Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Wednesday diet report

I lost my usual one pound in the past week, for a total of thirteen pounds lost since I began dieting in mid-December.  Cliff, as usual, out-did me by losing two pounds.  I've dug out lots of my favorite old low-fat recipes.  Today we're having spicy lentil stew, which is a sort of vegetarian chili.

The two most recent versions of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook have lots of low-fat dishes in them, and I use them more than the Weight-Watchers and other specialty low-calorie cookbooks.  We concentrate on portion control.  Cliff does fine at home, with me handing him his plate already filled; but left to his own devices, he'll take a second helping every single time (this is an improvement on his past history of returning for a third time).  I try not to say anything at the time, but I told him yesterday I believe the secret to keeping his weight off, once he's lost it, will be to get in the habit of not taking second helpings.

My weak spot is nibbling in the evenings.  That's how I put on most of the excess pounds I'm struggling to rid myself of:  Cliff is at work in the evening, and I like to sit at the computer and munch.  For hours.  It's a rough habit to break.

When we take our walk, Cliff walks a little behind me usually, and he commented that my tush (he used a different word) is looking much smaller.  And he has lost a noticeable amount of his Santa-type belly.  So, we are making progress!

Note:  AOL's spell-check doesn't think "snacking", "dieting" and "tush" are real words.  Oh well.

11 comments:

madcobug said...

Great for you and Cliff on the weight loss. Those words sound like words to me even if they didn't pass AOL's spell check. LOL. Helen

mutualaide said...

Good for both of you!  I think a smaller tush comment would be worth giving up the snacking!  LOL.

One of my dieting tricks is to use a bread or dessert plate for my dinner plate.  Helps me keep the portions down to a manageble size and looks like a full plate.  

jawojnar said...

You two are doing great! Keep up the good work. I know first hand that losing weight is not easy!!!

lv2trnscrb said...

WTG on your continued weight loss and efforts :)

betty

chat2missie said...

Congrats on the weight loss.  Remember, it's better to only lose 1 or 2 pounds a week.  Keep up the great work.  Now if I could only get my husband to remember portion control! LOL
Missie :)

mastersblynn said...

If you keep losing weight, you will get so many more of these compliments from Cliff. Congrats on the smaller tush! Barbara

marainey1 said...

My down fall is munching at work, behind a computer all day...popcorn without the butter and salt is supposed to be good, but I always find better things.  'On Ya' - ma

fmgruber said...

I loose my winter born weight each summer when the weather heats up. Hot weather I tend to fall off my feed. Irritates Clink as she has often thought I didn't like her cooking anymore? And, when temps get in the 90's plu a beer for lunch hasw often been more than enough. And then Supper had better be after dark and that can be late, clock wise.

siennastarr said...

Good for you on continuing to lose the pounds.  Men always lose faster than we do, and it's so annoying!

Congrats, Mosie!  :)

jackie

csandhollow said...

WTG on weight loss. Not losing any here.

idahofrogs said...

Congrat's on your weightloss!!  I'm still trying to find my swing, LOL!  Keep up the great work!