Kickin JennyV's Pig

Jumping on the "Kick The Pig" wagon. Mostly it's about losing weight, but really it's about living a healthier lifestyle.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Pressing On

Morning Pig Kickers. Motivation is definitely something I lack these days. Every night I confess to Keith... "I didn't exercise today. I need to exercise." Ugh!

Breakfast - Select Grains Whole Grain cereal with 2% milk.

Coffee - yes. Keith just made me a breve latte with his new fancy espresso machine. I'm so impressed. It's made with espresso and low-fat cream. Having an afternoon cup now.

Vitamin & Aspirin - yes.

Water - Not doing so hot on this topic... 20 oz with lunch.

Snack - 8 crackers and a spoonful of artichoke dip

Lunch - 1/2 of a turkey in a wheat pita and a handful of baked chips

Exercise -

Dinner -

Thursday, December 28, 2006

No I'm Not Ignoring This Today

I'm actually not being too bad... just really busy.

Breakfast - A bowl of Select Grains whole grain cereal with milk.

Vitamin & Aspirin - Yes, with a glass of water.

Lunch - Bowl of chicken tortilla soup - YUM

Snack - a small handful of seseme crackers

Exercise - up and down the stairs and across campus a couple of times... never enough you know.

Dinner - planning taco/nacho/salad. We are having guests and this is always a flexible type meal. Yes, the taco salad was a success. I made some guacamole too.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Post-Holiday Pig Kicking

Back on the wagon??? Really??? Do I hafta??? It's so hard to get motivated. I must. I must. I must. Any push/encouragement is appreciated.

Breakfast - Oatmeal with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a splash of low-fat cream. (I'm out of milk)

Coffee - 1 cup with cream and also a half cup of tea.

Water - what's that?! I know. I know. I'm going to go get some already. Hmph. 20 Oz. with lunch. Working on a small bottle now.

Snack - None, but I just got a tiny box in the mail with a Christmas card from one of my doctor friends. I opened the little box (about the size of a ring box) and contained therein was ONE piece of chocolate. My co-worker and I giggled at the lonely chocolate. I guess I don't have to share this box of chocolate(s?). Ha ha ha... Well, for now it is tucked away. It was nice to be remembered. Ok - I did have about a cup of carmel popcorn.

Lunch - 3 chicken fingers. A scoop of mashed potatoes with a dribble of gravy. A spoonful of cooked mushrooms with a little bit of butter. YUM - O.

Exercise - again... Do I hafta??? Ugh!

Dinner - something sensible I hope. YES - a bowl of Great Grains whole grain cereal with about a cup of milk.

Holiday Festivities Sabotage Pig Kicking Efforts

I don't know about you fellow bloggers, but I feel like any and all efforts made over the past couple of months have been tossed to the wind over the Christmas holiday. We had a grand feast of every sort of snickity snack you might imagine... lucious dips and crackers and cheese and cream puffs and cookies and chocolates and olives and fruit and vegetables and pepperoni roll and mini reubens and you name it we had it!!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


I'm back on the oatmeal...

Breakfast - Oatmeal with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a few walnuts.

Coffee - working on a cup

Vitamin & Aspirin - Yes

Water - 8 oz. with vitamin, another 10 oz. (not doing so hot with this)

Snack - n/a

Lunch - steak salad with bleu cheese dressing and some breadsticks.

Exercise - the usual walking across campus - I really have to find a better exercise. The steps just aren't enough.

Dinner - 1 1/2 pork spare ribs (baked), 1 cup of whole wheat stuffing, and about a cup of green beans with a little butter.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Marvelous Monday

Morning bloggers and fellow Pig Kickers!

Breakfast - Special K with 2% milk. I ran out of Special K this morning... hmmm... I guess that's going to break the streak on that one. Wonder what the next breakfast item will be?

Vitamin & Aspirin - Yes

Snack - cheese stick

Lunch - half a sandwich - turkey and swiss on marble rye with miracle whip. A small cookie. Some veggies.

Exercise - Hmmm... not my greatest area these days.

Dinner - chicken stir fry with rice - very yummy and healthy. Piece of pumpkin pie... a handfull of carmel popcorn.

Note to self... you need to get some groceries... BAD!

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Doing better today, but feeling really lazy!

Breakfast - Special K with 2% milk and a few slices of apple and a few sips of coffee.

Lunch - turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with miracle whip and a handful of chips.

Dinner - 3 square pieces of thin and crispy spinich and mushroom pizza.

Snacks - A handful of cherry tomatoes and a popsicle (not together)

Exercise - I'm really not feeling so good... hmmm... I was entirely lazy throughout the day. I watched more tv today that I would normally watch in a week. YIKES.


On Saturday I didn't get to blog because I was pretty busy all day.

For breakfast I had a pickle sandwich on whole wheat bread with Miracle Whip and a slice of cheese.

