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Weight Loss Challenge: Week EIGHT UPDATE

For the third week in a row I have maintained my 9 pound weight-loss. This would be great if I only wanted to lose 9 pounds. The good thing here is that my daily activity and food intake are good enough to balance and maintain any additional weight-loss which means I have established some good habits.

I am keeping my calories at a reasonable amount and my intake though out the day is pretty balanced. Here are some of my typical breakfast recipes.

Natures Path Organic Instant oatmeal with 1 tsp. Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa= 254 Calories

I was not too hungry this morning and when I wanted to eat more a few hours later I had a banana. You could easily add fruit, milk or juice to beef up this breakfast.

Shakes and smoothies are a staple in my diet. They are yummy and quick!!!

Here are two different recipes I use regularly:

1 cup of Almond Milk
2 scoops Visalus Shake mix (I think any protein powder will do)
1/4 cup Mixed berries (sometimes I do as much as a cup depending on how hungry I am)
Total Calories= 150

1 cup of Orange Juice
2 scoops Visalus Shake mix
2/3 cup Mixed Berries (I get this bag from Trader Joes)
Total Calories=270

What I really need to work on is increasing my physical activity. This has been the hardest thing to do because I have so little time as it is. That is my main focus for this week!!! Wish me luck!!


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