Day 84 & 85: Grilled Turkey Sausage and Zuchini Onion Kabobs!

We had turkey sausage with cream sauce again! This time we put the zuchini on skewers with little onions. Everything turned out absolutely scrumptious yet again! The sausages have 170 calories each and the 3 kabobs only have about 50 calories!

We also worked out on Wii Fit last night instead of the EA Active. We found the Wii Fit island track to be a bit more entertaining than the EA Active track. Plus on the Wii Fit version we got to chase a small puppy the whole way. What could be more fun?

CALORIE SCORECARD:

Brian=+1,572 Lisa=-12,980

7/15-7/16 Brian Lisa
Total Calories Consumed 4,998 4,025
# of Steps 18,864 17,999
# of calories for steps 660 630
# calories living 3,600 3,600
Total Calories Burned 4,260 4,230
Net Effect for Day 738 -205
# of Push Ups 30 20
# of Sit Ups 60 75
# of Minutes Ran 12 12

Day 77 and 78: Workout and Del Taco

On Friday we worked out again. It’s starting to get a little less painful everytime, which is certainly great news!

Also, wanted to take a minute to talk about Del Taco. While the majority of menu item do not fit into a low calorie diet, we were surprised to find that the Original Crunchy Taco only has 130 calories. Can you say awesome?! While I would not recommend dieting exclusively on tacos all day everyday, it is good to know we have some quick lower calorie dining options out there!

The Classic Crunchy Taco is only 130 calories!

 

CALORIE SCOREBOARD:

Brian= +2,167           Lisa = -8,350
 
7/8/2011 Brian Lisa
Total Calories Consumed 2,290 1,690
     
# of Steps 26,116 12,179
# of calories for steps 914.06 426.27
# calories living 1,800 1,800
Total Calories Burned 2,714 2,226
     
Net Effect for Day -424 -536
     
# of Push Ups 30 20
# of Sit Ups 50 50
# of Minutes Ran 12 12
     
7/9/2011 Brian Lisa
Total Calories Consumed 2,000 1,320
     
# of Steps 12,000 13,986
# of calories for steps 420 489.51
# calories living 1,800 1,800
Total Calories Burned 2,220 2,290
     
Net Effect for Day -220 -970
     
# of Push Ups 0 0
# of Sit Ups 0 0
# of Minutes Ran 0 0

Day 72: Wendy’s Again!

Today we went a little over, with the intent to load up before our workout. We certainly accomplished this by heading to our favorite fast food restaurant Wendy’s. Still sticking to the 99 cent menu you can do pretty well. The Deluxe Cheeseburger (w/o Mayo and ketchup), and the regular chili both weigh in at 270 calories. You can also try their grilled chicken snack wrap w/o sauce for 270 calories. Be careful as the regular Crispy Ceasear Snack Wrap had 430 calories each! What a difference!

CALORIE SCOREBOARD:

Brian= +2,443         Lisa= -5,476

  Brian Lisa
Fruit by the Foot 0 160
Hard Boiled Eggs 140 0
Goldfish 0 200
Wendy’s Chili 270 0
Wendy’s Wraps 860 0
Wendy’s Burgers 1,080 810
English Muffin w/ Jam 90 90
Mini Muffin Sandwich 0 150
Beer 1,425 0
Popcorn 0 100
Chips 320 0
Seeds 160 0
Baked Utz 120 140
Total Calories Consumed: 4,465 1,650
     
# of Steps 7,911 8,715
# of calories for steps 277 305
# calories living 1,600 1,600
Total Calories Burned 1,877 1,905
     
Net Effect for Day 2,588 -255

 

Day 71: It’s time to start exercising!

Well, we weighed in again this week, and it seems like our progress has plateaued.  While we’re excited that we’ve been loosing weight without exercising the results just are not the same as they were before. So it’s time to start exercising. We are going to start with  just push-ups, sit-ups, and a little indoor running with EA Active. We’ll keep you posted on our progress and any updates to the work outs. Tell us how you incorporate working out into your busy lifestyles by posting a comment below.

A great way to workout at home!

