Nearly 160pounds! Seeing that number shocked me! Something inside clicked and I was ready to do this. There were two categories in our contest, one for those using a specific diet plan and one for those using any other means. I had decided to do my own thing, I knew anything involving writing stuff down, counting calories, fat grams or carbs wouldn't work for me. Ditto for diet plans involving pre-purchased meals, bars or shakes. I needed to make changes I could live long term with and that meant changing my eating habits.
Sooo~coffee cream~out. Fat-free cream~in.
Sugar~reduced. The coffee still had to be drinkable!
Alcohol~out. Water, water, water~in.
Salad dressing~changed to calorie reduced.
Bread~out. Huge salads~in.
Anything that could be changed to low fat~in.
Desserts and cupcakes~out.
It was a start, and the first week I lost 3 pounds. It was encouraging!