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!


Brooke said…
congrats on your loss!! :)
Awesome loss this week, Renee! WOW! I'm so proud of you :)

Your meal looks awesome, too!!! I'm so glad that you're proving to yourself that YOU can make your own meals and still continue to have amazing losses. Keep up the great work!!
kia said…
Geez Renee, you are almost at 40. That is insane. One thing I don't think people realize is that you started your journey a few days before T-giving and were pushing yourself through the holidays. I really hope for your motivation when I am done having this baby.
Tammy said…
I am so proud of you mama!!!!
Anonymous said…
Way to go! Thanks for sharing!
*Tanyetta* said…
You are doing it up! I am so happy for you! :)
You are SO amazing Renee!! Go woman!! Wow!
Wow I have been out of the loop for a while but you have truly become the incredible shrinking woman! Good Work! Lunch looks so gourmet!
Emma's Mom said…
Yay! Congrats Renee. So happy for you. Keep on keeping on =).
Execumama said…
Very inspiring work you're doing here, Renee. The best part is that it reaches far beyond weight loss and into the overall premise of the rewards that come with dedication. Great stuff.
AnnG said…
You are AMAZING!! That is some awesome weight loss in such a short time!! and your cooking skillz...they totally rock!!
Anonymous said…
Renee, you are doing so, SO well! I love following your journey!

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