It is time for yet another weight loss update! This time around, I am VERY proud of myself! The last time I posted an update, the holidays had just begun and I wasn't really losing any weight. I wasn't gaining but not losing any weight either. I tried to limit my salt intake, which wasn't hard for me. I tried to limit my sugar intake, but failed miserably. What can I say - I like chocolate, especially a hollow Lindt Santa (which are so good!).
Now that the holidays were finally over, I decided to up the ante by running at least 20 minutes every day. It's hard when it's cold outside, so even if it was just running in place for 5 minutes, it all added up. But I still lost more weight! I also decided to sort of pick up healthy snacking. I don't snack very often, only because I don't eat much anymore. But every now and then, I would have a craving for something crunchy or just needed a little pick-me-up. So I went in search of healthy -but affordable - snackables.
A ZonePerfect bar I reviewed back in 2012.
If I decide to skip lunch, which I sometimes do, I will grab a LARABAR or ZonePerfect bar. Both have plenty of protein to keep me full until my next meal. To feed my chip craving, I still enjoy munching on any flavors from The Better Chip. Not exactly healthy, but a lot better than Cheetos. For that sweet tooth, I have to admit, that I don't exactly snack healthy when it comes to that. We have sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies in the fridge, and sometimes when I am getting some tea, I find myself sneaking one or two. The real test is when we bake Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate brownies next month for Valentine's Day.
To recap: I have lost more weight. I have picked up healthy snacking - somewhat. Cookies aren't a healthy snack. Those Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate brownies for Valentine's Day may be my downfall.
What's for lunch?