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10 Pounds in 10 Days: Can I do it? Day 7

July 17, 2012|By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times
  • Getting stronger.
Getting stronger. (Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles…)

(Editor’s note: Writer Mary MacVean tried out trainer Jackie Warner’s diet plan from her new book “10 Pounds in 10 Days.” Here’s her experience. Read about her previous days, too.)

Day 7

We don’t have a scale at home, so this was the first day I weighed myself since starting on “10 Pounds in 10 Days.” I knew I’d lost weight because of the way the waistbands fit on my clothes. The moment comes: Six pounds less than when I started. I’ll take it.

I hope it’s enough of a cushion for the day ahead, which is likely to be a doozy.

My teenager makes a delicious egg, bacon, cheese and bread breakfast casserole. It's great. Not one single thing I'm allowed. And I love every bite.

And for dinner, we go see friends. I try to plan and make some decisions in advance. Wine? Yes. Bread? No. Steak and chicken? Yes. Small piece of delicious cake, homemade by my friend, but hold the whipped cream.

And tomorrow is another day.

Tomorrow: Back on the program

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