Right! Keep on working at it-it is WORK!
Well my husband will never understand; he has a setpoint of 152 LBS and lived on junk for years (not because of me, he insists we have want he wants). No one in his family has BIG weight issues-for the ones that gain it's usually 20-30 pounds that they can take off quick! He can eat WHATEVER he wants, altho he eats much less than he did 20 years ago.
So my Sis and I are trying to support each other right now. My two daughters have struggled with some extra weight since their teens and are determined to get it off! The older one told me she has been making a yummy turkey chilli and substitutes chopped up peppers for chopped tomatoes since my SIL is not a big fan of tomatoes. My daughter says she can have 1.5 cups and it's 6 WW points!
Also I make a yummy sandwich that is filling for guys as well, they can have bigger portions. I make them with flour tortillas-wheat for those who can tolerate it, I can't anymore.
6 thin slices smoked turkey
1/4 cup "roasted" peppers (done in a pan with olive oil spray)
1/4-1/2 cup salad-any kind
1 tsp roasted red pepper (hummus or another flavor)
red onions slice or scallion
1 tsp grated cheese (optional)
1 flour tortilla, your choice of flavor, type, or size (check the calories!)
*The hummus replaces the "need for cheese". If you don't like it, leave it out!
*Spead the hummus on tortilla with a spoon to within 1/2 inch of the edges
fill with meat (can use leftover chicken, tuna, or low-fat ham also)
*layer with peppers, then lettuce (can add a tabsp of oil/mayo or dressing at
this point if you need it!)
*or extra crunch have some baby carrots on the side, or if you must, a serving of whatever you normally have, a side of 1 serving of low fat chips, etc.
I started making these when I was so hungry-my daughter was on a stringent plan years ago and wanted me to do it with her. I "cheated" with the tortilla (the plan did not allow any bread) and found that this sandwich kept me full for hours! It has tons of flavor and you can switch out for veggies or low fat, low salt, low carb, fillings that you like!
I eat these about 4-5 days a week for lunch. Today I'm having a cup of soup on the side 'cos it's pouring rain and 44!