HYC Check-In Week 46

Still in the yellow zone, but barely. I lost another 0.4 pounds, which puts me three pounds under goal. At this point, I have to laugh. I never thought I’d have this sort of “problem” with maintenance. :) I feel a cheeseburger coming on. (no fries, though.)

Trainer Daniel let me know tonight that my sessions are up at the end of this week. I’ll be on my own starting next week. {tremble} I feel ill.

Just kidding. I may slip and slide, but I think I’m on the right track for the long term. I’ll miss working out with the guys, mainly because I like them. Even when they try to make me do crazy things like pull-ups.

In my efforts toward combining fitness AND frugality, I’m trying something new this week. I’ve been keeping some sort of 100-calorie chocolate snack on hand for those days when only chocolate will do. The thing is, those 100-calorie snacks are kind of pricey. Delicious, but pricey. A six-serving box is usually $2.50-$3.00. Affordable, yes. Frugal, no.

So this week, I’m taking a DARING risk. I purchased an ENTIRE bag of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate with Almonds Nuggets, and they’re in MY HOUSE right this very minute!

A whole bag of chocolate, just sitting there!

The Plan is to have it on hand for those days, and then to have only two pieces. According to the package, a serving size is four pieces (220 calories), but I’m going to try just having two pieces, thus making it an approximation of the 100-calorie snack. I should get 18 servings from the bag, which was on sale for $2.29 at Target. Much more frugal, but time will tell if it’s also more dangerous. I’ve already decided that one “overage” is tolerable, but if I find myself indulging too frequently, I’ll cart the bag into the office and give the little chocolate-y jewels to my co-workers.

No one has ever fretted about a bag of candy as much as I have about this one. It feels like some sort of test. So far I haven’t even opened the bag, so I’m hopeful.

That’s it for me this week. Still stressing, still smiling. Hope you’re having a great week!