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Day 11, Monday 9/19/11

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 02:35 PM by desdemona
Weight: Did not weigh today (last wt 220.6)
Rise time: 6:10 a.m.
Bedtime: 10 p.m.
Exercise: 5+ miles on bike + weight machines
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Breakfast (8:30 a.m.): water, 2 bananas, later coffee with 2 Fr.Vanilla creamers

Lunch (12:30 p.m.): Zone perfect bar

Snack (3:30 p.m.): kettle chips, leftover spaghetti w/ mozzarella stick.

Dinner (6:00 p.m.): grapes, Lean Cuis honey chicken, pepitas, jello mousse

Evening Snack: n/a
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Thoughts and Feelings: Good job!
Right rotator cuff hurting. Probably should go to P.T.
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Day 10, Sunday 9/18/11

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 08:16 PM by desdemona
Weight: (220.6 as of Friday 9/16)
Rise time: 8:30 a.m.
Bedtime: 11:30 p.m.
Exercise: n/a
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Breakfast (9:00 a.m.): Traditional Sunday morning at Kroger's Starbucks with hubs. Had a Tall Skinny Vanilla Latte (lo-cal, y'all!) and a slice of banana walnut bread. Splurge!

Lunch (12:00 p.m.): left-over spghetti

Snack (3:30 p.m.): n/a

Dinner (7:00 p.m.): Lean Cuisine Thai Noodle, Jello Mousse, delicious grapes, some left-over rice.

Evening Snack: n/a
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Thoughts and Feelings: Good job!
Back to banana breakfasts next week.
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Day 9

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 07:39 AM by desdemona
Saturday 9/17/11

Weight: 220.6
Rise time: 8:30 a.m.
Bedtime: 10:30 p.m.
Exercise: Had to forego trip to Y due to GI illness.
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Breakfast (9:00 a.m.): 1 banana, water, later tulsi green tea

Lunch (12:00 p.m.): rice w/turkey sausage

Snack (3:30 p.m.): Zone perfect bar

Dinner (6:00 p.m.): Mom's birthday at Outback. Salad, tea, Alice Springs chicken, baked potato, bites of ice cream.

Evening Snack: n/a
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Thoughts and Feelings: Good job!
Had a bad night last night, lots of heartburn, GERD. Took Tums. Blame my spaghetti with sausage, kettle chips, wine spritzers. Miserable night. Runs in the morning.
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Days 5 thru 8

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 12:54 PM by desdemona
Friday 9/16/11

Weight: 220.6
Rise time: 8:45 a.m.
Bedtime: 11:30 p.m. (planned)
Exercise: scheduled for tomorrow a.m.
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Thoughts and Feelings: Good job in spite of disturbance in my routine.

Had a big exam this week and lost track, but apparently did well as I've lost 2.8 # since my last weigh in (2 weeks ago?)

Since I began trying to lose weight, I've reduced from 228 to 220.6, down 7.4 pounds. Only 2.6 to go to reach my first goal of a 10-pound reduction. Yay!

Thursday when I attended a conference. Food was provided so I didn't have a banana. However, the food was so awful that I only ate enuf to keep from fainting with hunger. : / So I'm sure my calorie count was very low.

Plus I only exercised on Monday (will again on Saturday), so the lack of muscle use may have reduced my weight a little? Not sure.

It's Friday, it's just turned cold, and it's been a month since I've had fries, so I treated myself to a combo today. Don't want to feel deprived, after all, and yesterday I WAS DEPRIVED! :D So, it's okay as long as I get back on the healthy track.





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Day 4

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 04:49 PM by desdemona
Monday 9/12/11

Weight: Did not weigh today (last wt 223.4)
Rise time: 6:15 a.m.
Bedtime: 9:30 p.m.
Exercise: 4+ miles on bike + weight machines
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Breakfast (8:30 a.m.): 2 bananas, water, later yerba mate tea

Lunch (12:00 p.m.): Zone perfect bar

Snack (3:30 p.m.): spicy tuna sushi (5 pcs), 100-cal pepsi

Dinner (6:00 p.m.): Leftover potato, broccoli, cheese biscuit. Chicken breast. 1/2 can chicken pot pie soup. jello chocolate mousse dessert.

Evening Snack: n/a
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Thoughts and Feelings: Good job!
With the 2 bananas didn't feel quite as peckish as I did on Friday. Still, just before lunch felt VERY chilled (blood sugar low). After bar was sweating again. Weird metabolism.
A little tired today which I will blame on the full moon. I'll be glad to go to bed early.
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Day 3

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 07:48 PM by desdemona
Sunday 9/11/11

Weight: Did not way today (last wt 223.4)
Rise time: 8:15 a.m.
Bedtime: 11 p.m.
Exercise: none
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Breakfast (8:30 a.m.): 1 banana, coffee with 1 creamer

Lunch (12:30 p.m.): Red Lobster - water, cheese biscuits 2 1/2, ceasar salad, blackened whitefish, broccoli, small baked potato with butter & sour cream (ate half), few bites of apple cobbler, ice cream.

