Take Shape For Life (TSFL) Day #17 On The Plan


June 13th, 2009 – My morning weight is down -.1 lbs.  @ 179.4

Total of: 10.6 pounds in 16 days on the program.

Yesterday I attended an awards banquet hosted by The Kiwanis  Club  of Tahoe. The Tahoe Sunrisers.  I wanted to stay focused and do some planning if I was going to stay on program for the day. 

I planned a snack for the 2 hour car ride and put pink lemonade “the zero calories to go packet” in ice water, and sipped on it to keep me hydrated and satisfied.  By the time we got to Stanford Camp up at Fallen Leaf Lake I was more interested in checking out the camp while we still had sunlight. The scenery was stunning. 

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At the cocktail party I spent my time outside on the patio meeting the guest. I remembered from one of my Weight Watchers meetings that you don’t want to hang out next to the food table and I didn’t.

The dinner was a 5 course meal… by the time it was served I was in control, not starving, but I was ready for dinner. 

I enjoyed:

  • 4 oz +/- Cream of Potato Soup, with fresh crushed black pepper.
  • A salad of baby green lettuce (some kind of cheese I put to the side)
  • 3 oz of grilled blacken Salmon –an estimate of the portion.
  • 1 – 1oz slice of prime rib and a dab of creamed horseradish
  • A hand full of grilled asparagus and green onions.
  • Water & a cup of French Roasted Gourmet Coffee

 I passed on the potatoes, some type of pasta dish, and the desserts. For those of you, like my best friend Sonja, who live for that chocolate fix… you would have died and gone to heaven to see what the gentleman beside me was eating. OMGosh!

 When the evening was all over I was happy with myself. I loved the drive up the hill and the lake was gorgeous.  I met many caring and community minded people.  I was honored and humbled to accept the donation they awarded to the Kiwanis Family House. It was a very good day!

Take Shape For Life (TSFL) – Two weeks completed


Two weeks completed and 9.8 pounds slimmer! I am so happy to be back to losing weight and relieved too. I was in limbo for the past 5 monthsbut not any more. This is just what I needed to pull it all back together and kick start myself.

This morning when I weighted I had a flash back to Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper the trainers and fitness experts from The Biggest Loser, telling contestants that the 2nd week was typically not a good week on the scale. All things considered I’m real good with a 2 pound loss for week.  I would have liked to see that .2 go away and make it an even 10 pounds for the 14 days… but it wasn’t coming off this morning! I did consider flossing and clipping my nails, but ah what the heck – tomorrow is another day and another pound gone.

This coming week my challenge will be an Awards Dinner tomorrow night at Fallen Leaf Lake, that’s up in So Lake Tahoe, and one of my favorite spots around. I’m receiving funds on behalf of The Kiwanis Family House.  I called today and found out its going to be buffet so that should be easy for me. I’ll eat my lean and green – no wine however.  That will be harder… I’ll be the designated driver so it will work out. River Cats Baseball on Sunday – I have that figured out, and I survived no problems again at the pizza parlor Wednesday – so that’s cool.

This week I am going to work on “cutting back” on the salt with my dinners, which is harder than giving up my glass of wine. I’m cutting back – not cutting out! I want to see if this helps with my weight loss this coming week.