Beki's Blog

My life and the journey to self-awareness

Shreddin’ through!

I lost 1.2 lbs this week!  Woohooo! (Oh, and today is my 37th birthday!  Can, I assume my Dooney & Bourke purse with matching wallet is in the mail? LOL)

The Shrinking Jeans 30 Shred challenge is over!  I made it!  I shredded 30 consecutive days! I am really proud of myself for sticking it out.  I set a goal at the beginning of the month, that I would complete this challenge – and I did!!

I got back on my training schedule, mostly.  The next 3 weeks are going to be more difficult since my main focus will be studying for finals.  I will make sure to get an hour of training in five days a week, but I really need to pass my exams.  I’ve exceeded the distances needed to complete the sprint triathlon on April 18th, so I am not stressing on that.  After finals, the real, major triathlon training will commence.  (Yikes…)

Last week I talked about making sure I stayed within certain ranges for fat, carbs and protein.  I was within the limits more days this past week, then not!  I’ve added a new table below.  (I love charts and tables, if you can’t tell!)

I made 3 goals last week.  They were:

  1. Drink 64 oz water each day
    1. I reached this goal every day except Saturday!
  2. Finish shredding challenge on 3/30
    1. Done!  Finished!  No more shredding!
  3. Stay under fat grams target at least 5 days 
    1. Done!  And, overall for the entire week, I stayed under 30% of my overall calories from fat.

My goals for the upcoming week are:

  1. Drink 64oz water each day
  2. Complete 7 mile training run on Saturday
  3. Put together a full body strength training program I can do 2x’s a week

Highlights of my week:

  • I made those yummy sausage frittatas again.  They are only 95 calories per frittata muffin!  Super yummy and I can pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds before heading out to my internship!
  • I started drinking Wheybolic protein shakes.  It seems to be the only way that I can reach my daily protein goals.  They are actually quite tasty!
  • We went out to eat a lot this week.  However, I made much better choices and was able to stay (mostly) within my ranges!
    • I went to In N Out burger on Friday and I ordered ONLY a protein burger!  Woohoo me on making a better than historical choice!
    • Saturday we went out wine tasting.  We had lunch at a brewery.  I ordered (and shared with my knight) a turkey burger!  I ordered a turkey burger… Who is this person?  LOL
    • Sunday we went out (again) for burgers.  I split my dinner with my son.  I am learning that I don’t need these huge portions that come in restaurants.  I’ve always had difficulty with the eating half and boxing up the other half.  I think that now, this concept will not be quite so difficult.  I’m satisfied after eating half these meals, so why do I need to eat the entire thing?
    • Tuesday night we went out for dinner to celebrate my birthday.  I looked up and planned what I would order ahead of time.  Who knew that there was soo much fat in prime rib?  Sigh.  No prime rib for me.  I don’t want the extra fat.  I actually did pretty well with sticking to the plan.  I ate more of that yummy bread than I planned and there was a beer and an ice cream sundae…  but it was my birthday dinner, so there! 😉
  • I logged 167.4 miles on Runkeeper in March!  OMG wow!  This is the highest number of miles I’ve ever logged in a month!
    • Swim =         5.2 miles
    • Bike =            91.3 miles
    • Run =            30 miles
    • Elliptical =    38.4 miles
    • Other =        2.5 miles



  • Wednesday 3/24/10 weight                                142.8
  • Wednesday 3/31/10 weight                                141.6
  • Loss of                                                          1.2 lbs  


Weekly calorie detail:

  Eaten Burned Net Goal Difference
Wednesday      1,355         192       1,163       1,496        (333)
Thursday      1,669         644       1,025       1,496        (471)
Friday      1,990         806       1,184       1,496        (312)
Saturday      1,308         190       1,118       1,496        (378)
Sunday      2,216         892       1,324       1,496        (172)
Monday      2,162         481       1,681       1,496         185
Tuesday      2,838         190       2,648       1,496      1,152
Totals     13,538      3,395     10,143     10,474        (331)

Average per day for the week = 1449
Workout detail:

  Calories burned Activity Time
Wednesday 192 30 Day Shred 25 minutes
Thursday 644 30 Day Shred / Swim / Bike 1 hour 25 minutes
Friday 806 30 Day Shred / Bike / Run / Elliptical 1 hour 25 minutes
Saturday 190 30 Day Shred 25 minutes
Sunday 892 30 Day Shred / Swim / Bike 1 hour 58 minutes
Monday 481 30 Day Shred / Run 55 minutes
Tuesday 190 30 Day Shred (last day!) 25 minutes


Nutrient Detail:

  Calories Fat (30%) Carbs (45%) Protein (25%)
    Goal Actual Goal Actual Goal Actual
Wed            1,355           45           50         152         163           85           68
Thurs            1,669           56           41         188         198         104         138
Fri            1,990           66           61         224         143         124         147
Sat            1,308           44           36         147         135           82           58
Sun            2,216           74           67         249         251         139         150
Mon            2,162           72           79         243         204         135         153
Tues            2,838           95           94         319         286         177         148
Totals          13,538   28%   41%   25%
Goal:  be under for fat and carbs and at least or more for protein    
Yellow = goal not met (over for fat and carbs, under for protein)    

March 31, 2010 - Posted by | Shrinking Jeans, Weight Loss | ,


  1. You are doing a great job Beki! It was fun shredding with you:)

    Comment by Bari | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. WOW you really do like your charts! 😀 OMG I am totally inspired by your choices you made when you when out to eat, awesome! Happy Birthday! I really enjoyed your post, I lost count how many times I was smiling at something your wrote 😀

    Comment by manalo1970 | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  3. Congrats on the loss this week and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    Comment by Thea @ Im A Drama Mama | April 1, 2010 | Reply

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