Weigh in today was 137.5 pounds, 1.5 pounds away from goal! I've made a few more changes to my diet/exercise. I'll start with diet. Breakfast is a protein shake (a single scoop of Pure Protein Vanilla Cream, 75% water, 25% 50-cal OJ), followed by a handful of raw almonds and raisins. Then a cup of antioxidant rich green tea. Mid morning snack is an apple or a tangerine, and maybe a flat spelt seed cracker. Lunch today was quinoa salad, with cooked quinoa, chopped bell pepper, tomatoes and matchstick carrots tossed with a little lemon juice, and another piece of fruit. Mid afternoon snack is an apple on the drive home, and then a rice cake spread with almond butter, and sliced cucumbers. I also invested in a Nutribullet, and have been drinking green smoothies for dinner, filled with either spinach or swiss chard, and whatever fruits I have on hand: banana, mango, plus strawberries, blueberries or raspberries, a sprinkling of almonds, a tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia seeds. My doctor was happy with my results but has ordered me to increase my carb/protein intake so I'll be adding egg whites for breakfast, plus going with a hummus and veggie wrap for lunch. I'm also drinking lots of water and herbal teas.Basically I need to add a little good carb and protein since I am so active now, and the weight training requires it to prevent muscle loss, and keep my metabolism from slowing down. I'm also taking a multivitamin and a skin/hair/nails supplement containing collagen and biotin.
My exercise regimen is still 5-6 days per week, with spinning class monday nights, and running alternated with walking on the treadmill every other night, but I've increased speed to 6.0 for 30 minutes straight - was so proud of that achievement, never having been much of a runner!
I am still doing cybex machines but have added plenty of core exercises - planks, brazilian butt lifts and free weights plus squats and lunges. I do upper body/torso or trunk on nights that I run/spin. If I'm walking, I'll do the lower body. One of the personal trainers who is working on his certification at the gym was kind enough to offer to train me for free when he has spare time so he's been working with me and putting me through some cross fit training here and there.
All in all, I'm a very happy girl when it comes to the progress I've made. This pic was actually taken a month ago so I do need to update with a new pic - but for now this will have to do. Work has been really crazy and I haven't had a lot of free time so will update with new pics the first chance I get. Have a great week!