Week 3 of 13:
Monday, July 2nd, 2018: 82 days until Fall
7:00 am – I felt somewhat ambitious when it came to packing my lunchbox today by pulling out just about every fruit I had in the house to make a Rainbow Fruit Salad and then I put together a Watermelon Salad with Arugula and Feta.
8:00 am – I arrived to work hungry so I had my Rainbow Fruit Salad right away and then followed it up with my coffee. I never am hungry like that when I get to work.
1:00 pm – I put together my Watermelon Salad with Arugula and Feta in the break room and got a couple comments about “how healthy” I am. I accidentally put too much cheese on my salad and hated the fact that I wasted some of it.
2:00 pm – Started to get hungry and wanted to order the hangar steak from Union Kitchen but their phone line was busy and I didn’t have the energy to keep trying to get through. I finally gave up on finding another option until I remembered that I had some peanuts in my desk drawer and ate them at 3pm.
6:00 pm – I was given a special order for a birthday this evening for Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. So I had to go to the store to pick up some cubed steaks. I had everything else on hand already. I honestly thought about how I could make mine diet friendly and for whatever reason I completely forgot what my game plan was and ended up eating the food as a cheat meal. Dinner wasn’t ready until about 8pm. This was a labor of love kinda meal and I dirtied a shit ton of dishes. Ugh. I’m so full and feel like going straight to bed. Food coma. Haha!
8:30 pm – It’s time to meal plan before bed.
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018: 81 days until Fall
7:00 am – After getting ready for work I packed my lunch grabbing a leftover Rainbow Fruit Salad and putting together a Watermelon Salad with Fresh Herbs. I also made an iced coffee to go.
7:30 am – I left the house so hungry. The last two mornings I have been hungry first thing in the morning. This is out of the norm for me. I normally get hungry for breakfast around 9am.
8:00 am – First person I saw when I was walking up to the office door was my bestie and I suggested we go to Stripes to get the tacos. These gas station tacos are amazing and they cook everything right in front of you. She ignored me knowing my goals and stayed strong for both of us.
10:00 am – An email from my bestie came through inviting me to get lunch with her. I had no idea where she was wanting to go but I still accepted.
11:00 am – She picked Slim Chickens. I got a 6 wing plate with sriracha garlic sauce and replaced the french fries with a side salad and ranch. I also got an unsweetened ice tea and didn’t eat my buttery toast. I was satisfied with my lunch and couldn’t eat it all.
5:30 pm – Finally got hungry and had the leftover Rainbow Fruit Salad. The fruit was a little bit mushy but I still took it all down.
7:30 pm – Decided to start putting my dinner together before I head to a puppy client. I’m trying the hard boiled egg method using the oven and can’t wait to see how this turns out. I’m making a Mashed Avocado Egg Salad and wanted to put it on some bread but my French bread is rock hard and the English Muffins were questionable so the plan will be to have it on a bed of spinach with mixed greens. I’ll have dinner once I get back. I know I will be so hungry when I get home.
9:00 pm – This Mashed Avocado Egg Salad was the best egg salad I have ever had. The dijon and lemon juice make it so you don’t even miss the mayo. I’ll be making this one again. Yum! It’s incredibly filling too.
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018: 80 days until Fall
12:00 am – I had terrible heartburn and hiccups. Ouch! Ugh!
7:00 am – TMI but I woke up gassy from last night’s dinner but after using the restroom I was no longer bloated. I feel thinner. I am loving this round of my get in shape journey so much more than my first attempt at the beginning of the year. Maybe I just wasn’t ready at that time.
I made a cup of coffee and sat on the couch to look out the window. We are having the most beautiful rainy day. I am loving the grey skies and cooler temps. I absolutely love rainy days when I have no where to go but today I do have a couple of errands to run but it’s really no big deal because it’s nowhere too far from the house.
9:00 am – Got back from my puppy client drenched so I reheated my coffee to help warm me up. I’m about to make my meal plan for the day and then have something for breakfast. I am so hungry.
10:30 am – I had my Watermelon Salad with Fresh Herbs that I packed for my lunchbox yesterday. This is the most crave worthy watermelon salad ever. I will be making this one again and again. Wow!!
