Waffle Wednesday!

** Oatmeal on The Go giveaway ends tomorrow! *

It’s Wednesday!  Almost done with the work week, yay 😀  Too cold to bike, so I drove out to the gym for the requisite lifting session!  I warmed up on the treadmill and then hit the weights:

  • Dumbbell walking lunges:  3 sets of 8 (each leg) with 20# DBs
  • Barbell chest press:  3 sets of 8 at 55#
  • Chin ups:  3 sets of 2 (Woo Hoo!!)
  • Barbell squats:  3 sets of 8 at 85#
  • Military Press:  1 set of 10 with 15# DBs, 2 sets of 8 with 20# DBs
  • Seated Row:  3 sets of 8 at 70#
  • Bench Dips:  3 sets of 10
  • Reverse crunches:  3 sets of 15
  • 1-arm Dumbbell snatch:  1 set of 10 with 15# DB, 2 sets of 8 with 20# DB
  • Good Mornings:  3 sets of 10 with 35# bar

Note that I did the chin ups out of normal order because someone was at the squat cage.  Well, wouldn’t you know it- I was able to do 3 sets of 2!  I don’t know if it was the delay or what.  Normally I like to do those first because they are very hard and I need all my strength to do them.  Of course on the last one, I said “Come on!” which probably helped me (and made people look 😀 )

As you know, Wednesday is traditionally bagel day, but since we went out yesterday, we stayed home today.  So, I decided to have Waffle Wednesday a la Susan:

There was a comment question yesterday that I thought warranted a longer answer:

Just curious — is this what you ate when you were trying to lose weight, or were you at a lower calorie amount then? In other words, did you have to go lower to lose? I actually am trying to lose weight right now.   😳  A couple years ago, I was at a  low calorie count of around 1200 per day.  I lost weight, but I was not exercising like I do now.  There is no way I could eat that 1200 calories these days and still have an arm attached to my body by the next day because I would eat it in my sleep.  I increased my calories as I increased my exercise, and still lost.  Now, the scale sits there, but part of that is just due to over snacking on nuts!  (The nuts have been put up high, so you haven’t seen them in pictures as of late.)  I have been somewhat hesitant about putting concrete calories up anymore, because the amount of calories a person needs to lose is really personal, and the amount I eat may be too much for one person and not enough for another.  Plus, not every single things gets documented, particularly if I snack after posting. I am still trying to figure that part out as I have become more athletic over the past year.  Becoming fit doesn’t always go hand in hand with weight loss on the scale.  If I had the funds, I would consult a sports nutritionist.

Lunch time!

Have another look:

What is that, you ask?  It’s plain greek yogurt mixed with protein powder, apple sauce, cinnamon, 1/4 cup of cooked rice topped with almonds.  This was quite good and had some nice texture differences in it.

Afternoon latte was paired with this:

Country Choice Organics soft baked cookie.  100 calories!  This plus my latte is a good example of a 210 calorie snack.  Perfect for mid afternoons.

Using up the rest of the pork we cooked the other day.  Pretty much done now (good thing, because I want something else LOL).  With BBQ sauce.  Cantaloupes were on sale, so I got one and it was good.

It turned out to be quite nice today, although a little windy, so I took a post prandial walk.  Here is my spring flag that I put outside.

Purty.  1/4 mile from our house is an ice cream shop.  I spied the opening date today:

Surprisingly, we don’t go here too much because they don’t have the yogurt that I love.

Here is tonight’s protein powder/ricotta snack that I made up ahead of time.  Almost like a cheesecake with the graham cracker.

Fruit and veggie challenge today:

F:  1 serving of blueberries, 1/2 cup applesauce, 1 cup cantaloupe

V: 1 serving of carrots, 1 cup of broccoli

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15 thoughts on “Waffle Wednesday!

  1. Shelley B

    Nice work on the chin ups – love that you yelled at yourself (and probably scared the surrounding menfolk!). I just hope to god Brad never thinks about having us do chin ups – I will hang there like a sad monkey, I just know it!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update =-.

  2. debby

    I have to say I am laughing at Shelley’s comment–hanging there like a sad monkey. I’m definitely laughing WITH her, not at her.

    You are really hitting the protein powder lately with all your concoctions. I am interested to see if it helps you to start losing weight again.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Trusting Myself–Thoughts on Intuitive Eating =-.

  3. Kimberley

    Woohooooo on the chin ups! You rock Lori!

    The gluten free oats toasted exactly like regular oats. I wasn’t that thrilled with them though as I am very used to eating eggs for breakfast…back to eggs tomorrow.

    My fruit and veg for today:

    F – strawberries, Asian pear

    V – tomato juice, cabbage vegetable soup (cabbage, onion, tomatoes, zucchini and celery) Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, broccoli, ginger, more onions, mushrooms and more celery.

    I thought of you as I was chopping away for my dinner tonight.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..One Meal at a Time =-.

  4. Janna

    That lunch concoction looks DELISH!

    Thank you so much for stopping by today and leaving such a nice message. I really appreciate it and you for being such an inspiration! I only wish I could have gone to Dr Oz to meet you! ONE DAY!
    .-= Janna´s last blog ..Something is going around =-.

  5. Mallory

    6 chin ups is amazing! That’s about 20 times the amount of chin up I can do (I get about 1/3 of the way up…).

    That waffle looks amazing, now I wish I hadn’t given my waffle maker to my little sister. I think that ricotta stuff you snack on might be a good waffle topping.
    .-= Mallory´s last blog ..#36. Make Pastry =-.

  6. Kim Zepp

    I’ve never met another KIMBERLEY that spells her name like me, but I see one in your comments. 🙂

    Anyhow, I used to do pull ups as a kid, but can’t tell you the last time I did one without any help (there are weights on our machine that help pull you up.) Way to go with those pull ups!

    Also, I’ve been eating a lot more oatmeal since I started reading your blog. Yum. Unfortunately, my store hasn’t been carrying canned pumpkin the last few times I went there. 🙁 It has been good with fresh blueberries though.
    .-= Kim Zepp´s last blog ..7:48 =-.

  7. Aimee

    I haven’t eaten a waffle in years, you make me want to make one. 🙂

    How long did it take you to be able to do a pull up? My trainer had me doing a sort of modified pull up last week and it was so hard. I think it will be awhile before I can do one!

  8. Susan

    I yell at myself when I’m climbing hills on the bike. And grunt 😛 Perhaps your muscles were warmer so you could do the chin-ups easier? What do you usually do for a warm-up?

    I totally get what you mean about exercise and hunger. I work out a lot, and there’s no way I could eat any less than I do now. And I’m still hungry all the time. I have noticed ever since I increased my fat and protein that I’ve been better though. Sometimes what you’re eating matters just as much as how much.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Not Blogging =-.

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