In December, while Christian was talking with a co-worker who began running marathons to loose weight, he decided that he wanted to train for a half-marathon this Spring. I just wanted to praise him a little bit--This month he started spending his lunch hour (every day he isn't traveling) at the gym at his workplace. He also found a website (caloriecount.about.com) that he likes and is using to track his calories and get goals. He even enters in some of our home-made recipies to figure out the calories-per-serving, and he's stuck to his calorie limit. Granted, his calorie limit (to hit his target weight by next December) is 3000 calories per day. Yeah, a little unfair. I think I could hit that, too. (While the nutritionist said 3000 calories, he's actually sticking to 2500) I just think he's pretty cool.
For the last three weeks, I've exercised 3-4 times per week (usually, 45 min or more), but I'm having a harder time sticking to my calorie limit (1600 per day). I'm going to try the website to see if it helps--can't let Christian have all the fun! The really cool thing is that he's got his brothers and their wives in on it, too, so we can check up on each other and help each other out.
Here's a photo of his awesome veggie rolls. He made them like we usually make our ham and cheese rolls (or cinnamon rolls), but added a cream cheese/herb filling with roasted peppers, garlic, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts on the inside. (about 200 cal. per roll) He made these for a potluck at work, and someone asked him if he got them from Panera.