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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 41: Daily Report

  • egg, spinach, feta wrap
  • nf latte
  • mini choc croissant
  • lf, vegan split pea soup
  • small wheat roll
  • frozen yogurt
  • mixed green salad, 1 T balsamic dressing
  • 2 pieces toast w/cottage cheese
  • 1 2x2" piece of ginger bread
Calories/fat/%: 1632/70/38%

  • 60 oz
  • 4 miles walking (on my lunch hour!)
Victories: Not going over calorie goal. Not eating more gingerbread, believe it or not.

Defeats: Not enough water. Too many sweets. Still too much fat!

Observations: I had major cravings today. I think I did a decent job of controlling them.
But even a controlled day is not a perfect day. This is challenging!


  • 3/4 c. organic granola
  • 4 oz. soy milk
  • Lean Cuisine frozen entree
  • 1/2 peanut butter sandwich
  • 1 banana
  • 1 small piece homemade cake with buttercream and fondant (baking experiments)
  • 100 calorie pack popcorn
  • spinach tortilla with 1/3 c. lowfat cheese and 1/4 c. homemade salsa
Calories/Fat/%: 1495/51.5/31%

  • 50 oz.
  • walked for 1 hour with kids and stroller
Victories: Not going over calories. Finally getting in some exercise.

Defeats: A little low on the calories. I would say cake, but I really needed to know if it tasted good as I was giving away another cake made the same way, and it was all new recipes. Not enough veggies. Not enough water.

Observations: It was a pretty good day. I was very busy making cakes and buttercream, and rolling out fondant, making fondant roses. It was fun. Whenever I am funbusy I never eat a whole lot. It felt good to exercise today, but my hips are killing me tonight!


  1. So how are you liking the calorie thing? Do you find that you are able to eat more than you were before? I'd be interested to go back and see what your calorie intakes were back in the day.

  2. I like it. Especially on the days that I exercise because I end up with extras. I'm also much more aware of potions since I'm really trying to be precise with the calorie thing. I'm sure there were many days where I was way under what I'm eating now. We'll see if it pays off on weigh-in day (I still don't the whole process...)