Who Are We and Why Are We Headed for Shamrock?

We met online in 2005 trying to--what else--lose weight. We've had our ups and downs along the way, but we're not where we want to be. This is our journey to get fit and healthy. We invite you to follow us as we "exercise" our way across the country--track our progress on the map to Shamrock below-- in an effort to each lose 50 pounds by the end of 2009 and adopt a healthier lifestyle along the road.

Where will we go once we reach our goals? The sky's the limit... but we're thinking Greece would be nice.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Day 23: Daily Report

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 c 1% cottage cheese
  • 16 Wheat Thins
  • cottage cheese for dipping
  • quesadilla (2 corn tortillas, 1 oz lf cheese, salsa)
  • handful of blueberries

  • pear
  • handful of wheat thins
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli & cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup choc soy milk "ice cream"
  • 10 raw almonds
  • 70 oz
  • 2 miles walking
Victories: Bidding adieu to my good friend with the initials W.T. Buying the soy "ice cream" 1/2c =150 calories (and less sugar) instead of the real stuff.

Defeats: Slacking in the water and exercise departments.


  • 1 1/2 c. bran flakes
  • 1 c. 1% milk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 8 oz. berry yogurt, fat free
  • 1 slice toast
  • 1 oz. cheddar cheese
  • Lean Cuisine Orange Chicken entree
  • salad: 1 c. spinach, 1.5 oz. roasted chicken, 1Tbsp. Greek vinaigrette, 1 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 1 banana
  • 8 oz. vanilla yogurt, fat free
  • 1/2 c. Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal
  • 4 graham cracker squares
  • 4 oz (raw weight) baked flounder filet
  • sauteed asparagus, mushrooms, onions
  • cauliflower
  • 1 3" dinner roll
  • 1 c. chocolate cherry nut truffle ice cream (yeah, i know)
  • 60 oz.
  • None
Fat/Calories: 65.5 grams/2220 calories.....27% from fat (actually a good percentage, but went over calories by 400...gee, the same amount as the ice cream...huh...I wonder if there's a connection there)

Victories: Sticking to plan....until dessert, that is.

Defeats: Not getting water in again. Having 400 calories of ice cream on a whim (should've read the label first. I was shocked.) Not getting to exercise, but mostly because of baby Elvis.

Observations: I was much hungrier today. Had a bit of a rough day with Elvis, constantly starting something only to have to stop to deal with his fussiness. That always stresses me out. He manages to get fussy just when I'm on a roll with something. I'm glad tomorrow is Saturday....I can get some good workout time in.

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