Weight Loss Journey – 10.31.2022

Today I took the day off of work and it felt really nice to have a 3 day weekend.

Weigh In:  159.3
This time last week:  158.5

Today’s workout was C25K, Week 5, Day 1.  I did this right after having a cup of coffee, so I believe this helped curb my appetite a bit.  This included a 5 minute warmup walk, then jogging for 5 minutes, walking for 3 minutes, jogging for 5 minutes, walking for 3 minutes, then jogging 5 minutes.  A 5 minute cooldown walk was also done.

I’ve done the C25K program before and both times I’ve always told myself there is no way I’ll be able to run a full 5k without taking a break.  This is where C25K really comes into play because it really does help build your endurance.  I’m not running at an excessive speed either (usually 4.8 or 4.9 mph).  If I ran faster than that now, I would be pushing myself way too hard and I don’t want to do that and burn myself out completely.

Breakfast:  1 Dave’s Killer Bread Everything Epic Bagel with 1 egg, 2 pieces of bacon, slice of pepperjack cheese and horseradish mayo.

Lunch/Dinner:  Leftover beef rib from last week, cutup venison from last night, Banza Chickpea Mac & Cheese, 1 small avocado, tomatoes, mushrooms with tajin seasoning and buffalo sauce drizzled on top.  I took the picture before I decided to put buffalo sauce on top.

Dinner:  I was VERY full from the above two meals that I did not have anything else to eat.

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A few things I’m still 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
  • Amount of fiber in a serving – I’m doing my best to aim for 20g of fiber each day, but that sure can be difficult!
  • 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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