When I got back from the conference, I found a landmark achieved–my original weight-loss goal of fifty pounds. Now a few voices have raised up that I shouldn’t get too thin. What’s my optimal reaction to that? Dive into a cheesecake? Hoist a beer? Get behind me, satan? As of this morning, my scale notes an additional two pounds. Progress to the revised goal: 52 down, 12 to go. I haven’t been this light since I was a college student.
My diet program is a business, I concede, on some fronts. Naturally they want to keep me stocked in their foods, at the price of about $1.90 per meal. Can I find a healthy granola bar, a piece of fruit, or a flavorful drink that’s more economical? Isn’t that the point of a healthy lifestyle: to consume healthy foods in a moderate way? Have we reached the point where my wife, almost a convert now, might want to start her own great adventure?
On the consumption front, I noticed the recommendation to turn chicken soup into lemon chicken soup by adding a dash of juice. I tried moving that dash to the vanilla pudding. Nice taste, but apparently the acid inhibits the setting of the pudding in some way.