Monday, January 16, 2017

A PCOS Confession + Week One Weigh-In

Before I share my weigh-in results from my first week in my new weight-loss challenge, I need to back track a bit. There's some vital information that is missing and it's coming to you in more of a confession form than anything.

Between all of the festivities from Christmas leading up to New Years Eve, I gained 10 pounds. 10 POUNDS in just over a week! Ugh. Is that shocking? Well, let me back track a bit more. I have a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome {PCOS} which makes it extremely easy to gain weight and hard to lose it. Does that make more sense now?

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not blaming all of my 10 pound weight-gain on my condition alone. I knowingly overindulged quite a bit during the holidays, but I certainly didn't give into 10 pounds worth of indulgences. That number would be due in part from the drastic fluctuations in weight that come with my condition.

So, after sharing all of that information with you, I am more pleased to share my weigh-in results from my first week of the HealthyWage challenge.

Base-line weight, January 6th: 254 lbs
First weigh-in, January 13th: 247.5 lbs
Total weight lost: 6.5 lbs!

I am so happy to see that I lost 6.5 pounds in the first week of my new challenge! Drinking all of my water {120 oz. per day} and working to stay within my calories almost every day really helped me with my weight-loss last week.

During this new week, I am going to continue to work toward staying within my calorie ranges and drink my water, every day. I have also made a plan for my meals, too.

Week 2 - Breakfast Options:
~ Breakfast burritos
~ Breakfast sandwich
~ Eggs, turkey bacon and toast
~ Smoothies

Week 2 - Lunch Options:
~ Soups
~ Salads (antipasto, etc.)
~ Chicken salad sandwiches
~ Seafood salad sandwiches

Week 2 - Dinner Plans:
Monday - Leftover Slow Cooker Pork or Burrito Bowls
Tuesday - Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad (recipe coming soon)
Wednesday - Chicken Sausage with Stir Fry Vegetables
Thursday - Homemade Pizza and Air-Fried Chicken Wings 

Week 2 - Snack Options:
~ Strawberries
~ Bananas
~ Hummus w/ pita chips
~ Blueberries
~ Raspberries
~ Smoothies
~ Grapes
~ Cheese
~ Tortilla chips and salsa
~ Dark chocolate, etc.

As I mentioned last week, in a post titled: No More Cheat Days, No more Guilt; my meal plans are flexible. If I go off track, I will just work harder on being resilient by balancing it all out with more healthy decisions the next day.

Make it a great week, everyone!

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