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…yet another LOW day!

I wish I could say today was a “high” or “better” day, however my Wednesday, 10/28/09 was not!  =(

BUT, I will not dwell on the NEGATIVE in my post and will advise you of some positives in my day to start!

1st – Today is my step-son Tori’s 15th Birthday, check him out below, isn’t he a “cutie”!?!?  He lives in Montreal, Canada with his mom….so my hubby really missed him today!  =(

Tori

My Step-Son, Tori!

2nd – My weight is starting to get back on track again, I weighed in at 143 pounds this morning!  =)

3rd – My AUDIT at work is going well, so far…………

Ok, onto my EATS for the day!

BreakfastInstant cinnamon brown sugar oatmeal with 1/2 a diced apple and ground flax seed.  I only ate a few bites of the below as I did not have much of an appetite, still feeling low in the a.m. =(

Wednesday 10.28.09 - Breakfast

Breakfast

LunchBoar’s Head oven-gold turkey and white american cheese on two slices of oat bread with lettuce & tomato and veggies on the side. 

Wednesday 10.28.09 - Lunch

Lunch

Afternoon Snack – Home made sugar cookies by a girl in my other office.  Aren’t they so cute?  I ate one.

Wednesday 10.28.09 -Cookie

Afternoon Snack

I had to rush home right after work to help my hubby with some stuff and then I headed back out to the gym to do my scheduled routine that did get cut short however due to my delay in going home. 

I end up doing about 10 minutes of abs and then 35 minutes of cardio on the elliptical machine.

Then I picked up my daughter at my mom’s, had one slice of Papa John’s pepperoni pizza (not shown as my camera was in the car and I wolfed it down), got some gas (yellow light was flashing) and picked my husband up a chicken sandwich on the way home.

Of course a shower, some t.v. with my daughter & hubby and bed soon followed…………..

TIPS OF THE DAY!!!

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While reading my latest issue of Shape magazine at the gym last night I saw the following article that had a few quick tips that I thought were great, take a look:

4 Smart Eating Strategies

By Alla Byrne

A former champion bodybuilder, Rich Barretta has helped sculpt the bodies of celebs like Naomi Watts, Pierce Brosnan and Naomi Campbell. At Rich Barretta Private Training New York City, he offers personalized programs, including target-training methods and nutritional guidance. Barretta shares the four healthy-eating rules his clients swear by, which you can easily adopt.

1. Cut back on booze
If drinking is a big part of your social life, your waistline may suffer. Not only is alcohol loaded with carbs and empty calories, but people tend to make bad food choices when they’re buzzed. A couple sugary cocktails can easily add up to a thousand calories (half of the average person’s daily need), so Barretta advises avoiding alcohol altogether. If you are going to indulge, opt for a glass of wine or slim down your drink with smart swaps like trading tonic for club soda.

2. Just say “no” to fried food
“Grill it, bake it, broil it, steam it, just don’t fry it,” says Barretta. Frying something perfectly healthy, such as chicken, takes away nutrients, while adding fat and calories. Plus, by eating fried foods at restaurants that still use trans fats, you run the risk of raising artery-clogging bad cholesterol and lowering fat-clearing good cholesterol.

3. Avoid carbs at night
There’s no need to deprive yourself of carbs, but you should be conscious of when you eat them. By consuming high-carb foods (potatoes, rice, pastas and breads) early in the day, you have more time to burn them off. At night, carbs are more likely to go unused and be stored as fat. Barretta’s rule of thumb: Stick to lean protein and veggies after 6pm.

4. Pass up processed foods
We all know that fresh foods are better for us, but often reach for processed products out of convenience. While it’s challenging to cut out processed foods entirely, there are certain ingredients Barretta suggests you steer clear of, including high-fructose corn syrup, MSG, white flour and processed sugar . Your best bet is to shop around the perimeter of the grocery store, where you’ll find fresh meats and produce.

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  1. Lu
    October 30, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Sorry you’re feeling low. I hope you feel better soon.

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