Weeeeeeeee!!!! I lost 4.8lbs this week!!!!!!! I am totally ecstatic. This brings me to a total of exactly 13lbs lost in 3 weeks! I am really starting to feel a change in my body and at some point the changes will be noticeable to other people and that is really exciting to me! I’m also looking forward to busting out my clothes from smaller sizes. I currently have one pair of work pants – I ironically busted the button on one pair the week before I started exercising and eating better – the work pants I’m left with are cut a bit larger than the ones I broke and they are hanging on for dear life around my waist. It feels really good to see those things happening.
I’m well aware that I won’t be able to keep up a near 5lb weight loss every week but it feels good to have a few here and there. I exercised 4 times this past week. I used the elliptical twice, both times for one hour. One day I doubled up and did the elliptical in the morning and rode my bike for 20 minutes in the evening. Another day I just rode my bike for about half an hour. And yesterday I cut the grass and cleaned all day long so I count that as my calories burns for that day. I tried to focus on just enjoying the activity and not feeling forced to do anything. WIth the weather being nice I’m not wanting to be at the gym every time I need to exercise and I love getting on my bike and riding around the neighborhood.
As far as food goes I stayed pretty close to 1200 calories a day. Last Sunday I am sure I went way over that as I shared last Monday I decided to join the family dinner instead of eat my own stuff. There were two days I fell a little bit short of 1200 calories, which I really don’t like to do it just happened and hopefully next week I can have 7 days of 1200 calories consumed each day. My main goals with food are to get 35g of Fiber every day, always include fruit and/or vegetable with every meal, and try to use them as snacks as well, try to get as much protein as I can, keep the sodium as low as I can by purchasing Low Sodium products and not adding salt to most things. My breakfast was typical two servings of Fiber One cereal with a bit of Truvia and Fat Free Milk with some fruit like an apple or cantaloupe. I’m on a cantaloupe kick right now. Mmmm. For lunch this week I had some leftover White Chili and I also made some wraps with a large Whole Wheat Tortilla, plain Hummus, Swiss Cheese, Black Beans, and thin sliced Cucumber. MMMMMMM. So good!! Dinner this week I also had some of the leftover White Chili, I had the Asian Sesame Chicken Salad from Panera twice, and my sweet potato and asparagus dinner one night. I snacked on Apples and String Cheese, Almonds, and had Jello Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding a couple of times as well.
I always try to drink 96oz of water a day and some days were better than others. I would say 4 days I got all 96oz and the rest it was closer to 72oz. Sleep is another big factor in weight loss and this week was kind of a crap shoot. The week started off horribly. Preston was sick – really just suffering from horrible allergies – so I was up several times in the night with him coughing, puking, crying, the whole bit. It was not fun. We got him on some allergy meds to stop the cough and deal with some other things like a baby ear infection and then sleep returned to normal. Starting Wednesday I probably got 8-9 hours a night the rest of the week. I have to say getting enough sleep helps TREMENDOUSLY with not having cravings or feeling unsatisfied. Yay sleep!
Today I’m planning to go for a short bike ride this morning, head to Mass, then hang out with my Aunt all afternoon Tomorrow I have a workout date with a friend to start the week off right!
How did your week go? Did you have any two-a-day workouts this week? Did you discover any new recipes or meals that you didn’t think would be a great as they turned out to be?