1 Week Down & so is the Scale

June 26, 2011, In: Your Best Self
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It’s been one full week on my new workout and diet schedule and things are going great. Well, at least they seem like it now. I’m sure my husband would have said differently on Wednesday when I would have traded almost anything for a cookie and was a bit…um…hostile sensitive. Why are the first few days always so hard? No sugar = a very grumpy D. At least I did not give up caffeine yet too. That’s coming soon enough.

The good news is the adjustment period seemed much shorter this time around. Before my wedding, I had a really hard time sticking to my meal plan. Maybe that’s because I was stressed and it was the holidays. Too much temptation. Eating better is definitely easier in the summer. The heat keeps your appetite under control and there is so much yummy fruit to replace those cookies.

So here’s last week’s schedule and meal plan:

Monday: 7:00 am workout to TurboFire (Fire 45) & 5:30 pm strength training workout

  • breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with pepper jack cheese, spinach, onion & tomato and coffee
  • lunch: 1 slice veggie pizza and spinach salad with light dressing
  • dinner: soy “bratwurst” on a bun with corn on the cob and strawberries
  • treat: apple with 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • snacks: chewy granola bar and a sourdough dinner roll (a cheat on day one, ugh, I know)
  • Calories: 1428

Tuesday: 7:00 am workout to TurboFire (HIIT 20) & 5:30 pm strength training workout

  • breakfast: keifer with granola & strawberries and coffee
  • lunch: 1 slice veggie pizza, spinach salad with light dressing and 1/2 pear
  • dinner: Campell’s Kitchen Chicken Tetrazzini with 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
  • treat: angel food cake with strawberries
  • snacks: banana with 1 teaspoon peanut butter and sourdough dinner roll (why could I not resist again?!?)
  • calories: 1450

Wednesday: 7:00 am workout to TurboFire (Fire 55)

  • breakfast: 2 egg scramble with diced peppers, onions, tomatoes & spinach and coffee
  • lunch: turkey wrap with a side salad and banana
  • dinner: turkey burgers with diced red potatoes and grilled peppers
  • treat: angel food cake with strawberries
  • snacks: chewy granola bar
  • calories: 1467

Thursday: 7:00 am workout to TurboFire (HIIT 25 & Sculpt 30)

  • breakfast: banana with 1 tablespoon peanut butter and coffee
  • lunch: wrap with soy “bratwurst”, feta cheese and diced peppers
  • dinner: Campell’s Kitchen Chicken Tetrazzini with 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup (left overs)
  • treat: angel food cake with strawberries
  • snacks: trail mix
  • calories: 1340

Friday: 7:00 am workout to Insanity (Pure Cardio)

  • breakfast: keifer with granola & strawberries and coffee
  • lunch: turkey breast patty with red potatoes and salsa
  • dinner: HuHot Mongolian Grill (they have recipes on their website for healthy dining. It was a lifesaver and they were really good)
  • treat: Coldstone (kid sized sinless sweet cream with blueberries)
  • snacks: slice of whole wheat bread (why can I not stay away from this stuff?)
  • calories: 1556

Saturday: 9:00 am workout to TurboFire (Fire 45 EZ)

  • breakfast: 2 egg scramble with diced peppers, onions, tomatoes & spinach, 1/2 pear, and coffee
  • lunch: turkey wrap with a side salad, pineapple and strawberries
  • dinner: grilled chicken breast, steamed broccoli and red potatoes
  • treat: 2 cherry vodka & diet 7-up drinks
  • snacks: saltines and salsa (plus a couple tortilla chips)
  • calories: 1774

Sunday: rest day

  • breakfast: one slice of toast with 1.5 tablespoons peanut butter, sliced banana and coffee
  • lunch: grilled chicken sandwich
  • dinner: homemade veggie pizza with thin crust
  • treat: angel food cake with strawberries
  • snacks: chewy granola bar
  • calories: 1221

By the end of the first week the scale was down 2.5 pounds! Whoo Hoo!!! That’s definite motivation to keep it up. Bring it on Monday!

Photo by: Caro Wallis

  1. Reply

    I wish you success on your weight loss journey. The first days are always hard and the important thing to remember is to get back on track. A weekly cheat meal is not bad, but just one. =)

    • Reply

      Thanks for your encouragement. We went on vacation and I got set back a bit, but looking forward to getting back on track again.

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