Thursday, May 11, 2006

3 Pounds This Week

I play basketball Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Those are the days that I officially weigh myself. I consider Thursday the end of the week as far as Shangri-La goes.

As I will always state, I weighed myself just as I've always have ... same time of day, same scale, with just a towl around my waist.

Last Week: Thursday May 4 - 216.8
TODAY: Thursday May 11 - 213.3

Difference: 4.2 lbs since May 1, 2006 (I consider May 1, 2006 as my official starting date)

Typically, this is what I do each day:

8:00am I start drinking water and 1 tbsp of sugar. I don't drink it all at once. I take my time. I'm usually done drinking the sugar water by about 8:45am. Then I make sure I wait an hour before I chew some gum (I'm an Eclipse addict). The rest of the morning, I just drink water.

11:00am or so, I eat a light lunch. Yesterday, I had two slices of pizza and a small apple. I was stuffed. I try to take my time eating. I find that the slower I eat, the sooner I stop. In the afternoon ... more water and gum.

3:00pm (or at least an hour since I spit out my gum) I take 2 tbsp of oil.
Dinner is usually around 5:30-6:00pm. I've been eating salad the last couple of days. I try to make a good salad ... lettuce, cheese, chicken and some wheat crackers. The salad will always fill me up.

Last night, my wife made her famous lemon bars and sugar cookies. I ate 3 cookies and 2 bars. I was expecting to have gained back a pound this morning, but I didn't. Just think if I hadn't eaten that dessert! That is what I need to do better at ... no late night eating (or eating after dinner).

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