I was actually scared to step on the scale this morning. (I had a bad dream that I had actually gone up in weight for the week.) But my weight loss continues: I lost 3.4 pounds this week for 9.6 pounds in two weeks. (I was really hoping to lose four, but I know I did my best.)
Daniel lost 11 pounds in those two weeks. We both feel amazing. We have so much energy and feel so good from eating such fresh foods.
Breakfast before a seven mile run was English muffin, egg and cheese with 1/4 of a cantaloupe. We then ran a few errands between breakfast and the run, so we shared a cliff bar. During long runs, we share a package of Clif Shot Bloks. They are great mid run energy, and I love the taste.
I’ve been craving pizza. And my flat bread didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted it. So it was time to make a whole wheat pizza crust. I used the super active yeast to take some time off the rising time. We topped it with some habanero jack cheese, mushrooms, red onions, green peppers and turkey pepperoni. This was truly delicious.
1 tsp white sugar
1.5 cups warm water (120-130F for the super active yeast)
1 package super active yeast
1 T olive oil
1 T Italian Seasoning
1 T garlic
1 tsp salt
4 cups Whole Grain Wheat Flour
Dissolve the sugar in the warm water, add yeast; let sit for 10 minutes. Add oil and seasonings. Add three cups flour. Mix with a fork until starts to form a ball. Dump out on a floured surface. This is where I had to keep adding flour to get the ball to not be sticky so I could knead it. I added probably a whole cup to it at this point. Knead for ten minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes, covered in a warm location. Divide into how many crusts you would like. I divided into four crusts. This recipe left whole is perfect for one thick crust pizza. Roll into firm balls, and let sit for one hour until doubled in size.
I rolled out the dough, put on a pizza stone and baked for four minutes at 500 degrees. Pulled it out, put all the toppings on, and finished it at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or so. We topped the slices with fresh tomatoes – yum. And enjoy.
One quarter of the crust was 400 calories; we split this pizza. So half a pizza with all the toppings was 350 calories total and so worth it.
Supplements taken today:
Genesis:boost your energy, slow the aging process, protect against free radicals (which exercising creates more of) and much more.
Ultra Vitality:an amazing multivitamin that contains so much more too.
Symply Magic: this is my personal anti-depressant, my husband can tell when I forget to take it for a couple of days cause I get grouchy without it. Other benefits beyond the mood boost are help in controlling your appetite as well as an energy boost.
Advanced Omega:essential for the maintenance of every organ in your body.
Calories Consumed: 1,353 (Full details on MyFitnessPal.com; user name – tirzahhawkins)
Calories Burned: 893 (7 mile run and 20 minutes roller blading with the dogs.)
Weight loss is hard so stick with it; it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
End of Day 15; 20 more to go.