11:30 am – Fighting a craving for buttered toast.
I was waiting on the arrival of the plumber and didn’t want to get into anything I couldn’t finish before then so I held off on cooking. He arrived around noon and I found out I have a water and roof leak. Holy hell! My stress levels are through the roof right now. I am going to take it one day at a time. Ugh. The stress temporarily suppressed my appetite. I grabbed a snack of some kalamata olives around 2pm.
3:00 pm – Heated up the leftover Butternut Squash Soup that I froze the other day. I have been so cold and have not been able to warm up since I got soaked earlier this morning when I had my puppy clients and had to meet the plumber. I need a bubble bath.
6:30 pm – Got a 35 minute cardio session in. My step count ended at 6,400. Still maintain my stance that getting in 10,000 steps a day takes work and I have yet to hit mine since starting this get fit journey.
7:00 pm – Hungry! I really don’t want to cook this evening and am craving Thai food. What to do, what to do?
9:30 pm – Put in an order for Chili’s. I cannot begin to tell you how difficult this was for me to be good and make a healthy choice. The first thing that popped up on the menu was three big burgers and they look incredible! Everything sounded good. Instead I decided on their Mango-Chile Chicken swapping out the Mexican rice for asparagus. I’m dedicated to this get fit journey and going to make the best choices whenever I can.
Thursday, July 5th, 2018: 79 days until Fall
7:00 am – Packed my lunchbox and left for work.
8:00 am – I was full of energy this morning so I started my morning with water instead of my usual cup of coffee. It’s interesting that I started my period and have bad cramps but no fatigue like I normally do. I did wake up to some joint pain in my body. Thanks PMS!
10:00 am – Breakfast was two hard boiled eggs and an avocado. One of my favorite breakfast combinations.
11:00 am – My bestie invited me to have lunch at Pholicious. We have been wanting to try this place out for awhile now. I ordered the Shrimp Pho which was 3 cups worth of soup and only 250 calories. I ordered mine with the spring roll instead of the egg rolls and when it came time to get the drink I knew I had to get the Thai Iced Tea but got it without the tapioca pearls. We could not even finish these bowls and I stayed filled up until I got hungry after work.
2:00 pm – Got some steps while with a puppy client and noticed I was feeling a little bit tired but sprang right out of it on the drive back to the office.
6:30 pm – Sautéed some shredded red and green cabbage for an easy snack. I’m sure I’ll get hungry in a little bit but this will do for now.
8:00 pm – Made a Watermelon and Cucumber Salad after talking myself out of Chick-Fil-A since I don’t need to be spending money on fast food when I have food at home and I was going to get a salad anyway so why not make my own? Not the same kind, but still a salad.
9:00 pm – I had some kale ranch chips and some mixed nuts before bed.
Friday, July 6th, 2018: 78 days until Fall
6:30 am – Had a puppy client first thing this morning and took him on a walk while the weather was still cooled off in the low 70’s.
I had plans of working from home as of last night when the plumber scheduled an appointment for today but realized I left my laptop at work and had to go into the office instead until the appointment time.
Because I wasn’t going to be at work long I decided I wasn’t going to pack my lunchbox but instead just take some mixed nuts for a snack.
8:30 am – When I got to work I made my coffee and had the mixed nuts. A little later my coworker asked if I wanted to go to the back with her and she bought me a package of pork skins. These pork skins aren’t very good but for a zero carb spicy snack they will do the trick.
I had to deal with the plumber from 11am until 2pm and then I had to race over to a puppy client’s house. I started to get so hungry but didn’t have any food on me and I wasn’t going to spend money on fast food because again, I still have food in my fridge, freezer and pantry.
4:30 pm – I got home from my puppy client’s house and I decided to pan fry a sirloin steak and served it with some steak sauce. I have another one that I’ll heat and eat when I get hungry later.
5:00 pm – Went to Starbucks to get my Friday “treat”. I got a Venti Unsweetened Iced Passiontango Tea with Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup and Heavy Cream. Best Summer treat, low calorie, and a healthier choice. Yummy!
