Tuesday, August 7

#operationnomorefattyboop: update one

Well Friends, the first week has passed since embarking on my new and improved, healthier and active lifestyle. I definitely had some hangry moments and a few I might keel over episodes, but overall it was what I would deem a success.

Here are just a few highlights from the week.

Tricks I learned: Instead of pop (including diet), I am drinking flavored water with caffeine for my daily boost. Like this Mio Energy. Also, eat lots of ice.

Couch to 5K days completed: Three for a total of 4.57 miles.

Days over 10,000 steps: Two. However... there were three that were so close.

Little victories: We attended a birthday cookout after church on Sunday and I did eat a lot of the scrumptious food that was prepared, but I kept my portion sizes within check. I've had lots of water compared to my normal intake. On the days I didn't have time to pack my lunch, I had Subway. I tried to walk for 15-20 minutes on non-Couch to 5K days.

Regrets: I made brownies Saturday evening and I had two when I really should have only had one. After I ate the second, I knew it was too much. 

Weight lost: 4.5 lbs.

Photos from the week:

Buck sighting while doing my Couch to 5K

Panera Bread Half Fuji Apple Chicken Salad

Fresh corn on the cob and bacon #farmtotable

Next week goals: Reach 10,000 steps on more days. Steer clear of all pop. Complete Week 2 of the Couch to 5K.

Is this something you want to see each week? Or does another person's weight loss journey in a blog seem redundant and old news? You tell me.

On to Week 2! I would love for you to join me on IG or just follow along -  #operationnomorefattyboop!



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  1. I vote keep going. I am in the middle of trying to lose weight as well except I don't have a real plan and have also seen basically no success. Seeing you do so well makes me want to come up with an actual plan! Is there a couch to 5k plan somewhere I can reference?

  2. Congrats on your weight loss! That's awesome! I have five more pounds to reach my goal! We can do this!

  3. Congrats on your weight loss!! I totally want to follow this!! I started this week so a week behind but ya gotta start somewhere :)

  4. I don't think it seems redundant. Honestly, it's your blog so I say share what makes you happy. I think posts like this hold people accountable and can actually help them on their journey. It's all about celebrating the big and small successes. Sierra Beautifully Candid

  5. Share away. You do well and will be a total inspiration to whoever is in the battle with you!

  6. Congrats on your victories!! I love couch to 5K! Doing it years ago took me from hating running to finding it to be such a helpful form of exercise. :) If you'd like to blog about this journey I say go for it! 5 years ago I did a series called, "35 by 35!" as I worked towards dropping 35 pounds before my 30th birthday. I found it to be so helpful in holding myself accountable when I blogged about it. Also, some readers said that they found it motivating too as I shared tips, recipes, etc.. Wishing you all the best on this health and wellness journey, friend! You've got this!! ;)

  7. Hey I love the progress and great for losing 4 1/2 pounds this week. I hate when I want all the brownies or cookies and I have too much. We all do it, so please don't beat yourself up about it. YOu have done really well this week!! Congrats!!!


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