Today is day 1 of Week 27 and I am very happy to say that despite what I ate for the 4th of July, I actually lost weight this week. So yay me!
We went to Golden Corral and the only thing I ate that day before we went was breakfast, so I was nice and hungry by the time we finally made it there at 4pm. We haven’t been there since January 1st before I started my weight loss plan with Noom, so we wanted to indulge just once, and boy did we indulge.
I was good though. I did have a few plates, but they weren’t packed with food and I logged everything on my plate. I actually remember what I ate.
Plate 1: Salad. I had lettuce, cucumber, chicken, olives and my dressing was light ranch. I don’t care for vinaigrettes. I know I should use those, but I don’t like them. I topped it with some sunflower seeds.
Plate 2: Medium rare steak, penne pasta with a tiny amount of alfredo sauce, corn and spinach.
Plate 2: Another piece of steak Medium Well, broccoli, cauliflower and garlic biscuit.
Dessert: Apple pie, because who doesn’t eat apple pie on July 4th?
So all 3 of my plates were 799 calories according to the Noom app and my dessert was 297 calories. My total calories for that day were 1387/1400. I did end up eating a banana before bed which I didn’t log.
So despite all of that, today I weighed in at 193.6lbs for a weight loss total of 69.4lbs since January 5th 2013. My goal is to get down to 170lbs and I am at 74.62%.
I won’t be going to Golden Corral too often because that is a really bad place to go, but at least when I did go, I was responsible enough to eat my veggies. Besides the pasta and the alfredo sauce, salad dressing, biscuit and the pie, I pretty much stayed away from all the bad foods that I used to eat there. If we ever do get to go back there after I lose the rest of this fat, I know how to eat properly and I can make better decisions.
Bright side, we went to Target yesterday and I saw the bike that I want to save up for. I’ve been selling keychains and earrings on Etsy, so whatever I get from the sales of those things are going towards buying a new bicycle. That is if people will buy them lol. I have exactly $200 worth of merchandise in a box in my room and according to the Target website, this particular bike (pictured) is only $125.99 and is only sold through their website. Although, the bike we saw at Target was blue and it didn’t have a price tag, but we assumed it was $200 just like the other bikes next to it. I don’t care which I get, as long as it’s a good sturdy bike. This one pictured is a Huffy Fresno. Sounds good to me!
A bicycle is the perfect tool for exercise for me since I have back problems, which by the way I had x-rays for so I will get those results next month when I go back to the doctor’s office. I can ride for hours and burn hundreds of calories and walking is too painful, so which exercise do you think is the better one? I say cycling.
At any rate, this week was a good week for my weight loss and I look forward to where I will be next week, so until then..
Update: I am closer to that bike. I have $67.73 saving up, so I just need a few more sales and then I can buy the bike. I basically need to sell either a dozen pairs of earrings or 2 dozen keychains, and then I can buy it. By the time I have the money saved up, the bike will be more expensive, or they won’t sell it anymore so I will end up having to pick another one, but that’s fine. I had a different bike in mind, but this one has the rack in the back which I can put my Townie Basket on for grocery bags and it has a basket in front that I can also use for my Noom water bottle and for keeping the tire repair tools in.