Fast Metabolism Diet, Week 4: Day 22-28

Mar 3-10, 2014 What a week! I started the week doing really good, I was on track and OF COURSE I have people dropping by with lots and lots of goodies and we went on VACATION!!! Check out week 1, 2 & 3.

Gained or Lost: Still remains a question, I am still on vacation and I have no idea but I have been staying active. The week at glance: It has been crazy but I have enjoyed every second of it! What I ate? Well…. here it is:

Day/Phase Weight in Pounds Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Dinner Exercise Water Intake 
Monday 162.8 pineapple fat-burning smoothie pizza & coke pineapple fat-burning smoothie white chicken chili, coconut milk blueberries smoothie apple struddle AM-20 min walk/run PM- 45 min spin
Tuesday 162.7 pineapple & mango fat-burning smoothie apple struddle Artic Circle's hamburger carrot cake lasagna, brownies, chips, pie, strawberries 30 min walk.jog
Wednesday 164.7 pineapple fat-burning smoothie & 1/4 c oats chicken & orange salad, ham, chicken & pineapple pineapple ground beef, broccoli, acorn squash & pistachios AM- 30 min walk/jog PM- 55 min spin
Thursday 164.4 sprouted bread toast, egg & onion ground beef, broccoli & orange Mc Donalds' BLT (no bread) & coke oatmeal cookies ground beef, acorn squash, oatmeal cookies & orange
Friday 163.0 hard boiled egg & oatmeal cookies hard boiled egg & oatmeal cookies Artic Circle's chicken rings Mc Donalds' Big Mac & coke sneakers, crunch & cheetos
Saturday pineapple, golden puffs & milk quesadillas funyuns Artic Circle's oreo-butterfingers shake pizza AM-7 min run 30 min swim
Sunday pineapple, egg & bacon orange golden puffs cereal Panda Express' fried rice & orange chicken chocolate chips cookies, fish sticks, orange & pineapple 40 min swim
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Fast Metabolism Diet, Week 3: Day 15-21

February 24- Mar 2, 2014

Lost: .8 pounds
Why is this week so different?  Well, I decided, in the middle of the week to eat freely and enjoy foods I haven't eaten in almost 3 weeks. My weight loss plateau during week 2 and then I gained 2 pounds entering week 1. I have read reviews of the diet recommending twitching it to get more results. So I did and I lost .8 of a pound! Scroll down to see exactly what I ate every single day. I started the week at 164.6 pounds and ended it at 163.8 pounds.
  Day 1: I followed the diet today even thou I am not happy that I started the week 1 pound heavier, it gets VERY discouraging
  Day 2: I only lost .3 of a pound today, not happy and I have been thinking on not following the diet anymore, I only lost big time on week 1.
  Day 3: Today I ate A LOT of foods that aren't part of the diet and I loved it!
  Day 4: Oh what a crazy day, ate foods that are part of the diet but not on the phase
  Day 5: Oh that I loved the Red Lobster lunch & leftover dinner!! I even ate 1 biscuit!
  Day 6: Had Puerto Rican's friends over and they brought delicious PRican food, I went over board
  Day 7: I fasted for half of the day and then I enjoyed food.

  Tracking Log (times are displayed military style):
Day/Phase Weight in Pounds Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Dinner Exercise Water Intake
Monday/P1 164.6 oatmeal fruit smoothie 0630 orange 0930 1C brown rice, baked sweet potatoes fries, pineapple 1230 pineapple 1550 chicken,1C brown rice, tomato, salad 1830 PM- 43 min spin 7 min run/walk 144 oz
Tuesday/P1 164.3 frozen pineapple fat-burning smoothie with 10 brown rice crackers 0630 pineapple 0930 Wendy's chili, baked sweet potatoes fries, tomato & pineapple 1300 orange 1530 brown rice pasta, lean ground beef, romaine & tomato 1800 56 oz
Wednesday 165.4 frozen pineapple fat-burning smoothie with 10 brown rice crackers 0630 orange, chocolate chips cookies none quesadilla, fried cheese, brown rice crackers brownies with 1% milk 30 min spin 48 oz
Thursday 165.2 frozen pineapple fat-burning smoothie with 10 brown rice crackers 0630 orange rotisserie chicken * brown rice crackers orange white rice & chicken 48 oz
Friday 164.2 frozen pineapple fat-burning smoothie with 10 brown rice crackers 0630 brown rice crackers Red Lobster's Lobster in Paradise: A split Maine lobster tail fried in our signature coconut batter, spicy grilled shrimp and a lobster-and-shrimp bake topped with toasted crushed macadamia nuts. none Red Lobster's left overs
Saturday 164.4 frozen pineapple fat-burning smoothie with 10 brown rice crackers 0630 orange Puerto Rican food: rice with beans, beef, salad 8 homemade churros popcorn
Sunday 163.8 none none none orange, brownies & 1% milk white chicken chili with brown rice, cereal & 1% milk
Due to my crazy eating I have no pictures to share. #FromFat2Fab

