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Day 5 - Pleasantly Pleased

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In the last 5 days, I lost 3.2 pounds. I know that the first week is a huge weight loss and then it will taper off to a half a pound - 2 pounds per week...if I am lucky.

Last year, I set up in my "Other Goals" a personalized goal that I click off anytime I lose weight, regardless if it is a 0.2 lb. I am then able to see some sort of progress each week.

My last year's healthy habits are slowly coming back. I still need to drop the soda and pick up more water. My fruits and veggies seem to be okay. I added a personalized goal to eat a salad a day. I missed one day this week. I may need to eat a salad every other day, though. I get the romaine hearts with is so much better than iceberg lettuce. I add a packet of flavored tuna, slivered almonds, several baby bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, 2-3 dried figs, salad dressing and a sprinkle of shredded cheese.

My work is very close to home, so I do take that luxury to come home to eat my salad.

Well, getting off to get ready for work...hoping to work out tonight.



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THEGROOVYCHICK 5/21/2014 10:17AM

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JMARISK 5/21/2014 8:46AM

    I'm trying the 1-a-day salad challenge too. We'll see how far I get. I'm also trying to experiement with different kinds of lettuce. I've found that cooked kale is pretty delicious, especially with mushrooms and sweet peppers. nom nom nom.

Don't be discouraged if you start to gain a little weight in the coming weeks. That was alwasy my pitfall before I realized that the weight was actually added muscle. Eventually, the added muscle helps speed up the elimination of fat, helping the number come back down. Still, take pictures every week and make sure to point out all the improvements you see.

Good luck!

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