Sunday, June 10, 2012

Week 1 Summary of Summer Sizzle Slim Down Challenge & Details for Week 2

Don't let this be you! Get that butt moving this week!!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! The weather here hasn't been the best - but this is no new news around here. I am so sick and tired of humidity, rain and general lack of sunshine. Lord knows I could sure use a major dose of Vitamin D, but I think Mother Nature has other plans.

Even if the weather hasn't been exactly ideal, I did get up and walk this morning for an hour and 11 mins (exactly). It feels good to have burned some calories (about 340) before the day really gets underway. I have to admit that my weekly exercise has been sporadic at best, and I missed my appt with my trainer this week due to a schedule conflict, so I am happy that the challenge for this week is dedicated to upping the ante on the sweat-o-meter.

But before I get into the upcoming week's challenge, let me ask....How did you all do with tracking this week?

I must admit for as much as I have hated, despised, deplored, and abhored tracking in the past, I surprised myself by my diligence with keeping track of everything I ate and drank AS WELL AS actually screening the foods that crossed my lips. Meaning, I was definitely more careful of my food choices (for the majority of the week, anyway), even though I did have some small indulgences here and there. I'll post my final three days of food tracking at the end of this post just so you know I have been accountable (but I know it's kind of boring to read - it's mainly for my own purpose). For the most part I stayed right within my daily calorie target - and it was easier than I thought it would be, though by no means would I describe it as EASY.  Best I can tell, before I started this little tracking adventure, I was probably consuming at least double the calories as I did throughout the past 2 weeks (I started tracking a week before the challenge started). The best part is, the scale is rewarding me!

So, my summary of this past week is as follows:
I did GREAT on tracking and it seems to be working.
Starting weight for the SSSDC on 6/3/12 = 232 lbs.
Weight as of 6/8/12 = 229 lbs. (my weigh in day is Friday)
Total lost so far = 3 lbs
I tracked all week, every meal and stayed very close to my daily calorie allotment which is 1270 cals.

NSV for the week was walking through Wegmans and bypassing their triple berry pie (it is the freaking BOMB). I may have walked out the store door with my shirt saturated in drool, but at least I didn't buy the damn thing!

And now - Onto this week's challenge!!! For those needing a reminder of what the challenge is,  see below:

Week 2 - (begin June 10) - "SIX HOURS OF EXERCISE"
I don't care if you are dancing around your house or lifting weights or walking or ice skating. The goal for this week is to simply get moving for at least 6 hours throughout the week. You can break it into smaller increments throughout the day if needed, but try to track your exercise so you can reach that weekly goal. Those of you that have long hours at work, this may be tough but the operative word for this challenge is TRY! Making time when you think there is NO time in the day will be an added challenge, but I have faith we can all do this one!
If you are so inclined, share your stat goals - like that you intend to walk 24 miles or whatever goal you have that will coincide with your 6 hours of exercise. I'll be here to cheer you on!

Yes - get that rumpshaker MOVING!!!! Fire up your iPod and torch those thigh muscles!
This will be a real challenge for me since I mentioned I have been a bit of a slacker as of late. But logic tells me that if I can lose 3 lbs this week being sporadic in my exercise, I should be able to do just as well next week IF I move it a bit more. My personal goal is 7 hours of exercise this week, and I plan on fulfilling it by working out at the gym, walking and bike riding - and maybe even some swimming if the weather holds out.

(Oh, and I have also decided I will continue to track my food throughout this challenge.)

SOOOOOOOO......How do you plan on getting in your 6 hours this week? Tell us!!!

I guess you realize I don't have the link set up yet but by next week I promise it will be. Debbi at just e-mailed me the instructions so I will get on it. For now, please let us know via my comments section that your post is up for this week. Don't forget to leave your name and the link to your post so we can stop by to check it out!!!

Good luck to all this week - I know we can do it!
Sending sweaty, fat-melting thoughts your way! LOL...


