Below is the menu I painstakingly created for a a weeks worth of 1200-1300 calories a day. True story, I used to consult in weight loss and know quite a bit about nutrition, meal planning and goal setting so I really need to step up. I have set the goal to reach to my desired body shape in three months and once achieved will reward myself with laser eye surgery, I feel motivated every time I inch my glasses back up my nose!
Recently I threw out my scale (and felt powerful well doing so!) but then was not quite sure how I would measure my progress… I’ve decided to take my measurements every two to three weeks and also use items in my closet that are a bit tight as a guide and hopefully this will suffice. I will also measure changes in my energy levels. Here are my goals in inches;
~Inches~ Bust: -0 (don’t take my bust!) Waist: -1.5 Hips: -2.5 Arm: -0.5
Once I am there bye bye glasses! Even though I am not using a scale, this menu should equal 0.5-2 pounds of fat loss per week. In it I kept in my favorite foods in small doses; things like avocado, bacon and all natural peanut butter. I am also indulging in the power bar I am very much enjoying; Luna’s Chocolate Peppermint Stick at 180 calories. Water intake is being tracked at bare minimum of eight cups per day, eight hours of sleep a night and an average of twenty *extra* minutes exercise per day.
I know I can do it, I have to!
And For Old Times Sake A Few PRE Weight Loss Recipes Including Bacon Cookies (!!!)
This right here is why you should always make twice as much dough as you need. I was able to make Quiche Lorraine AND raspberry tarts with leftover pie crust. First a classic quiche from the Joy of Cooking (similar recipe here).
And then the tarts were a delicious recipe of my own creation, though of course I did not write the details down darn it. I also forgot to take an after picture, I guess I was just too busy tasting my creation.
Next up I had to try my hand at bacon chocolate chip cookies. Yes cookies with bacon and they were beyond delicious, recipe from All Recipes.