On May 28th, I decided to follow my own advice and start my weight loss program over. This time, I am following my own weight loss program. I’ve bought so many weight loss books and have never been able to follow any of them to the tee. So, I’m doing as Frank Sinatra would say, “My Way.”

What I Changed in My Diet
I’ve lost ten pounds since May 28th. These are the changes I’ve made this past month to incur my weight loss:

  • Breakfast: I don’t like breakfast and that’s all there is to it. I quit eating oatmeal, grapefruit, and cereal in the morning. I drink my coffee, green tea, and water.
  • Lunch & Dinner: I’ve started making my main meal at lunch time instead of the evening as I had done in the past. I now eat salad 4/5 times a week. I am now eating fish 2/3 times a week.
  • Snacks: For a snack in the evening, I’ve been eating the apple and cinnamon quaker little rice cakes.
  • Liquids: I’ve traded my diet coke in for plain old water.

Mistakes I Have Made
I can’t say I’ve been perfect. We have gone out to eat a few times and I’ve made bad food choices. I’m not beating myself up over it. I not throwing in the towel. Tomorrow is always another day.

Document Everything
I must say, I think the most important thing I’m doing, is faithfully documenting everything I eat and drink. I’ve been weighing myself twice a week and tracking my weight loss in the same notebook as my food and drink intake. This way I can compare the weeks with what I’ve ate.

Do What Works for You!
I’m sure many will disagree with my choice of weight loss…but the important thing, it works for me.