I drank a large Poweraide.

My friend helped me get 2 loads of gravel and we shoveled both off the truck - great exercise!

We went to a party in the afternoon where I had 2 glasses of wine, a small portion of chicken casserole, and some salad filled with all sorts of stuff... a couple of cookies and some yummy snickity snacks.

Later that night I had a bottle of water, a half of a cheeseburger with lots of lettuce and tomoato and shared a few nachos with Keith. (what was I thinking?)

I didn't feel so well last night... cold and upset stomach.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Kick That Nasty Pig!!!

Somewhere between the holiday luncheon at work and the McDonald's cheeseburger and fries that I had for dinner last night.... I fell far from the wagon and now I'm running after it! I am so getting back on!

I am out of oatmeal and yogurt... but not Special K.

Breakfast: bowl of Special K with 2% milk

Coffee: 1/2 cup Komodo Dragon with half & half (out of fat free)

Vitamin/Aspirin: Yes

Water: Working on it (slow going)

Snack: raspberry yogurt 99% fat free, but 10 mg of cholesterol

Lunch: bowl of Kelloggs low fat Granola with raisins. Skim milk. Together only 3 g of fat and 2.5 mg of cholesterol.



Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Wonderful Wednesday

Any morning that I can snag Keith to share a cup of coffee... is a good day!

Breakfast: yogurt and walnuts

Vitamin/Aspirin: Yes

Water: 10 oz. so far, 20 oz. w/ lunch, 20 oz w/ exercise

Coffee: Working on a cup

Snack: bagel with low-fat cream cheese & coffee w/ cream and honey at Panera Bread (Girls Group Tonight)

Lunch: salad w/ vinegar and oil and a pretzel

Exercise: 1/2 hour solid on the treadmill with additional cool down time... stretching, etc.

Dinner: salad, 2 pieces of pizza, and a small piece of chocolate cake

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's Gonna Be A Long Day

Today is our quarterly meetings at work. It looks like it's going to be another late night. Hmmm... I wonder if I should not go in so early? Nah, that just fusses up the rest of my day.

Breakfast: Yogurt with a sprinkle of walnuts

Vitamin/Aspirin: Yes

Water: 10 oz with vitamin., 16 oz. with lunch.

Coffee: 1 cup with a spoonful of cappucino mix instead of cream.

Snack: 4 peanut butter crackers

Lunch: half of a turkey & swiss on croissant, mini salad with oil and vinegar, and about 10 french fries.


Naughty Indulgences: 2 turtles ( from the Hershey's Pot O Gold, compliments of a friend of the office)


Note to self: Make wise choices early in the day as there will be lots of snack foods at the meeting tonight.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Monday's Madness

So here we go... another week on its way.

Breakfast: yogurt with a sprinkle of walnuts. (I ran out of oatmeal)

Vitamin/Aspirin: YES

Water: 10 oz. so far, 20 oz. with lunch, another 10 oz.; another 16 oz in the evening.

Coffee: not yet. One cup with cream.

Snack: 4 peanut butter crackers; a handful of mini carrots on the way home

Lunch: turkey and swiss on a light bun with a side of cottage cheese.

Exercise: Walking across campus and up the steps to the 3rd floor. I added an extra flight of steps today as it is so cold that instead of walking outside and up from the 1st floor entrance, I stayed inside and hoofed it up from the basement. I've made this trek 3 times already today. I also walked, and even jogged a bit on the treadmill tonight. Refreshing I tell you!

Dinner: 2 stuffed cabbage rolls and a glass of milk

Gotta Catch Up Again

I have not been posting because I've just been plain busy. I haven't been totally good on my diet this weekend. I should have had more water and less red-meat, but I haven't been totally bad this weekend either. I did eat salad, chicken & rice, and last night I made a burger with sauted onion and cabbage - served with bleu cheese. I know - weird. I do that sometimes.

I haven't been sitting around too much. After last week I think maybe I should be feeling rather rested by now. Keith took me to a museum in Pittsburgh on Saturday. I didn't much care for the museum trip, but it was good to walk around and do some steps. Saturday night we prepped and primed the upstairs hallway. I was the "go-for" for everything. Up and down two flights of stairs numerous times. My arms are still a little sore from all the painting. Who knew that it could be considered exercise? Sunday I went out to the farm and helped Rene'e. We winterized, so to speak. Starting last night, the horses will get grain 2x/day and sleep in their stalls at night. We cleaned the stalls and bedded them up nice and deep with fresh sawdust. We fluffed a bale of straw for the goat. We scrubbed all the water buckets and feed buckets. This was definitely good exercise.

Friday, December 01, 2006


Morning. I'm feeling rather BLAH today. Ugh.

Breakfast: Vanilla yogurt with a sprinkle of walnuts.

Vitamin: YES, and aspirin too.

Water: 6 oz. with vitamin

Coffee: half a cup so far with no-fat cream