So, I’ve changed things up a little bit. A long time ago I took measurement every week. I was losing weight fast enough that there was a difference from week to week. As I started to slow my rate of loss, I didn’t see that week to week change and just plain got really tired of taking measurements. Then I started slacking off and not really losing weight at all so I flaked on it altogether. I’ve now started taking monthly measurements because it affords me the satisfaction of seeing changes but it also doesn’t annoy me to do it so often. I win.

First, though, let’s talk about my goals for May. I totally forgot to make any for April so clearly I don’t need to go over those.

May Goals

1. Exercise at least twice a week for the first two weeks and three times a week after that. I’ve been really slacking on exercising so I’m going to try to make it a priority this month.

2. Don’t waste food. So, I’m not so good at planning meals and using all my food properly. This weekend I had to throw away too much. I want to work on being less wasteful and actually using what I buy.

3. 2am bedtime except on weekends. I’m really bad at going to sleep unless I have something for which I have to be up in the morning. I really don’t like sleeping in too much, though, so I’m going to try to continue to make myself go to bed at a reasonable (for me) time.

Measurement

It really amazes me that I’ve lost over ten inches from both my waist and my belly button and that I’m almost there at my hips. The thing that really hit me today, though, is that I’ve lost almost an inch from my wrist. Who knew that there was an inch of fat there to lose?

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What I ate on Monday for accountibility in trying to eat enough:

Breakfast
About a cup of cottage cheese
Tea with half and half
A handful of tomatoes

Snack
Another handful of tomatoes
A glass of milk

Lunch
4 oz thin cut steak with season salt
Two handfuls of broccoli with six cremini mushrooms sauteed in butter

Dinner
A glass of red wine
Scrambled eggs with a dash of milk, salt and pepper, a handful of spinach, .5oz cheddar cheese, and 2 Tbsp Salsa
15 almonds

Snack
A wee bit of hummus

Calories as per Nutritiondata.com: 1420

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2i May 7, 2011, 7:51 am

I love your blog, we share some issues, point 2.) for example… I'm not good in planning meals, only if my man cooks the night before… otherwise I leave my desk, go downstairs where -unfortunately – happens to be a huge supermarket next door, with the determination of "buying a soup or a grilled chicken leg". Then I buy additional treats, a LF yogurt here, a piece of bread to accompany the soup/chicken… then I buy more than one because they are packed like that, or more economical… I buy a half chicken instead of a single leg because it's 2 euros a pound and the leg only is 3,5 eur for the same weight…
Hang in there, girl! Kathy (from the other day)

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2i May 7, 2011, 7:51 am

I love your blog, we share some issues, point 2.) for example… I'm not good in planning meals, only if my man cooks the night before… otherwise I leave my desk, go downstairs where -unfortunately – happens to be a huge supermarket next door, with the determination of "buying a soup or a grilled chicken leg". Then I buy additional treats, a LF yogurt here, a piece of bread to accompany the soup/chicken… then I buy more than one because they are packed like that, or more economical… I buy a half chicken instead of a single leg because it's 2 euros a pound and the leg only is 3,5 eur for the same weight…
Hang in there, girl! Kathy (from the other day)

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