Snack (3:00 p.m.): No snack since I napped.

Dinner (6:00 p.m.): Leftover pizza with veggies & 1 extra stick mozzarella. Jello with fruit snack. 100-cal small Pepsi (coz I was craving it).

Evening Snack: n/a
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Thoughts and Feelings: Not bad!
Went a little overboard with the cheesy biscuits but then I was too full to finish my meal. I'll have leftovers tomorrow.
RE: Body Fat index, found my old paper from the Y. In May I was 48.1%. Yesterday (4 months later) I was down to 45.3%. I plan to do even better now that I'm getting into a new regimen.
In the future I can cut down on the butter/sour cream. Half of that would have been fine. Also, need to remember to ask for salad dressing on the side.
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Day 2 (revised)

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 05:35 PM by desdemona
Saturday 9/10/11

Weight: Did not way today (last wt 223.4)
Rise time: 7:45 a.m.
Bedtime: 11 p.m. (planned)
Exercise: 5.25 miles on recumbent bike plus weight machines
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Breakfast (8 a.m.): 1 banana, water

Lunch (12:30 p.m.): Pear, mozzarella stick, vegie lasagna, 4 large cashews

Snack (3:00 p.m.): No snack since I napped.

Dinner (6:00 p.m.): Cooked a frozen pizza, added lots of red bell & onions, 3 pieces. Jello mousse dessert. Perrier.

Evening Snack: n/a
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Thoughts and Feelings: GOOD JOB! :)
Saw trainer, Jason, at YMCA this morning. Learned how to do hand weights for shoulder physical therapy. Body Fat: 45. Will check it again later and see how much it improves.
Am learning how this blog works. Apparently I should wait and write when the day is done since revisions are discouraged. Drafts apparently can only be saved once? Still learning.
Did pretty well today, though I haven't gone to bed yet. Took a long nap so I guess that means I can stay up later. Haha. No later than midnight, tho.
Ate pizza mindfully. Was aware that I was 7/10 full and resisted temptation to get a fourth slice. Yay! Had a jello mousse desert since I skipped aft snack. Drank cold Perrier coz it's not good warm.
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Day 2

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 08:56 AM by desdemona
Saturday 9/10/11

Weight: Did not way today (last wt 223.4)
Rise time: 7:45 a.m.
Bedtime: ______ p.m.
Exercise: 5.25 miles on recumbent bike plus weight machines
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Breakfast (8 a.m.): 1 banana, water

Lunch (12:30 p.m.): Pear, mozzarella stick, vegie lasagna, 4 large cashews

Snack (3:00 p.m.): ________________________

Dinner (6:00 p.m.): __________________________

Evening Snack (7:00 p.m.): ________________________
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Thoughts and Feelings:
Saw trainer, Jason, at YMCA this morning. Learned how to do hand weights for shoulder physical therapy. Body Fat: 45. Will check it again later and see how much it improves.
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Day 1

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 08:50 AM by desdemona
My Morning Banana Diet Day #__1___ (9/9/2011)

Weight: Did not way today (last wt 223.4)
Bedtime: 11:30 p.m.
Exercise: Rest today

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Breakfast (8 a.m.): 1 banana(s), later (at school) yerba mate tea

Lunch (11:00 a.m.): Zone Perfect bar, water

Snack (3:00 p.m.): Whole grain pasta mac n'cheese

Dinner (5:30 p.m.): Miso soup, small salad, Extreme Tuna sushi, vegie sushi, wine spritzer (7/up)

Evening Snack (9:00 p.m.): Choc covered almonds, very weak wine spritzers
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Thoughts and Feelings:
Lesson #1 - Never start a diet on a Friday!
Lesson #2 - Need more calories in the morning so I won't feel weak and pig out when I get home.
Tomorrow I will do better, though the day wasn't a total wipeout.
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Banana Mama

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 12:20 PM by desdemona
My Morning Banana Diet Day #__0___ (9/8/2011)

Weight: 223.4 pounds
Bedtime: 00:00 p.m.
Exercise: 5.2 miles on bike + lat & hip machines (15 reps x 2)

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Breakfast (00:00 a.m.)

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_____ ounces water


Lunch (00:00 a.m./p.m.)

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Snack (00:00 p.m.)

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Dinner (00:00 p.m.)

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Evening Snack (00:00 p.m.)

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Thoughts and Feelings:
I just discovered the Morning Banana Diet. It gives me hope that I've found something that fits my lifestyle very well right now. Looking forward to beginning TOMORROW!
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