Monday, December 08, 2008

A bit under the weather...

This weekend my throat and ear started to hurt and this morning it has not improved. Just to be on the safe side I am taking today off. We are leaving on Friday for our anniversary trip so this is not the time to push it. The good news is that I have made an appointment in Moscow with a sports medicine doctor to take a look at my knee! It is improving every day but because of my races coming up need I need to find out what the problem has been. Hopefully, I will be able to start training soon for my half marathon coming up in April, if not, I know there are other races in the year and it is not the end of the world. I feel good about the upcoming year, mostly because we will be living back in the US, but I am excited about the goals I plan to reach!!

Daily goals -
Stay within my daily caloric range -done
Knee exercises/stretches - done
Drink at least 128 oz of water - done
Ice knee 3 times a day for 20 mins -done
Take all supplements and vitamins - done
Apple cider vinegar in water 2 times a day - done

Daily Intake -
Calories consumed - 1,331
Protein - 43%
Fat - 12%
Carbs - 45%

Meal 1 - 1/2 serving of breakfast mixture - (1/2 cup of millet, 1/2 cup of buckwheat cooked with 1 tbsp of ground flaxseeds, 1/2 scoop of protein powder and 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 apple.) along with 1/2 serving of egg whites mixture - ( 6 egg whites scrambled with 1 red bell pepper and 3.5 oz of chicken breast). 20 oz of water. 2 cups of ginger red with lemon.

Meal 2 - 1/2 serving of breakfast mixture and 1/2 serving of egg whites mixture - ingredients listed above. 20 oz of water with apple cider vinegar. 2 cups of white tea.

Meal 3 - 1 can of tuna in water, 1/2 cup of plain yogurt, 1/2 of apple, onion over 1.5 cups of raw bok choy. 20 oz of water with apple cider vinegar.

Meal 4 - 4 oz of grilled tilapia, 1 sweet potato and 1 cup of steamed vegetables. 40 oz of water.

Meal 5 - 1 grapefruit and 2 cups of ginger red tea with lemon. 20 oz of water.


TRI-james said...


You left a comment on my blog last week ( ironman 101 - ) saying that you were inspired. I have looked at your blog and you are the one inspiring so many! You are doing a wonderful job.

I have not mentioned it on my blog but I was not always fit and healthy. About six years ago I started a journey much like yours and lost close to 70 pounds.

It was the best decision of my life. Now I love to exercise.

I hope you do well in your races and I look forward to seeing you reach all of your goals.


LastJourneyDown said...

Hi Jen! Hope you start feeling better soon - It seems that a virus has so many bloggers (and lots of people around here too) in its grippe (hahaha - not funny). You are still doing so wonderfully in your blog, listing everything you do, planning, etc. Just so inspiring! Wanted to let you know (I think you may have asked)that my book is out - well, through or Barnes and Noble, called Last Journey Down, but I think you can type my name (Miche Evans) in search box and it will come up. Keep your program going - it is soooo good - and you look absolutely fabulous! I hope you have a great break with your hubby!

erin said...

Jen, I hope you feel better SOON so you can fully enjoy your anniversary trip! *Hugs*

Rosso said...

Hi Jen, truely inspirational blog here. I've just shown it to the other half.

Can I possibly ask what vitamins and what supplements you take?