Because you all care…

Because you all care so much about my health class and that it kept me on track while i’ve been away I thought I’d share with you my essay for the class. It’s not really an essay, we were supposed to talk about the foods we eat too much of, what to get rid of, what to add, and I did that. πŸ™‚



In my diet, I definitely eat a lot of carbohydrates, fiber and protein. Just looking at the first three days of the week, I was over in all four of those categories each of these days.

I eat approximately three bananas per day so, with 27 grams of carbohydrates in each one, those add up fast. I also eat a sandwich almost every day for lunch, so bread adds carbohydrates as well.Β  Also, bananas have 3.1 grams of fiber, so eating three per day is almost the total amount of fiber I should have per day.

When I look at my diet for the first day, I noticed that I was over for fats. I looked to see what put me over. Really, I don’t eat a lot of fat based foods, but when you have a large piece of sausage pizza and a chocolate chip cookie or two for dinner, that really puts you over. Am I going to stop eating pizza and cookies? No, but I will and do eat them in moderation.

My carbohydrate intake adds up fast. Most, if not all of my foods have 15 or more grams of carbohydrates. The recommended amount for me is 174g and on day one alone, I had 243g. Once again that chocolate chip cookie and piece of pizza, not to mention three bananas really brings it up.

Looking at all of thee numbers, I realize I am pretty consistent with my consumption of sodium. It is normally way below my daily needs, but consistent. Until you look at March 6th, it looks rather consistent. I never realized that Paninis contained so much sodium. Not only was that panini 860 calories, it also contained 2150 mg of sodium, a whole 49mg of the sodium I had eaten that day, and almost 60% more than I should have eaten that day. Needless to say, I won’t be ordering that anytime soon.Β  Also, that Panini had almost 50g of protein, explaining why I was over on protein for that day as well.

Based on the past week of food logging, I need to eat less of carbohydrates, fiber and proteins. I am pretty on par with sugars. And for the most part, I need to really up my intake of fats, cholesterol, and sodium. I should add foods with more cholesterol and fats such as seafoods and nuts, and more foods with sodium like cheeses. I will definitely be taking those Paninis out of my diet, and although I should, cookies will be leaving no time soon.

That’s all

Happy Shredding

Alicia πŸ™‚


July 17th. Exercise is fun

Hey Everyone.

So, today was fun. I woke up at 7:30, my body is ready for some early morning running, but I’m not, yet.

Anyway, for breakfast, I had some oatmeal and some raspberries.

Later, IΒ  decided to cut up the watermelon my mom bought. We, as in my sister and I, ate half of that watermelon today. It was a pretty large one and that was basically my snack and lunch for the day.

Then, for dinner, I had a grilled chicken Caesar salad from Panera. I get that every time I go to Panera, and I want to try some of the other salads. Any suggestions? there are many with fewer calories and those are the ones I want to try. They look good, but I’m afraid thatΒ  they will not be on palette and I will have wasted a good $7 of my parents hard-earned cash. Whatever, then, as I was prepared to just call it a night, my friend texted me. She wanted to go to the YMCA with her. I reluctantly agreed and thank God that I did. I got there, put my stuff in the locker room, and did a mile on the elliptical. I needed to do that so bad. It was so amazing. All I could think of was Elle Woods from Legally Blonde and her saying, “I just don’t think that Brooke could’ve done this. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.” The last part doesn’t really apply to me, other than the fact that I won’t kill my husband… anyway. It was so nice. Then, I did a mile on the treadmill and her mom and sister were ready to go. So, we left.

I felt like I could do anything after that workout.

I had a total of 1089 calories.

Before I leave tonight, may I say that these past two days have been absolutely amazing. A dream come true. These past 2 days are probably in the top 5 best days for me, behind of course, being born. πŸ™‚

Happy Shredding,

Alicia πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


P.S. I have officially decided what I am going to do about the No Junk Food Challenge and 30 Day Shred. I will have up to 5 things of Junk Food this week, as planned, but nest week as well. I have inspired my friend to do the No Junk Food Challenge minus no chocolate and one other thing. We will begin on August 1st along with that, I will legitimately start the 30 day Shred. Then after I complete one No Junk Food Challenge, I will allow myself 4 junk foodish items the nest week, then start the challenge, then 3, etc until I stay at one per week and then finally to having no junk food in my diet at all. I could start tomorrow, but I am going on vacation next week and I don’t want to break any habit. Also, not the 30 day Shred, because I don’t want to put too much pressure on my knee at one time. I will go to the Y and bike and swim and then work it back up to its full potential. πŸ™‚