I made it through Week 1 of the Wellness JumpStart!


I totally was not thinking when I set my goals last week because Friday was our anniversary and we had to go out to dinner! We also went to a movie on Saturday and we may or may not have had popcorn. And maybe some Milk Duds.

But you know what? I’m not going to beat myself up over anything I did because it’s all things in moderation, right? As long as I’m making progress, that’s what matters. And I lost 2.8 pounds so I’m going to call Week 1 of the 4-Week Wellness JumpStart a victory.

Here’s a screenshot of my spreadsheet I’m using to keep track:

Spreadsheet for weight loss goals

I said in my post last week that getting up for morning walks was going to be the hardest goal for me to hit. As you can see, I wasn’t lying.

Also, see that last blank column? My OCD is through the roof trying to figure out what to put there! Any suggestions?

While I am keeping track of a lot of different things, I am NOT counting calories. I know they say people who track their calories lose more weight, but I really don’t want to do anything that I can’t sustain over a long period of time. This is about learning a new normal for me and I know myself well enough to know I won’t keep track of my calories forever. I lost weight by just making sensible choices and keeping my portions reasonable. What’s reasonable? I ate until I was full and then I stopped. I didn’t snack when I was bored. And I drank my water.

Here’s the lowdown on what I ate:


Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 Applegate sausages, blueberries, strawberries

Lunch: Zoodle bowl with chicken and peanut sauce

Dinner: Turkey burger w/o the bun, basic salad (sweet butter lettuce, grape tomatoes, red onion, oil/vinegar)


Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 Applegate sausages

a.m. Snack: Babybel cheese, cashews

Lunch: Zoodle bowl with chicken and peanut sauce, basic salad

Dinner: Pesto Zoodle Bowl with Chicken


Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 Applegate sausages

a.m. Snack: Babybel cheese

Lunch: Pesto Zoodle Bowl with Chicken

Dinner: Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie, 3 pieces of bacon <—— This makes me laugh. Who eats a smoothie and bacon for dinner? This girl.


Breakfast: 2 Applegate sausages

a.m. Snack: Cashews, 3 pieces of hard salami, Babybel cheese

Lunch: Chicken breast, carrots, and green beans

p.m. Snack: Cashews

Dinner: Chicken fajita salad

Thursday: (Meatless Day)

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 1 piece of toast buttered with clarified butter

a.m. Snack: blueberries

Lunch: Drunken Noodles and Cilantro Lime Hummus from Fusion Food Truck

Dinner: Oatmeal with blueberries and a baked sweet potato with cinnamon and coconut sugar


Breakfast: 2 Applegate sausages

a.m. Snack: Babybel cheese

Lunch: Chicken fajita meat and peppers, veggies and Veggie Dill Dip

Dinner: Anniversary dinner @ Carrabbas <—- Yes, I ate the bread.


Breakfast: 2 Applegate sausages

a.m. Snack: Cashews

Lunch: Cheeseburger w/o the bun

Dinner: Chicken and veggies and Veggie Dill Dip

p.m. Gluttony: Popcorn and candy at the movies


As far as Fitness goes, I canNOT wait for my foot to be completely healed. A few weeks ago, Sully stopped short in front of me while I was carrying a basket of laundry and I sat on my foot. I really thought something was broken but the x-ray showed nothing so it’s probably a tendon or something. Wearing my running shoes everywhere (which looks SO classy with my work pants) and 800 mg ibuprofen have helped and I’m just now starting to feel like I’m rounding the corner and it’s getting better.

In the meantime, I’ve been as active as I can without overdoing it and using the elliptical instead of the treadmill at the gym. I did get my step goal (8,000 steps) 4 days last week so that’s something. It’s frustrating but I also didn’t want to say to myself, “I’ll start eating right and exercising as soon as my foot is healed.” I didn’t want to put it off any longer.

Steps for Week 1:

Sunday: 8,427

Monday: 11,601 (gym day)

Tuesday: 5,949

Wednesday: 8,843

Thursday: 10,155 (gym day)

Friday: 4,974

Saturday: 4,393

SO… on to Week 2! I’m going to keep my goals the same for this week since I didn’t hit everything. Are you following along with me? Have your own goals? Comment below and let me know!

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