Weekly Weigh-In: Same As It Ever Was

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I ended February weighing as much as I did when the month began. Thanks to lots of eating out, I put the brakes on my weight loss, loss sleep, experienced digestive problems and had no energy.

I started February weighing 182.9 pounds. I end the month weighing 182.5 pounds. While I hoped to leave the 180s behind, I see this as a small victory. Even when I’m “bad” I can maintain or course correct pretty quickly with my eating habits.

Now when I say “bad” I’m talking about eating out and enjoying wine way too much. The middle of the month the hubby and I ate out about 10 times.  Of course, I had wine with my meals.  Ugh!!!  Thankfully the last 10 days I’ve worked diligently about cooking my own meals and forgoing the vino. And the results showed not only on the scale, but in how I physically felt.

Lack of Sleep & Feeling Crappy
What did all that eating out and wine get me? Between February 8-21, I gained 5 pounds. I know some of that was water retention, but when the pants started fitting a little tighter than normal, it was time to make a change.

Besides the pounds, I noticed a couple of things about my physical health: 1) poor sleep ensued, and 2) The morning after, my body let me know it did not approve of such behavior. Read More


First Eating Challenge On New Diet

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It’s our anniversary tonight. Will I succeed or fail with sticking to my new weight loss meal plan? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Only 3 days into my new diet and I’m already running into my first BIG test. Today’s my 11th wedding anniversary! We made reservations for Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Actually when going low carb, Ruth’s Chris is a great restaurant. But now that I’m tracking carbs, fat and protein, figuring out what I want is a wee bit tricky.

The good news: I’ll stay on track with the petite filet, asparagus (no hollandaise sauce) and broiled tomato. I can even have wine and champagne for a toast. The problem is I want the 9 oz filet. The downside? It kills me on fat by 20g. I have no idea if that is a big deal or not.

I really want to show discipline, but a big part of me is saying, it’s your anniversary…enjoy.

Well, while I decide what to do with this dilemma, the following is for my hubby – who may have a double celebration if his new dark fantasy e-book can crack the Amazon Top 100 today (shameless plug over):

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