Wednesday, May 28, 2014


I will no longer be adding to this post, but have left it up to direct people who may have book marked it.  The new site is a Word Press Site and the tools are MUCH better.  The follow me tools all work, unlike these and I was able to provide a far better organization system.  Please visit me there!

This Blog Is Moving

All Future Posts Will Be A New Address:

I am leaving this one up until I transfer most of the information, and then I will disable the address.  Thank you for following!  The follow this web site buttons work on the next site- these were NOT repairable so I moved to Word Press.   Cheers!

15 Pounds Down

I am registering my May weight loss- 15 pound down, 9 of which were this month.  A new month starts soon and I am looking forward to that.

This is the EASIEST diet I have ever been on- it is hardly a diet at all.  Read info on this blog for more details.

Falling Off the Plan and Back ON

I had two days of overeating that were depressing.  Although my calories never crossed 2400, it was much more than I normally ate.  I was emotionally eating.

The next two days, I continued- after Memorial Day was over, I started gaining my senses. I still did not track the day after, and it made me rather unhappy.  I had taken a full blown detour and broke my own policy to ALWAYS log and track, no matter what!

Now the new day is here. I am logging and tracking again and on my way. That is a good feeling. To start again with clear goal to continue.  This is a marathon not a sprint to the finish.

No one starts a food plan and stays on it flawlessly until every pound is gone.  No one does that.  The key to success is going back on, not concentrating on a failure.

Keep going!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Diet Break…Incorporating a Break into the Diet And still lose weight!

Well it has been almostt 8 weeks or so. I had several days that I binged last month, I recorded it. As of lately, I need one. Not a deadly, guilt ridden crazy stuffing- just higher fat for one than I am eating. I cut it super close yesterday and ate 1900 calories- a 100 more than my outside limit. I normally average about 1500. But I have felt very unsatisfied all day. So I decided to do a break day. I am eating what I want, but recording it. It is not that bad, I am feeling okay with it and satisfied. In month one, my 3 binges were 2300 or so.  Today and yesterday, a bit high but nothing like the old ones.  I can't imagine eating that much now in general.  Right now I set my limit at 1800, had a few breaches.  Month one, I had the limit at 2000 and the first two weeks, it was hit and miss.  It is MUCH easier now to stay on that path.  And what does it mean if I go off, NOTHING.

As my food intake is controlled now, the binge ail not be as deep or as long as the last one. And you know what I say about binges- this too shall pass!

Everyone goes up down and sideways on calories- just just track it no matter what, I do get back on my plan right away.   The old me could take  weeks, months or years  due to the "failure" self talk. There is NO way to wake up one morning, start a food plan and NEVER vary until you lose all of the weight. It is ridiculous and if this is the  expectation, you will be disappointed. If you put more value on this than it is worth- you could end up quite depressed and stuck there a ling time- we all have done that.

Enter your food, even if the food is not standard or on plan food.  No one told you to log and track and only enter what you want. You bite it, you write it.  Expect some on and offs. As time goes no, the off days are fewer and far and you actually enjoy them less, the back on is easy and it is over. The first month I probably had 3 binge days. The second month which is not over, I have had one and a few days I hit the calorie limit. Over the month, this means NOTHING. If you track your food in My Fat Secret, you can open the calendar and see the month view. It will then show what you averaged per day based on the current month.

Happy Dieting! Encourage Each Other- it helps a lot!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

15 Pounds Down!

I am at approximately 6 weeks on the plan…4 weeks were just gearing up to get to this diet!  I lost 6 pounds in the first month and 3/4 through this month, I am at a total of 15 pounds down!  I plan to update later today.  Happy Dieting Friends!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Roasted Vegetables…..Recipe

This dish has endless possibilites for combinations.  I use whatever I have on hand.  Basically, all you really need is a pan, olive oil, salt & pepper.  After that, everything is optional!   Today I roasted carrots, green beans and a red pepper. Just allow the hard vegetables to get a 15 minute head start in the oven!