Happy Monday everyone!!! I'm feeling SO much better today. It feels good to be able to breathe again, lol. Let's get right to the food....'cause I've got a pic to show you that's going to make you think I've totally lost my mind, lol.
Breakfast was at 8am...my usual egg white scramble w/ 3 egg whites, 5 oz. baked chicken, bell pepper, onion, fresh mushrooms & 1/8 c. 2% shredded cheddar cheese.
Mom asked me if I was interested in going to lunch today and I said sure. After feeling like crap for the last several days, it was a welcome thought to get out and about in the sunshine and enjoy lunch with her and my nephew Cyress. Where did we go? CHINESE BUFFET!!!!!! Do I feel bad about this choice? Not one little tiny bit. It was delicious, I enjoyed it, and it tamed the raging craving for Chinese food that constantly dwells within me. YUM!
However, I am bright enough to realize that if you have a calorie-laden lunch, then your food for the rest of the day needs to be on the lighter side. I came home from lunch and drank (3) 32 oz glasses of water over the next few hours to start flushing the sodium. I wasn't hungry again before I had to leave for the gym. I got in a good, hard workout that I was proud of, then got back home around 8pm and fixed a quick dinner. I already had the asparagus grilled and in the frig, and the brown rice in the frig, so I threw some baby scallops in the oven and broiled them in some lemon juice and minced garlic w/ just a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. I had 5 oz. of scallops, 1/2 c. of brown rice, asparagus and a couple of slices of Roma tomato. Very low calorie meal and quite tasty!
Total Calories: ?????
Water Intake: (5) 32 oz. glasses
Exercise: 30 min strength training/40 min cardio - elliptical/treadmill w/ hand weights
I'm driking my 4th big glass of water now and will finish a 5th one before I go to bed. I hopped on the scale this morning and I'm 232.4....so .6 of a lb. down from Friday's weigh-in. I am only 2.6 lbs away from being in the 220's again....229.8 is my goal for this week. I fully intend on reaching it. :)
I haven't put any pics of myself up in a while so I let Mom take a couple of me today before we left for lunch. My last progress pics on my sidebar were at 242 lbs, so I'm only 10 lbs less right now, but I've been working out in the gym for several months, so I think I've lost some inches. I think I see enough of a difference in the pics to put these up even though the difference in weight isn't significant. And I know it looks like I'm sucking in my stomach on the 2nd pic but I'm really not.....I just have no neck, lol.
Hope you all are RIGHT ON TRACK with your food and exercise. If you're not....get to it!!! Don't let the week get by without seeing some progress....the challenge is almost halfway over already!!! I want to see EVERY SINGLE ONE of you hit your 10 lb. goal!! :)
Both the top and the pants are an 18/20.