I'M BELOW 200! FINALLY! OUT OF THE 200s!
Thank you Speedyfair, Patti, & Ilikechocolate (I love your name). Your words mean so much to me! There's no one in my family that truly gets it or understands so you your support really means a lot to me.
I still have at least 85 pounds to go according to the height/weight ratio. But this is a major goal for me. 35 pounds down, 85 to go.
I've lost 11.5 pounds in 16 days. I haven't had this fast kind of weight loss since before I turned 50, and it didn't come off this fast on South Beach last year when I started to loose weight (went off and gained back most). I checked my food journal here at Fitday and the only thing I did differently was to stop eating red meat. Fish & chicken have been on sale so it's kind of a fluke that I didn't eat much beef. I wonder if that had anything to do with it since the weight came off the fastest on the periods where I went 5 days without beef, have you ever experienced that before? I'm eating within the calories values that Fitday recommends for weight loss and I"m never hungry because I'm eating a lot (not that it's very satisfying taste bud or cravings wise, but I am eating the recommended amount of calories). It's a mystery, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. I'll take it! And be happy!
Speedy - I'm making your chili today
I'm still in phase 1 of South Beach, so it fits perfectly. That soup sounds very interesting, too. I was thinking that I'll a dollop of fat-free Greek yogurt on top to make it special. It tastes like sour cream to me. I love how cooking things that simmer for hours on the stove in winter makes the house so cozy and toasty. Today is great day!
I hope you ladies all have a wonderful and successful week.