NOTE: Courier-News freelancer Janelle Walker has signed up for the second round of the "Elgin's Biggest Loser" challenge. Participants weigh in Wednesday nights, and Janelle is blogging the experience exclusively for The Courier-News.
I go in for my weekly weigh-in at 5 p.m. today. Haven't been this nervous since my last dentist appointment. I am afraid that the news will hurt.
Don't get me wrong, I think I have been pretty good for the past seven days. I did 40-50 minutes on the Gazelle four times since last week ... sorry, Saturday and Sunday were just too booked to fit in a workout and I will strangle anyone who tries to tell me that I could have found the time if I wanted to. You work freelance from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and tell me if you shoehorn in time for a workout and lunch/dinner. (I think the sugar deprivation is making my grumpy).
I have been sticking to salads, chicken breast and veggies for the past week. The hardest day, though was a friend's birthday party last Saturday, followed by a 'Hawks party on Sunday.
more on finding a "healthy" condiment and temptations, after the jump.
The HARDEST part about dieting is the cutting out of sweets. There was a cherry and a peach pie at that birthday party, and I couldn't touch either one.
And earlier on Saturday was the Together We are Elgin cookout ... with a table full of brownies and cookies. I was able to have a hot dog and a burger -- plain, with just mustard. It was the only condiment that didn't list high fructose corn syrup as a top ingredient ... sigh.
Still not gonna tell anyone what the number looks like on the weigh in, but I will report if the number is down from last week, at all.
-- Janelle Walker, Freelance Writer