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Week 7 Progress and Perspective

by on Apr.30, 2014, under Damon, DDPYoga, Evie

Week 7 is going along well.  Evie and I have done Fat Burner, Red Hot Core and Fat Burner again so far this week.  Red Hot Core was a short workout but intense.  It’s designed to be an add-on workout to some of the other routines.  Some of the exercises there reminded me of things I did working out in the Navy, but they are modified a bit in the DDP Yoga routine.

For food this week we’re doing a cleanse for a couple of days of it and yesterday was day 1 of that.  The breakfast smoothie was ok, but I didn’t blend it well and the banana I had was too ripe so it took me a bit to get that down.  The lunch smoothie was just rank.  I couldn’t drink it at all without gagging.  I literally felt like I was going to throw up from it.  Pass on that.  I had some leftover ham when I got home because I was starving after not eating lunch.  That’s a fail on me for the cleanse.  Evie had no problem with the lunch drink though.  I was nervous about the dinner drink, but it was actually pretty good.  I’m going to continue on with the cleanse but will double up the dinner drink in place of the lunch drink.  Not sure if it will have the same effect or not, but I can’t do that lunch drink.

I forgot to add this into the post earlier in the week but I had some eye opening perspective on Sunday.  We went to a birthday party for one of our daughter’s friends and they had pizza and cake, as is normal.  I had one slice of pepperoni and no cake, but added the pizza to my Lose It! app for tracking purposes.  I realized then that one slice is 280 calories.  Now, it was not uncommon for me to eat 4, 5, 6 slices or even a whole pizza in one sitting.  Add on that I would probably want a Coke or 3 and the calorie and sugar counts are unreal!  Don’t forget that wouldn’t be the only meal of my day and the rest of my day was typically spent working (sitting in a chair in front of a computer) or laying around watching TV.  It’s no wonder my weight has crept up over the past 15 years or so.  What’s amazing is that it hadn’t grown more before now.  Eating real food and watching my quantities, especially when the options for real food don’t exist, make a huge difference in my overall health.

Track what you eat and just get an idea of how much you may be consuming on a daily basis, especially if you eat out often.  You’ll likely be surprised!

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