Real Housewife: Sarah, A Trip to Hong Kong & 8 lbs Down!

{This is our weekly check-in post with Real Housewife Blogger, Sarah in Australia! Sarah weighs in Wednesday, then checks in with us Thursday. Since she started blogging her journey (end-of January), she's down 8 lbs!} Great news this week, I am still down where I should be even though I had an absolutely hectic week!

  • Monday - Run (514 cals)
  • Tuesday - Strength workout (330 cals)
  • Wednesday - No workout
  • Thursday - Run (415 cals)
  • Friday - Gym workout (258 cals)
  • Saturday and Sunday - Rest

I actually flew to Hong Kong on Thursday and had all day meetings on Friday and Saturday before flying home overnight on Saturday night, hence the weekend without workouts!

I actually went to see a nutritionist on Monday as my weight loss has been slower than my doctor would have expected- healthy is about 1 lb per week or 4-4.5 lbs per month. I have been sitting at about 2 lbs per month, and working my butt off! So, I wanted to see what was going on. The nutrionist said that I am eating too much protein and fruit and not enough veggies and dairy, which is definitely a relief. I thought she was going to tell me I should give up my precious carbs, but my limited intake (2 servings per day) is a good target.

Based on her advice, I tried my hand at incorporating dairy with my 2 servings of fruits to fill me up in the afternoon so that I dont feel I need a massive steak or piece of chicken for dinner! Here's what I came up with! You should give it a try! It's delicious!

  • 1 small banana (sliced)
  • 100g of 0% plain chobani (or any greek yoghurt)
  • a tablespoon of honey
  • a sprinkle of chia seeds

All for 150 calories and super tasty!

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The totals this week are really starting to make me feel like I am losing weight! One to 2 lbs down doesn't really mean a lot but now I am over 6 lbs lost, and I am starting to notice it! I am down a belt loop and my bra's are all fitting me properly again - always off the chest first, of course!

Weight Loss this Week = 1.8 lbs Total Weight Loss (Since Jan.7): 7.9 lbs

Guys, catch up with Sara by checking out her intro and Weeks 123, and 4! You can also follow Sarah’s journey over on her healthy living blog, Eating the Olives!