Last week I announced that I was going to lose 20 pounds of blubber. This morning I weighed in and found that I’d dropped five pounds already – a nice start! Of course, the first week of eating healthy usually results in losing more weight than subsequent weeks, so I’m not about to get my hopes up that I’ll continue to lose at this rate. But if I can drop two pounds a week for 10 weeks, I’ll be happy.
Overall this first week of weight loss has been fairly easy, with the notable exception of yesterday – Easter Sunday. It was a challenge getting through the day without giving in to temptation and gorging on my kids’ Easter candy, but I survived by remembering that I’d blogged about my planned weight loss. It’s easy to cheat on your diet when you’re the only one who knows that you’re dieting, but it’s not so easy when you’ve told a bunch of people.
So by reading this, you’re actually helping me stick to my goals. And the nice part for you is that you don’t have to put up with me during meals, where I guarantee that I’d lustfully eye your food or give you that preachy “I can’t believe you’re eating that crap” look despite having eaten buckets of that same food before starting my diet.