Thanks for the idea to do the shopping, it didn't take that much as my mom eats lots of fruit and my dad recently finally starting eating plenty of vegetables so those where already in the house. I just asked my mom to pick up some plain greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and eggs and that covers my bases to have my usual breakfasts and snacks with decent protein.
The reason I'm trying to just focus on not snacking is because based on the last 2-3 days here, I can simply just eat regular dinner with my family, and keep my breakfast and leftovers for lunch smaller than usual. That leaves me about enough calorie room for a fruit and some Greek Yogurt (or equivalent) and I end up good for the day. That to me seems the easiest way, plus normally saves enough room that a beer after dinner is okish, and my dad is always offering 1 or 5...
Also, I tend to get carried away even with healthy snacks. Grazing and eating out of boredom, but also after dinner for some dang reason I have the biggest urge to snack when I'm full, and that leads to a horrible endless loop.
And I think 6 actual pounds is realistic... You didn't see how bad I was. Eating constantly throughout each day, and then binging each night. It was like I was frustrated whenever I wasn't completely full, and then once full I had to stay there. I bet I ate 6,000 calories each day easily. But that's all behind me now. If you look at my trackers the last couple days you can see what a normal dinner for my family looks like. At least they get enough meat, and recently they've been cutting back on the sides with dinner. Although my dad gets all the carbs he needs from light beer, and my mom just doesn't eat enough period.
Thanks for the responses :)
I'm 5'8" stinks being shorter
Summer 2011- 215 lbs. Peak weight
Christmas 2011- 200 lbs
Start of summer 2012- 170 lbs
September 2012- Made my goal of competing at feather weight for Bjj (under 149 with a little water cut)
Now I'm just trying to maintain around 152ish to leave me in easy cutting range. Also trying to relax and eat more like a normal person now, balancing enjoying life and staying healthy.
| current weight: 23.4 over