 

CALORIE SCOREBOARD:

Brian= -145        Lisa=-5,221

  Brian Lisa
Rice Chips 0 70
100 cal. Pk. 0 100
Fruit by the Foot 0 240
Cheese 0 50
English Muffin w/ Jam 0 180
Mini Muffin Sandwich 620 0
Pasta 540 540
Beer 1,188 0
Vodka 65 195
Baked Utz 0 280
Total Calories Consumed: 2,413 1,655
     
# of Steps 12,477 7,836
# of calories for steps 437 274
# calories living 1,600 1,600
Total Calories Burned 2,037 1,874
     
Net Effect for Day 376 -219

Day 70: Taking it easy on Friday for a change!

Well for a Friday, we both managed to control ourselves yesterday. Not sure what our secret really was, but perhaps it was a bit less drinking than usual. Glad to see we both stayed under 1,200 calories and hope that we can continue such positive results. Let us know how you have fun on Friday’s without burning your diet by posting a comment below!

Just wanted to talk a minute about my daytime eating habits during the work week. I work at least 8 hours a day in an office, and find that I like to graze throughout the day on small snacks, rather than bringing a large lunch or going out to eat. While this not only saves me a substantial amount of money, it also keeps me from gaining a lot of weight. When you’re sitting for most of the day, it’s really hard to justify having a fast food burger and fries. Not only that, I have eaten this for lunch a couple of times, and find myself falling asleep in the afternoon because I am just too full. That said, I have found the following snacks work great for my day. Breakfast= 1 serving of Cheerios or other low calorie cereals without milk. Lunch= 1 serving of carrots and 1 serving of celery (only 50 calories for both!). Afternoon snack= Quaker Rice Quakes. That’s only 290 calories for the whole day and way better than any fast food lunch! We’d love to hear about your diet methods while working in an office. Please share by posting a comment below.

The perfect low calorie snack for working professionals!

 

CALORIE SCOREBOARD:

Brian = -521       Lisa= -5,002

  Brian Lisa
Rice Chips 0 130
Fruit by the Foot 0 80
Hard Boiled Eggs 70 0
Goldfish 0 140
Veggies 0 50
Mini Muffin Pizzas 0 330
Mini Muffin Sandwich 320 160
Pasta 720 0
Vodka 0 195
Total Calories Consumed: 1,110 1,085
     
# of Steps 7,236 13,675
# of calories for steps 253 479
# calories living 1,600 1,600
Total Calories Burned 1,853 2,079
     
Net Effect for Day -743 -994

Day 69: Steak with extra seasonings!

Brian took some beef chuck, added carne asada style seasonings, and threw that greatness on the grill! It was definitely tasty and fairly low in calories. We were so excited to eat it that we forgot to take pictures. Oh no! Let us know your favorite low calorie grilling meats by posting a comment below.

CALORIE SCOREBOARD:

Brian= +222           Lisa=-4,008

  Brian Lisa
Rice Chips 0 130
Hard Boiled Eggs 140 80
Pistachios 340 0
Cheerios 0 110
Muffin w/ Jam 100 0
Veggies 0 50
Mini Muffin Sandwich 0 160
Burgers 630 0
Beer 891 0
Beef 140 140
Corn 200 200
Vodka 390 0
Donut 0 125
Total Calories Consumed: 2,831 995
     
# of Steps 9,078 11,238
# of calories for steps 318 393
# calories living 1,600 1,600
Total Calories Burned 1,918 1,993
     
Net Effect for Day 913 -998

Day 64: Super Saturday and Retraction from Friday’s Numbers

Well we learned a valuable lesson this week! It’s a very good idea to weigh in at the same spot every time with your Wii Fit Board. We discovered yesterday’s results were highly inaccurate because we had the Wii board atop additional carpeting. That said, we crunched the numbers to figure out a better estimate of our resting calorie rate, which came to roughly 1,600 calories per day for each of us. We have also decided to reset the calorie scoreboard to reflect the changes.

Nonetheless, we still decided to enjoy our Saturday. Our bad for going over, but we’ll try hard to make up for it this week. Perhaps we should have skipped the Wendy’s but we still weren’t doing too bad with their Junior Cheeseburger Deluxes at 270 calories each, without sauces.

