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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Weekly Weigh-in

Okay, so it’s not technically a weigh-in, since I’m not going to give you the number on the scale. Disappointed, aren’t you? Ha!

Anyway, I managed to hold steady over the holidays, which is a fair accomplishment. Part of that success was due to the lack of holiday baking—we made just two kinds of cookies (gingerbread men and Empire cookies) and a vegan pumpkin pie. But considering all the chocolates we received (Pot of Gold, Turtles, almond bark, Ferrero Rocher, After Eight dinner mints)—wow!—perhaps it was a major accomplishment.

I haven’t been overly intentional about diet and exercise so far in this new year, but I’m going to become so starting today. After breakfast. We’re going out to a buffet this morning and I will be mindful about the things I put in my mouth, but I also want to enjoy this ‘last supper,’ so to speak.

Here are my plans for this week’s success:

  •    Check in with Cher, my accountability partner, Monday and Thursday
  • Stick with the supper meal plan – lentils Monday, slow cooker Tuesday, quinoa Wednesday, fish Thursday, beans Friday, leftovers Saturday, and soup or pasta Sunday
  • Either walk the dog or walk with Leslie Sansone DVDs at least three times, 30 minutes at a time. The dog’s not too fond of the winter weather, so more likely DVDs 
  • We still have a lot of chocolate in the house. Only one piece a day, preferably dark 
  • Don’t eat past satisfied
  • No bedtime snacking
  • Four 8-oz glasses of water daily (this is an improvement for me)

For the record, I want to lose 4-6 pounds.

Anyone else striving to lose weight or get fit this year? What are your plans for achieving?


  1. Are there seriously no snacks allowed near bedtime???? Argh. That's the time I love eating the most. I try not to have anything evil, so I usually have hummus or popcorn. Thoughts?

    1. Hummus by itself or on crackers or veggies? Popcorn slathered with butter? ;) I have to admit there are times when I'm really hungry at bedtime and I want to eat *something*. If I cave, I do try to make healthier choices :)


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