Diet Progress: Start of Week 2

I’m now into week 2 of my diet. While I have made some changes last week, I find that it is very tempting to fall back into old habits. I’m definitely monitoring what and when I eat, and still trying to keep everything in moderation… but it is more difficult than I remember it being!! :frown:


Brunch: Coffee w/ half-and-half, homemade potato pancakes w/ sour cream
Snack: Handful of butter toffee cashews, diet pepsi
Dinner: Cheese stuffed baby peppers w/ sour cream sauce; potato pancakes; iced tea cocktail (1.5oz Makers Mark in iced black tea sweetened with cane sugar and lemon)
Dessert: Homemade rice pudding made with 1% milk and half-and-half
Miscellaneous: 1 bottle of diet green tea


Breakfast: Coffee w/ half-and-half, yogurt
Snack: 24 pretzels (120 calories)
Lunch: Veggie “chicken” patty w/ ketchup (no bread), green salad w/ oil and vinegar, roasted veggies
Snack: 100 calorie pack of shortbread cookies, iced tea
Dinner: Homemade rice and beans, bottle of water
Dessert: Pear cobbler with frozen vanilla-almond yogurt

As you can see… this past weekend there were some bumps in the road, but today I have been trying to get back on track with my diet and exercise. I went on the treadmill for a half-hour this morning and walked/jogged 1.5 miles (6 laps) at a rate of 2.6-3.5mph with an incline of 3-4. My goal for the week is still 6.5 miles and I am going to try to work out tomorrow, Thursday, Friday, and maybe Saturday morning to fulfill it. I was also asked if I wanted to go to a couple of workout classes this week, so we’ll see how that goes; if I do go to them, I will probably still walk, but at a slower pace than I have been.