Friday, June 09, 2006

4PDD-June 7th and 8th

8th June

Exercise: 30 mins on elliptical, 40 mins step class, 50 crunches

meal 1: 2 ildly's with chutney and 5 lychees
meal2: veggie thai fried rice(lunch serving size) with lemon iced tea and cucumber salad
meal3: 1 cup of rice with 1/2 cup dal and 1/2 cup eggplant curry
Snack: 2 small cookies and 32 oz green tea

7th June

Exercise: 50 mins on treadmill and 50 mins yoga class

meal 1: 1 cup rice with 1/2 dal and 1/2 cup veggie curry
meal 2: 2 medium rotis with 1 cup of spinach and lentils
meal3: 1/2 cup dal, 1/2 cup veggies and 1 99% fat free strawberry yogurt
snack: 6 lychee's, papad and 32 oz green tea


Hello Gals,

I am the new team member, created an account after zillions of trails. This is my test message to check whether I got this concept right.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Good Website explaining various weight exercises.

Check this link out!

It has nice diagrams for each exercise. We can all get some ideas from here for toning. No weights at home? How about cans of soup? Those are weights!

I use this website to find the name of the exercises I performed. I'll start visiting to get ideas about exercises I can do too.

OPoCCtGP's daily report - Wed, Jun 7

Shoulders - Arnold presses, 2 sets of 12, with 4 lbs in each hand. Lateral raises, 2 sets of 12, with 4 lbs in each hand. Upright rows, 2 sets of 12, 25 lb bar in hands.
Chest - Bench press, 1 set of 12, 25 lb bar, with 2.5 lbs additional on each end. 2 sets of 12, 25 lb bar with 5 lbs additional on each end. Dumbbell flies, 2 sets of 8 (or less!), 1o lbs each hand. Inclined dumbbell flies, 2 sets of 6, 10 lbs each hand.
Back - Bent over rows, 2 sets of 12, 25 lb bar. Lateral pulldowns, machine set to 5, 2 sets of 12. Back extension, 2 sets of 6.

Breakfast - Bowl of cheerios with milk.
Snack - Three butter crakers.
Lunch - Cup of pasta with broccoli and arrabiata sauce, slice of bread.
Snack - Four Indian cookies, pineapple Sunkist. Given to me lovingly by my Nani.
Dinner - Margarita, lots of chips and salsa, lots of chips and guacamole, one of the two enchiladas, black beans, rice. Oh yeah, some flan. :)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

LoR's daily update - June 6th

I invited another friend of mine who is trying to get back on the track. If you see a new id its prolly her.

Workout: Ran 1 mile on the treadmill. [to be contd...]

Breakfast - 2 idlis with coconut chutney
Lunch - Salad [lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, dressing]
Snack - Tropical Trail Mix
Dinner - [to be contd...]

LoR's update for the weekend

Workout: 70 crunches on Saturday.
Walked around Oak Park downtown if it counts. :)
Walked 4.3 miles on Sunday at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Breakfast - three eggs fried both sides, french toast w/ white bread, 1 glass orange juice
Lunch - Thai fried rice, tofu satays
Dinner - same as lunch + dosa

Breakfast - cereal bar, banana, gatorade
Lunch - Rice + Sambhar + lip-smacking turnip chutney + papads
Dinner - 2 hotdogs, Grilled chicken [2 pieces]

June 5th - Shake it Off

Hi all,

I hope everyone had a great weekend because I sure did...

Breakfast - Bowl of oatmeal and 1/2 glass of OJ.

Lunch - Piece of baked Catfish, a scoop of baked beans and water.

Dinner - Salad, a piece of steak, and coke with lime to wash it all down.

*Got up at 5:30am and took my mile walk around the track....

Whole Grain pasta

As you may or may not know, it's best to eat whole wheat/whole grain pasta rather than regular pasta. This thread has some recommendations on various brands. I like Vita Bella!

OPoCCtGP's daily report - Tue, Jun 6

Cardio - Elliptical machine with handlebars, 40 mins, level 6.
Rock Climbing - 10 - 15 minutes of climbing, similar amount of belaying. Fun!!!

