Today's been a success. I felt kind of snacky all day, but managed to keep it under control. Huge glasses of water and cups of coffee do wonders. I looked back on my calorie count for the week so far and I've kept it between 1300-1550 all week. Not bad, considering my daily limit was 1750!! I'm hoping to reach my first 15 lb goal this week. That would mean a loss of 3.8 lbs. Considering I set my overall goal at 10 lbs a month, and I've already surpassed that for the first month, then that really counts as my monthly goal already met. Yippie!
I still haven't heard back from my friend Lori on whether or not we'll get to use the lakehouse as my reward, so I've got to think of a back-up reward in case it doesn't work out. Today was treadmill day so I went down this morning and jumped on. I varied the speed between 3.7, 4.0 and 4.5. The latter is really a jogging speed for me, so I tried to jog. Although I was the only one in the fitness room at the time, I was still morbidly embarassed at the sound of my big, fat belly flopping against my thighs and making this hideous noise, so I dropped it back to a super fast walk and kept up as long as I could. Yesterday's time was 15:50....today's time was 15:04, so I'm improving. :) I can't wait til the day I get to tell you that my stomach has shrunk up enough that it no longer makes loud mocking noises when I jog. What a day that will be!
I also did 50 crunches and 20 arm exercises just for the "fun" of it. I've done a little packing today, and getting ready to do some more. Time to pack up my china cabinet. I'll probably have to make another dumpster diving trip tomorrow to gather some more boxes. Shane's off tomorrow so we're planning on driving around looking for some "for rent" signs....hopefully we can find a little house with a fenced in yard for the puppy to run around in. Keep your fingers crossed!
Here's my food intake for the day:
Breakfast casserole (egg whites, red. fat cheese, asparagus, mushrms, onions)
2 c. coffee w/ sugar-free creamer
Chicken melt (whole wheat sandwich thin, lite mayo, FF cheese, tomato)
Grilled chicken pasta salad (whole wheat penne, tomatoes, cukes, onions, lite Italian)
Crackers and roasted pine nut hummus
Kashi TLC bar (cherries & dark chocolate)
TONS of water
1 protein water
Side note: Dinner was especially delicious tonight. Shane commented on how awesome it was as he's done with all of our dinners recently. I think I actually caught him licking his plate. It just tickles me that because I'm the only one that cooks around here, he's "accidentally" going to lose weight right along with me. :)
Quote For The Day:
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle
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