Drumroll, Please...!

First week down and I’m down 4.6lbs! Now, that I’ve kick started my body into weight-loss mode, I’m moving to the 1300-1500 calorie a day range.

Today, I didn’t walk as much as I had every other day because of the rain, but I still took a class and then ran to get to my final photography class and critique.  I will post the pics I displayed in class in a folder in Smugmug one of these days.

Because it was the last day of class, everyone brought in goodies.  Wines, cheeses, fruits, pretzels, wasabi peas and cupcakes were tempting me throughout the four hours of class.  I did have a mini glass of wine, ate a handful of wasabi peas, some strawberries and had a slice of cheese.  That was probably more calories than my usual snack between lunch and dinner, but it’s ok, I’ll work it off this week.

Breakfast:  Oatmeal with Banana. Mom took this pic of me cooking the oatmeal this morning when I woke up.  Pardon my appearance.

Lunch:  Chicken, Tomato and Onion Wrap. Wraps are so delicious and easy to make.  You can get wraps from Costco for great prices and they are low in calories.

My mom made a delicious little lunch too with a piece of multigrain Polish bread, brought here from Chicago, laughing cow cheese and homemade jam, cheese, tomatoes and dried fruit.

Dinner: Chicken and Gouda Sandwich with a Tomato. I was exhausted when I finally got home from class at around 10:45PM, so I just threw a sandwich in the toaster oven and sat down on the couch.  My favorite low calorie sandwich bread is Arnold’s Sandwich Thins, only 100 calories!  Mom was reading on the ipad next to me, and Ray snapped up a shot of both of us.

I ate my meal on the couch tonight and not at the dinner table.  It’s OK to do that too.  You can vary your location and still lose weight.  After a long day, I really just really wanted to sit and stretch my feet and catch up with Ray and his day before we went to bed.


Congratulations on your first week on weight loss! 4.6 pounds is a LOT of weight! You are really rocking it out. Keep up the good work!