Sunday, April 28, 2013

What I've Been Eating (Week 14) & Starting Kelsey Byer's Labrada Challenge

Good "Sunday" Morning All!!

Brooke's 4th "Fairy" Birthday Party

So I decided to join the Kelsey Byers Labrada Challenge. 

The difference between this one and Heather's is that Heather gave us an exact workout schedule every week.  With this program, Kelsey gives us a list of which muscle groups to work out each day of the week along with a list of exercises (with photos) that we can pick from for each muscle group.  You just have to put it all together.  It never changes throughout the 12-weeks which muscle groups get worked on which particular day so it makes it easy to remember once you get the hang of it. 

There's no cost for the program, although you do have to purchase 2 full-size products from Labrada that you can either purchase directly from Labrada or elsewhere (I've read that they sell them at Walmart).  You just have to save your receipts to submit at the end of the program to be eligible to win.  My sister will be joining me in this program... anyone else want to join us?  I'm not sure how much time I will have to get to the gym so I'll just make sure the exercises that I select can be done at home with my dumbells.

I decided that this would be good for me since, eventually, I'll have to put my own exercise program together, right?  Alot of the gals have posted that they are going to be using Jamie Eason's Live Fit Trainer exercise program in conjunction with the challenge.  I don't think it matters as long as you Eat Clean, exercise, and see a difference in the end.  I love the fact that Kelsey responds to all FB questions, she posts daily, and you can tell that she really has a desire to help others get healthy. 

During these 12 weeks I will be celebrating my birthday, 4 other family member's birthdays, my Anniversary, Mother's Day, Father's Day, the 4th of July and taking a cruise as well as two other vacations.  So I know what I am getting myself into before I even jump in.  I LOVE this way of eating and exercising and I know that I can do it no matter what life throws at me or how many celebrations are coming up.  There's no amount of junk food that could feel as good as being able to fit into my clothes feel.  I'll be very careful to choose my indulgences. Here's to a great 12 weeks!!! :)

I am going to use my Sundays to prep my food for the week (especially the protein for my lunches (ie. bake chicken and fish, steam veggies, etc...).  I weighed in on Tuesday ay 144.8. so that is my starting weight for the program.  This morning I was 143.0. 

I am so excited to be joining another accountability group, although it's very large (1,000+ members).  I really like getting ideas from others (recipes, exercise tips, etc..) but it's too large of a group to most likely get to know anyone individually.  I'll be posting my thoughts and weekly results along the way.  Heather's forum will eventually go away so I will no longer be posting my daily meals there.  Not sure if I will post them elsewhere online or write them down so I'm not sure if this will be the last week of posting everything that I eat.  If you still want to know what I eat, let me know, and I'll find a way to make it work.

Anyways, here is what I ate last week:

WEEK 14 (4/22/13 - 4/27/13) - Lost 1 lb

Monday 4/22/13 *I always enter my meals the same day I eat them. I entered this day and on Wednesday, this day was gone (but Tuesday was still there) ? Can't remember anything I ate that day except dinner* Sad
B: (7:00am) My Morning Shake

(9:45am) Worked Out

S: ?

L: ?

S: ?

D: (4:45pm) Baked ham (just ham - no sugary topping or anything); 1 heaping serving spoon of homemade potato salad (Ate at my parents)

Tuesday 4/23/13
B: (7:00am) My Morning Shake

(9:40am) Worked Out

S: (10:30am) Chocolate, banana and peanut butter protein smoothie

L: (1:30pm) Sunflower seeds and 1 "cutie orange"

S: Didn't have one - ate dinner at 4:30pm

D: (4:30pm) 1 piece of baked fish, 1 piece of rotissere chicken, green salad with lettuce, bellpeppers, broccoli, mushrooms, kidney beans, cottage cheese and a little drizzle of ranch dressing (went to a buffet with my parents)

Wednesday 4/24/13
B: (7:00am) My Morning Shake

(8:45am) Worked Out

S: (10:00am) Chocolate, banana and peanut butter protein smoothie

L: (1:00pm) Scrambed eggs - (1 egg + 2 egg whites) scrambed with mushroom and onions; 1/2c oatmeal with about 1/4c almond milk and 1T natural peanut butter

S: (4:00pm) 3 Ak-Mak crackers with salsa; lean roast turkey

D: (6:30pm) Turkey patty topped with pesto; mushrooms, and onions; side of lettuce and tomato

Thursday 4/25/13

B: (6:15am) My Morning Shake

(8:40am) Worked Out

S: (9:30am) Greek yogurt with 1 scoop protein powder, 8 almonds and 1 Kashi Dark Almond Mocha granola bar crumbled over the top

L: (12:00pm) Turkey breast, 3Ak-Mak crackers, hummus & cucumber slices

S: (2:00pm) Sunflower seeds & cucumber slices

D: (7:15pm) Hamburger patty with 1/2 whole grain bun with lettuce and tomato; 8 small french fries
**Waited way toooo long to eat. So here's what happened: Worked at a fundraiser and I knew that I would not be allowed to eat for the 3 hours that I was working (from 2:30pm - 5:30pm). I had planned to meet the rest of family at my son's track meet afterwards and then go eat so I didn't have a back-up snack. For some reason, they added my son to an event that didn't end up running until 6:45pm so my next meal wasn't until 7:15pm. I was really hungry and should have ordered the chicken, or a salad, but at this point the burger sounded good (and at Smashburger they are good)!! Was proud of myself, though, because I ordered the multi-grain bun and only ate about 8 very fries).**

Friday 4/26/13
B: (6:45am) My Morning Shake

S: (9:00am) Cucumber slices and sunflower seeds

L: (12:00pm) Greek yogurt with 1 scoop protein powder, 8 almonds and 1 Kashi Dark Almond Mocha granola bar crumbled over the top

S: (3:00pm) 3 Ak-Mak crackers and hummus

D: (5:30pm) Steak, 1/2 of a sweet potato, grilled asparagus

Saturday 4/27/13
B: (7:00am) My Morning Shake

S: (9:45am) Cucumber Slices, hummus, 2 Ak-Mak crackers

L: (12:45pm) Tilapia topped with 1T pesto; 1/2 of a sweet potato

S: (3:45pm) 1/2c low-fat cottage cheese with 1 'cutie' orange cute up and mixed in

D: (5:30pm) 1 piece baked flounder; 1 piece rotissere chicken; salad with lettuce, mushrooms, onions, bellpeppers, garbanzo beans, hardboiled egg, sunflower seeds and about 1 1/2 tsp of fat-free ranch dressing (our family went out to a buffet with my parents)

Have a great day and Eat Clean - it really makes a difference!!


  1. HI Kim, You are doing such a great job being healthy and exercising. I wish I was an exercisy kind of person - but I am NOT. That's nice that she actually cares about her readers and fans and answers them. You don't get that often, well Jorge never does. Great job on the weight. :-)

  2. you are doing so awesome! I know you'll do great even with all of those special occasions coming up. way to go!