A good day! Weighed in at 172.8, 3.8 lbs down from the previous week. Mind boggling. Had leftover breakfast casserole and then went to walking group with my Meetup, then home for lunch, then grocery shopping. Had my cheddar cheese with grapes then got started on cooking for the day. I made two recipes, my German Rabbit Stew (SO GOOD) and the Sweet Potato Protein Bread. I wanted to eat that bread right then! I was hungry this day so I had some of the leftover Carrot Cake Cookies from last week, a medium apple and a half serving of dark chocolate. 2208 cals.
Is it bad I can’t really remember what I did on Monday? I know The Hubs and I went to our local Asian Market to buy some soba noodles and edamame. I had an awesome workout in the morning, burning 502 calories, then thoroughly enjoyed my Sweet Potato Protein Bread toasted and drizzled with local honey. Lunch was leftover rabbit stew, and snack was a small apple with half an ounce of walnuts. Dinner was Hawaiian Pineapple Pork and Jicama Salad. Hungry again so I ate the rest of the carrot cake cookies, a minneola orange, some dark chocolate, a 100 calorie bag of popcorn AND an ounce of mixed nuts. 2235 cals.
Sausage & Potato Breakfast Casserole again. Leftvoer Hawaiian Pineapple Pork and Jicama Salad for lunch. Snacks were grapes with cheddar cheese and a whey protein shake with strawberries blended inside. Dinner was Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash, which actually wound up being squash on top of rice, but it was still delish! Dessert was a 100 calorie bag of popcorn and some dark chocolate. 2002 cals.
Kettlebells with the girls this night! Sweet Potato Protein Bread for breakfast. Morning snack was an apple with walnuts. Was hungry in the afternoon so I had a protein shake. Dinner was Greek Salad with Chicken. Dessert after kettlebells was plain Greek yogurt, strawberries and a little honey. 1855 cals.
I was really sensitive to noise on Thursday. I felt on edge and like every sound was stabbing me in the earholes. Totally crabby. I thought maybe PMS was starting early. Breakfast Casserole in the morning, leftover Greek Salad for lunch. Snack was grapes and cheese in the morning and whey protein in the afternoon. The highlight of the week was dinner: Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles. SO GOOD. I was craving chocolate but didn’t have any so I had some cottage cheese with unsweetened cocoa powder and honey. 1911 cals.
Actually quite chipper today. Maybe I just needed some quiet time. Sweet Potato Protein Bread for breakfast with honey. I ate breakfast early so I had a protein shake with strawberries when I got to work. Leftover Soba for lunch. Mmm. Apple with walnuts in the afternoon. Dinner was kinda mediocre, though. Not enough seasonings in the Kale and Turkey Meatballs Soup, but a big portion. The dissatisfaction from dinner left me looking for snacks. Had a 100 calorie bag of popcorn, 1 1/2 servings of dark chocolate, and then crammed some fresh pineapple into my mouth as I was emptying the dishwasher. 2229 cals.
Woke up this morning at 168.4, yes, that’s right, I lost 4.4 lbs this week. I’m absolutely amazed. I did a solid ab workout this morning, burned 354 calories, then ate Breakfast Casserole. No morning snack, lunch was leftover Kale and Turkey Meatball Soup. Still not super thrilled with it. I had my snack of grapes and cheddar cheese around 3:30pm, and plan to have a protein shake with strawberries when I get home so I can wait for The Hubs to get home to have dinner. Dinner is Black Bean Quesadillas. 1759 cals currently tracked, but I’m sure I’ll have a little dessert, too.
That means my average calories for the week were 2028 per day, which is higher than last week’s 1871 per day. My Polar heart rate monitor says I burned an average of 243 cals per day. That means my net intake was 1785, which is definitely a deficit, albeit not as much as last week. This week felt pretty easy too, and I lost weight every day this week despite ovulation. My weight USUALLY drops during the week before my TOM, so I’m super curious as to how much more I’m going to lose. This is kinda crazy amazing to me! Also, I’m at my lowest weight since JUNE of last year!
SQUEE!!!! 56 days until my Memorial Day trip!