Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Foods High in Fiber

As I'm trying to transform my eating habits (minus "Chimichanga Tuesday"), I had to research foods higher in fiber. If you are pre-diabetic or have  Type II diabetes, you should have at least 30mg of fiber per day. This should be forms of fiber that are natural. Some foods that I like are:

  • apple = 4.4. grams
  • banana = 3.1 grams
  • orange = 3.1 grams
  • oatmeal = 4.0 grams
  • popcorn, air-popped = 3.5 grams
  • black beans, cooked = 15 grams
  • almonds = 3.5 grams
  • pecans =  2.7 grams
  • peas, cooked = 8.8 grams
  • baked potatoe with skin = 2.9 grams
  • peanut butter = 4 grams
Of course, all of the above depends on how much you are eating, so check resources such as package, online, apps like Spark People, etc.

Happy Eating!

Monday, August 27, 2012


The workout tonight consisted of walking around the neighborhood. I managed to get in two miles in right around 33 minutes.

While I was walking, my daughter was running laps to practice for cross country.

We'll see what tomorrow brings!


Transforming Amy

Welcome back to my blog! I have decided to revamp what I'm blogging about. I am 35 years old and I need to get myself in shape and healthy!

I have recently been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I have also had a lot of issues with kidney stones in the past 9 months, which includes 7 surgeries. My husband has recently lost approximately 150 pounds, so I decided to jump on board!

My Exercise Regimen
Since February 2012, I have been exercising 5-7 times per week, minus the post-surgery times I couldn't exercise. My exercise regimen includes:
  • 20-25 minutes of elliptical
  • 10-15 minutes of free weights (mostly upper body)
  • 5 sets of planks (holding for 40 seconds each time)
  • multiple abdominal exercises
  • 10 minutes of stationary bike
On my "down" nights, I will walk around the neighborhood 3 laps, which is a little less than 3 miles.

Next Steps...
I met with a new Internal Medicine doctor today and she has started me on a diabetic diet. This mainly includes incorporating more fiber in my diet. I will keep you posted on my changes!