Report Card: Oct Week 1 10lbs Down!

I’m so excited, I started ‘getting serious” about losing some weight when I hit 159.8 I did NOT want to hit 160. When people ask my why I want to lose weight my  answer is always the same. “I’m 28 and NOT pregnant there are no reason to out-grow my clothes.” The truth of the matter is I have some nice stuff, a work wardrobe I’ve put some money into and I don’t want to have to buy all new clothes.

Now 10lbs lighter I’m at a weird point, the few things I bought 2 sizes bigger are far to big but I’m not yet back to my ‘old size.’ It’s quite annoying actually. I’m glad for the success but I would just like to be able to look at my closet and wear anything in it not just the things that I know will fit me.

Last week went well I hit the gym 3 times and also got in plenty of focused movement (cleaning yard  work) on the off days.

I also had an opportunity to try a few things Mac would never eat, first our successful meal from last week that Mac did like:

I found this one on and it was a good one, it can feed up to 6 people but for us it was great because we had left overs for work!

French Onion-Pork Chop Skillet

French Onion-Pork Chop Skillet recipe

So this is pretty ‘natural’ stuffing isn’t really but its not one of the worst foods either, maybe just a bit too much sodium.

This week I got to try a squash recipe since Mac wasn’t home. It was good, but a little bland so I added some Taco Sauce and then it was perfect.

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili Recipe

*Photo from All You Website*


Now for the boring part here is my report card for the week, I’ve made a few changes to this months goals because I have a lot going on and honestly dont’ need the self-pressure.

                                        Sept goals per week                       Sept 26- Oct 2nd
Push-Ups                                       70                                                     30
Push-Ups In a row                      10                                                     10
Balance Ball Push-Ups              50                                                        0
BB Push-Ups in a row                10                                                        0
Pull-Ups                                            3                                                         0
Sit-Ups                                           175                                                   100
Sit-Ups in a row                             25                                                      25
Cardio                                              120                                                   125
Run 2 Miles in                                 22                                                     n/a
Strength/Core                               60 (2x Month)                                0
Weight (End of the Month)       145                                                  149.6

2 comments on “Report Card: Oct Week 1 10lbs Down!

  1. Good job, Amber! Seeing your progress makes me want to go out and work out right now too 🙂 Of course, I’m still getting over the cold that E gave me but maybe I’m just making excuses…. Keep up the good work! I’m cheering for you!

    By the way, that French Onion Pork Chop looks yummy! I must try that one day 🙂

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