Weight Loss Challenge – Day 16

Goal: To Lose 25 pounds in 30 days. No fad diets. No gimmicks. No surgery. Just solid nutrition and lots of exercise.

Welcome to DAY 16 of the 30-day weight loss challenge. I had a great weigh-in yesterday on DAY 15 and a fantastic day of physical activity as well. I am more than halfway through the challenge and while I am a bit behind in the weight loss, I do feel like there is a chance that I can do this. If you want to check out any particular day of the 30 daily posts, documenting each day of the 30-day challenge, you can find a link at the end of this article.

Weight Update

Today’s Weigh-In: 215lbs.
Challenge Weight Loss Total -9.9lbs.

Day 16 – Weight Loss Before and After

So, I decided to weigh myself again this morning because of a few reasons:

  1. I exercised for two hours yesterday and I was interested to see if it had any effect on the weight today.
  2. I went out to dinner last night. While I kept my food choices under control, I still consumed more than I normally would have at home, so I wanted to see if there was any negative impact on my weight today.

Overall, I am extremely happy with my weight this morning. I lost an additional -1.2lbs, and I am down a total of -9.9lbs. for the challenge. It still makes me cringe when I see the excess body fat on my progress pictures above, but I have to keep looking ahead and not backward. Today is another day for me to crush my nutrition and exercise goals. Let’s get into it.

Day 16 Nutrition

Breakfast

None (intermittent fasting until 1pm)

Morning Snack

None (intermittent fasting until 1pm)

Lunch

Salad: Spring Mix. Cucumber. Tomato. Onion. Ground Turkey. Feta. Oil & Vinegar.

Afternoon Snack

6-7 handfuls Shelled Peanuts + Protein Bar.

This was definitely not planned. I have an issue with eating too many nuts. They speak to me. LOL.

Dinner

2 eggs. 1/2 cup Egg Whites. 4oz. Ground Turkey. 1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese.

Evening Snack

1 cup Non-Fat, Plain Greek Yogurt. Protein Powder. 1/2 cup Cherries.

Day 16 Exercise

Afternoon Workout
Where: Beach
Duration:
1 hour

I did sprints on the beach for approximately 40 minutes. Then I switched to various ab exercises including crunches, flutter kicks, deadbugs, and planks for 20 minutes.

I wish I could say I did more on the workout front today, but once again my laziness got the best of me and I skipped the evening workout.

Final Thoughts

Today was another solid day in the books. I could’ve eaten fewer peanuts, but because of the intermittent fasting, I have a few extra calories in my budget to spare. The good news is that I am eating more protein, more vegetables, and drinking more water than I ever have. All of this, plus the moderate levels of exercise is attributing to my rapid weight loss. I am thinking less and less about food in the mornings, allowing me to be super productive. Tomorrow is another day and I will need the exercise to be stepped up big time.

If you are interested in reading more, you can read any or all of the daily weight loss challenge posts, starting from DAY ONE and ending with DAY 30 at the following link: 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Also, if you are interested in weight loss, creating good habits, and/or challenging yourself to become better in all aspects of life, follow me on social media below for my most up to date articles, videos, and current monthly challenges.

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