Saturday, April 9, 2016
Weight Loss Journey Week 4
I lost 5.4 pounds this week!! Squeal!
I've been consistent for 28 days now and I'm starting to get into the groove of things.
I LOVE my pedometer. I love challenging myself to walk more and be more active.
Here are my steps:
3/30: 6008 / 2.56 miles
3/31: 6809 / 2.9 miles
4/1: 10576 / 4.5 miles
4/2: 9024 / 4.01 miles
4/3: 9685 / 4.12 miles
4/4: 7522 /3.2 miles
4/5:9775 / 4.16
4/6: 12150 steps / 6.2 miles
4/7: 9670 steps / 4.1 miles
4/8: 10991 steps / 5.02 miles
I'm still riding my exercise bike for 30 minutes each day. I've even increased the tension from 2 to 3. I'm getting stronger.
I've been going on a 25 minute walk every day too. I've been putting in a lot of exercises to help me with this weight loss journey.
My calorie / nutrition overall for last week.
I went over sodium on Thursday and Friday - but not too much.
I'm still not making my Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium requirements.
I didn't meet my Protein requirement on Sunday by only 1 point and Friday by 10 points.
Overall I'm keeping everything in range.
Sunday's food. I grilled fish/Tilapia and had leftover grilled shrimp for a few days.
Monday food - left over Tilapia and Shrimp for dinner:
I went shopping Friday and decided to get a few frozen dinners to make it easier on me when the weather is so nice and I don't have to make an effort and time to cook something good. They only thing bad about frozen dinners is the amount of sodium in it.
Also I saw Turkey burgers - which are lower in calorie then beef burgers. I'm going to try it today. I just want to be outside grilling in this weather. (I did grill the fish and chicken from the other meals this week). Sometimes you just want a burger.
I also found sandwich thins for the burger bun.
I also purchased Bagel thins. I ate one this morning with egg and cheese. Yum!
I am totally a bread person. I need carbs. I also need chocolate - but have resisted. That is the hardest thing for me is sweets. But, fruit helps a lot.
I love that strawberries are in season. Yum!
The other thing I've figured out is that a banana is NOT as filling as an apple or an orange. So, I've completely switched to slicing an apple or having an orange in my cooler during the day while I work.
I've also started putting in a sandwich to eat between houses that I clean each day. That has really helped me stay on track and not be starving when I get home and feel like I need to eat and eat and eat.
I'm getting this figured out - although my stomach grumbles all the time. It feels like it's starving.
Here is the amount of exercise I've tracked:
wed 3/30: 101 min / 1129 cal burned
thurs 3/31: 100 min. / 1058 cal burned
fri 4/1: 60 min / 735 cal burned
sat 4/2: 105 min / 978 cal burned
sun 4/3: 70 min / 672 cal burned
mon 4/4: 79 min / 707 cal burned
tues 4/5: 92 min / 846 cal burned
Wed 4/6: 100 min / 938 cal burned
Thurs 4/7: 78 min / 711 cal burned
Fri4/8: 84 min / 798 cal burned
Overall, I'm trying really hard on this journey and I'm feeling great about my progress.