Last week, after my disappointment I really took a hard look at my food intake during the week. Although I had stayed in my calorie range every day, I had eaten out more than I should have. Here is the thing about eating out. It is expensive, for sure AND you really never know exactly how many calories you are getting. You also consume SO MUCH sodium, and that is just not good for weight loss. I'm not trying to cut out sodium (at least not right now), but I also am not trying to dramatically increase the amount of sodium I consume.
Anyway, I went into this week determined not to eat out. I want more control of the calories I am consuming, and the fact is I can't do that and eat out. So, even though my work brought in lunch 2 x's this week, I ate my own lunches. No dinner eat outs. My own meals every day this week.
That on its own is a MAJOR victory! In fact, I consider that my greatest accomplishment of the week!
So, how did that all translate to the scale this week??? A 6.6 lbs. loss, that's how it translated!
I am thrilled! I have a major milestone coming up, and it is within striking distance right now!
So, start of week 6...feeling great, feeling focused!!!
I just have to take a minute to brag about the killer breakfast we made this morning. We had some pretty fantastic bagel sandwiches that we made right here at the homestead!! Here's how we did it:
Bagel Thin (lightly toasted)
Whipped Cream Cheese - 1 T
Egg - scrambled, or over easy or over medium
1 slice reduced fat colby jack
1 serving Ham or Turkey sausage (I opted for Ham, the family had turkey sausage)
We assembled the sandwich and then melted the cheese in the oven. The calories - 350 (for the ham) and OH SO MUCH better than a damn McDonald's egg mcmuffin!
We served it with a 1/4 apple, 1/4 orange and 1/2 banana.
SO SATISFYING!!!!! And every calorie accounted for!
Ok, this diet thing is really working for me right now!