Yes, I said it. I have lost at least 1,000 pounds in my lifetime. It's the staying on track that's hard. We don't feel deprived. We don't diet, we simply eat the right things in the right portions. We don't buy low-fat or sugar-free, with the exception of sugar-free Jello because Cliff likes having one thing around that he can eat any time, as much as he wants. And I use Sweet-and-Low in our tea (because we prefer the taste) and on cereal. When we're eating right, I make sure we get the proper amount of fruits and vegetables. It really is a lifetime method and there is no reason why we should slip and gain weight back again. We can eat anything we want!
This morning, for instance, we had a great big blueberry, whole--wheat pancake with syrup AND butter.
I informed him that we ARE going to have other things besides flour and sugar for breakfast, but we could have pancakes once a week. We do the same with bacon and eggs. Once a week.
I've tried to analyze things and try to figure out what gets us so off-track that we gain all our weight back every. single. time. Best I can tell, it's eating out. Higginsville has the very best Pizza Hut, so every time we're in Higginsville at mid-day, we HAVE to have the pizza buffet. If we're in Blue Springs, Olive Garden calls my name. Lately we have been waiting until right after our noon meal to go anywhere we might be tempted. That takes all the temptation away.
Anyhow, my goal this time around is not losing weight, so much as keeping on track and eating healthy for the rest of our lives. We can eat out once a week, even eat too much while we're eating out, as long as we don't eat out more often than that.
I quit smoking many times before I finally quit for good. I hope something clicks in my brain that will let this be the last time I ever have to worry about losing the excess weight. Wish me luck.
Cliff is ready to walk, so I hope there aren't too many typos here. We want to get our walk in before the 12 inches of snow is on the ground.