Tuesday, September 24, 2013

27 Days to Fit

Yesterday's weight was at 149. I weighed in after work, and it had been some time since I weighed in, so I didn't have a great idea of where I should be.
This morning I wanted to weigh again to capture my body fat % and here is what I came up with:
Weight: 147.2 lbs
Body Fat %: 23.6%
Body Water %: 54.4%

If this is correct, then I think I should start my 6 lb goal from here.  But what if I'm dehydrated? I will say that an end weight of 141.2-143 on October 22nd will be considered as hitting my goal. Think that's fair?

I read a small article in Women's Health that stated "for optimum fat loss, aim for 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up." I KNOW that when I eat protein I am less likely to snack. And when I eat breakfast, I'm more balanced throughout the day. But 30 grams?! How do I manage that?
I looked in my fridge and I have hard boiled eggs (6g), Special K protein drinks (10g), milk (8g), and Greek yogurt (13g). If I eat 3 of the 4 for breakfast, I'd be close... But that's a lot of food!

Maybe I need to incorporate meat into my mornings, or find a drink with more grams. Thoughts?

Today's workout: Jogging and walking.  With my hip issues, I need to take it easy and avoid hurting myself, so today I ran a total of 2 miles at a 4.5 mile/hour pace.  I feel like some people could walk at that pace!  The last half mile my hip felt like it was talking to me, but I'm glad I finished!  It was a little disappointing to only get to 350 calories when I was on the treadmill for 60 minutes, but I guess that's how it works!

Today's intake: 
Breakfast: Special K drink 
Snack: hard boiled egg
Lunch: Lean Cuisine French Bread Pizza
Snack: hard boiled egg and carrots
Dinner: chicken breast with a slice of cheese on an English muffin.

Total calories: 1220

Weekly Calorie Goal Weekly Burn Goal
               9,800                2,600
Monday              (1,250)                  (475)
Tuesday              (1,220)                  (350)
Calories Left to Eat Calories Left to Burn
               7,330                1,775

1 comment:

  1. To get that much protein easier it seems you'd just need to eat a darn chicken breast which is odd for am. I eat egg beaters with one slice of bacon. It's not 25 g but it is filling enough to keep me going. I have read that 25 per meal is good so you end up at 75 for the day. I am getting 75 for the day but not that much per meal. Good luck with your goals! your body fat percentage is pretty low. Not bad.