Fast Metabolism Diet, Week 2: Day 8-14

February 17-23, 2014
Lost: 0 Gained: .6
Scroll down to see exactly what I ate every single day. 

I started the week at 163.0 pounds and ended at 163.6, which makes a gained of .6 pounds for the week.

  Day 1: Wow, time flew by today. I felt full the whole data and food was really good!
  Day 2: Oh no, I gained .1 I had a good day and again, I was full and satisfied the whole day.
  Day 3: Ughh, I don't think I like the turkey bacon. I need to find something that I enjoy for this phase's breakfast
  Day 4: Not really sure what is going on and why I am gaining ounces each day!
  Day 5:  I think this is a fun phase but my weight is not going down, what is going on?
  Day 6: I am having a different kind of a day today, being out and not been able to control what is going on during the day and having to eat out is a challenge. I had a hard time finding a fast place to eat that will go with the phase. I need to plan for the unexpected.
  Day 7: Cook for the in-laws and another dish for myself. I was tempted to eat brownies, popcorn, drink a coke and oh mine!!! But I conquered those cravings.

  Tracking Log (times are displayed military style):
Day/Phase Weight in pounds Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Dinner Exercise Water Intake
Monday/P1 163.0 fruit french toast07:55 apple10:45 1C brown rice, pork, pepper, tomato & orange13:30 pineapple16:40 beef chili19:00 AM-30 min run 224 oz
Tuesday/P1 163.1 pineapple french toast06:30 apple09:30 beef chili & pineapple12:30 1C frozen fruit15:30 romaine, spinach, cabbage, chicken salad17:30 AM-32 min run 136 oz
Wednesday/P2 163.8 4 sticks of turkey bacon, 1 stalk celerey, 1/4C bell pepper06:30 whey protein, celery, spinach, Emergen C shake09:30 romaine, spinach, cabbage, steak salad12:30 shake15:30 salmon, green beans & cilantro18:30 PM-48 min spin10 min Strenght training 96 oz
Thursday/P2 163.5 steak & green beans06:20 4.5 slices of deli turkey meat, mustard09:20 4oz turkey & green beans12:20 ground beef, red bell pepper, 1 merengue15:30 ground beef & 1 merengue18:30 20 push ups 192 oz
Friday/P3 163.7 toast, fried egg, pear06:50 1/4C raw almonds09:50 turkey, veggies, avocado & pear13:00 shake with almonds15:30 baked sweet potato, avocado, pork18:30 192 oz
Saturday/P3 163.6 oats, blue berries, 1 hard boiled egg, 1/4 C pear06:20 1/4C raw almonds09:20 10 Mc Donalds chicken nuggets, 1 side salad with vinagrate12:20 Applebee's ribblets with steamed broccoli and ceasar salad (no cheese or cruttons)17:20 left overs: ribblets & 1 merengue19:20 92 oz
Sunday/P3 163.6 toast, onion, avocado, tomato, pear08:20 1/4C raw almonds12:00 grilled chicken, salad, blue berries, avocado15:00 shake with almonds18:00 shake with almonds20:30 10 min bike ride 144 oz

