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.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Day 26: Daily Report


  • 1/4 c lf granola
  • 1/2 cup lf yogurt
  • 1 apple
  • egg salad (mixed w/ 1t smart balance mayo and 1T dijon mustard)
  • 2 pieces sprouted bread
  • couple of bites of brown rice w/broccoli, chicken, and cheddar that made for the kids lunch
  • 3 cups popcorn
  • nf latte
  • oatmeal cookie
  • 3 liters!
  • yes!

  • None. Such a crazy Monday
Victories: Water. Three liters of water is my goal and I almost NEVER get there. Not eating each and every cookie in the pastry case at the coffee shop while I tried to finish my work.

Eating one cookie at the coffee shop while I tried to finish up my work. Oh and not eating dinner because it go too late.

Observations: Mondays are always tough, but today, with one son out of school for a staff work day and the other running amuck and climbing bookshelves all day, it was particularly trying. I realize that's no excuse for the day's eating, but there you have it.

  • 1/2 c. cottage cheese
  • 1 banana
  • 5 aebleskivers
  • 4 aebleskivers
  • 5 saltines
  • wrap sandwich: 1 ww tortilla, 1 oz. cheese, 2 oz. chicken, homemade salsa, 1 c. spinach
  • 1.5 small baked potatoes with twice baked filling
  • 1 banana
  • 6 oz. Yoplait fat free yogurt
  • 100 calorie Oreo cakesters
  • homemade hashbrowns
  • 2 egg omelet with homemade salsa, black beans, corn
  • 1 c. spinach with homemade salsa dressing
Completely Unnecessary Sweet Tooth Driven Snack
  • another 100 calorie cakesters (these 3 cake sandwiches are disturbingly small)
  • 2 large marshmallows
  • 50 oz.
  • none
Victories: Not completely blowing it today after a very stressful visit to the pediatrician's office.

Defeats: Not enough water. Again. That last snack of the day. Stupid, but not a huge deal. Not getting exercise in.

Ever since I said I was gonna up my water intake, I have had the hardest time just getting in the bare minimum! What did I do, curse myself? Anyway, after dinner I was at 55g fat and EXACTLY 1800 calories!!! I was so proud. Until snack #3. Oh well.
The aebleskivers? Well, I gave Neo an aebleskivers pan for Christmas (hey, he asked for it) and I wanted to try it out. They're okay. I like them better cold.