Hi Chris! I can attest to your questions!
I hope you'll give SBD a real try! It works if you work it!
I had given up, gave away all my smaller clothes, because I was resigned to being fat! I was sick of trying! I had about 100 lbs. to lose, was in need of a hip replacement and 2 knees. I had a hip replaced 2 years ago and in order to go anywhere I had to use a Jazzy ( elect. cart ). I honestly don't know where I saw info on SBD first but some angel hovering nearby must have been listening!
I'm 63 years old. I started May 12 along with my DH. As of this past Mon. I've shed -33 lbs. DH -28. My cholest. has gone from 237 to 187 and I'm down 2 sizes! Last week I WALKED into the drug store looking for a card for a friend leaving my husband open mouthed in the car. He had the biggest smile on his face when I returned! I hadn't gone in a store without my cart in years! I feel wonderful, have NO cravings, ( I do remember how wonderful some things tasted but I don't want them )! My birthday was last week and from the start of SBD I promiced myself a "food Treat" come that day. Well-guess what?? I went to The Outback, had steak, salad and steamed veggies--That was my gift to me! I know this is long but I felt something in your post and I just had to share how good things could be for you!
Please join us in this new way of living! If you want it to work it will!
I stay on program - don't try and make somethig taste like Choc. GooGoo Pie- I can't take a chance of tweaking my cravings--but it'sd OK for those who do. Slips happen and I just suggest getting right back on track! Please keep
posting and I'll help you all I can!
Best of luck to you!