- Not missing any workouts
- Running in an organized race (woohoo, already have that one!)
- Improving our reps on certain exercises - which we won't know when we are setting the baseline to prevent sandbagging...like any of us would ever consider doing that ;)
- Completing an outdoor obstacle course (this one has me a little scared)
- Keeping a food journal for a week (easy for me to start this back up)
- Every % of body weight lost earns a point
So I figure it's time to make this happen. My goal is to lose five pounds over the next eight weeks - I know, dream big, right? How am I going to do this? Well, I'm re-committing to eating "clean" - or cleaner than I have been. My downfall over the last month has been bars - not the ones you drink at, but rather Luna, Lara and their brother, Cliff - all fairly healthy things, but not stuff that is helping me lose weight. Maintain it - yes, I've been doing that just fine. And even though my size has gotten smaller, I still weigh too much for someone of my short stature. I've been eating some really satisfying meals lately (the added healthy fats seem to be helping curb my extreme hunger, thankfully) and thought I'd share pictures...btw, I don't know how you daily food bloggers do it - most of the time I've already started eating before I remember that I wanted to take a picture!Strawberries and blackberries, with a 100 calorie whole wheat English muffin topped with one T. organic peanut butter (total)Fage, more strawberries (they are really good!), 1/4 C. Kashi Golean Crunch and 1/4 C. walnuts (yes there really is yogurt under all of the toppings!)
Grilled chicken, 1/2 C. brown rice, grilled asparagus (sprayed with Pam and seasoned with salt and pepper - so good!)
Salad with a black bean/corn/pico de gallo mixture, half of an avocado, some grilled chicken and 1 T. parmesean cheese. I made a dressing of plain yogurt mixed with bottled taco sauce which was pretty good - forgot to add it before I took the picture.
Anyway, I am hoping that by eating such appealing, tasty food, I won't be tempted to fall back into the bars. And I am going back to my self-imposed once a week trip to the frozen yogurt place - things got a little out of hand while my kids were home for Spring Break. Five pounds - begone!