This weekend, take time to reflect on what you most want to accomplish this year -- and in the years to come. To those who've lost touch with their ambitions, career coach Maggie Mistal suggests a little soul-searching.
"If you're feeling numbed out by years of watching the clock, try to zero in on the times when what you're doing is fun and not at all a struggle," she says. "It doesn't need to have anything to do with work or career," Mistal adds. "It could be something that involved your family, your friends, or community. Just think about those ecstatic moments when you're really engaged in the activity at hand."
Healthy eating doesn't mean no chocolate! Even though you've cut out junk food and limited caffeine, dark chocolate can still be an important part of your diet. For the highest amount of antioxidants, look for chocolate that contains at least 70 percent pure cocoa. Get more menu ideas from your recipes for Weeks 3 and 4.
This poached pear drizzled with dark chocolate is decadent and still low in fat and calories.