Trimmer Tummy Challenge
Here’s my food diary during the 30-Day Trimmer Tummy Challenge
Day 1 (April 28)
Breakfast – Greek yogurt with bananas, blueberries and strawberries and a glass of orange juice
Lunch – Ham & Cheese sandwich on gluten free bread and water.
Dinner – Salmon and veggies. Water to drink.
Day 2 (April 29)
Breakfast – Greek yogurt with bananas, blueberries and strawberries and a glass of orange juice
Lunch – Amy’s Frozen Palak Paneer – creamed spinach & cheese with rice and Rajmal dal. It is gluten free but has dairy. Supposedly the dairy is hormone-free and doesn’t contain any animal enzymes or animal rennet. I had Green Tea to go with it and finished lunch off with 3 gluten-free Ginger Snap cookies.
Dinner – Small piece of baked salmon (I’m trying to go with the recommended portion of the size of a box of cards), one polenta cake with Brushetta sauce and grilled zuchini and squash with green tea. Late night snack: 1 cup of fresh raspberries and a piece of chocolate with Chamomile tea
Day 3 (April 30)
Breakfast – sliced kiwi, a gluten-free bagel with almond butter and a cup of To Life Tea (green tea)
Lunch – one polenta cake with no sauce (leftovers from last night) and chick pea salad…oh an a Diet Coke. Snack: a golden delicious apple and water.
Dinner – Veggie burger, grilled portobello mushroom and a salad. Limeade for my drink.
Day 4 (May 1)
Breakfast – Breakfast this morning included fresh berries, a gluten-free bagel with almond butter, green tea and a glass of water.
Lunch – I had a delicious salad with limeade.
Dinner – We’re having chicken stir-fry with brown rice. Snack: we had popcorn and watched a movie. Not totally healthy because it had that fake butter on it, but it tasted good. I did have herbal tea and a glass of water with it. Does that make it better?
Day 5 (May 2)
Breakfast – I had Greek yogurt with berries, Green tea and a glass of water with lemon. Starting to feel detoxed.
Lunch – We had errands to do today, so we stopped at TGI Friday’s for lunch while we were out and about. My wonderful start to the day started to go down hill because I was ravenous. I ordered the 10 oz. sirloin with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Only ate half of everything, bringing home the rest for leftovers. I did have a Diet Coke too.
Dinner – I made homemade butternut squash and broccoli soup and Limeade. Yummy! A bowl of Soy Creamery for dessert.
Day 6 (May 3)
Breakfast – 1 cup of raspberries (well I just eyeballed it) 2 slices of gluten-free raisin bread with a little butter and a Diet Coke.
Lunch – I took my momma to lunch today. She wanted to go to Red Lobster — not a very gluten free restaurant. One of the few things that I could eat was Lobster nachos — go figure. I didn’t eat all of them and skipped the sour cream…very tasty but I’m sure very fattening. And of course I couldn’t stop there, I had cheesecake with strawberries and a Diet Coke (I know, two in one day). Good news is…it is 5:44 p.m. and I’m still full so perhaps my fattening lunch will be my dinner too. If I do get hungry I will probably just have a salad.
Dinner – Still full from lunch, so no dinner tonight!
Day 7 (May 4)
Breakfast – Greek yogurt with berries and peach juice.
Lunch – Today was the 5th anniversary of the day that I met my hubby so I took him to lunch. I had seared tuna nicoise salad over fingerling potatoes. We shared a deliciously decadent chocolate dessert. Between yesterday’s and today’s lunch, I may not be pleased with my measurements. It’s a good thing that I didn’t eat dinner last night. Maybe no dinner tonight either.
Dinner – I wasn’t hungry earlier and now it is too late to eat dinner, so I will settle for a snack — cucumber and zucchini slices, a handful of veggie chips and Chamomile tea.
Day 8 (May 5)
Breakfast – I had a cup of fresh berries, 2 slices of gluten-free raisin bread with butter, lemon water with a pinch of cayenne pepper and Green tea.
Lunch – Tamale Verde (Amy’s Frozen dinner), 2 vegan macarooms and a Diet Coke.
Dinner – Salad with a piece of grilled chicken (actually only 1/2 of the breast), and water. Two vegan macaroons for dessert and earlier I had 1 cup of veggie chips for a snack.
