I just took a look at the pix on my page and yes it took 15 months to do it, but LOOK! The difference is really awesome to me. Lost 50 lbs which I have not one intention of looking for. Oh, yah, it wasnt easy, but I have learned this. Anything worth anything is a challenge and a lot of work.
There were many of those roller-coaster weeks along the way. They really made me sink and get depressed. Believe me! Finally, learned that "Hey, I cant change this now, but I can LEARN from this!" Then began checking to see what caused the step back. Welll, I found out (and still believe) My biggest downfall and demon to overcome is after my evening meal. Grazing. One bite wont hurt. Ill make up for it tomorrow. BULL!
This whole thing DEMANDS a change in attitude and your current life style. It aint easy especially if you dont have family support . My DW will not go along with it and knows she should. She is at that stage of trying the canned breakfasts. Yet TV dinners are her staple. Moving toward the "program" but ever so slowly. She has started geting canned fruit in light and natural syrups. Also low sodium or no salt added veggies.. I just get so concerned because of her arthritis which is affecting her knees now.
Cant live others lives I know but the concern is still there.
So, anyway, for the next 12 weeks, I plan on keeping better track of my CICO and utilizing that report more often. Try to find a medium of FMs to keep this body at a healthy goal. Also broading my menu a little. Once in a while, beef. Once in a while a meal out.
Went to Perkins on Sat for breakfast. After looking at menu, had oatmeal and fruit with two cups of caffine frree coffee. It is getting easier and makes me stop and think before I order. Not afraid to ask for nutrition data if available. Reading labels more atttentively after eating a personal pan pizza with less than 250 cals. Wow. Then found out AFTER it had over 1000 gs of Sodium.
There is another weakness. My salt intake especially with the HBP! So, next 12 weeks gonna try to keep that in traack too. Gonna read them labels a little closer! So my plans are to not get Hipper, Relax, and Enjoy. Tracking, and moving. Yeah, CICO are the rule for life!!