Today is the first day of week three. I averaged 1,782 calories a day last week, and lost a little under a pound. I’ve been struggling with water weight fluctuations quite a bit this past week, so I’m not too concerned about it.
I also took some updated measurements yesterday. In the last two weeks, I’ve lost 1/4 inch from my bicep, waist, thigh, and calf; and 3/4 of an inch from my hips.
Since Day 1 of this challenge, I’ve lost 7-8 lbs, 1/4 inch from my bicep, waist, thigh, 1/2 an inch from my chest, thigh, and calf, 2 and 1/4 inches from my waist, and 2 inches from my hips. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.
8/4/18 8/20/18 9/20/18 10/03/18
Weight: 131.2 lbs 131 lbs 126.4 lbs 123.6 lbs
Measurements (in inches):
Bicep 10.75 10.75 10.75 10.5
Chest 35 35 34.5 34.5
Waist 31 30 29 28.75
Hips 37 37 35.75 35
Thigh 22 22 21.75 21.5
Calf 14 14 13.75 13.5
I’m really happy with my progress so far. Although I’d rather not keep losing inches from hips, I’m happy to see my thighs finally start slimming a bit. They just weren’t budging. Now, I just need to get my next Bod Pod scheduled and hopefully see some real progress in terms of losing body fat.
Happy Thursday everyone!
Current step total: 1,724
I eventually got over my mood last night and baked my pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I used this recipe. They looked okay, but I didn’t get a chance to try any because I’d already hit the top of my calorie range for the day. – the taste test had to wait till morning.
And well, it was just ok. Nothing spectacular, but at 116 calories and 7.5 grams of protein each, I can try to eat them as a snack if I’m craving something sweet.
If I were a better baker, I’d try to figure out how I could improve this recipe to better suit my tastes; but I’m not. I can cook, but when it comes to baking, I can barely follow a recipe. That doesn’t mean I don’t try though; I’m going to try to make these protein cookies today. Hopefully they’ll taste better than the muffins.
Current step total: 601
I searched for recipes immediately after publishing yesterday’s post and decided on a few. I made my grocery list and went to bed feeling motivated. I assumed today would be a productive meal prepping day…
But it wasn’t. The day started out all right; I got up, took big kid to her soccer game, then came home and went grocery shopping. I didn’t get all the things I needed to do the prep I had planned, but I did get the ingredients for pumpkin chocolate chip protein muffins and oatmeal chocolate chip protein cookies.
I was pumped to make my muffins and cookies. They were an impulse decision, but a good one. I’ve been struggling with this protein thing because I’d rather eat cookies right? So why not make some that have protein in them?
Unfortunately, life with kids happened, and it all went to shit. The worst part is, I skipped my workout today and now I regret it. I feel like if I’d gone to the gym, I would have been able to shake off this mood. At this point, it’s too late in the day to go without it affecting my sleep.
I’m trying to reframe my skipped workout as a blessing in disguise. I’ve been sore since I started working out consistently, so an extra day of rest might not be such a bad thing, right? Maybe if I tell myself that enough times I’ll start to believe it.
I’m sure after a good night’s rest, I’ll feel better in the morning. I just need to keep moving forward.
Current step count: 5,523