Very rough chart of today:
exercise: fifteen minutes *very* low-key yoga (with DVD), forty-five minute mellow walk with Ellie, lots of stops for her to sniff things
breakfast: one piece bacon, 1/2 c. egg salad, sourdough roll
lunch: 1 1/2 c. leftover pasta (chicken and asparagus in vodka sauce)
dinner: roast-beef/cheddar sandwich on challah roll with mustard, half-slice unsweetened cherry pie
beverage: three cups tea with splenda and skim milk
My short-term goal: lose five pounds by end of year. Depending on how that goes, will revise long-term goal. But right now, long-term goal, tentatively lose twenty-five pounds by June 1, 2008 -- that'll get me to 140 lbs. If I manage that, lose another ten lbs. by Sept 1, 2008. In time for wearing a stomach-baring sari at Sharmi's wedding. :-)
Okay, now I brace for it. Sigh...for me, weight loss does seem to work pretty effectively if I can be disciplined about calorie intake, but is no fun being a little bit hungry all the time.
Also, I need to try to minimize eating out, except for sushi. The same amount of curry in a restaurant probably has twice as many calories as the curry at home 'cause they load it up with butter to make it tasty. Sushi is one of the few restaurant foods where I can reliably count calories because they can't hide butter anywhere. :-) Lots of fast-food places (like Subway) also offer nutritional info now, so they're potentially okay, if I'm careful.