I like this diet.
The hardest part is being prepared when I’m away from home. But I’ve been buying lean lunchmeat and scrupulously watching the ingredients. Some have sugar added. One hundred grams of lunchmeat and a tomato or other veggie, and I can join my family at restaurants. Okay, I don’t actually take it into restaurants other than McDonald’s or other fast-food places where I doubt they’d notice. Sometimes I eat it in the car on the way there. I do buy a drink wherever we dine, so I’m not being totally rude.
And now, the drum roll!
- I’ve lost 18 lbs
- I’ve lost 6 inches
Wahoo! My average is .5 lbs a day. I had a tiny setback the other day. Even though I’d lost a whopping 2.5 lbs in two days, I gained it right back. I’m thinking it was water weight. I drank some diet sodas over the weekend. But I lost 1.5 lbs of it today, so I’m almost back on track.
Speaking of sodas, here’s a great homemade variety that satisfies that bubbly feeling in my mouth and any candy cravings:
- Mix sparkling water with English Toffee Stevia and Chocolate Stevia. I use 4 drops each to 16 oz, then add a packet of Saccharin for added sweetness.
Now, even though my waist has finally started to get the clue that we’re dieting, my hips are another story. Here’s my latest pic:
Yes friends, if I keep losing in every area but my butt, this is what you have to look forward to seeing if you follow me anywhere.
I don’t know if I’ll reach my goal of 30 lbs lost by the end of the drops, but hopefully I’ll continue to lose in Phase 3.
I’ll update later!