Was doing well, until yesterday. Three women alone in the office, all craving red meat is not a good environment for dieting.
Overview of my week:
I hit the treadmill full speed one evening. Did about 30 minutes of running with a few minute-breaks here and there. Last night I went speed walking with a friend in the neighborhood for 45 minutes. It was a beautiful night so it really didn't feel like exercise at all.
I also "trick" myself into exercising around the house. Leg lifts while I brush my teeth in the morning and at night. Lunges down the hall. Squats in front of the tv in the mornings before work.
Goal for this week: At least 3 days of cardio this week and once on the weekend. Treadmill, neighborhood walk or pilates. I get burnt out quick so I have to ease myself in.
Falling off the wagon - cheeseburger for lunch yesterday. Let me tell you, it was worth it. Tons of pickles with mayo. Mmm. I did try to level things out with a Lean Cuisine for dinner and a walk afterwards.
Pat on the back - Fruit smoothies for breakfast with blueberries, strawberries, banana and fat free vanilla yogurt. Or fat free cream cheese on low fat wheat toast. Lean Cuisines for lunch or dinner every day this week.
Some of my usual snacks include string cheese, red grapes, cut up turkey weiners (40 cal 0 fat) with mustard, fruit cocktail, blackberries, animal crackers or 100 calorie packs.
Some of my favorite Lean Cuisines are the Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken Carbonara, Chicken Enchilada Suizas and Mac & Cheese. I'm very much a pasta lover and these allow me to indulge. Check out the Lean Cuisine website to sign up for coupons.
Goal for the week: to have only one cheat meal this week and to cut down on the diet soda. (Drinking one a day at this point.)
I have not weighed since Monday at which my weight was 151. Yuck. I hate that number. I was in the low 140s in college but a totally different build because of the muscle I had from running and swimming. The scales show I've lost around 3lbs since I started this on last Wednesday, so I'm super psyched. The first week or two are always easiest to lose though, so I know this high won't last long.
Still, if I can get back into the 140s I would probably run laps around my couch out of sheer excitement.
Goal for this week: to lose at least 2lbs.
Well that's it for my check-in this week. Wish me luck on staying strong and keeping away from those cheeseburgers. ;)