Jun 14

6 13 2014

Sandi

FOOD:

Breakfast: 30 oz smoothie

Lunch: 1 hot dog, 1/2 slice pizza

Snack: 10 nutter butter bites, 1 string cheese, Doritos, rice krispie treat.

Dinner: 1 hot dog

EXERCISE:

This morning Jon and I went to the pool and I swam 800 m. I did 100 m of sprints in the middle.  Tonight Jon and I drove up to a lake house a couple hours away with some family and friends.  I am excited to try an open water swim tomorrow.

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Jun 13

6 12 2014

Jon

FOOD:

Today was kinda an off day.  We had plans to go to an amusement park but when we woke up it was raining and kinda gloomy outside so our entire plan got thrown off. So because of this our food and workout got thrown off too.

Breakfast: McDonald’s breakfast burritos, hash brown, Dr Pepper

Dinner: Torta Al Pastor from El Grande Burrito

I’ll probably have a little snack today too.

EXERCISE:

Today was really a rest day after our long workout yesterday.  We went for a couple long walks and played tennis but didn’t do any REAL workout. I also went swimming with Taz . . . and he swam 100 m on his own . . . it was pretty amazing!

Sandi

FOOD:

Breakfast: McDonald’s big breakfast, eggs biscuit, sausage, pancakes, hasbrown.  Shared some with my daughter, but ate most of the breakfast myself.

Lunch: 2 pieces of toast with butter and jam

Dinner: Chicken Nachos from El Grande Burrito – Very good!

Snack: Coldstone Ice cream – large

EXERCISE:

Today was a recovery day – no workout

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Jun 12

6 11 2014

Jon

FOOD:

I don’t recall everything that I ate yesterday.

Breakfast: toast, smoothie

Lunch: spaghetti, string cheese

Snack: Jamba Juice

Dinner: I don’t remember

EXERCISE:

20 mile bike ride on the Bluebonnet Trail

Prior to going for the bike ride we went wake-boarding which really wore me out pretty bad

Sandi

FOOD:

Breakfast: 30 oz smoothie

Snack: Fruit leather

Lunch: 15 Nutter Butter bites

Snack: Jamba Juice smoothie 24 oz

Dinner: Bowl of spaghetti

Snack: Brownie and ice cream with caramel sauce

EXERCISE:

This morning we got up and went boating with my dad.  Jon and I both went wake-boarding, which was a great workout.  We then went on a 20 mile bike ride.  Despite my already sore legs and shoulders the bike ride felt good.

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May 30

5 29 2014

Sandi

FOOD:

Breakfast: 3/4 cup Oatmeal with milk and brown sugar

Snack: 5 Oreo bites

Lunch: 2 cups Spaghetti with meat sauce

Dinner: 2 cups Enchilada casserole, 1/2 cup Raspberries/strawberries

Snack: 4 peanut butter cookies

EXERCISE:

500 meter swim all together as a family again this morning.

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May 28

5 28 2014

Jon

FOOD:

Working nights as a nurse presents a lot of challanges to eating right. It throws my entire eating off as I need to eat during the middle of the night and then sleep during normal meal times (9am – 5pm). I also tend to drink at least two sodas each night that I work.

For breakfast I had 3 cheese quesodillas, beans, cheese, potato salad. At dinner before leaving for work I ate spagheti and fruit salad.

EXERCISE:

I work in downtown and have about an hour drive home in the morning during rush hour. By the time I got home it was about 8:40am and I was pretty wasted physically.

Sandi and I decided to have her meet me at the pool with the kids where we could do our swim workout for the day. I jumped right into the pool as not to deliberate at all.

Swam 800m. This was my second swim in at least a couple years and I was able to bust out 800m without stopping so I was pretty happy with that.

Sandi brought the kids with all of their swim gear on. Taz wears floaties and is pretty good at swimming for a 3 year old. Kai has a little boat that she can kick around in. Sandi sat on the side of the kiddie pool with the kids while I swam and then I sat and played with the kids while she swam. This was a great way for us to do a difficult workout with the kids in a place that they really enjoy. No doubt they will see mom and dad working out and recall that for years.