Day 9 (May 6)
Breakfast – Fruit smoothie and gluten-free bagel with almond butter.
Lunch – Amy’s Tamale Pie, veggie chips and Diet Coke.
Dinner – I made Croque Monsieurs and a salad. Had green tea to go with it.
Day 10 (May 7)
Breakfast – Greek yogurt with berries and a Diet Coke. It’s going be a long day.
Lunch – We went to Rio Grande for lunch and I had a steak quesidilla with corn tortillas and a Diet Coke.
Dinner – Wasn’t really hungry for dinner after my big lunch, so I just had a few corn chips with salsa and a limeade. Saving up for Mother’s Day lunch.
Day 11 (May 8) – Mother’s Day
Breakfast – In preparation for the big lunch that I’m making for my Momma today, I had yogurt and berries even though I’m still hungry. Lunch is only an hour a way.
Lunch – O.K. are you ready for this? We had avocado and shrimp boats for appetizers. Lamb chops, filet mignon, salad and eggplant and asparagus napoleons. Ice cream for dessert.
Dinner – I wasn’t very hungry after our big lunch but thought I should eat something…so I had chips and home-made guacamole with limeade. A yummy snack!
Day 12 (May 9)
Breakfast – Greek yogurt and berries. Seems like I’ve been having this one a lot lately.
Lunch – Palaak Paneer and iced tea.
Dinner – Grilled shrimp, eggplant, asparagus with a brushetta sauce and polenta cakes and iced tea.
Day 13 (May 10)
Breakfast – Greek yogurt with fresh berries and a Diet Coke.
Lunch – Two fish tacos, corn chips and salsa, and Diet Coke. For snack, I had fruit smoothie and 1 gluten-free cookie.
Dinner – Steak, salad and mango lemonade. 2 gluten-free cookies for dessert.
Day 14 (May 11)
Breakfast – Fruit smoothie and raisin toast…and a Diet Coke. Ugh, I really have to stop drinking so much Diet Coke!
Lunch – Tamale with rice and 2 chocolate-y gluten-free yumminess that I got at this gluten free bakery in the City of Falls Church on my way to give a massage this morning. (OMG!!!!!)
Day 15 (May 12)
Breakfast – Yogurt and diet coke
Lunch – Ham, cheese and avocado sandwich on gluten-free bread, veggie chips and water.
Dinner – Spinach and artichoke dip with corn chips for appetizers, 9 oz steak (I only ate half of it), baked potato and broccoli with raspberry lemonade.
Day 16 (May 13)
Breakfast – 2 bananas, orange juice and hot chocolate.
Lunch – Caprese salad, French fries and Diet Coke.
Dinner – A salad and water.
Day 17 (May 14)
Breakfast – Banana, orange juice and hot chocolate.
Lunch – Pulled pork, cole slaw, corn bread and salad with Diet Coke. (I’m thinking that the corn bread has gluten in it because my stomach didn’t feel so well…a little bloated…later.)
Dinner – Steak, shrimp and lobster with baked potato and salad. Water to drink.
Day 18 (May 15)
Breakfast – Two bananas, hot chocolate and orange juice. I can’t wait until we check into our condo today so that I can start having a little bit better breakfasts. This hotel in Savannah doesn’t have many choices for gluten sensitive peeps.
Lunch – 2 cookies and veggie chips and a Diet Coke … while driving to Myrtle Beach
Dinner – Today was exhausting drive… and not wanting to go to the grocery store, we just had snack-y type things that we brought with us…. so my yummy dinner was glutten-free cereal with coconut milk, a banana and some chips with guacamole. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better food…and exercise.
Day 19 (May 16)
Breakfast – I had a bowl of gluten-free cereal with coconut milk.
Lunch – Apple with almond butter and Diet Coke.
Dinner – Ham and cheese sandwich.
Day 20 (May 17)
Breakfast – Gluten-free cereal with fresh blueberries and coconut milk. Orange juice to drink.
Lunch – Half of a ham and cheese sandwich, white cheddar rice crackers and 2 macaroons with Limeade.
Dinner – Chicken, rice and sauteed vegetables with water.
Day 21 (May 18)
Breakfast – Gluten-free cereal with coconut milk.
Lunch – The other half of my ham & cheese sandwich, chips and salsa and mango lemonade
Dinner – Crab legs, shrimp and cole slaw and lemonade.
