I started in January at 187 pounds, now I'm down to 160. I had family visiting for 3 months and the month before that my 13 year old cat who was like my baby got sick and we had to put him to sleep. So the last 4 months have been very traumatic, I was able to stay with the eating plan without any problems.
I've made some bad food choices...watch that peanut butter and the nuts. They have a bad habit of getting eaten without a lot of thought.
"I don't know how that peanut butter jar is empty, I just bought it a couple days ago. And that pound package of mixed nuts I got at Trader Joes that was supposed to be my snack for a couple weeks, well...it lasted 2 days.
Always use a meauring spoon for the peanut butter and don't eat out of the bag when it comes to the nuts.
I'm only 5' tall. I was up to 197 last year. Slowly I was getting down but when I went to the doctors in December she said that my knee problems were due to osteoarthritis worsened by the excess weight and I had developed high blood pressure. I'm only 40 years old. I can't be having all these "old people" problems.
After 6 months eating this way, my blood pressure is normal, my blood chemistry results are fantastic. My doctor said, "What ever you are doing, keep it up." MY HDL/LDL and glucose were great. And with the weight loss my knees don't hurt. I can actually exercise now without taking the Advil every day.
I went clothes shopping last month and I'm a size 12! I was a size 16W.
So give it a chance, keep with the message board. Ask questions, join the discussions. Have fun, make friends.