Weight Loss Journey – Day 5

Happy Friday everyone!  With as full as I felt after dinner last night, I was sure to gain weight but it was a pleasant surprise to see it went down again!  Still less than last week at this time.

Weigh In:  169.7

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

Activity:  3 sets of hammer curls, jump squats, bicycle crunches; over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill.

Breakfast:  Smoothie with 2 bananas, a handful of chunked pineapple, almond milk, ice, scoop of protein powder.

Snack:  8 mini sweet peppers with homemade healthy spinach dip

Lunch:  1 lavash flatbread pizza with homemade pasta sauce and mushrooms/spinach, 1 diced chicken breast, 2 pieces crumbled maple Wright’s bacon, 6 thin slices of swiss cheese

Dinner:   Steak bites with horseradish sauce and a couple homecut french fries with ketchup.

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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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