Sunday and Monday

Sunday was my husband’s birthday, so I woke up early (even after getting home late on Saturday!) to make some buckwheat waffles. They were so thick and filling, we could both only eat two (with sugar free syrup, btw)! I had mine with some chocolate soymilk…there was no fruit in the house 😦

At church, I had this vanilla soy yogurt as a snack:

For lunch, we went to Chili’s and I got the exact same thing I did last time we went there about a month ago (sorry no pic)…the chicken fajita pita with broccoli instead of french fries. I also had about 5 chips with salsa.

My husband got a nice piece of dutch apple pie, his favorite. I chose to buy a slice so we wouldn’t have leftovers and so the family could enjoy a nice, more calorie friendly treat. I got lowfat vanilla ice cream (110 cal for 1/2 cup) and some small sugar cones (20 cal each). I had two of these:

I got hungry for dinner a few hours later, so I made a veggie burger with cheese, lettuce and light mayo on 12 grain bread. Applesauce on the side…

Before I left the house to go grocery shopping, I still felt a bit like I was not full, so I had a cup of chocolate soymilk, can’t go to the grocery hungry!

But that night I did myself in with some Barbara’s peanut butter puffins! I had three cups I think, sheesh 😉

After this I decided I really need to be more intuitive with my eating and also need to track calories as much as I can without overdoing it. But I’m still not getting on that scale, I promise!

Started off the day with a very filling breakfast: whole wheat bagel with sun butter and preserves, 1/2 cup strawberries and a cup of chocolate soymilk (545 calories)

When I got to work, I enjoyed a cup of coffee with vanilla soymilk (25 cal). I have decided that the occasional cup of regular coffee is okay again. In fact, I think it gave me an energy and mood boost that made me have a very good Monday 🙂

Around 10:30, we were having a party at work but I wasn’t really that hungry for a snack, so I just had a few of these apple slices (about 50 calories):

Lunch was a can of Healthy Life spicy vegetarian chili (yum) with 2 sourdough wasa crackers (390 cal):

About an hour after lunch, I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the elliptical. It felt so good to exercise again, hopefully I can get back in the groove! When I returned I had three Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses (about 75 cal) and tons of water!

Later on in the afternoon, I had some baby carrots & a Laughing Cow cheese wedge (70 cal for both) and a fresh peach (60):

After work, I went back to the gym and did about 20 minutes of upper body weight training. I have decided it would be easier for me to break up the different groups of muscles and do a little weight training everyday instead of trying to get the full body in a few days a week. Here are the exercises I did (inspired by the Pirate Workout on

– One-arm dumbbell rows with balance ball (using 10 lb dumbbell; 2 x 15) *this move worked out so much more than my arm, it was great!

– Dumbbell lateral raises (using 5 lb dumbbells; 2 x 15)
– Bicep curls, alternating arms (using 12.5 lb dumbbells; 2 x 15)
– Tricep extensions (using one 10 lb weight; 2 x 15)
– Chest presses on balance ball (using 12.5 lb weight; 1 x 15)
– Shoulder press (using 12.5 lb weight, 1 x 15; 2nd set, using 10 lb weight, muscle fatigue at 6)
I felt really good about this workout and I’m only mildly sore today so I did enough but didn’t overdo it either.
Dinner was two veggie dogs on a piece of flax bread (makeshift bun, haha) with ketchup and mustard and some green and yellow squash (about 235 calories). I also had a nice glass of Bare Foot shiraz (120 cal):

I definitely paid more attention to my body tonight. I waited 2 hours after dinner to have a sweet treat which was 1/2 cup of ice cream in a cone (130 calories):

Then later on, I got a little hungry and knew that a cup of fat free hot chocolate would make me feel full and also help me get my daily calcium in (it has as much as a cup of milk and only 50 calories):

Grand total for Monday – 1750 calories (my goal was to be under 1800!)
I managed to get in a cardio workout, some weight training and I had 9,000 steps on my pedometer (which I took off at the gym)!
It was a good day. I already feel back on track 🙂

About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on July 29, 2008, in Breakfast, calories, coffee, Dessert, Dinner, exercise, Lunch, products, Snacks, wine. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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