Really, nothing to report. I just keep plugging away because, well, it seems to be working.
Got a couple of miles in last night. It was such a nice night! The last day of January in WI and it was warm! (Well, anything above freezing in a WI winter is 'warm.' It was like 37* when we went for our walk and kids were riding bikes without coats.)
Not really hungry still for the most part, until it gets close to time to eat. Then I am certainly ready.
I still keep having thoughts about peanut butter. I'm really not even all that fond of peanut butter. And I don't want a sandwich or anything...just a scoop of peanut butter. Not a handful of nuts. It's weird that it's so specific. I do have sugar-free peanut butter with flax oil in the pantry, but thus far the thoughts have not been serious enough to break into it.
I try to keep an eye out for what people are saying out this program. I ran across this message board which goes back a ways and has testimonials of people who have improved their cholesterol, have teetered on the brink of diabetes and are no longer there, etc. I've seen all this in real people, so I'm happy to see it here.
It's sad and frustrating to see people keep trying the same old stuff that I've tried, knowing they are metabolically broken and well fail and blame themselves. I get that this is very different and flies in the face of convention. But it works! I just hate to see people I care about struggle.
However, having said that it is the individuals decision how they will manage their weight/health, or IF they will. As much as I would love to see everyone reclaim their authentic self, they have to come to it on their own. If you are a thin person reading this, please take note: it is none of your damn business!
Commenting on someone's food is not going to help them. "Gee, are you sure you don't want a DIET soda instead?" is passive aggressive horse-shit. Those 'knowing glances' you share at the dinner table when a fat person orders steak instead of salad...when you ordered the same damn thing? Yeah. That wasn't some secret communication that went unnoticed.
So I don't push this. I have friends I wish would do it because I know they will feel better physically, get healthier, be emotionally happier and perhaps even be more successful in their careers. But it's not my damn business either.
I struggled with my weight for over 20 years. I tried everything to lose weight. Yes, I did 'eat less, move more' repeatedly, convinced that doing the same thing over and over would someone yield different results. Desperate, having diligently done all the 'right' things and being told by several doctors that there was nothing wrong with me except that I wasn't trying hard enough, in 2009 I tried what seemed crazy: Dr. Simeons Hcg protocol. I lost 85 lb.