Pictures of my food:
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toast & fruit
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pork, brown rice, pepper, & tomato
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fresh pineapple 
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beef chili
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toast & fresh pineapple
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frozen fruit
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chicken, & green salad (romaine, cabbage, & spinach)
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chicken, brown rice, green salad
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turkey bacon, celery & green bell pepper
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steak, green salad, & green bell pepper
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salmon, green beans, & cilantro
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steak, & green beans
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deli turkey meat, & mustard
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turkey, & green beans
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ground beef, & red bell pepper
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pear, toast, & fried egg
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pear, veggies, avocado, & turkey
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tomato, avocado, baked sweet potato fries, & pork
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1 hard boiled egg, pear, oats, & blue berries
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toast, 1 fried egg, tomato, & avocado
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blue berries, baked sweet potato fries, grilled chicken, green salad (romaine, cabbage, & spinach)
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whey protein powder, spinach, celery & raw almonds shake
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Fast Metabolism Diet, Week 1: Day 1-7

February 10-16, 2014

Lost: 5.3 pounds Scroll down to see exactly what I ate every single day. I started the week at 168.9 pounds and ended at 163.6, which makes a lost of 5.3 pounds for the week.

Day 1: I was really hungry right before lunch time, but then I thought lunch was a LOT of food. Loved all the food I tried from the book.
Day 2: Very interesting breakfast, I enjoyed it. But again I was hungry by lunch.
Day 3: Hated the breakfast! Hated it, hated it, hated it! Hate egg whites! And I didn't like the tuna-cucumber salad.  And the salad dressing tasted so bad! What an awful eating day!
Day 4: Better breakfast. This phase is a little bit hard to follow because there are no grains allowed.  Day 5: What a combination! I liked it. Oh but I am getting cramps. I feel as if I was getting sick.
Day 6: Didn't lose anything today but I got my menstruation. I am enjoying eating!
Day 7: Food was good and I can't believe how much I ate for the whole week.

  Tracking Log (times are displayed military style):
Day/Phase
Weight
in pounds
Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Dinner Exercise Water Intake
Monday/P1 168.9 oatmeal fruit smoothie 06:30 orange09:30 1C brownrice, 4ozturkey, roamine lettuce, tomato and apple12:00 mango15:30 same as lunch17:30 AM-30 min runPM- 45 min spin 180 oz
Tuesday/P1 167.5 strawberry french toast06:30 mango09:00 1C brown rice,  oz turkey, romaine, pepperoncini,orange12:30 orange15:30 beef chili17:30 PM- 30 min run 208 oz
Wednesday/P2 166.6 egg-white spinach scramble06:30 tuna & cucumber salad09:30 baked salmon & broccoli12:30 tuna & cucumber salad15:30 steak, cabbage & romaine18:30 PM-43 min spin 180 oz
Thursday/P2 165.8 4 sticks turkey bacon, 2 sticks celery06:00 2 oz turkey pieces09:00 romaine steak fajita 12:30 3 lemon meringue & pieces of steak15:30 whey protein, spinach, celery and emergen C shake17:30 AM-weights:legs, arms, chest, stomachPM- 10 min sprint weight 172 oz
Friday/P3 163.5 whole egg, toast, roma tomato, onion06:20 1/3C hummus, carrots, broccoli, 1/2 lemon meringue09:20 pork loin, baked sweet potato fries, tomato & 1/2 frsh pear12:00 1/4 C raw almonds15:15 pork loin, tomato, baked sweet potato fries18:15 massage 224 oz
Saurday/P3 163.6 1 fried egg, toast, onion, pear06:45 1/4C raw almonds09:45 pork, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, pear13:00 whey protein, almond, spinach, Emergen C shake15:35 lettuce, spinach, avocado, pork salad19:00 180 oz
Sunday/P3 163.6 1/2C oats, 1 egg, tomato, onion, 1/4 avocado06:45 whey protein, spinach, almond, celery, Emergen C Shake10:20 stuffed bell pepper with ground turkey, tomato, avocado13:24 avocado, 5 slices of deli turkey, bell pepper16:15 whey protein, almond, spinach shake19:15 182 oz

Pictures of my food: 
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beef chili



