 Recap

August 15 to August 21

Sunday (August 15) was the last day of Musikfest and nothing was formally recorded. I did do a lot of walking at Musikfest, including a lot of hills in Bethlehem, but I bet most of it was cancelled out by the couple of beers that I drank. :) The “official” start of my diet was on Monday and I started recording everything I ate, all of the time and miles spent on the treadmill, and miscellaneous notes.

Diet… This week, I incorporated more salads with raw fruits and vegetables and tried to eat at home as much as possible. I only had one bottle of soda and a few glasses of tea sweetened with cane sugar all week; most of my liquids came from bottled water and hot tea. I ate out at restaurants only twice and limited alcohol to 3 drinks (Thursday and Saturday). My snacking habits at random points of the day, specifically in between or after meals, were more controlled or curbed entirely.

Exercise… From Monday to Saturday, I worked out on the treadmill 4 days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday) and had a total of 5.5 miles in approximately 112 minutes with an average speed of 2.6 – 3.2mph and a percentage incline grade of 3-4. I also tried to get a lot more walking in this week at the beach, at stores, and while running errands.

Two goals for week two include putting in 6.5 miles on the treadmill (a 1 mile increase from last week) and planning meals for the rest of the week and next week.