Let me start off by saying that I planned on not going to the gym today because I had some appointments that were in the morning and I didn't want to shower twice. But I am on track to make my "5 times going to the gym" goal. Woohoo!
So the magic number when I got on the scale today was.......268.4! That is a 2.8 pound loss. Apparently, I need to keep this gym thing up, it seems to help. Does anybody know what that means? No?
I made my 5% Goal! This means that I have made my first official milestone goal!
Here are some of the benefits that I am reaping from losing 5% of my weight:
- Lowers your body’s cholesterol levels
- Can improve blood sugar control
- Reduces aches and pains
- Improves mobility
- Can improve your breathing
- Helps you to sleep better
- Reduces the risk of sleep apnea
- Helps prevent angina – chest pain caused by decreased oxygen to the heart.
- Decreased your risk of sudden death from heart disease or stroke
- May stop the need from regular medication
- Reduces the risk of certain cancers
Can you believe that losing an amount like 14.4 pounds can help my body reap all of those benefits?!
Now it is on to goal number two which is 10% of my starting weight. The next goal weight is 254.5. That number seemed impossible when I started this journey 6 weeks ago, but today I have tasted accomplishment and I want more.
Next things next: What I Ate Weigh In Day!
Breakfast: 1 egg with 3 egg whites, whole wheat bread with Peanut Butter, cherries, and sliced strawberries. 8 Weight Watchers Points Plus.
Lunch: Whole Wheat bagel thin with tsp. mayo, mustard, slice of Colby jack cheese, Black Forest Ham, sliced tomatoes, spinach. Side of broccoli salad (raw broccoli with TBS of poppy seed dressing), and baby carrots. 13 Weight Watchers Points Plus.
Snack: Weight Watchers Strawberry Creamie. 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus.
And a glass of my new best friend:
Dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu, green salad with English cucumbers, tomatoes, and a serving of ranch dressing. 11 Weight Watchers Points Plus.
Whole day: 34 Weight Watchers Points Plus target is 41 points. Guess I get to enjoy one more creamie. Hehe.
Ok, one more thing I need to say before I sign off for the night. I have to say some lovely words about my hub's. He has been working his tail off 14+ hours a day so that we can get our money issues behind us. He sacrifices more than I can say in words for me and our daughter and I love him dearly for it! Dustin you're the best!
Last thing I promise! I created a Shrinking Carrie fan page on Facebook. Look at the side bar and take a moment to like my page. Thanks guys!