B4389: Gunmetal blue and white party dress

Here’s the party dress I’ve been working on for the past two nights:

It’s Butterick B4389, made out of textured, printed white chiffon and gunmetal blue-grey stretch satin from a Hancock’s clearance rack. Total cost of materials, thread, and pattern = $12.75-$15.00. I only used materials, thread, pattern, and notions from my current stash and bought nothing new for this project.

I cut it out in pattern size 12, but had to take it in by 1.25″ because it was WAY too loose on me now that I am shrinking down to a 34A again. I just need to hem the skirt, slipstitch the bodice lining, and sew in a second hook and eye above the zipper since my 1″ increase in the back-waist length made the 12″ zipper too short.

As a bonus, I discovered that I needed to dial myself a smaller bust and booty on my Singer dressform when I compared its measurements (set around August 2007) to my current ones. Hurray for the shrinking backside!

My full review of B4389 is up at Patternreview.com for the curious.

I still covet this Jalie running skirt pattern! I think that a workout skirt with attached shorts would be so cute, not to mention a hell of a lot cheaper to make myself than the $40-$50 these things are going for online.

Wah! (Counts the weeks until June 6 when she can spend money on clothing, fabric, patterns, and other related stuff again.)

2008 Wardrobe Plan!

I am still working on my Personal Style/Sewing badge this month at Project Wonder Woman, and now I have the exact project I would like to complete in order to earn it.

I have already done a preliminary closet purge, but I will do another this week. In the meanwhile, I have entered the Pattern Review 2008 Wardrobe contest (Feb. 1 – April 30, 2008) which requires each contestant to sew a coordinating wardrobe of 10 pieces, including:

  • 1 accessory
  • 1 jacket OR dress
  • 4 tops
  • 4 bottoms

I am doing 11 pieces because I want to make a jacket AND a dress as well as the other compulsory items. I am also limiting myself to the raw materials I already have on hand: fabrics, notions, patterns, old t-shirts and other clothes that would otherwise be donated or tossed. I plan to spend $0 additional dollars on this project.

I dug through my fabric and pattern stash on Saturday to see if I could come up with enough somewhat coordinating colors to make 10 pieces, and discovered that there was enough black, white, and plum/burgundy between my three fabric sources (unsewn, new fabric stash, box of unflattering guy-cut t-shirts from 5k races and college, and tired clothes from my closet) to build myself a pretty cute, matching wardrobe.

Here is the storyboard I made for the project (Click for full-size view):

2008 Plum Crazy Wardrobe Plan


  • Storyboard: completed
  • Items Cut: 3/11 (S7013, NL6160, and NL 6375)
  • Items Sewn: 0/11

And as for other sewing projects, I will be finishing 3 dresses this week, including the aborted Badgley Mischka white fishtail gown, a Butterick party dress suitable for one of the many wedding receptions I will be attending this year, and a fun, quirky sundress made from remnants and a Threadless t-shirt called “Happy Harvest.”

I’m back in the groove of sewing, so my only obstacles will be time and the “helpful” antics of my two unpaid assistants.

Slinky and Neville help out

2/8/08 Log: Current happenings

I got in my YF Flexibility (15 min), TT core/shoulders (60 min) and BFL style HIIT run (20 min) this morning, and boy, am I pooped out. I am seriously considering moving my workout 4 to Saturday to allow for more recovery time next week. I’m more likely to have a high calorie day on Saturday anyhow, so that would work better. We’ll see. My arms are feeling very, very pumped up, but very, very heavy today.

I will say that the 5 AM wake ups are getting easier for me now. I can’t stay up much past 11:30 PM as a result, but that’s all right.

Meal 6 last night was a take out ham and turkey sandwich on ciabatta bread from Lulu’s Bait Shack. I worked until 10 pm, didn’t have my Meal 6 foods with me since I wasn’t expecting a late night, and was hungry enough to gnaw on my shoes by 9 pm, so I caved and had the salty sandwich provided by the office. It was, unfortunately, rather overloaded with salt, and I’m up 2 lbs in water weight, today, hee. I’ll eat clean for the next three days and clear it up by Monday.

