My main meal of the day yesterday was eaten at a Community Meal at a local church.  We enjoy this Thursday Table once a month.  Friends and community folk gather to enjoy each other's company and the food, graciously served.

I passed up the main dish (which looked wonderful) and filled my plate with fresh green beans, garden tomatoes and a tossed salad with a little Italian dressing.  I substituted watermelon and blueberries for the tempting ice cream, too!

My unexpected "reward" was this beautiful flower arrangement that sat in the center of our table.  As I went to leave, its arranger offered it to me! Tomorrow evening, I'll reward MYSELF with a Weigh In.  I can't wait to see the results of my improved eating habits.  (I don't remember when I was EVER this excited about a Weigh In!)

What I did right:  Made healthy food choices; portion control; planned ahead to accommodate eating out; vitamin; water; posted.


  1. Your alternate choices were good ones. Sometimes it can difficult to make those choices when others are watching and wondering why you don't dive into all that food. Sort of a grown-up peer MIL is that way and then will say, "haven't you gained weight?" I'm proud of you, Rebecca, and follow your progress and am encouraged by it.

  2. I'm proud of you too and also really inspired to keep on with this myself largely thanks to your blog. Seriously. I have needed a "kick" for a long time now, I don't even want to say how much I've gained in the past seven years but it's time to change it anyway!:) Since Monday I've continued writing each food and drink down and it is helping me a lot to remain conscious of what I am taking in so when I weigh myself I'll look at that and be able to see where I can improve hopefully!
    Anyway...wishing you continued luck and thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely weekend!