Day #5 of the “Diet Within a Diet” – Goal: To lose 5 pounds in 21 days while continuing to build bone!

I weighed in at 114.4 today…a small gain of .2 pound.

Here’s what I ate today:

Breakfast:  Banana + 16 raw almonds

Early Lunch:  My aunt and I went out to China Buffet to celebrate her birthday.  I had two plates of stir-fry broccoli spears and chicken, stir-fry onions and peppers, stir-fry green beans, and sauteed whole mushrooms.  I also had water and a fortune cookie that read, “You will be successful in your career.”  :)

Afternoon snack: 1/5 of a bar of dark chocolate and a cup of blueberry tea

Supper:  Beef chunks, turkey sausage slices, cubed boiled potatoes, cooked celery and carrot slices, 2 slices of Ezekiel bread with Earth Balance buttery spread, water

Bedtime:  Supplements, water

Reflection on Day #5:

For exercise, I worked out at Planet Fitness and walked/ran one mile.  It was definitely a big food day, but I stuck with 80% alkaline / 20% acid foods.

A word about working out:  My nephew, Charles, who trained for the Olympics told me that as we gain muscle by working out, we also gain water to support the muscle.  He said that for every pound of muscle gained, the body must gain three pounds of water to support the muscle!  So, in a way, working out may cause weight gain, but not in the long run.  Muscle burns more calories, so eventually you lose weight anyway.  And building muscle stress also builds stronger bones!

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