Other than that…

– Still not sick despite donating blood last week, living with my husband’s putrid cough for 2 weeks last month, and spending 9-12 hours a day with ill co-workers whose immune systems are faltering due to a steady diet of soft drinks and junk food. I credit my compulsive hand-washing habit, clean living, daily vitamins, and a somewhat neurotic insistence on opening public doors with either my foot (or a hand equipped with a paper towel barrier in some cases) for this miracle.

– I am super busy at work blinging out user interfaces for three Nintendo DS projects.

– I have a hair cut appointment tomorrow and am thinking about going even shorter, at least in back. I keep tying the longer strands up into two stumpy pigtails, which clearly indicates to me that I don’t like how the style looks when down. The whole point of having a short hair cut is not having to do stuff like that, so I will request something different tomorrow.

– Colored pencil class with my father is actually getting me fired up about drawing again

– I’ve been uber-hungry all day long this week. My meals haven’t changed since last week, so I assume the change in workouts is causing it.

– Lower abs have been wonderfully flat for the past 3 days, and I have that twitchy, energized, hollow feeling every day until meal 4 that indicates that I am firmly in fat-burning mode. I guess CB would call it metabolic turbulence.

– I am thinking about entering a 2008 Wardrobe sewing contest at Patternreview.com, but because I have cut off all spending on new fabrics, patterns, and clothing until June, I am afraid that it will be tough for me to come up with 10 cohesive pieces using only the materials I have on hand in my stash. I have more than enough fabric to make 10 items, but I didn’t buy it all with a wardrobe plan in mind, so not everything coordinates. 🙁

– Delayed onset muscle soreness is starting to hit my upper back, shoulders, and triceps from yesterday and this morning’s workouts.

– I’m going to attempt to plan an all-Chinese food menu for next week to celebrate Chinese New Year using a combo of EFL recipes and my WW Stir-Fry to Szechuan cookbook.

– I want to go on record as saying that Body-for-Life style intervals are a LOT more strenuous in my opinion than the ones outlined in TT and Afterburn. At least they are at the speeds I’m using. I shall be using a mix of HIIT styles throughout this challenge to keep my system from adapting to any one interval pattern.

– If I can get the 28-page long application form completed before I pass out tonight, there is a 75% chance that I will be attending the American Gladiators open call at Universal Studios Citywalk tomorrow after I get my hair hacked off. My co-worker is trying out, and I half-committed to giving it a shot, too. This was before I saw how much paper work was involved. And also before I totally killed my entire body in four heavy workouts over the past five days. Ouch. Well, I have an annual pass to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure anyway, so if the lines are insane when I get there for the tryouts, I will just abort the mission and console myself by riding The Hulk, Spider-Man, and the Dueling Dragons two times each and jogging around the park.

The funny part is that I’ve never actually seen American Gladiators, either the old series or the new one. I just think it would be fun to take their PT test. I’m kind of weird like that.

– Is it totally narcissistic to be inspired by one’s own previous transformation results? LOL…

May 2004 – March 2005

– YF Flex (14 min)
– TT GLGM Workout 4 + Intervals (86 min)

A1) Stability Ball Curl Ups (3×12)
A2) DB Bent-Arm Lateral Raises (Drop sets 3x 15 @ 15 lbs, then 15 more @ 10 lbs)
B1) Cable Lift (3×12 each side @ 40 lbs)
B2) Elevated Push Ups (3×15 each side)
C1) Plank (3×3 @ 30 sec)
C2) BB Upright Row (3×12 @ 50 lbs)

– BFL-style Interval Run (20 minutes, 4 sets of intervals at 3.5, 6, 7, and 8 mph)

M1: 2 Amyella’s blueberry/cranberry walnut crunch muffins
M2: 60g oats and raisins, 3 egg whites
M3: 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 1/2 c. crab meat, 2 tangerines
M4: 1/2 c. 1% cottage cheese, 1/4 c. greens and ground beef stir fry, 1/2 oz. walnuts
M5: 1 rice cake, 1/2 T. ANPB, 1/2 oz. walnuts
M6: 3 egg whites/1 whole egg omelette, 1/2 c. sauteed spinach, 2.5 oz. sweet potato wedges

2/7/08 Log: Mass workouts give me the raging hungries

Got up again around 5 AM (5:17 actually), logged into WOWY, and did 15 minutes of YF Flexibility. Then I made myself a post-workout strawberry banana protein shake from the nutrition section of NROL4W, chugged a cup of water, and motored to the gym to do my upper body workout and intervals. I had bike intervals planned, but my right knee feels funky after plyo on Sunday and heavy legs Tuesday, so I opted for a hill walk on the treadmill instead.

