Feel free to delete this without hurting my feelings, I just wanted to share this for a brief moment. Last year I was given a gift, a miricle if you will. In my enthusiasium for this gift I abused it. I blossomed to the point that I couldn't use the bathroom scales anymore but I had to wiegh myself on the frieght scales at the shop to get any accuracy.
In February I decided that I was at a turning point that I didn't like and went on a diet. For the first week I cut out bread, potatoes, pasta and milk. I also cut out all snacks except for an orange quarter or an apple quarter. Then I set my limits. I went from about 6 slices of bread a day to one slice of sour dough, ( sour dough is great for diets,) I went from 4 glasses of milk a day to a cup, I eat yams for the most part instead of regular potatoes, I eat a good variety of meats and fish, lots of vegetables and northern beans.
This is kind of a brief account of the change in my diet but the upshot is I have lost 40 pounds and 5 inches off my waist so far. The benefits are enormous, my ankles no longer hurt when I walk, I haven't had heartburn in months, I can bend over and pick things up off the shop floor, my energy level is sky high, my noon nap is back to five minute instead of forty five, I don't get winded when I look at a set of stairs. In short I am enjoying my gift more than ever now.
I think that I had to tell you this so that I will continue with the program.