It has been incredible how the weight is just kind of slipping of. I don't weigh. I am now wearing my size eight jeans which indicates I have lost somewhere in the vicinity of 25 lbs going by how much I weighed when I first bought them two years ago. And it's still coming off, inch by inch. Two weeks ago they couldn't be buttoned, Then a week ago they fit..now they legs are a little loose in places.
There is no secret. I have, except for one day(Mother's Day) kept my sugar intake to below 15g and I eat 5/6 servings of carbohydrates a day maximum. I am eating really high quality meals and lots of salad/soup/spinach. I am never hungry. In fact I rarely even think about food at all.
I now know how it works. I read a label, any more than 1g in a serving I don't buy it. I cook meals with no sugar, I drink water, tea and coffee in the morning. I use cream in my coffee instead of milk, I use full fat cheese and eat a lot of it. I simply don't feel as hungry.
I've also noticed a few other things. My menstrual cycle, which at my age was erratic and I blamed it on peri-menopause, has regulated. My mood has regulated and my pms symptoms have all but vanished.
But the greatest difference is not in my eating. It's in my attitude about eating. I feel like a normal eater. I don't obsess about food, I don't crave for sugar. There are chocolate chip cookies in the house. I won't have one and I really don't care or feel deprived.
It's time to ramp up the exercise now. The weather seems to be warming up nicely. So walking/running is on the agenda. Soon it will be dragon boat time too!
I hope to be down another size in a month. I will keep you posted.
Meanwhile, here is a tidbit.
Decide. That is the first step. That is the only step.