140.8 lbs this morning, down a bit more than 1/2 lb from yesterday and my new low for 2008. I was STARVING yesterday even though calories were between 1500-1600 as usual and PMS is over 2 weeks away. The TT Get Lean & Gain Mass workouts with their heavy weights and slow lifting tempos are apparently a bit more metabolically taxing than the TT for Fat Loss 2K3 sets.

My nutrition plan is a bit closer to PN/Swolegenix now, too, with only two starchy carb servings a day in the mornings following my workouts, so there is a built-in hunger factor there, too. I still have fruit (apples, oranges, etc.) in meals 3 and 4, but 5 and 6 are pretty much protein/fat/veggies.

I’ll see how this goes in terms of fat loss, energy levels, and satiety for the rest of this week and next week. If I’m still consistently ravenous an hour before my next scheduled meal next week and losing more than 0.75-1 lb per week, I’ll be raising calories to 1700 per the TT and NROL4W nutrition guides. Sipping on a pro/carb workout shake before, during, and after my workouts seems to take care of the low energy issue I used to have when restricting carbs in the evening meals.

– YF Flex (15 min)

– TT GLGM Workout 3
A1) Eccentric Chins (2×5)
A2) DB Standing 1-Arm Alternating
Shoulder Press (2×8 @ 25 lbs)
B1) V-Grip Pulldown (2×8 @ 90, 97.5 lbs)
B2) Cable Lateral Raise (2×8 @ 15 lbs)
C1) Lying DB Triceps Extension (2×8 @ 20 lbs)
C2) E-Z Bar Curls (2×8 @ bar + 20 lbs)
D1) Triceps Pressdown (3×12 @ 100 lbs)
D2) Hammer Curls (2×12 @ 20 lbs)

– Interval Hill walk (20 min; 60 seconds hard 12.5% incline / 90 seconds recovery 5.0% incline @ 3.3 mph)

M1: Workout shake (1 banana, 5 strawberries, 1 scoop vanilla protein, 1 c. water, 1 c. ice, 1 T. l-glutamine)
M2: 53g Go Lean Crunch, 1/4 c. Fiber One, 1/2 c. Light soy milk, 3 egg whites
M3: 2 Amyella’s blueberry/cranberry walnut crunch muffins
M4: 4 oz. grilled whiting, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 3 small tangerines
M5: 4 oz. whiting filet, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 1/2 oz. walnuts
M6: 3/4 scoop protein, 1 T. l-glutamine, 1/2 T. cocoa, 1/2 c. light soy milk, 1/2 oz. walnuts

2/6/08 Log: Call me Ms. Sleepypants

So…I committed to getting up at 5 AM this morning to sign into the free WOWY (work out with you) virtual gym at Milliondollarbody.com with a team member from my eDiets Ultimate Challenge group. It was extremely hard to get out of bed that early, especially since I couldn’t fall asleep until 11:45 pm last night. Thank goodness that I only had yoga and inline skating scheduled. If I had to lift this morning, “skullcrushers” would have been a reality, not just a cute name for a tricep exercise. As it stands, I had to sing 90’s power ballads at the top of my lungs during the entire 40 minute drive to work to keep myself from nodding off.

On the positive side, I am sure that I will pass out as soon as I get home from colored pencil class tonight at 9, which should make tomorrow’s 5 AM wake up less awful. I am so very not a morning person.

Anyway, workouts are done, food is packed, and my weigh-in this AM was 141.4 lbs, 2 lbs down from yesterday and probably pretty close to my actual weight. Isn’t it lovely how quickly water weight goes away with clean, low-sodium eating, a gallon of water, and no bloat-inducing cottage cheese? There was hardly any ab jiggle at all this morning when I was doing the cardio warmup portion of my YF workout.

And maybe this is just me, but has anyone else reached that crossover point in fat loss/fitness where ANY activity at all seems to activate all of the muscle fibers in their leg muscles? I swear, I feel like even basic activities like walking and standing around (not to mention sitting on my stability ball at work) are firing up my leg muscle fibers the same way that doing 205 lb BB squats do now.

I think my muscles and metabolism have officially kicked into Turbo Mode at last.

