Day 8 – Update

The morning started with a wake up and weigh in. I have to weigh in on Fridays and Tuesdays and report back to my nutritionist.

And Drumroll……

Down to 208.8 lbs, down from 211.6, a total of 2.8 lbs lost during the first week. I have been eating according to my macros and have had no reason to be derailed on this new way of eating. We even traveled to see family this weekend and I was able to keep 100% control of what I was putting into my body. Everything is weighed and logged before I eat it, so there is no mistakes in eating something that throws off my macros. I try to log everything I plan on eating the next day the night before. This really helps because I wake up and just get to start my day without worrying about what I am going to eat first.

In ONE day, this is an example of the food I eat.

Breakfast: Refried Beans with Cheese and hot sauce

Snack: Strawberry Yogurt with low fat granola

Lunch: BBQ chicken flatbread

Snack: Peanut Butter

Dinner: Chicken breast with broccoli & cheese

Snack: 1 slice of Ezekiel Toast with peanut butter

My goals are to eat 138 grams of protein, 161 grams of carbs and 71 grams of fat with 1,836 calories. I haven’t even been focused on calories because as long as I am meeting my macros with healthy foods, the calories just fall into place.

As far as exercise, I am just continuing to do weight training (back/biceps, shoulders/triceps, and legs) at least 3 days a week with at least 5 days of walking 2+ miles. We are going to begin incorporating more hikes to begin testing out our new hiking boots and doing some trial runs with different socks to see which is the most preferred.

So far, so good. I am happy with my progress and will continue to press forward!

Until my next adventure or update



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