Operation Weight Loss Week 16- The incredible shrinking woman
Hello beautiful people! Today I am happy to report that I am down another 4.3 pounds for a total of 38.6 pounds! I can't believe it either. I think that all of my lunges and squats are building a great deal of muscle in my legs and burning that fat and calories when I am resting.
Cooking at home has been amazing. I find that not only am I full but I have enough leftovers to carry me during the week. I am saving money and losing weight. The recipes that I've been using are all easy to make and most meals only take 30 minutes or fewer to make. Right now I am eating between 1300 -1550 calories a day and with my activity level I am still losing weight.
This is a photo of my lunch today. Spinach salad with shrimp, strawberries and a cranberry vinaigrette. Oatmeal apple raisin muffins, more strawberries and for desert a 60 calorie rice pudding. With the exception of the pudding, I made everything today. I had to utilize nap time to both cook and exercise but I did it. When my son woke up he was ready for his meal and he ate the muffin (off of my plate) with no problem. One thing I really like about the muffins is that I could also freeze them and use them for breakfast, a snack, any time.
I am becoming a regular Betty Crocker! And unlike when I was first married, I am now able to bake recipes that are healthy, delicious and low calorie instead of the cakes and cookies that I used to make.
I am proving to myself on a daily basis that weight loss is possible with dedication and commitment without spending a ton of money to do it!