Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 21

A new year. I think this means I have effectively survived the holidays. We did splurge yesterday and had a late New Year's Eve lunch at Ruths Chris (yes, as parents of two kids under 4, a New Year's Eve lunch is as exciting as it gets!) I did allow myself a few pieces of their wonderful bread, but otherwise I had a steak salad with blue cheese crumbles. Dr. R. said cheese is okay in small amounts occasionally if it's very sharp and just to add strong flavor - well, that's what this was! We also split a slice of flourless chocolate cake, and it was quite enjoyable. After I get through another couple of weeks with no sugar (again), I may allow myself one small piece of really good dark chocolate once a week as a treat...

As we start this new year, I think my resolutions are clear - stick to this plan, get healthy, and lose weight. I want to also say a huge thanks to all the friends and relatives who have been SO supportive to me so far in this (sometimes frighteningly) public adventure. I know I will need your ongoing support and love to keep me going!


  1. Pretty soon this will be like second nature. Or that is what I keep telling myself. This year I vow to give up diet soda and make more time for exercise. It helps to read your blog, gives me motivation. Maybe I will actually cut my sugar consumption down!!

  2. Thanks! I do feel better eating no sugar. I've had people tell me that for a long time, but never thought I could do it, or that it would make much of a difference, but it really does.