Day 22 weight loss update
My 40 lbs Weight Loss

Day 22 Update on my 40 lbs Weight-loss Mission

I’m 3 weeks into my mission to lose 40 lbs by July 1, 2022.

In this post, I’ll give an update on my weight and share what I’ve been eating.

weight loss update

During this last week, I’ve been sick, so my routine has been off.

In the last few days, my hours of fasting were shorter, and I haven’t always met my daily goal of drinking 3 L of water. I’ve also put less effort towards meals because I just didn’t want to bother. Other times, I just wasn’t as hungry.

There were a couple of times I came close to eating something I knew wasn’t healthy for me (popcorn cooked in oil with salt added), but I knew that wasn’t what I really wanted for my body.

On those occasions when I felt I needed something, I would make peanut butter and toast or eat an apple after having a conversation with myself. I’ll talk about mindset in an upcoming post because it is so important to weight-loss success.

Part of what I’ve been doing to lose weight is walking daily, but I haven’t done much of that in the last week since I haven’t been feeling well. What’s interesting to note is that I still lost weight during that time. My past experience has shown me that when it comes to losing weight, it really is the food.

The intermittent fasting, water consumption and the exercise help, for sure, but, like I said, you cannot escape the fact that it’s the food that’s the problem when we’re overweight. You can’t eat foods high in fat and calorie density on a daily basis and expect to lose weight.

My food choices are based on my philosophies about what makes healthy food. You can read more in my Day 9 update.

My Food Record

Part of the accountability I place on myself is to take a picture of everything I eat and post the photos in my update posts. 

I’m not 100% at remembering to take a photo of every single thing, but I have pictures of most of the food I ate. Whether I have a photo or not, I list what I’ve eaten.

Day 15 January 19

  • Hot water with two GTLP shots (ginger, turmeric, lemon juice and black pepper, blended together and frozen in small cubes)
  • Coffee: Nespresso (half caf, half decaf), unsweetened cashew milk
  • Avocado toast
  • Leftover brown rice ramen soup: veggie broth, cilantro and broccoli (no much broth left; mostly ramen)
  • Pear
  • Leftover pea soup: split green peas, carrots, celery, onions, veggie broth and herbs/spices
  • Dark chocolate: 2 squares Lindt sea salt
  • Hot water with one GTLP shot (see above)
  • 3 L water
  • No Alcohol
  • Finished eating at 5:55 pm
Day 15 food to lose weight

Day 16 January 20

  • Coffee: Nespresso (half caf, half decaf), unsweetened cashew milk
  • Sweet potato with black beans, red onions, cilantro and salsa
  • Canned veggie chili with chopped kale
  • Mashed potatoes with a bit of cashew milk
  • Half piece of toast with bruschetta (from jar we had not tried from our Italian cooking class on Jan. 14)
  • Hot water with two GTLP shots (ginger, turmeric, lemon juice and black pepper, blended together and frozen in small cubes)
  • 3 L water
  • No Alcohol
  • Finished eating at 5:57 pm
day 16 food to lose weight

Day 17 January 21

  • Coffee: Nespresso (half caf, half decaf), unsweetened cashew milk
  • Baked Japanese yams with hot mustard and HP sauce and steamed snap peas
  • Avocado toast
  • Banana with peanut butter (all natural: just peanuts)
  • 2.5 L water
  • No Alcohol
  • Finished eating at 5:57 pm
Day 17 food to lose weight

Day 18 January 22

  • Coffee: Nespresso (half caf, half decaf), unsweetened cashew milk
  • Oatmeal: steel cut oats, banana, frozen blueberries and mango, ground flax seed, raw pumpkin seeds, walnuts, unsweetened cashew milk
  • Take-out Indian food (vegan): rice, eggplant dish, potato/pea dish and veggie noodles 
  • 3 L water
  • No Alcohol
  • Finished eating at 4:55 pm

Day 19 Jan. 23

  • Coffee: Nespresso, decaf with unsweetened cashew milk
  • Leftover Indian food
  • Apple
  • Toast with peanut butter and jam
  • Smoothie: banana, frozen cherries
  • Apple
  • 3 L water
  • No Alcohol
  • Finished eating at 6:52 pm
day 19 food to lose weight

Day 20 January 24

  • Coffee: Nespresso, decaf with unsweetened cashew milk
  • Mashed potatoes, snap peas and leftover veggie noodles from take out Indian food on Jan. 22 (I didn’t eat the mashed potatoes after all)
  • Canned veggie chili with added broccoli, orange pepper, red onion and mashed potatoes (ate only about a third of it)
  • Triscuit crackers (roasted garlic)
  • Nice cream (homemade vegan ice cream): bananas, dates and frozen cherries
  • Herbal tea
  • Homemade hot cocoa: water, unsweetened cashew milk, cocoa, maple syrup
  • 3 L water
  • No Alcohol
  • Finished eating at 5:32 pm
day 20 food to lose weight

Day 21 January 25

  • Avocado toast
  • Pear and grapefruit
  • Triscuit crackers (roasted garlic)
  • Nice cream: (homemade vegan ice cream): bananas, dates and frozen cherries
  • Apple
  • Toast with peanut butter and jam
  • 2 L water
  • No Alcohol
  • Finished eating at 9:04 pm
day 21 food to lose weight

Coming Soon…

My next 2 posts (aside from my weight loss updates) will be about two other things that are helpful with my weight-loss success:

  • Moving my body
  • Mindset

Live your true life,

Alison Carrey

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4 thoughts on “Day 22 Update on my 40 lbs Weight-loss Mission”

  1. I believe that you can do it, good job so far. You may have to add some exercising into your routine in the future. If not let me know how that works out for you.

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