68 Days left of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023
Thought I’d check in for an update! It’s been 6 weeks since I began my “prep” this year. I mentioned I wanted to lose weight slowly. I was thinking 8-10 lbs over 16 weeks (check out day 1 here). I based this on my stage weight last summer, but also hoping I had gained a few pounds of muscle over the past year.
But, even saying “I want to lose weight slowly”, I kind of was just trying to convince myself. It’s more fun to see significant progress every week, and to be ready SUPER early so I wouldn’t be stressed about making it in time.
But, I’m glad it’s happening at the rate it is. So, if I averaged the scale weight throughout a week (rather than report the random highs and lows), I’m officially down 4lbs. I’m pretty happy with the progress, and I really do feel leaner. (I’m actually down 8 lbs from October, when I first started tracking)
Although I haven’t eaten very differently the past 6 weeks, I have been a lot more consistent. Meaning, I haven’t eaten in excess of my tracking once a week like I was doing last fall.
Anyway, that’s my update! And for fun, my mom just sent me this photo she found from a 9th grade yearbook someone had uploaded to Ancestry.com! My “after photo” is from last summer. I don’t have many full body pictures, and I rarely take selfies, so I grabbed that one. I’m probably the same weight in that photo as currently, so I shared it.
Now, on to Monday’s Meals!
1182 calories, 168 g protein, 81 g carbs, and 21 g fat.
I know I need to do better! More carbs, more fat, and less protein!
𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐰 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞
1182 calories, 168 g protein, 81 g carbs and 21 g fat
I know I need to do better! Less protein, more carbs, and more fat!
- 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭: Greek yogurt with pistachio pudding mix (times 2!! yes, I went back for seconds. This is why I have to stop buying pistachio pudding mix until after my show. It makes me want to eat 32 ounces of Greek yogurt at a time!) 1 cup egg whites, and 2 slices turkey bacon
- 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡: 85 g sweet potato, 200 g broccoli and cauliflower roasted, and 5 ounces chicken tenders
- 𝐒𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐤: *Not pictured: Built Bar, plus more chicken tenders and bolthouse ranch dressing.
- 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: Mmmmm.. I went back to cinnamon and zero calorie sugar on cucumbers and I LOVE THEM so much again. I haven’t had any since the LAST prep, and I forgot how much I like it! Plus, a tomato, and more chicken! I really need to prep some ground turkey!