9:00 pm – Heated up the last sirloin steak that needed to be ate up. I was almost too tired to eat but I knew I would wake up hungry in the middle of the night if I didn’t. I ended up calling it a night before 10pm.
Saturday, July 7th, 2018: 77 days until Fall
6:00 am – Woke up, showered, did my hair and makeup and got dressed to head to my puppy client homes this morning. I was able to get a walk in with one but had to make it a shorter one since I was on a time limit since I had to wait for the roofing contractor to come out to fix the leak.
9:30 am – After the roofing contractor left I went to Starbucks to pick up a Venti Iced Coffee with Sugar Free Vanilla, Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce, and Heavy Cream. This is dessert in a cup. So good and the new go to.
10:30 am – Put together my meal plan, pulled out chicken breasts to defrost, and took note of a new to me restaurant I would like to try today if I can fit in a trip to The Woodlands. It’s called Bellagreen.
12:00 pm – Had Slim Chickens for lunch and ended up getting the same thing as the other day, 6 wings with Sriracha Garlic sauce and a side salad with ranch dressing. I could not eat all of the salad again. It’s a substantial portion of food. I don’t even miss the fries or soda.
5:30 pm – I need to eat dinner before I tackle three puppy clients this evening. I had my leftover salad from lunch and added some red onions. Yummy! I’ll end up getting home too late to get to try out Bellagreen so I’ll have to save that for another day.
8:00 pm – Between dog clients I got invited to have IHOP for dinner and I received the best compliment from someone who sees me on the regular and they asked if I have been losing weight. I ordered the Quick 2 Egg Breakfast which was scrambled eggs with cheese, 2 slices of bacon, hashbrowns and instead of toast I asked for extra hashbrowns. The hashbrowns gave me dry mouth of I had to use some ketchup. Dinner was so good but I definitely went over my calories, carbs, and fat so I can’t have too many repeat days like this or else I’ll undo my progress.
Sunday, July 8th, 2018: 76 days until Fall
6:00 am – After my busy day and long evening I feel asleep around 12:30am and had to be up early to take care of three puppy clients. I was able to fit in a mini cardio session while at the first home but the others don’t allow for it due to the type of service they get.
9:30 am – I was so hungry while at my last puppy client’s house but I waited until I came back home to start meal planning. My phone battery was low, I have food at the house, and I try to give undivided attention to my puppies so I didn’t resort to grabbing anything while I was out.
10:00 am – First things first… I need a caffeine kick since I’m running on about four hours of sleep, active morning, and the fatigue is kicking in. I had my coffee with some sugar free vanilla creamer and an almond/cashew milk blend.
Completed my Week 3 weigh in and I am so excited and proud of myself with the results! I lost 2.2 lbs this week. Wow! All of these small victories are really adding up. Looking forward to Week 4.
11:00 am – Grabbed a handful of mixed nuts for a quick snack to put something on my stomach.
Time for my weekly FitBit HR cleaning. I just use a toothbrush and rubbing alcohol or a little bit of face cleanser to help remove lotion and makeup buildup and then I dry it with a microfiber cloth. It’s important to keep the device clean to keep it operating properly and to protect your wrist from irritation.
12:00 pm – Had Dunkin Donuts for breakfast. I wanted a donut so bad but stayed the course and got a ham and egg sandwich (took the croissant off and used it to wipe up the cheese) and had it with hashbrowns and a small iced coffee with almond milk and mocha swirl. Delicious!
7:00 pm – Made Chicken Salad for dinner and intended to put it on salad greens but the last of my romaine was bad and at the time of serving I did not think about cutting up some veggie dippers. Instead I found a box of crackers and grabbed out a serving of them to go with it.
9:00 pm – Meal planning before bedtime.
WEEK 3 RESULTS:
DOWN 2.2 LBS THIS WEEK!!!
TOTAL LOSS IN 3 WEEKS: 4.7 LBS
STARTING WEIGHT: 161.1 LBS
CURRENT WEIGHT: 156.4 LBS
STARTING BODYFAT: 39.0%
CURRENT BODYFAT: 38.7%