Breakfast - Bowl of honey nut cheerios with milk. Little bit of fruit and peel mix.
Lunch - 2 cups cooked pasta with arrabiata sauce and broccoli, few pineapple pieces (about 1/2 cup or so).
Snack - Cup of honey nut cheerios, no milk. Bosc pear with peanut butter. Jello swirl sugar free pudding. About four walnut halves.
Dinner - Half a naan, one Trader Joe's orange stick chocolate.

Monday, June 05, 2006

CHIP - June 6

Breakfast - cottage cheese with a few pieces of banana and a slice of caramel apple. YUM
Lunch - subway 6" veggie sub with cheese. bag of baked lays.
Dinner - boiled chicken with some marina sauce and spring salad.

Exercise - nothing. I'm too tired from the hectic weekend.


CHIP - weekend update

Saturday -
breakfast - two eggs and one slice of toast
lunch = salad with grilled chicken
dinner = corn on the cobb and a glass of wine.
snack = TOO MANY baked lays!

exercise = walked quite a bit on the lake.

Sunday -
breakfast - banana smoothie
lunch - steak taco salad, two chips with salsa
snack - rest of steak taco salad
dinner - whole grain pasta with some marinara

exercise - I cleaned for 3.5 hours in the morning so I'm counting that as some type of exercise. Walked a great deal on a house walk.

OPoCCtGP's daily report - Mon, June 5

Squats - 40 lbs + 10 lbs. Two sets of 12.
Bar under chin front squats - 40 lbs bar. Two sets of 12.
Calf raises - Seated on machine, 55 lbs. Two sets of 8.
Walking lunges - 20 lbs in each hand. Three sets of 12.
Leg Press - 45 lbs each side. Two sets of 8. (I think!) - Made my feet like jelly.
Leg Extension - 70 lbs. Two sets of 8.
Leg Curl - 70 lbs. Two sets of 8. Barely! :)

Breakfast - Bowl of honey nut cheErios with milk.
Lunch - Half a naan, baingan bhurta and gobhi aloo.
Snack - Some fruit and peel mix, cup of Aveda tea (mmm... good!!!)
Dinner - Big bowl of pasta with arrabiata sauce and broccoli.
Snack - 5 pita chips, a tsp. of almond filling.

OPoCCtGP's daily report - Sat, Jun 2 and Sun, Jun 3

Cardio - Saturday, 45 mins on elliptical machine with handles. Said 470 cals burned. Worry not, used them all up and then some later on at night.

Breakfast - Big bowl of cherios with milk. Big. :)
Lunch - Skipped lunch, snacked on two tofu satays with peanut sauce and three spring rolls with sweet sauce. Had about 1/4 cup of cucumber salad.
Dinner - Leftover Thai from Friday - Bowl of rice and eggplant tofu.
Snack - Ha! Atleast three pieces of cheesecake (that's what Suchi counted!), wait, I remember later in the evening, I ate three more. Yeah! :( Small piece of cake (good). Just cake frosting (bad). Yeah! :( Lots of wheat thins (good). Smeared with cream cheese (bad). Tortiall chips with salsa (good). Also in a cheese dip (bad). Lots of cucumber slice sandwiches. Lots. Alcohol. (like you couldn't tell!)

Breakfast - Five cucumber slice sandwiches.
Snack - Tomato rice from temple. Half a carry out container. In car. :) Granola mix (at Costco). Stopped myself from buying the Quaker chewy granola bars because they were full, and I mean full! of sugar under different names - corn syrup, glucose, etc. etc. Also hydrogenated oils. Yeah, I can live without those, as long as I have cookies to stuff my face! Yup. Another Sunday with five cookies. Damn, why do they smell so good? :(
Lunch - Remainder of the tomato rice.
Dinner - Eggplant tofu with rice. Small bowl.

That was my weekend. Hope yours was better.

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Officially startting the second round!!!

June 4th:
Workout Log:
Beach Volleyball-120 mins
907 Calories burned
Moderate walking- 90 mins
210 Calories burned