What do you think of those scrumptious shrimps in the pictue? I am going to be sharing a new dipping sauce I made this weekend very soon. It’s like shrimp crack.
Now to the weigh-in.
It’s Monday, and you know what means: TOPS weigh-in! Weigh-in, in fact, for all of us. How did you do last week? Are you still hanging in there? Remember, even if you eat off-plan for Thanksgiving, you get right back on the wagon and keep going.
Why weigh Mondays for this challenge? Because it typically keeps people honest on the weekends, the most difficult days to stick to healthy eating and habits. I know without Monday weigh-ins, I’d probably be much more naughty. Knowing I have to face the scale each week keeps me honest because I know short-term choices can have longer-term repercussions.
This week I am down 9 pounds!
My total losses so far since August: 61 pounds
Total for all of our friends so far in this Mid-Year Resolution Challenge: 1474.09 pounds!
Keep it up, everyone! We have about 3 weeks left before New Year’s Eve!
Now on to how I’ve been doing with our Mid-Year Challenge… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.
I ate this:
Breakfast: Nothing. I never eat before TOPS
Lunch: (at TOPS) 5ish baby carrots, a couple of snap peas, and a couple of grape tomatoes, some ranch, three cheese cubes, and then two small pieces of cantaloupe and a tiny smidge of honeydew melon + Taco Star Nachos with corn chips (I had about 2/3 and gave the rest to my chirruns)
Dinner: Garden Salad + Crustless Pizza Bowl at Cicis
Exercise: Cleaning and laundry. The usual. I miss my treadmill desk. I need to use it again.
Notes: I set up a stupid prank today and then forgot about it. It’s a bummer when you’re ready to pull one on your kids, only to find they found it before you had the chance to set them up! Ha ha! I guess the joke was on me today.
What I learned:
I am going to Cici’s Pizza tonight to treat the kids to a special, end-of-the-semester, fun free-for-all. I am going to staple my lips shut so that I’m not tempted by pizza toppings and sauces and whatever else is there. I’ll report how I did when I get back.
I did great! I had a side salad and a pizza bowl, and then I tossed in some extra fresh mushrooms and onions and it was positively terrific! I don’t even feel like I overdid it, something I was worried about. I think mentally preparing makes all the difference.