When Leftovers Can Ruin Your Diet {Day 15}

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Day 15 of my weight loss journal, 1500 calories. When leftovers are ruining your diet. (See the other days in this weight loss journal here)

day 15 the challenge of leftovers

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Day 15: 114.8

I cheated on the weight check-in today. I actually weighed in at 116, but then I weighed again after my workout and going to the bathroom. I’m starting to get a bit discouraged to be honest. I’ve had some extremely tempting situations, and it’s just going to get harder the next week.

Last night, we hosted a “Friendsgiving”. I made stuffed mushrooms, stuffed jalapeno’s, mashed potatoes (that I made with cream and a pound of butter!!) and we bought a cheesecake with Leatherby’s caramel, pudding, and whipped cream on top.

I was honestly very happy with how much I ate. I had a little taste of everything, but I didn’t overeat, and I felt great at the end of the night.

The problem wasn’t the meal. The problem is THE LEFTOVERS! It’s one thing to stay strong for two hours during a meal. It’s another thing to have all the food leftover in your fridge. This included:

  • Ribs
  • Mashed potatoes (made with cream and a pound of butter)
  • Costco PUMPKIN cheesecake
  • Costco Classic cheesecake with Leatherby’s caramel and whipped cream!!
  • and A cake sent to me for my birthday from Bakemeawish.com! (RED VELVET!)

Another reason this is a problem…my household is JUST my husband and I. And he eats healthier than me. I get it in my head that I have to eat the leftovers, because no one else will.

To top it off, it’s my birthday tomorrow and I know there will be even MORE treats!

So, we’ll see if I can make it through Thanksgiving without gaining weight.

leftovers in fridge

That’s it for today. Be back tomorrow!

day 15 the challenge of leftovers


  1. Amy,
    Thank you for always being real and posting this kind of content! I am in the SAME boat as you, in fact same weight and very similar situation ha ha, getting ready for a vacation in 3 weeks but you are helping me not get discouraged or feel like I’m the only one struggling. You got this Amy!

    1. That’s actually one of my motivators too! We have a cruise in January. LOL
      It’s happening, slower than I’d like, but I’m down a few pounds this week!! Getting closer to 10lbs!

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