I did have a decent loss though: 2.5 pounds. I was hoping for more, only because the first week usually means a big loss. However we did take Maggie out for a "fancy" dinner and I did have dessert and a meal covered in gravy. Not my best night, but overall it was a decent week. I really need to regain some momentum and motivation. I now weigh less than I have my whole marriage and most of my college days. I am still just enjoying that feeling. I think the thought of actually weighing what is considered my "ideal" weight is so far removed from my thought process that I can't even imagine it.
My new goal is to start making relying less on meat and adding some vegetarian options to our meals. I just don't get that many dishes use a meat substitute. My warped mind thinks "what's the point?" I think a vegetarian meal should just be all alternatives and no substitutions. But I am open to some new ideas, especially for the kids because at this point I really can't have most of what is even in the vegetarian cookbook.