CALORIE SCOREBOARD:

Brian= + 582            Lisa=  +17

 

  Brian Lisa
Rice Chips 0 130
100 cal. Pk. 0 100
Fruit by the Foot 0 400
Chicken 429 429
String Cheese 60 60
Vodka 650 195
Wendys 810 540
Beer 594 0
Sauce 50 50
Total Calories Consumed: 2,593 1,904
     
# of Steps 11,745 8,205
# of calories for steps 411 287
# calories living 1,600 1,600
Total Calories Burned 2,011 1,887
     
Net Effect for Day 582 17

Day 63: Great Weigh-In this Week!

It’s Friday, so we knew we would want to drink. No worries if you plan ahead though! Brian got tons of steps by cleaning the house so he could enjoy his night, and we both decided to have just a few english muffin treats instead of a large dinner.

Also, we decided to do our weekly weigh-in today. We certainly dread it, and were nervous about it all day! Much to our surprise, Brian lost another 15.7 pounds and Lisa lost 7.7 pounds. Even better, Brian anhilated his goal to get back into the normal BMI range. A normal BMI is between 18.5-25, and Brian is now down to 23.8!  Meanwhile is Lisa has hit her lowest weight ever! Her goal was to reach 115 pounds (her former best weight), and she is now down to 111 pounds! Enjoy our pictures from Wii-Fit below.

 CALORIE SCOREBOARD:

Brian= +1,803         Lisa= -12,192

  Brian Lisa
Rice Chips 0 130
100 cal. Pk. 0 100
Fruit by the Foot 0 80
Vodka 130 195
Mini Muffin Garlic Bread 175 175
Mini Muffin Pizzas 330 330
Mini Muffin Sandwich 130 130
Turkey 45 0
Beer 1,386 0
Jerky 260 0
Cheerios 0 110
Carrots & Celery 0 50
Total Calories Consumed: 2,456 1,300
     
# of Steps 16,062 8,317
# of calories for steps 562 291
# calories living 1,440 1,440
Total Calories Burned 2,002 1,731
     
Net Effect for Day 454 -431

 

Day 57: Loving Wendy’s!

We can’t say enough about the 99 cent menu at Wendy’s. Most of the items have only 260-270 calories if you hold the sauces. You can have anything from a Cheeseburger Deluxe, a Crispy Chicken Sandwich or even a small frosty for 270 calories a piece! Thank you Wendy’s for having a health conscious menu at a great price!

We’d love to hear about your favorite lower calorie dining-out options. Please comment below!

CALORIE SCOREBOARD:

Brian= +1,299           Lisa=-9,466

  Brian Lisa
Coffee 0 50
100 cal. Pk. 0 200
Fruit by the Foot 0 190
Oatmeal 0 160
Goldfish 420 0
Mini Muffin Pizzas 0 330
Mini Muffin Sandwich 125 0
Wendy’s 810 540
Popcorn 105 105
Beer 990 0
Sauce 60 0
Total Calories Consumed: 2,510 1,575
     
# of Steps 10,461 10,287
# of calories for steps 366 360
# calories living 1,440 1,440
Total Calories Burned 1,806 1,800
     
Net Effect for Day 704 -225

Day 56: Muffin Pizzas Again and Weight Loss Results!

We could not think of a better way to spen Friday night then our favorite mini muffin pizzas! Throw in a little vodka, and we had a fun night! You can check out the recipe by clicking this link: Day 43.

Also thought it would be a good time to weigh in and check our progress. Honestly, I was not expecting to see big results as it has only been one week, but we wanted to be diligent. Man was I surprised when Brian lost 6.4 lbs. and Lisa lost 4.4 lbs! We are certainly excited and are motivated to continue! Check out our progress pictures from Wii Fit below!

CALORIE SCOREBOARD:

Brian= +595           Lisa=-9,241

 

  Brian Lisa
Coffee 0 50
Rice Chips 0 130
100 cal. Pk. 0 100
Bannanas 0 180
Pistachios 0 170
Mini Muffin Pizzas 338 338
Mini Muffin Sandwich 385 0
String Cheese 60 0
Cheerios 0 110
Carrots & Celery 0 50
Vodka 715 195
Total Calories Consumed: 1,498 1,323
     
# of Steps 9,527 14,095
# of calories for steps 333 493
# calories living 1,440 1,440
Total Calories Burned 1,773 1,933
     
Net Effect for Day -275 -610