Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Perfect Plan

So I made it to the new diet place last Monday. It's called The Perfect Plan. I can weigh in 3 times a week if I want to. They provide recipes (which I need since I'm not a natural cook) and a food plan. It's the usual weight loss plan--but stricter in that there's no red meat and little fat, and I can have 5-7 fruits a day (only one high sugar fruit like bananas a day). Lots of veggies. Also can have eggs, light yogurt, and cottage cheese. No other cheese though. At least that's the plan for now.

I started last Wednesday and miracle of miracles, I'm doing great. I've been on plan a full week and strayed only on Saturday when we went to the movie with popcorn and chocolate. Knowing I have to be accountable to a weigh in is what I need to stay on track. I've even stopped eating at night. Getting the refined carbs out is a huge deal and gets rid of cravings.

It's only one week but it's a solid start.

Now the next thing I have to do is lift weights. Seriously, my body is getting weak and creaky and sore and I've only been 40 for a month. I'm not exagerating either.

No new news on my dad.

Sophie turns 9 next week. The years are flying by.

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debby said...

Hey Laura, good to hear from you. And you are doing better on your perfect plan than I am doing on 'the plan.' LOL

The weights make me feel firm even if I don't look firm on the outside. I like it.

Jill said...

Hello Dahling!!! Glad you are doing so well on The Perfect Plan!! Wish I had a perfect plan. :)

Being accountable to a real live person is a BIG motivator. I've been thinking lately that I need someone to be accountable to. I helps a lot!!

Can't believe Sophie has the audacity to grow up!!! :)

Vickie said...

The years DO fly!

Glad things are going well.

Glad you found a local support system. You don't have to do a ton of free weights (lots of time) even just a half an hour 3x per week will show a big difference. If you watch any set TV shows - do it then - it will link the weights and the show in your mind and you will make it a habit.

incrementalimprovements said...

Hey Laura, Good luck with the Perfect Plan. In some ways I'm not sure it matters what plan you follow, it's just a matter of knowing that you can get things under control. And, BTW, 40 is waaay young.

Cindy...154 said...

One week is a solid start and it sounds like a good plan. One you can follow. Fantastic! and great to hear from you! Happy birthday to Sophie!