How many more pounds should I lose

Thursday, June 9, 2011

One Month Anniversary but please skip the cake

Wednesday, June 8th was the one month anniversary of my weight loss journey but please do not send me any cake. In celebration I enjoyed 2 tablespoons of  Jello: low cal Chocolate Pudding. (If you make it with less than the recommended ratio of mixture to low fat milk, it is so good!) The results of my sojourn to date are as follows:

I estimate that I have "saved" 87,930 calories. 

My weight loss is consistent with that prediction because my digital scale shows a loss of......drum roll please....


Yes, you read that correctly. I am losing a little more than one pound a day!

Now how can that be? Well, I am eating less than 650 calories per day. Yes, you read that correctly also. Here's how:

Every morning I go to my calorie spreadsheet and plan my day:

Breakfast is always 1 serving of Cream of Wheat + 3 ounces of Oikos Yogurt. I spruce up the Cream of Wheat with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray. (Even Eileen is impressed with the taste and we all know how fussy she is) To the yogurt I add a little Equal but obviously, that wouldn't be to everyone's taste. Regardless the total is 170 calories. 

For lunch I plan either a small can of tuna (itty-bitty can that is) or maybe 2 pieces of gefilte fish or 5 egg whites. To the tuna and egg whites, I add 15 calories of low-fat mayo. (Hellman's brand) The gefilte fish takes a touch of horseradish. To accompany I also plan either 1/2 cup of peas and carrots or 4 ounces of cottage cheese. Then I have dessert of 1 tablespoon of the aforementioned chocolate pudding. Total: 200 calories

In mid-afternoon, I have a cup of bouillon soup and in between I drink water and/or various flavors of Crystal Light. (You can buy individual packets for a single bottle of water) 

Dinner last night as I celebrated at a local Italian restaurant was: 5 ounces of seafood salad, hold the oil please!, plus 4 ounces of steamed carrots, on the mushy side. I brought my scale, butter spray, some nearly-zero calorie pickled peppers and some onion salt for taste. My dinner companions, Marc and Stacy were amused but understanding. When I got home, I was into the chocolate pudding again for 2 tablespoons. Total: 210 calories

Total for the day: 580 calories



  1. 32 pounds is something to be very proud of!!!!

    Xoxo Stacy and crew

  2. So you pulled out the scale at the restaurant. MY husband would have killed me :)

  3. You did very well at recent BBQ I must say. So disciplined! Keep up the great work and motivation.