I mentioned earlier in the year that one of my goals was to lose weight. Its been 3 weeks since my first weigh-in and I’ve lost 3 lbs so far. No, its not some drastic amount of weight, but that’s the goal: slow, steady and sustainable.
I’ve been using MyFitnessPal to track my calories (note the widget to the left of the site, with my progress). I’ve used plenty of calorie counters in the past and this one is by far my favorite. If you want to befriend me, my username is runrunjohnny. I’ve set myself a goal of about -500 cal/day (roughly 1lb/week). I also have been working out 5-6 times a week with a calorie burn goal of at least 300. That means my diet isn’t affected too much. Sure I could go overboard and double my deficit, but I want to make sure I stay with this for a long while, so slow progression is good.
Just Say No
That’s not to say my diet hasn’t changed, though. It has. Lauren and I have sworn off pop for the month. We don’t usually drink a lot of it (maybe once a week), but the holidays had us drinking way more than usual. So, we cut it cold turkey and will slowly reintroduce it as a treat (probably in Slurpee form). We also have forewent any fast food this month.
I think I mentioned in a previous post that I was experimenting with breakfast smoothies. After weeks of tweaking, I have a few recipes that I have every morning. My favorite being strawberry-banana.
Soy or Whey?
I’ve been using Trader Joe’s Soy Protein Powder. But I may try whey protein next time. Has anyone had both and could describe the difference if any? Let me know in the comments as well as any of your own smoothie pointers.