Weight Loss Diet – Week 3

Week 3 ended up being another weight loss diet challenge, what with a birthday lunch between my friend and I.  Our birthdays are almost 2 weeks apart, so we have been celebrating a birthday lunch for around 12 years now.  The restaurant selected made it really tough to make good choices, but it wasn’t as bad as the weight loss diet week 2.

Here are my results for week 3.

All Restaurants Are Not Created Equal

Nor are restaurant menus!  The menu at the place we chose was vague enough so that what we ordered was not necessarily what we got!

For example, we chose an appetizer to split that sounded like potato skins that we could put things on if we wished.  I figured that a “naked” potato skin was ok for me.  Well, what we got was a huge basket of potato chips.  (And if they were baked as stated on the menu, then I am Marilyn Monroe.)

My entree wasn’t too bad, but again, not exactly as expected.  I order a vegetable stir-fry with chicken.  Hah!  There was only about a half cup’s worth of veggies, and lots of chicken.  I would have preferred it the other way around.  (And no, I didn’t eat the rice.)

Just goes to show you that if you’re going to a new restaurant, you might want to ask a little more about the menu choices.

Exercising This Week

I did do some exercising this week, in the form of working in the garden.  Mostly pulling weeds — yuck!  And some of them took a fair amount of muscle!  (What can I say, they grow really fast around here.)

Plus, digging up the soil to un-compact it some, then adding new soil from 40 and 60 pound bags.  And in that process, I pulled a muscle or tendon in my left hand, because it hurts like the dickens — bad enough that I couldn’t type yesterday.  Still hurts today, but at least i can type some.

Measurements For Week 3

So, did I lose inches?  Yep, sure did, this time more off my hips than waist:

Waist: 37.5?

Hips: 48.5?

So, that was 1/2 inch off my waist, and 1.5 inches off my hips.  Not too shabby!  That brings my total so far as 1.5 inches from my waist, and an amazing 3″ off my hips, in just three weeks!

(Yes, I did lose some weight as well.)

Weight Loss Diet, Week 3

Assuming my hand is better by this weekend, I’ll be out in the garden again — have to get the veggies in the ground so they produce before the first frost in January (I live in South Florida).  Nothing like fresh, organically grown veggies on the dinner plate!

Hopefully I’ll be able to report on Sunday this coming week, week 4.  And in case you want to join me, here’s the diet I’m using.

See you next week!

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