I'm happy to announce that I lost 3.6 pounds last week, but that I'm down a total of 6 pounds!
Last week I really focused on eating cleaner. I completely cut out soda. I had gotten in a bad habit of drinking it lately, both regular and diet. I also didn't eat any junk snacks. I replaced my normal after lunch or dinner snack with things like Greek yogurt and fruit or celery and natural peanut butter. If I really craved something sweet, or just needed a little something to tide me over between meals I would eat a Larabar or Kind Bar. My favorite Larabar is Peanut and Chocolate Chip, so yes it does have a small amount of sugar in it, but I am just not ready to try to go completely sugar free.
I also learned this week that I have been tricked! I wasn't happy to realize that two of my favorite items I've been drinking - Zero Calorie "Ice Water" and 100 Calorie Archer Farms Coffee Beverages are both "naturally" sweetened with SPLENDA!!!! So when they said naturally sweetened I thought that meant....naturally! What false advertising. So if you are an idiot like me and an ingredient label says it contains Sucralose - that's just another term for Splenda. I should have known. So I'll be cutting those out. I am really trying to eliminate artificial sweeteners from my diet altogether. They are just so bad for you. I am really bad about the coffee drinks. I loved them...and I seriously thought they just had coffee and milk in them.....argh!
|Dang you Archer Farms!! I knew you were too good to be true.|
I had originally said that you must be signed up for the challenge by Sunday....but I'll give you one more day (cause I'm just awesome like that). But you have to sign up today since it's the first day of the challenge. If you are interested - read by post here with all the details. It's pretty simple and you could win a $25 gift card!
I also had a great week of working out!
Here are the numbers:
Swim: 2 Miles
Bike: 48.52 Miles
Run: 16.43 Miles
Cross Train - Total: 1 Hour - (Two 30 minute Jillian Michael Strength Training Videos)
Total Hours: 10:24
So, I consider my unofficial first week a huge success!
This week will be a bit more of a struggle because I'll be out of town for work. I just have to keep focused and say NO to soooo many things that will be there to tempt me!
Hope everyone had a terrific week! Any new Goals anyone is working on?
Anyone else struggle with weight loss/maintaining weight while traveling?