In the past like most of you I went for the fast approach, and tried all kinds of diets..but what I find that really works for me this time at the age of 53 is slow and sometimes slower...this month I lost only 1-lb, but others only 4, BUT I feel more in control and happier and not deprived. Life is too short to feel deprived etc. I do make better choices and decided to give up butter, white flour, etc. a long time ago due to high cholesterol and exercise no matter how much my mind tells me no, because I know then I want to do more once I start ::))..
It is about health and happiness. I never ever tell myself after a bad day or two that I have to start back at square one as that leads me to feel like a failure and brings back memories of all the failed diets..I just pick up and move on...no more wiping the slate clean, as I have come to far to ignore my successes..
Sorry so long, but this is the greatest team...for all of us that only lose a pound here or there, but the scale continues in the downward spiral.
Oh ya, when I gain a pound or two I leave my tracker where it is, as in my mind it will only be a matter of days when I'm back to that number..and I always am.
Finding what works is all in the mind-set!
Edited by: DEBRABUF at: 6/27/2010 (08:00)
167 - 7/1/11 (-2lbs)
169 - 6/17/11 (-3lbs)
172 - 6/11/11 (-1lb)
173 - 6/5/11 (-2lbs)
175 - 5/24/11 (+9lbs)
166.0 - 1/14/11 (-3.8 lbs)
"MANY OF LIFE'S FAILURES ARE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT REALIZE HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO SUCCESS WHEN THEY GAVE UP"
"I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS"
| current weight: 169.4