I wasn't going to blog this, but at the urging of a fellow blogger, here I am, once again proving how easily influenced I am : )
Over the past 2 years, I grew to be quite tubby. Not as tubby as at one time in my life, but I wasn't far from that time. I decided in June that enough was enough & it was time to once again pursue the path of weight loss. I decided to go with a a weight loss plan I had success with in the past. Although it may sound rather questionable, it was given to me by my doctor whilst I was living in Virginia, it's praises sung by my next doctor when I moved to Tennessee, & blessed yet again by my doctor when I moved here to the devil's playground. The point of the diet is to get every bit of sugar out of your system. It is a 7 week process of very limited food choices which must be weighed, measured, & counted in very small portions. Not fun. However, it does the job.
I began the diet on June 13 & ended it yesterday, August 2. It was more difficult this time around than in the past because I had a 16-day stall when the scale kept bouncing around a 1-1/2 pound range. I stuck with it, however, & am glad I did. In 7 weeks, I lost 31 pounds & an unbelievable 28-1/2 inches. Although I can tell that my face is thinner & the waistband on my pants is a bit looser, I have not dropped any sizes. That is something I don't understand, but it is what it is.
BEFORE - June 13, 2013
AFTER - August 2, 2013
I will now continue dieting but will be following a low-carb/food combining program which likewise has worked well in the past for me. I'll stay on this until I reach my goal. It's not difficult & I can eat almost anything that isn't white & doesn't have any sugar in it or is anything that will turn to sugar once I eat it. Wish me luck : )