And I am SO FRICKIN’ HUNGRY today that I can barely concentrate. Last night’s leg workout must have been even better than I realized.

– YF Flexibility (30 min)
– Inline skating (30 min)

M1: 60g raisins and oats, 3 egg whites
M2: 2 Amyella’s blueberry/cranberry walnut crunch muffins
M3: 3 oz. chicken breast, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 2 tangerines
M4: 2 protein fudgsicles, 1 apple
M5: 4 oz. chicken breast, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 1/2 oz. walnuts
M6: 4 oz. whiting filet, 1/2 c. sauteed spinach, 1/2 oz. walnuts

2/5/08 Log: The squat rack gets NO love at my gym

This morning I hit the Off button instead of Snooze on my alarm and wound up oversleeping. I didn’t have enough time for the TT workout, so I opted to do 30 minutes of YF cardio (267 calories burned in 30 minutes according to my Polar HRM) to at least get SOME exercise in before the start of the work day in case I have to stay late again tonight. We have cheesy wall to wall mirrors in our living/dining room area which makes it a great place for a home workout. I can visually gauge my fat loss progress by seeing how much or how little my abdominal area jiggles when performing jumping jacks and hops in a YF workout, LOL, and today there was definitely less jello ripple action than before.

My quads, glutes, and upper back are vaguely DOMS’y today from the Plyo X workout on Sunday, yesterday’s chest and back TT workout, and all of the random pull ups and chins I have been doing at home whenever I pass through my bedroom doorway. I’m not sore enough to want to bother with l-glutamine, but I may take some tonight anyway after I do my TT Ultimate Mass workout 2 (lower body/core). My plan is to leave the office on time at 7 pm, drive straight to the gym, and do my lifting and intervals before going home for my final meal of the day. If I have to stay late…I will STILL go to the gym, even if I don’t get there until 9 pm. Planet Fitness is open until 11 pm, so I’ll have plenty of time to get my workout done, and most of the underage jocks will be gone by then, too.

Weight is slightly inflated at 143.4 lbs, but at least it’s coming down from the dairy, salt, and carb bloat of last week. I’m going to down a minimum of 1 gallon of water and green tea today and limit starchy carbs to meals 1 and 2. I need to flush out my system and get things rolling again.

10:57 PM update


They moved the two squat racks around in my gym to make an enclosed floor for the trainers to work with their clients, group classes, or possibly a corral for unruly rugrats. My beloved rack is now in a cramped, dim corner FAR, FAR away from the nearest A/C vent, fan, and water fountain! I honestly thought I’d slip in the pool of sweat I left during my back squats and SB jackknives when it was time to do the split squats. It should be noted that once again I was the only one using the free weight squat rack for more than 3 minutes. Both Smith machines, however, were constantly in demand.

The poor squat racks get no love at Planet Fitness.

Still…I got my planned workouts done (plus the bonus 30 minute YF cardio this AM), drank 128 oz. of water and green tea, and am about to have my final totally OP meal of the day (strawberry banana post workout protein shake with l-glutamine)!


– YF Cardio (32 min; 267 calories burned)

– TT Get Lean/Gain Mass Workout 2 (605 calories burned including intervals)
A1) Squat (Changed this to 2×20 @ 95 lbs and 1×6 @ 205 lbs)
A2) Rear-Deltoid Raise (3×8 @ 10 lbs)
B1) BB Split Squat (3×8 @ 95 lbs)
B2) Stability Ball Jacknife (2×15)
C1) Stability Ball Leg Curls (2×20)
C2) Side Plank (2×6 reps per side)

– Interval Elliptical (5 minute warmup + 6 sets intervals; 60 seconds hard @ L11/60 seconds recovery @ L5; average speed 6-7 mph)

M1: 53 g Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal, 1/4 c. Fiber One, 1/2 c. light soy milk, 3 egg whites
M2: 2 Amyella’s blueberry walnut crunch muffins
M3: 3 oz. chicken breast, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 2 tangerines
M4: 1 scoop protein powder, 1 apple
M5: 4 oz. chicken breast, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 1/2 oz. walnuts
M6: PWO shake (1/2 banana, 3 strawberries, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 c. light soy milk, 1 T. l-glutamine)

2/4/08 Log: Maggie 33, Super Bore 0

Well, as far as Super Bowl eating went, I was spared the temptation because I told DH that I had zero interest in going to his buddy’s house to watch a football game with a dozen guys who would just be smoking, drinking, and snarfing down stuff with cheese, grease, or salt on top.