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egg white spinach scramble
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tuna-cucumber salad with salad dressing
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salmon & broccoli
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steak, cabbage & romain lettuce
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turkey bacon & celery
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turkey pieces
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romaine lettuce beef fajitas
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lemon merengues
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hummus, brocoli & carrots
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romaine, avocado, spinach, & pork salad
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1/2 cup oats, 1 eeg, tomato, onion, & avocado
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stuffed bell pepper with ground turkey, tomato & avocado
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1C brown rice, 4 oz turkey, romaine lettuce & tomato
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pork, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots & peas
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deli turkey & green bell pepper
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toast, onions, tomato, & 1 hard boiled egg
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whey protein powder, celery, spinach & Emergen C shake
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pear, toast, & fried on coconut oil egg & onions
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pork, baked sweet potato fries, & tomato
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The Fast Metabolism Diet

I have tried different diets, programs and crazy exercise routines (check them out here) which gave me results for the time I used them but it didn't last long because I got burn out. So this time its the turn for Haylie Pomroy's The Fast Metabolism Diet. The diet promises to lose up to 20 pounds in 28 days all through the fat-burning power of eating A LOT OF FOOD. So here we go!


Update: Mar 10, 2014 Ok, so I finished the 28 day cycle of The Fast Metabolism Diet. Check out week 123 & 4.


My review:  Pros:
  1. You get to eat delicious, healthy foods.
  2. Energy is back.
  3. My skin started to clean out from grown-up acne.
  4. I was able to exercise with more stamina.
Cons:
  1. This is a VERY expensive diet to follow.
  2. It is VERY hard, if not impossible, to find a place to eat out.
  3. I didn't like having to carry food around with me all the time.
  4. It is difficult to remember what foods you are allow to eat on different days when out (didn't want to carry with the book as a reference--I'm pretty sure that the app would've be a lot of help with this one)
  5. Requieres a lot of pre-preparation, a lot of time in the kitchen and a lot of shopping trips.
  6. A large % of the suggested foods are not easy to find or you might need to order them online.
Does it work?: I am still confused and I don't know if the diet really works, even when I followed the diet strictly for 2 weeks.  

Insanity Week 5 Day 6: June 24-30, 2013

Day 6: I was suppose to do Max Plyo Cardio today but, I ran a 5k in 35:11 minutes and burned 485 calories, so I am happy with that. I will also play kick ball and baseball in tonight's family reunion, which will add some more cardio to my day. Tomorrow is my day off from everything, so have fun!!
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Insanity Week 5 Day 5: June 24-30, 2013

Day 5- Max Interval Circuit- ok, it was AWESOME!!! I had a lot of energy and I did my best trying to keep up with Shawn T and his team. I am excited on how my fitness level has improved so much.

For those of you that are following me and know about how much I am struggling to lose weight, know that I have not lost ANYTHING yet. I made an appointment with my doc, Aug 14, to get some tests done to make sure everything is aOK.

Also, I bought the Polar FT40, it came today after I did my Insanity® workout, so I'm going to try it tomorrow
Day 40 of 60
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Insanity Week 5 Day 4: June 24-30, 2013

Day 4- Max Recovery- it hurt, hurt, HURT a whole lot and I sweated a whole lot too! This was hard on my legs and arms. It wasn't cardio but resistance, a lot of resistance which hurt! I am loving the workouts thou. Did I mention that it hurt? ouch!!! I took 3 Ibuprofen an hour later because...you got it!, IT HURT!!!
Day 39 of 60
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Insanity Week 5 Day 3: June 24-30, 2013

Day 3: Max Cardio Conditioning- for the love of muffins!!! hard, hard, HARD workout. Seriously it was HHHHHAAAAAARRRRDDDD!
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Insanity Week 5 Day 2: June 24-30, 2013

Day 2- Max Interval Plyo- W  O  W!!! this was the mother of workouts!!! for heavens sake!!!! I am almost bathed in sweat and I LOVE IT!!!

Yesterday I bought a new battery for my heart  monitor and I used today, I think I need a new one because the reading on this one seems to be inaccurate. I sat down and it read 223, I worked out and read 68 heart beats. Looking at the Polar FT40 and Polar FT60, decisions decisions.

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Insanity Week 5 Day 1: June 24-30, 2013

Day 1- Max Interval Cardio- kicked my butt BIG time!!!! Oh my!! I am so glad that I took 2 days off because this workout was go-go-go the whole time and my knees were not feeling good but, by the end of it they were fine. Now that its been almost 12 hours since I finished my right knee is kind of sore. Anyways, pure sweat and hard breathing the whole 59 minutes. I haven't done the Fit Test, which I am suppose to do today and I am not sure I will do it anyways. In the morning I planned on doing it during the evening but now I am not so sure about it.
Day 36 of 60
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To Workout and Not To Lose???!!!

