Yesterday was the 8th day of the first Fat Guy Challenge. It also was the beginning of the 2nd week of the challenge.
After the first 7 days, I managed to lose 7.6lbs, without exercising at all. Hopefully, the results will be more dramatic once I add my daily workouts.
***[See how I did on the first 7 days of the challenge] – You can read our motivation for doing this, as well as the details of the challenge at the first link above. Our main goal is to lose 25lbs combined by June 4th, or there will be severe consequences! I am responsible for 15 of those pounds!***
Here is my assessment of day 8:
For the first week of the challenge, we decided to drastically reduce our carbohydrate intake to under 20 grams each day. Thankfully, that restriction was only in place for the first week. Now we are taking that amount up to 60 grams per day, with two “carb load” days each week.
Once again, my breakfast consisted of string cheese and almonds…and a lot of water. Then for lunch, I had more of the delicious beef that my wife made in the crock pot, with cabbage. I had more almonds in the afternoon, and a fruit cup (not the evil, deceptive one from day 1) right before dinner.
For dinner, I had baked chicken and cabbage. The flavor of the chicken was so wonderful…now I can’t make up my mind between wanting more of the beef or more of the chicken!
I ate dinner at work because I had class at church last night. So, by the time I got home, I was hungry again. I took the last burger that we grilled on day 5 using our George Foreman Grill, and put it on a wrap (only 10 carbs) with mustard and pepper-jack cheese.
I drank a lot of water yesterday, I almost met my goal of a gallon per day, but my bladder was about to punch me in the mouth, so I stopped at around 110 ozs.
Because I had such a long day planned, I knew that I wouldn’t have a chance to exercise (unless I woke up early). I plan to get started on Saturday morning…let’s see how that goes!
There was no temptation at all to eat out yesterday! We just took care of business and God blessed our efforts to be disciplined. <— I am hoping to be able to write that phrase every day of this challenge!
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