TIMOTHY, It's always so good to read what you share with others. As your neighbor and associate, I have to say you are a stellar example of what TO DO.
I gain very easily and lose with much more effort. Much more. I dropped 6 pounds last year through stringent calorie counting and have put most of it back on. Self discipline sometimes gets boring, or I want to eat more quantity.
Last night, eating at my mother's house, the scale smiled. She cooks so healthy that I'm able to have large portions. She roasted both new potatoes and brussel sprouts, and we had a hefty piece of salmon. Then some apple for dessert. (But then I added more. She had made biscotti and I ate 3 of them. They are approx 80 calories each and low in fat.)
I'm not such a good cook. The patience she has to prepare her dishes, knowing the right seasonings, temps, et al, put me to shame. My brothers are good cooks but I missed that gene, so my mother tells me. When I make brussel sprouts for instance, I just boil them in water.
Now that the snow has come and winter officially begun I ought to try my hand at roasting my veggies, too. It's not like it's hard, it just means making the steps. Like using the oven. ha!
Keep sharing please, Dale
Edited by: PASSIONATETIGER at: 12/27/2012 (12:01)
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Are you not losing, or have you begun to lose more slowly. I am not sure about Dr Poons diet, mostly because diets imply an ending. But allow me to relat my experience with Weight Watchers.
I lost 11pounds the first week. I lost 4.8 pounds the second week. I lost 0.2 pounds the third week. I made no change the fourth week. I gained 0.2 pounds the fifth week.
16 pounds in the first four weeks. but I never lost at anything like that rate ever again. Nor did I expect to. A proper and sustainable weight loss would be between 0.5 and 2 pounds a week average over any four week period.
I lost a total of 90 pounds in 18 months, 78 weeks. Dropping those first four week, I lost 74 pounds over 74 week, and average of 1.0 pounds.
I have kept most of that loss off for over three years now.
Don't think you are plateaued yet. Don't give up. Stay with a good plan that balances your nutrients, keeps you satisfied, reduces your calories, moves your body, and that you can stay with over the long term and doesn't deny you, and you will lose weight.
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
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