I'm also bouncing, but in the ounces not pounds. Two days ago I happened to weigh (I don't usually weigh myself except on Sundays for these weekly reports) and I was EXACTLY where I was last week, to the tenth of an ounce, fine except I want to be on a downward trend. This morning I weighed and was down .4 of a pound. Any doctor (or statistician) would say that .4 means nothing ... your whole pound, Barb, is far more meaningful. (I tend to keep a whole pound off once it goes, and but tenths are very here-today gone-tomorrow.) The good news, though, is that last week I did manage to control my shopping, not buying the kind of cookies I personally like the most for my son's lunches and so forth. We also ate several home-cooked dinners that were done in a healthy manner. My husband has lost some weight and wants to keep it off, and my son wants his thighs to be "less fat" (they aren't fat, I am here to say, but his best friend is a string bean so he thinks so). Long story short, nobody complains if dinner is a hearty soup and grapefruit slices, without dessert. It's helpful that there's unanimity on the issue -- many women complain that their husbands insist on having less healthy foods around, especially snacks. If my husband did that, I'd doubtless dip in to them sometime myself.
Speaking of healthy things to have around, at Safeway in the cooler case that'opens into the produce department (where they have an array of boxed, pre-washed salads), at least our local Safeway also carries Del Monte (I think) big, squarish plastic jars of grapefruit wedges in plain juice. They cost about ten bucks and last a family of three for a week if served every day, and are delicious as well as immediately handy. To describe the amount, I served them mixed with little fennel slices on Christmas Day (with soup and sandwiches), one jar served 25 attendees and it was the only salad. My little sister was so impressed that she called me from the store for directions on where they were, so she could serve them at a wedding brunch. They are super refreshing, don't taste bitter or wince-y from being too tart, they obviously won't make anyone fat even if they ate the entire jar, and I think the most helpful part is that one can dip in any time and eat them as a snack with zero prep. (Hate to say how often I don't bother to eat an orange because I would have to peel it, and besides, then I would be committed to eat a whole orange.) They come in unsweetened-juice and lightly-sweetened juice versions, I find the unsweetened is fine -- still tastes better then when you peel a grapefruit directly. (Of course, this might be because I'm buying my fresh grapefruit in a state that doesn't grow grapefruit. My aunt lived in Southern California, and the lemons off her tree were way sweeter than any I have ever bought at home.) In my world sometimes the place where healthy eating fails is not in a lack of having the healthy stuff in the house, but not having or making time to prepare it. This blows that problem away.
Well, that turned into a longer speech than intended! Off I go to get the tangles out of my hair -- have been sitting with it air-drying as I type and should get it to look not quite so much like I'm wearing a fright wig.
Have a good week!