I was talking to my sister, who lives in Oregon, on Sunday when she challenged both of us to lose 3 pounds by March 12th when she and her family will be visiting us for a few days. So it is now game on and I am in full diet (and maybe exercise mode). This is a great time for her to be making this challenge because, honestly, I need a bit of help in the get off my rear end. Plus having a few mini-goals to help me accomplish my resolution of losing 10 pounds can only be good and helpful. And best of all, I have someone else relying on me (of sorts) to hold up my end of the bargain--a bit a peer pressure if you will. So yesterday started off with a couple of pancakes (I love pancakes; I could live off of pancakes) so not the best of starts (they were a bit larger than they needed to be) but then I got right back on track and had fruit and vegetables and others foods within proper portion control. How long will this last? Well, I've made it through breakfast on Tuesday and have high hopes for the rest of the day!