A Fresh Start: Week 1

I use LoseIt.com to track all my meals- calories, fat, protein, sugar, carbs, etc.  EVERY BITE that goes into my mouth.  The “Exercise” number is an automated number linked to my FitBit and MapMyRun accounts.  “Net” is the number of calories consumed minus the bonus for exercise.

While my primary goal is the 4-2-1 plan (4 Medifast, 2 meals and 1 snack), it’s more that I’m trying to eat every 2-3 hours, fueling my body with healthy food options, cutting out sugar, simple carbs, sweets, soda and empty calories.

Here’s how Week 1 went…..


DAY ONE:  Tuesday 6/23/15

Coffee with Half & Half and Torani Sugar-Free Syrup
Breakfast: Medifast Mixed Berry Cereal with Almond Milk (didn’t drink the almond milk left in the bowl, though)
AM Snack: Medifast Hot Cocoa (mixed with 3T cold water and 1 T Peanut Butter, chilled until it was a slab of Fudge!!)
Snack: Baby-bel cheese
Lunch: Non-fat, Plain Greek Yogurt with 1/2 cup of pumpkin flax granola and a 1/2 cup of blueberries
PM Snack: Half of a Premier Protein Bar (going to workout at 6:30)
Pre-workout Snack: Slice of whole wheat toast w/2T Peanut Butter
EXERCISE:  6:30pm – full hour of HIIT Fitness Class- WHEW!
Post-workout Snack: Other half of the Protein bar, 1/2 avocado

Comments: Fitness class always screws up my Tuesdays because I can’t eat an actual dinner.  Also, I shouldn’t be netting less than 1200 calories.  I’ll eat more tomorrow!!


DAY TWO: Wednesday 6/24/15
CALORIES CONSUMED: 1,871   EXERCISE:  -710     NET: 1161

Coffee with Half & Half and Torani Sugar-Free Syrup
Pre-workout snack: 1/2 Medifast Pudding
EXERCISE:  6:45am- 2.1 mile run
Breakfast: 2 eggs & Medifast Mixed Berries Cereal with Almond Milk (didn’t drink the almond milk left in the bowl)
AM Snack: Medifast Mashed Potatoes w/sprinkling of shredded cheese and 2T Greek Yogurt mixed in
Lunch: Ready-to-Drink Medifast Mocha
PM Snack: Other 1/2 Medifast Pudding, mixed nuts
EXERCISE:  4:00pm Natalie Jill Fit Butt Lift Workout (100 Bridge Glute Lifts & 60 Jumping Jacks)
Dinner: Homemade Yumm! Bowl: brown rice, black beans, Yumm sauce, greek yogurt, salsa, chopped avocado, tomato, black olives and cilantro
PM Snack: 1/2 scoop of Whey Protein powder mixed with almond milk & skim milk & frozen mixed berries


DAY THREE: Thursday 6/25/15
CALORIES CONSUMED:  1,456      EXERCISE:  -849     NET:    607   (NOT GOOD!!!)

Coffee with Half & Half and Torani Sugar-Free Syrup
Breakfast:  2 eggs & a banana
AM Snack: Medifast Soft Serve Mango
Snack: Baby-bel Cheese
Lunch: Ready-to-Drink Medifast Mocha
PM Snack: Medifast Garlic Mashed Potatoes w/shredded cheese and greek yogurt mixed in
EXERCISE:  Natalie Jill Fit Butt Lift Workout (100 per leg: Donkey Kick Ladder & 3 minutes of jumprope= 11 minutes total)
Here’s where it gets bad….
Dinner: Medifast Crunch Bar on our way to Costco…where I get a Mocha Freeze from the Food Court
Then come home and started setting up our garage sale….. I had 1 beer.
PM Snack: Medifast Pudding w/banana and whipped cream (at 9pm!!!)

I’m really hoping that I don’t screw myself over by having such a low net.  Today’s total was only half of what I’m supposed to net BARE MINIMUM.  Ugh.


DAY FOUR:  Friday 06/26/15- Garage Sale Day (from 7am to 9pm!)
CALORIES CONSUMED: 2,065      EXERCISE:  -631     NET:  1,434

Breakast: 2 eggs, Coffee with Half & Half and Torani Sugar-Free Syrup
AM Snack: Baby-bel Cheese
Lunch: Homemade Yumm! Bowl!
PM Snack: Medifast Crunch Bar, Cherries
Dinner: Chicken Taco Salad: romaine, chicken breast, black beans, salsa, avocado, tomato, sour cream
PM Snack: Nectarine
ALCOHOL: 3 Seagram’s Escapes (yikes these have the same calories and sugar as soda!)

We were so busy all day that I couldn’t find any time to eat- nor was I hungry because it was go-go-go.  Sadly, no exercise today either.


DAY FIVE: Saturday 06/27/15- Final Garage Sale Day- Not on track/plan AT ALL.
CALORIES CONSUMED:  2,396     EXERCISE:  -623     NET:  1,773

Breakfast: 2 eggs, Coffee with Half & Half and Torani Sugar-Free Syrup
AM Snack: Medifast Crunch Bar
Lunch: Caprese- fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato, olive oil & balsamic vinegar
PM Snack: Polish Dog w/ ketchup & mustard
Dinner: Grilled Tri-tip steak/roast (not eaten as a meal, sadly)
PM Snack: Late night- Small Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard from DQ
ALCOHOL:  2 Seagram’s Escapes

Once again, so busy there was no time to eat regularly, or eat quality meals.  We actually went to Dairy Queen at 9pm to get Blizzards as our “treat” for working so hard for so long in the 95-degree weather!


DAY SIX: Sunday 6/28/15
CALORIES CONSUMED:  1,278     EXERCISE:  -577     NET:  701

Another busy day of not fueling my body properly.  So glad the weekend is over!

Coffee with Half & Half and Torani Sugar-Free Syrup
Breakfast: 2 eggs omelet with chopped chicken, avocado, cheese, salsa, bacon bits
Snack: Baby-Bel Cheese, Nectarine and Mango (half of each)
Lunch: Crunch Bar
PM Snack: none
Dinner: Grilled chicken, grilled asparagus, artisan romaine heart w/ Italian dressing
ALCOHOL:  1 Seagram’s Escapes, 1 Corona
Evening walk with hubs….1.0 miles

So that’s 3 days in a row without exercising…..gah!!  I am choosing healthy foods (except for that Polish Dog and the Blizzard), but also a lot of empty calories (alcohol) and not eating regularly, nor enough.


DAY SEVEN: Monday 06/29/15 – Back on Track
CALORIES CONSUMED: 1,647    EXERCISE:  – 482    NET:  1,165

So happy to get back on track!!

Breakfast:  2 eggs, Coffee with Half & Half and Torani Sugar-Free Syrup
AM Snack: Berry Crunch Cereal w/Almond Milk (didn’t drink milk left in bowl)
Snack: Mixed Nuts
Lunch: Chicken Breast, 1/2 slice Garlic toast, mango, asparagus
PM Snack: Pudding w/ half a banana and some whipped cream
PM Snack: Ready-to-Drink Mocha
EXERCISE: Natalie Jill Fit Butt Lift Workout (100 hamstring curls with stability ball w/1 minute high knees = 7 minutes)
Dinner: Grilled Salmon, Brown Rice, Avocado, Asparagus
PM Snack: Mango soft serve mixed with EmergenC
Evening walk with hubs….1.5 miles



Weight Loss:    0.20
Inches Lost:     1.75
Body Fat Percentage (BodPod):  21%


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