great to see you posting! You are doing wonderful, keep up the good work. Sounds like you have a nice menu there.
- thanks for the idea- I will try and make it sometime soon with carrots, beans, broccoli, and olives- these are my youngest daughter's favorite veggies, and she'll use Ranch dressing while I'll use the Fat Free Catalina- sounds delish! I change our salads around often, some days adding dried fruits or fresh fruits, others different cheeses and proteins- gives it a different taste so you don't get bored with it. Your version sounds delish! Keep up the great work, and don't forget to stop in and tell us how you're doing.
WOOHOO, girlfriend!!!!! Congratulations on you getting below 400 pounds- when I recently got under 300, I felt on top of the world for days afterwards. You have to be so proud of yourself- you are doing fantastic! Just remember, some weeks will be slower than others, and as you know, sometimes we'll have a few nasty gain days, too. Just don't ever get discouraged- you are on your way to going down, down, down in the 300's- I am so happy for you, sending you a
and doing a happy
dance with you, my friend. I can't wait to watch your progress in the future. I wonder where we'll be six months from now?
I'm looking forward to seeing our progress!
you are doing awesome, too! All of us are, so proud of everyone! You inspired me today to make some veggie burgers. I got some black beans cooking in the crock pot, going to have one tonight. I can't wait, I am craving one now. thanks a lot, Trish!
That's awesome that you have figured out a way to combine low carb with fiber- that's probably what I do in a nut shell, only I do eat more carbs than you perhaps. Still, if it is working and helping your sugars come down eventually, it will be so worth it. I know the scale can jump up and down on this plan, but honestly, it does on all diets. As I mentioned in another post, there are several reasons why, and it could be a combination of two or three things at once, so don't get discouraged.
This past week, I lost only one pound, BUT........my clothes are getting loser. At first, I thought I just stretched out my pants from exercising in them. My tops, which were very snug, are all not only loosening up, some are actually starting to hang on me- wow!
However, my biggest non- scale victory came a couple of nights ago- I was preparing dinner for the rest of my family (the pot roast dinner), and of course, my youngest daughter came home early from her heavy duty work out with her coach, starving and just couldn't wait for dinner to be ready, so I was preparing her a salad, irritated that I kept having to pull my pants up.
All of the sudden, she comes in the kitchen and says loudly "WOAH, MOM!!!!" I turned around, thinking something was wrong and asked her "what's wrong?" She had this shocked look on her face, and she says "Mom, whatever you are doing, keep it up! You have lost a ton of weight!" with such enthusiasm, I ran over to her and hugged and thanked her. It made my day, my week, my MONTH!!!!! She was so happy for me, telling me how proud she was of me, when I told her how much I had lost since October. She would love to do what I am doing, but unfortunately, she has a gluten allergy, so I help her with her high protein/gluten free diet. Seeing that I am eating high protein, too, her and I eat the same proteins together- meat and peas/beans/legumes.
I really haven't discussed my diet with my family, and because they all have different eating times (they all work and go to school- they don't see me eat my breakfast/lunch meal, and they all come in different times to eat the dinner I prepared them, so they can heat and eat when they get home), none of them really knew about my high fiber diet. I've always exercised, so they didn't think nothing of it, seeing me going to the pool and riding my recumbent bike. I do my other exercises when they aren't home, the toning/stretching/ some yoga poses that don't land me in the hospital in traction.
Usually no one notices me lose weight for a long time, because I have so much to lose. I had a couple of other people say they noticed my face looked thinner- that was last week. That was nice to hear, too, but again, I didn't tell anyone what I've been doing. Not for privacy reasons or anything, but I just want to do it without any fuss right now.
So, hang in there, all- your body is changing and improving every day you follow this way of eating (or any diet suitable for you that you enjoy)- remember those non-scale victories can be even better than the numbers on the scale. Have a great day, all, and keep going- we are ALL doing fantabulous!!!!!!