I just wanted you all to know that I'm susceptible to bribery.
After I hit the 70 lb mark at the end of the year, a very good friend offered to treat me to a pedicure if I was able to leave the 300s by Valentine's Day. That would mean 21 lbs in a little over six weeks. My first reaction was doubt but she was quick to point out that I would have to lose less than 4 lbs a week and I've managed to lose 6 or 7 in a week before.
Considering that every season is flip flop season in Florida, a pedicure comes in handy anytime of year. I'm taking her offer very seriously and kicked off this six week challenge with a 5 lb weight loss. (Just to be clear, that's 75 lbs that I've lost so far!!!!) Oh yeah, I've got this. :) I can't wait for the pampering to begin.
By the way, I'm working on a shopping list to share with everyone. These are general items such as fresh veggies and lean meats and specifics like Butter Buds Sprinkles and Better Crocker 80 calorie per serving instant mashed potatoes that have worked for me as I've learned to be a healthier cook.