Might as well start right off with our weigh-in and get it out-of-the-way…
Unfortunately, I gained one pound this week. I am really not too worried about it because my weight always fluctuates up and down a couple of pounds. Yes, it’s not fun to see that number go up at all, but I am going to weigh myself tomorrow, and I have a feeling it’ll be a lower number.
I also didn’t eat very good on Saturday. Friday and Sunday were really good, but Saturday was like I had never seen food in my life and had to taste everything I saw…including candy hearts. Damn.
Crazy candy hearts:
But like I said I am really not too worried about it because I am still close to my goal and there is still 8 days to go until the final weigh-in for DietBet.
Also, I have been working out a ton lately because of the Fitness Challenge that Danny and I are doing, and I wonder if I’m not eating enough food and maybe that’s the problem. But it’s mentally hard to eat more food. You always associate weight loss with eating less, not more. But since I work out about 7,684 a day now, I might need a little bit more fuel.
For example, according to my BodyMedia, yesterday I burned 3,388 calories throughout the day. But I only ate 1,468 calories, which left me at a calorie deficit of 1,920 calories. It takes a deficit of 500 calories a day for a week to lose one pound (500 x 7 = 3,500. 3,500 = one pound) So, I think my deficit is too much, and my body needs more fuel.
I usually burn about 2,800 – 3,000 calories a day and consume between 1,400 -1,500 calories.
Danny had a good weigh-in. He lost 1.4 pounds this week, making a total of 13.4 pounds in about three weeks. Great job, Danny. He’s waiting to drink beer at the Superbowl…
Last Night’s Workout
- Zumba – 45 minutes (I was late)
- Stationary bike – 12 minutes
There is a 5:15 pm Zumba class at my gym, and since my niece spent the night last night, I was able to take the three kids to the kid’s room. Danny came to the gym at 6 pm and took BodyPump. He’s going to be sore for sure!
I had a smoothie at about 4 pm. I know that you’re probably sick of the smoothie pictures and such, but I had to share this one because it was the best one that I’ve made so far – strawberry peanut butter! It was delicious!
In my smoothie:
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
- 3 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- crushed ice
The strawberry and peanut butter might seem like a weird combination, but it worked. It was so good. I will definitely be making that one again…probably today.
- BodyPump – 60 minutes
- .57 miles treadmill, walked
After the kids got on the bus, this little lady and I went to the gym.
After BodyPump, I walked slowly on the treadmill. My quad is still sore so I have taking Advil, icing it, and just walking slowly on the treadmill.
I want to wish a big happy birthday to my best friend, Jenny! Happy birthday, Jenny. I love you!
We have been best friends for since we were 12 – that’s almost 18 years!
Have a great Wednesday!
Questions of the day:
- Do you have a best friend? How long have you been friends?
- When is your birthday?
- Have you ever tried to lose weight? What worked for you?
- Do you currently have an injury? How do you deal with it?