Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I followed my eating plan for 3 weeks. I did find it a successful way to lose weight. The last few days I tracked though, and realized that I was typically eating under 1200 calories a day which of course would explain a weight loss.

I am now back to simply tracking. I may follow a similar eating plan again in the future though. It was useful in that I didn't have to think much about what I was eating.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


I will not be taking a day off from my food plan this week. I feel like I have been struggling all week to deal with not eating right on Sunday. I think the best thing to do is to stick to the plan right now.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Just Because

It is week to on my new eating plan test. I hardly had time to eat today, and I am tired. I have nothing else to add.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Guinea Pig Progress

So, in the six days that I have been strictly following my new eating plan, I have lost 10.2 pounds. This doesn't surprise me. I think my scale was off this morning though so perhaps my total is closer to 8 pounds. Regardless, I did meet my goal of losing at least 4 pounds in 6 days.

This week I am going to do the same thing only take Sunday off. In the past, mixing it up with high calories days has led to better weight loss for me, and tomorrow is Easter Sunday. I will set my goal tomorrow based on my weight tomorrow morning.

Friday, March 29, 2013


Tomorrow is my official goal day. So far I have lost 6.8 pounds this week so unless I have gained 2.8 pounds today, I am fine. My plan, if my weigh in is OK, is to take Sunday off and then do the same thing next week with a new goal.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Today, I was invited to be involved with a new web service called Happify. The website is aimed at helping people improve their happiness levels through scientifically proven methods. It sounds like an interesting idea so I did some research to make sure that this wasn't just random spam, and it seems to be legit.

So I signed up.

I shall be reporting here on how it goes. I decided to concentrate on handling stress better. It is definitely not my strong point.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Update and Work Stuff

My one week diet challenge is going well. I do wish I had some cottage cheese, and maybe some more quick and easy to eat things that fit the plan around the house. The good news is that I am too lazy to cook most of the time so I am not eating that much!

In other news, I am working differently this week. I had been working as much as I could tolerate every day, and I was feeling out of it a lot and doubting the quality of my work. This week I am only working Monday through Friday, with the option to work a bit on Saturday if I don't meet my goals. (I met my goal today easily by 3:30.)

So yesterday I didn't work at all. Wow! It was harder than you might imagine. I think it is important though. When you work at home, you really have to draw some lines to keep a low level work anxiety from permeating everything you do. Of course, that can happen when you work away form home too, but I think it is even more difficult to shut things off when you work at home.