Well, here I am at a plateau - and yes, I deserve it.
I keep cheating on the diet in small, but meaningful, ways. For instance, I'll grab a handful of chips and tell myself that these will not make me gain a pound. Then I'll do it the next day, or next time I see food I want. Sadly, I'm still acting like a slave to my cravings, even though my cravings aren't as bad as they used to be. I think it's really about being included. I hate seeing others eating things I can't. It doesn't matter how much better I look these days, I still want to join in.
But, enough of that. Today is a new day. I'm following the diet and NOT going to sabotage myself again. I've always had weight problems and the food does NOT control me (thanks 17 Day Diet for that quote). I'm tired of being depressed, wishing away my goals, and blaming others for tempting me with food. No. I have the power to refuse chips, pop, chocolate (sigh), and anything else. I gave up rice, bread, honey, sugar, pop, and candy - so why not keep going and reward myself with weight loss?!
Starting weight (Day 1, C1): 196 lbs
Current weight (Day 11, C2): 185 lbs
Goal weight: 150-160 lbs