Weight Loss Journey – Day 38

My average is still less than last week, so I’m doing OK on the weight, even though I do weigh more than yesterday.  In this morning’s workout, Harley Pasternak mentioned to ‘Graze, not Gorge’.  I have not been very good about eating a healthy snack in between meals, so I did that today – one in the AM and one in the PM.

As a heads up, I’ll be continuing my weight loss journey blog posts up until the end of this month.  At that time, I’ll be taking a vacation, so I’ll pick things back up once I am back, which will be Monday, July 11th.

Weigh In:  165.3

This time last week:  166.4

Warm-ups:  Running in place, jumping jacks, trunk crosses, ice skaters

Cooldowns:  Jump rope, punches, mountain climbers, side shuffles

Activity:  3 sets each of reverse flys with 2# weights, lunges, double crunches.  Walked over 12k steps.  I also attempted to do a 12% incline on the treadmill at 3 mph… a couple minutes of that will definitely get you sweating!

Breakfast:  1 egg with onions and mustard on multi-grain bread with watermelon and strawberries.

AM Snack:  Snack size bag of salted cashews.

Lunch:  Two slices of toast that is not as healthy as the multi-grain bread – I had already frozen this into a dill pickle pizza.  Also had this with lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese and salsa as the dressing.

PM Snack:  Pop chips – buffalo ranch flavored

Dinner:  Chicken, Kielbasa, Shrimp Alfredo Pasta with broccoli – recipe here!  

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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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