Spring into shape weight loss challenge: day 2

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Spring Into Shape Weight Loss Challenge: Day 2

It’s day two of my weight loss challenge and the results are already impressive to me. I lost 0.7 kg of body weight. Don’t get me wrong, this is not all fat, it’s some water, hopefully some fat and probably something else, but still quite motivating.

At this rate the results after 7 days might be impressive. Or I can go on a downward spiral and the challenge will be a giant failure. Who knows? That’s why it’s interesting and exciting.

Current stats

Day 2 weight loss progressWeight: 88.5 kg (195.10 lbs) / down 0.7 kg (1.5 lbs).

Body-fat percentage: 35%-39%

TDEE: 2,400 calories with exercise. I am pretty sure that either my TDEE is off, or I my energy consumption estimations are off since the weight loss is this rapid. Good thing that I didn’t feel hungry throughout the day, which means I can safely continue doing what I am doing. It’s working, isn’t it?

The picture is nothing to write home about, because generally you won’t notice any obvious differences until your second or third week. But you can laugh at my ‘just got out of the bed hair’. You are certainly welcome.

Strength training

Push-ups: 10 for warm-up, 3 sets of 20 reps.

Dumbbell squats: 10 for warm-up, 3 sets of 20 reps.

Bent over dumbbell rows: 10 for warm-up, 3 sets of 15 reps.

Bicep curls into shoulder press: no warm up because dumbbell rows hit biceps quite heavily for me. 3 sets of 10 reps.

Cardio

Went on another long walk with my friends. Lots of jokes and nice sunset meant a really good time. However, the evening today was very cold so we almost froze our butts off. Hope the weather stays like this for the remainder of the challenge, otherwise I’ll be really pissed.

What I ate today

Breakfast: 400 calories

Day 2: whole eggs, sausages, salad, cherry tomatoes, rye bread toastNothing new in the breakfast department today. Just two whole eggs, some burned rye bread toast, same salad I had yesterday on the side and a few cherry tomatoes.

I think I already mentioned this in one of my articles, but eggs are the best breakfast for me. They keep me satisfied for a very long time, but they can become quite boring.

Oh, and I also drank half a liter of water during breakfast and one liter during my workout. Of course, I couldn’t forget my multivitamin pill, because it’s absolutely awesome.

Main meal: 800 calories

Day 2: whole eggs, sausages, salad, cherry tomatoes, rye bread toast

For my main meal I pretty much ate the same thing I did yesterday minus the cabbage. I’m really digging buckwheat at the moment and home made meat patties.

Nothing beats home made food – that’s why you have to learn to cook at least basic stuff. It’s one of the best weight loss tips out there.

You know exactly what’s in your food, you are able to adjust to your own taste, and if you find a hair it’s not disgusting because it’s yours!

Dinner: 600 calories

Day 2 dinner: greek yoghurt, banana, strawberry jamTo finish the day off I went with some Greek yoghurt, sliced 1 small banana into that and topped it off with some strawberry jam. That’s why it’s this calorie dense.

To be honest it was an experiment and I wanted to be more creative with my dinner that I was yesterday and it turned out really good. Who said that dieting should be hard and tasteless?

In a nutshell

All in all, felt like a very good day. Drank lots of water, did my strength workout without any difficulties, had simple satisfying meals. I wonder how much lighter I will be tomorrow morning. Really looking forward to that!

Written by Mark Forge

Mark Forge is the founder of FatForge - an information website dedicated to busting nutrition myths, scams and lies while helping people turn their weight around. If you want to lose weight I suggest starting here.

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