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Monday, July 24, 2006

July 24, 2006 Meals and Workout

Meal 1: sleep

Meal 2: turkey Sandwich on whole wheat bread w/ mustard, mayo, fresh spinach and 1 large apple

Meal 4: Chicken breast sandwich on whole wheat bun w/ lettuce tomato and mayo

Meal 4: Chicken burrito w/ rice and beans (bottle of sobe lean)

Water and vitamins



Treadmill: 30 min varying speeds from 2 to 2.5 mph


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sean - have been reading your blog for a while, and admire your goal, determination and great attitude. I've also been watching what you eat for quite a while, and had a suggestion for you that I don't think you've addressed in your blog.
Part of losing weight is to get your body to help you. You are adding muscle, and that will help. Another thing you can do is to get your digestive tract to carry out the wastes and weight faster by giving it things that help it move along (if you know what I mean). That includes lots of fiber in fruits and vegetables grains and nuts. I notice that you eat a LOT of turkey sandwiches - which are fine for calories, but not much for fiber.
Do you dislike fruits and vegs? How did you decide on this particular diet? You have a trainer at the gym, but do you have a dietician that can help you make some food decisions? I think it would be an interesting blog topic to talk about why you are eating the way you are, and what other choices you might make.
I'm cheering for you from Michigan!

9:30 AM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

Hey there Shannon from Michigan!

Yeah you know...the diet thing has been a huge topic of conversation here on the blog and in emails I get from a lot of my "Watchers" and It's something that I'm slowly trying to address. Without trying to make too many excuses I'm on the run a lot and I try to make healthy choices where I can. I find it hard to take food with me a lot due to the heat in our city which lately has been upwards of 110 degrees so carrying fruit around with me is difficult. I do eat a lot of apples if you've noticed but I'm also diabetic so I have to watch my sugar intake as well. I do generally try to ad extra lettuce to my sandwiches but I'm not fond of tomatoes except for in salads. I have switched to eating spinach on the sandwiches I make at home...anyway I know I need to add a bit more variety to my diet and I'm trying to come up with ways to do it. I could try carrying nuts around with me do you have any particular suggestions? is there a tasty trail mix you recommend?
as for a nutritionist, I see my Dr in a couple of weeks and I plan to ask for a referral to one (referrals are required by my health plan) but until then I'm just trying to get the propper amount of calories (or less as it usually seems)

hey, thanks for your post. I appreciate it when people go to that much trouble. I have so much to think about I sometimes get in a rut with my diet so suggestions are always welcome. I hope you'll stick around and post again!


12:39 PM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sean,

Me again.... I know of a great way for you to get more fiber with the sandwiches that you are already eating. There's a brand of bread called "Milton's" and it has 5 grams of fiber per slice, so that's 10 grams per sandwich. They have a multi grain and a whole wheat, and it's the whole wheat one that has the 5 grams of fiber. It's great bread for sandwiches and is great toasted. I purchase it all the time at Bel Air. Safeway always has the multi grain, but I rarely catch them with the whole wheat. Just a thought..... Blueberries have TONS of fiber, but I know how you have to watch your sugar. KA

3:17 PM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

KA: Hey there! "Milton's" huh? I'll look into that, if you get a chance could you look at the label and tell me if it has any Dairy in it like milk or whey? My brother can not have any dairy and we share bread and other foods from time to time. Thanks great Advice!

1:09 AM, July 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I just went to their website, but the ingredients aren't listed. I'll check at home and let you know. Also, to clear up what I said before..... they have a multi grain and a whole grain. It's the whole grain that has the 5 grams of fiber. It's very low in sugar and has a small amount of honey, so it works fine with your diabetes. I'll let you know about the milk inquiry. KA

8:35 AM, July 26, 2006  
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12:43 PM, August 12, 2006  
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4:34 PM, August 17, 2006  

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