Hooray! I lost two pounds from yesterday, which puts me at 318.8. Yay! This is very exciting, and hopefully it will stick this time.
Yesterday's hard work in the garden (four hours' worth!) paid off, as did drinking lots of water, as did tracking my food and keeping the cals just under 2200. There's no magic there, just diligence and focus. Maybe I should get too excited, but I'd like to set my goal this week to reach 315 pounds. That's what I'd like to see by Friday, my "official" weigh-in day.
I had a big breakfast this morning: my usual cereal and yogurt with berries, but also three of the dinner rolls I made last night (about 150 cals each, and very yummy!). I probably could have just done with two, or even one, but I don't plan to eat lunch today just for the way the day is planned. Dinner is going to be a cookout affair at my cousin's as a belated birthday party for me and her daughter, which should be OK. It'll probably be hotdogs et al, plus of course birthday cake-like items for dessert. I figure if I have a little bit here, a little bit there, I'll still be able to a) enjoy myself and indulge a little and b) still stay on track. It's all about balance, people!
Tomorrow is back to work for me. One thing I like about that is getting back into a regimen, if only for my eating. I will miss being with C. and the cats all the time, and I will miss hanging out in the gardens all the time. I'm having thoughts about making some professional changes in my life (again!), but that'll be a story for another time. Vacations really make you think. Some challenges I will be facing include dinner at a friend's house tomorrow (though he and his family are dieting, so that shouldn't be too hard), at least one and potentially more lunches out (one a meeting, one maybe for continued birthday celebrations?). But, I've been through that before and done just fine, so I guess I shouldn't worry too much. Just stuff to be mindful of.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to another good week. A better week, even!