It is really hard to workout so hard and not to lose a pound. I have been doing Insanity now for 5 weeks, a whole 35 days and NOTHING. It can make anyone discourage BUT, I am determined to finish the program, which is 60 days. I want to finish to really know if it works or not.

I have had problems with how many calories I should be consuming and have adjusted it 3 times. Now that I am set to eat 1300kcal a day, I will start with phase 2 tomorrow doing all the MAX workouts and I will be done in less than 4 weeks.

Sometimes I wonder if I need to add more exercise, due that I only burn 440 calories doing Insanity but, I swear that when I am doing it I feel like I am doing it at my 90% of exertion or my heart monitor is not working properly, it might be old (thinking on buying a new one after I replace the batteries on this one).

Anyways, I have been keeping a food journal since week 3 and I keep weighing myself every single day and taking my stomach measurements with no results. This I don't like. I feel that I should be at least a pound or one inch smaller!!! In fact my BOOBS, my BUM and my THIGHS are BIGGER. And I weigh the same. Plus my knees are HURTING. What the crap?!

I guess we need to wait until I am done with the 60 days.
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Insanity Recovery Week Day 6: June 17-23, 2013

Day 6- I did not do it! I needed a rest and I took it and I am glad I did. My knees need to feel better before I start the second phase of the program which starts tomorrow.
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Baked Oatmeal Bars

Yeah, I need to have something to snack on but, I like healthy better options. Here is a pretty good snack bar:

Ingredients

1 1/2 c quick oats
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c dried cranberries
2 T sesame seeds
2 T flax seed
1 t cinnamon 
1 t vanilla extract
1 t salt
1 egg
1 1/4 c 1 % milk

Procedure
mix everything
place a piece of parchment paper on a 9x13 bake safe dish
pour mixture on top of parchment paper and spread
bake at 350º for 40 minutes

After baked, let cool down. Used a pizza cutter to slice





Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 53 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 
113
Calories from Fat 
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 
4.5g
7%
Trans Fat 
0.0g
Cholesterol 
14mg
5%
Sodium 
211mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 
14.7g
5%
Dietary Fiber 
2.0g
8%
Sugars 
6.7g
Protein 
4.1g
Vitamin A 1%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5%Iron 4%
Nutrition Grade C
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

Good points
Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol

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Insanity Recovery Week Day 5: June 17-23, 2013

Day 5- I did it!!! And I did it early, right after waking up on an empty stomach. I felt good during the whole thing, even thou my leg muscles are fatigued. I am glad I put in the workout early because I am going out and I don't want to have the "I have to exercise" thought on the back of my head, I wanna be able to enjoy the whole day.
Day 33 of 60
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Insanity Recovery Week Day 4: June 17-23, 2013

Day 4- Oh wow!! I tried putting in the workout in the morning, as I always do but, after the first 6 minutes I was feeling so bit and burned that I stopped.

 I stopped and I went on to do my day's duties and didn't even think about it. Then I looked at the time (1700) and said to myself c'mon, you are not a quitter! are you going to let this day pass without working out? 4 1/2 weeks done for what??? plus, if you want to watch the game (NBA game 7-Spurs vs Heat), you HAVE to do it NOW!!  and I changed my clothes and I pressed play. I am so glad I did it!!! and no, I didn't feel tired or burned but, proud of myself.
Day 32 of 60
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No Sugar Cookies

This cookies are LOW in sugar and easy to put together and 47 calories per cookie!!! what you'll need: 

Ingredients (Yields: 24 cookies)

2 c quick oats
2 ripe bananas
1/2 c raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c 1 % milk

Procedure
mashed bananas
add rest of ingredients
mix together
bake at 350º for 15-10 minutes








Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 25 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 
47
Calories from Fat 
5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 
0.5g
1%
Trans Fat 
0.0g
Cholesterol 
0mg
0%
Sodium 
3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 
9.6g
3%
Dietary Fiber 
1.1g
4%
Sugars 
3.3g
Protein 
1.3g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1%Iron 2%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

Good points
Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol


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