Below is my food tracking from the remainder of the week:

Thursday 6/7/12 (Total cals = 1154)

Breakfast (total cals - 351):
Coffee w/ cream - 40 cals
2 cups Special K with Red Berries - 220 cals
1 cup skim milk - 91 cals

Lunch (total cals (227)
salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons & dressing - 227 cals

Dinner (total cals = 328)
3 oz grilled chicken breast - 187 cals
roasted green beans - 29 cals
roasted cauliflower (trace olive oil) - 112 cals

Banana w/ 1 tbsp peanut butter - 208 cals

Friday June 8, 2012 - (Total cals - 1298)

Breakfast (total cals - 330)
Coffee with cream - 40 cals
Dunkin Donuts - Egg white veggie flatbread - 290 cals

Lunch (total cals - 290)
Veggie wrap with 2 tbsp lite Asian Sesame dressing - 290 cals
Diet Coke

Snack (total cals - 185)
1 serving Tostito Rounds - 140 cals
 3 servings Newmans Own Pineapple salsa - 45 cals

Dinner (total cals - 335)
Salad with 3 oz grilled chicken breast, grape tomatoes & 1 oz goat cheese - 335 cals

Dessert (total cals - 157)
small slice angel food cake with strawberries & fat free whipped cream - 157 cals

Saturday June 9, 2012 (Total cals = 1108 cals)

Breakfast (total cals - 428)
Coffee with cream - 40 cals
lite english muffin - 90 cals
Stuffed pepper filling (shrimp, cheeses, peppers, onions) - 298

Lunch (0 cals)

Snack (total cals - 75)
Apple (75 cals)

Dinner (total cals - 377)
Cob of corn - 90 cals
Wegmans Garbanzo bean & caramelized onion veggie burger - 200 cals
1 tsp lite miracle whip - 19 cals
 roasted green beans - 69 cals

Dessert (total cals - 177)
Mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) - 177 cals

Indulgence (total cals - 126)
White wine - 6 oz - 126 cals


  1. Hey girl! My post is up here:

    Looks like you're doing fantastic at this! Great job on losing 3 lbs! My scale didn't move. Maybe it's broken. LOL Not likely. We've got the humidity as well and it sure makes running that much more difficult. But I have to do it anyway. I'm going to be a runner or die trying. :) I set up a page on my blog with the list of participants! We are strong in number- let's be strong in our efforts!

  2. I didn't post all my food on the blog, but I DID track it on MFP. My post is up at

    I just wanted to thank you again for letting me join the challenge. It has made all the difference in getting my motivated to MOVE again! Good luck for this week!



    I'm enjoying this challenge!

  5. I love the idea of you challenge and your posts. It's very motivating!


    Great job on the loss! Looks like you had an awesome week 1 : )

  7. Week 1 update posted @
    Thank you so much for hosting this challenge.

    My post is up.



    Week 1 in the books!

  11. post is up


    Mine is up, a loss!!!! Finally!

  13. The week started off so well...
    on to week 2!


  14. Good for you tracking everything! I know that this is one of the best things we can do for ourselves to lose weight.

    I just posted my week one ruminations. They can be found here:

    Have a great second week!

  15. Congrats on the three pound loss that is awesome!!

  16. I was gone all weekend, and got home late tonight, but I, finally, got my post up!

    Congrats on the 3 pound loss, Rochelle!! That is so awesome!!!!!

  17. Here's my update for last week... I know I should of stopped by yesterday and did this, I'm sorry I'm late.
    Your goals and dedication is awesome Rochelle. I love reading and being inspired by you. You really are someone to learn from.
    Thank you so much for hosting and supporting. Take care and God Bless!!

  18. My update is up. It's not too good, but it's up. LOL;postID=8985963683473988808

  19. Well, at least the guy has a goal for the next day. LOL. I love when people post what they have ate. It gives me some ideas of healthy food to eat. Great job on the loss! Keep up the good work :)

  20. You've done such an amazing job tracking your calories. I missed out on the first week due to my travels, but I'm determined to catch up and start tracking from today and hopefully keep it up through the whole challenge!

    Good luck with this week's exercise! :)