Total Loss since 3/1/10: 20 pounds
Today, I'm feeling: ...stunned, but very happy with the number 5. Reminds me of a song...
Here's what happened last week:
Food: I ate very well this week, averaging just about 1,700 calories per day by eating very healthy foods. I did deviate occasionally, but nothing that would have taken me above 2,100 calories. When I'm hungry in between meals, I will have an apple, banana or prunes (don't knock it until you try it). I also snack on Turkey Jerky sometimes or low-fat yogurt at night. For the most part, I don't eat at night. I am never very hungry. Also, I try to have my biggest meal be lunch and afternoon, when I still have some time to burn it off.
Liquids: Tons of water, quite a bit of the Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus. This keeps it all moving and energy levels up. Also, helps to curb my appetite.
Exercise: I'll call this a "Grampa workout" - this is where you park the car at the far end of the parking lot at work, the grocery store, etc. Nothing strenuous, nothing that breaks a sweat...just a few more calories burned each day, all week. I've intended to ride my bike more lately, but have had a bad cold for a few days.
Confessional: Not much to confess for this week. When I wanted some chocolate, I ate some (2-4 Hershey's kisses, twice this week). Not really a sin at 75 calories per kiss on a 1,700 calorie day.
Weight Loss Highlight of the Week: I came around a corner and my wife remarked "Oh my gosh, you can really see that you are losing." It was special hearing that from my wife. 5 pounds left on the MayDay Challenge!
My Goals for this Week:
- Maintain a daily calorie budget of 1,700 or less
- Exercise at least 4 times this week (walking or cycling)