I weigh the same today as last week, 163 1/2. I'm not too concerned, because usually when that happens I show a respectable loss the next week. It'll be great when I can get down to the 150's. It's been forever since I've been under 160!
Cliff lost two pounds, so he's 244 now. His blood pressure is staying pretty much the same the last few times we've checked it... right around 140 over 78.
Last week at the store, Cliff asked me to buy some cookies he loves: chocolate-covered graham crackers. We get the cheap brand. I bought them because, you know, nothing is off-limits to us on this diet; we just have to watch portions.
A few days ago, after having already had dessert, I saw Cliff go by the cookie jar and get two of those cookies. OK, it's a one-time slip, I figured. Let it go.
Then Monday he told one of the granddaughters to bring him two cookies.
"Cliff, do you realize those cookies are over 100 calories each?" I ventured.
"WHAT? No way! They're graham crackers!"
"Yeah, covered in fake chocolate."
I checked the package. 120 calories for one cookie. I made sure Cliff read it for himself, because he was absolutely floored by the information, and I had a feeling he thought I was making it up.
If anything happens to me, I have a feeling Cliff will be gaining weight.
How much is a good dietician/trainer worth these days, anyhow?