Thursday, June 18, 2009

week 3 - 4

jog blog 09
Can you believe it's been 2 whole weeks since I last posted about my attempts at my Jog Blog? Now that we are settled into our new house, I am able to get onto a more regular workout schedule. I've been going to pilates twice a week, and going to the gym here and there. No real significant weight lost as of yet, but I am feeling a little better.

My friend LaurenB introduced me to a great iPhone app for tracking your calorie intake. I've tried many other ways to do this, but this is by far the easiest and most accurate! And, did I mention the app is FREE? Yep! I've never paid for an iPhone app before. I always download the free ones, but I would actually pay for this one! It's called Lose It. When you first download it, you enter in your weight, goal weight, and how aggressively you want to lose the weight. I have mine set at 1 pound per week, so it tells me that I'm allowed to eat about 1500 cals per day. Then, you enter in all the foods you eat at each meal, and record your exercise. The great thing is, when you exercise, you get the calories back that you burned and can eat if you need to without going over your daily allotment! It really has helped me realize what areas of my normal diet cost me the most calories and where I can make some cuts.

This is what I've entered in for the day. It records breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. I still need to enter the glass of wine I have in front of me. It's not fair that wine counts towards your calories!

One nice thing about this app, is that it's really easy to search for foods that you've eaten. You can enter in custom foods, like a Lean Cuisine where you know all the nutrition facts, or you can just search for the item.

Overall, I eat healthy, I am just trying to trim down and lose those last stubborn 7 pounds. This view helps me to see what I've eaten, and how much I have to go for my daily budget. Since I worked out today, I am still under 534 cals! Successful day!

Download it and try it out. I'd like to hear what you think of it! Like I said - It's free, so if you have an iPhone or iTouch, you can get this!

One diet style that I will never conform too is a low-carb or no carb diet. To me, that is just crazy! I love my bread and pastas, plus I need that energy that it gives me. The other day at the grocery store, I found these new sandwich rolls that are called "thins". They are super thin, but still give you enough bread to make a sandwich. I first tried them with some homemade hamburgers one night. It was just enough bread, that I didn't feel like I was missing anything. They also make great sandwiches! They come in whole grain, so you get plenty of fiber, while it being only 100 cals per roll! Yay!

I don't mean to sound like a big commercial here, but these are just some cool things that I've come across lately that I wanted to share with you all! Enjoy! :)


  1. Good Job!! Now I need an I-phone. I have lost 5 lbs in 2 weeks but thats because I'm still loosing baby fat but I'm waiting for the plato..:( I went walking every morning for a week but my neighbor dogged on me so now I don't have the motivation. I wish we were alot closer I would tag along with

  2. Good for you girl! This jog blog thing is way cool. Oh, and I just tried those sandwich thingies recently and LOVED EM! Hugs!

  3. I'm so bummed about not having an iphone or itouch to download this application to! I would LOVE to have something so user-friendly. Yes I am a dietitian, but I still need to keep track of my calories too! Oh, and those sandwich thins are the best! We buy them in bulk at Sam's.

  4. I dont have an Iphone or Itouch or whatever - I'm totally retarded when it comes to phones...I have to absolute basic form! HA! But I know there's a website that does that too! I can't remember what it is tho! I'll have to ask my friend that showed it to me so I can share it for those of you who dont have the spiffy phone for the app! I failed this week lol I think I only exercised ONCE *boo* BUT for some reason my normally HUGE appetite was quite small and I didn't consume as much as I usually do! Lost a pound or two! yippy!

    kristi guillory

  5. Today is the day I started my health kick. I have ten pounds to lose. I'm downloading this application right now! I'll let you know how I go. I'm going for my first jog/stagger in a LOOOOONG time today as well. Feel very nervous! Thanks for inspiring me to finally get myself into gear xxx

  6. I've FINALLY added your button to my blog and started my training. I'm going to do weekly updates on how I'm doing and link back to your blog. Thanks for motivating me! xxx

  7. Benjamin LOVES those sandwich thins. We buy them at Costco in the double-sized back (for about the same cost as the regular pack at the grocery store); they're only ONE weight watchers' point, so I'll use one if we have a burger, or something...

  8. We eat those thin samich bread thingies all the time too, and buy them at Sam's Club in the double pack at a big discount.

    Ready to be jealous? For me to maintain my current weight, I can eat about 2900 calories/day. Not too shabby! Of course that's because I'm already obese so it takes a lot more calories to keep this truck moving! ;)