This morning I weighed in at 159.8 pounds. That’s almost a full pound lighter than yesterday, plus I was super happy to see a “5″ on the scales again!
After being stalled for a few months at the end of the year, it’s really nice to see consistent (daily!) weight loss again – finally!
Yesterday started out with my usual coffee. Then later that morning I ate what was left of a Hardee’s hamburger, about 2/3 of a burger. I just wanted something quick, easy & light to put on my stomach knowing I was going out for a big lunch.
I met an old friend for lunch at Applebee’s and had a GREAT time catching up! Ironically she had just “quit sugar” this week herself, so we had lots of fun things to talk about on that note.
I ordered the Shrimp & Parmesan Sirloin with mixed vegetables:
I added a Caesar Salad as my other side item, in place of the potatoes:
Absolutely delicious!! The entire meal was maybe 10 net carbs total (guesstimating based on their nutrition facts – and the fact that I didn’t eat the carrots, and ordered my salad without croutons). I couldn’t even finish it all, so I ended up having the leftovers for dinner last night.
That made for a pretty light day of eating, but it was a busy day – and I didn’t get hungry again until right at bedtime. I was too tired to worry with food at that point though.
I met my friend Kim at the gym last night and we did a solid one-hour intense cardio workout. If I hadn’t been meeting my friend, I might have bailed on my workout for the day. I was SO tired last night! I found my stride about 10 minutes into it though, and was really glad I went.
I’m getting closer and closer to my ideal weight. I’m not sure exactly what that will look like on the scales, but I’ll know it when I see it (in the mirror, not on the scales, lol). I’m really pushing myself to exercise daily because once I do lose the rest of this weight… I want what’s underneath to look GOOD.
The last time, when I lost my goal weight of 25 pounds (and before I gained some of that back again – ack!) I was disappointed at how much muscle tone I had lost once I was able to see my old figure again. It happens. I’m turning 40 this year, and I have a very sedentary lifestyle (desk job).
Speaking of, today (Thursday, January 24th) we’re starting a Mini Challenge in the 90 Day Low Carb Challenge group to “Drink More Water!” There are SO many benefits, including great skin and fighting the signs of aging. It also helps you build muscle – so this mini challenge is perfect for me right now. I’m off to chug a bottle! Join us – it’s fun.