We cleaned out the refrigerator and freezer. Went grocery shopping and purchased the items we needed to get started. We have been on the diet 10 days and both have enjoyed a weight loss. Mike lost 9.5 lbs and myself 8 lbs.
I guess I should give you some history...I am 53 and in the middle of menopause and have gained weight around my middle and I HATE IT. I hate feeling uncomfortable in my jeans. I hate looking in my closest and thinking...what will fit me and not make me so hot...because frankly the hot flashes are driving me crazy. I am hoping that changing my habits to healthy ones will improve not only my waistline, but get these hot flashes under control.
Mike just turned 60...he is officially a senior. OMG...how did that happen? He has high blood pressure which is controlled with meds As with me...he has gained weight over the years, but of course not for the same reasons..LOL
I decided to blog about this diet...because I feel like this could be the one. One that will work...one that we can live with...one that will be easy to stay on with we eat-out....one that can teach us the lifestyle changes that will ensure us a happy and healthy retirement years. I am going to post pictures of our meals..I guess it is my way of keeping a journal. I am going to try different recipes and I will rate with a "fork" up or down. I will only give my starting weight once I reach my goal weight. I am not going to focus on that right now...it's to soon. Right now...it's all about sticking to these new changes and how it is going to impact our life for the positive. So here we go.....Tonights challenge was to make my own dressing. Because frankly the FF dressing are lacking in flavor. I started with my required friendly fat -olive oil...added some white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard and a spinkle of Splenda and gave it a little whisk.I wish I would have had some poppy seeds to add to it..(note to self..add it to the shopping list) My salad consisted of