Well, I finished week 1 of my Shake The Crave Challenge. I wasn’t perfect at it, but I put my best effort into it. For 4 of the days I had random headaches that border-lined migraines at times. I’m not sure where they were coming from but it made it almost impossible to get out of bed, so I didn’t get as much exercise as I wanted. I am proud of myself though, usually when I get these kind of headaches I usually am too tired to care about the rest of my health and I eat junk like chips. This past week I grabbed for fruit instead, my staple during these headaches was blueberries. I call this a victory, the challenge has pushed me to think before I eat and to look for healthy alternatives when it comes to snacks. Another victory for me would be I only drank 2 cans of pop. I usually have 2-3 cans a DAY! Maybe it’s why I had headaches, but it didn’t feel like it. I’m just glad I stood strong and didn’t give in to pop as well.
My goal for this week is to get more walking in and to drink 0-1 cans of pop. I also hope to get some strength training in.
For the Shake the Crave Challenge they asked I try to follow their food guidelines. I found it hard to follow it all and went back to preparing meals I use to make when on other challenges, I found this the easiest for me and I know the meals I made are ones I can eat long term. However the guideline did help me prioritize the foods I eat and how much of each. If it was on the best and acceptable list I knew those were safer to eat, if they were on the avoid or not recommended list I ate less of them.
My meals consisted of a lot of chicken, veggies, eggs and small amounts of carbs (pasta, breads…). I enjoyed my two shakes a day. I felt full with them and I seems to have the energy (on non-headache days) to do what I needed around the house and for myself. In my shakes I added a banana, 1 TBSP natural peanut butter and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk. That added enough calories to make them a meal all in one. I’d rather eat a shake for my meal most days, it’s quick to make and easy to consume while I’m taking care of my kids.
*My Start Weight is- 236.8 lbs
*Oct 21- 232.8 lbs
*TOTAL LOSS- 4 lbs
Goal weight in the next 90 days is to be- 195 lbs.
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