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Year Two, Day 364: Another Pound Bites the Dust! :)

I slept in this morning. It is raining again.  I am o.k. with rain. It waters the trees, grass and flowers. When we have another sunny day - probably next week - it will be glorious!

But this morning, I was achy.  And I was coughing again last night.  So I rested.  Then I got up and stretched. And stepped on the scale.

And did a happy dance! I am down another pound. I weighed in at 190.8 this morning. Last Thursday I was 191.4. The Thursday prior I was 192.  It looks like I'm losing a pound a week on my no food after 8 p.m. diet. 

Now that I've greatly reduced sugar and salt, I am hoping to see more progress.

But for now, I am feeling accomplished.  Tomorrow is my 2 year blogiversary!  Saturday I will begin year three.  :)

Food Log, May 11, 2017

  • !0:00 a.m. Hot Black Tea, no sugar or sodium, 1/2 t minced ginger
  • 10:30 a.m. 1 serving "Umpqua Oats Insane Grains  - Oatmeal with Quinoa & Chia" with 1 teaspoon butter 242 cals, 137 mg sodium, 11 g sugar.
  • 12:00 p.m. 30 almonds 70 cals, 0 mg sodium, 0 g sugar.
  • 1:30 p.m. 1 tablespoon Natural Selections Crunchy Peanut Butter 95 cal, 60 mg sodium, 1 gram sugar; 1 Quaker RIce Cake (Lightly Salted) 35 cals, 15 mg sodium, 0 sugar
  •  4:30 p.m. 1 bowl pho ( I am still researching the caloric, sodium and sugar content in pho. I found out the following nutritional info on the website. 425 cals, 422 mg sodium (I suspect this might be higher. I did not add any salt, soy sauce or fish sauce today), 4 g sugar.
  •  5:30 p.m. 1 mug hot tea 0 cals
  • 9:30 p.m. 1 cup ice water 0 cals
GRAND TOTAL:  877 cals, 634 mg sodium, 16 grams sugar (4 teaspoons)


My exercise today will just be walking and stretching. I am going to go sit in the steam room and jacuzzi tonight at the gym. 

Tomorrow I plan on a good gym workout.

I am at my library office right now. It is my favorite place of comfort, especially on a rainy, cloudy day.  

 I have a family of two boys to teach. After which I shall head to Pho Da Lat for a nice hot bowl of soup.  Hopefully it will send this cough packing.

Then two more families to teach and then off to the gym.

Tomorrow, I plan on walking to breakfast EARLY. Then heading to the Ukrainian deli - my new favorite food spot! I plan on buying special food gifts for all the mothers in our family.  Plus something special for the people who have been driving me to and from choir practice all term!.

And I'm off!  I'll pop back on to update my food log this evening. 

Note:  It is 10:27 p.m. I just got home and finished updating my food log. Frankly I am shocked at how little calories I consumed today. I simply was not that hungry. I was just so busy, I didn't really think about food.

Wow. Who am I?

I must admit that I am quite hungry now! But, I am honoring my no food after 8:00 p.m. And  I am proud of decreasing my sugar and sodium.
Talk to you tomorrow. Happy Thursday! 

Love, Zita




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