About a two weeks ago, a coworker peer pressured three of us gals in the lab, myself included, to participate in the office “Biggest Loser” challenge. $20 bucks to sign up and the winner at the end of 90 days gets 75% of the pot and 2nd place gets 25%.
The goal is to have lost the most percentage of weight at the end of 90 days.
Only after I signed up did I learn that after the initial weigh in, if I gain weight on my weekly weigh ins, I owe $1 per pound. :O
I need to start reading the fine print first.
Last Wednesday, we all went in together for our weekly weigh in, joking that we were all going to owe because we were horrible on our diets/exercises.
I was the only one who owed.
Week 1 and I already owed a buck! The other gals all lost! I took my shoes off, stating that they were heavier shoes than I had worn on the initial weigh in, and without shoes just made it in as the same weight so I didn’t have to pay.
I was so embarrassed! UGH! It was an awful feeling that stuck with me for the rest of the day.
That night, on my way home from work, I stopped by Wally World, to pick up “Healthy Food”.
Since then, (3 whole days *said sarcastically*) I’ve had homemade Kefir yogurt and fruit (and spinach) smoothies with a scoop of protein powder for breakfast, Broccoli slaw and Fuji Apple dressing for lunches (or dinners) and a cliff bar and oranges for snacks.
I was feeling particularly smug about how much fiber and protein I was ingesting.
That is until I entered in what I had consumed into the MyFitnessPal App.
Apparently, according to the app, I’m supposed to eat 25 grams of fiber a day. And 97 grams of protein!
How the heck is that even possible without A) just being a cow and grazing on green all day, or B) going over the recommended caloric intake??
I managed to get all my protein in today due to the best hubby in the world making me some pork chops for dinner!
But what about the days I don’t feel like eating meat?
I think I need to do some researching on the best way to get all the recommended nutrients without going over my calories.
On the plus side, with the Kefir, I’ve got all the Calcium I need and with oranges as snacks, I’ve got all the Vitamin C. 🙂
If you have any tips please share!
Thanks for reading!