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My Fast Track Week Three – Day 2

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week three, day 2. I have been dieting for two weeks and two days. 

For the third full week of my Fast Track (my weight-loss journey days 21 to 27), I will fast from rising until 3 pm, taking no food and drinking only water during fasting hours. By the end of this week (after about a month of dieting), I want to have a cumulative weight loss of at least 10 pounds (I originally set this goal for losing 10 pounds when I thought my starting weight was 270 lbs.

Now that I know my starting weight is 250, I consider that good enough. So, by the end of this week I hope to have lost another 5 pounds.

My meals for week three will be during a late lunch and dinner hours, with a snack after each meal. I fast-tracked my calorie limit by skipping the week three limit and implementing the week four limit. Thus, my goal is to eat within a 1,200 calorie per day limit.

Next is my daily food memo for day 23 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 22

Current Weigh In: As of Saturday, June 6 (Day 21) of my weight-loss journey. I weighed in at 249 pounds. That means I have lost 1 pound since finding out that I was misreading my scale.

AM Notes

Sunday Exercise
  • Standing and walking around at work.
Sunday Food & Drinks

Sunday Breakfast at 8:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 0

Sunday Morning Break / Snack at 10:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Sunday Lunch at 12:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Watermelon Juice (8.45 fl oz) – 90 calories
  • 5 Wint O Green Mints – 75 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 165

Sunday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break Calories = 0

Sunday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 0
  • None – 0 calories

After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 4 Rice Rolls – 160 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 160

Total Calories Consumed: 0 + 0 + 165 + 0 + 0 + 160 = 325

1,500 – 325 = 1,175 calories remain as of 8:30 pm

My Sunday Water Intake: 1/4 L (8.45 fl oz, close to one 8 oz glass)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

——————— END ———————



My Daily Food Journal – Day 22

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

So, today my calorie intake limit is 1,200. But, as you can see from today’s Daily Food Diary, I only ate 325 calories. That’s not even a healthy low. Why did I miss so many meals? I was in a creative zone.

I spent 11 hours and 52 minutes (according to my timesheet), working and forgetting about eating, updating my mother’s business website and adding a shopping site.

My mother is an African American, US Army Veteran. She started a fashion company in 2007. I have been her webmaster since the beginning. Yesterday, I started updating her website, which I am hired to do every month for a few hours.

Mom started her business in 2007 in order to help her gain clients for her sewing skills. I have been her webmaster since the beginning. In 2013, I was promoted to Chief Information Officer (CIO). I now handle all digital branding, social media, website design and maintenance, public interests, artist development, and division strategies (just for starters).

Part of a heritage of entrepreneurs (my Great Grandmother founded Velvatex School of Beauty Kansas. It was the first and only one owned by an African American at that time), mom has served veterans and civilian families for over fifty years with a variety of talents. She is a gifted seamstress and a creative force which has inspired me and empowered others to become entrepreneurs.

Mom’s business is Sherell Ra Sha Inc., a fully online fashion and publishing company at If you know anyone who wants to publish a book, this is a great place to start. There is no charge for initial publication. You only pay a royalty when and if your book sells!

About Sherell Ra Sha, Inc (from

Our story began with the dream of Deborah Morris, the current CEO. From the age of six, Mrs. Morris carried the dream of launching a fashion mogul. In 2007, she founded Sherell Ra Sha Inc, a consignment and service company with a vision of helping families recover from poverty and natural disaster. This leap secured the fact of faith in her vision.

The business saw its first major progress when Mrs. Morris enrolled in a fashion design program at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in the Fall of 2011, leading to development of the first fashion show, held at the Iowa Culinary Institute “ici” Bistro on the DMACC campus.

Today, the company is family owned and operated with one mind for the future: nothing less than success. Our endeavors showcase the unity and talents at our core. Together, we are pioneering a path to put Iowa on the fashion map. From showcase to runway, Sherell Ra Sha Inc is working it. 

Watch this video from the first fashion show / banquet in 2013.

Follow Sherell Ra Sha on Facebook @SherellRaSha.

Buy the “We Are One People” t-Shirt (featured at the top of this article) from Sherell Ra Sha Inc.

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Follow my weight loss journey from the beginning on Facebook. Read My Weight-Loss Journey Day 19. View my weight-loss journey in pictures on Google Photos. Hungry? Check out my cookbook for some awesome recipes!

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