This time the difference was only one pound -- odd. I was 182 without clothes, and 183 with. Must be a rounding issue, since my scale weighs to the nearest 0.2 pounds. I was glad to see my weight back where I expected it to be, even after another junky, salty family party. There wasn't much safe to eat -- not even a veggie tray. I think I could lose a lot more weight permanently if I moved far enough away that it was impractical to visit every week, but I would miss them. Even better would be to get to a point that I wasn't overeating whenever I was around them. Something to work on.
I'm at 24% of my weight goal for the DietBet, but this first 1.8 was the easy stuff, and now I'm going to have to work for the 5.6 pounds I have left to lose in the next 27 days. I think I'm finally really getting better from this horrible cold/sinusitis thing, so I will be able to exercise more. I have a bunch of classes to use up from a package I purchased this winter, so I scheduled them all to mix things up a bit. We have good meals planned for the week. My husband is as excited as I am to go to NYC to meet Hannah and Olivia, so he will definitely do what he can to help me.
It's amazing to look at the graphs from Fat Watch that show that I am making real, consistent progress toward my goals. I haven't made any drastic changes, just consistent tweaks. According to Fat Watch, in the past month I have been losing 0.23 pounds a week, but 0.39 pounds of fat. Not bad for what really feels like minor changes.
Daily checklist for yesterday: