Official Weigh In (Sunday July 26th): 196.2
Monday Weigh In (Monday, July 27th): 193
Monday Weigh In (Monday, Aug 3rd): 194
Technically, for official purposes, I am down a couple of pounds. But from Monday to Monday, I actually gained a pound.
But, if I am being honest with myself (which is sometimes hard to do when you aren't losing like you dream about), I know what I need to do.
Although I did several two-a-days, upped my cardio, drank my water, only had 12 ounces of soda, and didn't drink any alcohol all week...I WAS too liberal with my snack allowances and there were a couple other tweaks I could make.
My protein shake breakfasts last week were made with 2% milk, blueberries, and 2 tbs peanut butter. That can end up being a pretty high calorie, although delicious and and pretty nutritious, breakfast. So this week I switched out my 2% milk for unsweetened almond milk, saving me roughly 90 calories there, and I cut out the peanut butter....saving me nearly 250 calories on top of my 90.
I have a wonderful coworker that keeps a desk drawer full of wonderful candy...which includes reeses peanut butter eggs. I like to pretend if I just have one or two (they are the small ones okay?!) that those calories don't really count.
but...THEY DO. So, none of that this week.
I bought some healthy snacks to have on hand instead of the cheetos another coworker gave me last week.
I am keeping up my water intake, adding 40-60 minutes of cardio in the afternoon on mornings where I just lift.
I will get there.
Like always though, when you make changes that you think are going to show results on the scale, and the results don't come instantly, you can get a little grumpy. But I am in good spirits. I mean...what is my other option? Quit? Uh no. I am going to lose my 4% this month.
And to stay motivated, I like to look at pictures when my body was at my (according to me) optimal size. I'm not sure of my weight here, although this was before my new boobies (see that gapping in the right boob/bra area). I would guess I am around 170. But those are size 8 skinny jeans from the Loft...and I want to fit into them again.
Happy Thursday friends!