Day 5 – Down the Pounds


Enjoying a very fine wine in celebration of my progress.
Enjoying a very fine wine in celebration of my progress.

I know I promised not to weigh myself until Fridays but I’ve felt pretty good and thought I’d just check on my progress.  I’m down two pounds!  208 lbs as of this morning.  I’ll take that every time.

And, yes, I know that the first ten pounds come of the easiest. I’m not kidding myself but I’ll take any success I can get.

The true secret is tracking my calories and eating better.

Here’s the shocker:  Yesterday, during a meeting at Paradise Bakery, I helped myself to a Peanut Butter Cookie.  Prior to this, I’d eaten a breakfast of on egg, polenta, and one slice of toast with home-made jelly (300 calories).  But that one cookie was 350 calories!!  One decision doubled my calories and it was only nine o’clock!

And that was the lesson.  Today, despite candy down the hall and evil Girl Scout cookies in the break room, I resisted and was thrilled.  At the end of the day, I still had over 800 calories before I topped my goal.  But I’m stuffed.  I age roasted vegetables and a fantastic fruit salad for supper with some apple-smoked cheese and a very nice Cabernet.

Five days in, two pounds down, and looking forward to Day 6!