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Coming home from the conference last week I immediately got sick. That’s how things work for me after going full steam to get things done. So this week after not working out much at all I’m excited to say the scale hasn’t budged an inch, in any direction! You have to rejoice in the little things. After a week of not moving with a lot of vegging on the couch watching the olympics it’s great to see that I kept my eating under control enough to balance the lack of exercise. I am realizing that my goal of 165 in three weeks is probably a bit too tight, but I’m still hoping to stay on track to be as close as possible. Today my head was clear enough to wake up and exercise, so I’m getting back into the routine of morning workouts.
I did find something new this week that I loved. Publix had new Protein Pack kits near the Bistro bowl salads (that I also love). They were “on sale” slightly so I grabbed two to try them. Each came with a small tub of hummus, chicken breast, fresh vegetables and a few pieces of pita bread. They all have around 20 grams of protein per package! I wanted to try them and see if going huge on the protein would be enough to keep me full longer even though it didn’t seem like a large amount of food. Eating one for lunch I was still full at 6 pm. I’ve decided to try this week to just make them myself rather than paying $5 each for them. The hummus and chicken can all be bought in larger packs and divided up into servings sizes (I’m thinking Perdue or Tyson grilled and ready would be the fastest and simplest option). The Veggies aren’t a problem at all making them yourself, if anything you can give yourself more than they do. I may leave out the pita or substitute in a few crackers. Pita just isn’t something we ever buy or normally eat. My thought is that everything to make 6-7 packs will probably cost around $8 if the items aren’t on sale or possibly as low as $5 on sale.
Finding quick food options that are healthy and cheap has been my go-to for most of this diet! So hopefully this can help one of you too.
Starting Weight (22 weeks ago): 202
Last Week: 175
Current Weight: 175
Goal Weight: 165
This is bigger than it seems in so many ways for what kind of week I had last week. I encourage everyone to not always look at the number!