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See Mommy Lose Weight: Week 5

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

You guys are awesome! This morning I got up and knew I had to head to the bathroom scale because it was WEDNESDAY.

But I decided to procrastinate a bit and check e-mail first. Waiting there for me were two messages from readers wishing me well because it was weigh-in day. That made my day! I love all the comments you're leaving on Wednesdays, too. Lots of great tips. Thanks.

I was dreading this weigh-in because last week was Randy's birthday week, and he had to have chocolate cake with chocolate frosting… And I ask you: What kind of wife would I be if I didn't have some cake on my husband's birthday?

The trouble is, it was a big cake. And that meant cake for dessert for the family fA decorated birthday cakeor a few nights after the big day. I didn't want to feel too deprived, so I cut myself a tiny sliver after dinner a couple of times — and enjoyed every bite. Portion control! 

Who knows… If I hadn't done that, and had my "fix," I might have been down in the kitchen later that night, "evening up" that darned cake. (I hate cakes with crooked edges, don't you?)

I guess the portion control did the trick, because, Randy's birthday and all, I lost a little more this week. Here's the score card:

Week 1: 138.6 (starting weight)
Week 2: 137.2 (total loss: 1.4 lbs)
Week 3: 137.2 (total loss: 1.4 lbs)
Week 4: 136.8 (total loss: 1.8 lbs)
Week 5: 136.0 (total loss: 2.6 lbs)

OK — 2.6 lbs. in four weeks. Not a huge loss, but it's a rate I might have a chance of sustaining for the long haul. My old Weight Watchers instructor used to say that 1/2 to 1 pound per week is a safe and reasonable amount to lose. Works for me.