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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!

Weight Loss Diet – Week 2

Although week 1 on my weight loss diet was quite successful, I thought week 2 of my weight loss diet was going to be a bit tough, seeing as it was my birthday week.  And boy was it ever!  Here’s the scoop on week 2 of my diet.

Travelin’ Gal

I took a few days off of work, so David and I took some day trips.  What I didn’t expect is that we would be gone for breakfast, lunch and dinner those days!  Ever tried to eat 3 meals out at restaurants and stay on a diet?  I did try to stick with the proper foods as much as possible, but I was fighting a losing battle!

When I do go on day trips in the car, I try to drink as little as possible, so as not to have to keep stopping every hour to find a restroom.  That, of course, is terrible for any weight loss diet.

Exercise, Where Art Thou?

Naturally, with all the time in the car, I didn’t get much exercise, except for one day.  We traveled up to Blue Spring State Park, as well as Wekiwa Springs State Park, both north of Orlando, Florida.

We were primarily scouting out places where we could put in our kayaks.  Alas, neither park made it very easy — Blue Spring had a long carry, although over fairly level ground.  Wekiwa Springs — oh my!  Down a steep slope, then a fairly long carry.  Nope, not going to try that.

But there was an up side.  I had bought a walking stick, so I was able to walk along the boardwalks without too many stops to ease the aches and pains.  All told, I probably got at least 1.5 miles in, between the two parks.

The down side is because it was hot and humid, I swelled up like a balloon with water retention.  Very uncomfortable.

Weight Loss Diet Week 2

Seeing as I was basically not on the diet at all most of the week and eating out a lot, I wasn’t expecting to lose anything — and was hoping to not have gained!  I was carrying around so much extra water that I put off this post for a day, to let some of it drop off.  And it did — whew!

So, my net was no change in waist or hip measurement.  Actually, I did drop some (like not quite 1/4 inch off each), but it isn’t enough to brag about.  I’ll call it unchanged.

I’m back on track now, so look for a better outcome on my next post, which will be Sunday, October 3.  See you then!