I am going to give the “half-assed” diet another try. The idea (as explained to me by Ambar) is to eat half of what you normally eat, and you will lose half your ass.
So I am taking baby steps, like asking for “no rice” with the cafeteria meals, getting salad instead of entree selection, half a doughnut instead of a whole one, etc. I managed to avoid pizza twice this week by getting salad instead. I got Chicken Marsala from By Th Bucket (reasonably cool italian place) and put half on a plate and half in a tupperware.
I’m discovering that leftovers are cool. Leftovers are, of course, much more effective if you stop eating *before* it’s all gone.
Anyway, I have dropped 5 pounds in a week or so, not a big deal, but I really want baby steps here. I’m looking for a lifestyle change, not a clever thing I can do for 5 weeks and get a brand new shape I can’t maintain.
Days passed Sunday-Friday: 6
Days with 15 min exercise: 5
Days we had restaurant food: 3-4?
Weight Sunday: 272
Weight Friday: 267
*grin* The half-assed diet is more properly credited to Rita Mae Brown. (At least, that’s who I stole it from.)