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Weight-Loss Challenge: Week THREE Update

While this week was far from perfect, it was definitely better. I am proud to say I lost 2.6 lbs this week for a total weight loss of 7. 4 lbs. I don’t feel “skinny” yet but I am happy that the number on the scale continues to go down.
I do wish I was shrinking quicker. We are never happy right? I need to remember that weight loss as a result of making small healthy changes means more moderate but permanent results. That is what I want, to keep the weight off for a life time. I also want to create habits I can comfortably maintain. I don’t know about you but I can’t live on “cabbage soup” or “lemonade” for very long. Eventually I am going to want real food!!
Here are some of my yummy but very real and normal meals I had this week.
8 oz OJ, 1/2 banana, 1 cup non-fat Dannon Light Yogart and 1/2 cup blue berries= 316 calories

8 oz. Almond Milk, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/2 banana, 2 scoups protien shake powder=  116 calories

1/2 sandwich (1 slice double fiber orowheat bread, 1slice pepper jack cheese, 1 serving oven roaster turkey, 1 slice tomato, lettuce) 1 small granny smith apple & 1 tbsp fat free carmel dip = 262 calories

Wrap (Flatout Flatbread light original, 1 serving oven roasted turkey, 1 slice pepper jack cheese,lettuce), 1.5 cups Santa Clause Melon & Diet Dr. Pepper = 342 Calories 

1.5 cups Homemade tortellini soup =231 calories

See, you can still enjoy food without breaking the calorie bank!

I must remember that I am losing fat and not just water weight or muscle like you do with some of those crazy fad diets. As I start to work out more I am actually building muscle and toning up. This is really important after 30 because you start to lose muscle mass which not only means that you get a little flabby but you also burn less calories. So physical activity and weight baring exercises are a MUST!
I am not just trying to lose weight. I want to look better, feel better and live a long healthy life. Making permanent changes will help me do all of this. It may be a slower process than I would like, but it is worth it. If you’re impatient like me, hang in there! We will get to our goal soon enough.

I want to welcome a new member to Journey 2 milfhood's weight-loss challenge . Her name is Hilary and she joined us last week. Yay Hilary!

My Goals for week FOUR

1. Log 180 minutes of  Activity (20 more than week 2 goal which I exceeded)

2. Keep using the notes section of myfitnesspal

3. Drink 8-8 oz glasses of water 6 of 7 days this week

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. 


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