My very own Power Sauce

I cannot remember the difference between an isosceles and a scalene triangle but I can vividly remember an episode of The Simpsons wherein Homer goes on a meal bar diet. His meal bars, found at the Kwik-E-Mart are called Power Sauce. Mine, found at Target and other fine retailers (but cheapest at Target) are called Slim-fast. Homer's bars worked for him (albeitĀ for a short time) and my bars are working for me.

It has been 16 days since I started my Slim-fast plan and I have lost 9lbs. I have had one hiccup on my diet journey thus far, though. My husband's birthday was 3 days ago, and to celebrate, we had cake- duh! I only had a small slice on his birthday. It wasn't until the next day, when I was at home alone with the baby, that I started eyeballing the leftover cake. I wanted it so badly, I was shaking. So, I had a slice. And, it wasn't small. Ashamed and pissed off at myself, I threw away the rest of his cake. Yes, I know it wasn't my cake. Yes, if it were me, and my husband threw away my left-over cake, I would probably divorce him, but, luckily, my husband wasn't mad at all. He is so freaking supportive of my diet, that after I showed him the remains of the cake in the garbage can(which I honestly considered eating..out of the trash can...) he hugged me and told me he was proud of me.

The best part of dieting thus far, besides the weight loss, has been a return of my body confidence. Although I am still far from my goal weight, I am beginning to see my old figure again. 5 and a half weeks post-delivery of Sophie, I have a waistline! Hooray! I am feeling better about my body than I have in months.

My biggest enemy on my diet quest? Candy corn. I saw it today in the Target Halloween section, and if there is one thing that can break my resolve, it's candy corn. I didn't buy any today, and, hopefully, I won't buy any tomorrow. After all, if Homer Simpson could stick to Power Sauce, than I should be able to make Slim-fast work and avoid temptation!

 

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    Look for things you buy anyway, like yogurt or cheese, and see if there are coupons for those things. You should have a store loyalty card if your store offers one, like safeway or sample things before you buy best place would be to check is "Official Get Samples"

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    Wife, Producer, Blogger, Runner and, now New Mommy! I have always been on a diet until I got fit and ran a marathon. Then, I got pregnant, ate A LOT and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in August 2011. Now, it's time to get back to healthy!

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