Day 22 (May 19)
Breakfast – Gluten-free cereal with banana and coconut milk and orange juice.
Lunch – Potato Leek Soup, gluten-free crackers with manchego cheese and limeade. For snack: apple with almond butter and water.
Dinner – Chicken, sauteed vegetables, and a big salad. Limeade to drink. Late night snack: corn chips.
Day 23 (May 20)
Breakfast – An apple with almond butter and orange juice.
Lunch – Fish taco salad with a lemonade.
Dinner – A huge salad with chicken and mango lemonade. Ice cream for dessert. Yummy!
Day 24 (May 21)
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs with ham and orange juice.
Lunch – We just got back from an All-You-Can-Eat Seafood/Steak restaurant. I had a small salad (I didn’t want to get too full, you know), 3 claws of Alaskan King Crab Legs, countless shrimp and mussels, strawberries and cantaloup for dessert. Lemonade to drink. I’m hoping that I don’t get hungry until tomorrow. I can’t even imagine how many calories I just consumed…but it was sure good.
Dinner – No dinner for me tonight….still stuffed from Lunch
Day 25 (May 22)
Breakfast – A handful of walnuts and orange juice. While driving home from Myrtle Beach, I had a bunch of junk food: corn chips, macarooms and Diet Coke. I hate long car trips.
Lunch – Turkey burger and peach shake
Dinner – Amy’s Palak Paneer and water.
Day 26 (May 23)
Breakfast – 2 slices of gluten-free raisin toast with cream cheese and water with a squirt of lime juice and cayenne pepper (that’ll get the system going).
Lunch – Veggie sandwich on gluten-free bread, corn chips with salsa and water.
Dinner – Gluten free pasta with artichokes and water.
Day 27 (May 24)
Breakfast – gluten-free bagel with cream cheese.
Lunch – Two fish tacos, chips & salsa and a Diet Coke.
Dinner – Lamb chops and a salad. Mango lemonade to drink. Two macaroons for dessert.
Day 28 (May 25)
Breakfast – 2 slices of gluten-free raisin bread, a banana, and a Diet Coke.
Lunch – Lamb chops and asparagus.
Dinner – Salmon with artichoke sauce and sauteed spinach. Water to drink.
Day 29 (May 26)
Breakfast – A banana and two slices of gluten-free raisin toast.
Lunch – Veggie burger, corn chip & salsa and Diet Coke
Dinner – Steak and salad. Water to drink.
Day 30 (May 27)
Breakfast – Yogurt and a banana, diet coke
Lunch – Ahi Tuna Salad, sorbet for dessert and water.
Dinner – Beef stir-fry and water
Below you will find a journal of what I did for exercise during the Trimmer Tummy Challenge
Day 1 (April 28) – I went on a 35ish minute jog around our neighborhood. It was a good run. I felt like I was able to talk normally (if I would have had someone to talk to).
Day 2 (April 29) – Ab routine
Day 3 (April 30) – None.
Day 4 (May 1) – None.
Day 5 (May 2) – I did a 35 minute jog, 10 minutes of abdominals and I even stretched.
Day 6 (May 3) – None.
Day 7 (May 4) – I managed to get out there after I put up the Week 1 Measurements video and do my 45 minute run and then stretching.
Day 8 (May 5) – just finished jogging — what a beautiful evening! Now for stretching and maybe some abs.
Day 9 (May 6) – None.
Day 10 (May 7) – None. Unless you count walking all over the mall in search of a prom dress (no, not for me…for my friend’s daughter).
Day 11 (May 8) – None. I wish that I could move after our Mother’s Day festivities….hopefully tomorrow I can get my body moving.
Day 12 (May 9) – Finally, I had time to exercise…I know, I know you gotta make the time. Anyway I did double duty today for the two days that I missed… 1 hour and 20 minutes (1/2 brisk walk; 1/2 jogging), 10 minutes of abs and stretching.
Day 13 (May 10) – None
Day 14 (May 11) – None
Day 15 (May 12) – None
Day 16 (May 13) – Walked all over Tybee Island and Savannah. I hope that counts for something.
Day 17 (May 14) – I hoping that walking around downtown Savannah for 6+ hours counts towards some exercise.
