Shrink fest?

I’ve lost 20 lbs in the last six weeks on this diet. I’m liking it a lot, eating much better than I used to and not really missing most of the things I’m supposed to avoid. Nor do I feel hungry or deprived. Considering this is the first serious effort I’ve made at changing my eating habits in over five years, so far, so good.

I’m feeling like I’ve lost the defeatist attitudes of the past. I’m more mature and realistic than I’ve ever been. Maybe it’s the 40 thing; being at an age where it has to be more about health than vanity. At least for me. I can’t ignore heredity and all the little things already occurring anymore. The problems I’ll have later don’t need to be compounded because I refused to step up. That’s just stupid.

Like I said: so far, so good.


  1. That is fantastic news, Bird.
    One quick way to encourage yourself to keep going is to grab two 10-pound bags of potatoes at the grocery store.
    Then, walk around the store carrying them for about five minutes.
    This does two things. It gives you an idea of how much harder it was to haul around those extra 20 pounds, plus it gives you a quick little aerobic workout in the bargain.
    You go girl- stay ahead of adult onset diabetes, which I might add, sucks.

  2. Good for you! It does make sense to take care of yourself — especially before things start to fall apart.

  3. I’ve started on the SBD, and lost 6 lbs the first week. I didn’t get hungry at all within a day after starting, and my craving for the bad stuff went away within three days!

    Good job on starting and sticking with it! We’ll have to share recipes!

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