Weight loss secrets of a 2008 dieter: Cutting back.
My latest diet has a pre-planned menu calling for the following Monday lunch: 3 ounces water-packed tuna mixed with 1 stalk celery, 1 slice chopped red onion, 1 thin slice tomato, 1 Tbsp light mayo, on 2 slices whole grain bread. 1 small apple.
How many, many, many times have I been handed this very same lunch suggestion or something so close to it that it's barely different?
My first diet lunch of 2008 requires a big cut-back for me, but there's a difference here. This day - as I prepare the lunch at home to be put into a thermal bag and carried to work - this day I am determined.
This is definitely different. What happened was, I woke up on New Year's day and I looked in the mirror and I said to myself, this is ridiculous. I am a pretty, successful business woman, wife and mother. I am fun, I like life, I love my work and my family. I have a sweet house, and a nice sense of style. I am also too fat - too fat for me.
Maybe my overeating helps me manage everything else. I've thought that many times. But it's now become something I don't want anymore.
Whatever it takes, the forty or so pounds are going to come off.