Friday, January 6, 2012

It Worked! Six Pounds Lighter!

It worked!  I'm six pounds lighter after starting the Four-Day Wonder Diet Monday.  YAY!

It's just the jump start I need; now, if I just stay mindful I can keep myself on track and feel svelte enough to don a bathing suit when I head to Florida at the end of the month.

I can see that there's plenty of encouragement out there . . . every magazine I pick up and every website I visit has tons of great recipes and tips for eating healthy and shaving calories.  Foodista  even had an article about these funny "Intervention" plates that just might be the reminder I need!



So today, in spite of my strong desire to have peanut butter toast for breakfast, I still had half a grapefruit and a bowl of cereal with skim milk.  But plenty of coffee.  For lunch there will be a pear and chicken noodle soup.  For dinner, broiled fish with rice and spinach.  Nothing fancy . . . yet.  I just don't want to lose the momentum.  But the weekend does hold a couple parties in store so I need to keep myself in check.

Best thing?  I feel great!

20 comments:

  1. Well done! Can I join you for dinner and some of that broiled fish? :)

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  2. Jealous. Envious. And very pleased for you.

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  3. Congrats on your success, Rosemary!
    (I adore that plate!)
    Happy New Year!

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  4. Wow way to go! You are strong woman. Peanut butter toast is my "healthy option". I have much to learn from you!

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  5. Congrats! I will start my diet next week. I'm crossing my fingers

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  6. Congratulations. You will be gorgeous for your trip. We think your gorgeous anyway! Have a good weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  7. That's awesome!! Sometimes it's those first few pounds that are the hardest, but once they come off it's so motivating. I find the easiest way to eat less, is to use a salad plate as a dinner plate. I can easily get seconds if I'm still hungry, but I'm usually not.

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  8. Congratulations! So happy this is working for you; what a thrill.
    Rita

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  9. Hi Rosemary-So happy for you! 6 lbs weight loss in such a short period of time!
    I lost 2 lbs on my Weight Watchers diet, since this Monday!
    What part of Florida are you visiting? I live in S. Florida! If you're anywhere near West Palm Beach, let me know...maybe we can meet up for lunch!

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  10. Congratulations Rosemary. How lovely to start the new year, 6lbs lighter. I'm afraid to hop on the scales as I fear I might have started 2012 6 lbs heavier. I need to step away from the pastries and towards the fruit bowl!

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  11. Congratulations!!! Wonderful news!!!

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  12. I need those plates too! How funny :)

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  13. Congratulations and I need to follow this too.

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  14. I did this diet in high school and just decided MANY years later to give it a shot before I go on a trip in one month to see old friends. How to stay on it??? Go to google... found your write-ups.
    Delighted to stumble on your encouraging and inspiring posts about the 4-Day Wonder! Thanks for being a bloggy person.
    --A Non-bloggy person who occasionally searches for inspiration and kinship!
    PS This really is the best diet ever if you need a big kick-start or a quick fix of those pesky five-ten. Maybe it will come back in vogue if there are two of us who kept the book all these years there must be more!

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    1. I've been using it for years to keep my weight in check, especially after the holidays or before a vacation! It's worked well for me, never went out of fsahion, so I'm not changing a thing.

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  15. Can I substitute the lamb for something else?

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    1. Yes . . . you can substitute a lean hamburger patty, or a 3-4 ounce piece of steak, or even the same amount of plainly cooked chicken. The point here, I believe, is getting the protein in the mix at this point in the diet. (I happen to love lamb!)

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