Good morning, fellow health-seekers!
Thank you for all the wonderful and supportive comments on my updated lab numbers post of yesterday! It was the equivalent to a group hug, blog-style!! I was feelin' the love ...
Allan, no bag yet. The KS tote is the reward for kicking morbid obesity to the curb! That will happen when I hit 247 lbs., and will be another blog party, believe me.
My recap for yesterday's DDDY Challenge (day 1) was good. I ate 1,342 calories of my 1,595 allotment. I went several glasses over the 64 oz, and it wasn't as hard as I imagined it would be, to get those 8 glasses in. I was feeling a little tender, as girls periodically do (a-hem), so I didn't get any of my usual fruit for the day (not even juice). That is rare for me.
While I was surprised how easily I was able to drink all the required water for the day, I was even more surprised at how recording things makes one aware of choices. Does anyone else find that recording their food choices makes them hyper-aware of what they are eating? That was interesting ...
So, day one of the DDY Challenge was (as expected) a learning experience for me - and a positive one too. One day down, thirteen more to go! Best of luck to all who officially, and unofficially, are participating!!
I was so excited about my lab results yesterday, I completely forgot to mention we had another dinner party to attend. The hostess made things I couldn't eat on my diet, but I solved that by offering to bring the soup course! I made butternut squash soup and it was a huge hit! I made much more than would be necessary, thinking I'd have leftover soup for my lunch the next day, but the stock pot was EMPTY by the end of the dinner! Anyway, I negotiated the dinner being quite satisfied with soup and salad. Only one person noticed I wasn't eating the main entree and sides ... not too bad!
Our neighborhood is getting ready for the holiday season's Progressive Dinner. Our house was selected for the dessert course this year. The dinner will be in early December. Oh cruel, cruel world ... LOL Actually, it isn't much of a temptation for me (at least, not right now). And I will have plenty of fruit to offer, not just decadent desserts. That being said, anyone have a favorite festive dessert recipe they want to share?
Diet or no diet, life goes on. My girlfriend said she doesn't know how I can host a dessert course, while on a diet. Hey, hosting (even baking) doesn't mean I have to EAT it. Life is full of challenges, and it is up to me to adjust. The alternative is to not participate, and part of the reason so many of us lose weight is so we can participate MORE in things - not less. Dieting doesn't mean suffering - or no one would bother - at least not I.
Below is my current DDDY 2 (for day 2) status. I'll update this lower portion of this post throughout the day, for those mildly interested in what I am doing today. Each day, I'll include a similar DDDY update, at the bottom of that day's post, and it will be so marked, in the title.
Have a successful day!
Large banana 135 calories
1.5 cups chocolate lite soy milk 135 calories
Vegetable Soup 60 calories
Asian Salad (w/out Chicken, w/toasted seasame dressing) 300 calories
Minestrone Soup 100 calories
2 breadsticks 150 calories
Diet Pepsi, caff-free 0 calorie
Snack: Granny Smith apple muffin 380 calories
Calories Today: 1,260 calories
Water Today: 8 of 8