Weight Loss Journey – Day 8

It has been one full week of sharing my weight loss journey with you all so far!  I did have a couple glasses of chardonnay wine last night, so I was happy to see the number go down again this morning.

Weigh In:  168.4.
This time last week:  170.4

I got up a bit late this morning but took a small break to get my workout in.

Activity:  3 sets of push ups, squats, and crunches; over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill.

Breakfast:  Smoothie with 1 fuji apple, 1 banana, almond milk, 1 scoop protein powder, ice.

Snack:  1 snack bag of pistachios salted

Lunch:  1/2 plate salad with chickpea pasta in italian dressing, tomatoes, peppers, and homemade kimchi, 1/2 plate of lasagna leftover from last night (my healthier version).

Dinner:  1/4 plate of brown rice, 1/4 plate of beef and broccoli stirfry leftover from last week, 1/2 plate green beans with tajin seasoning

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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.  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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