Yesterday I woke up from a good night's sleep, feeling proud of myself for having only a bowl of salad the night before. Still in bed, I greeted my husband good morning as he handed me a cup of coffee. It's his turn to make a pot and bring me coffee on weekends. I do it weekdays before he goes to work. 

Most people might find it gross but one of our usual morning conversations would revolve around how we did in the toilet this morning. It's either weak, average or a winner. This would then lead to talking about what we had the day before. "We didn't have enough veggies, that's why," he'd say. And then I'd say something like "I'll make broccoli tonight." Then we would end up planning our diet for the day. No rice, just have half of our regular portions, nothing too heavy for breakfast, just cereal, we'll only have 1 regular meal today, no snacking, definitely no junk food or chocolate or ice cream, easy on the beer, we're fasting today, or maybe a bowl of oatmeal this morning,blah, blah, blah. We've had this conversation for, I'm guessing, over a year now. 

I actually felt I was in that today-is-the-day-I'm-gonna-do-it mode. I started a food log. I took out a black notebook and told myself and John I'll document every single thing I eat and drink starting today. I counted the months and set a goal of losing 5 lbs. a month and by June next year I would have reached my ideal weight. I was planning on blogging everyday to track my progress and imagined 8 months from now I'll post a picture of the new me wearing that sexy red dress 2 sizes smaller that I bought exactly for this purpose. I already knew what shoes and earrings I was going to wear with it. It's going to be hot!

By 9:20 am, I started to feel hungry. I wasn't saying anything until John said he was too. Then I said, "There's still some leftover chicken stew from last night." And that was the end of that. I continued the food log. And this is Day 1 of Project 110 (lbs.):

October 16th 2011 (Sunday)

morning - 1 cup of coffee (Folger's)

              - 2 tbsps. creamer (Coffee-mate Fat Free French Vanilla)

9:20 am - small bowl or chicken stew (I'll post the recipe next time I make and 

                take pictures)

             - 1 bottle of water (Dasani)

2:00 pm - half of a grilled cheese & baloney sandwich (half went to Johnny)

             - 1 banana

             - 2 New York garlic bagel crisps

4:00 pm - 2 Heinekens (while washing the car with John)

4:30 pm - 3 New York garlic bagel crisps

             - 1 big bowl of salad (lettuce, grated cheddar cheese, 2 slices of baloney 

               (ran out of pastrami) and 3 tbsps. Kraft Tuscan House Italian dressing)

             - half of a cactus fruit

5:30 pm - rice and menudo (c/o my brother-in-law's wife)

7:00 pm - 3 tsps. Nesquik (no milk)

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