Here’s my documentation for the week of January 7 through 13, 2013 for my weight loss progress. This week’s goal was 5 days of exercise, 3 days dog walking, 5 bentos, and 1 lb weight loss.

Weight

Monday – 154 lbs
Tuesday – 152.5 lbs
Wednesday – 152.7 lbs
Thursday – 153.7 lbs
Friday – 153.2 lbs
Saturday – 154.1 lbs
Sunday – 153.4 lbs

Breakfast

Monday – Eggie in a Basket, 1 cup 1% milk
Tuesday – Crispix & 1% milk
Wednesday – not sure
Thursday – 100 calorie greek yogurt + 1/2 banana
Friday – udon, oatmeal, fruit
Saturday – Coach’s oatmeal, sweet bread with coconut butter
Sunday – Sweet bread with coconut butter

Lunch

Monday bento – 1 thigh Chicken Karaage, broccoli, cauliflower
Tuesday bento – spaghetti with whole wheat pasta and broccoli
Wednesday bento – Shiso onigiri with broccoli
Thursday bento – Leftover Korean chicken bento
Friday bento – Leftover pot roast bento
Saturday – Leftovers
Sunday – Yaki mochi, andagi hot dog

Snacks

Monday – papaya, banana, apple
Tuesday – Greek coconut yogurt, apple
Wednesday – coconut yogurt, D’anjou pear
Thursday – pomegranate, cauliflower
Friday – D’anjou pear, malasada, 1 golden oreo
Saturday – Frozen strawberries
Sunday – Sweet bread, pomelo

Dinner

Monday – Spaghetti with meat, garlic bread
Tuesday – Pot roast with rice
Wednesday – Korean chicken and shrimp tempura (cheat meal)
Thursday – Turkey Helper lasagna
Friday – Chicken Helper fettuccine
Saturday – Chili with rice
Sunday – Bacon/pineapple sausage, rice, squash

Exercise

Monday – 30 Day Shred Level 1, biked 2 miles
Tuesday – 30 Day Shred Level 1, biked 2 miles
Wednesday – Rest day, biked 2 miles
Thursday – 30 Day Shred Level 1, biked 2 miles
Friday – slacker day, biked 2 miles
Saturday – Extreme Shed & Shred 1
Sunday – 30 Day Shred Level 1, walked around Costco 1 hour

Result

My weight this morning was 152.7 lbs, so I managed to lose 1.3 lbs my first week. I rested two days and felt so much better after each day, so I definitely see why Jillian Michaels recommends that. I felt much more equipped to continue after the rest days instead of burning myself out. I didn’t take Mimi for any walks sadly, mostly because she still doesn’t have a proper collar and I got busy all the time.

Bottom line is that I met my goal for the week and am happy with my small progress so far. I think I like reporting on after-progress rather than planning meals for the week and not following through. You can view my bentos on Adventures in Bentomaking with the links above.

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