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Day 10 - Weigh in Wednesday

Quick update tonight. And not because I almost forgot.  338 on the scale this morning. So 12 lbs. Yes, 12 lbs of water weight... but still. Only the hard 88 to go.

Still though. 10 days, no cheating and already noticing clothes fitting a bit looser.

Tomorrow, there will be a small cheat. They're providing food at work so I'll be having a whole wheat bagel. So I'm having a carb 3 days early. I would be turning it down but they often bribe us with food and they've been making a contentious attempt to have healthier options, and I feel I need to encourage this behavior, especially because I feel I'm partly the reason they're making that attempt... so yeah. Social pressure is already trying to make me fail... On the bright side I don't care for some wheat bagels so likely not habit forming.

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