I have great news! Since I’ve moved back to my moms I have dropped 17 pounds! I started out at about 256 and I’m down to 239! This is a tremendous hurdle for me as I couldn’t seem to get below the 240’s. I’ll tell you how I did it. Portion control.
After getting most of my teeth pulled and being fitted for a partial for both upper and lower jaws I learned to eat less. As my mouth healed I kept with the eating less and learned to eat until it was enough, not until I was stuffed. Also I dropped the heavy meal at night. I only have a light snack before bed so I can take my medicine. I don’t eat past 7:00pm.
Loosing the weight Has also helped me to lower my blood sugar by 100 points! Most of the time I don’t even have to give myself a shot at night. I still haven’t been exercising and I need to get back into that, but one thing at a time.
I found that my body doesn’t *need*as much food as it did when I was younger. I’m no longer chasing after toddlers or nursing a newborn. I can do with a little less food.
I’ve decided to go for loosing another 20 pounds. I went from a size 22\24 to a size 18. Now I’m shooting for a size 16 as I drop another 20 pounds. I know I can do this!
I’ve also ordered this new diet/exercise program called the 21 day fix by beachbody. Im not planning to go on a diet I just needed a little boost for my will power. It is a lifestyle change program that starts you out loosing a little weight in 21 days but you can stick with the program your whole life. It has different plans for caloric intake and you get to choose which plan you want to start with. My friend who started the program has already loist 13 pounds and my Dad has lost about 70 pounds from using portion control. It includes bowls to measure your food. You don’t have to count calories or points. Just measure your food in these bowls for each meal and it really is a decent amount of food. Also included are a couple of exercise DVDs with numerous exercises. Well my package hasn’t come yet but it should be here today. I ordered a package off Amazon for $72. and ordered a book by the same author for $25.99 off eBay. The title of the book is Fixate 101 personal recipes to use with the 21 day fix portion control program. The author of the book is Autumn Calabrese. I hope you check it out.