Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cardboard Box Diet week 3

Here we are with the third week of the Cardboard Box Diet.

Weigh-in: I'm back to week one weight. 126.

Exercise completed: Since last week's post -- 1-hour Barre Amped class on Friday, walked the dogs Friday (probably 1 mile?), 1-hour Barre Amped class on Saturday, swimming splashing and floating around in the pool on Saturday, 1-hour Zumba video on Monday (with some girls at work), 1-hour Barre Amped class on Monday, 1 mile walk with the dogs and hubby (super slow so not a real calorie torcher or anything), and a 1-hour Barre Amped class on Wednesday. Pretty steady.

This is the Barre Amped Lexington studio. I snapped this pic on Saturday morning, before anyone else arrived. Just in case anyone didn't realize what Barre Amped was like :)

Splurge/Guilty Pleasure: Let's see. On Friday night, I had some penne pasta with a combo marinara/alfredo sauce, and that definitely wasn't healthy. Last night we had "breakfast" for dinner and it was more of the bacon-n-eggs-n-biscuits variety, as opposed to a healthy with some fruit and grain type of breakfast. Also not healthy. 

Success story: I did a lot of sweating. So, I'm counting that as a success! 

Recipe(s):Not so much a "recipe" but just a quick dinner, no rocket science :) Take a soft tortilla, spread Laughing Cow light swiss cheese, add a couple slices of turkey, and a teaspoon-ish full of black bean and corn salsa. Roll it up and yum. The salsa wasn't really planned, but I was out of tomatoes and wanted some flavor and it worked!

Obviously not the turkey wrap, but oatmeal I had one day for breakfast. Just old-fashioned oats and milk in the fridge overnight. Add a bit of equal, and warm for 30 seconds or so. Top with mixed berries and yum :)

Sooo nothing terribly earth shattering this week, but no huge failures. I did forget to add that I had Chick-fil-A for breakfast one day. But I used some restraint and had the 3-count chicken mini vs. the 4-count chicken mini. Baby steps people, baby steps.
That's all I got for now, bloggies. Talk to ya soon!


  1. Great job getting back down to 126! It seems like everyone is eating delicious oatmeal, and for some reason, I haven't tried any yet! I think I definitely need to!

    Keep up the good work!

  2. I really wish they had some of those classes here. I need to check around. Sounds like a fun and hard way to get exercise! Great job on all the sweating!!

  3. The class look interesting! I've heard a lot of positive remarks about those classes. Way to go on sweating a lot! It definitely is a success!

  4. Those classes look awesome - I wish we had a gym membership! It just isn't in our budget - so running and other forms of exercise it is. :)

    I'm interested in this oatmeal thing - Lauren did it too and I might just have to try it out! :) Have you tried almond milk? It has 35 calories per serving (half of skim milk) and in things like oatmeal and macaroni and cheese it doesn't really affect the taste!

  5. I need to try these overnight oats. I've been seeing them around a lot lately.

    Nice job on getting your sweat on this week! :o)

  6. Wow! So much exercise! Great job girl.

  7. tell me more about barre amped class.....have you done pure barre in lex? is it like that? i sooo want to try.

  8. Baby steps is where it's at! :) I have never eaten oatmeal in my life, but so many people on the interwebs love it! May have to give it a try sometime...


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