Sandi

FOOD:

Breakfast: 1 cup Cheerios, 1/2 cup Skim milk, 1/2 Banana

Lunch: 2 slices Pizza, 1 cup fresh fruit

Snack: 1 sugar cookie

Dinner: 2-1/2 cups spaghetti with meat sauce, 1/4 cup raspberries, 1/4 orange bell pepper.

Snack: 1 pkg Ramen (I use half the seasoning package, not that that makes it healthy)

EXERCISE:

I did a 500 m swim today.  I was happy with the swim, because I did the whole thing without stopping.  It felt really good!  I have noticed a significant increase in appetite.  I am hungry all the time.  I need to plan some quick healthy snacks to grab.

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May 28

5 27 2014

Jon

Day two of our 5 month training for the Iron Man in Austin.

FOOD:

For breakfast I had about 15 ounces of a spinach, pineapple, spearmint shake that Sandi made. For lunch I had baked beans, potato salad, and macaroni salad left over from memorial day. For dinner I ate enchiladas. I drank about 24 ounces of soda during the day. Then at night I worked overnight at my job as an RN so I had two mountain dews, a broccoli tv dinner, and some fruit snacks around 2am.

EXERCISE:

I swam 400m. This was my first time to swim in laps in probably over two years so I was happy that I was able to jump right in and swim without too much difficulty.

Sandi

Last night Jon and I made a fresh juice drink with pineapple, spinach, and mint.

FOOD:

Breakfast: 1 cup Kix cereal, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1 cup Spinach, pineapple, mint juice

Lunch: 1/4 cup Baked beans, 1-1/2 cup Tomato soup with milk, 2 bites pasta salad, 1/2 apple, 1/2 corn on the cob

Snack: 1 chocolate chip cookie, 2 slices Toast with butter and strawberry jam

Dinner:

2-1/2 cups Enchilada casserole, 1/2 cup green beans, 1/2 cup Strawberries and Pineapple

Snack: 1 slice toast with butter and strawberry jam

EXERCISE:

This morning we visited our community pool for the first time this year.  The gate wasn’t working so Jon actually jumped the fence with the lawn company watching…  Once we were in Jon and I took turns swimming laps and playing with the kids.  I swam 600 m.  I started with 200 m and then did another 400 m.

In the evening I went and played volleyball with some friends.  Lots of fun, but not usually mush exercise.

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May 27

5 26 2014

Jon

Well, today was Memorial Day so the diet and exercise were pretty lacking. Today marks 5 months until the Half Iron Man in Austin on October 26, 2014, so I should really start getting into high gear.

FOOD:

I ate a hamburger with beans, potatoe salad, chips, and fruit for lunch at our family bar b que. I drank a fair amount of soda so today was probably a poor day as far as diet goes.

EXERCISE:

The only real exercise that I did today was walking 2 miles with the kids as I pushed them to the neighborhood Wal-Mart to buy groceries for the bar b que.

Sandi

The first day of our food journal is of course a holiday!  Needless to say this isn’t exactly my typical daily food intake.  I woke up early today so that I could go into work early.  It was a light day at work.  I am registered dietitian working at several Baylor Hospitals in the Dallas area.  I was off work a little after 1 pm and headed straight to a family BBQ.  By the time I got there I was starving!

FOOD:

Breakfast: 1 cup Kix cereal, 1/2 cup Skim Milk

Lunch: 2 Hot dogs with ketchup, 1 Hamburger with cheese and mayo, 1/2 Corn on the cob, 1 cup Raspberries, pineapple, 1 oz Chips with guacamole dip, 1 bite Pasta salad, 1/4 c baked beans, 3 bites potato salad, 1 bit filet mignon

Snack: 4 nutter butter bites

Dinner: 2 pieces toast with butter and strawberry jam

EXERCISE:  Tonight I went running with a friend, and she pushed me pretty good tonight.  We did 4 miles @ 8:45/mi pace.  I was dying at the end.  I usually can’t maintain that pace for more than a couple miles.  It was a nice cool evening and I wasn’t pushing the stroller, which was so nice.

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Half IronMan Family Challenge – October 26, 2014

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