I hope everybody had a great week! Remember last week when I mentioned not to worry if you didn’t lose a lot of weight in a week? Well, last week I only lost 0.2 pounds, but this week I lost 1.4 pounds! Awesome!
Weight loss this week: 1.4 pounds
Weight loss since May 2015: 12 pounds
This means I only have 8 pounds to go before I’m pre-baby weight again! I’m definitely excited about this; my pants and shirts fit better and I feel great. Tracking my eating habits and exercising was really tough at first, but now that I have a good routine going, it’s super easy. I want to show you what a typical day looks like for me, eating wise.
Breakfast is always coffee, then usually a protein smoothie after my morning workout. Lunch is always leftovers. My 3 main meals are typically between 400-500 calories, with a couple snacks inbetween. I eat a mixture of healthy/not so healthy foods, but I mainly focus on the calorie count. If I want that snack of Froot Loops, great! Just make sure it’s in the budget. =)
Technically, my daily calorie intake is only like 1400 calories, but since I exercise, my calorie limit goes up so I eat about 1700-1800 a day. That still puts me at about a 500 calorie deficit, which means I should lose about a pound a week!
I did pretty good eating this week. One exception was Tuesday, which was our MOPS meeting. On MOPS days, I usually eat a really small breakfast so I can eat during the meetings, and I’ll just skip lunch. These moms make such great brunch items, I can’t resist! I may have binged on some amazing jalapeno cheese bread.
This past Friday night was a mom’s night, and I ate more S’mores and S’mores dip than was really necessary, haha. But that happened after I weighed myself, so we’ll see how that affects next week. Then Sunday I got sick (Thanks Allison!) so I didn’t work out or even hit my step goal. I only got like 6500 steps on Sunday… I’m always at 10k or above, so that hurt. Today I’m giving myself one more day to rest and then I’m back at it tomorrow!