Many people make resolutions during the month of January and they usually include diets/eating healthy/losing weight and all that good stuff. I myself decided to try the Weight Watchers. My assignment is to tell us about a diet or two (Atkins, Sonoma, Weight Watchers, South Beach, the You on a Diet, Best Life, The Abs Diet etc) that you have tried and what you liked or did not like about it. You can tell us about one diet that you had so much success with, or another that was a torture to follow or both.For Photo assignment, post a photo of something/someone that makes you feel good about yourself.
OK, here goes, it has been many years since I have been on a "Diet". After the birth of my second daughter (1971) I was trying to lose the baby weight. I lived off of hard boiled eggs, saltine crackers and hot dogs and cabbage. Guess you could call it a high protein diet, what I was doing was counting calories, it took me a year but I got back to my pre baby weight. After a few years, of course I started getting that "Middle Age " spread, all of my body weight shifted. After years of being in a bra size 34c, my boobs went to a 38D, I hated it, but my hubby loved it (typical man). I tried the cabbage soup diet, that was like a vegetable soup with cabbage in it. You could eat all you wanted all day, but hardly anything else. It didn't take me long to get sick of it. In January of 1995, my hubby had a heart attack, we had to learn how to read labels and eat healthy and know what was in the food we put in our mouths. We retired in 1999 and joined a gym. To this day, we just try to watch what we eat, 90% of it is healthy, I am a ferocious label reader. I don't like to use the word diet, moderation is a better term. I go to the gym 3 days a week and do aerobic and weights. My hubby goes more like 6 days a week. Now I am not skinny Minny by all means, as a matter of fact, I probably should drop about 10-20 lbs. I have learned to be kind to myself and do the best I can do. I intend to keep doing what I am doing because, I feel good and I think I am pretty healthy. Here is the photo of what makes me feel good about myself.
Youngest Grandaughter, Holly and Me
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Thanks for hosting Grace, good topic!