Sunday, March 28, 2010


I had an excellent day which started off with me going to a Middle Eastern dance bizarre where I found a beautiful new belly dancing scarf and got to take part in two free workshops. I liked the first one better than the second because I felt like the instructor for the later class jumped in to the choreography much too quickly. A lot of people seemed to be having trouble keeping up with the fast pace at which she was teaching. I did have a lot of fun at both, but I definitely preferred the earlier class, which was run very well and featured much more of a traditional style of dance.

I also stuck to eating well for the second day of the Three Day Jump Start Challenge. One of the reasons I really like this little endeavor is because I have noticed I loosen up my boundaries on my eating routine just a touch when the weekend rolls around. Having this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday be dedicated to getting really focused about my healthy eating plan is making a difference to those couple of days I usually get slightly lax.

We actually ended the night at the house of a couple of friends and I was able to turn down offers of chips, licorice, and cheesy crackers without much effort at all. Nothing that was up for grabs was all that bad, but knowing that I was sticking to this plan really did help me to stay committed more than I might have on a different night out. Plus, the challenge kept me away from indulging in a flavoured steamed milk (or two) this afternoon!

- 10 glasses of water
- 2 cups heated tuna salad with grated cheese, onion, zucchini, fat free Miracle Whip, seasoning, and pepper
- 3 cups Caesar salad with bacon pieces, Parmesan cheese, and croutons
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup corn with butter
- 1 cup pasta salad
- 1 cup steamed broccoli and cauliflower with butter
- 3/4 cup pork tenderloin
- 1 slice homemade cinnamon bread
- 2 1/2 cups strawberries

- 50 minute shimmy belly dancing workshop
- 40 minute tribal fusion belly dancing workshop


  1. I may try a 3 day jump start, but I will not shimmy LOL!

  2. Would you have EVER considered Dragon Boat racing or Belly Dancing 100 pounds ago. Amazing.

  3. keep up the good work! not sure I'd do the dancing either.

  4. Lol, Matt & Seth!

    Dawne, I DID consider it, but I never followed through because I assumed I wouldn't be successful and figured the fun factor would not be enough to counter that. It's a huge difference now, that's for sure!