Difference from last entry: -5
Wow. WOW! Just, like wow man! (Sorry, we’ve been watching a lot of Scooby Doo.) I’m down 5 pounds from last week! Five whole pounds, and all I’ve really been doing is trying to reduce the amount that I eat. Just trying to keep it to reasonable levels. I have done a good job in reducing the amount that I eat during meals, and cutting out most snacks. As my wife pointed out, I have been snacking at night – mostly having chip’n’dip. But that’s about all the snacking I have been doing. Which is very, very strange for me.
One other small change I’ve made concerns coffee houses (mostly Starbucks). Normally I order my drink, and I have some kind of pastry to go with it. I’ve stopped doing that. I have my drink – making sure to order it made with skim milk and without whipped cream – and that’s it. I’ve also been drinking a lot of water and green tea. Both of those are helping me avoid the snacking, too. It’s amazing how less hungry I am when I am well hydrated.
Exercise has been hit or miss, but that shouldn’t be a surprise. Aside from a good three-month stretch in 2005, I have never been good about exercising regularly. And that is the next thing on my list. I have to start getting in at least a little bit of exercise every day. I need to get my body working, get my muscles actually doing something. That’s the key piece: with exercise, everything else will fall into place.
I am heartened by this week’s loss. I am looking forward to trying to lose weight again. This is going to be another solid, conscious effort to whip myself into shape.
Goals for this week: EXERCISE!