Weight Loss Journey – 11.02.2022

This morning I actually woke up and did the C25K workout, so that felt nice to get it out of the way first thing in the morning!  That also opened up the afternoon, which I ended up using to take a small nap.  I use the app called ‘I Am’ and after I had decided to eat 2 more pumpkin cheesecake bars… this message came up, which was perfect timing.

Weigh In:  159.6
This time last week:  157.6

Today’s workout was C25K and I walked for 5 minutes for a warmup, ran for 8 minutes, walked for 5 minutes, ran for 8 minutes, then did a 5 minute cooldown walk.  I ended up walking a bit more after that as well.

Breakfast:  I had every intention to have a smoothie for breakfast, but this time it ended up being only coffee and creamer, then a later breakfast than normal with Dave’s Killer bread with 3 pieces of pepperjack cheese and homemade creamy horseradish sauce.

Lunch:  Whole Wheat Pita pizza I had made with homemade pasta sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppercinis and shredded cheese.

Dinner:  Haystack!  This is ground beef/pork, carrots, potatoes, onions, tomato soup, cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups – very filling!  Recipe here.

Snacks:  I ended up having 4 of the little squares of the pumpkin cheesecake bars.  Recipe here.


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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