Result: After not dining out for more than a week, I am thrilled with my results on the scale. This week, I lost 3.6 lbs. I've seen huge numbers on the scale in the past, but now that I'm getting closer to a "normal" weight for my height, I don't see big numbers anymore so 3 lbs. feels like a big loss now. I've been in a real rut lately, and I'm starting to think it was due to dining out multiple times each week. No matter how many times I say it, I still don't listen to what I preach: The best choices you make while eating out are never as good for you as your own prepared meals. Lesson learned-- stay home for optimal weight loss. I'm really going to try to make dining out an occasional treat rather than a backup plan when I'm too busy.
Goals: As for as goals for next week, I will strive to drink eight cups of water a day and exercise a minimum of five times this week. The amount of exercise won't prove as difficult as the water consumption. I've mentioned it a number of times, but I'm rarely thirsty. I'll have to go out and get some lemons or limes to make my water more exciting. I'm hoping to lose at least two pounds next week-- no more of those single pound weight losses! Stay tuned.
Short-term Goal I: ACHIEVED
Short-term Goal II: 14 lbs. until I've lost 100 pounds!!!
Ultimate Goal: 31 lbs. away