Okay, so I am really failing with this weight loss thing. I was getting back on track after being sick, but now Thanksgiving has knocked me right back off! I really need to start seeing progress on the scale in order to stay motivated to continue what I am doing at the gym and in the kitchen.
So, I have decided to do the Special K Challenge. It lasts two weeks, and involves eating their cereals and other products in order to lose one jean size during the length of the challenge. I am modifying it a bit just to be sure I get enough calories in, especially on days that I work out and have to take in more calories to balance it all out.
This is my plan:
Breakfast – 1 serving of Special K cereal and 1/2 cup of 1% milk
Lunch – Special K Protein Meal Bar and any fresh, raw veggies and fruit I want
Dinner – Normal*
Snacks – Special K Fruit Crisps, Special K Snack Bars, raw veggies, fresh fruit
*The challenge says to eat dinner as normal…which would be damaging if I ate exactly what I wanted. Therefore, I’ll be eating mostly chicken or 93/7 beef, veggies, salads, etc.
On gym days, I’ll do things like eat dressing with my vegetable snacks, or have a protein smoothie. I plan to log it all on MyFitnessPal, to see what works with my calorie goals and what doesn’t.
I don’t plan to make this a long-term “diet” as I know I have to make a lifestyle change when it comes to eating. I just need something to get myself started!