7 Day Challenge (Day One): Sunday, May 31, 2015

Starting Stats


I’m still trying to figure out what could’ve happened to make me go to 206.6 this week. Last week, I weighed in at 205.8, so I gained .8 lbs somehow. I did eat a pint of Talenti Raspberry Cheesecake throughout the week, but I tried to stick to the 1/2 cup serving. It has loads of sugar (over 20g per serving) so this could be it. I also ate a lot of fried chicken because I bought a tray of fried chicken portions from Wally World. However, even with the gelato and fried chicken, I didn’t go over my total amount of allotted calories for the day. I’ve been told that things matter a whole lot more than calories when it comes to food. Sugar content, fat, all are important in addition to calories. I also walked 3-4 times out the week. Or it could be all the bad eating I did yesterday that showed up on the scale. Or maybe it is water weight, lol. I read an article on prevention.com which discusses 7 weird reasons you can be gaining weight. Here are the seven reasons:

  1. You’re depressed
  2. You’re taking the wrong Prescription Medication (some medications slow down metabolism)
  3. Digestive issues
  4. You’re missing certain nutrients
  5. You’re getting older
  6. You have plantar fasciitis- this is a musculoskeletal condition
  7. You have Cushing’s Syndrome-  a condition caused by prolonged exposure to cortisol

Food, Food, Food


1 serving of cooked grits with ½ tbsp. of Blue Bonnet Light Butter

2 Turkey Patties

1 slice of Sandwich Cheese (the easiest way to make cheese grits!)

Calories: 345


4 oz. of Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

½ cup of Great Northern Beans

½ cup of Collard Greens

Calories: 210


4 oz of baked Pink Salmon fillet (Skin-On)

1/2 cup of cut green beans

½ cup of whole kernel corn

Calories: 190


1 large banana (I ate this right after my morning walk while I was fixing breakfast)

1 medium size orange (This was my bedtime snack lol)

Calories: 172


1 Peppermint – 20 cals


 2.5 mile walk at Cherry Park, completed in 56 minutes.


 1 Gallon (Completed!)

Total Calories for the Day: 937

My calories for the day are not good at all. It’s reported that women should eat at least 1200 calories a day. I would’ve hit this if I was able to eat bread. With breakfast, I normally would have 2 pieces of toast with butter, which would probably be an additional 190 calories. I also generally eat 8-12 ounces of baked chicken, but to save money so the chicken would stretch out for the week, I cut each piece of chicken in half after weighing it. This also took off 110 calories. I also could’ve had a baked potato with dinner, but I didn’t purchase this at the grocery store and I’ve already maxed out my grocery budget. Since I ate regularly throughout the day, I wasn’t hungry at all despite the number of calories I ate.

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