Weight Loss Wednesday: Today is a new day!


I’m late posting my Weight Loss Wednesday post this week. Today was my husband’s birthday and so I spent this evening with my family and early this morning, I was busy writing reports for work and trying to get some of my Kroger match-ups done.

Last night, my husband decided he wanted to try the new Domino’s pizza. I hadn’t put anything in the crockpot that morning and didn’t feel like cooking when I got home, so I was more than happy to oblige. I figured that I could have will power. Unfortunately, I caved. I had been incredibly good for 26 straight days and for some reason that pizza was just sooo good (incidentally, I really didn’t notice anything different about the sauce, but the crust was good). I couldn’t help myself.

In the past, that would have been the start of the end for me. One excuse after another. I already bombed, so I might as well eat this, too. And then the next day I’d make excuses and the excuses went on and on for days and weeks and months.

But not this time. Today was a new day and I got up and got on my treadmill this morning and I didn’t touch the cheesecake that I made for my husband for his birthday even though cheesecake is my FAVORITE.

So, even though I had a bad day, I moved beyond it and I’m happy about that.

The question of the week on Mama Notes, who is hosting the Body After Baby Challenge, is “What is your Favorite Healthy Snack?” I have realized that having a good snack in the afternoon, either on the way home from work or right after I get home is a lifesaver for me and helps keep me on track. I think that is part of what went wrong last night.

Here are a few of my favorites:
*Applesauce (the small cups)
*Cantaloupe – LOVE it!
*Carrots – these fill me up and they are 0 Weight Watchers points!
*Cottage cheese (low fat) with fruit mixed in – it sounds gross, but it is really good!
*String cheese – the Sargento light cheese sticks are SO good and only 1 Weight Watchers point!

On a bright note, I lost 3.8 pounds at my Weight Watchers weigh-in this week!

How did your week go? Feel free to link up and share below!


  1. 3.8 lbs is awesome! I'm a cheese girl myself, so I try to have some made with 2% milk on hand so they aren't so bad. And I had a good coupon for those new JELLO mousse cups and I love them. They are sugar free…I think only 60 calories…but good enough to satisfy my sweet tooth at night.

  2. HotHarmony says:

    3.8lbs and having pizza in one week sounds like a great week to me. I wish I could loose 3.8lbs in a week. Keep up the good work.

  3. Carm and Jay says:

    Just found your blog and love it! 3.8 pounds is awesome!

  4. Great job! I always eat fruit (mostly pineapple) in my cottege cheese. If not I have to have salt and pepper on it.
    Good for you for starting the day new and fresh.
    Have a great week!
    and that pizza sounds wonderful!!!

  5. Edamame! Great nutrition, protein, and fiber. Super delicious with a little salty flair, and easy to make. My other weakness is kettle chips and about all I can say about them is that there are only three (real) ingredients…

    Don't worry about the pizza–it's just one splurge. It's the day in and day out that matters. And getting more activity–dancing is my favorite.

  6. Kendall and Lee'sa says:

    Marci, I love cheese too! However, I have found a new favorie snack that I LOVE! But I have to be careful with it because it tends to bring on kidney stones for me.
    Start with about 1/2 cup of raw pumpkin seeds (just the insides. I don't remember what they're called that way, but you can find them in bulk at HEB). Also add raw sunflower seeds and raw slivered almonds. Toss all these with enough 100% maple surup to coat…about 2-3 tablespoons then sprinkle with a generous amount of kosher salt. Bake in a 350 oven until golden turning once. About 15-20 min. Then toss with about 1/4-1/2 cup of sweet dried cherries. Wonderful!