Julystar - Congratulations on the 5 lbs
. You can keep on with this journey. I know it can be hard doing it by yourself - I am doing it alone too - but remember you aren't really alone - you have us
Sorrow - Yay for making it to Onederland - awesome job, keep it up!! I am hoping to join you there this week.
I kind of follow my own plan that I have found by trial and error works for me. To start with I am a carboholic, so I avoid them as much as I can.
I also write down everything
I eat everyday - this has been a real eye opener.
I dont keep track of calories or carbs, but I do weigh and measure. I try to keep meats(lean) and fish at around 4oz. serving, and veg (non-starchy ones) at around 8 oz. a serving. Bread I only eat if it is special low carb bread, and I will eat a limited amount of fruits, but only the lower carb ones (berries, apple, orange, cantaloupe or peach). I will also eat egg or fat-free sugar free greek yogurt as protein
I limit myself to about 2-3 servings a day each of protein and veg and maybe 1 or 2 fruit and/or bread.
I very rarely buy pre-packaged or prepared items (low-carb bread being one). This helps me plan ahead, as I need time to prepare everything myself. It's also healthier knowing exactly what I am putting in my body, and making sure there is nothing else sneaking in there - they put so much hidden stuff in!
That's basically it, other than I always drink 3-4 litres(basically the same as quarts?) of water a day.
Sorry this ran on so long, but it's kind of hard to explain when it's not any structured diet plan. All I know it works for me, and I am finding it pretty easy to stick to.