Amy's Accountings

May 17, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 9:00 am

Just so I can keep track of my progress.

2.33 miles
12.35 min/mile


April 22, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 4:13 pm

Yesterday I was supposed to run 25 minutes straight-I couldn’t do it I’m blaming it on the fact that I gave blood because on W6D3 I ran 25 minutes just fine. I probably only ran about 15 minutes and then ran/walked the remaining 10. Friday I will do W7D1 again and I will complete it without walking.

April 12, 2010

Couch to 5k-w5d3

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 7:33 am

Yesterday I ran for 20 minutes without stopping. I’m so happy and feel so proud. I’ve tried couch to 5k probably about 3 times in the past and was never able to get past week three and here I am about to start week six-I think the running bug has bit. I think I’m going to resurrect my blog to keep track of my running progress.

February 12, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 1:18 pm

Food Journal

  • 1/2 whole wheat bagel-90 calories
  • 1/2 TB peanut butter-50 calories
  • 1 cup strawberries-50 calories
  • banana-120 calories
  • almonds-170 calories
  • pork chop-200 calories
  • broccoli-30 calories
  • sweet potato-105 calories
  • chicken-160 calories
  • 1/2 cup brown rice-110 calories
  • green beans-40 calories
  • drinks-400 calories
  • protein bar-90 calories

Total for the day 1615 calories-I counted my calories wrong I thought I had 1705 for the day. I could have had my cookies. That’s o.k. I didn’t need them anyway.  I went to the gym and did 110 flights at level 5 on the stair climber.

February 11, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 11:45 am

Food Journal

  • 1/2 whole wheat bagel-90 calories
  • 1/2 TB p.b.-50 calories
  • banana-110 calories
  • 1 cup milk-80 calories
  • apple-70 calories
  • pork chop-200 calories
  • broccoli-30 calories
  • sweet potato-105 calories
  • yogurt-100 calories
  • almonds-170 calories
  • tuna with 1 TB mayo-180 calories
  • cucumber-45 calories
  • crackers-150 calories
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese-80 calories
  • 2 cookies-130 calories

Total for the day 1590 calories and I was satisfied all day never got too hungry. After work I did an upper arms/core video, my heart really wasn’t in it but I finished.

February 10, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 1:06 pm

Food Journal

  • 1/2 whole wheat bagel-90 calories
  • 1/2 TB peanut butter-50 calories
  • 2 clementines-100 calories
  • 1 cup milk-80 calories
  • protein bar-170 calories
  • turkey sandwich w/cheese-275 calories
  • apple-70 calories
  • 2 cookies-130 calories
  • red bell pepper-30 calories
  • pierogi’s-400 calories
  • salad-100 calories
  • 3 beers-285 calories

Total calories for the day 1780-20 calories to spare. I had planned on having a yogurt instead of the protein bar so that would have saved me 70 calories but I forgot the yogurt at home. I had also planned on only have 2 beers after work but had three instead. I didn’t work out at all and forgot to take the stairs at work.

February 9, 2010

New Start

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 3:46 pm

Last time I used Weight Watchers to lose the weight, this time around I’m just going to track my calories and eat balanced meals. I’m going to start at 1800 calories for my daily max. When I go 2 weeks without losing any weight I’ll drop my daily calories by a hundred, never going below 1500 calories a day. If my weight loss stops and I’m at 1500 calories a day I will increase my activity level. To start I’m going to go to the gym 3 times a week for cardio and start using the stairs at work.

Food Journal for 02-08-10

  • 1/2 of whole wheat bagel-90 calories
  • 1/2 TB of peanut butter-50 calories
  • apple-70 calories
  • chocolate milk-210 calories
  • 2 clementines-100 calories
  • turkey sandwich with cheese and mustard-275 calories
  • yogurt-100 calories
  • 2 cookies-130 calories
  • 1 cup carrots-55 calories
  • 1 oz humus-80 calories
  • protein bar-170 calories
  • chicken soup-300 calories
  • salad with tomatoes-50 calories

Total calories for the day was 1680 and that was with wasting 210 on chocolate milk that I didn’t really need but I didn’t want to throw out. I totally need to get over that, it’s better to waste the food then eat it just because.

I went to the gym and did a cardio kickboxing class for an hour. It was very challenging, a few times during it I had to stop and just march in place but I didn’t quit so that was good.  It was hard to go in the studio though because I was the heaviest one there but I did and that makes me proud.

February 8, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 4:27 pm

There it is  in all it’s glory. The most I’ve ever weighed. I can’t believe I’ve let this happen. About 6 years ago I lost 50 pounds and was down to 135, a weight I hadn’t been since junior high. I think I might have maintained that weight for about six months but then I started gaining about 10 pounds a year. Now that I’m about to embark on this weight loss journey for the second time I have confidence that I can lose the weight but I still need to figure out how to keep it off. I’m going to use the many months it’s going to take to lose the weight to figure out a way I can maintain the weight loss for life. I’m going to use my blog as a way to keep myself accountable to the changes I want to make in my life with regards to food and exercise. If I get up the  nerve I may post pictures of my journey.

January 21, 2010

Small Successess

Filed under: Small Successes — Amy @ 1:40 pm

My small successes this week include:

  1. Not completely freaking out when my hot water heater broke.
  2. Making chicken stock from a leftover roasted chicken for the first time.
  3. Having a 2 hour conversation with my brother and not getting into an argument.

Head over to Faith and Family to see more Small Successes.

January 20, 2010

2010 Reading Goals

Filed under: Book-It — Amy @ 1:54 pm

I usually just read new release fiction so to add more variety to my reading I’m Booking It In 2010.

My reading goals for 2010 are to read:

  • 12 Books from my library’s book club list

1. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory

2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

3. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

4. Under the Tuscan Sun by Fances Mayes

5. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

6. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

7. Chocolat by Joanne Harris

8. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

9. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

10. Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson

11. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jan Krakauer

12. Autobiography of a Face

  • 12 Non-Fiction Books

1. The Compassionate Carnivore by Catherine Friend

2. 30 Days to a Simpler Life by Evatt & Cox

3. One Year to an Organized Life by Regina Leeds

4. The Rules of Normal Eating by Karen Koenig

5. Living the Simple Life by Elaine St. James

6. When Technology Fails by Matthew Stein

7. This Organic Life by Joan Dye Gussow

8. A Reasonable Life by Ferenc Mate

9. Better Than Store Boughy by Witty & Colchie

10. Cheaper and Better by Nancy Birnes

11. Make Your Own Groceries by Daphne Hartwig

12. Closing the Food Gap by Mark Winne

  • 6 Spiritual Books (only 6 because I don’t want to rush)

1. The Lord by Romano Guardini

2. What Happens at Mass by Jeremy Driscoll

3. By What Authority by Mark Shea

4. Where We Got the Bible by Henry Graham

5. The Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn

6. Witness to Hope by George Weigel

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