I am not following any particular diet plan, like Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, etc. I am following my own plan, which I refer to as Sensible Eating.
Sensible choices - more fruit and vegetables; avoid fried food, cream sauces, anything overloaded with cheese.
Sensible portions - that means smaller than what I have become used to, especially in restaurants. Plus, it is not necessary to eat everything on my plate.
Sensible approach to sweets - I am a sweet-tooth and chocolate is my drug of choice. Eat only rarely, and in small amounts. Most difficult step to follow!
For example, when my husband and I went out last Saturday, to our usual Saturday night date-night restaurant, I had five grilled shrimp on what they serve as a side salad. It was enough. I was comfortably full without being stuffed. I don't need to feel stuffed, in fact, I would rather not feel stuffed. Must remember this more often!
weight lost this week: 1.0 pounds
weight lost YTD: 5.0 pounds