I love your little giggle and you are so right on, with how you really want this. You really have the determination to get it and you have some wild temptations, which are not fun at all. Believe me, I've been there and have gained 30# of my 70# loss, back because of getting sick of it all. But I'm trying all over again because I want this that bad, so it's best to figure out how to conquer before you lose a hold of it all. I found that filling up with lean protein is the best. Even if you have to eat more often. Lowfat cottage cheese, lean turkey and all that other yummy stuff. PB in celery, PB on apple slices. I did it and I know how to do it. It's just a matter of keeping our goal in mind! Keep up with the good vlogs. I love them!
Get out of the diet mentality! Lifestyle change, if you can't imagine not having a philly cheese steak for the rest of your life, it's not going to work. I'm not pre diabetic, but I work in naughty things into my plan. If I get offered something, and I want it, I will eat it and track and cut down the rest of the day. Maybe I'll have to cut out a snack, or reduce my carb portion. Sometimes it sucks having to have a dinner which is basically a plate of green beans and chicken but that's what I got to do cos I had that treat. In time you start to realise, is that cupcake going to be worth cutting down for the rest of the day? Sometimes it's yes! But as time goes on more often it's a no, it's not really worth the calories. Weight loss is all about consistentcy not perfection, so as long as you're making good choices 9 times out of 10 you will still see results. This is what works for me anyway!
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Don't consider this a diet but a lifestyle change. It is okay to have a snack a couple of hours before bedtime as it balances your blood sugar...
Cheese Steak...here is a low carb recipe
Low Carb Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers Preheat your over to 400. In a large pan saute 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 6 ounces of sliced mushrooms and 1 medium sliced or chopped onion with 2 Tbsp. of olive oil until onions are soft. Add 8 ounces of diced roast beef slices from the deli and cook an additional 7 minutes. Meantime remove the seeds from 2 peppers and wash and cut each pepper in half, then put one slice of provolone cheese into each pepper. Top each halve with a little Parm or Romano cheese. Fill the pepper with the above mixture and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Makes 4 halves. About net 6 carbs each pepper
Sounds like your doing a great job turning down the high calorie foods. I know being on a diet you realize more how were easily influenced to eat high calorie food. The commercials on TV and holidays and birthday parties. Society needs to change to lower calorie food items at these events. Moderation is the key too. But once we have 1 thing we seem to want more. Good Luck your off to a good start. Sitting here trying to get the rest of my water in also. I really like your vlog. 1654 days ago
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