15 Pounds to Go

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.

7 thoughts on “15 Pounds to Go

  1. I started on January 1st. Lost about 22 pounds so far, which is about half my goal. In the long run, anything more than a pound or two a week isn’t healthy or maintainable. Gets frustrating though. I’ll have weeks where there’s no progress, and the next week I drop 2-3 pounds. Keep at it!

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  2. Good job. The key is lifestyle changes that you can live with. Going on a diet is a sure way to fail!
    The more good food you eat, the more you crave. the though of fast food makes me sick, but a year ago I was ADDICTED!
    Keep it up.

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  3. Any time you feel like cheating on your diet, just think of a plate full of crusty old toenails like the one that got me.

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  4. I lost 40 pounds by dieting and exercising. 15 more pounds to go. but I am stuck with this stubborn few pounds. my wedding is in june. help!!!!

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