[QUOTE=MInewgoal;3860889]All I can say is WOW!!!
20 lbs in one month
Good for you! Such an inspiration- 20 pounds in one month is fantastic!
Originally Posted by CheekyWit
Susie_Bee -- YOU LOOK AWESOME - great before and after photos!!!! I bet you do look sexy in your new swim suits (that is absolutely the worst kind of shopping because a swimsuit doesn't really lie) Congratulations on your weight loss. Sort of makes it all worth while doesn't it????!!!!
Susie Bee- you do look fantastic and you are full of wisdom and great advice- I really enjoy your posts and find myself nodding along with them all the time
CheekyWit- you're so close to your goal- are you on phase 2? Or are you changing your goal? Thank you so much for the recipe for the taco salad dressing it was SO tasty! I had been using WF Chipotle and it wasn't bad but yours was much better!
I successfully stayed OP this long weekend when we went camping. There was birthday cake, waffles and of course everyone wanted for me to drink. It is harder to say no to the person who is offering it than it is to say no to the item itself. I do find people almost think you're unsociable if you won't join in and take it as a rejection when you refuse whatever it is that they are offering. But I have to take care of myself. I was willing to give up alcohol for 10 months for each of my 3 children- I can be willing to give it up for myself. This diet will not last forever and at the end of it I know that I will have a higher self esteem not only because I am slimmer but also from having said 'No'- for standing up for myself and saying I choose to do what is best for me.
My IP clinic has a slogan on the wall that I love and someday when I get my signature I will add it on there... "If you are interested you will do what is convenient, If you are committed you will do whatever it takes"
DH waffles between thinking I'm crazy for doing something as restrictive as this diet and being incredibly pleased with the results of it "I can absolutely see it in your waist" he said to me tonight. I am a whole size smaller than I was when I started this and I am thankful that I found this forum for all of its support, inspiration and delicious recipes!