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Weight Loss Challenge: Week SEVEN update (LATE POST)

I did weigh in on Friday and guess what? I stayed the same for the second week in a row. This week I think I will really need to push myself to see a loss.
I have about 24 more pounds to go to meet my goal which means I need to lose about 3 pounds a week from here on out. I have decided to step things up a bit in order to push through my plateau. Here is what I am going to do
1.       LOG EVERYTHING EVERY DAY. I have been a little lax on this. I will be sure to track every little bite so I can more accurately assess how I am doing and what I need to change next week.

2.       STEP IT UP A NOTCH. I have been active but I have been doing pretty leisurely walks. I will jog at least 2 times this week and add one more intense activity. I am thinking dancing or Zumba.


3.       ADD MORE DAILY ACTIVITY. What I mean by this is that in addition to actually working out I will take every opportunity to be more active in my daily life. I can walk to the store that is less than a mile from my house when I need to get a gallon of milk instead of driving. I can walk over to my co-workers desk to ask a question instead of e-mailing or calling. I can take more walking meetings.
Here is a great article from a very trusted site that describes plateaus, why they happen and what to do when you reach one.  
This weeks succsess:
Last Monday I made this yummy soup with stuff I had in my pantry. It was quick, easy, cheap and very low in calories.
I had some packages of easy mac and cheese for the microwave the kids didn't like so I used those noodles. They cooked quick but I normally use other boxed noodles. 
I got a huge pot!!
 It was delicious!!

This is one of the 4 meals or side dishes I got from a big pot of black beans I cooked. I just refried some of the cooked beans to go with my chicken soft taco.

This week should be less stressful and busy. So I WILL be on time with my Friday Post!! I already have a plan on how to be ahead of the game.


Check out the other lovley ladies doing this challenge. They are all doing awesome :)

 


Have a great week!! 

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