I’m on day 6 and I’ve already lost 3 lbs.! The key has been eating well. Which I have always known, but I’ve never stuck to for long periods of time.
My goal for this weight loss challenge is to change my eating habits so it becomes part of my daily routine. I’m hoping I will not crave sugary or sweet foods as much anymore. Here’s what I’ve been eating over the past few days:
Breakfast: Plain oatmeal with almond milk mixed with peanut butter or almond butter, walnuts or blueberries and honey. I’ve also had an egg scramble with black beans, avocado, chopped up sweet potato and green onion, or a protein shake with peanut butter on a banana.
Snacks: I’ve stuck with apples, banana with some peanut butter, pistachios, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds (I mix it up each day).
Lunch: Bowl of kale with chicken breast (baked chicken breast with peaches on top, it was delicious!), or black beans, some green onion, sweet potato chunks, or couscous/quinoa, asparagus or broccoli.
Dinner: I was bad Saturday night and had Bonefish Grill for dinner and dessert (I allow myself 1 cheat meal a week). Aside from that, I’ve had some taco meat in a burrito with lettuce, salsa and green onion with a side of asparagus. Last night I had a protein shake for dinner after my workout, a couple pieces of bacon and 4 slices of peaches (leftovers) and a half sandwich of pb & j (not the best of dinners, but it was a lazy night and long day). I’ve also had hamburger meat with arugula, kale, green onion and sweet potato chunks. I don’t plan on eating much red meat after this past week.
Drinks: I’ve stuck with water, some OJ a couple of mornings, and some coffee at work only (I limit it to 1 cup per day if I have to have some, and no sugar or creamer added)
Workout: I’ve gone to OTF 3 times since I started this challenge, and will be going tonight and tomorrow. Taking Thursday off, and plan on going Friday and Saturday or Sunday.
I’ve been playing around with food trying a variety of things and just mixing some of my own concoctions. I’ve done well staying away from cheese, most dairy, and most processed foods. I will be discussing a lot more with a trainer and learning more about foods and fitness soon.
I’m slowly but surely getting there! Patience is a virtue. It’s hard having patience when you do something like this because you want to see results right away. Perhaps you want to know what you’re doing is working.
Keep continuing on the right path and soon you’ll see those results you’ve been aching for. In due time!