Weight Loss Journey – Day 48

I told myself this morning, just get out of bed a bit earlier and take it one day at a time.  I was actually excited to get up and weigh myself first thing because I knew I had done better yesterday, along with drinking more water.  After weighing in with Omada, I used my Renpho scale so I could see the BMI, body fat, body water, etc. percentages.  My skeletal muscle and body water definitely went down – which is good to know.  I find if my body water percentage is up, my weight typically goes down.

Weigh In:  164.6

This time last week:  164.4

Activity:  Getting up every hour, starting at 8 a.m., to get at least 250 steps in each hour (thank goodness for the fitbit to help keep me on track with that!).  Writing this blog post at an 8 incline at 3mph and will do this for a total of 20 minutes.  **If you are walking on an incline, make sure to build yourself up to this much of an incline!

Breakfast:  Smoothie with 1 banana, almond milk, pineapple, non fat yogurt and ice.

AM Snack:   None.

Lunch:   Last leftover bacon & cheddar brat from last night on a regular split top bun with ketchup/mustard to dip it in; salad with feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, onions and italian dressing; green beans with tajin seasoning on top.

PM Snack:  Smoked trout – some did have a maple glaze – purchased from local fish market.

Dinner:   Salad with onions, 1 hard boiled egg, salsa and a drizzle of ranch dressing; Skillet spaghetti made with ground chicken and onions, tomato sauce, water, ketchup, mushrooms, and banza chickpea spaghetti noodles – I felt like this was such a high protein dinner that I did have a little more spaghetti!

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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

**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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