Day 18 (May 15) – None
Day 19 (May 16) – None
Day 20 (May 17) – A brisk walk after dinner tonight — for about 30-40 minutes.
Day 21 (May 18) – A brisk walk – about 30 minutes.
Day 22 (May 19) – 30 minutes on the treadmill at 3.0 incline and 50 Roman chair sit-ups.
Day 23 (May 20) – 30 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5 incline. Walked the Boardwalk for about 2 hours…that’s gotta count for something. Right?
Day 24 – (May 21) – 50 minute walk/jog (30 min. brisk walk/20 min. jog) outside this morning….beautiful sunshine. Walk on the beach after dinner.
Day 25 (May 22) – Does a road trip count. I wish I had the energy to exercise. Driving for 8 hours takes a lot out of you. Although, now that we are home, I’ve unpacked and done the laundry. All those trips up and down the stairs should count for something.
Day 26 – (May 23) – 45 minute jog (the honeysuckle smelled absolutely wonderful), followed by the ab routine and stretching.
Day 27 – (May 24) – 40 minutes jog and stretching
Day 28 – (May 25) – None
Day 29 – (May 26) – One hour brisk walk
Day 30 – (May 27) – None
Well it has been 30 days since I started the 30 Day Trimmer Tummy Challenge. My goal was to be able to fit into my size 6 CAbi jeans. How did I do? Check out the video to find out.
For a recap, here are the measurements
At navel, starting at 32 1/8 ending at 29 5/8 = 2 1/4 inches lost
2″ below navel, starting at 35 ending at 33 1/16 = 1 15/16 inches lost
2″ above navel, starting at 31 2/8 ending at 29 1/8 = 2 1/8 inches lost
3″ above navel, starting at 31 5/16 ending at 28 15/16 = 2 3/8 inches lost
4″ above navel, starting at 31 2/16 ending at 30 2/16 = 2 inches lost
Grand total lost = 10 9/16 Whoo hoo! (I hope I did my math correctly.)
Conclusion: I’m quite happy with my results. I wish that I could tell you that I conformed 100% to the exercise/ab routine and massage routines, but alas I didn’t. I probably did the morning/night massage about 75% of the time (a couple of days I didn’t feel very well and a couple of days we were traveling so no massage those days). I looked on Project Healthy Ever After’s Facebook Page where I kept a daily record of what I ate and what I did if I exercised.
Here’s the skinny on that one: Cardio – I walked or jogged 15 out of the 30 days (I didn’t count my laundry days, although I do thing that should count for something). Abdominals – I did the 10 minutes of abdominals 6 out of the 30 days.
Regarding the diet, you can see from my food diary that I ate pretty good. The only thing that I did was try to eliminate gluten and for the most part other things that bloat you (although I’m thinking the dairy make be a culprit). I think that I’m going to continue for another 30 days with the Trimmer Tummy Challenge. I would like to lose another inch or two at my navel and the measurement just below.
How did your challenge go? What were your results? Be sure to post them below.
It’s been 4 weeks since I started the Trimmer Tummy Challenge. My measurements are up a little today, find out why in the video…
We are in sunny Myrtle Beach this week. Has the rich seafood and other delicious temptations ruined my measurements? Check out the video to find out…
How is your challenge coming along? Where are you in the 30 days and how many inches have you lost? Share your results in the comments.
Here’s the video for week 2 measurements…
How is your Trimmer Tummy Challenge going? Post your results in the comments.
It’s been about one week since I started the 30-day Trimmer Tummy Challenge, so I thought I would try to take measurements myself. Find out the results by watching the video.
Have your measured yourself? What were the results?
In this video, I tell you what my big goal for the Trimmer Tummy Challenge is as well as going over the other two components of the Trimmer Tummy Challenge: Diet and Exercise. In the diet segment, it is not about traditional dieting it is more about educating you on things that bloat you and picking healthier alternatives. For the exercise portion, you should incorporate aerobic exercises as well as abdominal exercises. I walk you through a beginning ab routine that you can do 3 times a week (or more if you want).
So what do you thing? Any questions? Post them in the comments.
Welcome to day 1 of the Trimmer Tummy Challenge. In the video below, I will walk you through how to do your initial measurements as well as the dry brushing and massage routine which you will do daily.
So what do you think? Easy peasy? Let me know if you have any questions.