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Mar112013

OT: How E2L is Going

My, my, food is such a difficult thing for me. You would think I’d be able to stick to something as healthy and fulfilling as E2L, but I have been struggling in ways it’s embarrassing to admit. I’ve lost a few more pounds (down 25 now), but nothing like the 10 pounds a month I should be losing. I’ve been on the diet now three months today. I guess 25 pounds isn’t anything to sneeze at, I just wish it was more. If I didn’t eat SAD food, I would definitely be losing more, but I am totally addicted to it. sigh

I only eat SAD foods once every other day or so, but that’s enough to keep me fat. You would think with how much I have cut out of my diet I would lose like crazy, but I must have the metabolism of a sloth in order to still stay this size on the diet I’m on.

So, let’s not whine, okay? I am doing well enough in other ways. I was feeling really weird for a few days, missed a birth for it and everything (writing about that, too), but figured out it was my thyroid medication and I’ve since fixed it. Dang, that thyroid does some crazy things to a person.

I’ll try and do better. It helps when I write here even though it is boring as crap to read about someone’s diet woes. I laugh when I see people writing out their exact menu because the only one really interested in what you’re eating is yourself. I’ll try to save you all from that yawn of blogging about my food choices.

Speaking of, though, I’ve been trying several recipes and have found a couple that are really good… one I just made today that is awesome. Susan Voisin has a great website called the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen and on there she has some really great recipes. Today’s came from there and I wanted to share it. It was the Smoky Refried Bean Soup; yummy! I also tried her Macaroni & Cheese and it was awful. I mean, inedible. Won’t be trying that one again. I’ve made these Sunny Bean Burgers and like them lots. I was eating them plain, but decided I wanted some bread (why I’m not losing so fast? Haha!) and got those thin bun thingies and use one with the bean burger. Yum! I definitely like having substance with my meal as opposed to just salad and veggies. They seem so insignificant. Yet are supposed to be the mainstay of the E2L Plan! Where’s my mind-shift? Can I buy one?

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Food is hard! I think it is great that you are doing what you are doing. Really. Maybe it doesn't sound like a lot (from the tone of your post) but it sure does to me!
Take care! -Jess

March 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

This happens in ALL weight loss programs -- initially there's a substantial weight loss which is really getting rid of excess water, then the REAL loss begins, and at some point, you hit a plateau and most people get discouraged. Keep on! So it takes a bit longer than you anticipated.

BTW, 10 lbs a month is really a bit optimistic. We were taught in nursing school that the absolute maximum one can physically lose per week is a kilo, or about 2 lbs without becoming ketotic. And of course, it is all about keeping it off once you get to your target weight -- this is why programs like Weight Watchers succeed so well -- they teach an entire new way of eating which is meant for the rest of your life and is far more moderate than most diets. So don't give up -- and 25 lbs is quite an achievement!

March 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAntigonos CNM

Have you heard of the McDougall Plan? I bet you would like it better than E2L. I think the main difference is that wholegrain starchy foods are unlimited on McDougall, and beans and nuts are optional. It works really well, and I personally think it's a more scientifically sound program.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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