Saturday, May 24, 2008

Half a pound, still going down!

Weighed in this morning 1/2 a pound lighter than last week, so I'm down a total of 10 pounds as of today. Yay!

I have a feeling the dramatic multi-pound weight losses are over as that's usually the water weight. Now the fat will start going and that will be much slower. Let's hope I can stay interested - I know from past experience that once the novelty wears off it gets more difficult.

Things I did today to keep going: bought some Weight Watchers ice cream & other low-fat frozen snacks to counteract the allure of the Breyer's Natural Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (100% natural ingredients!) currently calling to me from our freezer. I've found that it's easier to resist the "bad" * stuff if I have "good" * stuff that's similar in kind/taste.

(* I don't really ascribe moral values to food. Food is just food. The "bad" stuff may actually be very good for me under other circumstances. But when I'm trying to stay under 25 points a day, I need to be discriminating.)

(and if you want to know about some REALLY bad foods that I used to indulge in on a regular basis, stay tuned - I'm working on a post about them for next week!)

Oh, by the way, HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to all the men and women of our Armed Forces! Thanks for making it possible for me to focus most of my attention on weight loss and diet foods, rather than dodging terrorist attacks.