Drum Roll: Final Results of 7 Day Challenge


Well, here we are… the conclusion of the 7 Day Challenge. The results are below:

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7 Day Challenge (Day Seven): Saturday, June 6, 2015


IMG_7349Food, Food, Food

Breakfast

1 serving of grits, 2 turkey patties, slice of cheese and 1 banana

Calories: 425
Lunch

4 oz of boneless skinless chicken breast, 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 cup of collard greens

Calories: 160

Snack

6 oz of Lowfat Strawberry Banana Yogurt

Calories: 205

Dinner

1 chicken drumstick, 1 cup of California Style Vegetable Mix, 1/2 cup of whole kernel corn, 1/2 cup of Near East Wild Mushroom

Calories: 435

Total Calories: 1170

Exercise

30 minute walk on the treadmill at 3 miles per hour (I did various inclines every 5 minutes)

Water

1 gallon of water completed!

7 Day Challenge (Day Six): Friday, June 5, 2015


IMG_7348Food, Food, Food

Breakfast

1 serving of Mom’s Best Oatmeal, 1 banana, 2 turkey patties

Calories: 400

Snack

6 oz cup of Yoplait Light Limited Edition Watermelon Yogurt

Calories: 90

Lunch

4 oz of boneless skinless chicken breast, 1 cup of zucchini/ squash mix and 1/2 cup of black eye peas

Calories: 208

Snack

6 oz cup of Lowfat Strawberry Banana yogurt with 1/2 cup of Post Honey Ohs cereal

Calories: 205

Dinner

Calories: 4 oz of pink salmon skin-on, 1/2 cup of whole kernel corn, 1 cup of California Vegetable Medley

Calories: 200

Exercise

2 laps around the Lake Pointe Business Park, completed in 34 minutes

Water

1 gallon- completed!

7 Day Challenge (Day Five): Thursday, June 6, 2015


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Well, since my oranges went bad, I didn’t have that as a snack. I also was busy at the beginning of the day so I didn’t even have a mid-morning snack. I really hope I’m not putting my body in starvation mode by sometimes not eating 1200 calories. I did it make it to almost 1500 today. It’s only because I got a salad from Wendy’s to go with dinner. I guess I’ll see on Sunday at weigh-in if these calories will affect the scale.

Food, Food, Food

Breakfast

1 serving of grits with 1 tbsp of light margarine, 2 turkey patties and 1 slice of cheese, 1 banana

Calories: 425

Lunch

4 oz of boneless skinless chicken breast, 1/2 cup of black eye peas, 1/2 cup of collard greens

Calories: 210

Snack

6 oz of Nonfat Banana Creme Pie Yogurt with 1/2 cup of Post Honey Ohs

Calories: 135

Dinner

1 chicken drumstick, 1/2 cup of black eye peas, 1/2 of collard greens

Half size Apple Pecan Chicken Salad with 2 tbsps of Pomegranate Vinaigrette dressing from Wendy’s

Calories: 690

Total Calories: 1460

Exercise: I was only able to do 1 lap around the business park before it started drizzling. I was talking on the phone during the walk so it took me 20 minutes for 1 lap versus the normal 15-17. I then did 10 minutes at home of freestyle dancing to The Pussycat Dolls and Christina Aguilera 🙂 

Water: 1 gallon completed!

7 Day Challenge (Day Four): Wednesday, June 3, 2015


IMG_7346On My Soapbox

So to help me get closer to 1200 calories, when me and my temporary roommate went to Jack in the Box, I bought the Sourdough Grilled Chicken Club sandwich, didn’t eat the bread or the bacon (pork is considered as a red meat, which is against the challenge), but only ate the grilled chicken, lettuce, and tomato. I also once again finished all of my water, another gallon down!

Food, Food, Food

Breakfast

1 packet of Kiggins Instant Oatmeal- Raise & Spice with 1 tbsp of light margarine, 2 turkey patties, and 1 banana

Calories:400

Snack

6 oz of Nonfat Banana Creme Pie Yogurt with 1/2 cup of Post Honey Ohs cereal

Calories: 135

Lunch

4 oz of boneless skinless chicken breast, 1/2 cup of sliced carrots, and 1/2 cup of collard greens

Calories: 160

Snack

I planned on eating an orange as my snack, but my orange was rotten! Eewww!

Dinner

1 chicken drumstick, 1/2 cup of whole kernel corn, 1/2 cup of collard greens

Calories:260

Misc

Jack in the Box Sourdough Grilled Chicken Club

Calories: The sandwich is originally 540 calories but since I removed the bread and bacon, I’m not sure how many calories that is. So I basically divided the total calories in half and assumed that without the bread and bacon, it could be 270. It could be way less, but I really have no way of really knowing.

Exercise

I was only able to walk 1 mile at work before it started drizzling in 19 minutes. I went over my usual time by 2 minutes. I also spent 11 minutes freestyle dancing around my room.

Total Calories: 1223

7 Day Challenge (Day Three): Tuesday, June 2, 2015


On My Soapbox

Well, according to MyFitnessPal, getting slightly over 1000 is good enough. I completed my entry for yesterday and it didn’t give me a message that I wasn’t eating enough calories. I didn’t do that much better today. Only clocked in at 1012 calories.

Food, Food, Food

Breakfast

1 banana, 1 serving of grits with light margarine, 2 turkey patties and a slice of cheese

Calories: 455 

Snack

6 oz cup of Nonfat Banana Creme Pie Yogurt with 1/2 cup of Post Honey Ohs

Calories: 135

Lunch

4 oz of boneless skinless chicken breast, 1/2 cup of sliced carrots, 1/2 cup of collard greens

Calories: 160

Snack

1 orange

Calories: 62

Dinner

4 oz of baked pink salmon, 1/2 cup of whole kernel corn, 1/2 cup of green beans

Calories: 190

Misc:

Total Calories: 1012 calories

Exercise

2 laps around the Lake Pointe Business Park, completed in 34 minutes

7 Day Challenge (Day Two): Monday, June 1, 2015


On My Soapbox

So one of the things that is making me nervous during this challenge is the lack of calories I’m eating. While I’m eating 3 meals a day including a snack or two, my calories weren’t hitting 1200 with the things I planned to eat. I read an article on livestrong.com regarding the dangers of eating too few calories and this is one of the side effects along with malnutrition. Also, when you don’t give your body enough food, it sometimes hangs on to every calorie because it feels like it needs it. Eating too few calories can also cause the following according to the article on LiveStrong:

  • sluggish metabolism
  • slower fat burning process
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • irritability (I’ve already feeling this due to the lack of bread, lol)

Food, Food, Food

Breakfast

1 packet of Kiggins Oatmeal- Original Flavor with 1 tbsp of Blue Bonnet Light Margarine

1 banana

2 Banquet Turkey Patties (I ate this with breakfast although I bought it to go with my grits so I could eat more calories)

Calories: 350

Lunch

4 oz of boneless skinless chicken breast

1/2 cup of collard greens

1/2 cup of Great Northern Beans

Calories: 210

Dinner

4 oz of Baked Pink Salmon Skin-On

1/2 cup of whole kernel corn

1/2 cup of green beans

Calories: 190

Snacks

1 orange

1 bag of Fritos Corn Chips (I only ate this because it was at my desk so I could increase my calorie count)

6 oz cup of Lowfat Banana Creme Pie Yogurt with 1/2 cup of Post Ohs cereal

Calories: 357

Total Calories: 1107

Exercise

2 laps around the Lake Pointe Business Park, completed in 34 minutes (this is about two miles), 100 jumping jacks

Water

Completed – 1 gallon!