"She kept to the plan," was the theme in a story of one successful person's journey to health and slimness in Eat to Live. That's how I feel when I am tempted by sweets or cheese, that I am keeping to the plan for a slimmer, healthier me. My diet is progressing. It is slow and not always easy; it is especially hard because I go out a lot and eat at different places. Yesterday, I took my lunch of salad and fruit to my senior's group luncheon since they always serve something heavy in meat (yesterday was a sausage in a bun with potato chips, some fruit and many deserts.) It worked out fine so I will continue to take what I can eat. I don't ask anyone to eat what I'm eating and I only get a few looks and questions for my special diet, although I sometimes feel like a rabbit or a cow with all my greens, lettuce, lettuce and more lettuce. I am still tempted greatly by sweets, there are always cakes, pies and cookies at all the functions I go to and I love sweets. That is the hardest part for now, but hopefully I will be able to resist, limit or substitute something else for these temptations.
I usually eat fruit for breakfast, salad and fruit for lunch, for dinner its more salad, beans, rice at times and more raw veggies. I am making my own salad dressings. I don't feel hungry or deprived. I feel very satisfied and don't miss meat or heavy food. I think my body is responding favorably.