Ham and Swiss Lavash Wraps – Diet Month

Lisa and I have a big trip in about a month, so we’re back on a diet and counting calories again! We’re posting them here again, because it keeps us honest with our diets. 😉

Lisa had 1345 calories yesterday, and I had 1370 calories. We both also ran a quarter mile and did a 30 minute workout routine.

The highlight of yesterday was definitely our dinner – weighing in at only 585 calories – two Lavash Ham and Swiss Wraps garnished with pepperoncini’s and served with brown mustard!!!! – made all with ingredients found at Fresh and Easy! I’d spell out the recipe, but you can probably figure it out from the pictures! 😛

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The FATTY Returns!!!

If you’re new to our blog, then you might wonder why it’s called Healthy Professionals. After all, most of the time there’s only one new post here every week – and it’s a video about tea?!

Well, the fact is, my wife and I originally started this blog as motivation to lose weight – seen here in “DAY 1 – Low-Carb Pizza, Mile Run, and Fatty Photos!!!” Since my wife is an accountant, and I’m a taxman; we thought that Healthy Professionals was an appropriate name for our blog. Perhaps other fat office workers around the world would even be motivated by us? 😛

We figured that we’d start by putting some embarrassing pictures on the internet so that there would be no turning back. We would have to lose weight or be eternally ashamed by the fact that our fatty pictures on the internet are how we actually look in real life.

Thankfully, I'm not currently THIS fat, but close.

For months, we blogged every day – listing our calories eaten, calories burned, recipes, items eaten, and it worked! Both Lisa and I got down to a weight that we were comfortable with. We didn’t follow through with our exercise plans after doing so, but mission accomplished nonetheless. The weight was gone.

Anyway, the point of this story is that I’m getting fat again. 😦 Lisa and I recently went through a really crazy move from our old apartment, and now we’re alternating between the empty homes of relatives due to a disagreement with our previous landlord. Unfortunately, I’ve been using all of the extra stress as an excuse to eat and drink whatever I want (mainly case after case of Bud Light). Well, it needs to stop, and I’m going to use this blog to lose weight just like we did the first time around. The only difference being that Lisa won’t be dieting with me this time, because she’s not a fatty like me right now! 🙂 So, expect to read more diet related blogs in you future! Day 1 – “Brian’s switches to vodka?” That sounds like a painless change to start with. 😉


Since I’m a pretty talented cook, we had originally planned to post cooking videos here. However, I’m both the cameraman and the cook, and I can’t do both at once – so The Tea Show was born: “The Tea Show, Episode 1, Young Hyson Chinese Green”

Day 76 – Iced Sencha All Day

Just want to take a minute to talk about what a big part of our diet tea is – Brian’s, in particular. Brian sips iced sencha all day long. It’s light flavor and caffein content help keep you refreshed and alert all day while boosting your metabolism without getting dehydrated or jittery.

For dinner, we had Wendy’s yet again. Those Deluxe Jr Cheeseburgers with no mayo and no ketsup are awesome and only 270 calories. We were still far to sore to exercise yesterday, but hopefully we’ll get back at it soon. Just exercising that one day has made us incredibly hungry!


Brian= +2,811        Lisa= -7,814

Hungry yet?
7/6/2011 Brian Lisa
Total Calories Consumed 2,265 1,350
# of Steps 8,069 9,281
# of calories for steps 282.415 324.84
# calories living 1,800 1,800
Total Calories Burned 2,082 2,125
Net Effect for Day 183 -775
# of Push Ups 0 0
# of Sit Ups 0 0
# of Minutes Ran 0 0

DAY 75 – No, seriously, we’re really sore.

A couple of days ago, we were the kind of sore that seemed sure to only get worse over time. Well, it did. Yesterday, we were too sore to even do our pitiful little workout, but today it seems a little better. So, we should probably be able to exercise tonight.

Lisa worked really late yesterday, so dinner became DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza instead of English Muffin Pizzas. It was awesome, of course. However, it was 960 calories for each of us.


Brian= +2,628        Lisa= -7,039

Yummy! Only 100,000 calories!


7/6/2011 Brian Lisa
Total Calories Consumed: 2,023 1,475
# of Steps 13,765 14,042
# of calories for steps 481.775 491.47
# calories living 1,800 1,800
Total Calories Burned 2,282 2,291
Net Effect for Day -259 -816
# of Push Ups 0 0
# of Sit Ups 0 0
# of Minutes Ran 0 0

Day 74 – Sooooooooooooo Sore!!! Ouch!

OMG, we are so sore after only two days of exercising! The saddest part is the small amout on exercise that it took to put us in this state. We’re barely doing 25 push-up, 50 sit-ups, and 10 minutes of running. On the plus side, it feels much better to not be hungry all day! It’s nice to eat again! 🙂

Had pasta with cream sauce and broccoli last night! Below is a picture of that and some left-over 4th of July pics!


Brian= +2,887         Lisa= -6,223

7/5/2011 Brian Lisa
Total Calories Consumed: 1,254 1,485
# of Steps 13,765 8,843
# of calories for steps 481.775 309.505
# calories living 1,800 1,800
Total Calories Burned 2,282 2,110
Net Effect for Day -1,028 -625
# of Push Ups 25 25
# of Sit Ups 35 60
# of Minutes Ran 5 5

Day 73 – Big Changes! Working out and more calories per day!

Well, it seems like we’ve really hit a wall over the last two weeks (as far as weight-loss goes) and have made changes to our blog format to reflect our diet changes! You’ll notice that we kept the Calorie Scoreboard, but now our daily calorie goal is 1800 calories or less. The reason for this is to make sure that we have enough energy to push ourselves “all the way” during our workouts. Yesterday waws our first workout, and we both feel very sore. To start with, we’re going to be doing 12 minute runs on the EA Active (because it’s 120 degrees outside) and as many sit-ups and push-ups as we can do. Yesterday, we only did 25 push-ups and 35 sit-ups, but we probably could have done more. Also, we’re not going to be itemizing exactly what we eat every day anymore. If you want to get ideas about what to eat to lose weight, check out our diet charts for our first 60 days – we managed to lose lots of weight eating the things that we did! Now we’re in a new phase of our diet, and it’s all about “getting cut”.


Brian= +3,915         Lisa= -5,598

Total Calories Consumed: 3,754 1,988
# of Steps 13,765 8,843
# of calories for steps 481.775 309.505
# calories living 1,800 1,800
Total Calories Burned 2,282 2,110
Net Effect for Day 1,472 -122
# of Push Ups 25 25
# of Sit Ups 35 35
# of Minutes Ran 12 12


Welcome to Healthy Professionals Food Blog!!!

Welcome to our new food blog! We are busy professionals on a low-calorie diet, and we’re going to use this blog to share our meals and experiences with you. Hopefully, this will be a daily blog featuring picures of our meal, and our experiences making and eating it. Also, we will feature our exercise experiences using the Nintendo Wii and other conventional methods of exercise. On the Wii, we’ll be using Wii Fit Plus and EA Active. Future blogs may include videos, such as instructional cooking videos and exercise videos.

Stay tuned and give us all your feedback!

Brian and Lisa!

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