Day 8. New Week. Same Goals.

Broken record time … morning Herbalife Formula 1 French Vanilla shake packed with fruits and veggies. Hint. Cabbage, kale, and spinach will taste like strawberries if you add enough strawberries.

Morning weight is 175. So after one week, it looks like I’ve established an average. I now know if I decide to “chill” meaning no workout, eat pizza, and watch game 5 of the NBA finals on TV, I will gain a half a pound. That is great news. Life lesson #8 – do a little, get little results. Do a lot, get little results. Do a lot over time, get big results.

Here’s a screenshot of a website I recommend to many people looking to gain some perspective on weight loss. Whether you are wanting to lose 5, 10, or 100 pounds, this website is excellent at revealing just little changes can bring big results and makes weight loss not such a scary undertaking.

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The takeaway for any weight loss goal is simple … look at the “stay at same weight” caloric reading. For me, it reads 2,382 calories per day. That is equivalent to 476 calories per meal because I eat 5 times per day. What does 476 calories per meal look like … I could eat an Egg McMuffin and hash browns all day long and still reach my goals by approximately August 11, 2013. Sure, I’m not saying it’s the healthiest method, but the point is there isn’t a need to deprive yourself which studies have shown leads to cheating and weight gain. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Key – find out what the caloric intake of your favorite foods to give you a recipe for a successful and long-lasting program.

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PT time to end the day. No physical workout today, but lots of chores and physical tasks completed. It wasn’t a traditional workout type of day, but there was sweating throughout the day. If I worked at the “Guess Your Weight” carnival booth, I will weigh in tomorrow at 174 or below.

Good night and please check out the above websites to see your light at the end of the tunnel. Weight loss is simple if you keep it simple.

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