I stayed home, planned my workouts for the rest of the year, bulk cooked my food for the week as usual, took progress pics, finished the laundry, played a bit of Rune Factory, read, baked Amyella’s crunchy blueberry walnut muffins, and ate clean.

And so another annual Super Bore Sunday passed by without my having to watch any of it.

Maggie 33
Super Bore 0

I started the TT Get Lean/Gain Mass program today with what turned out to be a chest and back workout split. The breakdown of my program for the next 2 weeks is as follows:

Mon: Chest/Back; Interval run
Tue: Legs/Core; Interval elliptical
Wed: Inline skate; yoga or other light activity
Thu: Tris/Bis/Back; Interval bike
Fri: Shoulders/Core; Interval run
Sat: Inline skate; Forza
Sun: Rest

I made a checklist with an item for each of my workouts using the Shadow Plan outliner on my Treo, so each time I complete a workout I check it off. Oxygen magazine didn’t hook me up with a free wall calendar this year, so I can’t do my old foil star routine to mark off each completed workout.

Yes, I know I can buy a clearance calendar for just a few bucks now, but why spend money on a paper calendar when I have already blown $240 on my used Treo 650 just so I wouldn’t have to buy a paper calendar again?

My office fitness challenge team is STILL in the lead, and check it out–I am NOT the competitor with the lowest percentage of BF% lost so far! I am middle of the pack, which is just peachy in my opinion. My scale weight was the same as last week, but my Omron % dropped from 23.5% to 21.8%. Woo! Our lowest scoring member, Gio, was down with bronchitis last week, so he hasn’t been able to work out much at all. Everyone else on the team is kicking butt hardcore. 😀

I’ll be making a few tweaks to my nutrition over the next few days. I’ve been doing all right leaving such items as Go Lean Crunch cereal in my meal plans and eating starches at night, but I want to bring my meals more in line with Chris Mohr’s recommendations and the PN/Swolegenix principles. I’m keeping starches within meals 1-3, and switching to berries and citrus as my carbs in meals 4-5. Meal 6 will be protein/fat only. My baseline calories will remain 1550-1700, but I will have one low calorie cycling day at 1000-1200 on Wednesday or Sunday, and one high calorie day at 2000 on Tuesday or Friday.

I am also nixing the dairy in my diet. I put dairy back into my nutrition plan in the past week and a half (1/2 c. cottage cheese each day, 1/2 c. 1% milk this weekend), and I have been consistently weighing in 2 lbs heavier than my established low of 142.0 and feeling “off” (not to mention bloated) ever since. NOT worth it. Like Muscle Gaining Secrets author and recent vegetarian convert Jason Ferruggia, I shall just say noooooooo to the moo juice from now on.

– TT Get Lean/Gain Mass Workout 1
A1) Bench Press (2×5 @ 95, 105 lbs)
A2) DB Row (2×5 @ 40 lbs)
B1) DB Flat Press (3×8 @ 30, 35 lbs)
B2) Underhand-grip Seated Row (3×8 @ 90 lbs)
C1) Incline DB Press (2×12 @ 30 lbs)
C2) Reverse-grip Pulldown (2×12 @ 75, 80 lbs)

– Interval Run (6 sets intervals @ 8.5, 9.0, 9.0, 9.2, 9.2, and 10.0 mph for 60 seconds with 3.5 mph recovery for 90 seconds)

M1: PWO shake (1 banana, 3/4 scoop protein powder, 1/2 c. coffee)
M2: 2 Amyella’s blueberry walnut crunch muffins
M3: 3 egg whites, 60g raisins and oats, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix
M4: 1 scoop protein powder, 1 apple
M5: 3 egg whites/1 whole egg, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 2 tangerines
M6: 4 oz. whiting filet, leftover veggie and mushroom soup, 1/2 oz. walnuts

2/3/08 Log: 4-Week TT Progress Photos and Stats

Okay, I finally took my Day 28 pics for the TT 12-week contest. Sorry I missed Day 14 pics, but frankly, there wasn’t much to see that week anyway!

