Chef on a Diet—After 6 Weeks: Down 11

Surpassing the 10-pound milestone is a great feeling! My clothes fit better and I can really feel the difference. After last week’s asthma attack, my doctor gave me a one-week steroid pack to fix me up (in addition to a breathing treatment and a big shot in the butt). To my horror, she told me…

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Chef on a Diet—After 5 Weeks: Down 9

Last week was a tough one, and I’m actually happy w/ the 1 lb. I lost. My allergies have been out of control, so between taking lots of Benedryl, which wipes me out, and trying to breathe without wheezing, I was extremely sedentary. I still feel like a slug w/ very little energy to even…

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Chef on a Diet—After 4 Weeks: Down 8

OK, so this is a day late. Maybe it’s because I only lost 1 pound last week and just couldn’t get myself to admit I didn’t meet my 2 lb/wk goal. I am rationalizing that my weekly average is still 2 pounds, but I am not really happy w/ Week 4’s results. I have been…

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Chef on a Diet—After 3 Weeks: Down 7

After 3 weeks of dieting, I am amazed that I’m not miserable and cursing myself. This is really working! I know I shouldn’t be surprised; I’ve been watching it work for 4 ½ years. But I am surprised at how easy it has been. I am rarely hungry in between meals—only if I get too…

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Chef on a Diet—After 2 Weeks: Down 5

I kept to my goal of losing 2 pounds for the week, for a total weight loss of 5 lb! Again, Friday night was my biggest challenge. Yes, you guessed it—we hit the brewery and the Old Place. I kept to the food portion of my diet, but because of drinks, I did wind up…

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Chef on a Diet: First Week’s Weigh-In

I lost 3 lbs. my first week! Not enough for anyone to notice, of course, but I’m happy those 3 lbs. are gone. Actually, most dietitians recommend losing no more than 2-3 lbs. a week for healthy dieting, so I am right on. My goal moving forward is to lose 2 lbs. a week. All…

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Chef on a Diet: Day 4—Eating Right on Date Night

With such a busy schedule, my husband & I have made Wednesday nights our “date night.” Traditionally this means we spend the night at a local restaurant enjoying each other’s company with dinner & drinks. We live in an area w/ a micro-brewery at our freeway off ramp and a winery 3 doors down from…

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Chef on a Diet: Day 1

With my last weekend of decadence behind me, I am excited to start Day 1 of my resolution to lose it! Since Mondays are such a long day, I’ve decided to try to eat 6 times today.  I have planned out my meals so I know exactly what I need to eat and when to…

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