They say to new moms that “it took you 9 months to put on the weight, give yourself at least that much time to take it off”.  Not many women whom I know bought into that.  Most of us thinking of a much nearer birthday, or formal event that would require a slinky black dress and setting our sights on that date as the target.

I am going to use that rule to take off weight gained during business travel and log measurements that I feel are important to achieving this goal, The 4 Keys of Successful Weight Management.  2 weeks to put on the weight, 2 weeks to take it off.

Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.”  ~  H. James Harrington


Sustenance – fuel

Breakfast     -1 granola bar
                    -1 large green apple
Snack          -1 oz almonds
Lunch          -salad (3 cups mixed veggies no dressing)

Snack          -1 clementine
Dinner         –mujadara (2 cup serving)
                    -1/2 pita

Sweat – exercise

30 minutes elliptical machine

Sip – hydration

32 ounces water
16 ounces coffee (bad)

Slumber – sleep

8 hours, restless (darn those hot flashes)

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