I started the McDougall Maximum Weight Loss program on Sept 1. The first week was easy,
although I cheated with some dairy products in my cold cereal and coffee. The second
week was harder- I hadn't lost any weight and my motivation was flagging and so I
cheated even more, with an occasional tortilla or slice of bread and goodies in the evening.
However, I stepped on the scale this week and noticed I've lost 5 pounds anyways!
Boy was I pumped- now my motivation is jump started again.
I've never been able to stay on any "diet" more than a couple of days because I was
so hungry, and limiting my portions only made me feel deprived. Now I'm never hungry
for long, and knowing I can eat as much as I want somehow results in my eating less.
(Funny how the mind works! :-) )
Plus, it helps that my favorite comfort foods are allowed: mashed potatoes, beans
and rice, oatmeal. And my garden is still producing so I have lots of raw veggies.
- here's hoping to lose another 10 pounds!