Weight Loss Journey – Day 49

I woke up not feeling the greatest and I really believe it’s my body trying to get back into healthy mode!  It was still nice finding that the scale went down again a bit!  The body water and musculoskeletal percentages also went up.

Weigh In:  163.8

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 a 10 incline at 3mph and will do this for a total of 10 minutes, then an 8 incline for the other 10 minutes.  Earlier today, I did do a 10 min walk at a 10 incline at 3 mph and that was brutal.  **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, apple, spinach, strawberries and ice.  This looks disgusting but it actually was really good!

AM Snack:   1 slice of little ceasars pepperoni pizza with marinara sauce – I was feeling quite dizzy, so I feel as if it was a reaction to not having the same types of food as I did last week.

Lunch:   Salad with 1 hard boiled egg, onions, salsa and a drizzle of ranch on top; parmesan crusted turnips I had made the other night; leftover skillet spaghetti with mushrooms.

PM Snack:   Pop Chips – buffalo ranch flavored.

Dinner:   Salad with onions, 1 cherry tomato picked from one of our plants outside, mushrooms, salsa and a drizzle of ranch dressing; Basmati rice with soy sauce; chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken.

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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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