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See Mommy Lose Weight - Week 2

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

"Weight Loss Wednesday" is being posted on Thursday this week, due to magazine-writing deadlines yesterday.

But I did take time to hop on the scale, camera in hand, for the weekly weigh-in yesterday. And I'm jazzed! I lost 1.4 pounds. I know the first week is probably the easiest, in terms of motivation and water-weight loss. But I'm happy to see the scale this week, just the same. I'll be keeping a running list like this each week:

Week 1: 138.6
Week 2: 137.2 (total loss: 1.4 lbs)

Of course, there were weight-loss challenges this week, but I'm figuring out how to deal with them:

°    Randy and I celebrated our 15th anniversary at our favorite restaurant, and the food is NOT low-fat there. I decided to have salad and a pasta-with-chicken entree, and then took half of the pasta home for another meal. And I kept my mitts out of the bread basket…

°    I'm having trouble getting motivated to get my butt out the door for a walk, or on the treadmill. Work deadlines always loom (and e-mail, Twitter and Facebook are always calling!) But today I took our dog, Charlie, and met my friend Farn for an hour walk to start the day. I feel energized and less likely to want to eat junk the rest of the day. Thanks, Farn! (Oh, and Charlie is happily passed out at my feet as I write this.)

If you're following along with our Weight-Loss Wednesdays, I'd love to hear about your successes and your challenges. Some of the most active members of the Parent Talk Today community, like Ellen and Joy, will be "weighing in" from time to time to share their great weight-loss tips, too. Please join them and add your own! It's more fun doing this with friends.

To see
all of my weight-loss posts in this series, just click on "See Mommy
Lose Weight" in the category cloud on the left sidebar.