142.8 Thin again, and strangers treat me differently.

Strangers treat me differently, now that I am thin again. I don't know if it is because my confidence is back or genuinely the return of my attractiveness, In stores and out on the street, people -- men, women and children alike -- meet my eyes and smile. More often than when I was overweight, strangers comment about the weather and make chit chat in lines and waiting rooms.

I have not noticed family, friends or coworkers treating skinny me any differently. Well, you do compliment and congratulate me on my thin appearance. I do like that. But for the most part, I am still me and you know that and act accordingly. It is fun to see the shock register on the faces of those who have not seen me in a long time.

Yesterday, I lost 1.6 pounds. I was not at all trying to lose weight. I was just keeping the weight off. This is by far not the first time I have lost weight on keep trim eating. It's nice! It means I can indulge a little today. I will save most of this indulgence room for tomorrow as it is Sunday and they always have treats out after church service during the coffee fellowship hour. 

I daresay this picture could be an ad for Levi's 505 jeans! Heh! I look so honored to be able to wear them. I love this gymnast-style white top, too.

I didn't go on a formal walk yesterday, but I shopped at TJ Maxx and Winco Foods. Here is what I ate and lost 1.6 pounds:

Small bowl of Special K, strawberries and organic soy milk
2 pieces of toasted Kirkland whole wheat bread
2 tablespoons Skippy superchunk peanut butter and 2 teaspoons Smucker's strawberry preserves
1 Beef and bean burrito, 2 tablespoons salsa
1 small apple, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 tablespoon semi sweet chocolate chips
Small bowl of kettle corn
Small bowl of strawberries drizzled with a tablespoon of Hershey's Special Dark chocolate syrup


  1. Hello Cherise, Congratulations on your weight loss! I just read through your blogs and it has been very inspiring to read and see the change in your pictures.

    I have been on Scarsdale diet on and off through the years and it worked great for me but lately I have to say I can't seem to be able to lose as much weight. I think now that I am 49 is harder for me, I don't excercise very much, although I do want to lose 30lbs that i have been trying to lose for the past 10 years and keep gaining back. I Have a question did you follow the scarsdale religiously and also what kind of activity do you do. Because my husband and I are very inactive. Again congratulations and please keep sharing.

  2. Hi Patty! No, I did not follow the precise Scarsdale diet exactly. Rather, I ate two weeks of lean meat and veggies, and then I ate two weeks of lean meat, veggies, and a few treats thrown in.

    For exercise, I walk. I will be 49 myself, in June. Walking is the safest thing we can do, I think. I walk as fast as I can, for at least 20 minutes every day. Most days, I take my dog and walk outside, even in the rain and snow. Sometimes I walk indoors, at Walmart or Costco or around the halls of the school where I substitute teach.

    I blogged exactly what I ate each day along with how much walking I did and how much weight I gained or lost. If you want, you can just pick and choose from days I lost and copy what I did! :)


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