Good morning. Well, I received the diet program in the mail and I’m just not motivated enough to stay with it. I guess its because I don’t like measuring my food . its a chore. But its a good program for those who have the will power to measure your food every day. I guess it could work for some. But more than anything I think maybe I need to rethink all of this. Yes, I spent a lot of money on this…..a lesson learned. But Autumn Calabrese has a good cookbook out: FIXATE 101 recipes to use with the 21 day fix portion control program. You can use the recipes in this book to go with your own weight loss lifestyle change program. I’m not going to measure my food anymore. Its monotonous and being excessive.
Portion control is a good idea. It has worked for my Dad and he lost 70 lbs.! He doesn’t even exercise. He just eats a small portion- no measuring.
Right now I’m managing to maintain my current weight and keep eating smaller portions. I’ve got to get back in the groove and get serious again. I’m still in a size 18 and although my blood sugar has been a little higher in the morning. Its all because I slacked off and ran out of test strips and sort of lost interest. Sooooo…….
Will start back my exercise routine in March and continue to do portion control. I don’t think I can keep using the bowls. Never the less I will get back to using Autum’s cookbook because with each recipe all the measuring is done for you and just have to read and see how much is a serving. I like the program, just need to modify to be flexible. And who says you can’t go out to eat while trying to loose weight? If I focus on small portions like only one trip to the buffet then I’m good to go. Its going to take me probably a year to loose the weight so I’m not going to go a whole year without eating out is so not enjoying life. And here is a recent photo of me. You know, I don’t look so bad for pushing fifty.lol