Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Positive Weigh In Results

Last week, after I posted my super long weight loss journey in it's entirety, and I got such amazing responses back from all of you. One response told me about a weekly "Weigh In Wednesday" link up, and so I checked it out. It's other ladies like myself, who are all struggling with this weight issue too. I checked out a lot of their blogs, found some I really connected with, and was inspired by a few others as well. So I will be linking up with Erin & Alex this week, to share how I've been doing on my health and fitness goals from the past week.

So, here are the official stats for the week:
Initial starting weight: 227
January starting weight: 217
Last Wednesday: 210
Today: 205

Please ignore the dog's unavoidable in our house ;)
That means that I've lost 5 pounds this past week, and 12 pounds since starting the Daniel Fast on January 8th! Today is Day 16 of the Daniel Fast, and I've got just five more days to go. Monday will be the last full day of this specific eating plan, and then I've got to make some choices of how I want to eat after that!

But back to this past week... My workouts weren't overly hard or intense, and I didn't really bust my butt in order to do it every day. However, I'm still satisfied with what I did do. I did my 30 Day shred last Wednesday night, went to zumba on Thursday night, went on a 3.7 mile hike Monday morning, then did an at-home circuit workout last night on my own. So that's four workouts in seven days - I'd say that's pretty good, especially for my usually lazy self. 

And I'm still going strong with my food choices. I haven't cheated on my Daniel Fast, and am still eating tons of fruits and veggies, quite a bit of beans, and lots of whole grains. And I'm feeling great. I've also discovered how much I actually like veggie burgers! I saw a giant box at Costco on Friday night, and was tempted to grab them. But I was reluctant since I'd never tried them before, and ultimately didn't buy them there. I then decided to go for a smaller 4-pack at Publix in order to try them out, and I am in love with them! 

And all you do is microwave it for 90 seconds. Easy. Then I topped the veggie burger with sauteed onions and roasted red pepper, and put it on a whole wheat sandwich thin - and that baby was delicious!! I ate that for dinner with green beans on Monday night, and repeated the exact same meal for lunch yesterday. And I have a feeling I'll do something very similar for my lunch today too :)

How do y'all eat your veggie burgers? What are your favorite toppings? I'm curious for more ideas and suggestions! Oh, and I got some spicy black bean burgers to try too, so let me know what you might top that with as well! 

So I (obviously) had quite a successful week last week. I exercised quite a bit, ate the right foods, drank tons of water, and ultimately lost 5 pounds in the last week. I have only 5 more days on the Daniel Fast, but how amazing would it be if I can lose 5 more pounds in that time, in order to reach the 200-pound mark?! It's a pretty ambitious goal, but I'm pushing for it. And if I don't make it, it's not like I've failed, because I've still lost so much already! 


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Great job!

I've been searching high and low for a veggie burger recipe I can make. I did find one for black bean burgers that I might try. Nothing appealing in the veggie category yet.

Angie Bean said...

Get it girl!!

Sarah said...

This is awesome! As someone who struggles to balance it all, eating healthy seems to get put on the back burner. But the fact is, I feel so much better and am therefore better in all areas of my life, when I make taking care of myself a priority. I'll have to check out the fast you're using, as I'm always interested in what works for others. Congrats on your amazing progress! I'm excited to now be following you along on your journey.

Megan said...

That is awesome!! Good job!

Danielle K said...

5lbs is awesome!!! Congrats :)

Anonymous said...

5 pounds is an amazing loss. I am not sure about the veggie burgers. The black bean sounds good.

Erin said...

Proud of you girl!!! You're a rockstar :) Stay motivated!!

Kimmyyy83 said...

So proud of you lady and thanks for joining us! You'll be in the ONEder club in no time!

Stephanie said...

Hi! I am new to your blog! Love you are taking on the weight loss journey, so great! I'll follow you on Fb if you follow me! Check out my blog :-)

Anonymous said...

Awesome work! I need to get my butt in gear so I can have an awesome weigh in to report soon.

Miranda said...

Five pounds in a week, that's awesome! Congrats! :)

hvpooly said...

Great job!

- Hilary

Limefreckle said...

It's exciting to be so close to 200...I'm rooting for you! 5 lbs. in one week is amazing....will check out your posts (just joined WIW this week and trying to get to know everyone)


Shesabigstar said...

Wow girl, you are doing great! Thanks so much for linking up... I love reading and sharing in everyone's journey, it's SO helpful! Hope you're having another great week and I can't wait to hear about what you choose for an eating plan now that your fast is (almost!) done!