Weight Loss Journey – Day 42

Making small changes eventually makes a huge difference!

Weigh In:  162.6

This time last week:  164.4

Activity:  Today was definitely the laziest day I have had in a while, but I still managed to get over 10k steps in.

Breakfast:  Two slices of multi-grain bread made into french toast with low fat cream cheese and blueberries on top, watermelon and kiwi.  I made the french toast mix with almond milk, 1 egg and cinnamon.  I typically put powdered sugar on my french toast, so this was a nice change!

AM Snack:  Pop chips

Lunch:  1 kielbasa sausage on multi-grain bread with the rest of the homemade horseradish sauce from yesterday, green beans with mushrooms and cold pasta salad that was made with chickpea pasta from Banza.  I did actually have another kielbasa sausage with multi-grain bread that’s not pictured.

PM Snack:  None

Dinner:  Smoked pork butt with Cairo BBQ sauce drizzled over the top, cold pasta salad that I made earlier with tomatoes and onions, homemade italian dressing, and corn with tajin seasoning.


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

**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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