This is primarily a travel blog in which I write about traveling in our motorhome. Our travels have

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I began this blog as a vehicle for reporting on a 47-day trip made by my wife and me in our motorhome down to the Yucatan Peninsula and back. I continued writing about our post-Yucatan travels and gradually began including non-travel related topics. I often rant about things that piss me off, such as gun violence, fracking, healthcare, education, and anything else that pushes my button. I have a photography gallery on my Smugmug site (

Saturday, February 1, 2014

First Week Down

Last night marked the end of our first week on the NutriSystem diet.  As I’ve already mentioned, the first week was supposed to give us a “jumpstart” on our weight loss goals.  During the week our daily caloric intake was only half of what it will be from the second week on.  It was hell.  We were each supposed to lose 5 pounds during the “jumpstart” week.  I believe the word used by Nutrisystem was “guaranteed,” but neither one of us lost the “guaranteed” 5 pounds.  We stuck to the diet all week and I lost 3.8 pounds while Carol Ann lost 4.4 pounds.  I’m afraid that if I complain to Nurtisystem about not reaching the “guaranteed” 5-pound loss that they will give me another free “jumpstart” week!

We celebrated tonight, even though we didn’t meet the week’s goal.  We went to dinner at my sister-in-law’s house and ate fried catfish, fried tater tots, fried onion rings, fried hushpuppies, baked beans, cole slaw, chocolate cake, and ice cream.  Real southern comfort food.  It was my grandniece’s twelfth birthday so we really had no choice in the matter.  We will go back on the diet tomorrow.


Bill said...

After fried catfish and the rest I don't think I'd have the will power to go back on the diet. Man, you are one tough dude.

Robert & Carol Ann Martin said...

I don't know about tough. It's more like I paid the money, now I have to eat the stuff!