Each day I wake up and hope that the scale continues to go down. When it does, I am ecstatic. When it goes up, I remind myself that muscle is building and the day is a new day. Today, I am at a weight I have not been at in over a year – it is a sigh of relief knowing that I am on the right track.
Weigh In: 167.7
This time last week: 168.4
Activity: 3 sets of chest flys, squats and crunches; Over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill.
Breakfast: Egg & Vegetable casserole. Recipe here! Strawberries and 1/2 cup cottage cheese.
Snack: Six cherry tomatoes & cheese cubes on a skewer.
Lunch: Smoothie with ice, almond milk, greek yogurt, scoop of protein powder, 1 apple, 1 banana, a handful of frozen pineapple chunks.
Dinner: Smoked chuck roast, smoked kielbasa, green beans and onions.
Water is very important – especially if you are moving around a lot! 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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