Weight Loss Journey – Day 52

As mentioned last Friday, I did start the Harley Pasternak workouts once again this morning!  It felt really good to get that first 32 oz. of water down as well.  When I started work this morning, I did pick out my two snacks for today – whether I ate them or not I didn’t know but it was definitely helpful having them chosen already first thing in the morning.

After this week, I’ll be posting weekly blog updates on the weight loss journey, since I do have a bit of a ways to go still!

Weigh In:  164

This time last week: 166.2

Activity:  Harley Pasternak workout – 3 sets of pushups, squats and crunches, along with the warm-ups and cooldowns.

Breakfast:  Smoothie with spinach, 1 apple, 1 banana, almond milk.

AM Snack:   Buffalo Ranch Pop Chips

Lunch:   Whole wheat pita homemade pizza with ground chicken, onions, 3 big slices of pepperoni, shredded cheddar cheese; asparagus and 1 green bean that we picked from the garden last night.  Side of homemade ranch dressing.

PM Snack:   Pistachios – snack size bag.

Dinner:   Smothered crockpot pork chops, green beans, butter noodles with parsley.


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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