Weight Loss Journey – Day 2

This morning I did weigh in .2 lbs more – however, my muscles are super sore and typically I gain a lot more weight than what I did when I usually workout.  Also, I still weigh less than what I did last Tuesday!

Weigh In:  170.6

Woke up a little at 6:15 to get that workout in before getting ready for work.

Activity:  3 sets of lateral raises, hamstring crunches and side bends; over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill.

Breakfast:  Smoothie made with 6 strawberries, yogurt, almond milk and 1 banana – super bland and will need to add something else next time.

Snack:  1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese

Lunch:  1 lavash flatbread pizza with homemade pasta sauce, mushrooms, 1 chopped up blackbean burger, 2 slices maple bacon, shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese

Dinner:  1 cup homemade hamburger helper, 1 cup chickpea pasta with italian dressing and tomatoes/sweet peppers/banana peppers, 1/2 plate green beans

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Water is very important – especially if you are moving around a lot!  By the time I got done with the workout this morning, I had already drank 32 oz. of ice water again.  My goal typically is to have three 32 oz mugs of ice water by the time I go to bed.  If I walk over 12k steps, I’m definitely aiming to drink more water than that.

A few things I’m keeping an eye out on:

  • Amount of sugar in a serving – if it’s more than 4g, I am being cautious
  • Amount of protein in a serving – I’m aiming for at least 20g of protein per serving each meal
  • If I have a sweet tooth craving, I turn on the keurig and add creamer to my cup of coffee

Last week, each day I was losing weight – it wasn’t a lot, but I could see there was progress!  This is why I want to share with everyone what I am doing and I welcome any constructive comments as well.

**I am not a nutritionist or personal trainer by any means and my results can very much vary from anyone else’s.  Please keep that in mind and feel free to share this blog with friends!  

 

 

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