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