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I have another journal, but this one is strictly for notes about my new diet.


Friday, March 01, 2002

I continue to amaze myself. My friend Olivia suggested that we get bikes and so biking together each Friday--and I said yes. I haven't been on a bike in at least 25 yrs. Other than the recumbant bike, of course. I'll be lucky if I can make it around the block! But maybe I'll get to where I can take an actual short bike trip somewhere.

Thursday, February 28, 2002

I discovered something wonderful: pepper flavored hummus. My word is that stuff good. And low points (2, I think, for 1/4 cup). I had half a pita bread filled with hummus and a bunch of pearl tomatoes on the side--it was more than enough for lunch!

For dinner last night we went out to a Mexican restaurant. I was very good. Only had two tortilla chips and gave the rest to Walt. I ordered a black bean burrito without cheese and whole beans, not refried. It came huge and I cut it in half before I started to eat it and wrapped half of it up. Then I ate the half I had left on the plate and it was just fine for a full meal. I didn't even eat when we came home.

I was surprised when I calculated points for the day and discovered I'd only eaten 17 (I should have at least 29). I guess today I'll have to eat more. How weird that sounds!

Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Yes. Another 2.4 lbs. I wondered if I would lose, since two days this week were sort of guesswork, but I'm now at 25.2 lbs lost. Yes!

The secret is journaling. Writing down everything that passes your lips. Today I got craving for Pringles. I bought low fat ones and I know that 14 chips = 3 points. I dutifully counted out 14. But I really did want more, so I counted out 14 more. Now in previous attempts to lose weight, I would have, at this point, assumed I've blown the day and just gorged. But I didn't. I came home and recorded everything, figured out how many more points I had to the end of the day, and actually came in a couple of points under. It's not the sort of day I'd like to have every day, but when the munchies hit, if I record every bite, even if it's something bad for me, it should help me from beating myself over the head for wanting certain foods from time to time.

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