9/14/12 - Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 15. September 2012 08:00

Hi Everyone.  I'm trying to get back into the swing of things after my mother's death...it has been really tough.  I got back into my workout after the first week and that has been my saving grace( though I have spent several walks crying for a mile or two.  It's a process).  It was very interesting to me to watch what happened with my eating that week of mom's death.  I ate like I never saw food before.  I 'knew' what I was doing but frankly, I didn't care.  I knew I was trying to fill a hole in me, but it did make me feel better for a moment or two, but then I just shook my head ( especially after my siblings and I pulled ourselves up to a 24" brownie pan...with forks!).  I let myself feel what I needed to.  Indulged my needs.  Then realized when my sister returned to her home out of town, it was time to rally.

Last week I went back to my normal eating patterns.  I feel better physically.  Beginning the strength training and cardio has been a great distraction to all the issues that pop up after something like this.  I'm glad to be back in my old routine, and back to sharing my workout/eating plan with all of you.

If you are going through a trauma( death, divorce...) allow yourself to feel what you need.  The key is just not to let the emotional eating and lack of exercise to become your new pattern. Pull up on your bootstraps with dignity and grace and do what you need to do to keep yourself in good health not only for yourself but for all those around you that rely on you.

Monday 9/14 Workout-

Recumbent Bike, 30 minutes

Strength Training- chest 15 lb.

Flat bench dumbbell press-

 big ball push up

chest fly- 20 lb

chest press standing- 1 tube wrapped around a pole

Monday 9/14 Food Diary:


Apple (67 cal)

1/3 cup egg whites ( 70 cal) 

1/2 cup blueberries  (30 cal)

1/3 cup yogurt (40)

1/2 cottage cheese (80 cal)

A.M. Snack-

15 almonds, dry roasted, no salt(151 cal)

Apple ( 67 cal)


4 oz salmon(140 cal)

Salad- 2 cups spinach, green beans, 1/2 yellow pepper, carrots( 60 cal)

P.M. Snack-

1 tomato (26 cal)

Green beans- 1/2 cup (20 cal)

Protein shake- (230 cal )


5 oz. Chicken kabob(150 cal)

1/2 cup Spaghetti squash, canned tomato, onion (60 cal)

1/2 cup asparagus (40 cal)


Homemade popcorn (90 cal)


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