18.7 pounds to go!


164.3—still losing!

With two luncheons (and some heavenly cornbread!) starting the week, I’m surprised I lost the 1.3 pounds I did. There was also some bacon, sweet potatoes… and I only worked out twice. Still, I progressed and am now down to 164.3 :)

Things that are helping me drop the weight:

I’m still depending on the 310 meal replacement shakes. Working around delicious food is turning out to be harder than I thought. I have my 310 Shake for breakfast like always, but I’ve started bringing it to the cafe for lunch as well.

When I get hungry, instead of reaching for bacon or handmade gelato, I drink my shake. I can drink it on the go and I am utterly satisfied. That has been the best way for me to resist the delectable dishes we serve at Cafe Bienville until I drop all the pounds I need.

I also started working out this week… twice. As a writer, I have no problem sitting at the computer and working for 16 hours straight. Unfortunately, it shows. My workouts are pretty simple at this point. I put in my headphones and dance for 15-30 minutes. I make sure I keep it intense with an Amazon Prime House station and I work up a sweat. Not the most impressive workout, I realize, but it’s a start.

So far I’ve lost 2.3 pounds drinking the 310 Shake for breakfast. Now that I’m bumping it up to two meals replaced a week, and the added workouts I expect to be hitting 160 pounds by September 1.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net
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