Weight Loss Entry #4- Picture Time!

I first want to wish my mothers and all the great mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day!

Mothers are nothing short of amazing and we can always count on them. And I couldn’t agree more with Kevin Durant:

 

 

Today is the day that I finally come through. Last week in my weight loss entry #3, I promised that I would post a progress pic and I am here to fulfill that promise. If you missed last week’s entry, you can read it here.

 

This is what I started with @ 215lbs:

 

 

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What I look like now at 211.8 lbs

 

 

 

4 week progress weight loss journey | www.lifteatshred.com        

So I lost another 2 lbs! And I can see differences in my physical features. My belly has shrunken a little bit, and I have some definition in my upper arm/shoulder area. So great progress.

 

My workouts have stayed the same from the beginning and will continue to stay until it breaks haha.

workouts

 

I have been focusing all of my posts on the diet side of things, but haven’t touched the exercise portion yet! I will hit on it this week.

 

My macros are also the same as follows below:

macros for weight loss

 

The phrase of the week for me was, “Keep It Simple!”

This weekend my youngest brother just graduated from college, so I had to take my macro tracking on the road. I personally think one of the hardest things to do when trimming down is to avoid eating traps when you go on vacation.

Whenever I go on vacation, I try to keep it simple. I am not going to carry my food scale with me. Also, I am not gonna stay home while everyone is having fun at a restaurant. There are ways around it!

 

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For example, this is a Cajun Jambalaya plate that I had at a restaurant this weekend. I was still thinking about my weight loss track but didn’t want to avoid going out because of it.

So when I first look at a menu, this is what I do mentally:

Avoid all creamy based meals (usually full of fat).

Avoid all appetizers and desserts unless it is mainly based on fruits.

Aim for meals heavy in protein and simple carbs (e.g. rice)

 

 

Using this thought process, I landed on this plate at a southern restaurant. It came with grilled chicken, rice as its carbohydrate and wasn’t drenched in a creamy sauce. Like I said early, “Keeping it simple is the way to go.”

So thanks for checking in with me, I really appreciate it. Let’s hope the good times continue to roll.

James, Out!

 

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26 thoughts on “Weight Loss Entry #4- Picture Time!

  1. I think that the most important thing is determination and following the right things, like what to eat in how much exercise you need. Good for you, you made it!!

  2. Great job! I’ve been losing weight as well and sometimes the number on the scale is discouraging if you’re going to the gym. I can see a definite change to your body so keep it up!

  3. You are working hard and it shows! Thanks for sharing the common sense tips to use when ordering at a restaurant.

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