Today’s Featured Comment
I lost over 50 pounds on “the Plan,” and have had a blast changing my life! I tried everything else, and that’s what worked. I am now holding steady, too – for over a year now. If I can do it, anyone can!
I lost half my excess weight going to meetings, and the second half doing it on-line (we changed leaders at our meeting, and the new one and I had very bad chemistry). I have found all kinds of help and accountability over the Internet, though I think the meetings are great to get you into the groove, learning the plan, shedding old bad habits, etc. I weigh in on the high-quality scale in my work gym, and I don’t need an audience to keep me honest. I feel too good to give it all up for a bunch of junky food that’ll just make me feel and look horrible!
I ate at a restaurant the other day – and when my plate of mostly fresh, healthy vegetables was all set before me (along with my equally colorful and fresh salad), the waitress said I looked like I was eating a rainbow of food! It really was gorgeous!
I still eat white things, too – but instead of bread, and donuts, and that kind of stuff, it’s cauliflower, fresh mushrooms, bananas, or fennel root!
Still, I am amazed at how much more colorful my plate has become – and how much I enjoy this “life of deprivation”. I wish you much success!
[This comment was originally posted in this conversation. ~ Eds.]