Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 24

I like routines. I like being at my in-laws', but my waistline likes being at home. I weighed in this morning and was down another 5 pounds from last Wednesday. I'm hoping that being back into a routine at work will help me stay on track, but also give me some variation in food. I know a lot of people at work don't like our cafeteria, but they are really trying to do the right thing by issuing a weekly menu with calorie and nutrition breakdowns, and flagging items that are healthier choices. So, for example, today I had a whole wheat pita with a greek salad mix on top, sprinkled with a little feta cheese. YUM! Last week I had turkey chili with lots of black beans.

The exercise is going to always always always be more challenging. I was all set today to walk around the building at least two or three times during the day. I got to do none. So my steps are only at around 3000 for the day. Argh. As Dr. R. points out, even just hitting 5000 is only half of what I need to ultimately work to hit. Will try to do better tomorrow...


  1. Congrats on losing 5 more pounds! That's awesome. Everything is so much easier when you are in a routine and have control of your environment!

  2. Thanks. I wasn't really giving it a lot of credit, but then I realized that I've essentially lost the weight of my daughter. I carried her up the stairs tonight and almost dropped her at the top. I realized it's nice to not be carrying that weight around with me all the time.