I have officially finished weight loss challenge – week 1 which was a little harder than I had anticipated.  If you do not know about the challenge that I am doing with my friends, make sure to check out my post from last Wednesday by clicking here.  Between trying to get our house ready to sell and the Memorial holiday weekend, I did not get the start I wanted for this challenge but I am hopeful for the coming weeks.  I will say, I have been doing really well with getting the right start to my day with filling breakfasts that have also been healthier options.  Instead of my normal protein shake, I opted for what turned out to be some very delicious and tummy satisfying breakfasts.

 

Cinnamon Oatmeal

1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 a green apple cubed

 

The Minimalist

1 egg
1/3 avacodo with red pepper flakes
1/2 tomato grilled
4 pieces of asparagus
1/2 piece of toast plain

 

What I changed this week:

  1. I am trying to get into the habit of drinking one liter of water first thing in the morning before I have my coffee.  I have found that drinking that amount of water will curb my appetite and make me feel full longer.
  2. Staying active.  I have tried to not sit at my desk as often and will often put my computer up on the bar top in my kitchen so I am forced to stand.  Also, I have gone up and down the stairs in my house about a thousand times so, I’m feeling pretty good about myself.
  3. Portion Control.  If you need inspiration, watch Forks Over Knives.  Ian and I use our small salad plates instead of normal plates and fill them with veggies and a fist size portion of meat.  It may not sound filling but trust me, it is.

Next Wednesday I will tell you more about our Home Chef deliveries that we are now receiving.  Ian and I have used this service in the past and were very happy with what we received.  All of our meals are delivered and portioned out for two people (you can customize the meals for the number of people in the household) and they make staying on track with my diet a little easier.

 

Check back next week for the weight loss challenge – week 2 update!

Week 1 – down .5 lbs

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