In a previous entry when I had been doing my new diet for just over a month (January 5th) I summed up how hard it had been. Now that I’ve been doing it for just over another month I thought it would be good to analyse how hard it had been again for comparison purpose. As of today, I have lost 10 lbs and have four rules in place: No Seconds; No Snacking; No Sweets and Small Portions.
I’m still finding it easy to keep to, in spite of the fact that I’m getting to the stage where in most diets one tends to plateau. As you’ll see below there is some evidence of that happening, but not so much as to pose problems.
So in the 34 days since the previous report:
- On 4 days I have had no rules in place at all; so I have been able to eat exactly what I like, when I like, in what quantities I like.
- On 30 days I haven’t been allowed second helpings.
- On 23 days I also haven’t been allowed to eat more than 3 meals a day.
- On 14 days I also haven’t been allowed to eat anything sweet.
- On 7 days I’ve also had to eat small portions
- On 1 day I also had to skip a meal.
If you compare these figures with the ones given for the first month, you will see that the diet has increased in difficulty - not so much though that it has been hard work to keep to. As in the first month, I’ve only had to skip one meal.
The good news is that I’ve now lost enough weight for it to be noticeable, both to myself and others. Still a long way to go though!