I’m retroactively using the Durnin-Womersley formula to calculate body fat based on skinfolds because it seems to produce values that look reasonable to me (compared to the outrageously low figures that the Jackson-Pollock formula gives me) and isn’t as tetchy as the stupid Omron when I’m retaining water. I don’t care about the actual number; I just want to see it go DOWN. I’ve edited my starting post with the Durnin BF% I got based on the skinfolds from day 0.


January 6, Day 0

Age 32
Weight 145.8
Neck 13
Shoulder 42
Chest 36.5
Waist 27.25
Abdomen 29.5
Hips 39.25
Thigh 23.5
Knee 13.5
Calf 15
Ankle 7.75
Arm 12 (relaxed)/12.5 (flexed)
Forearm 9.5
Wrist 5.75
W-H Ratio 0.69
BF% (Durnin-Womersley) 26.96%

February 3, Day 28

(Full size versions of the above photos can be viewed in my TT 2008 12-Week Transformation Contest gallery)

Age 33 (+1 year!)
Weight 144.2 (-1.6 lbs; I’m retaining water, though, and have had a low of 142.0 lbs for a loss of -3.8 lbs)
Neck 13
Shoulder 41.75 (-0.25)
Chest 35.0 (-1.5)
Waist 26.5 (-0.75)
Abdomen 28 (-1.5)
Hips 38.5 (-0.75)
Thigh 23.25 (-0.25)
Knee 13.5
Calf 14.75 (-0.25)
Ankle 7.75
Arm 12 (relaxed)/12.5 (flexed)
Forearm 9.5
Wrist 5.75
W-H Ratio 0.69
BF% (Durnin-Womersley) 23.45% (-3.51%)

I’ve had some progress over the past 4 weeks, but the changes aren’t dramatically visible yet. What’s not clear from the circumference measurements is the amount of flabbage I’ve lost from my abdomen. My suprailiac skinfold on 1/6/08 was 15mm. Today, it was 8.5mm! Tricep skinfolds have dropped from 13mm to 10mm, and bicep skinfolds are down from 6mm to 4mm even though my bicep circumference measurements (12.5″ flexed and 12″ relaxed) have not changed since Day 0, proof that I am losing the arm jiggle but regaining some of the arm muscle that went away during November and December. Yay!

Overall, I am just glad that everything feels firmer and less squishy now, and my strength and cardiovascular endurance levels are back to pre-holiday levels and then some as far as my legs are concerned. The inline skating seems to be boosting my hamstring and glute strength. Plyo X didn’t seem as dreadful this morning, and I’ve finally hit 200 lbs in BB squats after maxing out last year at 185 lbs.

My next scale weight milestone is 140 lbs (again…sigh), and I plan to get there by bumping up my strength training days to 4 per week, making sure I get in all of my interval sessions, and dialing in my nutrition a bit more.

My official program for the next 4 weeks:

Get Lean / Gain Mass (Weeks 5-6)
– M/T/TH/F: Lifting + Intervals (60 min)
– W/Sa: Yoga (30 min) + Medium intensity inline skate or other fun, non-interval physical activity (30 min)
– Nutrition: 40/30/30 c/p/f, 1350-1550 calories zigzag with one 2000 calorie high day

Ultimate TT Mass (Weeks 7-8)
– M/T/TH/F: Lifting + Intervals (60 min)
– W/Sa: Yoga (30 min) + Medium intensity inline skate or other fun, non-interval physical activity (30 min)
– Nutrition: 40/30/30 c/p/f, 1350-1550 calories zigzag with one 2000 calorie high day

– Plyo X (30 min)
– Inline skating (30 min)
– Yoga (30 min)

M1: 3 5″ Bisquick Light blueberry pancakes, 2 slices reduced fat bacon, 3 egg whites, 1 T. honey
M2: Chinese soup with 1.5 oz potato, 1 c. cabbage, 1/2 c. mushrooms
M3: 3 oz. chicken breast, 2/3 c. sauteed spinach, 2 T. ground beef and greens stir fry, 2 T. salsa, 1 corn tortilla, 1 tangerine
M4: 30 g Go Lean Crunch cereal, 1 T. Fiber One cereal, 1 T. raisins, 1/2 c. 1% cottage cheese
M5: 3/4 oz. toasted walnuts, 1/2 c. 1% milk, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1/2 T. cocoa powder
M6: 3 egg whites/1 whole egg, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 1 tangerine