Monday, November 10, 2008

A good day...

Winter is here! Yesterday we awoke to a windchill of -1F(-18C), I love it!! We are enjoying a week of snow and cold temps that are sure to put anyone in a holiday mood! Since we will not be home for Christmas and we will be packing soon, my husband and I put up our Christmas tree this weekend. So we are starting the holidays early you could say. A part of me is sad that we will not be in the US to celebrate Christmas, but I know we will be home before too long.

As far as my knee, I slipped on the ice this weekend. I did not fall down, but I did manage to aggravate my knee somewhat so we bought a brace for me to wear. I am hoping it will provide me more support as I walk around on the icy roads as well as during my workouts. I took today off to give my knee a bit more rest, and hopfully the rest will pay off. I did manage however to meet all my other goals. So today was a success after all!!

Daily Intake - 11/10 -
Calories Consumed - 1,547
Protein - 29%
Fat - 51%
Carbs - 20%

Daily Goals -
Morning water first before eating - done
Vitamins - done
Water - done -128 oz
Stretches for knee - done
Icing knee 4 times a day - done
Joint fuel, omegas - done

Meal 1 - 3/4 oats mixture cooked with 1/2 scoop of protein powder, 1/2 apple and 1/4 cup of low fat yogurt. 1/2 cup of milk and 3 cups of black tea and water - 32 oz

Meal 2 - 1/2 can of tuna mixed with 2 tbsp. of plain yogurt, cabbage wedges, 1 tbsp. of hummus, 1 tomato with .5 tbsp. of Newmans own light dressing. Water - 32 oz

Meal 3 - 1 scoop of Alive protein powder, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries and water.

Meal 4 - 1/4 garlic and herb roasted chicken - no skin. 1 cup of roasted veggies ( red bell peppers, onions, eggplant and asparagus roasted with olive oil, herbs and garlic). 1 sweet potato. 32 oz of water.

Meal 5- 1/2 cup of yogurt, 1/2 cup of oatbran, 1/2 cup of strawberries and the last 32 oz of water for the day.


Jacey said...

Hi, Jen - I am trying to get caught up with your blog to learn more about your amazing journey. I just looked at your before and after pictures - WOW! Amazing! You should be so proud of your accomplishments. I love reading your blog. You are a very uplifting person. Thanks!

erin said...

I'm glad you had a good day, Jen! I'm so sorry you fell, and I hope the brace helps!

Teresa said...

Ouch! Sorry to hear about your knee. The brace is a great idea. I wore one constantly when my knee was injured and it really made a difference. Great job on your goals, too :o) I really like that you set mini goals. I think I'm going to adopt that plan for myself. Hopefully, I'll remember my vitamins more than 3 times a week! LOL

Enjoy the snow! Here in Florida we're lucky if it's not 85 degrees on Christmas Day :o)

Kelly Olexa said...

Love that idea for tuna. I need to try that.